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Ways To Avoid Flu This Winter
Ways To Avoid Flu This Winter
We first published this article in January 2020. Little did we know that the advice was about to become daily practices around the world in order to try and avoid Covid-19. While we're all now au fait with the importance of keeping our distance and hand washing, there are still some tips that can help you avoid dreaded colds and flu (and of course, Covid).
Humidify Your Home

The flu virus does not seem to like humidity, or it may be that your mucous membranes are more stable (and therefore more protected) in humidity, when they are moist, rather than dry. Either way, humidify your home!

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Reduce Stress

Whenever you can, try to reduce or avoid stressful situations. Limiting stress will reduce your cortisol levels, which in turn will boost your immune system.

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Keep Your Distance

When people cough or sneeze, keep your distance (at least 3 feet or 1 metre) as the virus is passed along via droplets. Flu season peaks during the winter months because people tend to congregate indoors or on public transport where germs can spread easily.

Wash Your Hands

Hand washing is the first defence against any infections, including colds and flu. Keep you hands away from your face (where germs can enter via the eyes, mouth and nose) and wash them frequently.

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Up Your Supplements

During the winter, your immune system is lower because of reduced levels of melatonin and Vitamin D (both of which boost immunity). I generally like to do a blood test and look at Vitamin C, D and B12 levels. Typically, I recommend immunity enhancing supplements like Cordyceps, Zinc and Vitamin D.

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