Steps to Take to Get Ready for Flu Season

By HomeopathyStore Team   •   7 minute read

Steps to Take to Get Ready for Flu Season

As the leaves change color and cooler temperatures are settling in, flu season and its approaching challenges are on everyone’s mind. The transition from spending more time outdoors to returning to schools and offices increases the risk of viral exposure and the need for a plan of how to fortify your immune system and avoid getting sick.

We have prepared a list of healthy habits and steps to take to get ready for flu season. Not only will our tips help you feel more confident and prepared, but you’ll find many excellent options to choose from to keep your body strong and have fun doing it too.

Practice Healthy Habits

Developing and maintaining healthy habits is essential for preparing the body for the change of seasons.

Clean Eating

An excellent habit to help get ready for flu season includes eating wholesome, nutrient-dense foods. These include colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

White blood cells (WBC) are crucial for your body and your body’s immune system to fight off infections. You can increase your body’s WBC count through the food you eat. Some examples of foods that help level up your WBC count include yogurt, which contains probiotics and protein, and lean meat or seafood, which are rich in zinc and help your bone marrow make more of these amazing infection fighters.

Foods that offer a good amount of antioxidants, such as berries, nuts, and spinach, help eliminate damaging free radicals in your body. They boost your immune system and make you more prepared to ward off colds, infections, and the dreaded flu. 

You can find healthy flavorful recipes, including tasty fall and winter soups, right here on our site.

Regular Exercise

Exercise is equally vital to staying healthy and can increase your chance of avoiding the flu and other illnesses. Physical exertion helps to flush bacteria out of your lungs and the WBC to travel where they're needed.

Stress can suppress the effectiveness of your immune system, so aim to perform an hour or more of physical activity daily. Walking, biking, playing a sport, or practicing a mindful activity such as yoga, all help to circulate the blood, relieve stress, and keep you strong.

Dress for the weather and try to keep spending time outdoors. As the sun’s rays become less powerful, it is safer to expose more skin to the sun and help it produce vitamin D which is crucial for healthy immune functions.

Many of us don’t spend enough time in the sun during the cooler months and vitamin D supplementation is recommended by doctors and health care practitioners. We make a Liquid Vitamin D3 with MTC oil for optimal absorption with the cleanest ingredients available and an amazing citrusy taste. Five tiny drops a day provide you all the vitamin D you need in our amber-glass dropper bottle lasting you for 6 months.

Enough Sleep

Did you know that a lack of sleep negatively impacts hormones, inflammation markers, and your immune system? Without enough sleep, your body won’t be able to recover as quickly as it is naturally equipped to do when well rested.

Try and develop a sleep schedule that allows you to sleep 7 to 8 hours per night, especially as the days get shorter. If you have trouble falling asleep due to stress or anxiety, try our homeopathic anxiety spray, Peacefulí, for an easier time falling and staying asleep.

Detox Your Body

Throughout the summer, you may have indulged in foods that lacked nutrients, slowed your digestion, and left toxins in the body. Cleansing your liver and improving digestion is an excellent step to take to get ready for flu season, and a homeopathic detox is an optimal way to do it.

Detoxing your body before the seasons change cleanses and strengthens your gut microbiome and protects your body from pathogen invasion. It nurtures your mucous membranes and removes blockages and non-functional organic matter throughout your digestive system. This reduces hypersensitivities, contributes to a healthy pH balance, and improves your immune defenses.

HomeopathyStore is your source for highest-quality natural and effective, yet gentle detox products. Use Detox Escort, a homeopathic blend of herbs and minerals recommended three to 6 weeks at the beginning of fall and spring.

You may also enjoy our Whole Body Detox Kit which includes Detox Escort and organic Olive Leaf Liquid Extract for an additional antibacterial cleanse. Both are part of a healthy lifestyle and help your body get back to its flu-fighting best self.

Detox Escort
Whole Body Detox Kit
Homeopathic detox remedy and organic olive live extract by AnnaKare

Fortify Your Immune System

While many enjoy the change from warm summers to the cooler, crisp air of autumn, this does cause us to stay for extended amounts of time inside where there’s less air circulation and therefore more exposure to the flu virus.

Although you may use supplements for immune health throughout the year, now is the time when you should become the most serious about taking them.

Time spent indoors also reduces your skin’s ability to make vitamin D, which we mostly gain from the sun. Fortunately, there are agreeable ways to boost immunity, including taking vitamins, herbal supplements, and cell or tissue salts known to boost your health on the cellular level.

Consider using daily supplements such as:

  • Elderberry Liquid Extract, likely the most effective herb during flu season thanks to its high amount of anthocyanins, antioxidants contained in red, purple, and blue fruits and vegetables.
  • Vitamins B, C, and D, the top three vitamins recommended by health care professional for supporting the immune system, improved digestion, and healthy energy levels.
  • Restorative cell salt Calcarea Phosphorica and inflammation-fighting cell salt Ferrum Phosphoricum.

Elderberry Liquid Extract
organic elderberry liquid extract by AnnaKare

Liquid Vitamins Bundle
vegan cell salt spray Ferr Phos by Anna's Remedies

Calcarea Phosphorica
lactose free oral spray cell salt Calc Phos

Ferrum Phosphoricum
vegan lactose free cell salt Ferr Phos by AnnaKare

These supplements will help strengthen your immune system and prepare your body for cold and flu exposure. HomeopathyStore offers all in clean and fast-absorbing liquid form without the unnecessary binders and fillers of tablets or capsules.

Take a Homeopathic Antiviral Remedy

Homeopathy is a leader in offering natural support during flu season and viral attacks. In times when viral infections are on everybody’s mind, especially if you work in shared office spaces, commute on public transportation, and attend holiday gatherings with family and friends, a natural remedy with top homeopathic antiviral ingredients is an excellent idea to have on hand.

Virus Defense is a formula developed by our natural health experts in the spring of 2020 to provide a holistic remedy that can be used to help protect against and fight symptoms caused by the flu and other harsh viruses.

Virus Defense
Homeopathic Remedy for Viral Infections by AnnaKare

The antiviral herbs in Virus Defense include goldenseal, wild indigo, wild hop, echinacea, licorice, and more, all of which help with a variety of ailments such as difficulty breathing, fever, chills, aches, fatigue, and more.

During fall and winter months, take it four to six times a week for protection or four-six times a day for acute symptoms. Reduce the frequency as you start to feel better and return to the weekly dosage. Fall, winter, and early spring are a lot easier to manage with Virus Defense in your pocket.

Pre-order Our Flu Season Combo

Have you heard about Influenzinum and Thymuline, two homeopathic remedies that represent the French homeopathic flu protection protocol? Influenzinum is a homeopathic formula made every fall from the annually updated flu vaccine. Thymuline is a homeopathic remedy supporting the thymus gland, one of the most important immune system organs.

The two remedies are recommended one to two times per week during flu season.

Every September, when the new flu vaccine becomes available, we prepare Infl and Thym, natural remedies with the energetic signature of the newly updated Influenzinum and the homeopathic remedy Thymuline.

Infl 2023-2024 *PRE-ORDER*
Infl & Thym 2023-2024 *PRE-ORDER*
liquid easily absorbable Melatonin by AnnaKare

Infl 2023-2024 is free of chemicals and animal products in the flu vaccine, and both, Infl and Thym, are lactose-free and vegan. We prepare them in our gluten-free facility, which has been making chemical-free and vegan energy remedies since 1988.

The remedies are available separately or as Infl & Thym Combo and are now available for pre-order. Pre-order yours today, get 10% off with code PREORDER2023, and received them as soon as shipping starts around October 10.


While flu season is a time many of us dread, with healthy habits that help you stay fit and high-quality natural supplements at your side, winter turns for many into the most beautiful time of the year. It can even offer an opportunity to get to know your body, learn to balance your immune system, and enter spring in greater health than before.

Don’t be scared, be prepared! Keep this blog handy, wash your hands often, and contact us with any questions about flu season and the best natural steps to take to get ready for flu season.

The content and product descriptions in this article are grounded in traditional homeopathic and natural wellness practices. They have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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