Winter is just around the corner and so is cold and flu season. Kids are back in school sharing colds, flu, and assorted cooties, then bringing them home to family. But it’s not just kids.
The person you just shook hands with, that cougher next to you in the waiting room, the restaurant menu or salt shaker you just handled…
It’s a harsh world out there and unless you lock yourself away for the winter (is that really possible?), it’s time to ramp up your immunity and fend off the cooties in order to protect yourself from the onslaught of seasonal viruses.
Here’s what I recommend:
First things First: “The Basics.”
1.) A Daily Multiple Vitamin. Deficiency of even one single vitamin, mineral or trace mineral can leave chinks in your "immune armor." The best way to prevent this is to take an optimal dose daily "multi" like my Maxi Multi. If you’re not taking Maxi Multi, be sure that whatever formula you take provides optimal doses of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals. Compare labels. Take the full recommended amount, every day. Here’s a link to recommended optimal doses.
Optimal doses mean that you’ll be taking at least 6 caps per day to get everything your body needs. Studies show that "one-a-days" are worthless for boosting immunity. “Pixie dust” doses of nutrients — one or two caps per day multiples — don’t do anything except prevent the most severe deficiency diseases like scurvy. They won’t help keep your immune system beefed up during cold and flu season. Please see The Myth Of The One-A-Day Multiple Vitamin
2.) Fish Oil. (Essential Fatty Acids EPA & DHA). Remember the old-timey daily dose of cod liver oil that Mom insisted on? (Some of you are way too young to recall this). It tasted pretty bad but Mom was on the right track, it was good for you. Cod liver oil contains the essential fatty acids DHA and studies show that it enhances B cell activity (a type of white blood cell).
Too little essential fatty acids in the diet causes excess inflammation and is related to a number (about 60) diseases. That, plus immunity is enhanced when EFA levels are increased.
Maxi Marine provides 400mg EPA and 300mg DHA in a softgel capsule. No fishy taste, no fishy burps.
Those are the basics you should be taking all year long to keep yourself healthy, prevent disease and keep your immune system strong. If you’re not taking the basics, the “add-ons” don’t make much sense. Our "Maxi Health Bundle" is a great value for these getting these important “basics.”
After you’ve got your “basic bases” covered, there’s more you can do to boost your immunity.
Here are the Immune-Boosting additions I recommend.
1.) Dr. Myatt’s Immune System Support. This formula contains the best-proven immune enhancing herbs known: Astragalus, Ligustrum, Echinacea, a full spectrum of Medicinal Mushrooms and additional immune supporting nutrients. This is one of the most potent formulas for ramping up your immune system for the season.
2.) Vitamin D Winter in North America means colder weather, less sunshine and less Vitamin D. Low vitamin D levels are associated with higher risk of heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease and all-cause mortality!
Relative to immune function, higher rates of upper respiratory tract infections, influenza and tuberculosis are seen in those who are vitamin D deficient. Hint: even folks who live here in Phoenix AZ are testing low in vitamin D. Deficiencies are widespread. (24,30,38)
Vitamin D is so important that we’ve written an entire white paper on the subject. You can get your free copy of this here: Vitamin D Special Report
OK, so you’ve done a good job in strengthening your immune system with a quality daily multiple like Maxi Multi, Essential Fatty Acids from a fish oil supplement like Maxi Marine, added immune enhancing herbs and vitamin D. Great! But what about that menu you just handled? The door knob you just touched? (the one that a 284 other people recently touched) Do you suppose there might have been a bacteria or virus or two on that maybe?
Handwashing - frequent handwashing –after every time you touch something you are not sure of is the best defense. But is that really practical? But that’s why you carry a little bottle of hand sanitizer, right? Hand sanitizer ISN’T good protection – it’s not “persistent.” Hand sanitizers clean and protect only for the instant they are used – the antibacterial effect doesn’t last or “persist” beyond that moment. The next time you touch something with cooties, you’ve re-contaminated yourself.
But wait – I said “most” are not persistent. There is one common hand sanitizer that is persistent. It contains triclosan, a pesticide. As much as I want to keep my hands clean, I’m not willing to use a toxic chemical to do so. But hey, that’s just me.
There is another non-toxic, persistent antimicrobial. It is so safe, it is used medically to treat wound and burns (skin as sensitive as it gets). The magic elixir? Silver Gel. Carry a tube in your pocket or purse and use it as you would any toxic hand sanitizer, with the comfort of knowing that the antimicrobial effects last long after the you apply it. Learn more about Silver Gel here:
Finally, if after all your protective measures, you still start to “feel something,” pull out a Super Hero: Selenium. It’s our secret weapon cold and flu buster.
Nothing works all the time, not even medical “first sign of the flu” shots. But for us and our patients, it works far more often than not.
At the first hint of prodromal (earliest, faintest) symptoms, take 5 capsules of selenium 200 mcg. You can repeat the dose for several days if needed. This is higher than a recommended daily supplement dose but don’t worry, you won’t overdose at this level when taken for just a few days.
Do you have all these on hand? Immune Support, Vitamin D, Silver Gel hand sanitizer, and Selenium? Get them now. How can you take selenium “at the first sign of something” if you don’t have any in the house? As for the “preventives,” it’s best to get an early start on the season. I personally started my “immune ramp up” the beginning of October.
To encourage you to DO THIS, we’re offering you an “Immune kit” at an unprecedented 20% off, good for the next two weeks only. (Because I want you to get with the program and avoid potential seasonal suffering).
Purchased separately, these supplements would cost $64, but for the next 2 weeks only, a package of the 4 essential “anti-ick” supplements – Dr. Myatt’s immune support, Vitamin D 5000, Silver Gel hand Sanitizer, and last resort Selenium – for only $51. That’s over 20% off the kit of 4 “no flu for you” items and a great way to be prepared for cold and flu season. Each package is a one month supply for one person, so order accordingly. Sale ends November 15th.
This special offer is available ONLY to our HealthBeat News readers – you won’t find it listed on our website, and it absolutely ends in two weeks. Grab it now so I won’t hear you singin’ the blues about having a cold, or the flu, or bronchitis, or pneumonia…
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