Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
Since we're already in full blown "year end" mode, it's as important now as ever to make sure we are taking excellent care of our health.
While this is a joyous time of year, it can be stressful, and increased stress tends to tax our immune systems. There actually is no "cold or flu season." It's just a coincidence that our bodies can become susceptible to getting sick when we are subjected to unusual amounts of stress.
I recommend taking a few nutritional supplements that you can find at any health food or grocery store. 50mg of Zinc per day can aid in a tremendous defense against all those nasty respiratory viruses that become famous this time of year.
1000mg of Vitamin C can help you stay healthy through its antioxidant properties. If you feel like you're coming down with something, bump that up to 3000mg per day temporarily.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to all kinds of sickness, so 5000IU per day can be a good idea. You can get your Vitamin D levels checked with a simple blood test.
If you're already sick, Elderberry syrup can speed up your recovery time. And if you're presently battling a respiratory infection, 600-1200mg of NAC (which stands for N-Acetyl Cysteine) can boost your immune system to get you out of the woods.
As always, check with your doctor before starting any new supplementation program, especially if you are taking medications that could cause side effects.
Wishing you and your family a HEALTHY holiday season. Merry Christmas!