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The Flu - How Health Practitioners
Arm Themselves Against It


What approach do many health practitioners use to arm themselves against the flu and other 'bugs' that go around?

In summary, the strategy many health practitioners use is to support their immune systems carefully during 'flu seasons.' Here's how they do it:

As these seasons also correlate with times when their sun exposure is reduced, they often supplement with vitamin D3. Then, to make certain they both absorb the D3 and convert it to its active form so their bodies can use it, they make sure they have enough saturated fat (yes, saturated fat! It's not the demon it's been made out to be - in fact it plays a vital role in the body's nutritional state and functioning. Good sources are coconut oil, cream and butter.

Then, at the advent of flu season, many start taking a combination of the roots of the herbs Echinacea Purpurea and Echinacea Augustifolia. These add immune strength and support internal cleansing. For many, these two strategies alone are sufficient.

However, health practitioners encounter stresses and can get run down, too.   Then if feeling like they're starting to come down with something, many add the herb Andrographus and the herb St. John's Wort.

These strategies are non-prescription with no side effects, and available over-the-counter or online.

The only caution is about using St. John's Wort over a length of time if you are also taking SSRI's - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.  These are used to raise serotonin levels, and since St. John's Wort also raises serotonin levels, these levels may become too high.  In certain susceptible individuals (those being treated for bipolar disorder), serotonin levels that are too high can trigger a manic state.  But for short term usage such as is described above, there is usually no problem.

(Note: If you're a client of this office, you can purchase   these products here in the MediHerb brand, which are   whole organic herbs of clinical potency.)

Pamela Levin, R.N.

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Pamela Levin is an R.N. and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst who has been in private practice offering health improvement services for 40 years.

She has over 500 post-graduate hours of training in clinical nutrition, herbology and applied kineseology.

She has published many professional journal and lay audience articles and has an international reputation in the fields of emotional development, emotional intelligence and Transactional Analysis.

For her work in these areas, she was awarded the prestigious Eric Berne Award by members of the International Transactional Analysis Association in 72 countries.

She has lectured and trained both lay and professional audiences all over the world.

Her work is continues to be used  throughout North and South America, The UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

She has personally researched the key emotional nutrients™ she makes available through this site.

They have consistently been demonstrated to be the core nutrients people need to feed all the six parts of their emotional selves. 

People from all cultures and languages in all parts of the world have used them since she first made them public in 1974 to feed their emotional selves, move from surviving to thriving, release limiting beliefs, improve parenting skills and more.