It’s that time of year that we’re dealing with allergies, colds, and the flu. Considering the dangers of flu vaccines and antibiotics, I recommend overcoming the dreaded allergies, colds, a flu, or preventing them altogether, with natural remedies. Aside from reducing your stress and being sure to get at least 7 hrs sleep per night, natural alternatives can do far more than vaccines, flu shots, and antibiotics.
The stronger our immune system is, the easier our body can fight off invaders. Pre-symptom you could potentially prevent getting sick altogether if you properly arm your immune system so it’s ready to go at full capacity. There’s many different ways you can prepare for the coming allergies, colds, and flu; or speedup recovery if you’re already experiencing symptoms.
On top of the dangers previously covered on vaccines and flu shots, flu shots are largely made on a guess of what strain will be hitting. They damage the gut (control center of the immune system) and have been known to actually give otherwise healthy people the flu, rather than prevent it.
Instead, you want to eat a non-GMO and organic diet. This will drastically cut down on the amount of pesticides and other harmful chemicals you’re consuming in your diet. To further your chances of preventing falling ill from invading viruses and allergens, you want to strengthen and arm your immune system to prepare it for battle and repair your gut. This could be done with detoxes and immune boosting supplements.
Here’s a list of some different non-GMO and organic products you could use in your seasonal arsenal to arm your body against the invading viruses and allergens (additional product info and prices are on the product pages):
Teas (each linked directly to product page):
AllergenTea – You can feel a whole lot better with our allergy tea. Helps with a number of airborne allergies, and will bring a sense of control and relief.
Cold & Flu – No matter how nice it is outside, sometimes life catches up to us. This blend will help prevent and fight your cold. A must have for all year round.
Sore Throat – Enjoy this tea if you sense a tightness or pain in your throat. Will help to alleviate the symptoms. Has a nice calm and cool effect.
Detox Tea – This tea is designed to taste great and Detox your system and improve your health overall. Feel cleansed and balanced with our detox tea. This will kick start digestion, helping with bodily distress and discomfort. Reduce bloating, improve digestion, and a great fat burner. With amazing ingredients our Detox Tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. With effects like weight loss, improved brain function, lower risk of cancer and organ cleaning, what’s not to love?
Supplements (may be found here):
Immune System Pack
Provides year-round immune-system support.
Creates an environment inhospitable to foreign invaders.
Stimulates the body’s natural defenses.
How It Works:
VS-C creates a favorable environment for microbial balance and supports general detoxification and respiratory functions.
Elderberry D3fense contains an array of herbal ingredients and other nutrients that support and boost immune function.
Immune Stimulator promotes immune response by stimulating macrophage, T-cell, B-cell and cytokine activity.
Each AM packet contains 1 VS-C TCM, 1 Elderberry D3fense and 1 Immune Stimulator. Each PM packet contains 1 Elderberry D3fense and 1 Immune Stimulator.
If you purchase this pack, you do not need to purchase Trigger Immune or Immune Stimulator below separately, as they are part of this pack.
Supports the immune system.
Helps guard against nutrient depletion.
Fortifies the circulatory system.
Nutritionally enhances the body’s ability to respond to weakening forces.
How It Works:
Trigger Immune is a combination of 18 herbs designed to support natural immunity. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, this formula is designed to strengthen a weakened energy constitution. Its Chinese name sheng mai can be translated to mean “generate the pulse.” Trigger Immune is considered a general tonic formula. Its key herbs— schizandra, astragalus, tang-kuei, ginseng and ganoderma—build the immune system and promote energy.
Astragalus root, ginseng root, epimedium leaf, eucommia bark, ganoderma mushroom, lycium fruit, rehmannia root tuber, achyranthes root, tang-kuei root, atractylodes rhizome, citrus peel, hoelen sclerotium, ligustrum fruit, ophiopogon root tuber, peony root without bark, polygala root, schizandra fruit and licorice root.
Supports the immune system.
Stimulates the activity of macrophages, T-cells and natural killer cells.
Acts as an antioxidant.
How It Works:
This unique formula contains the polysaccharides beta 1,3 glucans and arabinogalactan. These are complemented by reishi and maitake mushrooms that are known to be rich in long-chain polysaccharides. Long-chain polysaccharides stimulate immune cells, including macrophages, T-cells and natural killer cells. This tricks the body into thinking it is being invaded. This unique blend helps to maintain healthy defense reactions.
Beta-glucans, arabinogalactan, colostrum, cordyceps mycelia, reishi mushroom mycelia and maitake whole mushroom.
NutriBiome Eleven Elevated
Provides 30 billion CFU of 11 strains of beneficial bacteria per serving*
Helps support repopulation and optimization of beneficial bacteria in the gut*
More potent than original Probiotic Eleven formula
Featuring delayed-release vegetarian capsules*
How It Works:
Probiotic supplementation may help to maintain friendly bacteria colonies in the gut, or microbiome, which can be depleted by stress, antibiotics or gastrointestinal disturbances.
Renew or intensify your probiotic regimen with Eleven Elevated™. Providing 30 billion CFU of 11 strains of friendly bacteria per serving, Eleven Elevated helps support your microbiome, digestive health, immune system and rebalance your gut. Featuring delayed-release vegetable capsules.
Eleven Elevated contains the same blend of beneficial bacteria and prebiotics found in Probiotic Eleven, our most popular probiotic, but with a higher CFU (colony forming unit) count. Eleven Elevated is approximately 67% more potent per serving and 150% more potent per capsule than Probiotic Eleven.
Probiotic blend; Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus salivarius
Prebiotic blend; inulin, FOS, plant fiber
Supports Repopulation of Beneficial Bacteria in the Gut
Provides 18 billion of 11 strains of beneficial bacteria
Supports digestive health
How It Works:
NutriBiome Probiotic Eleven is a unique combination of healthful probiotics to help nourish and strengthen the gut microbiome and its resident microflora. These microorganisms perform essential functions in the body and are affected by aging, adverse intestinal pH, microbial interactions, environmental and dietary temperatures, stress, physiological factors, peristalsis, bile acids, host secretions and immune responses. Nutribiome Probiotic Eleven provides 11 species of live microorganisms that exert many beneficial health effects. This specially formulated blend contains strains of important gut-beneficial organisms and prebiotics that serve as food for the probiotics in the colon. Clinical studies have shown that short- and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) may improve growth of friendly microorganisms, enhance mineral absorption, support bowel health and function, and promote digestive function.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus, bifidobacterium bifidum, lactobaciullus acidophilus, lactobacillus brevis, lactobacillus bulgaricus, lactobacillus plantarum, streptococcus thermophilus, bifidobacterium infantis, bifidobacterium longum, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus salivarius
Supplements can be found here. Just type (or copy/paste) the supplement of choice into the search bar on the page that opens.
There are other products you could use, but these products are the most highly recommended. For pre- and post-season maintenance, I also recommend the Super Supplemental Multi-Vitamin & Mineral; which can also be found here.
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