Let me provide here some easy measures to prevent the disease:
Basic information for the prevention of H1N1 disease:
(a) The following information I have written in my book on "Human Diseases" should prove very useful:
p.187: Immunity against virus diseases.
p.141: Common Cold.
p.171: German Measles
p.246. Virus Diseases.
p. 115: Body Heat or Heaty Body.
p.35. Table-1: Diseases that may develop in relation to acidity.
All the above are very much relevant to H1N1 disease. They would only take very little time to read.
(b) Besides the above, the following should prove useful as well:
- Keeping awake late-nights is not very good. Likewise, over-working (far too much of working until your body is totally exhausted) is not good.
- Starving without eating food is not good for this disease.
- Strenuous exercises are not good, as it would make the body acidic.
Avoid consuming ACID foods, fruits and drinks. Examples of this: buah kundang, rambai, macang, mango, duku langsat, rambutan (a few ok), mangosteen (very few, ok), durian (not too much), green belimbing used for cooking (sweet buah belimbing, ok), strongly sourish Durian Belanda (sour sop) (sweet sour-sop, ok), sour plums, Roselle drink, Assam Jawa drink (using Assam Jawa for cooking, ok), (oranges, pomelo and lemons are ok, since they contain plenty of potassium), sour pineapple (a little of sweet pineapple, ok),
China-imported tit-bits that taste sour: e.g., sourkana, sour orange skin, sour lemon skin, sour ginger, sour-tasting Bayam (pulicha keerai, in Tamil), etc.,
Generally rice and rice-based foods are good. All those bottled drinks that may contain itric acid (or any other acid or preservatives) should be avoided.
Foods cooked 2 or 3 days ago (i.e., old food), if not sterilised properly) should not be eaten as well. This is especially true if the curry contains dhor dhall, kacang hijau (green gram), kacang tanah (groundnut), etc.
Must avoid eating chocolates, ALL forms of nuts including groundnuts, pistachio, almond, etc. should not be eaten in large quantities / frequently (A few added to foods can be eaten).
Better to eat: dragon fruit, sweet apples, honey melon, water melon, pears, bananas, cucumber, onions, pumpkin, grey 'pumpkin' (Poosanikkai, in Tamil), loofa (Peerkangai in Tamil),
Drinking coconut water (and its meat) on alternate days (during day time and not by night) is good. Coconut water can be taken daily if one is travelling around, or is enggaged in strenuous physical work.
The fruits of Sea Coconut (Borassus flaberllifers) is EXCELLENT if a person has already contracted the disease. It will give immediate cure. Now, it is available in supermarkets in canned forms: they call it Sea Coconut, imported from Thailand or Singapore : white syrup or gula Melaka preparation: both are OK. (Uninfected people can also eat this for prevention: dosage: just 2 or 3 pieces only in the mornings on alternate days, until the hot season changes.
If infected, one should bathe 3 or 4 times a day in cool tap water. (Hot water is bad).
Once infected, the person should eat RICE and rice-based foods, and should avoid high protein diet, chicken, soybean (all kinds), oily foods, Wheat items are not good. Pow dered milk, papaya and other acid fruits mentioned above should be avoided altogether.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All the above should NOT be continued forever. Do all the above only for a month or so, until the HOT season changes. After that, should eat ALL things in moderation.
Dr.V.M. Palaniappan, Ph.D.,
(Pioneering Founder of "Ecological Healing System"),
Neo Health Care
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