Surviving Winter

In order to survive winter and weather the inevitable colds we must be prepared.? The two keys to surviving winter are to make sure you have a strong immune system and that when a cold is initially contracted we give our body the adjunct materials beneficial in fighting it off and disrupting the pathogen from flourishing.

Boosting your Immune system using Vitamins and Herbs

The first step in making sure you are ready for the winter cold season is to make sure you have adequate vitamin D levels.? New studies indicate that vitamin D will help you fight off colds here.

The most beneficial way to get vitamin D is to through the sun and and to a lesser but still effective degree light.? Installed in my kitchen and office are near infrared (red), far infrared (black ceramic), and ultraviolet (purple/black lights).? By using these lights during solar winter ( when the sun’s angle to the earth is to great for us get these frequencies of light.? Ever notice that all the the sever colds are occur during the winter, this is because of low vitamin D levels across the human population that allows pathogens to flourish in us.

Should you somehow be able to avoid the advice of getting adequate vitamin D through the sun or light therapy or get you blood tested and find you have low vitamin D you should supplement.? I prefer naturally derived plant based vitamins over any other, however, with regards to Vitamin D is so important that even a cheap source may be beneficial, after all a lack of vitamin D makes your risk of cancer skyrocket.? Listed below are the top supplements for vitamin D supplementation:

Vitamin Code Raw D3? |??? Spray Vitamin D? |? Liquid Vitamin D

With adequate vitamin D levels you stand a very good chance to not letting yourself to loose function and work days due to a cold.

Another vitamin you should be getting in sufficient quanity daily for overall heath, expecially cardiovascular and skin health is vitamin C.? Vitamin C is so important because our body uses C to make collegen which is a primary building block of our skin, bones, and ateries.? Many animals create their own vitamin C, however, we do not have that ability.? It can be seen in goats that normally produce a half a gram of vitamin C in a day will produce many times that when they are stressed or sick. (Suzanne Humphries)? Due to this fact daily vitamin C should be an necessary component to your health and wellness regemen.? Vitamin C should ideally be derived from plants since it exists in a complex of molecules rather than just asorbic acid.(Dr. Eric Berg)

Vitamin C for kids:

Acerola-C? or mykind organics spray C.?

Vitamin C for Adults:

Natures Way Vitamin C Powder

Natural Vitamin C

To ensure your full immune potential, however it would ideal to intake some adaptogenic herbs that help tune your immune system.? These naturally found plants, herbs, and mushrooms include grapefruit seed, astragalus root, reishi mushrooms, echinacea, ginger root, maitake mushrooms, Oregon grape root, shiitake mushroom, and yarrow.

In order to be brief each one of these is linked to information on how it helps enhance or regulate our immune system.?? Luckily for us, there is a supplement that includes all of these called Defense Plus made by NutriBiotic.

For children, I prefer to administer these herbs using the product Kid-e-Well.? ?Elderberry syrup is also a favorite of our kids because it taste good.


It is important that when a cold hits you take action quickly.? Your body will benefit from the correct supplements that will help it fight the infection and suppress the pathogen from effectively reproducing and organizing its attack against you.? With regards to stomach illness, a healthy gut with nurtured with a pro biotic and Restore is your best defense.? It is important to have a healthy gut, and is the best way to avoid stomach illnesses, rather than treating the illness after it is contracted.? Little can be done once a stomach bug is contracted other than stay hydrated and let it pass.? Though many will recommend ginger to calm a sick stomach I find in nauseating and prefer peppermint.? I like to take peppermint in combination with oregano oil in pill form (here) and breath it in via essential oil (here).

When a head, throat or lung cold it is important to act quick. I recommend using many tools you should have at your disposal.? High dose vitamin C, peppermint and oregano essential oil, manuka honey, and spray silver for lungs and throat.

The protocol for C is high dose,? I initially will take 3 to 6 500mg vitamin C pills followed by 1 or 2 an hour until i feel my symptoms have decreased.? Bowel tolerance method described here?.? Vitamin C should be taken until symptoms are reduced or until bowel tolerance or loose stools happen.?? The vitamin C I use for is protocol are the cheaper variety and not completely plant derived.?? The pills recommended for this are called Pureway C (here).? Kids tend to handle a chewable better by Natures Plus called Acerola-C? or mykind organics spray C.?

For any throat or lung cold I feel coming on,? I take the? oregano and peppermint in pill form , spray my throat with both mykind organics spray C and colloidal silver spray.

For coughs I recommend eucalyptus oil which just so happens to be found in vics vapor rub though i prefer to defuse it with a humidifier.? I also prefer to use manuka honey in tea and manucka honey cough drops.? The honey is naturally infused with eucalyptus oil due to the fact that the bees harvested their pollen from eucalyptus plants.

Lastly, if my feeling of sickness fails to improve drastically or worsens I use liposomal vitamin C as a last resort due to its expense.? Regular vitamin C is water soluble and not readily absorbed into some areas of the body which is where the infection may be.? I prefer liposmal C in pill form as it seems to agitate my stomach less, however liposomal C from a dropper for children seems to work just fine.? Do note that it can irritate the stomach, and as I learned while treating my children for colds with liposomal C it is not my first choice after it once induced instant vomiting.

Lastly, do not treat your body’s temperature when you are trying to recover from a cold.? The fever is your body’s way to inhibit the success of the pathogen and activate your immune system.? I person with adequate vitamin C and Calcium in their body as never died from an elevated temperature. (Dr. Tent)

First thing to do when a cold or Flu strike. – Dr. Mercola, the doctor who has not had a sick day in 30 years.

9 Natural Flu Treatments -Dr. Axe

How to Cure a cold fast. -Dr Axe

How to Cure a Sore Throat- Dr. Axe

Known adaptogenic herbs that can be used to support a healthy immune system:


Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citricidal)

Elderberry Syrup? Its great tasting, perfect for adding to drinks.

Olive Leaf

Oregano Oil


Reishi Mushrooms

Michael Savage on Immune System and Bowel Tolerance Vitamin C

Powered Vitamin C recommended by Michael Savage here.



Moderate Alcohol, Helpful or Harmful?

First off, alcohol is a sugar so any alcohol use not in extreme moderation will illicit the side effects of in taking a large amount sugar, See Sugar, A Poison or a Drug.

Alcohol reduces antioxidants in your skin just 8 minutes after use! See the video that covers the study at

Supplements that can help mitigate the effects of alcohol and its toxic byproducts in your body.

NAC is a liver detoxifyer.? Available HERE

Alcohol depletes antioxidants.? It is a good idea to take an antioxidant or eat antioxidant rich foods or berries.? See the antioxidant section of the site for options or simply take some Vitamin C before consuming alcohol.

Five reasons not to consume alcohol:

Cost, Calories, Cops, Conception, and Communicable Diseases.


Reversing cardiovascular disease and having a healthy heart.

The only surefire way to reverse heart disease is the plant based diet method developed by Dr. Dean Ornish. ?His mechanism for his program’s success is likely because of the large amount of vitamin C one will be consuming through fruits and vegetables thus reducing the damage and inflammation to the arteries that causes heart disease. ?Vitamin C is critical to collagen production and heart health. ?most spider veins we see in the elderly and those who take daily aspirin is actually a chronic vitamin C deficiency. ?Another aspect that makes this program a success is the elimination of ?hydrogenated and oxidized oils. ?These oils impair arterial function, not allowing them to be flexible and strong, thus impair healing and make oxygenation of our cells and healing impossible. ?How did we get so far from heart health. ?The video below will help us understand how we got to where we are today.

How big pharma gained control of your cardiovascular health via the slave camps at Auschwitz.

Calcium supplementation without proper levels of Vitamin D, Vitamin K2,?Boron, and Magnesium?doubles the risk of heart disease. See summary HERE.

If you can wade past the cholesterol theory of heart disease and the saturated fat hypothesis, you can finally get to the graphs showing you how the introduction of hydrogenated oils into our food supply directly correlates with increase in heart disease rates in our country HERE.

Heart Graph

40 Year old Vegan Dies of a Heart Attack?? Unfortunately just eating fruits and vegetables for the rest of your life is not the answer either as you can explore Dr. Greger?s analysis of why a seeming quite healthy 40 year old vegan lifestyle advocate just recently died of a heart attack, and hints toward the importance of healthy oils needed for our diet and exposes the myths that saturated fats and cholesterol being the culprits.

Dr. Mercola explains the saturated fat myth and explains the benefits of coconut oil.

The movie Fat Head fully explains how the modern war against saturated fat and cholesterol came about with Ansel Key?s Lipid Hypothesis.

Dr. Tent on the 17 possible causes of heart disease.

Professor Brian Peskin on how hydrogenated oils are causing heart disease.’s over 100 videos on cardiovascular health.

Dr. Meschino- Heart Health and Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Bergman on Cardiovascular Health

Dr. Lonnie Herman on how calcification of arteries is a bacterial infection.

Vinegar and oil salad dressing reduces risk of cardiac death by 50% compared to mayonnaise based salad dressings.? This is likely because of the vinegar oil based dressings have less hydrogenated oil and the nitric oxide production encouraged by the vinegar in the dressing.

Do not take daily aspirin to reduce your chance of a heart attack.

The one thing you should eat to reduce your chance of cardiac death, NUTS:

Walnuts and Artery Function- Walnuts drop cardiac mortality by 50% while having little effect on cholesterol.

Nuts May Prevent Death?and reduce chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. ?These high fat nuts seem to agree with Professor Brian Peskin’s theory.

How nuts prevent sudden cardiac death.

Supplements for Heart Health:

Before running out to reduce your cholesterol, understand that Alzheimers?is the number one expense of our healthcare system, four times the amount of cancer. ?Our brain is 75% white mater which is made up of pure cholesterol and the pandemic is increasing. ?If you want to reduce your cholesterol naturally you should consider increasing your fiber intake since studies show it reduces cholesterol naturally HERE.

Plant based Vitamin C Complex Prevents Heart Disease

Do not control cholesterol which is a temporary?repair mechanism of your body to?repair damaged arteries by transporting lipoprotein (a) .? Prevent the damage from occurring altogether by keeping your cells healthy with good plant based oils and make sure your cells have adequate vitamin C that creates the collagen that holds your arteries together!? Heart disease is almost unknown in the animal kingdom since most animals produce their own vitamin C; humans do not.

All the reasons why natural vitamin C complex is absolutely essential.

Breakthrough information on the link between Vitamin C deficiency and heart disease HERE.

Unified Theory of Cardiovascular Disease scientifically explained and proved HERE.

Linus Pauling?s research on Vitamin C

Why must Vitamin C be Vitamin C complex to be effective

If you have high blood pressure and have the typical high salt diet this video explains how antioxidants like Vitamin C can reduce the negative effects salt has on arterial function.? How vitamin C may counteract the oxidative stress of salt intake. – Dr. Greger.?

Plant derived Garden of Life Vitamin C

L-Lysine To be taken in the morning.

L-Lysine,?? Inhibits function of Lipoprotein (a), the plaque building molecule in your cardiovascular system.

CoQ10 Ubiquinol

Renowned Cardiologist Dr. Sinatra?explains the benefits of CoQ10 and Carnitine HERE.

Article from Dr. Sinatra on CoQ10 and Carnitine

L-Carnitine, A nutrient transporter for your heart to be taken in the morning.

Cyruta Plus by Standard Process

Cardio Plus by Standard Process

L-Arginine, producer of NO to be taken in the evening.

Fat reduction and production of NO-

Dr. Mercola on L-Arginine

Production of NO, which removes arterial wall plaque and reduces atherosclerosis.

Beet Root NO complex, Natural Arginine and N0 Production

Niacin, to be taken in the morning or before physical activity.

History of Niacin? Niacin dilates your arteries and blood vessels which encourages oxygen to the extremities and helps exercise the vacillation of your cardiovascular system keeping it flexible and helps detox your body.

Aged Garlic

From the book ?Your Blood Never Lies?, by James B Lavalle.