Cold/Flu Viruses & Other Infections

In a typical year, flu season occurs from Autumn to early spring — and with it comes sniffling, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and all the familiar trappings of the flu.

Both a cold and the flu share a few common symptoms. People with either illness often experience: runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, body aches, general fatigue. As a rule, flu symptoms are more severe than cold symptoms. Another distinct difference between the two is how serious they are. Colds rarely cause other health conditions or problems. But the flu can lead to sinusitis, ear infections, pneumonia and sepsis.

Why do some people get really sick, even die from flu, while others don’t? How do you win the cold war? Colds and flu, including COVID-19, are viral diseases that a healthy immune system should be able to fight off with natural immunity. Here I focus on how can you promote your own immune power with diet and nutrients.

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Flu jab – yes or no?

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Does Vitamin C reduce your risk of getting a cold?

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Powering Up Your Immunity – my step by step guide

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To C or not to C – take the quiz

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Are you going to have the flu jab?

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To C or not to C?

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BBC’s The truth about healthy eating

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Expect more vaccines

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Is vitamin C helpful against Ebola?

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The Vitamin C Pee Myth

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Cold and Flu

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How to strengthen your immunity this winter

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Natural ways to kill a cold

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Can vitamin C kill swine flu? (living proof)

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Wakefield – a scapegoat for MMR vaccine policy?

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Tired, sniffling, low? You need sunshine

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Don’t sneeze at vitamin D

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Why Lack of Sleep Promotes Colds

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