Common cold, Influenza, Bronchitis & Pneumonia.
All of these conditions are infections of the upper respiratory tract caused by viruses which are impervious to synthetic antibiotics. The immune system plays a large role in determining whether the body will fight off such infections.
Both the common cold and the "flu" are
highly contagious because they can be spread easily by coughing and sneezing. Although both a cold or flu is rarely fatal by themselves, they do make the patient more susceptible to bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinus trouble.
The growing population of individuals with chronic lung diseases primarily due to smoking and immunosuppressive drugs has contributed to further increases of chronic bronchitis and serious pneumonias, which have very high mortality rates.1
It is most important therefore to boost the immune system to prevent the cold or flu from developing into something more significant. It will also reduce the severity and duration of the symptoms.
Exposure to a disease-causing microorganism does not always cause infections in the body and result in symptoms. The immune system plays a major role in determining whether the body will
fight off infection.
Upon the very first sign of cold or flu symptoms (watery nasal discharge, sneezing, coughing, watery red eyes, general malaise) - or if individuals in close contact exhibit such signs - begin the recommended daily dosage of Factor Twelve:Opti-cillin
and continue for the full ten day period until the entire vial has been depleted. This will assist the immune system in destroying such viruses and clear the infection before the on-set of disease.
Studies have linked malnutrition to viruses. Scientists have recently found the first direct evidence that viruses can mutate and become deadly because of nutritional deficiencies in the hosts they infect.2 If the nutritional status of the infected person proves to affect other disease-causing viruses it may turn out to be a factor in the evolution of more deadly forms of influenza, hepatitis and meningitis.3
It is recommended that Factor One: Bio-Immunizer be in-corporated into your nutrition program during viral exposure. Individuals with a compromised or depressed immune system subject to chronic colds and upper respiratory infec-tions should consider taking Factor One: Bio-Immunizer as a preventative on a consistent basis.
Bladder and Urinary Tract Infection
Bladder and urinary infections are usually caused by E. coli bacteria resulting in cystitis, an inflammation of the bladder.
Twenty-one percent of women have urinary infections at least once a year which may be uncomfortable or extremely painful and thirty-seven percent of women with no history of urinary infection will have one within 10 years.4
Symptoms are characterized by an urgent desire to empty the bladder. Urination is typically frequent and painful, such as a burning sensation and the urine may appear cloudy.
Recent clinical data suggests that ampicillin, trimethoprim, and trimetho-sulfamethoxazole, now used as first line treatment of acute cystitis, may not be acceptable choices for therapy much longer.5
is imperative that patients experiencing the first signs of a urinary tract infection begin dosing with Factor Twelve: Opti-cillin and immediately incorporate Factor Eleven: CranPlex into their daily supplement regime.
Ear Infections ~ There are three types of earache:
1) External otitis (swimmer's ear) is an infection of the external ear canal with itching, discharge or burning pain.
2) Acute otitis media (also known as bacterial otitis media) is an infection of the middle ear and usually preceded by an upper respiratory infection or allergy.
3) Chronic otitis media (also known as serious otitis media) refers to a constant swelling of the middle ear.
A number of studies have confirmed that there are no significant differences in the clinical course of acute otitis media when
conventional treatments are compared with placebos except that children not receiving antibiotics had fewer recurrences than those who did receive antibiotics.6
In fact, subsequent studies revealed that children with chronic otitis media who took amoxicillin experienced 2 to 6 times more recurrent ear infections as compared to those on placebo.7
Upon the first signs of ear infection, begin the recommended daily dosage of Factor Twelve: Opti-cillin and continue for the full ten day cycle until the entire vial has been depleted.
For prevention of reoccurring ear infections, the vast majority of those with recurrent ear infections improved after removing food allergens and processed foods from their diets.8
Fungal Skin Infections
Candida albicans is the most common form of yeast-like fungus. When it infects the oral cavity, it is called thrush. When it infects the vagina, it results in vaginitis. Athlete's foot, ringworm and jock itch also develop as a result of a fungal infection. Moist red patches anywhere on the body often indicate an infection by fungal or, in some cases, staph bacteria.
compromised immune system and depressed digestive function is a leading cause of most fungal infections. At the on-set of a fungal infection begin dosing with Factor Twelve: Opti-cillin for the full 10 day cycle and consider using Factor One: Bio-Immunizer as a preventative. (Women should consider Factor Ten: Femtrac)
Food Poisoning and 'Traveler's Diarrhea'
Food poisoning occurs when
a person consumes food containing harmful bacteria. Each year more than two million Americans report illnesses that have been traced to foods that were eaten. And this is just the tip of the iceburg! Up to 275 million of the cases of diarhea reported annually are directly related to foods eaten.9
Cryptosporidium bacterium in the Milwaukee water supply sickened an estimated 403,000 and sent about 4,400 to the
hospital.10 Another microbe, known as cyclospora, is suspected to have made more than 1,000 people sick in 11 states.11 Not a week goes by that the media does not report an outbreak of food poisoning somewhere in the United States, usually caused by salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, or E. coli bacterium. In fact, each year hundreds of thou-sands of Americans get sick with salmonella poisoning caused by a strain that is resistant to five antibiotics!12
Symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and cramps. If you suspect food poisoning, begin the recommended dosage of Factor Twelve: Opti-cillin and continue for the full cycle until the vial is completed.
For those planning to travel to a foreign country or an area of poor water quality or sanitation, the prophylactic use of Factor Twelve: Opti-cillin
5 days prior to, during, and 5 days following visiting, may be useful.
Herpes simplex HSV-1 and HSV-2
Current estimates indicate that 20 to 40 percent of the U.S. population have recurrent herpes infections.13
Herpes simis aplex recurrent viral infection of the skin or mucous membranes. After entering the body, the virus lies
dormant. It can only be kept under control. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) while genital herpes are caused by the type 2 virus (HSV-2).
After initial infection - via direct contact with contaminated saliva, skin discharge, or sexual fluids - the sores appear two to seven days after exposure.
Recurrent eruptions are common and usually follow minor infections, trauma, emotional stress, poor
dietary habits or enzyme deficiency.14
Not everyone exposed to HSV develops the disease. Persistent infections are seen in immuno-suppressed individuals. The cell-mediated immune system is perhaps the major factor in determining the outcome of herpes exposure.
Immediately upon the onset of cold sores and/or genital blisters, begin Factor Twelve: Opti-cillin
in the recommended dosage until vial has been depleted.
This formulation is safe for both children and the elderly when taken in the recommended dosage. However, do not take during pregnancy. The efficacy of ingredients are validated and documented by sixty-six scientific references and clinical studies.
- Rubenstein, E, et al, Scientific American Medicine, Scientific Am., p 7, 1984
- Beck, M, Journal of Nature Medicine, May 1, 1996
- Branch, WT, Office Practice of Medicine, W.B. Saunders, Phil, PA, pp 679-85, 1982
- Blumer, JL, et al, Journal American Medical Assoc, Feb 24, 1999
- VanBuchen, FL, et al, Lancet, vol ii, pp 883-87, 1981
- Cantekin, EL, et al, Journal of the American Med Assoc, vol 266, no 23, pp 2309-17, 1991
- Family Practice News, vol 21, no 5, p 14, 1991
- Balch, JF, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Avery Publishing Group, Garden City Park, NY, p 180, 1990
- Manning, a, USA Today Cover Story, June 17, 1994
- New York Times, Health & Medicine Section, June 30, 1996
- Associated Press Report, May 7, 1998
- Rubenstein, E, et al, Scientific American Medicine, Scientific American, NY p 7, 1988