Earlier this week I did a SKYPE interview with a chiropractor from Evansville. Dr. Lobacz was asking me about my views regarding vaccinations. One of the things he asked was with regard to how those of us who dare to question the safety of vaccines are viewed by others. Dr. Lobacz used that portion of our discussion as the “teaser” for the rest of the interview. \”Good\” Parents Do NOT Question Vaccines!.
At the end of the video above, I was talking about our family’s experience with the H1N1 scare in the fall of 2009. We did not vaccinate our daughters (or ourselves) against H1N1. I did my research and determined that the risk of vaccination was higher than the risk of battling the flu, if we happened to get it. As it turned out, the only person in our family to actually get “the dreaded flu” was Leah. And she got it because she was exposed to her classmates, in the crowded school environment, after their parents had lined them up to receive Flumist, the nasal vaccine that contains the live virus. If you recall the big H1N1 panic of 2009, there were vaccine clinics set up in schools and people were panicking like we haven’t seen in modern times. Part of the reason they were panicking was because the media was making H1N1 out to be a huge killer of healthy adults and children. In many cases, it seemed like the healthier you were, the more vulnerable you would be to this horrific flu! As a result of the media hype, children were vaccinated against the flu in record numbers in 2009. Unfortunately, parents who chose to vaccinate their kids were either not informed of how this could affect other people’s children – or they just didn’t care. This was when MY Unvaccinated child got sick as a result of being around other people’s kids who WERE vaccinated.
I wrote a blogpost (originally published in October 2009), after Leah’s recovery. This was our experience with H1N1…
Treating the Flu Naturally – Priceless
Originally published on October 15, 2009.
Thankfully, Leah has had a mild case of the flu (which is what most people experience), and today her fever is gone. It never
got above 102 degrees, so I never gave anything to reduce the fever (which probably has something to do with why she is doing so well now). I did give her several things to help modulate her immune system, and to help her fight off the infection. Call me conceited (please don’t) but I believe the steps I have taken with Leah have really made a difference, and I would like to share them with others.
As a side note, yesterday afternoon I made a quick trip to the health food store to pick up some Turmeric (curcumin) and Colloidal Silver. I think my friend, the owner of the store, was surprised to see me. A few weeks ago I received an email from her asking if I had fallen off the face of the planet. I explained to my friend the reason I haven’t been in is because when I first heard about the “Swine Flu” in the spring of this year, I spent more than $400 stocking up on everything I thought I might possibly need to fend of the virus. The photo below shows what I purchased for my own family’s use in anticipation of this year’s flu season.
I am well aware that not everyone can afford to shell out $400 on supplements to fight the flu. I can’t really afford it either, but if I’m going to recommend things to others, I want to make sure they work. Therefore, I use these things myself (and I give them to my guinea pigs…I mean my kids).
So, for those who cannot shell out the money to cover every possible scenario (or for those whose OCD is not as severe as mine) – what are the most important things to buy, if you want to protect your family from the flu this year? The next photo shows what I actually used to treat Leah’s flu.
I have been giving (and taking) vitamin D3 for prevention (2,500 iu daily for my kids and 5,000 iu daily for me). We also take fish oil daily (1-2 grams). When Leah got sick, I increased her D3 to 20,000 iu/day (for adults, the recommendation is up to 50,000 iu/day for 3 days). I gave 2 grams (2,000 mg.) of fish oil and 2 grams (2,000 mg.) of Vitamin C, in divided doses (morning and
night). I gave 1 capsule of Virastop (from Enzymedica) 3x/day on an empty stomach. I gave Oscillococcinum (available at Walmart or CVS) 3x/day, and a squirt of colloidal silver 2x/day.
On a shoestring budget, the first thing I would buy is Vitamin D3. If you don’t have a shoestring budget but know someone who does, buy a bottle and give it to them. We’re all in this together.
Purchasing enough supplements to cover every possible scenario during the flu season: $400.
Cost of Vitamin D3, Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Oscillococcinum, ViraStop, and Colloidal Silver: $95.
Cost of buying a bottle of D3 for your neighbor who can’t afford it: $10.
Treating the flu without worrying about Mercury or Squalene from vaccinations: Priceless.
Note: The above information is shared as our family’s experience and is not meant to be interpreted as medical advice. Readers are cautioned to seek the advice of a medical professional before attempting to treat the flu or other illnesses in themselves or their children.