Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cold and Flu Season

Season two of the AMC television series "The Walking Dead" offices and filming are in Coweta County this year. What an honor to have the top rated television series here in our community! It has been exciting to see and hear about all the actors and which locations they are using. Never would I have expected myself to say, I've started watching the series.

It occured to me that if I were to describe myself on how I looked and felt when a cold and flu attacked would be as a "zombie" or "walking dead". For sure, I want to do all I can to avoid it - don't you? Whether we like it or not - cold and flu season is upon us. Here are some nutritional blockbusters that help fight colds and flu: garlic, water, vitamin C, zinc and beta carotene.

GARLIC: garlic won’t do much for your breath, but it helps prevent cold and flu viruses from invading and damaging your tissues. It bolsters your immune system.

WATER: prevents dehydration. Your body’s first defense system is the mucous membranes lining the upper respiratory tract and they work best when they are moist.

VITAMIN C: helps to shorten the length of time you suffer from symptoms of cold or flu. Good sources are: sweet red peppers, green peppers, strawberries, grapefruit, lemons, limes, and cantaloupe.

ZINC: getting enough of this mineral may help reduce your risk of infection caused by bacteria and viruses. Sources: turkey, shellfish, beans, barley, and wheat.

BETA CAROTENE: beta carotene converts into Vitamin A by your body and helps you to fight infections. Food sources: carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, apricots, cantaloupe, mangoes, and broccoli.

Combine these sources with regular adjustments from Dr. Jason, add as little as 10 minutes a day of exercise and it'll be like you are wearing an extra protective armor! Then maybe you can avoid feeling like you are "Walking Dead" or a "Zombie" this season.

Here's to a healthy you!
Advanced Chiropractic Team Member - Pam

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