The Survivor's Guide to Bird Flu - Jayney Goddard
This book bridges the gap between complementary and conventional medicine and the advice in it is based upon historical data and extensive scientific research - there are over 500 studies quoted in the book to support its recommendations. Essentially, the approach taken is that we can and should all take responbsibility for our own wellbeing and the best way to do this is to incorporate lifestyle changes that lead us to be less predisposed to inflammatory responses (which, of course, are of relevance when considering the cytokine storm that H5N1 (the bird flu virus) produces and basic viral resistance). As an added bonus, this reduction in our body's inflammatory response also means that we become healthier - and less likely to develop chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's. The programme recommended also has anti-ageing benefits. In addition, the recommendations cover particular forms of nutritional supplements and herbs that have very specific actions with reference to H5N1 that are anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and which make us less susceptible to viral attack. In the event that we do contract H5N1, these herbs are anti-biotic (to fight secondary infections) and anti-pyretic (fever reducing) and many of them have been proven to fight viruses, kill them and also to act as neuraminidase inhibitors (like Tamiflu - except H5N1 has not developed any resistance to these herbs and nutrients). The author does recommend homeopathic medicines as well - as historical evidence over the last 200 years has shown that homeopathy has done a great job in helping people to survive major infections. In 1918, the evidence shows that those people who caught The Spanish Flu who were treated homeopathically had a mortality rate of less than 1% as opposed to those treated conventionally who had a mortality rate in excess of 30%. (This evidence is taken from the records of respected army doctors who were dealing with huge numbers of people - 26,000 in just one report and 24,500 in another - there are many more reports supporting this data.) The author, has repertorised (analysed) the symptoms of people who have contracted H5N1 so far and has developed a "genus epidemicus" which is a homeopathic remedy that mathces all the symptoms of those suffering with the disease.
- Author: Goddard Jayney
- 351 pages
- Printed in UK