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Boost Your Immune System to Prevent Cold/Flu

Have you ever noticed that the “flu season” is right around the holidays?  The same viruses that actually float around all year long suddenly settle in and do their worst.  The reason has less to do with the time of year or weather than it does with how healthy your immune system is.

Overindulging during the holidays in high-calorie, sugar-laden foods and alcohol as well as stress and late nights seriously dampen your immune system.  To strengthen your defenses, consider a few nutritional and lifestyle interventions.

BioSET’s Lymph/Immune capsules contain a proprietary blend of enzymes and botanical extracts to support the immune system.  Burdock root, yellow dock root, astragalus, maitake, reishe, and shitake contained in the supplement have been shown to improve the immune system, remove toxins from the blood, and relieve symptoms related to viral infections.  These natural substances have been used to help patients with problems as varied as respiratory infections, sinusitis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, cancer, herpes, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis.

Remember that no part of the body can be healthy or sick independent of the rest of the body.  The same healthy lifestyle that prevents heart disease, diabetes and cancer will keep your immune system in top shape.  Consider the following tips to prevent colds and flu:

  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily
  • Reduce sugar intake and avoid refined sugars
  • Take steps to reduce chronic stress
  • Get adequate rest
  • Try to eat more nutrient rich foods, especially fruits and vegetables
  • Ensure adequate nutrient status with a high-quality multivitamin
  • Exercise regularly


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