Blog Category: Cold/Flu


How To Tell the Difference Between COVID and Seasonal Viruses

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

The flu season is just starting, and with COVID and seasonal viruses present, already there’s an increase in influenza activity. The dominant strain this year is influenza A, subtype H3N2v. It’s a variant (denoted by the small “v”) of the swine flu pandemic strain H1N1 of 2009. And it has the potential to cause severe

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12 Lessons to Learn for the Next Pandemic Stage

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Why aren’t we any wiser about COVID prevention than we were in early 2020? One reason is that SARS-CoV-2 variants evolve fast. As pandemic conditions shift with vaccination and antivirals, the virus finds new ways to infect. Another is that bureaucratic incompetence got in the way.  The government and healthcare bungled the early response and

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Flurona: Update Your 2022 Flu Season Preparedness

By Dr. J.E. Williams |

Stay vigilant because of combination infection by the flu and SARS-CoV-2, which health experts call Flurona. It’s hard enough keeping up with the latest pandemic twists and turns. We also must deal with seasonal influenza outbreaks. I’ve written extensively on surviving pandemic influenza in my books Viral Immunity and Beating the Flu. Many immune-supportive protocols

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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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