As most colds are viral, most doctors recommend that parents do not bring children in to the doctor’s office, but rather “treat” them at home.  I agree with this thinking, but with a twist.

Where conventional and holistic doctors differ is in the meaning of the word “treat.”  Both kinds of doctors recommend rest and fluids, but otherwise conventional doctors simply advice parents to treat the symptoms and “wait it out.”

I offer suggestions to boost the immune system at the first signs of illness and to provide the body with the necessary nutrients to fight infection and heal faster.  Ideally this will help your family to get better faster, avoid bacterial superinfection, and avoid needing to see a doctor.  This information is available at my office, along with the suggested products.