Friday, October 23, 2009

Cytokine Storm

Now over 1,000 deaths from H1N1 in the US.

My great-grandmother died in the 1918 influenza pandemic. She was a pioneer in North Dakota, and left eight young children behind when she died.

What about homeopathy? According to Minnesota homeopaths at, practitioners of Western biomedicine reported 30% mortality in the 1918 flu pandemic. The mortality rate for patients of homeopaths in 1918: 1%.

Most flu viruses we encounter are human. The H1N1 virus is composed of human, swine, and avian bits. It's so different that our bodies overreact. Our immune systems unleash a cyclone of protective substances: it's a cytokine storm.

Minnesota homeopaths recommend remedies. Look for these homeopathic flu remedies at your local health food store: Gelsumium, Byronia, Carbo, Rhus tox, Pulsatilla, Arnica, and Aconite. Place a few of the sugary pellets under your tongue several times a day if you start to feel ill.

Sure, wash your hands, sneeze into your elbows, and seek medical care appropriately. But also, please consider homeopathy.

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Well it's been a typical Friday. I washed a fleece and laid it out to dry in the sun, did yoga at the gym, had coffee at my assisted living facility, went to the Farmer's Market, had more coffee at Nina's gourmet food store, bought coffee and wine, looked at glasses at the optician's, bought chocolates at the chocolate shop, got a tofu burrito at Big Mouth Burrito, came home and mowed the leaves, painted my glasses with nail polish to look like new, and made cranberry sauce with cranberries from the Farmer's Market. Fun morning!