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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
    • Pulsatilla *Regular colds, wet cough, mucus, congestion, phlegm –
    •  Kali Bichromicum *Sinus congestion, nasal sound, pressure in the face, green thicker discharge- 


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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