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Flu Protection--Start Now!

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

We’re fast approaching flu season, which officially runs from November through April. Soon you'll be bombarded with messages from medical professionals, pharmacists, and even school officials telling you that the best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get your annual flu shot. 

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Bitter Remedy Brings Sweet Relief

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Elderberry extract and herbal throat lozenges are effective ways to treat colds and flu. But if you're caught without them, or need additional support, give Andrographis paniculata a try.

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Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Researchers have found that resveratrol can stop the replication of the influenza virus in cell cultures. The greatest effect was seen when the compound was given three hours after exposure to the virus.

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