Sunday, February 17, 2008

Worst flu season in years!!!

Have you been listening to the news. We are in mid Februsary and the flu bug has started increasing, not decreasing in new out breaks. More than forty states have posted record cases. Yesterday I heard that they have decided that the influenza shot given this year was not ready or prepared for these strains that are now present across the country.

I have been saying for years that the best way to prevent the flu is to not let your immune system waiver at all. Keeping it strong so that no matter what you come in contact with your body will be strong enough to take care of it and keep you healthy when those around you may be dropping like flies.

Putting all your eggs in one basket with the flu shot is like being a diabetic and saying because you are on insulin it is ok to eat cake all day long. A flu shot may help you in a round about way to dodge a few of the strains, but if your immune system is not protected, you will get sick anyway, and flu shot or not you will get sicker than you can possibly imagine.

Never let your immune system decrease, take some extra Viatmin C, Echinacea, extra B Complex vitamins, take a strong multiple vitamin and even add some Colloidal Silver every day. Prevention is the best way to avoid the germs that cause the problems to start with, and to keep you away from the sickly quick care Doctor offices across the country.

Tips for the flu season:
*Avoid excess dairy consumption as it is mucous producing food.
*Wash your hands every time you turn around.
*Drink more water than you do in the summer.
*Get plenty of rest and manage your stress.
*Stay away from places that are full of sickly people.

If you are supposed to travel or go to a function and you are already feeling under the weather, stay home. This will intensify the sickmess being around so many people and not having an immune system up to par to deal with all of the germs around you. If you go, you may be asking for pneumonia rather than a cold or flu. Also remember that a warm afternoon can turn into a cold evening when the sun goes down. Do not get caught outside without the clothing necessary to keep you warm.

Remember,if you are going somewhere and you are thinking that you may be getting sick, do yourself a favor and listen to that smart inner voice and stay home and get the rest you need. The inner voice is always much smarter that we think, or smarter than we will give credit.

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