While Antibiotics are helpful to fight off bacterial infections they are largely ineffective for viral conditions. Natural remedies such as nutraceuticals, and dietary modifications can help improve general well being. Our Practitioners recommend the following remedies to treat symptoms and more importantly to rebuild systems .
For Digestive disturbances such as Diarhoea, the metagenics probiotic Prouboulardi (Acute Care) works best for symptomatic relief. It contains 2 very specific strains that have been clinically proven to improve the bowel function. Saccharomycea boulardii and Bifidobacterium lactis HN -019 with a total of 9.5 billion CFU’s. Additionaly, Immunocore by metagenics works to improve Immune system function. Its a specific multivitamin formulated to boost the immune system which has a combination of synergistic vitamins and a decoction of mushrooms in a pill.
For nausea, some natural solutions such as herbs and bitters can help with reducing symptoms. Boil fresh ginger in tea, or add a leaf of peppermint to help sooth the digestive tract.
For cough, Apencraft by Salus is a herbal medicine traditionally used as an expectorant to help relieve chest complaints, including coughs, bronchitis and catarrhs of the upper respiratiory tract. It contains pure essential oils- Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Star Anise, Fennel, Dwarf Pine and Licorice along with different herbals to support the respiratory system.
Echinacea (Purpea , Angustifola, ,Pallida) are the constituents used as a herbal medicine to help fight off infections especially of the upper respiratory tract such as the common cold by shortening the duration. It is well known as an immune stimulant. it is used for many types of infections such as influenza, bacterial, and fungal.
If your symptoms are causing sleep issues try Valerian Plant Juice by Salus. Its traditionally used as a sedative to improve sleep quality and calm the Nervous system. It also acts on the Digestive system to help reduce pain and spasms in the GI tract .
During a period of illness, a simple bland diet of rice, banana’s, apple sauce and toast is the best. Avoid spices which may upset the stomach. These are low fiber foods that will help to firm up stool Fluids such as broth and water are also helpful to keep the body hydrated during a bout of diarhoea.