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Hidden Causes for Those Who Get the Common Cold And Flu Often

Posted by Rob Benhuri

Dec 12, 2014 12:00:00 PM



It seems that some people get hit constantly with the common cold and flu no matter how well they take care of themselves, while others can be coughed on from every direction and wake up the next morning without even a throat scratch. 

If you fall into the former category, pinpointing the reason behind your always-soon-to-return cold might help reduce the number of times per year you get sick. 


Food Sensitivity 

Sure, we all know to eat healthy. Veggies are good, fried food not so much. But each of us is built differently, and you might have a sensitivity to a certain food or ingredient that breaks down your immune system. For example, you don't have to have celiacs disease to be sensitive to gluten. For some people, eliminating gluten leads to fewer colds. The same goes for dairy. 


By the time you're thirsty, you're already on the way to dehydration. Drink water constantly throughout the day flush out toxins and stay energized. 

Faucet Water

Not only do you need to be drinking water consistently throughout the day, but it also needs to be the right kind of water. Only drink filtered water to avoid unsafe levels of arsenic and other components bad for your immunity. 

Stress and Sleep Deprivation 

These two often go hand-in-hand. If you find yourself constantly stressed and/or sleep deprived, finding ways to manage your anxiety and sleep schedule could lead to fewer colds. 

If you're always getting colds, don't think you must simply accept it. By paying attention to your body and your daily habits and then making some changes, you can cut down on the number of colds you get per year! 


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Topics: Cold and Flu


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