We’re now creeping-up on the sinus season, and we’ve already been getting many questions asking how to address a cold and how to stop a sinus infection this winter.
This is the best time for an ounce of prevention to prepare you to step out of the cold to sinus infection cycle that hits many people during the winter months. You might be surprised to learn just how much getting sick costs you as well as how to avoid that cold and these costs.
How much does getting sick cost a person?
The average person gets 4 to 5 colds a year and at least one sinus infection, and many get influenza. For over 40 million people who have chronic sinusitis, they experience multiple sinus infections annually. For the average person those colds, flu, and sinus infections are expensive, between $1,000 to over $2,000 a year:
- $350 on yearly doctor visits.
- $960 on antibiotics, prescription decongestants, steroid nasal sprays, and other medications…Which usually don’t work or make you feel better.
- $150 on over-the-counter medications that only treat the symptoms.
And sinus sufferers can also spend even more because of their recurring condition:
- $480 every summer on bi-weekly allergy shots.
- $100 on CT scan co-pays.
- $500 on ENT visits.
These costs don’t even include the lost productivity at work when you feel miserable, or missing 5 or more days of work! And for most, this recurring treadmill of sickness, pain, and misery happens every year, like clockwork.
What are the smart ways to stay healthy, save money and eliminate this pain and misery?
Sinus Survival has perfected an approach to build the immunity to strengthen a person’s defenses against viruses, stop most colds, limit their severity, and prevent the cold to sinus-infection cycle. The result is less doctor visits, no harmful antibiotics, rarely a sinus infection, saved money, and most of all feeling your best when others are down. Dr. Rob Ivker, author of best-selling Sinus Survival recommends:
1). Building immunity: Grape Seed Extract, only Dr. Masquier’s formulation from either the Pathway or Grape Gold Brands. This formulation is a powerful antioxidant, over 50x stronger than vitamin C and I recommend this to all my patients during the cold season. I also recommend taking 1 Allicin daily, either Allimax or AlliUltra, it’s been proven in cold studies to reduce the incidents of colds from 4-5 to 1 or fewer, and if you get a cold it’s been proven to reduce the number of cold days as well as the severity. I also recommend taking the following daily: a good multivitamin, Pathway Multi-Two, for example, also take 2000 IU to 5000 IU’s of vitamin D3 daily.
2). Take immediate action at the first sign of symptoms: The difference between some slight body aches and a full-blown cold is in the actions you take when you first get the symptoms. If you feel the chills, body aches, or a sore throat, you must have your defensive game plan ready. Immediately take extra vitamin C, 2x a day at 1,000 mg for a few days and increase your D3 to 5 dosages of 2,000 IU’s. Most importantly, take AlliUltra or Allimed, nature’s antibiotic, which is an antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal agent, take 2 caps, 2x a day for a few days. Also, take 1 vitamin A or Beta Carotene. Drink plenty of water, ½ an ounce per pound of body weight and get rest. Rest is so important, try and get at least 8 hours of sleep or 9 hours if you can. Try and reduce your stress through meditation.
3). When you get a cold, sinus infection, or virus: I’ve developed a 1-page protocol called the Quick Fix. You can download the quick-fix for free at www.sinussurvival.com by joining the Sinus Solution Center. It provides the 10 steps necessary to attack the virus or infection, improve immune function, relieve sinus congestion and issues, and limit the severity and duration. All without harsh antibiotics, which have been proven to be ineffective in numerous medical studies since they only target bacterial infections and not fungal or viral infections. This process addresses all 3. I try and inform people that they can simply get through this themselves, without seeing a doctor and without taking antibiotics and they’ll feel better, faster too! This approach addresses the underlying causes versus trying to just mask the symptoms, which is what most medications do.
To learn more about the Sinus Survival free educational programs, you can sign-up for the Free Sinus Solution Center at www.sinussurvival.com
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