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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: How to Kick the Flu's Ass! Reply with quote

Maybe you know some of these already, but these are
some key methods for flu treatment and prevention.

Any further suggestions or feedback, let us know.

Avoiding Complications and Death from Influenza

January 16th 2013 - By: Dr. Mark Sircus


Vitamin D Will Protect Against the Flu

One of the greatest triggers of influenza, the swine flu and deaths from pulmonary deficiency is vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D reduces the risk of dying from all causes including the flu. Researchers from Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York found that giving supplements of vitamin D to a group of volunteers reduced episodes of infection with colds and flu by 70% over three years. The researchers said that the vitamin stimulated "innate immunity" to viruses and bacteria.


Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

"In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the 'Flu' with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely anyone who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks. I have since that time treated all cases of 'cold,' influenza and 'la gripe' by first giving generous doses of bicarbonate of soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated," wrote Dr. Volney S. Cheney to the Arm & Hammer Company.


Selenium is a strong antioxidant anti-inflammatory that can also be used. Protection against reperfusion injury, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, vascular surgery, are all alleviated with selenium injections as would cytokine storms provoked from out of control infections.

The clinical investigations in sepsis studies indicate that higher doses of selenium are well tolerated as continuous infusions of selenium as sodium selenite (4,000 μg selenium as sodium selenite pentahydrat on the first day, 1,000 μg selenium/day on the nine following days) and had no reported toxicity issues. In view of this new information, Biosyn introduced the 1,000 Ķg dose vials for such high selenium clinical usage.

Selenium is important because selenium-deficient mice developed much more severe lung pathology after infection with influenza virus than did selenium-adequate mice. In another study, when selenium-deficient mice were infected with a mild strain of influenza virus, the virus mutated to become a more virulent strain, one that caused severe lung pathology even in selenium-adequate mice.

Selenium is also an antidote to mercury having the highest affinity with it than any other atom. So selenium does double duty lowering mercury toxicity and this is important because mercury toxicity is known to provoke influenza.

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium chloride (magnesium oil) has always been and remains my favorite medicine that affects overall physiology in a very positive and direct way. Dr. Raul Vergini says, "Magnesium chloride has a unique healing power on acute viral and bacterial diseases. It cured polio and diphtheria and that was the main subject of my magnesium book. A few grams of magnesium chloride every few hours will clear nearly all acute illnesses, which can be beaten in a few hours. I have seen a lot of flu cases healed in 24-48 hours with 3 grams of magnesium chloride taken every 6-8 hours."

Vitamin C

Intravenous vitamin C is a wonderful treatment when people are on the edge between life and death with the power to bring people back from the brink. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) contributes a wide range of benefits. It is known to perform many critical functions within the body involving detoxification, tissue building, immune enhancement, pain control, and controlling or killing pathogenic organisms. It is also known to be helpful for wound and bone healing, healthy skin and eyes, fighting infections, stress control, toxic exposure, and repairing damaged tissue of all types.

Cannabinoid Medicine

Dr. Ben Whalley, at the department of pharmacy at the University of Reading, said tests in animals had shown the marijuana compounds effective at preventing seizures and convulsions while also having fewer side effects than existing epilepsy drugs. At the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., rat nerve cells were exposed to a toxin that is typically released during strokes. Cannabidiol reduces the extent of damage reported the National Academy of Sciences. More effective than vitamins C or E, strong antioxidants such as cannabidiol (CBD) will neutralize free radicals without the accompanying high with regular marijuana used for recreational and other medical purposes. All forms or marijuana have anti-oxidative, neuroprotective, immunomodulation, analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions.

Beyond these core physiological protective mechanisms, something as simple as smoking marijuana is ideal for the pain and discomfort of influenza. With or without the "high," cannabinoid medicine offers safe pain relief even as it heals and protects. It should be put into wide use in hospitals as well as in the home for routine treatment against the worst ravages of the flu.

Dr. Ester Fride strongly recommends the use of cannabinoids in pediatric medicine so what I am saying for adults above applies to children. She notes that "excellent clinical results" have been reported in pediatric oncology and in case studies of children with severe neurological diseases or brain trauma, and suggests that cannabis-derived medicines could also play a role in the treatment of other childhood syndromes, including the pain and gastrointestinal inflammation associated with cystic fibrosis.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, of course and old
hobby-horse of mine:

Fever Cures Flu!

by Fintan Dunne, BreakForNews.com, 27th April, 2009

The leading cause of all flu mortality is treatments which actually encourage avoidable acute respiratory complications.

Only a small minority of people develop serious flu complications, such as pneumonia -which is the actual cause of flu deaths.

The mortality arises because a small percentage of influenza cases go badly wrong. Instead of clearing up in weeks, they leave the patients possibly dead in weeks. Why does this happen?

What's the first thing we do in cases of colds and flu? We medicate with over-the-counter analgesics. The most popular analgesics, including aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen, suppress production of antibodies and on average they deplete the immune response by a staggering 50 percent. Among other effects, aspirin uncouples oxidative phosphorylation; inhibits short-chain fatty acid oxidation; lowers lymphocyte transformation and lowers interferon production in response to viral infection.

One study found flu symptoms last 5 days in participants who do not take aspirin or acetaminophen, compared with 9 days in people who do!


When we have infection, our bodies turn the temperature up. This undermines replication of bacteria and viruses which grow well at normal body temperatures, but not at the temperature of a fever. The immune system itself is also more efficient at this higher temperature.

To defeat flu, the body also lowers the bioavailability of certain minerals while switching to protein energy production to starve any bacteria of the sugar they would simply use to reproduce. That reduces the risk of a bacterial infection complications of a viral flu. Infections thrive on sugar.

So this is quite a sophisticated body-wide response. But doctors and the public won't leave fever alone. Why on earth lower the body temperature -when this is simply defeating the natural and effective response? Perhaps we should ban thermometers, because doctors, nurses and parents are far too fond of using them.

Here's an example of typical advice for a respiratory infection:

".If you can try not to bring your child's temperature all the way down to 98.6, because that may actually prolong the illness by delaying your body's efforts to kill bacteria and viruses. Usually, you shouldn't give anything for fever unless your child's temperature is 100.0 or higher..."

There go two contradictory positions. If the body is right to raise the temperature, then the doctor is wrong to advise lowering it. This quibbling over degrees of fever is missing the point entirely. Healing effectively is our key objective - not easing temporary discomfort.

Fevers make people feel uncomfortable. That's life. Maybe we could just live with that --in the interests of speeding recovery for all and preventing a significant minority deteriorating into pneumonia and some into death.

We should be working to facilitate the body, not thwart it. And the vital time is early in the infection. The sooner we can help the fever knock out the virus population, the shorter will be the duration of infection, and the lesser its severity. This will restrict the rate of transmission -and thus there will be less epidemic spread. It's a win, win situation.

We should focus less on chasing particular variants, and instead improve general treatment thus reducing complications and deaths.


In general, let the body decide it's own level of fever. It knows what it is doing. It has more biological data available to it than any doctor. And vastly more experience. Before medicine, the body already knew how to deal with influenza.

The advantages of a body temperature of up to even as high as 103F to 104F outweigh the modest risk of febrile seizure. Fever increases interferon in the blood; increases the white blood cells that kill cells infected with viruses, and improves their capacity to destroy bacteria and infected cells.

It is also critical to avoid dairy products and caffeine at the early stage, as both increase mucous production. If caffeine is taken, let it be a little and preferably tea. Don't overdo the common advice to drink "plenty of fluids."

Take care with sugar and fast-releasing starchy foods. These upset the hormonal status quo and lead to poor immunity. This may play a significant role in respiratory morbidity in the elderly --by enabling bacterial infection of viral pneumonias and by diminishing immune response.

The body lowers appetite to reduce available blood sugar --the fuel for bacterial infection. It knows when to eat during fever and when not to eat. So, don't force food on an uninterested flu sufferer.

Fever offers a more potent anti-viral effect than any of the anti-viral drugs now in vogue. Fever is safe, natural and effective. Fever can help most of us to beat an infection in 36 hours and be well into recovery within a week.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice post Fintan!

I got this Flu everyone's
been screaming about.
Puked and shat my brains
out for a couple of days, but
instead of grabbing TheraFlu
I just rode out the fever, tried
to eat really healthy (lots of veggies like
kale, vitamins, and plenty of fluids). By the 3rd day
I started to feel better, and was in good
shape by the 4th or 5th.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: going viral? Reply with quote

No matter the viral infection (cold, flu etc.) the "Grandma" method is efficacious. An extra blanket, a hot-water bottle, hot soup and bed rest. (No fever suppressants, unless death is imminent!) Always makes the bug go bye-bye quickly (3-4 days max).

I have been using elderberry extract (natural anti-viral that reduces the viral titre in the blood) as a short-term preventive (at the first "sign" (for me, itchy nose and sneezing) take it orally under the tongue as that is the best way of getting it into the system quickly and efficiently.

Usually, the "symptoms" abate within hours, as the body can handle the lower viral presence with its own immune reaction.

In the last 10 years I have had the flu twice, both minor 3-4 day events. My wife worked in a hospital emergency room so there was no shortage of exposure potential...

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Flu Vaccine Produced With Insect Ovaries Approved By FDA Ė The End To Shortages?
Peter Murray | 01/25/13 | Singularity Hub

'Flublok recognizes three of this seasonís most prevalent flu strains. In a phase III study Flublok was shown to protect people against 44.6 percent of all flu strains, not just the three strains against which the vaccine was matched.'

Photo: Producing viral proteins with fall armyworm ovary cells
and pieces of recombinant DNA allows Flublok to be produced
faster and in greater quantity than conventional vaccines
Credit: Wikimedia Commons

'FDA has approved the vaccine for people between 18 and 49 years of age. According to Manon Cox, chief executive of Protein Sciences, 150,000 doses of Flublok could be made available before the end of this flu season. While thatís not a lot of vaccine, the fact that chicken eggs are not involved in the production process means the vaccine could help those who are prevented from getting flu shots due to allergies to eggs.

Flublok is the result of an overt FDA goal to reducing flu vaccine lead times and increase capacity. Recently a new method was developed in Germany that used messenger RNA for quicker production. At $30 a dose Flublok is slightly more expensive than conventional vaccines. But its quicker time to distribution means the extra expense might be worth it, not just for individuals but for a society that is much better equipped at containing the flu before it becomes widespread.'

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard many great things about baking soda but I just can not stomach myself to drink it. Has such a nasty taste to it. But I do agree with lots of rest and fluids, and hot soup is wonderful.
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