According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this flu season is fierce and Kristen Nordlund, a spokeswoman for the CDC stated, “Based on the latest data, the flu season has not even peaked yet.”
Numerous medical authorities say any given year when flu vaccines are well matched to circulating viruses, their effectiveness is at best, about 60 percent in healthy individuals. They also say the elderly and those with serious health problems &/or compromised immune systems generally don’t respond as well to vaccines.
This year the “MONSTER” virus Influenza A (H3N2) everyone is talking about in the news is considered much more severe than usual.
Top CDC flu expert Daniel Jernigan said: “Of the viruses we hate, we hate H3N2 more than the other ones. This strain, which has been around for 50 years, is able to change more quickly to get around the human body’s immune system than the other viruses targeted in this year’s seasonal flu vaccine.” This year’s flu vaccine has been deemed by medical experts to be 10-30% effective at best.
Since October 2017 more than 8,900 people have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza and is already the most widespread on record the since health officials began keeping track 13 years ago.
People are worried and some are starting to panic! They don’t want to just be told to get a flu shot (which isn’t working well), wash their hands, get good sleep, eat healthy and stay away from sick people! They want more!
They want the best remedies to fight back!
In response to your calls & concerns I have put together a wide variety of natural remedies that both protect against and help the body kill off this MONSTER FLU virus.
Colloidal Silver 10ppm Silver Biotics (American Biotech) Sovereign Silver (Natural Immunogenics) is made from pure water and silver, using electrolysis. It is microscopic-sized solid silver particles suspended in the water. The microscopic silver particles can more easily penetrate and travel throughout the body. Colloidal Silver works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that all one celled viruses, bacteria and fungi use for their oxygen metabolism. The presence of Colloidal Silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen, disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies and is cleared out of the body by the immune system. Properly manufactured Colloidal Silver is of no harm to any part of the human body chemistry and eliminated from the body in 2 hours. It is safe for all ages and does not interfere with any medications. Put a teaspoon in drinking water of everyone including your pets. Since viral infections often begin in the nose also use a colloidal silver nasal spray 2x day to prevent germs breathed in through the nose to spread to the sinuses, ears, throat and bronchial airways.
Beta glucan 3mg or 10mg (Solaray) is a very potent biological response modifier that nutritionally activates the immune response through the Macrophage immune cells to yield various therapeutic effects and is safe for all ages. In its most effective form, Beta glucan is extracted from the yeast cell wall of Baker’s yeast. Studies have shown that beta glucans act as immune-modulator agents, meaning they trigger a cascade of events that help regulate the immune system, making it more efficient. Specifically, beta glucans stimulate the activity of macrophages, which are versatile immune cells that ingest and demolish invading germs and signal other immune cells to attack. Macrophages also release cytokines, chemicals that when secreted enable the immune cells to communicate with one another. In addition, beta glucans stimulate lethal white blood cells that bind to tumors or viruses, and release chemicals to destroy it.
Olive Leaf Extract (Natural Factors) is an herb which has been clinically proven as an immune booster particularly beneficial in the prevention and treatment of viral infections. The key nutrient in Olive Leaf is Oleuropein, which is highly concentrated in the leaves of the plant. Olive leaf’s broad killing power includes an ability to interfere with critical amino acid production for viruses. It also has an ability to contain and prevent the spread of viruses by inactivating them, prevents virus shredding, and budding at the cell membrane. Olive leaf extract can directly penetrate infected cells and stop viral replication.
Oil of Oregano (Natural Factors) handles pathogenic bacteria without disrupting beneficial bacteria. It is also an anti-viral and anti-fungal. The chief antimicrobial ingredient is carvacrol. Oregano Oil should contain at least 62-70% carvacrol content to be effective. Another antibacterial ingredient is terpenes. Oregano's antifungal properties come from thymol. Published in the Oct-Dec 2011 Brazilian Journal Microbiology, oregano oil and its main component, carvacrol, are able to inhibit different human and animal viruses in vitro.
Monolaurin (Ecological Formulas) a powerful antiviral and antibacterial, is a monoester formed from lauric acid (medium chain fatty acids) derived from coconut oil. According the report “A Review of Monolaurin and Lauric Acid”, research has suggested that monolaurin exerts virucidal and bactericidal effects by solubilizing the lipids and phospholipids in the envelope of the pathogen causing the disintegration of its envelope. Recent evidence has also indicated that monolaurin disrupts the cell replication of the virus
Combination Formulas that cover a wide range of viral & bacterial infections:
Anti-V with Echinamide (Natural Factors) capsules contains immune boosting and potent anti-viral herbs to help your immune system fight off viruses. Herbs include triple standardized Echinacea purpurea, Lomatium dissectum, Astragalus membranaceus, Reishi mushroom, and licorice.
Kyolic 103 Immune System Formula (Kyolic) Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate), Aged Garlic Extract™†† Powder (bulb), Premium Mushroom Complex
Shiitake, Maitake, Poria Cocos, Reishi and Agaricus, Astragalus extract (root), Oregano extract (leaf), Olive Leaf extract (Oleuropin 18%)
Virattack ( Herb Pharm) a liquid Anti-Viral formula for those who can’t swallow capsules! Proprietary extract blend: Lomatium root, St. John's Wort flowering top, Echinacea root, Olive leaf, Lemon Balm leaf & flower. Additional Ingredients include: Certified organic cane alcohol, distilled water & vegetable glycerine. Non-GMO & Gluten-free
Esberitox (chewable) ( Enzymatic Therapy) Echinacea supports your immune system defenses by fortifying your most critical cells with natural fighting power. Esberitox® has been the top-selling remedy in Europe for over 70 years and can be used by your entire family. Only Esberitox® combines two types of Echinacea with two additional immune-supporting herbs, baptisia and thuja.* This gives Esberitox® a broader spectrum of activity than Echinacea alone.* The powerful combination promotes the body's resistive functions by stimulating the production and activity of critical immune cells.* Safe for Children and Adults use as directed on label.
Bowel Detox (Vinco) Each sustained release tablet contains: Olive Leaf Extract (10% oleopurin) 240mg, Cats Claw Root 4:1 Extract 125mg, Oregano Leaf Extract (10% Thymol) 50mg, Grapefruit Seed 10:1 Extract 100mg and is gluten free. This formula is not just for bowel concerns as the ingredients in Bowel Detox have been shown to be anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic for the entire body.
Cough syrups Elderberry Olive Leaf (Woodstock Herbals) and Active Defense Syrup (Natural Factors) help open up the airways, decrease mucus production and improve immune system function, take 1 tsp every 2-3 hours or as needed.
Clear Lungs (Ridge Crest Herbals) helps to dry up mucus in the lungs. It works really great 1- 2 caps 2-3 x a day.
Air Power ( Enzymatic Therapy) helps to thin mucus, making it easier to expectorate.
Flu Virus Often Starts in the Nose !
Flu viruses spread mainly through tiny droplets made when people with flu virus cough, sneeze, or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or be inhaled into the lungs. People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Therefore you need to keep the nose clean.
Xlear Nasal Spray (Xlear Inc.) contains xylitol.
Xylitol belongs to the chemical group called “polyols”, also known as sugar alcohols. Oddly enough, they are neither sugar nor alcohol, but their chemical structure resembles something in between. Xylitol helps to break down the biofilm that protects viruses and bacteria in the body and when sprayed into the sinuses it helps keep bacteria and viruses from sticking to the walls of the sinuses.
It also improves congestion and allows better drainage of the back of the nose. Clinical experience from physicians using intranasal xylitol suggests a 93 % reduction in ear and sinus infections. Xlear nasal spray essentially washes the nose, so just like washing your hands is a good way to prevent infections, then washing your nose regularly is as well. So make sure to use with your children as well as yourself! Then alternate with colloidal silver nasal spray for maximum protection. They are safe for any age and do not conflict with any medication.
On Guard (doTERRA) is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties. Contains: Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function* It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, doTERRA On Guard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and uplifting. (*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)
Hopefully these suggestions lessen your fears about this year’s “MONSTER” FLU. Obviously you do not need to take all of them and there are many other great supplements too. I just wanted to share with you some of the various ways to help fight off the Flu (or at least help keep the severity lower and make recovery quicker) which we use personally as well as with our family and patients.
For more specific recommendations for adults and children you can contact me at the Tree of Life Wellness Center Inc. in Seekonk, Massachusetts 508-336-4242 or call me on my radio program Holistic Healthline Saturday’s 8am-10am EST (Toll Free) 1-866-920-9455. As always check with your primary care practitioner before starting any new supplement.
Let’s stay healthy together!
Jane Jansen Holistic Practitioner
Host Holistic Healthline Radio
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