1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).
Your First Line of Defense Against Germs
Beating the flu takes a little common sense and proper hand-washing habits.
Instead of putting your health at risk by taking a flu shot or giving them a pill, wash your hands more often.
Read more details: Hand Washing
2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face
(unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).
3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water
(use Thieves Mouthwash if you don't trust salt).
H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms.
Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual
that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water.
Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities),
but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt
water is very effective in bringing down viral population.
5. Vitamin D boosts our immune system. First, it enhances the strength of our white blood cells, whose primary function is to fight off invaders — such as flu viruses. Second, it has anti-inflammatory properties, which means that it can lessen symptoms when you have been infected with a virus. Children are especially at risk for seasonal flu because their immune systems are less mature, they eat more sugar-laden foods and because flu can spread around a classroom.
6. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C.
If you have to supplement with Vitamin C, use Young Living's Super C
7. Drink LOTS of warm liquids. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as
gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the
throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
8. Avoid sugar. Sugar suppresses immunity. Because sugar lack minerals and vitamins, they must draw upon the body's micro-nutrient stores in order to be metabolized into the system. Read more here:
All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households, and certainly much
less painful than to wait in long queues outside public hospitals.