Seasonal and Swine Flu (H1N1) Preparedness – A Natural Approach
by Dr. Marcus Ettinger
To make a long story short – My family and I are not going to be vaccinated for the “seasonal flu” or “H1N1 Flu virus”. We are taking my Proactive Nutritional Protocol (see below). In 21 years as a holistic practitioner, I have never taken a sick day. I’ve had a runny nose and a scratchy throat but that’s it. In that same time span, I’ve been sneezed on and coughed on by hundreds of patients with the flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis and colds. The point is – I know what to do to stay well. Visit my website and blog for more wellness information.
With the flu season moving into high gear, I am not worried or scared about the seasonal or Swine Flu – I am getting prepared, but not scared. My family and I are taking proactive, preventative steps that I know will enable our innate immune system to defend itself against the bacteria’s and viruses we will be exposed to. I am not saying that by taking these preventative steps, my family and I will be immune super-beings, capable of eating Swine Flu tacos for dinner. What I am saying is, with 100% confidence, we will possess the capability to defend ourselves, since all will be well within our bodies. At a minimum we will possess the capability to minimize the effects/symptoms after exposure to a contagion (bacteria/virus). The key here is to minimize the impact.
My Proactive Nutritional Protocol: Power Vitamin D3 Liquid or Power Vitamin D3 Softgels, Probiotic Flora-Health (multi-strain probiotic) and Power C w/rutin (These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)
I personally take 6,000 IU’s of our vitamin D3, 1 capsule of our Probiotic Flora-Health and 2-4 capsules of our Power-C daily.
Steps to help combat the Cold and Flu season!
With the cold and flu season upon us it’s important to take some preventative, proactive steps. We get reports from our customers coping with all stages of cold and flu symptoms — some from the first aches and pains to those with full-blown fever and congestion. Here are a few tips to help during the cold and flu season to hold off and combat colds and flu naturally.
First, it is important to make sure you’re doing everything you can to boost your immune system to prevent illness. Stay hydrated, and eat a healthy balanced diet that incorporates a variety of foods, get between 7-8 hours of sleep and perform some type of exercise, for at least 30 minutes, every other day. Dr. Marcus Ettinger, with 21 years of treating cold and flu patients recommends taking a daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. By giving your body that needed nutritional support, you’re much better equipped to fight off seasonal sickness.
Want to nip symptoms in the bu**? Have some favorite products on hand at home, so when the first signs of a cold or flu appear you have them readily available. Researching what works best for you and your family in advance will also create a sense of empowerment.
Here are a few natural products that have worked time and again for many people:
1. Vitamin C has been studied for many years as a possible treatment for colds, or as a way to prevent colds.
2. Keeping up on your Multi-Vitamin and Mineral supplements:
A. Liquids Power Multi V™ (for ages 12 through senior adults).
B. Kidamins™ (for ages 1 through 12) (See below).
3. Immune-Plus Elixir™ which includes the immune stimulating power of Black Elderberry, Red Raspberry, Pomegranate, Red Beet and Honey. Great for helping with a cough!
4. Liquid Immune Barrier Advanced Formula™ with the immune supporting power of Norwegian Beta Glucan and Echinacea. This is great to take the minute you sense any kind of cold symptom to prevent worsening.
Some people also find oregano oil and Colloidal silver be helpful, whether they are experiencing a bacterial or viral infection.
A. Oregano Oil: Note: Internally 1-4 drops 2-3 times daily. Use caution Very Strong – suggest mixing with another carrier oil, juice, shake/smoothie or water. When used externally – dilute and apply liberally.
B. Colloidal Silver: Has a long history of use – that works great for many people.
The key to natural immune support is dosing every two hours. That’s why tincture formulas (liquid dropper formulas) are great — they can be added to juice or water, making it much easier to take more frequently.
Finally, rest, sleep, rest, sleep — staying hydrated and nourished. FYI: It’s OK and probably a good idea to take a day off work. In most cases the flu is self-resolving with practiced wellness and resting. Of course, if symptoms have progressed into the chest or symptoms don’t seem to improve, a physician should always be consulted.
Of course if you have specific questions please drop Dr. Ettinger a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or give us a call at 800-643-7188.
The Daily Telegraph UK
The measles virus has been found in the guts of children with a form of autism, renewing fears over the safety of the MMR vaccine.
American researchers have revealed that 85 per cent of samples taken from autistic children with bowel disorders contain the virus. The strain is the same as the one used in the measles, mumps and rubella triple vaccine.
The findings will spark fresh concern about MMR, because they back theories of a causal link between the vaccine, autism and painful gut disorders suffered by a number of autistic children.
The study replicates findings made by the gastroenterologist Dr Andrew Wakefield in 1998 and Prof John O’Leary, a pathologist, in 2002.
Parents say their children were developing normally until they had the MMR jab, given when a child is between 12- and 18-months-old. The children now suffer from regressive autism.
One theory is that the virus passes through the gut, causing damage, and into the bloodstream, from where it is able to attack the brain.
More than 2,000 families claim that their children have suffered damage but the Department of Health reiterated last night that MMR is safe, a stance supported by the British Medical Association and all the Royal Colleges. Last year Government scientists failed to reproduce research results by Dr Wakefield.
Research to be presented this week in Montreal, Canada, provides fresh evidence that the measles virus is present in the guts of autistic children. Dr Stephen Walker, of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, North Carolina, studied children with regressive autism and bowel disease. “Of the handful of results we have in so far, all are vaccine strain,” he said.