12 Days of Echinacea

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Tis the season for colds and flus!

During the holidays stress runs high, we get less sleep because of festivities, we enjoy holiday foods and beverages, and this all contributes to lowered immune defences.  If we happen to mix and mingle with someone who is under the weather, our lowered immunity may allow an opportunity for an infection to occur.

This is a perfect time to start a daily dose of Echinacea.  Taking Echinacea approximately ten days out of the month, during cold and flu season, can be very effective at fortifying the immune system and preventing infections.  This year I’m going to align it with the holiday season.

It’s my 12 Days of Echinacea!

I know there are mixed reviews about Echinacea in the media.  However, a high quality Echinacea does work wonders for bolstering the immune system.  I’d like to think of it as a great preventative strategy this time of year.

The main caution with Echinacea is that it should be avoided by those with a daisy or marigold allergy or severe ragweed allergy.  Also, those who are immunocompromised should consult a Naturopathic Doctor before using Echinacea.

I take a great formula called Pascoleucyn by Pascoe.  This formula contains a blend of different immune supportive herbs, with Echinacea being the top ingredient in the highest quantity.

If you can’t find Pascoleucyn at your local health food store there are also many Echinacea formulas at the health food store that are available.

Since I want to feel my best this year, I’m going to start my 12 Days of Echinacea today so I can be merry and well through the holidays!

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