Preventing coughs, colds and the flu with natural remedies


Speaker 1: Flu season is upon us, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you must bust out the hand sanitizers and sprays. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beaches has some advice to say healthy naturally. Hey Doc, how are you doing? Hey, I’m doing well. How are you? Good. So I heard that using hand sanitizers could not be suitable for you.

Speaker 2: Yes. Studies have shown that. Too much antibacterial soap is actually not a good thing. Okay. And the reason is that our bodies do need that exposure. To be able to be educated. To be able to resist and fight if you totally sterilize your environment, which, unfortunately, some people do get out of fear, right?

That it could actually do more harm. Thank. Good. Okay. Alright,

Speaker 1: So there are some things that you can do. Wash your hands. Of course, that’s obvious, a common thing, but there are some other things too.

Speaker 2: So, like knobs. So people don’t think about turning knobs; in our practice, we’d clean our knobs pretty regularly. Okay. Also toys. We have this toy train set that the kids love to play with, and we go through and clean all of it. Many people don’t think about that, especially kids bringing things in, coming in, putting it in their mouths. Oh, all kinds of things. So regularly cleaning those things in our environment is really important.

Speaker 1: And I was shocked to hear that sugar is something you should.


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Speaker 2: So sugar, because sugar actually feeds bacteria within the system. A lot of people don’t realize that. So sugar, but also bread, what? Dairy also is one of those things. Okay, so let’s say you have a sinus infection, right?

Oh yeah, I can see that exactly. Unfortunately, it will blow it up even worse, and many people don’t realize that.

Speaker 1: Okay. And so, what are some natural ways to stay healthy once. You have gotten sick. Are there some things that you can think can make you feel better?

Speaker 2: Yeah, of course, there are many homeopaths. I tend to stay away from the herbal side of it. Okay. Just because there are a lot of mineral deficiencies and two interactions with medications. So naturally, to keep your immune system strong, you wanna maintain supplementation. Like right now. Is an excellent time of year to start loading up on vitamin C and zinc.
Those typically don’t interact with particular medications, but when you get sick the first day, you have to stop. And then sleep and sweat. That’s okay. Important.

Speaker 1: Now tell me, okay, I got the sleep part down pat. I’m an expert. Now what is the sweat thing? What have to do? The sweating part.

Speaker 2: So you wanna put on a lot of layers. Okay. And people think I’m crazy when I get sick, but I’m like, look, I and my feet actually get cold when I get sick. Wow. So that’s a way for me to identify, oh, my feet are cold. I need to do this. Put yourself in tons of layers, tons of blankets, a heating pad, and literally. Sweat because the body’s gonna create a natural fever. Many people fear rages because we’ve been taught to keep them down. Yeah. So naturally, if your fever is a 1 0 5 over an extended period, that’s a different situation. But you wanna get your temperature up enough so it burns things off.


Bacteria, viruses, things like that. The virus is more brutal to get rid of. Okay. They’re typically antibiotic resistant, so you know, it’s gonna be more, but the more you fight, I’m a fighter. If I get sick, I’m like, I’ve got so much stuff to do, I can’t be, so you know, but the first day that you feel that you really should stop, rest, sleep, sweat, and hopefully.

You know, it’ll push your fingers. Yeah.

Speaker 1: Okay. Now you also said something about you avoid herbs. So like akinesia, it’s not something.

Speaker 2: Yeah, it becomes resistant in the body. The body’s really intelligent. Okay. So the more you take these things, like right now, it’s like the big elderberry craze. The more you take these things, the body’s gonna create resistance to it. So you really want to hold those things for that special moment when you need them. Okay. Not necessarily take those things as preventative.

Speaker 1: What about Teas?

Speaker 2: They are good too. Okay. But those are herbals. Okay. Those are the same kinds of things. I like homeopaths because they’re spotless, and the body responds well. So, for instance, we have this here. We do home prophylaxis in our practice, which is a way to educate the immune system about various diseases they take. It’s really cool science. They take these disease tissues and shake them.

Until it’s no longer the original substance, it’s just the biogenic frequencies behind that. Say that five times faster. Yeah. And so what it does is it naturally educates the immune system and gives that artificial immunity similar to different allopathic treatments.

Speaker 1: Okay. Now you have a special going on. Gone.

Speaker 2: We do a $35 sick care visit, typically $50 for a secure visit, cough, cold. On the same day, you can come to our practice. We’re entirely holistic, and we also do flu ho prophylaxis as a response.

Speaker 1: All right. Thank you so much, doctor. Thank you, actually. Yep. I’m gonna come and see you.

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