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Iane's Blog Stomach Flu - Norovirus

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Iane's Blog Stomach Flu - Norovirus

The “Stomach flu” (Viral gastroenteritis) although not actually the flu can be spread from person to person or by touching a contaminated surface, as well as from sewage-contaminated food or water, or meals prepared or handled by an infected person. The Norovirus causes gastroenteritis.  Though they share some of the same symptoms, technically the flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. Typically most children and adults infected with this virus will experience violent stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Fever, a headache and body aches can also be experienced. Most people who get a stomach bug virus experience...

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Jane's Blog Nutrition and Healthy Immune System

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Jane's Blog Nutrition and Healthy Immune System

A new study published in the September 10th 2018 Clinical Infectious Diseases medical journal suggests that vaccine effectiveness may begin dropping within weeks of administration, adding more evidence of waning protection over the course of a single flu season. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California showed that the risk of contracting the flu climbs about 16% for every 28 days after vaccination. A strong immune system provides a child with powerful natural defenses against disease. Conversely, a child with a weakened immune system is vulnerable or more susceptible to colds, flu, and more serious illnesses. Dr. Leo Galland, MD, former...

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Jane’s Blog Natural Anti-Virals

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Jane’s Blog Natural Anti-Virals

Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu, warts, HPV, chicken pox, shingles,  norovirus, West Nile, measles and other deadly infections like HIV, Zika, Small pox and Ebola. They are microscopic biological agents that reproduce inside the cells of living hosts. When infected by a virus, a host cell is forced to produce thousands of identical copies of the original virus at an extraordinary rate. After contacting a host cell, a virus will insert genetic material into the host and take over that host's functions. The virus continues to reproduce, but it produces more viral protein and...

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MONSTER Flu is Here! Fight Back!

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MONSTER Flu is Here! Fight Back!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this flu season is fierce and Kristen Nordlund, a spokeswoman for the CDC stated, “Based on the latest data, the flu season has not even peaked yet.” Numerous medical authorities say any given year when flu vaccines are well matched to circulating viruses, their effectiveness is at best, about 60 percent in healthy individuals. They also say the elderly and those with serious health problems &/or compromised immune systems generally don’t respond as well to vaccines. This year the “MONSTER” virus Influenza A (H3N2) everyone is talking about in the news is...

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