Nutritional Science Could Help Relieve/Prevent Flu Symptoms

- The state of Texas is now reporting dozens of flu- related deaths, and experts say there are plenty of ways to safeguard yourself against the illness.

For those looking for alternative ways to be proactive against and fight the flu, a clinical nutritionist and a nutritional plan specifically based on your own biochemistry may be the way to go.

Experts say preparing your body to fight the illness can be done with a combination of vitamins and the proper nutrition.

Dr. Donna Smith, owner of Advanced Clinical Nutrition in Wichita Falls said, "There's over 80 to 90 percent of Americans today, according to the Physicians Desk Reference that are taking supplements. However, if you are not taking whole food supplements you are not actually getting what the body requires to heal."

She uses the chemistry of your own body to determine ways to improve your health, or fight off a nasty illness.

"What I do is I try to help my patients become self-sufficient. Everyone of them gets a consultation on what to keep in what we call updating your medicine chest to a health chest."

The health chest is supplied to a patient after completing tests.

After testing, Dr. Smith will supply a tailored plan based on your own biochemistry with items and coaching to keep you feeling 100 percent, but the most important thing to keep in mind with her natural approach to fighting illness is that every person is unique.

"Every human body is uniquely different from every other human body so what we do is identify, through our test what people need, in all situations, and do that."

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