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
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
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
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
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!