I know its something I have to take seriously to a certain extent but I feel so saturated with the media and everyone talking about H1N1. I can’t take it anymore. And of course we all get this question almost on a daily basis know: Are you going to get the vaccine?
Well I have been thinking about it, did my research, talked to people. Last week I went to a party where most of the people present work in a hospital and they said they were refusing it. They told me why as well. The whole major debate is over the added squalene adjuvant.
Anyways I am not writing this post to be controversal…but as you can guess probably I have decided to NOT get the vaccine. So then what can I, or you, do to prevent getting the H1N1 virus? I found some great info:
– Eliminate sugar and processed foods from your diet. Sugar consumption has an immediate, debilitating effect on your immune system.
– Take a high quality source of animal-based omega 3 fats like Krill Oil.
– Optimize your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D deficiency is the likely cause of seasonal flu viruses. Getting an optimal level of vitamin D will help you fight infections of all kinds.
– Exercise. Your immune system needs good circulation in order to perform at its best for you.
– Get plenty of good quality sleep.
– Deal with stress effectively. If you feel overwhelmed by stress, your body will not have the reserves it needs to fight infection.
– Wash your hands. But not with an antibacterial soap. Use a pure, chemical-free soap.
Finally a site that says the antibacterial stuff is not good. YAY. I have avoided the stuff for ever because you need to be in contact with everyday bacteria to build general, everyday antibodies.
Find animal-based omega 3 in: anchovies, herring, mackerel, salmon and sardines. Krill oil and green-lipped mussel oil capsules sold in pharmacies. Eggs, cheese, milk, yogurtÂ and meat from grass fed animals.
Find vitamin D in: well its pretty similar to omega 3…herring, mackerel, salmon and tuna, egg yolks, beef liver.Â Also fortified foods (added vit D see package) like margarine, breakfast cereals, orange juice,Â soy milk Â andÂ milk. But of course the best source of vitamin D is the ultraviolet B rays of the sun….so go outside and take in some sunlight (without sunscreen) in the fall and winter for 15-30 min.
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