Swine Flu: What to Do

The Weston A. Price Foundation has sent a Swine Flu Information Alert to members. Below is a summary of the information in the Alert.

Most of us have heard about the outbreak of swine flu in La Gloria, Mexico. Many residents of this small village blame the infection and/or toxins coming from local confinement hog operations.

Conventional medicine would recommend the isolation of ill people, hand washing, face masks, and taking anti-viral drugs. These drugs have numerous serious side effects in some people. There is little mention of building natural immunity.

It’s so easy to to be scared and do nothing. Fortunately, we don’t have to be helpless. We can build our natural immunity by feeding ourselves and families nourishing, traditional foods.

Some simple steps to build natural immunity are:
1. Eat a healthy diet based on nourishing, traditional foods. Eliminate or severely reduce processed foods and refined carbohydrates.
2. Vitamins A and D in cod liver oil offers strong protection against infections and environmental toxins.
3. Vitamin C from whole food sources will protect against infection and be better absorbed by the body.
4. Healthy gut flora provides about 85% of our immunity to infectious disease and environmental toxins. Consume lacto-fermented foods and drinks every day. Avoid foods that disrupt healthy gut flora such as processed foods and refined carbohydrates.
5. Bone broth is full of minerals and gelatin. It helps nourish and regenerate the gut, which will improve immunity.
6. Add virgin coconut oil to your daily diet. Our body takes lauric acid found in coconut oil and converts it into monolaurin. Swine flu is a lipid coated virus which will become inactivated by sufficient amounts of monolaurin.

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This book is for women that are afraid to eat fat.

Dr. Mary Enig, an international lipid specialist, has calculated that two to three tablespoons of coconut oil a day will fight infection. Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Dr. Mary Enig is a good source of recipes to add more coconut oil to your diet. You can get this book through inter-library loan from the Kamloops Public Library.

Update June 25, 2009: On the Weston A Price leader bulletin board was a link to this CBS 60 Minutes documentary about swine flu. This documentary is from the 1976 swine flu “epidemic”. It was aired once in the US and never shown again. Please watch this 14 minute program and two commercial aired at the time: 60 Minutes 1976 Swine Flu.

Update November 3, 2009: This is a audio presentation from www.mercola.com about swine flu immunization. If you are pregnant or considering getting the vaccination, please listen to this presentation called Swine Flu: One of the Most Massive Medical Cover-ups.

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  1. Here is what Joette Calabrese of homeopathyworks.net suggests for colds:
    When choosing a homeopathic remedy to address a cold, look for the most outstanding features of the cold to match the most outstanding of the remedy. Use a 30th potency and administer it every 1-3 hours for up to 5 doses. When improvement ensues, stop the remedy. If need be, switch to another remedy once you have given the first one a good chance. It takes practice, but once you become adroit with homeopathy, you’ll never return to the old ways.
    Here are a few cold remedies and their corresponding symptoms:
    1. The best remedy for the very first onset of a cold is Nat mur 6x. However, it must be ushered in with a number of sneezes and copious clear mucus and taken at the first onset. If these characteristics are present, then this remedy is nearly infallible. If not, it’s best to consider others.
    2. If chill is the outstanding feature, then Aconitum is your remedy. It is particularly valuable when the chill is as a result of standing in the cold or getting a chill from getting out of a shower, etc.
    3. When a chill is very pronounced, then Camphor is more likely to be the remedy to abort a cold.
    4. If the cold comes from moving from a very warm climate to a cool one, such as when the city dweller goes for a drive on a hot day to the cool mountains, then Dulcamara is the best suited remedy.
    5. If the cold has caused a weakness as the most prominent complaint, then Gelsemium is best indicated. Chills up the back, beating of the arteries up the neck and hands that are hot and dry are also symptoms associated with this remedy.
    6. Mercurius is the remedy to choose when the mucus is prominent from the nose and is serious. The nose is swollen and red from which there is a foul smell. A heavy headache prevails in the face area; there is thirst and nightly sweats. The person who needs this remedy wants to be left alone, is depressed during the cold or is often low in spirits. The extremities are achy and all the symptoms are made worse from both heat and cold.
    7. A closely related remedy to Mercurius is Hepar sulph. It is often a good choice when Mercurius fails and is particularly valuable when the person is over sensitive to pain.
    8. Nux vomica is the remedy of choice when the body feels blocked, such as when the nose feels stuffed and would feel better if it could just release. The forehead feels heavy. The person is often irritable and impatient and they resent touch, noise, and odors.
    Homeopathy has the ability to be applicable to any illness, great or small. It adroitly resolves the most uncomfortable colds. Next time you’re stricken, choose the most appropriate remedy and enjoy the next few weeks because you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

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