It's cold and flu season again, but does it have to be?


This time of year, I get questions from many of you about how to boost your immune system. The fall/winter season is commonly known as “Cold and Flu Season,” but if you rarely or never get a cold or flu, it is simply just fall or winter. Illness in the fall or winter is COMMON but it is in no way NORMAL. The definition of normal is the absence of symptoms or disease, so having a cold or the flu cannot be normal. Unfortunately, we often confuse the words “common” with “normal” which makes us think that we WILL get cold or flu symptoms at some point during this season. Once you realize that it is possible to go many years without a cold or flu, you can make strides toward keeping your immune system healthy year round. The stronger your immune system is, the better your overall health will be. 

I’ve put together a list of products and supplements you can implement into your daily life to drastically reduce your chances of getting a cold or flu any time of year. Make sure to read all the way to the end and check out our fantastic Cleansing Promotion for any of you who would like to start the new year off cleansed, refreshed, and ready to take on the New Year!

Fermentation Farm Products → Healthy Gut = Healthy Life

Fermented products should be ingested daily to improve how the digestive system is functioning. If you are suffering from an imbalance in your gut biome, then incorporating probiotic-rich, fermented foods could really help your digestive system work better and by default, boost your immune system. A few tablespoons per day of foods like fermented vegetables, fermented coconut yogurt, natto, or 6-12 oz of drinks like kombucha, or any of our fermented ginger beverages, will get you started on the right track.

In addition, bone broth and collagen are perfect foods for gut healing. Once again, you can improve your overall health and immune system strength by improving your gut health.

Let’s recap a list of Fermentation Farm’s immune-boosting, gut-healing, probiotic-rich products:

  • FF Chicken or Beef Bone Broth with additional collagen added -- Gut healing
  • FF Fermented Vegetables -- Probiotic-rich, gut-healing
  • FF Fermented Tonics and Brines, including our Master Tonic -- Anti-inflammatory, probiotic-rich daily immune support
  • FF Fermented Coconut Zingy Yogurt -- Probiotic-rich, gut-healing, and dairy-free
  • FF Kombucha -- Probiotic-rich, cleansing for the detox organs
  • FF Fermented Ginger Beverages: Ginger Soda, Vanilla Soda or Root Beer -- Probiotic-rich, cleansing for the detox organs
  • FF Elderberry Syrup (new product!) -- Daily immune support 

Other products we carry:

  • NYrture Natto -- High in K2, daily immune and cardiovascular system support
  • Great Lakes Collagen -- Gut healing
  • Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend -- High in Vitamin D3, A, and K2


We carry many gut-healing and immune system-boosting supplements. Feel free to email me directly at if you have questions regarding what supplements to take for particular ailments you may be experiencing. Here are some general immune system supplements we carry:

  • Andrographis Complex -- Strong herbs to boost your immune system at the onset of a cold or the flu
  • Congaplex -- Immune support for an ongoing cold or flu
  • Chewable Congaplex for kids -- Immune support for kids
  • Vitamin D3 with K2 -- Daily immune support
  • Theralac Pro -- Full spectrum probiotic capsule for gut support
  • TruBifido Pro -- Colon-specific probiotic capsule for gut support
  • Broncafect and Resco -- Respiratory cleanse and support for stubborn, non-productive coughs
  • Herbal Throat Spray -- Upper respiratory system and healthy mucosal tissue support

Standard Process 21-day Purification Program

If you are looking for an amazing cleanse program for the new year, look no further! Standard Process’ 21-day Purification Program has everything you need to get that fresh start. Dr. Derek and I have been using this detox program ourselves and with our patients for the past 18 years with amazing results! 

This 21-Day Program is designed to cleanse all 5 detoxification systems in your body: the liver, kidneys, colon, blood, and lymph. By removing environmental toxins and internal stress toxins, like cortisol, you will be on your way to a healthier YOU in just 21 days.

The program provides you with 2 shakes per day to go along with 1 healthy meal of your choice. Plus you'll get capsules of cleansing, fortifying herbs and concentrated nutrients. The program includes a 60-page booklet with recipes and trackers for ultimate success! Just click on the button below if you would like more details about the program. We will also let you how how you can save by cleansing with a “buddy.”

Thank you for your loyalty to Fermentation Farm, we really appreciate your business. Let me know if you have any questions at all! We are here to help. Happy New Year!

In health,

Yasmine Mason, DC

Brad Hill