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Food As Medicine for Flu Prevention

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins on the porch, a chill in the air, and a shot in the arm to keep you “healthy.”

The influenza vaccine remains a hot topic for many reasons and it seems that most of us on the receiving end find ourselves in one camp or the other—the yearly takers or the steadfast no way-ers!

Whether or not you choose to get this yearly vaccination, I hope you educate yourself as to the benefits, risks, and effectiveness of this sometimes confusing dose of prevention.

For the 2018-2019 flu season, the vaccine was only 29% effective at preventing...

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Elderberry Syrup

This simple, immune-boosting elixir can help prevent you from catching a cold, the flu, and other harmful viruses throughout the season. And if those germs do take hold, adding elderberry syrup might speed up your recovery.
 
While you can find ready-made elderberry syrup, this simple version can save you quite a few pennies. Extra pocket change AND healthier days...that's what I call a win!
 

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Cooling time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups filtered water
  • ¾ cup...
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