Swine Flu and You

Swine Flu was my focus yesterday, and today.

Like a lot of people I simply couldn’t get away from the constant barrage of news on the subject. So I did some research and wrote yesterday’s article.

Obviously this outbreak is of great concern at the moment as no-one is sure how serious it will be. Will it become a pandemic? It’s too early to know. Hopefully it’s going to be much ado about nothing.

But what if it’s not? What if it becomes more serious? The truth is that, today, the World Health Organization has stepped up the pandemic alert level to phase 4 (on a  scale from 1  to 6). The phase 4 alert level means there is sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus causing outbreaks in at least one country.

“At this time, containment is not a feasible option,” as the virus has already spread to several other countries, said WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda.

Putting an alert at phases 4 or 5 signals that the virus is becoming increasingly adept at spreading among humans. That move could lead governments to set trade, travel and other restrictions aimed at limiting its spread.

Phase 6 is for a full-blown pandemic, characterized by outbreaks in at least two regions of the world.

It could take four to six months before the first batch of vaccines are available to fight the virus, WHO officials said.

Four to six months is a long time to wait.

I know that boosting your immune system, through healthy eating, nutritional supplementation and detoxifying, is always a good way to protect yourself from illness. But if the problem is with us NOW, and your immune system is not currently at optimum levels what can YOU do NOW?

So I went looking for an answer.

Madison Cavanaugh, author of “The One-Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases” has a message of hope for us.  She insists that the fear is incorrectly placed on the swine flu virus itself.  “Microbes, germs, harmful bacteria and viruses, such as the swine influenza virus, do not cause disease in and of themselves,” she states.

“They do seek their natural habitat — such as an oxygen-deficient body — rather than being the CAUSE of the disease. It’s no different from the way mosquitoes seek out stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant.”

Madison’s statements are consistent with the findings of Dr. Rudolf Virchow (1821 – 1902), also called the “Father of Pathology” (see page 46 of “The One-Minute Cure”).

It is also supported by Louis Pasteur, the notable 19th century French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease, who recanted his germ theory of disease at his deathbed, stating, “The microbe is nothing.  The terrain is everything.”

The terrain of which Pasteur spoke refers to an oxygenated environment in the human body, which makes for a strong immune system.  A weakened or suppressed state of the immune system only occurs when the human body lacks oxygen, thereby allowing viruses, such as the swine influenza virus, to breed.

It therefore stands to reason that the swine flu virus does not CAUSE disease, but rather seeks out an environment where it can thrive best — and that is in oxygen-deprived bodies.

“A sufficiently oxygenated body is uninhabitable by disease,” Madison further states, “and viruses can neither survive nor thrive in it.”  Therefore, the best defense against microbes, germs, harmful bacteria and viruses, such as the swine flu virus, is to keep the body oxygenated.

“The One-Minute Cure” presents the therapeutic use of the only natural substance which stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells to a dramatically greater degree than is usually reached by other means.

This action creates an oxygenated environment that enables the body to cure itself of virtually all diseases ranging from influenza to cancer, AIDS, heart disease, asthma, diabetes and arthritis.

The natural oxygenating substance which is the central subject of the book has a long history of therapeutic use dating back 170 years ago when it was used to reverse a wide variety of illnesses — from minor ones like colds and flu to serious ones like cholera and malaria.  It was even used to help stop the Spanish Flu of 1918.

Over the past 70 years, this safe, inexpensive and powerful healing modality has been administered by an estimated 15,000 European doctors, naturopaths and homeopaths to more than 10 million patients to successfully treat practically every known disease.

The natural remedy can be self-administered at home in less than a minute, and costs only 1-1/2 cents a day to use. Therefore, it costs so little to become immune to the swine flu virus and virtually all diseases.

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What is Swine Flu?

What is swine flu?

The latest virus being called swine flu appears to be a mutated flu virus which has originated from pigs (which, like humans, are susceptible to respiratory illnesses). It is a mix of several strains of flu and is therefore  classified as a new strain.

Influenza viruses can be a number of different types: there’s flu A, flu B and flu C. Flu A is the bird form and, of course, which can also infect humans. Flu viruses are further categorized  according to the surface molecules, the H (for Haemagglutinin) and the N on the surface.

This new strain is a H1N1 virus, which circulates in humans, pigs and birds. It’s possible that the pig initially got some of its flu from a bird and then co-mixed that with the human form to produce this hybrid, which is why you can find elements of all three.
Follow the link to a graphic showing pig to human transmission

Why is it called swine flu?

The name swine flu has been coined as pigs are where the mutated virus originated.

How do you get swine flu?

As with any other type of flu, the new swine flu is spread through direct contact with a sick person or touching a surface which has the virus on it and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Through breathing in airborne  droplets from an ill person sneezing or coughing.
Check out the video on what happens when you get the flu.

Is there a vaccine against the swine flu?

Not at the moment, the current seasonal version of flu vaccine has not been designed to protect against the new flu virus.

How can you avoid getting flu?

If swine flu is in your area avoid crowded places. Make only essential trips. Take normal precautions against infection, wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, avoid rubbing your face.

Of course the best way to avoid any kind of flu is to boost you immune system by getting plenty of sleep, eating healthy foods, taking nutritional supplements. Don’t smoke or drink alcohol to excess as these impair your body’s natural defenses. Avoid too much sugar, as sugar impairs your immune system.

Can you get swine flu from eating pork?

The WHO says no. Pigs entering the food supply are being screened and any found to be ill are excluded. Also, proper cooking will kill the virus.

Can you get swine flu from exposure to live pigs?

Yes, if they are sick with the illness. Piggery or abattoir workers are susceptible to catch the virus from infected stock.

Can you die from getting any sort of flu?

Unfortunately, yes. Usually only people with pre-existing illness or compromised immune systems (the very young or very old) are at risk of dying. Death rates of 1% are usual. The great Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 had a death rate of around 2.5%.

Is swine flu more dangerous than “normal” flu?

It’s probably too early in the outbreak to know. Fortunately, the antivirals Tamiflu and Relenza appear to be effective in reducing the symptoms. Antivirals need to be taken in the first 48 hours after contracting the illness.

What are the symptoms of swine flu?

In general flu symptoms are severe headaches, high fever with chills, muscle aches and body pains, extreme fatigue, dry cough. A runny nose, stomach upset with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are possible, particularly in children, but less common. Severity of symptoms will vary person to person and may start or worsen suddenly. It appears the swine flu may cause bloody mucus and vomiting. If your respiratory symptoms become bronchitis, pneumonia like worsen seek immediate medical attention.

Do I just have a common cold?

Maybe, if you don’t have a fever, aren’t very fatigued but do have a sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and a productive cough you’ve probably got a cold.

What to do if you become ill with flu-like symptoms

Don’t panic.  Get plenty of rest, keep hydrated. Stay at home to avoid spreading your illness. Use tissues so they can be disposed of easily. Over-the-counter medications like analgesics can help relieve aches, pains and reduce fever. Cough suppressants help stop an annoying dry cough. Seek medical treatment if symptoms worsen, remember that the antivirals need to be taken within 48 hours. If you are worried call your doctor or hospital and ask their advice. If you have an existing condition or illness get medical advice sooner.

What does Epidemic mean?

A higher incidence (spread) of an infectious disease than would normally be expected.

What does Pandemic mean?

A combination of two things:-

  1. A significantly higher incidence of cases of an infectious disease.
  2. The size of the area affected by the spread of the disease.

Are antibiotics useful?

No, the flu is a viral infection not a bacterial infection.  Antibiotics can be useful for any secondary infections.

What areas are affected by Swine Flu?

Go to http://healthmap.org/en which shows disease alerts by country/disease.  Select/deselect using the menus on the left.

Is there a Natural Remedy for Swine Flu?

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