Safe, Practical Flu Prevention from Dr. Vinay Goya

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[or other weaponized pathogens], 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 can be practiced.

  1. Frequent hand-washing [avoid the use of “antibacterial” soaps which usually contain pesticide.]
  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 (or hydrogen peroxide). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. Don’t underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
  4. Clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton swabs 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. [Sodium ascorbate is simple to make- use Vit.C ascorbate powder, mixed with half as much non- aluminum baking soda in water.]
  6. Drink as much of warm liquids (herbal teas, etc.) as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating pathogens from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.