Lot's of booga-booga about bird-flu (H5N1) and swine-flu (H1N1) being generated by vaccine manufacturer's, W.H.O., and the C.D.C. I'm far more concerned about them as a threat and a danger, than any "naturally" occurring virus.
Dr. Cathcart was an M.D. who, for decades, advanced the research and utilization of high dose vitamin-C in the treatment of disease. In the following article Dr. Cathcart explains how free radical production causes the damage resulting from infections such as the flu virus. He also explains the chemistry behind how Sodium Ascorbate [powdered Vitamin C] provides high energy electrons that neutralize these free radicals, along with the “symptoms” and damaging sequelae they cause.
"RESPIRATORY BURST LIMITED BY ACCUMULATION OF FREE RADICALS
As these high-energy electrons are used up within the phagocytes, the phagocytes are unable to produce more oxidizing substances within their vacuoles to kill pathogens. Some of the previously made oxidizing substances leak from within the vacuoles into the cytoplasm thereby becoming free radicals. With the exhaustion of the high-energy electrons, the nonenzymatic free radical scavengers cannot be rereduced. The free radicals damage the phagocytes and interfere with phagocytosis. The phagocytes bog down in their own oxidizing substances."
Dr. Cathcart also explains how sodium ascorbate and selenium work together with glutathione in this process. The following research indicates that selenium may inhibit influenza virus mutations as well.
“Scary study: Selenium deficiency causes flu virus to mutate into more dangerous forms.
Influenza virus that has been passed through mice deficient in the trace nutrient selenium mutates and emerges from the mice more virulent than before, a new study shows. While the research was limited to rodents, it's likely that something similar happens in humans deficient in selenium and, possibly, in other nutrients, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists say. That's because humans and mice are so similar biologically, and the mice were infected with a human influenza virus.”
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