Prevention Protocol

Many have asked about the ‘Flu Prevention Protocol’ that I would strongly recommend for anyone that believes, in the wake of this most recent viral release, the fall will bring an even stronger flu season than we have been used to in the past. I’ll try to keep this short and to the point.

Human-to-human transmission of flu mainly occurs through the coughing or sneezing of people infected with the virus and/or by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching the mouth, eyes or nose. Signs and symptoms of infection generally present within 24-48 hours (incubation time) and include:

  • Fever of more than 100 degrees F
  • Coughing – dry at first, then more productive of mucous
  • Lethargy / fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sore throat, runny nose
  • Body aches and chills (from the fever)
  • Headache – sometimes severe
  • Vomiting and / or diarrhea are common

The virus is most easily transmitted from person to person during the first 5 days of the illness, although some people, mostly children, can remain contagious for up to 10 days.

So, here are some prevention tips to keep in mind:

  • Be mindful of when you are touching public access surfaces such as doorknobs, handles (grocery carts, taxis), elevator buttons, remote control devices, telephones, etc…
  • Wash hands often
  • Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of ‘restful’ sleep (taking a teaspoon of Calm about 30 minutes before bed helps greatly), manage your stress (again – Calm helps here too!), be physically active (try a 30 minute brisk walk every day), drink plenty of fluids (water, diluted fresh fruit juice, fresh vegetable juice, herbal teas), eat nutritious food (primarily the Paleolithic Diet) and get your Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments (for a healthy functioning structure and nervous system – at least once every 3-4 weeks)
  • Alcohol wipes, such as those used in clinics, are cheap and easy to carry in a pocket or purse for disinfecting a hotel room, or hands after touching public access surfaces.

The following recommendations are intended to build-up the immune system prior to an exposure (PREVENTION PROTOCOL) and to fight the infection if exposure risk is high, or an acute infection is suspected (under threat):

PREVENTION PROTOCOL

  1. Organic Life                                                                             1 Capful morning and evening
  2. Calm                                                                                              1-2 teaspoons morning and evening
  3. Andrographis Complex tablets                                  1 tablet with three meals
  4. Echinacea Premium tablets                                         1 tablet with three meals
  5. St. John’s Wort tablets                                                      1 tablet with three meals
  6. Argentyn 23                                                                             1 teaspoon once daily
  7. Homeopathic Influenza                                                  3 sprays once daily

The above protocol should be started as soon as possible and followed right through the coming “flu season” that begins in the fall.

As we move closer to the flu season, I’ll be giving you the ‘Treatment Protocol.

Prevention is always the best medicine.

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