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Cold and Flu Season is Fast Approaching

It’s That Time of Year

Colds and flu are prevalent in the winter months when people spend a lot more time indoors, sharing germs. You know the feeling: fatigue, body aches, congestion, fever, cough… Ugh! Don’t let yourself and your family suffer through another cold and flu season! The doctors at The Center for Optimal Health have put together natural treatments to support your body during cold and flu season.

Naturally  Boost Your Immune System

There is no cure for colds or the flu, but there are ways to boost your immune system and possibly shorten the duration and severity of symptoms. We have protocols for naturally boosting your immune system to prevent cold and flu. As well as protocols for when you are already sick with a cold or flu. The Center for Optimal Health’s cold and flu season protocols combine the science of traditional medical methods with trusted alternative therapies. Our protocols include nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, Ondamed (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy), vitamin infusions as well as other treatments.

Steps to Help Prevent Colds and Flu

In addition to our natural cold and flu season protocols, there are simple measures you can take to keep your family healthy and happy during the winter months:
• Avoid people who are sick
• Avoid others when you are sick
• Routinely sanitize germ hot spots: door handles, phones, computers, drawer pulls, car steering wheel, and any other surface you repeatedly come into contact with
• Wash your hands thoroughly on a regular basis and dry with disposable towels
• Eat healthy and exercise regularly
• Reduce stress
• Keep all scheduled check up appointments with your CFOH doctor and any other doctor/dentist

When In Doubt, Sing!

An article in the Wall Street Journal notes other less common preventative measures such as yoga and mediation, and even singing! The article also notes that a study from the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions in New Jersey found that probiotics help reduce and end symptoms of cold sooner.
While we can’t help you with your singing voice, our online store does carry a specially formulated probiotic supplement that helps support microflora balance, encouraging a healthy environment for vitamin uptake and optimal immune function.

If you want more information, are sick with a cold or flu, or want to prevent cold and flu this winter, call The Center for Optimal Health in East Lansing at (517) 324-9400.


Additional Information:
Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Stay Healthy in Cold and Flu Season – The Wall Street Journal

12 Natural Tips for Cold and Flu – WebMD

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention