If you’ve watched the news lately, you know we’re facing one of the worst flu epidemics in recent years. And it’s not over yet! According to the CDC, the U.S. flu season typically peaks between December and February and can run as late as May.
In addition, the flu is a highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease that can be transmitted days before an infected person notices any symptoms.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of getting sick and having to deal with the miserable symptoms that accompany the flu (fever, chills, dehydration, body aches, headaches, cough, congestion, runny nose and fatigue).
10 Simple Precautions To Take Now
Wash hands. Wash hands. Wash hands
Wipe down grocery carts handles with sanitizer wipes
Arm yourself with hand sanitizer in the event hand washing isn’t an option
Avoid touching your face – nose, eyes, mouth – if you’ve been out in public, until you can wash hands
Stay away from sick people when you can
If you get sick, STAY HOME
Stay hydrated and get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
Increase vitamin D intake to 10,000 iu/day and 50,000 iu/day for three days if you’ve been exposed
Increase vitamin C intake to 2,000-4,000 mg/day (50-100mg/day)
The Myers’ Cocktail is a vitamin and nutrient supplement delivered intravenously to treat a variety of ailments and increase energy. Developed by Baltimore physician John Myers, MD, more than 30 years ago, the Myers’ Cocktail protocol was recently modified by Alan R. Gaby, MD, and president of the American Holistic Medical Association.
The Myers’ Cocktail has been used to help improve athletic performance and treat thousands of patients who suffer with:
Acute asthma attacks
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Acute muscle spasm
Upper respiratory tract infections
Cardiovascular disease and more
The Immune Boost IV (enhanced Myers’ Cocktail) includes all of the ingredients of the Myers’ Cocktail IV – vitamin B complex 100, vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin B5 (dexpanthenol), calcium (calcium gluconate), vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) with the addition of some key ingredients to enhance the immune boosting power.
The trace minerals zinc sulfate, magnesium sulfate, chromium chloride, selenium and a higher dose of vitamin C are all included in the Immune Boost IV.
Why IV treatments are more effective than oral supplements
Like the Myers’ Cocktail, the Immune Boost IV works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond what can be absorbed with oral supplementation.
Many illnesses and conditions are associated with digestive disturbances such as bloating, indigestion and food sensitivities. People with such conditions may not absorb all of the nutrients they need through the stomach in order to obtain optimal health.
The top five reasons to get an Immune Boost IV
What do stress, pain, IBS and belly fat have in common? Leaky gut. It’s worth learning more about this condition and the treatments available, because it causes a whole host of health problems.
Leaky gut is tied to aging, stress, infections, as well as certain foods and toxins you consume. If leaks occur in the intestinal lining – i.e., your gut is leaky – toxins, microbes or undigested food particles can travel into the bloodstream. The immune system marks these “foreign invaders” as pathogens and attacks them, which causes them to present in the form of an immune response.
Nine signs you may have leaky gut. You may be suffering from leaky gut if you have any of the following symptoms or conditions:
You work in a highly viral environment, such as public places, schools, daycares or medical facilities.
You travel on airplanes
You were exposed to someone with a viral illness.
You have a weak immune system (get sick easily).
You suffer from chronic pain, fibromyalgia or another condition that adds stress to the body.
What to expect with IV therapy (Myers’ Cocktail or Immune Boost IV)
Side effects are rare and typically limited to local irritation at the injection site. The treatments may be given 1-2 times per week and the beneficial effects are typically felt after the fourth visit. People with chronic conditions may choose to continue the infusions every 1-4 weeks or when they feel their energy slipping.
Ready to kick the flu to the curb or tackle other health issues?
We’re here to help! The team at EVEXIAS® Medical Centers can answer your questions about IV therapies and help you weigh your treatment options.
To learn more, call the location nearest you to schedule a confidential consultation with our medical team. You can also schedule an appointment online.
Speaker, Author, and Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, ACNP, APRN-BC, has extensive training in her field. She earned her B.A in Nursing from Texas Women’s University and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees at UT Arlington. In addition to her training in acute and emergency medicine, she has extended her education to include certifications in Preventative Wellness Medicine, Functional Medicine and Hormone Replacement Therapy.