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Immune Boosting Supplements To Know About Before Heading Into Fall And Winter

    There is a lot of information, and unfortunately a lot of misinformation, about using natural supplements to boost your immunity. Many supplements have anti-viral properties and are being extensively studied this very moment for their effectiveness in the face of our current pandemic, so I am going to link you directly to these studies so that you can read them for yourself. I also am giving you direct links to all the current clinical trials registered in the US National Library of Medicine that are being conducted for each supplement. Here are the top 10 most medically studied …

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Immune Boosting Recommendations Part 1: Prevention

      As the world watches the spread of the Coronavirus with great intensity, I wanted to give you an overview of the very latest in the medical literature on how to distinguish the coronavirus from the flu and offer some strategies to reduce transmission of both.   So today I offer you, Coronavirus FAQs:     1. Is the coronavirus spread the same way that the flu is spread?   Transmission of both viruses comes from the inhalation of droplets while talking, spreading through respiratory transmission from person to person. The flu has been shown to be transmitted …

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Sick Of Getting Sick? Double Check You Are Doing These 8 Things

In a huge meta-analysis, published recently (May 3, 2016 in JAMA) researchers found that up to 70% of antibiotics prescribed during a two year period were actually inappropriate prescriptions. This is a hugely important study, because with the recent exponential rise of antibiotic resistant infections, each and every use of antibiotics absolutely MUST be warranted. When we truly *do* need to use antibiotics (and they can save lives, make no mistake about that) we need them to WORK. Add on to that the unnecessary chemical load to the body and the potential side effects, both annoying and deadly serious, that …

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Holistic Protection From Getting Sick When School Starts

As I talked about a few weeks ago on the blog… there is a huge problem with the development of *super bugs* that are resistant to our current arsenal of antibiotics and antivirals, and the problem is only getting worse.     As bacteria and viruses evolve resistance and become more pervasive, I see people reaching more and more for hand sanitizers and wipes. I can’t walk into a supermarket or drugstore or convenience store any more without seeing a box of hand sanitizing wipes right in the entryway. But what you might not know about these wipes, is that …

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8 Effective Ways You Can Avoid The Flu

    There are a few key things you can do right now to boost your immune system and decrease your chances of getting any and ALL viral illnesses this fall and winter.     The goal here is to have such a strong and healthy enough immune system in place that it doesn’t matter if you sit next to someone who has the flu on the bus… …it doesn’t matter if you turn a doorknob right after someone who has a stomach bug touched it… … it doesn’t matter if you are in line and the person in front …

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Cold Relief Kit

I recently cleaned out my bathroom cabinets, and got them stocked and ready for this fall and winter. Fresh coconut oil for chapped winter skin, Vitamin D and fish oil and Vitamin C supplements to boost our immune system… and THESE indispensible products from Lana Bella:       My favorite soaps on earth. I love them so much, I’ve blogged about them before. Lots of hand washing throughout the cold and flu season is the #1 thing you can do to protect yourself from getting sick. I believe it is more important than supplements, then a flu shot, then …

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