Steps to help combat the Cold and Flu season!
With the cold and flu season upon us it’s important to take some preventative, proactive steps. We get reports from our customers coping with all stages of cold and flu symptoms — some from the first aches and pains to those with full-blown fever and congestion. Here are a few tips to help during the cold and flu season to hold off and combat colds and flu naturally.
First, it is important to make sure you’re doing everything you can to boost your immune system to prevent illness. Stay hydrated, and eat a healthy balanced diet that incorporates a variety of foods, get between 7-8 hours of sleep and perform some type of exercise, for at least 30 minutes, every other day. Dr. Marcus Ettinger, with 21 years of treating cold and flu patients recommends taking a daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. By giving your body that needed nutritional support, you’re much better equipped to fight off seasonal sickness.
Want to nip symptoms in the bu**? Have some favorite products on hand at home, so when the first signs of a cold or flu appear you have them readily available. Researching what works best for you and your family in advance will also create a sense of empowerment.
Here are a few natural products that have worked time and again for many people:
1. Vitamin C has been studied for many years as a possible treatment for colds, or as a way to prevent colds.
2. Keeping up on your Multi-Vitamin and Mineral supplements:
A. Liquids Power Multi V™ (for ages 12 through senior adults).
B. Kidamins™ (for ages 1 through 12) (See below).
3. Immune-Plus Elixir™ which includes the immune stimulating power of Black Elderberry, Red Raspberry, Pomegranate, Red Beet and Honey. Great for helping with a cough!
4. Liquid Immune Barrier Advanced Formula™ with the immune supporting power of Norwegian Beta Glucan and Echinacea. This is great to take the minute you sense any kind of cold symptom to prevent worsening.
Some people also find oregano oil and Colloidal silver be helpful, whether they are experiencing a bacterial or viral infection.
A. Oregano Oil: Note: Internally 1-4 drops 2-3 times daily. Use caution Very Strong – suggest mixing with another carrier oil, juice, shake/smoothie or water. When used externally – dilute and apply liberally.
B. Colloidal Silver: Has a long history of use – that works great for many people.
The key to natural immune support is dosing every two hours. That’s why tincture formulas (liquid dropper formulas) are great — they can be added to juice or water, making it much easier to take more frequently.
Finally, rest, sleep, rest, sleep — staying hydrated and nourished. FYI: It’s OK and probably a good idea to take a day off work. In most cases the flu is self-resolving with practiced wellness and resting. Of course, if symptoms have progressed into the chest or symptoms don’t seem to improve, a physician should always be consulted.
Of course if you have specific questions please drop Dr. Ettinger a message at [email protected]. Or give us a call at 800-643-7188.