If you are feeling flu-ish – fatigued and achy – and have fever, chills, a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and/or decreased appetite, take the following steps:
First: Redose your constitutional homeopathic remedy.
Take the stronger dose (1M or 200C) if you are feeling bad, and the gentler “booster” dose (30C or 6C) if you are only feeling a little “off.” Additionally, if this single dose helps but the symptoms were strong, or return after awhile, then do the emergency dose protocol (http://www.marinnaturopathicmedicine.com/emergency_dosing.html)
Second: Take large doses of the Organic Sulfur.
That is, take 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls, from ~ 3 to 6 times per day, depending on how strongly you are experiencing the symptoms. These potent sulfur crystals can often stop a potential influenza virus from taking hold.
Third: Take the Plant Stem Cell (PSC) Black Elder.
This Italian PSC herbal medicine is our major remedy for treating the flu. Take ~ 3 to 6 drops, from 3 times a day (feel slightly sick) to 6 or more times a day (feeling sick) until you feel better.
Fourth: Vitamin D in Cod/Skate Liver Oil.
Vitamin D has been shown in recent research studies to prevent the onset of flu. However, taking massive doses of this vitamin/prohormone that is currently popular now does not make sense, nor do these synthetic vitamins energetically test well. The best source of vitamin D is from sunlight and supplementing with what our ancestors used to swear by – Fermented Cod Liver Oil or Fermented Skate Liver Oil – now available from Green Pasture. This food source contains naturally-occurring vitamins A and D in a balanced (and therefore non-toxic) ratio, the full range of Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 fatty acids, and many known and unknown quinones including vitamins E and K and a variety of CoQ10 enzymes. Generally, adults should take ½ teaspoon or 2-3 capsules per day, and 1 to 2 teaspoons or 3 to 4 capsules (or more) per day during the winter months, with pregnancy, or under stress. Through modern laboratory testing, our ancestors’ wisdom is further confirmed by noting that blood levels of vitamin D rise to the normal range through the use of supplementing these natural and non-toxic fermented fish liver oils. (The fermented Skate Liver Oil is testing better in most patients than the Fermented Cod Liver Oil, perhaps because individuals need more chondroitin and squalene for cartilage support. Additionally, the skate liver has twice as much DHA to support brain functioning, and a substantial increase over the cod liver in amino acids.)
Fifth: Acute homeopathy.
If you are not yet on your constitutional homeopathic remedy (according to the new Sankaran System), then an acute (short-term remedy to treat the specific flu symptoms) homeopathic can often be quite helpful – and even quite curative in some cases. In the following list are the top 4 homeopathic flu remedies and their keynote symptoms. These are available at health food stores in a 30C potency. Take 2 pellets 1 time and see if it helps. If it does you can then redose as needed.
- Oscillococcinum – Take this remedy to prevent the flu. It is indicated for all the typical symptoms of the flu, but it works best if you take it preventively the moment you begin to feel any symptoms. Unfortunately, it has not been very effective once you have actually succumbed to the flu virus.
- Gelsimium sempervirens – Keynote symptom: lethargy and fatigue, the arms and legs often feel weighted down. (Gelsimium saved thousands of lives during the great flu epidemic of 1918. In fact, 80% of the patients treated with allopathic medicine died during this epidemic, whereas 80% of patients treated with homeopathic remedies lived. (Naumann, E., Homeopathy for Epidemics)
- Eupatorium perfoliatum – Keynote symptom is aching bone pain – like the bones are so tender and brittle that they could actually break.
- Baptisia – Keynote symptom: mental confusion, drunk or “besotted” feeling.
Sixth: Lifestyle and Nutrition.
Prevention is key. Support and strengthen your immune system by eating organically according to the wise traditions of our foremothers (www.westonaprice.org) – bone broths are ideal. Additionally make sure to drink plenty of pure water and to get enough rest and sound sleep. Make sure you are receiving adequate levels of vitamins A, D and omega 3 fatty acids by taking 2 to 4 caps of Fermented Skate Liver oil or Cod Liver Oil per day. Further, doubling or tripling up on your vitamin C (4 to 6 caps of Pure Radiance C or ½ teaspoon of the powder 2 to 3 times per day) is a well-known and well-researched immune system booster.
Please don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions – or if you have taken 1 or more of these steps and don’t feel like your system is responding as it should.
The Flu Vaccine
Although it may be hard to believe, there has never been a well-conducted scientific study (controlled, double blind) demonstrating the effectiveness of vaccines (Null, G., Germs, Biological Warfare, Vaccinations). For those of you who have my book, Radical Medicine, the charts on pp. 682-684 further attest to the fact that childhood diseases were already steeply declining (polio – 47-55%. Measles – 98%) before vaccines were even introduced. In fact, after the introduction of these vaccines, the incidence of childhood diseases actually increased in many US states. The same thing is currently happening. Before the CDC advocated vaccinating children under the age of 5, the number of children dying from the flu was very low and even on the decline. Then in 2003, just after children aged 5 and under started getting vaccinated, the death toll skyrocketed (www.mercola.com, flu vaccine exposed, p. 3) Additionally, most flu vaccines still contain the mercury preservative thimerosal, which has been linked to autism and autistic spectrum disorder (David Kirby’s excellent book, Evidence of Harm, describes the Watergate-like tactics the government and the pharmaceutical industries have done to obscure this link, and cheat families out of the much-needed financial compensation to care for their autistic children.) Other ingredients in the flu vaccine include aluminum – a neurotoxin, phenol – a corrosive “protoplasmic poison” (ATSDR), and ethylene glycol – the compound used as an antifreeze in cars.
In order to make a truly informed decision, read Chapter 15 in Radical Medicine, and/or go to these 2 links: Your health depends on it.