Treating Colds, Flu & Illnesses Naturally

Natural Elements Treatments
for Colds, Flus, and other Illnesses

 At Natural Elements Health Center we provide treatment based on accepted natural health care practices and focus on the power of your body to heal naturally! This time of year we need a little help. Here are some great choices for colds, flus and other illnesses.

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The Magnificent Seven; Lifestyle Approach to Wellness

By Dr. Bob Rakowski

  1. Eat Right
    Eat more veggies than fruit; eat protein; fats; and limited to no processed foods. Organic is best. Get in 6-13 cups of green veggies per day!
  2. Drink Right
    Get 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. Drink tea, kombucha, one cup of coffee. Limit extra calories in the things you drink.
  3. Move Right
    Get at least 30 minutes of strengthening activity per day; for every 8 hours of sitting you need one hour of movement! Use your body and move it.
  4. Sleep Right
    6-8 hours of restful sleep per night; utlize magnesium, calcium and/or melatonin. Have sleep prep techniques; no electronics, no stimulation; journal, music.
  5. Talk Right
    Have no time to speak ill of others; spread happiness and health to all you meet.
  6. Think Right
    Zealously inspect all things that enter your mind, body, and soul. Enrich your spiritual growth. Create harmony and happiness; take action instead of worry.
  7. Poop Right
    All cells of your body have an elimination system. Make sure the food coming in goes out in elimination within 12-22 hours.

Treatment for Boosting the Immune System

  • Dynamic Greens– a daily high antioxidant veggie and berry formula to boost the immune system (1-2 scoops per day); it comes in 8 amazing flavors!
  • Vitamin C, powdered or capsule– take from 4000-5000 mg per day for adults, 1000-2000 mg per day for children in the cold season.
  • Vitamin D3– 5000—10000 IU/day during illness; may take higher if recommended by doctor. Children 2000-5000 IU per day unless advised to supplement higher.
  • MultiVitamin and Minerals– PhytoMulti is high dose multivitamin/mineral/plant supplement that when taken 1-2 capsules per day can strengthen any nutrient deficiencies.
  • Cataplex ACP is another multivitamin with more specific boosting of vitamin A.
  • ColloidalH Silver– if feel a tickle in your throat or early onset of cold symptoms, take 1/2 tsp of this every hour for one day to avoid the illness. I have also used this product in the eyes during bouts of pink eye; bacterial or viral. Liquid with no flavor which makes it very ideal for the children.
  • Andrographis Plus-either used to prevent a cold/flu and used within 4-6 hours of symptoms. Take 2 tablets every 1-3 hours or as symptoms return. If cold has already set in, this supplement may shorten the intensity and number of days.
  • ImmuCore– a mushroom blend with vitamin D to aid in strengthening the immune system all winter long.
  • Immune Health– capsule or chewable form of colostrum; a very strong immune system builder for long-term support.
  • ImuMax– a natural liquid antioxidant and immune boosting formula for children and adults that can be taken all season long on a daily basis; Echinacea blend.
  • Elderberry Syrup– either you can make your own or purchase in a premade bottle; daily use can boost your immune system.
  • UltraFlora N Probiotics-strong probiotics which are healthy bacteria which we need in the gut to help increase overall immune function. Let us help you find the specific blend of probiotics that would help your body.

Treatments for Colds (runny nose, cough, congestion, mild fever)

  • Vitamin C, powdered or capsule– 4000-5000 mg per day adults, 1000-2000 mg per day for children.
  • Vitamin D3– 5000—10000 IU/day during illness; may take higher if recommended by doctor. Children 2000-5000 IU per day unless advised to supplement higher.
  • Andrographis Plus-either used to prevent a cold/flu and used within 4-6 hours of symptoms. Take 2 tablets every 1-3 hours or as symptoms return. If cold has already set in, this supplement may shorten the intensity and number of days.
  • ImmuCore– a mushroom blend with vitamin D to aid in strengthening the immune system.
  • Immune Health– capsule or chewable form of colostrum; a very strong immune system builder.
  • Zinc Lozenges plus vitaim C– zinc has been known to kick out the illness faster if taken at early onset of symptoms, this formula for runny nose and eyes and sore throat.
  • UltraFlora Probiotics-strong probiotics which are healthy bacteria which we need in the gut to help increase overall immune function. Let us help you find the specific blend of probiotics that would help your body.
  • Natranix– a natural liquid syrup for mucous an dry bronchial coughs, non drowsy formula good for kids and adults.
  • V-Clear– cherry cough syrup with added remedy to help not only soothe the cough but help the lungs heal.
  • D-89-1 Ear Drops– homeopathic formula of liquid garlic and mullein that can be put in child and adult ears (without tubes) for decreasing ear ache, inflammation, and mild infection.
  • Corn Hot and Cold Packs– heat and place around neck or on chest to relieve congestion, best if following application of an appropriate essential oil.

Treatments for Flus (high fever, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches)

  • Vitamin C, powdered or capsule– 4000-5000 mg per day adults, 1000-2000 mg per day for children.
  • Vitamin D3– 5000—10000 IU/day during illness; may take higher if recommended by doctor. Children 2000-5000 IU per day unless advised to supplement higher.
  • UltraFlora Probiotics-strong probiotics which are healthy bacteria which we need in the gut to help increase overall immune function. Let us help you find the specific blend of probiotics that would help your body.
  • Himalayan Bath Salts– high mineral content, will help with body aches in pains by skin pores opening to absorb extra nutrients, can also add essential oils to this bath to make it even more potent.
  • Corn Hot and Cold packs– use it as a hot pack for body aches, or on your stomach for chills, cold great for a pounding headache.

Give us a call at 320-983-2333 To mak a chiropractor or massage appointment or if you would like us to have your natural medicine cabinet stock ups ready for you to pick up!