Seven Holistic Alternatives to Flu Shots

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1. Boost Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant; known for decreasing the severity of colds. Great natural vitamin C sources include kiwi, orange, apple, leafy greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and lemon.

2. Eat Garlic Daily

Garlic is a potent but superb way to fight off bad bacteria.  Try adding raw garlic to salad dressings, hummus and dips to give your immune system a lift!

3. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep 

Your immune system dips and susceptible to colds and flus when your low on sleep and experiencing high levels of stress. Make sure you have tools in place to help you get the best quality sleep you can.  Invest in a black out shade, wear a sleep mask, and make sure your room is free of distractions and noise.  Furthermore, sleep with your electronic devices at least five feet from you.  They can disrupt your sleep without you even knowing it.

4. Eat fresh ginger/drink fresh ginger juice

Ginger is a pain reliever and inflammation fighter!  It’s also an anti-viral agent that fights mucus build up.  Your digestive system and immune system will be happy receivers of this powerful natural antibiotic.

5. Cut out Sugar

Sugar weakens your immune system and also causes inflammation in the body.  Inflammation leads to digestive troubles and a host of other diseases.

6. Manage Your Stress

Stress can take such a big toll on our bodies and our minds.  Reduce or eliminate it by taking a walk, meditating, exercising or listening to relaxing music.

7. Gargle with Salt Water

Gargling with salt water twice daily can help you fight off germs, viruses and the stomach bug.

TO Your Immune System and Health!

Autumn (check me out at www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)

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