Tuesday, October 27, 2009

H1N1 - the theme of my day!

So today seemed to be all about the H1N1 virus- on the news (of course) and at the clinic everyone was talking about it. The media is certainly scaring people because we don't have many details about why certain populations are getting sick, and why it can hit so quickly. Nor do we know much about the H1N1 vaccine and it's side effects. I had several patients call today about their homeopathic flu shot, and people are also taking home the Guna-Flu homeopathic flu treatment. I'm still advising people to stay healthy - practise good hygiene, sleep well, eat well, stay hydrated, avoid sugars, and support their immune system (many ways to do this). Don't forget to wipe down your door knobs, telephones and keyboards at home (tea tree oil or CleanEssentials Natural Cleaning spray is great for this). I'm still treating this like the seasonal flu, just doing the flu prevention a little earlier into the season than normal. Remember, get facts from various sources, don't just accept what you hear on your local news channel or the radio! Media tends to dramatize things, but the facts usually haven't changed!

Dr. Anna Falkowski HBSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor & Clinic Director
Vitality for Life Health Center

Dr. Anna Falkowski HBSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Clinic Director
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