Dr. John Douillard: How to Stay Safe from the Swine Flu, Naturally.

Via on May 3, 2009

swine flu info

Longtime elephant journal columnist Dr. John Douillard has this to say about protecting yourself from the suddenly-dreaded Swine Flu—which I thought was BS until the gent hanging with me this afternoon at Trident, just in from Califor-nay-yay, said he was getting treated for it (and was not contagious). Then I bike home, having washed my hands 20 times (can’t get sick before our talk show next week, I’m our only FT staff member right now)…and open my inbox only to see Ayurveda and natural health and wellness expert Dr. John Douillard‘s recent newsletter:

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PROTECTION AGAINST VIRUSES: SWINE FLU

Like you, we’ve been hearing a lot about the swine flu in the news. Though reports of swine flu here in the states seem to be currently mild, the key in these uncertain times is to keep your immune system strong.

The best way to do that is to take action against your stress levels and to detox seasonally. Learn to do yoga or meditate. Avoid junk foods, sugars and excessive caffeinated stimulants to help you cope with stress. Eat three relaxing meals a day, and do your best not to snack. Feel free to check out my DVD by Gaiam on Stress Relief, as we know that stress is the major cause for an immune system compromise.

I also suggest taking some herbal support to both boost immunity and protect against viral infection. Neem is a blood purifying, immune building anti-viral agent and Ashwaganda helps deal with stress, build stamina, energy and immunity.

For an adult, I would suggest 2 caps of each, twice per day after food.
For a child I would suggest 1 cap of each, twice per day after food.

To help you stay healthy, please see our Ashwaganda and Neem “buy one, get one 1/2 off” discounts!

[Go to Dr. John Douillard's site for more info, and to subscribe to his newsletter].

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10 Responses to “Dr. John Douillard: How to Stay Safe from the Swine Flu, Naturally.”

  1. sophie L says:

    Seriously?!

    • Thiis is prevention, not treatment once you got it. That said, I have no idea (thankfully) what you should do if you got it, or think you've been exposed to it.

    • This is prevention, not treatment once you got it. That said, I have no idea (thankfully) what you should do if you got it, or think you've been exposed to it.

  2. Zoe says:

    I love John! Thank Waylon.

  3. Max says:

    My understanding of this flu is that, as with the flu epidemic of 1918, a strong immune system is not necessarily your friend. Typically, flu kills older people and babies (and a lot! many thousands a year in North America), ie, those with weaker immune systems. This flu is killing by overstimulating the immune system – people are drowning in white blood cells gone crazy.

    What you should do if you feel flu symptoms is seek treatment immediately. Toughing it out, applying home remedies, and trying not to burden the system are not recommended. The US has plenty of Tamiflu, and it works great if administered within 48 hours.

    And you stay home and not sneeze on people. And yes, you should wash your hands a lot, and avoid touching your face.

    The CDC has information and links: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/ .

  4. sethbrigham says:

    There goes all those kissing a pig for charity gigs…

  5. sethbrigham says:

    I'm going to stop kissing every pig I meet on the street…
    I knew they were swines, but they sure are cute.

    Waylon, you should post that Winnie the Pooh comic strip I sent you.

    The best medicine for the immune system is laughter.

  6. Both Neem and Ashwaganda are merely herbs – not brand name supplements. You can probably find lots of neem products at your local health food store or Pharmaca. I buy ashwaganda at our local Boulder herbal apothecary – http://www.rebeccasherbs.com/

    (hahaha, how's that for an advertisement!! ;-)

  7. Well, the last line is, and I contextualized this as something that came off his newsletter…his articles for us (some linked above in my intro) are far less adverty. Still, all he's adverting is Neem, whatever that is, I didn't really mind. As long as it's straight up, not advertorial, it doesn't freak out my editorometer.

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