ASK ‘DR V.’ HOW TO AVOID GETTING SICK THIS WINTER

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TV Host Dr. Yael Varnado-Rhodes, MD, Shares Her Top Suggestions for Staying Healthy During the Cold Season

As a trusted health and lifestyle expert, Dr. Yael Varnado, affectionately called “Dr. V,” has garnered the respect of her peers, patients, and the public with her blend of passion-driven clinical knowledge and compassion. She has a passion for prevention, especially for young adults, with a focus on women’s health, and is known for her ability to deliver relatable, usable and relevant information. She is committed to educating the masses about how important it is to live healthy early on in life, so you can enjoy great health in the golden years.“Dr. V” will explains why it’s important to make lifestyles changes to avoid getting sick during the Winter. She shares her top tips for winter wellness.  

A GOOD WAY TO AVOID GETTING SICK THIS TIME OF YEAR?

A good way to avoid getting is all about preventing the spread of germs. So, with children heading back to school from the long winter break in the height of cold and flu season, it’s important to take steps to prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses. Unfortunately, many teachers have depleted their supplies of cleaning and disinfecting products that were purchased at the beginning of the school year. That’s why the Clorox Company has partnered with DonorsChoose.org, a site that helps public school teachers get funding for classroom projects. You can help make it possible for every student and teacher in need to have a clean, healthy classroom and if you donate to a project with the Clorox Company match offer, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Clorox. We hope public school teachers from every corner of America can get the cleaning and disinfecting supplies they need to keep their classrooms healthy and students learning. Visit DonorsChoose.org to see how you can help.    

A PROBLEM PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT DURING THE WINTER

The indoor heat causes many people to have dry skin during the winter months. One way to prevent that is Aveeno Skin Relief 24-Hour Moisturizing Lotion that helps restore essential moisture to itchy, extra dry skin. This fast-absorbing, fragrance-free lotion works immediately to nourish and restore essential moisture with soothing oat oil, natural Shea butter and emollients. It’s formulated with Active Naturals Triple Oat Complex, which is clinically shown to help relieve itchy, irritated, extra dry skin and moisturize for 24 hours. You can even get the Skin Relief Lotion for under $10 at food, drug and mass merchandisers nationwide or check out Aveeno.com

WHAT TO DO FOR A CHEST COLD OR SNIFFLES  

You have to be very careful once you get a chest cold or cough. If your cough persists, see your doctor, but for some quick relief I recommend Mytrol 300, a supplement derived from essential oils to help support a healthy respiratory system.  Myrtle 300 provides lung and sinus support while helping to clear and maintain a healthy respiratory tract. It is made up of a proprietary blend of distilled essential oils, eucalyptus, sweet orange, lemon and myrtle which together support healthy mucus production and relief. Available in the U.S. since October 2016, Myrtle 300 can be purchased without a prescription. Visit www.trymyrtol300.com

ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS FOR STAYING HEALTHY THIS NEW YEAR

I like choosing foods with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, and doing that is easier than ever. For example, these Nature Valley bars. From the Almond Butter Layered Bar to the Honey Peanut Butter Soft-Baked Squares and even the Crunchy Almond Butter Bars (a spin on the Nature Valley classic!) your snack packs a whole lot of delicious flavor with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Making choices like this will keep you feeling good  all year. For more information, visit www.naturevalley.com