- While influenza can indeed be deadly in rare cases, these deaths are typically the result of secondary infections, not the flu virus itself
- Research has highlighted the link between influenza and severe sepsis (blood poisoning). Symptoms of sepsis can mimic the flu, and are often overlooked. Without prompt treatment, the condition can be deadly
- Use of intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine has been shown to reduce sepsis mortality nearly fivefold, from 40 to 8.5 percent
- Optimizing your vitamin D level is far more potent a preventive strategy than getting a seasonal flu vaccine. People with significant vitamin D levels may reduce their risk of respiratory infections such as influenza by 50 percent
- People with higher vitamin D levels may also benefit from additional vitamin D, reducing their risk of flu by 10 percent, which equals the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine, including this year’s vaccine
By Dr. Mercola
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season appears particularly virulent. Influenza activity increased significantly in December, with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating, and in a December 27 notice, the agency noted that “In the past, A(H3N2) virus-predominant influenza seasons have been associated with more hospitalizations and deaths in persons aged 65 years and older and young children …”1
While influenza can indeed be deadly in rare cases, what most health experts fail to tell you is that these deaths are typically the result of secondary infections, not the flu virus itself. Importantly, research has highlighted the link between influenza and severe sepsis — a progressive disease process initiated by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream (which is why it’s sometimes referred to as blood poisoning).
Symptoms of sepsis are often overlooked, even by health professionals, and without prompt treatment, the condition can be deadly. Unfortunately, conventional treatments often fail, and most hospitals have yet to embrace the use of intravenous (IV) vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine,2 which has been shown to reduce sepsis mortality from 40 to a mere 8.5 percent.3,4
How Influenza May Cause Lethal Sepsis
According to researchers, “Severe sepsis is traditionally associated with bacterial diseases … However, viruses are becoming a growing cause of severe sepsis worldwide.” As noted in the video above, some sepsis symptoms also resemble influenza, which can lead to tragedy. The video offers guidelines on how to tell the difference between the two.
Sepsis, without doubt, requires immediate medical attention, whereas most people will successfully recover from the flu with a few days to a week of bedrest and fluids. Just how influenza can lead to sepsis is a somewhat complex affair, described as follows:5
Jul 26, 2016 – Learn how to get the vitamins you need — including vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K — in your diet. … Click through the slideshow to learn about high-vitamin foods that can help you get the nutrition you need. … Foods that are particularly high in B-9, or folic acid, include leafy green vegetables and poultry.
Jul 18, 2017 – If there’s a miracle vitamin for herpes, it’s vitamin C. It’s been seen as an effective treatment for HSV since 1936. According to many studies, the ascorbic acid in vitamin c prevents thevirus from activating and/or recurring so often after infection, supports the immune system, and accelerates the lesion healing …
Mar 15, 2017 – They suggest key supplements people should be aware of are vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, as well as calcium, iodine and iron. But a new survey of … the absorption of calcium.” If you want to ensure you get enough iron for the day ahead at breakfast, people could skip the tea and drink orange juice instead.
Jul 21, 2012 – Gargle with a disinfectant such as sage or tea tree oil steeped in hot water and cooled, and by take echinacea, garlic and golden seal herbal extracts. Phytolacca … Eat foods rich in folic acidand vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Foods full of flavonoids, iron, magnesium and zinc will also help. Make sure you get …
By Dr. Millie Lytle ND, MPH, CNS. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is ubiquitous. Genital HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. An estimated 6.2 million people are newly infected every year1. More than 100 HPV types have been identified, over 40 of which can infect the genital area, …
Feb 29, 2016 – As your immune system is the first line of defense against HPV, boosting it can help fight off the virus naturally. “I would tank up on certain vitamins,” Landa said. “Several vitamins have been shown to increase the likelihood of clearing the HPV.” “The first one is B vitamins— especially Folic acidand B12.
FRUIT. NUTRITION AND HEALTH BENEFITS. A. AMBARELLA. Ambarella is a good source of vitamin C and iron. APPLE BANANAS. Contains potassium and fibre and are higher in vitamins C and A than common bananas. ATAULFO MANGO (CHAMPAGNE MANGO). Rich in vitamin A, B, C and dietary fibre. ATEMOYA.
Vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid), Vitamin C is needed to form collagen, a tissue that helps to hold cells together. It’s essential for healthy bones, teeth, gums, and blood vessels. It helps the body absorbiron, aids in wound healing, and contributes to brain function. You’ll find high levels of vitamin C in citrusfruits, …
TABLE 44-6 Nutrition and the Immune System IMMUNE/ PHYSIOLOGICAL MALNUTRITION Granulocytes and bacteria Longer time for COMPONENT EFFECT VITAL NUTRIENT Antibodies Decreased amount Protein, vitamins A, B6, B12, C, folic acid, thiamin, biotin, riboflavin, niacin GI tract Systemic movement of Arginine, …
Mar 10, 2016 – Folic acid and fulvic acid might sound similar, but they’re actually very different. Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin, which is why they are sometimes called vitaminB9. Folate occurs naturally in folate foods (especially vegetables, whole grains and beans), but folic acidis the …