Five Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season Naturally

Photo by Taylor Marie Photography (Flickr)

Photo by Taylor Marie Photography (Flickr)

It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the weather is getting colder, and office workers everywhere are lining up for their company flu shots. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200,000 Americans each year are hospitalized and 36,000 die from seasonal flu complications. With the additional threat of the H1N1 virus, this season could be worse than ever. While the CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza (locate a flu clinic near you), there are also other steps you can take to naturally boost your odds of surviving what could be a long and severe cold and flu season. [Read more...]