(NaturalNews) Have you been influenced by modern allopathic medicine's
obsession with lowering fever? Has this been a concern of yours? Ever
since the turn of the 20th century, using drugs to lower fevers has
been standard operating procedure for most allopathic medicine
practitioners. Take two aspirins and call me in the morning was a
common medical humor gag throughout the 1950's.
medications may be needed for pain reduction, but when it comes to
reducing fever from influenza of any type, taking an over the counter
drug to reduce fever is not the way to go. Suppressing fevers can
increase rapid viral replication, resulting in a berserk effort by an
overwhelmed immune system to fight back. This is known as a cytokine
storm, which can have disastrous results.
What Fever Is Actually About
This section gets a tad technical. According to former NASA scientist, researcher, and editor for www.brojon.org,
Marshall Smith explains in his article "The Tamiflu Myth" that "The
body causes a fever above 101 degrees which stops the telomeres on the
ends of the virus from allowing any viral replication." [Note:
Telomeres are chromosome caps to keep chromosome threads from randomly
Fever is the immune system's response in
addition to sending T-Cells to fight antibodies. The T-Cells can kill
bacterial pathogens. Those pathogens are killable by T-Cell attacks.
Fevers are also part of the clean up process for toxic bacterial waste
Viruses are not living microorganisms that rummage
about internally looking for food to scavenge, as bacteria do. A virus
does not have a nucleus cell that divides to create more microbes, as
bacteria do. The body's thalamus/thyroid reaction raises the
temperature slightly, and that stops viruses from replicating.
but what's the difference between bacterial cell division and viral
replication, and why can't the T-Cells get all those viruses anyway?
Smith explains the virus replication process: "When a virus enters one
of your cells, it escapes from within its own old protein surface
coating and it stretches out into a long string. The viral DNA then
collects millions of free amino acids floating in your salty cell fluid
to make a mirror image copy of the four types of amino acids in the
viral chain. This reversed mirror image chain is called
Retro-deoxy-ribo Nucleic Acid or shortened to RNA."
molecule is special and continues to make another mirror image of
itself which is, of course, an exact copy of the original viral DNA.
This unique method of making a mirror image of a mirror image to make
an exact copy of the original viral DNA is the only method a virus can
use to make copies. This is called Replication."
continues, "The RNA molecule string will then continue to make many,
many copies . . . This starves your cell of all the amino acids and in
a matter of minutes, destroys it. The original virus and its many
replicate copies are now free to invade your other body cells. . . .
the thousands of new viral DNA copies then steal pieces of the protein
bag coating from your damaged and dying cell, and then covers the viral
DNA with stolen cell wall material. . . . the virus then hides from
your immune system, since the virus now looks like just one of your own
friendly cells and not a dangerous foreign virus."
since these viruses can be so sneaky and replicate so rapidly, the
T-Cell antibody actions so successful with bacteria invasions may prove
to be futile against viruses. It's the rise in body temperature that
halts viral replication by inhibiting the DNA strand telomeres from
capturing the free amino acids needed to replicate.
to reduce fever during a viral influenza attack may accelerate the
virus's rapid replication and produce viral pneumonia or worse. Leave
the fever alone to stop the viral replication process is Marshall
Fever Phobia in Pediatrics
frantic effort to reduce fever with children under six years of age is
alarming. Not only parents, but many doctors fall into this fever
phobia phenomena. There is a Meningitis concern. So if there are
convulsions from the child's rise in temperature, that concern could be
checked to exclude Meningitis as the source of convulsions. However,
the occurrence of Meningitis is actually extremely rare.
to 10% of children under six get febrile convulsions, which usually
last for a few minutes. The commonly misdirected concern is that a high
fever in a young child can create brain damage. The actual situation is
that vaccinations and other illnesses are the real causes of brain
damage, not the fever itself.
The fever phobia has led parents
and maybe some doctors to alternate Tylenol with Advil or any Ibuprofen
in a desperate effort to reduce fevers. This effort has occasionally
resulted in more serious damage, sometimes death. Even the American
Academy of Pediatrics advises against these desperate measures to
reduce fever. They advise sticking with one medication, using
conservative doses carefully.
A Blast From the Past - Feed a Cold; Starve a Fever
that one? Well there is truth in it. Lena Sanchez, a retired RN medical
office administrator, now holistic healer and author of Antibiotic
Alternatives to Preventing Mega Bacteria, confirms this from her 30
years of experience. Her experience was that most patients, especially
mothers of young patients, would panic over fevers and insist something
be done to lower the temperature.
Doctors often foolishly
succumbed to their pleas. Lena Sanchez's stance is that fever is part
of the immune system's clean up from bacteria waste products or an
attempt to halt viral replication. Either way, fever needs to be there
and not minimized by drugs. It is extremely rare that a fever will
exceed 106 degrees Fahrenheit or 41 degrees Celsius.
it may be okay for a person with a common cold and very little (under
101 F or 38 C) or no fever to eat or be fed, a solid fever does need to
be starved, especially if viral influenza is being experienced. The
liver is the clearing house for both digestion and detox. Lena Sanchez
recommends fasting on very light broths and purified water to assist an
overburdened liver during the fever process of getting rid of the
body's microbe waste materials. She also recommends enemas, which could
shorten the fast.
She has seen pneumonia patients who were
encouraged to eat more get worse and even die. She claims this only
serves to push the disease one's fever is fighting deeper. And of
course, she has seen several who followed her suggestion of starving
the fever get thoroughly well quicker.
Another Blast from the Past - Sweat It Out
was quite common for many to observe that by not trying to cool off,
and by actually bundling up more and allowing the body heat to induce
even sweating, that the next day the fever broke or reduced
significantly. But even with that, the notion was to break the fever.
What was really happening was that by encouraging the fever to
completely take over, the fever did its job and was no longer needed!
American practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Karen S. Vaughan, advises,
"Initial levels of both Wind heat and Wind cold [Chinese Medicine terms
describing underlying situations that induce fever] are treated by
inducing sweating. You would take a warm bath, cover yourself with
quilts and go to bed drinking the teas.
"If the disease is not
treated at this level or is treated inappropriately then it will
penetrate to more internal levels and you will need strong
antimicrobial herbs that drain the pathogens through the bowels and the
Often a fever is accompanied by chills, even to the
point of shivering. That makes it easy to bundle up and sweat! But
sometimes that is not the case. Then it takes a willful effort to
follow the bundle up and sweat protocol. So never mind breaking the
fever with or without medication as the goal. Let the fever help you
All the sources cited for this article tend to agree. It's
the condition of the patient that matters more than the fever. Someone
who is very ill without fever (under 101 F or 38 C) should cause more
concern than someone running a high fever but resting well while taking
in fluids and eating little.
not to say that if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a Swine Flu
vaccination in the near future you should ignore a possible cytokine
storm reaction. Such a probable event is the berserk T-Cell reaction to
being overwhelmed by the vaccine adjunct squalene. It actually causes
the immune system to become your worst enemy, attacking healthy nerve
and lung tissue, and possibly resulting in permanent internal injury,
such as Guillian-Barre Syndrome (paralysis), or death from destroyed
Dr. Russell Blaylock outlined a protocol for this, which
is detailed in the Natural News article Urgent: "What To Do If You
Cannot Avoid the Flu Shots . . . " linked here: http://www.naturalnews.com/027106_v...
major point to distinguish between ordinary fever and cytokine storm
reaction is from Dr. Blaylock's description (in the video interview
linked under sources of the above article) of noticing how cold packs
placed on infants' points of inoculation in pediatric wards would calm
down hysterical, screaming and thrashing infants.
Those are not
just regular fever reactions. Those are cytokine storms. This cold pack
technique is what he recommends you do upon receiving a vaccination,
along with a list of natural supplements to help you avert that
cytokine storm. Other than that, fever is your friend.