You can opt to prevent getting the flu!  Whether you choose to have the flu shot or not, no one wants to get the flu.  If you are looking for ways to stay healthy during the cold and flu season this year, here are a couple important health tips:

Make food your medicine!  Eat immune boosting foods:   leafy greens, berries, healthy fats like cold water fish, nuts and nut butters, olives and olive oil and coconut oil. Eliminate foods that don’t support your immune system, including sugars, and processed foods.

Handwashing!   Rub over your hands and between fingers with warm, soapy water while you sing the ABC’s to yourself twice.  One minute of vigorous handwashing kills as many germs as any chemical hand sanitizers and is less toxic for your system.

Get Plenty of Sleep.  Take advantage of the shorter days and get to bed one hour earlier.

Don’t forget your vitamins and probiotics!  Vitamins A, C, E and D  are antioxidants that support your immune system.  Your GI system is your second immune system, so probiotics keep your GI system healthy.  Giving your body this extra support goes a long way to keeping you flu-free and healthy during the cold and flu season.

And for those of you who would like a different option to the flu shot for you and your family, at Chesapeake Holistic we recommend a homeopathic support called Flu Nosode. 

You can do it. We can help.  Wellness is worth it!

Yours in health,