Swine Flu

by Martin Pytela

If you have not heard from the official news media (the ones controlled by the pharmaceutical advertisers) that you will either die or be terribly inconvenienced by getting the swine flu in the next few months, you must be living a very sheltered life... As I am hearing it, they definitely want us to think that the end of the world as we know it is near.

The H1N1 strain (aka swine flu) has been hyped up to "highest level". The danger rating only means that it spreads fast. It does NOT mean that H1N1 or the swine flu is fatal. The known fatalities were all people with underlying medical conditions, and I would assume that they could have died of any infectious disease. Still, who would like to get the H1N1or swine flu, anyway?

Do you know that 36,000 Americans die of the ordinary flu every year anyway? So why would a few hundred more cases of H1N1 or the swine flu be a cause for alarm? Are "they" just looking for an excuse to sell a lot of vaccines? Or to create a compulsory vaccination program?

There is a chance that the H1N1 virus could mutate and become something quite dangerous to some people. Who do you think would be vulnerable? Not everybody.

The acid-alkali balance in your lymphatic system has a direct relationship with its oxygen carrying capacity. With lower oxygen level the infection frequency rises. The more you eat the acidifying foods, the lower your ability to resist germ based infections. Have you never wondered why only a few kids in the class, or a few people in the office get sick with it when it arrives? Why not everybody? Because only people with a ready to go cellular terrain will be the ones chosen. Not randomly, but by their own actions.

I have a few solutions for you. There are two ways you can approach it: prevention, and mitigation. Today I will cover both. Don't waste this chance, read this letter, and be ready. If you have not maintained a good cellular terrain, you or your loved ones might need it. Get prepared.

P.S. I thought it would be good for you to see something about the not so long ago government mass attempt to deal with the H1N1 of swine flu.

This time it will be worse, because they are not even testing the vaccine, they are just going to unload it onto the population, starting with children.

The Flu Vaccine

Flu, like H1N1 or the swine flu, from the holistic health perspective: when your body becomes overwhelmed by a viral infection, it attempts to burn it off by raising its own temperature. The body survives, but the viruses do not. There could be other symptoms associated with your body's immune system trying to overwhelm the invaders with all kinds of unpleasant weapons. Excess fluids, mucus, phlegm, etc.

If you'd like to read a well researched paper on the topic, Dr William Wong has done a fine job when he wrote about enzymes and virus infection.

The trouble with the new strains of viruses is that our immune systems are not prepared to cope with them. They usually develop in places where human and animal excrement mix - such as the ducks and humans in Southeast Asia, or the recent hogs and humans in Mexico. The small town where the latest flu epidemic started is near a huge hog farm. You can't see it on the television shots, but the air there just reeks of pig excrement.

The daily news will try and convince you that the flu vaccination is a no-brainer, but you would have to be brainless to not consider the downside:

First you might like to find out what the ingredients of flu vaccines are before you decide to go for it. It is not a pretty list. I would not want to put it into my body, let alone my children's.

Here is a recent press release describing a situation quite typical for the kind of reaction I want to warn you about:

B.C. man paralyzed after flu shot warns of risks

A New Westminster man is raising a warning flag after he contracted a rare and debilitating condition linked to the flu shot that left him paralyzed for almost five months.

Every fall, health care workers across Canada distribute 10 million influenza vaccinations, and for the vast majority of people, the flu shot causes no major problems.

Within two weeks of getting his annual flu shot in 2007, however, Richard Ryan, 44, went from being happy and healthy to being in excruciating pain. At first, Ryan thought he had injured his back, and he checked into the local hospital emergency room, he told CBC News on Wednesday. But Ryan was also suffering some numbness, and when a neurologist tested his reflexes, he found Ryan had none, he said. "The doctor asked me what was going on in my life. And as soon as I said I was feeling ill after getting a flu shot, he said, 'Stop right there, I know what you have,'" Ryan said.

Guillain-Barré syndrome linked to vaccine

The neurologist diagnosed Ryan with Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease that attacks the nervous system. According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the chance of developing that particular disease from a flu shot is one in a million. But as Ryan learned the consequences can be severe. By the time the emergency room exam was over, he was unable to get up. He spent the next 10 weeks recovering in hospital, including three weeks in intensive care, barely able to breathe or eat for himself.

"My face was paralyzed. I had no feeling inside my mouth. I couldn't feel my tongue. My left eye wouldn't close so it had to be taped shut to sleep," he said. The illness progressed into a lifelong condition known as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and a year later he remains heavily medicated, unable to work, and has memory problems. Although the disease is in remission, he is not expected to make a full recovery, and the chronic condition could return at any point in the future.

Worth the risk?
Now Ryan is concerned that public health officials are promoting the flu vaccine while most people are not fully aware of the risks.

However, Dr. Danuta Skowronski, an epidemiologist at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, says the benefits of the flu vaccine still outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. "Nothing is completely risk-free," she told CBC News. "It is always a matter of weighing the benefits and the risks."

Medical information provided with flu shots does mention the one-in-a-million chance of getting Guillain-Barré syndrome. But it is especially important for people with heart and lung problems, the elderly and the chronically ill, to get the influenza vaccine because it could save their lives, Skowronski said. "Influenza itself can be life threatening, and it's those groups that we want to make sure are not put off from receiving influenza vaccine unnecessarily," said Skowronski.

There are more than 2,000 flu-related deaths in Canada every year. Seniors, people with weak immune systems and some children are at highest risk. More common possible side-effects of vaccinations can include fever, muscle pain and weakness.

For his part, Ryan maintains that he's a good example of the fact that the benefits of the vaccination don't always outweigh the risks. "I think if people knew how serious the illness is, they would think twice about the flu shot," he said.

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