Wednesday, April 23rd 2014
The Oasis for
Rational Conservatives





FEAR OF FLU Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 27 October 2005

One more calamity to freak out about now, it seems, is an impending “pandemic” of the Asian Bird Flu virus known as H5N1. Every day we read about five billion more chickens or turkeys or geese in China or Romania or some other country being infected and killed.

 

A batch of folks in Vietnam have died of it, and the scare stories mount about how any day now, the virus will mutate, enabling not just bird-to-human infection but human-to-human. Then, the stories claim, the pandemic is on.

 

Well, maybe. All these comparisons to the Spanish Flu of 1918 are shaky. That virus appeared out of nowhere and hit soldiers in their filthy World War I trenches in France. Of all the American soldiers who died in World War I, more than half of them – 65,000 – were killed not in battle but by the flu. The soldiers who didn’t die from it then spread it through Europe, America, and thence around the world.

 

We’re not in the trenches in 2005, we’re far healthier, and we have antibiotics (penicillin wasn’t discovered until 1929) that protect against the pneumonia that comes after the viral infection and was the cause of over half of the Spanish Flu deaths.

Nonetheless, there are some protective measures you might consider to shield yourself from a H5N1 pandemic should it occur. I don’t want to be dispensing medical advice, so I’ll just say that this is what I am doing myself.

First, I take BHT – butylated hydroxy-toluene. BHT is a FDA-approved antioxidant food preservative that helps prevent fats and oils from going rancid. By slowing down the oxidation of body fat, it slows down the production of free radicals that damage one’s DNA and contribute to aging.

BHT also dissolves the lipid protective coating around certain viruses, such as all herpes and papilloma viruses. Without the coating, the virus disintegrates (1). There is reason to believe that BHT may do the same to the H5N1 virus as well.

Folks who are seriously in to life extension/antioxidant nutrition, as I am, take between 900 to 1500 milligrams of BHT a day. There is research suggesting that these are the same parameters preventing viral infections (2).

Most people start out cautiously with a small amount and build up to life-extension levels over time. I began with one capsule of 180mg at bedtime, adding an additional capsule every week or two, so it took me a couple of months to work up to six (1080mg), all at bedtime.

The formula I take is BHT Plus by Life Enhancement Products.

Second, I take n-acetylcysteine or NAC, a form of the amino acid cysteine. NAC is the precursor for the most powerful natural antioxidant in the body, glutathione. The number of conditions NAC provides protection for is very large, such as liver damage, heart disease, and colon cancer.

In addition, NAC is “mucolytic” or mucous-dissolving, diluting the thick mucous accumulating during a respiratory disease like the flu or pneumonia. Further, it interferes with the replication of certain viruses. If a virus can’t reproduce, it dies off. NAC may have this effect on H5N1.

I take 600mg of NAC a day for life-extension purposes, but with any kind of flu I would bump it up to 600mg 3 times day (1800 total). A good source is the Life Extension Foundation.

Thirdly, when faced with any flu virus, I will take a supplement called Lauricidin, a brand of monolaurin (a version of lauric acid found in mother’s milk and coconut oil) developed by Dr. Jon J. Kabara.

Lauricidin exhibits both of the anti-viral properties of BHT and NAC. It strips off the virus’s protective lipid coat and prevents the virus from replicating. About 3 grams a day is usually enough to stop the flu in its tracks.

The best source is Dr. Kabara’s company, Med-Chem Labs.

So there’s no need to panic about this pandemic. I’m doing my best to ensure that any virus attempting to invade my body ends up very dead very fast.You might consider doing so as well.

Notes:

1. Snipes W, Person S, Keith A, Cupp J. Butylated hydroxytoluene inactivates lipid-containing viruses. Science. 1975;188(4183):64-6.

2. Richards JT, Katz ME, Kern ER. Topical butylated hydroxytoluene treatment of genital herpes simplex virus infections of guinea pigs. Antiviral Res 1985;5(5):281-90.

3. References for NAC and Lauricidin research are on the websites listed.

One more calamity to freak out about now, it seems, is an impending “pandemic” of the Asian Bird Flu virus known as H5N1.  Every day we read about five billion more chickens or turkeys or geese in China or Romania or some other country being infected and killed.

 

A batch of folks in Vietnam have died of it, and the scare stories mount about how any day now, the virus will mutate, enabling not just bird-to-human infection but human-to-human.  Then, the stories claim, the pandemic is on.

Well, maybe.  All these comparisons to the Spanish Flu of 1918 are shaky.  That virus appeared out of nowhere and hit soldiers in their filthy World War I trenches in France.  Of all the American soldiers who died in World War I, more than half of them – 65,000 – were killed not in battle but by the flu.  The soldiers who didn’t die from it then spread it through Europe, America, and thence around the world.

We’re not in the trenches in 2005, we’re far healthier, and we have antibiotics (penicillin wasn’t discovered until 1929) that protect against the pneumonia that comes after the viral infection and was the cause of over half of the Spanish Flu deaths.

Nonetheless, there are some protective measures you might consider to shield yourself from a H5N1 pandemic should it occur.  I don’t want to be dispensing medical advice, so I’ll just say that this is what I am doing myself.

First, I take BHT – butylated hydroxy-toluene.  BHT is a FDA-approved antioxidant food preservative that helps prevent fats and oils from going rancid.  By slowing down the oxidation of body fat, it slows down the production of free radicals that damage one’s DNA and contribute to aging. 

BHT also dissolves the lipid protective coating around certain viruses, such as all herpes and papilloma viruses.  Without the coating, the virus disintegrates (1).  There is reason to believe that BHT may do the same to the H5N1 virus as well.

Folks who are seriously in to life extension/antioxidant nutrition, as I am, take between 900 to 1500 milligrams of BHT a day. There is research suggesting that these are the same parameters preventing viral infections (2).

Most people start out cautiously with a small amount and build up to life-extension levels over time.  I began with one capsule of 180mg at bedtime, adding an additional capsule every week or two, so it took me a couple of months to work up to six (1080mg), all at bedtime.

The formula I take is BHT Plus by Life Enhancement Products.

Second, I take n-acetylcysteine or NAC, a form of the amino acid cysteine.  NAC is the precursor for the most powerful natural antioxidant in the body, glutathione.  The number of conditions NAC provides protection for is very large, such as liver damage, heart disease, and colon cancer. 

In addition, NAC is “mucolytic” or mucous-dissolving, diluting the thick mucous accumulating during a respiratory disease like the flu or pneumonia.  Further, it interferes with the replication of certain viruses.  If a virus can’t reproduce, it dies off.  NAC may have this effect on H5N1.

I take 600mg of NAC a day for life-extension purposes, but with any kind of flu I would bump it up to 600mg 3 times day (1800 total).  A good source is the Life Extension Foundation.

Thirdly, when faced with any flu virus, I will take a supplement called Lauricidin, a brand of monolaurin (a version of lauric acid found in mother’s milk and coconut oil) developed by Dr. Jon J. Kabara. 

Lauricidin exhibits both of the anti-viral properties of BHT and NAC.  It strips off the virus’s protective lipid coat and prevents the virus from replicating.  About 3 grams a day is usually enough to stop the flu in its tracks.

The best source is Dr. Kabara’s company, Med-Chem Labs

So there’s no need to panic about this pandemic.  I’m doing my best to ensure that any virus attempting to invade my body ends up very dead very fast. You might consider doing so as well.
 

Notes:

1.  Snipes W, Person S, Keith A, Cupp J. Butylated hydroxytoluene inactivates lipid-containing viruses. Science. 1975;188(4183):64-6.

2.  Richards JT, Katz ME, Kern ER. Topical butylated hydroxytoluene treatment of genital herpes simplex virus infections of guinea pigs. Antiviral Res 1985;5(5):281-90.

3.  References for NAC and Lauricidin research are on the websites listed.


 

Discuss this item on the forums. (2 posts)
< Prev   Next >
Login Form





Forgot your password?
Not a member yet?
Join Now!

Enter your email to join our FREE mailing list.

Give The Perfect Gift

Join To The Point on

facebook.jpg
       Click Here Now!

twitter.png
       Click Here Now!

Like TTP... Click Below!
facebook-like2.jpg

TTP Merchandise

Order Online Now!

TTP Article Categories

© 2014 To The Point News
Powered By Access Paid - Content Disclaimer