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Cold and Flu

Is it normal to get a few colds and a bout of the flu every year? Naturopathic physicians would say it’s not. Most people can stay strong and healthy all year long, and even bypass the flu shot (except for those for whom flu shots are recommended) by taking good care of themselves. This may sometimes include supplementing a healthy diet with a few extra immune-supporting measures.

Colds and flus can be prevented and treated with naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Bastyr Center providers are experts in the above fields and can help you achieve optimum health this flu season. Make an appointment.

Read more detailed instructions below on how to resist the flu by boosting your immunity and shorten the duration of illness if you do become sick.

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