Swine Flu (H1N1 flu virus)

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Above, James Williams takes a look at where the swine flu originated and
what happens to the virus once it gets inside our bodies.

What you need to know about H1N1 flu virus:

  • There isn't a "Swine Flu" vaccine. Vaccines for H1N1 are
    now widely available through seasonal flu vaccines;
    however, they have been flawed with various recalls,
    including a shortened expiration date (the vaccines were not
    routinely refrigerated) and other non-safety related issues.

  • You can not get H1N1 by eating canned bacon. That's
    happy news indeed! You can not get H1N1 from consuming
    any pork product that's been properly handled.

  • Connection to Spanish Flu: Many people do not realize that
    the Spanish Flu of 1918 is related to swine flu. The illnesses
    spread simultaneously through different hosts and mutated

Happy endings...
Vaccination is a personal choice and not taken lightly, particularly
with preppers. Many preppers feel that the extra media attention
is a red flag or that the flu itself is part of grand scheme for
culling the population. If you choose to vaccinate, it doesn't have
to be an all or none. Perhaps you vaccinate the most fragile
family members or those who have had a history of hospital visits.

With Swine Flu in United States, it's time to prepare! Now that
you know how to deal with the problem of Swine Flu you can
prepare yourself and help inform others.

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Swine Flu (H1N1)
How to prevent swine flu and survive

Survive Swine Flu!
Swine flu, the H1N1 strain that made headlines in 2009, is
making a comeback and targeting people with weakened immune
systems, young children and women who are pregnant. While
these people are most at risk, we're all vulnerable! Take heed of
the swine flu because being aware of flu prevention techniques is
the first step toward keeping your family safe.

Learn how to prevent the Swine flu, the respiratory disease of
pigs that caught on to humans. Below are

How to Prevent Swine Flu and Survive
This little piggie went to market, this little piggie got swine flu,
and this little piggie had none. The giant microbe, picture right is
a humorous way to educate kids on washing hands and
preventing disease, but Swine Flu is no laughing matter! Swine
Flu, now called H1N1, caused a world-wide pandemic in 2009 with
nearly 300,000 hospitalizations and some 1,300 deaths.
Unfortunately, swine flu is making a comeback:

#1: Get vaccinated?
One way to prevent getting the swine flu is to get vaccinated.
Well at least the mainstream media will have you believing that
the best flu prevention techniques is to get vaccinated! It's not
necessarily the way to go.

"Get vaccinated" is the calculated line we've all been fed by
government officials and physicians who like their patients
popping pills an injecting their veins with man-made. You may
think that a flu vaccine is the answer, but there are vaccine side
effects. Here are some of the side effects of the vaccine:

  • The vaccine is not fool proof. An ordinary flu shot will have
    considerable help for preventing H1N1 flu virus; however, it
    is not fool-proof. How well a vaccine works depends on the
    health and age of the individual. Also, some years the
    vaccine is very ineffective. Drugmakers guess a little when
    making the vaccine.

  • Some people have allergies to vaccines. Someone in your
    family might be allergic to the fillers, and there are side
    effects from vaccines. One in three people will get a sore
    arms or swelling. Ten of every one hundred people will get a
    headache and a low-grade fever. One in a million people will
    get Guillain-Barre Syndrome,  a respiratory infection, causing
    weakness and sometimes paralysis of limbs.

  • Fillers and poisons lurk in vaccines. We really don't know
    what drug makers are putting into the vaccines. Flu vaccines
    use filler! What are these fillers and are they necessary?
    There are many respectable doctors who believe there are
    more poisons in vaccinations than there are benefits.
    Vaccines have contained mercury and formaldehyde.

#2: Optimize your vitamin intake.
One of the most important things you can do to prevent the
Swine Flu is to keep your body in top shape. Nourish it!
Optimizing your intake of vitamins is crucial during an outbreak of
swine flu. Keep your body performing optimally with the following

  • Stock up on Vitamin D. Intake Vitamin D is one of the most
    important things you can do to prevent the swine flu and you
    get it from the sun! Taking a supplement of Vitamin D is
    also important as it's a vitamin that doesn't come in many
    foods. What foods have Vitamin D? They're not the kinds of
    foods that store well with the exception of Herring and
    Sardines, which may be an acquired taste. Real butter will
    also have Vitamin D and you can stockpile cans of butter.
  • Egg yolks
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Herring
  • Milk fortified with Vitamin D
  • Sardines

  • Get infection protection. Preppers are quick to stock up on
    Christopher's Original Infection Protection formula for
    fighting the flu. It's filled with herbal goodness of plantain
    Leaves, black walnut, golden seal root, bugleweed herb,
    marshmallow root and lobelia herb. Dr. Christopher is known
    for its ability to help combat infections. Infection Formula is
    a time-tested dietary supplement that reduces inflammation
    kills infection clears toxins form the lymph system and is a
    natural infection fighter. Mind you,  dietary supplements
    such as this one have not been evaluated by the FDA and
    are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any
    disease or health condition, but read the reviews and you'll
    be confident what Dr. Christopher's can do for you.

  • Shorten the effects with Oscillo. Oscillococcinum works with
    your body to help temporarily relieve fatigue, headache,
    body aches, chills & fever. Safe for ages 2 and up, take at
    the first sign of flu-like symptoms. Oscillococcinum's sweet-
    tasting pellets dissolve quickly & easily under the tongue; no
    water, chewing, or swallowing required. Oscillo has been
    shown in clinical studies to help reduce both the duration &
    the severity of flu-like symptoms when taken at the onset.
    Non-drowsy, easy-to-take relief!  

#3: Take some Elderberry!
Elderberry compounds can help you survive Swine flu ~ the
compounds directly inhibit the ability for the virus to replicate,
according to a
University of Sydney study. In short, elderberry can
strengthen a person's immune response to the virus.

Black elderberry is a well known antiviral and super immunity
booster. Black elderberries have, for centuries, been credited with
immune supportive properties and most recently with support for
the Swine Flu. Don't confuse elderberry with elderflower. The
berries and flowers are rich in flavonoids, which are believed to
provide its therapeutic effects and are bursting anthocyanins that
defend cells against the effects of oxidation.

What's more, elderberries contain heart healthy nutrients like
phosphorus and potassium, two essential nutrients for vascular
health and cardiovascular function. Black Elderberry Syrup,
pictured right,
Nature's Way Sambucus has been virologist tested
as a natural and effective way to fight viral infections.

#4: Be careful what you touch, wash hands!
The easiest way to prevent the Swine Flu is to minimize germs.
Your hands touch germs all day long and washing hands is the
best way to prevent infection. H1N1 spreads through coughs and
sneezes, and contaminated surfaces.

Parker Protex Disinfectant Textured Wipes Laboratories, pictured
right, is a hospital grade one-step cleaner, disinfectant and
sanitizer. It kills 99.9% pf bacterial in just 15 seconds. It's strong
enough for Influenza A Virus H1N1 and also Hepatitis B viurs and
Hepatitis C Virus ~ even HIV-1 (AIDS virus).

  • Wash hands: Frequent handwashing is a typical precaution
    for swine flu and other seasonal flu strains as the virus is
    spread from person to person through contact of the virus
    with mouth or nose. Unfortunately, spread of swine flu can
    happen one day before symptoms begin, up to about seven
    days after being sick.  

  • Clean shared surfaces. If you don't touch a contaminated
    surface, you'll greatly reduce your chances for getting the
    Swine Flu. This applies to shared desks and workspaces.
    Moreover, avoid touching eyes and mouth with your hands
    after having touched a shared item such as a pen or pencil, a
    telephone or door handles. Don't share towels with sick or
    potentially sick individuals. Avoid the 50 germiest places!

  • Bring antibacterials with you. Washing hands is better than
    using an antibacterial, but it's better to carry antibacterial
    and use it during crisis or when there is no way to get to the
    bathroom for a handwashing.

  • Protect open wounds with bandages. Germs can infiltrated
    a simple paper cut, so it's important to deal with injuries
    promptly by cleaning and covering them up. During an
    extreme outbreak of Swine Flu, do what you can to avoid
    germs from directly getting into your body, even if it means
    wearing latex gloves. Prevent germs from making you sick.

  • Be Proactive about decontaminating. H1N1 flu virus
    requires vigilant housekeeping:
  • Regularly sanitize high traffic areas. Wipe down
    contaminated surfaces frequently, including door knobs,
    telephones, railings, countertops, bathroom sinks.
  • Use a proper disinfectant. Vital Oxide, pictured
    immediate right, is proven effective against H1N1, as
    well as Influenza Virus, MRSA, E-Coli, Norovirus, and
    Legionella pneumophilia.

#5: Get and wear an antiviral mask.
Wear an antiviral mask, but don't expect the mask alone to
protect you. An
antiviral mask is a layer of protection and not the
end all.

Thankfully antiviral masks are very inexpensive. Pictured right is
the Curad Anto-Viral Mask, which kills 99.99% of tested flu
viruses in 5 minutes of contact on the surface of the facemask.
This facemask can help protect the wearer from others who are
infected and also help protect others if the wearer is infected

#6: Take care of your body!
There are things you can do everyday to care for your body to
help prevent Swine Flu and help strengthen your immune system.

  • Get adequate rest. Sleep well and rest up to keep your
    body in top shape. A well rested body is less likely to fall ill.
    Sleep certainly keeps a strong immune system.

  • Lower your stress. Lots of essential oils can help you
    reduce stress, among them lavender, chamomile and vanilla.
    Vanilla is delicious in the diffuser to freshen your outlook
    and relax. Walking is another way to reduce stress. And
    walking also will help you get better sleep.

  • Get some sunshine. Flu often comes in winter months when
    the sun's rays have lessened. Your body gets most of its
    Vitamin D intake from the sunshine.

  • Eat garlic and greens. Enjoy garlic in your meals as it's a
    natural antibiotic. Add dark greens to your diet as they add
    vital phyto-nutrients.

  • Make time for tea. The three best teas to help you prevent
    or recover from the flu are green tea, oolong and black tea
    because they are loaded with antioxidants. What's more, the
    steam can help clear a stuffy nose. Add lemon and you boost
    your Vitamin C intake and help soothe a sore throat ~ and
    you can take your tea decaf or regular ~ it doesn't matter.

  • Ensure you get plenty of electrolytes. Your body can do an
    amazing job all on its own, but it needs fluids to help fight
    the flu and especially the swine flue. Electrolytes aren't
    ordinary fluids. Electrolytes are an important combination of
    calcium, chloride, potassium and sodium that help provide
    the electrical currents to keep your body running.

  • Aniseed oil. Aniseed oil is another way to help prevent swine
    flu. Aniseed oil is both an expectorant and decongestant. It's
    an oil that loosens mucus to ease the respiratory tract. The
    seed itself is rich in vitamin A, C, E, B vitamins as well as a
    source of calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. Mild, but round
    and full licorice flavor and aroma, you'll love aniseed. Try it
    as a tea as well. This licorice-like scent mixes well with
    cedarwood oil, lime oil, orange oil and vanilla.

  • Keep your immune system in tip top shape.
    Aforementioned for super immunity is Dr. Christopher's
    Infection Protection. Super immunity is yours also with

#7: Know the symptoms of swine flu.
When you know the symptoms of swine flu, you can act promptly.
Symptoms include:
  • fever (Interestingly, not everyone with the H1N1 will
    experience fever!)
  • fever with rash (in children)
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

#8: Be aware of the warning signs.
Like seasonal viruses, Swine Flu can develop between one and
three days after exposure, but again there isn't always a fever.

The warning symptoms of Swine Flu include:
  • trouble breathing (fast breathing)
  • blue skin tone
  • flu like symptoms that improve, but come back with fever
    and cough
  • chest pain or pressure
  • confusion, dizziness
  • Adults may experience severe and persistent vomiting!

#9: Keep the most at risk, out of harm's way.
People who have chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, or
heart disease or have a suppressed immune system, are most
vulnerable to the Swine Flu, in addition to women who are
pregnant and young children. If any of these conditions apply ask
for help. There may be a course of antiviral medications to lessen
your illness. Be ready to take on the flu with urgency, particularly
during an outbreak.

Keep frail individuals out of harms way by minimizing contact
with others during the height of the epidemic or pandemic. Who
is most at risk for Swine Flu?

  • People YOUNGER than 65 are at risk. Read that carefully...
    It's the young ones who are most affected and not the older
    people! Yes, age has its advantages. The young people are
    most at risk:

  • Most people affected by H1N1 in 2009 were 24 years
    and younger. This is unusual, because it is unlike the
    ordinary flu bug.

  • Few if any persons older than 65-years were
    affected in 2009, which is an interesting fact about
    H1N1. It likely means that the older generation may
    have already suffered a more minor strain of the illness
    making their immune systems better at combating this

  • People with weakened immune systems are at risk.
  • People with liver disorders
  • Those with AIDS/HIV and cancer
  • People with metabolic and mitochondrial disorders
  • Chronic steroid users
  • Most of the infected individuals, or those who died,
    suffered from weakened immune conditions or medical

A look at Swine Flu
When we think of plagues, preppers think of Ebola, anthrax, avian
bird flu) and the plague, but in 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic
killed about forty million people virtually overnight. If such a
plague returned today it would take around 1.5 million Americans

Think about the problem of immigration on our Southern border.
Swine flu was first discovered in Mexico in 2009, where the
strain was a mixture from 3 types of strains! Another thing to
consider about the swine flu is that the swine flu viruses may
mutate so that in the future they are more easily transmitted to
humans and among humans.

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