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Colorado Springs — When Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko stated that she was not planning on receiving the h1n1 Swine Flu vaccination, that she instead chose to rely on proven, natural remedies, jeers echoed almost immediately in cyberspace, around the world in headlines.
“I am not vaccinated. I am protecting myself like everybody, with lemon, onion, garlic, everything that is needed. I think the best way is simply to protect your health through well-known means."
- Yulia Tymoshenko
Tymoshenko stated a very simple and time-tested angle of attack in the fight against the h1n1 Swine Flu — a virus first perfected in pigs and graciously shared with humans — that is rarely broached in the popular media. Well-known means, or natural remedies. Simple and inexpensive and more powerful than any vaccine grown in an egg.
The only two versions in a government- and media-vaunted modern approach to fighting the novel h1n1 influenza, presented in mesmeric repetition throughout all media outlets on a daily basis is:
1. Vaccinate. Vaccinate as soon as possible, and you will be safe, you will be proofed against the influenza virus. Vaccinate and wash your hands.
2. Do nothing. The virus is mild, thus nothing should be done. Do nothing, except, that is, wash your hands.
An alternative to these two media-hyped religions is to fight the flu, battle it, as so eloquently described by Yulia Tymoshenko: "Simply protect your health through well-known means."
The "well-known means."
Preventing the Flu.
With extreme prejudice, elude the flu. Cleanliness is always a good idea, every day of your life, regardless of influenza. Improve your health by perfecting your diet. Eliminate artificial sweeteners and high-fructose corn syrup. Cut down on processed sugars, but increase your intake of organic fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens. Increase your intake of onions, garlic, ginger and oregano. Begin to supplement your diet with Vitamins D3 and C with Zinc.
Fighting the flu once infected.
If you are infected by influenza, fight the flu, and change your way of thinking about the flu. There is no magic bullet. You have to fight the disease, at the first sign of symptoms (and by improving your diet and exercise you are fighting the flu before you ever contract it). Immediately employ the well-known means:
- Vaporizer. Use a hot-steam vaporizer, and keep it running for the duration of the illness. Upon each refill of the water reservoir, place freshly chopped onion bits in the steamer dish (the receptacle just beneath the steam spout). There is direct proof that the influenza virus does not appreciate humidity, and using onions jointly with the vaporizer also spreads sulfur through the air.
- Elderberry. Elderberry, or Sambucus, has been tested against the h1n1 virus, and proved effective. Obtain lozenges and syrups at any health-food store. Safe for children.
- Respiratory Herbs: These can be used in the powdered spice form, or in fresh form, including ginger, oregano, elderberry, onion and garlic. These herbs, proven effective in treating conditions of the lung, can be obtained in capsule form. A powerful form of oregano is the oil Oreganol.
- Onions. Place freshly-cut onions in every populated room of the house, especially in the "sick room." This practice is not for the folkloric alleged benefit of "attracting and trapping the virus," but in releasing the sulfuric content of the onions into the air that is breathed. Working together with humidity (vaporizer), the flu is hampered in its attempt to spread. Currently, onions are very cheap.
- NeilMed Nasal Irrigation. Or Netipot. Flush out the nasal cavity with warm salty water. Used in conjunction with the salt-water gargle, attacks the two most prominent locations the flu proliferates in the body, the nose and throat. This device can be obtained at either Walgreens or Walmart, for about $10-$12.
- Apple Cider Vinegar. Use the pure, organic form, such as Bragg's, with the "mother." Drink it plain in water, which will prove tough at first. Also mix in spicy Christmas hot apple cider.
- Lemon Juice. Either from freshly-squeezed lemon, or as pure, bottled lemon juice. Add lemon juice to a glass of drinking water, and to green tea.
- Honey. One of the healthiest natural foods that has been used in healing, mentioned as early as the writings of Homer. Add to tea, oatmeal, and even to a hot dish of sauerkraut.
- Sauerkraut. A refreshing dish when fighting the flu, lifts the spirits and the immune system. Has already been tested positively against Bird Flu. Cook with ginger, oregano, onions, garlic and honey.
- Green Tea. Hydrate with green tea. Aids in establishing a negative environment for the flu.
- Tofu Noodle Soup. Wonderfully comforting, and healthy, replete with onions, garlic, ginger and oregano. Similar to "chicken noodle soup," but better in every way (plus no bird is involved).
- Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE). Fights bacteria and viruses.
- Ginger and Oregano. Incredibly powerful virus and bacteria fighters, these two herbs work better together than apart. More info on Ginger. More info on Oregano.
- Pneumonia Information. Natural remedies.
Local Colorado Springs Links: Vegetarian Society of Colorado
Happy Cow Listing for Vegetarian Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Vitamin Cottage
Sunflower Farmers Market - Wholefoods Market
Memorial Health System Influenza Information - Flu Clinics in Colorado Springs
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