Natural Influenza Protocol: Magnesium and Vitamin C

by Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P)
Director International Medical Veritas Association
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine

As concern about a flu pandemic sweeps official Washington, Congress and the Bush administration are considering spending billions to buy the influenza drug Tamiflu. But after months of delay, the United States will now have to wait in line to get the pills. Its that time of year when the CDC puts the plug back in the wall with the intention of lighting up signs all over the country whipping the public into its yearly flu frenzy. Not only do we have to worry about the regular flu and its misery but now we have the bird flu. On October 5, 2005 the New York Times reported that the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic was linked to the avian flu. Two teams of federal and university scientists announced that they had resurrected the 1918 influenza virus and found that it was actually a bird flu that jumped directly to humans.

Democrats on Capitol Hill are complaining that the delay has put Americans in jeopardy. Tamiflu, introduced in 1999, has recently become the drug of choice of the medical establishment worried about pandemic flu because it is one of the only medicines claimed to reduce the duration and severity of the potentially deadly disease if taken within 48 hours of infection. Tamiflu is supposed to speed recovery from the flu. When started during the first 2 days of the illness, it is said to hasten improvement by at least a day. Tamiflu is one of a new class of antiviral drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors. No studies have been conducted to compare Tamiflu with mothers chicken soup, which is also reported to diminish intensity, discomfort and duration of the flu.

Medical officials are lining up in gangbang fashion to scare the wits out of the public but offer only impotent medical strategies. “This is a nation-busting event!” warned Dr. Tara O’Toole of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Biosecurity. Speculating that 40 million Americans could die – that’s about one in eight – she warned: “We must act now.” For the Avian flu they are rushing to develop new unproven vaccines and there are now concerns that there is resistance to Tamiflu’s effects so in the hysteria being created expect other drugs like Relenza as well as Tamiflu to be recommended for stockpiling.[i]

“We and the entire world remain unprepared for what could arguably be the most horrific disaster in modern history,” inveighed Dr. Gregory A. Poland of the Mayo Clinic and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The key to our survival, in my opinion, and to the continuity of government is vaccination. And “we do not have a licensed or approved vaccine, continued Dr. Poland. Dr. J. Anthony Morris, former Chief Vaccine Control Officer FDA said, There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them, anyway.

“A review in the lancet suggests that influenza vaccination of infants is useless.” Dr. F. Edward Yazbak

Each and every year at this time medical officals come out to remind us of our mortal danger yet advocate medical procedures that do little to nothing to protect us but cost billions. Dr. Eleanor McBean was an on-the-spot observer of the 1918 Influenza epidemic and said, As far as I could find out, the flu hit only the vaccinated. Those who had refused the shots escaped the flu. My family had refused all the vaccinations so we remained well all the time. We (who didn’t take any vaccines) seemed to be the only family which didn’t get the flu. It has been said that the 1918 flu epidemic killed 20,000,000 people throughout the world. But,B> actually, the doctors killed them with their crude and deadly treatments and drugs. This is a harsh accusation but it is nevertheless true.

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program created a federal, court-like process through which victims of vaccination could seek financial compensation. Created in 1986, the program has settled 1,200 vaccine claims worth $1.2 billion as of 2004. This represents compensation to only a fraction of the children and families devastated by vaccines. Most problems noted during tests of Tamiflu were indistinguishable from the symptoms of flu. Thats a tricky was of saying Tamiflu can as easily cause the flu as deminish it. Tamiflu is not the drug of choice because of its large side effect profile that leaves one wondering if their flu symptoms are from a virus or Tamiflu. Below is the list of side-effects that Tamiflu can cause. These are all the reasons Tamiflu should be avoided:

  • Aches and pains
  • Allergic reactions sometimes leading to shock
  • Asthma – aggravation of pre-existing asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest infection
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Ear infection
  • Ear problems
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Headache
  • Hepatitis
  • Indigestion
  • Liver problems
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Nausea
  • Nose bleed
  • Rash or rashes
  • Runny nose
  • Sinusitis
  • Stevens Johnson syndrome
  • Symptoms of a cold
  • Tiredness
  • Tummy pain
  • Urticaria
  • Vomiting

Ingredients of Tamiflu: Black iron oxide (E172), Croscarmellose Sodium, FD and C Blue 2 (indigo carmine, E132), Gelatin, Oseltamivir, Povidone, Pregelatinised maize starch, Red iron oxide (E172), Shellac, Sodium Stearyl Fumarate, Talc, Titanium dioxide (E171,) Yellow iron oxide (E172). The oral suspension has: Oseltamivir, Saccharin sodium (E954), Sodium benzoate (E211), Sodium dihydrogen citrate (E331 (a)), Sorbitol (E420), Titanium dioxide (E171), Tutti Frutti flavour, Maltodextrins (maize), Propylene glycol, Arabic gum (E414), Xantham gum (E415).

Various U.S. and U.N. agencies are spreading the word that the Avian Influenza, if it breaks out this fall or winter, could be as severe as the worldwide Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918, and they are predicting hundreds of millions of deaths worldwide. Of course this is what they do each and every year and it does sell a lot of vaccines to an easily frightened public. According to health consultant Jonathan Campbell, The influenza, currently isolated in China, is a hemorrhagic illness. It kills many of its victims by rapidly depleting ascorbate (vitamin C) stores in the body, inducing scurvy and collapse of the arterial blood supply, causing internal hemorrhaging of the lungs and sinus cavities. Most people today have barely enough vitamin C in their bodies (typically 60 mg per day) to prevent scurvy under normal living conditions, and are not prepared for this kind of illness. [ii]

Some physicians would stand by and see their patient die rather than use ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) because in their finite minds it exists only as a vitamin. Dr. Frederick R. Klenner. The International Medical Veritas Associations recommendation for flu prevention and treatment is simple and carries no side effects; Transdermal / topical application of magnesium chloride, zinc lozenges, vitamin C and a properly hydrated body. Instead of weakening the body with the toxic substances found in Tamiflu, other drugs and vaccines, we strengthen the cells from their roots up. A great part of peoples vulnerability to influenza is a combination of nutritional deficiencies and enormous toxic buildup from environmental poisons, toxic containing foods and noxious drugs.

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE addresses the greatest and most important deficiency in the body with upwards of 90 percent of the population deficient in this vital nutrient.

The first physician to aggressively use Vitamin C to cure diseases was Frederick R. Klenner, M.D.[iii] beginning back in the early 1940’s. Dr. Klenner consistently cured chicken pox, measles, mumps, tetanus and polio[iv] with huge doses of the vitamin. Certainly if it is effective for these diseases it will help tremendously with the flu. From 1943 through 1947 Dr. Klenner reported successful treatment of 41 more cases of viral pneumonia using massive doses of vitamin C.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, “You must prepare for the worst-case scenario. To do anything less would be irresponsible.” Facuci is correct here, it pays to prepare but not with toxic vaccines or other drugs like Tamiflu, which would be well to the left on this toxicity chart. It makes sense medically to use the least toxic substances, for toxins only increase the chance we will get the flu. The flu like side effects of Tamiflu bears this line of reasoning out. The caution on pregnant women, or those considering becoming pregnant, should serve to turn away a good deal of the population thinking of using Tamiflu. If it is too toxic for mother and fetus it is too toxic for you. “Are we prepared today? Clearly no,” said Dr. Hayden of the University of Virginia Health Science Center. From personal medicine cabinets to the White House, the focus recently is on a killer flu epidemic that is going to hit like a huge asteroid. If we trust our medical officials (I do not) we will prepare and if we do not trust these people we still need to prepare because of the possibility that what they are warning us against is simply a long planned bio-chemical attack.[v],[vi]

Many believe that at heart the pharmaceutical companies have, for almost a century, used vaccines as a carrier of poisonous substances to earn profits over dead peoples bodies. If we look at FluMist, another new nasal vaccine, we see a pharmaceutical company deliberately spilling into the environment contagious influenza viruses. The FluMist vaccine is a live virus vaccine that is given as a nasal spray. The virus can be shed from the nasal passages of a vaccinated individual for up to 21 days after vaccination. The package insert for the FluMist vaccine clearly states “Due to the possible transmission of vaccine virus, FluMist recipients should avoid being in close (for example, within the same household) contact with immune-compromised individuals for 3 weeks following vaccination.”

Many might have missed seeing the congressional hearing on TV[vii], talking about bioterroism and hearing the blatant statement made that new vaccines, even if not yet proven safe, would be put out for use in the general population, as the risk of disease is seen to be stronger than any risk the use of these unproven vaccines might cause. These vaccines will be unleashed on us, and we will be at great risk of harm. The last thing the medical industrial complex is interested in is safe and natural methods of protection against viruses and the deficiencies that make us vulnerable.

There is no replacement for magnesium in the body except magnesium. Magnesium depleted cells are in trouble and introducing another toxic drug will not build their defenses or strength. The average severe flu lasts approximately 10 days so we must question whether spending billions to stockpile Tamiflu to reduce that average by a day is really going to save anyones life. The pharmaceutical industry, the CDC and the FDA of course see no problem with adding more toxic chemicals into the populations blood streams. Without the selling of poison they simply would have no place on earth. Their very existence runs parallel to the commercial introduction and destruction of human health via toxic chemicals used in everything from foods to medicines. The entire medical industrial complex depends on the use of toxic drugs.

Yes it pays to be prepared for the flu, so stock up your medicine cabinets with effective substances that will help, not hurt your family. It would also be worthwhile to detoxify and chelate our families during the warmer months so hidden toxicities like mercury, which is known to increase the dangers of influenza, would be less present in our childrens bodies. Truly doctors can be blamed when their patients die of influenza for it is not the virus that is deadly but the deficiencies of vitamin C and magnesium combined with the drugs and vaccines doctors use that bring old and young alike down to their graves.

Why is it a government, whose only money is the money they can borrow, so anxious to invest billions in Tamiflu and flu vaccines laced with mercury? The Boston Globe reported this month that alarmed infectious disease specialists have indicated that excessive use of Tamiflu and other antiviral drugs could lead to the emergence of flu strains that do not respond to antivirals, making both avian and regular flu strains even more of a health threat. Yet another reason for using a natural protocol is raised and as usual ignored by medical authorities. Dr. Klenner is right though, medical authorities would standby and watch millions die rather than entertain the thought that it all could be stopped by using Vitamin C and magnesium chloride.

There should be no doubt that key government officials are in bed with the pharmaceutical companies. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, for example, seems likely to profit from government purchase of Tamiflu, the drug developed by Gilead Sciences when Rumsfeld was president of the company. He is reported to hold major portions of stock in Gilead.[viii] Tamiflu was actually developed by Gilead which then gave Roche the exclusive rights to market and sell Tamiflu.[ix] Trust in our governments medical officials is in short supply.

And if that were not enough “The Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2005” [iix] is in real danger of its getting passed by Congress. If it does pass, American citizens will be forced to submit to being drugged whether they want it or not. The bill would not only permit the American government to drug its people with untested and experimental vaccines, but drug companies would have complete freedom from liability. The sponsors of this bill also want to prevent us from using the Freedom of Information Act to learn what’s in these vaccines. One must wonder if they are actually trying to cause an Avian Flu pandemic via these vaccines.

Author: Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM