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Herbs for Cold-Weather Days

Emily A. Kane, ND, LAc, has a private naturopathic practice in Juneau, Alaska, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is the author of two books on natural health, including Managing Menopause Naturally. Visit her online at dremilykane.com.

Q: I get sick every winter with a cold or flu. Why is this, and what herbs should I take to avoid it?

—Sue P., La Mirada, Calif.

a: It’s true that we’re simply more vulnerable to contagious illness during the colder days and longer nights

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