Naturopathic remedies for cold and flu season aim to support the body's natural healing processes and boost the immune system. Our naturopathic doctor's main approach to the cold and flu season is prevention! Some ways we work to prevent cold & flus at EASTND are as follows:
Vitamin IV Drips: To maintain a healthy immune system and hydration while boosting energy levels and benefiting overall well-being. We recommend doing a few close together and then moving towards monthly drips to maintain the effects. Some key vitamins like Vitamin C + Zinc can be added for extra immune benefits.
Botanical immune Booster: A combination of herbal medicine and botanicals that help the immune system fight bacteria and viruses. We recommend these every 3-4 months to support your immune system.
Gut Health: The gut is one of the body's largest immune system and should be supported year round! Stress reduction, probiotics and eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables are some ways our naturopathic doctors like to support the gut.
Restful Sleep : Our immune system recharges during sleep, so a good nights rest is very important for boosting the immune system. Our naturopathic doctors can help support a healthy sleep cycle through lifestyle changes + personalized supplement recommendations.
Other ways our naturopathic doctors can help with cold & flu season is by managing symptoms + providing individualized care during times of feeling unwell. This can look like treating the root cause of other on-going conditions or by supporting overall wellness. At EASTND we have many different services we can use during the cold & flu season.
Herbs: Echinacea, licorice, sage, ect. Theses can be consumed as herbal tea or in tincture form. Each herb can play a different role in supporting the immune system. Most of these herbs can be found in EASTND's custom throat spray- available in Moncton + Fredericton.
Zinc: Zinc supplements may help reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms. Natural food sources of zinc include nuts, seeds, and whole grains.
Honey: Honey can help soothe a sore throat and cough. Mix it with warm water and lemon for a comforting drink.
Rest & Hydration: Adequate rest and staying hydrated are crucial for recovery. Drink plenty of water, herbal teas, and broths to stay hydrated, and get plenty of sleep. Hydration can also be achieved through an IV drips!
Remember that individual responses to these remedies may vary, and it's important to consult with a healthcare professional, including a naturopathic doctor, before starting any new treatments, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications. Naturopathic doctors can provide personalized guidance and recommendations based on your specific health needs.
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