The Natural Way: Kick the flu

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Here is an update on the flu epidemic

and information on how

natural supplements are thought

to help. In my experience, they

not only are of help in reducing

symptoms but also knock out the

flu virus often dramatically, sometimes over night.

Monolaurin is a single glyceride derived from lauric

acid, which in turn comes from raw coconut oil. It

works as a sort of Trojan horse sneaking in to quickly

deactivate the flu or cold virus. In fact any type of

virus that is lipid (fat) encapsulated will be rapidly

dealt with. Most viruses have a lipid coating holding

itself together and this is how monolaurin knocks it

out. The virus pulls monolaurin into its coating and

the lauric acid pops a hole in it before it can create

more viral bodies. You do have to use very high doses

of monolaurin, as soon as possible, to get on top

of the replication (the virus doesnít reproduce ó it

replicates) curve. Fortunately, I know of no side effect

or contraindication for monolaurin. It can be used for

bacterial infections, cold sore, herpes, Lymes, Bobcat

Fever and is safe for both dogs and cats. We are even

hearing of our dogs catching flu. Be sure the monolaurin

is pure and potent.

Elder is an herbal. It comes as tea, capsules, syrup

and lozenge. This is strongly antiflu and antiviral.

The virus has sharp points on the outside of the lipid

membrane. The sharp points embed in your tissue and

the virus empties its contents into your tissue where it

incubates and produces thousands more. Elder blunts

the sharpness of the point keeping it unlikely that it

will incubate. It has been said that with the flu epidemic

of World War I that those who used elder survived

and those who didnít died. Elder is my signature herb

and long ago was the first one I learned about. The

only side effect is loose stool at high doses. I know

of no contraindication with prescribed drugs. When

making the tea avoid the stems, using only the dried

flower or berries. Elder can be blended with other

herbs such as peppermint and hibiscus both for flavor

and added benefit.

Other choices include grapefruit seed extract, olive

leaf and oregano. Of these I like a combination

of monolaurin, grapefruit seed extract and elder. This

combination works well against the virus and bacteria.

This flu was poorly guarded against by the current

vaccine. Literally, Mother Nature slipped medical science

a mickey this year. This strain wasnít covered by

this vaccine. It started early and hit a peak, dropped

back and is now surging ahead, again. Traditionally,

peak is mid-February. Uggghh.