guard against flu, make
tea with star anise, sweetgum
tree seed pods, pine needles and/or gingko biloba leaves, take a cod
oil supplement every day
and sunbathe as much as possible.
treat an ongoing illness:
Keep warm, get plenty of sleep, drink lots of liquids, take Vitamin C
and cod liver oil.
Star anise, Illicium verum,
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.
Sweetgum Tree, a
source of shikimic acid. Sweetgum
is also known
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
from Connecticut southwards. American
used sweetgum resin to treat
chest colds and
dysentery.Use seedpods if available or leaves otherwise.
Pine needle tea
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.
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
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
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
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
essential oils are considered to be natural antibiotics. Some
of these recommended to treat infections,
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.
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
eucalyptus, clove, geranium or lavender
to disinfect the room air and keep the nasal passages clear.
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
be explained by contact. He noted that separate
communities at similar latitudes (which would receive simliar amounts
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.
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.
Say No to the
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.
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
See plenty of rest and sleep in the dark. Wear eye mask if room is not
Take 5 grams of vitamin
with bioflavonoids a day.
such as dolomite powder or tablets, at least 1 tablespoon's worth, a
Continue for at least 4 days after the shot.
you wear a mask?
Yes. By all means. If
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.
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
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
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.
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
acid Vitamin C or minerals
like dolomite, take both, together. Minerals and acids need each other
to work properly in the body.