Clearwater, FL -- Dr. David Minkoff (http://www.drminkoff.com), infectious disease and alternative healthcare expert, is seeing Americans struggle with these tough economic times when missing work due to a cold or flu can be disastrous for families already fighting to make ends meet. "There are natural solutions apart from the flu vaccine that people can take to increase their body's immune system and protect themselves against the cold and flu," reports Dr. Minkoff.
Three of Dr. Minkoff’s seven step natural solutions list are provided here and the full list can be found at http://www.drminkoff.com
"Your best bet to staying healthy is to build up your immune system," explains Dr. Minkoff. “The problem is if you are a typical American, you're already wrestling a burden of toxins that undermines your immune system. Every day you assimilate toxic pesticides from food, toxins in smoke from cigarettes and cars, toxic mercury vapors from your dental amalgams, toxic bacteria from your computer keyboard. It all adds up,"
When a body already struggling with these toxins encounters a cold for flu virus, it is often the straw that breaks the camel's back. And if you get sick, you may be out of work several days or more.
One no-cost step people can take is washing hands often. Every time one sneezes, shake hands, touches a door knob, uses someone else’s phone, etc. one should wash their hands. This can help prevent one from coming into contact with these viruses.
The second step is to add high quality nutritional supplements to the diet to replace missing nutrition to help the body with detoxification. "Body Detox ™ (http://www.bodyhealth.com/html/body_detox/index.asp) is a supplement that locks onto toxins in your body - toxins embedded in your blood, your cell membranes, and even those affecting the delicate inner cell structures - and pulls these toxins safely out through your bowels," says Dr. Minkoff.
More than removing toxins, though, Body Detox gives the immune system a direct boost. This direct boost may mean the difference between staying healthy or getting sick.
The third step in strengthening the immune system is to make sure the body has adequate levels of amino acids in the body so that the immune system can build the proteins it needs to function optimally. Increasing protein consumption, and reducing stress will help, but many people have difficulty eating enough protein and digesting what they do eat.
"Many people are protein deficient," says Dr. Minkoff. "Standard blood panels may show serum protein levels - but in specific tests for serum amino acids, many have insufficient levels."
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. MAP® (http://www.bodyhealth.com/html/biobuilde/index.asp) is an amino acid supplement that allows your body to convert more amino acids into protein than any other dietary protein or protein supplement available. This protein all goes toward essential building materials for your body, as needed by your immune system.
“These two natural supplements, Body Detox and MAP, are some of the best ways to increase your immunity against the flu,” says Dr. Minkoff.
Dr. Minkoff's other measures for avoiding the flu include reducing your sugar intake, keeping your hands away from your face, getting adequate sleep, making sue your vitamin D level is high normal, and taking extra Vitamin C. For a free copy of “7 Steps To Staying Healthy This Winter” visit www.drminkoff.com.
Dr. David Minkoff graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 and worked as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995, when his wife became sick with an illness no physician could diagnose. Not accepting an uncertain prognosis, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her that led him out of emergency medicine into alternative medicine to find the answers. As a result of his advanced studies, his wife is now in good health and enjoying racing in triathlons.
*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.