I am coming across so many people daily who are very concerned about themselves and their children contracting the Swine flu and other flues. There are some smart but simple things we can do to ensure we are taking every precaution to avoid these invaders in our lives.
– Limit your sugar intake, ie.soda, cakes, cookies, candies, processed food and grains. Think of these as food for the undesireable microbes, and that should make it sound not-so-good!)
~Limit your dairy intake. Dairy causes mucus to form (actually so does sugar!) and microbes love the warm stickiness of mucous–great breeding ground).
~Drink lots of pure or purified water–Keep the systems in your body clean and flushed out.
~Exercise–Keep your lymphatic system moving! It relies on gravity and muscle movement to pump the lymph through its vessels. Lymph fluid is the clean up crew for your bloodstream. Your lymph nodes are strategically placed at locations that have a lot of movement. These are: neck, armpits, groin, knee “pits”, top of foot/ankle and in the chest, which leads to my next point…
~Breathe deeply. More oxygen = less unfriendly microbe growth. Deep breathing also helps the lymph nodes in your chest to move the lymph fluid. Deep breathing also breaks the stress response in your body which allows your body to rest and repair better.
~Eat an abundance of alkaline foods. Acid conditions in the body make a great environment for disease microbes to multiply. Meat is one of the most acid foods you can eat, along with dairy, grains and any processed (boxed, canned, etc) foods. Coffee is very high on the list, and even worse is aspartame.
In addition to these simple suggestions, I use a powerful liquid that you can ingest called Silver Shield. Liquid silver is what used to be recommended in the Physician’s Desk Reference for bacterial or viral infections. Silver Shield with Aqua Sol Technology provides 18 ppm (parts per million) of silver that stays suspended in purified, deionized water. Silver products have become popular alternatives to other products on the market, and this one is offered by Nature’s Sunshine Products. You can always trust NSP to provide the highest-quality, safest products available. Just 1 teaspoonful provides a full 90 mcg of pure silver without heavy metal contamination. It should not be mixed with salt or salty liquids, or it will be rendered ineffective. Take 1 teaspoonful with a meal three times daily. NSP Silver Shield is gentle enough for application to the eyes, ears and nasal passages.
This product can also be used as an EPA-approved surface disinfectant, so you can use it in a spray bottle for this purpose. Read more about it at http://www.naturessunshine.com/us/products/catalog/product/default.aspx?stocknum=4274.
NSP also offers a silver hand gel with the same protection qualities. See more on this at
You can order these products from this site as well. To go directly to my NSP homepage, click on the following link: http://www.mynsp.com/in-joy.