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Beat the Flu! Here's How

Tips to Prevent and Overcome Winter Viruses
  -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
  1. The virus can die, OR
  2. Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
  3. The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you keep this from happening? 

Prevention <pagebreak>
After Symptoms Occur Hopefully, by adhering to a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent an illness from occurring in the first place, or at least lessen the severity if one does arise. 

Be sure to always talk with your health care provider before taking any herbal, vitamin, or mineral supplement.