Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the new strain of swine flu that has infected hundreds, and killed several people in Mexico and other parts of the world. Many people fear this will turn into an epidemic, possibly killing hundreds of thousands in the future. There is a drug available to combat this illness called Tamiflu, however this drug has a lot of unwanted side effects including “Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); confusion, hallucinations, or other unusual changes in behavior; fever or sore throat; reddened, blistered, or swollen skin; seizures; severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea.” (Source: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/tamiflu-side-effects.html#consumer_Tamiflu)
Obviously nobody wants these horrible side effects so I looked for alternatives.
I’ve been doing some research and I found some natural ingredients with antiviral properties that you can add to your food to help you keep a healthy immune system and to help prevent you and your family from falling ill with the swine flu.
Here are the ingredients:
“Star anise has been used in a tea as a remedy for rheumatism, and the seeds are sometimes chewed after meals to aid digestion. Shikimic acid, a primary feedstock used to create the anti-flu drug Tamiflu, is produced by most autotrophic organisms, but star anise is the industrial source. In 2005, there was a temporary shortage of star anise due to its use in making Tamiflu. Late in that year, a way was found of making shikimic acid artificially. A drug company named Roche now derives some of the raw material it needs from fermenting E. coli bacteria. There is no longer any shortage of star anise and it is readily available and is relatively cheap.”
“Maitake is thought to have potential value in the treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and diabetes. Maitake’s primary polysaccharide, beta-D-glucan, is the one considered most promising for use against cancer and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). adaptogen, T-cells, anti-cancer, anti-viral, fatigue.”
“Reishi has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 4,000 years to treat asthma, cough, fatigue, insomnia, and weakness. Today it’s regarded as a remedy for high blood pressure and high triglycerides, and is used as a supportive treatment during cancer chemotherapy. Unconfirmed studies suggest that it may also be effective against altitude sickness and chronic hepatitis B. The mushroom’s active ingredients, called ganoderic acids, appear to combat high blood pressure and reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They may also discourage blood platelets from clumping together, thus reducing the risk of dangerous clots.”
"Shiitake although the immunity-boosting action of lentinan appears to be responsible for most of Shiitake’s beneficial effects, the mushroom does contain other medicinal compounds as well, including cortinelin, an antibacterial agent that kills a variety of disease-causing germs. Still other ingredients appear to have cholesterol-lowering properties.”
I would advise everyone to take preventative measures before the virus really hits “pandemic” proportions.
Please share this information with everyone you love. It could save someone’s life.
Take care guys = )