Apparently, Mexico is having a problem with a swine flu outbreak which is heading into the United States. This is certainly not something to be taken lightly, but neither is it a reason to panic. Panic doesn't lead to any sort of reasonable judgement on anyone's part. However, there are things that folks should do to protect themselves from this particluarly nasty strain of flu, just like any other flu. The absolute first thing that one must do is to ask God for good health and trust with your whole heart that He will. After that you should do the following. First, do take this seriously and cut down your possible exposure. Keep your home, person, and car clean. If you must go out in public then take some baby wipes for those disease ridden shopping cart handles. Second, eat healthy good food and get plenty of excercise and free clean air. And thirdly, check out the recipe's over at the Never Done Farm for Four Thieves Vinegar and Elderberry Tincture. Make them, keep them on hand, and keep ingredients to make more. The recipes are in the second blog post down on that page, the one titled "Are you Prepared For...". The recipes are easy and provide for some serious immune system boosters. These three things will keep the average person healthy. I am not a doctor, but I have always believed that God designed us with a perfect immune system. Unfortunately we very rarely give our immune systems a chance to do its job any longer in society. Instead we rush to the nearest drug store to pop our body full of chemicals that shouldn't be there. It is the chemicals that we consistently subject ourselves to in our food, daily lives, environment, and medicine that makes our populations so terribly weak and things like swine flu becomes terrifying. I know our media blows these things out of proportion, just like they did with the avian flu several years back. They had the whole world sequestered in their homes living in complete and total fear of their neighbors. They will do the same with this. Now I am not saying that there will not or might not be a pandemic at some point. In fact, as a Bible believing Christian woman I do believe that there will be. We will have to wait and see whether this swine flu outbreak is it. However, I do know that being prepared spiritually with Jesus Christ alone (there is no other way folks, He is it), and physically living a clean life without chemicals definitely gives God's beautiful immune system to do its job. The stronger our immune systems the better and these tinctures will definitely help. Even unpasteurized apple cider vinegar will help boost your immune system. So live healthy, trust in God, and have a wonderful day!