Building a Herbal Medicine Cabinet
Sources: Sherrie Attila, Dave Mulvain, and Gemma Gorham, M.P.H..
(This information is specific to Shaklee supplements only. Amounts will not be specific to other brands)
Make sure your medicine cabinet is well stocked for the coming cold and flu season. Here are some excellent recommendations. Print this out and keep it with all of your herbs.
For Infant or Young Child: Mix it with tepid (lukewarm) water and pure maple syrup, put in eye-dropper (like a tea formula)
For Older Child: Add 1 to 2 NutriFeron. Mix with applesauce, preferably organic. Give two to three times a day for a couple days to break up the mucous
NutriFeron - Most powerful front line of defense for the immune system. Safe, natural immune stimulant. Can be crushed or taken as a pill
Stomach Soothing Complex - Great for upset stomachs and even after vomiting stops. Make into a tea or put in 1 Tbsp applesauce.
Performance - Orange or Lemon Lime drink mix. Great for preventing dehydration. Mix with tepid water and encourage child to take small sips
Optiflora - Taken for a healthy intestinal track. Recommended as a daily supplement. For Infant: soak in water and mix with rice cereal
Zinc - Great for severe diarrhea. For children up to one year- take 1⁄2 tablet. Increase 5 mg. for every age until you reach 2 tablets total
Fever (can be due to stomach flu, ear ache, sore throat) Reference:
How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of your Doctor by Dr. Mendelson
Take garlic at the onset of a sore throat, scratchy throat or viral pneumonia. Garlic is known as nature’s antibiotic. One mg of allicin (a component of garlic) has the potency of 15 standard units of penicillin. Garlic is effective against toxic bacteria, viruses, and fungus
For children: take one garlic, 3 times per day (Crush 2 alfalfa with 3 garlic to help prevent upset stomach)
For adults: take 9-12 garlic per day to achieve antibiotic effects
For Nursing Moms: if you take the garlic and alfalfa, it will get to the baby through the milk. It is also encouraged that you take EZ-Gest, an enzyme that will help break down the garlic for the stomach and the breast milk
For Non-Nursing Moms: Crush garlic capsule and pour it in baby’s sock and leave in overnight (1 capsule per sock)
Additional Ideas: Mashed potatoes w/ crushed garlic, hummus w/ added garlic, onion soup w/ added garlic, etc.
Chewable C for sore throat. Feels good on throat. Gets into the blood quicker if you chew it.
Take Shaklee Defend & Resist
Contains Echinacea, elderberry, larch tree, and zinc. Provides a short term boost to the immune system. Take 7 days on, 3 days off - not to be taken long term.
6 months old - 1⁄2 capsule once/day 1 year- 1 tablet, increase one tablet per year up to age 6, totaling six tablets/day Adult – 6 tablets/day
Helps to stop reproduction of the virus. Other Uses: Suck on it or crush it up and make into a tea. Reduces the amount of time it takes for your body to heal.
Take Shaklee NutriFeron
Promotes body's natural interferon production. Dosage:
1 year old – 1 tablet/day. Older children and adults – 2 tablets/day
Take NutriFeron, Garlic, Vitamin C, DR (Defend and Resist) and alfalfa 3 times per day (see recommended dosages in above notes)
Onion juice- 2 drops in each ear. Peel onion and put in blender. Strain the mush off and put juice in a small bottle. Onion juice needs to be tepid, not cold, before putting in the ear
Headaches -Alternative to Over-the-Counter Drugs
Other Helpful Shaklee Products
Gentle Sleep Complex
Use when a child has a hard time getting to sleep. Put in eye dropper or tea. Herb used as a natural calming agent. Especially good for traveling or when sleep schedule is changed
Complete complex that breaks down dairy, legumes, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. For lactose intolerance c. Also use when introducing new foods - Mix 1⁄2 capsule in applesauce
For constipation. Especially good for traveling. Take with GLA, increased water, and increased fiber
Immune stimulating product that stimulates cells to produce antibodies. Taken when you are extremely ill. If Nursing, the mother can take a maximum of 4 per day to help stimulate the immune system. For Younger Children, prick the capsule and squeeze into applesauce and liquid of Formula I
PREVENTION IS KEY TO HEALTHY LIVING
Daily Plan - Shaklee Vitalizer strips. Everything you need for daily nutrition. One strip per day.
Nutriferon, to build up your body's supply of interferon, and immune system.
Protein shake - containing amino acids, building block of all cells
Omega Guard - Omega3's, DHA, EPA for heart and brain health
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