Swine Flu…..Scary Stuff

This Swine Flu stuff really has got me freaked out?  How about you?  I know there is not a whole lot that one can do, and I think that is the scariest part.  I am already an obsessive hand washer, mostly due to the fact that my kitchen is not completely gluten-free, how many times in a day can I wash my hands?  Not only that, but I watch a little girl who is still in diapers, so I wash my hands each time I change her, wipe her nose, etc.  Maybe I should count tomorrow.  That certainly would be interesting, huh? 

I got a tweet (Is that what you call it?  This Twitter stuff is deep.  I can’t wrap my brain around it.  Just when I got Facebook down, everybody now Twitters too) that talks about the gluten-free status of the drugs that can treat the Swine Flu.  I wanted to share it here so that the gluten is the least of your concerns should you or a loved one be infected with the Swine Flu.  See here for the gluten-free status of Tamiflu & Relenza.  Additionally here are some Swine Flu FAQ.

I live in Ohio and there is one confirmed case in Northern Ohio, a 9-year old boy, who I believe had traveled to Mexico.  On the Noon news today they announced that there is now a “probable” case in Franklin County (Columbus), the county next to ours.  Can I move my family into a bubble now? 


So, I am going to end this post with some tips on how to avoid the Swine Flu:

~wash hands after contact with the outside world

~wash hands before you eat, touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth)

~see illustration below, definitely avoid this:


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4 Responses

  1. Hi! Found your site when I was checking out WordPress… What a photo! My little gal would never get close enough for a kiss like that!

  2. Hi! I should have put in my post that that isn’ t my little one! LOL! It was a pic I got in an email today! 🙂

    My daughter would get no where near a pig! LOL!

  3. Love that pic…lol…I do agree with you about the tips above. I am also a big believer in vitamins and supplements. Go to http://www.vitacost.com – I shop there all the time for my vitamins (C, D3 & E) and more to help keep my immunity strong. Their prices are great! I also know that they have a huge selection of gluten-free products – snack foods, cereals, etc. as well as digestive enzymes…and they have hand sanitizers and air purifiers, too! Right now they are offering a free Vitacost Healthy Living Kit with a $50 purchase. It contains a shaker cup, a pill case and a mouse pad that has a healthy eating guide printed right on it. Just type in Source Code WD95BG at checkout. I think the offer ends at the end of May – so hurry!

  4. Thanks for the vitamin link! 🙂 I really appreciate it!

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