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  This is the cold and flu kit recommended by Dr. Erica Elliott, a Family Practice Physician who also specializes in treating the immune system.  Many people will recognize some of the ingredients, but often have not known the amounts required to be fully effective.

I suggest you phone in your order if you are already ill.  Dr. Elliott suggests keeping a full kit on hand in the refrigerator, as taking these at the onset of symptoms can immediately stop the progression of the cold or flu.  For those with immune system vulnerability, I recommend taking this in advance of a possible exposure, such as travelling by plane.

One teaspoon hourly the first day.  The second day take only four times a day.

One teaspoon hourly the first day, 4-6 times a day for the next 2 days.  (I only use Sambucol Sugarless--Tastes wonderful and helps erase the taste of the Echinacea.)

  A new discovery by a Israeli researcher, this has been researched in two double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies on subjects with the flu. These studies substantiate that Sambucol(R) is effective in reducing symptoms and shortening the duration of the flu when taken early. I personally have found it to be effective for my students and patients even after this onset period.

At least 2 grams per day.  Crystal C  is easily mixed into drinks and can have as much as 4 grams per teaspoon. 

Take up to 50,000 units per day.  After five days, drop to  25,000 units per day.

Take about one inch of the root and boil, inhaling the steam.  Then drink the tea.

One Gallon Per Day of juice or non-caffeine beverage. This can be crucial to moving through the newer flus more quickly.

MY OWN RECOMMENDATION: to avoid re-infecting yourself by washing your linen, toothbrush, etc. I run my pillow through the dryer.

AVOID INFECTING OTHERS! Those who are elderly or have low-functioning immune systems can experience serious consequences; at the very least, those you infect may lose needed income and may become seriously ill.

Carefully cover your mouth with a handkerchief or thick napkin whenever you cough or sneeze. STAY HOME and get well, rather than forcing yourself to go to work--and thus infecting your co-workers via contacting equipment, etc. that they will contact.

There is no ethical contract that requires you to attend group functions and endanger the health of others and their families and friends!

Due to my own immune system problems, I have spent 15 years trying various remedies, and this one works.  This has also been tested by Physical Therapists and other medical professionals who have studied with me and found this addressed a variety of flus.

SAMBUCOL (R) IMMUNE SYSTEM provides a syrup that contains many of the ingredients listed in Dr. Elliott's Kit. However, you may wish to acquaint yourself with the ingredients and amounts listed for the Kit as well.

Dr. Elliott is also a co-author of PRESCRIPTIONS FOR A HEALTHY HOUSE: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders, and Homeowners.



Study Results from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 1991.

Reference: Lance Wallace, EPA: Phone (703) 648-4287

Symptoms of exposure are taken from industry-generated material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Compiled by Julie Kendall (1935-1997); distributed by EHN.

Definition of terms:

CNS: Refers to Central Nervous System, comprised of the brain and spine. CNS disorders include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dementia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

CNS exposure symptoms include: aphasia, blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness, headaches, hunger, memory loss, numbness in face, pain in neck and spine. Sensitizer: damaging to the immune system.

For an excellent website that provides an immediate understanding of the kind of toxic chemicals found in the systems of ordinary people, please paste in this url:http://www.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden/

Principle chemicals found in commercial scents used in household products are:

ACETONE (cologne, dishwashing liquid and detergent, nail enamel remover) On EPA, RCRA, CERCLA Hazardous Waste lists: "Inhalation can cause dryness of the mouth and throat, dizziness, nausea, incoordination, slurred speech, drowsiness, and in severe exposure, coma." "Acts primarily as a CNS depressant."

BENZALDEHYDE (perfume, cologne, hairspray, laundry bleach, deodorants, detergent, Vaseline lotion, shaving cream, shampoos, bar soaps, dishwasher detergent) Narcotic and sensitizer. "Local anaesthetic. CNS depressant." "An irritation to the mouth, throat, eyes, skin, lungs, and GI tract causing nausea and abdominal pain." "May cause kidney damage." "Do not use with contact lenses."

BENZYL ACETATE (perfume, cologne, shampoo, fabric softener, stickup air freshener, dishwashing liquid and detergent, soaps, hairspray, bleach, after shave, deodorants) Carcinogenic (linked to pancreatic cancer); "From vapors; irritating to eyes and respiratory passages, causing cough." "In mice: hyperaemia of the lungs." "Can be absorbed through the skin causing systemic effects. Do not flush to sewer."

BENZYL ALCOHOL (perfume, cologne, soap, shampoo, nail enamel remover, air freshener, laundry bleach and detergent, Vaseline lotion, deodorants, fabric softener) "Irritating to the upper respiratory tract…causes headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drop in blood pressure, CNS depression, and death in severe cases due to respiratory failure."

CAMPHOR (perfume, shaving cream, nail enamel, fabric softener, dishwasher detergent, nail color, stickup air freshener) "Local irritant and CNS stimulant; readily absorbed through body tissues; causes irritation of eyes, nose and throat…dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles and convulsions. Avoid inhalation of vapors."

ETHANOL (perfume, hairspray, shampoo, fabric softener, dishwashing liquid and detergent, laundry detergent, shaving cream, soap, Vaseline lotion, air fresheners, nail color and remover, paint and varnish remover) On EPA Hazardous Waste list, symptoms include "fatigue, irritating to yees and upper respiratory tract even in low concentrations…Inhalation of ethanol vapors can have effects similar to those characteristic of ingestion. These include an initial stimulatory effect followed by drowsiness, impaired vision ataxia, stupor…causes CNS disorder."

ETHYL ACETATE (after shave, cologne, perfume, shampoo, nail color, nail enamel remover, fabric softener, dishwashing liquid) Narcotic and listed on EPA Hazardous Waste list; "irritating to the yes and respiratory tract...may cause headache and narcosis (stupor)…defatting effect on skin and may cause drying and cracking…may cause anemia with leukocytosis and damage to liver and kidneys. Wash thoroughly after handling."

LIMONENE (perfume, cologne, disinfectant spray, bar soap, shaving cream, deodorants, nail color and remover, fabric softener, dishwashing liquid, air fresheners, after shave, bleach , paint and varnish remover) Carcinogenic; "Prevents its contact with skin or eyes because it is an irritant and sensitizer…Always wash thoroughly after using this material and before eating, drinking…applying cosmetics. Do not inhale limonene vapor."

LINALOOL (perfume, cologne, car soap, shampoo, hand lotion, nail enamel remover, hairspray, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, Vaseline lotion, air fresheners, bleach powder, fabric softener, shaving cream, after shave, solid deodorant) Narcotic: " respiratory disturbances…Attracts bees…In animal tests caused ataxic gait, depression… reduced spontaneous motor activity…development of respiratory disturbances leading to death…depressed frog heart activity…Causes CNS disorders."

METHYLENE CHLORIDE (shampoo, cologne, paint and varnish remover) Banned by the FDA in 1988! No enforcement possible due to trade secret laws protecting chemical fragrance industry. On EPA, RCRA, CERCLA Hazardous Waste lists. Carcinogenic.

"Absorbed, stored in body fat, it metabolizes to carbon monoxide, reducing oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood…Headache, giddiness, stupor, irritability, fatigue, tingling in the limbs. Causes CNS disorder.

a-PINENE (bar and liquid soap, cologne, perfume, shaving crea, deodorants, dishwashing liquid, air freshener) Sensitizer, meaning damaging to the immune system.

g-TERPINENE (cologne, perfume, soap, shaving cream, deodorant, air freshener) "Causes asthma and CNS disorders."

a-TERPINEOL (perfume, cologne, laundry detergent, bleach powder, laundry bleach, fabric softener, stickup air fresheners, Vaseline lotion, cologne, soap, hairspray, after shave, roll-on deodorant) "Highly irritating to mucous membranes…Aspiration into the lungs can produce pneumonitis or even fatal edema…Can also cause excitement, ataxia (loss of muscular coordination), hypothermia, CNS and respiratory depression and headache. Prevent prolonged skin contact."

ALSO AVOID: Isopropyl Alcohol, DEA, MEA, TEA,Methyl and Poly Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Polyethylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Urea Hydantoin, Mineral Oil, FD & C Color, DMDM Hydantoin. For more information on this last list of products, see http://www.lindachae.com/untouchables.htm.

If you have pets, children, or are in contact with those who have vulnerable immune systems, please avoid exposing them to the products listed above. Most commercial products for pets contain the dangerous chemicals listed above.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS: BioKleen Dish and Laundry Soaps, Crystal Deodorant, Aubrey shampoos and hair products, Palma Christi soap, Dr. Bronner soaps.

FOR YOUR PETS: See products developed by Pet Kiss Products at www.PetKiss.com which, unlike most other products for pets, do not contain the chemicals listed above.

If you have immune
system problems
Because most viruses are heat sensitive, it is effective to create an "artificial fever" via saunas or hot baths.  Avoid milk and sugar products.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS: BioKleen Dish and Laundry Soaps, Crystal Deodorant, Aubrey shampoos and hair products, Palma Christi soap, Dr. Bronner soaps.



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