Even with an estimated one billion cases in the United States every year, doctors still have few resources in curing the runny noses, sore throats and cough caused by the common cold. Chicken soup as well as time, not antibiotics, are often the best treatment. Antibiotics are for bacterial infections.

What science does know is that the common cold is caused by a virus, which is why antibiotics do not work. The problem is that there are hundreds of viruses with new ones evolving all the time. 

The good news is that symptoms usually resolve spontaneously in 7 to 10 days, with some possibly lasting for up to three weeks. But in our busy lives that is a lot of time which can cause much stress. Who can really afford to be half witted for 10 continuous days?

According to the New York Times Health Center, it is usual and customary that children get 3 to 8 colds every year.  That is unacceptable!  As a  holistic healthcare provider and a parent I feel that three colds a year are too many.

It is difficult to accept these statistics given the fact that our understanding of science, sanitation and nutrition are at a very high standard in the United States. We now provide 16 vaccines for infants by the time they are six months old. We have even been able to eradicate a number of extremely infectious, debilitating diseases this last century. Yet the common cold continues to defy us.

Why do children get so many colds?

"Houston we have a problem." What we need in this country is more utilization of prevention strategies and natural holistic techniques to reduce illnesses that will save billions of dollars. What many people do not know is that there are a number of natural holistic strategies available to prevent and combat the common cold.

Homeopathy is one example. Homeopathy works on the premise that like cures like. That means given a virus remedy, the body will repel a virus. A child's immune system can be energized with homeopathy to ward off the bacteria and viruses that they come in contact with at daycare or school. In essence this concept works very much like a vaccine but naturally without attacking the immune system.

Another sensible and natural approach is to boost the immune system by ensuring that vitamins and minerals are taken and are being fully absorbed. 

It is a well known fact that avoiding processed foods, including dairy, getting plenty of rest and having a healthy outlet for daily stresses can greatly improve the body's ability to defend itself. 

Natural holistic health care providers can be essential in assuring the body's natural well being. They can act as health coaches and save you thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages. What many people do not know is that there are a plethora of techniques available to assist the patient and prevent the incidence of the common cold.

My approach is to use techniques which have been proven very effective in combating the common cold. I am also very well informed in the area of nutritional supplementation and have even designed the only patented multi vitamin in the U.S. I believe that it is my job to enable your body to fight for itself naturally. With your participation, common sense and a couple of well established holistic techniques, your good health 
can be assured at a relatively low cost and small investment of time.

Holistic methods work. If my statistics would reflect these nationally accepted findings, I would have to find a different line of business. In my view, three colds a year are three colds too many.

Author's Bio: 

For 20 years in Los Angeles, Dr. Mike treated many well-known celebrities, such as Josie Bissett, Julie Moran, John McEnroe, Quincy Jones, Rod Stewart, Amy Irving, Dean Cain, Dylan McDermott and Barry Bostwick to name a few. He has toured the country treating colleagues and has been a participating healthcare provider in 4 Olympic Games. Dr. Mike and his family then moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles. Despite his former patients plea to return to L.A., Dr. Mike has chosen to join forces with Millennium Healthcare. Millennium Healthcare is a multi-discipline medical and healing facility, offering each patient the best of both conventional and holistic medicine. To contact Dr. Mike - call: (770) - 390 - 0012.