It is flu season and I am never without an opinion:

1. I have seen multiple cases of high fever, aches/chills, with no sign of location of infection resulting in dry cough and sore throat. If you are faced with this type of infection, the best defense is “THE ZAP PACK”: 100,000 IU of Vitamin D (1x/only), 100-150,000 IU of Vitamin A (not to exceed 7-10 days without talking to a doctor at ECN) and some herbal formula to address the microbe whether it is viral or bacterial. These are adult doses not to be used for pediatric, pregnancy or breastfeeding doses without consulting your physician.

2. Do NOT get the flu vaccine. This year’s flu vaccine has the “leftover H1N1” vaccine from last year that they could not use up. If you want to discuss this with me then email Molly, but there is no good science for the flu vaccine. Better to improve your immune system.

3. It is time to contact us if an adult’s fever is over 101 or a pediatric fever is over 103, if the symptoms have progressed to your lungs, or if you feel ill longer then 3 days. I have not yet figured out the exact homeopathic remedy, but I am sure that the Naturopathic community will spread the news the minute we find the right remedy for this bug.

Once again besides Molly’s 5 Point Health Plan there is Molly’s 3 Day Rule: If you are not better in 3 days from anything (eg flu, diarrhea, joint pain, insomnia, etc) it is time to let your doctor at ECC know. Thanks.

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