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As the summer ends and fall begins, cold and flu season sneaks into play. The kids return to school and subsequently viruses spread from the classroom to home to work...

Your body's own immune system can be powerful in preventing viral infections as well as fight to reestablish health if given the proper support. Adequate sleep and a healthy diet are extremely important, and it is well known that sugar suppresses the immune function. Clinical studies have revealed immune suppression within 30 minutes after indigestion of sugar (ie sugar filled latte or bowl of cereal), and the effects last over five hours! A friend sneezes on you and by nightfall you have a scratchy throat! 

Along with managing stress, getting restorative sleep, and eating healthy protein, fats, and lots of fresh fruit and veggies, certain immune supportive nutrients and herbs can help prevent or shorten duration of nasty illness.

Known as the "herbal convincer", Echinacea is the best known and most studied herb for respiratory infections. Best taken immediately at onset of symptoms (sneezy, scratchy throat, etc), a high quality echinacea has proven effective in controlled studies to reduce the symptoms and durations of colds and flu. In addtion, andographis, olive leaf, and larch are important herbal support for immune funtion and recovery from viral challenges. Our customers have been reporting fast relief from symptoms with a formula called Immuni-T which contains all of the above herbals and more! Try Immuni-T for 20% off through September! 

We also carry the popular Wellness Formula, Oscillococcinum (Oscillo for short) which is amazing when taken at first sign of flu, elderberry syrup, capsules and gummies, homeopathics, cough syrups, lozenges, Vitamin C, probiotics (important!), medicinal mushrooms and so much more! 

The great staff at The Natural Alternative will help you choose the immune supplement that is right for you.

Let us help you feel your best this fall season!