Echinacea/Cold Flu Fighters

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Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2003 - Health & Fitness - 96 pages
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Many vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbs can greatly reduce cold and flu symptoms and shorten the duration of colds - if you begin taking them at the first sign of an infection. In this User's Guide, Laurel Vukovic describes the most important natural ways of fighting off colds and flus, including the use of such venerable herbs as echinacea, goldenseal, and elderberry.
 

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Contents

How Colds and Flus Catch You
3
SIMPLE WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
14
IMMUNEBOOSTING HERBS ECHINACEA AND ASTRAGALUS
21
VIRUSFIGHTING HERBS ELDERBERRY AND GARLIC
36
VIRUSPIGHTING NUTRIENTS VITAMIN C NACETYLCYSTEINE AND ZINC
46
WHY YOU SHOULDNT TAKE DRUGS FOR COLDS AND FLUS
55
HOME REMEDIES FOR COLDS AND FLUS
60
HOW TO BUY AND USE SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBS
73
CONCLUSION
79
Selected References
81
Other Books and Resources
83
INDEX
85
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Page 3 - ... according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 35 and 50 million Americans are striken with the flu each year.
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About the author (2003)

Laurel Vukovic, M.S.W., has served as a psychoterapist, herbalist, teacher and writer for more than two decades. Since 1992 she has been a columnist and contributing editor for "Natural Health" magazine. She is also the author of several books, including "Herbal Healing Secrets for Women" and the "User's Guide to Women's Health Supplements.

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