Fight the Flu Naturally

Ed Lamadrid, DAOM, LAc, LMT, gives four suggestions in battling seasonal colds and flus:

Feed a Cold - Foods that are rich in antioxidants, such as berries, pomegranates, garlic, and leafy greens like spinach and kale, can help to fight free radicals in the body that can cause illness.

Turn to Tea - Green, black, white, oolong and pu-erh tea have been praised for their illness-fighting properties, thanks to the flavonoids they contain.

Consider Herbal Remedies – Replace your medicine cabinet with herbs like echinacea, umcka, horehound, and other supplements that take on the same properties as Tylenol and Vicks while helping prevent symptoms.

Relax - Meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises can relax the body, reduce stress, and promote good sleep.