6 Tips To Help You Avoid The Flu

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fending off the flu, particularly during the flu season, is not as complicated as most people think. There's the flu shot, but there are safer substitutes that will not put your health at risk because according to the latest studies, the flu vaccine is potentially unsafe.

The flu shot, as with other vaccines, contains mercury, which has been tied to autism in young children. In addition to mercury, a few other unsafe chemicals can be found in flu shots, such as formaldehyde and phenol.

Would you still want to be vaccinated against the flu knowing that you are injecting your body with poison?

Below are several tips on how to fend off the flu safely for those who are not comfortable getting a flu shot:

  1. Make sure your hands are clean at all times. A fast way to catch the flu is by rubbing your eyes or nose after you come in contact with someone who already has the flu virus. You can decrease the risk of getting sick from communicable diseases such as the flu by washing your hands routinely with warm water and soap. Ideally, it is best to clean up before and after preparing food, before eating, after going to the bathroom, or whenever you feel like your hands are filthy.
  2. Keep your house clean. Routinely clean and disinfect surfaces and objects inside your home that you or your children are often in contact with.
  3. Begin living healthy. Prevention is always better than the cure. Boost your natural defense versus the flu by enhancing your immune system. By making simple adjustments to your everyday life, you can start enhancing your immune system. Try switching from coffee to tea, staying away from sugar, and do not forget to relax often.
  4. Rest. Give yourself a breather and rest when you feel like you are about to get the flu. This may be just for a few hours or a couple of days, which is better than getting the flu and having to miss work for much longer.
  5. Refrain from unnecessary contact with other people. Don't go to places that are too congested, such as shopping malls and airports, except when really needed. This is crucial for younger kids, who can quickly catch the flu, or if you have concerns with your immune system.
  6. Drink lots of water. Pure water would be best. Stay away from distilled water because it has been exhausted of nutrients. A quart of water per 50 pounds of body weight is recommended. Stay away from sodas, coffee, and energy drinks as well.