Prevention is always better than cure. With the cold and flu season here, be one step ahead of the rest and arm yourself with a little extra protection! There will always be someone around you coughing, sneezing, sniffling, and generously sharing their germs. Sadly this is unavoidable, but you can be proactive about your health and build up healthy immunity to minimise the risk of getting sick. It’s easier than you think. Give your body a fighting chance this cold and flu season to stay healthy and vibrant. With a little foresight, a nip and tuck to your diet and some good quality supplementation, you can sail through winter unscathed.
Banish the Baddies
Ethical Nutrients has a range of supplements that can help keep you healthy this cold and flu season. The immune system is often likened to an army. Just as a strong army can protect your country, maintaining a healthy and strong immune system can protect your body against the bugs that may be responsible for colds and flus. A stronger immune system will be more effective at combating the bugs that make you sick.
The therapeutic doses of herbs and supporting nutrients in Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence can give your body a fighting start this cold and flu season. Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence contains the herbs andrographis, Siberian ginseng, echinacea and a highly absorbable form of turmeric, together with zinc and vitamin A. Just 1 tablet daily with food helps support healthy immune function to ensure your immune army stays strong. When taken twice daily, Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence may also reduce the severity and duration of a cold to get you back on your feet sooner.
Boost Your Body Naturally
Your body's immune system would be one man down without the help of zinc. Zinc is an essential nutrient for healthy immune function responsible for the development of white blood cells. White blood cells are an integral part of your body’s immune army. If you are zinc deficient, this can dramatically disrupt and impair your ability to respond to infections.
To ensure you get your fix of zinc, Ethical Nutrients Mega Zinc is a highly concentrated, great tasting, orange or raspberry powder that contains zinc, vitamin C and other nutritional cofactors to rapidly boost zinc levels and support normal healthy immune function. Zinc and vitamin C are the perfect partners in enhancing immunity. Ethical Nutrients Mega Zinc may assist a normal healthy immune system by reducing the severity and duration of colds, and reducing the frequency of upper respiratory tract infections.
Unsure whether or not you need to supplement with zinc? Speak to your local pharmacy or health food store and take the Ethical Nutrients Zinc Test. This reliable test provides instant results and only takes a few minutes to determine if zinc supplementation is appropriate for you.
Probiotics Pack an Immune Punch
Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract that can have a profound effect on our overall health and wellbeing. Many people think of the immune system and digestive system as two completely separate entities. However, these two systems are intimately related and the health of the digestive system can largely influence your body’s ability to fight off infection. The numbers of these good bacteria can be easily disrupted following a course of antibiotics, and by poor diet and lifestyle factors. Probiotics play an important role in restoring the beneficial bacteria in the gut and improving immune system activity. Inner Health Plus can help you to maintain a healthy immune system. Inner Health Immune Booster for Kids has been found in children to boost immune system function and reduce the frequency and duration of cold and flu symptoms - keeping your kids healthier for longer, with fewer days absent from school.
Strengthen Your Immune Defences
Strengthen your immune system by making some simple dietary and lifestyle changes to keep you healthy and reduce your risk of colds and flus:
- Eat a well-balanced diet including fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, fish, eggs, legumes and lean red meat.
- Reduce your intake of dairy and refined foods.
- Drink at least 2 L of filtered water every day.
- Exercise regularly.
- Take time to rest and relax, and get a good night’s sleep.
Keeping Healthy This Winter
While you are pulling out your winter woollies, your favourite pair of slippers and dusting off the old hot water bottle, remember it is the perfect time to stock up on essential nutrients, herbs and probiotics to keep you and your family fighting fit through the colder months. With the help of natural medicines and by following some simple dietary and lifestyle tips, you will ensure you have a strong immune system and a fighting chance this cold and flu season. Be your healthiest this winter and enjoy the cool, crisp mornings and clear blue skies.