I am on call all day on Saturday and Sunday (7am - 11pm). I got a call first thing out of bed this morning and drove to Dayton (1 hour each way) and found a locked building so I could not go in to see what was wrong. I got back home and was walking in the door and my pager sounded and I had to leave for Wilmington (2 hrs. each way) - GAH!
Anyway - I listened to a health show on a local radio station while driving that is hosted by a chiropractor who believes in strengthening the body, aligning the spine, and supporting the body's efforts to heal itself. One man called in about his insomnia and the host told him to lose weight (285 lb.) and give up sugar. The host said eating sugar was like throwing gasoline on the metabolism. It sets it afire (blood sugar spike). I had never thought of it that way.
He also said people do not die of the flu; they die with the flu. Their systems are already compromised and the flu is more than they can overcome. That got me thinking as well. He also said getting a flu shot makes one more susceptible to other strains of the flu that the shot does not cover. I know I have heard people say that if they get the flu shot; they get the flu. A nurse told me that they inject a dead virus to create the immunity so they won't get the flu but evidently these people get another strain.