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THE FLU -  Decrease the Odds that 
You'll Succumb:

Include These Four Essential Strategies in
Your Prevention Plan

Getting the flu is unpleasant, to say the least. You feel awful - achey, chilled, feverish, fatigued, and more. It's enough to make you want to curl up in a ball and make the world go away.

So how can you reduce the chances that you'll succumb? Here are some basic strategies to be sure you've got in place.

1. Get Enough Sleep

There's absolutely no substitute for getting enough sleep. No pill or potion exists that can make up for it. Why is this?

Your body, unlike, say, a car or other piece of machinery, is made to repair itself. But it cannot do this while it's also functioning. In other words, it has to go into a deeply neutral, non-activity state to assess what needs repair and then to get the job done. Sleep is when bones are built, for example. It's also when your immune system can use the energy you would expend in daytime activities to devote to surveillance. During sleep it asks, "What's in here that doesn't belong, and let's attack it, break it down and eliminate it." Inadequate sleep translates to inadequate immune surveillance, allowing unwanted flu bugs to take hold.

2. Maximize your vitamin D levels.

What does vitamin D have to do with preventing the flu? Well, a lot, it turns out. Various immune cells have a vitamin D receptor, and those cells activate vitamin D as a response to infection.

Then, vitamin D plays another role, which is that of limiting inflammation. That may not sound like a very important thing, but when you think about how achey you can feel if you actually get the flu, you'll be glad you remembered to keep your vitamin D levels up so your body can calm down the inflammatory response that's at the root of all that pain.

3. Keep Your Body Clean - On the Inside Too!

Yes, of course, this includes bathing and handwashing - no doubt you know about that. What I'm talking about here is the inside of your body.

Many people don't realize that the inside of their body is actually in the same condition as a toxic waste dump!

Why is this so important? Because the role of these various infectious agents in the larger scheme of things, in other words, their ecological role, is to prepare the body to return to the earth. And this is what they start doing when they encounter a body that to them seems like a compost heap that's waiting to be worked on.

The more garbage that's in your body, the more these bugs will find to do. And they'll move in, bring their friends and make lots of babies!

To them, interior 'garbage' can include undigested food, pesticides, chemicals - anything the body needs to eliminate but has been unable to do.

If you have a compost heap where you live, you know that for the compost to become ripe, requires 'bugs'... worms, bacteria, etc.

So don't run your body like a compost heap. Keep it clean.

4. Get aerobic exercise

How does this help? First it gets you breathing deeply and clears your lungs. But the biggest benefit is from its positive effect on your immune system, where it stimulates production of virus-fighting mechanisms.

Pamela Levin, R.N.

Source: http://betterhealthbytes.com

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Pamela Levin is an R.N. and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst who has been in private practice offering health improvement services for 40 years.

She has over 500 post-graduate hours of training in clinical nutrition, herbology and applied kineseology.

She has published many professional journal and lay audience articles and has an international reputation in the fields of emotional development, emotional intelligence and Transactional Analysis.

For her work in these areas, she was awarded the prestigious Eric Berne Award by members of the International Transactional Analysis Association in 72 countries.

She has lectured and trained both lay and professional audiences all over the world.

Her work is continues to be used  throughout North and South America, The UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

She has personally researched the key emotional nutrients™ she makes available through this site.

They have consistently been demonstrated to be the core nutrients people need to feed all the six parts of their emotional selves. 

People from all cultures and languages in all parts of the world have used them since she first made them public in 1974 to feed their emotional selves, move from surviving to thriving, release limiting beliefs, improve parenting skills and more.