Can you believe it’s flu season already? As we go deeper into fall and get closer to the cold, unforgiving winter months, we need to prepare for a nasty flu season. STAT News talked to flu experts about what they think of the flu season and, while many won’t predict how bad it will be, they have been watching trends throughout the world and they are worried about:
The Southern Hemisphere’s Nasty Flu Season
The Vaccine May Not Be an Optimal Match
The Repeat Vaccination Problem
You can read more about each of these concerns here.
With the winter months potentially being bad for the flu, what can you do to keep you and your family safe? Keep reading for three natural methods to prevent the flu.
3 Natural Flu Prevention Methods
Think you’re too busy for sleep? Not if you want to stay flu free! Naturopathic reports that adults who maintain an average of 7-9 hours of sleep each night have a stronger immune system to stave off viruses. Those who do not get enough quality sleep have a weakened immune system and are therefore more vulnerable to illness. “Consistent inadequate sleep lowers the body’s defenses needed for fighting viral infections.”
Don’t let excessive stress during the holidays be the reason you catch the flu! Naturopathic also reports that stress is known to weaken the immune system and make your body susceptible to the various strains of flu. Engage in effective stress management to help in flu prevention.
Acupuncture may not be your first thought for flu prevention, but this ancient Chinese treatment can keep your body and immunity strong. This immune-boosting practice helps the body avoid diseases and illnesses by bolstering the body’s natural defenses.
Keep yourself healthy this winter and stay one step ahead of the flu by following the above recommendations. Click here to schedule your acupuncture treatment to keep your immune system strong enough to battle the flu.
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