It’s that season again, flu season. Illness from the flu peaks in the spring and the fall. The fall is a time when our immune systems are challenged already with holiday stress, excessive sugar intake, and the stress of going back to school. Here are a few naturopathic suggestions to help keep you and your family healthy during the flu season.
“Doc, should I get the flu vaccine?” : Many of my patients ask me this At This time of year. In some people who are elderly or have health conditions such as severe respiratory or cardiac disease, the flu vaccine can be an additional layer of protection in a system that is already susceptible. However, in many cases, the flu vaccine does not provide 100% protection from the flu. In 2018-19 flu season, the CDC found flu vaccines protected people from actually getting the flu 40-60% of the time. Fortunately, a homeopathic preparation is available that provides additional protection. It’s called Muco coccinum (UnDa/Seroyal brand) and we carry it throughout the flu season in our office. It is also available for purchase on the online store here. I recommend people take Muco coccinum whether or not they chose to get the flu vaccine. It provides another layer of protection during the flu season. It’s easy to take: just 1 tab every 2 weeks from fall through the Spring.