As we are right in the middle of cold and flu season, here is some advice on ways to stay healthy and how to differentiate between the cold and flu. In some cases you may need to seek professional medical care, so we will go through some of these signs and symptoms that should have you seeking help.
Colds and flus are both caused by viral infections. Viruses can live up to 2 hours outside the body. That is why it is important to take measures to reduce exposure.
Immune System Boost
Keeping your immune system robust and strong can help reduce your chances of infection and can help your body fight infection if you do get a bug. Here is our list of important immune boosting foundations and extra supportive measures to promote immune function:
Happy New Year! In the spirit of the New Year I have put together some of my tips and tricks to help you be successful at making changes towards a healthier lifestyle. I want to start with my list of healthy foundations to begin the discussion on habit formation.
It can be daunting to think about all the things we should be doing to be healthy. Most people already have plenty of responsibilities - work, cleaning, paying bills, etc. Who has the time to fit it all in? This year's top 10 New Year’s resolutions includes improvement in areas strongly matching these healthy foundations. So, you probably are not alone when it comes to struggling in one or some of these lifestyle area. The top resolutions list includes eating healthier, exercising more, saving money, and spending more time with family and friends (list by Statista). Personal and clinical experience has shown me that the majority of people want to be healthier, but haven’t managed to meet their own goals.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all these healthy habits were part of your everyday routine so that you didn’t have to think about it? That is the ultimate goal of forming healthy habits. A habit is an action that is triggered automatically in response to a situation (1). For example, in the situation that you use the restroom, the next action you take is to wash your hands. At least I hope it is. Typically you don’t have to try hard to remember to wash your hands, you just do it. Therefore, you have the habit of washing your hands after using the bathroom. Healthy habits are a great way to create a lifestyle change for the better. So let's delve into the researched tips and tricks to forming healthy habits.
Dr. Cheatum and Dr. Doize are Naturopathic doctors writing about health topics from a holistic viewpoint.