Managing Cold & flu

Despite your best efforts at preventing infection through diet, exercise and supplementation, at some stage this winter you may succumb to a cold or flu.  As stress or life events can make it hard to maintain healthy habits that help keep your immune defences strong.   If you do find yourself feeling run down, there are measures you can take to get you back on your feet. 

The common cold and influenza (flu) are both caused by viruses, most commonly the rhinovirus. What many people may not realise is that antibiotics only target bacteria and are not able to kill the viruses responsible for colds and flu. Fortunately there are herbs and nutrients that can help manage these viral infections and keep your immune system strong.

A number of traditional herbs have been clinically shown to improve immune function and reduce symptoms of the common cold and flu.  Our cold & flu blend is a must have in our wellness arsenal and contains peppermint, yarrow and elder flower.  Mucus and phlegm are signs that your immune system is hard at work, but the resulting congestion can lead to blocked sinuses and breathing difficulty.   The decongestant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of peppermint may help to reduce the nasal and sinus congestion that accompanies upper respiratory tract infections.  Yarrow and elder flower are antibacterial and antiviral and help boost the immune system.

If a cold or flu finds its way to you this winter and is stopping you from performing at your best, don’t despair – our cold and flu tea can help get you back in the game again.   We would also recommend a herbal or nutritional formula with antiviral, anti-inflammatory, decongestant and immune-boosting power to support your convalescence. 

Don’t be a hero and keep on truckin’!  Make sure you take some much needed time out to rest and recuperate, this reduces the risk of spreading the infection and assists in a speedy recovery.  The lifestyle prescription when you are unwell is sleep, sleep and more sleep!  Focus your efforts on restoring your energy levels with warm, nourishing foods such as soups; drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost as you blow your nose repeatedly; and avoid mucus-promoting, inflammatory foods such as dairy and processed foods.

Take care and be well.

x

Melissa Khonsavang 
BHSc - Naturopathy
Organics for lily

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