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I wanted to avoid even mentioning swine flu on this blog.  I try not to talk too much about my opinions on healthcare and western medicine.  I won’t even do it now as I feel the urge to do.  However, I have heard too many and been a part of too many conversations on this topic.  I am also bombarded with it during what little time I do seek out the news of the day.  I believe we are responsible for our own health in that we need to educate ourselves as much as we can when things like this creep up or when we are prescribed a new medicine, or told we need surgery.  No, we aren’t doctors, but as patients we have the right to be fully informed before taking a doctor’s recommendation.  Doctors are humans too.

So, when it come to the H1N1, here are some resources to look at.  Also, remember to try to look at a balance of sources.  Understand media is hype.  Know that if you are eating real foods, getting enough sleep, and moving your body daily, you should trust your immune system to work properly and help you fight the illnesses you do contract.  That is what it was made to do.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – H1N1 Flu Update

Dr. Bob Sears – world reknown pediatrician and author of The Vaccine Book – Scroll down half the page to find his comments on the H1N1 vaccine.

Dr. Joesph Mercola – New York Times Best Selling Author and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with oodles of credentials – this is a page of his recent writings on H1N1.

Dr. Jay Gordon, MD FAAP IBCLC – H1N1 Update (Dr. Gordon has been featured on Fox News, Larry King Live and ABC’s 20/20

An Anti-Vaccine YouTube video – This is a song with some good general information as well and old news coverage of 1976.  Yes, it’s relevant as I think the views you look at should be balanced in order to be truly informed enough to make your own decisions and opinions.

I’m not saying that this is an exhaustive list.  I have provided you with a beginning to a bit of research you should do for yourself.  The first in the list is the CDC and the farthest on the right of this issue that I have provided.  They are also an objective resource.  It goes down the line from there with the last resource obviously being the farthest on the left.  I hope this is helpful to you, and I hope it helps you to relax a bit whatever decision you choose to make for yourself.


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An Appalachian woman born and raised, mothering two little girls in a place that is non-existent to AT&T or UPS. Happily working toward a sustainable lifestyle and writing on the demand of a loud muse.

September 2009

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