Influenza Pandemic 2009: Immunity Boosting, Prevention,

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Influenza Pandemic 2009: Immunity Boosting, Prevention, and Homeopathic Remedies  

Typically the swine influenza season begins and ends with the winter season. However, as we’re all aware, the 

spring of 2009 has very different ideas! A rare and “baffling” flu virus is rapidly wreaking havoc 

in Mexico, with over 103 confirmed deceases as of Monday, April 27, 2009. In addition, this flu virus 

is not only spreading in the United States, but all over the world!
It would behoove each and every individual to take major and immediate precautions to avoid 

contracting this virulent strain of flu. Why? Listen to this quote from the Arizona Star published 

April 24, 2009: “Health officials are investigating a never-before-seen form of the flu that 

combines pig, bird and human viruses.” Another anomaly to this virus is it seems to be attacking 

victims which are not the typical “at-risk” groups susceptible to a flu virus. Instead of the 

elderly, very young, or those with compromised immune systems, victims are often young adults and in 

good health!
A key feature to a flu virus is its propensity to change and mutate from year to year. This 

requires various vaccines to match the particular flu outbreak. In the case of this particular flu 

virus, there is a major problem…it is a “never-before-seen” flu virus! Please pay close 

attention to this direct quote from Dr. John Carlo, the Dallas County Medical Director: “This 

strain of swine influenza that’s been cultured in a laboratory is something that’s not been 

seen anywhere in the United States or in the world, so this is actually a new strain of influenza 

that’s been identified.”
So what immediate and deliberate steps should you and your family take right now? According to the 

CDC (Centers for Disease Control), there are steps which can be taken to reduce the risk of 

contracting and spreading the flu virus. Here are some recommendations:
1. Keep your distance from and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid public 

places.
2. If you are sick, stay home.
3. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and turn your head away from people when you cough or 

sneeze.
4. Practice good hygiene and wash your hands often.
5. Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.
6. Keep your immune system healthy, get plenty of sleep, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, 

exercise regularly, drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, and keep stress levels to a 

minimum.
In addition to these recommendations, there is another proactive program you must start to employ 

today!!! According to an article by Michele Carelse found on the Native Remedies website, 

“Herbalists and Naturopaths have had thousands of years experience in treating people with influenza 

and boosting immune functioning. There are some excellent herbal alternatives to the 

pharmaceutical anti-viral drugs which have been recommended by the CDC and World Health 

Organization.” Due to the fact there is probably no adequate vaccine for this new flu virus, an 

avenue you must consider is a preventative one. Eating well, drinking water, getting required 

sleep, etc., are all steps you can start immediately. In addition, to help boost your immune 

system, relieve stress, and detoxify your body if you have not been living a healthy lifestyle, you 

need a source for herbal alternatives, homeopathic remedies, and natural cures. This truly is a 

matter of life and death! 

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