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Influenza

Influenza Vaccine and the Natural Alternatives

Posted September 27, 2013

Each year the Influenza Vaccine is enthusiastically called upon to prevent the contraction of flu, yet could there really be a more natural alternative that works? To the dismay of many pharmaceutical companies, yes.

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Fatty acids could lead to flu drug

Posted March 10, 2013

Flu viruses are a major cause of death and sickness around the world, and antiviral drugs currently do not protect the most seriously ill patients. A study published March 7th by Cell Press in the journal Cell reveals that a compound derived from fats found in fish oils prevents death in influenza-virus-infected mice, even at advanced stages of disease. The study offers a promising strategy for the treatment of patients with severe influenza virus infections.

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Top five medicinal herbs that help fight influenza

Posted February 18, 2013

Using herbal medicines to fend off sicknesses is a traditional practice that still lives on today. Experts debate about the effectiveness of these herbs in preventing influenza and other kinds of diseases because of a lack of evidence. On the other hand, others have no doubts about their efficacy. The fact remains that these herbs possess qualities that help the body become strong enough to fight off sickness. It is important; however, to consult properly with a professional before taking any of these herbal medicines.

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Natural Ways to Fight the Flu

Posted February 13, 2013

The good news is the flu season is beginning to wane. But that doesn’t mean we’re completely out of the woods. Typically, the flu rages on right through to March. And with the flu vaccine cutting the risk of getting influenza by only about 45 per cent, as the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control reports, chances are that you or someone you know can still catch this pesky illness in the next few weeks.

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Preventing and Treating Influenza With Natural Medicines

Posted January 21, 2013

Vaccinations and antiviral drugs are not the only options available for preventing and treating influenza. This article discusses the scientific evidence that that certain nutrients and herbs may also be useful.

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Vitamin D Insufficiency Prevalent in Psoriatic Arthritis

Posted April 30, 2012

Vitamin D insufficiency appears to be highly prevalent among people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), regardless of where they live or the time of year, according to research published in the October issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

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