H1N1 Virus

H1N1 Virus

To make a long story short – My family and I are not going to be vaccinated for the “seasonal flu” or “H1N1 Flu virus”. Instead, we are taking daily, my Proactive, Immune-Boosting Nutritional Protocol.   In 21 years as an holistic  and integrative medicine practitioner, I have never taken a sick day.  I’ve had a runny nose and a scratchy throat but that’s it.  In that same time span, I’ve been sneezed on and coughed on by hundreds of patients with the flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis and colds.  The point is – I know what to do to stay well.

With the flu season moving into high gear, I am not worried or scared about the current Swine Flu pandemic – I am getting prepared, but not scared.  My family and I are taking proactive, preventative steps that I know will enable our innate immune system to defend itself against the bacteria’s and viruses we will be exposed to.  I am not saying that by taking these preventative steps, my family and I will be immune super-beings, capable of eating Swine Flu tacos for dinner.  What I am saying is that, with 100% confidence, we will possess the capability to defend ourselves, since all will be well within our bodies.  At a minimum we will possess the capability to minimize the effects/symptoms after exposure to a contagion (bacteria/virus).  The key here is to minimize the impact.

My Proactive, Immune Boosting Nutritional Protocol:

  1. Liquid Vitamin D Forte – Biotics Reseach [Adults 6,000 IU’s and children above the age of 5 can take 2,000 IU’s per day]
  2. Probiotic Defense or GR8 (multi-strain probiotic) – both by Now Foods [2 doses of either per day. I prefer the Probiotic Defense Powder]
  3. Chewable, buffered Vitamin C w/rutin [I like Now Foods brand. 2-4 per day will do.]

(None of the above products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)

There are many other preventative products out there, but this, as far as I am concerned, is the best and least expensive, Immune Boosting Protocol available.

FYI: Avoid products containing sucrose or high fructose con syrup. Processed sugar in an immunosuppressant – Not a good thing. Also wash your hands, engage in moderate exercise, drink plenty of water and get at least 8 hour of sleep each night.

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Applicable References:

Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and upper respiratory tract infection in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Ginde AA, Mansbach JM, Camargo CA Jr. Emergency Medicine Network, Massachusetts General Hospital, 326 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

“Recent studies suggest a role for vitamin D in innate immunity, including the prevention of respiratory tract infections (RTIs).”

Association of subclinical vitamin D deficiency in newborns with acute lower respiratory infection and their mothers.
Karatekin G, Kaya A, Salihoğlu O, Balci H, Nuhoğlu A. Department of Neonatology, Sişli Etfal Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. gunerkaratekin@yahoo.com

CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that newborns with subclinical vitamin D deficiency may have an increased risk of suffering from ALRI. The strong positive correlation between newborns’ and mothers’ 25(OH)D concentrations shows that adequate vitamin D supplementation of mothers should be emphasized during pregnancy especially in winter months.