You have already heard
about washing your hands, getting plenty of rest, vitamin C and Echinacea,
but there are some other things you can do that may not be
A double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study appearing in the journal
Pediatrics (2009; 124(2): e172‐9) Found that probiotics
provided the test group
with a 53% lower incidence of fever (for the
single strain) and 73% reduction for the group taking the
combination probiotic. Probiotics
also reduced other cold and flu symptoms including coughing and runny
nose. The group taking the supplement also missed
fewer days from day care, 32% fewer days.
Antibiotic use was also less; 68% less in the single strain
group and 84% less in the combination group. Children’s
ENT‐Pro™ is a pleasant‐tasting strawberry‐flavored probiotic
lozenge that supplies newly isolated Lactobacillus delbrueckii
LE and Lactobacillus rhamnosus LB3 strains, along with Lactobaciluss plantarum
LM, Bifidobacterium longum, and Bifidobacterium bididum, combined to support
otolaryngeal health in children.
- Eat breakfast: Subjects
who had more than one illness during the study were less likely
to eat breakfast and more likely to drink alcohol.
Those who developed more than one illness also tended to have
negative, stressful events over the preceding year.
- Bio‐D‐Mulsion Forte:
Some scientists think that part of the reason for flu season is the
short days – less sunlight and vitamin D.
- Watch your diet: Sugar and
refined flour products stress the immune system. Similarly, hydrogenated oils
and deep‐fried foods should be avoided. Fresh,
brightly colored produce will help to boost your immune system. Fresh produce
is high in vitamin C. The bright color in plant foods is
from carotenes and bioflavonoids.
These are powerful antioxidants that will help to protect your
cells. The carotenes are precursors
to vitamin A, an important immune vitamin.
- Get your stress levels under control: Researchers from
the University of Florida and the University of Iowa reported in the Journal of
Psychosomatic Medicine (May, 2001). Students
who reported having a lot of pain and stress were more likely to become
sick that those who claimed to have only a little pain and stress.
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