Blog Category: Cold/Flu


How To Navigate the Omicron Wave

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Infectious disease experts caution us not to panic because Omicron is less harmful. We’re all tired of this pandemic, but it’s not time to become indifferent. Don’t think the Omicron variant is more contagious but less severe. That’s dangerously over-simplified thinking. Omicron is designated SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 with the potential to cause serious disease and

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2021/2022 Fall and Winter Influenza Update

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

According to international influenza tracking sites, like FluNet and FluView, this year’s flu season infection rate is starting slow.  Check your state’s health department website for local outbreaks. For example, in Florida, it’s FLU REVIEW. However, that could change. Typically, January through March are peak influenza season, so keep up your guard in the months

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COVID vs Flu vs Cold: Is It Too Early To Prepare?

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

COVID vs Flu: catching a cold and getting the Flu are routine seasonal illnesses. We accept the inconvenience. Each fall through winter, 64 percent of those 18-30 years catch a cold. Adults in the U.S. get two to four colds every year. Children fare worse, getting up to eight colds each season.  And every year,

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COVID-19 Immune-Supportive Supplement Update

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

The Delta variant wave is profoundly concerning. Cases have increased and will continue to go up because it’s more infectious and spreads faster, and can make you sicker. But also because we let our guard down. For example, people who got vaccinated stopped wearing masks. And many unvaccinated people, tired of breathing through masks, didn’t

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Nrf2 Activators Can Help Beat COVID-19 and Prevent Long-Haul Effects (Bending The Curve Strategies: Part III)

Ancestral foods and modern supplements that enhance Nrf2 pathways are essential antioxidants integral to successfully bending the COVID-19 curve strategy.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

In previous posts, I outlined natural ways to bend the infectious curve of COVID-19 in your favor should you get sick (Part I). I covered the basics of preventing infection, including getting enough rest, drinking plenty of fluids, wearing a mask, washing your hands, wiping surfaces, and avoiding crowds (Part II). And I outlined the

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The Most Effective Natural Supplements To Counteract COVID-19 Infection and Bend the Curve in Your Favor – Part II

In this part, you’ll learn the top 8 supplements to support viral immunity, improve disease tolerance, and counter the effects of COVID-19 if you get sick.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Coronaviruses have been with us for a long time. And judging by the current trend, SARS-CoV-2 it’s here to stay. Over time, we’ll develop natural immune resistance. Then it would become a nuisance infection like the common cold or seasonal influenza. The worst case scenario is the virus mutates to become more contagious and more

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How To Boost Your Viral Immunity With Natural Medicines During the 2020-2021 Winter Flu Season and Beat COVID-19 – Part I

In this series, I present practical ways to beat the flu and bend the COVID-19 curve in your favor.

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Every day since February 2020, I’ve received similar questions from patients and readers that go like this: Is COVID-19 as severe as the CDC says? Are there ways to prevent getting sick? Can I get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time? What should I do to stay out of the hospital? Will I

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Glutathione and NAC Reduce the Severity of COVID-19

Can two common antioxidant supplements lower the impact of coronavirus infection and speed up recovery?

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

We’ve accepted that avoidance and prevention are critical for not getting infected, but if you get COVID-19 and coronaviruses swarm your cells, are there ways to bend the curve? First, follow the basic rules, including enough rest and drinking plenty of fluids, wearing a mask, washing your hands, wiping surfaces, and avoiding crowds. And, take

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Should You Get A Flu Shot Now?

The 2019-2020 flu season is here, and EU and US health authorities predict a busy one. You may recall that 2017 was one of the worst flu seasons in decades and that 2018 was quieter. That’s because seasonal influenza is cyclic. It comes every year but varies in strength. What's happening this time?

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

The annual flu season runs from October through March in the Northern Hemisphere, though it could start earlier and last longer. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite. So I look to Australia during July-August (our summer, and their winter) for clues of how bad our flu season might get, and how effective the flu

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What You Need to Know About Getting a Flu Shot This Year

The 2018-2019 flu season started unobtrusively. But, if it worsens between January through April 2019, are you protected if you had a flu shot in September? Is it too late to get vaccinated now? Should you get vaccinated at all?

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

I’m not an anti-vaxxer. However, there’s some validity to anti-vaxxers’ concerns. Not all vaccinations are safe all of the time. Nor does every vaccine protect everyone from infection. In light of last year’s tough influenza season, it’s time to review the safety and value of vaccination. Let’s take a closer look at the flu shot.

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