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Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. COLD AND FLU. Cold and Flu. Prodrome Onset Frequency Duration Severity of Symptoms. www.oand.org. Onset. Onset. Susceptibility, do you catch “everything going around”? Treat symptoms early

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Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

COLD AND FLU


Cold and Flu

  • Prodrome

  • Onset

  • Frequency

  • Duration

  • Severity of Symptoms

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Onset

Onset

  • Susceptibility, do you catch “everything going around”?

  • Treat symptoms early

  • Prevention of secondary infections as well as cold and flu during season

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Frequency..

Frequency…

How many times a year?

One after another?

  • Stress – major factor

  • Nutrient status

  • Underlying pathology

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Duration

Duration

How long does it last?

May point to more serious conditions such as:

  • Thyroid

  • Diabetes / Insulin Dysregulation

  • Allergy

  • Nutritional Deficiency

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Severity of Symptoms

Severity of Symptoms

  • Runny nose / Sneezing

  • Headache

  • Sinus Congestion

  • Fever / Chills

  • Fatigue / Malaise

  • Flare ups of other conditions: Cold sores, IBS, Arthritis, Erythema Nodosum

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First Line: Prevention

First line: Prevention

  • Hydration

  • Digestion / Nutrient Status

  • Hygiene

  • Exercise

  • Sleep

  • Stress

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Diagnosis

Diagnosis

  • Naturopathic Doctors will work with your present medical diagnosis

  • Knowledgeable of possible interactions with medications and natural treatments such as botanicals

  • Guide your individual treatment plan

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Nutritional Assessment

Nutritional Assessment

  • Symptoms

  • Diet Analysis

  • Risk Factors

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Impaired Nutritional Status

Impaired Nutritional Status

  • Healing Diet

  • Hydration

  • Immune Health

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Treatment

Treatment

Naturopathic Support:

  • treating the condition

  • preventing advancement of condition

  • preventing secondary infections: mastoiditis, meningitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, ear infections that can be severe and debilitating.

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Prevention

Prevention

  • Traveller’s diarrhea

  • Antibiotic treatment follow-up

  • Newborns and children in daycare

  • Elderly and immune compromised & hospitalizations

  • Family history

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Prevention

Prevention

  • Adaptogens

  • Vitamin C, A

  • Diet therapy & probiotics

  • Lifestyle

  • Hand-washing

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Prevention

Prevention

  • Annual Tune-up

  • Change of Season Soup

  • Spring Cleanse

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Maintenance

Maintenance

  • Strategies: daily, weekly, monthly and annual to remain healthy

  • How to listen to your symptoms

  • How to take care of your health

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References

References

  • Textbook of Naturopathic Medicine: J. Pizzorno ND and M. Murray ND

  • Kim Bretz ND Webinar: Specific Probiotic Strains for Specific Diseases

  • In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Gabor Mate MD

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For more information about naturopathic medicine, call 416-233-2001 or info@oand.org.


To find out more about naturopathic medicine visit: www.ndontario.com.


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