Influenza outbreak

Influenza outbreak

 

We seem to be heading for a big flu outbreak.

 

NACi has been shown to attentuate flu symptoms. [Eur Respir J. 1997 Jul;10(7):1535-41.

Attenuation of influenza-like symptomatology and improvement of cell-mediated immunity with long-term N-acetylcysteine treatment. De Flora S1, Grassi C, Carati L.]

 

These authors comment: “Administration of N-acetylcysteine during the winter, thus, appears to provide a significant attenuation of influenza and influenza-like episodes, especially in elderly high-risk individuals. N-acetylcysteine did not prevent A/H1N1 virus influenza infection but significantly reduced the incidence of clinically apparent disease.” The present virus is a different strain, but it should work just the same.

 

Vitamin Di will also help. (There is some evidence that depletion of winter sunlight and the resulting low D levels promote flu outbreaks.)

I must add to this: for several years we have been threatened with a big flu outbreak at this time of year and it has not happened.  This year might well be different because outbreaks are happening all over the world, even in Australia, where it is now high summer.

Now, my stroppy husband and I, since starting CAPi treatment nearly fifteen years ago have not had a serious respiratory infection.  Of course, we finished treatment in 2008, but still take regular antioxidant">i suupplements including B12 and vitaminsi D and C, plus 600mg of N acetyl cysteine.

I aim to finish another year without ever having either flu or a flu jab.............................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

The thing about taking lots and lots of different supplementsi is that there's always going to be some that you run out of. I thought that I had a big consignment of Swanson NACi on order from Herealth Monthly. It turns out that I hadn't. I hurriedly placed an order last week but I ran out of all NAC on Saturday. So, since Saturday I have been without NAC completely and prior to that, I had been on half dose in order to last them out.

I caught the flu 3 years ago and after that I never worked again. So I do indeed know how damaging flu can be.

A couple of months ago now, I had what I called a heavy chesty cold. I even had difficulty breathing - felt very much like asthmai. Thank god it went away eventually. I'm hoping that whatever it was, it has given me a level of immunity. I don't deserve flu anyway. I have had a promo code on just about every infection going around for the last year or more ... So I have done my stint.

If there are any Elementary Bodies, hitching rides on my red blood cells whilst thumbing their nose at me because I am not taking NAC, I will get you! If my consignment of NAC doesn't arrive in the next few days, I'll hit the little blighters with amoxicillini (that's if there are any). I think that I have every right to suspect that, by now, I have stamped on all of the little buggers.

Undecided

G.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

oh no G! I ordered 2 extra bottles from Amazon (USA).  They had it in stock.

Trish

My elderly mother hasn't left her home for two weeks, thanks to healthy respect for this deadly flu outbreak. (Of course, I could NEVER get her to try NACi, so I'm glad she's staying in.)  

And I'm out of NAC, so my next stop on the internet today is iHerb.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Ignore: at least I can make something stick now! .........Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

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