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How To Beat Winter Bugs

Don't be at the mercy of winter each year plagued by colds, flu, sore throat, runny nose, headaches, fevers and fatigue. It's the perfect time to boost your immunity.

Natural support for your immune defences helps you fight off both bacterial and viral infections, so you won't keep getting sick.

Sharing is not always caring.

If you frequently catch colds and flus, maybe your immune system is out of balance and you're more susceptible to catching infections.

  • Nutritional deficiencies

  • Poor diet

  • Stress

  • Inadequate rest

  • Lack of exercise

Your immune system may not be primed to recognise and respond to viral and bacterial invaders responsible for infection.

Which bugs bug you?

Viruses like rhinovirus are the cause of common colds and flus rather than bacteria. Antibiotics target bacteria and re therefore not effective against colds and flus.

Natural support for your immune defences helps you fight off both bacterial and viral infections, so you won't keep getting sick.

The Gut - Your link to immunity

Did you know 70-80% of your immune system is located in your digestive system? Your diet and overall functioning of your digestive system is a key to your immune system. Getting the best probiotic for your body is important. There are many choices available at the health food store and supermarket, but these don't have the specific strains or potency of probiotic to boost your immune system. Getting expert advice is essential, so you don't your waste your money buying something at half the strength for twice the price. This is particularly common with online probiotic purchases, so be careful.

Eating to stay well this winter.

Eating well can prevent sickness by supporting your immune system and help you recover faster if you do happen to get sick.

  • Eat seasonally fresh and organic as much as possible.

  • Eat a Mediterranean style diet with fresh fruits and veges, nuts, seeds, fish and meat.

  • Reduce inflammatory and mucous forming foods: dairy, sugar, white breads, cakes and soft drinks.

  • Try a hot fresh lemon, garlic and ginger tea with a dash of honey or thyme tea, to soothe a sore throat

  • Dink plenty of water: 8 glasses a day.

  • Avoid excess alcohol and caffeine.

  • Take time to relax.

Talk to us about strengthening your immune system today.

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