The #Flu & #Cold Season…don’t get sick as a dog!

Flu & Cold Facts, Fiction,

*D-TOX/Nutrition & You!

What you and your family need to know.


Dr. Michael Wald, CDN, DC, MS – Director of Longevity

at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844 /


·      The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us that flu season extends from October to April.  Influenza virus or the flu virus flourishes in cold, dry weather.


·      The flu virus has an outer covering that allows it to literally “fly through the air” more easily in winter than summer – from person to person, from as far as six feet away.


·      Space theory says that you are more likely to get the flu in winter because people tend to stay home more.


·      Children are less hygienic than adults and are inherently in closer physical relationships to each other.


CDC Flu Vaccination Limitations…


According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control) website these are the LIMITATIONS of the studies of flu vaccination…



“…flu vaccination status was based on self or parental report and not validated with medical records…” – This means that statistics regarding the flu vaccination are based on mental recall and not controlled, scientific studies.


“…differences in survey methodology (e.g., different sampling frame, survey design, exact survey question wording, response rates and weighting) may result in different levels of bias…”  In other words, “shaky-ground” again!


“…Previous years included people with asthma, diabetes, or heart disease; this report expanded that definition to include those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cancers other than skin cancer…” Changes in who and who is not included in flu statistics – may not be relevant to you!



Dr. Wald’s D-TOX*/Nutrition Tips

for Flu & Cold Season


1.   Eat more fruits and vegetables and consider taking fruit and vegetable concentrates. A study (in the Br J Nutr. 2011 Jan;105(1):118-22) concluded;


 Intake of a dietary supplement from fruits and vegetables was associated with a 20 % reduction of moderate or severe common cold symptom days in health care professionals particularly exposed to patient contact.**


2.   Take 1-2 small scoops per day of D-TOX I-IV, and five (V) if you want more high quality protein (needed for a healthy immune system).


3.   Avoid sick people who seem viral whenever possible.  Avoid unnecessary handshaking, kissing, etc.


4.   If you get sick stay home for a full 24-hrs or until your fever is gone to reduce infectivity.


5.   Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze and clean all surfaces that you touch if you suspect that you may be sick.


6.   Wash your hands with an alcohol-based wash or soap and water.


7.   Avoid touching your mouth and eyes as this spreads germs.


8.   According to the CDC: “Influenza (flu) can cause serious illness and death, particularly in younger and older persons, pregnant women, and those with certain medical conditions. An annual flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and is recommended for all persons 6 months of age and older. Based on a study of the 2012–13 flu season, flu vaccination was found to have prevented an estimated 6.6 million illnesses, 3.2 million medically attended illnesses, and 79,260 hospitalizations.” (


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