Tips for Cold/Flu Prevention

(October 2009)

The following supplements and remedies can help keep you cold- and flu-free all winter long!

Cold/Flu Prevention for Adults:

  • Vitamin D3: As directed by Dr. Raby
  • Fish oil/omega 3 fatty acids: 2000-3000 IU daily
  • Regular probiotics and multivitamin use as well


At first sign of illness take:

  • Homeopathic Oscillo: 3-tube course (this is available at Whole Foods)
  • Vitamin A: 50,0000-100,000 IU daily short term, up to one week only
  • Vitamin C: 6,000 mg daily in divided doses
  • ViraCon: Contains echinacea, licorice, isatis, elderberry, zinc, and other immune supportive and anti-viral nutrients. Dose: 2-3 capsules daily for up to one week.



(all supplements are available at the Raby Institute)


Physical medicine for illness treatment:

  • Warming sock treatment: Take a pair of cotton socks and soak them completely with cold water. Be sure to wring the socks out thoroughly so they do not drip. Place cold cotton wet socks on feet. Cover with dry thick wool socks. Keep the socks on overnight or until the wet cotton socks are completely dry.
  • Carrot poultice over throat: Grate a large carrot then place it on the center one third a cotton cloth. Fold the other two thirds of the cotton cloth over the carrot, creating a packet. Apply the single thickness side of cloth and carrot packet to the front of neck and cover with plastic wrap and a wool scarf to fasten in place. Leave in place ~30 minutes.
  • Neti pot sinus rinse with warm salt water.
  • Gargle with salt water.
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