My Kids Are Sick: I’m Not, and Here’s Why

By John G. McGarvey /

My Kids Are Sick: I’m Not, and Here’s Why

It happened already: the weather turned, the kids are back in pre-school with runny noses to prove it, and my wife reported her first sore throat of the season (and now she can’t talk). Not surprisingly, I feel great. Why? Because the moment I learn that one of them is “coming down with something,” I take two packets of our Immunity Support formula and then commence a one packet daily regimen as needed. Inspired by the classic Chinese herbal formula Jade Windscreen (Yu Ping Feng San), Immunity Support has officially kept me healthy for the last three cold and flu seasons.

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“If Only Everyone Knew About This”

Our Immunity Support is comprised of three powerful herbs: astragalus (“huang qi”), atractylodes (“bai zhu”) and siler root (“fang feng”), the combination of which have been used across Asia for over 500 years to ward-off airborne pathogens (like in my case, when my three year old who doesn’t cover her mouth when she coughs). The formula remains incredibly popular still today with acupuncturists and Doctors of Chinese herbal medicine commonly recommending it to their patients who are particularly vulnerable during cold season.   What’s more, it’s this combination of herbs that the Chinese health authorities recommended during the 2003 SARS epidemic


“There’s an amazing formula for cold and flu season, and we’ve got it”


Having used it myself since before we formally launched DAO Labs, it’s almost become a personal mission to let every parent, teacher, road warrior or anyone who frequently finds themselves living among a sea of germs - “there’s an amazing formula for cold and flu season, and we’ve got it”. 

jade windscreen immunity

Chinese Herbal Medicine with a Modern Twist

Having traveled in and out of Asia for professional and personal reasons for over twenty years, I know the power of Chinese herbal medicine, but I also know the limitations: It can be confusing, not approachable or easy to consume, and perhaps most notoriously, terrible in taste.

That’s where DAO comes in: We’ve modernized this beautiful practice by making it more accessible (just add to water – on the go, no less) and better for your taste buds (in the case of Immunity Support, we’ve used a pear-ginger natural flavor combination) that makes it refreshing and pleasant. 

Yu Ping Feng Sang

Combat the Fear of Getting Sick: Take Two Packets Immediately

What’s worse, actually being under the weather or “the fear” of being under the weather when those around you are sick and you’ve got a packed professional and personal schedule? It’s debatable, but I dread missing out on work and life.

I am as passionate about this formula as I am with any of our products, but when I begin to hear about germs and bacteria finding their way back into the classroom or workplace, I almost want to scream, “it doesn’t have to be this way – we can help!”

As we enter the fall season and airborne pathogens once again become a way of life until the spring comes again, I invite you to incorporate this powerful formula into your winter wellness routine. Speak with an acupuncturist, or use code FALL20 and save 20% on your first order of Immunity Support.

Receive 20% Off Your Order with Promo Code "FALL20"


These statements have note been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat, mitigate or cure any disease of symptom.  These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  For more information, visit

John G. McGarvey is a co-founder of DAO Labs and a regular contributor to The Way. A frequent visitor to China and Asia for both business and pleasure, he is an avid consumer of Chinese medicine. He can be reached at

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