Some say that there is a season for cold and flu. Other people say that cold and flu is a function of the time of year where we tend to eat a lot more sugar and get a lot less sunlight.
Whatever the case, it's important to have a cold and flu "kit" so-to-speak. This way, if you do end up with a bug, you have some tools stocked and ready to help you get you back on your feet, faster.
That's why we put together this guide to help you get prepared. We've compiled things you can do as well as things to take. Although, this list is not meant to be a specific protocol but rather a guide to help support you.
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Things you can do to combat cold and flu:
Of course, there are things you can take the help you get well soon (below). But there are also healthy behaviors that are worth mentioning.
If you get sick remember these tips:
#1: Avoid sugar/Eat nutrition - sugar weakens the immune system so be sure to avoid it. Do eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, zinc and antioxidants.
#2: Stay rested - Rest allows your body to divert more energy toward fighting the infection, which can help you recover faster. Lack of sleep can weaken your immune system, so getting enough sleep is crucial for a speedy recovery.
#3: Get Hydrated - Drink plenty of fluids, such as water, herbal tea and clear broths. This can help keep your mucous membranes moist and loosen congestion. Proper hydration also supports your body's immune response.
#4: Gargle with salt water: Gargling with warm salt water can soothe a sore throat and help reduce inflammation. It may also help prevent the virus from replicating in your throat.
#5: Wash your hands: Regular hand washing and proper hygiene practices can help prevent the spread and chances of reinfection.
#6: Use saline nasal rinses: Saline nasal rinses can help alleviate congestion, reduce inflammation and keep your nasal passages moist. This can make it easier for your body to clear mucus and improve your comfort while you recover.
#7: Steam inhalation: Inhaling steam from a bowl of hot water or taking a hot shower can help ease congestion and relieve nasal stuffiness. It can also soothe throat irritation and promote easier breathing.
#8: Stay isolated: If you have a cold or flu, it's important to avoid close contact with others to prevent spreading it. Isolating yourself can also help you get the rest you need to recover more quickly.
Things you can take to combat cold and flu:
Sinus And Lung Complex
Our #1 selling product! This special formula supports proper immune and lung functions, and helps clear mucus from the respiratory tract. Also provides a healthy histamine response. Our Sinus and Lung Complex offers support for a cold through its immune system support and its specific formula for both sinus and lungs. But it also helps those with allergies, chronic sinus issues and supports proper detoxification.
Colloidal Silver Plus
Silver has been used for at least six thousand years to prevent microbial infections. It is antibacterial and antimicrobial. A study published in the Journal of Virological Methods demonstrated that silver nanoparticles have anti-H1N1 influenza virus activities, especially during the early dissemination stage of the virus.
Immune Support System™ – Herbal Immune Vitamin
This amazing blend of herbs and nutrients supports immune function with common immune enhancers like the polysaccharides and beta-glucans in mushrooms. The polysaccharides and polysaccharopeptides in mushrooms, help activate your stem cells, white blood cells, dendritic cells and natural killer cells. Using whole mushroom extracts, rather than isolated parts, is the best way to get the benefits that mushrooms can offer.
Zinc - Elderberry – Echinacea
This original blend is Organic and Wild Harvested…
Zinc is a mineral used to reduce cold-related symptoms and shorten the duration colds. Research shows it helps decrease bacteria that builds up in the nasal passages.
Elderberry – has been used to for its ability to help fight colds, the flu, allergies and inflammation.
Echinacea – has been used as a way to help slow the development and reduce the intensity and duration of upper respiratory viral infections, such as the common cold and influenza (flu). Other echinacea uses are: boost overall immunity
alleviate pain, fight inflammation and relieve upper respiratory issues.
Liposomal Vitamin C
This highly absorbable source of vitamin C helps to support immune function and provide antioxidants. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient. Beyond providing immune support, it also helps facilitate protein production, defend against oxidative stress, promotes cardiovascular health, supports skin health and repair tissues.
D3, K2, A Combo
An impressive benefit of vitamin D3 is its ability to enhance immunity and protect against infection. Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that is also involved in bone health and cell growth. It’s believed that almost half of all U.S. adults are at risk of low vitamin D levels. And it’s important to take K2 along with D3 for the balance of calcium in your body.
Vitamin K2 redirects calcium from soft tissue into the bones, which balances blood calcium levels and helps significantly lower the risk of calcium deposits in arteries and other soft tissue. Mk7 is natural, not synthetic.
Oil of Oregano
For thousands of years, oil of oregano has been used for treating colds, indigestion and upset stomachs. As an antiviral and antibacterial herb, oregano oil has become widely used to fight off a number of infections including bacterial and fungal infections, parasites, viruses, inflammation, allergies, tumors, indigestion and candida.
CofixRX Antiviral Nasal Spray
CofixRX sprays was developed by a team of board-certified doctors. It is scientifically formulated to harness the power of nature’s most potent ingredients. It helps to cleanse and support the body's defenses against germs, pathogens and particulates. Great for: Travel, Gatherings, Retail, Sporting Events, Concerts, Healthcare workers, Educators and Students, High Risk Individuals.
NAC 600 mg (aka: N-acetyl-L-cysteine)
NAC has been known as “the mother of all antioxidants.” NAC has been shown to boost immunity and promote detoxification. It balances blood sugar, supports digestive health, relives symptoms of respiratory conditions and more. While L-cysteine is also valued for its ability to break up mucus, making it easier to cough up phlegm that’s caused by respiratory and pulmonary conditions. Together, they provide a powerful healing boost!
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This information contained here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. Please consult a qualified health professional if you do have a medical condition.