Swine Flu - H1N1
There is a lot of information being spread about the “Swine Flu” or H1N1. According to the news it is our President’s “top priority”. I have gotten three newsletters in one day on the subject. Not all of them agree. I’m not an expert, so I will simply tell you what I am learning from it all.
Dr. David G. Williams from Mountain Homes Nutritionals says he ha been warning us for 15 years that a pandemic is coming, and that this may be the “big one.” He recommends buying his surgical masks and antibacterial wipes. He also recommends stocking up on non-perishable foods so that if someone in the neighborhood gets sick you won’t be meeting them in the grocery store as both of you prepare to stay home and away from the germs, either by choice or government mandate.
Dr. Joseph Mercola takes a completely different stand. He points out that throughout recent history there have been several “pandemic” scares that have never developed into anything. Even going back further in history he points to a study that the 1918 flu pandemic that everyone points to as the example that the majority of the 50-100 million people did not die of the flu but of Streptococcus pneumoniae. This is due to the flu lowering their immune system and a secondary infection, in this case strep, taking advantage of the weakness. He quotes a biologist Paul Ewald that claims that a pandemic of that sort can no longer happen because we now have the resources to combat the secondary infections. He also points out that more people died from reactions to the vaccines than actually died from the ‘Bird Flu”.
No matter which doctor makes more sense to you there are a few things you can do to limit either your exposure or your reaction to the swine flu. They include making sure you have enough Vitamin D in your system, either from sunshine or supplements. Avoid sugar and processed foods that lower your immune system. Get plenty of rest and relaxation to limit the effects of stress on your immune system. Practice good hygiene, and avoid places like hospitals and clinics where sick people tend to congregate.
Know the Difference between Cold, Seasonal Flu and H1N1 Flu Symptoms
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COLD, SEASONAL FLU & H1N1 SYMPTOMS
||Fever is rare with a cold.
||Fever is common with the seasonal flu.
||Fever is usually present with H1N1 in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 101°||COUGHING
||A hacking, productive (mucus-producing) cough is often present with a cold.
||A dry and hacking cough is often present with the seasonal flu.
||A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with H1N1 (sometimes referred to as dry cough).*||ACHES
||Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
||Moderate body aches are common with the seasonal flu.
||Severe aches and pains are common with H1N1.*||STUFFY NOSE
||Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
||A runny nose is commonly present with the seasonal flu.
||Stuffy nose is not commonly present with H1N1.||CHILLS
||Chills are uncommon with a cold.
||Chills are mild to moderate with the seasonal flu.
||60% of people who have H1N1 experience chills.||TIREDNESS
||Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
||Tiredness is moderate and more likely referred to as a lack of energy with the seasonal flu.
||Tiredness is moderate to severe with H1N1.*||SNEEZING
||Sneezing is commonly present with a cold
||Sneezing is common present with the seasonal flu.
||Sneezing is not common with H1N1.||SUDDEN SYMPTOMS
||Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
||Symptons tend to develop over a few days and include flushed face, loss of appetite, dizziness and/or vomiting/nausea. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days, depending on the individual. Diarrhea is common.
||H1N1 has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. H1N1 hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. Symptoms usually last 4-7 days, depending on the individual. Diarrhea is common.||HEADACHE
||A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
|| A headache is fairly common with the seasonal flu.
||A headache is very common with H1N1 and present in 80% of cases.*||SORE THROAT
||Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
||Sore throat is commonly present with the seasonal flu.
||Sore throat is not commonly present with H1N1.||CHEST DISCOMFORT
||Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
||Chest discomfort is moderate with the seasonal flu. If it turns severe seek medical attention immediately!
||Chest discomfort is often severe with H1N1.||PREVENTION TIPS:
||ücough & sneeze into your elbow||üwash hands with soap and warm water for a minimum of 15 -20 seconds. Sing your abc's or happy birthday to you||üuse hand sanitizer rinse of Colloidal Silver when soap & water are not available||üavoid touching eyes, nose or mouth without washing or using Colloidal Silver first|
If you are exposed to this virus, or any other, one important thing you can do is to make sure your immune system is strong. This can be accomplished by the steps above, but in addition to that take a look at your supplementation. Enriching Gifts Plant Enzymes strengthen your immune system by taking the task of digestion off the immune system. It not only works in your digestive tract, but also goes into your blood stream to clean up the undigested foods and the fibrogen caused by stress. Enriching Gifts Sterol Max also works to strengthen the immune system. Instead of taking the stress off the immune system it works to build up the immune system. The plant sterols and glucosites encourage the formation of new T-cells, the true workhorses of the immune system.
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With these precautions you should avoid getting the flu, but even if you do get it having a strong immune system will ensure that your system will be able to fight the disease and allow you to feel better faster.
SixWise’s Be Safe, Live Long I Prosper Top News Vol. 04-29-09
(This information is not intended to serve as a prescription, or to diagnose, treat or replace the advice of your medical doctor. If you have any medical conditions or are taking prescription or non-prescription medications, consult your physician before altering or discounting the use of them.)