October 2014 Newsletter

Let’s Ward Off the Flu Naturally:
by Mary Jo Ruggieri

Options to boost your immune system:

  • Use herbs specific for building your immunity. Practice stress management.
  • Get Polarity Therapy or Lymphatic massage.
  • Drink green juices or fresh carrot juice which flush the lymph. Sweat! Infrared Saunas are better than hot tubs.
  • Drink plenty of water with fresh lemons or Rescue Remedy!!

Herbs for the Surface Immune System:

  • Echinacea (anti-inflammatory, antibiotic alternative) Cleavers (kidney balance)
  • Golden Seal (astringent)
  • Milk Thistle (blood and fluid cleanser)
  • Garlic (antibiotic affect)
  • Myrrh (antimicrobial)
  • Calendula (anti-inflammatory)

Herbs for the Deep Immune system:

  • Ginseng (number 1 herb/ helps adapt to stress) Licorice (nourishes lymph)>
  • Astragalus (produces immune support)
  • Burdock, Dandelions (contain alkaloids for cleansing)

Personal Power Things to Do

  • Skin brush- using a natural bristle brush, dry brush your skin before showering.
  • Use a Neti Pot daily- put 2 oz of colloidal silver in the pot with warm distilled water and run through nasal passage.
  • Put colloidal silver in a glass spray bottle. Spray face and in throat throughout the day. (can spray on hands or objects also) An incredible way to boost immunity is to bounce or use a mini-trampoline 5-15 minutes per day.
  • Add nutrients such as: B complex (supports nervous system), Vitamin D3 (immune support), Probiotic and Acidophilus (for healthy digestion and absorption).

Why Get Lymphatic Bodywork?

  • The Lymphatic System is a series of vessels that collect fluid throughout the body and return it to the main circulation.
  • All Lymph nodes in the body provide a filtration system.
  • Nodes contain T-cells that fight disease in the body.
  • Bodywork is crucial to keeping the lymphatic system healthy by manually draining the lymph nodes and promoting movement
  • Foot reflexology will also stimulate specific lymphatic reflexes.

Mary Jo Ruggieri PhD, BCPP, HHP

Staying Well with Dr. Mary Jo

3 More Ways to Enhance Your Immune Response

    1. Add more antioxidants to your daily diet.
      • Add 2-4 oz Pomegranate, Xango, Goji, Blueberry, or Acai juice.
      • Add Vitamin C 1,000-2,000 mg (Emergen-C packets are easy).
      • For Emergen-C recipes, click here
    2. Go green!
      • Add liquid chlorophyll to your water 1-2 times per day (helps as an antiseptic).
      • Use spirulina, chorella, or barley greens (tablets or liquid) 20 minutes before at least one meal.
      • Juice (celery and cucumbers), 8 oz at least 3-4 days a week.
    3. Take natural antibiotic and herbal immune builders. Colloidal Silver (a natural antibiotic).
      • Take 2 tablespoons 2 times per day.
      • Children (under 12) take 1 tablespoon 1 time per day.
      • Take for three weeks, then off for 5 days. Repeat 3-4 rounds.
      • To purchase colloidal silver, visit our website

Oil of Oregano

      • Take 3 drops of oil in 2 oz of warm water (for 30 days only) before bed.
      • Can be very strong to taste, drink water immediately after.

Reference: Mary Jo Ruggieri, PhD, BCPP, HHP

Healthy Tidbits

The Great Pumpkin

October is Halloween time and along with Halloween comes pumpkins. It just so happens that pumpkin is very rich in beta-carotene which may help reduce the risk of cancer.

So when you carve that pumpkin, save the seeds, wash them off and put them on a thin cookie sheet. Brush them with a little olive oil and sprinkle with tamari. Bake at 325 degrees until crisp.

If you ever have a chance, get some pumpkin oil. It is a specialty oil from Austria. A dark, rich, reddish-brown oil with a slightly sweet taste, it is excellent for salads.

Make homemade pumpkin pies, jam or soup from your carved pumpkins.

Click for healthy yummy pumpkin recipes.

Happy Halloween!


The information in this email is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat illness or prescribe any type of medication or treatment. For medical needs, we recommend consulting your Medical Doctor, Dietitian or Mental Health Practitioner.