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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Flu Season

As they are advertising your flu shots I just want to remind everyone that this is NOT the way to protect your immune system. There may be good reasons for some people but not very many. This is NOT good science. It has become exceedingly important to me that everyone around me remains well as my immune system is struggling. So please remember that the following habits really help:

1. Plenty of sleep: when not sleeping enough for whatever reasons then your immune system is compromised.
2. Reduce sugar content: Sugar in any form reduces your white blood cell count for 4 hours.
3. Of course wash your hands, especially before eating.
4. Remain hydrated
5. Eat at least 2 cups of vegetables per day
6. Move your body: get at least 5000 steps/day OR 1/2 hour of aerobic activity

If you do get sick hit it hard: for adults 100,000 IU of vitamin D one time only (maximum of 3x/year) and 150,000 IU of vitamin A for 7-10 days. This is for 150 pound adult and you can change those doses for children based on weight. This will stop any virus in its tracks. Really!!! I remind you of this every year.

Miss you all: Love Molly

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