Fall is upon us, which means winter and flu season are right around the corner. And the flu is nothing to sniff at. According to the CDC, every year in the United States there are a number of deaths as a result of the flu.
Last winter alone there were 151,983 cases of the flu recorded – mind you, those were only the ones recorded because people sought some sort of medical treatment. That doesn’t include all of the people who actually got sick from the flu.
Health experts have warned that this year we will see even more cases all across the country. According to Dan Jernigan, director of the influenza division at the national Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, the flu is everywhere right now. “This is the first year we have had the entire continental U.S. be the same color on the graph, meaning there is widespread activity in all of the continental U.S. at this point.
So, what can you and your family do to stay healthy this winter? While vaccinations are generally the most common way people try and stay healthy over flu season, there are some other things you can do to keep the flu at bay:
- Wash hands often. – In any day of our lives we are touching many, many things that are contaminated from other peoples’ germs. Try and wash your hands often and consider carrying around antibacterial wipes.
- Wipe down shared items. – At home and at work, use rubbing alcohol or antibacterial wipes/spray to wipe down shared items like phones, door knobs, computer keyboards and stair rails.
- Get plenty of rest. – Your immune system doesn’t work optimally unless you get adequate rest. Try and ensure you get at least 7-9 hours each night to stay healthy.
On top of these tips you could also eat some of our delicious honey. Research has shown that honey boosts the immune system. This is thanks to powerful plant polyphenols and other phytochemicals the honey bee eats. Honey also contains a specific probiotic bacteria that helps keep your gut and entire immune system in tip-top shape.
Golden Royal Honey is made with the most potent and nutritious honey on the market. Along with honey, Golden Royal contains other powerful ingredients to support your energy and overall health this winter.
Guess Where 80% of Your Immune System Lives?
Okay, so there is a lot of talk about how to boost the immune system so you can stay healthy during cold and flu season. But it’s important to talk about what the immune system is and the best way you can help yours.
Do you know where your immune system lives?
80% of your immune system lives in your GI tract AKA your GUT. This means, if your gut isn’t healthy – your immune system isn’t healthy and YOU’RE not healthy. Read that sentence again because this is the piece to the overall health puzzle that many, many people are missing.
If you want to boost your immune system so it keeps you healthy this cold and flu season, you need to focus on supporting your gut health.
Here’s an easy and delicious way to do that:
Eat more honey.
Quality honey, especially products mixed with royal jelly, contain oligosaccharides, which are sugars that have been shown to serve as fuel for the good bacteria in our guts.
Honey also contains small amounts of polyphenols, which can both protect good bacteria and displace bad bacteria.
If you want a delicious way to stay health this winter, try some of our Golden Royal Honey.