What Doctors Don't Want You To Know About Preventing Flu and H1N1 Swine Flu
Many people have been going on the annual trek to the Doctor, Clinic, etc. for an annual flu shot and now the h1n1 swine flu vaccine to prevent the flu. Even though this method is not without some risk, most people think that the positives outweigh the negatives when getting the immunization.
Is Getting a Flu Vaccine The Only Flu Prevention Method?
Is getting a flu shot is the only option? Are there effective ways to prevent these common virally transmitted illnesses . . . and if so, what are they? Well, first, consider the history of the flu - what about prevention - your grandmother was onto something with that chicken soup theory; non-substantiated research does show that chicken soup seems to help with weakened immunity. Chicken soup is particularly helpful if you have it instead of heavy foods that bog your system down.
Sensible Steps of Protection Against the Flu
You've probably heard the saying about starving or feeding the flu. Drinking 8 or more glasses of pure water per day is one of the best measures to prevent flu and protect your immune system. How does it work? Drinking pure water detoxifies your system and helps maintain good oxygenation. Take a good natural vitamin/mineral support system product as well to keep your immune system in charge and allow the body to do what it does best. On June 19, 2002, the American Medical Association published the recommendation that Americans should be taking daily vitamins for "chronic disease prevention." So get your veggies! You will want to eat 8 or more servings of vegetables and fruits, especially green ones. The more colorful your vegetables and fruits are, the better they will be for you. There are some great supplements that can help increase your "green" servings. My personal favorite for a great way to supplement veggies is a product called Vital Green by First Fitness.
Achieving your 8 servings of fruits and vegetables each day will not only help you avoid flu and colds, but it will also be a good anti-cancer regimen, as cancer always strikes those with an over-acid pH system. Using of prescription and over-the-counter drugs drives your system to acidic which actually encourages disease to flourish.
Fruits and vegetables will also help you reach your goal of having a more alkaline system. Get some pH strips and spit into a paper cup then dip a test strip of pH paper into your saliva first thing in the morning, before you have had anything to eat or drink. Your goal is to be at 7.0 or higher on the color chart. Every gradation drop off of 7.0 is a multiplication of 10x, so obviously you will be a lot more disease-free if you can elevate your pH from the lower range.
The Best Prevention - Exercise and Sleep
You can further help with avoidance of flu and colds by exercising regularly, which helps oxygenate the body, improving your energy levels and helping over-all body systems (like elimination) function better. It is also important that you get plenty of sleep, and the same thing is true for your children.
It is also very important to wash your hands thoroughly with each bathroom use, as well as any time you have touched germ-laden objects (like doorknobs or telephones). It is a great idea to carry sanitized wipes so that after you handle anything which is likely to be contaminates, you can be safe rather than sorry. For swine flu specifically, health care practitioners are recommending staying about 6 feet away from anyone coughing or sneezing and if you are coughing or sneezing yourself, do so in the bend of your elbow instead of your hands.
You can also keep the flu and other viruses at bay by using a parasite-controlling protocol. This helps the system maintain a good flora balance. And remember this: the same healthy choices (like eating nourishing foods, etc.) that help you keep your weight under control, will also help you stay healthier, feel more energetic, and help you become a disease fighter instead of a disease magnet. Review the following list to keep you naturally preventing the swine and other flus this season.
12 Important Tips for Remaining Healthy
1. Drink at least 8 glasses or more of water daily
2. Keep your system in an alkaline range
3. Eat a healthy diet, including at least 8 servings of vegetables and fruits.
4. Take a multi-vitamin and mineral product daily
5. Exercise regularly
6. Get your recommended sleep allotment
7. Keep your body systems cleansed
8. Wash hands with soap often and practice good hygiene
9. Manage stress
10. Avoid unnecessary medications
11. Lose unnecessary weight
12. Avoid close indoor proximity to sick people when possible.
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