Since I’ve moved to Portland, I’ve been infected with four colds in the past three months. I usually get one a year. It has started exactly the same way every time – a piercing headache, sniffles, sneezing, and then a runny nose. It’s been going around the office and I have a sneaking suspicion that my colleague has it right now.
Happily, I never get full-blown sick or miserable (knock on wood). I’m usually out a day, taking it easy and getting a lot of rest. I don’t feel great, but again, not miserable. I attribute this good health to a protocol that I implement as soon as I feel sick. It works almost every single time. In fact, a headache started coming on around noon today, and it’s 11:00 pm and I am feeling pretty good.
Here’s what I do when symptoms of a cold comes on. I start it immediately. The first day is key! And for the most part, I use as directed unless noted below:
- Vitamin C supplementation every 4 hours. I used to drink orange juice, but because of the sugar content, I now do Emergen-C. Pineapple coconut is my jam but honestly, they are all kinda gross.
- Colloidal Silver supplement.
- Advil Liquigels.
- Oregano oil supplement.
- Vitamin D, 5000 IU.
- 80 oz. of water or liquid. I drink 32 ozs at a time with lemon juice and a tablespoon of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar or just plain bone broth with some herbs (Trader Joe’s).
On the regular, I also take the following supplements –
But that’s it! It works like a charm every time and I am on the mend.
PS. I am not a doctor. This is not medical advice. Blah. Blah. Blah.
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