the common cold/flu: what are your recommendations?

scorpiotiger

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so, what are your recommendations for the common cold?

I usually take vitamin C, hot soup, lemon juice and tea.


in flu season, i try to remember to take elderberry.

if I think i'm coming down with the flu, I up the elderberry, and Vitamin C. I have added oregano oil to this.. although when I had a kind of cold/flu recently, it made me upchuck after a while. probably took too many.

I usually let the fever go, as I feel this is part of the healing process.. but it started going pretty high last time. so, I took some aspirin. which brought it down. but... what do people use to bring fever down other than aspirin?
 

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What comes to mind at the moment ...

I'd add vitamin D to the list - either high-dosages of supplemental D or prolonged sun-exposure.

As far as the vitamin C is concerned, I usually take as much as my body can handle (without GI symptoms). The key, in my opinion, is to take smaller amounts very frequently - hourly even (during an illness).

Extra probiotics and fewer refined carbs (as they can suppress your immune system).

I try to get lots of sleep.

And, I drink strong green/white tea and/or ginger tea - sweetened with stevia, as it may help to fight certain viruses.

This is in addition to all the other supplements I take daily.

PS - I like staying up-to-date on what the newest-and-hottest supplements are. Cold & Flu-wise, the newest stud is called Blockade. It's supposed to be a special (of course) elderberry extract.

http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=1187938365145673550&at=0
 

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I get a cold about every four years--had one in 1999, another that lasted a day and a half on New Years Day 2003, and a 5 day cold in March of 2007. My husband has not had a cold in the past three years. I believe it's just what we do on a daily basis that makes the difference.

Mari
 

scorpiotiger

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ok, Iggy.. I'm waiting for your personal cold/flu killer formulas..
 

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so, what are your recommendations for the common cold?

I usually take vitamin C, hot soup, lemon juice and tea.


in flu season, i try to remember to take elderberry.

if I think i'm coming down with the flu, I up the elderberry, and Vitamin C. I have added oregano oil to this.. although when I had a kind of cold/flu recently, it made me upchuck after a while. probably took too many.

I usually let the fever go, as I feel this is part of the healing process.. but it started going pretty high last time. so, I took some aspirin. which brought it down. but... what do people use to bring fever down other than aspirin?
I am curious to know how much oil of oregano you would use...According to my own experience and research, I have found that filling a "00" capsule with 35 or 36 drops will clean all viruses/flu bugs in the blood. If you take one capsule in the morning and another at night, you should be fine the next day!
CAUTION: Drink a glass of water or juice with the capsule, for it is potent.

As far as preventing cold/flu, it is best to keep your immune system in good condition. This can be done by supplementing with Echinacea, Ginkgo, and other immune system boosters.
 

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My wife and myself have both used our GB-4000 Rife machine using the cold frequencies.

Since the virus is almost always different from one time to the next we run it in the channel sweep mode. This makes it more likely to hit the proper frequency to disable the given virus as it is changing all the time.

It seems to work. Our colds only last about four days, while everyone in our office is ill at least twice as long with colds.

D Bergy
 

Iggy Dalrymple

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Knock on wood, I'm batting 1,000 on colds and flu. I call out the Marines, Air Force, and heavy Naval bombardment.

At 1st sign of a sniffle, I sniff colloidal silver (10ppm freshened with 1 drop of 35% food grade H2O2 to 1 oz CS). That usually works in minutes. If additional symptoms ensue, I take 200,000 IU of Vit D3, beta 1,3/1,6 glucans, Culturelle probiotic, Stonyfield Farm yogurt, and sip red onion skin tea. If I do all that the 1st night, I'm always fully recovered by morning.

My brilliant geek friend(but nutritionally stupid), David, called me about 10 days ago, complaining about being nauseous and achy all over. I rushed over and gave him everything but the CS(too late for sniffing CS). He called me the next morning and was completely well.

About 8 years ago, when I was working in a retirement home and was away from my own pantry and supplements, I came down with a bad cold. I beat it by a keeping a raw garlic clove in my mouth all day, giving it a light chew every few minutes. That knocked out the worst symptoms in about 24 hours. My breath probably rid the entire retirement home of the cold virus.
 

scorpiotiger

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I am curious to know how much oil of oregano you would use...According to my own experience and research, I have found that filling a "00" capsule with 35 or 36 drops will clean all viruses/flu bugs in the blood. If you take one capsule in the morning and another at night, you should be fine the next day!
CAUTION: Drink a glass of water or juice with the capsule, for it is potent.

As far as preventing cold/flu, it is best to keep your immune system in good condition. This can be done by supplementing with Echinacea, Ginkgo, and other immune system boosters.
well, I don't fill my own capsules. but this is what I took. I took 2 the first time, and one in the morning and one at night, until I threw up. then, I got kind of turned off about it. but.. i still felt it was helping my cough before my stomach started rebelling.

this is what I took:
GAIA Oil of Oregano Phyto-Caps



actually, I don't get many colds, and maybe that's why I was kind of unprepared for getting this one.. but this last one was a doozy. My gym buddy teaches pre-school.. she is exposed to all the colds/viruses that come along. and I think sometimes she just can't help but pass them on. :p

but.. I don't really know who passed it to who. I just know a lot of people got something similar in my area, and actually, as bad as I felt, I did better than some.

but, NEXT TIME: I will be looking up this thread, and getting into action a lot earlier!!!
;)
 

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What comes to mind at the moment ...

I'd add vitamin D to the list - either high-dosages of supplemental D or prolonged sun-exposure.

[FONT=&quot]Sounds like good advice. Would love to go outside and soak up some rays.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Now if it would just stop snowing! 3-4in since this morning and more on the way. ([/FONT][FONT=&quot]3-21-08[/FONT][FONT=&quot])[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=&quot]Sounds like good advice. Would love to go outside and soak up some rays.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Now if it would just stop snowing! 3-4in since this morning and more on the way. ([/FONT][FONT=&quot]3-21-08[/FONT][FONT=&quot])[/FONT]
where are you that it is snowing? :shock:

It is cold where I am.. kind of disappointed - they said the weather would be great and I was looking forward to taking a long walk outside. :( but.. at least it was sunny. :)

(OT) - why the small font? makes me squint.. :cry:

I want to make sure i can read your posts, Mad Scientist!!! especially with a name like "Mad Scientist" ! ;)
 
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Knock on wood, I'm batting 1,000 on colds and flu. I call out the Marines, Air Force, and heavy Naval bombardment.

At 1st sign of a sniffle, I sniff colloidal silver (10ppm freshened with 1 drop of 35% food grade H2O2 to 1 oz CS). That usually works in minutes.
so, Iggy... how do you "sniff" it? how many drops of silver to 1 drop of H2o2?

and what do you, put it in your palm and sniff it? (trying to picture Iggy sniffing silver :confused:)

If additional symptoms ensue, I take 200,000 IU of Vit D3, beta 1,3/1,6 glucans, Culturelle probiotic, Stonyfield Farm yogurt, and sip red onion skin tea. If I do all that the 1st night, I'm always fully recovered by morning.
what does the red onion skin tea do?

btw, I now save the red onion skins for my bone broth (I freeze the skins)

My brilliant geek friend(but nutritionally stupid), David, called me about 10 days ago, complaining about being nauseous and achy all over. I rushed over and gave him everything but the CS(too late for sniffing CS). He called me the next morning and was completely well.
so.. what did he say? is he now under your nutritional wing?

does he think you are a witch doctor?

(what you should do next time is tell him to take the pills, while you dance around him and chant... JUST KIDDING!!!)

About 8 years ago, when I was working in a retirement home and was away from my own pantry and supplements, I came down with a bad cold. I beat it by a keeping a raw garlic clove in my mouth all day, giving it a light chew every few minutes. That knocked out the worst symptoms in about 24 hours. My breath probably rid the entire retirement home of the cold virus.
well, then, Iggy.. I think you are ready to try the plague brew. Your mission.. to mix this up next time you feel like you are coming down with something, drink it down, and report back to us. ok? ;)

Dr. Schulze's Plague Tonic

YUM!!!


(since the modern plague is MRSA.. wonder if anyone has tried this?)

the ingredients in the Plague Tonic (also known as the Super Cure All tonic):
  • Cayenne: drive the blood thru your body and break up those blockages.
  • Gingerroot: boost circulation. will get blood all around the body.
  • Garlic: destroys any germ, any virus, any bacteria, any fungus, any antigen, any pathogen, and it strengthens your body.
  • Onion: same family as garlic.. goes to the head.. get hottest
  • Horseradish (root); goes right to the head
fill up with apple cider vinegar 2/3 of the way. Blend. You can drink it as is... or strain it and drink the liquid.

Dr.Schulze wrote: You couldn't buy an herbal tonic this powerful with all the money in the world

so... there you have it, Iggy. Don't try this before a hot date, though... :p
 

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scorpio, please check that "plague tonic" link. It seems broken. Gets to YouTube general.

I did not realize the gingerroot relationship. Thanks.
 

Iggy Dalrymple

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so, Iggy... how do you "sniff" it? how many drops of silver to 1 drop of H2o2?

and what do you, put it in your palm and sniff it? (trying to picture Iggy sniffing silver :confused:)
One drop of H2O2 to one ounce of CS. Use this 1 oz nasal sniffer bottle.





what does the red onion skin tea do?

btw, I now save the red onion skins for my bone broth (I freeze the skins)
It's tasty and seems to be anti-microbial. I learned about it at HSI. Supposedly it's an eastern-European remedy.




so.. what did he say?
He said, "Thank you Dr Iggy." and I replied, "You're welcome Dr Geek."



is he now under your nutritional wing?
No, he's a fast learner, but he does listen to my advice.



well, then, Iggy.. I think you are ready to try the plague brew. Your mission.. to mix this up next time you feel like you are coming down with something, drink it down, and report back to us. ok? ;)

Dr. Schulze's Plague Tonic
I may try that. I would like to swap some of my CS for some ready-made Plague Tonic.



Speaking of Plague Tonic,
I bought some "Thieves Spray" for that purpose.
 

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I put this together a couple of years ago with the bird flu scare. Got some ideas here I may add. The onion skin thing is interesting. Have any links or further info on that, Iggy?

When the flu comes:
I recommend that you prepare well in advance for if you wait till the last minute these products will be gone. Many people know about these alternative treatments and the stores will be rushed upon.


Vitamin c
1 to 2000 mg every hour until diarrhea occurs then back off some
This is called reaching bowel tolerance. When the body has all the vit c it can use diarrhea occurs. After diarrhea happens wait a few hours and start again.


Grapefruit seed extract.
purchased at any healthfood store
Gargle with it. 4 gtts in about 4 ounces of water 3 to 4 times a day
Drink it. 1 drop per 10lbs body weight. 4xday
You may also purchase this in pills. Take at least 3 pills 4x day if situation is critical. One pill a day if common flu
With pills increase or decrease dosage according to size of person.
GSE is nontoxic in even the largest dosages


olive leaf extract
standardized to at least 15 percent but use any you can fined if you can't find this.
Average adults 3 caps 3 x day
Increase or decrease dosage according to size of person.
This is a nontoxic product

Beta Glucon from NOW products

http://www.iherb.com/betaglucans.html
Start taking this as soon as you hear about the first case or better yet start in October and keep at it till flu season is past.



Colloidal silver

purchase at healthfood store
1 ounce every hour if condition is severe
otherwise 1 ounce 3 x day
gargle with it and hold it in your mouth up to one minute before drinking it
This is a nontoxic product


Hydrogen peroxide
Purchase at any drug store or supermarket
several drops in the ear 3 x day
do one ear then the other

Herbal Formula
Will probably treat 5 or 6 people. I purchased 1/4 ounce each of these, except the mushroom blend where I purchased 1/2 lb. Purchase chopped herb, not powdered. Mix all ingredients and soak in glass jar covered with vodka for 6 weeks. Strain. put into dropper bottles. Start using as soon as flu hits the state, I mean the very first minute. Carry it with you. Will build immunity and attack virus, anti inflammatory properities.

http://www.herbaladvantage.com/

Product Name Product # Price X Qty = Total
Astragalus Root Powder 11-035P1 $4.50 1 $4.50
Echinacea Ang. Root Pwd 11-187P1 $21.95 1 $21.95
Ginger Ground 11-260P1 $3.42 1 $3.42
Licorice Root Powder 11-395P1 $4.56 1 $4.56
Mushroom Blend of 4 Powder 11-6105X2 $31.56 1 $31.56
Olive Leaf - Powder 11-4905P1 $3.86 1 $3.86
Cat's Claw Bark Powder 11-100P1 $4.89 1 $4.89

Total about $74 dollars with about $5 for shipping.

Phenocaine
http://www.donsbach.com/arthritis.htm
may help with pain and inflammation associated with flu
1 or 2 caps 2 to 3 times a day


Ozone Protocol

If you have ozone equipement follow the ozone protocol.
but vitamin c will inactivate ozone so do not use together.
At the end of the day after all ozone treatments give Vit c 10gms.
Separate ozone treatments by several hours from vitamin or other drug therapies.
It is unknown if ozone affects drugs.
Stop all unnecessary drugs you may be taking while combating the flu. You will have to determine the risk of stopping drugs for a few days.
It you decide to take a drug just for the flu I can not say the effects that ozone may have on it.

In Germany they give ozone intrmuscular injections to fight flu.


Disinfecting your environment
Grapeseed extract, 50 drops to a quart spray bottle.
spray all surfaces a contaminated person is in contact with
keep a bottle each bathroom, kitchen and near front door
after washing your hands spray your hands or put about 10 drops of GSE in your liquid hand soap or dish soap
Add 10 drops to your dishwasher
50 drops to your laundry

I recommed that you purchase ozonators. They are about $40 each from this site. http://www.ozone.enaly.com/EOZ-300Y.htm

you will need 1 medical grade and 2 room air ozonators.
Use one ozonator for the room of an infected person
Use the other ozonator near the entry door and use it to make ozonated water also.
The medical grade is for respiratory treatments and insuffalation.
See the next page for more details.
 

scorpiotiger

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Barbara, thanks for putting all this together!! Wow!! a lot of information.. and things to try!

but.. why the hydrogen peroxide in the ear? how does that help fight the cold/flu?
 

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Yes going to have to add that to my "things to save list".


where are you that it is snowing? :shock:

It is cold where I am.. kind of disappointed - they said the weather would be great and I was looking forward to taking a long walk outside. :( but.. at least it was sunny. :)

(OT) - why the small font? makes me squint.. :cry:

I want to make sure i can read your posts, Mad Scientist!!! especially with a name like "Mad Scientist" ! ;)
I’m in a suburb of Chicago just west of O’Hare airport where I can watch the jets making chemtrails. :yuck: It was a virtual blizzard, although today it is about half melted.

I write all my posts using a word processor. With my spelling ability this is imperative. What it is unable to correct on the fly I’m then able to go back a correct.
The fonts that I am using are actually quite large over there, but when I cut & paste they magically shrink.

So let me try a new font. How about this?
 

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Yes going to have to add that to my "things to save list".



I’m in a suburb of Chicago just west of O’Hare airport where I can watch the jets making chemtrails. :yuck: It was a virtual blizzard, although today it is about half melted.
chicago... ok. my brother-in-law lives around there.. so, I know what you mean.
I write all my posts using a word processor. With my spelling ability this is imperative. What it is unable to correct on the fly I’m then able to go back a correct.
sounds like a good plan. I am a pretty good speller, but queen of typos. I use a firefox extension for spelling.. but it isn't as nice as a word editor. so, I understand the need to be able to correct. and it is probably better to do it somewhere else. I have a tendency to be in a hurry, hit the post button, then read it 5 minutes later, and think, "holy toledo.. how did I miss that? :shock:. but I'm better than I used to be.

too much :coffee: ;)

The fonts that I am using are actually quite large over there, but when I cut & paste they magically shrink.

So let me try a new font. How about this?
MUCH BETTER!!!! Thank you! now I can read your posts easily!!!

btw, if you click the A/A button in the upper right hand corner, it will show you the "source". being a "mad scientist", I bet you can see what VB is doing, and how VB is doing it. You can change the source.. not that you want to do this, but it is nice to know. but this might give you a clue as to what is happening between your word processor and VB.
 

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When we caught this virus thats going around down here... I tried all the tricks.. it seemed like we had gotten rid of the virus, but the fatigue and the aches just hung on for weeks... I am beginning to think I am still fighting the stuff... woke up this morning with another sore throat. I asked our naturopath about how to finish knocking it out, and he said that our normal arsenal wont work... He believes that the virus is man-made, and said the only thing that will kill this virus is ozonated eucalyptus oil (maybe it was extract??) So, I did some hunting, and from what I am reading, its some pretty powerful stuff... Sounds like this needs to be put on everyones list... I just looked up the info about the eycalyptus.. didnt look for ozonated... But I am assuming, that putting it thru an ozonator would make it stronger.. (right arrow??)
Overview
Eucalyptus ( Eucalyptus globulus ) is a tall evergreen tree native to Australia and Tasmania. Today, most commercial herbal preparations originate in Mediterranean and subtropical regions, including Spain and Morocco. The leaves and oil of the eucalyptus plant are used for medicinal purposes. Eucalyptus oil consists of the volatile oil distilled from the fresh leaves and branch tops of the eucalyptus plant.
Topical ointments containing eucalyptus oil have been used in traditional Aboriginal medicines to heal wounds and fungal infections. Teas containing eucalyptus leaves were also used to reduce fevers. The therapeutic uses of eucalyptus soon spread to other traditional medicine systems, including Chinese, Indian (Ayurvedic), and Greco-European.
Throughout the 19th century in England, eucalyptus oil was used in hospitals to clean urinary catheters. Laboratory studies later revealed that eucalyptus oil contains substances with strong antibacterial properties. Studies in animals and test tubes also found that eucalyptus oil acts as an expectorant (loosens phlegm in the respiratory passages), antiseptic (prevents infection), and deodorant. Like eucalyptus oil, the leaves of the eucalyptus plant contain substances that have expectorant, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties, but the leaves are also believed to help reduce inflammation and reduce fevers. In fact, one study conducted in Russia found that an alcoholic extract containing eucalyptus leaves helps relieve chronic ear infections. Many researchers believe that the beneficial effect of the eucalyptus tincture may have been due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
The two things on my list to buy this year, (before they make 'em illegal) is the silvergen, and an ozone machine.... I think they will be lifesavers in years to come!
I have also started buying latex gloves and the face masks.. I also found a company down in houston that will do in home IV treatments... asked the man if they would be allowed to do vitaminC IV protocol if I had a script, and he said he didnt see why not... that might be something to look for in your area...The name of the company down here is apria healthcare.. www.Apria.com


oops sorry, the site for the info about the eucalyptus is http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/eucalyptus-000241.htm
 
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Dr. Eade's advice:

there is a product on the shelves of most health food stores and natural food groceries that really does work. However, most people don’t know about it, and when they do see it mixed in with all the other cold medicines, they don’t know how different it really is.


The product is umckaloabo, an extract from the African plant Pelargonium sidoides. The P sidoides extract is used extensively in Europe, especially in Germany, to treat colds and other respiratory illnesses. And the product is not used on a wing and a prayer like our OTC remedies are, it is used based on sound science.

There have been multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled studies showing that umckaloabo works significantly better than placebo to treat bronchitis. (1-3) P. Sidoides works in several ways to restore health: it has some direct antibacterial and antiviral activity, but it works primarily by increasing the activity of the immune system and by releasing interferon, a potent antiviral substance.(4)

Since there has been so much scientific data showing the efficacy of the P sidoides extract in treating bronchitis, a group of researchers in Ukraine decided to test it to see if it would reduce the duration and severity of the common cold. A multicenter, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial was designed and 207 patients recruited. All patients were tested for strep to ensure that their symptoms didn’t have a bacterial cause.

The primary endpoint of the study was the reduction in severity as measured by the Cold Intensity Score (CIS), which is a scale derived from the sum of scores for 10 cold-related symptoms: sore throat, nasal drainage, nasal congestion, scratchy throat, sneezing, cough, headache, muscle aches, hoarseness and fever. At the start of the study the CIS was the same in both the treatment and placebo groups. After fie days the CIS had decreased by 10.4 in the treatment group and only 5.6 in the placebo group.

A secondary endpoint of the trial was the duration of symptoms. The number of patients cured (a CIS less than or equal to 1) by day 10 was 78.8 percent in the treatment group as compared to 31.4 percent in the placebo group. Days absent from work were less in the placebo group as were the number of days with less than 100 percent usual activity level.

...



In my opinion, the best way to prevent colds is to maintain good health and an adequate level of vitamin D throughout the year. That’s what I try to do. But if I succumb, I make a run for the umckaloabo.
http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/uncategorized/a-cure-for-the-common-cold/#more-1213
 

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I've never heard of this! I will have to look for it next time I go to Fresh Fields.. :D

thanks!
 

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Vitamins Reduce the Duration and Severity of Influenza

(OMNS, March 19, 2008) Vitamins fight the flu by boosting the body’s own immune response and by accelerating healing. Individuals can be better prepared for an influenza epidemic by learning how to use vitamin supplements to fight off ordinary respiratory infections. The most important vitamins are vitamins C, D, niacin, and thiamine.


Vitamin D

Vitamin D has known anti-viral properties [1] and has been directly associated with fighting influenza in a recent scientific review. [2] Extensive evidence now shows that vitamin D serves as an important regulator of immune system responses. [3] The most dramatic evidence is a recent double-blind trial proving that vitamin D prevents cancers [4], supported by two recent epidemiological studies. [5,6] Vitamin D has been part of a supplement combination proven effective against HIV in a recent double-blind trial. [7]

During a viral infection, the body can draw on vitamin D stored in the body to supply the increased needs of the immune system. The withdrawn supplies of vitamin D are quickly replenished with 4,000 to 10,000 IU/day doses for a few days. Due to biochemical individuality, we recommend vitamin D blood testing as a routine part of a yearly physical exam.


Niacin

Niacin has known anti-viral properties. The most persuasive evidence comes from recent work with HIV patients.[8-12] Niacin is required for cells to generate the energy they use to perform virtually all biological functions.
Niacin’s effectiveness fighting viruses may have to do with accelerating wound healing as well as improving immunity. Accelerating tissue repair limits collateral damage and minimizes the risk of secondary infection. Niacin has been proven to promote healing of damaged skin in double-blind trials. [13] Other recent findings (niacin reduces injury to the brain after strokes and reduces inflammation in general) also provide evidence of healing. [14,15]

Niacin, 500 to 2,000 mg/day in divided doses, is generally well tolerated during periods when the immune system is fighting viral infections. One takes such doses for several days starting at the onset of a viral infection. Dividing the dose reduces flushing. Using "no-flush" form niacin (inositol hexaniacinate) eliminates the flushing side effect.


Vitamin C

Strong evidence shows that high doses of vitamin C prevent common colds and reduce a cold’s severity and duration. [16] Given the similarities between cold and influenza viruses, the scientific case for treating influenza with vitamin C has been investigated and shown to have merit. [17] Fighting influenza with vitamin C has been tested in the clinical setting and reported to be effective at very high doses. [18, 19]

Extraordinary quantities of vitamin C, between 20,000 and 100,000 mg/day, are surprisingly well tolerated during periods when the immune system is fighting viral infections. These large daily amounts are best taken divided up into as many doses per day as possible, beginning immediately at the first sign of a viral infection. To achieve maximum effect it is necessary to maintain high concentrations of vitamin C in the body. Large, very frequent oral intake of vitamin C can maintain much higher blood plasma concentrations of vitamin C than is generally believed. [16, 19, 20]


Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

Two items of recent scientific research have shown that the B-vitamin thiamine has anti-viral properties. TTFD, one of the fat-soluble forms of thiamine, was recently proven to be a potent inhibitor of HIV virus replication [21]. Thiamine was shown to be an effective treatment for chronic hepatitis B. [22]

Influenza killed more people in the two years following World War I than all soldiers killed on both sides in four years of machine-gun warfare. Influenza has been and remains a serious threat to human health. There is a great deal of public concern about the possibility of a repeat of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Vitamin C, niacin, vitamin D, and thiamine act together to strengthen the immune system, and to optimize health. Intelligent, high-dose vitamin supplement use can do much to eliminate the risk of death and disability for individuals with average health, and dramatically reduce the hospitalization and death rates amongst the most vulnerable members of the population.
http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v04n04.shtml
 


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