To Be Effective, You Must Be Healthy

Robban Sica, MD

It’s that time of year again when we prepare for winter’s cold and flu season. Here are some helpful hints to be proactive and prevent illness for yourself and your family. Start right away if you begin to get sick or have been exposed to colds, flu or other infectious diseases to prevent you from getting sick!

Vitamin C  Make sure to take enough to keep your immune system strong. Take more if you’re fighting a virus.

For the Flu  Prevention    Make sure your vitamin D3 levels are optimal. This may require monitoring by a blood test.  To recover faster if getting flu-like symptoms:  Oscillococcinum.

Immune Support Supplements

  • To boost your body’s ability to fight infections: use immune supportive nutrients and herbs, including zinc, echinacea, astragalus, and others.
  • Specifically formulated combinations of produce excellent results for knocking out a cold or sore throat if taken at the onset of symptoms.

Sinus Relief  Utilize colloidal silver in a neti pot or nasal rinse or consider natural decongestant.  Mucinex (guaifenesin), over the counter at pharmacy, thins mucus and helps drainage.

Keep your pH in Optimal Range  Alkaseltzer Gold is an option that contain less sodium.

Natural Antibiotics/Antivirals  These are effective in a variety of viral and bacterial infections.

  • Take Vitamin D3
  • Olive Leaf Extract
  • Oregano Oil
  • Colloidal Silver
  • Gargle with hydrogen peroxide to relieve a sore throat
  • Take Vitamin A

Prevent the spread of infections  Use Skin Cleansers with natural grapefruit seed extract. Avoid triclosan, that is contained in many antibacterial soaps and is a persistent organic pollutant.

Get plenty of rest 

Drink lots of water

These suggestions can keep you healthier all winter long!

To Be Effective, You Must be Healthy© Robban A. Sica, M.D. 2016