With the holidays almost here, getting sick is the last thing you want to happen. With a million and one things to do, changes in diet and sleep habits, you may be more susceptible to picking up a bug. Ken Redcross, MD, internal physician and founder of the personalized medical practice Redcross Concierge, recommends these holistic essentials to keep on-hand in case symptoms arise:
- Probiotics: The live cultures in probiotics not only address digestive issues, but are said to stave off colds. One study found that those who took a probiotic supplement with Lactobacillus rhamnosus (a type of healthy probiotic bacteria) recovered earlier and reported less severe symptoms.
- Zinc lozenges: Zinc lozenges are an easy way to get this essential mineral, which is vital to the cells of the immune system. Research has also shown it to be beneficial in addressing cold symptoms.
- Ocillococcinum: For a convenient and easily accessible flu reliever, Oscillococcinum is available in quick-dissolving, sweet-tasting pellets. When taken at the first sign of symptoms, Oscillo has been shown to reduce both the duration and severity of flu-like symptoms such as body aches, headache, fever, chills and fatigue.* Oscillo can be used by everyone 2 and up.
For more helpful health information, visit oscillo.com.
* These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.