enquiries prompted the article giving these guidelines on using natural
therapies to protect us from an expected Bird Flu pandemic.� First
it is stated that the Bird Flu is seen as a part of the spectrum of fear that
has been deliberately promoted in recent years. Nevertheless, we have had
pandemics before, and another one may indeed materialize. But is that a reason
for fear? Not as far as you should be concerned.
Our lack of
concern is based on two factors. The first is the availability in natural
medicine of a wide range of effective antiviral remedies, and the second a
considerable degree of immunity against infectious diseases that comes with a
natural lifestyle. To give an example Walter L personal experience: in younger
years he used to get colds and influenza on a regular basis like others around.
Since improving his lifestyle he has not had the flu for the last 35 years.
Similar with the common cold: once a medical doctor and friend of his
warned him not to come close as she had a bad cold. To show her
that there is more to getting a cold than being exposed to the virus, heI rubbed
her freshly used handkerchief into his nostrils. He did not "catch" a
cold. We believe if we can catch a cold or flu, then our health or lifestyle is
Most individuals would acknowledge that there is still room for
improvement with their lifestyle, and this is a good starting point for
protection against the Bird Flu, or indeed any type of infection: Improve your
lifestyle. The main lifestyle factors for improving our resistance to infections
are as follows:
repopulating the intestines with healthy lacto-bacteria
Fasting and Cleansing : removing
accumulated wastes, chemicals and toxins
Allergy Testing - any allergy
greatly weakens our immune system
Dental Problems - mercury, nickel and dead
teeth weaken the immune system
Electromagnetic Pollution - this is a chronic
stress, especially during sleep
High-Quality Diet - some foods
protect us from infections while others make us susceptible
stress of any kind undermines our immune system. Such stress may be
biochemical as from food allergies or vitamin and mineral deficiencies, or it
may come from persistent emotional stress of any kind, dissatisfaction and
especially worry or fear. The opposites of chronic stress are relaxation and
joyful activity, optimism and a positive attitude to life and everything else.
These are highly protective against infections.
antiviral remedies are regarded by alternative practisioners as more effective
than pharmaceutical ones. An added bonus is that natural remedies are basically
free of side-effects, and they are non-specific, meaning that they are effective
against all viruses as well as against bacteria and fungi.
Most natural antivirals are antioxidants. Usually a cocktail of strong
antioxidants is used in high concentrations. These include the vitamins A, C, D
and E, alpha lipoic acid, and extracts of grapefruit seed and olive leaf.
Supportive minerals are magnesium, selenium and zinc. Colloidal silver, hydrogen
peroxide, garlic, and a range of herbs and essential oils may be used in
addition. Different quantities and combinations of these may be
used at different stages of infection alert or an actual infection.
general infection alert you may take the following with each meal or
three times daily:
- Half a
tsp of sodium ascorbate (or other form of vitamin C)
- 1 halibut
liver oil capsule
- 250 mg of
natural vitamin E�
- 15 mg of
- 100 mg of
alpha lipoic acid
� 200 mg of magnesium
- 200 mcg
of selenium only once a day
garlic with most meals (squashing under lemon juice reduces odour)
Use about half of these amounts for children. In addition use a wide range
of high-quality foods and concentrates, such as spirulina, chlorella, barley or
wheat grass powder, bee pollen, kelp, lecithin, fish oils and coconut oil, in
addition to fresh vegetable juices if available. As an additional precaution you
may reduce any mucus in the head spaces, see your HealthSmart Metabolic Bio
Typing advisor for the correct procedures.
During an acute
infection or as soon as you notice any symptoms, do the following:
hydrogen peroxide therapy as explained below
sodium ascorbate as explained below
with the supplements listed for the alert but greatly increase garlic
taking L-lysine as explained below
- Add other
modalities such as colloidal silver, grapefruit seed, olive leaf, herbs and
sniff up the fumes from an opened bottle of tea tree oil or other essential
Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: At
the first sign of an infection put 3% hydrogen peroxide into each ear canal.
Turn one side up, and using a syringe or dropper, put a few drops in one ear;
when the bubbling stops turn the head and treat the other ear. Repeat this a few
times at about 2 hour intervals. In addition, frequently gargle with hydrogen
peroxide, try one teaspoon in a glass of water. In addition inhale 3% hydrogen
peroxide that is sprayed with a plastic spray bottle directly into the throat
several times a day.
Vitamin C Therapy: Increase
you intake of vitamin C to half a teaspoon in a glass of (fresh) juice or herb
tea every hour. If this does not cause diarrhoea, then increase this the next
day to half a teaspoon every half hour or one teaspoon every waking hour. Always
use ample fluids with a high intake of vitamin C. Sodium ascorbate or mixed
ascorbates are generally easier to take than ascorbic acid, which may irritate
the gastro-intestinal tract. However, some therapists believe that ascorbic acid
is more effective. If you are a fast oxidizer or parasympathetic dominant avoid
ascorbic acid. You may make a compromise by mixing some ascorbic acid with
sodium ascorbate in an amount that is acceptable to your tastebuds and your
Continue increasing until you get loose
stool, just short of diarrhoea, then cut back the vitamin C by about 25% or
until the loose stool or diarrhoea stops. If the infection gets worse, increase
again the amount of vitamin C. Continue until the infection has disappeared.
With continuing improvement, amounts need to be further reduced to avoid
diarrhoea. Do not stop a high intake of vitamin C suddenly but reduce amounts
gradually. Warning: If you develop edema or swellings from water
retention then you may need to cut back until this is no longer a problem.
Always use plenty of fluid with a high vitamin C intake.
In life-threatening situations try to find
a doctor who is willing to administer intravenous vitamin C. For a protocol see
Cathcart RF. Treatment of the flu with massive doses of vitamin C at http://www.orthomed.com/mystery.htm#treatment.
Instructions written by Dr. Cathcart to tell your doctor precisely how to make
up a vitamin C IV solution: http://www.doctoryourself.com/vitciv.html
an essential amino acid that makes it more difficult for microbes to spread by
strengthening collagen; take about 2 g or half a teaspoon of L-lysine 3x daily
before meals or food. (If the label just says "Lysine" then it
probably is the synthetic D, L form and may not be effective).
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Revised: March 27, 2006