Prepare Yourself and Boost Your Immune System
TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - It's on the bus, in the elevator and in
the next cubicle over. It is making headlines from coast to coast. You
can't escape it on social media. Cold and flu season is HERE and
COLD-FX - Canada's #1 natural cold and flu remedy brand - is urging
Canadians to be prepared.
"The cold and flu are both infections that affect the nose, throat and
lungs," says Sherry Torkos, Pharmacist and Author of the National
Best-Seller The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. "There are three key cold and flu phases that are important for
Canadians to consider in helping to maintain optimal health: prevention
of illness, management of symptoms and recovery."
Critical to minimizing the impact of a cold and flu is to keep your
immune system strong by taking care of yourself naturally, with good
food, good sleep and good hygiene. Another may be COLD-FX, as it is
clinically proven to reduce the frequency of colds and flu. Similarly,
for those who are sick, COLD-FX can help reduce the severity and
duration of these symptoms. Naturally sourced, COLD-FX is the #1
Pharmacist and Physician recommended over the counter cold and flu
"We are currently in the peak of cold and flu season," Torkos adds.
"Canadians should consider taking a daily defense remedy, such as
COLD-FX, that will not only help prevent illness, but also help support
recovery and long-term health. We will continue to see reported cases
of cold and flu right through spring."
Flu for Thought
With the impact of cold and flu cases rapidly growing, particularly in
western Canada, it's important to take precautions to help prepare and
reduce the potential impact of future spread. As doctors offices fill
up, Pharmacists are on the frontlines, consulting with a high volume of
patients. Torkos recommends the following natural ways to help prevent
infection and keep your immune system strong.
Wash your hands regularly - soap and water or hand sanitizer. This is
the best way to prevent the spread of viruses.
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables - these foods are loaded with vitamin
and minerals which support immune system function.
Minimize sugar and refined starches - these foods hamper immune
Drink plenty of fluids - to help the body eliminate toxins and prevent
dehydration (dry mucus membranes can make it easier for viruses to
Don't smoke and avoid second-hand smoke. Smoke damages mucus membranes
in nose, throat and esophagus making it easy for viruses to invade the
Minimize alcohol - alcohol is hard on the liver - our key detoxifying
organ - and it is dehydrating.
Relax and de-stress yourself - stress can hamper immune function.
Get regular, moderate-intensity exercise - it helps boost our immune
Get enough sleep - proper rest is essential for immune health.
Take immune boosting supplements, such as COLD-FX, vitamin C, aged
garlic extract and Echinacea. Consult your Pharmacist or Healthcare
Professional for more information.
To track the flu in your area and more information about the cold and
flu cycle, please visit www.cold-fx.ca.
Prepare Yourself for Colds and Flu this Season
For the past 20 years, COLD-FX has helped to reduce the frequency,
severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms. COLD-FX is a story of
true Canadian innovation, based on extensive research and clinical
trials in the field of cold and flu remedies. The active ingredient in
COLD-FX is called CVT-E002™ which is a specific isolate of the North
American ginseng plant.
COLD-FX is produced by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
(NYSE/TSX:VRX), a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that
develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical
products primarily in the areas of dermatology, eye health, neurology
and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.
*Rogers Healthcare Group
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