Swine Flu… What Should You Do?

pig On April 29, the World Health Organization raised the pandemic alert level  to five; the second-highest level.  Millions of people around the world are scared. What should you do? Well first, you should NOT BE FEARFUL,… for a number of reasons.  I listed 5 big ones below.  I've also explained 7 practical measures that you can implement to deal with this and many more situations.

5 reasons you should NOT be Afraid:

   1. Fear just doesn't work. It is unhealthy and unproductive. There is a LOT of false evidence and unsubstantiated rumours which the media has inflamed.  The fear and stress about this situation can have more effect than the flu.  Please don't participate in that.
   2. If you are reading this post you are already probably someone who has been working to bring balance into your body and life for some time.  This is the best possible defence against this kind of problem and you have already achieved that. Relax.
   3. This is not the first outbreak of swine flu and it won't  be the last. Better to have a long term plan for keeping yourself healthy rather than reacting to each small problem… because they are guaranteed to keep coming.  The last outbreak of swine flu in 1976 actually killed LESS people than the massive swine flu vaccine campaign which the government implemented to stop it!
   4. The only fatalities have been in Mexico and from Mexico which has a totally different climate, culture and economic situation from the rest of the world.  Real statistics about who actually has the flu and what kind of lifestyle and food intake these people had been living with is just not available yet.  All organisms thrive best only in unique certain environments.
   5. There were 91 fatalities (the day before this was written) and the warning medical reports coming out about this situation seem to know a lot about this particular kind of flu virus – BUT lets keep this in perspective.  This is the same medical system in which 195,000 people died every year (2000, 2001, 2002) due to preventable in-hospital errors.  In the US, 32,000 die from adverse reaction to prescription drugs every year and 20,000 people die each year from the common flu.   There are a LOT more important issues that you could be addressing.  For example, the second leading cause of death in the US in 2000 (after tobacco) was POOR DIET and PHYSICAL  INACTIVITY which claimed 4000,000 deaths. Why is not the media clamoring over these statistics?   Mostly because it is not NEW and therefore not news.

7  Actions You should be doing Anyway:

   1. Eat a wide variety of WHOLE LIVE FOODS.  Add whole food supplements if these are available.
   2. Reduce stress in any way you know how.   Whatever it takes it's worth it!
   3. Get enough rest.
   4. Get daily exercise – best outside in the fresh air, sun, and nature.
   5. Decrease non foods such as sugar and alcohol which inhibit the immune system.
   6. Avoid quick fix solutions for your health. Echinacea, for example, stimulates your immune system but doesn't necessarily strengthen it long term.  It also happens to increase a certain immune response that researchers have found interacts with the swine flu virus in a negative way.
   7. Avoid eating foods that have been produced in large commercial enclosed animal farms.  It's NOT that you can contract the virus directly from these foods but many health professionals suspect that this virus (and many more) were incubated in the unnatural living conditions of these businesses.  I don't want to support these kind of conditions and I know that eating a lot of food from these unnatural situations doesn't help to regenerate my body.

If you are doing even some of these seven actions you are way ahead of the crowd.  Relax, enjoy and focus on productive things in your life. Copyright © Randy Fritz  You are welcome to share this article with anyone who you think may benefit from this information as long as you give credit to Real Food for Life by including the link to the home page www.RealFoodforLife.com or the direct link to the post Swine Flu

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10 thoughts on “Swine Flu… What Should You Do?”

  1. Thank you for a very clear summary of the situation different from the perspectives gleaned from the numerous media sources. It was striking to see the high number of deaths due to other causes that by contrast we take for granted. We appreciate you keeping us up to date with accurate information and thoughtful advice.

  2. Sue Klinefelter

    Hi, What an excellent article. It was fact filled, precise, easy to read, and understand. I learned alot from taking the few minutes to read your article.

  3. Trudy Stoelting

    Out of the billions of people living on this earth, 92 fatalities from the flu seems like a very small but sad number. With the information technology at our finger tips now, it is interesting that media focus is on the 92 and not the other several billion.
    What I find encouraging is that so far the billions have resistence to this flu. Keep eating foods to feed the immune system. A good place to start is Sunrider’s Quinary, and any table foods that are YELLOW. My 94 year old grandfather swore by garlic and onions!

  4. In my article I mentioned that certain substances like echinachia can actually be detrimental for flus like this. This is because particular foods increase the production of certain immune factors (cytokines) that the virus is immune to. In this situation when the body sees that its immune response is not working it works even harder, eventually flooding the body with so many of these factors that they start attacking the body itself. This is called an cytokine storm. I was working from a list of substances that increase the particular factors that swine flu is immune to (therefore bad) and those foods which decrease those factors (good). This list came from research by a Stephen Jones form Australia.

    Someone kindly informed Diana that there is new research that refutes this research about echinachia. This is the trouble with studies – that just one or two studies is not enough to conclusively prove a certain theory. That is why at Real Food for Life we try to rely on time tested principles.

    Just for the sake of interest, I am including more of this list: The good foods that help the immune system ans sometimes even decrease those specific immune factors are; garlic, vit C, green tea, st John wort, vit E, apple juice, cranberry juice, cat’s claw, tumeric. These foods are best to avoid ; elderberry juice, chorella and spirulina, honey, chocolate, chimchi, dairy products.

  5. Swine Flu Jab Link to Killer Nerve Disease

    A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

    The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

    Read more in The Daily Mail August 15, 2009: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html#ixzz0Q9v2nl2g

  6. Canada examines vitamin D for swine flu protection

    10-Aug-2009 – The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has confirmed that it will be investigating the role … The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has confirmed that it will be investigating the role … it said it will now adapt to the H1N1 swine flu virus. “Researchers in PHAC are working Ingredients-USA.com. PHAC said it is testing serum samples to examine this possibility in collaboration with colleagues … PHAC, vitamin d, swine flu, influenza

  7. Prevent Swine Flu

    We all know that the best thing is to prevent proliferation the development of the flu.
    The only way the virus enters is throught nostrils and mouth/throat.  

    Here are some very things you can do:
    1. Wash your hands frequently
    2. Keep your hands off the face
    3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water
    4. Boost your natural immunity (Alpha 20C – whole food nutrition nourishes the T-Cells in our immunity – from Sunrider).
    5. Drink as lots of warm liquids (Calli and Fortune Delight are great) as this will wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive.
    6. Clean your nostrils at least once every day with blowing the nose hard once a day and/or clean with warm salt water by swabbing both nostrils

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