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Preparing for Flu Season

Well, the weather is changing, and it’s a good time to start thinking about protecting yourself from nasty little illness critters. The old philosophy that prevention greatly outweighs a cure is still my favorite.

All the things your mom always told you are still important: get plenty of rest, eat well, drink lots of water, take Vitamin C and avoid places where a lot of sick people hang out.

One of the most important preventive measures (but one of the least favorite) is to stay away from sweets. Not something you want to hear, but if you feel an illness coming on, do your best to avoid sugars.

Some other helpful ideas are:

Eat garlic or take garlic supplements.

Eat lots of colorful foods (with lots of polyanthocyanogens). Sorry, Skittles don’t count! How about some dark green leafy veggies, carrots, beet tops, broccoli, etc.?

Take Colostrum: three caps a day for maintenance. At the first sign of and during illness, take five caps every two hours.

Take Alpha Lipoic Acid (100 mg) once a day for maintenance. At first sign of illness, take 100 mg every two hours.

Warm Sock Therapy: Get two pairs of socks, one cotton or cotton blend, and one 100 percent wool. Wet the cotton socks in cold water and wring them out. Get ready for bed (you can even place feet in a hot bath for 5 minutes beforehand), then place the wet cotton socks on feet. Cover with the dry wool socks and go to sleep. This increases blood circulation over the whole body while you sleep. It can reduce a three- to 10- day flu or cold to one to three days.

Mucococcinum: Place one tablet under your tongue each week during flu season. At first sign of flu, take one tablet every day until feeling better. This gently activates the body’s natural defense mechanisms and directly stimulates the immune system, thus providing protection from the very bacteria and virus fractions that it is homeopathically made from.

Most people don’t know that there is a healthier alternative to the standard flu shot that research in Europe has proven to be five times more effective than the allopathic option. Engystol is an injectable homeopathic preparation, which has been scientifically proven to significantly reduce the duration and severity of symptoms during an acute viral infection and help protect from subsequent infections.

 Benefits include:

Scientifically proven effectiveness.

May be used for both prevention and treatment of viral infections.

Stimulates the non-specific defense system (immuno-modulator).

Suitable for the entire family.

No known contraindications and very well tolerated.

May be combined with other natural or conventional immuno-modulating therapies and medications. QCBN

By Dr. Susan Godman

If you would like more information about how to stay healthy during the cold-weather months or would like to schedule an appointment for an Engystol injection, please feel free to give us a call at 928-445-2900.


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