Why do we make cold and flu season more complicated than it has to be?

Did you know it’s better for your health to allow the cold or flu to run its course while you get plenty of physical and emotional rest?

Most of us “fight” a cold or the flu. 

It’s really not necessary. According to Dr. Ben Kim,

“Conventional medicine and the pharmaceutical industry would have you believe that there is no “cure” for the common cold, that you should protect yourself against the flu with a vaccine that is laden with toxic chemicals, and that during the midst of a cold or flu, it is favorable to ease your discomfort with a variety of medications that can suppress your symptoms. Unfortunately, all three of these positions indicate a lack of understanding of what colds and flus really are, and what they do for your body.”

Viruses are different than our cells in that they can’t replicate on their own. The only way they can duplicate themselves is by gaining access to one of our cells and it either uses our cell’s resources to replicate or it incorporates itself into the cell’s DNA which allows the virus to be passed on to future cells.
Viruses prey upon weak cells, ones that have excess waste products and toxins. These are cells we don’t really want hanging around anyway. So if a cold or flu hits us, it’s basically cleaning out all these cells that are in a weakened state. And it does it much faster than it would if the cells are allowed to follow their natural course. And once they’re gone, they’re replaced with new healthy cells. Which is exactly what we want!

So in the grand scheme of things, a cold or flu is a natural event that can allow your body to purge itself of old and damaged cells that, in the absence of viral infection, would normally take much longer to identify, destroy, and eliminate. ~ Dr. Ben Kim

I know it stinks when you feel sick—even if there are benefits to ridding ourselves of weak and sickly cells. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Viruses have a much harder time penetrating cells that are healthy and robust.
If you take good care of your health and immune system by getting plenty of rest and consistently making health-promoting dietary and lifestyle choices, your cells may stay strong enough to avoid getting infected by viruses. Even if everyone around you is coughing and sneezing. Because you’re taking care of your health and well being, you won’t have enough weak cells to allow a cold or the flu to work its way through your body and settle into them.
Remember: Sickness is optional. Make a plan to stay healthy during the holiday and winter season!

Fall is the perfect time of year to make sure your cells are in their very best shape! If you’d like to avoid getting a cold or the flu, skip the shot and make some dietary and lifestyle changes instead. My Immune Boosting Program starts on November 2 (preparation stage – making small changes to get ready for the actual detox). This is also a DIY program, so if you’re self-motivated, do it yourself … for yourself!

I’ve also included one of our recipes below so you can get an idea of just how good you’ll be eating!


10 pitted dates
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/2 cup shredded coconut
Soak dates for 5 minutes with just enough warm water to cover. Pour dates with soaking liquid in a high-speed blender. Add the pumpkin seeds, oats, chia seeds and pumpkin spice. Blend well and scoop out into balls. Roll each ball in shredded coconut. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Enjoy!