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My Son Is Starting To Come Down With A Bug, What Do You Suggest I Give Him Instead Of Over The Counter Meds?

Q: My son is starting to come down with a stuffy nose. This is the first sign that he’s about to get sick. Usually this time during the school year there is a bug going around. Instead of giving him over the counter meds what do you suggest I could give him?


A: I ALWAYS do my best to stay away from antibiotics and over the counter meds. I will only use them as a LAST resort!! I use natural remedies to gain control of Charlie’s ADHD. And I will continue to use natural remedies to gain control of his health as well.The first thing I do is change Charlie’s diet. When you are coming down with a cold or any kind of sickness, you want to eat foods that break down easily such as (Try to use organic) broth, brown rice, soups, etc…. Do not eat junk food, dairy products, red meats, or sugary products that will suppress the immune system. The body has to use a lot of energy to break down these types of food, so your body is unable to focus it’s energy on healing. Also you must drink plenty of water!! Next:

1. I will give him (Natural antiobiotic) Organic NutriBiotic Grapefruit seed extract orally:  Suggested Dosage: 5 to 15 drops mixed in 5 ounces of water or juice, 2 to 5 times daily, with or without meals. Children(under 10 years): 1 to 6 drops mixed in 5 ounces juice, 2 to 3 times daily.

2. I will give him Biometics Bio Immune (Goldenseal cleans out the toxins from the liver & Echinacea cleans the blood and boost immune system) 2-3 times a day. Suggested Dosage: Over 65lbs 1 tbsp per serving; Under 65lbs 1/2 tbsp per serving

3. I will also give him one capsule of OMX-Probiotics or Primal Defense Ultra probiotic. Never take at the same time as natural antibiotic. At least a mininum of 1-2 hrs apart.

I start off with 2 ozs of water 1 tbsp Bio Immune, 15 drops of Grapefruit seed extract in one drink (taste horrible so make sure you shoot it down!). Then later in the day, I’ll have him take his probiotic 30 mins before lunch and dinner . Because his immune system is slightly compromise this concoction will knock out this bug by the end of the day. Not very often but sometimes, I’ll have to give him that drink two times a day.

 But if his immune system becomes compromised then I’ll give him this drink 3-4 times a day. And if it gets to the point where he is congested and coughing:

1. I’ll put a few drops eucalyptus oil in one of those vapors machines and put a towel over his head and let him inhale.

2. Start him on wheat grass powder mixed in 4oz of water once a day

3. I’ll dice up fresh organic garlic (natural antibiotic) and put it in his rice and broth served with streamed veggies.

4. I’ll give him 2 servings (once in morning and again in the afternoon) of his Biometics AM drink  and I’ll have him gargle the drink for about 30 seconds before he swallows until drink is gone.

Charlie never misses school either and his immune system is up and running again in about 2-3 days. He may not be 100% yet and feels sluggish during those 2-3 days but it doesn’t interfere with his focus at school. Which is awesome considering Charlie has ADHD. Plus his immune system recovers faster. Other kids that get sick will have to miss school and their sickness will last up to a week or longer.

Enthusiastically yours,

Shirley Highers


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