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Holistic Approach to Staying Flu Free

A local doctor who specializes in holistic medicine shares some advice on how to stay healthy in the midst of a fierce flu season



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    When it comes to flu prevention, most of us have heard this advice before-- wash your hands frequently, sanitize, and avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.

    During last year's onslaught of the flu, we talked with Dr. Frederick Burton about flu prevention. He is a local internist who practices holistic medicine and he gave some advice you may not have heard. The article was one of the most popular health stories last winter, so we felt the information  was worth sharing again.

    According to Dr. Burton, to help protect yourself during a fierce flu seaons, you can start by arming yourself with a colloidal silver solution to disinfect your nostrils.

    "So if you daily disinfect your nasal passages you can stay ahead of that and usually don't get a problem," says Dr. Burton.

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    He also recommends the supplement called Immuplex, a combination of vitamins and minerals, that will boost your immune system.

    Dr. Burton says if you end up feeling flu-like symptoms of fever, coughing and sneezing-- vitamins are your best defense.

    "That's to cure the virus once you know you're infected. First sign of a cold or the flu-- beta carotene and garlic."

    These homeopathic products can be found at health food stores, according to Dr. Burton, who also says overall health and diet will help your body fight off the virus.