Worried That The Flu Will Wipe You Out This Winter?

Dr. Suhyun An, an expert on regenerative medicine and co-author of Demystifying Stem Cells: A Real-Life Approach To Regenerative Medicine, can discuss for your listeners how to soothe flu symptoms with natural remedies and not let the flu drag you down for an extended period this winter.

“Complications arising from the flu can become serious,” Dr. An says. “But there are easy home treatments you can use to prevent the symptoms from reaching that point and keeping you bedridden for days or weeks.”

Discussion Questions

  • Why do you recommend vitamin C as a home remedy for the flu, and what are the best foods to acquire it from?
  • What are some environmental factors that can influence the flu, and what can one do to their living area to make it less of a breeding ground?
  • Why is honey a favorite remedy for sore throats? How does its components work to soothe a sore throat and suppress a cough?
  • What are some herbs that can fight flu symptoms?
  • Is chicken soup more of a myth as a comfort food that helps with cold and flu symptoms?
  • What are some of the inhaling aromas that help with congestion?
  • Doctors have warned that a flu shot is not foolproof, so what kind of other preventative measures are needed to try to avoid the flu?

Cold and flu season is upon us, and statistics show that the flu annually sickens millions of Americans, kills tens of thousands, and results in billions of dollars in medical expenses and sick days.

“If you still have symptoms after seven to 10 days, be sure to make an appointment with your doctor,” Dr. An says. “If any of your symptoms include difficulty breathing, a rapid heartbeat, or feeling faint, or if you experience other severe symptoms like a high fever, seek immediate medical assistance.”

“Using home remedies early on when you feel sick can help reduce symptoms so you can be more comfortable and rest more easily while you have the flu. And rest has a big impact on getting better faster.”

About Dr. Suhyun An, DC, MSN, NP-C

Dr. Suhyun An is the clinical director at Campbell Medical Group in Houston and an expert on regenerative medicine. She is co-author of Demystifying Stem Cells: A Real-Life Approach To Regenerative Medicine and travels the nation speaking on those topics. Dr. An received a BS in Biochemistry and Biophysical Science from the University of Houston, graduated cum laude from Parker College of Chiropractic, and got her master’s in nursing science from Samford University.