Swine Flu Update:
Common Link in 36 Children Deaths
According to the October 5th article in Star Tribune: “A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that of the 36 children who died from H1N1 from April to August, six had no chronic health conditions. But all of them had a co-occurring bacterial infection.” The common co-infection was staphylcoccus aureus. The article further stated: “The vast majority of people who become infected with H1N1 recover, Lynfield said, “but some do get severe disease.”
It has been estimated that there is a 99% recovery rate from the H1N1 virus and that most cases of diagnosed swine flu are not labatory confirmed. The best way to stay safe from H1N1 this season is make your immune system healthy and strong. Please see my link on natural ways to protect yourself.
Marcotty, J. Star Tribune. Boys Death Deepens H1N1 Worry. October 5, 2009. (online)
Mercola, J. Common Links in Swine Flu Deaths. October 31, 2009. (online)
Good Bacteria in Bread
The bacteria, Bifidobacterium, helps digestion of grains by inactivating the enzyme phytase. This helps with fiber absorption. Adding fermented food into the diet is a very good option to keep the balance of bacteria in your gut healthy. Some examples include yogurt, natto, miso, olives, and sauerkraut. Friendly bacteria protect the body from infectious organisms, decrease inflammation, and aid the immune system.
Mercola, J. Friendly Bacteria Blunt Ant-Nutritive Action. Mercola.com. October 31, 2009. (online)
Dr. Trent Nicholas. DFH Clinical Rounds.
The Importance of CoQ10
Here’s a link from pubmed on the importance of coQ10 for heart function and it’s depletion by statin drugs.