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H1N1 vaccine

We have chosen to avoid flu vaccines (including the scary H1N1 vaccine), what are your tips and tricks of holistic methods of staying healthy during this flu season, and if we do get sick, what are some holistic measures to take? Thanks!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:43 PM on Sep. 19, 2009 in Health

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  • You know the drill: wash your hands frequently, try to avoid crowds, get plenty of sleep, good nutrition, plenty of fluids. good luck.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • wash your hands, hand sanatizer all the time, sleep eat water & orange juice, stay away from coughing & sneezing people, hand sanatize after touching things other people touch
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 7:06 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • You catch a virus by coming in contact with it; this is why hand washing is so important. Did you know that viruses can live on paper money for 9 days?
    You can also adjust your lifestyle a bit to build up your immune system. Not getting enough sleep can lower your resistance to disease. So can being dehydrated, so be sure to drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water a day. Alcohol, meat, dairy, highly processed foods like white sugar and white flour all weaken the immune system. Foods that build up the immune system include: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.

    We supplement with echineacea (3 weeks on, 1 week off) and probiotics (http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/707328)
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:44 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

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