With the latest concern over the swine flu outbreak I had to write an article on how to avoid it so people could stop worrying. There really is not much to worry about if you know what to do to protect yourself.
There are several reasons that I am not worried, and why you do not really need to worry. For myself, I am very healthy, and I do not usually get sick. As a natural healer, I know what I need to stay healthy, and I practice what I preach.
You can help yourself too in this time, by eating better, exercising, and taking supplements. Eat better by eliminating processed foods like sugar and wheat.
Applied Kinesiology is a healing modality that I use, and it has a natural flu treatment that can easily deal with the flu. Practitioners can be hard to find though. But, there are things you can do for yourself.
Often, a lot can be done over the phone, but there are some things that need to be done hands on that you can learn to do with the help of a friend.
One of the main things is to take vitamin D, actually a hormone, that has many functions in the body. One of its functions is to activate the part of the immune system that eliminates pathogens like the flu virus.
D is made in the skin from exposure to sunlight. However, the further away you are from the equator, the less can be produced. In the winter, and for some time around winter, it is impossible for most people to get enough D from sunlight.
Dosages run between 1000 and 25,000 iu or more a day. The higher dosage is safe for most people for two to four weeks, sometimes even longer.
Another thing you can do about the flu is to take a supplement from Standard Process, my favorite manufacturers, called Congeplex. Congeplex is a complex of various minerals and vitamins from whole food sources that boosts the body's immune system so that it can throw off the influenza virus very quickly.
When you have a bottle of Congeplex in your cabinet, you do not have to worry about swine flu at all. If you do get sick, all it takes is six capsules an hour, and the flu symptoms will start to go away in three to five hours in most cases. You can take that dose for up to eight hours if needed.
Once the symptoms have mostly stopped, you can drop the dosage to six three times a day. It is best to take it with food, but it is okay to take it without food when taking it hourly.
Another supplement you can use is called Immuniplex, also from Standard Process. It is very similar to Congeplex, but a little better at getting your immune system to full strength. The preventive dose for Immuniplex is four two times a day. Three times a day if you are particularly sensitive to catching colds or the flu.
One of the most important factor in avoiding the flu is keeping the lymph moving. It is also one of the most important things you can do if you get the flu.
The body has two circulatory systems, the blood and lymph. While blood rings nutrients to the body, the lymph system takes the toxic byproducts away.
When lymph moves through the lymph nodes, any viruses or bacteria it picks up are killed off by the lymph glands. When lymph movement stops, the flu virus is not being eliminated, so it can build up and make you sick
The only way lymph moves is by movement of the long muscles in the arms and legs when you walk. I like to tell my clients to walk regularly for exercise. If they absolutely can not get out to exercise, I tell them to at least take what I call a "sludge walk" for 10 minutes or more a day just to keep the lymph moving and eliminating waste.