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Fighting Off Cold and Flu Naturally

Before we know it the season will be upon us again. Last flu season (2017-2018) was one of the worst on record and there is no way of knowing exactly what this year will bring.   According to the Center for Disease Control and Preventions, also known as the CDC, the increase in flu cases is likely to begin in October and November. It usually peaks between December and February, and can last as late as May.   The CDC advises we get our flu shots at least two weeks before the season starts since it can take that amount of time for the body to form the necessary antibodies to fight the flu virus.  That means, if you do plan to get a flu shot, now is the time to do it.   But getting a vaccination is not the only way to protect yourself from getting sick this cold and flu season.  Let’s take a look at some of the other preventative measures that we can take to stay healthy. Read More

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What I Do When I Have a Cold

I felt it last week. That tickle at the back of my throat when I woke up in the morning. Before I knew it I had a full-blown, head-stuffing cold. The kind where you can’t smell or taste anything, and you can’t stop blowing your nose. Yep, that was me. Four or 5 years ago, I would probably popped a severe cold and flu capsule everyday and night until this passed. Now I take a different more holistic (and kind to my body) approach. And, surprise, instead of being out of commission for several days, I was feeling myself in just a day and a half. Here’s my routine for when I am feeling under the weather. Hint: a chicken soup recipe is involved. Read More

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Homemade Sauerkaut: More Than Just Cabbage!

Sauerkraut is a fermented food and fermented foods seem to be making a lot of news lately! Recently, fermented food was listed as one of the new food trends of 2015 on the cover of the Good Eating section of the Chicago Tribune (November 4, 2014), and with good reason. Find out why fermented foods are so good for us! Read More

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6 Antiviral Foods You Should Be Eating

"Flu Activity Worsens Nationwide, CDC Says" According to the January 5 report from ABC News “The 2014-15 flu season continues to be especially bad in the United States, with 43 states now reporting either high or widespread flu activity, according to the latest flu surveillance report… The flu season started early this year, Fauci said, and although it usually tapers off a bit around the holidays, when people stay home from the office, that didn't happen this year…The Southern states and the Midwest have been hit hardest so far.” 1 Bad news for us! But what are we supposed to do about it? Read More