How to Naturally Prevent Colds and Flu

The best treatment for the cold and flu is not needing treatment in the first place. There are many very simple steps you can take to stop getting colds all the time and prevent the flu naturally. Follow this advice to protect yourself and your loved ones and all those around you during the cold and flu season.

Wash Hands Frequently

The flu virus is able to live up to 24 hours on hard surfaces. You are constantly coming in contact with people and surfaces, so washing your hands is not obsessive, it is protective. Use soap and plenty of water to make sure germs are washed away.

Don’t Touch!

Do your best to not touch your nose, eyes, or mouth; these are germ gateways. Don’t lick your fingers after eating or to turn pages. If you get something in your eye, use a tissue to remove it.

Hit the Sheets

Make sure you are getting adequate sleep, which for most people is about 7 ½ - 9 hours per night.

Eat Healthy

Try to consume more fresh fruits and vegetables for maximum intake of necessary and immune-boosting vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. The closer to the tree or ground, the better, as processing of produce through canning or freezing reduces the nutrition.

Stay Active

Try to exercise for 30 minutes a day, at least 3 times per week. If you can’t do 30 minutes at a time, take 3 10-minute walks. Sweating helps rid body of toxins and the physical activity boosts your immune system.

Bees Are Your Buddies

Eating local honey can not only boost your immune system, it can help you build tolerance against natural local allergens.

Avoid Crowds

During cold and flu season, you will want to try to stay away from sick people in general, but it is also helpful to avoid large crowds whenever possible. The more people, the more germs.

Quit Smoking

Of course you should do this anyway for so many health reasons, but it is even more important during cold and flu season. Smoking’s negative health effects lower your immune system, making you more susceptible to cold and flu germs.

Watch What You Eat

We have already discussed eating healthy foods, but also keep an eye on other foods you are sharing, like at office potlucks or holiday parties.


You hear it all the time, laughter is the best medicine. Laughter decreases stress and boosts your immune system.

Take Supplements

Try immune boosters that are high in Vitamin C, or an even more powerful all-natural supplement like Omega-7 Pure 100% Sea Berry Puree from SIBU.

Use That Elbow

Use your elbow to open doors whenever possible. If you have to cough or sneeze, and you don’t have a tissue handy, do it into the crook of your elbow to keep germs off of your hands.

Keep It Clean

Remember, those germs can live on hard surfaces for a day, so wipe them clean with antibacterial disinfectant wipes. You do it at home without thinking, but make sure you do it at your workplace as well, particularly in common areas like copy rooms or cafeterias.

Wear a Mask

Whether you are feeling sick yourself, or want to keep the germs of others out of your system, a disposable mask is a quick and easy way to be super safe. If you are caring for someone who is sick, a mask is a very good idea, as well as when you are in public places. This may seem like a long list, of how to stop getting colds all the time and prevent the flu naturally, but these are simple ways to get big results. For more information about health-enhancing and immune-boosting products, and how to stay healthy during cold and flu season, check us out at