Time to Break Out Your Neti Pot! December 01 2014

It’s mid-November, which means we’re well into flu season (the CDC considers October through April to be the most common period to catch the flu each year, with January and February being peak times of flu). There are many possible reasons for this nationwide trend in weakened immunity and increased susceptibility to infection. These include lower levels of vitamin D due to lack of sunlight, more time spent indoors in recycled air, greater intake of sugar and junk food during the holidays, and increased stress due to the holidays and end-of-year financial strain.

Regardless of the reason for flu susceptibility, one of the most important things you can do on a regular basis to prevent the flu is use your neti pot! Here are a few things you should know: