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Cold & Flu Season - Prevention/Remedy Ideas


  • Vitamin D
    • Newborns: 1,000 IU Daily
    • Kids 10+: Up to 5,000 IU Daily (1,000 IU per 10 pounds of body weight)
    • Adults: 5,000-10,000 IU Daily
    • Kids: Ortho Molecular Vitamin D/K Drops –
    • Adults: Designs for Health Vitamin D capsules for adults and teens:
    • Metagenics 10,000 IU capsule:
  • Mushroom Formulas (Reishi & Shiitake Mushrooms)
    • Activators of the immune system. Check your local health food store or fullscript account
  • Colostrum
  • Xylitol Nasal Spray
    • Inhibits virus reproduction (Health Food Store)
  • Eat Warm Foods
    • During winter, eat warm foods like soups and stews because it strengthens kidney energy, adrenal function, and immune function
  • Chiropractic! Get adjusted regularly!

Cold Remedies:

  • Elderberry & Echinacea
    • Antiviral and stimulates the immune system
    • Wellness Formula By Source Naturals take 3, three times daily
    • Wellness Formula Liquid (kids) use 3 times daily -Health Food Store
    • Take at the onset of colds or if exposed to colds (like when your kid has a cold)
  • Yin Chao Jin & Yin Chao JR by Health Concerns
    • Yin Chao Jin- expels invasion of pathogens and invasion of colds in the body. Use for the first 4-5 days of a cold –

Homeopathic Remedies:
Take 3 times daily

  • Flu – Achy and headache, feel miserable, fever (kids high fever)
    • Bryonia *The person feels warm internally, dry cough-
    • Gelsemium *The person feels cold, chills, achy –
    • DON’T reduce fevers unless miserable! Ibuprofen is preferred over Acetaminophen
  • Colds – Sniffly nose, runny nose, sore throat, coughs


HUGE thanks to Dr. Randy Neustaedter, Homeopath and Doctor of Oriental Medicine for these suggestions for cold and flu season! You can watch his full interview with Dr. Nancy here:

Dr. Randy’s Contact Info:

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