Cold and Flu Prevention
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! Learn more about cold and flu prevention.
The doctors at The Center for Optimal Health have put together natural treatments to support your body during cold and flu season. There is no cure for colds or the flu, but good cold and flu prevention practices can 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 prevention protocols combine the science of traditional medical methods with trusted alternative therapies. Our protocols, whether for a patient looking to prevent cold or flu or for a patient who is already sick, include nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, Ondamed (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy), vitamin infusions, and other treatments offered by The Center for Optimal Health.
In addition to our natural cold and flu season prevention 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
A recent 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 learn even more about cold and flu prevention, call The Center for Optimal Health in East Lansing at (517) 324-9400.
Sarah Tavakoli 01/07/2015
2014-2015 Flu Season – 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
Colds and Flu: Alternative Therapies – GaiamLife
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