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How to Avoid the Flu?

Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH

Yes it is the dreaded flu season again for most of us living in North America. We dread the days of laying in bed stuffed up, running noses, congestion, sore throats, and worst of all missed paychecks.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 5% – 20% of Americans get the flu each year, and up to 200,000 people are hospitalized with flu-related complications.

If you want to try and beat the flu this season, here are some tips to help you forge ahead with a healthier outlook.

1.If you have the flu vaccine in your area, and your doctor recommends it, it may just save you from the possible pain of the flu.

2.Introduce Oregano of Oil into your daily routine. It helps to strengthen the immune system, and enhance respiratory health.

3.Wash your hands thoroughly and often. The flue virus is spread through respiratory droplets that come from sneezes and coughs.

4.Clean and disinfect any surface in your home. Try spraying the area with 3% hydrogen peroxide (found at local drug stores) then spray the area with undiluted apple cider vinegar. This combination will help kill E. Coli, Salmonella, and other bacteria that collect on the surface.

Remember stay home if you have the flu. If you are feeling guilty about not going to work remember what goes around, comes around.

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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