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Sunday, November 22, 2009

who are you "flu-in"?

I am really not an expert on all this flu stuff, but I definitely have read enough for me to make the decision not to take the flu or swine flu shot for myself or my kids.  Here is a link for you to get some information on what these vaccinations are actually made of.
here is some info on the swine flu:
here is some info on why not to give your child the flu vaccination:


Sounds to me as if what its made of is so much more harmful for you anyway.  Here are some ways to build your immune system so that you won't have to worry about the flu bug:

  1. Avoid Sugar. Since sugar works by breaking down the functions of the immune system, it is especially important to eliminate it from your diet in order to keep your immune system running strong and capable of fighting viruses such as the flu.
  2. Get Enough Rest. Getting the proper amount of sleep will help build up your resistance against potential invaders. When your body becomes over fatigued, it's more difficult to fight the flu. If you are having problems with sleep please review my Guide to Better Sleeping.
  3. Have Tools To Address Stress. Everyone deals with some type of stress on a daily basis. Our bodies lose the ability to fight off the flu and other illnesses when we let stress overwhelm us. As a matter of fact, reports show that up to 90 percent of illness and disease are stress-related.
  4. Exercise. Exercise helps your immune system by improving circulation throughout your body. When the components of your immune system circulate properly, the immune system is better equipped to detect an illness before it gets a chance to spread.
  5. Eat Garlic Regularly. Eating fresh garlic each day will help keep the flu at bay. The antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal components of garlic are destroyed within one hour of smashing the garlic. Therefore it is best to eat fresh garlic, as garlic pills are virtually worthless.
  6. Wash Your Hands. Good hand washing will help decrease the likelihood of spreading viruses to your nose, mouth or other people. If your immune system is strong, it should be able to fight off the virus if it does enter your body, but washing your hands provides that extra barrier of protection.
    One word of caution is avoid using antibacterial soaps. These soaps are completely unnecessary and could easily cause more harm than good. The antibacterial compounds found in most of these soaps sold in the United States are likely contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
    In my practice, I have found the best way to maintain the ultimate hygiene is by using the Clenzology Advanced Hygiene System. This hygiene kit is simple to use and only takes a matter of minutes, which makes it ideal for families with young children.
    Most importantly, the Clenzology soap is not antibacterial and it is capable of reaching the tens of thousands of germs on the backs and palms of hands, on fingers and under fingernails.
    7. Get enough vitamin D: so many people are deficient in vitamin D, here in Hawaii where its sunny year round the problem is not so big. You should get at least 20min per day of  unprotected sun exposure.

    Enjoy the reading and make an informed decision for yourself and your family!!
    ~live healthy, be well

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