Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Subject: : H1N1 (Swine Flu) Prevention


I received this information from a prominent Doctor. He suggests the following while you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1:

Frequent hand-washing.

"Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of the face unless you want to eat or bathe.

Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after inital infection in the throatnasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, salt and water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

Blow your nose hard once a day and swab both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water solution. Very effective in bringing down viral population.

Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C. If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

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

Happy breathing!

Sun City Center Emergency Squad