Locally speaking:This is the first time I come across so many sneezing and coughing, may be because I am taking more trips on the bus and the train. How about you and the Flu? Have you noticed that there is a scare going on GLOBALLY, but not locally!!!

With the absence of health insurance to many especially farmers and the unemployed or underemployed, one needs to guard his or her health .Knowledge and courage play an important role by spreading the AWARENESS and stressing the HERBAL SOLUTIONS.The fight or flight response to sustain life naturally directs us to look for NATURAL solutions ESPECIALLY USING herbal medicine .FARMERS , GARDENERS AND HERBALISTS NOW can educate the public from their experience with growing herbs and using them as FOOD that help the immune system,beside vaccination of course!

Disclaimer:The information listed here is for educational purposes only and not to treat ,prevent or diagnose any disease .Consult with your health provider who is the only authority to help you in case you seek treatment for any medical condition.

To start with the EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS:Here is what the MedWeb tells us about the Symptoms of the Swine Flu FYI: I quote:”

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) – Symptoms

The symptoms of H1N1 flu are a lot like the regular seasonal flu. They can include:

Fever or shaking chills.
Sore throat.
Body aches.
Extreme tiredness (fatigue).

Some people also have vomiting and diarrhea. Most of the time, the illness is not serious. But in some cases, H1N1 flu can be severe and can lead to pneumonia, serious lung problems, and death.

Swine Flu FAQ

The H1N1 swine flu virus appeared in the U.S. in April 2009 and never went away. After sweeping the globe, U.S. H1N1 swine flu cases surged as schools opened in the fall. What is H1N1 swine flu? What can we do about it? WebMD answers your questions. What is swine flu? What are swine flu symptoms? Who is at highest risk of H1N1 swine flu? Help! I’ve been exposed to swine flu. What should I do? If I think I have swine flu…

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Some people are more likely to have serious problems from H1N1 flu, including:

Pregnant women. The developing baby also is at risk for problems if the mother gets H1N1 flu.
People with long-term (chronic) health problems such as asthma or diabetes.
People with a weak immune system.
People who have serious heart or kidney disease or some diseases that affect nerves and muscles.
People younger than 25 years old.

Incubation and contagious periods

The time between getting infected with H1N1 virus and feeling sick (called the incubation period) is usually about 2 days but can be from 1 to 7 days.1 You can infect others starting 1 day before your symptoms start. And you may infect others up to 12 days after you get sick, although most people are infectious for about 6 days.1
Further Reading:

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Flu Bug
Swine Flu Sickens 2 California Kids
Swine Flu Case Count Rising
Mexico Swine Flu Epidemic Worries World
Putting Swine Flu in Perspective
H1N1 Swine Flu: No State Is Immune
Swine Flu: Learning From Past Pandemics
See All H1N1 Swine Flu Topics

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
Last Updated: June 02, 2010.” Unqoute

The Solution: There are controversy about vaccination so I will leave it up for each individual to decide on their own.Personally ,I choose HERBAL FOOD solution for building up IMMUNE SYSTEM .It is affordable if you do not have medical insurance and RELIABLE too!!.Here are some HERBAL SOLUTIONS to consider :

1)The China (TCM)solution:
2)The India (Ayeurveda) solution:
Check out localharvest.org for many herb growers and herbalists who offer locally grown herbs that are helpful as well.