Immune System

Beat the Flu This Winter

This past May I was sick for 9 days. Despite two negative COVID tests, I still think I had COVID! I guess I’ll never know, but I can tell you that it’s scary to get a bad flu when you have asthma and it’s COVID season. As we move into fall and winter, there’s a fair chance you’ll catch a virus and be worried as well. The two best things you can do for flu season are practice diligent self-care, and be ready to take action should you start to feel flu symptoms. So let’s learn some options! Please note …

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How to Strengthen Your Immune System in the Face of the COVID-19 Virus

It’s hard to miss the headlines about the novel coronavirus called COVID-19. But do you know how the virus originated, who’s at risk, and most importantly, what you can do to prevent getting sick? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, and linked to a live animal market. The official name of the disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, “CO” stands for corona, “VI” for virus, and “D” for disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. …

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How Infrared Saunas Can Boost Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

The cold and flu season is upon us. Despite the advances in biomedical research, there is still no effective prevention and treatment because there are so many different strains of these constantly evolving viruses. In addition, these viruses are everywhere! It is far better to strengthen the immune system so that you reduce the chance of getting sick in the first place. After all, viruses can only make you sick if your immune system allows it. In this post, we will discuss how infrared saunas can help strengthen your immune system for this cold and flu season. How a Fever …

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6 Ways to Boost the Immune System

As summer fades into autumn, another season also begins – cold and flu season. While cold temperatures alone don’t cause viral infections, a lowered core body temperature can weaken the immune system’s ability to fight off illness. Help yourself stay healthy with these six immune-boosting strategies. Choose Immune-Boosting Herbs A variety of herbs can help your immune system fight off illness: Echinacea tea helps fight off upper respiratory tract infections, including cold and flu viruses. Panax ginseng contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic doubles as an antibacterial and immune booster. Ginger promotes healthy lung function and may help reduce …

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Fighting Cold and Flu Season with Infrared Saunas

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is predicting a severe flu season this winter, due to a mutation to one of the active flu strains. You’ve probably seen proof of the flu popping up near you through local news reports or status updates from your Facebook friends. In our city, an elementary school had to close down in December when nearly 25% of students were infected with the flu virus. While the medical world is working on developing cures for cold and flu viruses, no remedies currently exist. In the meantime, DHHS recommends flu vaccinations for everyone who …

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