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Dr Cris here with The Ask Dr Cris Show. Today’s question comes from Craig and he would like to know ‘how do I prevent getting sick when everyone in the office is getting sick with colds and flus?’

Great question and a common problem and unfortunately with the air-conditioner it can be an issue. I would say boost your immunity. There are a couple of things that will boost your immunity. You can take Vitamin C and Zinc if you find that you are getting colds and flus. Echinacea can also be a benefit to boost your immunity and prevent or ward off those illnesses. That can be taken as a liquid or as a capsule and purchased from your health food store or chemist. The other thing is, some people are taking mushroom extract. There is not a lot of evidence for mushroom extract but there is some for Astragalus which is a herb. I would say they often come together too as a compound. There is no major risk to them so try them but do buy a good quality one and do purchase it from the chemist or the health food store rather than online and give it a go. It may be of benefit if you take it for a long period of time such as a month. So, a whole bottle to see if it is a benefit for you. The last thing is to look at your sleep, your hydration and your stress levels. They all affect your ability to fight off illnesses and your susceptibility to illnesses too. So do reduce stress levels and do get a good night’s sleep. Those are just some tips to hopefully ward off the winter bugs come this year in the office.

Thanks very much for your question Craig and if you have any other questions please leave them below. I hope that you are loving The Ask Dr Cris Show and if you would like to see more of The Ask Dr Cris Show please press subscribe.


Dr Cris

Holistic Medical Doctor, Author ‘Healthy Habits, 52 Ways to Better Health

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