Autumn brings with it plenty of cold and flu bugs. How to fend them off?

Our Naturopath Diane shares her approach to Autumn immunity!

Autumn has arrived! Not only have the cool mornings begun…this also means the tendency the pick up colds and flus is on the horizon.

There have been some really nasty strains over the last couple of years, with viruses ameliorating and then returning, or manifesting into debilitating secondary infections, or leaving the sufferer with post-viral fatigue or residual gut issues due to antibiotic usage.

The Naturopathic approach to virus protection is to firstly have a strategy in place to prevent colds and flus and, if unlucky, a targeted protocol implemented quickly to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms.

World renowned herbalist, Kerry Bone, has devoted a great deal of research into the use of herbs for treating bacterial and viral infections. Great results were seen when prescribing new combinations of herbs, and rotating them at certain times of the year. Naturopaths are often made aware of the latest research, so it’s exciting when a new formula becomes available, and reassuring when traditional remedies such vitamin C, Zinc and Echinacea are proven yet again to promote a healthy immune system.

Now is the perfect time of year to start your preventive care! See your Naturopath to organise a targeted prescription to bring infection under control as quickly as possible.