Cold & Flu Symptoms

Flu Prevention Basics (Video)

October 17, 2014
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Whether or not you got a flu shot this year, there are a few simple ways that you can help prevent influenza. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, talks about her recommendations for natural flu prevention, including nasal irrigation with sprays or neti pots, drinking green tea, taking elderberry supplements throughout the season and keeping...

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My 3 Favorite Natural Cough & Cold Remedies (Video)

October 10, 2014
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Want effective, natural cough and cold remedies on hand when members of the family are sick? Learn about Dr. Tieraona Low Dog’s must-have natural medicines that have been shown to shorten the duration of the common cold, including zinc, umcka loabo and elderberry.

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Prevent Respiratory Infection: Build Immunity Now!

September 18, 2014
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Prevent Respiratory Infection: Build Immunity Now!

Seasons are shifting, school has started and germs are making their way around! The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) estimates 10-15 million viral respiratory infections affect Americans each year, with the season peaking in September and October. This year, a normally quiet virus strain—Enterovirus D68 (aka EV-D68)—has made headlines because it has caused the...

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Is it a Cold or Allergies?

July 28, 2014
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Is it a Cold or Allergies?

You have a runny nose, cough and congestion…but is it a cold or allergies? It’s a common question during summer, when pollen counts are high but colds are still going around. Allergies and colds share many of the same symptoms, but causes—and treatments—are different for the two. Allergies Allergies happen when the immune system...

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Beyond Antibiotics: Natural Ways to Fight Ear Infections (Video)

June 18, 2014
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Ear infections can be a persistent problem in young children. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson talks about natural ways to prevent and treat ear infections without having to turn to antibiotics, which can exacerbate the cycle of infection. She covers homeopathic and herbal remedies, as well as long-term prevention with probiotics.

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Natural Ways to Get Through Cold and Flu Season–Without OTC Meds

November 21, 2013
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Unfortunately, cold and flu season is upon us. Whether or not you choose to get a flu shot this year, you can definitely arm yourself and your family with smart preventive measures. While OTC meds can be helpful, it’s worth trying some natural supplements and strategies to boost your immunity. Eat Organic Stock up...

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Demystifying the Flu

Demystifying the Flu

Want to help prevent the flu? First you need to know a little about how flu and your body work. The flu is a viral infection that often occurs in the winter, for several reasons—because we don’t get much exposure to sunlight and are often deficient in vitamin D, because we’re indoors consistently (and...

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Mushrooms and Long-Term Immunity

Mushrooms and Long-Term Immunity

Looking for a way to boost long-term immunity for cold and flu season? Mushrooms may be the next big thing in the fight against sickness. “Mushrooms are used to strengthen the immune system in a deep way over a long time,” says Matthew Becker, herbalist and lead practitioner at our North Boulder store. “They...

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The Ins and Outs of Immunity-Boosting Herbs

The Ins and Outs of Immunity-Boosting Herbs

Ever wonder what is it about Echinacea that helps fight colds? Or why practitioners often recommend elderberry? Anne Salazar-Dunbar, herbalist and lead practitioner at our La Jolla store, tells us about these immune-boosting herbs. Echinacea Echinacea’s ability to boost the immune system’s performance has been extensively documented over the years. Research suggests that the...

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Cold and Flu Relief Now

You probably already know the ins and out of boosting your immunity. But what happens when you just can’t escape cold and flu season? Take comfort in these remedies that can speed the recovery process. First, the basics. “The average cold runs 5-7 days, but you can get back on your feet more quickly...

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