How to boost your immune system

26 Oct
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Treatment and Prevention of Colds, Flus and General Immune System Support

Naturopathic Treatment of colds and flus:

 

Vitamin C: There is a treatment for the common cold after all. Vitamin C given in doses of 1000-8000 mg per day may reduce the duration of a cold episode by as much as 48%. [Does Vitamin C Alleviate the Symptoms of the Common Cold? – A Review of Current Evidence Scan J Infect Dis 1994;26:1-4.]

Oregano or Berberis complex: these herbs are anti-microbial. When taken 3x/day can stop any bacterial infection and decrease sick days.

Children and Adult’s Cold and Flu Elixir: for coughs, colds and flu this delicious elixir is gentle enough for children, but adults can also benefit from taking it.

Warming Socks: ask our Naturopathic Doctors or front desk for a copy on how to do this wonderful treatment that stimulates the body’s immune system to get busy to fight off colds.

Nebulized Glutathione: this in-house treatment given by our Naturopathic Doctors helps to break up mucous and hasten the recovery of bronchitis and sinusitis.

Prevention of colds and flus:

 

Mucoccocinum: taking 1/week can give the body a boost to keep the immune system strong.

Fish oil: 1-2/day

Echinacea: 1-2/day 1 week on, 1 week off.

“Natural forces within us are true healers of disease” – Hippocrates

To read more check out this article on 21 immune boosting foods, tonics & teas which our Mississauga Naturopath Dr. Tiffany Wyse contributed to!

 

Read about the Chiropractic connection to the immune system too!

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for “naturopathic well child visits” and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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