How To Stay Safe and Healthy During EDC

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Summer means music festival season for Las Vegas. One of the most noteworthy of the many festivals in town each summer is:

Electric Daisy Carnival, which need only be named by EDC.

This hugely popular event draws the best that electronic dance music has to offer. The 2017 lineup includes big music names like DJ Khaled, Major Lazer, Zedd, and many more.

With 3 full nights of performances, this is the perfect place to be to get your music fix. Nearly 400,000 other people think so too – that’s how many tickets are sold to the three-day event, meaning daily attendance is almost 150,000 people!

Even more than the music, people come to EDC for the experience. The EDC site advertises a “deep passion for music, art, and discovery.” And EDC delivers. EDC is divided into experience areas, with a merging of technology and nature is designed to inspire your senses.

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With 9 different stage setups, each boasting a unique theme, lights, featured performers, and more, EDC is sensory overload.  Outside of the music portion, attendees are treated to thrill rides, costumed performers, and carnival square.  Throughout all of this, EDC attendees consume alcohol from numerous vendors, subject themselves to scorching desert temperatures for many hours, and are surrounded by overwhelming experiences.

With so much access to temptation in the Sin City, attendees expect to see alcohol, drugs, and more on display at EDC.

But with a once-in-a-lifetime experience like this one, tourists and locals alike are always looking for tips on how to stay safe and healthy during EDC. With the ticket prices over $300 for the festival, no one wants to miss out from being hungover.

 

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Before EDC:

  • Boost your immune system: EDC has literally thousands of people. That atmosphere is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. When you’re partying, nobody is thinking about getting sick, and you shouldn’t either. Let the ReCharge IV infusion take care of it for you. By supercharging your immune system with high doses of Vitamin C, you’ll be more likely to keep from getting sick.


During EDC:

  • Drink water:  This suggestion is a no brainer. With the high desert temperatures in Vegas, consuming water is a must. Dehydration is the number one issue reported at EDC’s medical tents. Don’t let it happen to you! EDC offers water refill stations throughout the festival where you can refill a water bottle for free.

  • Pace yourself: Nobody likes to be ‘that friend’ who is already incoherent at 11am. Rather than downing every alcoholic drink you see at the first vendor booth, take it slow so you can party all day. A good formula to follow is to drink one water for every alcoholic beverage you drink too. This will be easier on your festival budget too.

  • Snacks: There are tons of awesome food vendors slated to be at EDC ready to stock you up on goodies to delight your Instagram followers. It may be tempting to skip food in favor of alcohol, but it’ll leave you feeling exhausted and unable to catch the headlining performers later in the day. Best part of a music festival: all the dancing, walking, and constant movement means burning off tons of festival calories.

 

After EDC

  • Keep the party at EDC: Realize that your body has limits. It may be tempting to extend your time at EDC into a week-long party fest, but that will take a definite toll on your body. By giving your body time to recover, you’ll be able to rebound faster.

EDC is the ultimate summer kick-off.

With three nights of endless music, alcohol, and more in the Vegas heat, it’s easy for Electric Daisy Carnival to take its toll on your body.

By incorporating some simple tricks, and partnering with

ReSquared Medical, this EDC can be your best one yet!

Travel Healthy

Travel-Healthy

Vacation. 

Sandy Beaches. 

Frosty drinks with paper umbrellas.

Rest. Relaxation.

Rejuvenation.

However, too often, vacation can also mean illness.  How many times have you gotten on a plane feeling totally fine, but gotten off of it with a scratchy throat, runny nose, headache, or worse.

But probably not for the reason you’d think. Many of us would think that illnesses are spread due to the recirculated air flowing through the plane.  On my recent 15-hour flight to Hong Kong, I was immediately wary of those displaying any signs of being sick – nose blowing, sniffles, and coughing of any kind made me worry that my vacation would be over even before it started. The risk of inhaling all those germs continuously for 15 hours made my skin crawl – and we hadn’t even left the ground!

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Airplanes are the perfect place for illnesses to spread.

I always thought (like many of us) that the air is the problem. But, believe it or not, the recirculated air is not to blame. In fact, airplane air may even be cleaner than the air at your intended destination (definitely true of my destination). As air around the plane is brought on-board, it is filtered through HEPA filtration systems that remove at least 99.7% of airborne particles, including bacteria and viruses. Due to the high rate of air turnover on the plane – nearly 20 times per hour – it’s unlikely that any airborne germs are at fault.

So, then what is it on planes that makes us sick?

The culprit turns out to be the same thing that often makes us sick on the ground: unclean surfaces. Unsurprisingly, airplane bathrooms are some of the biggest culprits for on-board bacteria.

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As folks use the restroom and may not wash their hands (yuck!), bacteria continues to be spread. Even if you are a diligent hand washer, you may still find yourself getting ill on the plane. That’s because the surfaces surrounding you – your seat itself and tray table – may be germ covered too. And, as airlines rush to get airplanes cleaned for the next flight, surfaces may not be adequately sanitized.

I’m definitely not about to stop flying.

But what can be done to make sure you end up at your intended destination ready to enjoy your vacation?

 

  • Sanitize: Even a very healthy person can easily fall victim to the germs found on airplane surfaces. While on a plane, hand sanitizer should be one of your best friends.  As access to running water can sometimes be limited, hand sanitizer serves as a good substitute.  I regularly use it as I find myself touching surfaces, before eating or drinking, and always after using the restroom facilities.  You can also pack a carry-on sized package of sanitizing wipes to sterilize surfaces.  Wipe down your seat before sitting down, tray table before using it, and your arm rest.

 

  • Stay hydrated: Hydration is a key part of making sure you feel your best in any situation.  Most people tend to drink less while onboard a plane, but you should actually be drinking more due to the dry air. hydration  A general guideline I follow is to accept a drink each time one is offered. If drinking (non-alcoholic beverages here peeps!), tends to be a challenge for you, consider incorporating one of ReSquared Medical’s ReHydrate IV infusions before you board the plane.  This hydrating mix of fluids and electrolytes will allow your body to fight dehydration easily.

 

  • Boost your immune system: Maintain a balanced diet leading up to your vacation. If you are generally healthy, keeping the same habits prior to your trip will keep your body in the same condition.  Incorporating a multivitamin that includes vitamin C and zinc may give you a bit of an edge.  However, the best fix to the negative parts about travel, including jet lag, exhaustion, and dehydration is to make ReSquared Medical your first stop in Vegas to take advantage of the ReCharge IV infusion.  This combination of IV fluids, vitamins, and antioxidants will help you start feeling better faster.

 

  • Fight your hangover before boarding: Fight your hangover before boarding: We’ve all been there: overindulging because it’s our last night in Vegas! But, those late night (or early morning!) drinks set you up to feel your worst getting onto a plane. Wouldn’t it be great to return from your Vegas vacation feeling detoxified? Prior to heading to the airport, stop by ReSquared Medical to allow the ReCover IV infusion to cleanse your body. It includes medications and vitamins that will help cleanse your liver of the byproducts of alcohol, stop your nausea, and settle your stomach.

 

Remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Let that be true of your hangover too.

Airplane travel doesn’t have to mean that you are bound to get sick while onboard.

By incorporating simple tips to ReHydrate, ReCharge, and ReCover before your next flight out of Vegas, you can insure that the only things coming back from your vacation are good memories (at least the ones you can remember).

Everything you want to know about the Myers’ Cocktail

What is a Myers Cocktail? How can it improve your overall health? Read more at the Re2 Medical blog at resquaredmedical.comWe’ve all heard the story of that magic potion—the one able to extend life and work miracles. Since ancient times, brave adventurers and alchemists alike have searched for a fabled elixir by many different names: Amrita, the Philosopher’s stone, “the Water of Life”, liquid gold.

But what if this liquid cure-all isn’t a legend, after all?

Enter the Myers’ Cocktail: it’s not shaken, stirred, or even served in a glass. But it is a liquid some might compare to those fabled elixirs. A mixture said to cure illness, reverse aging, and much more.

Here’s everything you want to know about the Myers’ Cocktail.

 


What is a Myers’ Cocktail?

 

DEFINITION #1 – in layman’s terms

A Myers’ Cocktail is a popular blend of vitamins given through intravenous (IV) therapy.

DEFINITION #2 – in detail

A Myers’ Cocktail is a scientifically-formulated mixture of medical-grade nutrients administered through injections or an IV regimen, pioneered more than fifty years ago by the late Dr. John Myers.

Society’s increased dependency on processed foods has equated a lack of necessary nutrients in the everyday modern diet:

“Two-thirds of all meals are eaten outside the home, and nearly half of them are in fast food joints. You can’t expect this to provide all the necessary nutrients, and many studies show that it does not. A large number of people admitted to hospitals are found to have deficiencies, and the problems worsen in the hospital.”

Michael Janson, M.D. in Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

Further, an increase of digestive complications among the public means the nutrients that are ingested in our diets are no longer getting 100% absorption.

But the use of an intravenous drip allows vitamins to bypass the digestive system and enter directly into the bloodstream and organs, ensuring full absorption at the cellular level. Intravenous vitamin treatments are recommended by many researchers, as evidenced in many scientific publications, including Annals of Internal Medicine and PLOS ONE.

“Nutrition and nutrient therapies are safer, cheaper and more effective than most other medical treatment. … Patients need adequate nutrition, not drugs, to recover from any illness, and sometimes they need that really fast.”

Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) via his website

 


What’s in a Myers’ Cocktail?

What’s in a Myers’ Cocktail? Ingredients vary depending on the treatment center, however commonly-used vitamins include...read more at resquaredmedical.com/blog

Ingredients vary depending on the treatment center. Commonly-used vitamins include:

  • Magnesium chloride – prevents inflammation and supports a healthy immune system. Also good for treating asthma, migraines, and high blood pressure
  • Calcium gluconate – treats low blood calcium and builds strong bones
  • B complex – promotes healthy hair and skin, prevents memory loss, and acts as anti-stress
  • Vitamin C – fights cancer and acts as an antioxidant

 


History of the Myers Cocktail

At Johns Hopkins Hospital in the heart of Baltimore, internist Dr. John Myers felt restraints of his own—in the traditional reactive medicine practiced in near-exclusivity at that time...read more at resquaredmedical.com/blog

It was the 1960s, a decade of counterculture and revolution in every shape and form imaginable. At Johns Hopkins Hospital in the heart of Baltimore, internist Dr. John Myers felt restraints of his own—in the traditional reactive medicine practiced in near-exclusivity at that time.

Even in that decade, it was already clear that diet and nutrition needed greater study. One pioneering physician founded one of the nation’s first community health centers in an impoverished area, causing the medical community to ponder the idea of treating the cause of sicknesses, rather than the illnesses themselves. (Also known as preventative health care.)

Dr. Myers, too, realized medical treatment needed its own revolution.

In his work, he realized minimal amounts of nutrients were being absorbed into the bloodstream. Inspiration struck when he decided to mix key vitamins and minerals into a “cocktail” of sorts. The treatment would be given intravenously and would boost his patients’ health directly through their bloodstream. Myers first tested the treatment on animals, later on himself, and finally on others to great success.

When Myers died in 1984, no one knew the exact recipe for his infamous IV “cocktail”. Enter Dr. Alan Gaby, a medical sleuth (and author) who, vitamin by vitamin, uncovered a formula to match the late Dr. Myers’ miracle blend. He dubbed the treatment the “Myers’ Cocktail” to honor his late colleague’s work. Dr. Gaby gave more than 15,000 treatments over the course of a decade and began spreading the word about the positive effects of the Myers’ Cocktail. He presented his findings at medical conferences and published an oft-quoted review in the Alternative Medicine Review in 2002.

In the nearly fifteen years since, the Myers’ Cocktail has grown in popularity. In addition to its use to treat and prevent medical conditions, it has also become known for its use as a hangover cure in party cities and among celebrities.

 


What Conditions Can IV Therapy Help With?

IV Vitamin Therapy is used to treat a number of conditions. We’ve included a list of conditions and products we offer that can help treat those conditions:

ReCharge IV Infusion / ReEnergize IM Shot
IV Vitamin Therapy is used to treat a number of conditions, including: Chronic fatigue, Asthma, Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)....read more at resquaredmedical.com

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic depression
  • Lyme disease
  • Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Flu / cold
  • Immune boosting
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Food poisoning

ReJuvenate IV Infusion / ReNew IM Shot

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Antioxidant benefits
  • Anti-aging
  • Muscle fatigue

ReCover IV Infusion

  • Narcotic withdrawal
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Migraines

But IV nutrient therapy is not just for sick—many use the treatment in a preventative sense. Children are getting injections to ready themselves for their germ-filled classrooms.

Some frequent travelers use vitamin injections before long flights in cold and flu seasons.

Athletes may even use iv hydration therapy to legally enhance their athletic performance.

And, of course, there are those who seek the Myers’ Cocktail remedy for their pesky hangovers.

 

What to Expect When Receiving IV Treatment

After arriving at the clinic for an appointment, a staff member will guide you through a brief medical assessment. The “cocktail” will be mixed right there at the clinic. The nutrient-rich mixture will be administered via syringe or IV (usually into your forearm) over a period of time ranging from 5 to 30 minutes. Treatment rooms oftentimes are relaxing spaces, with dim lights and comforting music.

Don’t be surprised to feel a “flush” that starts in your chest and moves through your body. Some report a warm sensation in the pelvic region; others, a metallic taste in your mouth. Patients have also experienced heightened visual activity.

Be sure to drink plenty of water and eat beforehand—otherwise you may feel faint or dizzy.

Those who’ve received Myers’ Cocktail treatments report feeling re-energized, perky, and pain-free. Some have noticed tighter facial skin and a healthy all-around glow. You might even call the Myers’ Cocktail a “vacation-in-a-bag”, as many describe feeling as rested and happy as after a week-long vacation.

Typically patients are recommended for Myers’ Cocktail treatments once a week for 4 weeks, and then once or twice a month afterward. Frequency may vary based on the medical professional, patient, and symptoms.

 

Real-life Clinical Examples of Myers’ Cocktail Use

[As presented as case studies in Dr. Alan R. Gaby’s “Myers’ Cocktail” Review in the Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 7, Number 5 (2002)] 

 

Example 1: After battling chronic sinusitis for more than a year, a woman in her early 30s was given Myers’ Cocktail injections two days in a row. Her symptoms improved quickly and did not reoccur for more than six months’ time.

 

Example 2: A middle-aged woman suffering from migraines began Myers’ Cocktail therapy after a number of failed treatments. She received about 70 sessions over the course of 6 years and after most treatments she had considerable headache relief in mere minutes.

 

Example 3: Just days before an important tournament, a college wrestler came down with the flu. After a Myers’ Cocktail injection, his symptoms diminished and he felt re-energized. He performed better he ever had before in the wrestling tournament.

 


Myers’ Cocktail vs. Alternative IV Therapies

Myers’ Cocktail is a powerful blend of vitamins, whereas other IV therapy options generally use fewer ingredients. Other IV therapies include:
Myers’ Cocktail vs. other IV therapies - Myers’ Cocktail is a powerful blend of vitamins, whereas other IV therapy options generally use fewer ingredients. Other IV therapies include...read more at resquaredmedical.com/blog

B12 COMPLEX – a quick energy boost and great for hair, skin, and nails;

HIGH DOSE VITAMIN C – prevents stress and fatigue, supports immune health, and brightens skin;

GLUTATHIONE – anti-oxidant that treats fatigue, depression, and other chronic symptoms;

MULTIVITAMIN MINERAL IV – a wide variety of vitamins ranging from A to Zinc used to replenish vitamin deficiencies;

MSM – an amino acid used for pain relief;

SODIUM BICARBONATE – also known as baking soda. Improves detoxification, decreases inflammation, and decreases symptoms of acid reflux;

ALPHA-LIPOIC ACIC (ALA) – a powerful antioxidant of vitamins like C and E, used to treat cancer and other diseases;

While each of these IV therapies focuses on an important area of health or nutrition, the Myers’ Cocktail is the most comprehensive IV therapy available today.

 


Who’s Talking About IV Therapy?

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Conclusion

And now you know: if you’re interested in preventing illness, treating sickness, or just feeling all-around more healthy and energized, the Myers’ Cocktail might be the boost your cells have been looking for!