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Influenza Tips for Flu Season * Herbs for Viral Health Support *

Posted by Dave Leong on Nov 29th 2009

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Influenza Tips for Flu Season * Herbs for Viral Health Support *

You washed your hands, ate healthy foods and even stayed away from your sick friends – but you still came down with the flu. Are you unsure about using yet another over-the-counter remedy? Here are some tips from Get Well Natural to support your immune system naturally.*

"What I Do When Influenza Attacks my Body: An Eastern Medicine Point of View" by D. Graeme Shaw, M.D.

Dr. Graeme Shaw

Dr. Graeme Shaw's patients often ask him what he does when he gets the flu. In this month's article, he describes the body's key steps in the production of defenses against acute viral infections and provides his thoughts on flu vaccines. Dr. Shaw also details the nine steps he takes as part of his personal health protocol whenever he feels that he's coming down with a cold or flu. Click Here to read "What I Do When Influenza Attacks my Body: An Eastern Medicine Point of View" by D. Graeme Shaw...*

Do you know the difference between a cold or flu?

WebMD says, "When you have the flu, you feel flu symptoms sooner than you would cold symptoms, and they come on with much greater intensity." The website notes that with the flu, first you feel fatigue and then you're bombarded with other symptoms such as a sore throat, stuffy nose, fever, headache, body aches and chills. Here's a chart you can use to compare symptoms:






Characteristic, high
(100-102 degrees F); lasts 3-4 days




General Aches, Pains


Usual; often severe

Fatigue, Weakness

Quite mild

Can last up to 2-3 weeks

Extreme Exhaustion


Early and prominent

Stuffy Nose






Sore Throat



Chest Discomfort,

Mild to moderate;
hacking cough

Common; can become severe

Woman With Cold
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases notes that while there are many different types of flu viruses, most people are affected by a strain of the seasonal flu.  The flu season typically starts in late autumn and lasts all winter. It's considered to be an annual epidemic. In fact, it's not unusual for half of the population of an entire community to be affected with the flu at one time!*

Chicken soup's good for what ails you*

Chicken SoupAccording to Mayo Clinic, chicken soup ". . . acts as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the movement of neutrophils – the immune system cells that participate in the body's inflammatory response. Second, it temporarily speeds up the movement of mucus through the nose, helping relieve congestion and limiting the amount of time viruses are in contact with the nose lining." It appears that one of our nation's favorite comfort foods may have other benefits! If you're not in the mood for canned soup and your mom isn't around to make it from scratch, click here to try this healthy, easy recipe...*

Cold and Flu Season Survival Guide

Older Couple Walking There is a lot you can do to support an efficient and healthy immune system all flu season long. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests that you can reduce your risk of catching the flu by simply washing your hands frequently, which stops the spread of germs. They also suggest eating healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep to prevent the flu because these activities help boost your immune system. These are all helpful tips to do all season long.*
And here are a few more tips from WebMD's cold and flu season survival guide:

  • Change or boil your toothbrush, as germs and viruses can linger in the bristles
  • Wash your towels in hot water every few days – terry cloth can harbor millions of germs
  • Instead of sneezing or coughing into your hands, use your arm or a tissue
  • Lower your thermostat by five degrees and use a humidifier to help keep your mucous membranes moist as a dry nose, mouth and tonsils can trap germs
  • Open your windows for a few minutes every day to let indoor air pollutants out and
    fresh air in

Dietary Supplements to Support a Healthy Immune System:*

At Get Well Natural, we have many great supplements designed to support a healthy immune system all season long:

Not So Well 1
Not So Well 1Taking care of your body and immune system during winter or times of stress is essential for continued optimum wellness. Not-So-Well 1 is an herbal dietary supplement designed to provide healthy support for those concerned with seasonal challenges. Its key ingredients were formulated by medical doctors and herbalist to provide specific support for maintaining a healthy immune system integrity and healthy cellular energy and overall health.*
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Immune Well
Immune WellFor all-season health support, try our doctor-developed herbal dietary supplement that provides a powerful and synergistic blend of natural ingredients designed to support a healthy immune system, bronchial health, lung health, and an overall state of well being.*
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Magnesium Citrate
Magnesium CitrateThis dietary mineral supplement may be one of the most important nutrients for maintaining healthy biological functions, including the production and transfer of cellular energy, muscle relaxation and contraction and the maintenance of vascular tone. With no fillers or binders, Get Well Natural's form of magnesium is easily absorbed by the body.*
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Cordyceps Sinensis
Cordyceps SinensisCordyceps has been used for thousands of years in China to help support body strength as well as a healthy immunity, lung function, and energy. It was virtually unknown to the Western world until it was found to be a dietary supplement used by the 1993 record-breaking Olympic Chinese women's track team. Get Well Natural's Cordyceps Sinensis may promote healthy cellular energy and immune health, as well as support healthy adrenal activity and function.* Try Now...

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