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    Metabolism Boosters for Busy Holiday and Cold
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Why, oh why, do the holidays AND cold and flu season have to coincide?

    Start planning now to boost your metabolism to survive this busy time of the year and not get run down!

    In addition to getting enough sleep and Vitamin C these resources may help you to prepare -

    What do you recommend for boosting your metabolism and combating cold and flu season?
    ~To eat is a necessity, to eat intelligently is an art.~ La Rochefoucauld
    jis4judy responded:
    Hi Elizabeth I prepared for the flu season by getting my flu shot last week , I haven;t had a cold or flu in 7 years I think it has something to do with my Nutrition quest and of course the flu shot ..
    I get plenty of vitamin C
    I use weight training to increase my metabolism
    Hugs Judy:)
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to jis4judy's response:
    Hi Judy,

    Thanks for the flu shot reminder, I got my WebMD employee voucher/coupon to get mine and keeps slipping my mind!

    Sounds like you are prepared and we all need to keep nutrition, rest and exercise in mind!
    ~To eat is a necessity, to eat intelligently is an art.~ La Rochefoucauld
    Anon_77886 responded:
    I hate to be a downer, but I recently had a dry, scratch throat which is my sign that a cold is coming on. I took the next day (Friday) off from work. I slept about 30 hours over the weekend and I drank loads and loads of fresh squeezed OJ and Grapefuit juice. My cold seemed to last just as long as usual (about 10 days from start to finish). I feel like there is nothing I can do to stave off a cold!
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to Anon_77886's response:
    Welcome Anon!

    Hope you are feeling better! Not a downer at all! I just wish with all the medical advances that we could come up with a cure for the common cold!
    ~To eat is a necessity, to eat intelligently is an art.~ La Rochefoucauld

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