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Flu Season: 5 Facts

1. The FLU is much worse than a bad cold.Commonly known as "Flu," influenza is an airways infection caused by the influenza virus. It is easily caught, and spread, and the symptoms are much more serious than cold symptoms.2. Immunization is the most effective preventionThe National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends the flu vaccine for all […]

The Cold, The Flu, and The Gut

There is growing evidence that a healthy gut microbiome may be your best immune defence.What is a “gut microbiome”? The gut microbiome is the collection of microorganisms, including bacteria, archaea, viruses, and fungi found within the gut and their overall genetic information. It plays a vital role in maintaining health and preventing developing disease.Within the last decade, […]