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  • AHCC a Powerful Aid in Fighting Viruses and Infections

    The strongest case for the use of nutritional supplements can be made, even to the typically skeptical mainstream medical community, when traditional pharmaceuticals have shown to be of limited efficacy. In such cases, the use of nutraceuticals as both preventive and therapeutic agents becomes very compelling. The need to consider and employ natural bioactive compounds is particularly strong in the field of infectious diseases.

    Infectious diseases remain a significant public health threat in the U.S. and throughout the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that five to 20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu, more than 200,000 are hospitalized and about 36,000 die on average from flu complications every year. This year the ineffectiveness of the flu vaccine was associated with an even more severe flu season. Furthermore, the pandemic threat from mutating influenza viruses such as the H5N1 virus, better known as “avian flu” or “bird flu,” is particularly worrisome given that the virus strain which caused human illness and death in Asia was found to be resistant to two antiviral medications most commonly used to treat influenza infections. Likewise, there is currently no specific treatment for the West Nile virus, although cases were reported in 43 states last year. Another health risk relates to opportunistic and often-drug-resistant infections. Such infections tend to occur at health care facilities and among immunocomprised patients but also occasionally affect healthy patients. (As was the case with “community-associated MRSA” that made the headlines in 2007.) So in this era of continued emergence of new or increasingly common infectious agents, not to mention the increasing threat of bio-terrorism in which infectious agents could be used as weapons, natural compounds that have the potential to modify the body’s response to acute infection must be considered.

    While there are plenty of nutritional supplements claiming immune boosting properties, very few compounds have undergone rigorous research and rarely are products studied in response to actual infectious diseases. Furthermore, studies on the most popular immune ingredients, such as vitamin C, ginseng or echinacea for the prevention and treatment of the common cold, have produced mixed results. Finally, the mechanism of action of most of the ingredients is still unclear, making it difficult to infer their efficacy for conditions more serious than the common cold.

    One exceptional ingredient in this respect is AHCC (an acronym for Active Hexose Correlated Compound), a novel bionutraceutical developed in Japan that has been extensively studied and used as a countermeasure to infectious disease. Studies on the effects of AHCC on influenza, avian flu, West Nile virus, MRSA and opportunistic infections make it one of the most researched natural compounds for stimulating the immune response to viruses and infections. Manufactured using a proprietary process that entails enzymatic fermentation of hybridized subspecies of cultivated medicinal mushrooms, AHCC is rich in oligosaccharides (74 percent by dry weight). While most medicinal mushroom extracts tend to contain mostly beta-glucans, AHCC is rich with alpha-glucans (a different type of a complex sugar molecule) which have a low molecular weight of under 5,000 Daltons (as compared to >200,000 for most other well-known immune support ingredients).

    The body of research supporting the immuno-modulating properties of AHCC is vast and growing. Supported by over 80 studies, AHCC has been extensively studied by researchers at the Harvard Medical School and the affiliated Faulkner Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, Drexel University Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, and SUNY Binghamton’s Department of Biological Sciences, among many others.

    In addition to drawing significant interest in the academic community, AHCC has gained an impressive level of adoption in the medical community. Over 700 hospitals and medical clinics throughout Asia prescribe AHCC to patients as part of an immune enhancement maintenance regimen. Hundreds of doctors throughout the world have also used AHCC as an adjunct alternative therapy for cancer, hepatitis C and other chronic conditions. Consequently, AHCC has become the number one selling specialty immune supplement in Japan and has gained broad acceptance in the U.S., where it is available in most health food stores nationwide.

    Both human and animal studies have pointed to AHCC’s ability to enhance the activity of natural killer cells (“NK cells”). These cells provide a crucial first defense for the body, launching a rapid attack while the other cells of the immune system are still mobilizing. Researchers believe that although the ability of NK cells to destroy tumors and virus-infected cells is present at birth, NK cells have to be activated. Thus, agents that stimulate NK cell activity might be expected to enhance the control of tumors and virus replication.

    Activated NK cells are believed to help the body through two modes of action. First, they promptly secrete cytokines— chemical messenger proteins that “awaken the artillery” of the body’s immune system. Second, NK cells secrete substances that directly induce the destruction of tumors and virus-infected cells.

    It has also been shown in numerous studies that NK cells play a significant role in controlling virus infections, and the correlation between NK cell activity and the frequency of the common cold has been well established. So the clinical evidence that AHCC increases NK cell activity and the fact that NK cell activity helps the immune system fight viral infections suggests that AHCC is a potential agent to boost the NK cell response to viral infections. However, while this inference is compelling, direct research on the effect of AHCC on viral infections is required. And fortunately such research exists. AHCC has been the subject of several studies, which investigated its potential as a countermeasure to various infectious diseases, including the H1N1 influenza (flu) virus, the H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) virus, West Nile virus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and several other opportunistic infections (Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans and Pseudomonas aeruginosa).

    The challenge of researching infectious diseases is there are no ethical, practical or reliable means of evaluating the human response to infectious agents, forcing researchers to rely on animal models. Therefore, the research strategy for AHCC has been to show efficacy in infectious diseases using animal models while conducting human clinical trials to demonstrate its ability to stimulate NK cell activity in immune compromised patients.

    Two published peer-reviewed human clinical studies (on 269 and 40 subjects respectively) evaluating advanced liver cancer showed extended survival, lower recurrence and improved quality of life among patients taking AHCC. Several other studies demonstrated the ability of AHCC to significantly increase NK cell activity in immune compromised patients.

    While these clinical studies support the efficacy of AHCC in humans, animal studies have been used to examine whether AHCC can be effective in fighting specific viruses and explore the mechanism or mechanisms for the observed effects. The most recent study published in the prestigious Journal of Nutrition examined the effect of AHCC on the influenza (flu) virus. The research found that mice supplemented with AHCC showed increased survival and maintained body weight during the infection compared to controls (indicative of a less severe infection). Supplementation with AHCC also resulted in enhanced NK cell activity in the lungs and spleen and rapid virus clearance from lungs. So the data clearly suggested that AHCC supplementation enhanced NK cell activity in response to influenza infection, which was associated with a decrease in lung virus titers, a less severe infection and increased survival.

    Another study looked at the effect of AHCC supplementation against infection with H5N1 avian influenza virus (bird flu). Mice were infected with 100 times the 50 percent lethal dose of the H5N1 influenza virus. The control mice that did not receive AHCC demonstrated 100 percent mortality at 12 days post-infection. In contrast, the group that was fed AHCC prior to infection demonstrated a 30 percent survival through 28 days post-infection. In a second study utilizing the same protocol, the effects of AHCC supplementation alone were compared to H5N1 vaccination (the flu vaccine) alone as well as the combination of AHCC supplementation and the flu vaccine administered together. Vaccination alone resulted in approximately 80 percent survival, while AHCC supplementation combined with vaccination resulted in 100 percent survival. This data suggests while AHCC supplementation alone offers some protection against mortality associated with highly-virulent avian influenza virus infection in mice, supplementation with AHCC may be even more effective as an addition to the flu vaccine.

    In another study, mice infected with a lethal dose of West Nile virus showed that mice supplemented with AHCC prior to the infection exhibited an increase in survival and a decrease in virus load in the blood at four days post-infection.

    Looking at “opportunistic” or hospital-acquired infections, the effects of AHCC supplementation on the resistance to Klebsiella pneumoniae (principally associated with bacterial pneumonia and urinary tract infections) was studied in both infected and stressinduced mice. Again, the AHCC-supplemented mice demonstrated increased survival, increased mean time until death, decreased susceptibility to infection and increased bacterial clearance from the blood. Studies on other types of opportunistic infections including methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Candida albicans and Pseudomonas aeruginosa provided similar results: AHCC overwhelmingly increased survival in immune compromised mice in response to infectious challenge.

    Given the abundance of preliminary positive results across different infections, AHCC supplementation demonstrates valuable and clinically-relevant potential as an immune-enhancing compound. Furthermore, since AHCC supplementation was shown in one study to be even more beneficial when used in conjunction with the flu vaccine, studies are underway to further evaluate the use of AHCC as a preventive during flu season. Finally, AHCC boasts a strong safety profile supported by a Phase I study conducted at Harvard, a 20-year history of use in Japan, its adoption by over 700 clinics and use by an estimated 70,000 people worldwide (including 20,000 in the U.S.). Thus, there is a strong case to be made for adding AHCC to a daily supplement regimen to support the body’s immune system, not only during the apparent times of increased infectious threat such as the flu season, but also all year long.

    Dr. Fred Pescatore, M.D., MPH, is the Medical Director of Partners in Integrative Medicine and an author of several best-selling books on health and nutrition.

    Barry Ritz, Ph.D. is the Professor of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Drexel University, whose paper on AHCC and influenza was recently published in the Journal of Nutrition.

  • Protect, Heal, and Restore Vaginal Health with Silver Gel

    Protect, Heal, and Restore Vaginal Health with Silver Gel

    Dr. Sherrill Sellman, author of Hormone Heresy, tells us how women can protect, heal, and restore vaginal health.

    Beware of Commercial Lubricants
    The first thing a woman will usually reach for to help with vaginal dryness is a personal lubricant. But beware! Not all lubricants are created equal. A surprising number, even those reported to be more natural, include synthetic or toxic compounds that could cause unpleasant side-effects or even pose health risks. In fact, some contain chemical ingredients that were originally designed for use in oven cleaners or on automobiles! The delicate vaginal tissue allows for easy access of chemicals into the body. Therefore, it's essential to know the differences between lubricants that are truly natural and healthy and those that contain toxic chemicals. You may be surprised to learn how many toxic chemicals are found in lubricants. Some of the more common ones include petroleum-based ingredients, such as petroleum jelly, parabens, henoxyethanol, propylene glycol, phlorhexidine, glycerin and silicone-based ingredients. Imagine absorbing all these chemicals through the delicate vaginal tissue! There is a long list of side effects from exposure to these chemicals. Some can alter the healthy pH of the vagina, while others cause irritation, burning, and an overgrowth of Candida or susceptibility to vaginal infections..

    Click Here to read the full article on vaginal health from Dr. Sellman

    I highly recommend you take some time and visit the Skin Deep database provided by EWG and check the ingredients in the products you are using on and in your body. You will probably be shocked to learn how many of them are dangerous and cancer causing. One might not be a big deal but when you include environmental chemicals like flame retardants in mattresses, furniture, and clothing and other dangerous chemicals in your skin care and makeup products you are exposed to on a daily basis...they really do add up.

    Here is the link to the Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated Children Study mentioned in our news feed:

    https://goo.gl/MdEtru

    Something is wrong with America’s children. They are sick – allergic, asthmatic, anxious, autoimmune, autistic, hyperactive, distracted and learning disabled. Thirty-two million American children – a full 43% of them – suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses not including obesity. Across the board, once rare pediatric disorders from autism and ADD to Type 1 diabetes and Tourette’s syndrome are soaring, though few studies pool the data. Compared to their parents, children today are four times more likely to have a chronic illness. And while their grandparents might never have swallowed a pill as children, the current generation of kids is a pharmaceutical sales rep’s dream come true: More than one million American children under five years old takes a psychiatric drug. More than 8.3 million kids under 17 have consumed psychiatric drugs, and in any given month one in four is taking at least one prescription drug for something.

    Fast food, bad genes, too much TV, video games, pesticides, plastics – name the environmental factor and it has been implicated in the surge of sickness, although none adequately explains the scale or scope of the epidemic. There is one exposure, however, that has evaded the search, despite that children have received it by direct injection in steadily accumulating doses far beyond anything past generations ever saw: 50 doses of 14 vaccines by age six, 69 doses of 16 pharmaceutical vaccines containing powerfully immune-altering ingredients by age 18.

    We're assured vaccines are "safe and effective" even though public health officials acknowledge they sometimes have serious side-effects including death and despite the troubling fact that no long-term study of their effects on overall health has ever been conducted. Remarkably, not a single published study has ever compared vaccinated kids to unvaccinated kids to see who is healthier years after the shots. Until now.

  • Sacrificial Virgins The HPV Vaccine Story

    Sacrificial Virgins The HPV Vaccine Story

    Join John as he talks with Producer Joan Shenton about her recently released documentary series on the HPV vaccine called Sacrificial Virgins. In the series Joan looks at the science behind the vaccine, the global impact, lawsuits, and of course the terrible damage it can do to young women including death. If nothing else it raises the question if the science isn't there to actually prove the effectiveness of preventing cervical cancer are the potential adverse reactions worth the risk of the vaccine? Decide for yourself after watching this interview and doing your own research. We provide links below to topics discussed in the interview.

    If you are a parent and you choose to have your children vaccinated we highly recommend you download and use the free vaccination journal from the Children's Medical Safety Research Institute. While most children do not appear to experience adverse reactions to the plethora of vaccines given them some children do experience debilitating, long-term, life-changing reactions and even death. In order to sue the Vaccine Court to get financial compensation to help cover medical costs that could last a lifetime you need to have a clear and accurate record of their vaccination schedule and accurate notes on changes in their health, mental state, etc. As Joan points out in the interview side effects and adverse reactions can come weeks, months, and even years after receiving a vaccine. In addition adverse reactions are severely under-reported globally. If you think your child does experience adverse reactions of any kind please make sure you report them.

    Free Vaccination Journal: Download Here

    The US Vaccine Court has paid out about $142 million dollars in compensation in the first half of the 2017 fiscal year alone and about $3.6 billion dollars in compensation since 1988. With so many injuries it pretty much lays to rest any possible claim vaccines are safe. Getting vaccinated is really like playing Russian roulette.

    Sacrificial Virgins Series

    Sacrificial Virgins Episode 1
    Sacrificial Virgins Episode 2
    Sacrificial Virgins Episode 3

    Dirty Vaccine Study

    First Ever Study Shows Vaccinated Children Get Sicker

  • SilverBiotics - The Champion Flu Fighter

    Silverbiotics The Champion Flu Fighter Sherrill Sellman

    The warning went out in the autumn of 2017. The medical experts' predicted that this year's flu season would be especially serious. They believed that a nasty flu strain would affect the population throughout the country. Unfortunately, their predictions were all too true.

    A particularly virulent flu strain called Influenza A or H3N2 has become an epidemic in all 49 states except Hawaii. Hospital emergency rooms are overflowing with flu patients and there is a growing list of deaths that are directly attributed to this year's flu outbreak. The rate of hospitalizations for the flu has hit the highest levels seen since health officials started recording this data in 2010, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1

    The obvious question is, how do we effectively protect ourselves? The flu vaccine is considered the best protection and everyone is advised to get their shot. However, the problem is that this year's flu shot is not living up to its promise. Medical authorities admit it is only 10-30% effective in preventing the flu. Hardly an encouraging statistic!

    Tamiflu—A flawed Anti-Viral Medication

    Tamiflu is the other strategy recommended to help people once they have been diagnosed with the flu. Tamiflu is an antiviral medication that is supposed to prevent viruses from proliferating the body by blocking their release from already infected cells. It is the first line of treatment recommended for every one over the age of two weeks.

    But does it really work? Nobody knows for sure, claims the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration, a group that issues careful analyses of the evidence behind drugs and vaccine. Cochrane researchers say there's not enough evidence to prove Tamiflu works.2

    In addition to the fact that there is serious doubt about Tamiflu's effectiveness, there are also concerns about Tamiflu's side-effects, especially in children. Since November 2006, the FDA as warned that children and teenagers suffering from the flu "may be at a higher risk for seizures, confusion, or abnormal behavior early during their illness." The British National Institute for Health and Care Excellence lists "altered consciousness" as an "uncommon" side-effect of the drug in children and adolescents.3

    But in addition to the known side-effects of nausea and vomiting, Tamiflu has particularly serious side-effect for some children. There have been numerous reports of delirium, hallucinations, nightmares, convulsions and encephalitis.

    The advice from integrative medicine expert, Dr. Sherry Tennpenny, DO is "everyone, especially parents, should be wary of using this drug. It provides, at best, one and a half days of relief from flu-like symptoms and can have lethal consequences. Beyond the lackluster results for the treatment and prevention of influenza, nearly 10% of people who are prescribed Tamiflu can't tolerate the most common side effect-persistent nausea. With the course of treatment costing up to $200, this drug is best avoided."4

    A Word About Your Immune System

    The immune system is your body's natural defense system. It's an intricate network of cells, tissues, and organs that band together to defend your body against invaders. Those invaders include bacteria, viruses and mold, all with the potential to make you very sick.

    A weakened immune system is due to numerous issues including prolonged stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition or an underlying health issue. When the immune system is unable to function optimally and perform its function as an effective surveillance system, all sorts of pathogens, including viruses, can gain the upper hand. Young children as well as the elderly, are especially vulnerable to compromised immunity.

    What is left out in the conversation about flu protection is the overwhelming evidence supporting the use of safe, natural approaches to optimize a healthy immune response.

    During the flu season (and before) it is essential to put into action a flu-proof plan to enhance your immune system! Ensuring that your immune system is in tip-top condition and ready to respond to any invading pathogen—be it a virus or bacteria—is the most important effective preventive flu strategy!

    Silverbiotics—The Proven Safe and Effective Flu Fighter

    For time immemorial, silver has been recognized as a powerful solution for successfully treating all types of infections both from viruses to bacteria.

    The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates swore by silver's ability to heal wounds and repair tissue. For thousands of years silver was recognized all over the world for its healing power again pathogens!

    While there are various kinds of silver products there is one superior silver technology that has been proven to be heads and shoulders above the rest. Thanks to 21st.century technology, a new patented form of silver, called SilverSol Technology® has enhanced silver's unique abilities to kill pathogens and accelerate wound healing. SilverSol Technology® is a powerful and effective form of silver found in the SilverSol® nano-silver products by American Biotech Labs.

    American Biotech Labs has developed one of the most effective nano-silver technologies in the world. They currently hold more than 400 independent studies and tests on their nano-silver products conducted by more than 60 private, US government, military and university labs.

    Their research has shown that their SilverSol Technology® successfully addresses a wide variety of infections including MRSA, VRE and malaria. It is also effectively against mold, including black mold.

    In addition to profoundly eliminating dangerous bacterial infections, the SilverSol® nano-silver products were proven to inactivate and kill the influenza HINI Bird flu, HIV and Hepatitis B. viral infections.

    This season's flu strain H3N2 is especially resistant to the flu vaccine. This is where SilverSol® nano-silver comes to the rescue! Impressive test results have demonstrated that the SilverSol® nano-silver products were able to in activate and kill the influenza A or H3N2 virus.

    An independent testing report was conducted to assess the SilverSol® Technology's ability to eliminate the very virulent H3N2 virus strain at a 10 PPM (parts per million) solution. 5 The SilverSol® nano-silver products are formulated with the 10 ppm solution. Within 2 hours there was a 68.4% kill rate and after 12 hours, it had killed 99% of the viruses in the test!

    This is really sensational news. Not only has SilverSol® nano-silver shown its effectiveness in killing the H3N2 virus, but it can do so quickly and without any side-effects whatsoever. There are very few anti-viral prescription drugs or even natural products that have demonstrated such outstanding results.

    How to Put SilverSol® Nano-Silver Into Action

    The first step in an immune support program is to insure that the immune system is able to reduce the pathogenic load which includes invasion of viruses, bacteria and mold.

    Silver Biotics Immune Support, the liquid version, excels for immune support. Not only has it been proven to completely kill the H3N2 virus, it also has the ability to kill harmful bacteria. In fact, it has been shown to kill the deadly antibiotic resistant strain of Staph Aureus( MRSA ) while leaving beneficial bacteria unscathed. It can therefore help prevent and treat secondary bacterial infections which often company a flu diagnosis.

    It is recommended to use Silver Biotics Immune Support on a regular basis to optimize your immune system. The recommended maintenance dose is 1 tsp morning and night. Since Silver Biotics Immune Support is a clear, odorless, tasteless liquid without any side effects or build up in the tissues (it is impossible to get Argyria, i.e., blue man syndrome), it is totally safe for everyone, including chiclren and the elderly.

    If you want further protection, you take a therapeutic dose of 1 TBSP two or three times a day. This is also recommended if you find yourself coming down with the flu or an infection.

    Since viruses enter the body through the nose and mouth. Medical experts state that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These airborne droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or inhaled into the lungs. These droplets can also land on surfaces in the home, workplace or school. A protective strategy would be putting Silver Biotics Immune Support in a spray bottle and spraying down surfaces in your home or any public place. It can also be used as a nasal spray either preventively or if you have any kind of a sinusitis condition.

    SilverSol® nano-silver also is available as a colorless, tasteless and odorless gel, called Silver Biotics Armor Gel. It has the same powerful antiviral and antibiotic action. When used has a hand sanitizer, the gel's anti-viral protection has been tested to last for up four hours (up to three days on other parts of the body). Unlike commercial hand sanitizers which dry out your skin as well as quickly losing their effectiveness, the gentle ,safe and painless Silver Biotics Armor Gel is a powerful ally for flu protection for the entire family.

    Another way you can use the gel is dabbing a little in and around your nostrils throughout the day. This will be a protective barrier to kill any virus that you may be exposed to.

    In case of a strep throat, sore throat or laryngitis, the Silver Biotics®TM Silver Lozenges formulated with SilverSol® liquid and Manuka honey are a powerful protector and healer. The addition of Manuka honey with its powerful antiviral and antibiotic properties, make for a dynamic duo. Silver Biotics®TM Silver Lozenges are a great tasting addition to your antiviral and antibacterial protocol.

    The SilverSol Technology® range of products are available from most health food stores, drug store chains, as well as online. It's always a good idea to keep a good supply of their products on hand!!

    If you want to enhance your flu fighting protocol, you can also include Vitamin D (10 - 30,000 IU daily during flu season), Vitamin C (1000 mg 3-4x daily), probiotics and the homeopathic Oscillo. Always put your flu fighting program into action at the very first sign of something brewing. The sooner you take action, the greater the chance your can nip the flu in the bud.

    There is no doubt this flu season has been a tough one for so many people. It's a blessing to know the proven flu fighting champions Silver Biotics Immune Support, Silver Biotics Silver Gel, and Silver Biotics Silver Lozenges provide a truly safe and effective strategy to not only enhance your immune system but also provide a powerful flu treatment.

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    1. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/16-us-children-died-flu-week-bringing-total/story?id=52795400 acknowledged as being only 10-30% effective against Influenza A.
    2. https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20121114/does-tamiflu-work-questions-continue#1
    3. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008965.pub4/full
    4. http://tenpennyimc.com/2013/01/12/why-you-should-avoid-tamiflu/
    5. ATS Labs, Eagan Mn USA