griep/swine flu


Flu / influenza ........... M.flu..........S.flu.........shortened to prevent “semantic wars”!


As we are reading this week parshat Re'eh:

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7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that only chew the cud, or of them that only have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the rock-badger, because they chew the cud but part not the hoof, they are unclean unto you;

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8 and the swine, because he parteth the hoof but cheweth not the cud, he is unclean unto you; of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch. {S}

it may be appropriate to discuss this hot topic at the moment:


Let's first state that this short article is not meant to bring new insights into one of the most quoted subjects on the Internet at the moment.

For that you can go to Google search etc and read for days........!
I just want to give you -after a  introduction- some ideas which you may not chance upon routinely.

H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” ) is a new influenza virus, first detected in people in the United States in April 2009.

H1N1 flu virus is unique, because it is a combination of genes from pig (swine), bird, and human flu viruses.
It affects  more younger people than the regular flu, spreads much faster [therefore is is called “epidemic”] and it seems to be that quite a few older people [above 60 or even less] have some level of antibodies against this flu strain[ not known as yet how protective this is in this epidemic ] but to me it seems that it must be  significant as there are there are far fewer [also fewer fatal] cases described in the older population until now in this epidemic.
The symptoms are those of  regular flu:
fever, chills, throat pain, cough, nose-cold, body aches, headache, and also often diarrhea and vomiting.
The “yearly”flu virus changes all the time and therefore a new vaccine is produced every year to keep up with it.
The discussions about the effectiveness of immunization will not stop and -alas- as with all drugs the big companies are just happily “doing their work”.
The [long term- or even short term] safety of the new vaccine is quite unknown as well as its real effectiveness.
We will leave for further discussion what would be effective  in case this flu would become a bigger problem.[Listen to your doctor and please,please ! don't ask me about this by telephone as I have nothing to say about it  by telephone]
In the meantime it seems to behave like all  kinds of flu but far more people are affected and therefore sadly , but logically more people worldwide are dying from it.
By itself, it seems until now not to be more “dangerous” then the “yearly seasonal” flu.
The use of Tamiflu-an antiviral substance used against H1N1virus may be more dangerous then beneficial in children and there are reasons to warn not to use it by any means  as a routine.
It is imperative that the connection between flu and vitamin D levels should be examined and personally I would give to everybody with flu extra vitamin D, who was not yet examined for vitamin D.
As I said whatever your doctor will tell you to do you should do ,but I would like to give you here a formula which may be useful as supplementary treatment and even as protection.
All this is not statistically proven but already in the WW 1 Spanish flu [here we can mention safely  the name......] various homeopathic remedies seem to have reduced the mortality of those who had taken these remedies.
Homeopaths all over the world are trying to find out what could be the best treatment/prophylaxis[=prevention] for this H1N1 flu.
Gelsemium seem to be a near specific. Gelsemium is a special homeopathic remedy which you may want to read about.[]

From the literature I would suggest for the moment [in case you get a [more then light] flu or in case your family has the flu] to use the following:

OSCILOCOCC[D or C or K]200 
AA ad 50cc                                        print this out!!

Ask the homeopathic pharmacy to mix up these 4 remedies in one bottle  of 50 cc [or divide this in smaller bottles in case you need it for more family members] and take -in case of flu every 3 hours or so some 5 drops under/on the tongue [shake the bottle vigorously beforehand]
Carry on till you feel better.
In case you are exposed to the flu, then you may consider taking twice a day some 5 drops, prophylactically.
From our Jewish sources about epidenis:
[Julius Preuss' :Biblical and Talmudic medicine [translated by Fred Rosner]
Baba Kamma 60 b
In the time of an epidemic Raba used to keep the windows shut, as it is written,
 For death is come up into our windows
[Jeremiah 9:20]
 The most assured remedy against an epidemic  is flight as hinted to in Jeremiah:21:9  

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9 He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence; but he that goeth out, and falleth away to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey.

Another issue:

A short hint in connection with “gassy” babies [ babies who often have abdomial cramps or seem to suffer from gasses, for which I often get called]
if you know that your nutrition and that of the baby is ok and you don't have the opportunity to see a homeopathic doctor then you may try the following:

AA ad 30cc                print out!!

Ask for a bottle of 30 cc and give to the baby before each feeding 2 drops on the tongue,as long as needed.
A Chodesh Tov -flu free- and in case you find the formula effective or not effective as the case may be, I would be happy to hear your experience.