January 19, 2022

Stay Well with These Super Flu-Fighting Foods

This winter we need to be particularly careful to avoid colds and flu. I am just too busy to get sick, so I pay special attention to what I eat. My father was a doctor in Southeast Asia and he always said that if you are in general good health, get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water and wash your hands frequently, you’re doing a lot to prevent a nasty case of the flu. Now, as we fight a pandemic, we need to wear masks in public to protect ourselves and others. Here are some immune-boosting foods that are […]
May 5, 2020

Elderberry Is an Anti-Flu Agent Worth a Try

Elderberry is a traditional medicine plant known for its antiviral and anti-influenza properties. Record of its use is recorded through history in Europe,
June 25, 2019

How Elderberry Fights Flu

The March 2019 issue of the Journal of Functional Foods published the findings of researchers at the University of Sydney of a mechanism by which elderberries combat influenza. Elderberry juice has long been used to help relieve flu symptoms, however, its mechanisms in influenza had not been identified. Dr Golnoosh Torabian and colleagues administered elderberry juice serum and the elderberry compound cyanidin 3-glucoside to cultured cells prior to, during and after they had been infected with the influenza virus. The researchers observed a direct antiviral effect in association with both elderberry juice and its active compound. “What our study has shown is that […]
January 22, 2019

Top 10 Anti-Viral Herbs To Curb Colds and Flu

As cold and flu season approaches again, ways to support the immune system are top of mind. Aside from healthy lifestyle habits, there is evidence that some herbal preparations can ward off viruses that commonly occur in winter months. Important factors for supporting the immune system and avoiding viruses this winter season: Exercise regularly Focus on sleep Manage your stress Consume alcohol in moderation Wash your hands often Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains If you have the foundation of these healthy practices down, you may be wondering what else you can do to support […]
July 18, 2018

Why Men Might Recover From Flu Faster Than Women

Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news
June 12, 2018

French Oak Wood Extract Aids Flu Recovery

The May 2018 issue of The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness published the finding of
March 20, 2018

Can Echinacea Fight Colds, Flu and More?

You’re coming down with that tickle in your throat and a bit of fatigue – possibly getting a cold. As viruses like the flu rage on this winter, do you reach for the herb echinacea to help boost the immune system at the first sign of trouble? If so, you’re not alone. A perennial flowering plant related to sunflowers, daisies and ragweed, echinacea is native to the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. It was originally discovered and used by Native Americans who passed it along to early settlers and its medicinal uses were then taken back to Europe. It is […]
January 17, 2018

Active Flu Season Continues to Spread Across Continental U.S.

The graphic is called the “Geographic Spread of Influenza as Assessed by State and Territorial Epidemiologists.”
October 27, 2015

Echinacea Fights The Flu

The flu is not something to be taken lightly. To date, it’s surprisingly still one of the leading causes of death, claiming the lives of thousands each year. So what you should do if you develop flu symptoms yourself? This is a legitimate concern, given the risks at stake. In a previous blog, we’ve outlined a very detailed protocol, which you can find here. And now, according to a recent study, echinacea may also help to fight symptoms of the flu. The results were published in the journal Current Therapeutic Research. Tamiflu and Echinacea Were Similarly Effective in Fighting the […]