How you are at risk:
The influenza virus is spread through the air (coughing and sneezing), and through surface contact (touching a surface infected with the virus).
* Immune boosting essential oils can be used to clean surfaces and diffused into the air.
How do you know you've contracted the influenza virus and not just a cold? Symptoms are:
- Inflammation of the nasal passages
- Body temperature over 100.4 °F
- Aching muscles
- Chills and sweats
- Persistent cough
- Fatigue and weakness
The “influenza virus targets mainly airway and alveolar epithelial cells in vivo." [ref] Immune boosting essential oils can support the nasal passages of the nose and throat.
Deaths are commonly a result of a complication during the infection, a result of organs not able to properly function, and not necessarily the infection itself.
When fighting the flu, part of the body's immune response triggers what is known as programmed cell death (PGD) in order to rid the body of infected or damaged cells. "Rapid replication of the virus in [lung cells] disturbs the cellular function and damages tissue as well as causing production of a huge number of dead cells in the lung of the infected host." [ref] It's important to know that our body's ability to fight the flu is a lot more complicated than just PGD, as the virus can also shift and go undetected. Immune boosting essential oils can support the body’s natural functioning.
Those with a high risk of complications during infection include children, pregnant women, and the elderly.
Why and how Teramune can help:
Common treatment and preventative steps for the influenza virus is dependent on "virus-specific antibodies and cellular responses to eliminate the viruses." [ref] Current allopathic medicine is virus-specific, meaning the flu shot does not fight against all viruses, but only the virus (and similar viruses) that the pharmaceutical drug decides to target.
Robert Tisserand, leading expert in essential oil education in the US, cites in-vitro studies on chemical compounds in essential oils, and their anti-influenza action during all stages of infection (from preventing the flu to helping the body recover). Immune boosting essential oils have shown an inclusive anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral action.
According to Tisserand’s compiled research on immune boosting essential oils, "the use of essential oils to kill bacteria is established (Nazzaro et al 2013, Vasconcelos et al 2018), and evidence for their use to kill viruses is mounting.” [ref]
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