(NaturalPath) It’s back to school season and that means flu virus season. While adults do it too, the main culprits are kids who are spreading their germs all over the place to their friends on the playground and to their family. What are some ways to avoid the flu virus and keep your family happy and healthy?

Protect Your Personal Space

This one seems pretty simplistic but necessary and helpful. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. So if you’re really sick call off of work, don’t go to that event and so on. It’s for their protection.

Wash Your Hands

Everyone says it and you’ve got to do it. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Keep those germs inside your body if you’re already sick. If you aren’t yet sick it could help save you the misery of getting to that point.


It’s important to get plenty of rest to keep your immune system running at optimum levels even if you aren’t sick. It could help you prevent the flu virus. If you’re already sick you’ll need rest to fight the infection.

Manage Your Stress

During flu virus season it is important to manage your stress to keep you healthy. Stress is bad for your body and it suppresses your immune system, which allows your body to become susceptible to the flu virus. The linked story details other ways that stress can make you sick.


While all these tips are common sense, they are important to your well-being and ability to stay healthy during flu virus season. Along with the other tips, you have to drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods to keep your body working the way it needs to keep you healthy.

raziRazi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self-proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.


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