It still baffles me that over the last 5+ years everyone around me has had colds and flu. from the typical office cold that goes from person to person every year, to the colds and flu that my everyone in my family has. I can't remember the last time i had a cold or flu.
Girlie -It doesn't make sense to me really but I sort of understand (IMO) that the symptoms of a cold/flu are the result of your immune system functioning to kill off the thing in your blood stream. I see it as, healthy people get sick, get symptoms as the immune system works, and the toxins are eliminated. For those with any of the 3B's we don't have the immediate immune response because our healing cells don't see the 3B bacteria. Some get the "flu-like symptoms" but the bacteria or whatever start to go into the tissue or joints immediately and are mostly out of the blood.
Also, in my uneducated opinion...if the bacteria are no longer in our blood stream, it takes a different type of treatment to bring them out so that the medicine can help kill them. I don't think we have an immune resonse then either, its just the med and the die-off that causes the symptoms or herx. As the detox process goes on and treatment continues the immune reorganization helps the immune system start working again. unfortunately we can have permanent damage, or if reinfected it starts the whole process over.
Seriously, that is just my uneducated opinion just based on what I had read and watched when I first learned I had the disease. I could be completely wrong.
But how do you explain why the elderly get so sick and sometimes even parish from the flu - if indeed they are getting symptoms because their immune system is strong?
I also haven’t been sick with cold or flu for over 5 years.
I’m wondering if we have an exaggerated immune function - maybe a type of autoimmune - that takes care of the cold and flu viruses
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