Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

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Healthy Diet, Vitamin C Prevent Flu

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 04:30 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Maintaining a healthy immune system is the best thing that you can do to prevent getting the flu.

The first step is to eat a healthy diet. Avoid refined food, especially refined sugar, which has been shown to disrupt the functioning of the white blood cells, responsible for fighting off viruses and other infectious agents.

Next, it is crucial to maintain adequate hydration. I can’t stress enough how important it is to drink enough water.

To make sure you’re getting enough, simply take your weight in pounds, divide by two and drink that amount in ounces per day.

The most important antiviral supplement you can take is vitamin C. We cannot manufacture vitamin C in our bodies, so we must consume enough in our diets or take a supplement.

I suggest 3,000 to 5,000 mg per day when healthy.

If you become ill with the flu, immediately increase the dose to 10,000 mg.

Other helpful nutrients to prevent the flu include iodine, alpha lipoic acid, and vitamins A and D.

Finally, simple hand-washing and avoiding sick people can greatly lessen your chances of getting the flu.

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The most important antiviral supplement you can take is vitamin C. We cannot manufacture vitamin C in our bodies, so we must consume enough in our diets or take a supplement.
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