Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Best Way to Avoid the Flu

Well, nothing is fool-proof, but there are things you can do to build your body up against an attack of  influenza and other viruses or bacteria. I came across a great article from Dr. Mercola that includes these steps as well as information regarding the flu vaccine. This is a current article, and given almost all my friends on facebook have had a bout of something so far this winter, it's important to read because it explains what's going on and why this season is so much worse for everyone.

I can attest to the diet connection. We do almost everything Dr. Mercola suggests, and myself and two kids have been very healthy (with the exception of my son, who ate all his Halloween candy in a week like a big doofus and got a cold!) I really, really, really want people to understand that their diet 100% affects whether they will get sick or not. I was very sick as a child, and my kids are similarly "weak" on their own. If we ate like I did as a kid, they would be sick all the time as well. Of course stress management, exercise, and washing hands is important as well, but follow Dr. Mercola's advice on the diet part and you will be far ahead of the game. Here is the article:

During One of the Worst Flu Seasons, is the Flu Vaccine the Answer?