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Digital Subscriptions > Vegan Food & Living Magazine > Dec 2018 > Top tips for STAYING FLU-FREE THIS WINTER


Battle the bugs with help from Gemma Hurditch of CNM, the College of Naturopathic Medicine

Sore throat, running nose and pounding head? These are typical symptoms of a cold virus, but influenza, or ‘flu’ as it is commonly known, also adds muscular aches and pains, chills and fever to the mix. None of us wants it! Aiming to avoid flu is our best strategy, since once it takes hold, the virus can lead to lowered immunity for some time afterwards, making us more susceptible to other winter bugs, and bacterial infections, too. Bacterial infections are often what makes the sickness last longer; complications such as sinusitis, bronchitis and laryngitis can slow down recovery. So, in a two part plan, we should firstly try to avoid the initial infection, and secondly aim to strengthen our immune system to enhance resilience.

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Still not decided what you want for your Christmas dinner this year? We've got a while host of recipes waiting for you to try, alongside party food and drink ideas, Boxing day delights, and vegan cheeses that you can make at home. Also this issue, we show you how to add an eco-friendly element to your festivities with upcycled decorations and environmentally-friendly wrapping ideas. Plus we reveal how to stay flu-free this winter, show you how to make your own beauty gifts and share ideas for spreading the vegan message in a positive light this year. Also this issue comes with a free 2019 Liz Cook Nutrition Calendar!