Prevention and Treatment
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Each year between 5% and
20% of the U.S. population will get the flu. 200,000 on average
will be hospitalized each year because of flu complications.
The number of people who die each year from flu-related causes
in the U.S. varies from 3,000 to 49,000 annually.
typical incubation period for the flu is one to four days.
Adults can be contagious from the day before symptoms begin
through five to ten days after the illness starts.
flu typically resolves after three to seven days for the
majority of people, although cough and fatigue can persist for
more than two weeks.
The flu tends to come on suddenly and symptoms include fever,
chills, sore throat, cough, muscle pain, fatigue and
congestion. It can be diagnosed with a throat culture or blood
will benefit by taking steps to strengthen your immune system to
minimize the likelihood of infection.
Prevention of the
Get plenty of fresh air and keep your home cool, dry, and well
ventilated. Consider using an air filtration system.
Eat 6-10 cups of a variety of vegetables daily. Be
sure to include steamed hard
Miso Soup regularly for its many health benefits.
Include dried shiitake mushrooms and dried maitake mushrooms in
soups or other dishes.
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Avoid refined sugar and alcohol which weaken immunity; minimize
or eliminate mucus causing foods such as cow's milk products and
high fat foods.
Get plenty of rest and 8 hours sleep--more if you need it.
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Drink plenty of warm liquids, including peppermint tea and ginger
Eat a simple diet of homemade vegetable soup, steamed
vegetables, and whole, unrefined grains such as brown rice,
millet and barley.
Gargle with salt water. Use 1/2 tsp. of salt in a large glass
Add the juice of fresh lemon to your water.
Get plenty of rest. Your body's energy goes toward healing and
regeneration when you are resting and sleeping. You need more when you are sick.
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