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Fighting That Cold

With cooler weather comes cold and flu season.  While most cases colds and flu do not require medical attention the various symptoms of colds and flu include fever, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches and fatigue make us feel miserable.  There are ways to minimize the symptoms. When you feel a cold or flu coming on, try the following:

  • Increase Vit C to 1000mg twice a day for a week.
  • Take ELDERBERRY syrup, gummies, or lozenges 3-4 times a day until symptoms subside.
  • Increase ZINC intake while having symptoms.
  • Drink plenty of free water and get plenty of rest.
  • Avoid exposure to others for their sake and to protect you from catching another virus while you are already battling one!