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WEEKLY TIP: Fight Winter Infections Naturally

Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 01:51 PM


Good nutrition, regular exercise and adequate, restful sleep play major roles in preventing winter infections. And don't forget the importance of healthy, normal bacteria in the colon. These bacteria (probiotics) keep the immune system working at its peak and suppress many harmful bacteria, yeast, and viruses.


Vitamin D3 is a very important weapon in your cold-weather arsenal. Vitamin D3 has bacteria, viruses, and fungi (Candida). To learn more about this amazing vitamin, read my special report "Vitamin D's Hidden Role in Your Health."


The following supplements are also good additions to your viral-fighting arsenal:


• Mixed carotenoids


• Buffered vitamin C


• Mixed tocopherols (high gamma-E)


• Zinc


• Selenium


• Multivitamin/mineral


• Magnesium citrate/malate


• Beta-1,3/1,6-glucan


• N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)


All antioxidants will reduce the damage done by viruses, and there are many antioxidants that will actually help prevent such damage. Learn more about supplements that will boost your immune system naturally and give you the edge you need to avoid colds and flu this winter. My special report "Key Vitamins that Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer and Keep You Living Long"will give you all the details.
If you're struck by a virus despite your best efforts, a number of plant extracts have been shown to have antiviral effects. They include:


• Elderberry


• Black currant


• Resveratrol


• Curcumin


• Quercetin


• White and green tea


• Grape seed extract


To stay healthy once you are well again, you should also avoid:


• Omega-6 vegetable oils: Corn, canola, peanut, soybean, safflower, and sunflower oils.
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• Fluoride in any form: toothpaste, mouthwashes, dental treatments or foods (black tea, commercial fruit juices, etc.).


• Iron: Avoid all iron supplements during an infection or risk of infection. Iron stimulates viral and bacterial growth and can make infections fatal.


• Mercury: Mercury-containing fish, dental amalgam, and mercury-containing vaccines (flu vaccine).


• Sugar: especially high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). High sugar intake suppresses immunity and feeds bacteria as well as increases free-radical generation.


Taking these proactive steps will greatly reduce your risk of getting an infection. For more information on how to keep yourself healthy, including specific dosages on supplements, go here.











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