Q&A with Dr. Lewis: Today’s Topic Natural Cold and Flu prevention

October 29, 2015 by drkristylewis

Patient Q:  I am looking for a natural approach to prevent illness.  What are some ways in which I can stay healthy during cold and flu season this year?

Dr. Lewis A:  The Naturopathic medical model recognizes that the best strategy in the prevention and treatment of seasonal illness is to balance the immune defences to ensure that your body is able to effectively deal with any bugs that you may come across.

Cold and flu prevention begins with a foundation of basic healthy diet and lifestyle choices.  This includes consuming a whole food diet rich in proteins, whole grains, good fats and an abundance of fruits and vegetables.  Avoidance of processed and refined foods especially ones that are high in sugars will support the goal of optimal immune health.  Lifestyle choices like daily exercise that increase body temperature and induce sweating, sleep hygiene that promotes quality rest and stress management activities like deep breathing and yoga will all play a key role in immune system balance.

In addition there are many different vitamin, mineral, herbal and homeopathic formulas that have been shown to prevent and treat colds and flu.   A Naturopathic doctor will further assess your individual needs and develop a specific treatment plan to prevent cold and flu during this season.

Contact Info



Sage Wellness
340 Gladstone Ave, 2nd floor
Ottawa, ON
613 235 7243
www.sagewellness.ca

To make an appointment please call 613 235 7243 or use the booking system at www.sagewellness.ca.

Parking
There is free parking available on Gladstone Ave. between Bank and Metcalfe. There are also plenty of ‘Pay and Display’ street parking spots.There is a parking lot 2 blocks away at Gilmour St. and Lewis St. (between Bank and O’Connor).

Please do not park directly across the street in the private parking spaces, in the Miele Gallery customer parking.

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