Swine Flu Cock-tail: Here's to Community Immunity!

All the panic surrounding the swine flu “epidemic” has offered the perfect opportunity to push vaccines and other medical/drug treatments. But have you seen any coverage in mainstream media and government public health officials about building immunity naturally? Of course, not.

The Weston A. Price Foundation this week had issued a news alert to their membership concerning just that, and includes a home made swine flu cocktail.

Here is their message:

You are all aware of the dire warnings about swine flu, the outbreak that started in the Mexican village of La Gloria and which local residents blame on infection and/or toxins coming from local confinement hog operations.

The internet is abuzz with warnings bordering on hysteria (conventional media) to a variety of conspiracy theories, and even to allegations that the pandemic is a government fabrication designed to sell stockpiles of anti-viral medications.

Conventional medical advice ranges from wearing face masks to taking the anti-viral drug called tamiflu (which can have many serious side effects, see http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=21087&name=TAMIFLU.)

It is interesting to note that not once in all the media broadcasts have we heard any mention of building natural immunity

NATURAL IMMUNITY
Fortunately, we do not have to sit back and listen to the news about swine flu feeling helpless and anxious. We can be proactive by simply nourishing ourselves and our families.

Vitamins A and D in cod liver oil offer strong protection against infection of all types, as well as against environmental toxins.

Vitamin C is important-either from vitamin C-rich foods like sauerkraut, or from one of the natural vitamin C supplements recommended in our Shopping Guide.

Healthy gut flora provide 85 percent of our protection against disease. Be sure to consume healthy lacto-fermented foods and beverages every day and avoid the foods that disrupt gut flora, especially refined carbohydrates.

Bone broth plays a double role of supporting the immune system and helping the body detoxify.

COCONUT OIL
We are grateful to Beth Beisel, registered dietitian and WAPF member for reminding us about the protective factors in coconut oil. Swine flu is a lipid coated virus (http://www.pnas.org/content/98/5/2115.full.pdf+html), and thus is inactivated by sufficient amounts of monolaurin. (Our bodies convert lauric acid, found in coconut oil, to monolaurin).

According to our own Dr. Mary Enig, two to three tablespoons of coconut oil per day appears to be an adequate dosage to fight infection, even from virulent antibiotic-resistant organisms such as MSRA.

There are lots of ways to get coconut oil into the diet: stir coconut oil in some tea; make macaroons; replace some of the butter in baking with coconut oil; and use it in cooking/sautéing. Mary’s oil blend (see below) is a good way to incorporate coconut oil in cooking and salad dressings.

MARY’S OIL BLEND
1/3 melted coconut oil
1/3 sesame oil – expeller pressed
1/3 100% olive oil

Combine oils, store in a tight container, in an area free from sunlight, and use in cooking or on salads.

COCONUT SMOOTHIE
Beth has shared this great smoothie recipe with us.

1 banana
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pomegranate/blueberry juice
1/2 cup natural yogurt or kefir, preferably homemade from raw milk
1/2 can coconut milk

Whirl in blender and drink to your health!

4 responses to “Swine Flu Cock-tail: Here's to Community Immunity!

  1. Excellent advice! I would add washing hands thoroughly, plenty of sleep, fresh air and sunshine.

  2. What a fantastic post. I agree – we don’t need drugs, we need good nutrition. I also use a homemade version of Dr. Shultze’s Super Tonic when I am feeling under the weather. It’s garlic, onion, horseradish, ginger and hot chiles infused in raw apple cider vinegar. You can take it by the dropperful (diluted in water – and go slow at first, it’s firey!) or add it to soups or salads. And of course, lots of sleep.

  3. Thanks, Augie – great post!

  4. Does Dr. Mary Enig recommend the “two to three tablespoons of coconut oil per day” for use on a long term basis, or is it just for short term use. At 3/day it would be about 400 Cal which would be 20% or more of Cal/day for most people.

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