by Drs. Connie & Marcel
With the 2020 Holiday Season fast approaching, we wonder how different it will be from past years?
- Will our families be able to get together?
- How safe will we be?
- How can we spend a suddenly tense season in an attitude of generosity, joy, gratitude, and devotion?
- What can we do to protect ourselves?
Obviously, we’ll have to work with our bodies, our emotions, and our expectations.
The first step in staying healthy is to focus on immune system enhancement. At Pacific Naturopathic we offer a powerful approach to bodily protection as the flu season enters on the heels of a still-escalating COVID pandemic.
For the next month and a half (until December 31) we will offer our powerful immune system enhancing intravenous Myers Cocktail for $125. (The usual price is $145.)
Previous IV patients at Pacific Naturopathic just need to phone for an appointment. New IV patients must have a 30-minute safety and informational visit with Dr. Marcel ($125). New patients can receive a Myers the same day, right after the initial visit.
Why Receiving Myers Cocktail Infusions is Especially Important this Autumn
by Dr. Marcel Hernandez, ND
Many of our Pacific Naturopathic patients depend on periodic intravenous infusions of the vitamins and minerals offered in the Myers Cocktail to boost their immune health.
The question naturally arises, “Can’t we just eat the right foods to get the same effect?”
The answer is straightforward.
In an ideal world, where foods contain high nutrient content and our bodies are able to absorb these vital nutrients efficiently, we would most likely not need additional vitamins and minerals, whether by supplements or infusion.
In our modern world, the Shangri-La of perfect nutrition and absorption simply no longer exist.
The nutrient content of foods has been severely compromised by modern production methods and environment stressors.
Environmental toxins have created conditions that alter our bodies’ ability to break down and absorb the nutrients we need for vital physiological functions.
The lowered overall nutritional intake particularly impacts our immune system, whose functional efficiency is vital as we enter the fall and winter flu season amidst a still-growing pandemic.
The Myers Cocktail has been safely and successfully used in integrative/functional medicine for decades. In addition to providing an energy boost, the ingredients in the Myers strengthen the immune system’s response to invading organisms. Here’s how:
Vitamin C – Our white blood cells are our body’s first line of immune defense. Vitamin C stimulates white blood cell migration to the site of infection and enhances the white blood cells’ anti-microbial actions. At the same time, vitamin C protects host tissues from excessive damage from the white blood cells’ attack on invading organisms.
B-Vitamins – The Myers Cocktail is rich in B vitamins. The vitamin B complex in the Myers consists of eight vitamins that work synergistically together to boost the body’s defenses and maintain energy levels.
This is one of the key ways to maintain a healthy immune system, because when we lose energy our bodies become more susceptible to infection.
In addition, the extra Vitamin B-12 (methyl cobalamin) helps convert food into the energy our bodies need to meet daily challenges and fight off infections.
Minerals – Each stage of the body’s immune response relies on the presence of many micronutrients. Examples of nutrients that have been identified as crucial for the growth and function of immune cells include vitamin C, vitamin D (not in the Myers, but offered separately), zinc, selenium, and iron (not in the Myers, but offered separately).
Finally, all of these micronutrients, with the exception of vitamin C and iron, are essential for antibody production, another component of our body’s immune system.
Receiving a Myers Cocktail is so much easier than it sounds. If you’ve received IV infusions at Pacific Naturopathic in the past, simply phone the front desk (650-961-1660) to schedule an appointment for an infusion.
The drip time for a Myers is 15-20 minutes. If you have never received an infusion with us, you’ll need a 30-minute safety and informational visit before the infusion ($125). You can receive the Myers immediately after this intake visit.
Worried about infusions? No need… they are extremely safe, with time-tested, proven results. Dr. Marcel has performed thousands of infusions and has trained other doctors to perform them as well. Our IV area is comfortable and safe.
Want even more information? Dr. Alan Gaby, MD, a renowned functional medicine practitioner and one of Dr. Marcel’s mentors, has written an excellent monograph on the Myers Cocktail, available here (PDF).
Still not sure? Until December 31 the Myers Cocktail price will be discounted from $145 to $125.
Please phone the front desk to schedule. 650-961-1660.