Written and compiled by Tony Isaacs Is the current Swine Flu epidemic the next great worldwide flu pandemic? It appears to be still too early to make that call, but the current outbreak appears to be rapidly spreading and the next pandemic is overdue. While this particular flu does not appear to be as deadly as the HN51 avian flu that has had the world nervouslywatching for the past few years, or the horrific Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19, it nevertheless appears to be a potent killer and it is chilling to note that the new flu evidently contains four different influenza strains, including an avian flu (along with two swine flu strains and one influenza A strain). The good news is that you do not have to rely on questionable vaccines or mainstreammedicines to try to avoid the flu or even to address it if you do acquire the flu. As is true for most conditions, nature has answers aplenty and there are steps you can take to help you avoid the Swine, Bird or any other influenza as well as quickly beat them and recover if you do happen to get the flu. NOTE: Since it appears that the new hybrid swine flu may be spreading rapidly, taking immediate stepsto begin boosting and modulating the immune system is especially important. In the event of an outbreak of actual avian flu, taking antivirals and immune modulators is critical (See the notes on the Avian Flu at the end of this article). To beat and avoid the flu, you should first of all do endeavor to do the things that help protect against virtually all diseases and illnesses: get plenty ofrest, exercise, quit smoking, eat a nutritious diet, avoid stress and, above all, to make your body's natural first line of defense, your immune system, strong and robust.
If You Do Come Down with the Flu, Colloidal Silver is a Must
A top quality colloidal silver (like that made by Utopia Silver) will usually knock out the flu bug in short order. Be sure to take plenty (two to four ounces twice aday). As one noted colloidal silver blogger observed: “Not only has colloidal silver been demonstrated to decimate many of the viruses associated with deadly viral flu infections, but it has also been proven to decimate most of the well-known bacterial pathogens that cause serious secondary infections during a viral infection, including the following: Streptococcus pneumonia Corynebacteriumdiphtheriae Neisseria gonorrhoeae Klebsiella pneumoniae
Haemophilus influenzae Bordetella pertussis; Mycobacterium (Tuberculosis) Inflammatory conditions of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat Spring Catarrh Pneumococci Pneumonia It is these secondary bacterial infections that often kill the infected individual, once the flu virus has sufficiently weakened the body.”
Avoid the Flu with DailyVitamin D and Boosting the Immune System:
When it comes to avoiding influenza, perhaps nothing is as important or effective as getting adequate daily amounts of Vitamin D. A group of scientists from UCLA published a remarkable paper in the prestigious journal, Nature which confirmed two other studies in recent years that the natural steroid hormone known as Vitamin D was, in effect, a potentantibiotic. Instead of directly killing bacteria and viruses, Vitamin D increases the body's production of a class of proteins called antimicrobial peptides. The 200 known antimicrobial peptides directly and rapidly destroy the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including the influenza virus, and play a key role in keeping the lungs free of infection. Vitamin D does not exist in appreciablequantities in normal human diets. The best form, by far, of Vitamin D is naturally occurring Vitamin D3, which is produced by sun exposure on the skin. A single, twenty-minute, full body exposure to summer sun will trigger the delivery of 20,000 units of vitamin D into the circulation of most people within 48 hours. However, thanks to all the scare stories about avoiding too much sun and today's modern...