Ducking and Dodging Flu Season

Ducking and Dodging Flu Season


We’re deep into the winter months and this is the prime season for flu and cold related illnesses. An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure and keeping yourself healthy is key to having a great year! If you’re interested in protecting your health through natural methods, there are several ways you can naturally boost your immune system and help prevent the flu during the winter months. 


Nutrition

All the orange juice in the world can’t guarantee that you won’t get sick, however diet definitely plays a role in your overall health and how strong your immune system is to fight infections like the flu. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet and be sure to prioritize foods rich in vitamins A, C, D, and E.


Supplements 


There is a wealth of supplements that you can take to help boost your immune system. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to sift through them all, however in addition to getting many of the needed nutrients from dietary sources, there are a few supplements that you should have in your arsenal. 


Elderberry  

Available in liquid or pill form, Elderberry is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can boost your immune system. It’s great in strengthening the heart and as a preventive against flu and the common cold.


Zinc  

Helps keep your immune system strong by stimulating immune cells functions. It also aids in maintenance and building up your overall metabolism.


Probiotics  

Around 70% of our immune system cells are in our gut. Probiotics which are technically “good bacteria”, help keep your digestive system healthy, thus keeping your overall health up.


Scotch Porter's Superfood Supplement 

The new Scotch Porter dietary supplement is rich in Antioxidants, contains Irish Sea Moss, Amino Acids & 92 vitamins and minerals. It promotes a healthier beard, skin and nails while helping to support your immune system. (30 day supply per bottle.)


Self Care: 


Sleep 

Sleep is critical to a well-functioning immune system, prioritizing sleep is a natural way to help defend against the flu. Try to get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.


Staying Active 

Keep exercise as a simple and smart way to bolster your immune system.  Hit the gym or simply take a brisk walk around the neighborhood a few times every week.


Wash Your Hands


Reduce your risk and help keep others safe by routinely washing your hands with warm water and soap for at least 15 seconds. It’s especially important to wash your hands before meals and after coughing or sneezing. This clearly isn’t a new measure but obviously the current pandemic has only highlighted the importance on this and shown us just how much we've overlooked basis sanitary measures.  

Written By: Marc Kelly