I cannot help myself. I have to write about it:
Will we be facing a swine flu pandemic this fall? WHO is classifying it at a level 5 right now, with the suggestion that we will be at a level 6 soon. We Americans love our warning scales. What is the reasoning for these leveled warnings? What do they accomplish? Let’s take a look.
What I consider to be the most important point is this: As the level increases, it opens up the availability of vaccine production and administration. Coincidence? Do we really need to be vaccinated against this flu? Is it truly the fearsome wave of destruction the alarm bells would have us believe? Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says, “What the epidemiologists are seeing now with this particular strain of U.N. is that the severity of the disease, the severity of the flu — how sick you get — is not stronger than regular seasonal flu…” and continues later to say, “…we are cautiously optimistic that this particular strain will not be more severe than a normal seasonal flu outbreak.”
The vaccine is being developed as you read this which means that the implications or explanation of long term side effects cannot be discussed. It is basically experimental, on us! Wherever you stand on the issue of vaccinations, it is undeniable that we are injecting our bodies and those of our children with chemicals and synthetics. It makes common sense to me and my home grown Midwestern roots to take a steady approach and not succumb to scare tactics of the media and pharmaceutical companies. We all realize that these businesses desire high ratings and lots of money respectively. So why do we let it strike such fear in us? Probably because we are a nation that lives in fear, is guided by fear and has gotten pretty comfortable with that way of life. We stick with what we know. I would rather rely on my intuition and what I know to be true.
Joe Scarborough interviews Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on the topic of vaccines in the following video and then I will share my tips for avoiding the scary swine flu:)
My suggestions of preparation for a possible swine flu outbreak and any other type illness this fall are as follows:
- Adhere to the timeless rule of washing your hands with good old basic soap before and after meals, interactions with animals and nature, trips to public places and always upon returning to your home from anywhere. Its pretty simple! In a pinch, it helps to have a small bottle of sanitizer but do not rely on that stuff. It should only be used in real pinches:)
- Feed yourself, your family and friends with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and their juices. This is the most potent, safe, natural and effective form of antioxidant and immunity building available. You can take vitamins but they are, in my opinion, not as effective because your body does not absorb and digest them as well as the real deal.
- Exercise regularly. Just move your body in whatever form feeds your energy and spirit. But if your feelings of well being begin to degrade take a rest and drink gentle liquids like carrot or apple juice and low sodium vegetable broth (preferably homemade) to restore your immunity.
- Don’t spread yourself too thin. Give yourself time to reflect and restore your balance as a human. Your body has amazing abilities to prevent illness and heal itself. Listen to what it is telling you! If that sounds foreign to you, then you need these methods more than ever. Slow down and really LIVE!
Whatever you do: do what you feel is right. Do not make choices out of fear or a rushed sensation of anxiety. Stop and examine the facts for yourself and let your intuition shed light them.
Love and light,