This illness seems to be affecting all different types of people. It doesn't seem to matter if you take the vaccine, vitamins and/or supplements, never get sick or are always coming down with something. I've noticed those that take vitamin D (diet or supplement) combined with a healthy diet seem to be fairing the best, having either not come down with the illness or only mild symptoms have been felt. Quoting: Sol Neman
I'm curious if there are other factors that have not been taken into consideration. I am curious if it has anything to do with genetics or perhaps blood type. Another factor could be prescription/otc drugs taken regularly as well.
As for myself I have not taken the vaccine. I don't take any prescription drugs and very rarely take any kind of OTC drug. I prefer herbal alternatives. I am RH+, normally my supplements consist of B Complex w/Zinc, C 1000mg, D3 5000IU, Magnesium 500mg, St Johns Wort 900mg & Ginko Biloba 120mg. Since everyone started getting sick at work I have doubled my B Complex, C and D3 supplements. I eat mostly fresh, organic or natural foods. I consume a piece of dark chocolate daily, have at least a glass of red wine a day and drink coffee every morning. This isn't a whole lot different than what many on here have said they do yet they are sick and I am not.
At work for example there are 5 others in the office with me everyday. They all got the flu shot and 4 of 5 have had it with noticeable symptoms, 1 had to take a few days off, she is also the person that is sick most often and has many health issues. So I know I've been exposed to some nasty bugs yet I haven't had one symptom.
How about the rest of you?
Sol Neman, on the "How would we know if a pandemic was happening?" topic I put up two research articles. They did a study of the 1918 Pandemic and correclated UVB levels of sunshine. It matched up that those with less sunshine exposure were more likely to have high case-fatalities. Then another study was on arsenic in the groundwater versus the activation of cytokine storm deaths.
It's possible that those are two factors which contribute to lower immune response in the first one and higher and dealier immune response in the latter. We don't know.
All pandemic flu will have multifactorial causes. Of course higher stress people will have less white blood cells or impaired immune response. Poor diet will make things worse. Poor education about the kinds of simple things one can do to prevent and maintain good respiratory health.
You're doing a lot of good things there as your protocol to optimize health. I hope you're not on SSRIs and taking that St.John's Wort too. That could lead to a severe things called Serotonin Shock. St. John's Wort taken routinely by itself would boost your serotonin and give you a sense of well being.
For memory, instead of Ginko Bilboa, have you considered using Theanine or taking Green Tea capsules?
Re: Vitamin D
Yeah I believe in it. I don't know that taking excessive amounts are right. I want people to get outside some, especially as it warms up. The amount in calcium tablets is low, that is true. It's better to have some on hand, so I reccommended it, for if things get bad, a lot of children could be undernourished. Whatever I recommend, people will buy less.