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Aussie flu is killing people

There is a high incident of flu afflicted people in Los Angeles area. The hospitals are running out of hydration pack to put people on intravenous. Apparently, this items are made in Puerto Rico! Thanks to the greedy Pharma CEOs.

Tamilflu is also in short supply at pharmacies.
Permalink AlFranken 
January 11th, 2018 5:07pm

Make sure you take lot of Vitamin C.
Permalink AlFranken 
January 11th, 2018 5:09pm
Does Vit-C do anything at all for Flu?

I thought that had all been discredited years ago?
Permalink Rafael Sabatini 
January 12th, 2018 10:30am
How many times do we have to cover this?

Once you are sick C doesn't cure you or change the outcome.

When you are starting to feel something, maybe taking a huge dose at that moment will help, if you are coming down with cold and not flu.

With Tamiflu, it's also effective only when taken at the very beginning of symptoms (when you don't even know that you have the flu and are unlikely to ask for it unless you are a hypochondriac). It's not effective at all if you are already sick.

C can give you diarrhea in massive doses, which can make your sickness more unpleasant.

The pharma industry hates the fucking guts of the vitamin supplement industry and spends billions in studies and marketing and lobbying to paint supplements as dangerous.
Permalink Reality Check 
January 12th, 2018 1:47pm
Likewise both the Sucralose owners and the Corn lobby spend millions pushing the idea that white sugar is deadly and should be banned.
Permalink Reality Check 
January 12th, 2018 1:49pm
So are you saying it does work, or it doesn't work?
Permalink Troll 42 
January 12th, 2018 1:55pm
Jesus Christ.

2007 metareview looked at 60 years of studies of result from taking 200mg+ of vitamin C daily.

If you start taking C AFTER your cold starts, there is NO EFFECT.

If you take 200mg+ daily all the time, colds that you do get will last 14% less time in children, 8% less time in adults.

Linus Pauling recommended "megadoses" to stop colds and despite having two Nobel Prizes was called an ignorant crackpot who doesn't understand basic science. He lived to the age of 139 and never got a cold, not once.

What is a megadose?

A megadose is a NORMAL dose. Pauling observed that humans had BROKEN DNA for the production of the L-gulonolactone oxidase enzyme, which makes vitamin C in the body. As a result of this fuckup in a human ancestor, humans can't make their own vitamin C like ALL OTHER MAMMALS do. Pauling then looked at how much vitamin C your body would produce if your DNA wasn't broken. He then took that amount, 2300mg a day. That's the megadose. It happens to be not only vastly more than the RDA of 45mg/day and is also slightly above the FDA's maximum safe amount of 2000mg/day. Interestingly, you can buy 1000mg vit. C tablets readily.

If you feel a cold coming on, drop 2000mg a day for a couple days and see if it puts it off. If the cold actually starts, stop taking it. Do you own experiment and see. Also try doing nothing and see what happens. Keep records. Blog your results.
Permalink Reality Check 
January 12th, 2018 2:15pm
Permalink WikiBot 
January 12th, 2018 2:28pm
93 is 139 in Turtle years.
Permalink AlFranken 
January 12th, 2018 2:29pm
I heard eating Turtle soup will make you live longer.
Permalink AlFranken 
January 12th, 2018 2:31pm
Was Linus a turtle?
Permalink Troll 193 
January 12th, 2018 2:31pm

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