Getting a cold every once in awhile is normal. Most of us are exposed to viruses on a regular basis. And even the strongest immune system can sometimes succumb to whatever’s going around. But frequent colds and flus can be a sign of a weakened immune system. When one cold seems to run into the next or you have a cough that seems to linger for weeks, it might be time to step back and assess what’s going on.
That’s where naturopathic medicine can help. Your naturopath can sit down with you and help identify the things in your life that might be having a negative impact on your immune system. Ongoing stress, certain nutrient deficiencies, or too much sugar in the diet can make your immune cells less active and leave you more susceptible to the latest office or school yard bug. Your naturopath can also help decide what remedies or simple techniques you could introduce that would be more immune supportive and build up your resilience. For example, did you know that a simple daily garlic supplement could reduce the frequency of colds as well as the average length of cold symptoms?
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