This includes alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and dare I even say it, sugar*! These all increase the toxin load on the body (especially on the lungs and liver), and therefore increases the amount of systemic inflammation. This makes your body a perfect host for those evil cold and flu critters, and because your body is pre-occupied with taking care of the toxins and inflammation, that it is blissfully unaware that there are a few unwanted guests present… that is until it is too late.
* Processed sugar, not the natural sugars in fruit.
“THE FOOD YOU EAT CAN BE EITHER THE SAFEST AND MOST POWERFUL FORM OF MEDICINE OR THE SLOWEST FORM OF POISON.” — ANN WIGMORE