Its almost time for the cold and flu season. Each year my patients ask me what I do to prevent and if necessary treat seasonal sickness.
First, I do not get a flu shot. Flu vaccines are not only notoriously ineffective but also contain toxic ingredients including mercury. Also, there is a disturbing lack of evidence that flu vaccines are safe. (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/shocking-lack-evidence-supporting-flu-vaccines)
Also see Flu Shot Facts.
Flu vaccines commonly contain mercury preservatives which can cause neurological problems and autoimmune reactions. (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/thimerosal.htm)
Preserving natural immune function is my primary goal for prevention. I do this by getting adequate sleep every night, avoiding physiological stress by eating frequently and avoiding foods that can reduce immune function such as sugar and alcohol. Vitamin D is a key factor for proper immune function. Knowing your Vitamin D status can help you know if you need supplementation. Starting in October each year I take a half teaspoon of Lauricidin each day. Lauricidin is a natural extract of coconut oil that deactivates viruses, some bacteria and many yeasts.
If I feel as though I am getting sick, I will take three, and up to nine, doses of Lauricidin per day. I also use a colloidal silver spray several times a day. I spray my sinuses, my ears and my throat. More often than not, if I start treating before symptoms are severe, I can feel well the next day.
For my full protocol check out Avoiding and Treating Seasonal Illness.