Dr. Pamela’s Flu - Immune Support
To enhance immune and overall fitness,
follow a whole foods diet, abundant in plant-based foods high in vitamins A and
C (yellow/orange vegetables and broccoli). Make sure to start your day with 25
grams of protein for breakfast. Drink 64-100 oz. of clean, purified water each
day for hydration, as this helps our systems distribute valuable nutrients
while flushing out germs and toxins. For extra flavor in water, put a piece of
fresh or dried fruit in your water and add Low Sodium Concentrate (trace
minerals from the Great Salt Lake). Herbal
teas are also helpful. Warm
water with lemon, a dash of maple syrup
and cayenne are summer and winter favorites. Make a large pot of vegetable soup to eat throughout the week. Add many veggies to each meal including green vegetables, onion & garlic
(which are great cold fighters). Make
sure to keep the bowels moving, possibly using herbs, extra Vitamin C, magnesium
or prune juice. Be sure to get plenty of rest and relaxation
since chronic stress and sleep deprivation are both known to reduce immunity. AdrenVen, Magnesium, and Vitamin B
complex can help with stress and sleep. Research shows people who engage in 10 minutes of mindfulness techniques like
gentle yoga and meditation have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol
(experts say when high we are more vulnerable to getting sick) . Wash hands
often and wipe down counter tops with water mixed in a spray bottle
with a dash of lemon, lavender,
eucalyptus, or Antiseptic-Thieves Blend essential oils. When a cold or flu strikes, act fast, eat light and pick
some of the options below as viruses replicate within the first 48 hours of
symptoms. Routinely take Probiotics
for an added immune boost. Pick brands with 8+ strains. Sunlight can affect
mood so make sure to get outside, especially in the winter. Take a walk
outdoors in the morning for 30 minutes.
favorites that I always keep on hand are:
Vitamin D: In his book, The Vitamin D Solution, Michael
Holick, PhD, MD, author and vitamin D researcher, recommends Vitamin D3 helps with immune boosting. Get your levels tested.
Olive Leaf & Reishi which are very effective in fighting bacteria &
virus. Great Immune Booster.
NAC: N-acetyl-L-cysteine inhibits virus replication and has
anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, which are helpful.
HCL Caps: Take 1-3 with each meal. It aids digestion
and keeps the digestive track clean.
type of garlic for powerful, broad spectrum immune-specific support. Take 1 vcap,
1 to 2 times daily. For special programs, take up to 3 vcaps, 4 times per day. Premier has a liquid Garlic and Cayenne that
is also helpful- Cardio-ND
I cut fresh garlic and add to foods routinely. Chop 1 clove in fine pieces and swallow.
Nucleo Immune: Promotes Instantaneous Immune Boost and
Increased Vitality. It will stop a cold and accelerate rapid cellular
rejuvenation in times of illness or injury proven by Swiss research. At the
onset of a cold I take 5 caps 4-5 times per day for 1.5 days. I always have a
bottle available!! I use Nucleo
Immune and Allicidin
together, since I feel it is more
Wellness Formula: A very popular immune formula. This formula
addresses body systems, not just symptoms.
Take 1 or 2 a day for maintenance or higher doses at the first signs of
illness. Available in tablets or chewable.
Vitamins C: Is both preventative
and therapeutic. Most people take some
daily for health. Start with 500-1,000mg and repeat as needed to bowel
tolerance. Reduce Vit C when bowels get loose. Vitamin C is generally easily
tolerated by most people and can shorten the duration of a cold/flu.
Hydrogen Peroxide: Use a 3% solution from the drug store. Put ½
capful in ears (you will hear some sizzling). Great research dating back to the
30’s where viruses may enter through the ear canal. Ear candles-2
in each ear 4x per year (once every season) will help keep ear canals clean.
Lomatium: This anti-viral/anti-bacterial
herb has properties to treat most of today’s difficult viral diseases. Can be
helpful for Hepatitis-C, Influenza, Chronic-fatigue,
Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Herpes
simplex, Mono, Sinusitis, and the Common
Cold (especially upper respiratory).
We have it in a tincture and in a blend called Anti-V. Take 3-20 drops of the straight extract daily as prevention
if you begin feeling run down or if cold symptoms appear. If sick, take a dose
several times a day.
Agrisept: Anti-viral/anti-bacterial extract that is derived from citrus seeds. Always
great to have this on hand.
syrup which tastes great and is easy to get kids to take. Take 1-2 tsp up to 4x
daily. This can shorten the severity and duration of the flu. We have various kinds
in liquid or pill.
Olive Leaf and Colostrum: Sold
separately and also in a formula. You can open the Colostrum capsules and give the
powder to children mixed in apple sauce.
It tastes sweet and is usually easily tolerated by everyone. I use Colostrum
in same doses as
Colostrum: Contains immunoglobulins which support the immune system. Can also be helpful for Athletic repair.
Antiseptic-Thieves Blend: External Use Only!! A blend of essential oils that have been used since the 15th
century to ward off contagious diseases. Use as a preventative or active cases of
colds/flu. Dilute the concentrated
form-1 drop/ 1 tsp of carrier oil (olive, almond, grapeseed). Rub diluted on feet, hands, or over thymus.
This can be used on adults and children.
Be careful not to get in your eyes.
Apply with a cotton ball if necessary.
Ice Chips: Contain xylitol which helps keep the mouth at a neutral pH and this helps defeat bacteria and viruses. The best flavors for cold/flu are menthol/eucalyptus (which helps with that post nasal drip and cough) and clove (an antiseptic).
These are my favorite products. Remember
to have these at home so you can take them at the first signs of illness.
This is a new (March 2020) Immune Support protocol from the Auriculotherapy master, Dr. Terry Oleson. Auriculotherapy treatments are perfect for this tumultuous time. They are fast, low-contact, powerful versatile, and can easily be adapted by practitioners, and patients alike. I use microcurrent, and ear seeds and you can easily activate these points by pressing with clean hands or q-tips. I generally work a point for 15 seconds on one ear. This is an amazing way to support ourselves and each other. We know with this difficult time our hearts are with you. Take loving care of yourselves and loved ones as we do what we can to share hope and healing for your families and communities, and at North Star we promise to do the same.
(with the thymus point on ear the green triangle means you will find the point on the inside of the ear near where the triangle is)
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Alboher-Ray, Ph.D. Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Health Counselor