Your 6 Best Options to Avoid the Flu

It’s so easy to get caught up into the media frenzy surrounding the flu vaccine shortage. Take back control by learning about the six most effective measures you can do to avoid the flu and catching a cold.

  1. Avoid Sugar. Since sugar works by breaking down the functions of the immune system, it is especially important to eliminate it from your diet in order to keep your immune system running strong and capable of fighting viruses such as the flu.
  2. Get Enough Rest. Getting the proper amount of rest will help build up your resistance against potential invaders. When your body becomes over fatigued, it’s more difficult to fight the flu.
  3. Have Tools To Address Stress. Everyone deals with some type of stress on a daily basis. Our bodies lose the ability to fight off the flu and other illnesses when we let stress overwhelm us. As a matter of fact, reports show that up to 90 percent of illness and disease are stress-related. Take a vacation, get a massage or visit a chiropractor to reduce tension that your body accumulates from everyday stress.
  4. Exercise. Exercise helps your immune system by improving circulation throughout your body. When the components of your immune system circulate properly, the immune system is better equipped to detect an illness before it gets a chance to spread.
  5. Eat Garlic Regularly. Consuming garlic each day will help keep the flu at bay. The antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal components of garlic can be destroyed within one hour of smashing the garlic. Therefore it is best to eat fresh garlic.
  6. Wash Your Hands. Good hand washing will help decrease the likelihood of spreading viruses to your nose, mouth or other people. If your immune system is strong, it should be able to fight off viruses if they do enter your body, but washing your hands provides that extra barrier of protection.

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