Julie Mitchell

By Julie Mitchell, BCND, CN

As we go through the winter months, the same story about the cold and flu season seems to arise: we better get ready for it, because it’s coming our way!

What are the culprits to “catching” the cold, flu or any other kind of microbe? Spending too much time inside (where bugs can spread fast), reducing our movement/healthy exercise, stressing about things out of our control, poor digestion, not getting enough sunshine and rest, plus eating too many comfort foods, rather than nutritious ones. Any one or combination of these can put our immune system on the defense which allows the cold or flu bug to take over with debilitating results.

Having a cold or the flu can sometimes create fearful thoughts that weaken our system. How long will this misery last? Can I catch up with all my missed work work? Or will I even be able to crawl out of this pit I’m in? Fear and dread can quickly deplete our immune building reserves and cause our immune system to be vulnerable to attacks from microbes.

If we add on top of it the news reports of deaths from the flu or the CoronaVirus coming into the United States we can easily become even more fearful. I often hear myself saying to myself and others, “Let’s not make decisions based on fear, but of knowledge and truth!”

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, estimates that from October 1, 2020 through February 1, 2020 there have been 22-31,000,000 flu illnesses, 10-15,000,000 flu related medical visits, 210,00-370,000 flu hospitalizations, and 12-30,000 flu deaths.

In order to really defeat an enemy like the flu, we must go on the offense! When it comes to a sport like basketball or soccer, the players can play great defense throughout the game, but at some point, in order to actually win the game, they must have a strong offense and score! 💥

When it comes to the offense in your body, your immune system will not only help you score points throughout the day to make you feel amazing, it also has the potential to take down any intruder (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasite) that comes along.

6 Ways to Build a Strong Offense with Your Immune System… 👏

  1. Get outside, and enjoy the fresh cool air regularly with a walk or hike through the woods.
  2. Enjoy your fresh fruits, veggies and low-sugar foods in abundance
  3. Get the body moving, stretching and/or lifting with regular exercise
  4. Stress management is so important. If you are stressed out, you are on the defense.
  5. Get sufficient rest. Body heals and restores during rest phases.
  6. Equip the immune system with the Abundant Immune Protocol:
    1. Abundant Digestion
    2. Abundant C
    3. Abundant Immunity Chew-able
    4. Abundant Sunshine

PRAYER: Father, help us to have faith in who You are and what Your Word says over the fearful things of this world. We choose to fear You alone which opens us up to your infinite knowledge, wisdom and truth.  You will illuminate the path of wellness with the cleansing and redeeming light of the Holy Spirit as He equips us to follow and obey the hard but right  way that leads to abundant living. You will strengthen us to be strong and courageous and to not fear or dread anything, for it is You, Lord our God, who goes with us.  In the glorious name of Jesus we pray.

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who(or what microbe) can be against us?” Romans 8:31

You may want to read or reread the article I wrote a few years ago that can help deliver truth and knowledge about the immune system: PLANT THE SEEDS IN FERTILE SOIL.


  1. Utilize our cleansing therapies:
    1. Colon Hydrotherapy, provides an excellent pathway to move toxins out of the body.
    2. Infrared Sauna, heats the core of the body just like the body raising the temperature to help fight infection.
  2. Add herbs to boost the offensive immune system:
    1. Liquid Echinacea 1:2
    2. Liquid Olive Leaf intrinsic
  3. Exhausted with adrenals falling behind?…support them with one of these:
    1. Adrenal Life Force
    2. Abundant Adrenals
    3. Liquid Adrenal Tonic
  4. Power up the immune system up with powerful homeopathic supports:
    1. Flu Milieu
    2. Viru Tox and Drainage Milieu
    3. Sinus Tone
  5. Cleanse your entire system with these protocols:
    1. 21 Day Purification Plan
    2. Colo Tox, Drainage Milieu and Artemisia Intrinsic
  6. Stay in a position of FAITH and not FEAR as you read the Word of God, to gain wisdom and direction for life of abundance in Him…abundance of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, and SELF-CONTROL.

Julie Mitchell

Here are strategies to keep your system balanced through the Cold/Flu Season(or all year long!):
• Handling Stress: Unmanaged Stress=Disease. Eating healthy, regular exercise, belly breathing, relaxation techniques all help assist in the reduction of stress and help build a strong immune system.
• Importance of Vitamin D Levels: 15-20 minutes of 12 noon exposure is the most effective at keeping optimal levels.
• Exercise: Our Bodies are Meant to Move: . When you exercise, circulation and blood flow increase throughout your body thus delivering rich oxygen and nutrients to the cells. The expanding and contracting of your lungs during exercise as well as the movement of the body allow for better circulation of the lymphatic system.
• Foods to Avoid: Dairy, Sugar and Processed Foods. Dairy is very mucous forming and lowers immunity. Sugar impairs the function of your immune system almost immediately.
• Support a Strong Colony of Friendly Bacteria: Avoiding sugars, processed foods and most grains while adding in plenty of healthy fats, veggies, fruits and proteins.
• Sleep: You have a sleep bank and if you don’t do enough deposits and too many withdrawals, your immune system will pay the price thus weakening it.
• Build Your Home Apothecary: Create to help strengthen the immune system throughout the year for various conditions.
Recommendations for your Home Apothecaries regarding Flu and Colds:

* Flu Tone, 1 dropper 1x day
* Core Olive Leaf, 2 droppers 1-2x day
* Digesta Guard, 1-2 caps day
* Potent C, half to one tsp 1-2x day, bowel tolerance
* Lymphopath and/or Drainage Tone, 1 dropper 1-2x day
* Vitamin D3, (dosage depends on your specific levels) 2,000-10,000units

ACUTE CARE Appointments are available for assessing underlying causes such as viral or bacterial.

* Perform C Flush immediately at onset whenever possible
* Flu Tone, 2 droppers 2x day
* Digesta Guard, 1-2 caps, 1-3x day
* Olive Leaf, 2 droppers up to every hour
* Xeno Force, 2 caps 2x day
* Core Myrrh (lung), 2 droppers hourly
* Throat Spray, 4 sprays hourly as needed
* Lymphopath / Drainage Tone, 2 droppers 2x day
* Sinus Tone, hourly as needed
* Vitamin D3, (dosage depends on your specific levels) 2,000-10,000 units
* Bacteria or Viru Chord, 2 droppers 2-3x day (after Acute Care Assessment)

We need to be cautioned by the lessons of history. In 1976, an emerging swine flu virus appeared to be responsible for the death of a military recruit. Gerald Ford ordered a nationwide vaccination program, which led to a number of cases of ascending paralysis (Guillain-Barre Syndrome), including some deaths.

Do not fall prey to the fear that has brought many people to greater sickness and disease.


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