Clearwater, Fla. — Public health officials estimate 36,000 Americans die from the flu and its complications each year. With the shortage of flu vaccines this year, millions of Americans protected in pr evious years will be openly exposed to the virus. In addition to washing hands and avoiding contact with infected people, what are the seven essential measures individuals should take to avoid the flu?
Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed both a pediatric residency and fellowship in infectious disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. Until 1995 he directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.
At that time, his wife became ill he and her physicians could not find what was wrong. To help her, he went on a search that led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. The answers he found were soon in demand by her former physicians and others who learned of her return to good health.
The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes these cutting-edge solutions for the many health problems today.
Dr. Minkoff also authors the Optimum Health Report and BioBuilde Newsletter, gives seminars and lectures, has appeared on more than 100 radio shows, and can educate listeners on what to do to stay safe and healthy this flu season.
- This year with only half the flu vaccine available, we’re hearing that more people have a likelihood of catching the flu. Because of this, fear is gripping many Americans as we head into flu season. What makes one person more susceptible to the flu than another?
- We’re heading into the holiday season as well, with celebrations from Halloween to Thanksgiving and on to New Years. It’s Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! Can these joyous holidays actually be dangerous and increase one’s changes of getting the flu?
- The holidays also bring reports of increased stress due to all the extra holiday preparation activities. Does this additional stress increase one’s changes for catching the flu?
- The typical American is already struggling with a burden of toxins from the food they eat, the water they drink, and the air they breathe – both at home and in the workplace. The Environmental Working Group, for example, surveyed a group of individuals and found an average of 91 toxins per person. What happens when an already struggling body encounters the flu virus?
- What are the 7 things that Americans – young, old, or in-between – can do to safeguard themselves from the flu?
Additional Interview Questions:
1. How can individuals who get the flu minimize its impact and recover quickly?
2. How do viruses work and how is it that non-drug supplements can maintain the body’s defense system?
3. What happens when people with low-amino acid levels are exposed to the flu?
4. What’s the most frequent way people compromise their amino-acid levels (essential for immune system defense) in their body?
5. How can you get rid of the toxins in your body that break down your immune system?
6. How can you increase the amino acid levels in your body to strengthen your immune system?
7. Can an individual achieve ideal amino acid levels by eating dietary protein alone?
8. What can you do to minimize stress levels?
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