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The Flu: What We Can Do To Protect Ourselves

The flu is everywhere and this article provides some tips on how to avoid it.

You can’t turn on a radio or TV or read a newspaper and not hear or see something about how bad the flu is this season. For the first time ever, I got a flu shot.

I have been looking around for things that can be done to cut down the chances of getting the dreaded nasty flu.

The info shared by these two doctors seemed to be as good as I’ve seen on what you can do to assist your immune system.

Integrative Medicine: Tips for a Flu-Free Winter

BY: Drs. Kay Judge & Maxine Barish-Wreden

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Jim Braun January 28, 2013 at 12:34 PM
I'm reeling from that response Andrew. Type? I haven't typed in over a decade. As you know from your sources, I was investigating crop circles in Guatemala back in '02 when our team was abducted by covert operatives funded by a multinational corporation. After weeks of interrogation, we were implanted with transmitters to monitor our movements, but fortunately for me, it also allowed us to communicate directly with the internet through our thoughts. Thus, there is no need to type any more. I would ask you to adjust your tin foil hat, but I don't think that would fix the paranoia of a person that shares the name and home state of someone that crushed a car with a semi in PA.
Mike Atkins January 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM
it's becasue FOX news told them so. Ha ha, ha....
Fred January 28, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Ed , although true it was for greed that mercury laced preservatives were added to the vacine that many of us are refusing.
Tin Foil Hat January 28, 2013 at 01:20 PM
I resemble that remark.
Jay January 28, 2013 at 01:50 PM
good - culls the herd..
Ed Froem January 28, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Darwin's theory at work? Can you get the Darwin Award for dieing from a preventable disease because you refused the vaccine for it?
Sarah Calatayud January 28, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Are you all so generally angry that you need to take it out on each other and pretend you're commenting on this man's attempt to spread some advice he believes will help others? These are ridiculously mean-spirited "comments." Can't you find a way to make your points without insulting each other? I hope you all wake up on the RIGHT side of the bed tomorrow morning, because you've just made a laughing stock of yourselves.
Observor January 28, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Actually, Ed, Dr. Salk did not profit from his polio vaccine. Asked whether he would seek a patent (which would probably have made him one of the richest men in the world) he said "Could you patent the sun?" and let anyone who wanted to produce the vaccine do so without paying royalties.
Ben Rodriguez January 28, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Good post. It's not too late to get a flu shot. I work at a hospital and we've seen a harsher flu season than last year. The posts here are sad. It's a flu shot people. Vaccinations aren't some big conspiracy. They're an easy way of eradicating illnesses that commonly sickened or killed populations, dating to biblical times (Polio, Measles..). They've been so successful, some people don't remember how people died from these diseases.
Daniella Ruiz January 28, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Warning Earthlings!!! I am officially CONTAMINATED! stay ten paces away, hold your breath and shield your eyes! it must be some kinda flu! it even has me rolling on my dirt floor in stitches and tears! (that scared my cat to hell though, she ran for cover!) don't get your panties in a bunch, they say laughter is the best medicine. what for, i'll never know. no sarah, we're just re-inventing ourselves into 'rolling laughing stock' by the carload! Joe P's a great guy by the way! Great post, as it keeps our 'as yet imperfect' minds seeded with thoughts of wellness and love. Joe cares, we care, and we all need to love sarah, as she jumped in from outa nowhere! I hope the 'cure' spreads as fast as the flu !!! Any CDC data on that one? and yes, anger is a natural part of the human experience. live with it, love it and you will find that you get over it. it's when people exhibit no emotions, then i keep fifty paces away, maybe even further... ;-)) TinFoilHat>> your comment was so dam.mned excellent!
Andrew Ziemba January 28, 2013 at 04:34 PM
People remember the children that died in Sandy Hook. They remember the exact number that died of the flu last year. They don't want to remember, or care how many hundreds of millions have died from Governments around the world the past century though. So when I expose the fact that the flu shot is BS it is sickening that people retaliate by saying it is "sad" or "what about the hundreds that die from it." If you are old or have a severely weak immune system, it would seem to me like it would be a good idea to get a flu shot. It would also seem that if you are pregnant or very healthy, the flu shot is not necessary at all. The reason that so many are getting downright furious is because now they are advising pregnant women to get these shots. They are advising little children to get these shots. Despite the fact that even the hospitals won't do it because it is against their policy as it should be. What we witness each year is nothing more than a massive scam. Oh hello swine flu and avian flu. Remember that? I do. I remember it very well. Do you? Probably not! But who wants to debate facts? It's so much easier to just get angry when you don't understand something, and call their post "sad" or go out on a rant like the guy above. Ah yes, I am a conspiracy theorist who wears a tin foil hat because I believe the flu shot is generally for most nothing more than a massive money making sham.
noname January 28, 2013 at 05:05 PM
Thank you Sarah... For those of you who need help with your thoughts...The Flu Shot is mainly for people who are susceptible to having colds all during the winter months. Especially for the elderly that do have a low resistance where a cold can go into complications. Everyone is being told. Just because you're being told, does not mean you have to have the shot. It's a suggestion!
Fred January 28, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Try telling that to a mother of an autistic child, try telling her that oh well one in a hundred damaged kids from vacines is fine---good luck
Fred January 28, 2013 at 05:29 PM
noname That is not true,many hospital employees and all school children in NJ are forced to get the shots, it is not a suggestion
Ed Froem January 28, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Sorry Observor, I thought it was obvious that my Salk comment was facetious. Guess I was wrong. So you don't miss it in the future I will try to remember to mark comments like that with the word 'sarcasm' just for you.
Ben Rodriguez January 28, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Sarah, Amen.
Observor January 28, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Apology accepted. I just don't want people like you who don't know these things to get the idea that a great humanitarian like Jonas Salk was motivated by money. He just went back to his lab to try to eliminate other diseases.
Tin Foil Hat January 28, 2013 at 08:10 PM
You needn't worry as the flu flew up the flue with a buck and a quarter. Be worried if it returns with two fifty.
noname January 28, 2013 at 08:15 PM
@ Fred Well isn't it understandable that if you are a hospital employee you are susceptible? As for NJ, I don't live there and I don't know know what they are about. There are people who are knowledgeable and know their working situations as to whether to or whether not to...Like I said, it's up to the individual as to their situations.
Tin Foil Hat January 28, 2013 at 08:17 PM
No, that wouldn't make you more susceptible, but it would increase your exposure
Ed Froem January 28, 2013 at 08:34 PM
@Observor, "sorry" wasn't really an apology, except maybe in the way of saying "I'm sorry your so simple" or "i feel sorry for you" again 'sarcasm' (for the slow,on the uptake).
Sophia January 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Andrew ~ You need to find a different/grander forum to voice your opinions. I think you are way too smart for everyone here, and a larger audience could give you the recognition you so desperately seek. You're amazing!!
Sophia January 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM
First of all, I hope you're a vegetarian with comments like that! And secondly, I've never heard of anyone medically dying from having a dog, cat or any other domestic species - have you? Bizarre!!
Observor January 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM
"Your so simple"? I do get irony.
Ed Froem January 29, 2013 at 01:04 AM
Apparently not
James Bond January 29, 2013 at 02:19 AM
The flu hides in the grassy knoll.
Jim Braun January 29, 2013 at 04:21 AM
My first comment removed due to not honoring the Patch guidelines. I feel so important....where is my diary
susan Barnes January 29, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Just wait until you are banned by the BIRD, Jim.
Observor January 29, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Maybe next year we can start you on punctuation.
Jim Braun February 01, 2013 at 03:41 AM
Yeah, not sure what BIRD means there susan.

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