How Can You Be Prepared For The Swine Flu?



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Hopefully the news as of late regarding the spread of Swine flu has you concerned to some degree of your own exposure.

Or perhaps the news has at least made you aware that your emergency preparedness supplies aren’t presently sufficient for such a crisis. If you’re becoming aware of such a situation, that’s actually the best thing that can result from the news of this epidemic. Because the good news is that you can be prepared for this and other like ailments by taking some proactive steps now.  Being prepared independently to handle such a crisis as a Swine flu epidemic is critical. Believing that life will always be “normal enough” for you to plan on having access to the “anti-virus” or vaccination shortly after the time of exposure is truly a gamble of Russian roulette proportions.

First let’s look at some supplies that you will want to have on hand for external physical benefits.

1. Breathing mask: A great deal of flu diseases are spread airborne. As such, being sure to protect your nose and your mouth from inhaling the disease or even from spreading it should you have been exposed to it is critical. Breathing masks are much like what you see on the doctors or nurses faces during a surgery. They do not have to be a heavy plastic. (In fact, if you do end up having to wear them for an extended period of time, you’ll wish that they aren’t heavy.) Instead, you can purchase lightweight version at your bulk wholesale stores. You will need to anticipate needed one per person in your home for each day that you may have to ride out an epidemic.

hand-sanitizer2. Hand Sanitizer: While washing your hands with hot soap and water frequently is preferable, it’s not realistic should you have to endure a bio-crisis such as this. So be sure that you have a quality hand sanitizer on hand. Again, you want to be sure that you do not underestimate the quantity of this item to have readily accessible. Not only will it prove useful for spreading a disease, but it’s ideal for everyday use as you ride out any other type of emergency which requires you to live off of your supplies.

3. Homeopathic Remedies: It’s important that you familiarize yourself with herbal or other types of remedies that can assist individuals who are exposed to something like the Swine flu. The more universal the remedy is, the better so that you don’t have to become a “pharmacy” of remedies. Storage space is valuable, right? I’ve researched a great deal of remedies and my first advice to you is to partake of something regularly now which truly strengthens your immune system. Use a quality nutrition supplement now in order to ensure your health later when such a disaster may affect you. I strongly recommend products such as Reliv or Essiac tea to be made a part of your daily regime now as if you wait until you’re exposed to an airborne illness such as the Swine flu to imbibe, your symptoms will be drawn out, and your body will also have to struggle with the introduction to healthy materials in addition to fighting the flu. To clarify, when you ingest a product which is effective in fighting such a virus, and strengthening your immune system, there will inevitably be some “cleansing” of your body. Cleansing toxins from your body can actually stir things up and make you a bit ill initially. So it’s important that you focus on your health now, so that if you have to step up your natural remedies, the cure doesn’t harm you, so to speak.

4. In addition to these remedies to begin ingesting now, (you can also use them for crisis remedies as well) here is a list of other alternative remedies you may want to have on hand:

Zinc Lozenges Echinacea Goldenseal Oil of Oregano (a dose of two drops tastes nasty, but it will kill most any virus.) Oscillococcinum Gelsemium Bryonia Rhus Tox

5. Knowledge: Yes, it’s true. You don’t want to bet your life on the utilizations of methods that you aren’t familiar with. So obtaining the knowledge you need to properly use such alternative methods is critical. The good news is that finding the right homeopathic medicine for the flu is actually relatively straightforward because the symptoms are easy to identify and universally evident in most flu strains. (Fever, body aches, sore throat, cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy.) Additionally, you can take comfort in the fact that homeopaths have treated viral illnesses, including the flu as early as the 1918 flu pandemic. A report from the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1921 documented the dramatic success of homeopathy in the worst flu pandemic in history. The death rate of 24,000 flu cases under conventional medical care in that study was 28.2 percent, while the death rate of 26,000 cases treated with homeopathy was a nearly miraculous 1.05 percent. Similarly, many homeopathic physicians each reported treating thousands of patients with very few deaths. So get armed with the necessary knowledge, and you will truly be prepared.

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kellene, we're stocking up on black elderberry syrup. it's been used effectively as an anti viral in europe. check it out and see what you think.

Dang! I totally forgot about that one, Susan when I wrote this. I agree. Another good one to have on hand. However, using it now in small doses is important as it's quite potent. You don't want your body to fight the cleansing and the flu at the same time.

At least you were warned. :-)

I appreciate this info. Maybe you know the answer--I know that garlic is good for other ailments, but what about the flu?

Due to the typo I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. Can we be immunized against the virus, perhaps. But even the flu shots that so many receive have not proven to be effective. Additionally, the Swine flu virus mutates. So there's a lot that is still not known about this strain. Although there are two types of medicines available that we are told are effective. Only time will tell.

my bottle says 1 tsp/day as a preventative and 5/day for full treatment. in our family, it has completely wiped out croup in less than 24 hours (last december) so i KNOW the stuff works.

Garlic is an excellent immune builder. However, it's not an ideal "crisis" medicine. It's more of a preventative measure.

Yep. Croup is a common strain, whereas something like bird flu is not. If I were to treat myself with the syrup for the purpose of eradicating a deadly flu virus, I personally would take double that treatment.

I just bought the oil of oregano. Tastes nasty, even with sugar. Not bad enough to stop taking it though :)

Can this disease be a immuned or not? Im curious.

Nice article, yes homeopathic remedies are great. I prefer oil of oregeno when I get even the slghtest bit of not feeling good, and lots of tumeric and ginger.
Steve Edling D.C. CCSP


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