Dr. Mercola’s top 5 tips that will help you beat the flu

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Here are Dr. Mercola’s top 5 tips that will help you beat the flu:

  1. Get enough vitamin D – Dr. Mercola believes that lack of vitamin D is the likely cause of seasonal flu viruses. A recent large-scale study showed that people with low vitamin D levels were more prone to colds and bouts with the flu.
  2. Take a probiotic supplement and eat plenty of probiotic-rich fermented foods– Protect your gastrointestinal system because eighty percent of your immune system, your body’s natural defense against disease, is located in your gut.
  3. Eliminate or drastically reduce your sugar intake – Sugar is a natural enemy of your immune  system.
  4. Get enough sleep and rest – Listen to your body. Take a break when you need to because your body will easily succumb to the flu virus if you’re always fatigued.
  5. Manage your stress levels – A stressful lifestyle rarely leads to…

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