Natural Cures For Dummies
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You’re coughing and sneezing, your nose is running, your throat is sore, and maybe you’re running a fever. Those are all symptoms of the common cold. Colds generally last seven to ten days, and symptoms may linger for a couple weeks. To speed your recovery, hit back with the following acute cold protocol when you first notice symptoms:

Supplement Dosage
Colostrum 10,000 mg one or two times daily
Proline‐rich polypeptides 4 sprays in mouth, hold for 30 seconds and then swallow, twice daily early morning and before bed for a total of 16 mg daily
Probiotics (Saccharomyces boulardii; multistrain containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum, and Lactobacillus plantarum; and Bifidobacterium lactis [HOWARU Bifido] 250 mg Saccharomyces boulardii; 15 billion CFU multistrain probiotic, and 15 billion CFU HOWARU Bifido twice daily
Vitamin C (mineral ascorbates) 1,000 to 3,000 mg daily
Whole beta glucan 500 mg twice daily
Vitamin A 10,000 to 25,000 IU daily
Vitamin D3 5,000 to 10,000 IU daily, depending on blood levels
Zinc (lozenges and pill form) Lozenges several times daily plus 20 mg in pill form twice daily during acute illness, not to exceed 40 mg total daily
Andrographis 200 mg twice daily
Isatis extract 150 mg twice daily
Licorice extract 80 mg twice daily
Olive leaf 1 to 2 g daily

The best cure for the common cold is not to get one. Keep your immune system strong to fight off infection. Minimize stress, get plenty of sleep, and wash your hands after being out in public places and before eating or touching your nose or mouth.

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Dr. Scott J. Banks has been in clinical practice for more than 30 years. In 2013, Banks joined an elite group Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioners. He is uniquely trained in the Functional Medicine model to identify and treat the root causes of illness, disease, and chronic disorders.

Joe Kraynak has authored and co-authored numerous books.

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