It’s almost flu season, which has many of us looking at the pros and cons of getting the flu vaccine to protect us against the nasty influenza virus this year. While fear of needles or other health concerns may weigh heavily on your con list, a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has just added a significant item to the pro-vaccine list that you probably didn’t anticipate. According to the study, not only could receiving …Read more
It’s a tale as old as time…when the flu hits, the woman ‘toughs it out’ and carries on with her daily duties, while the man retreats to his bed at the slightest cough. Some women mock their men for their inability to carry on, while some men report that they are experiencing a much more severe version of the flu then their female counterparts — they are experiencing the ‘man flu.’ Don’t laugh, because as absurd as it may sound …Read more
It’s cold and flu season, and chances are that the cold will strike you at a most inopportune time. If you want to fight the influenza virus and regain your health fast, the thing to do is to boost your immune system. Be sure to get plenty of rest, consume an abundance of fluids, and avoid immune suppressing sugary foods at all costs.
An older, more traditional approach to revving up the immune system to fight off the cold and …Read more
If you are like many North Americans you might have been rushing to the clinic for your flu shot, in hopes of protecting yourself against the undeniable symptoms of influenza. Or maybe you are wondering if you are simply too late, and you’d be better off waiting until next year. If there is anything that you can be sure about, it’s that the flu shot has provided people with a good piece of mind when it comes to prevention, which …Read more