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Watch Out! Early Flu Season Accelerates

Flu Spreading Earlier & Faster This Year
Epidemic Proportions; No peak yet
2,000+ Hospitalized
Two Die from H1N1 in China

By JoNel Aleccia, NBC News

The nation’s early flu season continued to grow in the U.S. this week, with no sign yet of a peak in the spread of coughing, achy, feverish illness, health officials said Friday.

"I think we're still accelerating," said Tom Skinner, a CDC spokesman. Twenty-nine states and New York City reported high levels of flu activity, up from 16 states and NYC the previous week. Flu was widespread in 41 states, up from 31 states, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of the week ending Dec. 29, 2,257 people had been hospitalized with flu, and 18 children had died from complications of the illness, CDC reported.

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How is this news? Thousands die every year from the flu, so how is this dangerous? Am I missing something?

They're definitely up to something!!!

My father got the flu this weekend. He never gets sick and he feels & looks horrible right now. He swears he got it after eating out at Chipotle. He told me the beverage he had made his throat feel weird and ever since he's full fledged sick!

I suggest everyone:
-stay away from restaurants;
-wash your hands often;
-take 5000IU of Vit D everyday preferably after a meal
-take at least 500mg of Vit C every day

If you feel even slightly under the weather, start doubling down on Vit D and pound Zinc cough drops.

Be well everyone!


the flu is accelerating, and so is taco bell, mcdonalds, chik filet, arbies, dariy queen, jacks, sonics, hardee's, arbie's, kfc, captain d's and wendy's etc...

Time to up your intake of

vitamin D3.

Interesting Correlation

I have noticed this past year that there have been far more attempts to get people to take flu shots than ever before. More "free flu shot" offers. More "buy this, and get a free flu shot." Not just more, but I have NEVER seen this sort of effort in the past. And then there are all the so-called "public service announcements" (aka: government propaganda messages) that talk about how urgent it is for everyone to get flu shots.

And yet ...

This seems to be one of the worst flu seasons on record.

So ...

If all this effort to get people to take flu shots has resulted in more people getting flu shots, and yet more people are sick with the flu than would be a normal year, there is some correlation there -- if not causation.

I have not heard any statistics on whether more people have ACTUALLY taken flu shots in greater numbers this year. Anybody heard or read anything?

Watch Out!

more fear mongering! More BS to keep you scared and watching the news.

Go with the sunshine.

Unfortunately UVB doesn't reach most of us in the US this time of year. If you're headed below 30 latitude sunbath in the middle of the day. If you're stuck up North, take Vit D3 capsules. I take 5000-10000 IU every day. (And I'm in Texas.)

Those poor suckers who got thier flu shot as they were told

are probably either the same ones coming down with the flu now or the ones helping to spread it. Nasal flu mists have live virus in them and you are contagious for a while after getting it. We also know that the flu shot lowers your immune system and leaves you exposed.

That's the very least it does. We won't go into the worst it can do.

People should be taking vitamin C and zinc and Vitamin D especially if they live in the colder climates or use a lot of sun protection.

Actually one of the best things you can do to keep from getting sick besides washing your hands is get lots of sleep, keep your stress down and eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Nutrition and hygiene improvements have helped lower diseases more than anything else. But don't over look your sleep.

we all caught it!

We had a party bus this new years eve and a bunch of us caught this bug going around from one of the attendees who was just getting over being very sick.

It took me out for 2 days. I didn't see a doctor, and didn't take any prescription meds. Just tons of raw fruits and veggies like always. Those who went to the doctor are still sick because we don't teach people about nutrition instead we vaccinate, medicate, irradiate, etc.. I barely ran a fever. Enough said.

- Grow Mushrooms at Home

The silent shot heard around the world! The Flu is coming!

Why do health professionals insist on shooting you in the arm?

Why do vaccines go in your arm?

Most of your bodies defense against unhealthy virus is in your nose. Your body's response time is sub-second. Natural. Everyday, all day. Same for bacteria & fungus. Is the misery of needles in your arm healthy?

        "Do no harm." - Hippocrates

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

7 Billion not hospitalized! Load your needles. Hold your fire!

Flu is coming! Flu is coming!

  • 1 billion if by land.
  • 2 billion if by see.

Our staff is standing by... As are our other infectious diseases. Avoid the rush. Be shot today! Open 24 hours. The shot: An equal opportunity community.

Highest and Lowest Vaccine (VPD) Morbidity in Texas by Year

Condition ___________ Highest Morbidity ______ Lowest Morbidity ___
Congenital Rubella) 12 cases 1974 0 cases since 1999
Diptheria 5,756 cases 1933 0 cases since 1982
Haemophilus influenzae B 843 cases 1988 2 cases 2004 and 2010
Hepatitis A 4,892 cases 1973 138 cases 2011
Hepatitis B, Acute 1,960 cases 1998 204 cases 2011
Measles 88,000 cases 1958 0 cases 2006, 08, & 10
Mumps 32,939 cases 1950 14 cases 2001
Paralytic polio (wild) 2,778 cases 1950 0 cases since 1977
Pertussis Whoop Cough 21,558 cases 1947 36 cases 1976
Rubella 8,408 cases 1970 0 cases since 2005
Tetanus 55 cases 1954 0 cases 2005, 07 & 2010
Varicella (Chickenpox)26,688 cases 1997 1,778 cases 1972

So much for Texas. Note all the zeros. Nary mention of proper diet nor sunshine.

Needles stand at the ready! Debit or credit. Children & seniors welcome.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

You are

Too clever Sir.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Many a friend & foe said my wit caused my early demise.

They were surprised to be wrong.

Ain't we all? ... Surprised, that is.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Laugh at the Flu

by taking liposomal Vitamin C. You can either make it yourself with a slight reduction in efficiency or buy the much more expensive commercial variation called Lypospheric. Either way, you'll knock the flu dead within mere HOURS, i.e. the fever. Sinuses will drip for a few days, but you definitely won't feel tired or ill.

And a walk in the park. Sunshine.

For those way up North or way down South it is said, buried in these here postcard replies, that Boston is too far North to receive enough wonderfully intoxicating sunshine to cure what ails you during the Winter. Or something to that effect. Something about giving enough latitude... Or was is longitude?... No, it was latitude...

Search these here postcards for "Boston" ...

Ask around. Find out what make you tick. What does Vitamin D3 do?

D2 (a cow milk additive) vs D3 (produced by your body aided by sunshine)?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

A couple drops of

Hydrogen Peroxide in ears.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

I've been doing a non

I've been doing a non scientific poll at work of the people who have contracted a prolonged cough that doesn't go away even after multiple rounds of anti-biotics.(Thus, suggesting it's a virus.) So far 7 of the 9 asked said that they got the flu shot.

FYI. I've been using a product called nasal pure or naso pure. It's a nasal flush kit that I like better than the nettie pot. It seems to be very effective.

I have never had a flu shot,

and haven't had the flu for over 30 years. I have also never had a prolonged cough, either. Can't remember when I last had any kind of a cough.

add me to

the group with the caugh without the shot.

Note on nasal kits - google nettie pot and brain eating ameba.

consider Zinc and vitamin D

for that cough

Don't want to get the flu?

Don't touch your eyes or nose. Works for the cold as well.

I live in Asia. I spent the

I live in Asia. I spent the New Year in Vietnam and picked up the norovirus there or maybe on the plane back.

Anyway, long story short, I'm in my forties, so not young, and I beat this thing in less than 48 hours from when it hit me. How'd I do it?

1. Fasted for more than 24 hours. This was half by choice and half because all my stomach could handle was very small amounts of liquid.

2. The liquids I drank we're non-caffeinated teas.

3. Pro-biotics (pill form).

4. Lot's of sleep (obviously).

5. Second day (which was today), I ate light and drank a couple glasses of apple cider vinegar and water to help flush it out.

Tomorrow I go back to work and I'll probably hit the gym afterwards.

No pharmaceuticals, no OTC BS get well quick junk, and no doctors.

Thank YOU!

It's the flu.
You get it.
You get over it.
You move on.

Had it many times in my younger life - not so much as I got older. I assume my immune system built up a tolerance - without the help of a vaccine. Go figure.

[Not discrediting those who may have compromised immune systems. Different scenario.]

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

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something from facebook

ONIONS! I had never heard this!!!

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu...
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.


I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.

Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.

"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.

He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.

It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

while i have no personal knowledge about this,it is better than a shot

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence


That is really interesting. This is a link from 2009 about onions.


"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

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thank you

i hadn't seen that link....nice :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

i will try this


Something to keep my eyes on.

I never heard of this.

Thanks deacon!

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same here,never heard of it
i have put sliced potatoes on my eyes
for welding burns,and women use cucumbers
on their eyes(for puffiness,so there might be
some truth there,i must admit to liking these types
of cures better than most others
actually, i got this from my better half,i will thank her for you :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence