Flu/Cold

http://winvivo.com/files/botanicals/buddha%20fruit%20-%20momordica%20grosvenori%20-%20image.png        "A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men,              women, an occasional animal, and the common cold."
        - Ogden Nash

 

Every year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) expects that 5% to 20% of the population will get the flu and that 200,000 people will be hospitalized because of it. Even more than that will get a cold. Is it inevitable?

 

The implications and the cost of getting cold or flu are quite high, especially nowadays:

 

  • Missing Work - Frequently missing days at work may jeopardize one's position or career.  But imagine the pressure one feels when going to work with sniffles, sneezes, or coughs.
  • Compromised Immunity - One needs to work harder than before, but stress from work could render the body more susceptible to everyday viruses.
  • New Viruses - There are some nasty flu viruses out there and it's normal to encounter viruses on a daily basis.  Flu vaccines only work on the strains of viruses that the vaccine makers anticipate will attack in the future.
  • Lingering Cough - Here's a common scenario: While the main symptoms of a cold or flu are gone, a lingering cough remains.  One goes to work coughing continuously.  How do coworkers or others deal with that?


Asian Health Wisdom Regarding Flu and Cold

 

"Food tends to be a neglected area in Western Medicine."

- Dr.Yuan Wang, Warren Shier and Mika Ono Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing and Long Life.

 

WinVivo recommends these measures to maintain a healthy immune system and to prevent flu and cold:

  • Eat Plenty of Plant-Based Whole Foods: Many antimicrobial and immune-boosting herbs regularly appear on dinner table in salads and soups in Asian diet, especially during the flu/cold season. These herbs help strengthen the body's innate anti-microbial and immune defense function. 
  • Relax, Drink Hot Tea & Get a Good Night's Sleep: Chronic stress and sleep deprivation are known to wear down the body's immunity.
  • Stop the Flu before It Stops You: Act fast to stop the development of flu. Viruses keep duplicating during the immediate 48 hours after the first symptoms appear. By taking a combination of good antimicrobial herbs, one may lessen the severity of the flu or cold and shorten the time period for recovery.

Related Health Concerns

Compromised Immunity

Compromised Immunity"Your immune system is your interface with the environment. If it is healthy and doing its job right, you can interact with germs and not get infections, with allergens and not have allergic reactions, with carcinogens and not get cancer. A healthy immune system is the cornerstone of good general health."
- Andrew Weil, M.D., in Natural Health, Natural Medicine (2004), p. 210.

Chronic Cough

Have you ever experienced coughing day and night for weeks and nothing you have tried seemed to help? Pathological, chronic cough can be detrimental to health, irritating, and stressful both physiologically and socially.

Travel Health and Safety

travel and healthMany travelers would swear that they get sick after every trip or vacation, especially international trips. They wonder if it was the food, the water, the smog in the city, or the airplane ride. It turns out that airline carriers are also formidable carriers of the common cold. A recent study says you may be 100 times more likely to catch a cold or get sinus infection on a plane than you are in your normal daily life, according to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Health Research.

Sinus Infection

sinus infectionSinus infection (sinusitis) causes great misery: nasal congestion, sneezing, headache, pain, postnasal drip, and obstructed breath. Sinusitis can be caused by acute upper respiratory infection (URI), allergens and pollutants.

Broad-Spectrum Allergies

"People are taking two, three, sometimes four different medications at a time to relieve their symptoms quickly and effectively because they are increasingly unsatisfied with their allergy medications. This can be a very costly, dangerous and frequently ineffective solution to treating bothersome symptoms," Dr. Alpen Patel, a medical-scientific council member of the Asthma and Allergy Association of America.

Related Products

Botano Guard

Botano Guard™ capsules deliver a synergistic combination of natural immune boosters with broad-spectrum antiviral and antibacterial herbs that, together, build defensive and offensive protection against harmful microorganisms.

 

Immune Rebalancer

Immune Rebalancer capsules deliver a synergistic combination of botanicals that naturally regulate the immune system to de-sensitize your body to a broad spectrum of allergens.

 

Botano Throat

Stop your cough and give your throat a chance to heal.  Botano Throat sugar-free lozenges quickly and effectively relieve cough and then help heal the throat by suppressing bronchial inflammation.

 

Note:

Please be advised that the information presented above is not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any disease. Statements made about products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Viewers should not rely solely on the information provided on this web site for their own health problems, and are advised to consult with their physicians or other healthcare providers.

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