I'm like you Anne in that I rarely catch the flu, but will have at least one cold each year, maybe even two. Compounded with allergies, this is not so fun. And, my husband, who has rarely been sick, has had four colds and two sinus infections in the past year.
We have both tried the so-called immune-boosting foods like pumpkin, beef and tea, which seems to help somewhat. Instead of getting full-out illnesses which require a day or two of bedrest, we seem to get the lower-grade versions where we can still function, but don't quite feel like ourselves.
Apparently, I need to work in a few more massages each year. Even if I wasn't sick, I might slip one in. Thanks for the tips.