Winning the Fight Against Cold and Flu

By Dr. Erin Cheatum and Dr. Victoria Nguyen   It’s that time of the year again: cold and flu season! Fall, Winter and even early Spring tend to be the times when most people get sick. The common cold and flu are caused by viruses, therefore antibiotics are very unlikely to be helpful in these … Continued

The Spring Cold and Flu Season

by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz The holidays have come and gone and Spring is in the air, but the cold and flu season is going full steam ahead, and it is bad this year.  Here at Alpine Integrated Medicine, we believe that prevention is the best medicine, but sometimes that is not enough.  Here are some … Continued

Be Prepared: Cold v Flu

by Dr. Joy Chou, ND Fall is that quintessential time of year when kiddos faithfully head back to the classroom and become exposed to a plethora of germs and viruses. Those pesky pathogens inevitably invade the household, often resulting in torturous hours of fever, cough, body aches and utter physical defeat. Of the potential culprits … Continued

From the Vault: Season of Dryness! Some helpful tips…

by AIM Staff Fall is all about gathering resources and preparing for a cold and fruitless winter – a process that takes place all around us. Animals gather food and prepare cozy shelters and plants drop off leaves and seeds as resources are concentrated into the roots. As the seasons change, this process also starts … Continued

From the Vault: Healing with Honey!

By Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz Recently I attended a conference on pain and wound healing at which one of the lectures was on bee products.  We talked about bee sting therapy, propolis, royal jelly, and all kinds of honey, with a focus on Manuka honey.  Seeing that this month’s newsletter was about the skin, I thought … Continued

Flu Shot Alternative

We are not vaccine-haters or vaccine deniers here at AIM.  However, we also recognize that the flu is much more complicated than your local super-wal-store would have you believe, as they attempt to sell another “vaccine”.  Here’s the thing about flu vaccines: they are based on an educated guess.  Researchers take their best guess at … Continued

Natural Cold and Flu Prevention

by AIM Staff When the symptoms of a sore throat, cold, flu or other upper respiratory infection begin, there are steps you can take to avoid becoming ill by boosting your immunity, or to shorten the duration of illness. The earlier you take these measures, the more helpful they will be. Prevention is always important … Continued

Pass the Word Instead of the Flu

by Dr. Mohammad Shegeft   With fall comes colds and flu.  With only a week of school gone, some students are already feeling the effects of influenza.  For some, this illness causes mild to severe respiratory distress, runny or stuffy nose, malaise and fatigue that typically last for weeks. However many of our patients have … Continued

Tired of Getting Sick? Try IV Therapy to Boost Immunity and Recover Faster

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft   Are you sick of getting ill?  Wondering why you are always getting a cold or the flu?  Tired of getting treated with antibiotics?  Nutritional IV therapy may be your saving grace this cold and flu season. Coming down with the occasional cold may be normal, but some people seem to … Continued