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    It’s that time of the year again, the leaves are slowly beginning to fall from the trees and the temperature is beginning to drop. As these changes in the weather take place, changes in your body start to happen as it begins in more ways that one, preparing for the long winter ahead.

    The arrival of the autumn and winter seasons means more than just rainy weather and cold days; it means flu season.
    Flu season can mean of all sorts of inconveniences to people. It can mean missing days off work, important meetings and commitments.
    Sometimes, it can turn into a downright nightmare. When it comes to the change of season, hygiene should be your #1 priority. Remember to wash your hands and sanitize where appropriate.

    Why does the flu strike during the autumn and winter seasons?

    There are many factors that contribute to the flu strike in the winter months, but the temperature is the main one.
    The flu is active all year long. It doesn’t matter what the season is, the flu doesn’t only arrive in Autumn and Winter; it is just more stable during the colder periods. This is because the air is cold and dry, making it the perfect environment for the influenza virus to thrive in.

    Another reason the flu spreads more in Autumn and Winter is that during these seasons we like to stay indoors. Staying indoors means that the flu virus is spread more due to people being inside. You don’t even have to be in close range of somebody to catch a flu virus either.
    We often keep our doors and windows closed in these months to stay warm and keep the heat in. However, this keeps the virus inside as well. That is why you can still catch a cold or flu even if you have been keeping your distance from people.

    Lack of vitamin D and melatonin during the cold months is another factor. When its Winter time, we don’t tend to see much of the sun. Instead, we get cloudy, sometimes overcast weather. As we all know, we get vitamin D and melatonin from the sun, these are important for our immune system.

    Also, our days become shorter so we are less likely to be spending time soaking up the sun and therefore we don’t have the correct tools to defend ourselves.

     

    Prevention is better than a cure

    We all know how nasty catching the flu can be, the fever, the aching muscles, the fatigue and weakness. It’s not a good time for anybody. The worst part about catching the flu is that there is no turning back, you’ve caught it and now you have to let it run its course.

    When most of us end up catching a common cold, or worse, the flu, we tend to search for a solution; a cure. That cure normally consists of all sorts of medicines ranging from throat lozenges to panadol to antibiotics. Yes, while they may alleviate your symptoms temporarily, what’s really going on behind the scenes is not helping your body at all.

    When you take medicines to make your cold or flu less of an inconvenience, what you are really doing is wreaking havoc on your gut and causing further complications to your immune system.

    This is why it is extremely important that you put hygiene first on your list of priorities. Hygiene is like a get out of jail free card when it comes to flu season, well almost. The better your hygiene, the more likely you are to dodge the seasonal flu.
    Another important factor you should keep in mind is getting enough of your recommended Vitamin C intake.

    Vitamin C plays an important role in keeping our immune system in check. It is most well known for the antioxidant properties it possesses. Antioxidants work to protect your cells against free radicals. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties help you bounce back and take back control of your life faster.

    Introducing the Seasonal Immune Support Pak

    As we all know, the best way to avoid the flu is to have a strong, healthy immune system. This is where the Seasonal Immune Support Pak comes into play. This awesome product contains powerful nutrients that have been known to provide support and

    his Pak is a must have if you want to keep your immune system in a good state.

    It’s the perfect time for a seasonal cleanse

    With the flu season commencing an attack during the autumn and winter months, it is also a good idea to consider doing some seasonal cleansing. Seasonal cleanses help to rid our body of all the things we don’t need. This can range from toxins to pesticides. It is important to do a seasonal cleanse to get rid of all these toxins and other nasties that have built up in our body over the summer period.

    In doing so, your body will not have to work hard if the flu makes you its next victim, it will be able to focus on the task at hand; the flu.
    Youngevity’s Slender FX Cleanse FX is created and designed to do just that. The Slender FX Cleanse FX capsules contain a variety of herbs that gently help to cleanse your gut, strengthing your immune system.

    Dr Kevin advises that you should not only weed the gut but feed the gut by adding some of Youngevity’s Flora FX at the end of the cleanse. This helps to attract healthy bacteria towards the lower gastronomical tract and restore balance.

    At the end of the day, the stronger your immune system is, the more likely you are to avoid getting a cold or flu. At least if you do, you are more likely to recover from it faster and get back to full health.