2018 Cold and Flu Protocols to Protect Your Health

2018 Cold and Flu Protocols to Protect Your Health

The updated 2018 cold and flu protocol is here to help you hopefully find some relief. In the United States we are dealing with a bad flu season this year, these recommendations may help you combat a cold or flu and recover quicker. If you ever have a high grade fever (greater than 104F), or any other life threatening symptoms of a flu or cold (trouble breathing, long-term vomiting, severe pain, severe vertigo, etc.) make sure you seek out medical help ASAP! Finally, do not use any of the following protocols if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any children without consulting your medical professional first.

If you are trying to prevent becoming ill this winter, proper hand hygiene (washing with natural soap and purified water instead of using sanitizer when out in public), following a clean diet like the Perfect Health Diet, maintaining a proper circadian rhythm, optimal sleep hygiene, preventing excess stress, and producing vitamin D, are all healthy habits you can do to hopefully prevent you from getting sick.

Mild – Moderate Cold and Flu Protocol

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  • Traditional Medicinals organic throat coat – Follow tea recommendations for general usage. Do not use if you suffer from high blood pressure because the licorice extract in the tea may cause water retention and raise blood pressure.
  • Gargling with warm filtered salt water (1/4-1/2 teaspoon in 1/4 cup of water) with a pinch of organic cayenne pepper may help reduce throat inflammation.

Chest Congestion

  • Stay hydrated as much as possible drinking at least two liters of filtered water while you are ill. More water might be needed if you are febrile.
  • Integrative Therapeutics – Mucaplex– follow supplement recommendations for dosage.7
  • Jarrow Formulas NAC Sustain – one tablet on an empty stomach, twice daily, do not use if you are mercury burdened, have mercury amalgams or are suffering from hydrogen sulfide dysbiosis.
  • Manuka honey – consuming one to two teaspoons mixed in warm filtered water may improve coughing. Do not use if you are Th1 dominant or have salicylate sensitivity.

Sinus Congestion

Severe Cold and Flu Protocol

Sore Throat

or

  • Traditional Medicinals organic throat coat – Follow tea recommendations for general usage. Do not use if you suffer from high blood pressure because the licorice extract in the tea may cause water retention and raise blood pressure.
  • Gargling with warm filtered salt water (1/4-1/2 teaspoon in 1/4 cup of water) with a pinch of organic cayenne pepper may help reduce throat inflammation.

Relief of Chest Congestion

  • Stay hydrated as much as possible drinking at least two filtered liters of water while you are ill. More water might be needed if you are febrile.
  • Integrative Therapeutics – Mucaplex – follow supplement recommendations for dosage.
  • Jarrow Formulas NAC Sustain – one tablet on an empty stomach, twice daily, do not use if you are mercury burdened, have mercury amalgams or are suffering from hydrogen sulfide dysbiosis.
  • Manuka honey – consuming one to two teaspoons mixed in warm filtered water may improve coughing. Do not use if you are Th1 dominant or have salicylate sensitivity.

Relief of Sinus Congestion

3 Comments
  1. Chris Masterjohn believes the research suggests zinc lozenges should be zinc acetate to be effective. https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2016/12/26/zinc-definitely-fights-colds-youre-probably-using-wrong-kind/

  2. 1. I guess if you are concerned about supplementing with too much calcium, then using calcium ascorbate may pose an issue. Magnesium ascorbate should be used instead if you are concerned.

    2. Vitamin C loading is fine for most people as long as their kidneys are functional. Most people based on weight should only need 5,000 mg of vitamin C to saturate themselves. In times of sickness that might increase greatly. Maybe try lower does of lipo C?

    3. No, scientific basis as of yet, the story told in the article is anecdotal. Do make sure your vitamin C is non GMO though. It also isn’t produced from corn syrup but is produced by corn dextrose fermentation.

  3. Thanks John. Bought the book today. A couple questions:

    1) Thomas Levy recommends not using calcium ascorbate. Do you not find his concerns valid or are they just not relevant at the doses you recommend?

    2) Given your recommended amount, do you not recommend taking C to bowel tolerance? Levy makes the point in his book that your tolerance varies depending on infection level and that not taking enough is likely to not do any good. Generally, if I take about 10g every 3 hours when I have a cold I keep my symptoms in full remission. I’d taken about 30g today, a mix of Solaray TR and Ester-C capsules (and maintained energy to work and pack up the house for a move) when it started to plug up my ears. I immediately took about 15g more and I could feel it drain out of my ears – no more plug. That has been my general experience with C.

    3) Is there any valid concern of high amounts of ascorbic acid killing gut flora? http://www.naturalnews.com/040147_vitamin_c_ascorbic_acid_synthetic_vitamins.html#

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