From AM NorthWest: It’s cold and flu season again. But don’t take the next sniffle lying down. The immune system is your body’s number one line of defense against the onslaught of viruses, bacteria, and other germs that are in abundance this time of year. That system is turned on or off in part by what you eat and how you supplement. According to registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer, author of Eat Your Way to Happiness, eating right helps maintain a strong immune system; consequently, you’re less likely to get sick and if you do, the symptoms will be milder and you’ll recover quicker.