Article by CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine)
None of us wants colds or flu, especially not when we want to enjoy the holiday season! Aiming to avoid flu is our best strategy, since once it takes hold, the virus can lead to lowered immunity for some time afterwards, making us more susceptible to other winter bugs and bacterial infections.
Trying to avoid the initial infection is our best strategy. Germs can live on surfaces for days, so avoid touching your face, biting your nails, or eating, without first washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and natural soap.
To put ourselves in the best condition to fight off germs, it also pays to strengthen our immune system to enhance resilience....