Dr. Oz’s Cold and Flu Rescue Pack

Tis the season … for getting sick. As soon as it gets cold outside, your body starts playing defense against illness-causing germs. Get a competitive advantage with Dr. Oz’s rescue pack – a guide with everything you need to fight both a cold and the flu. Plus, see immunity-boosting tips to stay healthy all winter long!

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Tip #2: Sickness Prevention Pack

These three supplements are a triple-power combo to help ward off illness:

  • NAC - N-acetylcysteine is a potent antioxidant that can help you get over flu symptoms. Try a 250 mg NAC supplement each day with or without food.
  • Astragalus - This Chinese herb has been used for thousands of years to help stimulate the immune system and potentially ward off illness. Try adding 1 dropper of the extract in a cup of warm water each day. If you’re fighting an illness, you can take astragalus three times a day.
  • Vitamin D3 - Studies have shown that taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent the flu. Try 1000 IU per day and 2000 IU per day during the darker winter months of winter, December through March.

Tip #3: Supercharge Your Meals With Turmeric

Used in both ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, turmeric is a powerful disease-fighter. This yellow spice increases levels of a protein that help the immune system fight off bacteria and viruses. It’s also a good source of manganese and potassium, which helps support immunity. As an added bonus, turmeric improves digestion and promotes cardiovascular health. You can take this remedy by mixing 3 teaspoons of turmeric in warm water, or use it to flavor stir-frys, marinades or stews.

 

Tip #4: End Every Day With Tea

What better way to cap off your evening than with a relaxing, disease-fighting cup of tea? Try a type that’s a combination of medicinal mushrooms such as shitake, maitake or reishi. Superstars in ancient Chinese medicine, mushrooms are powerhouses that actually stop germs from growing inside the body. They also contain selenium, a mineral that boosts the immune system. Enjoy two or more cups in the evening. Learn more about the health benefits of tea.