Natural Support for Colds & Flus
(Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, URIs, Influenza)
The purpose of this protocol is to help accelerate healing and prevent secondary infections and long term health problems associated with respiratory tract infections and influenza. Individuals who follow this program fully recover more rapidly.
- ProBoost Thymic Protein A 4 mcg: 1 packet dissolved under tongue three times daily; potent polypeptide activator of the thymus gland-derived immune cells which fight infections, especially effective against viruses and bacteria.
- Zinc Lozenges (#897): slowly dissolve 2 lozenges in mouth at the first sign of sore throat or cold, then slowly dissolve 1 lozenge every waking hour and 1 lozenge at bedtime; unique, potent, good tasting formulation of zinc gluconate, buffered vitamin C and purified extracts of Bee Propolis, Echinacea, Elderberry and Slippery Elm Bark clinically demonstrated to help strengthen local immune defenses to fight bacterial and viral infections, soothe sore throat and accelerate healing.
- Bee Propolis Standardized Extract: 2 capsules every three to four hours; purified, high potency extract of Bee Propolis clinically shown to possess potent, antimicrobial, immune modulatory and anti-inflammatory properties that suppress or kill a very wide spectrum of detrimental bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa, including antibiotic-resistant Streptococci, gram-negative bacteria, Herpes and Influenza viruses, etc.
- Broad Spectrum Probiotic: 1 to 2 tablet(s) twice daily; very potent, broad-spectrum, probiotic complex that enhances immune defenses and protects intestinal flora.
- C Aspa Scorb: 1/2 to 1 tsp. every three to four hours in water or diluted juice; specially formulated, high potency, buffered mineral ascorbates (vitamin C) complex essential for activating immune defenses against viral, bacterial and other pathogenic infections and protecting epithelial cells in the respiratory tract, esp. in the sinuses and lungs.
- Oliver 500 mg: 1 to 2 capsule(s) every four hours; purified, concentrated source of oleuropein, a secoiridoid monoterpene glycoside polyphenol, with potent, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties effective against a broad spectrum of bacterial, viral, parasitic pathogens, thereby helping to prevent secondary infections and diminish inflammation.
- Cat’s Claw: 1 to 2 capsule(s) every four hours; purified, concentrated source of Unicaria tomentosa, a potent, antimicrobial herbal medicine.
- Cytozyme-THY: 2 to 3 tablets three times daily; rich source of thymic proteins that stimulate immune cells to fight infections.
- Neutrophil Plus: 2 capsules twice daily; special complex of immune supportive vitamins, minerals, glandular extracts, and botanical extracts designed to help boost white blood cell function to fight infections.
- UltraVir-X: 2 capsules three times daily; potent complex of purified, herbal extracts, medicinal mycelial extracts, bioflavonoids, vitamins and minerals that helps fight viral infections.
- IAG: 2 teaspoons in water, diluted juice or applesauce twice daily; purified, concentrated extract of Larix occidentalis, a rich source of arabinogalatans that enhance immune defenses against bacterial, fungal, and viral infections.
- XLEAR nasal spray: 2 sprays in each nostril four or more times daily for prevention and increase to every 1/2 hour for acute care of colds & flus; soothing, saline nasal solution containing xylitol which removes debris from nasal passages and inhibits bacterial infections.
- Mucolyxir: 2 drops under the tongue every 15 minutes for 4 doses, then 2 drops every one to two hours; purified, high potency, fluid concentrate of DNA nucleotides that thins and loosens mucus secretions, decreases mucosal inflammation and accelerates healing of earaches, sore throats, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, laryngitis, asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, etc.
- Oscillococcinum ®: dissolve entire contents of one tube in the mouth every six hours (adults and children over 2 years old) or 1/2 of the contents of one tube in the mouth every six hours (children under 2 years old); each tube provides Anas barbariae hepatis et cordis extractum 200CK HPUS (indicates that these ingredients are officially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States), a special, safe, effective, homeopathic medicine clinically proven to help reduce the duration and severity of flu symptoms, especially if taken within the first 12 hours of the onset of flu symptoms.
- Umcka Cold Care (#UMCK6): 1 ml every four hours (adults and children over 12 years old) or 1/2 ml every four hours (children under 12 years old); special, botanical preparation of Pelargonium sidoides proven effective for ‘strep throat’ and bacterial respiratory tract infections that helps shorten duration and reduce severity of symptoms associated with the common cold and throat, sinus and bronchial irritations and loosen phlegm (mucus) to make coughs more productive.
- Sambucus Original Syrup (#SAMBU): 2 teaspoons every four hours (adults and children over 12 years old) or 1 teaspoon every four hours (children under 12 years old); the original, most extensively researched worldwide, pleasant tasting, immune system boosting, Kosher extract of Sambucus nigra (black elderberry), developed by world-renowned virologist Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu, that helps to shorten the duration and diminish the severity of viral illnesses and influenza.
- Chestal (for adults and children over 12 yrs. old) or Chestal For Children (for children 2 to 12 yrs. old): 2 teaspoons every two hours (for adults and children over 12 yrs. old) or 1 teaspoon every two hours (for children 2 to 12 yrs. old); good tasting, homeopathic, honey-flavored cough syrup formulation designed to help temporarily relieve coughs due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with a cold and loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive.
- Advanced Biocidin Throat Spray (#BIOC9): 3 to 5 sprays in throat every 4 hours (adults and children over 12 years old) or 1 to 3 spray(s) in throat every 4 hours (children under 12 years old); potent, proprietary formulation of concentrated herbal extracts of Propolis, Hydrastis canadensis, Plantago major, Silybum marianum, Echinacea angustifolia, Morinda cirtifolia, Juglans nigra, Lentinus edodes, Mentha piperita, Origanum vulgare, Ferula galbaniflua, Lavendula angustifolia, Melaleuca alternifolia and Gentiana lutea that synergistically helps enhance local immune defenses, fight a wide range of viral, bacterial and fungal infectious pathogens and calm inflammation in the upper respiratory tract.
- MGO 550+ Manuka Honey (#MK109): 1 tablespoon every 3 to 4 hours; immune support for sore throats; a special medicinal honey from Australia that supports immune defenses against infections.
- Immuno-Max: 3 to 6 capsules twice daily; special complex of ImmuneEnhancer AG (arabinogalactans), Aloe 200:1 concentrate (acemannans), Astragalus, Cat’s Claw, Colostrum, Green Tea Polyphenols, and Prunella (Self-Heal) designed to strengthen the immune defenses to help prevent and fight all infections.
- Red Marine Algae: 3 to 6 capsules daily; proprietary blend of Red Algae Gigartina, Red Algae Dumontacaea, and Spirulina providing a rich source of sulfated polysaccharide compounds that have potent, anti-viral activity.
- Vir-U-Sure: 3 to 6 capsules twice daily; special complex of Red Algae Gigartina, Neem extract, Olive Leaf extract, Spirulina, Oregano Oil powder, and Chlorozyme designed to help prevent and fight viral infections.
Give 1/2 of the above-recommended adult dosages.
DrM recommends using agents # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 23 initially as directed. Add other agents according to your symptomatic response and relief. Listen to your body. Everyone is unique.
Additional Supportive Care:
Amazing Topical Cough Relief:
Apply BioFreeze (from PGL, 800-527-9512) generously to the bottom of both feet and cover with thick, warm socks, then get under the covers in bed; relief of even the worst, deep, annoying coughs should ensue within 5 to 10 minutes and last for several hours, permitting deep, restful sleep, thereby supporting immune defenses and accelerating recovery from coughs due to colds and flus. This self-care method is far safer and superior to oral OTC and/or prescription cough medicines, and works almost 100% of the time in both children and adults of all ages.
- Use “Healing Mists” as directed:
- Purchase a cool mist, ultrasound humidifier and several pint bottles of 3% hydrogen peroxide at your local pharmacy.
- Into the reservoir of the humidifier, pour the entire contents of one pint bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide.
- Next, pour two pints of water into the reservoir of the humidifier (this results in a 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide).
- Set up the ultrasound humidifier by your bedside, or wherever you’re resting, and breathe in deeply the cool vapors for several hours. This will help your immune system fight the viral, bacterial and/or fungal infections in your sinuses, throat and lungs. Your white blood immune cells actually use little, intracellular packets filled with hydrogen peroxide, called peroxisomes, to effectively fight off infectious pathogens.
Natural Medical Hydrotherapy for Colds & Flus:
This is probably the most frequently prescribed hydrotherapy treatment in naturopathic offices. It is easy to do, takes very little time and is extremely effective. Used to treat colds, sore throats, ear infections, headaches, and almost any other problem involving congestion or infection in the upper body and head, this treatment is one about which every household should know. It is also helpful in some cases of insomnia and can be used on a regular basis to encourage immune system health and enhanced defenses against infections and inflammations in the head and upper body.
- It is crucial that before you begin this treatment you warm your feet first. This is very important as the treatment will not be as effective and could be harmful. Warming can be accomplished by soaking your feet in warm water or wrapping your feet with a hot, moist towel for five minutes.
- Next, take a pair of cotton socks and wet the portion covering the feet with ice cold water. Be sure to wring the socks out so that they are damp, but not dripping wet.
- Place the cold socks on your feet. Now cover these with a pair of dry, thick wool socks. Go to bed, being sure to wrap up well with a warm blanket. Avoid getting chilled.
- Please DO NOT remove the socks in the middle of the night. This is a common mistake and will ruin the effectiveness of the treatment. They may still be wet in the middle of the night, but trust that they will be dry in the morning. Many patients also report that they sleep much better during the treatment.
- Obtain above nutriceutical agents #1 through #7 from PGL at (800) 527-9512, use #7876 to order.
To order online from PGL, copy and paste https://www.progressivelabs.com/register.php into your browser window, register using #7876 under “Referred by,” and then place your order.
- Obtain above nutriceutical agents #8 and #11 from Biotics Research at (800) 524-5183, use #VA-1896 to order.
- Obtain above nutriceutical agents #12 through #19 from Emerson Ecologics at (800) 654-4432, state Dr. Fleisher’s name to order.
- Obtain above nutriceutical agents #20 through #22 from Purium at (888) 747-6733, use #54787 to create your own account to order at discount.
To order online from Purium, copy and paste https://ishoppurium.com/ into your browser window, select your items, and then enroll to order.
Copyright © 2016 by Alternative DrMCare / Mitchell A. Fleisher, M.D., D.Ht., D.A.B.F.M.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the publisher, addressed “Attention: Permissions Coordinator,” at the address below:
Alternative DrMCare, P.O. Box 860, Nellysford, VA 22958, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Guess, M.D., D.Ht.
"As a family and homeopathic physician with over 30 years' experience, I can attest to the therapeutic efficacy of Dr. Mitch Fleisher's nutritional/botanical support protocols.
|George Guess, M.D., D.Ht.|
|Editor, American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine
Vice President, American Institute of Homeopathy
Associate Faculty, Center for the Study of
Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
University of Virginia (CSCAT)
"As a long time patient of Dr. Mitch Fleisher, I've come to truly appreciate the vastness and excellence of his knowledge of alternative medicine.
|Certified Life Empowerment Coach|
Dr. Fleisher is my Miracle! M.J. Chapman
I was diagnosed with a rare cervical cancer on February 12, 2008. Over 90% of cervical carcinomas are of squamous cell origin.
|Dr. Fleisher is my Miracle! M.J. Chapman|
Mayo Friedlis, M.D., D.A.A.P.M.
"For over 10 years, Dr. Mitch Fleisher has been my 'fount of knowledge' for all things natural and nutritional in medicine and he continues to be the mainstay
|Mayo Friedlis, M.D., D.A.A.P.M.|
|Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist
Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management
Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
Founder and Former Medical Director of Industrial Medical Services at Columbia Pentagon City Hospital
Recognized as the foremost practitioner of Prolotherapy in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore Metropolitan area
Administrative Director, Capitol Spine & Pain Centers (formerly 'Center for Physical Medicine & Pain Management')
Dawn B., EdS, LPC,
Upon reaching forty years of age, it was as if a switch was flipped and the train I was riding careened onto the fast track to ill health.
Dawn B., LPC, SPHR
Josee Bourbeau, M.D.
"Dr. Fleisher's vast experience in natural medicine has greatly helped my patients and my family. I have consulted with him for years for different pathologies
|Wife, Mom, Grandmother, Friend|
"I sat through the meeting with school officials, teachers and guidance counselors, trying to hold back my tears. They handed me a large workbook: Your ADD/ADHD Child.
|Pure Pilates Fitness Instructor|
"In December of 2005, I was introduced to Dr. Mitch Fleisher for some health issues, one being, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
L&D Commodities, Inc.
|Gretna, Nebraska 68028
"When I received the message that the skin biopsy report showed the tumor to be malignant, I didn't sink into a pit of despair.
|William Cates, age 68|
|Owner & Winemaker, Tantara Winery|
|Santa Ynez, California|
"My story started back in April 2001, when I suddenly lost all function in my right, dominant arm. I was incredibly scared, in intense pain and clueless as to what had happened to me.
|Office Manager & Mom
"I was plagued with respiratory allergies throughout my childhood and early adulthood. I had been having seasonal allergies that occurred primarily in the spring and fall.
|Santa Ynez, California|
Catherine Clark, M.D., A.A.F.P.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher is a very knowledgeable and gifted healer. DrM has generously chosen to share his healing protocols with us. Please indulge, as I have, and you will find incredible results."
|Catherine Clark, M.D., A.A.F.P.|
Gregory S. Gelburd, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher and I have been professional associates and friends for over twenty years. He was one of my clinical instructors in my postgraduate classes
|Gregory S. Gelburd, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.|
|Board Certified Osteopathic Family Physician
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Medical Director, Downtown Family Practice Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia Medical Center
Julie Joslin, Ph.D.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher has been treating me holistically for over a dozen years. When I first met him, I had suffered for many months with reflex sympathetic dystrophy in my left foot
|Julie Joslin, Ph.D.|
|Professional Educational Consultant|
|Spencer, North Carolina|
"Our family has found Dr. Mitch Fleisher's natural medical self-care protocols invaluable. Since she was a baby, my youngest daughter quickly develops ear infections with nasal congestion.
|Teacher and Mom|
Thomas Hessin, Sr.
"My odyssey of treating Chronic Hepatitis C began in 1993, when, during a routine physical exam, a blood test came up with a positive test result. I scheduled an appointment with my doctor
|Thomas Hessin, Sr.|
|President, Valley Real Estate Partners|
"As a long time patient of Dr. Mitch Fleisher, I want to share with you some of my experiences with this brilliant and caring physician. I have had several opportunities to work with
|Certified Massage Therapist|
"I began my homeopathic relationship with Dr. Mitch Fleisher in 1996, while looking for relief for my son's reoccurring asthma.
|Paris, France, New York City, NY, & Braunsfel, Texas, USA|
Bill Maher, CADC, ACI
"I have been working both personally and professionally with Dr. Mitch Fleisher for a number of years. With his guidance, I have achieved a quality of health
|Bill Maher, CADC, ACI|
|Board Registered Interventionist II|
Paul K. Branch, M.D., D.A.B.F.M
"Having known Dr. Mitch Fleisher for many years now, I have the highest regard for his knowledge of nutritional and herbal medicine and have frequently drawn upon his expertise.
|Paul K. Branch, M.D., D.A.B.F.M.|
|Specialist in Homeopathy and Family Medicine<|
Malcolm Smith, N.D., D.H.A.N.P.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher is the doctor that I turn to for professional nutritional advice for my patients and myself. I can count on him to be fully knowledgeable about