Frightening new flu study shows how fast it spreads

Here's some news that's absolutely NOT going to make your day: It's a whole lot easier to spread the flu than scientists had realized.

And that means it's a whole lot easier to CATCH it, too!

I'm not here to spread alarm. In a moment, I'll give you a quick science-backed tip that's guaranteed to cut your flu risk even in light of this latest news.

But first, the new study that's making big headlines right now, smack in the middle of one of the worst flu seasons in years.

Most folks -- even docs and scientists -- previously thought that the main way you spread the virus in the air is through coughing and sneezing.

Turns out, the virus is a whole lot trickier.

If you're even NEAR someone with the flu, it can practically jump out and attack you even if they don't cough or sneeze.

Just BREATHING can spread the virus!

The flu almost makes its own aerosol. When that guy sitting next to you exhales, tiny flu-infected droplets float out into the air, creating an invisible cloud of infection around both of you.

OK, no big deal. Don't hang around someone with flu, right?

Well, not so easy.

In what just might be the scariest part of the study, this FLU MIST is at its worst when you FIRST get sick!

You know what it's like early on. You know something's up, but you don't quite know what it is yet. It might feel like allergies or a cold. It might not feel all that bad, and people around you might not even notice that you're sick.

But you're sick. You don't know it yet, but you're sick -- and as the new study shows, the virus is already working to spread itself.

You're practically a flu machine!

Call it one more reason to stay home when you're sick -- and a BIGGER reason to avoid family and friends who are getting ill, even if it doesn't seem "all that bad."

Of course, you don't always know when you're around people who are sick, so take three steps to protect yourself.

First, that virus can't get in your body if you cover up, so don't be shy about wearing a surgical mask out in public, especially if flu is spreading fast where you live.

Second, wash up... and wash often. Use alcohol-based sanitizers when you're out and plenty of soap and water when you're at home.

And third, juice up your immune system with the flu-fighting protocol you read all about in last month's Health Revelations, including both vitamin D and NAC supplements taken every day, especially here in flu season.