Easy Ways To Prevent
Swine And Other Flu
The only portals of entry for any flu are the nostrils and mouth/throat.
In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to
avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions.
Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation
While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1
infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms
and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps,
not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be
practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):
1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications)
2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach.
Resist all temptations to touch any part of face.
3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water. (We recommend hydrogen
peroxide. Also swab inside of lower nostrils with it. - ed)
H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal
cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple
gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt
water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu
has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive
and powerful preventative method.
4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every
day with warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti
or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities),
but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils
with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in
bringing down viral population. (Again, we recommend Hydrogen
5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin
C. If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure
that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.
6. Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can.
*Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in
the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from
the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate
or do any harm.
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October 21, 2009