In these times when we are hearing so much about swine flu, I thought I’d add my two cents regarding how I feel about the rumors and the lies being told. To be honest, I don’t know which are lies and what is the truth about this issue. I DO KNOW this, it is possible to protect and promote good health. I also know that I have set a plan with my daughter in college just in case “they” come around and start requiring immunizations at her school (that’s not from a fear standpoint…that’s just common sense). I will share some things I’ve heard about the flu and what I know as the truth about keeping your body in balance. I’m sure you will make your own informed decision regarding this. Swine flu is going around at my daughter’s college. It just started this week (9/9). There are signs all over campus. They are keeping up on it, however another college in her town just had one death from swine flu. This person had underlying circumstances. The college tell you to stay at least six feet away from your roomate and stay in your room until 24 hours after you’ve had a fever. It is important now, more than ever, to boost your body’s immune system.
I’ve read that even if you believe the so-called vaccine will work, it would take vaccinating 200,000 people to prevent the death of just one person from swine flu. And if that many people were vaccinated, chances are there would be death or harm from the side effects. In addition, this vaccine has never been subjected to any long-term testing. I’m writing this blog to make you aware of some things you can do now to boost your health, not just during flu season. I do believe in washing your hands. I do believe in (actually I’m a little anal about) the anti-bacterial hand sanitizers. There is a natural hand sanitizer named Hand Sanz, available in health food stores. It kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria without chemicals. It can be used anywhere without water. I’m not a hand shaker during this season and yes, I use the wipes when I go to the grocery store and wipe my cart. Again, to me, that’s just common sense. And no, I won’t be getting the swine flu vaccine and I’m hoping my daughter isn’t forced into one either. I’ve never gotten any flu vaccine.
So what can you do or not do? Donald Miller, MD, says “Seventy percent of doctors do not get a flu shot.” According to Cochrane Database Syst. “There is also a lack of evidence that young children benefit from flu shots. A systematic review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6 to 23 months found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo.” Flu shots contain mercury (a neurotoxin), formaldehyde (known cancer-causing agent), aluminum (may cause Alzheimer’s), and other additives known to be toxic. Vitamin D deficiency is likely one cause of flu, pneumonia and cardiovascular disease.
Msn.com states “Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed medications in modern medicine. Antibiotics cure disease by killing or injuring bacteria.” When one type of bacteria flourishes it causes an imbalance. This imbalance can occur from taking a course of antibiotic medication, which will attack the good bacteria in your intestines as well as the bad. Yogurt (dairy or soy or rice), has good bacteria. Many yogurts are supplemented with additional probiotics that are associated with health benefits. A daily dose of yogurt can help with resulting stomach issues. Yogurt is also good for those suffering from digestive problems such as irritable bowel, gas and bloating. Yogurt is a great source of calcium, protein and vitamins. I use soy yogurt and avoid the presweetened and flavored varieties, which have added sugars and are higher in calories. You can add fresh fruit or granola to sweeten it up naturally or add to your favorite smoothie. Probiotics are not tested or regulated by the FDA but are recognized as safe. Avoid anything with bacillus or enterococci on the label. Keeping a healthy bacteria environment in your body is a great start in overall health and avoiding colds and flus too.
Keep up with your vitamin C intake and stay well rested. I also like Airborne. I usually take it at night if I’m feeling exhausted and like I’m starting to come down with something. Eat more raw food. Enzymes in raw food will benefit you in more ways than you can imagine. Yesterday I woke up with a horrible headache. I’ve never had a migraine, but this headache was horrible. It lasted through the day and I started feeling very achy in the evening. I went to bed and wondered what was happening? I immediately did some EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques) and felt better immediately! Remember, you are in charge of your health.
Stay healthy. Think healthy. Eat healthy.
These statements are informational only. They are my opinions alone based on what I have been reading online and in the news. The information contained here is only meant to keep you informed of your options. Please make your own decision.