Colds, Flus & Immune System

Zinc for common colds

zinc 

As seen on the BBC on 16th February 2011 taking zinc syrup, tablets or lozenges can lessen the severity and duration of the common cold.A systematic review by the Cochrane Collaboration concludes that zinc supplements can somewhat reduce the severity and duration of common cold symptoms when taken by otherwise healthy adults within 24 hours of onset of symptoms, and that supplementation for at least five months reduces incidence.

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Free Radicals & Antioxidants

free radical and antioxidant

A Free Radical is a molecule with an unpaired electron. It is highly unstable because of this & roams around in the circulation, stealing electrons from healthy cells, thereby destroying those cells.

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Natural Anti-Virals

anti virals

Recent outbreaks of viral diseases in the advent of globalisation and ease of travel have underscored their prevention as a critical issue in safeguarding public health. The following are some natural antivirals.

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Managing Colds & Flu Naturally

cold and flu season

Boost your Natural Immunity to protect yourself from colds & flu this winter. flu experts predict nasty viruses are on the way, with various symptoms from colds & flu to bronchitis & tonsillitis.

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Vitamin D & the Immune System

Vitamin D

Vitamin D regulates the immune system, which is important not only in immune deficiency diseases such as cancer but also in conditions of a hyperactive immune system such as seen in autoimmune disease.

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Antiviral Essential Oils to prevent H1N1 Swine Flu

Swine flu mask

Essential oils from many plant families have demonstrated antiviral properties in laboratory. Use before exposure can lessen the potential of infection. This is the case for any type of virus, be it our 'regular' flu season or potential pandemic threat of H1N1 swine flu.

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