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Cold and Flu

How to Tell If Your Cold or Flu is Serious

The flu virus is now widespread across much of the United States. Nearly 3% of the population is currently sick with the flu, emergency rooms are overloaded and some areas are even experiencing vaccin…

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Who Should Get a Flu Vaccine?

The flu vaccine is common enough, but there are still many people who aren't getting one. Should you be lining up? In a word - yes. According to federal health agency recommendations, pretty much a…

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3 Immune-Boosting Juices for Cold & Flu Season

According to the latest CDC Influenza Surveillance Report, flu is widespread in 25 states so far this season. As for the common cold, the CDC estimates that more a than 1 billion of us will suffer fro…

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So, You Caught a Cold. Should You Keep Exercising?

It can be pretty frustrating: You have hit a positive groove with your workout schedule, really seeing results in your running/swimming/cycling time and strength, and then—you get a cold. As you blow …

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15 Reasons to Love Sweet Potatoes

The holidays are not the only time to break out the sweet potato recipes. Now there are 16 reasons to enjoy these terrific tubers all year round. 1.  Sweet potatoes are readily available, although …

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12 Surprising Uses for Herbs & Spices

Need to keep your clothes bright, your salt intake down, or your radiator sealed? Look no further than your spice rack. Yep, there are plenty of really fantastic ways to use herbs and spices to solve …

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11 Natural Tricks to Tackle Your Winter Cold

It’s cold and flu season, and many of us are battling low-level sickness while trying to carry on with our regular lives. When a long, uninterrupted nap isn’t possible, fortunately there are a number …

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7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

  With cold and flu season just around the corner, now it's more important than ever to get your immune system in the best shape you can. Getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your st…

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Immunity-Boosting Apple Pie Tonic for Cold Season (Recipe)

This is my go-to recipe for an immunity boost at the first hint of illness. Add the ginger and garlic for an extra immunity boost, and enjoy throughout the day and evening. You can also enjoy this rec…

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Top Vegan Sources of Immune-Boosting Zinc

Zinc is one of the most critical nutrients needed for maintaining a strong immune system. It's also imperative for digestion and utilization of carbohydrates like grains, vegetables, fruits, and sugar…

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