The winter season makes us all more susceptible to coughs and colds. People often ask me what they can do to prevent coughs and colds during the winter -- here are some recommendations for you that I hope will help.
First, make sure you eat and exercise well - a good diet and exercise go a long way to ensuring a healthy immune system to prevent cough and cold viruses from both entering and multiplying in your body. Most of you probably know this already. Vitamin supplements are also helpful, and particularly Vitamin C in doses of 1-3 grams daily.
Echinacea tincture is also a good preventive in a dose of 15-20 drops per day -- three weeks on and one week off.
For those with susceptibility to recurrent sore throats and head colds specifically, a good preventive is the homeopathic remedy Thymuline 9CH (Dolisos) taken once a week for a month and then once a month throughout the cold season from October to April.
Another good preventive is Cold-FX by HerbTech from Alberta. Take one capsule daily through the winter season, or as directed on the package insert for acute onset of symptoms.
In the event that symptoms of chills, fever, sore throat, etc. occur, we recommend Dolicoccil 30 CH taking 1 complete tube 2 times daily for 2 days, and then 1 tube once daily for 2 days. You can also double up on the Cold-Fx if you are already taking those.
None of these products has any side effects. Sorry but none of them comes with a guarantee either!