We are in the cold and flu season. Science finds specific foods that are amazing in the treatment of sore throats, colds, fever, congestion, and achy body.
The protocol we use is very effective:
- No. 7 Systemic Booster– 1 tsp. daily in a glass of water.
- Organic Garlic– 1-2 capsule daily X 2. For sore throat, open capsules and mix with No. 7 in water, drink slowly.
- Organic Chlorella– 4-8 tablets daily.
- LactORN- 1 level tsp. twice a week. Take extra tsp during a cold/flu infection. Chew the powder to stimulate the oral immune system (it is on the sticky side).
We use this protocol successfully with stomach flu as well.
Colds and Flus begin with the mucous membranes of our body— the oral cavity, the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and respiratory tracts, and the mammary gland. They represent the largest surface area of our body exposed to the pathogenic bacteria, viruses and protozoa of the outside world.
Our GI tract alone embodies a surface area the size of a full tennis court with most of it only one-cell layer thick. 70% of our immune system resides on the inside surface of the gut membrane. Because we bring in 20 tons of food in a life-time it is our most vulnerable Port of Entry for infections.
No. 7 Systemic Booster (click on this link to see the ingredients in the No. 7)
Lactic acid bacteria and Bifidobacteria such as are found in No. 7 have shown to be able to reduce the number of participants who experience upper respiratory tract infections in the best study to date by Hao et al. (2011)— Probiotic for preventing acute upper respiratory tract infections.
The two studies by Gill et al. (2001) and Sheih et al. (2001) describe subjects who were given a probiotic regime between weeks three to six (of the cold) and saw a significant boost in the ability of their white bloods cells to gobble up invaders. The same boost was found in the ability of their natural killer cells to kill cancer cells.
Garlic offers a broad spectrum antimicrobial against bacteria, viruses and protozoa. At the same time it is not hard on the lactic acid probiotic organisms. Take a large glass of water, open up a capsule of the garlic in the water. You will smell the antimicrobial agent allicin being forming. Each capsule contains 4 to 5 cloves of organic garlic. Now add one tsp. of the No. 7 to the drink (Ankri, 1999; Bakri, 2005).
Boosting the immune system without exacerbating allergies and autoimmune disease is one of the important benefits of Chlorella. A big part of the front line of defense within the mucous membranes is the IgA- the secretary immunoglobulin A (SIgA).
The research of Yamauchi et al (2011) and Otsuki et al. (2012) not only demonstrated an increase in human participants levels of SIgA, but also an increase in their levels of NK cells (Natural Killer cells) and the corresponding reduction in upper respiratory infections (URI).
LactORN contains the probiotic Lactobacillus casei grown in a way to retain its natural ORNS (oligoribonucleotides). Plus it contains the prebiotic inulin derived from organic chicory root. There are no other ingredients. Its dairy free, soy free, gluten free (as is No. 7).
Think of this product as your immune system boosting tool. Across animal species the LactORN has been shown through research to support immune system competencies to prevent infections cause by viruses and bacteria ( Marshall, 2007).
- Ankri and Mirelman. (1999). Antimicrobial properties of allicin from garlic. Microbes and Infection; 1(2): 125-129.
- Bakri and Douglas. (2005). Inhibitory effect of garlic extract on oral bacteria. Archives of Oral Biology; 50(7): 645-651.
- Gill et al. (2001). Enhancement of immunity in the elderly by dietary supplementation with the probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis HN019. Am J Clin Nutr; 74(6): 833-9.
- Hao et al. (2011). Probiotic for preventing acute upper respiratory tract infections. Cochrane Database Syst Rev; 9: CD006895.
- Marshall, W. (2007). Oligoribonucleotides alert the immune system of animals to the immence of microbial infections. US patent 7,189,834 B2.
- Otsuki et al. (2012). Chlorella intake attenuates reduced salivary SIgA secretion in kendo training camp participants. Nutrition Journal; 11: 1103.
- Sheih et al. (2001). Systemic Immunity-Enhancing Effects in Healthy Subjects Following Dietary consumption of the Lactic Acid Bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001. Journal of the American College of Nutrition; 20(2): 149-156.
- Yamauchi et al. (2011). Virus activation and immune function during intense training in rugby football players. Int J Sports: 32: 393-398.
We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
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