How to stay healthy in cold and flu season


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With the arrival of fall, many of us start to worry about catching a cold or the flu. So it often makes sense to revisit how we stay healthy. Trying out two remedies can make a difference as the days get shorter.

First, with less sun exposure in fall and winter, our bodies produce less vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency can cause reduced immune function, poor bone health, dry skin and lowered mood. D3 is often the best supplement because it’s the type naturally produced by our skin when exposed to sun and it’s easiest to absorb.

Probiotics are another key supplement that can help in the lead-up to cold and flu season. They support your digestive health and immune system and are often found in fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi and kefir, or in supplement form.

To stock up on fall essentials like these, visit a local health food store that’s a Canadian Health Food Association member. Find a location at chfa.ca.

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With the arrival of fall, many of us start to worry about catching a cold or the flu. So it often makes sense to revisit how we stay healthy. Trying out two remedies can make a difference as the days get shorter.

First, with less sun exposure...


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