Doctor Oz, 10/9/2013, is getting us ready for flu season with a detailed episode explaining all the questions we have about Flu Season. We know that Oz promotes that we all get flu shots and has said many time that there is no way to get the flu by taking the shot. Lots of people I know still think it is possible to get sick from a flu shot and we need to get the message out that this is a big myth. UPDATE:Click here for our full recap of this show.
Oz promises to go over exactly how we get the flu and will answer questions about whether or not we are contagious, even if we don’t have flu symptoms. this will be one detailed show you won’t want to miss so make sure you tune in or check back here on CMR for our full recap for all the details.
Last season, Dr. David L. Katz talked about 3 ways we can outsmart the flu. He talked about how we need to take Vitamin D, 2000 IU a day, to help keep our body healthy. He even recommended that we use Panax ginseng, 200mg a day, as it has been proven to lower your risk of colds by 30%. Yes, a cold is a lot different than the flu but his theory was that if it will boost your immunity to one then it will help with the other.
Last season, Oz had a show where he gave out his flu survival kit. You can read all about the kit here in our full recap from last year.
You can check out what the CDC says about the 2013-2014 flu season by clicking here. The Flu virus is constantly changing and researchers try to tweak the Flu shots each year in order for them to be effective.
Check back here on CMR later today for our full recap of all the latest news Dr. Oz is talking about.
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