By Tess Pennington – Ready Nutrition

Few people make it through the winter without coming down with a cold or flu. It is inevitable. Not getting enough sleep, natural vitamins, or when we inadvertently are around people with weakened immune systems can put our health at risk. Before you know it, you wake up with those tell-tale symptoms.

The CDC is reporting widespread flu activity in 29 states, primarily in the South and Midwest. That’s twice as many states as in the previous week. A reason for this onslaught is an inefficient flu vaccine. “The stuff [flu] that’s circulating out there is different than what they made the vaccine against,” said CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. “Though unfortunately, as of today, it’s only about 30 percent well-matched.” We can prepare for this ahead of time by boosting our immune system and adding some natural flu preventatives to our flu…

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