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We are all recovering from ??? we’ve got. When I read the symptoms of the H1N1 virus, I find that we have many of them (although mild) so maybe we have swine flu. Do I care if we have swine flu, a regular flu or a cold? Not really.
The symptoms of H1N1 seem to be pretty standard so it puzzles me why the big scare from the media’s (not so objective) reporting. Plus, the big push for getting as many people vaccinated as possible is, in my opinion, a big scam and possibly a big health risk.
My in-laws are visiting. Having immigrated from Communist Poland, they are pretty quick to respond when asked about the threat of mandatory vaccinations. “They inject me? Without my permission? We left this type of government years ago.”
Control can be difficult to detect in our own country. They often suck your blood but leave no hole. It’s difficult to question, much less fathom, that there could be other motives besides protecting our health by imposing mandatory vaccine regulation.
The development of the H1N1 vaccine and a push for mandatory vaccinations just reeks of post election promises to Big Pharma. I’m just saying…I hope your not surprised by my stance on this.
Is our health top priority? Britain is paying their doctors for every jab of the H1N1 vaccine. People have a hard time believing that their doctor could be “bought” however my years in the service industry showed me that lavish dinners for doctors (while promoting the latest drug) on Big Pharma’s tab occurs often. Interestingly, I recently read about a little known law that holds big Pharma accountable regarding this unethical practice.
Recommending that we test a new vaccine on pregnant women and small children also has me shaking my head in disbelief…
However, the (suspicious) H1N1 hype also creates mixed emotions in me. A pandemic? How scary. They make it sound like healthy people are going to drop like flies.
But why should I be scared?
Do I live with the trust and knowledge that we can handle illness or not?
I often find I have to fortify myself against the constant suggestion that we are somehow inadequate to handle anything by ourselves.
Don’t trust simple remedies. Don’t trust the Natural Laws that govern health (and much of our lives for that matter). Don’t trust your baby, your parenting instincts, your body, your intuition.
Instead, leave it to the experts because they have all the answers.
And yet, despite constantly relying on the experts, a simple thing like being strong and healthy, remains an elusive concept for many. (Obviously I’m not referring to experts such as natural health practitioners, therapists etc)
What if we begin to trust ourselves, learn a little more and start seeing ourselves as the expert of our own body for a change?
Dis-ease of all types begins with a thought. Then an emotion about that thought and so the cycle goes.
It’s a tough pill to swallow, but the first step to health is also through the mind and emotions.
Too many invite sickness and disease into their home simply because their thoughts and emotions are wrapped in fear.
And perfectly healthy people feel it is not enough and get jabbed. Why?
Because the message is loud and clear that your health cannot be trusted in your hands.
In our home, we are the experts. We are not vulnerable to suggestions that we should lose faith in our body’s defenses.
This does not mean that we don’t ever get sick, but that everyday we choose to live as though we are healthy, even when we have a stomach ache or a runny nose.
How many people literally invite sickness into their home? Signing up for the hotly debated H1N1 vaccine is inviting sickness into your home. Constantly watching the news and feeling fearful is inviting sickness. Feeling vulnerable because you do not possess the knowledge to protect your immune system is also inviting sickness. “Bracing yourself” for sickness (mental and emotional) is not empowering your immunity by any standard.
Instead of injecting ourselves with yet another flu vaccine, although for the record I have never been jabbed and almost never get the flu, we choose to take 100% responsibility for our immune system.
Off the top of my head, here’s how we help our immune systems year round:
- We keep our stress in check and try to play as often as we can
- We have gratitude for our life and our health
- We eat a healthy diet rich in veggies, fruit and whole grains
- We drink lots of water
- We get enough sleep
- We take whole food derived vitamins and minerals
- We take daily Omega’s - dha and epa
- We take daily probiotic to empower our immune system (since health begins in the gut and intestines)
- This year I’m taking ample amounts of vitamin D3 which also empowers the immune system (not D2 - the synthetic form in most fortified foods and drinks that your body does not recognise) I’ve never done this, si it’ll be interesting to see it in action (or not) over winter.
- We Juice everyday. The juicer I chose is working out great. My new favorite is yams and sweet potatoes with oranges and a touch of ginger! Sooooo good.
- Homeopathic medicine also works great for us - our symptoms are much milder.
- We (adults) treat with high doses of vitamin c on the onset of symptoms
Although media does not report it, your best defense is a strong immune system, not a jab in the arm.
As I re-read my post, I hope it doesn’t seem like I’m flippant or aloof about the health troubles people face. I know it’s hard. I have confidence now, but this was not always the case. At one point, I didn’t think I’d reach my 30th birthday.
I used to be sick… all the time. Mental, emotional, physical…you name it. I can’t say the road to health has been quick. Nor has it been just about taking a bunch of natural health products.
I do know that a huge part of my health has been to take responsibility for it. To be open. To listen. To respect what my body is telling me, even when it’s inconvenient or terrifying.
Don’t live in fear of H1N1 or any other illness. Take your health in your own hands and learn the unique recipe that helps you feel your best and stay healthy.
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