HI, ITS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE UPDATED WITH THIS BLOG. THE TRUTH IS THAT I'VE BEEN BUSY WITH WORK AND CARING FOR MY SICK HUSBAND. HE GOT DENGUE AND WAS IN A PRETTY BAD SHAPE...BUT NO WORRIES HE'S ALL GOOD NOW, STILL A BIT WEAK BUT BETTER. ITS ALL THAT MATTERS NOW!
ANY HOW...THIS PANDEMIC SWINE FLUE IS REALLY SOMETHING HUH? I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I'M LOOSING MY FRIENDS WITH THIS FLUE. ITS FUNNY THAT PEOPLE JUST DIED LIKE DRIED LEAVES IN FALL. WE ARE IN BAD SHAPE RIGHT NOW , DON'T KNOW IF YOU REALIZE IT OR NOT BUT PEOPLE ARE DYING 30% OF THOSE WHO DIED IS SOMEONE I KNOW AND ANOTHER 5% IS SOMEONE I KNOW OFF...THAT IS SCARY...
MY NEIGHBOR JUST TOLD ME THAT HE LOST HIS COUSIN TO H1N1 AND HIS WHOLE FAMILY IS CURRENTLY BEING QUARANTINED. IN BANGI A 6 YEARS OLD GIRL DIED OF H1N1...SHE WAS 1ST SUSPECTED OF THE FLUE BUT LATER WAS DISCHARGED BY THE HOSPITAL AS SHE SEEM TO BE RECOVERING. BUT WHEN SHE WAS TREATED AT HOME HER HEALTH PLUMMETED DRASTICALLY. HER PARENTS TRIED TO GET HER ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL BUT NO HOSPITAL ACCEPT HER CASE. THEN THE DESPERATE PARENTS WENT TO AN NUR SPECIALIST AND BEGGED FOR HELP AS AT THAT POINT OF TIME THE LITTLE GIRL IS DYING. THE GOOD DOCTOR DID WHAT HE HUMANLY COULD BUT FAIELD....SHE DIED.
ITS SAD AND SCARY AT THE SAME TIME. I DON'T GO OUT UNLESS NECESSARY - YOU SHOULD TOO! I WEAR MASK ALL THE TIME WHEN I'M IN PUBLIC OR CROWED AREAS AND I ALSO USE OUR PRODUCT NATSHIELD FOR MAXIMUM PROTECTION.
The Sensible Advice About H1N1!
How to prevent H1N1 - An eMail forward is reproduced below:
Thanks to media hype about H1N1, several people who trust me have either approached or called me to advice. The hype in media about the utility of face masks and N95 respirators as a tool for general protection against H1N1 can't be deplored enough.
Yesterday, a friend who listened wanted me to write down briefly what I advised so that he could tell others in similar words. Hence this short email to friends whom I have advised recently (and others whom I haven't yet).
Please realize that this is not an official advice, especially the one about face masks or N95. Most N95 respirators are designed to filter 95% particulates of 0.3µ, while the size of H1N1 virus is about 0.1µ. Hence, dependence on N95 to protect against H1N1 is like protecting against rain with an umbrella made of mosquito net.
Tamiflu does not kill but prevents H1N1 from further proliferation till the virus limits itself in about 1-2 weeks (its natural cycle). H1N1, like other Influenza A viruses, only infects the upper respiratory tract and proliferates (only) there. The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/ throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible not coming into contact with H1N1 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 - not fully highlighted in most official communications - can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):
1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).
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 (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds 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 (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.
6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
7. All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households, and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside public hospitals.
WHAT IS NATSHIELD? NATSHIELD IS THE ONLY SANITIZER THAT CAN KILL H1N1 VIRUS! IT ACTUALLY KILLS A WIDE RANGE OF INFLUENZE VIRUSES, BACTERIA,GERMS AND FUNGUSES. WE DO NOT SIMPLY CLAIM THIS BUT OUR PRODUCT WAS TESTED AND VARIFIED BY A CERTIFIED W.H.O LAB!
EVEN OUR KKM DIRECTOR GENERAL APPROVE OF THIS PRODUCT. WHAT MAKES NATSHIELD SPECIAL???
- WE ARE USING BLUOXY AS OUR ACTIVE INGREDIENT. 20YEARS OF RESEARCH WAS DONE ON THIS ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN THE U.S.
- WE ARE GIVEN THE RIGHTS TO DISTRIBUTE AND USE THE PRODUCT FOR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD EXCEPT U.S (U.S IS OUR PRINCIPLE COMPANY TERRITOTY)
- ITS 100% NATURAL AND WE ONLY USE PLANT EXTRACTS (PLANT BASE)
- NON ALCOHOL IN NATURE - THEREFORE IT LAST LONGER. NORMAL SANITIZER ONLY LAST FOR 15SECS DUE TO THE ALCOHOL NATURE WHEREAS OUR LASTED FOR 1 HOUR + DEPENDING ON THE ENVIRONMENT
- NATSHIELD CAN BE INGESTED AS IT CAN BE ADMINISTERED TO THE MOUTH/THROAT AND BE APPLY IN NOSETRILS
- NATSHIELD IS SAFE TO USE FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS AND ANIMAL
- CAN BE USED IN ANY SURFACE
- ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR TRAVELLING BUSES,TRAIN OR PLANE (CONFINED AREA) AS IT'LL GIVE YOU PROTECTION.(NATSHIELD KILLS VIRUSES UPON CONTACT)
- WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO STILL WEAR MASK EVEN WITH NATSHIELD FOR OPTIMUM PROTECTION. SPRAY ON THE MASK, CAR AIR CON UNITS AND OTHER SUSPECTED AREAS APART FROM APPLYING ON TO THE NOSETRILS AND THROAT.