Special Offer for Newsletter recipients! Cold and Flu season supplement Sale! Buy 2 and get the 3rd at 50% off! OrthoBiotic Probiotic........

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Special Offer for Newsletter recipients!

Cold and Flu season supplement Sale!

Buy 2 and get the 3rd at 50% off!

OrthoBiotic Probiotic.....................Therbiotic Probiotics
HerbalBiotic..................................Not So Well
Lipsomal Glutathione....................Garlic 7000
Liquid Vitamin D3.........................All Nutrient 950’s
M/R/S (Mushroom)........................Argentyn 23
Vitamin C (Pure Ascorbic Acid).......Cold Calm

Offer applies October 20th to November 20th. Offer applies to the supplements listed above only. Must mention Cold and Flu newsletter at the time of purchase. Multiple purchases cannot be combined. Previous purchases do not apply. Must be prescribed by an IMA physician. Discounted supplement must be of equal or lesser value.
Integrative Medical Associates reserves the right to discontinue any offer.

Cold and Flu Season Tips

Cold and flu season is upon us and it’s helpful to know some tips on how to avoid getting sick, and to have some items on hand to speed recovery time if you do.

Foods that can support the immune system

Probiotics and probiotic foods: Raw fermented vegetables, find these in the refrigerated section: sauerkraut, kimchi, beets, carrots, etc. 1-2 forkfulls every day.
Culture dairy (if not intolerant): kefir, greek yogurt, etc.
Or you can be sure to get in a daily dose of probiotics by simply taking a probiotic supplement. Check with your doctor at IMA for more information.
Bone broth: You can find this pre-made at a health food store or a local butcher. You can also make it yourself. Get creative with it. You can cook quinoa and rice in bone broth, sauté vegetables, add it to soups and even drink it on it’s own.
Mushroom: Mushrooms are excellent for the immune system. The best are Maitake, Shitake and Reishi. Make an effort to eat mushrooms at least 3 x per week. They are best cooked in oil to activate the medicinal properties. If your kids don’t like mushrooms you can get dried ones and grind them up and sprinkle them in their food. Another great option is taking a mushroom supplement. We have M/R/S capsules here are the clinic, ask your doctor for more information.
Spices:
Ginger: you can make a tea or cook with the root.
Turmeric: you can add this to spaghetti sauce, soups, meat/fish and sprinkle on veggies.
Garlic and onion: cooked and raw
Vegetables: Veggies are where we get a lot of our antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Make an effort to eat at least 5 cups per day.
Foods to avoid: Sugar! Sugar suppresses the immune system for hours after consuming it. Look for sugar as an added ingredient in food.

***Mind your food allergies or intolerances. This can weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to infection. If you haven’t been tested for food allergies or intolerances ask one of our doctors.

Habits

Sleep: make sure you’re getting at least 7 hours (8 is best) of sleep per night. A good nights sleep is another brick in the wall of keeping illness at bay.
Hand washing: this one might seem obvious to you, but wash your hands before eating, handling food or touching your face.

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin D and antioxidants. Ask you doctor to test your vitamin D levels. If you’re deficient follow recommendations to get your levels up to normal. If you aren’t deficient you can safely take 2,000 IU per day with food to keep your immune system supported.
Antioxidants such as Glutathion can also help with fighting off the germs that head your way. We carry Glutathione and options for Vitamin D at Integrative Medical Associates.

What to do if you get sick

1. Come in for a nutritional IV to improve recovery time.
2. Start an herbal formula tincture such as elderberry syrup, Echinacea, goldenseal or oil of oregano at the first onset of symptoms.
3. Avoid dairy, it increases mucus production.

FLU SHOT INFORMATION

IMA carries Flu shots that are antibiotic, mercury, egg and preservative free. Ask your doctor if this could be right for you.

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