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Swine Flu Prevention


The portals of entry for the Swine Flu are the nostrils and mouth/throat. It's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.



While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced:






1. Frequent hand-washing with mild soaps or just warm water. Avoid soaps containing bactericides
2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face.
3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water. The best product is RealSalt
. H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. This simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method really helps.
4. Clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm water or sea salt water. Blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.
5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C. There is strong evidence that vitamins C and D activate the immune system to help prevent the disease. Taking bee pollen from NatureBee daily may be the best way to get all the vitamins.

Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

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