RadioMD: Inherently You with Dr. Holly Lucille
RadioMD: Inherently You with Dr. Holly Lucille

3 Ways to Stay Healthy During Flu Season Without the Flu Shot

December 10, 20149 min
There are simple ways you can strengthen your body's immune system to defend against invaders and fight back.One of the most controversial topics doctors discuss is whether or not you should be getting your flu shot every year. Some doctors strictly recommend you need it while implementing the risks you may face if you don't. However, some doctors believe you don't need a vaccine, and there are plenty of natural ways you can boost your immune system, without pricking yourself with foreign antibodies.There is a chance you can get the flu during anytime of the year, but peak season is between as early as October to February. If you've ever experienced the flu before, you know how miserable the symptoms are. You may experience a headache, body chills, aches and cramps, fever, sore throat and runny nose.This year, many of you might have been wondering if you should get the flu shot. However, recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stated that the flu vaccines are ineffective against dominate flu strain, leaving many of you (both vaccinated and not), concerned about what they can do to prevent getting sick with the flu this year.The CDC's director, Dr. Tom Frieden also stated that it's too late to produce a new flu vaccine, since the production of the vaccine could take around four months.Although even the healthiest of people can fall victim to the common cold and flu, there are simple ways you can strengthen your body's immune system to defend against invaders and fight back.What are the three ways to stay healthy during the flu season without having to get a flu shot? Increase your Vitamin D intake Increase your Vitamin C intake Avoid eating refined sugar (weakens your immune system) What else do you need to know about how to stay healthy during flu season?Sarah Corey, AADP discusses natural and cost effective tips for staying healthy this season, no shots required.

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