The opinions expressed below are solely those of Dr. Laibow, but are certainly
worthy of consideration.
Worried about Avian Flu? Don't be. As a physician and a scientist, I want to
share the best news of this flu season: You can prevent or treat the Avian Flu
(IF it develops the ability to infect humans) easily, simply, cheaply, safely
and naturally. And I know that there are things you can do to make the problem
much, much worse. The choices are yours. Please share what you are about to
read with everyone you know. This information could save huge numbers of
Please remember, though, that this information is not a diagnosis or a
treatment plan. It is educational material intended to help you develop your
own personalized disease prevention or treatment strategy. You might want to
consult a nutritional professional or natural physician to help you
personalize it for you and your family.
How does the Avian Flu do its damage? Birds (or humans if the virus mutates
spontaneously - or is mutated in a lab) die because the H5N1 virus depletes
Vitamin C stores so quickly that the cause of death is fulminate scurvy.
Scurvy is the same disease that killed seamen on long voyages because unless
we get enough Vitamin C from our diet or our supplements, we get sick or die.
Humans cannot make Vitamin C but we need it for a great many vital processes
including immune function and vascular integrity. This particular type of
virus uses up Vitamin C stores so quickly that the immune system is
overwhelmed and the blood vessels loose their structural integrity: they leak
so badly that infected animals literally bleed to death through those damaged
Prevention? Vitamin C: lots and lots and lots of Vitamin C. Treatment? Lots
and lots and lots of vitamin C.
Vitamin C is not toxic. Under stress (like a viral infection), your need for
Vitamin C is increased. When your body has had enough, your body will tell you
by soft stools or diarrhea. This is not a sign of toxicity: it is a sign that
you have reached "Bowel Tolerance" (BT). Once you get there (and it can be at
1 gram or 20 grams: your body will tell you), cut back to 75% of the dose that
represents BT for you and keep taking that dose EVERY DAY.
Write down each of the 4 daily doses of Vitamin C that you take each day
because you will be increasing your intake gradually until you find the amount
that you need for immune support. This dosage information is important enough
that it could literally save your life so it is worth taking the time to
record this information carefully and stick to the dosing schedule precisely.
If you mess up, don't quit, but do make your best effort to stick to it.
You will start with 1 gram per dose so, for example, on Day 1, suppose that
you take 1000 mg (= 1 gram) of Vitamin C every 4 hours for a total of 4 grams.
On Day 2, increase the first dose to 2 grams and then take 1 gram for your
other 3 doses. (You will take 4 doses per day). On day 3, take 2 grams for
your first and second doses and 1 gram for the remaining two doses. On Day 3,
you would take 2 grams for the first three doses and 1 gram for the next dose.
You would continue increasing your dosage in that way until your body lets you
know via your GI tract that you've reach the level you need. Now multiply that
total daily dose by 0.75 and you've got your daily dose.
For example, suppose you reach Bowel Tolerance at 10 doses. Multiply by 0.75
and you now know that you need 7.5 grams of Vitamin C a day for immune system
support. You would do well to take reasonable doses of Vitamins E and A along
with Zinc and reduced L-Glutathione since they work together with Vitamin C.
How much? That depends upon your weight, health, etc. I would also recommend
that you take a good Multivitamin along with the preventive levels of Vitamin
C described above. The Multivitamins I recommend have so much in them that a
full adult dose requires 6 capsules or tablets to get all the nutrients in. A
single multivitamin cap is just not potent enough to provide serious immune
support, no matter what the company tells you.
And I hope it goes without saying that the more processed foods you eat, the
more chemicals, flavors, preservatives, pesticides, sugar and artificial
sweeteners, in short, the more junk you put into your body, the more acidic
your body will be and the less resistant to viral infection it will be. So now
would be a great time to switch over to a diet rich in fruits, dark and
brightly colored veggies, free range animal protein and organic everything.
Those are food choices that build your immune capacity, not bang it around.
Selenium blocks deadly mutations in the Avian Flu virus (J American College
Nutrition 20: 384–88S, 2001; FASEB Journal 15: 1846–48, 2001; Journal
Nutrition 133: 1463–67S, 2003) while elderberry syrup has been shown to be an
effective flu remedy (J International Med Research 32:132–40, 2004; Israeli
Medical Assoc Journal 4:919–22, 2002; European Cytokine Network 12:290–6,
2001; J Alternative Complement Medicine 1:361–9, 1995). Garlic is a highly
effective anti viral substance which should be part of your diet ( Planta
Medica 58:417–23, 1992).
Children's doses should be titrated the same way taking the weight of the
child into account.
That part is important: this part is even more important: at the very first
indication of anything that might be viral disease, increase your Vitamin C
immediately. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE IF THINGS GET WORSE! INCREASE YOUR VITAMIN C
TO YOUR NEW BOWEL TOLERANCE LEVEL. That level might be very, very high.
Vitamin C is not toxic. Unlike drugs, which poison enzymes and are thus
capable of severe toxicity, nutrients, especially water soluble ones like
Vitamin C, have no meaningful level of toxicity. Your body knows what you
need. Pay close attention to it.
In the event that you think you may have the flu, take the amino acids
l-lysine, l-proline and l-glycine. An average size adult can take up to 3
grams of each one 4 times a day since they help prevent the spread of the
virus in your body.
My personal regimen for immune health includes high dose Vitamin C and
Vitamins A and E along with zinc and L-Glutathione:
I travel with Olive Leaf Extract, Oil of Oregano (not to be taken by pregnant
women since it can cause abortions), goldenseal, Echinacea, curcumin (from
turmeric), probiotics, B complex, fish oil and alpha lipoic acid. I drink
organic green tea and I do not eat any sugar whatsoever.
If you do become ill, the best thing you can do is contact a physician who
practices natural and nutritional medicine and begin a regimen of Intravenous
Vitamin C treatments (you may need between 100 and 200 grams (not milligrams)
for a short time since the Avian Flu is so good at using up your urgently
needed Vitamin C.
Here's what not to do:
Do not take Tamiflu (oseltamivir). The widely touted antiviral drug (like its
cousin Relenza or zanamivir) produced drug resistant viruses in 18% of
children treated with the drug and a drug resistant strain has been found in a
Vietnamese girl treated with the drug. A drug resistant strain would be a far
more dangerous virus than one which had not learned how to evade the drug's
effect. Viruses can not become resistant to Vitamin C.
Do not take FluMist
FluMist is a live virus vaccine which introduces between 10 and 100 million
viruses into the nose. Those viruses are not the same as the Avian Flu and
therefore do not confer immunity against it since only the identical virus
could do that. FluMist is based on last years viruses which were not effective
against last year's viruses. They are certainly not effective against the
Avian Flu virus which has not yet become infective to humans so no vaccine
exists against it in its infective form.
However, once treated with FluMist, people shed live, infective viruses for up
to 3 weeks which can give people flu In fact, immuno-compromised people,
nursing babies, people with eczema, HIV, taking steroids, chemotherapy,
radiation treatment (or the 60% of the American population which is chemically
immuno-suppressed) are at significant danger if they come into contact with
anyone who has been inoculated with FluMist.
FluMist is delivered into the nostrils by a forceful squirt. This puts
infective viruses very close to the brain where they can pass through the thin
cribiform plate at the top of the nostrils and enter the brain. It is not
known if such treatment causes encephalitis. Only time will tell but the risk
is a serious one considering the morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death)
caused by encephalitis.
Each of the three viruses in FluMist can mutate and can cause mutations in the
Avian Flu. Those mutations can supply the Avian Flu virus as it currently
exists with the genetic sequences it needs to become a pandemic virus. The
FluMist live virus nasal inoculation can assist the much feared Avian Flu
virus to transform into the very pandemic we are being told to fear
Flu Vaccines for a pandemic version of the Avian Flu do not exist. The only
way to make a vaccine against a particular virus is to have the virus
available and then make a toxic brew filled with poisons (mercury, aluminum,
squalene), foreign particles (egg, chick, and other proteins) and contaminants
(stealth viruses, etc.)That flu virus does not yet exist, we are told.
Assuming that it is not already manufactured and waiting for release in a lab
somewhere, it would be 6 months before an Avian Flu vaccine could be ready.
Vaccination with anything else would not help a bit with the Avian Flu strain
which we are supposedly facing disaster from.
But, assuming that we already had a vaccine for the right flu strain, and
assuming that vaccines were safe enough to use (which I do not believe they
are since vaccines are very dangerous treatments which should be approached
with the gravest reservations) the fact is that they do not produce immunity
most of the time. We have been ballyhooed and mislead about the efficacy and
safety of vaccination.
It is neither efficacious nor safe. And to ask the American people to submit
to vaccinations which are infective (because they spread live vaccines),
ineffective (because they are not vaccines against the real danger which does
not exist yet and vaccines take 6 months to make) and dangerous (disease rises
sharply with vaccination) and for which manufacturer liability is being
removed is not good medicine, good policy or good sense.
Please safeguard your life and that of your loved ones. Pass this information
to everyone you know so that they can delve further and make their own
And please visit www.HealthFreedomUSA.org
to sign to new Citizen's Petition
which contains the Revised Vitamin and Mineral Guideline which can make the US
Codex Compliant and preserve your rights to optimal health through nutrition.
If you have signed it before, you can sign it again since the original
Citizen's Petition has been revised.
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation