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Global Study Confirms Vitamin D Prevents Colds and Flu! Confirmed: A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, has been published online in the British Medical Journal. According to  […]

Experimental studies have shown that green tea components and theanine prevent influenza infection, while clinical evidence remains inconclusive.  Researchers at the University of Shizoka in Japan undertook a study to ascertain if green tea catechins and theanine could prevent the flu and human spirit. Led byKeiji Matsumoto, PhD, of the Department of drug evaluation and […]

A recent study reported in the American Journal of Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms that  children taking vitamin D supplements taken during the winter and early spring had a lower incidence of seasonal flu and asthma attacks.   Motoyami Urashima, of Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, and colleagues to in a double blind study […]

As predicted by Purdue University mathematicians, the infections peaked in late October. There were reported projections that 90,000-300,000 people would die and over 30 million would be infected. Now, a recent ABC news report questions if the media coverage “oversold” the swine flu pandemic. Again, while it appears to represent something else (a widespread infection involving large numbers of people), pandemic means an infection has appeared in several countries. It has nothing to do with the number of people infected.