What Can I Do If I Get Sick?
It is that time of year again! The cold and flu season is upon us. Millions of people per year get the common cold, making the common cold a leading reason that people miss work or school. The average adult catches the common cold an estimated 2-4 times per year, this number is even higher amongst the pediatric population.
Here are few specific things that can help prevent and treat the common cold and flus:
- Eat a healthy diet that is lower in sugars and starchy carbohydrates and higher in quality proteins and quality fats.
- Drink plenty of water. Apart from infections there are many conditions that are exacerbated when we are dehydrated. The necessary amount of water varies from person to person. However, the general rule is that we need a minimum of 2-3 liters per day depending on environment and physical activity.
- Research shows that the following supplements can help with the common cold and flus:
– Vitamin D
– Vitamin C
- IV Meyers Cocktail: This special IV contains ample doses of vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium and calcium. Research has shown that infections such the common cold and sinus infections have responded well to treatment with the IV Meyers Cocktail.
- Ozone Therapy: Ozone therapy for medical purposes has been around since the 1800s. An individual’s blood and ozone are mixed in a syringe and then the blood and ozone mixture is reinjected into the person. This process is called ozone minor autohemotherapy. Research has shown that about 3-5 treatments over 5-7 days has been beneficial for the common cold and other infections.
- Colloidal Silver: Research has shown that silver has natural antibiotic and antiviral properties. Silver given through a nebulizer can support lung health. A nebulizer is a machine used to give medication in the form of a mist that is inhaled into the lungs. Nebulizers are often used to help treat asthma.
- NAC: N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is an amino acid. When given by nebulizer, studies show that NAC can help reduce the amount of secretions produced from lung and respiratory infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
All of these modalities are available through consultation in our clinic. Make an appointment and find out what treatments would be best suited for you in order to make this cold and flu season better.
Linette Williamson, MD is an Integrative Medical Doctor, who specializes in helping her patients identify lifestyle factors that affect their everyday medical issues. Dr. Williamson uses cutting edge testing to find imbalances that are related to your health problems. She will spend time with you to find out what specific issues you have and help you develop a specific plan that is unique to you.
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