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Facts and fiction about the cold virus
Part 1: About the Rhinovirus
Part 2: How the rhinovirus works in the body
Part 3: The cold virus and your immune system
Echinacea research yields new cold season support options
Part 1 - Echinacea - a complex and multi-purpose plant
Part 2 - Echinacea and the immune system
Part 3 - Echinacea formulas for healthy immune support
Part 4 - Echinacea formulas for inflammatory response support
I developed a cough after a cold. How can I kick it?
A cough usually occurs in response to viral damage to air passageways. Even after the infection is gone, tissues may take a while to heal; the resulting cough can linger for weeks or even months.
Have your healthiest cold and flu season ever!
Cold and flu season is on its way, but that doesn't mean you have to start spending quality time with a box of tissues. Instead, take a few simple steps now to stimulate and strengthen your immune system. You'll sidestep more bugs—and if you do end up getting sick, you'll recover more quickly.
Ginseng extract wards off the common cold
You've washed your hands frequently and avoided crowded stores during post-holiday sales, and yet you've caught another cold. "What could I have done to prevent this?" you may ask. A new study reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal may have found an answer in extracts of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) (2005, vol. 173, no. 9).
Boosting Immunity: Antioxidant Powerhouses
Want to boost immunity, slow the aging process, and fend off serious diseases—all at once? Eat your antioxidants.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, each American suffers two to six colds per year, and at least 1 in every 10 people will come down with the flu. Fortunately, smart preventive measures—starting with what you eat—can help you beat the odds.
Echinacea study not the final word
Although you may have heard recent news that echinacea was found to be ineffective for combating colds, herbal experts say you'd be wise not to believe everything you hear without more careful analysis.
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