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How to Prevent and Kill Colds

How to Prevent and Kill Colds, Flu, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia

Want to learn how to kill colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia?  This article will also explain real vitamin D from real cod liver oil; real supplements from the plant, animal and glandular extracts; and antimicrobials to kill germs, viruses, and fungus in your sinuses, throat, bronchi, and lungs.

“There is no question that vitamin D is a critical nutrient. It is anticancer. It is an essential part of your hormone balance. It is a building block to prevent and treat chronic colds, flu, bronchitis, and pneumonia. In fact, it is a major part of my colds/flu/sinus/bronchitis/pneumonia protocol that includes vitamin D-rich Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil as well as Standard Process’ products, Immuplex®, and Congaplex®.” -Health Alert, Vol. 27, No. 7

Oh my, how things have changed… Medicine has gone from “Vitamin D therapy is a scam” and “Vitamins may cause your death” to saying that vitamin D has a major impact on your immune system, is a major fighter of inflammation, plays a critical role in prevention and treatment of asthma, favorably influences hormone levels via its role as a steroid hormone in the “vitamin D endocrine system,”1 is a potent cancer inhibitor, and plays a major role in cases of chronic sinusitis, sinus infection, and chronic rhinosinusitis! 2

Wow, when a journal of immunology starts talking like this about vitamin D, and when none of the authors are selling vitamin D or have any financial ties to companies selling vitamin D, you know something is really up. And just perhaps, especially since Americans are turning up with surprisingly low levels of vitamin D, we may have one more major therapy to help us with chronic sinusitus, colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, and pneumonia.

Here are just a few things that the immunology experts are now saying:

  • Vitamin D directly and favorably affects the cells of your immune system, including monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, and T cells (all immune cells that fight infection and disease).
  • When it comes to your immune system, vitamins A and D take center stage by influencing dozens of immune system reactions and responses to bacteria, viruses, and fungi.3 The technical names for just some of the cells and immune functions that vitamin D favorably affects are T cells, B cells, calcitriol (which regulates over 100 genes), monocytes, interleukin-1, interleukin-17, interferon, CD4 and CD8 cells, plasma cells, and immunoglobulin. The technical names for just some of the cells and immune functions that vitamin D favorably affects are T cells, B cells, calcitriol (which regulates over 100 genes), monocytes, interleukin-1, interleukin-17, interferon, CD4 and CD8 cells, plasma cells, and immunoglobulin.
  • Vitamin D suppresses inflammation (the source of most of your suffering) in the sinuses as well as in your nasal and breathing membranes.
  • Vitamin D favorably regulates cathelicidin. he is the only antimicrobial (fights microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi) agent of its type produced by humans. With adequate vitamin D, cathelicidin is produced on your skin, in your breathing passages, and throughout your digestive system—all of which are constantly exposed to microbes, germs, and pathogens.
  • Vitamin D levels are consistently and significantly lower in patients in the intensive care unit with hospital infections and sepsis.
  • Vitamin D levels are consistently lower in people who suffer from chronic sinus problems, sinusitis, sinus infection, rhinosinusitis, and even nasal polyps.

Well, it took a lot of years for this information to finally make it to mainstream medicine, but it is here now. If you have chronic colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis or other immune problems—and you have tried everything, including my protocols, antimicrobial sprays and liquids like Sinus Relief™ and Respiratory Relief™, and more—there is hope. You may simply need to utilize my protocols while you boost your vitamin D levels even higher than what I originally thought necessary.

Once you read the article by immunology experts, you truly realize that vitamin D is powerful and that it is actually a steroid hormone. That puts it in the category with cortisone. Since it is such a powerful anti-inflammatory player in your immune function, you must get only real vitamin D. We now know that vitamin D comes in many, many forms or isomers. It is not just vitamin D2 or D3. Rather, there are dozens or perhaps hundreds of various forms and even various colors of vitamin D in nature. You need to get the real thing.

Do Not Take Store-Bought Vitamin D

Studies are showing that synthetic or high doses of isolated vitamin D can cause problems. Some of these problems relate to calcification in your body. That means that hardening of the arteries might worsen, kidney stones might form, and artery blockages in your heart could worsen. These problems are rare but real. That is why you must get vitamin D from whole food and the sun only. Stay away from all store-bought vitamin D.

The best form of whole food vitamin D is real cod liver oil. Unfortunately, most cod liver oils are now industrially produced from the livers of inferior fish. The oil is heavily treated, with most brands removing the natural vitamins A and D and adding back synthetic versions. Fortunately, there is one last cod liver oil made from the livers of healthy fish from pristine deep ocean waters. The livers are not treated in any way, they are simply fermented—an age-old process of naturally purifying foods and oils.

This type of cod liver oil contains thousands of molecular structures. We have clues on how approximately two dozen to work. And the remaining thousands of molecules and nutritional structures? We simply do not understand everything—and in many cases, they have not even been fully identified. There is one thing we do know about real cod liver oil: It contains the counterbalancing nutrients to vitamin D that render it totally healthful and safe.

The vitamins A and F are just a couple of these nutrients. As the vitamin D in cod liver oil naturally drives calcium into your bones (calcification), the vitamins A and F (omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids) maintain calcium in your soft tissues and muscles—providing the natural antidote to calcification. And vitamin A combined with vitamin D comprise a vitamin team considered the premier immune-enhancing, anti-infection combination. Therefore, while more than 1,000 IUs of synthetic vitamin D might be problematic, thousands of IUs of real vitamin D from cod liver oil are simply powerful nutrition. Again, that is because vitamin D is more properly metabolized (used by your body) and balanced by the naturally-occurring nutritional counterparts found in the cod liver oil.

This basic nutritional premise is the cornerstone of effective, safe, nutritional therapy. Your body uses nutrients when they are consumed in their whole, raw, natural state—with all their naturally-occurring nutritional counterparts. When consumed this way, they are more effective—sometimes 100 times more effective—than synthetics, and they are rendered far safer. Need vitamin D to build strong bones, modulate hormones, strengthen your immune system, normalize your sinus and breathing passages, reduce your joint pain, and more? Take Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil.

The normal dose of Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil is 3-4 capsules daily. But when your body is under stress, as with colds or flu, your vitamin D needs jump. If you tried to take a higher dose of vitamin D from the store, you would risk problems. But with cod liver oil you can get your extra vitamin D during periods of colds, flu, and stress without the worry.

How to Kill Colds, Flu, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia

Step 1.

At the first sign of sinus problems, colds, flu, or bronchitis, begin to use the antimicrobial spray Sinus Relief™ every hour. If your problem is in the bronchi or lungs, use the antimicrobial liquid Respiratory Relief™. Place it into one of our nebulizers, which atomizes it into a fine mist that should be used as an inhalation treatment 3-6 times daily. Viruses, bacteria, and microbes reproduce at an amazing rate—some doubling their populations in your nose, throat, and bronchi every hour or two. That is why it’s important to catch your cold early, and use the antimicrobial treatments very frequently—at least every 2 hours, and better every hour. This is critical. If you are not killing germs, you are not treating often enough to overcome their super reproduction rates.

Step 2.

In addition, take the following nutrition from Standard Process: Congaplex® (2 every hour or two) and Immuplex® (2 taken 3x daily) until your cold or flu is resolved. Given all the latest vitamin D research, I also recommend taking Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil (3-4 capsules taken 3-4x daily). Use this protocol, along with Sinus Relief™ (sprayed into the nose every hour) and Respiratory Relief™ in our nebulizer (every 3-4 hours), until your cold is resolved.

Proper nutrition, including the real vitamin A and D complexes, will keep your immune system powered up. Powerful antimicrobial therapy attacks germs at the site with a proven kill ratio. This is so much better than antibiotics that also kill other cells including the microflora in your gut and elsewhere—often leaving you with powerful side effects and stubborn yeast infections. Nutrition and antimicrobials—powerful therapy indeed.

And when it comes to cod liver oil and vitamin D, do not use any cod liver oil or vitamin D substitutes because you will be cheating yourself, possibly harming yourself, and spending too much money for inferior products. All the antimicrobials and the nebulizer for my protocol are available at the very best price at the Health Alert Store ( www.healthalertstore.com, or call 1-800-231-8063, anytime).

My family is never without these products on hand. At ages 66, 51, and 11, we are all extremely healthy. Thanks to these products, I have never had the flu and I have not had a cold in years.

As for antibiotics for acute sinus problems, most of Europe has trended away from prescription antibiotics. They rarely help relieve symptoms or resolve the sinusitis sooner. They can be harmful. And they contribute to the overall antibiotic abuse problem worldwide. American physicians have not adopted the new attitude of restraint on antibiotic use for sinusitis. The newest study on antibiotics and sinusitis shows that 10 days of amoxicillin versus a placebo showed no difference.4

As usual, if you want the real scoop on all the studies (that is, to find out if antibiotics are good for sinusitis or not), simply go to www.thennt.com for real numbers. There you will find the results of all the studies—good and bad, slanted and unslanted, biased and unbiased. The results of all studies show that 93.2% of people show no benefit, 6.8% show slight improvement, 12.5% are harmed, and 1.4% cannot tolerate the drugs. Or in simple terms, 1 in 15 was slightly helped, 1 in 8 were harmed, and 1 in 78 could not tolerate the drugs. These facts are just so refreshing, and yet antibiotics are still the gold standard treatment for sinusitis in this country.

The Flu News

As far as flu goes, the last few years have been ho-hum years. And vaccine sales are way down as people are getting wise to the fact that the vaccines are ineffective (don’t work or only slightly reduce symptoms), actually cause flu symptoms, and that they are not safe. But not to worry about vaccine makers. It may just be time for another pandemic. It’s been a few years since the last pandemic that wasn’t. They had a good run going—the swine flu, the bird flu, the H1N1, and on and on. These scam “pandemics” have provided billions of dollars in profits for the vaccine makers. Of course, no pandemic ever really existed.

But I’ve recently noticed articles in the research saying that some cases of swine flu were turning up. Can it be that we are going back to that one? Even though it is a mild form of flu, with a little help from the right governmental agencies (accomplices), Big Pharma can get back on the money track with the newest, albeit rehashed, pandemic—the “new swine flu.”

The Final Trick to Beating Colds and Flu Quickly

The trick to beating colds and flu quickly lies primarily in early, correct treatment. We have the correct treatment. But viruses, bacteria, and even fungi reproduce at fantastic rates, sometimes doubling their populations in an hour. If you wait hours, or even days before starting treatment, you’ll be trying to kill billions of microbes instead of thousands.

So at the very first sign of a cold and flu—you know, when you are not even sure you are catching a cold—start treatment immediately as if you already had a cold. The sooner you start, the higher and quicker your success rate will be. And that means less suffering. Often this results in not even getting the cold, or wiping it out overnight. So order your protocol now to be prepared to do battle. You will be happy that you did.

By the way, our protocols are also highly effective for people preventing or fighting the flu. These are the protocols that can change your life. Our protocols have changed little over the decades, but they are evolving and improving with the newest research. Remember, bugs are tough and getting tougher. Decades of antibiotic abuse have caused superstrains of bugs. Antibiotics don’t work as well as they once did. And the newer drugs are very powerful with strong side effects that can ruin your life. Be armed and prepared. And make sure you get adequate supplies of real vitamin D, plus the other nutrients, antimicrobials, and a nebulizer to help you fight the newest and strongest microbial attacks—even including “pandemics.”

NOTES
1 Norman, A. W., “From vitamin D to hormone D: Fundamentals of the vitamin D endocrine system essential for good health,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, August 2008; 88(2):491S–499S.
2 Abuzeid, W. M., Akbar, N, A., Zacharek, M. A., “Vitamin D and chronic rhinitis,” Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology, February 2012; 12(1):13–17.
3 Ibid.
4 Williamson, I. G., et al, “Antibiotics and topical nasal steroid for treatment of acute maxillary sinusitis,” Journal of the American Medical Association, 2007; 298(21):2487–2496. (doi:10.1001/jama.298.21.2487.)

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