Top 7 Tips for Cold & Flu Season

It’s that time of year again when sniffling noses and sore throats spread like wildfire. At Balanced Well-Being Healthcare we would like to share our time tested tips for staving off colds and the flu this season! Take all at the first sign of illness to boost immune response and clear viral and bacterial infections quickly.


Viracid includes a powerful combination of key nutrients and botanical extracts that provide immediate support for immune challenges. Viracid boosts immune defenses by providing nutrients such as L-lysine, vitamin A, C, pantothenic acid, B12 and zinc, as well as the synergistic blend of botanical extracts black elderberry, astragalus, echinacea and andrographis that have been used traditionally for their clinically effective immunomodulating properties. Take 2 caps 5 times per day for 1-3 days. This is available for purchase at Balanced Well-Being Healthcare.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D enables your body to produce over 200 antimicrobial peptides, which are indispensable in fighting off a wide range of infections including colds and the flu. Take 10,000 IU x7 days. This is available for purchase at Balanced Well-Being Healthcare.


70% of your immune system lives in your gut. That immune system requires the establishment of good bacteria in adequate amounts to function optimally. Probiotics, either in the form of pills or fermented foods, helps to optimize the function of your immune response to invaders like viruses and bacteria. These are available for purchase at Balanced Well-Being Healthcare.

Zinc lozenges, ‘cold eeze’

Zinc is a mineral that works synergistically with vitamin A in activating thymic factor, a thymus hormone with vital immune supporting properties. Take 5 a day for 2 days. This is available over the counter at many pharmacies and health food stores.

Fish Oil

Fish oil helps to reduce inflammation associated with acute illness so you can heal more quickly. We recommend high quality brands that are third party tested to be clear of heavy metals. This is available for purchase at Balanced Well-Being Healthcare.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is needed for growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. We recommend 1,000 mg per day for 3-5 days to ward off acute infections.


Food is medicine. A diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugars promotes inflammation, and the inability to clear illness such as cold and flu. By eating a diet that is high in anti-inflammatory fruits, veggies, fermented foods and clean protein like wild caught fish, grass-fed meats, and pastured eggs you are supporting your body’s ability to fight inflammation associated with acute illness, and heal quickly.

Interested in purchasing the above listed products? Stop by Balanced Well-Being Healthcare today and we can help you get what you need to boost immunity and ward off acute illness this season!