Swine Flu: FYI

So, I was all set to post about nutrition in pregnancy this morning, but after the past couple of days of prepping our clinic for the possibility of dealing with the Swine Flu I thought the pregnancy nutrition info could wait until next week's post. Below you will find the most updated stats on Swine Flu cases from the CDC.  In addition, you can click this link to go straight to the CDC's general info page on Swine Flu. From a naturopathic perspective, it's important for us all to maintain good hygiene until this matter is resolved. This includes:

  • Staying hydrated---this means drinking water--half your body weight in ounces, at minimum, every single day.  Believe it or not, this can keep you from getting sick!
  • Nix the sugar--it inactivates the immune system for up to 8 hours
  • Vitamins--be sure to get your multivitamin in every day (now is not the time to forget to take them)
  • Get rested---no late night partying, drinking, rallying.  Sleep is your friend.  You need it to replenish your stores right now.
  • Wash your hands.  Wash your hands.  Wash your hands.
  • Avoid known food sensitivities and allergens, as eating them will also inhibit your body's ability to respond well to pathogens.

Take good care of yourselves right now, and check back next week for regularly scheduled blogging!

U.S. Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
States
# of laboratory confirmed cases
Deaths
Arizona
1
California
14
Indiana
1
Kansas
2
Massachusetts
2
Michigan
2
Nevada
1
New York City
51
Ohio
1
Texas
16
1
TOTAL COUNTS
91 cases
1 death
International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
See: World Health OrganizationExternal Web Site Policy.