Although this flu season has been relatively calm so far, we’re still not out of the woods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu can peak as late as February. However, you can take a proactive approach to keeping flu at bay with these simple tips:
- Reach for soap and water. Washing your hands frequently is one of the best and easiest ways to get rid of germs, avoid getting sick yourself, and help prevent the spread of germs to those around you.
- Eat a diet rich in vitamins C and E. Foods containing these vitamins are said to be helpful in supporting the immune system. Sweet treats, like soda and candy, contain excessive amounts of sugar that can impair your immune response. Adding healthy foods like berries, avocado, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage and kale to your diet will help you feel and look your best.
- Keep Oscillococcinum on hand. When taken at the onset of illness, Oscillococcinum reduces both the duration and severity of flu-like symptoms such as body aches, headache, fever, chills and fatigue.* Recommended for everyone ages 2 and up, it does not cause drowsiness and there are no known interactions with other medications.
For more tips to help you and your family get through the flu season, visit our Wellness Naturally webpage.
* These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.