The Natural, Nutritional Approach to Colds and Flu
It’s that time of year again when colds and flu become more common.
The reason that people suffer from colds and flu in the winter months is still being debated. Many theories have been proposed such as, reduced sunlight and reduced vitamin D and fewer fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s there is a greater quantity of sugar and junk foods consumed.
Your friends here at Nutritional Wellness and Chiropractic want to make sure that you do not fall victim to colds and flu this winter. So we have put together a list of recommendations.
The most important recommendation is to maintain a strong immune system.
It is far better to maintain a strong immune system than to try to create a strong immune system after you get sick.
The best way to do this is to:
Consume foods such as
- quality fats
- water (stay hydrated)
- fermented foods
- avoid refined sugar products like cookies, cakes, candy and sugary drinks
Take maintenance doses of supplements
- vitamin C (we have a whole article dedicated to Vitamin C HERE)
- vitamin D
Also, be sure to keep your stress low and get plenty of sleep!
If you need some stress relief tips, you can find some of our favorites HERE.
What can I do if I get sick?
We have a wide variety of the best immune strengthening supplements to be found. The best way to know if you’re getting all of your nutrients is to visit your friends at Nutritional Wellness & Chiropractic to get a personalized health evaluation.
If the worst happens and you feel yourself coming down with something, we recommend getting to the office as soon as possible to get checked. If your symptoms are too severe, call the office and arrange a phone consultation with Hayley, Teresa, or Dr. Granger to get the proper nutrients into your system for rapid recovery.
In Good Health,
Nutritional Wellness & Chiropractic