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Natural Flu and Cold Remedies
And...Are Vaccines Safe?
January 9th, 2006
by columnist
David Lawrence Dewey
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The greatest public health challenge is not finding new vaccines to stop flu viruses, but to eliminate the cause of them. Most flu has come from China and Southeast Asia.

They are the heart of the problem.

For the last decade, these countries have allowed the unsanitary breeding of geese, chicken and pigs side by side which creates these new viruses.

It is time these countries did something about this serious health problem and the United Nations must insist these countries do something about it. Here are the facts...

Here is some background before we get to natural flu remedies and how you should treat your flu if you come down with it.

First, we need to set the record straight right off the bat.

Just in case you did not know, the first avian bird influenza virus infection was confirmed in a poultry flock in Southeast Asia in January 2004, two years ago. The 2005 outbreaks are a result of the same filth in these countries that is allowing these viruses to emerge. What I am telling you is that all this uproar about a pandemic bird flu is NOT new. We've seen it coming since 2004 and now all of a sudden all the politicians are getting "worried". Why were they not worried last year about this and did something then? They should have been for the public welfare.

Researchers first identified H5N1 in terns, which are birds, in South Africa in 1961. H5N1 is extremely contagious in birds and rapidly fatal, with a mortality approaching 100%. Birds can die on the same day that ruffled feathers, diarrhea, and other symptoms and signs first appear.

China Map Bird FluAs of October 25, 2004, 44 humans in Viet Nam and Thailand had been infected with the H5N1 avian flu, and 32 died (a very high mortality rate indeed), according to the World Health Organization, which reports only laboratory-confirmed cases.

On March 7, 2004, the discovery of avian bird influenza in Maryland compelled Health Officials in that state to order the slaughter of 328,000 birds on a huge commercial chicken farm, nearly four times the number killed when two Delaware farms had been infected in 2004.

Interesting how these facts are forgotten aren't they?

And to make matters worse, in April of 2005, 5,000 labs in 18 countries including the U.S. were sent the dangerous 1957 flu virus H2N2 "Asian flu'' strain, killed between 1 million and 4 million people. It has not been included in flu vaccines since 1968, and anyone born after that date has little or no immunity to it.

Why Was This Deadly Strain Sent To These Labs?

When I tell you the reason, you are going to be shaking your head asking, "have we no common sense?"

This deadly virus was sent out in tests kits to labs. Why? The company makes kits for groups that help labs do proficiency testing, which involves identifying viruses to check a lab's quality controls or to acquire certification.

Upon finding out that this deadly flu virus was sent out in testing certification kits. The World Healthy Organization notified health authorities in countries that received the kits and recommended that all samples be destroyed. In the U.S., The College of American Pathologists asked labs to incinerate the samples immediately and confirm their actions in writing.

As of this writing, no one knows how many of the labs destroyed this deadly virus sample they received. Hello? What's wrong with this picture?

What Are The Types of Flu Viruses

The first flu virus was identified in the 1930s. Since then, scientists have classified flu viruses into types A, B, and C.

Where Have Flu Viruses Come From?

Nearly all flu has come from China. A few strains have come from Southeast Asia, as in Asian Flu, Hong Kong Flu or Swine Flu. These flu viruses are caused by rare avian or bird viruses crossing species with pig viruses.

How Are These Viruses Created?

Geese Pigs ChinaGeese Pigs ChinaMany rural Chinese farmers raise flocks of chickens and geese side-by-side with herds of swine or pigs. Geese or chickens are able to "catch" pig or porcine flu viruses because of the similarity between human and swine or pig lung and organ tissue.

Porcine flu viruses run rampant in this countries because of the way they are cared for. They literally live in filth. In addition, geese and chickens can developed their own type of viruses.

If a pig or swine becomes ill with the porcine flu and then eats droppings from an avian-virus-infected goose, chicken or bird, the result is a new cross-species flu virus. This is how the new Avian bird virus HSN5 has been created. This new virus has the outer lining of a pig virus and the inner viral core of a goose or chicken virus. This new virus then spreads from central China around the world and usually kills about 100,000 or more each year around the world. This is why the so called "vaccines" are having to be changed ever year. Several new variations of goose-pig-chicken generated influenza occur each year coming mostly from China. Due to world-wide jet travel, a new pig-goose-chickn flu virus can travel from central China to New York City in less than 24 hours. It can then spread across the United States in less than three weeks like it did during the 1918 flu epidemic.

In addition, China is notorious for not reporting outbreaks of new flu strains until it is too late to respond properly in controlling the spread of them. Bottom line, China, Viet Nam, and other southeast asian countries need to clean up the un-sanitary conditions that they are allowing to exist in rural farming areas, which is the breeding these new viruses. They must implement laws prohibiting people from raising pigs, geese and chickens in the same pens. The United Nations should confront this issue with these countries.

Human influenza viruses are normally types H1, 2 or 3 and N1 or 2. The Asian flu of 1957-58 was caused by a H2N2 virus and the 1968-69 Hong Kong flu was caused by a H3N2 type influenza virus. Both were created by the genetic rearrangement of human flu virus and avian flu virus.

In the past, pandemics have occurred every 30 years or so. This is about how long is takes for the genetic mutations to exchange between humans and birds. The last pandemic was in 1968, so scientists predict that another pandemic could occur any time soon, if given the right conditions. There is the added concern that the worlds' ageing population and others with a poor immune system are especially vulnerable to the flu.

Each year, several new variations of goose-pig generated influenza occur, coming mostly from China. Skip all the CDC recommended flu shots. For example, last year the vaccine they prepared for what they thought was going to be the virus that would hit the population did not. It was a completely different strain. These vaccines are much more dangerous killers than any influenza.

Are Vaccines Safe?

Annually the following has been reported to the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System.

What Are in Vaccines?

Cellular Immunity Is Actually Suppressed By Vaccination

The antibodies, when produced, are against attenuated viruses. They are not antibodies against the disease causing forms of those similar viruses. Nor is the immune system, likewise, stimulated into producing true immunity thereby, which is a far more complex process than merely producing some kind of an antibody which might possibly react in some, not yet determined way with the actual disease organism.

Many Dangerous Toxins Are Used In Vaccines

Many dangerous toxins are always used in preparing the immunizations, and most often are contained in them in highly toxic amounts. Examples are methyl mercury, which is known to have caused the present immense epidemic of autism experienced from pertussis immunizations. When parents of newly autistic children following pertussis immunization advised the government of the observed onset of Autism from pertussis vaccination, they were ignored until finally the parents got the goverments attention.

The toxins are:

The present autism epidemic is well documented as having arisen from such toxins in immunizations given to infants and toddlers.

What About Pertussis?

The number of reported vaccine-related deaths from pertussis far exceeds the reported disease deaths every year. Deaths from pertussis are under reported by a ten to forty fold margin according to a New York study, and FDA figures, which evaluated the underreporting of vaccine related incidents.

All vaccines, including all those presently in use, must be subjected to long term epidemiological study, before any more are administered! It is now an admitted fact that polio vaccinations have caused all polio in the US since 1980, and the predominance of cases of paralytic polio since 1972.

What About Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

SIDS, is the diagnosis given when the specific diagnosis of the disease causing an infant to suddenly die is unknown.

Japan Saw What Was Causing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Japan, in the mid 70s, raised their minimum immunization age from 2 months to 2 years, their SIDS rate plummeted.

Increase In Auto-Immune Diseases and Demyelization Diseases

Since 1948, clinical reports show a pronounced pattern of autoimmunity and demyelization has increased amongst those receiving Hep B immunizations.

The Hep B vaccine is observed to produce many neurological illnesses such as demyelineating neuropathy, Bell’s Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Lumbar radiculopathy, brachial plexus radiculopathy, optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, uveitis, [a form of blindness], and transverse myelitis with paraplegic paralysis.

A recent German study found 22 different neurological deficits associated with immunization programs, including epilepsy, autism, and attention deficit. The scientific evidence keeps piling up, yet the FDA ignors the problem.

In addition, in Romania, the facts show that not only is the polio vaccine presently causing an immense epidemic of polio there.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosis is one of the very widely recognized side effects of receiving a number of vaccinations. A research paper on this was published by Ayvasian and Badger in 1948. They described three nurses who were vaccinated to death, over a period time with several vaccinations, each finally dying of Lupus.

The Philippines in this last century saw a similar experience with quadrupling of the smallpox death rate as a result of an extensive vaccination program involving 24.5 million people. The Sultanate of Oman recently saw a widespread polio outbreak six months after completing universal polio vaccination. In addition, increased death rate of females given measles vaccines is currently well established as fact. Interesting is the fact that measles epidemics now exist within immunized populations, amongst those who are being immunized against measles.

Bottom Line About Flu Vaccines !

The flu vaccines yield only about a 5% rate of any even possible actual effectiveness for those receiving them because ususally the "right" flu strains are not selected for that years flu.

There is a wealth of information concerning vaccines at these website:

Why it is so important not to lower the fever the first 48 hours...
unless extremely high - above 103?

The viral core molecule of RNA of any influenza virus cannot reproduce itself if the body temperature is above 101 degrees. Humans have genetically developed a natural method to defeat viral infections called a fever. With a mild fever of 101 to 103 degrees, the telomers on the ends of the RNA molecule cannot attach and the virus cannot reproduce itself, and the body's white blood cells, especially natural killer cells quickly destroy the invading virus. But the modern "regular" treatment that has been marketed down everyone's throat for a fever from a cold or flu is to reduce the fever to ease the discomfort. This is the worst thing one can do. Fever is a sign the human immune system in functioning and to prevent the virus from replicating itself.

When the body temperature, ( fever ), is lowered below 100 degrees, the invading virus is allowed to reproduce and spread massively throughout the body. If the multitude of replicated virus cells finally cross the blood/brain barrier the result is a fever of 104 or more, causing brain damage or death. This is often called Reyes Syndrome or Viral Encephalitis and is not a disease but the result of improper treatment with aspirin or other NSAIDs to lower the natural viral infection that the immune system is generating through fever.

One should never take aspirin or any NSAID if one has a viral infection during the first 24-48 hours. Let the fever by raising the body temperature to 101 kill the virus that is trying to replicate itself in the body. If the temperature of the body reaches 102 after 48 hours, then taking a medication to lower the body temperature would then be appropriate.

Most physicians now see the importance of this and tell patients that do no have some chronic disease that a low grade fever should be allowed to run its course in the case of a cold or flu. Research shows that people not only recover more quickly but also build up better antigens against that specific virus in the process, making it less likely they will catch it again.

Over the last 50 years, a whole new large section in your local drug store has popped up called "Cold and Flu" medications. There seems to be a vast variety of various types to choose from, but really there are only two main ones, those containing Ibuprofen and those with Acetaminophen. These are commonly known as Advil and Tylenol. There are many other similar NSAIDs, but in cold medications those are the two most commonly found.

They are about the same, which is why they both remain side-by-side on the store shelves. These are both NSAIDs (NonSteroidial Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) or synthetic forms of aspirin. Since aspirin is an old Native-American Indian traditional medication, made from Aspen Tree bark hence the name Aspirin, its patent ran out over a century ago. But the newer synthetic forms are still patent medicines; and thus the reason for the multi-million dollar ad campaigns each year to get you to buy the higher cost synthetics whenever you get a cough or cold. Don't buy them, you are not only wasting your money, you are making it harder for your body to heal itself during the first 24-48 hours of a cold or the flu.

Newer forms of drugs similar to Relenza and Tamiflu are being made and tested, to add to the number of drugs available to prevent and treat the flu.

In 1996, three Australian researchers, Peter Colman, Graeme Laver and Mark von Itzstein, discovered a weak spot within influzena. The surface of the virus is constantly changing, making it difficult for the immune system to 'recognise' the virus and fight off the infection. But the flu virus does have a 'weak spot'. The enzyme neuraminidase is needed for the virus to get to the site of infection and to release new viruses from infected cells. Both of these activities are associated with a pocket-shaped structure on neuraminidase that does not change shape.

The researchers thought that if the unchanging pocket was blocked by a dummy molecule, then the virus would be unable to increase in number and spread to other cells. The compound they found is called Zanamivir, and is now marketed by the name Relenza.

Based on the Australian research, another compound that worked in a similar way was found by overseas researchers, and that compound is now marketed as Tamiflu.

Relenza is used as a nasal spray, whereas Tamiflu is taken orally as a tablet. They are both very effective at preventing the flu in human volunteers. If taken within 48 hours of the first signs of the flu, they decrease the number of people who get the flu, the severity of the symptoms and the duration of the infection. Importantly, they also work against H5N1 viruses in laboratory tests. There is disputes rising now that Tamiflu may not be effective against this new emerging virus.

May I point out one thing above. Taken within 48 hours. Certain herbal supplements if taken with the first 48 hours will have the same effects on the flu virus.

Why Is This Being Called RumsFeld Flu?

Lets set the facts straight about Tamiflu. It is not what you have been hearing on the network news.

Tamiflu was developed and patented in 1996 by a California biotech firm, Gilead Sciences Inc. Gilead is a NASDAQ (GILD) listed stock company which prefers to maintain a low profile in the current rush to Tamiflu. That might be because of who is tied to Gilead.

In 1997, before he became US Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld was named Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences, where he remained until early 2001 when he became Defense Secretary. Rumsfeld had been on the board of Gilead since 1988 according to a January 3, 1997 company press release.

An unconfirmed report is that Rumsfeld while Secretary of Defense also purchased additional stock in his former company, Gilead Sciences Inc., worth $18 million, making him one of its largest if not the largest stock owners today. Seems like Rumsfeld is cashing in just like Cheney has cashed in with Halliburton on Iraq contracts?

Rumsfeld stands to make a fortune on royalties as a panicked world population scrambles to buy a drug that now has questions concerning any curing effects of this new Avian Flu.

If you have not read my, aspartame column make sure you do. You'll see how Rumsfeld go this deadly chemical sweetener aspartame pushed through and approved by the FDA when it should not have been.

On October 28, the Senate passed an $8 billion emergency funding bill to address the growing Avian Flu panic. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, in a moment of candor during the debate on the Senate bill told the press, 'If it isn’t the current H5N1 virus that leads to an influenza pandemic, at some point in our nation’s future, another virus will.’ In the meantime taxpayer billions will have gone to a handful of pharmaceutical giants positioned to profit.

The Swiss-US pharmaceutical giant Roche Holdings of Basle stands to make a fortune. They are licensing to make Tamifl from Gilead mentioned above, who also will make a fortune from selling this drug.

Now here is the scary part...

There is high-level biological research underway in Britain and presumably also in the United States to develop a genetic engineering method to make chickens and other birds 'resistant’ to Avian Flu viruses.

British scientists are reportedly genetically engineering chickens to produce birds resistant to the lethal strains of the H5N1 virus devastating poultry in the Far East. Laurence Tiley, Professor of Microular Virology at Cambridge University and Helen Sang of the Roslin Institute in Scotland are involved in developing 'transgenic chickens’ which would have small pieces of genetic material inserted into chicken eggs to allegedly make the chickens H5N1 resistant.

This basically means we will soon be eating genetically altered chickens. Has anyone bothered to think what this new genetically altered protein in chicken meat will have on the human body. Should we be genetically altering animals in our food chain? I don't think so. Instead, the filth in China and Southeast Asia that has been creating these viruses the last 100 years needs to be cleaned up.

So...What Should One Do On The Onset Of A Cold Or The Flu?

When one gets the first hint of a cold or flu, go to immediately to bed and stay warm overnight with a mild fever. Do not take any aspirin or NSAIDS or cold-flu medications containing them. Instead, take various homeopathic herbs that will help to destroy the virus while your immune system does the following:

White blood cells will quickly surround and destroy the infected cells, and no new viruses can reproduce to infect other cells because of the fever. These special type of immune system white blood cells are called macrophages and natural killer cells. The word macrophage, come from a Greek word meaning big eaters. The macrophages are very large or "macro" white blood cells and their job is to ingest or eat, or "phageo," the damaged body cells which contain the virus.

These macrophages and natural killer cells surround and swallow up the infected cells using chemicals to "eat" or break apart all the material inside, including the virus. These immune cells effectively destroy the virus and stop the viral reproduction and infection. No macrophages nor any part of the immune system can actually seek out and destroy viruses directly. The macrophages can only find and destroy virus-infected cells, which are found since they have a different outer cell wall structure once the virus enters the cell. So it is a two-step process, but it actually works. And usually within 6 to 8 hours after the chills and fever begin, the virus infection is completely stopped and destroyed.

What Homepathic Herbs Treat/Kill Flu Viruses Effectively?


Astragalus is rich in polysaccharides. Polysaccharides have been shown to intensify immune activity and stimulate the body's naturalproduction of Interferon. Astragalus has demonstrated excellent anti-viral, as well as immune enhancing activities, and is ideal for those who easily catch colds or suffers with major immune problems. It has shown to support liver and spleen functions and in doing so, helps to protect the liver against chemical damage caused by chemotherapy. Recent studies in the West confirm its antiviral and immune-boosting effects.

Safety precautions of astragalus are:

If pregnant, do not use. Avoid if you have acute asthma. Individuals with legume allergies may experience an allergic reaction. It is not recommended for acute inflammation or fever. May lower blood sugar levels and may increase bleeding when used with blood thinners.


Echinacea is known for its ability to stimulate the body's immune system, helping it to ward off infections and other diseases. Research studies indicate that echinacea can increase natural killer cells and even protect the integrity of these cells in animals of advanced aged by augmenting their cytolytic function. ( Study: Natural killer cells from aging mice treated with extracts from Echinacea purpurea are quantitatively and functionally rejuvenated; Currier N.L., Miller S.C., Exp. Gerontol. 2000 Aug; 35(5):627-39. )

Echinacea is also effective in reducing the duration and severity of symptoms of the common cold, coughs, bronchitis, and upper respiratory infections.

Cautions for Echinacea are: It is not suitable for pregnant or lactating women. If you suffer from an auto-immune disease, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis or allergies to the daisy family, please check with your health professional prior to taking this herb or a product containing it.


Garlic has been used and valued for centuries for its medicinal properties. Research has shown that garlic, specifically its active component allicin, has a wide spectrum of antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral action. It also has exerting beneficial effects on the immune system by increasing natural killer cells and killer activities of spleen cells including macrophages. ( Studies: Immunomodulatory effects of aged garlic extract. Kyo E et al., J Nutr., 131, 3s:1075S-9S, 2001. ; Antimicrobial properties of Allium sativum (garlic). Harris J.C., Cottrell S.L., Plummer S., Lloyd D., Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2001 Oct; 57(3): 282 6. )


Lactoferrin is found mother's milk produced 24 to 48 hours after birthing, lactoferrin provides the childs first defense against disease. It is extracted from bovine milk. It contains high protein, immunoglobulins and because of its natural antibody content, it's nature's perfect food contributing to newborn's defense system. Adult supplementation shows promise for health-promoting benefits. Lysozyme, an enzyme in lactoferrin, can disrupts the cell walls of bacteria and virsues. It is a 100% natural product, allergy free with no side effects or drug interactions. Lactose intolerant people may take lactoferrin without allergic incident. ( Study: Immunoregulatory effects of a nutritional preparation containing bovine lactoferrin taken orally by healthy individuals. Zimecki M., Wlaszczyk A., Cheneau P., Brunel A.S., Mazurier J., Spik G., Kubler A., Arch; Immunology Therapy Journal Exp (Warsz) 1998;46(4):231-40.

Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf Extract possesses and exerts strong powerful anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties and has shown positive effects on blood sugar levels. ( Article: Olive Leaf Extract: A New/Old Healing Bonanza for Mankind, by James R. Privitera, MD. )


Oscillicoccium must be taken within the first 24 hours of the flu. It will get rid of the flu virus before it can begin weakening your body. It also provides natural relief of the symptoms. Oscillo doesn't fight influenza, but dramatically increases your body's natural defenses against it. Oscillo is easy to take. You just put the granules under your tongue. It has no side effects or contraindications, and has been clinically proven for a natural relief of symptoms of flu. ( Study: Homoeopathic Oscillococcinum for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like syndromes Vickers A.J., Smith C., The Cochrane Library, Issue 4, 2003. )

You can order Oscillicoccinum on the internet, and Walgreens pharmacies carries it as well Sambucol

My grandmother always made us grandhildren elderberry juice for the winter. When everyone else around us was catching the flu, our family rarely caught the flu.

Sambucol is a centuries-old, all natural formulation extracted from the Black Elderberry. Dr. Mumcuoglu, who has a PhD in virology from Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Israel, recently researched and isolated two active principles which have been extensively tested against influenza viruses, the common cold, and many other viral infections. It is effective in immune-boosting and prevention. It is the only elderberry extract that contains a unique anti-viral compound called Anti-Viren, as well as antioxidant flavonoids which enhance the immune system by blocking the mechanism by which viruses penetrate the host cells.

Sambucol has been involved in many favorable clinical studies; data showing that it cuts complete recovery time in half, reduces symptoms, and works in nearly 90% of all cases. It is a very safe product, usable by all; young, elderly, and even pregnant women. It has no contraindications with any known products or medications, and although all research has been extremely positive, it has not yet been evaluated by the FDA. ( Study: Inhibition of several strains of influenza virus in vitro and reduction of symptoms by an elderberry extract (Sambucus nigra L.) during an outbreak of influenza B Panama. Zakay-Rones Z., Varsano N., Zlotnik M., Manor O., Regev L., Schlesinger M., Mumcuoglu M.;

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver was in common use until 1938. Many remember their grandparents putting silver dollars in milk to prolong its freshness at room temperature. At the turn of the century, scientists had discovered that the body's most important fluids are colloidal in nature: suspended ultra-fine particles. Blood, for example, carries nutrition and oxygen to the body cells. This led to studies with colloidal silver. Prior to 1938, colloidal silver was used by physicians as a mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered quite "high-tech." Production methods, however, were costly. The pharmaceutical industry moved in, causing colloidal research to be set aside in favor of fast working and financially lucrative drugs.

New Study, October 18, 2005 - Colloidal Silver Kills Viruses, Including HIV

In a groundbreaking study, the Journal of Nanotechnology has published a study that found silver nanoparticles kills bacteria and viruses including the HIV virus. The study, which was conducted by the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Research and Mexico University, is the first medical study to ever explore the benefits of silver nanoparticles,

An additional study: Brentano, L. MD, Margraf, H, Monafo, WW MD and Moyer,CA MD Antibacterial Efficacy of a Colloidal Silver Complex. Surgical Forum Vol. 17, 1966, pp. 76-78,

How Does Colloidal Silver Work?

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, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.

Quality Matters

Many brands of colloidal silver are inferior. The highest grade is produced by the electro-colloidal / non-chemical method where the silver particles and water have been colloided, i.e., dispersed within and bound to each other by an electric current. The super-fine silver particles are suspended indefinitely in demineralized water. The ideal color of colloidal silver is a golden yellow. Darker colors indicate larger silver particles that tend to collect at the bottom of the container and are not true colloids. If a product contains a stabilizer or lists trace elements other than silver, or if it needs to be shaken, it is inferior. If a product requires refrigeration, some other ingredient is present that could spoil. The container and dropper must be glass, as plastic cannot preserve the silver in liquid suspension for any length of time. Some brands with high concentrations of silver may actually not be completely safe. High concentrations of silver do not kill disease germs more effectively than the safe range of 3 to 5 parts per million (ppm.).

Ingesting Colloidal Silver

Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing may result in faster absorption. In three to four days the silver may accumulate in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Colloidal silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after several weeks. If routinely exposed to dangerous pathogenic germs, some recommend a regular daily intake as a protection. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of colloidal silver may hasten healing, reducing the possibility of scar tissue and infection. It is believed by many in the natural healing arts that the lives of millions of people who are susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this preventative health measure.


Taking colloidal silver is not a treatment to whip out everytime you have a cold. It is not to be used long term. Ingesting colloidal silver over long periods of time, more than a 3-4 months at a time, studies have found can cause serious health problems such as Argyria, discoloration of the fingernails and a condition called, myoclonic statusepilepticus leading to coma. Infreguent use of colloidal silver for 7-10 days, 2 or 3 times a year should pose no health problems according to research. It can also be sprayed on wounds which will help speed up the healing process.


Shegoi is a potent natural anti-viral and anti-biotic. It has been shown to kill over 600 different known cold viruses, flu viruses and bacteria including staph. Shegoi is made from the supplement - Larrea Tridentata, also known as Chapparral. Chapparral had some controversy a fwe years ago concerning possible injury to the liver. However, Shegoi has only the good components of Chapparral that kills viruses and bacteria. Shegoi is safe to use. You can find out more about Shegoi at this website:
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How To Reduce and Even Prevent Getting a Cold or the Flu

First and foremost is proper nutrition. You are as healthy as what you eat. I have said that for years when I have written about health and nutrition in my columns. I firmly believe that many diseases including immune disorders and certain cancers are the results from either poor nutrition, the inability of the body to properly absorb nutrients via the colon or by parasites picked up from food or water.

The proper forming of the many different types of cells such as, T, B, and Natural Killer cells, just to name a few, are the building blocks of a healthy body. Natural killer cells are the first line of defense against nay virus or bacteria in the body. All of these cells not only perform various functions within the immune system, but play a vital role within the body between various organs such as the thyroid, liver, pancreas, kidneys and hypothalmus. Each of these organs create a myriad of hormones and acids that affect the functions of the body in more ways than you can imagine. If you are not creating enough red blood cells, (shortage of B12) you become anemic. Numb legs/feet can be a result of B12 also. If you are creating excessive myeloid cells, (produced from the bone marrow, these are mast cells from which various B cells are made from), these turn into immature and abnormal cells that can turn into cancer.

Your digestive system, colon, liver and gallladder is second to your heart as the most important organ system in your body. The third most important are the kidneys. Without the proper nutrients entering your body, your organs will become diseased.

The stomach produces four types of digestive enzymes, pepsin, papsin, papin and hydrochloric acid. These break down the various foods eaten into various things such as amino acids, and other compounds the body utilizes. Lacking in either one of these digestive enzymes, the body does not acquire the needed nutrients it needs to form healthy cells. What can get in the way is a genetic abnormally that can be triggered by environmental factors and or food allergies.

Food allergies are more common than you think. And we all know what pesticides in foods, hormones and antibiotics given to cattle and chicken can do to our bodies. I have been a firm believer for years that nearly all genetic abnormalties are created by these factors. Recent research is starting to prove this. I also firmly believe most diseases can be repaired by giving the body the proper nutrients to combat disease and prevent disease. Research has shown that the body has tremendous healing and self repair capabilites through proper nutrition.

First, I will cover in this column the important of vitamins, minerals, trace elements minerals, essential fatty acids and oils. Second, I will list the ways you can catch the flu or common cold and ways to prevent from catching then.

OilsThe Importance of Vitamins, Minerals, Trace Element Minerals, Essential Fatty Acids, and Oils
Vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, ( more Omega3 essential fatty acids than Omega6 ), healthy oils, and especially trace element minerals, are the building blocks of the body. If you eat properly, the taking of additional supplements will enhance your overall health. Recent research indicates it can even slow down the aging process considerable, especially with probiotic formulas. Some vitamins and minerals can be toxic though. In reviewing various leading research findings, here are the latest findings.

Nutrient Daily Safe Dosage Dose At Which Significant
Harm Is Known To Occur
Vitamin A 10,000 IU 21,600 IU (*1)
10,000 IU (*2)
Beta Carotene 25 mg None Known
Vitamin D 800 IU 2,000 IU
Vitamin E 1,200 IU None Known
Vitamin C Over 1,000 mg None Known
Thiamin (B1) 50 mg None Known
Riboflavin (B2) 200 mg None Known
Nicotonic Acid (Niacin) 500 mg (*3) 1,000 mg (*3)
Nicotinamide (Niacin) 1,500 mg 3,000 mg
Pyridoxine (B6) 200 mg 500 mg
Folic Acid (*4 see below ) 1,000 mcg None Known
Vitamin B12 3,000 mcg None Known
Pantothenic Acid (B5) 10 mg None Known
Thiamine (B1) 1.5 mg Unknown
Calcium 1,500 mg Over 2,500 mg
Magnesium 700 mg None Known
Chromium 1,000 mcg None Known
Iron 65 mg 100 mg
Phosphrous 1,000 mg None Known
Potassium 3,500 mg Unknown
Selenium 200 mcg 910 mcg
Zinc 30 mg 60 mg

(*1) Above - Vitamin A: Amounts over 21,600 IU can cause liver damage.

(*2) Above - Vitamin A: Amounts over 10,000 IU can cause birth defects

(*3) Above - Nicotinic Acid - if taking the slow release, take 1/2 of the amount

(*4) Above - Folic acid in amounts of 800mcg has now been shown in studies to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 67%, colon cancer by 70% and other cancers by 50%. Folic acid is one of the main acids that help form healthy immune cells.

Long term doses of Vitamin A can store up in tissue and the liver and has been linked to birth defects at over 10,000 IU daily. Vitamin D can build up in fat tissue and harm the liver. Usually though in most adults, the toxic dose is over 50,000 IU a day. In children however, it can he harmful with as little as 2,000 IU daily. Selenium can cause nervous disorders, harm, the liver, skin, nail and teeth problems. Don't take more than 200 mcg daily of Selenium. Excessive long term high doses of Vitamin B6 can cause the limbs to go numb. Many supplements contain B6 so make sure you're not taking more than you should. Zinc doses of over 60 mg can cause copper to not be properly absorbed. It can also lower your antioxidants and cause immune system problems. It can harm your arteries by increasing the bad cholesterol to good cholesterol. If your taking the regular form of Niacin to help control your cholesterol, be careful. Doses over 1,000 mg can cause liver damage, along with nausea, diarrhea and flushing of the skin. More dangerous if the slow releasing form, nicotinic acid. You should only be taking this form under the care of a physician.

There is no need to worry about Vitamin C despite what you may have read. There is no evidence that Vitamin E or Calcium has any harmful effects. Some new findings indicate that Vitamin C with Calcium may actually prevent kidney stone growth. Concerning Beta Carotene, there are some recent findings that may indicate that smokers who drink heavily may be exposing themselves to a greater risk of lung cancer. Otherwise if you don't smoke and drink heavily, then Beta Carotene along with Vitamin C and E are good antioxidants to destroy free radicals, those nasty little varmints that run around playing havoc with your immune system. However, there is an oil that is fifty times more antioxidant capability than Vitamin E. I will talk about that oil in the oils section below.

Vitamin A helps in the formation and maintenance of healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes, healthy bone growth and teeth. Helps eyes to see in dim light, and is a strong antioxidant. Thiamine, Vitamin (B1) helps the body release energy from carbohydrates. Very important for the healthy formation of nerve cells. Professional athletes or people who work out daily need more. Riboflavin (B2) and Niacin helps the body release energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates. Pantothenic Acid helps metabolize food used in the production of various body compounds and hormones. A hair nutrient. Vitamin (b6) uses protein to build body tissue. Need for this is directly related to protein intake. Vitamin (B12) aids in the formation of red blood cells, build genetic material, helps the nervous system to function properly and assists in the metabolism of protein into acids. Biotin breaks down fatty acids. Folic Acid is needed to form genetic material, especially during fetal formation. Too much can cause birth defects though, but it has been shown to reduce babies being born with spinal bifida defects. It also helps the body form red blood cells like B12. Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant to destroy free radicals. Free radicals cause premature aging and can cause normal cells to go amok, turning into cancer cells. Vitamin C also forms collagen, a required protein for the bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. Vitamin D, needed for strong bones and teeth. Vitamin E protects Vitamin A and other essential fatty acids from oxidation. They also help prevent breakdown of bone tissues, prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke. Calcium is the primary nutrient used in building bones, teeth and maintaining bone strength. Copper is needed for the formation of hemoglobin which keeps bones, blood vessels and nerves healthy. However, research studies show you can develop a toxic level of copper in your fat tissue which will actually make you deficient of copper in the blood stream. The trace element mineral molybdedum helps to de-toxify copper stores in at tissues. This is why you should take a mineral supplement that contains both molybdedum and copper together. This way, it is detoxing your body of stored copper, yet providing levels needed in your blood.

Iodine is a required nutrient for the thyroid gland. Without it, you will develop goiter and possibly become hypothyroid. By the way, I need to pass this information on to you about the thyroid. Recent studies indicate that 30% of people that are hypothyroid are being missed. They are either not listening to their body symptoms or their doctors are missing it. One important symptom is that if you wake up with a consistent lower temperature, ( take your temperature even before getting out of bed), a temperature between 96.4 and 97.6, you are probably hypothyroid. I am mentioning this, because without enough Free T3 and Free T4 in your body, in can cause a myriad of problems of how your body absorbs and uses vitamins, nutrients and minerals. There are several websites, including the American Thyroid Society which provides more detailed information about this.

Iron is a critical nutrient as it is the primary carrier of oxygen in the hemoglobin and myoglobin of the body. However, too much of this can cause heart conditions in men. Magnesium is used in manufacturing certain proteins and acids that body needs to release energy from muscles, aids in the regulation of body temperature and blood pressure. Phosphorous needed to build strong teeth and bones. Helps in the release of energy from fat, protein and carbohydrates. Potassium is what helps your muscles to contract properly, maintain fluid electrolytes, helps send nerve impulses throughout the body. Zinc is crucial in the formation of protein in the body, blood formation, cell formation. Helps speed up wounds and an immune system booster.

In addition, there are other minerals and acids the body needs. These are, L-Tartaric Acid, Succinic Acid, Manganese, L-Asorbic Acid, Potassium, Copper, Molybededum, Vanadium, Nickel, Boron, Fluorine, Cobalt. These are usually found in foods, but with food plant processing, many of these are lost in the processing.

vitaminsResearch findings have found that by taking vitamins or any supplement in tablet or capsule form that only 58% to 65% of the vitamin or supplement is absorbed. This is due to your digestive process which destroys a great percentage of the dose you have taken. And these amounts that are absorbed only stay in your system from 2 to 6 hours. However, liquid form of vitamins or minerals are absorbed 92% to 95% into the blood stream. By taking 3 smaller doses of these daily, you maintain a higher amount in your body over a continuous 18 to 20 hour period. Even the National Health Advisory Board states, "Oral liquid or spray is far superior, showing higher concentrations with lower more frequent doses. Avoidance of gastrointestinal system, ( meaning digesting tablets in the colon, not mouth and stomach ) is preferred when liquid or spray sublingual is available.

The best liquid vitamin I believe on the market is made by Innovative Natural Products, Escondido, CA. 92029. It called Liquid Vitamins. It can be found in most health foods stores selling for around $25.00 a bottle which is a month's supply. It has everything in it you need. I believe that within a few years, taking vitamins, supplement, medicines in pill form will be a thing of the past. Instead, it will be in a liquid or spray. There is already a viral nose spray available by prescription now that has been proven to kill nasal viruses that cause the common cold.
There is no better way though to obtain nutrients other than by eating correctly. However, it has to be organic grown food, and there just is not enough of organic foods being grown. Organic meaning free of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and how the end food product is processed.


The correct oils are so very important. The western diet the last 60 years has consisted more of Omega6 essential fatty acid oils, CORN. This is not healthy to the human body. To prove my point, look at the Eskimos. Before the so called western diet was introduced into the Eskimo population, diabetes, heart disease, cancers, auto-immune diseases were hardly seen. The reason? Their diet consisted of high amounts of Omega3 type oils. If you have not read my column, "Hydrogenated Oils-Silent Killers", then please do. You'll read why you must avoid foods containing hydrogenated oils, mono-diglycerides, anything on a food label that says hydrolized and fast foods like McDonald's and Burger King. Concerning McDonald's. McDonald's is now purchasing most of their beef from cattle growers in South America. South America has no bans on feeding livestock feed that is made from other animals. England banned feed made from other livestock because it causes mad cow disease. It is not allowed in the U.S. either. In addition, cattle grown in South America are shot full of hormones to grow larger. Concerning the hay and other grains they grow to feed cattle. South America has no bans on pesticide including DDT, a known cancer causing pesticide. DDT accumulates in the muscles of animals that eat grain sprayed with DDT.
Hydrogenated oils, mono-diglycerides another name used for them, cause coronary heart disease, diabetes type II, weaken your immune system, cause weight gain and other serious health problems. Make sure you read my column, "Hydrogenated Oils-Silent Killers". The healthy oils you should be eating are olive oil, grapeseed oil, ( grapeseed oil is 50 times more anti-oxidant than vitamin E ), coconut oil and safflower oil. Safflower oil is not recommended for cooking or baking. It should only be used for salads because it has a low temperature ratio before the fatty acids are changed. I use a 50/50 combination of olive oil and grapseed oil. Coconut oil is an excellant oil to use if you crave fried foods. It has the highest temperature ratio before fatty acids are changed. And make sure you read my column on the sweetener Aspartame, which is a deadly poison.

Sweetness Disguised as Disease or Death?
Also Known As Equal®, Nutrasweet® and Spoonful®
concerning this deadly chemical sweetner,
I urge you to and become involved in spreading the word to your family and friends.


BrocolliEat a variety of foods. People require over 40 different nutrients to stay healthy. Make sure you eat fruits, vegetables, whole-grain cereals, lean meats, fish and poultry, peas, beans and low-fat dairy products. If you are sensitive to wheat/gluten products and it is estimated that 12-15% of the population is, eat Spelt bread. Spelt is a 10,000 year old Eqyptian grain that people who are wheat/gluten sensitive find they can eat this. It has been proven that if you fish at least once a week, you reduce the risk of heart disease by 1/2 half. A minimum of 30 grams of fiber a day, is recommended, 35 grams is actually better in my opinion. Presently most people only eat 11 grams of fiber a day. Maybe that is why there is a higher incidence of colon cancer in the countries where populations are consuming less fiber. People in countries that eat more fiber daily have the lower incidence of colon cancer. And don't eating low-fat or no-fat foods. Recent studies show that low-fat or no-fat foods can actually be harmful to your body. It can raise your LDL and increase your high density liproteins causing coronary heart disease. If you are trying to lose weight, just eat less at each meal, but eat three times a day with two small snacks of fruits. I do however recommend the taking additional vitamins and minerals. Although we all try to eat properly, we don't.


One must consume plenty of "PURE" water. "PURE" water meaning it is free from many of the bacteria now entering our water supplies. I have advocated for many years that one should drink 60% of their body weight in ounces. Research is now proving this. If you weighing 175 should drink at least 100 ounces of pure water, ( 60% of 175 ) pounds daily, not just the standard 6-8 glasses a day as recommended. This is 100 ounces of water, not juice, not soda canned drinks. Which by the way I do not recommend drinking. Soft drinks contain high fructose corn syrup which is not healthy. And if you are drinking diet drinks, make sure you read my column, Aspartame - Death or Sweetness You are poisoning yourself with a deadly chemical that turns into formaldehyde in the body causing a myriad of serious health problems. I fully believe that most of our health problems come from our bodies not being hydrated properly with water, for we are mostly water! And if we don't maintain that proper level in our tissues, diseases will set in. Make sure your water is bottled water, not tap water. This is why you should take a daily LIQUID mineral and trace element mineral to replace the lost minerals in the water filtering process. If you are drinking distilled water, it is a must that you take a liquid mineral supplement.


Coleen, 42, wrote from Kansas City, "I am having liver problems my doctor says. He says it is sluggish and not performing properly, probably due to genetics. Is there anything you know of that might help?"
Coleen's problem is not that unusual. Over two thirds of Americans today have a "dirty" liver and gallbladder. What I mean is that the liver and the gallbladder are the two primary organs besides the kidneys that filter out all the poisons out of the blood supply and body. Think of them as huge filters. Having a healthy immune system depends on a healthy and toxic free liver and colon. There is something that can and should be done for our livers and gallbladders at least once a year. It is called a liver and gallbladder flush. What will happen by taking this mixture is that you will cleanse, detox and eliminate liver and gallbladder stones. It has been reported that some people have passed as many as 200 liver and gallbladder stones. The mixture softens them so that it is not painful to pass them.
Dr. Tucker with the University of Natural Healing, Charlottesville, N.C. provides this formula if you are interested:

3 quarts of apple juice ( must be natural!)
1 cup of olive oil ( pure Italian extra virgin oil. NOT LITE OIL!)
1 cup( not can ), of CLASSIC ( regular not diet ! ) temperature
1 lemon, to be used at mixing time
Ultra Phosphates Drops
Turkey Rhubarb formula

1: ) Drink one quart of apple juice per day with 90 drops of Ultra Phosphate Drops in each quart. (May be drunk at intervals during the day). Drink one quart each day for three days. Eat normally, but try to reduce excess fats, sugars.

2:) Wait for three hours after eating dinner on the third night/day of taking apple juice. Take the following mixture. Never take this mixture in the morning hours, for the liver works better in the evening hours for this.

3:) Completely mix the following: 1 lemon, juiced, 1 cup Classic (regular not diet! ) Coke, 1 cup Italian Olive Oil. Mix it by hand or in blender for 30 seconds until fairly mixed. QUICKLY drink the mixture down, don't wait or the oil will settle to the bottom and the secret is having the mixture all mixed together when you take it. You will feel very full. The oily feeling on your lips can be removed by using the lemon rind.

4:) IMMEDIATELY after drinking the mixture, lie down on your right side for 30 minutes. NO CHEATING on the time. Draw your knees in to your chest during this time, or stretch out full length, but lie on your right side.

5:) When 30 minutes have passed, move around a bit and resume normal activity. It will take approximately 8 hours for the flush to work.

6:) If you want to see what and how many stones you are passing, use a colander on your toilet to catch your bowel movements. Use tweezers to pick out the stones. There will probably be a soft stool the first time and nothing will pass. It is usually the second and third bowl movement that you will see the tones. They will be a emerald/grey green.

7:) That evening, take the Turkey Rhubarb supplements for three days to cleanse out the remaining stones from your colon and drink a combination of 100% apple juice and 100% cranberry juice for three days. In a week, check your pH value with pH litmus test paper using your saliva to make sure your pH levels have returned to normal. Normal pH values are a must for a healthy immune system.

This is where you can order the Ultra Phosphates and Turkey Rhubarb supplements:
Western Herbal Supply, P.O. Box 26815, West Valley, Utah 84126-0815, phone 801-538-0044
The Herb Finder, P.O. Box 3868, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110-3868, phone 801-575-6247


Romaine lettuce is a source of a natural amino acid called tyrosine, it counters depression. Tomatoes contain the amino acid phenylalanine, which slows the breakdown of endorphins of your body's feeling good chemicals. This may be why arithritics avoid tomatoes. Chicken is rich in tryptophan, an amino acid which converts to serotonin, a calm inducing brain chemical.

Green beans are rich in folic acid which also raises serotonin. The folic acid also protects against breast cancer, colon cancer and helps to lower homosysteine. Homosysteine is a chemical that if high enough in your body has been shown in causing a heart attack. Brown rice, ( not white rice ), is high in B-6. It helps to convert tryptophan to serotonin, which when eaten for dinner helps you sleep better. Whereas, a white potato is a starch that can elevate blood sugar and keep you up at night if you eat it too late before sleep.

The myth that you should not drink anything as you eat. Well...recent studies show that you should drink as you eat for two reasons. It provides moisture to the food to decrease constipation and the most helps to maintain your weight because incorporating it into the meal will decrease appetite and in some causes will help you to lose weight. And if you are drinking distilled water which has lost nearly 100% of the minerals and trace elements, ( which is good because the body really cannot utilize the minerals in this form and in some cases can cause kidney/gallbladder stones and other health problems ), or reverse osmosis bottled water, you should be taking a liquid mineral and trace element supplement. This will insure that you are getting enough of these important minerals and trace element minerals like copper, magnenese, molydbedum, boron and others that have a huge impact on the immune system and other organs. You absorb nearly 99% in liquid form and the body is able to uses minerals and trace elements that re in liquid form. Liquids are assimilated directly into the bloodstream. However, in tablet form of vitamins and minerals, you lose nearly 40% of it in the digestion process. You're more or less literally throwing out the window about forty cents out of every dollar you spend on any tablet form of any supplement. Bottom line...get the liquids! You'll be more healthy and it will cost less in the long run.


Most store bought juices are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. Read the label, if is says it, don't drink it. High frutcose corn syrup is deadly for the immune system. It lowers your overall immunity because this type of sugar causes an inbalance in your pH balance, which can lower your immune system. Here is my recommendation for a morning juice drink. It is very healthy and contains many of the natural sugars, digestive enzymes and nutrients your various organs and to give them a boost to start the day.

1 apple
1 orange
2 slices of pineapple
4 ounces of 100% carrot juice - or 1 small carrot
4 ounces of 100% pure cranberry juice
6 ounces of pure water
Blend the above in a blender at high speed until slightly frothy. This will make about two - 10 ounce servings.




Many people think that colder weather brings on the flu and cold. That is not the case. The fact is people start spending more time inside in the winter which give viruses and bacteria and opportunity to grow and spread from person to person. The average adult gets two respiratory infections during the fall and spring. Children even more. This is for parents. If you are dropping your children off an day care centers. Ask the personnel there is the toys are disinfected every day after the children leave. If not, find a place that does. The germs from children putting their hands in their mouths constantly or touching their eyes spreads deadly viruses and germs. These cause 90% of the illness in children at day care centers. They are spread by toys, chairs, seats that have not been disinfected daily.

Keeping your home as bacteria and virus free is my best recommendation. During the winter and spring because we are staying indoors more, we are also bringing in more bacteria and viruses. Studies performed on paper money for example have shown over 40 different bacteria and viruses. The rhinovirus which is the virus that causes the common cold can live on inorganic surfaces up to 96 hours, that is 3 days! Other bacteria can live upwards up to 7 days. Am I recommending disinfecting your money? Well, believe it or not, some people do. But what you should do for sure is this.

After you have handled any money, wash your hands throughly before eating or touching you eyes, nose or mouth. And if you see a food worker at a food vendor that has handled money and then made your food without washing their hands, REFUSE TO PURCHASE THE FOOD! Recent studies show that the highest transmission rate is from this source. Although most states have health laws that prevent this, they are hardly enforced, so watch!

ShoesAnd make sure you watch your hands after handling your shoes.

Just think where you have been walking at? You might even want to purchase a disinfective spray and spraythe bottom of your shows daily.


There is what is called the triangle area on your face. Imagine a triangle area that encompasses your eyes, nose and mouth. Cold viruses and bacteria find an easy route through these areas. If you have shaken hands with someone, wash your hands as soon as possible afterwards, but make sure you do not touch your triangle area until you do so. Studies show that people that did not wash their hands after hand shaking developed 3 times more colds than those that did. Funny, there have been some cultures for centuries that will not shake hands. They believe it spreads germs.

When using public bathrooms, after washing your hands, use a tissue to open the door of the bathroom to exit. Studies analyzing public bathrooms doors have found a host of flu and cold germs flourishing on them. At work, take a bottle of Lysol spray and spray your telephone before using it. You do not know who has used it before you. It has been shown in studies that the transmission of cold viruses at the workplace via the telephone is one of the highest found. I've had people email me that they take a small hand size bottle of Lysol and spray public bathrooms doors before entering and before handling the sink faucets. Washing of vegetables and fruits. It is important any time of the year to throughly wash vegetables and fruits to reduce germs, but most important at this time of the year. Wash your produce in a mixture of 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup lemon juice and 1 cup of water. You may have to double it depending on amount you have to wash. Vinegar kills most viruses and bacteria that may be on produce. Lettuce is the worst offender of spreading colds during the winter. Wash your lettuce completely.

I would like to mention something that some may take offense. I am making this statement because it is fact, not because I'm trying to be racist. On many of the produce farms where migrant workers pick produce, there are no bathrooms facilities available to them in the field. The workers work long hours out in the fields where there are no facilities to wash their hands after using the bathroom outdoors. I don't believe I need to explain further.

You may think that these suggestions are silly, but studies have shown that people that practice these methods have 80%-90% less colds, flu or respiratory infections during the year. In some studies, nearly 90% of the subjects did not catch a cold or the flu at all. Just imagine if everyone practiced just half of these suggested methods to reduce your chances of catching the flu or a cold. There would be an instant reduction over night of these illnesses. Fifty percent less people walking around with a cold or flu.

The Importance of CQ-10

Studies shows that CQ-10 balances the immune system, but more importantly, is required for a healthy heart. As we age, after about 30, our bodies are lucky to produce just 40% of what the heart requires. Our bodies manufacture CQ-10 from other co-enzmnes C1-C9 that our bodies manufacture from foods, but as we age this declines. You cannot get enough of CQ-10 from food sources. Studies at the Lupus Research Institute discovered this link in studies with Lupus patients who usually develop heart disease. Other studies have shown that other people with just heart disease alone are as much as 75% deficient in this enzyme in their heart. Leading cardiologists now prescribed CQ-10 to their heart patients. And if you have gum disease, try taking 200mg of CQ-10 daily for a month. Studies show is reverses gum disease dramatically in patients. It is veyr important to have healthy gums. Recent studies show that gum disease can can heart disease because of the bacteria. Recommended daily maintenance of CQ-10 is 60MG daily. Two 30MG gel capsules daily. Remember, the lower the dose of anything you take and more often the better it is for your body. It creates a more sustained balance of the supplements you are taking.

Last, you can check the flu status in your area by going to this website and selecting your state:

I hope this information as been useful to you

~ David Lawrence Dewey

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