flu treatment

Early Flu Symptoms: Common Warning Signs—and How to React

Every year, between 5 percent and 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the influenza virus, tens of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands die from flu-related illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Therefore, it’s critically important to recognize the first symptoms of flu—and seek medical attention quickly. Waiting for … Read More

Do Flu Shots Work?

If you had the flu vaccine this year, you may be expecting to get through flu season with just the odd sniffle here and there. But that might not be the case. In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that flu activity had increased sharply in … Read More

Oil of Oregano and Echinacea Benefits: Natural Antiviral?

Oil of oregano and echinacea are both popular herbs that have been hyped by the supplement manufacturers and even popular press as the latest effective natural antiviral that will treat your cold, flu, or other virus induced respiratory symptoms. But do they really work? One clue is that in the … Read More

Elderberry Benefits: Get Rid of the Flu

As winter drags on, more and more people around me are getting sick. I have been sure to have vitamin C, zinc, echinacea, and other immune-boosting supplements on hand and ready to use at the first signs of a cold or flu. A recent addition to my list is elderberry. … Read More

Naturopathy Treatment for Symptoms of the Flu

Conventionally trained healthcare professionals don’t have much to offer for symptoms of the flu besides bed rest, adequate liquids to prevent dehydration, and over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers and decongestants. These standard recommendations help a little with managing flu symptoms, but so can naturopathy treatment. Plus, natural therapies can … Read More

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