Still think polio is symbolised by paralysis in the legs? That's an outdated view. Nowadays, less than 1% of polio cases result in paralysis of the legs, says Wikihow. And while it's promising that polio's on the decrease around the world, reams of information was published on the polio vaccine during World Vaccination Week. But that's not the only way to prevent polio…
Until the 1950s, polio crippled thousands of people every year.
Now, a new $5.5 billion world vaccination plan aims to eradicate polio by 2018, says Health24.
That’s because there’re just a handful of polio cases reported each year – but that could be because many people don’t realise they’ve got polio.
What is polio?
Poliomyelitis or polio is a contagious disease caused by an intestinal virus that can result in paralysis.
But in most cases, polio is just a mild illness, causing flu-like symptoms that disappear in 10 days.
In fact, "The vast majority of people who are infected with the polio virus don't become sick and are never aware they've been infected with polio," says Mercola.com
So while many still advocate use of the polio vaccination, other alternatives have been investigated.
For example, did you know you can reduce your risk of contracting polio simply by cutting back on sugar?
That’s because a diet high in refined sugar was found to increase your risk of contracting polio in the 1950s, at the height of the polio epidemic.
So cutting down on sugar could be all it takes to strengthen your immune system
and chop your risk of all sorts of infection right down.
That means if you have constant sugar cravings, you shouldn’t give in – you’ll be opening yourself up to all sorts of infection.
Instead, natural health practitioner Kerry Bones
says in Nutrition & Healing
to try gymnema tablets – this natural herb literally blocks your taste buds from recognising sweet flavours.
This means that “within minutes of putting it on your tongue… a biscuit tastes like eating a wad of salt and flour – not very appetising,” says FSP Health
Try it today! You’ll be doing your body a world of good.