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What Is The Swine Flu?

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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:

  • fever
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • aching muscles
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • nasal congestion
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • diarrhea

What is the Swine Flu and How Did it Develop?

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).

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You might wonder, how could this be possible? But here is how Dr. Pedersen explains it:

  • The current thinking is that a bird contaminated with the bird flu must have infected a pig as it flew over and that pig already was sick with the swine flu.
  • Somehow the pig with swine flu and now the bird flu infected a farmer who already had the human flu.
  • All of the three influenza viruses mutated into a brand new virus.

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.

Is a Swine Flu Shot the Answer?

Before you exhibit any swine flu symptoms, you'll have to decided whether or not to get a Swine flu shot.

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:

  • Flu shots don't cover all the strains
  • They don't adapt to the daily mutations
  • They can cause serious side effects, permanent disability or even death

Avoiding The Swine Flu Epidemic?

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:

  • Stay informed.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw tissue in trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • Alcohol based hand cleansers are also effective.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay home if you get sick and limit contact with others.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closings, and social gatherings.
  • Find healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety.

Other Swine Flu Info

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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:

  • Take two teaspoons of Silver Shield liquid orally twice daily.
  • Apply Silver Shield Gel on your hands at least twice a day and more with frequent hand washings.
  • Apply Silver Shield Gel inside your nostrils twice a day.
  • Eat a healthy diet and add appropriate supplements (B vitamins, trace minerals, probiotics, antioxidants).
  • Create a healthy home using good hygiene practices and if possible get a good quality air filter

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. 

Additional Resources

Should you get a Swine Flu Shot?

What are the Swine Flu Symptoms?

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