Back to Back Issues Page
Avoid Colds and Flu--Coronavirus Strains, Too!
January 17, 2023

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #83

January 17, 2023

Hello Water Friend,

As I am sure you know, the so-called “cold and flu season” is in full swing, and many people are experiencing the ill effects.

How much exposure we have to common cold and flu bugs is certainly a factor in whether we become infected or not.

However, I believe whether or not we “catch” a cold or flu has a less to do with external factors, such as exposure to viruses and bacteria, and a little more to do with the internal environment of our bodies.

And even if we cannot completely avoid experiencing some symptoms of illness, there are certain things we can do to at least decrease the intensity and duration of the illness.

Thus, our feature article in this issue outlines 10 effective yet simple ways we can naturally avoid colds and flus, especially during the winter season.

To your health!

Nancy Hearn, CNC

Feature Article

Avoid Colds and Flu—10 Effective Strategies

Most people try to avoid colds and flu by staying away from people who are sniffling and sneezing and by frequently washing their hands.

These steps are important but there is much more we can do to prevent “catching” that bad cold or the latest flu bug.

First it is helpful to understand the role of diet. People tend to get more colds and flu during the winter months when our diets are naturally heavier.

In addition, over consumption of animal-based foods, especially dairy, usually promotes excess production of mucous in the respiratory tract—which also fosters the growth of bacteria and viruses.

Sugar and alcohol intake often increases during the colder months, which also decreases immune function.

Read more here . . .

Related Articles

Fight Coronavirus—Our Top 5 Daily Health Tips

Minimize Stress During a Pandemic or Other Life Crisis

Drinking Enough Water Daily Is the Foundation of Health

Most Popular Articles

Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Water and Brain Function—How to Improve Memory, Focus and Concentration

Water Filter Reviews and Recommendations

I update at least once a week, so if you would like more regular updates, simply go to our Facebook page and "Like" us.

Water Benefits Health on Facebook


Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.

P.S. If you have a specific question about water or water filters, please submit it on our Contact page.

Back to Back Issues Page