Natural Antivirals and Immune System Boosters....... plus warnings

By: hurricanecrab , 2:55 PM GMT on November 05, 2009

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Hiya Wunderfriends!

I've been involved in a whole herd of post-Paloma tasks, as well as the installation of a new solar array, and haven't been around much. It goes slow. (momentary mantra -- Break Apart, TS Ida, we've had enough.... break apart, TS IDA, we've had enough). I've missed you all a LOT! Things are getting more to where I should have time to spend with my WU family soon.

Okay. As many of you know, the wellness strategy of myself and m'Bride is to NOT take the H1N1 vaccine, as both of us believe the adjuncts are potentially more dangerous than the flu itself, even in light of some of the news snippets coming from Ukraine. It's a very personal choice, and I advise everyone to really research the flu, vaccine and potential side-effects and make your own decisions.

I have friends around the world who have had the Nasal Spray Vaccine -- charmingly called Monovalent Vaccine Live - Intranasal, and yet they were not informed prior to getting the spray that they were getting live flu virus, nor that there is a potential of "shedding" flu virus for up to 21 days thereafter.

Please make your choices based upon sound medical advice (that is, don't listen to me, find out for yourselves from your own trusted medical professionals).

Now, after than verbose preamble, let's get to the meat of this blog. I've compiled reports from PubMed - U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health regarding both "natural" compounds which studies indicate are at least somewhat effective as antivirals and/or immune system boosts, and "natural" compounds which studies indicate can be detrimental.

THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. THIS IS DATA FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

One more note: Many of these compounds were chosen as they are thought to be effective in fighting the body's cytokine storm, an overproduction of a healthy person's immune response, which has been a factor of H1N1. more I think it's important to note that while many reports are consistent with a cytokine storm with H1N1, it hasn't been positively identified as yet, at least in the CDC or WHO. The samples sent on 02 Nov 09 from the Ukraine to labs in the UK may demonstrate that. I hope not; H1N1 is shaping up badly enough without it.

Still with me? Good.

COMPOUNDS (FOODS, HERBS) THAT MAY BE EFFECTIVE ANTIVIRALS
(each one linked to the applicable PubMed document)

St. Johns Wort
Vitamin E
Apple Juice
Astralagus Root
Resveratrol
Green Tea
Vitamin C
Vitamin D


COMPOUNDS (FOODS, HERBS) THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO CYTOKINE STORM

Honey
Chocolate
Echinacea

A note on Echinacea -- Echinacea is thought to be effective for regular seasonal flu. PubMed does not have a restriction regarding H1H1, however their findings suggest a possible increase in Cytokine Storm with Echinacea and H591 -- Avian Flu.

PubMed Home


For my friends who have indicated that I'm engaging in fear-mongering...... well... I love ya anyway. lol I just want more than anything for people I care about, those I don't, and those I don't know to really research, and choose your wellness strategy before the event is upon you, and your choices are limited. H1N1 is now entering into the second wave, the winter wave. It's unknown at this point if it is severe as feared; it IS known that it has that potential, particularly if it [has or will] mutate.

Be safe, be well, be happy!

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145. seflagamma
4:39 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
Love the new Avatar of you and deBride!
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144. seflagamma
4:38 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
hello Crab and Bride,

Now I've seen you leave comments around in a few blogs.... so I KNOW you are here every now and then....

and I hate to be the one to tell you...

this blog thread is OLD!!!!

Been missing you, glad to see you return.

Enjoy your weekend!
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143. LakeWorthFinn
4:59 AM GMT on December 23, 2011
Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2012 to you, Bride and the whole family, I do hope 2012 lets us meet in person ;) !

~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~


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142. seflagamma
12:59 AM GMT on December 23, 2011
Hello Crab and Bride,

Hope you come back soon and know you are in our thoughts this Christmas!


From our Home to Yours
Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Happy New Year 2012!






"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons.
It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn%u2019t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn%u2019t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."

- Dr. Seuss





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141. LakeWorthFinn
4:17 AM GMT on September 13, 2011
Wab, Doc & Sub and other Wild Bunch members are back, if you have internet, come say hi :) We miss ya!
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140. ScarlettOHara
5:27 PM GMT on August 12, 2011
And I thought MY blog was old .... 500+ days ... come on dude .. we need an update from the crab man .... hope all is well .... missing you and da bride ... life is good ... Son graduated, now trying to get into the real world .... Daughter is a sophomore in high school and doing well ... hubby is good, work is slim right now but that is not unusual for Oct/Sept ... me, I'm doing just fine ... LOL ....working too much ... eating too much ... not exercising enough .... I'm babbling .... I keep telling myyself rain is a good thing but it's getting awful soggy but that's okay ... watching the swirls .... getting the big fans ready to cool off the gulf.... have you seen the colonel and troops lately? last I heard they never wanted to leave your rock ... call me ... write me ....text me ..... I guess I will stop babbling ..... missing ya ....
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139. palmettobug53
4:46 PM GMT on August 12, 2011
Hey, Crab, nice to see you pop in at my place.

Goober flour? Yep, it's out there. Just ask Uncle Google or check back at my blog for a link to one purveyor.

Give my best to The Bride.
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138. LakeWorthFinn
2:37 AM GMT on June 15, 2011
Ditto gams :)
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137. seflagamma
7:45 PM GMT on June 04, 2011
So you are lurking around a little???

Crazy as always over on Dr master's blog.

Miss seeing you around; hope to see more of you soon!

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136. OGal
6:43 PM GMT on June 04, 2011


Hi Crab, saw you pop up in Bug's blog. Guess it is that time of year again. Time flies when you are having fun. Hope your house is all back together
It seems we get stuff fixed just so we can be hit again. Even though things have been good here in Florida I know we can always have another 2004. Tornadoes, hurricanes and freezes.....guess Fl gives you chance to have them all. Ugh! Just hope you and the Queen are doing well.
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135. palmettobug53
1:14 PM GMT on June 04, 2011
((((Crab and Bride))))

Thanks for coming up for air and giving me a wave!

I've missed you, too! Been wondering what you've been up to.
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134. LakeWorthFinn
6:21 PM GMT on February 24, 2011
Double Kiss
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133. palmettobug53
10:38 PM GMT on December 31, 2010
A Hogmanay Blessing for You:

May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine upon your window pane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near to you and
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Happy New Year 2011, Crab and Bride!

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132. palmettobug53
2:29 PM GMT on December 25, 2010
Many warm wishes for you and The Bride this Christmas Day and for the coming new year.

We miss you!


"We hear the beating of wings over Bethlehem and a light that is not of the sun or of the stars shines in the midnight sky. Let the beauty of the story take away all narrowness, all thought of formal creeds. Let it be remembered as a story that has happened again and again, to men of many different races, that has been expressed through many religions, that has been called by many different names. Time and space and language lay no limitations upon human brotherhood."

~New York Times, 25 December 1937, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938, published by The H.W. Wilson Company, New York
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131. AllyBama
7:35 AM GMT on December 25, 2010

Christian Glitter by www.christianglitter.com

Merry Christmas from my house to yours, Allybama
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130. PeaceRiverBP
11:39 PM GMT on December 24, 2010
Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases and a wonderful New Year!

with love; Beth and Lorne & Sammy and Triton


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129. quasigeostropic
12:28 AM GMT on December 24, 2010
Hey crab, its been wayyyyy too long! Hope you are doing good! Glad to hear you are safe another hurricane season! Merry Christmas!

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128. seflagamma
10:32 PM GMT on December 23, 2010
Hello Crab,

I am following around behind BF with my Christmas greetings!


Merry Christmas to your and Mrs and all your loved ones.

Christmas Myspace Glitter Graphics


Enjoy the Christmas Weekend!
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127. Barefootontherocks
9:00 PM GMT on December 23, 2010
crab and Bride,
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126. seflagamma
5:12 PM GMT on November 26, 2010
Hello Crab and de Bride,


I never made it to the blogs yesterday so today I am wishing everyone a

Happy Day After!!!

Enjoy your weekend!

glitter graphics
Free Glitter Graphics, Good Day Glitter Graphics
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125. AllyBama
11:56 PM GMT on November 25, 2010

glitter-graphics.com


Happy Thanksgiving to you and da' Missus!
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124. Beachfoxx
3:08 PM GMT on November 25, 2010
Miss you!!!

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123. PeaceRiverBP
6:46 PM GMT on October 31, 2010
Happy Halloween!

May your Halloween be all treats and no tricks!

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122. Barefootontherocks
2:19 AM GMT on October 30, 2010
crab and bride,
Happy Halloween!

(Halloween poptart graphic removed.)
I hope Tomas stays away!
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121. collinsfarm
5:18 PM GMT on September 30, 2010
Hi folks,
As of yesterday afternoon, Crab was fine.
Soggy, but fine. They got a lot of rainfall and some gusty winds.
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120. ScarlettOHara
8:04 PM GMT on September 29, 2010
Hey you .. stay safe mon ! let us know how you are .....
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119. seflagamma
2:54 PM GMT on September 29, 2010
Hi Crab,

it has been good to see your post over on Master's blog.. nice to know you are lurking and prepared for these storms.
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118. Beachfoxx
2:45 PM GMT on September 29, 2010
Crabmon,

Missing you & thinking of you - looks like you guys are getting torrential rains. Be safe & visit your blog more often!!!
Big hugs to you & K.
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117. LakeWorthFinn
4:56 AM GMT on August 12, 2010
Miss you crabster!
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116. LakeWorthFinn
1:02 AM GMT on May 31, 2010
Regards from Sub and a hug to yas both from Finn & hubby :)
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115. Beachfoxx
1:50 PM GMT on May 29, 2010
{{{Crab}}}

Miss you! and I agree w/ Bugg, ration that solar power so you can visit more often. : )
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114. seflagamma
1:45 PM GMT on May 29, 2010
Hello Crab and Bride,

What a mess we have in the GOM with a bad hurricane season on the way.. just all too much.

Hope you are able to enjoy the weekend.

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Memorial Day Graphics - Myspace 2.0 Layouts
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113. palmettobug53
12:10 PM GMT on May 26, 2010
((((Crab and Bride))))


Oh, man, I feel bad I missed your natal day.

Saw you post over at Waterdoggie's and I about spewed my morning cuppa all over my monitor.

It was good to see you!

Sure do miss you. Try to ration out a little of your solar/wind power and check in more often.
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112. Redhead
11:35 PM GMT on April 18, 2010
Happy Birthday, dear friend! Hugs to you and your Bride! Almost time to post those hurricane shutter instructions!
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111. carolinagal
10:32 PM GMT on April 18, 2010
I figured there was a reason to see your blog up and going... hope you check in.

Happy Birthday!!
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110. OGal
10:12 PM GMT on April 18, 2010
What is this I hear? Is our famous island "Crab" having a birthday?? You better not try and hide. We will find you.......Happy, Happy Birthday!!

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109. Patrap
9:13 PM GMT on April 18, 2010
..Arrrgghhhhh,Happy B-Day Crusty Wise One..!!!

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108. seflagamma
8:24 PM GMT on April 18, 2010
I got it fixed! LOL Now I can leave a graphic!
Miss you around here!!!


Happy Birthday Comments and Graphics for MySpace, Tagged, Facebook
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107. seflagamma
8:17 PM GMT on April 18, 2010
Hello Crab,

Well, so you thought you could sneak your Birthday past us without anyone noticing???
WRONG!

So I am here to Declare today a Wonderful and
Fab Day just for YOU!!!

Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed the entire weekend!!!
Gams


I would leave a graphic but my home computer is acting up right now and in a mess!
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106. seflagamma
9:51 PM GMT on April 09, 2010
Hello Crab and Bride,

Happy Weekend time is here again.
Hope you are both able to get out and enjoy the weekend!


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105. Patrap
3:34 PM GMT on April 04, 2010
Happy Easter Crab-mon..and Bride,

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104. AllyBama
3:30 PM GMT on April 04, 2010

glitter-graphics.com

Happy Easter Crab! Here's wishing you and your loved ones a most blessed day.
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103. seflagamma
4:44 PM GMT on April 02, 2010
Hello Crab and Bride,

Just wanted to stop by and say
have a Blessed Good Friday
and enjoy the Easter Weekend!

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102. PeaceRiverBP
2:22 PM GMT on April 02, 2010
HAPPY EASTER!

I'm not sure if I'll have much time to send Easter greetings over the weekend, so I'll take this opportunity to say I hope you all have a lovely holiday!

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101. seflagamma
10:50 PM GMT on March 30, 2010
I know, I saw you too!

Good to know you are still around!
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100. Beachfoxx
5:22 PM GMT on March 29, 2010
You came out of your shell! Posted on Scarlett's!
so good to see you!!!
I came close to dialing your number a couple of days ago... been thinking of you and K.
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99. seflagamma
10:41 PM GMT on February 26, 2010
Hello Crab and deBride

Been a while since I stopped in to check on you two.. hope all is well.

Are you getting this cold weather down here like we are here.. this is just too horrible of a winter we are having here.
Hope yours is more normal.

take care,


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97. seflagamma
10:29 PM GMT on January 23, 2010
Hi Crab and deBride,

Just wanted to stop by and say hello and hope all is well!

Enjoy your weekend!

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96. Barefootontherocks
2:50 AM GMT on January 21, 2010
Helloooo from across the miles...
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95. Skyepony (Mod)
11:41 PM GMT on January 19, 2010
Glad to see it was no big shake there:)
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