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The Swine Flu is a Viral Illness, and Viruses May Be Fought in Many Ways

Updated on May 10, 2012

A homeopathic remedy for flu is made from wild duck.

Bird flu, swine flu, plain old flu, it's all viral!
Bird flu, swine flu, plain old flu, it's all viral!

Your Immune System is Your Best Defense

There are many modern day medications to combat viral illness. It should be noted that these are specific to viruses, as antibiotics used against ear infections, strep throat, infected wounds and other bacterial illnesses are not effective against viral attacks. The popular antiviral drug Tamiflu is expensive, has a side effect of producing nausea, and cannot prevent viral replication (killing) of all viruses. There are similar of these medicines on the market now. An older antiviral prescription drug, Symmetrel is not nearly as expensive as the new breed and is available as a generic- amatandine. Neither can it kill all viruses.

There are also many known herbal preparations that effect degrees of activity against viral illness, and in fact some of these same plants show anti-bacterial activity as well. These herbal extractions, standardized or whole plant, liquid and pill or capsule may be used quite successfully in assisting our body to fight off 'germ attacks' whether it is viral or bacterial. Oriental herbals have been used with great success for centuries and some are now being truly accepted in the U.S. as viable against viral and bacterial illnesses. Our presently established medical environment is reluctant to accept many of these time-honored methods and it is regretful that simple natural preparations are not promoted as they should be. It is still our priviledge to educate ourself and promote knowledgable use of these valuable plant medicines, deciphering their abilities in our own personal experience.

Our ultimate defense against any disease causing agent is a healthy immune system. That is our natural gift from the Creator and is as much a part of our body, soul, spirit self as anything could be. But regretfully, our societal demise in the areas of work, rest, eating, nutrition, is seen in that same demise of personal health. Our body faces constant bombardment from environmental chemicals that our immune system was not meant to handle. We have foods that are overprocessed, over-sugared, over-eaten, and our bodies are affected and stressed by the combined load of negative occurances whether they be physical, social. spiritual or mental. Thus our poor devasted immune system keeps fighting loosing battles, and it is weakening in a younger and younger generation.

We would be healthily wiser to retract ourselves from the hideous American diet, and return to whole foods, many raw foods, very restricted sugars and a balance of healthy nutritious food. This one (huge) change could immensely assist our natural immunity so that much of what attacks us would be only slightly noticable - because our healthy 'caretaker' would be vastly more able to fight off the incidences by disease causing microbes.

One of the first factors to help our body fight illness is to stop eating/drinking all sugar as the ingestion of refined sugar will decrease the activity of our defense cells for about four hours. An immediate increase in water intake will help eliminate the toxic residue of the war between germs and defense cells. Also an increased intake of vitamin C for most people is quite helpful and some physicians will even give it by intravenous solution for acute illness. There are many helpful herbal and homeopathic medicines available that do not carry with them the load of negative side effects that most drugs have, although prescription drugs may have their place when used properly. Even when prescription drugs are deemed necessary the addition of herbals or homeopathics can be remarkably helpful with symptoms and rate of healing.

Your local health food store should have a variety of choices in herbal and homeopathic supplements. There are liquid extracts, teas, capsules, pills, and in my opinion, the best homeopathics are tiny pellets or tabs to melt under the tongue and the water/alcohol liquids.  There are oral and nasal sprays available that are not addictive and quite helpful for symptoms such as sore throat, fever, muscle aches, headache, nausea and vomiting.  A favorite beginner's book is a paperback by Dana Ullman, who gives a great history of the rise of homeopathic treatment and the regretful political reasons for its demise in the USA. That one and several more good primary information books are in Libraries. It is a great subject for research and may give you more wonderful answers than you could expect. 

Benign viruses have been released in chemtrails for research. Do they really not affect you?

The several chemtrails seen here in October 2008 may or may not have stressors on our immunity. The very expanded ones at the top did so particularly rapidly. The tiny lines of the newer ones will likely look about the same  later.  Taken north OKC f
The several chemtrails seen here in October 2008 may or may not have stressors on our immunity. The very expanded ones at the top did so particularly rapidly. The tiny lines of the newer ones will likely look about the same later. Taken north OKC f

Viral particles come from many sources, including man-made.

Viruses are not in themselves able to reproduce and must have a host cell to begin replication. Even though viral material is present in the bloodstream, if it cannot invade the host cell, it cannot multiply. This is where the activity of our immune system attempts protection against the viral invaders by stimulating macrophages and defensive cellular activity to isolate and ingest the viruses. Again, a healthy immune system has magnificently greater ability to defeat the viral onslaught than one weakened by negative features of environment or heredity.

Wild ducks and swine are said to be carriers of about every natural virus known. The wild duck is a source of homeopathic remedies for viral illness, i.e. colds and flu. The medicine is made from diluted and potentized heart and liver of the duck, and the viral 'frequencies' are implanted in the remedy solutions for treatment of viral illness. (Further information on several remedies both homeopathic and herbal are found on the hubpage: How to prepare and stay calm in the threat of swine flu...Other hubpages also have good information to consider.  An online search will yield vast scientific informating regarding natural assistance for fighting  off viral illness, and much to peruse for keeping our immunity guard at alert level. 

Viral appearance under the microscope is deceiving. Their looks are quite benign, even beautiful.

Swine flu virus.          Credit: flupulsetoday.co.uk
Swine flu virus. Credit: flupulsetoday.co.uk
Avian bird flu virus.      Credit: www.energy.gov
Avian bird flu virus. Credit: www.energy.gov
Bird flu viruses.      Credit:  electromicrovirus.uf
Bird flu viruses. Credit: electromicrovirus.uf
Flu virus. Virility may change with new host abilities.      Credit:  www.microvet.arizona.edu
Flu virus. Virility may change with new host abilities. Credit: www.microvet.arizona.edu
Flu virus. They have continued great potential to mutate.      Credit: ww1.1c.ac.uk
Flu virus. They have continued great potential to mutate. Credit: ww1.1c.ac.uk
Polio virus.      Credit: www.wellesley.edu
Polio virus. Credit: www.wellesley.edu
Aids2 virus. Some believe it is a man made virus.      Credit: www.med.harvard.edu
Aids2 virus. Some believe it is a man made virus. Credit: www.med.harvard.edu

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      DeBorrah K, you are so right in agreement of how we must take care of our bodies to remain healthy. Glad you visited and made a pertinent comment too. Thank you.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 5 years ago

      Frogyfish, Marvelous hub! You have given us much to ponder in helping to prevent or fight flu viruses!

      As you wonderfully stated:"Our ultimate defense against any disease causing agent is a healthy immune system. That is our natural gift from the Creator and is as much a part of our body, soul, spirit self as anything could be. But regretfully, our societal demise in the areas of work, rest, eating, nutrition, is seen in that same demise of personal health..."

      Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      cygnetbrown, you are correct. I have finally learned how to better defeat and prevent viral attacks by increasing to a dramatic amount of natural Vitamin D. A physician (actually) informed me that as much as 30,000 IU of D taken for ONLY 2-4 days would greatly assist in killing off the viral attack...and it has worked in my family several times. (Colecalciferol is the usable natural type of D necessary.)

      Thank you so much for your vital reminder of this!

      An additional requirement of taking Vitamin D as daily supplement or for viral attack is also taking Vitamin K. This is necessary to make sure the D places calcium intake into cellular activity rather than into placque in blood vessels.(Not actual medical language here, but vital.)

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      Cygnet Brown 5 years ago from Springfield, Missouri

      I loved the article! There's a lot of information here I had not seen before! I would like to add to your information, however, I have seen other recent studies showing how additional vitamin D inhibits the flu virus!

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      frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Thanks for visiting again Debby Bruck. You are a wonderful health-helper yourself and your comments are delightfully appreciated!

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      Debby Bruck 7 years ago

      Fantastic educational post and I like the colorful photographs. Ain't nature beautiful? Now we just have to wise up and take our health into our own hands. Hugs, Debby

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      frogyfish 8 years ago from Central United States of America

      wendypolisi, you are so right on! Best wishes in your continued learning, and may the flu bug soar right OVER and AWAY from us! :-)

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      wendypolisi 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks for the great hub! I have been doing a great deal of research on the Swine Flu with the vaccine becoming available. It is unfortunate that as a country we are so quick to accept the stab of a needle with an unproven vaccine when dietary and herbal remedies are available.

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      frogyfish 8 years ago from Central United States of America

      lotuslove 19, thank you for commenting so truthfully. Sugar is just our worst enemy in fighting any disease situation! And most people - including lots of 'doctors' don't know that immune defeating fact about sugar!

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      frogyfish 8 years ago from Central United States of America

      What keen insight you have to see 'hydrangea'. Do feel free to link and share this information - more and more people need to get information to help them no be so afraid to start treating themselves preventively. Thank you for commenting! (I loved your red-head too!)

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Wow, very informative, well written hub. I hate to say that the polio virus looks like a hydrangea. I hope you don't mind me linking to this excellent hub.

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      Sarika Mehra 8 years ago

      HI.you have raised some good facts about the our eating habits.basically that's the biggest culprit which give way to our weak immunity system .moreover the fact about sugar(One of the first factors to help our body fight illness is to stop eating/drinking all sugar as the ingestion of refined sugar will decrease the activity of our defense cells for about four hours)and then how to come out of it with intake of water(An immediate increase in water intake will help eliminate the toxic residue of the war between germs and defense cells)

      great hub!!

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      frogyfish 8 years ago from Central United States of America

      Srikanthoms, there must be some cautions in caring for ourselves with this virus continuing. The time to start that is 'yesterday' too. :-) Best wishes to you and all of us virus fighters! Thanks for your comment.

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      Srikanthoms 8 years ago

      Swine flu scare shuts Google office in Hyderabad:Google India has had to shut down one of its offices in Hyderabad after one of the employees was confirmed to be suffering from the Related Articles

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      Lottie R. 9 years ago

      I am interested in learning more about this. I think it would help a lot of people.

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      joefriday 9 years ago

      Great article , very informative indeed, you raised some very good points there, I hope people take heed on some of your tips and hints here.

      http://flu-remedy.info

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      frogyfish 9 years ago from Central United States of America

      Louise, there are many herbal type anti-viral 'medications' and there is a lot of information to be pursued. Go for it!

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      louise 9 years ago

      I did not know anything about these things, but have heard a little about alternative medicines. This page will help me learn a lot.

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