We are constantly surrounded by opportunistic would-be pathogens fungal, bacterial and viral. Yet, most people, most of the time are not adversely affected by them. We fend off, neutralize or mitigate them thanks to what is referred to as an innate immune system. When a person expresses the constellation of symptoms commonly associated with a cold or flu it appears that a weakened immune system has allowed an aggressive pathogen a hostile invader to proliferate and compromise their health with characteristic results.
Conventional medicine and natural health view and treat cold and flu symptoms in entirely different ways. The conventional approach is to reduce the cold/flu experience to the invasive presence of a specific pathogen