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As winter approaches, this is a great time to stock up on some great natural remedies for colds and flus.  With all illness, the best approach is to empower our own brilliant immune system.   Medical science will never hold a candle to the power of our own immune cells to remove cold, cough and flu viruses from our bodies.  Runny eyes, noses and coughing are all ways that our body discharges viruses and other undesirable microbes.

FLU VACCINES, over the counter or prescribed cold, cough and flu medications actually suppress and weaken our immune system while introducing unhealthy substances into our bodies! We are now more vulnerable to the next illness.  Instead there are natural approaches that relieve symptoms while building a more powerful immune system:

1)      Every chiropractic adjustment increases the amount of powerful immune cells in your body which serves to both prevent illness and/or hasten recovery.  Chiropractic wellness care patients are rarely sick!

2)      Congaplex by Standard Process.  This wonderful product will start to relieve your symptoms almost immediately while empowering your immune system.  They make a flavored chewable version also.  Adults take 3 – 3 times a day when experiencing symptoms, children; 1 – 3 times a day.

3)     Epimune Complex by Standard Process. This daily vegetarian immune balancing product contains Vitamin C, zinc, calcium and immune strengthening mushroom powders.  Adults take  2/day, children; 1 per day to prevent colds, flus and coughs or to shorten their duration.

4)     Hyland’s Homeopathic Cold and Cough 4 Kids .  These products are available at Hannaford’s in the health food section or WalMart  and Target in the children’s cold and cough health aids aisle.  NOTE: on the inside of the label are instructions for adults.

5)     Put a towel over your head and inhale the steam from a pot of boiling water (off the stove) with 6 drops of tea tree oil added.  Inhale deeply alternating through your nose and your mouth so you affect your nasal passage, sinus and lung tissues.  For adults or children; run a humidifier with 12 drops of tea tree oil in it while they sleep.  Tea tree oil is a powerful respiratory virus killer!

6)     Drink ½ your body weight in ounces of filtered water. Helps the body flush those microbes!

7)     Eat lots of organic veggies, especially greens which contain phytonutrients that supercharge your immune system.

8)     Get enough rest.  Most adults need 7-8 hours of high quality sleep for optimal immune health.

9)     Exercise.  Move our body in whatever way you enjoy.  Play in the snow!  Ice skate on a beautiful frozen pond!  Your immune system loves it all.

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  1. says
    Oct 14, 2015 at 3:20 AM

    Thanks a lot for the article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

    • Dr. Karen says
      Oct 14, 2015 at 9:20 AM

      So glad you found it helpful!! My goal is always to empower people by providing easy action steps that can create a life of greater health and vitality.

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