Getting Through Cold and Flu Season When Being Sick is Just Not an Option

A few days ago a patient of mine woke up, got the kids off to school, went to gym had killer workout and by mid morning the “walls were falling down” on them. They had been running around like a maniac since the holidays and a seasonal virus strain started to sneak in. They made it to end of day in the office, went home, dealt with kid’s homework, cooked, then started to feel even more achy, fatigued, could barely walk, thinking was tough, and the chills set in. Straight to bed they went.

Does that sound like YOU or anyone you know this time of year. If so, don’t let that scenario be you…!!

The next day they made an emergency appointment with me, I did an exam and started an IV Myers Cocktail of high dose vitamins and nutrients while in the office. I sent them home from my office with my oral nutraceutical blend for a quick recovery: oscillococcinum ( say that three times fast), Echinacea/golden seal tincture, olive leaf extract, allicillin (from garlic), astragalus, oil of oregano tablets, and high dose Vitamin C (ester form).

They called with a follow up and said that within 12 hours they were starting to feel better and back to their normal routine the next day (less the gym).

All of the oral supplements I mentioned above are also available online or at a quality local health food store. They are all inexpensive and you may even find combination formulas. I recommend having these on hand during the winter season.

Of course don’t forget to take it easy, increase your fluids, get extra rest, a little chicken soup (but of course of Grandma always recommended….lol). Take a long hot shower to increase circulation, dress warm when going to bed to “sweat it out”. Don’t forget that a little positive energy and prayer never hurt anyone. Of course, if you don’t get better see your doctor.

Wishing you abundant wellness…Dr. Dave

Authored by: David Gentile

Dr. David Gentile D.O., C.Ac., Board Certifed Physician, Integrative Medicine Practice Dr. Gentile is a board certified, integrative medicine physician. In his practice he has synthesized a comprehensive approach that combines Osteopathic Musculo-skeletal Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Pain Management, Age Management, Weight Management, Nutrition and Brain Wellness. He empowers patients to make personal changes that empower them. He helps patient’s find their vital health. He considers his approach “Lifestyle Medicine”. The Good Life with Dr. Dave™ Supplements - Purchase Yours Now Dr. Gentile gets referrals from other physicians and professionals to co-manage the most difficult cases and has been able to help patients who have been failed by other medical and alternative treatments. Dr. Gentile was the Associate Director of Medical Education at Northshore-LIJ at Plainview Hospital, where his wisdom and experience inspired up and coming Physicians who trained with him doing hands-on techniques which could not be found in the textbooks of any Medical School. He has taught courses at Stony Brook University Hospital, and Touro College, and was involved in published research at Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Gentile enjoys continued learning and application of new techniques in helping his patients. Dr. Gentile is a Police Surgeon, and is active treating 9/11 First Responders. Dr. Gentile shares his knowledge and style with the general public as well. He is a charismatic public speaker, radio and TV guest. He delights his audiences with his personable style and his depth of knowledge. He leads workshops on culinary based nutritional cooking shows titled “The Good Life with Dr. Dave”. He teaches Power Qi- a fusion of Tai Chi and Chi Gung. He is a corporate consultant for ergonomic evaluations, pain and disease prevention through Lifestyle Management. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Academy of Osteopathy, American College of Nutrition, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, The Cranial Academy, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine, American Academy of Pain Management, and the American College of Sports Medicine. email:

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