Are You Ready for the Cold and Flu Season!

It’s important to stay healthy during the winter season. We have a number of patients that are coming into the clinic with colds or the flu. Eating healthy, getting lots of rest and minimizing your stress levels wil contribute greatly to keeping your immune system from crashing and making you more susceptible to infections. Some nutrients and herbs that are helpful are vitamin D3, vitamin C, and astragaus. Some patients are not able to assimilate Vit D3 with unless Vit K and Vitamin A are addedith Vitamin D3.  Astragalus is a herbal remedy that has been coming up for many patients in the office this time of year. Astragalus is very helpful to boost and support your immune system. It is safe and very effective.

The recommended dosage for Vitamin D3 has gone up in the past few years. It is now recommended that adults get at least 5,000- 7,000 IU per day. And children above the age of 5 get at least 2000 IU per day.

Prevention is always better that than waiting till you come down with a cold or flu.