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6 Tips to Help You Through Flu Season

The seasons are changing which means flu season will be in full swing soon enough…

Not to fear we have 6 tips that will help you shorten the duration of your symptoms if you’ve catch it or prevent it altogether!

  1. Hand Washing 
    • Single more effective way to prevent spread of infections
  2. Take Zinc 
    • If taken within a day of the first symptom it can cut the length of the cold by 24 hours.
    • Greatly reduces severity of symptoms
    • Recommended dosage 8mg for women and 11mg for men
  3. Vitamin D 
    • Helps activate immune defenses against infectious disease like the flu
  4. High Quality Sleep 
    • Immune system is strongest when you are not sleep-deprived
  5. Exercise Regularly 
    • One study determined people who exercised regularly cut their risks of having a cold by 50% and also reduced their symptom severity if they did catch the cold
  6. Reduce Sugar 
    • Sugar is “fertilizer” for bacteria, yeast and fungi which can setup your immune system up for a respiratory virus attack.
    • 80% of your immune system is in your gastrointestinal tract

Did you know…

Regular chiropractic care is another great way to keep the flu and cold at bay. Having regular adjustments and treatment will ensure your body is working optimally.

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