What To Do About The Flu
To guard against flu, make tea with star anise, sweetgum tree seed pods, pine needles and/or gingko biloba leaves, take a cod liver oil supplement every day and sunbathe as much as possible.
To treat an ongoing illness
: Keep warm, get plenty of sleep, drink lots of liquids, take Vitamin C and cod liver oil.

http://lowmoonglowing.googlepages.com/star_anise.jpgStar anise, Illicium verum, a small evergreen tree which belongs to or is closely related to (depending on which version of taxonomy you are going by) the magnolia family. It is the main natural source of shikimic acid, which is the main ingredient of Tamiflu. Star anise, also called anise star, can be bought in the spice section of markets and health food stores or ordered online.

http://lowmoonglowing.googlepages.com/flu_gumtree_leaf.jpgSweetgum Tree, a lesser natural source of shikimic acid. Sweetgum is also known as redgum, star-leaved gum, alligator-wood, and gumtree. The leaves resemble slightly distended maple leaves. The seeds are 1" wide spiky balls that hang from the tree well after the leaves have gone in the autumn or winter. Sweetgum is found in North America from Connecticut southwards. American pioneers used sweetgum resin to treat chest colds and dysentery.Use seedpods if available or leaves otherwise.

Pine needle tea
Make a tea or potion with pine needles from the female pine tree. Female pine needles will be shorter and yellower than males'. Learn to identify male and female before christmas, and then pick a female pine tree if you can find one grown in a chemical-free environment. After christmas, save the pine needles. Either fresh needles or dried ground needles can be used. Female are considered more potent but either can be used.

Ginkgo. a lesser natural source of shikimic acid. Ginkgo is a popular herbal tea that can be found in health food stores, or you can use fresh leaves from the tree if you have any.

 Making Tea or Potion 

Make tea by steeping pine tree needles, star anise, sweetgum seeds and/or ginkgo leaves in hot water, covered, for about 3 minutes. Strain and sweeten to taste.

Make potion by first making tea as above, but don't strain. Add I tablespoon of sugar syrup, 1 tablespoon of malt extract and 1/4 cup of yeast starter per cup of liquid. Cover with an airlock and keep in a warm place until signs of fermentation appear. Alcohol increases extraction of shikimate.

You can also grind up the herbs in a blender and pack them into gelatine capsules and drink with hot water.

 Spices and Essential Oils 

Essential oils
Some essential oils are considered to be natural antibiotics. Some of these recommended to treat infections, colds and flu are cypress, tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia), lavender, thyme, oregano, rosemary, peppermint. Apply to the bottoms of the feet, the pulse points of the wrist, or to the back, neck, and chest.

Spiced vinegar
Fill a bottle of apple cider or other raw vinegar with hot peppers, horseradish, garlic, onion and ginger and let steep for a few months. Take a spoonful a day during flu season, any time you feel unwell or use freely on food as a seasoning.

Fill your diffuser with lemon, eucalyptus, clove, geranium or lavender to disinfect the room air and keep the nasal passages clear.



British researcher Dr. R. Edgar Hope-Simpson was the first to document the fact that although people can get flu all year round, they mostly die from it in the winter. Hope-Simpson believed that influenza outbreaks were caused by a deficiency in the immune system, not by a virus. He based this on records of flu epidemics during the 1600 and 1700's that showed that flu spread faster than could be explained by contact. He noted that separate communities at similar latitudes (which would receive simliar amounts of sunlight) would simultaneously develop influenza. Hope-Simpson believed that it was the abundance or lack of sunshine in summer or winter that accounted for the difference.

In the 1919 flu epidemic, people recovered from flu but died from opportunistic pneumonia, even if their deaths were recorded as caused by flu. Bacteria and virus help each other out, and I recommend treating any illness as having a bacterial component.

How Is Tamifu Made Industrially?
Any green plant produces some shikimate. The Roche process of producing shikimate, developed by Michigan State University, involves exposing plants to a poison (glysophate aka Round-Up). The plants respond by creating more shikimic acid as a defense. Roche then uses genetically modified e. coli bacteria to retrieve the shikimate and then they remove the glysophate by centrifuge.

It is claimed that shikimic acid has no preventative value against flu and only relieves its symptoms. I question that. To a flu virus, its life is in your symptoms. Anything that makes it difficult for a virus to cause symptoms is going to make it difficult for that virus to exist.
Studies show that there are less viruses in an infected person taking shikimic acid.
Just Say No to the Flu Shot
Immunogeneticist D. Hugh Fudenburgh says that if someone has five consecutive flu shots his or her chances of winding up with Alzheimer's disease increases tenfold.

Surviving Forced Flu Vaccines
At least 3 days before you must get the shot:
Eliminate all sugar, grains and processed foods.
Take lots of cod liver oil
Eat plenty of eggs, vegetables and natural animals fats like lard and butter.
See plenty of rest and sleep in the dark. Wear eye mask if room is not dark enough.
Take 5 grams of vitamin C with bioflavonoids a day.
Take minerals, such as dolomite powder or tablets, at least 1 tablespoon's worth, a day.
Continue for at least 4 days after the shot.

Should you wear a mask?

Yes. By all means. If the government starts handing them out free, take all you can get. They keep out all sorts of fungus spores and other airborne toxins, which is good for your health regardless of whether or not flu is caused by a contagious virus.

Practice saline nasal irrigation
Use a neti pot to keep sinuses clear of mucous, so pathogens don't have place to settle in.

Make A Balaclava To Help Keep Warm
Pattern and instructions for sewing a balaclava. This will help keep your head, neck and ears warm, which help prevent death by influenza. Sew a piece of gauze over the face opening from the nose downwards to use it as a face mask.

Do I think there's going to be a worldwide epidemic of deadly flu?

No, but anything that protects against flu by enhancing the immune system will be good for you and it doesn't hurt to be prepared.

To enhance your immune system naturally, to guard against any infection, along with the Vitamin A and D rich cod liver oil you take, consume plenty of lacto-fermented food and beverages to maintain the digestive bacteria that are our first line of defense against disease, eat bone broth, take a spoonful of coconut oil every day and avoid refined carbohydrates.

If you take acids like ascorbic acid Vitamin C or minerals like dolomite, take both, together. Minerals and acids need each other to work properly in the body.


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