Amazing Experiences with Lavaderm
For Burns and Thin Skin
Don't forget LavaDerm Cooling Mist. The Corporate site says it’s specially formulated from proven ingredients to soothe and protect damaged skin. The combined power of Aloe Vera and Lavender aid in cooling and rejuvenating stressed skin after a long day in the hot sun. Spray liberally on damaged, overstressed skin to soothe and support rejuvenation. Ingredients - Structured water, Lavender Floral Water, Aloe Vera Gel, and Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil.
LavaDerm to the rescue. Last night, I came home from three days on the beautiful (and very sunny) Oregon coast. On the first day of my trip, I got a bad sunburn on my face, I even had blisters on my nose. I was so surprised, as I had been to the beach several times before without any problems. Though I had brought several oils with me, among them Lavender, Melrose and PanAway, they were not of much relief. First, I tried the Lavender and it burned. Then I made the mistake and put PanAway on it. Ouch! Next came Melrose, which was the best of the three. Even the Aloe Vera I had did not do much. I wished I had brought Myrrh and LavaDerm with me. As soon as I arrived back home, I doused my face with the LavaDerm. Ahhhhhh, what a relief. Almost instantly, my face felt better, the swelling reduced and I could touch my forehead and nose without pain. Next time I go to the beach or the mountains, I definitely take the LavaDerm with me. Blessings, Elisabeth
I burned my feet terribly by dropping a huge pot of boiling water on them. I was carrying it to the sink to dump and one of the handles fell off! The entire pot poured onto my bare feet! The kitchen floor was water tight, and there was no where to go. I found myself hopping around in 2 inches of boiling water as my feet cooked. I tried to jump onto the counter, slipped and came back down into that dreadful water.
Needless to say, my feet were 2nd degree burned. I'm not sure if 3rd as I never went to a Doctor. They were a real mess, skin peeling and blistering, etc. I used my aloe plant, Lavender and LavaDerm. I also had some Rose Ointment that I put on to keep them moist.
Mostly I want to let everyone know about LavaDerm. It is miracle stuff. Don't doubt it. Never be without LavaDerm. You don't know when you'll need it. Words cannot convey how awesome it is. The skin knows it. There was no question whenever I applied it to my feet I could almost feel the healing happen. My feet healed 100% with no scarring whatsoever. And I know that the LavaDerm was responsible. It is waaaaay beyond even Lavender. There is Lavender in it.
Let me tell you another story to illustrate this.
When my son Daniel and I were at the Young Living convention, we spent some time at the farm. Daniel was sitting around a campfire, watching the kids roast marshmallows, when a log "spit" a coal out and it landed right inside the edge of his sneaker, up against the ankle. By the time he'd ripped the shoe off he had a whopper of a burn about the size of a quarter. He was hollering and hopping when I came up and we simply shouted out. There were 200 Young Living distributors within earshot. Does anyone have any Lavender?
Of course, it was immediately forthcoming, and we applied it to his ankle. He got some relief, but he still hurt badly. Knowing that the first aid station was nearby, we went to it for LavaDerm. They didn't have any there. The Young Living store was only a few more feet away, so I went in and bought some! By the time I got back to Daniel, it had been about 5 minutes. Repeated applications of Lavender had not helped the pain much and he was miserable.
However, ONE SQUIRT of LavaDerm and the pain ceased instantly! He applied it several more times that day and the pain never came back. I said this is miracle stuff and I believe it. I recommend everyone get some. It is not something you'll use every day, but when you need it you'll want it NOW! With compassion, Janet
Have you used Young Living's LavaDerm? It's a fabulous spray that contains Lavender, water and Aloe Vera and is very healing and supportive to the skin. I've used it successfully for sunburn, cooking burns and for an even more serious burn that my son sustained when he was dragged under the tire of an ATV quad. And by the way, all of these burns have healed without a scar. So the following is a new use for LavaDerm, which will be very helpful for people with Chicken Pox, or other conditions which may act like Chicken Pox. This is one product that I will not be without. Have a wonderful and joyful day, Vicki Opfer
Just to let you know that my 9-year-old daughter breezed through the worst case of chicken pox I had ever seen (of 5 kids) with LavaDerm. I just sprayed her every time she was itchy, which was only the first 2 days. I really expected it to be much more complaining given the way she looked. We even took pictures because she was so covered! Tammie Dexter
Have you used Young Living's LavaDerm? It's a fabulous spray that contains Lavender, water and Aloe Vera, and is very healing and supportive to the skin. I've used it successfully for sunburn, cooking burns and for an even more serious burn that my son sustained when he was dragged under the tire of an ATV quad. And by the way, all of these burns have healed without a scar. This is one product that I will not be without. Have a wonderful and joyful day, Vicki Opfer
If I had this happening to me, I would spray the area with LavaDerm Spray. It's the most amazing product. It contains Lavender Oil, aloe and structured water, and heals skin stuff faster and better than anything else I've ever seen. It's especially terrific when I use it for burns, sunburns and rashes, but seems to be very beneficial to most skin conditions.
A dear friend of mine who had something similar to what you're describing put a few drops of Ravensara in capsules and took them internally for a few days and she was delighted with how quickly her body was able to heal itself. Good Luck! Vicki Opfer
Friday evening, I burned my finger by grabbing the heating element in the oven. I forgot it was preheating to 450. I immediately sprayed it with LavaDerm. I couldn't believe how quickly the pain disappeared. I sprayed the finger several more times during the evening. I developed a blister that covered the entire end of my finger from the top joint to the tip. The blister never broke, though it was tender. Tonight, Sunday, there is barely a trace of there being any burn at all. The blister is gone. The skin is just the slightest bit tender. I think it's amazing! Annette
We used LavaDerm Spray on little Adam this summer before and during sun exposure and a friend and distributor is using it to clear up an eczema outbreak. I love keeping it in the refrigerator and spraying my body with it just as a refreshing way to cool off after being in the sun.
Just to let you know that my 9-year-old daughter breezed through the worst case of chicken pox I had ever seen (of 5 kids) with LavaDerm. I just sprayed her every time she was itchy, which was only the first 2 days. I really expected there to be much more complaining given the way she looked. We even took pictures because she was so covered! Tammie Dexter
Last night I was doing my daughter's hair for prom. She had gotten a new curling iron that was the same color for the handle AND the hot part. You know where I'm going with this, right? I was rushing and grabbed the VERY hot iron. For some miraculous reason, a bottle of LavaDerm was on her dresser. My entire hand was hurt and burning so badly I almost passed out. I spritzed the LavaDerm on the palm of my hand and fingers, and very gently rubbed it in. It took about five minutes for the pain to subside - and I had to keep going on her hair. I tell you, the trick must be to get it on right away, because although I have a sense that my hand was burned, there is no blistering or discoloration, or pain. We usually keep a bottle in the kitchen, but as I recall we had sprayed some on our dog Rascal's hot spots in Katie's room a while back and it had not made its way back to the kitchen.
Lavender is wonderful for burns - we usually use both LavaDerm and Lavender, but last night it was just the LavaDerm and I am completely re-sold on it! If you don't have it yet, especially going into barbecue season...be sure to order a bottle. Take care, Mary Lou
I have been using LavaDerm Spray for itching. Mine was so bad it was raw meat. As it got better I started using Animal Scents Ointment to soften the dry areas. Since that, I use LavaDerm for everything. The Animal Scents I've always used for everything, too. Oily blessings, Sandy
My son is a diesel mechanic and is always in danger of burns. This past summer he was on a job and the radiator of the truck he was working on blew up. The steam and hot water went from his wrist to his neck on the right arm. He didn't have Lavender, but he was close to home. He jumped into his pickup and came home. I was not here at the time, so he helped himself to my Lavender oil. When I got home my daughter told me what had happened. I was out of LavaDerm, so I started calling around and located someone with a bottle who was willing to let me have it until my order came in. I made a flying trip to the next town and back. My son came in shortly after I got back and when I looked at his arm and the front of his neck I was sure he would lose the skin and have terrible scars. He had been in so much pain that he was afraid to wash up before he put the Lavender on. I ask him to wash the grease and oil off before I put the LavaDerm on him. He did a pretty good job considering how the degreaser must have hurt. I sprayed his burns with the LavaDerm and he went back to work. This was about 3:00 p.m. When he came in after he had finished the job, around 5:30 p.m., he said the pain was gone and the burns looked much better. We sprayed with LavaDerm twice more during the evening and put Lavender all over his arm and neck before he went to bed. The next morning, he had no pain and no redness where he had been burned. He continued to use the LavaDerm twice a day for a few days. He healed beautifully, with very little pain and no scaring. I cannot recommend these two Young Living products highly enough for burns. Evelyn Vance
Hi Cathy (Person with a skinned elbow)
If you have LavaDerm, that's what I would use. Otherwise, straight Lavender would sting for a minute, but would cool off quickly and that would help. If you don't have LavaDerm, you can take a small spray bottle and add 6-8 drops of Lavender to it and mist the area, often. LavaDerm is a Lavender spray that contains Lavender Oil, Aloe Vera and a special water. It was designed for burns and abrasions.
When my son, Chris, got dragged under a 4-wheel ATV, it not only shredded his jeans right off his body, but he rubbed about 2/3 of the skin off of his right leg. The doctor at the emergency room wanted to send him to a burn unit. Instead, I asked them to put his leg to sleep and clean out the gravel for us and I would take him home. For some reason, I had ordered several bottles of LavaDerm just before this happened, so for the next week or two, we sprayed him down every 15-20 minutes. His leg healed without a single scar and the hair grew back. This experience was quite a miracle for us.
My granddaughter, Jamie took a face dive on an ATV at another time and after cleaning the wound, she used nothing but LavaDerm on it and she, too healed without scarring, for which she is very, very grateful. I always keep at least one or two extra bottles of LavaDerm on hand for emergencies, especially in the summer. If you have Rose Care Ointment, you can put that on over the LavaDerm, if you want. Sometimes I use it and sometimes I don't. Also, Animal Scents Ointment is another possibility to put on the area. Good Luck! Vicki Opfer
I just have to share my LavaDerm story. My son Chris was in an accident on a quad (4-wheel motorcycle) about a year ago. It was really bad. He was dragged under the wheel for quite a distance and it shredded his blue jeans and tore them off of him. He had 3rd degree burns over about 2/3 of his right leg and the hair and most of the skin were gone off the back of the leg. By the time I saw him in the emergency room, they were talking about several procedures and planned to send him to a burn unit for a few days. They said he had at least a 6-week recovery to look forward to and that he would have scarring and permanent loss of hair on that leg.
I asked them to use Xylocaine to anesthetize the area and clean out the gravel and dirt and then I took him home. Just by coincidence (don't you just love those?) I had bought several bottles of LavaDerm and had them on hand. We sprayed the leg down every 15 minutes or so for the first few days, or whenever we thought about it and I kept Chris in bed for several days. Then we went to spraying the leg several times a day. The leg was almost totally well in 2 weeks and today there is no scarring and the hair is perfectly normal.
I share so much LavaDerm with friends that I've had to put it on auto ship, so I get a new bottle every month. It's just amazing.
Oh, and one more story. Chris and his choir group went to Florida for a competition last spring. On the last day the whole group went to the beach to get a little sun. They all came home burnt to a crisp. They were quite red and looked to me like they would blister. I started spraying Chris with LavaDerm as soon as we got home. Starting the next day, several of them came over at lunch to get sprayed with LavaDerm because Chris seemed so much better that morning and wasn't in any pain. For the next several days, they'd stop over, and I'd spray them down. And by the way, I know all of their parents and got their permission. Within about a week or so, the kids who did not come over to get sprayed were all starting to peel. It was a real mess. The kids who had been getting sprayed every day tanned nicely and none of them peeled. They were quite happy. Have a wonderful day. Vicki Opfer
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Special Alert: The Alarming Reason
Die from the Flu
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Special Alert: The Alarming Reason Some People
Die from the Flu
Please see an excerpt from the Dr Mercola article below about the flu and death from sepsis related to flu. See the important videos related to this article at www.Smile111.com
But First A Note before the Flu Article:
Special Alert: The Alarming Reason Some People Die from the Flu
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.
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 …”
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, which has been shown to reduce sepsis mortality from 40 to a mere 8.5 percent.
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:
“Regardless of the etiologic agent, the inflammatory response is highly interconnected with infection. In the initial response to an infection, severe sepsis is characterized by a pro-inflammatory state, while a progression to an anti-inflammatory state develops and favors secondary infections …
In the predominant pro-inflammatory state, Th1 cells activated by microorganisms increase transcription of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), interferon-γ (INF-γ), and interleukin-2 (IL-2).
[C]ytokines … released from endothelial cells and subsequently from macrophages can induce lymphocyte activation and infiltration at the sites of infection and will exert direct antiviral effects. Subsequently, with the shift toward an anti-inflammatory state, activated Th2 cells secrete interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-10 (IL-10).
In certain situations, T cells can become anergic, failing to proliferate and produce cytokines. Type I IFN has a potent anti-influenza virus activity; it induces transcription of several interferon stimulated genes, which in turn restrict viral replication.
However, influenza virus developed several mechanisms to evade IFN response …
Viral infections such as the influenza virus can also trigger deregulation of the innate immune system with excessive cytokines release and potential harmful consequences. An abnormal immune response to influenza can lead to endothelial damage … deregulation of coagulation, and the consequent alteration of microvascular permeability, tissue edema, and shock.”
Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis:
Common signs and symptoms of sepsis to watch out for include:
A high fever.
Inability to keep fluids down
rapid, shallow breathing and/or shortness of breath.
Lethargy and/or confusion.
Slurred speech, often resembling intoxication.
Should a few or all of these be present, seek immediate medical attention to rule out sepsis. Also inform the medical staff that you suspect sepsis, as time is of the essence when it comes to treatment. As noted in the featured video, hydration is of utmost importance, as much of the damage caused by sepsis begins with fluid loss.
Preventive Strategies That Can Reduce Your Chances of Influenza, Sepsis and Other Secondary Infections.
Your immune system is your first-line defense against all types of infections, be they bacterial or viral, so the most effective way to avoid coming down with the flu is to bolster your immune function.
While conventional health authorities claim getting an annual flu shot is the best way to ward off influenza, the medical literature actually suggests vitamin D optimization may be a far more effective strategy, and the evidence for this goes back at least a decade.
Dr. John Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council, was one of the first to introduce the idea that vitamin D deficiency may actually be a causative factor in influenza.
His hypothesis was initially published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection in 2006. It was subsequently followed up with another study published in the Virology Journal in 2008.
The following year, a large, nationally representative study confirmed that people with the lowest vitamin D levels indeed reported having significantly more colds or cases of the flu.
Since then, a number of studies have come to similar conclusions. Most recently, a scientific review published last year concluded that vitamin D supplementation boosts immunity and cuts rates of cold and flu. In all, 25 randomized controlled trials were included in the review, involving nearly 11,000 individuals from more than a dozen countries.
People with significant vitamin D deficiency (blood levels below 10 ng/mL), taking a vitamin D supplement reduced their risk of respiratory infections such as influenza by 50 percent.
People with higher vitamin D levels also benefited, although not as greatly.
Overall, they reduced their risk by about 10 percent, which the researchers stated was about equal to the effect of flu vaccines. Coincidentally, 10 percent is the effectiveness rate of this year’s flu vaccine. The take-home message here is that vitamin D supplementation far exceeds the flu vaccine in terms of effectiveness, and the more deficient you are, the greater its protective effects.
Aside from vitamin D, loading up on vitamins B1 and C may go a long way toward keeping you healthy through the flu season and beyond. Influenza has also been successfully treated with high-dose vitamin C. Taking zinc lozenges at the first sign of a cold or flu can also be helpful.
Zinc boosts immune function and plays a vital role in activating your body’s T cells (white blood cells tasked with destroying infected cells). If you fall victim to frequent bacterial infections or colds, your body might be trying to tell you it needs more zinc.
Be Aware of This Lifesaving IV Protocol
If you or a loved one succumbs to sepsis, whether caused by influenza or some other infection, please remember that a protocol of IV vitamin C with hydrocortisone and thiamine (vitamin B1) can be lifesaving. So, urge your doctor to use it. Chances are, they might not even be aware of it.
This sepsis treatment protocol was developed Dr. Paul Marik, a critical care doctor at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in East Virginia, and clinical use has proven it to be remarkably effective for the treatment of sepsis, reducing mortality nearly fivefold.
Marik’s retrospective before-after clinical study showed that giving patients IV vitamin C with hydrocortisone and vitamin B1 for two days reduced mortality from 40 percent to 8.5 percent. Of the 50 patients treated, only four died, and all of them died from their underlying disease, not sepsis. Importantly, the treatment has no side effects and is inexpensive, readily available and simple to administer, so you really have nothing to lose by trying it.
The only contraindication is if you are glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient (a genetic disorder).G6PD is an enzyme your red blood cells need to maintain membrane integrity.
High-dose IV vitamin C is a strong pro-oxidant, and giving a pro-oxidant to a G6PD-deficient individual can cause their red blood cells to rupture, which could have disastrous consequences.
Fortunately, G6PC deficiency is relatively uncommon, and can be tested for. People of Mediterranean and African decent are at greater risk of being G6PC deficient. Worldwide, G6PD deficiency is thought to affect 400 million individuals, and in the U.S., an estimated 1 in 10 African-American males have it.
This Year’s Flu Vaccine Is a Poor Match to Circulating Strains
Sadly, flu deaths are inevitably used to incite fear, and the recommended remedy is annual flu vaccination. As recently reported by lohud.com, an affiliate of the USA Today Network:
“Doctors urged New Yorkers to get flu shots as pediatric deaths surfaced recently while a potentially record influenza season approached its peak cycle. The public-health warning comes after authorities in New York and Connecticut reported their first flu-related deaths took the lives of two children …
‘Influenza is a significant threat to public health, and we are strongly encouraging anyone who has not already gotten the flu vaccine to get one immediately,’ said Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker.”
Considering the many studies showing flu vaccines have a dismal success rate even when well-matched to circulating viral strains, the fact that vaccination continues to be touted as your first line of defense against influenza suggests this annual campaign is more about generating conformity for profit, opposed to actually improving and protecting public health.
In January 2015, U.S. government officials admitted that, in most years, flu shots are — at best — 50 to 60 percent effective at preventing lab confirmed type A or B influenza requiring medical care. At the end of that same year, a CDC analysis revealed that, between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was actually less than 50 percent effective more than half of the time.
As mentioned, the 2017/2018 flu vaccine has an effectiveness rating of just 10 percent, due to it being poorly matched, yet the call for flu vaccination remains, while strategies that are 10 times more effective, such as vitamin D3 supplementation, are completely ignored! Many also gloss over the fact that flu deaths also occur in those who have been vaccinated. Such was the case with this 8-year-old boy in Arkansas, featured in this CNN report.
This video may not be available in all countries.
Flu Vaccine Likely Raises Your Risk of Illness.
The fact that flu vaccines offer negligible protection against the flu is bad enough, but evidence suggests the vaccine may even make you more susceptible to the disease. For example, Canadian researchers found that annual flu vaccination appears to increase your risk of pandemic illness, and cause more serious bouts of illness.
Data collected from Canada and Hong Kong during 2009 to 2010 showed that people who received the seasonal flu vaccine in 2008 had twice the risk of getting the H1N1 “swine flu,” compared to those who had not received a flu shot.
A well-publicized ferret study confirmed these results. Research published in 2011 also warned the seasonal flu vaccine appears to weaken children's immune systems and increases their chances of getting sick from influenza viruses not included in the vaccine. Some health experts claim flu vaccination will help you develop resistance against strains that are not included in the vaccine, but research has actually shown the complete opposite to be true.
When blood samples from healthy, unvaccinated children and children who had received an annual flu shot were compared, the former unvaccinated group had naturally built up more antibodies across a wider variety of influenza strains compared to the latter vaccinated group.
Flu vaccines are also associated with debilitating and potentially lifelong side effects such as Guillain–Barré syndrome and chronic shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).
But what about the claim that you might contract influenza from your flu shot? There are many anecdotal reports of people developing the worst bout of influenza they’ve ever had, following a routine flu vaccination, and indeed, a Chinese study published in 2012 appears to support such claims, finding that children had a 4.4 higher chance of contracting a viral upper respiratory infection following seasonal flu vaccine administration.
It’s also worth noting that double-blind, placebo-controlled trials for vaccines are not done. Instead, all a vaccine trial needs to demonstrate in order for the vaccine to be licensed is an antibody response.
Researchers have also highlighted the influence of bias in studies looking at influenza vaccine effectiveness. As noted in one 2010 study, ”Forgoing vaccination predicted death in those who had received vaccinations in the previous five years, but it predicted survival in patients who had never before received a vaccination. We conclude that bias is inherent in studies of influenza vaccination and death among elderly patients.”
Beware: Tamiflu Can Trigger Psychosis
Should you or your child come down with the flu and your doctor or pediatrician recommends Tamiflu, you should know this antiviral drug has been shown to shorten the duration of flu symptoms by less than 17 hours. It also does not reduce viral transmission and does not lower your risk of complications from the flu, such as pneumonia. Scientist have also warned that the risks far outweigh the benefits.
These risks include convulsions, brain infections, psychosis and other neuropsychiatric problems. Tamiflu made recent headlines after a 6-year-old girl started hallucinating and attempted to jump out a second story window.“I don’t think the 16 hours of symptom relief from the flu is worth the possible side effects that we went through,” the girl’s father told ABC7 News
Indeed, a number of studies have observed that Tamiflu may cause psychiatric symptoms. Research38 published in 2015 reported the case of a 22-year-old man who “complained of mood swings, suicidal feelings, auditory hallucinations, memory deterioration and insomnia” after taking the drug. Other studies39 have found more than half of all children taking Tamiflu suffer side effects from the drug.
Dangerous Lies Told by the CDC
Prior to the global H1N1 scare, the U.S. government stockpiled $1.5 billion of this basically useless antiviral — money that could have been spent in far better ways than merely enriching Roche’s company pockets. As noted in an article about Tamiflu by The Atlantic, “The only people helped by the proven-to-be-ineffective drug are its manufacturers.”
A 2013 Forbes article42 also spelled out a number of flaws in the science behind Tamiflu, and how benefits were overstated. Despite all of this overwhelming evidence, the CDC to this day continues to recommend both flu vaccines and antiviral drugs like Tamiflu.
They even continue to claim antiviral drugs “may prevent serious flu complications” — though the evidence clearly shows Tamiflu does no such thing.
The take-home message here is to do your homework, and not blindly follow public health recommendations. Also avoid falling prey to unreasonable fears. All deaths are tragic, but people die from influenza with and without flu vaccines. People also die without certain drugs, and from drugs.
Remember, optimizing your vitamin D to a level of 60 to 80 ng/mL may be one of the most effective flu prevention strategies out there. Also familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of sepsis, and urge your doctor to administer Marik’s IV vitamin C protocol should you or a loved one be diagnosed with sepsis. It just might save your life.