to Beat the
Cold & Flu Season
we have written an article on preventive measures during the cold and flu
However, there are two products on the market that you must read about
Del Immune V™. If you want to prevent a
cold or flu, EpiCor and/or Del Immune V™ is better than a flu shot. Keep in mind
that if you catch a cold or flu, EpiCor will not help, while
Del Immune V™ has been known to knock out
a flu bug in under 12 hours. Additionally, if you want to check out Diamond V
XPC, the original animal feed from which EpiCor is derived, click here:
1 May 2009
itself is a strange mixture no one has ever seen before, and
conspiracy theories are as pandemic as the flu itself.
could something like this be created in a laboratory? Yes, and, in
fact, the CDC was working on exactly that.
CDC to mix avian, human flu viruses in pandemic study and this:
Click here: Army: 3 vials of virus samples missing from Maryland
facility - CNN.com
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14 June 2009
Finally, I've actually used
this research to beat the common cold. To read about this, click
here: Conquering the Common Cold.
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I just read
an article that said children hit by the flu were very hard to treat.
medicine (conventional or traditional medicine) has no cure for colds and flu.
It treats symptoms only, and for the last time in this life I want to tell you:
Treating symptoms suppresses your immune system which is the only thing you have
to help you beat a cold or flu.
is your body's immune system fighting back.
throat is hyperthermia, a situation that tries to kill the bugs.
A fever is
hyperthermia; for every degree rise in temperature, your lymphatic system flows
twice as fast.
stuffiness are your dead immune cells. They died and now have to be cleared out
of your body.
symptoms and you suppress your immune system and the bug wins.
some naturopathic means of aiding your body in ridding itself of a cold or flu.
An Ounce of
Prevention . . .
take a good multivitamin, get their omega-3s, spend time outdoors
and get some exercise have fewer colds and flu than those who don't
We need our
antioxidants, bioflavonoids, essential fatty acids, and vitamin D to
maintain our immune systems. Vitamin C is essential, and everyone
should discover how much their bodies need. Add some resveratrol (we
can't get enough from our food) and take 5,000 IU of vitamin D
tons on this essential nutrient, vitamin D; how it protects against
cancer, how it seems acts like a hormone, but we haven't mentioned
(and I'm updating our pages on the immune system right now) how
vitamin D enhances our immune system.
In 1945 a Dr
Hope-Simpson was studying influenza outbreaks in temperate regions
and the tropics. He noticed that they tended to occur during the
"cloudy" months, such as in the winter and in during the rainy
seasons. He theorized that lower amounts of vitamin D were
responsible for these outbreaks, and in the year 2003 investigators
confirmed that the good doctor was right; flu epidemics occurred
during the rainy seasons when getting vitamin D was darn near
Health sites and physicians who know nothing about nutrition seem to
recommend 200 IU daily of vitamin D. However, those who seem to know
what they're talking about recommend an optimal daily amount of 5,000 IU of vitamin D.
Vitamin D deficiency is at pandemic levels among industrialized
First Sign of a Cold or Flu
accept responsibility for your illness. We're not talking blame, we're talking
responsibility. You did not ask for the cold, but somehow, somewhere you brought it
and one way of getting along with the process is to accept your responsibility.
Colds do not just happen. Ten people get hit by the bug, only six get
sick. (Besides, what you resist, persists.)
Covalent Silver Solution
This is not a silver bullet, but at
times, seems like the next best thing. I've seen a flu bug go away
in just eight hours after drinking Covalent Silver Solution. CSS is
best taken at triple strength. I caught some kind of cold that
involved allergies while on the road and CSS in normal strength did
nothing. I finally took it triple strength (along with all the other
things we recommend below) and it ended.
To read all about covalent silver and
find out how to get it at a discount (for my readers only), go here:
Covalent Silver Solution.
12-13 ounces of triple strength Covalent Silver Solution, increase
your vitamin C. I use
Now's Ester-C Complex 90Tabs but
if you take a straight Vitamin C, then you'll have to add bioflavonoids, some calcium, copper,
and L-lysine. Vitamin C is, for modern naturopaths, a complex. For an average sick adult, 15,000 to 20,000 mg is about enough.
(We say sick because your need of vitamin C increases with
illness.) If you
get diarrhea, you've taken too much. But it's only diarrhea, and not the end of
the world. Vitamin C is used in large doses in Europe for constipation.
just received an email from the Orthomolecular Institute stating that to beat a
virus, like the virus that causes bird flu, that much, MUCH more Vitamin C is
Vitamin C expert Robert Cathcart, M.D., specifies very
high therapeutic doses of vitamin C. For a severe cold:
60,000 to 100,000 milligrams/day. 
For most influenza (flu), 100,000 to 150,000 mg/day. 
For Avian (Bird) Flu, 150,000 to 300,000 mg/day.
This amount is taken over a day's period, by sipping juice with Vitamin C in it
all day long, or by taking 10, 15, of 30 tabs per hour.
At a rate of
ten tabs per hour of
Now's Ester-C Complex 90Tabs, you'll use up the entire bottle,
90,000 mgs, in nine hours. This means you're going to have to have a
LOT of vitamin C on hand when the flu hits. Personally, I've used
100,000 mgs per day for five days. When tested for damage from the
flu bug, they found nothing, though I was still very sick.
With this in mind, I've posted in the
left column all the different vitamin C products I took during that
terrible flu spell.
out some good
The best is made from Echinacea Angustifolia. A good strong tincture (it should burn in your mouth)
is the best. Take at least 3 dropper squeezes (droppersfull) under your tongue.
Yes, it smarts. You can take up to
an ounce, but it's hard to get down. Never take echinacea for longer than two
weeks at a time and never take it with goldenseal (with astragalus is okay.) For
more on echinacea, to here:
Master herbalists tell us that echinacea mixed with goldenseal drives the
infection deeper and deeper into the body. Take them separately.
your T-Cells into gear like echinacea, but your immune system needs
still more, so keep reading.
need an immunostimulant.
completed research on a substance originally from Russia called
Del-Immune V™. It could easily be the most powerful immune
system stimulant available. To read about it, please go here:
is a preview of the article on Del-Immune V™ (and
Simply the Best has arranged for our readers to get the best price on the web),
Basically, Del-immune V™ activates a switch in
the immune system that in turn quickly starts the protective
system against infectious and foreign invaders.
Proteins and other components important to the
immune system are manufactured within the healthy lactobacillus
cells used to make Del-Immune V™. But these important proteins,
complex sugars and other structures exist on the inside of the
cell so they are not visible to the immune system.
When the cell walls are fractured,
the immune-activating proteins are available to do their job.
This fracturing process is called "lysing."
Original Russian research conducted in the 1980s demonstrated
the proteins and other components in the cell wall "activate and
excite" an important switch in our immune system.
This switch is called a cytokine, which is more
specifically identified as IFN a. This cytokine acts as a
messenger to Interleukin I and VI. These are like
"superhighways" into the immune system, and they stimulate
essential T cells, B cells, NK cells and other systems. These
are important white cells that protect against or eliminate
infections. Interleukin I protects internal bodily systems that
are wet (i.e. lungs, throat, nose, kidneys). Interleukin VI is
anti-inflammatory and helps in building bone.[http://www.delimmune.com/page.asp?pageid=0|3&id=0|How_does_it_work]
I like my Agaricus
Blazei Murill or ABM mushrooms. You can substitute
or MGN-3, or Beta Glucan, or even IP-6. For your mushrooms, you can go to www.agaricus.net
(if they are back online) or order from Mitobi Enterprises.
I like to mix my mushrooms all up: some shitake, mitake, and some ABM. Keep
in mind that the mushrooms from the rainforest are much more powerful than the
ABM mushrooms from anywhere else. One particular form of mushrooms that I happen
to like and use when I get a tickle in my throat (used in cancer protocols in the Orient) is the
immune stimulants can be found at
and check out Immuni-T, Immuni-T2, Immuni-T3, and RM-10. The Beyond C there is a
great form of vitamin C.
We've found two more
places to get your super immune boosters. SmartMune from
Attain Health (click on Products
to find it)
is one of my favorites. There are more products at their site, and we'll be
reviewing them soon. Another product I found is a Cold & Flu formula from Jenny
Q's Herbal Remedies. Talk about a mom and pop organization, this one's just mom.
She mixes echinacea with shitake and reishi mushrooms and a few other great
things. Her phone number is 800.933.3197.
Isotonic OPC is one of our latest discoveries. We
all know how we need antioxidants, and Vitamin C is a very powerful
antioxidant, but Isotonic OPC is one of the most powerful on the
planet, and in a form that is easily absorbed. All your bodily
fluids are "isotonic." Anything you take in an "isotonic" form is
easily assimilated by your body.
OPCs (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins) are powerful
antioxidants that appear to slow the aging process. The list of
successful studies (varicose veins, injuries, catracts, blood clots,
impotence, ADHD, hemorrhoids, lupus, etc.) goes on and on. What is
important here, when your body is fighting off an infection of a
cold or flu virus, the system needs support to help clear out the
dead immune cells, and antioxidant support is just part of it.
When fighting off a cold or flu, adding Isotonic
OPC to your regimen is highly recommended.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC). In an Italian
study, Researchers in Italy found that seniors taking 600 mg
of NAC twice daily developed fewer flu-like symptoms and had
influenza-like episodes less frequently. NAC helps boost
levels of a disease-fighting antioxidant compounds known as
- Andrographis. A Chinese
medicine herb (Andrographis paniculata)
that is known to reduce symptoms of upper
respiratory infections and congestion. Can be
combined Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus
senticosus) which might provide even
greater, synergistic benefits. High dosages can
have side effects, such as changes in blood
- Elderberry extract. Studies
show that this extract of Sambucus nigra
stimulates the immune system. In a limited study
in Israel, researchers found that people taking
elderberry extract experienced a significant
reduction in symptoms such as fever in just two
days. Ninety percent were symptom-free after
only three days. See below for more. We've used
it very successfully.
- Oscillococcinum. This
top-selling homeopathic remedy for
reducing cold and flu symptoms which has been
found to reduce the duration of flu and flu-like
- North American Ginseng.
North American ginseng has, in one small study,
shown to cut the length of colds by one-third
while reducing slightly the odds of catching a
- Zinc lozenges. Zinc is an
antioxidant that stimulates the body's
resistance to infection. Some research suggests
that zinc lozenges reduce the duration of colds.
Remember: you have to
have these things on hand when the first symptoms hit.
these then go rest.
If the cold
or flu hangs on―is still there―then you have to accept this period as a chance
to detox. And you can use the supplements above to palliate the symptoms
naturally and shorten the length of your suffering.
want to increase your beta carotene. Fresh carrot juice is the best way to get
it. Add some superfoods from 1800-HERBDOC or go to
and order their superfood.
Next you can
make some homemade chicken soup. Use a fresh, organic, free-range chicken.
Buying regular chicken soup (or a Golden Plump chicken) ain't gonna do squat for
you. Ok? At least make sure it's raised chemically free and has had a healthy
life free ranging if you can't find an organic one. Use the bones and fat. Add
lots of garlic and cayenne.
torture myself at this point adding at least seven cloves of garlic (crushed up
and let sit for ten minutes before adding to my bowl of soup and some cayenne.
You WILL get some symptom relief here.
created a nasal spray using a drop of Oregano Oil, a drop of Grapfruit Seed Oil,
and three drops of Eucalyptus Oil in acidic electrolyzed water. This has worked best for me so far.
discovered an essential oil mixture that can help some, especially
as a preventive. It's called
Clear Passage and consists of (organic/wild crafted)
Cinnamon, Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lemon, mandarin,
Mountain Savory, Nutmeg, Orange, Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme. You
can place a few drops on a ball of cotton and put it over an air
vent, or put a few drops on a light bulb, or purchase an essential
coconut oil as your carrier, add a few drops and rub on your chest.
You can get it
by writing to
firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the same formula thieves used
during the Black Plague; going from place to place robbing the sick,
the dying, and the dead, but never catching the plague.
If you get a
fever, do not take Tylenol to lower your temp. Your body is fighting back. Keep
hydrated and help your fever along. Take a nice hot bath. Add some eucalyptus
oil to the bath, or some Clear Passage (above). Make some hot tea (old Doc Christopher loved raspberry leaf
tea) with a little (not too much) honey and lemon.
Keep up your
vitamin C over this period. Keep on with the mushrooms. You won't need your
echinacea if you took a lot up front. Keep juicing and making your soup and
taking hot baths if your fever continues.
I've taken up
to 100 grams (100,000 mgs) of Vitamin C daily with no loose stool. I
went to the VA to get checked up and was told that there was no sign
of a virus in my body, even though at the time I'd had all the
symptoms of the Nile Virus. My doctor was absolutely amazed. She
said that my liver and kidneys were perfect, the first places to
show damage from a viral infection. She told me that whatever I was
doing, keep doing it, because it was working.
And learn to
meditate. Talk to your body. Listen to your body. Form a union. So often we
treat our bodies as strangers. Get to know it. You'll be amazed how much you
both have in common and how you can get thru these periods profitably. Spiritual
profits are always a blessing.
I'm not sure
about this information, but it should be passed on. According to
in the event of an actual HN51 avian flu outbreak, it
may be best to avoid the following items (thanx to Tony Isaacs):
juice (Sambucal) - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a
and IL-6. This substance is very effective against the common
flu but may not be desirable for the H5N1 virus. Increases in
these cytokines may trigger a lethal cytokine storm. (Isr Med
- Micro Algae
(Chlorella and Spirulina) - AVOID - Increases production of
cytokine TNF-a. (Pubmed PMID 11731916)
- Honey - AVOID
- Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6. (Pubmed
- Chocolate -
AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6. (Pubmed
PMID 12885154, PMID 1091792
- Echinacea -
AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6.
Although it is often used for normal flu, research shows that it
may increase the chance of cytokine storms for H5N1. (Pubmed
PMID 15556647, 9568541)
- AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6. (Pubmed
- Dairy products & Bananas - AVOID
- These foods increase mucous production.
Because I do not have the
knowledge to confirm or dismiss this information from PubMed, I'm going to just
have to publish it here until someone who is knowledgeable comes forth to set us
Cuts Flu Time in Half
from the University of Oslo in Norway, soon to be published in The Journal of
International Medical Research took a group of people all suffering from the
flu and gave each experimental subject one tablespoon of Sambucol (an elderberry
extract developed by a Dr Mumcuoglu) four times a day for five days, while
giving the control group a placebo (four times a day for five days).
At the end
of the study, those getting the Sambucol recovered from their flu in 3.1 days
(average) while the control group averaged 7.1 days for their recovery.
been no studies on the preventive use of Sambucol, but many people do swear by
it and take it regularly during the cold and flu season.
You can purchase
Sambucol at most health food stores and online. Just plug "sambucol"
into any search engine to locate a store selling it online. If you can't find
Sambucol, I'm sure you can find an elderberry extract from another company.
elder (Sambucus nigra) is a common tree throughout Europe and North
America. The flowers are whitish-yellow and are strongly-scented. The fruits are a purplish-black,
blood-red juice. Stone Age excavations have uncovered traces of elderberry.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, in 400 BC called the elder tree his "medicine
chest" and wrote of its purgative properties.
Supposedly, the wood of Christ’s cross came from an elder tree and Judas was
said to have hanged himself from an elder tree. Although used extensively in
folk medicine, in traditional medicine the elder tree also finds many uses with
every part of the tree (except the pulp) having medicinal properties. The bark was used as a purgative, diuretic, and emetic. The
leaves are used externally for treating bruises, sprains and wounds. Internally
the leaves, too, act as a
purgative, diuretic, and expectorant. The berries have anti-inflammatory and
anti-viral properties, and, as we noted above, can be used in
treating cold and flu symptoms as well as laryngitis,
hayfever, and sinusitis. The berries are also used in making elderberry wine and elderberry
jam, while the flowers are used as
flavoring in Sambuca liqueur. The berries, because of their anti-inflammatory
properties, are used for treating
rheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia and arthritis. The berries are also thought to have some
anti-viral properties, making them useful for colds and influenza. The berries
contain vitamin C and many bioflavonoids, including rutin and quercitrin just to
name two and, contain a high concentration of anthocyanins.
from the purple pigments, have many medicinal properties. Ongoing research in
Europe on the anthocyanins found in the elderberry has shown them to exhibit
antioxidant activity, immunostimulant properties, anti-viral activity,
cardiovascular protection, and even stress relief activity.
No known toxicity or side
effects are known to exist for elderberries, but as always, if you are pregnant
or lactating, it's probably best to check with your physician or naturopath
Is it any
wonder that an old Austrian saying reminds us to "Tip your had to the
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