Yes, it's cold & flu season again. Time to be diligent about our self maintenance - this means paying attention to what we are putting into our bodies, how much rest we are getting, engaging in our self-care rituals, wearing layers for temperature adjustments through the day, & managing our stress level. All of these things impact the immune system.
For me personally, one of the primary things at this time of year is avoiding dairy & wheat which are both mucus-producing in my body. Mucus invites a cold to settle into my head & or lungs. This is the time to be mindful, more than usual, of eating nourishing foods - homemade soups, plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables, teas, & natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, accompanied by herbal medicine & extra vitamins & herbal supplements for prevention. White/processed sugar is to be avoided as it really breaks down the immune system.