6 unusual ingredients to help you fight off cold & flus… naturally

Winter is just around the corner and I’ve been busy sharing my expertise and patient prescriptions with different publications…

***MIND FOOD ONLINE HAS SHARED MY SIX UNUSUAL INGREDIENTS TO HELP FIGHT OFF THE WINTER WOES

Winter can be a time of illness, fatigue or just feeling “under the weather”.  Here are some foods that can help…

1. Pastured fats.

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), omega 3, fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K2 and other healthy fats are found in grass-fed or pastured beef, lamb and chicken. These healthy fats enhance the immune system. Minimal amounts are found in grain fed industrialized farmed animals. Simply choose healthy animals, raised as nature intended. Enjoy pastured beef, lamb and chicken meat, bone stocks, chicken eggs and cow’s dairy. They also happen to offer complete protein.

2. Olive leaf.

 Olive leaf extract is traditionally used in Western Herbal medicine to support the immune system and relieve symptoms of coughs, colds & flu, sore throats and upper respiratory tract infections. The active ingredient in olive leaf extract is Oleuropein – a phenolic compound which is one of the most powerful antioxidants around. Look for an olive leaf extract that is Australian made and ‘fresh-picked’ to ensure it is as close to nature as possible by retaining all of the plant’s phenolics that occur naturally in the olive leaf.

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***UP ON NINE.COM.AU  I SHARE MY SEVEN NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT FIGHT COLDS TO EAT THIS WINTER

Naturopath and herbalist Anthia Koullouros outlines her top ingredients to keep winter colds and flu at bay.

 1. Garlic.

Garlic’s bulb and sprouts are traditionally used in herbal medicine to dissolve mucous and act as an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anthelmintic (kills worms), warding off and treating infections of the

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***ON NEWS.COM I SHARE MY SIX TOP TIPS FOR PREVENTING A COLD OR FLU

WITH just weeks until the winter flu season, now is the time to boost your immune system. Most people know that washing your hands regularly is on of the most important ways of preventing illness, especially before and after eating, after having sex, using the toilet and after sneezing and coughing. But according to naturopath and herbalist Anthia Koullouros, boosting your immune system is just as important and can help you avoid that dreaded cough, cold and flu as the weather cools down. These are Anthia’s top tips:

1. Replenish with seasonal produce.

Eating seasonal fruit and vegetables means choosing produce at its peak availability, nutrition and flavour. Fresh fruit and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals and other special nutrients necessary for a healthy immune system. A change in season brings a change in weather and temperature and this should dictate our food choices, cuisines and style of cooking.

2. Use warming herbs & spices to naturally enhance your food and fluids.

Every day ingredients such as garlic, thyme, ginger, turmeric, mint, sage, cinnamon and chili are used in traditional herbal medicine to bolster immunity as well as speed the recovery of a common cold.

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***I WAS ON THE TODAY SHOW ON SATURDAY 13TH MAY TALKING ABOUT BEATING COLD & FLU REMEDIES WITH DR BRAD

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