Cold, Flu, & Virus Season 2020
Be Prepared! Natural Cold & Flu Prevention and Treatment
By Dr. Lisa: “Coronavirus concern brings us many things to consider. Foremost how can we protect ourselves & family?
Take action to review you & your family’s immune-supporting status:
- SLEEP – THE ABSOLUTE MOST IMPORTANT FLU PREVENTION!!! Preserve & protect sleep at all times, making sure you have at least a 8-9 hour non-negotiable time in bed (after all electronics off and best to be in bed by 10:30)
- NOW ADD to your daily supplements: N-Acetyl Cysteine 1-2 once or twice/day (boosts glutathione & natural killer cells, and been shown in nursing home studies to decrease the incidence & length of flu). ALSO consider also adding daily Viracid or Immunoberry Liquid.
- Keep up healthy life immune-supporting habits: eating healthy (rainbow of 4-5 cups veggies & fruit/day), daily exercise & never sit for more than an hour without getting up, de-stressing 20 minutes twice daily, & drinking half your weight in ounces of water daily
- Take your usual daily immune-supporting supplements: Vitamin D 5000, OrthoBiotic probiotic, Orthomega fish oil, UltraPotent C 1000 mg, and one of our great MVI Mitocore or Alphabase.
Overall, I am so thankful for all our staff & Excell patients who practice functional preventative healthy living because I know we are more protected and much safer than most! And we are called not to worry, taking to heart the most frequent command in the Bible, “Fear not”, by trusting in His great love, wisdom, guidance, and protection.”
Psalm 91:14-16 “Because you love Me, says the Lord, I will deliver you. I will set you securely on high and protect you. Because you knows My name, when you will call upon Me and I will answer you. I will be with you in trouble; I will rescue you and honor you. With a long life I will satisfy you and let you behold My salvation.”
Excell for Life Daily Immune-supporting Supplements to Take Year Round:
You can double these products during sickness or exposure to illness.
- Ortho Biotic (our highest recommended probiotic)
- Orthomega (BEST anti-inflammatory: high-purity fish oil)
- Vitamin D 5000 (many in Indiana are vitamin D deficient even during summer!)
- Ultra Potent C 1000 mg 1 – 6,000 mg/day (or bowel tolerance) Vitamin C is great for energy, detox, cough/allergy/cold symptoms!
Immune System Boosters & Antiviral / Antibacterial:
Use if cold symptoms, exposure to colds & flu, or plane travel
- Viracid (bottle or blister pack): 2 capsules/hour for 1st day &/or 2 capsules 4x/day until better (or for exposure 1-2 twice/day), a powerful blend of echinacea/atragalus/elderberry&vitamins, Dr. Lisa’s favorite + ADP
- Immunoberry Liquid: elderberry, shiitake mushroom, & wild cherry bark ½-1 dropperful daily (to 4x/day)
- N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC): 2 capsules 2-4x/day (for flu exposure 1-2 capsules 2x/day), and also great antioxidant AND treats symptoms of cough, sinus and airway congestion
- ADP Oil Oregano: 2 – 4 tablets 2-4x/day until better
- IMU-MAX good tasting immune system boost for toddlers & children w Propolis & Echinacea to use even daily throughout the cold season to prevent & lesson cold duration: ½-1 teaspoon 3x/day
- Echinacea Synergy: 1 capsule 4x/day until better (or for exposure 1-2/day)
- Ultra Potent C 1000mg: extra powerful vitamin C which boosts natural killer cell activity & wbc function of immune system, great anti-oxidant AND can greatly help asthma & allergies; 1-2 two-four times/day
- ACS Silver Nasal Spray (colloidal silver fights viral& bacterial infections): 1-2 sprays up to 3 times daily. This nasal spray is a new favorite here at Excellfor sinus congestion, allergies, infections, & before plane travel!
- Argentyn Bio-Active Liquid Silver (Anti-Viral, Anti-Bacterial): 1/2 – 1 dropper full under tongue for 20 seconds then swallow 3-4x/day for several days, and can put in Neil Med saline irrigation)
- Argentyn Bio-Active Silver Gel for cuts, bug bites, diaper rash & prevent infection: use 2-4x/day
- L-Glutathione 250mg (1-2 1-2x/d): master antioxidant, boosts mictochondria & natural killer cells
Acute Care for Cold, Flu, & Other Symptoms:
- See Above NAC (cough & congestion), Ultra Potent C (allergies/congestion & cough/wheezing), ACS silver nasal spray or liquid or gel (allergies & congestion, bug bites, rashes)
- Natranix: Natural Cough Syrup w thyme, sage, elderberry & echinacea: Children 1 yr. & older: 1-2 teaspoons 3-4x/day; Adults: 1 tablespoon 3-4x/day or as directed
- Orthobiotic probiotic 23 billion/capsule w 7 probiotic types including sach boulardii which fights bad yeast and promotes good bacteria everywhere – great daily orally, Dr. Lisa opens 1 capsule daily on her mouth to help prevent sinusitis (has no taste) AND can sprinkle in baby’s diaper for yeast or underpants/bras/make salve w coconut oil for underarms & vaginal irritations
Healthy Life Habits Support a Healthy Immune System
Prioritize SLEEP 8-9 hours every night. Destress 10-20 minutes twice daily. Eat a rainbow of colorful fruits & veggies. Exercise and never sit for more than an hour without getting up even for a minute! Drink ½ your weight in ounces of water daily!
Drink warm liquids (tea) & keep the back of your neck warm with a scarf are extra ways to stay healthy!
True life case of Dr. Miller’s daughter with influenza: As soon as fever & aches started she began Rx Tamiflu (twice a day with meals) and I advised her to take her daily Vitamin D, Orthomgea, & Orthobiotic (she often doesn’t remember to do this). The Tamiflu didn’t make any difference for her in 12-24 hours as she continued to have a high fever and aches. With a big dance competition coming up in 4 days she agreed to take our great immune boosters & anti-viral supplements
I gave her 2 Viracid, 2 Echinacea Synergy, 2 NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), 2 1000mg caps of Vitamin C , and 4 ADP Oil of Oregano with a little snack, and in about an hour all her symptoms and fever were so much better!
Her fever never got to 100 again, & she was perfectly healthy for her dance competition! For about 2 days she would get a little worse right before her next dose of the supplements, but they continued to make her feel SO much better….See my dosing for teens and adults below.
Take as Soon as Flu Symptoms Appear
- Viracid – 2 capsules 3x/daily
- Echinacea Synergy – 1 to 2 tablets 3x/daily (may not need this since is in Viracid)
- NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) – 2 capsules 3x/daily
- Vitamin C 1000mg – 2 capsules 2x/daily and or Emergen-C
- ADP Oil of Oregano – 4 tablets 4x/daily
For more Functional Medicine tips, see the PRODUCTS FOR HEALTH ISSUES category or call us at 317-660-0888 for an appointment with one of Indy’s Most Experienced Functional Medicine Team!