Swine Flu Update


What to do about the Swine Flu      
 
You are probably sitting here reading this wondering if you should really be concerned about the swine flu.  The answer is:  I don't know.
We are still learning about this particular strain of the flu and its full risk cannot accurately be assessed at this time.   We do know that this flu looks and feels just like the normal seasonal flu with a little more vomiting and diarrhea.  We know that healthy young people seem to be at an equal risk for this virus, different than the high risk groups of the seasonal flu which is a bigger problem in the elderly and very young.  We know that the longer a virus moves around from person to person, the more it mutates and becomes more virulent. 
Lastly, we know that the swine flu may be coming to your city or town and that being prepared and educated about the facts will help keep you healthy.

Click on the link below to see the Swine Flu Check List
Posted by: LeighAnn
Swine Flu To Do List 
 
1. Do not overreact.  Keep informed about local health department advisories before you keep the kids in a bubble.
 
2. Wash your hands frequently and do not touch your face.
 
3. As much as I hate to say it... carry some hand sanitizer with you.  It is effective against viruses.
 
4. Take Vitamin D.  5000 units per day will boost your immune system and prime it to react appropriately if exposed.
 
5.  Take Vitamin C.  1000mg per day
 
6. Take probiotics.  They boost your immunity. 
 
7.  If you or your child is sick, stay home.  If your friend or coworker is sick, tell them to go home.  If someone sitting next to you is sick, move to a different seat.
 
8.  Read the latest health information on the swine flu from a reliable source and stay informed. (see the last section of this newsletter for the CDC guidelines) 
 
9. If you think you have the flu, call your doctor for a prescription of one of the medications listed below.  Stay hydrated and stay home.
 
10.  Get rest, exercise and laugh alot!  Stress management boosts your immune response more than anything that comes in a bottle.