This article was sent as a Health Alert to established patients who are familiar with our Center and our services. If you are a prospective or new patient, information included here may not be pertinent to your health at this time. We invite you to learn more about our comprehensive treatment approach.
I am encouraged by your response to our alerts regarding H1N1 Influenza. If you are following the news, there are more and more cases occurring especially in the Northeast. The cold and rainy weather may explain this phenomenon as Influenza is usually gone by spring.
Your INT Alpha or flu extract should go into the refrigerator and will remain effective for at least 2-3 years.
Vitamin D may be your most effective nutrient for prevention. Please read this next sentence carefully as new knowledge suggests a change in our previous instructions.
Vitamin D3 is doing two things:
1)Stimulating the body to produce antimicrobial peptides, which will literally kill the virus. 2)Down regulating the production of cytokines that produce an inflammatory response in your lungs. It is the overproduction of these cytokines, which kills the patient. Young people have the strongest immune systems and therefore produce the greatest response, which kills them.
Therefore, the most effective dose of Vitamin D3 prophylactically (to prevent) is 5,000 I.U.’s daily for everyone. (If you have Vitamin D3 2,000 I.U.’s take 3 capsules) But, if you are getting sick or are sick you must increase the dose of Vitamin D3 to 1000 I.U.’s per pound of body weight daily for 5 days. Please note the changes from previous alerts and use these recommendations as the final desired plan. The Vitamin D3 Drops contains 2,000 I.U.’s per drop and are available for children.
For those of you that do not have the INT Alpha and Vitamin D, PLEASE reconsider. For more information on Vitamin D visit http://www.vitamindcouncil.org
Allan Lieberman, M.D., F.A.A.E.M.
Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine