Swine Flu Chapter list

The Survivor's Guide to Swine Flu: The Complementary Medical Approach

Chapter List and Contents

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General Introduction

Foreword by Dave Hawkins: Swine Flu raises a number of crucial issues for Complementary Medicine

CMA Members Survey: CMA Registered practitioners were surveyed (June 2009) on their approaches to - and opinions of how to treat Swine Flu.

Chapter 1: Introduction - Why should you consider a complementary medical approach to the prevention and treatment of Swine Flu?

Chapter 2: The History of Pandemics and Epidemics - From the first records to date - what can we learn from history?

Chapter 3: How Serious a Threat is Swine Flu? Where did it come from, what is its global spread and why is this strain so worrying?

Chapter 4: Potential Economic, Political and Social Effects - should this current H1N1 Swine Flu virus mutate to cause a seriously lethal pandemic.

Chapter 5: Swine Flu Time Line: To Date - How did this current pandemic start and a close look at its global spread and development.

Chapter 6: What is a Virus? - How do viruses spread?  How does your body fight back? How does a virus get into your system? The pantropism of H1N1 Swine Flu - why this is of concern.

Chapter 7: What is Influenza? How does it affect your body? Viral pneumonia and secondary infections.

Chapter 8: Your Immune System & The Cytokine Storm - Why do some people die of flu?  How does your immune system work?  what is a cytokine storm and what can be done to prevent this phenomenon?

Chapter 9: Can We Treat Swine Flu with Conventional Medical Approaches? - An examination of the efficacy and safety of current Conventional Medical options - including Tamiflu, Relenza and vaccines.

Chapter 10: What is Complementary Medicine? What are the general principles of Complementary Medicine?  How safe is it? Is there any research?


Chapter 11: Preparedness: Your Survival Unit - Who will be in your “Survival Unit” and what to consider in a survival situation.

Chapter 12: Preparedness: The Psychology of Survival - How to prepare yourself psychologically to maintain optimum chances of survival.

Chapter 13: Preparedness: Shelter - How to ensure that you have adequately prepared shelter.

Chapter 14: Preparedness: Water Supplies - How to find and maintain clean water supplies.  How much water do you need to stockpile?

Chapter 15: Preparedness: Hydration & the Dangers of Dehydration - How to hydrate yourself correctly.  Oral Rehydration Solution and how to make it.  What to do to combat dehydration.

Chapter 16: Preparedness: Cleanliness and Sanitation - Correct handwashing procedures. The health ramifications of cleanliness.  How to build a field toilet.

Chapter 17: Preparedness: Food Storage and Stockpiling - How to ensure that you have enough of the correct types of food and supplies.

Chapter 18: Preparedness: Exercise - How much is enough? How much compromises your immune system’s response?

Complementary Medical Approaches to the Prevention
and Treatment of Swine Flu

Chapter 19: Essential Oils - How to use essential oils to ‘virus proof’ your environment.  Which oils are anti-viral and anti-bacterial.

Chapter 20: Herbs - Which herbs can modulate your immune system so that you are less predisposed to an overwhelming inflammatory response? Which herbs have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties?

Chapter 21: Nutrition & Supplements - The Palæo-Mediterranean diet and how this modulates your immune system to be less predisposed to an acute overwhelming inflammatory response - as in a cytokine storm. Foods and supplements that will help you to be optimally healthy and less predisposed to chronic disease - including arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, stroke, Alzheimers disease, etc.  How to harness the anti-ageing, energy boosting and mood enhancing effects of a correct nutritional approach.

Chapter 22: Homeopathy - The history of homeopathy. what homeopathy is and how it has performed thoughout history in epidemics and pandemics.

Chapter 23: Homeopathic Treatment of Swine Flu - The homeopathic Medicines that the author have identified as being useful for Swine Flu.

Chapter 24: Other Complementary Medical Approaches - A look at some other approaches that could prove useful in preventing and treating Swine Flu.

Chapter 25: Recommendations - A concise round up of all the recommendations in this book.

Appendix: The Six Phases of a Pandemic - The World Health Organisation’s definitions.

Emergency Contact Forms - Two forms that you can use in case of emergency


Wash dishes to relieve stress

A very recent study at Oregon State University demonstrated that diets that are high in either fat, sugar or both seem to cause dramatic changes to the bacteria that live in our gut. This complex mixture of about 100 trillion microbes that live in our digestive system is called our ‘microbiome’. Researchers are now beginning to acknowledge a phenomenon that complementary medical practitioners have long understood – that there is a deep connection between the health of our gut and microbiome and our cognitive abilities. The shocking news is that these changes have a deleterious impact upon our intelligence leading to a loss of “cognitive flexibility,” or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations. In the study this effect was most serious in those on the high-sugar diet, which also showed an impairment of early learning for both long-term and short-term memory. The negative impact that elevated blood sugar makes upon our cognitive function is so marked that some researchers now consider Alzheimer’s Disease to be “Type 3 diabetes”.

acupuncture significantly more effective in dermatologic conditions

Generalised anxiety disorders twice as likely in those with inflammatory bowel disease and six times as likely in those with both IBD and a history of childhood sexual abuse

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