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Avoiding Serious Complications from Viral Infections

Published on May 27, 2013

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As soon as flu vaccinations start next month, some people
getting them will drop dead of heart attacks or strokes, some
children will have seizures and some pregnant women will miscarry.
New York Times 2009

Don’t want to die/suffer from one of these viral infections medical authorities are again scaring the world with? If so stay away from doctors and their flu vaccines. Vaccines are finally getting the bad rap they deserve and it’s not just coming from parents who have seen their kids devastated when doctors and nurses attack their children with as many as nine vaccines at a time but now the British Medical Journal is firing all its guns at the reprehensible vaccine industry[1] that no one in their right mind should trust. What sane person would trust a doctor, nurse or medical official who endorses injecting babies with mercury?

“Promotion of influenza vaccines is one of the most visible and aggressive public health policies today. Twenty years ago, in 1990, 32 million doses of influenza vaccine were available in the United States. Today around 135 million doses of influenza vaccine annually enter the US market, with vaccinations administered in drug stores, supermarkets—even some drive-throughs. This enormous growth has not been fueled by popular demand but instead by a public health campaign that delivers a straightforward ‘who-in-their-right-mind-could-possibly-disagree’ message that influenza is a serious disease, we are all at risk of complications from influenza, the flu shot is virtually risk free, and vaccination saves lives. Through this lens, the lack of influenza vaccine availability for all 315 million US citizens seems to border on the unethical. Yet across the country, mandatory influenza vaccination policies have cropped up, particularly in healthcare facilities, precisely because not everyone wants the vaccination, and compulsion appears the only way to achieve high vaccination rates. Closer examination of influenza vaccine policies shows that although proponents employ the rhetoric of science, the studies underlying the policy are often of low quality, and do not substantiate officials’ claims. The vaccine might be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza appears overstated.”

More than half a million U.S. children yearly have bad
reactions or side effects from widely used medicines that
require medical treatment and sometimes hospitalization.

One study appeared in the October 2009 issue of Pediatrics. It was based on national statistics of patients’ visits to clinics and emergency rooms between 1995 and 2005.[2] The number of children treated for bad drug reactions each year was mostly stable during that time, averaging 585,922. Pediatric doctors use children for target practice using pharmaceutical drugs as weapons. You would think they would stop using dangerous drugs and turn to safer solutions but they are not interested and neither should parents be interested in taking their children to pediatricians who insist on using vaccines and antibiotics with such heavy adverse reaction records.

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An intelligent protocol against influenza involves the use of the basic emergency room and intensive care medicines like magnesium salts, iodine, sodium bicarbonate, selenium, vitamin C and vitamin D3. These natural medicines help us avoid the complications of the flu and will help us survive the worst dangers, such as cytokine storms.

The primary symptoms of a cytokine storm are high fever, swelling and redness, extreme fatigue and nausea. In some cases the immune reaction may be fatal. To stop the cytokine storms and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)[3] that can lead to death, we have to turn away from the orthodox medical responses of using vaccines and drugs like Tamiflu.

In Dec. 2012 the FDA approved Tamiflu for use in two-week-old babies despite the fact that Tamiflu has been shown to cause adverse effects and at best only shortens a bout of the flu by approximately one day.

Nutrient deficiency is one of the main reasons for a cytokine storm in response to a virus like H1N1, along with heavy metals and other chemicals that are flooding out of the cells when one has the flu. Hospitals respond to this by increasing their patient’s nutritional status with the horrific stuff they pass off for food and certainly they only increase toxicity with the drugs they use.

Data from clinical trials involving patients with sepsis-induced ARDS have shown a reduction in organ damage and a trend toward improvement in survival (survival in ARDS is approximately 60%) after administering a variety of free radical scavengers (antioxidants). Selenium is one of the most recent nutritional mineral medicines that is proving itself to address cytokine storms directly.

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Selenium is a strong antioxidant anti-inflammatory that can also be used. Protection against reperfusion injury, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, vascular surgery, are all alleviated with selenium injections as would cytokine storms provoked from out of control infections.

The clinical investigations in sepsis studies indicate that higher doses of selenium are well tolerated as continuous infusions of selenium as sodium selenite (4,000 μg selenium as sodium selenite pentahydrat on the first day, 1,000 μg selenium/day on the nine following days) and had no reported toxicity issues. In view of this new information, Biosyn introduced the 1,000 µg dose vials for such high selenium clinical usage.

Selenium is important because selenium-deficient mice developed much more severe lung pathology after infection with influenza virus than did selenium-adequate mice. In another study, when selenium-deficient mice were infected with a mild strain of influenza virus, the virus mutated to become a more virulent strain, one that caused severe lung pathology even in selenium-adequate mice.

Selenium is also an antidote to mercury having the highest affinity with it than any other atom. So selenium does double duty by also lowering mercury toxicity and this is important because mercury toxicity is known to provoke influenza.

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium chloride (magnesium oil) has always been and remains my favorite medicine that affects overall physiology in a very positive and direct way. Dr. Raul Vergini says, “Magnesium chloride has a unique healing power on acute viral and bacterial diseases. It cured polio and diphtheria and that was the main subject of my magnesium book. A few grams of magnesium chloride every few hours will clear nearly all acute illnesses, which can be beaten in a few hours. I have seen a lot of flu cases healed in 24-48 hours with 3 grams of magnesium chloride taken every 6-8 hours.”

Vitamin C

Intravenous vitamin C is a wonderful treatment when people are on the edge between life and death with the power to bring people back from the brink. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) contributes a wide range of benefits. It is known to perform many critical functions within the body involving detoxification, tissue building, immune enhancement, pain control, and controlling or killing pathogenic organisms. It is also known to be helpful for wound and bone healing, healthy skin and eyes, fighting infections, stress control, toxic exposure, and repairing damaged tissue of all types.

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

“In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘Flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely anyone who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks. I have since that time treated all cases of ‘cold,’ influenza and ‘la gripe’ by first giving generous doses of bicarbonate of soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated,” wrote Dr. Volney S. Cheney to the Arm & Hammer Company.

Slowing the breathing down with a Breathslim breathing device will also work strongly to reinforce the actions of sodium bicarbonate—it will increase carbon dioxide as well as oxygen levels—while providing calming comfort.

Vitamin D Will Protect Against the Flu

One of the greatest triggers of influenza, the swine flu and deaths from pulmonary deficiency is vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D reduces the risk of dying from all causes including the flu. Researchers from Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York found that giving supplements of vitamin D to a group of volunteers reduced episodes of infection with colds and flu by 70% over three years. The researchers said that the vitamin stimulated “innate immunity” to viruses and bacteria.[4] Very few have any idea that Vitamin D can be taken in extremely high dosages like Vitamin C can.

Iodine

“Extremely high doses of iodine can have serious side effects, but only a small fraction of such extreme doses are necessary to kill influenza viruses,” writes Dr. David Derry of Canada.[5] In 1945, a breakthrough occurred when J. D. Stone and Sir McFarland Burnet (who later went on to win a Nobel Prize for his Clonal Selection Theory) exposed mice to lethal effects of influenza viral mists. The lethal disease was prevented by putting iodine solution on mice snouts just prior to placing them in chambers containing influenza viruses. Dr. Derry reminds us that a long time ago students in classrooms were protected from influenza by iodine aerosol therapy. Aerosol iodine also is effective against freshly sprayed influenza virus.

Cannabinoid Medicine

Dr. Ben Whalley, at the department of pharmacy at the University of Reading, said tests in animals had shown the marijuana compounds effective at preventing seizures and convulsions while also having fewer side effects than existing epilepsy drugs. At the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., rat nerve cells were exposed to a toxin that is typically released during strokes. Cannabidiol reduces the extent of damage reported the National Academy of Sciences. More effective than vitamins C or E, strong antioxidants such as cannabidiol (CBD) will neutralize free radicals without the accompanying high with regular marijuana used for recreational and other medical purposes. All forms of marijuana have anti-oxidative, neuroprotective, immunomodulation, analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions.

Beyond these core physiological protective mechanisms, something as simple as smoking marijuana is ideal for the pain and discomfort of influenza. With or without the “high,” cannabinoid medicine offers safe pain relief even as it heals and protects. It should be put into wide use in hospitals as well as in the home for routine treatment against the worst ravages of the flu.

Dr. Ester Fride strongly recommends the use of cannabinoids in pediatric medicine so what I am saying for adults above also applies to children. She notes that “excellent clinical results” have been reported in pediatric oncology and in case studies of children with severe neurological diseases or brain trauma, and suggests that cannabis-derived medicines could also play a role in the treatment of other childhood syndromes, including the pain and gastrointestinal inflammation associated with cystic fibrosis.

Treating Viral Infections with Light and Heat

Instead of using heat, the far infrared sauna uses safe infrared rays with wavelengths between 5.6 and 1,000 microns—the segment of the electromagnetic spectrum known as far infrared. At those wavelengths, infrared energy is absorbed by the body’s cells, forcing heavy metals and other toxins out through the body’s natural elimination processes.

Far infrared is heat energy like the band of the sun’s energy that warms you. It is not Ultraviolet, from which you need to protect yourself with sunscreens. It is not like the energy used in tanning booths. It is the band of the sun’s energy that you experience outside on a cold day when you feel the sun’s warmth. Infrared is a very safe form of energy that is closely in tune with your own body energy. Babies born prematurely have been kept warm for decades by infrared units in hospitals.

FIR (far infrared rays) has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate & reflect. The human body can absorb FIR because of its deep penetrating ability. When FIR penetrates through the skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of tissue cause blood vessels in capillaries to dilate, promoting better blood circulation, and the heat produced helps to get rid wastes through sweating.

FIR energy is absolutely essential and beneficial for human beings and all living things in the world. When one has a viral infection nothing is better than laying down on a far-infrared Biomat for comfort and increased immune resistance.

Far infrared therapy offers a secondary benefit: an increase in body temperature. By raising the body temperature by one to three degrees, a far infrared session mimics a fever, which triggers an immune system response and enables the body to fight bacteria and viruses.

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According to Professor Abo Touru of Nagata University our immune functions are improved by 40% when we increase our body temperature by 1 degree. Far Infrared heat (light induced heat) relieves pain by expanding blood vessels and increasing blood circulation. Better circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, reduces pain and speeds up the healing process.

Having BioMats installed in every hospital bed would insure few die from the avian flu or any flu. Bathing patients in light and heating their internal environments boosts their metabolism and improve their immune systems. Patients in bed can use low levels of far infrared around the clock making them comfortable and dealing with the chills that often come with high fevers.

Medical research has already demonstrated that exposure to infrared heat produces excellent therapeutic effects. The deep penetrating heat induces an artificial fever, as the body naturally counters the fever your immune system is strengthened. One might think that when a patient already has a fever it would not be correct to further increase it.

This is not the case especially because the BioMats low settings over hours yield strong effects without stimulating too much heat. (All of my children last week came down with the flu and had fever. It was a battle for who got to use the BioMat. My wife and I were spared the horror of even having to think of antibiotics by using just part of the protocol presented here.)

Conclusion

These are emergency-room-class medicinals and therapeutic processes that deliver lifesaving healing power. Most of the items in the protocol can be taken orally, used transdermally, through nebulization, or administered intravenously or by injection by a doctor or a nurse in more desperate medical situations.

The power and speed of these medicines and the flexibility of their administration methods make them ideal especially because of their extremely low-toxicity profiles. As usual the key to their use is in the dose given.

Few if any people need to die from the flu if they are treated correctly. In Treatment Essentials, dosages, concentrations and methods of application options are covered. When one learns about the above emergency room medicines, and how to use them, one gains a lot of medical power and wisdom to overcome the complications and even discomforts of viral infections.

We do not need to wait for doctors and emergency room treatments in hospitals. At the very first sign of coming down with something we can begin to apply the above protocol. Taking sodium bicarbonate, iodine, magnesium chloride and snuggling into your BioMat will ensure that the worst will pass you by.

[1] Influenza: marketing vaccine by marketing disease
BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3037  (Published 16 May 2013);

[2] Pediatric Adverse Drug Events in the Outpatient Setting: An 11-Year National Analysis;Florence T. Bourgeois, MD, MPH et al; PEDIATRICS; Vol.124; No 4; October 1, 2009; pp. e744-e750; http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/4/e744.abstract

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  • anti_banker

    Great article, but I would not suggest to people that “something as simple as smoking marijuana is ideal for the pain and discomfort of influenza.”

    Harm from smoking it usually outways most of the benefits left over after most of it’s goodness “goes up in smoke” and I know that you don’t encorage smoking it, and prefer other methods of taking it. That’s why I am not sure why you would SEEM to encourage smoking it for influenza relief in this particlular article.

    Something else you may want to add, to your list of natural flu fighting medicinals in this article, is colloidal silver.

  • Angus Files

    Great article Dr Mark..looks like someone at the BMJ has had a reaction to the vaccine also..never thought for a moment that I would read that in the BMJ..
    Angus