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Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

Dec 30, 2021 09:00AM ● By Nancy Seigle

by Abbe Lang 

If there is one good thing that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that people have become aware of the importance of good hygiene, handwashing and taking better care of their immune systems. We are all exposed to viruses every day, when we go to the grocery store, for example, or any other public place, but the key to preventing a cold or the flu is keeping the body alkaline to prevent viruses from multiplying and spreading. 

To build your immune system, maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat a predominantly raw food  diet, exercise and get plenty of sleep. The body can fight off viruses if the immune system is healthy and not compromised. Some supplements to include in our diet include vitamins A, C, D and K2 as well as herbs such as oregano, Biocidin, Staments 7 mushrooms, Quercetin, Royal Cod Liver Oil and Serrapeptase. 

At the first sign of a cold or flu, here are some suggested remedies: 


Then, put a couple of drops in the ears.  Sinuses are a breeding ground for viruses where they can replicate quickly. Plus, germs can enter the body through the ear canal. 


We can help stop the spread of viruses by rinsing nasal passages to wash away germs, loosen and thin any mucus in the nose and defend the entryway to the upper respiratory    tract and lungs. Using a saline nasal cleanse enhanced with iodine is safe for people of all ages. 


In gemmotherapy, Quercus robur (oak tree) is used as a general tonic to stimulate the production of 17-ketosteroids that can assist the body in destroying or resisting pathogenic micro-organisms. Many antimicrobial herbs can be used in cooking, salads and in herbal teas on an ongoing basis as a preventive way of protecting the body. 


Having a healthy mouth cuts the risk of colds and flu by up to 50 percent with healthy gums. Healthy gums reduce strain on the immune system so it can react quickly to invading viruses. 


If troubles in sleeping is being encountered, take melatonin before bed as a preventative measure. Always follow label directions and take it in the dark to maintain its effectiveness. 


A strong heart enhances nutrient-rich blood flow to every organ in your body, so double up on vegetable intake to boost the production of antibodies that destroy viruses. 


Drinking black, green and oolong teas are packed with polyphenols that can triple our ability to fight off invading cold and flu viruses, so enjoy a cup or two every day. 

As we can see, there are plenty of steps we can take to prevent a cold or flu. Get started today. 

Abbe Lang is a certified health and wellness coach and homeopath, located at 701 Rte. 73 N., in Marlton. For more information or to make an appointment, call 856-452-3434 or visit 


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