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Food Fights the Flu!

In light of numerous reports linking auto- immune disorders to flu vaccinations, more people are looking for alternatives to the flu vaccine in an effort to avoid its potentially adverse effects. Current research reveals that patients who consistently take vitamin’s and maintain proper nutritional intake, are less likely to get the flu, and those who catch the flu suffer a shorter duration of symptoms.

Some key vitamins to be sure to take on a daily bases:

Epigallocatechin Gallate (ECGC) is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-tumor.
Found naturally in Green Tea
Vitamin C boosts your immune system.
Found naturally in citrus fruits, berries, red peppers, tomatoes, kale and broccoli.
NAC or N-Acetyl cysteine lowers the rates of viral infections and protects proper kidney function.
Found naturally in meat, fish, poultry, eggs and garlic.
Zinc eases sore throats and shortens the duration of symptoms
Found naturally in pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, garlic and sesame seeds.
Probiotics decreases the illness duration by 32%.
Found naturally in sauerkraut, dark choc., miso soup, Kombucha Tea and pickles.
Beta-carotene and vitamin A increases infection fighting cells and neutralizes free radicals.
Found naturally in carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, spinach and cantaloupe.
Vitamin E aids the body in producing B-lymphocytes which makes antibiotics to fight viruses.
Found naturally in sunflower seeds, paprika, almonds, pine nuts, dried herbs (Basil . Oregano), dried apricots, cooked spinach, and cooked taro root.

Keep following our blog to learn more about natural remedies for fighting the flu, or call us at 615-771-2700 to speak with us about how we can help you!!!!!

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