Do you know anyone who has, or has had, swine flu? - I don't. - And furthermore I don't know anyone who knows anyone who has, or has had, swine flu. - There's certainly an awful lot of hype about this supposed but largely imaginary pandemic. My personal, admittedly jaundiced, opinion is that the hype is engineered in order to increase the take-up and sales of overpriced pharmaceuticals - tamiflu et al, and the "fast-tracked" (for "fast-tracked" read 'under-tested': see Times article) vaccine when it is finally unleashed on a fearful populace. Here's a welcome article that plays down the hyperbole: Dr Max Pemberton's article in the Telegraph.
I reckon the sensible thing to do is to build up your natural resistance to infection and improve your general health by good nutrition. - Good nutrition is the best prophylactic in my opinion.
A simple first step in optimising nutrition is to minimise salt/sodium intake. This ensures that your body makes the most of the nutrients it takes in. And of course an absolute essential for good nutrition is to avoid dieting/slimming/counting calories. - Dieting is unnecessary, inappropriate, ineffective and usually harmful. - The safe, natural way to lose excess weight is to cut down on salt and salty food.
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, vascular dementia, stroke, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver damage and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs, hunger or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!
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Read my Mensa article on Obesity and the Salt Connection
And see Sodium in foodsFAT RETENTION