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Why You Should Not Get the Flu Shot

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Vaccines, including flu shots, deliver either live or dead viruses, short-circuiting your body's normal front-line immune defense system. If your immune system is weak or out of balance, you could have serious health consequences from the flu shot.

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Filed Under: Colds and Flu

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Why Doesn't Echinacea Work for Me?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Echinacea helps accentuate the actions of your immune system. When it doesn’t work, it is often an indication of other problems. These can include decreased thyroid function (hypothyroidism), low potassium levels, and heavy metal toxicity.

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Habits That Prevent Colds and Flu

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

While basic prevention measures (like hand washing) are helpful, there's something much more powerful you can do to keep the common cold, seasonal flu, and H1N1 at bay—and that's to bolster your own immune system.

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Filed Under: Immune Health

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Protecting Your Family From Infection

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

For those occasions when you find yourself overwhelmed by a bug, you don’t have to look for a doctor to write you a prescription for the latest $150 antibiotic. Instead, you can help your body do what it does naturally—fight off germs.  Here’s a quick rundown that you might want to print out and keep in your medicine chest.

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Filed Under: Immune Health