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What could I do to improve my Immune system to avoid getting a cold and cough when the weather changes

Here is what can be done for your immune system.

Prepare your immune system

It is important not to wait until the symptoms of a cold or flu appear before doing something. Here is information that will help your immune system being more efficient against germs.

Most adults suffer between 2 and 4 colds each year.The common cold causes more days off work than any other ailment. A person is contagious from the day before the illness breaks out until 1 to 3 days after they feel better.

A mild cold may last only 2 to 3 days while severe colds may last for up to 2 weeks.The person suffers from a general feeling of discomfort, headaches, nasal dryness and/or runny nose, congestion of the upper respiratory tract.

A simple cold can even develop into sinusitis or ear infections.

The flu is a viral infection that is highly contagious.The symptoms starts with:high fever, headaches, shivers aches and pains, tiredness;followed by lung congestion, nasal secretions, difficulty swallowing and watering of the eyes.There are over 200 different cold viruses.The incubation period, the time between the entrance of the viruses in the body and the appearance of the first symptoms, is 8 to 12 hours.

Cold symptoms during an infection are mainly caused by the reactions of the immune system and not the virus itself. Unfortunately you really can catch one cold after another.After suffering a cold you are only immune to that specific virus, so there’s nothing to stop you catching any of the 200 or so other cold viruses.Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria and have the deplorable effect of reducing the efficiency of the immune system by eliminating our intestinal flora which is our first line of defense.This makes us more vulnerable to relapses and undesirable bacteria and yeast.Vaccination only protects us against a few viruses (about 10) and leaves us vulnerable to the rest of them.

The Question: how can we protect ourselves?

The Solution:boosting our immune system so it can eliminate all invaders

If you easily catch a cold, the flu or a sinusitis, the best way to proceed is to take Echinaforce every day. A recent research, states that the Echinaforce fresh plant products from A.Vogel help optimize the efficiency of the immune system.Those on the placebo had 59% more cold and flu than those on Echinaforce and these numbers are even higher for those with high levels of stress, sleep problems and smokers (82%). This same research proved without any doubts that Echinaforce is an immune-modulator (not the case for other Echinacea remedies) and can be safely taken for up to 4 months at 3-5 times a day without any signs of leucopenia (happens with immune stimulators) or auto-immune reactions.Usually, most will benefit by simply taking it 1-2 times a day in prevention but they can increase to 3 times if there is a lot of people sick around them.

Other tips

-Wash your hands regularly to prevent the propagation of germs.

-Rest, since we need 8 hours of sleep per night to be healthy.

-Do a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise per day (outdoor if possible).

-Drink a minimum of 8 big glasses of water a day.

-Eat well balanced meals with lots of fruits, vegetables and sprouts (rich in antioxidants).

-Avoid refine sugars and eliminate dairy products if they cause congestion.

-Have 500-1000 mg of vitamin C (calcium ascorbate better) a day and more if you smoke.

-Have 2000 IU of vitamin D a day to support your immunity.

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