According to our government, we are not at the same risk we were last year with regard to the Swine Flu (H1N1) http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/08/20100810b.html I am really glad that we are not going to see the warnings on the news daily. Here is an excerpt from their website:
The U.S. 2010-2011 influenza vaccine will protect against an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus, and the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus that caused the first global pandemic in more than 40 years and resulted in substantial illness, hospitalizations and deaths. In the United States, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated against influenza each season. Pregnant women, young children, and anyone with underlying health conditions like asthma, diabetes and neuromuscular diseases are at especially high risk for influenza-related complications and, therefore, should be vaccinated as soon as vaccine becomes available. Vaccine manufacturers are predicting an ample supply of influenza vaccine for the upcoming 2010-2011 U.S. influenza season.
I do not want anyone to contract the flu virus this fall/winter season. I believe that there are natural, holistic protocols that will protect everyone, even those who are listed above as at high risk. Toward the end of August, my family will start taking natural herbal infection fighters and immune system boosters to ensure that we again sail through the flu season without succumbing to the virus.
In fact, we should be working all year-long on improving our immune systems. This can be accomplished through exercise, choosing the right diet, and supplementation where necessary. If these are new concepts to you, I would be happy to help you find the resources you need so you can stay informed and protect your health.
Until next time,