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  • Erin Lee

Flu could be a bigger problem than Covid in the UK this winter!

Preventative Halotherapy - a natural way to improve immune resilience.

As we start approaching another cold & flu season as well as children and students returning back to education facilities, now is the time to start thinking about how best to prepare both them, and ourselves.

Prof Anthony Harnden, the deputy chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said “I will emphasise that actually flu could be potentially a bigger problem this winter than Covid,” as published in the Guardian 21 June 2021 *link below.

He goes on to say “We’ve had a very, very low prevalence of flu for the last few years, particularly virtually nil during lockdown, and we do know that when flu has been circulating in very low numbers immunity drops in the population, and it comes back to bite us. So flu can be really, really important this winter.”

With most people having remained relatively protected through limited contact and mask wearing over the past months, immune systems may have weakened leaving everyone more susceptible to the common bugs and viruses out there. Halotherapy is antibacterial and a fantastic way to help kill foreign bugs, bacteria and pathogens.

In the past, I have always been a little anxious when winter approaches, knowing that I would no doubt end up

with yet another cold, probably brought home by one of the kids, or worse still it would develop into a lung infection. Typically every winter I would end up with that raw feeling which then went into my lungs and manifested itself into a relentless cough that I just couldn’t shake (and often a fair amount of phlegm to go with it) taking weeks and sometimes months to finally resolve. Since using Halotherapy regularly and consistently for the past 3 years, I have not had a single lung infection, something which has really made a huge difference for me.

It is amazing how much not being able to breathe properly can affect your every-day activities. Those with long term respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis know only too well the impact it can have on even just simple tasks.

Sports people and athletes can also benefit hugely from Halotherapy, as it can assist in protecting them from many germs and pathogens, especially when their bodies are depleted from intense training.

With its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Halotherapy is a great natural way to help fend off and alleviate the effects of a common cold especially congestion and sore throat. It helps kill the bacteria, loosens mucus and reduces inflammation.

While you’re still healthy, or if you’re starting to just notice the beginning stages of a cold, is the best time to use salt therapy as a preventative remedy. Safe for all ages and drug free, halotherapy has got to be something worth considering.

As they say, prevention is better than cure!!

To find your local halotherapy / salt room visit the UK Halotherapy Network

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