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Old 09-06-2019, 03:51 PM
 
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Caesar Djavaherian, MD, a cofounder and chief medical director at Carbon Health, and the previous founder of Direct Urgent Care, is breaking down everything you need to know to stay ahead of the upcoming cold and flu season this year.
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“We think of cold and flu season in terms of peak number of patients affected,” says Dr. Djavaherian. “Since the flu never really goes away, identifying the peak month of activity is more useful. In the past 35 years, peak flu season has most commonly occurred between October and May and has most frequently peaked in February.”

Not a vaccination article, so don't post pros and cons of vaccines

 
Old 09-07-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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If you need to drastically change your behavior because you are terrified of 'flu season' you're probably not taking any steps to support your health during the rest of the year.
 
Old 09-07-2019, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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If you need to drastically change your behavior because you are terrified of 'flu season' you're probably not taking any steps to support your health during the rest of the year.
I certainly agree, and know that my antioxidants/immune system supports keep me healthy 365 days.
 
Old 09-07-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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If you need to drastically change your behavior because you are terrified of 'flu season' you're probably not taking any steps to support your health during the rest of the year.
Who is "terrified"? And how is getting a shot "drastically" changing your behavior?

I do lots of stuff to stay healthy and this is just one of those things. You do your "thing". But do know that if you change or even think about your diet or your activity level you are of course terrified as the reason for doing so.
 
Old Yesterday, 11:23 AM
 
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Who is "terrified"? And how is getting a shot "drastically" changing your behavior?

I do lots of stuff to stay healthy and this is just one of those things. You do your "thing". But do know that if you change or even think about your diet or your activity level you are of course terrified as the reason for doing so.
If you read the actual OP, this is not discussion vaccines. At all. Not mentioned, not allowed to discuss.

So again, if someone is drastically changing their behavior, they ARE terrified of something, or they just don't care at all about their health until they see the media fear mongering about flu. And then panic and change behavior as a reaction to advertising of the flu.

I mean, really. Is anyone anywhere in the entire United States NOT aware of flu season? We don't need to be told about it anymore. Seriously, why can't the media just move on?
 
Old Yesterday, 07:39 PM
 
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The flu can get anyone regardless of how well they take care of themselves. I think a healthy lifestyle will perhaps lessen the severity or time of the illness.
I had not gotten the flu for 50 years. I got it two years ago and it flattened me. I take very good care of myself with eating extremely healthy and exercising.
Lots of people will say they never got it because they are so good at taking care of themselves and they doubt they ever will get it. The flu doesn't care.

The best way to prevent the flu is by washing hands and staying away from people who have it. Obviously that is a tall order.
 
Old Yesterday, 07:54 PM
 
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Flu happens. That's why I keep Oscillococcinum in my home.
 
Old Yesterday, 08:20 PM
 
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Flu happens. That's why I keep Oscillococcinum in my home.
That never worked for me. What worked was avoiding crowds.
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Old Yesterday, 08:21 PM
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If you read the actual OP, this is not discussion vaccines. At all. Not mentioned, not allowed to discuss.

So again, if someone is drastically changing their behavior, they ARE terrified of something, or they just don't care at all about their health until they see the media fear mongering about flu. And then panic and change behavior as a reaction to advertising of the flu.

I mean, really. Is anyone anywhere in the entire United States NOT aware of flu season? We don't need to be told about it anymore. Seriously, why can't the media just move on?
The OP said no pro/con of vaccines. That said, virtually every article about how to avoid flu says as their #1 message: Get a flu vaccine. The rest of the stuff isn't very helpful without the vaccine.

"If you don’t make an effort to prevent it, odds are that you’ll catch the flu this season."
https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/c...g_germs_work#1
https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en...the-flu-1-3001

This has nothing to do with being "terrified". It has to do with taking care of oneself.
 
Old Today, 07:23 AM
 
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Our whole family got the flu last winter. We slept a lot and took supplements like elderberry and vitamin C. We also drank a lot of tea with lemon and honey. It was the first time I’ve had it in a very long time. The first time my youngest has ever had it and the second time for my oldest and the first time in about a decade or my husband. It was tiring but overall, not a big deal.

I’m going to prepare by having elderberry syrup on hand as well as a few other supplements. I’m going to continue washing my hands regularly. That’s about it.

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