For those of you who take your vitamins and nutrients seriously, I asked Dr. Terry Grossman (writing partner of Ray Kurzweil), one of the more credible voices in the field, if he had any recommendations for avoiding or beating the so-called swine flu. Here is his response:
“I have some suggestions for what people can do to boost immunity to avoid getting swine flu as well as some suggestions for treating it in the event they get it.
To boost function of the immune system, I like a supplement known as Monolaurin, one capsule three times daily along with vitamin C 1000 mg 2 to 3 times daily and astragalus 1000 mg 2 to 3 times daily (however, astragalus should not be taken if you come down with the flu).
For people who actually do contract the flu and don’t want to take the standard therapies such as Tamiflu and Relenza, I suggest 2 Chinese herbal formulations that we use in our clinic – Yin Chiao five tablets four times daily or Cold Arrest I 8 capsules three times daily. These supplements are inexpensive and available from acupuncturists or practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. Addition of a ‘drainage remedy’ known as Septonsil 15 drops in water 3 times daily can also be of value.
I hope this information will be useful to your readers.”