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Important Lesson From the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

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Important Lesson From the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

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Date: 2019-09-05 10:30:00

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Today, I want to share a little bit about what I learned from the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918. 

This is an interesting story about an incredibly deadly flu. It’s estimated that the Spanish flu caused 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide. 

Interesting things about the 1918 flu pandemic:

1. They didn’t really die from the virus itself. The majority of deaths occurred because of:


• Superinfection

2. Many of these deaths involved people in their 20’s. Why?

• People were getting too much aspirin. 

• Four years earlier, there was a huge shift in diet. There was a lot more canned food, which decreases zinc in food. There also wasn’t much of a variety of food available. This caused nutritional deficiencies. 

• The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic occurred in January, which is the peak time for vitamin D deficiencies. In the winter months, the risk of illnesses like upper respiratory infections goes way up.

What is the main thing I’ve learned from the flu pandemic? — The importance of nutrition. There is a link between nutritional deficiencies and health problems. Getting the nutrients you need is one of the most important factors in preventing health problems. 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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