What if I were the Obama Family Physician?
How come we never see President Obama give a news conference with a tissue or hear how he has to cancel a state dinner because he is sick in bed with the flu? Being the President of the USA has got to be stressful and his immune system is sure to be suffering from those stresses, unless… he is on some heavy cold and flu symptom relief, taking super drugs that the public isn’t aware of or has a physician that is taking very good care of him. I don’t know what is going on with the president’s health, but if he hired me to make sure he was in tip-top shape this cold and flu season, here is what I would do.
What to do if President Obama Gets a Cold.
Okay, Mr. President here is what I need you to do right away. If you did all of these things your cold could be gone in 7 days with symptom relief in about 3 days. Most likely you’ll only pick a few. See what works for you and get back to me. I’ll check in on you tomorrow.
• Rest!!! You must sleep. Cancel dinner with the prime minister and get right into bed.
• Avoid sugar, alcohol, and dairy. No hot chocolate with a nip of brandy before bed. Sugar will suppress your immune system. Dairy will create more mucus. And your body will be too busy eliminating the alcohol to focus on eliminating the virus.
• Drink water in the form of herbal teas with anti-microbial herbs. 3-6 cups a day. My favorite herbs for this are yarrow, elderberry, licorice, echinacea, and some honey.
• Chicken Soup or bone broth has been shown to decrease the length of colds.
Naturopathic Medicine provides patients with an incredible tool kit to help them solve their health care problems. Most likely President Obama takes an anti-histamine or some DayQuil before he gets in front of the cameras, but this only prolongs his illness. Of course if that is what he wanted that is what I would offer, but the above options are some strong medicine and I would really push for them.