Tuesday, October 20, 2009

How to Protect Yourself Against the Flu Without Vaccination

From Mercola.com

Following these simple guidelines will keep your immune system in optimal working order so that you're far less likely to acquire the infection to begin with:

Optimize your vitamin D levels. As I've previously reported, optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D deficiency is likely the TRUE culprit behind the seasonality of the flu -- not the flu virus itself. So get your rear-ends out in the sunshine for a bit each day. And what if you live way up north where you don't get a lot of sun in the winter? Well move then. What are you doing up there anyway? ;)

This is probably the single most important and least expensive action you can take. I would STRONGLY urge you to have your vitamin D level monitored to confirm your levels are therapeutic at 50-70 ng.ml and done by a reliable vitamin D lab like Lab Corp.

Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar decreases the function of your immune system almost immediately, and as you likely know, a strong immune system is key to fighting off viruses and other illness. Be aware that sugar is present in foods you may not suspect, like ketchup and fruit juice.

Get Enough Rest. Just like it becomes harder for you to get your daily tasks done if you're tired, if your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fight the flu. Be sure to check out my article Guide to a Good Night's Sleep for some great tips to help you get quality rest.

Have Effective Tools to Address Stress. We all face some stress every day, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fight off the flu and other illness.

Exercise. When you exercise, you increase your circulation and your blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of finding an illness before it spreads. You can review my exercise guidelines for some great tips on how to get started.

Take a Good Source of Animal-Based Omega-3 Fats. Increase your intake of healthy and essential fats like the omega-3 found in krill oil, which is crucial for maintaining health. It is also vitally important to avoid damaged omega-6 oils that are trans fats and in processed foods as it will seriously damage your immune response.

Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. Be sure you don't use antibacterial soap for this -- antibacterial soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than good. Instead, identify a simple chemical-free soap that you can switch your family to.

Use Natural Antibiotics. Examples include colloidal silver, oil of oregano, and garlic. These work like broad-spectrum antibiotics against bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in your body. And unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, they do not appear to lead to resistance.

Avoid Hospitals and Vaccines. In this particular case, I'd also recommend you stay away from hospitals unless you're having an emergency, as hospitals are prime breeding grounds for infections of all kinds, and could be one of the likeliest places you could be exposed to this new bug.

Keep in mind that virtually all vaccinations will LOWER your immune system (this is the main job of the vaccine adjuvants), NOT make it stronger!


laurazim said...

We love our Shaklee in this house. Organic farmer friends of ours use a garlic/vodka tincture for their cows as an antibiotic! I love it!!

Just as an FYI (not necessarily for you; just anyone interested), garlic as an antibiotic is best taken raw. Slivered and downed with orange juice, it's not all that bad. Just don't ask your wife to kiss you for a couple of days.......unless, of course, you like seeing her face all screwed up at you. ;)

JimmyV said...

In our house we go for Reliv and EmergenC. And plenty of rest, especially for the kids!

mbarnes said...

Take a look at www.vitaminD3world.com for some very good summaries of the data. They also have a new micro tablet formulation of vitamin D

momto5minnies said...

I've been reading his "news" and am absolutely CONVINCED that our CDC is not telling the truth and nothing but the truth.

I'm losing trust in so much ...