Last week, DH and I started to get another head cold. We immediately started taking our Elderberry syrup (1 oz) 4 times a day, and within two days, we were feeling fine, albeit with a slight drainage of clear mucous from the sinuses. Then, for 4 days, we took an oz twice a day. We will now take one oz daily until the end of flu season.It works really well with viruses. Studies have shown that a compound in Elderberries prevents virus from replicating (reproducing). It also prevents it from breaking down cell walls, so it can't get in your cells & make you sick.
The hospitals are saying the same thing here. They are also saying don't bring any children, under the age of 12, to visit patients, in the hospital. Whole schools are closing, due to such high numbersof students, teachers & support staff out sick, and also to disinfect every surface in the schools.We have a terrible flu epidemic here in Ireland right now. The local newspaper headline this week is a message from the hospital: "Don't come in unless it's an emergency" They are completely flooded.
Last week, DH and I started to get another head cold. We immediately started taking our Elderberry syrup (1 oz) 4 times a day, and within two days, we were feeling fine, albeit with a slight drainage of clear mucous from the sinuses. Then, for 4 days, we took an oz twice a day. We will now take one oz daily until the end of flu season.
We've discovered a delicious way to drink it, is to add about 3oz of Perriet (unsweetened carbonated water) to it and sip. YUM!!!
A friend ended up with a very bad case of the flu, and when he went to the doctor, who wanted to admit him to the hospital. He was told, by the doctor, that since we haven't had a major flu outbreak in many years, they are looking for a world wide epidemic.
So, my question is . . . since we are having a major push to get the flu shot (from the doctor's office to pharmacies to the grocery store), and so many people are getting flu shots (DH and I NOT included), why are they expecting a world wide epidemic???? I have seen TV commercials that say, even if you get the flu shot, you could get the flu, "but just not as bad as if you didn't get the flu shot". I have heard of people who got the flu shot ending up in the hospital, because they got so sick from the flu. HUH????? No thank you! I'm not getting the flu shot!
I have a theory: I heard recently (on the news), that the current flu shot is not even the active current flu virus strain, and is only considered 10% effective. The reason the current flu shot is not the current flu strain is because the flu virus is capable of quickly mutating. So, even if the flu shot was the right strain when it was developed last year, the virus can mutate to the point that the vaccine is not effective, against the mutated virus, by the time you get the shot.
Think about it. We now have antibiotic resistant "super" bacteria, because bacteria can mutate, to protect themselves from the antibiotics, and way too many antibiotics have been given (not only to humans, but to the animals, whose meat we eat).
I'm not an expert in viral medicine, but I can't help but wonder, if bacteria can mutate and create "super bugs", why can't viruses create vaccine resistant "super viruses"???
Something else to consider, when getting a flu shot at a pharmacy or grocery store. Last year, a friend got his flu shot at a pharmacy. They gave him the wrong shot, and he had an anaphylactic reaction, that almost killed him. He ended up in the hospital for a week!
Some companies are requiring employees to get the flu shot! If they refuse, they are fired on the spot.My wife and I have never gotten flu shots and don't plan on it anytime in the future.
Some companies are requiring employees to get the flu shot! If they refuse, they are fired on the spot.
I don't know their policy now, but when I worked at the Mayo Clinic, as an RN, that was the requirement. I didn't know any better back then, so I got the shot. I gave a lot of flu shots too.
Now I know better & will never get another vaccine, of any kind.