At Vital Health Publishing, we believe people, such as yourself, should have access to uncensored health information. As a small, independent publisher, we use crowdsourcing to fund the initial costs of editing ($3000-4000) and book layout ($1500-2000) so we can get this kind of information out to you as quickly as possible!
This campaign is to raise funds for the book "Surviving a Flu Epidemic: The Naturopathic Approach" by Dr. Heather Herington.
"Surviving a Flu Epidemic" by Dr. Heather Herington
150 pages (approximate)
Electronic release: May 2020
Expected printing date: June 15, 2020
Early release: $15.00 (electronic copy)
Deadline to donate: March 31, 2020
How does it work?
This campaign ends March 31, 2020 and then the book manuscript, which we have received, will go into editing.
You can make a donation of any amount to support this project.
If this campaign is successful and you donate at least $15, you'll receive access to an early release electronic copy of the book. Once it's printed, all donors donating at least $15.00 and residing within the continental U.S. will receive a printed copy. Donors donating at least $15.00, who reside outside the continental U.S. and want a printed copy, will be requested to pay extra shipping fees.
A note from Dr. Herington:
On Oct 18, 2019, Johns Hopkins University ran a simulation of a possible pandemic; it was a disaster.
The question of why we aren’t prepared for an epidemic lies not in the lack of beds and even medical personnel but that we don’t understand how to heal our bodies. We seem to collectively “freak out” as we don’t understand what to do and we aren’t confident in the fact that several bodily systems can boost our built-in immune system.
I recently read in a medical journal, “Scientists are holding their breath waiting for the next epidemic... some have coined it: 'The Last Great Plague'; the culprit is thought to be the influenza virus.”
Yikes, I gulped. With so many other lethal microorganisms why the influenza virus? The consensus of the scientific community was clear: it is the ol’ wintertime unfavorite we should be concerned about. This is the designated pathogen those in charge of the Petri dishes believe is the likely source of massive suffering and millions of deaths sometime in the near future, as lethal as the so-called “Spanish flu,” the first recorded swine flu that occurred a century ago affecting fifty million people.
I knew two things: One, our collective immunity has been lowered with the daily assault of a toxic environment, poor quality food, stress, toxic emotions, lack of exercise, dehydration, smoking and its carcinogens, and a lack of knowledge of what nutrition and plants along with hydrotherapy and homeopathy can and have done to keep our body strong. And, two, mainstream medicine is not meeting the medical needs of people in the 21st century.
As a naturopathic doctor since 1987, I sat down to write everything I knew about treating the common flu and what could be done for an influenza epidemic. I read stories from other influenza epidemics to see what worked, or not. I knew people needed to understand the role and benefit of fever and detoxification in acute illness and that aspirin and other fever suppressants can have deadly consequences. Instead of reaching for a drug for every ache or pain, people need to understand our immune system is an exquisitely orchestrated series of steps.
This is that book, coming at a time when influenza continues to outnumber any other virus in terms of sickness and death.
There is so much we can do to enhance our immune systems including therapies like fasting, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and more. We must learn botanical medicines known to thwart the influenza virus such as Lomatium dissectum (thank you, Washoe tribe of Nevada); understand the importance of an optimal microbiome; and the effect of stress on the immune system. Holistic health professionals agree that a healthy diet, hydration and certain nutrients such as Vitamin C are essential.
I am thrilled to be sharing information that can truly help you and your family in a seasonal flu as well as the possibility of an epidemic.