Integrative Health Blog

Stop the Flu Dead In Its Tracks

Posted by on Tue, Dec 29, 2015

The flu season is upon us.

To guard you and your family it is important to understand the dynamics behind the flu virus and ultimately, catching the flu.

Most important to understand is that the medical industry wants everyone to get the flu vaccine which guards against last year's flu. But flu season is unpredictable, and not only are flu vaccines formulated using last year's virus but all the added products (adjuvants) make viruses in general an immune system challenge. A positive from getting the flu shot is a placebo effect by feeling you are more protected.

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Should You Get the Flu Vaccine?

Posted by on Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Mark McClure DDS

The flu season is here and the flu vaccine will soon be all over the media marketing to everyone to get your flu vaccine. Your doctor, the neighborhood pharmacist, the school nurse and others will be armed with needles and flu vaccines eager to inject. The pressure to get the flu vaccine at home and work places will be great. For the elderly, it may be put as potentially life and death. But what are the facts and what can you do to prevent or minimize the flu symptoms naturally?

Our experience is the flu shot is not harmless. For some of our patients, their chronic health problems started with a simple flu shot. There are two issues involved:

  1. Do I want to get vaccinated?
  2. What can I do to prevent or mitigate the flu if I get sick?

Educate Yourself and Make an Informed Decision on Vaccination

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Learn the Secrets of Those Who Don't Get Sick

Posted by on Wed, Jan 16, 2013

 

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Flu and Virus Prevention: How to Stay Healthy When Others Get Sick

Posted by on Wed, Nov 10, 2010

Flu season is upon us again. Many believe that this season has become more worrisome because of the H1N1 swine flu that we have heard so much about. In June 2009 the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. However, a pandemic does not mean that the virus is more deadly. It simply means that it has spread further throughout the world. The response to this pandemic resulted in the rapid development of the swine flu vaccine.

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Prepare for Flu and Cold Season with Healthy Habits

Posted by on Wed, Oct 13, 2010

By Deborah McCabe

Flu and Cold Season Information
At NIHA we always advise patients to get as much information as possible before making any health care choice for their family. We want to help you find reliable sources.  Providing you with good information is one of our most important responsibilities. This empowers you to make the best decisions for you and your family based on what has been proven to be safe, effective and necessary. Here is good information that should help everyone make those important decisions this cold and flu season to stay healthy.

Educate Yourself

In August 2010, the World Health Organization officially stated that the Swine (H1N1) flu pandemic is over. That means that all the worries of a worldwide flu disaster are history. There has been lots of buzz about why the flu scare got so blown out of proportion. For a comprehensive dose of flu related information, I recommend Dr. Mercola’s site, and Dr.Tenpenny's site has good information as well. Below are links to two of Dr. Mercola's postings with lots of statistics and references to help better understand the flu vaccine controversy. 

Today we are seeing diseases resistant to traditional treatments and we know how important a lifestyle of prevention and life long wellness is the KEY! A regular exercise regimen, eating a whole food, organic diet, drinking a clean fresh source of water, getting adequate sunshine and controlling stress levels is still the best way I know to stay healthy as the colder, darker weather season approaches.

While enjoying a nice fall days, it is hard to believe that cooler weather is right around the corner. A few good habits can make a profound difference in our overall health this coming season.  

Here are few easy-to-follow tips to stay healthy:

1. Increase the time and frequency of hand washing. Use warm, soapy water and wash frequently throughout the day and especially before meals; there is no need to use anti-bacterial soap.

2. Maintain a sufficient level of exercise. This gets harder as the days shorten and the weather cools. It is important to set aside time for a workout routine, but it's important to make it "do-able." Add some fun options that you will look forward to like belly dancing or Wii Fit, something the whole family may enjoy and can be done easily at home. You won't stick to the exercise if you just dread the thought of doing it, so find something you enjoy.

3. We encourage everyone to keep up their vitamin and mineral supplementation. Especially be sure to include Vitamin D and Vitamin C. It is important to get your levels checked prior to flu season or at your next check up. At NIHA we have Flu and Virus Prevention information with the supplements we recommend for this cold and flu season.

Links to flu vaccine information via Dr. Mercola.com:
http://bit.ly/9acCEH
http://bit.ly/7LTJV

Enjoy the lovely autumn weather and be well!

 

Debbie McCabe is a holistic health practitioner at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, an integrative medicine and dental center  located in Washington, D.C.


 

 

 


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Holistic doctor recommends ways to avoid the flu

Posted by on Tue, May 05, 2009

 By Dr. Paul Beals

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