UAB Nutritionist Dr. Beth Kitchin explains how nothing ruins your holiday spirit like a cold and offers some tips to keep healthy through the fall and winter months.
Notice that adding in extra vitamin C and Echinacea are not on this list – that's because the evidence doesn't really hold up with these two even though they have reputations for cold fighting! Also, none of these strategies guarantees that you won't get a cold! But they might lower your chances!
(Citation: Allan GM & Arroll B. Prevention and treatment of the common cold: making sense of the evidence. CMAJ 2014 Feb 18; 186(3): 190-199.)
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