Immune Health for Cold and Flu Season

Immune Health for Cold and Flu Season

Immune Health for Cold and Flu Season

Whether you're reading this as temperatures go up and down, or in the heart of winter, it's always a good time to bolster your immune system against colds and flu. In this video, Dr. Morrison shares some of his favorite ways to keep the immune system strong to prevent and fight infections through the winter season.

Keep Your Immune System at Peak Performance

avoid sugar and dairy
Cut out sugar and avoid dairy
Sugar has been found to weaken the immune system, which can make you more susceptible to nasal congestion and upper respiratory infections. Dairy creates mucus, and can make symptoms worse if you do get a cold.
warm mist humidifier
Use a warm mist humidifier

Indoor heating can really dry out bedroom air, which in turn dries out your mucus membranes, leaving you more susceptible to infection. Using a warm mist humidifier in your home is crucial to help prevent this.

Recommended Supplements to Keep You Stay Health

1. Buffered Vitamin C

Our body’s first line of antioxidant defense. We take 2 capsules of Buffered Vitamin C (1,500 mg) daily to stave off cold/flu, or every 4-6 hours if we feel something coming on.

buffered vitamin C
2. Daily Flora Immune

This probiotic has been shown to reduce the risk for upper respiratory infections. One capsule daily.

3. Argentyn 23 Spray

This special preparation of colloidal silver kills microbes on contact to prevent sinus infections. One spray in each nostril for prevention, two sprays per nostril two or more times per day if you’re feeling stuffy and congested.

silver spray for immune
4. Bee Propolis

This resin made by bees soothes your throat and speeds the cold-and-flu recovery process. We recommend one to two dropperfuls every two to three hours when you feel sick; it’s particularly effective when taken at the onset of a sore throat.

Bee Proplis
5. Andrographis Complex

This is Robin and Stephanie’s go-to supplement when they do feel sick, so they always have it on hand. One tablet three times daily. *Andrographis Complex can only be purchased through health professionals so make sure you come see us

6. N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)

This amino acid is used by the body to produce antioxidants, including glutathione, our body’s master antioxidant. It’s also an effective natural decongestant. We recommend two capsules twice daily if you’re stuffy and congested.



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This guide was written by Dr. Morrison and the health and nutrition experts at The Morrison Center. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health through the treatment and prevention of disease.


Jeffrey A. Morrison, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Morrison is an award-winning medical doctor, a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, and champion of a nutritional approach to healthcare.


Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN, HHC

Robin is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine and holistic healing modalities. She helps her clients address complicated conditions and return to wellness.


Stephanie Mandel, NC, HEALTH COACH

Stephanie is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner with a passion for helping her clients fulfill their potential through both emotional and physical optimization.