Viral Protocol-How are you Protecting Yourself from the Flu and Corona Virus?



Attention: With high concern over the current flu season and the Corona Virus, I'm receiving a lot of questions about how to protect ourselves naturally. I've put together an easy to follow protocol below and I'm always available at the Shop to answer questions. There are a variety of herbs, botanicals, and nutrients that possess robust antiviral properties, and can help improve immune function. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do or may already be doing to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy this season.


All supplements listed below are by Designs for Health, a high quality supplement line I carry at the Shop.


Elderberry Syrup mix can be purchased through my Shop or at Simply Nourished on Main.


Acute Viral Protocol


Herbs, Nutrients, and Botanicals

Garlic is in a family of plants noted to contain a protein lectin that has been shown to inhibit most common viruses. Fresh, crushed garlic appears to have some anti-infective effects in the mouth and throat, but also exhibits strong activity in the lungs. Onions and leeks also have this anti-viral protein.


Elderberry is a medicinal plant with a long tradition of use as an effective antiviral. As with garlic, some of elderberry’s actions may be due to its ability to adhere to neuraminic acid on outer cellular membranes. Neuraminic acid is often used as a point of attack by viruses to attach to the cell using an enzyme they make called neuramididase, which allows them to drill through the outer cell membrane and access the intracellular space. Elderberry has been shown to block neuramidadase, making it potentially effective for many viruses.


One additional well-studied medicinal herb that may play an important role in mitigating the severity of viral infection is Andrographis paniculata, which has an extensive research basis for supporting symptomatic relief of acute respiratory tract infections in adults.


Therapeutic Diet and Nutrition Considerations •

Consume foods plan that emphasizes micronutrients essential to optimal immune system function:


• Zinc – seafood, pumpkin seed, sea vegetables, and beans, lentils and legumes


• Vitamin D – salmon, fatty fish, egg yolks, cheese (if tolerable), mushrooms


• Vitamin C – oranges, papayas, strawberries, kiwi, organic leafy green vegetables (spinach, bok choy, kale), broccoli, bell peppers


• Vitamin A - liver, cod liver oil, mackerel, salmon; beta-carotene: sweet potato, winter squash, kale, collards, carrots


• Eat your Garlic! - crush garlic and wait up to 60 seconds to enhance formation of allicin-add to honey or to Honey lemon tea.


• During active viral infection, maintain adequate hydration.


• Reduce dietary sugar & alcohol intake.


• Eat more fish or take extra Omega 3’s to support anti-inflammatory status.


• Consume more protein. (RDA: 0.8 grams per kilogram (g/kg) of body weight a day. Higher protein intake may be warranted, and can be achieved by supplementing with high-quality protein powders. Whey protein supplementation has been shown to increase glutathione levels, further supporting immune and antioxidant protection.


Lifestyle Interventions

• Make sure your sleeping well or seek support to help in this area.


• Manage stress. Consider meditation, breath work, biofeedback.


• Balance physical activity routine to avoid excess exercise during times of immune challenge


Supplement Protocol


Immunotone Plus: Formula Highlights: Immunitone Plus™ is an herbal formula that is designed to support healthy immune system function during cold and flu season.* It contains herbs that support normal natural killer (NK) cell activity and the balance of cytokines, which are the regulatory proteins released by immune cells as part of a normal immune system response.* The standardized herbs in this formula contain optimal and consistent amounts of the most active ingredient.

Dose 2 capsules per day with meals; 4 capsules per day with meals for advanced support

Duration: Daily to support robust immune function; suitable for long term use and for all age groups


Zinc Supreme™ Formula Highlights Zinc Supreme™ is made with chelated minerals by Albion Advanced Nutrition, the leader in mineral technology. They are ideal chelates with a 2:1 molar ratio of two amino acids of glycine chemically bonded in liquid to one mineral ion of zinc or molybdenum for optimal absorption. Dose 1 capsule per day; 1 capsule twice per day for advanced support

Duration Daily for immune function support; regular dosing for protection during cold and flu season.


Monolaurin-Avail™ Formula Highlights Monolaurin-Avail™ is an encapsulated formula of monolaurin (glycerol monolaurate), a form of lauric acid. This product is designed to offer potent support for immune health without adverse effects on beneficial intestinal flora. It contains vitamin C for added immune benefit, and sunflower lecithin to enhance absorption of the monolaurin.* Dose 2 caps per day

Duration Throughout cold & flu season and/or until active infection has resolved.


Elderberry Syrup: provides immune support in a pleasant tasting liquid, with the key ingredients elderberry, Cinnamon, Ginger - all known for their beneficial effects in supporting a healthy immune system. Dose 1 TBL daily, 1 tsp. per hour if infected

Duration Throughout cold & flu season and/or until active infection has resolved.


Adjunct Support (optional)


Liquid Silvercillin™ Formula Highlights Silvercillin™ is an effective preparation of pure silver complexed with purified water, which exhibits antimicrobial properties. ): Dose 1 Tbsp twice per day

Duration Throughout cold & flu season and/or until active infection has resolved.


Allicillin™ Formula Highlights Allicillin™ softgels contain 200 mg of Garlicillin®, a blend of garlic oil and parsley oil with specified levels of garlic sulfides and ajoene, highly bioactive compounds formed from garlic.* Dose 1 soft gel twice per day

Duration Throughout cold & flu season and/or until active infection has resolved


Call me with any questions about any of the products listed here


Thank you-Christen


NOTHING IN THIS article IS INTENDED AS, OR SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS, MEDICAL ADVICE. ANY HEALTHCARE AND/OR NUTRITIONAL MATERIAL CONTAINED IN THIS article IS FOR CONSUMER INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. SUCH MATERIAL IS NOT INTENDED AS MEDICAL ADVICE FOR CONDITIONS OR TREATMENT, NOR IS IT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR A MEDICAL EXAMINATION BY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. CONSUMERS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS FOR INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS.

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