Basics: Eat well, stay rested and get acupuncture to support your immune system.
- Defense Plus by Nutribiotic.
- Vitamin D3 – 4,000-6,000 IU’s daily by Allergy Research Group.
- Yin Chiao San, Chuan Xin Lian and Gan Mao Ling are Chinese herbs that can all help prevent the flu, as well as cut down on its severity.
- Vitamin C by Metagenics. Start taking in higher doses
- Zinc Lozenges by Zand.
- Echinacea by Herbal Allies.
- Oregano essential oil by Allergy Research Group.
- Probiotics by Garden of Life or Transformation Enzymes. Take 2 hours after taking Oregano.
- Homeopathic Remedies by Boiron: Oscillococcium, Gelsemium, Bryonia and Rhus Tox. These are over the counter remedies.
All the above herbal supplements are 25% off and available in the clinic. Also, call us with your list of supplements that you are currently taking and you will pay 25-40% less! We can order most anything for you. Save money and buy locally. 707-829-3658
What else can you do to protect yourself ?
- Sanitize – Wash you hands frequently. It may sound obvious, but hand-washing with soap and water for around 20 seconds is the single best thing you can do, if you are going out into the world and and interact with other human beings. The CDC estimates that 80% of all infections are spread by hands. If you can’t wash you hands regularly, try hand-sanitizers with 60 percent alcohol content.
- Avoid – Engage in social distancing. That’s the fancy term for staying away from other people if you’re sick or if you’re concerned that they may be infected.
- Be Alert – Recognize the symptoms and get help. Swine flu symptoms are similar to the regular flu: fever, body aches, sore throat, cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. If you don’t feel well, seek medical attention. So far it is important to note this swine flu is treatable (and absolutely survivable). It’s resistant to two of four antiviral drugs approved for combating the flu: Symmetrel and Flumadine, but two newer antivirals – Tamiflu and Relenza appear to work.