Swine Flu Preventive Methods | By Dr. OZ? Not really.

I just received an email from Andrew Perri www.myspace.com/andrewperri enclosing an article by Dr OZ  on how to prevent the swine flu effectively. Here it is (blue underlining is mine)

“The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it’s almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. “Hands-off-the-face” approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat or bathe.)

3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide if you don’t trust salt).  *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don’t underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water, or hydrogen peroxide. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose softly once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*

5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.”

Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back.
— W.K. Hope

PS Apparently this list was actually compiled by a layman and attributed to doctors to give it credibility. The tips are helpful anyway. Please see comments below!

See about the safety of the vaccine with fast check .org:

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/inoculation-misinformation/

Regina Brett | Andrew Perri | Lessons

My friend Andrew Perri sent me the 45 lessons life taught Regina Brett, the senior metro columnist of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio.  Some of her columns have been nominated for the Pulitzer Price.  She has a book based on her 50 life lessons coming out in April of 2010. She is not 90 years old. She is a wise spring chicken.

“To celebrate growing  older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the  most-requested column I’ve ever written.”–Regina  Brett

I picked my 14 favorites but you can see all of them at:  http://www.reginabrett.com Enjoy!

1. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
2. Make peace with your  past so it won’t screw up the present.
3.  Don’t compare your life  to others. You  have no idea what their journey is all about.

4. Whatever doesn’t kill  you really does make you stronger.
5.  Burn the candles, use  the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
6.  No one is in charge of  your happiness but you.
7.  Forgive everyone everything.
8.  What other people think  of you is none of your business.
9.  However good or bad a  situation is, it will change.
10.  Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
11.  Your children get only  one childhood.
12.  Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.
13.  Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.

14.  When it comes to chocolate,  resistance is futile.

“A holy man was having a conversation with God one day and said, ‘ God , I would like to know  what Heaven and Hell are like.’
God led the holy man to two  doors.
He opened one of the doors  and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table  was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man’s mouth water.
The people sitting around  the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished.
They were holding spoons  with very long handles, that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful.
But because the handle was  longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their  mouths.
The holy man shuddered at  the sight of their misery and suffering.  God said, ‘You have seen Hell.’
They went to the next room  and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one.
There was the large round  table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water.
The people were equiped with  the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished  and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, ‘I don’t understand..’
It is simple,’ said God .  ‘It requires but one skill.
You see they have learned to  feed each other,  while the greedy think only of themselves.'”

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.–Charles Dickens

A Short Poem | Andrew Perri | John Hodgson |

m_112afa6c1d064453ad745a46c60b50b6My friend, singer and musician Andrew Perri  www.myspace.com/andrewperri  , who is doing his due diligence in matters of the Spirit, sent me the following poem written by John Hodgson:

“I will not bask in the light of your celestial glories.
Time has corrupted them.
Ambition has bloodied them.
Greed has twisted them.
Humanity has broken them.
In lazy freedoms my soul finds peace, whilst yours bends under confining redemption.”

He wanted to know what I thought it meant. My response was this:

I like it! I think it means that Christianity has been corrupted. It has!  The Christ wouldn’t be in the Vatican. Mother Theresa was the closest thing to the Christ in recent times. From what I have seen all religions develop their own commercial agendas to save your soul when in fact you are your own redeemer. In my post “Merry Christmas” I have some quotes from the Christ that show a different Christ than the one usually shown.

What do you think it means?

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