Although it doesn’t feel as though summer is over just yet- we will be lucky to get another taste of it this weekend- cold and flu season is right around the corner. I checked in with Susan Blum, M.D., Award-Winning Preventive Doctor, Chronic Disease Specialist and Founder of Blum Center for Health on the 3 best ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season:
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Fill Up On Healthy Fats
You’ve probably heard about the heart-healthy impact of omega-3 fatty acids, but their benefits also go skin deep. “Many skin issues, including psoriasis, eczema and some acne, are made worse — redder, angrier and more puffy — by inflammation in the body,” explains Susan Blum, M.D., assistant clinical professor of preventative medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and founder of The Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York. “Omega-3’s reduce that inflammation.” The body also needs these fats to help produce its own natural oils and retain moisture for soft, hydrated skin. You can find these good-for-you fats in salmon, sardines, walnuts, flaxseeds and soybeans.
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Every year, some bullshit (albeit completely scientific and test tube-y) study surfaces “debunking” the notion that we tend to get sicker – more colds, more flu, more feeling-like-something-the cat-dragged-in – once the summer sadly ends and temperatures start to head south. Read More at Momover.net