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Flu Outbreak in Country is No Joke


My name is Nicole Sprabary and I am a wife and mom, first and foremost. My husband and I raise our children in the small community of Peeltown, Tx, about ten miles West of the closest point of the beautiful Cedar Creek lake. My aspirations are to contribute my writing abilities to a great cause in the future, in hopes that somewhere along the way, I will make a difference in this world.

With a few obvious, mean strains of the flu going around and flu season in full swing, some helpful home remedy tips are on the forefront.

Reports are indicating Texas and Arkansas are being hit with the highest cases in the United States; as well as the East Texas Region is currently hit the worst.
That is very close to us here in the Cedar Creek Lake Area folks and with numerous reports of deaths, this is no joking matter.

Every time the news is on, it gives us information promoting the flu shot.

There are many questions as to how we get our information, evaluation, and treatment. The Flu shot is a vaccine. Ever wonder how and who decides which strains to make vaccinations on?

“Twice annually, WHO or the World Health Organization organizes consultations with an advisory group of experts to analyses influenza virus surveillance data generated by the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), and issues recommendations on the composition of the influenza vaccines for the following influenza season. These recommendations are used by the national vaccine regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical companies to develop, produce and license influenza vaccines.”

We also have a National group called the Center for Disease Control and prevention or CDC. The CDC works closely with the WHO and According to the CDC, 50 out of the 54 regions in the country are reporting widespread (46 states) and regional (4 states) activity for several flu strains.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the State Health group who covers many different areas of Health, recommend getting the flu shot no matter the period into flu season. On the other hand, according to Dr. Joseph Mercola, who released an article based on his research and findings that, “In January 2015, U.S. government officials admitted that, in most years, flu shots are — at best — 50 to 60 percent effective at preventing lab confirmed type A or B influenza requiring medical care.”

Making many people in the world wonder if the effectiveness is worth the potential for irreparable damage caused by the flu vaccine itself. The CDC admits that any vaccine, “As with any medicine, there is a very remote chance of a vaccine causing a serious injury or death.”

Ingredients in the Influenza vaccine can also be found directly on the CDC website and include the following.Thimerosal (only in multi-dose vials), aluminum salts, sugars and gelatin, egg protein, formaldehyde and neomycin.

For those who are unaware as of yet, Thimerosal, is Mercury. Mercury, according to the EPA, or The United States Environmental Protection Agency states, “Mercury is a neurotoxin.”

The US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health states, “Among the compounds of mercury, the methylmercury is primarily responsible for the neurological alterations present in humans and experimental animals. It is believed that the mechanisms are related to the toxic increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS). Oxidative stress is associated with the etiology of neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease [54, 55], but these mechanisms have yet to be fully recognized.”

Also, Aluminum? Well, “Aluminum is a heavy metal with known neurotoxic effects on human and animal nervous systems.” This information can easily be found at the National Vaccine Information Center. Aluminum is also speculated to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

Formaldehyde, well, they put that in our bodies after we die for preservation.
Shocking Really.

I am not a doctor, so these tips come from me, a mom of eight daughters, who has done extensive research and utilizes these in everyday practice with beneficial health results. Several families who use homeopathic remedies have contributed information as well. If you choose to home remedy, that is your choice and yours alone based on the information you have found after completing your own fact check.

Here are some of the available options to help ease the strain of sickness in the home during this cold and flu season.

-A good air filtration system and/or slightly cracking a window at each end of the home to keep the clean airflow going through as to not keep stagnant air closed in.
-A well balanced diet including lots of Vitamin C(Orange Juice is great), Green Tea, Almonds(which are high in Fiber, Vitamin E, Calcium, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Riboflavin and potassium.) Garlic and Ginger, Arugula and Spicy stuff tends to open up congestion. Bone Broth comes highly recommended as well.
-Sambucus or Elderberry, which comes in a liquid form that is a great addition to a morning vitamin routine.
-A probiotic, which helps with your overall health and immunity.
-Essential oils in a diffuser or roller will release just the right amount of health benefits into the air when combining oils such as Thyme, Pine, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves.
-Regular showering to get the sickness off your body
-Movement and exercise, even in small amounts are always a good way to help stimulate your body and its response to improving health. When you lay down too long, congestion can get worse.
-Covering feet with socks, house shoes or shoes. If you have trouble containing your body heat, covering the feet will help with body temperature maintenance.
-Limiting exposure to the community. Once you get the flu, you are able to pass to others. For prevention and help to keep others from getting once you have, wash hands often and a great thing to keep with you in a bottle of sanitizer.

Oh, and never forget the power of water and homemade Chicken soup for the soul!

Stay warm and stay safe.



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