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 Got the crud?  POUND THOSE ZINC SUPPLEMENTS AND WASH YOUR HANDS!!!

 In a showdown between Vitamin C and zinc supplements over who can better stop the common cold — zinc supplements win, hands down. That’s the result of a new study published this week by the Canadian Medical Association Journal. And there’s one other little step you a take to ward off that nasty cold. Wash your hands. An author of the study (University of Alberta) said, "The best evidence for the prevention of the common cold supports hand-washing and possibly the use of zinc supplements."

... But what about all of that Vitamin C we’ve been pounding? Not to mention that echinacea, ginseng and other herbal and homeopathic remedies. Just a big waste of money? Yes, say the study’s authors, who looked at 67 previous studies that checked out how differing remedies stack up against the pesky and resilient viruses that cause the common cold, with its friends the sore throat, sneezing, stuffiness, coughing and just general cruddy feelings.

 ... The study found that, basically, nothing works to stop the onset of a cold — except zinc supplements and hand washing. *Hence the reason Carly has yet to be *bit* by the BUG! J~

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