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Nutrition Stop

Staying Well in the Winter

Get eight hours of sleep at night.  In addition to causing obesity, premature aging, pain and fatigue, inadequate sleep has shown to result in marked immune suppression.

 

Feed your body key nutrients. Deficiencies in zinc, folic acid, vitamins A, C and D, and selenium are thought to significantly decrease immune function. A good daily multi-vitamin goes a long way towards improving your immunity.

 

Drink plenty of water. Your mucous membranes (nose, mouth, lungs) are your first lines of defense against viruses; keeping them moist with proper hydration helps deter viral invaders, which prefer drier membranes.

 

Avoid excess sugar—especially soda.  According to research, one can of soda may suppress your immune system by 30 percent for three hours.

 

Antibiotic Alternatives. Many people do not realize how many options they have before resorting to antibiotics. If you feel like you are coming down with a respiratory infection, such as a cold, flu or even sinus infection, try the following natural therapies.

 

Take Oscillococcinum at the first sign of the flu. It’s the number-one homeopathic flu medicine. Clinical studies show Oscillococcinum reduces the duration and severity of flu symptoms including fever, chills, body aches, and pains. Oscillococcinum has no side effects, contraindications, or interactions with other medications.

 

System Well is an herbal multi-system defense: cellular, circulatory, digestive, epidermal, lymphatic, respiratory and systemic. For intensive use when immune response may be compromised, or daily for immune system maintenance.

 

Load up on vitamin C. Take 1000 to 8000 mg a day. If you experience loose bowels, cut back to a comfortable level. For general prevention, use 500 mg of vitamin C daily.

 

Echinacea helps fight colds. New analysis of 1,600 patients gathered from 14 studies found that Echinacea reduced the chances of catching a cold by 58 percent and shaved 1.4 days off the duration of a cold.

 

Suck on Zinc lozenges. Zinc lozenges can speed the time it takes to recover from a cold by about 40 percent.

 

Garlic is a potent immune system stimulant. It’s a natural antibiotic and antiviral. Garlic has a drying effect on mucous membranes, temporarily relieving runny noses. It can be eaten fresh, or take a garlic supplement. Our choice is Kyolic brand garlic. You’ll never smell it on your breath!

 

Try Colloidal Silver for colds and flu. Use one to two teaspoons, place in mouth and absorb sublingually (under the tongue and through mucous membranes). Repeat every few hours. Start early to avert full-blown illness.

 

Try nasal rinses to fight a sinus infection. See page 3 of October’s newsletter for details.