Battling cold and flu season


Cold and flu season is tough for most people, but it's even more difficult for those with compromised immune systems. While we try to avoid getting sick as much as possible, sometimes it's unavoidable. Here are some tips to help you cope with the cold or flu if you do end up sick, many of which can also help you reduce your exposure to those germs!
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It turns out that our grandmothers were right! There’s new research to back up the claim that chicken soup helps with the side effects of a cold!

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Make sure you cover your mouth when coughing or yawning, and if you have little ones around, encourage them to do the same! It really does make a difference in reducing the spread of germs.

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It may sound obvious, but make sure to get plenty of rest!

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Fresh ginger is great in a stir-fry or even in tea, and many claim it can help reduce nausea.

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It's especially important to stay hydrated when you are sick, and drinking warm tea can sooth a sore throat.

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If you can, try to change out your toothbrush often, as germs tend to congregate in places that retain moisture.

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Turmeric is a spice that happens to be a relative of ginger, and some people believe it to have anti-inflammatory properties.

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Try to consume some extra Vitamin C! Large doses may actually reduce the duration of a cold!

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