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H1N1 "Swine Flu" Pandemic of 2009

By John M. Burgstiner

September 15, 2009


Flu deaths are nothing new... the CDC estimates that about 36,000 people die of flu-related causes each year in the U.S., and complications from seasonal flu kill about 300,00 worldwide.

Since May when the WHO officially awarded H1N1 Pandemic status, nearly 300,000 cases have been confirmed by laboratory analysis, with 3205 deaths worldwide... hardly the lethal threat that this virus has been made out to be - with approximately one percent of those affected perishing.

Of note, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported on an analysis of 36 fatal pandemic influenza cases in children under the age of 18 years. Sixty-seven percent of the children had one or more high-risk medical conditions, most commonly neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, ten of 23 children for whom data were available were found to have strong evidence of secondary bacterial co-infections.

Will this flu outbreak take the lives of a half million Americans and 50 million worldwide like the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 (which was likely an avian strain), or will it fizzle out like the Great Swine Flu Debacle of 1976?  So far, it looks like the danger to the world's population from H1N1 is miniscule compared with the dangers posed from our government and Big Pharma's mutual efforts to profit from it.

Lessons From History Ignored?

When the threat of a swine flu epidemic swept through the country in February of 1976, the U.S. government responded with an unprecedented $137 million dollar national vaccination campaign that was cut short after ten weeks when over 500 people who took the largely untested vaccine developed Guillain-Barr syndrome and 25 died from it.  Unfortunately, 40 million people received the vaccine before the program was halted.


The anticipated pandemic, which some government experts estimated would claim the lives of 40 to 50 million worldwide, never materialized.  The CDC eventually reported about 200 cases and one death in the U.S..

The episode triggered a huge public backlash against flu vaccinations and cost the federal government dearly in the form of lost credibility, legal expenses and financial reparations to families stricken by the vaccines. 

The astronomically profitable and now legally insulated vaccine industry is alive and well, however, and they are taking maximum advantage of this opportunity to make a few Billion quick bucks.

Much like last time, the vaccines are largely untested, or they are being tested without the dangerous adjuvants (toxic chemicals added to preserve the vaccine or enhance the body's immune response to it) that are added to the real vaccines.

However, this time the government has planned ahead and immunized itself and its partners in greed from any and all liability from its soon to be mandatory vaccination programs.

Incidentally, during the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918, the mortality rate of patients treated with traditional medicine and drugs was 30% (seventy percent survived), whereas those who sought treatment from Homeopathic physicians had a 1.05% mortality rate (they survived 98.95% of the time).  Their homeopathic treatments of choice?: Gelsemium and Bryonia.


What to do?


First, don't panic... even though this flu is more likely to be widespread than the avian variety, it is much less lethal. The real and present danger posed is it's ease of transmission, but only if the virus mutates into a deadlier form.

Only time will tell how extensive and how deadly this swine flu outbreak will be, but regardless of its outcome, savvy health seekers will certainly not go looking for a dose of whatever vaccine is unleashed upon the public (vaccines are dangerous and ineffective at best, and are loaded with mercury, chemicals and viral parts). 

Besides, experts have said that the most dangerous aspect of the new flu strain (which is misnamed... it is actually a combination of bird, pig and human viruses) is that it is a primer for further mutations that humans may have no immunity to.  No vaccine that they can throw together can anticipate such scenarios.

Instead of buying into the panic and looking to our government for answers, savvy health seekers will practice prevention by restoring the integrity of their immune systems, eating a balanced diet of living food, getting adequate rest and exercise, and practicing good preventive hygiene. 


Ancient Wisdom


With all the accumulated wisdom that modern medicine has to offer, nothing beats the ancient instructions given by God to His chosen people for preventing and controlling the spread of communicable diseases.  Many of the commandments of the Torah concerning sexuality, sanitation, quarantine and the preparation of food were given for the purpose of promoting public health. 


From God's word comes the description of modern sterile technique. Like the ancient priests of King Solomon's Temple, physicians today are taught to meticulously wash their hands with warm running water, keep their hands away from their face and put on fresh clean clothes between surgical patients. 

In the face of a flu outbreak, we would be wise to follow the same advice, and often (antibiotic soap is not necessary and should be avoided).  Avoid close exposure to crowds if possible, and remember that every public surface you touch is a possible infection opportunity (viruses can live on many surfaces for up to three days).  Stay home from work if you get sick and keep your children out of school if they get sick or are exposed to the virus at school.


Typically, those who are at highest risk are the very young and the elderly, and people with chronic immune suppression. Based on the fact that most of the early victims in Mexico appear to be young and healthy, this virus appears to be different.  Perhaps owing to the fact that it contains some avian DNA, this virus may be able to somehow turn the immune system against its host. 

Avian flu patients sometimes succomb to a sudden autoimmune cascade crisis in the lungs known as a cytokine storm. For this reason, taking lots of immune stimulants without nutrients to balance immunity, lower viral load and support detoxification pathways might actually do more harm than good. 

Therefore, the immune modulating effects of thymic hormones make Complete Thymic Formula an especially desirable solution for strengthening and balancing immunity... especially if you are exposed to the virus.

On his deathbed, Louis Pasteur, the brilliant scientist who discovered penicillin said that he regretted his role in promoting Lister's germ theory and ushering in the antibiotic era, because according to Pasteur, the key to vibrant health is not in attacking invading germs, but in maintaining the integrity of the human bioterrain.


In other words, The Best Offense is a Strong Defense! 

Strengthening and balancing immunity and supporting cellular health is what the Burgstiner Wellness Protocol is all about.  In particular, Complete Thymic Formula and Essential Flora are the most critical products for supporting baseline immunity, and Liver CS Plus is most crucial for supporting detoxification pathways. 

Among many other essential nutrients, MagnifiCal contains vitamin D3, perhaps the most vital of all elements necessary for avoiding or withstanding viral illness.


What are the Signs and Symptoms of Swine Flu?
  • Sudden onset of illness
  • Fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Chills and cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat and stuffy nose
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and/or exhaustion occur more commonly in children     

When Should I seek Professional Treatment?

If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting

Critical Natural Medicines for Every Home


In addition to the Logos product line which is designed to support foundational health pathways, there are a few excellent natural medicines that should be in every family's possession during these uncertain times as modern drug resistant plagues are becoming more commonplace:


  1. Colloidal Silver - Silver has documented antimicrobial and antiviral properties that have reportedly been proven by the Soviets to kill every bioweapon microbe known to man.
  2. Monolaurin - A potent natural antiviral, it is the bioactive form of lauric acid that is found in coconuts.
  3. Oil of Oregano - Has powerful antimicrobial qualities, best for systemic infections.
  4. Grapefruit Seed Extract - Has powerful antimicrobial properties, best for GI infections.
  5. Olive Leaf Extract - A wonderful broad spectrum antimicrobial (warning - it tastes like rocket fuel).