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What is Influenza?

Millions of North Americans suffer the effects of the flu season every year. Influenza’s vice is that it’s extremely contagious. Since up to 25% of Canadians are infected each year, it may seem a common unavoidable annoyance. Don’t be fooled! A “simple” case of influenza can quickly lead to devastating consequences.

Influenza’s danger is that it weakens an already exposed immune system – making the infected even more susceptible to other devastating diseases.

The immediate symptoms of influenza include:

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Reduced appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Vomiting

Influenza can lead to death. If it is allowed to fully develop, influenza may progress into a perilous case of pneumonia or other deadly complications.

In Canada alone, influenza contributes to up to 8,000 yearly deaths.

Once influenza has infected a body, it is extremely difficult to control. Because influenza is so easily airborne, it is almost impossible to avoid contamination during the flu season. What you CAN do is prepare your body to combat influenza.

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How Can I Protect My Body Against Influenza?

One preventative strategy is the influenza immunization. Although this is an important step to help your body against certain strains of the flu, it is impossible to pack all the influenza varieties into one shot. With new and dangerous strains constantly emerging — like H1N1 — it may seem impossible to prepare yourself. For this reason, it’s essential to take whatever preventative measures you can.

You and your body need to work together. Keep your immune system as strong as it can possibly be!

The most effective way to assist your immune system is to keep your body healthy. Living a balanced life style will drastically reduce your chances of becoming infected with influenza. This includes exercising regularly and eating healthy.

What does your immune system crave? A healthy diet, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and antioxidants are a fantastic start!

You might think you’re providing your body with enough minerals and vitamins, but very  few of us are. Recent mineral depletion in soils has led to poor quality in much of the food we eat.  Dr. Linus Pauling notes, “Nearly every disease can be linked to a mineral deficiency.”

The frustrating reality is that even with all the effort a balanced diet takes, chances are our bodies are STILL lacking essential minerals it needs to maintain optimal health.

Everyone – particularly those at risk for influenza – should be more concerned with their health. Especially what we eat.

What if I told you there was a solution that could satisfy our need for speed without weakening our immune systems and raising our risk for influenza contraction?

Something that combined convenience and quality.

The answer?

Vitamin supplements!

Without supplements we are unnecessarily exposing our bodies to the dangers of influenza.

Instead of exposing yourself and your loved ones to influenza this year, see what supplementing can do for you.

Let your health be an asset to your success, rather than a challenge.

Start preparing for the flu season today.

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