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8 Ways to Prevent a Cold – Men’s Fitness

So how can you stay healthy while your friends and coworkers fall prey to nasty germs? While there's no cure for the common cold, our medical expert, Isaac Eliaz, M.D., Director of Amitabha Medical Clinic, says there's no reason to feel helplessly doomed, either. With some smart habits and a little help from nature, you can safeguard your immune system against the season's grossest illnesses.

Cold and Flu Prevention – Occupational Health & Safety Magazine November 2011

As an integrative physician, I often have patients ask me what they can do to treat seasonal illness with safe and effective natural therapies. Whether you're talking about a common cold or the more serious flu virus, it's easy to consider these ordinary ailments to be an inevitable part of the "cold and flu" season. Colds are the most prevalent infectious illness in the United States, but they usually don't present dangerous symptoms unless one has a weakened immune system. The flu, on the other hand, can be a much more serious illness since it is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a wide variety of influenza viruses. It even can lead to death in rare cases among immune-compromised individuals. Fortunately, there are both short-term and long-term steps you can take to strengthen and improve your body's immune defenses safely and naturally. With a strong and well-trained immune system, you can effectively lessen the damage that both types of illnesses can cause to your body. In fact, the right health-promoting actions can prevent the common cold or flu from occurring altogether -- a critical benefit for the busy working person or multi-tasking parent who believes he or she simply can't afford to get sick. In addition to building immunity, these recommendations support your overall health and vitality so you can enjoy more energy and productivity throughout the year, without being held back by seasonal ailments.

Avoid Colds and Flu – Tampa Bay Wellness Magazine January 2012

There's just o getting around it. Once the temperature drops, cold and flu season returns to loom over our health like stormy weather. The impacts of our fast-paced lifestyles, holiday travels and festivities, along with the seasonal changes, lead most of us to believe that colds and flu are inevitable facts of winter. But they're not. With healthy diet, lifestyle choices and supplementation, you can protect yourself year-round with natural solutions that will help strengthen your defenses and keep you vibrant and energized.

Biography of Dr. Isaac Eliaz –

Dr. Isaac Eliaz, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980s, is a respected author, lecturer, researcher, product formulator and clinical practitioner. Since 1991, Dr. Eliaz has maintained a busy private practice in northern California that focuses primarily on integrative, holistic protocols for cancer patients. He leads an integrative medical team at Amitabha Clinic in Sebastopol, California with focus on cancer and other chronic ailments.

You Can Prevent Cold & Flu

With the right choices, you can stay healthy all winter. Read more to learn about the differences between the common cold and the flu, lifestyle choices that can keep your systems running at their peak, and the most effective all-natural remedies for immune support.

How to Heal With Food

Diet is one of the single most important factors in health and healing. As we know, the Western diet places heavy emphasis on concentrated animal proteins and processed, grain-derived carbohydrates which have a relatively low nutritional value. This way of eating is sometimes referred to as the Standard American Diet (SAD), and produces a chronic low-grade, overly-acid state in the body, according to many well-documented studies.