ALERT! ALERT!

The swine flu is sweeping the nation, having killed dozens already. Hide your children. Hide your wives. Lock yourself in the house. Swine Flu could be coming for you...

Hold on! Let's REWIND...

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Every media outlet we turn to for the latest news is reporting daily about the "deadly" swine flu. One Mexican who works with pigs flies into the country with flu-like symptoms and the country is on red alert. Well, before we get all worked up about it, let's talk about the swine flu.

Swine flu is one of the hundreds of strains of the influenza virus, aptly named because it most commonly is found in pigs. This current strain of flu that has everyone so frightened is actually NOT the swine flu...it is just the one that mostly closely matches the strains that we're familiar with and that have already been documented by the Center for Disease Control. Nonetheless, it is a tough strain of virus for the human body to combat because it isn't one that we're used to. That's the main reason why there's such a panic whenever such a flu comes about...because the drugs that are used to treat the flu aren't really all that effective on this particular strain.

So, now the panic has many people worried that they'll become infected with swine flu. That they'll "catch it." Well, it's high time that you are made of aware of WHY YOU SHOULD BE AFRAID. To this point, there's always been fear instilled with a virus like this, but there's never been any explanation other than "it could make you really sick and you might die from it."

REALITY: viruses, not the swine flu nor any other, do not go after random people. The reason that the media paints such a frightening picture of viruses like swine flu is that they think that it just goes after anyone. BUT IT DOESN'T. Viruses infect people who can provide them a host where they'll flourish. They are like vultures that feed on dead and decaying tissue. The target of every virus is a person who has a weak IMMUNE SYSTEM, incapable of destroying the virus, that they can feed off of. We encounter viral pathogens ALL THE TIME, but our immune systems will typically fight them off before you ever experience a symptom. Stronger strains of a virus, like the swine flu for instance, are more difficult to fight off.

If you have a strong, healthy immune system, then the swine flu can't thrive in your body...no virus can...and you are NOT going to be infected by it.

None of this really helps you, though, if I don't provide you with some guidance as to where to go from here. I'll ask you a rhetorical question: what is going to provide your immune system with enough strength to prevent a strong strain of influenza virus?

The current suggestions offered by the media are to visit your medical doctor for antiviral drugs, which by the medical field's own admission don't actually kill the virus, but rather just hope to contain it. Those are controversial drugs, by the way, because they (again by the medical field's own admission) have a hard time manufacturing a drug that will kill the often-times resilient virus without killing the all-the-time resilient host cells (that'd be US)...

Your immune system is controlled by your nerve system. So, strengthen the immune system by ensuring that the nerve system is functioning properly! There's really no better way to boost the immune system than re-connecting the brain's communication with the immune system. That's why people under upper cervical care are less likely to get the flu. Or you can also look at the children of Upper Cervical Doctors, who rarely, IF EVER, have viral infections. It's not a coincidence that by having a child checked for a brainstem subluxation that decreases the function of the immune system and correcting it (if it is found) creates for a healthy, happy kid that doesn't even know what medicine is...whether it be for viruses, chicken pox, bacterial infections, etc...

I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to get your brainstem checked for that neurologic interference that could be weakening your immune system without you knowing it. I'm not trying to scare you into thinking you'll get the swine flu if you don't, but I'll be honest with you, as I clearly state that you definitely have a much greater chance of becoming infected with swine flu if you don't have a healthy immune system (and by healthy, I mean strong enough to fight off anything BEFORE YOU EVER get a symptom).

Ultimately, ROLLER BLADING accidents have killed more people than swine flu. So, I guess I could argue that it really isn't that big of a deal. But if you want to keep it from becoming a big deal, just make sure that your immune system is fully functional...It's that simple...