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I have been writing "Wellness on the road" articals for musicians for 9 years, I am happy to be shareing with you what I have found to work for Flu Season as winter turns into spring across the country. Looking forward to tips and tid-bits that you may have to share!

It starts off with sniffing and sneezing – traveling in the van or bus with 5 other people.  Soon, you start to get achy and it’s all downhill from there.  Having been on and off the road for 11 ½ years taking care of Recording Artist, I have foundseveral things that seem to work, and I would like to share them with you.
Viruses live on hard surfaces for up to 72 hours and are easily transferred on a handshake, sneeze or cough.  You don’t have to become a germaphobe.  It’s been said a million times before, but I 
can’t  overstress how critical it is to wash your hands or carry anti‐viral/anti-bacterial wipes with you. My second piece of advice is to pull over at your nearest health food store or pharmacy and 
buy some Oscillococcinum.  Weird name.  Wicked great flu formula.  This is a homeopathic 
medicine ‐ which  means it activates the body’s natural virus-fighting systems and kicks them into overdrive.fighting systems and kicks them into overdrive. 
The trick is to have it with you so you can take it at the FIRST sign of flu.  It comes with three vials 
that you take in the mouth (tastes like sugar pellets) every six hours.  It will dramatically reduce the
 length and severity of flu. I carry this with me at all times and can be generally found giving it away to an unlucky fellow traveler.  I once sent 24 boxes to Nickelback when their whole crew was
 coming down with the same flu virus.
Another piece of advice is to build up your immune system so you make your body less
 susceptible to illness.  Astragalus is an herb long used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to boost 
immunity – and can be found in pills or as a liquid tincture.  The great thing about astragalus is that you can take it every day and you won’t build up a tolerance.  Garlic is another great antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal.  You can find enteric-coated tablets that dissolve in the digestive trac so you don’t have garlic breath. Finally, consider Maitake mushrooms – they have a 
tremendous immune boosting action – and they are  available in capsules. 

Okay, here’s the part you are going to hate.  Sugar, caffeine, alcohol and dairy products can lower 
immunity and increase mucus in the body.  I’m not saying you have to cut these foods out 
altogether. But if you are feeling a bit “off” or are around people who are sick, moderation would be wise. If you do get sick... Hunker down. Try to get plenty of rest. Drink lemon & ginger tea. Avoid 
the foods listed above. And try using a soothing throat spray to address post‐nasal drip and a dry, irritated throat.  
Be well! 
Ocea "osha"

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Great advice, Ocea.

I might add a probiotic... populating the good guys in the gut.

I presume that the no sugar is referring to refined sugar and HFCS... not naturally occurring sugar, as in fruit.
Where does Honey fit into this sweetener it naturally refined and therefore ok in moderation..?
honey is good, and if you bought locally it will help durning allergy season

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