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What a Mother Can Do About the Flu

A really bad flu seems to be going around. It is going around in Austin, with kids and with adults. It is going around the rest of the country. I hear it is going around in other countries. It is a bad one.

I also hear (rumors and televised news is close to the same these days) that the CDC flu vaccine doesn’t stop it. This is quite possible because how the flu vaccine is only a guess at the top 3 or 4 strains out of many many. I also heard a strong, middle aged adult say she wasn’t going to get a flu vaccine because she was afraid she would get autism. Well, neither the mercury implicated in autism nor the aluminum implicated in giving babies strokes is likely to hurt an adult. I’m not taking any stand on flu vaccines for adults. Discuss with a competent wellness professional.

Whether or not you and your family are into flu vaccines, still, there is much that can and should be done to stay healthy.

Washing hands is very important. In our century the mass of people discovered how important hand washing was, but then we are forgetting. We are with so many people! Have they washed their hands? Have they touched something with sticky hands? Most importantly, little children, crammed in with many other little children from different homes — this is an artificial and dangerous situation. So professional childcare experts are very big on handwashing. And table washing. And door knob washing. Knowlegable parents will also want to be informed if a plague is circulating through a classroom. Is there a way your child could stay home in such weeks?

All of this relates to learning disabilities and learning problems, because studies show that children who more health insults, even these comparatively minor ones, do less well in school. One study even showed that children with dirty fingernails, tended to have colds, and thus miss school, and thus did more poorly and were often thought to be less bright. More of their energy was going to physical wellness instead of learning.

Dr. Ensign will share his interview. This is a re-run from 2009. Notice, he favors real hand washing over the alcohol sauce, but public schools have often made that the only option.

New? therapy for food sensitivities?

I have mixed feelings when I read articles like this. For one thing, the idea is hardly new. There have been sublinqual therapies out similar to this for years. In fact, although I don’t understand it, homeopathy works on this principle. For another thing, there is so much not discussed, and a few things intimated that it really spreads alarming misconceptions.

Wouldn’t most young moms read this, think we have a new therapy, rush off to demand this of their doctor? So is this just more covert than say, ads for the purple pill or clips on the news made by drug companies?
Parents’ Magazine report some progress in researching food allergies and sensitivities. I am all for research.

Many people don’t have a real grasp of what good research is. What is bogus and what is real? How far do reported claims go?
This gets exacerbated when the news media pass on drug company pr. Or when professionals like nurses or teachers start urging people to take this or that pill.


Some therapies to reduce allergies are not new. It is great that there is continued research. Indeed, I have agreed with a researcher interviewed on my show who just wanted some safety testing – research — on immunizations.

In a parents magazine, it is great to read about research. But then, let’s really read about research. What are the Ns? What was the hypothesis? What is the level of known knowledge? What has been learned this time? If we don’t hear these things, then we are not reading about research.

And since most people reading a parents magazine are parents, not researchers, then maybe a more helpful article would be about mom level protocols, prevention, and what to look for and how to helpfully interface with wellness professionals.

But that would not gain nearly so much money for drug companies, or advertisers.

So it depends upon the reader to be a critical consumer of advertising or er… purported information.

I know my listeners are critical. Sometimes they don’t like mom level protocols. Perhaps it challenges preconceived notions. Perhaps it puts the responsibility on them. I don’t know. I do know that there is a need for this kind of information. And so that is why I work so hard at such cost to myself and family to provide it to you. Free of charge.

But nothing is free. Thanks for the words of encouragement. Support is needed. Life is a team sport.