When A Doctor Gets Sick

            It’s February, that time of the year when I’m craving sunshine and viruses-free days. Every single day, the clinic is filled with little ones and occasionally their run-down parents and grandparents with runny noses, cough, and fever.

            Despite my efforts to stay healthy, the viruses got me this week. I dread being sick, especially with some kind of breathing problems!

            As soon as I started noticing the first symptoms I implemented my “magical formula” or integrative medicine approach to fighting viruses:

  • Lots of rest – perhaps the hardest thing to do but also the most important one, as the body needs all its resources to heal.
  • Plenty of liquids: water, chicken soup and bone broth, herbal tea with tons of honey and lemon, kambucha and green juice (my favorite mix has apple, lemon, celery, kale, and spinach)
  • Hot baths with Epson salts
  • Diffuser with essential oils
  • Nutritional supplements: vitamin D, vitamin C,  probiotics  N-acetyl-cysteine plus echinacea, elderberry,  andrographis and pelargonium
  • Homeopathic treatments: Oscilloccoccinum and Chestal cough syrup
  • Repeat and get more rest!

Wishing you vibrant health,

Dr Alina