1. 1.       Wash your Hands frequently. Viruses can live on doorknobs, other hard surfaces  and skin for 2-3 days.
  2. 2.       Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and Stay at home if you are ill for the first 48 hours. 
  3. 3.       Increase Probiotics– taken daily will build up your resistance to viruses in digestive tract. 60% of the immune system resides in the digestive tract so maintaining healthy flora in your digestive tract and good elimination prevents the flu from hanging on long term. Increase probiotics if you are ill and take Activated Charcoal in between meals to pull toxins (bacteria or viruses) out.
  4. 4.       Increase Vitamin D to 2,000iu-5,000iu per day (Children less than 2,000iu per day) and make sure that your Blood Vitamin D levels are above 60ng. This protects against viruses, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, increases immunity, benefits hormone production, reduces depression and anxiety, and is beneficial in bone health.
  5. 5.       Increase Vitamin C 2-3 grams per day to boost immunity
  6. 6.       Rotate Immune boosting herbs so that your body doesn’t get used to it. Take an herb like Astragalus for 1 week then the next week take a therapeutic mushroom blend. There is a wonderful Chinese herbal blend available that kicks out the virus, if taken at the initial onset.
  7. 7.       Eat a healthy whole food diet low in sugar and processed foods. An alkaline diet has shown to reduce viral replication and reduces inflammation in the body therefore, increasing immunity.
  8. 8.       Wet Sock treatment- hydrotherapy technique to boost immunity and shorten the duration of an illness- Can be used as preventative too.
  9. 9.       Stress Reduction and Healthy Lifestyle– manage stress effectively with regular exercise, acupuncture, yoga, massage, meditation or Qigong. Spend quality time on yourself with personal development and doing things you love.
  10. 10. Homeopathy- offers great protection. There are Influenza and anti-viral homeopathic remedies (oral and injectible) available to reduce your chances of getting any virus and that shorten the duration of an illness.

    Any Questions or comments are welcome….