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Posted by Anonymouscat (Pdx, Or) on 01/15/2013

My MD is not suppose to suggest vitamins, because of med board . Anyhow the medical tech handed me a sheet on the way out. How to protect and prevent the flu naturally : Vitamin A & Beta Carotene take 100,000 IU for a day for one month to build level up then taper down to 25000-50000 IU for maintence, D3 5000 IU, (Vitamin D 1000IU for per 25 pounds of body weight if you get the flu increase dose to 2000 IU per body weight ) Zinc, Vitamin C 1000 mg four times day Vitamin E natural from High in gamma-E. Iodine and Iodide (Iodine complex or Lugol's Iodine are natural disinfectants ) Additional vitamin B, Selenium, Magnesium. And Beta glucan. Take a good probiotics , drink green tea. Drink lots of water to stay hydrate to help body flush out germs.. Lastly, always wash your hands I wear gloves to avoid touching public doors I carry a hand sanitizer santize front and back of the hands. Stay away from travelers hubs, hotel, pubs, and avoid big crowded places. This is new one for me avoid anyone that took the flu shot for three week they may be shedding the flu virus. Avoid sugar and dairy, but especially sugar. Alkalizing twice a day.

Hope this helps and stay well!


Posted by Rick (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 05/07/2008
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I just want to let everyone know the ultimate cure for colds and flu. Colostrum !!! Since I was a little kid I got strep throat or a cold every year. But 10 years ago I started taking Colostrum everyday and since then have not had a cold or the flu. WOW !!! 10 years, nothing...!!! If I feel anything coming on I just up the doseage to 4 or 5 per day. Colostrum is all natural and the best immune system defense. NO COLDS / NO FLU !!! Period !!


Tamiflu Ingredients  

Posted by Patrick (N.D.) (Chesterfield, England) on 07/15/2009

Tamiflu ingredients:

Oseltamivir phosphate, black iron oxide (E172), Croscarmellose Sodium, FD&C Blue 2 (indigo carmine, E132), Gelatin, Povidone, Pregelatinised maize starch, Red iron oxide (E172), Shellac, Sodium Stearyl Fumarate,Talc,Titanium dioxide (E171) and Yellow iron oxide (E172).

That'll take your mind off the 'flu.

EC: Google "TAMIFLU INGREDIENTS" and you will see some interesting stories!

Replied by Teresa
Nc
02/05/2016

The price of Tamiflu will make you even sicker. It set us back $200. Our insurance would not pay a dime for it.


Ted's Remedies  

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 03/04/2010 386 posts
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The One Hour Flu Cure.

Is it really possible to cure flu in one hour? Yes, but it's usually less than an hour. Not that I wanted it to but as a necessity. One case told me (one of my students) had only one aspirin. The other case is the owner of LPG gas, whose store had to close due to 5 p.m. closing time and didn't want the employees to go home with a bad flu (two of them in fact) and the fact that she hates the idea of taking aspirin more than one.

So the remedies, assuming you have them, is in a full glass of water, aspirin is dissolved, added with 4 drops of 0.1% methylene blue and 8 drops of concentrated Hydrochloric acid. 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt is option to stop the mucus that sometimes occur. Lysine 1000 mg is optional, although lysine is a rare commodity here in Bangkok. It will go stop the flu in less than an hour.

There's just one catch: make sure you wash your hands before eating food and clean the enviroment otherwise you will catch it again the next day or two, and obviously avoid picking nose, a bad habit my students have and recaught the flu 2 more times, before he stopped that habit and never had a flu since.

In case some people are low on aspirin, and by chance happen to have methylene blue 0.1% and hydrochloric acid, this remedy would work. How it works is relatively simple. The methylene blue raise the energy level it works on the same principle of caffeine in a strong black coffee is used instead, and this can be mixed with the aspirin. In case hydrochloric acid isn't sitting around, I think plain distilled vinegar say 2 tablespoons with lemon juice one tablespoon is mixed can be substituted to have a similar effect as the one hour flu cure.

It is important to wash the hands after flu is gone. I prefer to wash my hands in vinegar, or a very weak solution of hydrochloric acid such as 10 drops per glass as antiseptic solution, as virus in general do not die in alcohol gel and other alcohol antiseptic. They also resist fairly well with most chlorine antiseptic solution, but they do not survive well in vinegar, hydrogen peroxide solutions in general. The hydrogen peroxide antiseptic solution should preferably be about 1% concentration when using as hand wash or general cleaning the area to avoid reinfection. Of course if a person were to get necrotising fasciitis, the preferred remedy is not this one, they don't survive well in betadine iodine solution mixed with other chlorine washes.


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I have received many reports of a fairly aggressive virus, which has similar symptoms, that if long term will result in pneumonia. This particular virus, reported all over the globe, is flu like, causes high fever, very weak, and it is chronic. If given its own course might extend well over a week or more. It's easy to tell for this virus as it is aggressive means once infected, is swift within a day leading to a very high fever over 102-103 F.

At least for this form of virus, it has some similar characteristics a fast form of virus invasion, similar in its speed in infection as in bird flu virus, or perhaps it's variant.

After long trials the single most important remedy is 1500 mg of Lysine taken every 3 hours. Even the first dose of 1500 mg of lysine there will be a marked drop of 90% of the symptoms within a couple of hours to a maximum of 6 hours. As for my own experience here in Bangkok I can see a marked reduction in about 2 hours.

The supporting remedies for the lysine are, 50-250 mg of aspirin, strong black coffee, and especially hydrogen peroxide 3% 10-20 (preferably 10 drops) drops per glass of water. In case of a dire emergency for me, if I cannot get a food grade hydrogen peroxide, I might get an ordinary brand hydrogen peroxide for temporarly use only to kill off the virus, just to kill it off. the effect of hydrogen peroxide may wear off within about 2 hours, so the frequency of dose is more important to prevent virus from overtaking the body. A strong black coffee raises the metabolism necessary by increasing the energy to ward of this particular virus. The aspirin, which is acetylsalicylic acid dissolves the virus coating which protects or gave them stealth where the white blood cells cannot detect them. So if aspirin were taken, the white blood cells were able to detect and engulf them, or at least the aspirin alone in the bloodstream dissolves the virus coating that protects them killing them.

In any event this high fever virus is worrying, but unreported in the media and I found it to occur, for any new strain of viruses at a tourist hub, as people from all over the world come into this one place to spread it throughout the world. As a result the best place to look and find a remedy for any new strain of virus I see usually comes from tourist places, hotel, pubs, where people from many nationality come see each other and go back to their home country to pass on the newer virus in their hometowns. This peculiar strain of virus first appeared about October or November 2008 and now seems to be widespread.

A baking soda 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of water ever 3-4 hours reduces the pain by neutralizing the lactic acid that is found whenever the virus infects the system, so any acid causes pain and the baking soda neutralize the acidity. If a person lack zinc, then he might take one, but currently zinc is in vogue in killing off the virus, thus reducing their effectiveness to a certain extent, but at least two major remedies the lysine and the hydrogen peroxide were most effectively ward off with this particular strain.

Next year, or the end of this year - who knows? I have to find another new remedy for that one! In the past for each year certain supplements were effective depending on the kinds of viruses such as BHT, zinc, potassium, aspirin, clove oil, etc. I have to make changes from year to year as much as what authorities do to determine the "next year's vaccines". The differences of course is the ones I used don't have the assoicated risk of heavy metal poisoning from mercury and other strains that may have "accidentally" introduced such as the Simian viruses found in certain vaccines.

Ted


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Posted by Tg (Manhattan, Ny) on 01/15/2013
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YEA!! The aspirin remedy really helps beat the flu! I just used it to beat the flu, along with Vitamin C and Olive Leaf extract and it really works! I find it best to take it just before going to sleep... 4 low dose aspirin (81 mg).


Posted by Renee (Bergen Co., Nj) on 01/14/2013
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Thanks, Ted, for the aspirin suggestion. I had been trying many different remedies for 3 days for my flu (e.g. , ACV/lemon juice/baking soda/cayenne, H2O2, etc. ). Perhaps I kept it from getting worse, but it showed no signs of leaving. Had low-grade fever, headache/sensitive scalp, congestion, cough, aches. Aspirin made a big difference. (I had taken Tylenol before with no change, fyi) I took two 325-mg aspirin after eating last night and had a very bad but productive coughing spell along with a bout of sweating. Had less congestion throughout the night. Slept w/ vaporizer-also good. Took 2 more this morning and had the same thing to a lesser extent -sweating, then slept, then less congestion. Strange that taking aspirin made me sweat, but then I slept and felt better afterwards both times. I know after days of trying too many remedies to list here that it was the aspirin that helped me turn the corner. Now maybe I should go buy some lysine to knock this thing out.


Posted by Andrea (Seattle, WA) on 04/25/2009
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Ted's Remedies: Thank you so much for this remedy. I have been taking the Lysine by itself 1500 mg 2x day plus a little extra (1000 mg) before sleep and it it getting rid of congestion that I have had from this flu for several weeks now. Everyone I know has come down with this - especially those who have contact with the public as part of their work. I have had to take Excedrin Migraine (4 tabs at a time) for the headaches I'm getting, however it's better than having the congestion. Don't have any peroxide at the moment, will get some soon.


Tomato Tea Remedy  

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Posted by Jennifer (Sunrise, Fl, USA) on 03/19/2012
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I can't believe how well this works. I'm still in shock!

2 days ago, I started to become sick with the flu when I was on a 18-hour flight. On came the chills and fever, and then my nose kept running non-stop. To make it worse, the changing cabin pressure on the descent gave me excruciating sinus pain and made my ears clogged to the point where I couldn't hear out of both ears anymore. I can't take cold medicine because I have thyroid disease, and I am slow to recover because my metabolism is very slow.

Yesterday my sinuses and fever got worse. I remembered reading about this remedy on Earth Clinic and I was eager to try it. Luckily I had all the ingredients on hand. I used V8 Spicy Hot juice, lemon juice (bottled), minced garlic, a lot of tabasco sauce (as much as I could stand) and a dash of celery salt for taste. I heated it in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes and then sipped and inhaled the fumes as directed. About 10 minutes after I started to sip it I noticed an increase of nasal discharge. I had to keep blowing my nose over and over again, but this time when I blew my nose I actually felt like I was clearing it out, instead of the feeling of blowing your nose and feeling like it gets clogged up again 5 minutes later. The pressure in my ears released about 60% and I regained most of my hearing. My fever increased and for a few hours I felt pretty rotten, even though my nasal passages had cleared. But in a few hours I felt at least 60% better, which is amazing considering that it usually takes me 3 weeks to recover from a cold! I slept all through the night with no problem.

This morning I made another tomato tea. While drinking it, I felt my left ear "pop" and the pressure released. I now have full hearing in my left ear and a 70% improvement in my right ear. I then took a hot shower afterwards (the steam helps to open the sinus passages) and kept blowing my nose. My nasal congestion is about 85% gone, I don't have a fever or chills anymore, I got most of my hearing back and I don't feel groggy anymore!

It doesn't seem so crazy why this works when you do some research on capsaicin. Capsaicin is also the active ingredient of pepper spray. Capsaicin is an irritant, and when you inhale pepper spray, your body pushes it out by forcing your sinuses to clear themselves and making your nose run uncontrollably. Have you ever eaten a really spicy dish and had your nose start to run?That's the capsaicin at work.

I have Vietnamese friends who swear by a similar remedy that works in the same way as the tomato tea. They swear by eating pho (a hot fish/noodle soup) when you are sick. They put a lot of Sriracha (Vietnamese hot pepper sauce) in the soup and breathe in the hot fumes. The steam and pepper helps open and clear the sinuses.

I have also been drinking echinacea tea with a tbs of coconut oil and I've also been drinking some ACV throughout the day. (I don't take the ACV too close to the tomato tea though, because ACV is alkaline while the tomato tea is very acidic).

Thank you, thank you, thank you Earth Clinic for this wonderful remedy! I can celebrate my 30th birthday this weekend without feeling miserable :)

EC: Check out the classic Tomato Tea Recipe from Earth Clinic here. A number one remedy for colds and sinus congestion.

Replied by Saleh
Kuala Lumpur
09/29/2015

Forever debted for this remedy. Sometimes I just opt for a tomato instead, or easier - a tablespoon of tomato ketchup is suffice. I think tomato is the star here. thanks earth clinic.


Turmeric and Bromelain  

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Posted by Liberty (Phoenix, Az) on 04/21/2012
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I have found turmeric and bromelain gel caps. We've used them for the stomach discomfort during flu symptoms. I've taken one in morning and one in the evening for a few days. For my children, I open the capsule and put about half of the powder in a cup of rice milk or regular milk and warm it on the stove top. Add a little sweetener if needed. This remedy has helped the sick stomach with the flu when peppermint or chamomile tea just made it worse for me.


Turmeric, Ginger, Black Pepper, Honey  

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Posted by Ellen D on 01/10/2008
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Turmeric: An Indian friend of mine gave me a recipe for sore throat, colds, flu, sinusitis: Take about a teaspoonful of turmeric powder, a teaspoon full of grated fresh ginger (or equivalent of dried ginger powder), a pinch of ground black pepper, honey or sugar to taste, and put it into about half a cup of water and bring to a boil. Then add about half a cup of milk, heat to just below boiling point, and drink the mixture slowly, while hot. I also supplement this treatment by inhaling steam and keeping a hot water bottle on my head, throat or chest. I used to have colds that lasted two weeks; now I can get over them within three days.


Vitamin C  

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Posted by D. (NY, NY) on 03/30/2009
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I am writing to let you know that my family is getting out from a terrible form of stomach and intestinal flu. My two children, my husband (who never gets sick) and a contractor who was here working in the kitchen were hit very hard. Given my always low immune system I was getting ready for the worse, that is getting very sick myself. Since I am the mommy and the nurse it would have been an absolute disaster (I have no family here). Mommies can't rest and can't even sit no matter how sick they are. It is so awful and so hard for us! So I started getting more than a full tablespoon of vitamin C (sodium ascorbate as according to Ted directions) a day, divided in several doses. Plus zinc, colostrum, magnesium and aspirin. I was also using clove oil on my skin.Well I was cleaning up the mess of my children (remember it was a stomach flu!) and in the middle of it all I didn't get sick. I only got a bad headache for a day, but no vomiting or other as the others. My contractor lost 12 pounds with this flu. . . So God bless you all and Ted once again because you helped me being spared of all of this!

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Ny, US
01/31/2015
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After catching the flu/cold from a coworker (my body was aching, sneezing, coughing, bed ridden) took megadose of Vitamin C powder, 5,g and within 2 days my sickness was gone.


Posted by Robert (Orlando, FL) on 11/15/2006
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Gargle with peroxide first, then take a low dosage CHEWABLE vitamin c tablet (100 mg or 250 mg) place on tongue and leave it there until it dissolves. Don't swallow the tablet. It kept the scratchy throat from turning into a sore throat as well as an illness from coming on full blown. This works if it's caught in time, which is when one first detects a scratchy throat. I believe what it does is send vitamin c directly to the throat area killing the beginnings of an infection at its earliest stages. Another thing that can be done is to take some colloidal silver and put a drop in each nostril, especially after sneezing. The problem with it is that it's hard to verify that it actually DID stop a cold or flu since one can't prove what didn't happen. But it does work on a reliable basis.


Vitamin C and Vitamin E  

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Posted by Sushilvr (Gainesville, Fl) on 01/13/2011
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You might want to try this remedy; take 3000 mg of Vitamin C along with one 400 I. U. softgel of Vitamin E.

I'm an R.N. And had not heard of this before until a friend of mine in healthcare mentioned a couple of years ago. Apparently Vitamin E has a synergistic effect on Vitamin C. 3000 mg of Vitamin might sound like a lot; but remember C is water soluble, so what your body doesn't use, you'll pee the rest out. Granted Vitamin E is not water soluble, but I only take this concoction when I begin to feel sick. I'll take it as soon as the symptoms begin, then when I go to bed, when I wake up the next morning, and usually one more dose several hours later. I typically don't need to take it more than that as my symptoms disappear and whatever it was that was starting never culminated into a cold or anything else. You can buy Vitamin C where each tablet is 1000 mg; so you only need to take three of them. They're large and granted Vitamin C is kind of bitter, even if they're flavored tablets and the larger ones tend to be more expensive; but I prefer to do that as opposed to taking several of the smaller ones that are a smaller dose per tablet.

Anyone I've mentioned this to by the way, has eventually gotten back with me telling me that this worked for them.

I've only recently returned to nursing full-time as I had been a FT CSI while working PT as an R.N. For 13 years... So I'm still in the process of building up my immunity level. Most people in healthcare, after working full-time for 6 months, will have never been sicker those first 6 months, and then suddenly, it seems you just don't get anything. In the meantime, I'll stick with C & E regimen. It's worked every time without fail so there has to be something to it. I've been using it for about two years now since my friend told me about it.

Thanks for reading, and I hope this works for anyone else who may try it.


Vitamin C, GSE, ACV, Green Tea With Baking Soda  

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Posted by MEG (Augusta, Georgia) on 11/20/2007
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I just wanted to share my story as well. I became ill when my son contracted viral meningitis on a trip. Traveling back in the car, I could only take lots of EmergenC. For the next few days, I took the EmergenC with GAIA Echinacea three times a day and got lots of rest. It seemed to work after four days, so I stopped the treatments. Well I think I got a secondary infection because my lymph nodes became swollen and my sinuses became infected. I irrigated my nose with grapefruit seed extract (diluted) but some undiluted liquid got in my right sinus and caused a lot of pain. Discouraged and about to go to the doctor for antibiotics, I come across your wonderful website. I first started back on the C & Echinacea but added the Grapefruit seed extract (5 drops in 12 oz water). My sinuses were cured in one day! That same day I drank 12 oz of water with 3 tbsp. of ACV. The next day the affected area was in my throat. I made warm ACV with lemon (3 tbsp) and honey (2tbsp) and drank as much as I could. The day after that I felt I only had laryngitis. So I found Ted's wonderful receipe for Green Tea with baking soda (1/4 tsp). I have done this for two mornings and feel almost back to normal. Thanks to all your contributors, I am cured in a matter of a few days! You guys are awesome, especially



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