NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell
When it comes to winter colds and flu, our level of exposure to pathogens from other people makes a huge difference. When I was in school studying naturopathic medicine, I only had one incident of cold or flu during the entire 4 years. Compare this to the previous years when I worked in a retail store and had a cold or two every year. Working at a natural foods store, I encountered lots of people, including sick people looking for products to ease their symptoms. When in school, I only had time for my schoolwork so the number of people I interacted with dropped to my classmates and hardly anyone else.
Now that I don’t have to study every waking hour, I want to have a way to stay healthy all winter without being a hermit. As part of my plan, I keep Liddell® Laboratories Cold + Flu handy. If I have been around a lot of people or someone I know to be sick, I take a dose or two of this wonderful homeopathic blend. Liddell’s Cold + Flu is designed to help ease cold and flu symptoms, plus includes ingredients that are traditionally used to help prevent colds and flu. Some of the ingredients are noted for their effectiveness when used at the beginning of a cold or flu to keep symptoms from getting worse.**
I also support a strong immune system by making healthy lifestyle choices. I get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, and of course, I wash my hands, especially before touching my eyes, nose or mouth. These simple things can have a huge impact on our immune as well as overall health.
And remember, many natural cold and flu interventions work best when taken at the first sign of illness. So be prepared with your wintertime cold and flu prevention plan, so you don’t have to run to the store when your body is ready for some extra rest.
**These statements are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Laurell Matthews, ND has a bachelor’s in biochemistry and received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University.