Best Protection Against Virus and Sickness

Flu season is coming!  Make sure you are ready!  Most complications with Flu or any illness are because your immune system is in a weak state or overburdened.  You can make sure your immune system is strong and ready to handle anything that comes it way and reduce the severity of illness and even prevent the pathogen from making you ill.

Making sure you eat a healthy wholefoods diet low in sugar is vital to a healthy immune system.  Take a daily vitamin and make sure you have adequate vitamin A, D and C.  

Supplementation of D3 is especially if you live in colder climates.  As commonly known, flu always gets worse during the winter months North of the equator.  This is because as sunlight hours are reduced during the winter, people living there become vitamin D deficient and therefore have weakened resistants to flu or any other pathogen that comes their way.

In 1981, R. Edgar Hope-Simpson proposed that a 'seasonal stimulus' intimately associated with solar radiation explained the remarkable seasonality of epidemic influenza. Solar radiation triggers robust seasonal vitamin D production in the skin; vitamin D deficiency is common in the winter, and activated vitamin D, 1,25(OH)2D, a steroid hormone, has profound effects on human immunity. 1,25(OH)2D acts as an immune system modulator, preventing excessive expression of inflammatory cytokines and increasing the 'oxidative burst' potential of macrophages. Perhaps most importantly, it dramatically stimulates the expression of potent anti-microbial peptides, which exist in neutrophils, monocytes, natural killer cells, and in epithelial cells lining the respiratory tract where they play a major role in protecting the lung from infection. Volunteers inoculated with live attenuated influenza virus are more likely to develop fever and serological evidence of an immune response in the winter. Vitamin D deficiency predisposes children to respiratory infections. Ultraviolet radiation (either from artificial sources or from sunlight) reduces the incidence of viral respiratory infections, as does cod liver oil (which contains vitamin D). An interventional study showed that vitamin D reduces the incidence of respiratory infections in children. We conclude that vitamin D, or lack of it, may be Hope-Simpson's 'seasonal stimulus'.

Source:  Journal of Epidemiology and Infection (2006, 134:6:1129-1140 Cambridge University Press)

Vitamin A is also very important to immunity.  Mucous membranes are your first line of defense against any pathogens you encounter.  Mucous membranes need vitamin A to help strengthen the mucous membrane immune response when a harmful substance enters the nasal passage. Mucous glands contain lysozyme, an enzyme which builds immunity against viruses, and which requires vitamin A in order to function efficiently.

Transfer Factor and Transfer Factor Plus– This is one things I always have plenty of on hand!  Taking Transfer Factor on a daily basis keeps your immune system strong and ready for viral attacks and when you are exposed or coming down with a virus you should definetely be taking daily Transfer Factor Plus for the duration of the exposure, illness, etc. and for a while after to ensure complete recovery.  A combination of 2 powerful factors: Transfer Factor E-XF (a patented concentrate of transfer factors and other natural components from cow colostrum and egg yolk), NanoFactor extract (a proprietary concentrate of nano-filtered cow colostrum.), which modulate, educate and stimulate the immune system to make natural killer cells. There are 1000's scientific papers on the efficacy of transfer factor. And other immune boosting and anti-viral natural components including  Cordyvant Proprietary Polysaccharide Complex (IP-6, Soya bean Extract, Cordyceps sinensis, Beta-Glucan (from baker's yeast), Beta-Glucan (from Oat), Agaricus blazeii Extract, Mannans (from Aloe Vera), Olive Leaf Extract, Maitake Mushroom, Shiitake mushroom), and Zinc. Together they have been shown to elevate natural killer cells significantly more than anything else . You can buy Transfer Factor Here (please contact me with any questions)

Colloidal Silver   - colloidal silver kills all known pathogens.  It can quickly and effectively help you kill off viruses and other germs when exposed for the duration of exposure and illness.

You can get a throat spray to use regularly during Flu season that combines the germ killing power of Silver with the immune boosting power of Transfer Factor delivered right to the cells that need it most at the point of entry for most germs...the mouth and throat!  A powerful combination to help you get well and stay well.  
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If you come down with the flu or other infection, you can use liquid colloidal silver for acute short term in larger oral doses.  You can buy it in liquid form and take spoonfuls of it during the course of illness to help kill off germs to take some of the burden off your immune system.

Vitamin C - Vitamin C gives the immune system a boost and acts as an antiviral by blocking the enzyme neuraminadase. Viruses need neuraminadase to reproduce. There are anecdotal stories of people taking large amounts of Vitamin C surviving the Spanish Flu.  A study on 470 people involved giving the test group 1000 mg hourly for 6 hours and then 1000 mg 3 times daily after reporting flu symptoms. Symptoms decreased by 85%. (Pubmed PMID 10543583, 634178, 16169205, 12876306)
If you contract the flu or other pathogen, it is recommended that you increase your vitamin C intake from 1000 to 10,000 milligrams, (1 to 10 grams) depending on your vitamin C tolerance and the severity of the illness. The bowel tolerance level is the amount that you can take without the laxative effect becoming a nuisance.

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Garlic (allicin) - Very effective antiviral. You can buy bulbs of garlic and in case of infection (or known exposure to major illness) eat fresh (raw) and crushed. Must be consumed within 1 hour of crushing.  Start with 2 to 3 cloves per day for duration of illness but later slowly reduce. No toxic effects noted. (Pubmed PMID 9049657)

For longer term protection, for those who cant choke down actual garlic cloves, and those that do not want to reek of garlic you can find the active component of garlic, Allicin, in capsule form.

Green Tea  Drink lots of green tea when exposed or coming down with the flu (more potent when made with alkaline anti-oxidant water) or take it in extract capsule form.  It is a Very effective antiviral. Also decreases the production of the cytokine (catechins) TNF-a. Inhibits neuraminidase (which viruses need in order to replicate). May have antiviral activity that is equal to other antivirals such as Tamiflu (which has all sort of side effects and problems associated with it while green tea does not). (Pubmed PMID 16137775)

Alkaline Anti-oxidant Water   - Dehydration is considered the single most dangerous flu side effect.  “Severe flu symptoms often keep patients from taking in adequate fluids,”   Combat Dehydration with Warrior Water Bead to make your own Alkaline Water at home for pennies.  Mix it with other fluids (like green tea or apple juice) for even greater benefit.  

Electrolyte Coconut Juice   --  Keeping a few bottles of coconut water (the juice of fresh young coconuts) is a very good "gatorade" or "pedialyte" replacement that is far healthier and free of artificial coloring and full of extra vitamins and nourishment in addition to the electrolytes.

Probiotics - Virtually all probiotics will boost your defenses against infectious disease. Scientific research has even shown that probiotics directly reduce the risk of contracting H1N1 swine flu.  Take Probiotics on a daily basis for establishing and maintaining a good intestinal flora count to help gaurd you against severe illness.  Just make sure the brand of probiotics you buy is effective.  Most are not even active live probiotics because fo the way they are handles and others dont survive the digestion in the stomach so they cannot populate the intestines.  Make sure your probiotics have guaranteed potency.
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Sanitize your environment

Use an all natural Green cleaner to disinfect hard surfaces in your home and out and about (like shopping carts) to help prevent your exposure. 

PureGreen24 kills most pathogens including influenza type A viruses (fyi... the swine flu is a type A virus) and its most amazing benefits is that it continues to kill germs on the surface you sprayed for 24 hours!!!  It is completely safe and can even be used to disinfect children toys!!
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Healthy cold and flu recipes

Recipe 1
mix 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
the juice of one lemon
one minced clove of garlic
and one gram of vitamin C.
Sip slowly.