October 2013



Along with Halloween decorations and the return of all your favorite pumpkin-flavored treats, October also signals the beginning of flu season. In order to make it through flu season without getting sick - or, if you do succumb, at least shorten the length of time you are sick -- you'll need to be prepared.  Flu Season


This month, Rejuvé brings you some of our best tips for not only for dealing with an active flu infection, but also for flu prevention. "I worked in urgent care for more than 10 years, and patients would come in sick as a dog, we would tell them that this is the flu, and there is not much we can do for them," says Dr. Tang. "At the time I would recommend treatments like Motrin or Tylenol for alleviating their symptoms, but I know better now. There are supplements that build and activate T-cell immunity that can help you fight the flu virus." 


Read on for tips on lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent infection with the flu, and steps you can take if you or one of your family members has caught the bug. And no matter what comes along this fall, know that you can always give us a call at 408-740-5320! 


To your health!

Flu Prevention BasicsPrevention
Keeping you and your family free from the flu is no easy task, but there are some basic steps you can take to naturally reduce your risk.


Eat Right - and Bright! A diet that is rich in phyto-nutrients can help keep your immune system strong and able to fend off the flu. Phytochemicals include a variety of special plant compounds that support your immune system. They're easy to spot - fruits and vegetables that have deep or bright colors, like blueberries, cherries, kale, and sweet potatoes, are especially rich in phytochemicals. Try to get in 2-3 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of veggies each day. You can also work to include immune-boosting foods in your meals. Mushrooms are an immunity super-food: Maitake and shiitake varieties in particular are rich in beta-glucans, which stimulate your immune system. Spice up all those veggies while you're at it-garlic, ginger, and turmeric are among the common spices that have immune-boosting, anti-viral properties. And don't forget good old Vitamin C: Nosh on fruit like oranges, tangerines, oranges, mangos, and papaya to boost your C, increasing your production of white blood cells. 


healthy colorful veggies  

Count Lots of Sheep: Getting 6-8 hours of restful sleep each night is essential to keeping your body healthy. Sleep gives your body's systems time to relax, repair, and replenish.  Getting enough sleep will also help you to reduce your stress level, a key to keeping your immune system in order.  Practice good sleep hygiene in order to get the most out of your Zzz's. Don't get into bed until you're tired, to reduce tossing and turning. Shut off the TV, and avoid the temptation to check your email one last time on your smartphone -- the artificial light can throw off your body's production of melanin, mixing up your internal clock and making it harder to fall asleep.


Make Hygiene a Habit: The flu virus is spread by exposure -- and that can happen just about anywhere. Anything you touch that someone else has touched, from the elevator buttons at work to the knob on your front door, can potentially harbor the flu virus. Washing your hands regularly throughout the day -- especially before and after meals, and after using the restroom -- is important. Same goes for covering your cough: If you need to cough or sneeze, nod your head and do it into the crook of your elbow. Make sure your kids follow these habits, so they'll be less likely to bring the flu home from school.


Stay Active: Exercise can also help you reduce stress and build a strong immune system. Though it can be tempting to stay indoors when the weather cools, keeping up with running or walking will help keep your whole body in shape (the idea that you catch a cold from being cold is an old wive's tale). If the great outdoors aren't for you, hit the gym. Just be sure to wipe down shared equipment before and after use, and don't touch your eyes or mouth while you are at the gym. Thoroughly wash your hands after you work out (even before you hit the showers) to make sure the only bug you catch is the fitness bug.


Get Tested: Vitamin testing through Spectracell can also help you learn more about what supplements you need to maintain optimum health, and how much you should be taking.  The Spectracell test not only checks different vitamin and mineral levels that affect immune function, it also has a special immune index to measure the strength of  your immune system.  Hormone testing is also worth considering. Good quality sleep and a strong immune system are dependent on optimal, well-balanced levels of progesterone, thyroid,  and growth hormones.
Did you know that immune testing can be partially covered by most PPO and HMO insurance plans? For more information on insurance and to make an appointment with Dr. Tang, call Rejuvé today at 408-740-5320!

Flummoxed by the Flu?Infection


An active flu infection is pretty miserable stuff -- all the coughing and stuffiness of a cold, with the added impact of fever and body aches. Natural supplements can help you find relief from your symptoms and get the flu to flee sooner! Scroll  to see what Dr. Tang recommends for you to take during an active flu infection:




1. Probiotics: Double up on probiotics! Probiotics help you maintain digestive regularity by ridding your gut of unwanted bacteria and yeast. New research has found evidence that these "good" bacteria can also reduce the severity of cold symptoms and increase the numbers of certain T-cells. Take a high quality probiotic containing at least 20,000 colonies.

2. Vitamin D: When it comes to your immune health, Vitamin D is the new Vitamin C. Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory properties, and produces proteins with antiviral effects. Published studies have found that individuals with low levels of Vitamin D have increased risk for respiratory illnesses, and that supplementing with Vitamin D may reduce your risk of influenza type A. Take 10,000 IU daily.

3. Zinc: Zinc is a trace element that is essential for the cells of your immune system. Zinc deficiency affects the ability of T-cells and other immune cells to properly function. Though it's included in most multivitamins, if you've been hit with the flu double-check to make sure you are getting enough - you may need to supplement your supplements! Take 50 mg daily.

4. Selenium: Selenium is essential for optimum immune health. It influences your innate immune system, including natural barriers to infection, as well as giving a boost to your acquired immune system (like your T-cells). If you have a selenium deficiency, the lymphocytes and macrophages in your body will not be able to thrive - meaning it will take you longer to feel better. Take 400 mcq daily.

5. Argentyn 23: This unique supplement contains nanosilver -- even though silver has been used in medicine for centuries, Argentyn 23 is the first supplement to truly harness its potential, with actively charged silver particles (Ag+) that seek out bad bacteria. Clinical studies have shown that it has an antimicrobial activity that fights viruses, bacteria, and fungi. It is made even more potent by the fact that bacteria are unable to form a resistance against the molecule. Scroll down for coupon savings on Argentyn 23!


That may sound like a lot of pills to swallow, but following through on a course of supplements is much less time-consuming than all the forced downtime you can wind up with from the flu. If you're suffering with flu symptoms, you should also consider taking Immunomax - see the section on the right for more info on this powerful supplement.


Want to stock up on high-quality supplements? Call Rejuvé today at 408-740-5320 or come in for high-quality supplements you won't find at the drugstore. 

In This Issue
Flu Prevention 101
Treating the Flu
Natural Flu Supplement


Stop That Flu! 


Or at least slow it down with Immunomax ImmuneAssist 24/7, a natural supplement that Dr. Tang recommends for flu sufferers. If you begin taking Immunomax at the first signs of infection, it can lessen the severity and duration of flu symptoms. 


The key ingredient in Immunomax? Mushrooms! But these aren't just any mushrooms you'd find at the grocery store. To provide top-quality immune support, Immunomax ImmuneAssist 24/7 contracts with a state-of-the-art mushroom grower who cultivates six different varieties of special, patented hybrid mushrooms. Used for hundreds of years in Eastern medicine, mushrooms support the immune system and organs, bolster healthy liver function, and increase levels of cytokines (beneficial immune markers).    

In addition to mushrooms, ImmuneAssist 24/7 also includes EGCG, which is the same powerful antioxidant found in green tea. But you'd need to drink gallons of tea to get the amount found in one little Immunomax pill! Even better, the EGCG in Immunomax ImmuneAssist 24/7 has been specially treated to make it more bioavailable to your body. It's a powerful, and natural, weapon for treating the flu.


Scroll down for special coupon savings on Immunomax!


Contact Rejuvé today at 408-740-5320 to learn more about the supplements recommended by Dr. Tang!

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