Archives for: April 2009, 28
I am NOT jumping on the fear filled bandwagon about a pandemic. I laughed yesterday when the US Stock Market was down because of swine flu. I was nonchalant over the weekend when people where DD works were concerned because there have been 3 documented cases at high schools within a 50 mile radius.
However, I did read with interest this morning a thread on the Forum in which Dr. D participated. Here are his recommendations:
Protect the gut and respiratory passages.
Elderberry should be used only by people under 15 or over 35 during active infection. It can be used by others as a preventive. It has to do with it having the potential to ramp up cytokines, which increased the inflammatory reaction. This is more of a problem with people in that age group (older and younger people have a more moderated immune response)
Masks not only keep droplets out, they keep your droplets in.
Zero-lectin diet would be best.
Be wary of immune stimulants.
Lomatia might have possibilities.
He also recommended this link.
I went to the For Your Type store site, and saw that Dr. D’s ProBerry capsules are on sale. I thought perhaps it would be prudent to have a couple of bottles on hand, just in case.
This was my first order from the store. I will hasten to add that this is not a commercial and Dr. D did not ask me to blog about this. In my usual way I’m just passing on to you what I’m thinking about my family on the BTD. I’m more afraid of endless media hype than I am of getting sick. However, it does not hurt to be prepared.