If you think that immunization provides a safe hedge against the flu (swine or seasonal), you might want to reconsider. Today, MSNBC reported that a city nurse given the seasonal flu immunization two weeks ago has now developed paralytic Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
It appears that an outbreak of paralytic syndromes also occurred in 1976 when in response to a swine flu outbreak at Fort Dix in New Jersey, 46 million Americans got the immunization. On November 4, 1979, the CBS news program 60 Minutes aired the following video report of their investigation into the 1976 swine flu immunization, which left 4,000 people claiming injury, two-thirds of them with permanent neurological damage or dead due to paralysis that occurred after immunization.
So what do you do if you want to avoid Toxic Vaccine Syndrome and don’t take the immunization?
How to protect yourself from swine flu:
1. Vitamin D3:
a) Get your levels tested through Grassroots Health.
b) Take 2000-4000 IU daily of D3 until you get your blood test results.
c) Get as much direct sunlight as possible, without sunscreen, between 10am and 3pm, with as much skin exposed as practical.
d) Maintain levels at 50 to 70 ng/ml. Many people will need 4000 IU daily to reach and maintain this level in the winter.
e) If you feel an infection coming on, take 10,000 IU daily for 3 days or until the infection passes. Pregnant or lactating women should limit the emergency dose of D3 to 4000 IU per day.
2. Vitamin A (retinol):
a) Eat 4 ounces of liver once weekly, or take 1 teaspoon of cod liver oil daily.
b) If you feel an infection coming on, either eat liver, or take 10,000 IU of fish liver oil source vitamin A for three days in a row. Pregnant or lactating women can eat a serving of liver, but should limit the emergency dose of isolated vitamin A to 5000 IU per day.
3. Eat saturated fats, especially coconut milk or oil, or butter fat. Coconut products and dairy fats provide antiviral fatty acids (lauric, caproic, caprylic, and capric acids)
4. Avoid sugar, corn syrup, honey, fruit juices, etc. A 100 gram dose of sugar can depress your macrophage activity by 50% for more than 4 hours.
5. Reduce carbohydrate intake. Diets high in carbohydrate raise blood sugar levels, which suppresses the immune response. Eat a paleo diet of meat, vegetables, fruits, and nuts, as outlined in my book, The Garden of Eating.
6. Take herbs
If you have frequent exposure to infectious disease (e.g. schoolteacher) and history of frequent upper respiratory infections, I recommend ongoing use of Jade Windscreen (Yu Ping Feng San) throughout the flu season. This contains a high dose of astragalus root (Huang Qi), which raises white blood cell production. I have found it very effective for such situations.
a) Gan Mao Ling: A very potent antiviral combination of Ilex root, Isatis root, Evodia root, Chrysanthemum flower, Vitex fruit, and Honeysuckle flower. You can take it as a preventive in case of known exposure. Indications: Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, body aches, sinus infection, ear infection, influenza, early stage measles. Contraindicated in cases with strong chills, and used with caution by people with hemorrhagic disorders or on anti-coagulant therapy.
b) Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian: Available in prepared pills. Superior for acute sore throat and swollen glands. Contraindicated in cases with strong chills.
c) Ban Lan Gen Chong Ji: An instant herbal tea available in many Asian groceries or Chinese herb stores. Use for epidemic toxins and seasonal toxic pathogens presenting with swollen, painful, sore throat, high fever, red and swollen eyes and ears, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, abscesses, boils, carbuncles, furuncles. Contraindicated in cases of with strong chills, and use with caution in hemorrhagic disorders or with patients on anti-coagulant therapy.
d) Gan Mao Jie Du Chong Ji: An instant herbal tea available in many Asian groceries or Chinese herb stores. For upper respiratory tract infection, cold and flu, especially with fever, neck pain, body aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose or nasal congestion. Contraindicated in pregnancy, diabetes, and cases of strong chills. Contains sugar.
BTW, I have no financial interests in any of these products, unless of course you get them from my office.
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