FB Chat Exclusive: The ‘DivaMD’ Answers Your Cold & Flu Questions

divamd2There’s nothing worse than a cold or the flu than having a cold or flu during the summer! But have no fear, BlackDoctor.org has all the information you need to get well and stay well! Dr. Shanicka Williams, “The DivaMD” joined us for a live Facebook chat to answer our readers’ cold and flu questions. Check out the recap below.

Shanicka Williams, MD, is an advocate for Women’s Health with a desire to empower women to embrace their inner DIVAs (Discovering your Innermost Valuable Assets)! She believes once the mind, body & spirit are in line, your outer beauty will shine!

Are there are proven ways to get a cold to go away faster? – Terry B.

Flu shots, hand washing, healthy eating, and regular exercise are the best ways to avoid cold and flu. If you can stomach supplements, and their cost… These may help strengthen your immune system and reduce the duration of symptoms: Omega 3, Astragalus, Echinacea, Vitamin D, Ginseng, Zinc, and Vitamin C.