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Everyone wants to know.... What is the swine flu? People use the term “flu” to mean just about every illness whether it's a cold or a gastrointestinal complaint.
However, when healthcare professionals talk about the flu, they are referring specifically to an infection that is caused by an influenza virus.
There are two types of influenza, type A and type B.
The symptoms include:
The swine flu is also known as H1N1. Dr. Gordon Pederson, an internationally renown expert in viruses and bacterial infections, did an educational webinar on the May 4, 2009.
He was asked, "What is the Swine Flu?" Being well versed, he talked extensively about how the swine flu came to be and the potential of an epidemic.
He indicated that the swine flu is actually a combination of 3 viruses.
The H1N1 human influenza (the same strain that caused the 1918 epidemic), combined with the swine flu from pigs, combined with the bird flu (avian flu).
You might wonder, how could this be possible? But here is how Dr. Pedersen explains it:
What makes the virus so unpredictable is the ability to mutate daily into a different strain.
Unless you have a pretty strong immune system, the body is unable to fight it off. This is what has happened in the past when flu epidemics and pandemics have killed millions.
A Swine flu vaccine may not be the answer. Looking back to the 1918 epidemic might change your thoughts about getting a Swine flu vaccine.
While most people, especially our government, want the swine flu vaccine to be the solution.
Dr. Pedersen explains, the influenza virus is just not that predictable.
While back in May, we could determine the make-up of the virus, but 4 months later when the vaccine is available, the virus could have mutated into something very different.
Dr. Pedersen brings up these points about the swine flu shot and vaccine:
Now you know the answer to the question, what is the swine flu, you may want to know how to avoid getting the swine flu.
The CDC website has lots of information if you want official swine flu info. Here are a few of their tips:
Dr. Gordon Pedersen has a Ph.D. from the Toxicology Program at Utah University. He has a Master's degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness.
He serves as the director of the Institue of Alternative Medicine and was nominated to chair the United States Pharmacopoeia Review Board Natural Products Committee.
He is considered an International Authority on bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold and is a renowned global expert in the area of “Super Bugs”. Dr. Pedersen recommends this protocol to protect yourself from the swine flu:
Hopefully we have answered the "What is the swine flu" question.
By making healthy choices you can be proactive and educate yourself, boost your immune system now and develop a plan to protect yourself and your family.