I received an email the other day about the swine flu, or what the Nobama administration calls H1N1. The person who sent it was a little excited, which is to say, she is spending way to much time worrying about something that she really can’t do anything about.
The Nobama administration can’t do anything about it either, but they are trying to project the image that they are way out in front of this. Historically, no one has ever been ahead of the curve when it comes to the flu, and I don’t think this group will get a win, either.
The whole swine flu scenario sort of reminds me of an old doctor’s joke, that goes like this.
Norm began hyperventilating when he saw the doctor. “Doc,” he said, “I’m sure I’ve got liver disease!”
“That’s ridiculous.” said the doctor. “You’d never know if you had liver disease…because there are no symptoms of any kind.”
“Exactly!” says Norm. “Those are my precise symptoms.”
So what can you do to protect yourself against the swine flu?
Believe it or not, what you eat is a huge protection against disease.
Number one on the list?
Chicken soup. That’s right, all those Jewish mothers had it right, in spite of all the jokes. This soup provides fluids needed to fight off viruses, and reduces inflammation. And if you mix in plenty of garlic, onion, and ginger, and even some turmeric, you have a real flu basher, to help you. Garlic contains one of the most potent broad spectrum antibiotics among plants, and its called allicin. Ginger has chemicals called sesquiterpenes, that specifically work againt rhinoviruses. It also contains substances that suppress coughing.
You can also put ginger and honey in green tea and drink it all day.
Citrus fruit is a good flu fighter too. So is red bell pepper, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and tomato.
You can also put red wine on the list, along with yogurt, and Brazil nuts. Brazil nuts are very high in selenium, a mineral that helps boost your immune system.
You can also add caraway seed to your tea. The seeds are rich in limonene, which has flu fighting properties.
Elderberry is also extremely powerful, and has more than a dozen antiviral compounds and flavonoids, that stimulate the immune system. You can get these from wine, or even jam that you spread on toast.
Stay away from caffeine. Caffeine from coffee and soda will dehydrate you.
And no more than two alcoholic drinks a day. Alcohol weakens your immune system and also, dehydrates you.
While you’re at it, be sure and take your Powerhouse Omega Formula, which is fundamental to keeping your operating system up and running:
Oh…before I forget…the answer to “How do you prepare your chickens?” is:
“Nothing special really. We just tell them they’re going to die.”