Preventing Bird Flu
Recent news stories have been discussing a new flu that is only
attracted from fowl (primarily chickens) and currently confined
to Southern Asia. From CNN.com, "A global influenza pandemic
could come at any time and claim anywhere between 5 million and
150 million lives, depending on steps the world takes now to control
the bird flu in Asia, the United Nations said."
Reports suggest that an experimental vaccine may soon be released
in hopes that it will prevent this pandemic from occurring. This
vaccine may not be effective IF the virus ever reaches the United
States as the strain will likely have mutated by then and vaccines
are only effective against the strain they were created for which
is the reason most people get a new flu shot every year.
It is important to consider what we can do to avoid becoming infected
with this virus and all others even though it is still only theoretical
that bird flu will ever become a serious world wide problem (the
virus still can not spread from person to person, only bird to
person). However, vaccines, with their tremendous number of problems
(see mercola.com search
results for more info), are not the answer.
Ask yourself, “How is it that one person in an office always
seems to avoid "catching" what everyone else has?”
Our susceptibility to getting sick with a cold or flu comes down
to biological terrain and not the presence of germs, bacteria
or viruses. We are all exposed to the same “things”,
however, some of us have a biological terrain that is better suited
to fight off these offenders when they try to attack. Biological
terrain is simply the environment of the fluids in our body. The
good news is that there are things we can do to improve our biological
Improve your Biological Terrain and Build Up Your Body’s
• Avoid processed sugars (only natural fruits and vegetables
• Drink plenty of clean water (Reverse
Osmosis) and avoid caffeine drinks.
• Eat close to the earth. The less processing the food has
gone through the better.
• Ensure your body is getting the maximum benefit from the
foods you eat by supplementing with Food
• Be sure your colon is clean and healthy. It is estimated
that 70% of the body’s immune response is regulated in the
intestines. Get 20 to 30 grams of fiber daily either through the
foods you are eating or supplementation with Psyllium
Hulls or Nature’s
are necessary to prevent bad bacteria from making a home in your
body. They can also help minimize yeast overgrowth which contributes
to a weakened immune system.
• Get plenty of antioxidants such as berries or Thai-go
• Now would be a fantastic time to start on Nature's
Sunshine's 90 day Health Challenge and get your biological
terrain in balance before the flu season gets started.
• And give your body an extra boost by including Colostrum
w/ Immune Factors or Olive
Leaf Extract in your daily program during the flu season.
We don’t have to start another flu season with the scary
prospect of having to get a flu shot or deal with the implications
of getting sick. Humans have been able to live through epidemics
and plagues long before vaccines where ever invented. Now we understand
why and have the tools to be one of the survivors.
About the Author
Nicole Bandes is a Certified Herb Specialist that has been
helping others to regain their health and vitality since 1999.
blog is a “Dear Abbey” style blog that allows
her to share her knowledge to simple questions regarding the use
of natural supplements and keep her readers educated on the latest
news regarding natural supplements.
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