My friend Robin Clements from Baja Wellness sent me a great article about the Swine Flu Pandemic topic.
Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic – Fact or Fiction? by Dr. Mercola.
I think is worth to read and I hope you do.
If you are not interested to read the whole story, as a bonus, here is his advice:
How to Protect Yourself Without Dangerous Drugs and Vaccinations
For now, my point is that there are always going to be threats of flu
pandemics, real or created, and there will always be potentially toxic
vaccines that are peddled as the solution. But you can break free of
that whole drug-solution trap by following some natural health
I have not caught a flu in over two decades, and you can avoid it too,
without getting vaccinated, by following these simple guidelines,
which will keep your immune system in optimal working order so that
you’re far less likely to acquire the infection to begin with.
* Optimize your vitamin D levels. As I’ve previously reported,
optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best
strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D
deficiency is likely the TRUE culprit behind the seasonality of the
flu — not the flu virus itself.
This is probably the single most important and least expensive
action you can take. I would STRONGLY urge you to have your vitamin D
level monitored to confirm your levels are therapeutic at 50-70 ng.ml
and done by a reliable vitamin D lab like Lab Corp.
For those of you in the US we hope to launch a vitamin D testing
service through Lab Corp that allows you to have your vitamin D levels
checked at your local blood drawing facility, and relatively
inexpensively. We hope to offer this service by June 2009.
If you are coming down with flu like symptoms and have not been on
vitamin D you can take doses of 50,000 units a day for three days to
treat the acute infection. Some researchers like Dr. Cannell, believe
the dose could even be as high as 1000 units per pound of body weight
for three days.
Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar decreases the function of
your immune system almost immediately, and as you likely know, a
strong immune system is key to fighting off viruses and other illness.
Be aware that sugar is present in foods you may not suspect, like
ketchup and fruit juice.
Get Enough Rest. Just like it becomes harder for you to get your
daily tasks done if you’re tired, if your body is overly fatigued it
will be harder for it to fight the flu. Be sure to check out my
article Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep for some great tips to help you
get quality rest.
Have Effective Tools to Address Stress . We all face some stress
every day, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be
less able to fight off the flu and other illness.
If you feel that stress is taking a toll on your health,
consider using an energy psychology tool such as the Emotional Freedom
Technique (EFT), which is remarkably effective in relieving stress
associated with all kinds of events, from work to family to trauma.
You can check out my free, 25-page EFT manual for some guidelines on
how to perform EFT.
Exercise. When you exercise, you increase your circulation and
your blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune
system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has
a better chance of finding an illness before it spreads. You can
review my exercise guidelines for some great tips on how to get
Take a good source of animal based omega-3 fats like Krill Oil.
Increase your intake of healthy and essential fats like the omega-3
found in krill oil, which is crucial for maintaining health. It is
also vitally important to avoid damaged omega-6 oils that are trans
fats and in processed foods as it will seriously damage your immune
Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands will decrease your
likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people.
Be sure you don’t use antibacterial soap for this — antibacterial
soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than
good. Instead, identify a simple chemical-free soap that you can
switch your family to.
Eat Garlic Regularly. Garlic works like a broad-spectrum
antibiotic against bacteria, virus, and protozoa in the body. And
unlike with antibiotics, no resistance can be built up so it is an
absolutely safe product to use. However, if you are allergic or don’t
enjoy garlic it would be best to avoid as it will likely cause more
harm than good.
* Avoid Hospitals and Vaccines In this particular case, I’d also
recommend you stay away from hospitals unless you’re having an
emergency, as hospitals are prime breeding grounds for infections of
all kinds, and could be one of the likeliest places you could be
exposed to this new bug. Vaccines will not be available for six
months at the minimum but when available they will be ineffective and
can lead to crippling paralysis like Guillain-Barré Syndrome just as
it did in the 70s.
Thank you Dr. Mercola!