02 Feb (JOURNAL OF NATURAL FOOD AND HEALTH) – Chemotherapy for Flu Treatment and Prevention? Drugs called Tamiflu are chemicals (ethyl (3R,4R,5S)-5-amino-4-acetamido-3-(pentan-3-yloxy)-cyclohex-1-ene-1-carboxylate) that are said to prevent flu or treat the flu. This CDC-approved and recommended-for-all chemotherapy has been shown to cause more vomiting and diarrhea. Roche, the maker, has refused to release the data from studies on the effectiveness of Tamiflu to independent researchers for over three years. By david
Chemotherapy? Yes, according to the medical definition at dictionary.com (and others), chemotherapy is the treatment of disease by means of chemicals that have a specific toxic effect upon the disease-producing microorganisms or that selectively destroy cancerous tissue. So technically this is what Tamiflu therapy is.
Prevention? If you were given a $120 dollar bottle of mints and told it would prevent the flu– it would seem to work 90% of the time. This is because, on average, you already have a 90% chance of not getting the flu, give or take. If you still get the flu you are told you were infected before starting the therapy but the mints have made your flu milder than it would have been. You may be told a few people will still get the flu during or after eating the mints because mints are not 100% effective, but if you don’t take it you have no protection at all.
Treatment? Let’s say you have the flu already for a couple days . CDC says to hurry in as soon as flu-like symptoms appear. The doctor gives you the mints and tells you will eventually feel better and the flu will go away. Sure enough you recover. You will start to feel better the next day or two–as would with folks who just stayed home, rested and drank plenty of water.
But Tamiflu are not mints, they are a drug– and all drugs have side effects. However it does appear you will be better off taking mints rather than Tamiflu.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAMIFLU?
The Tami in Tamiflu is of Japanese origin, and the meaning of Tami is “let people see benefit”. So, let’s look at the benefits of ethyl (3R,4R,5S)-5-amino-4-acetamido-3-(pentan-3-yloxy)-cyclohex-1-ene-1-carboxylate. The extract of the Roche report below shows 1 to 12 year olds being treated with Tamiflu for flu have about the same symptoms as those taking a placebo (sugar pill)– except 70% more kids were vomiting after Tamiflu than taking nothing (an increase from 9% to 15% is a 70% increase–not 6%) of the kids. Five times more children taking Tamiflu for flu prevention had vomiting and four times more kids had nausea than those who took nothing. In other words, Tamiflu makes kids sicker.
Even so, CDC recommends that infants as young as two weeks receive Tamiflu and they are clear that Tamiflu is not a substitute for flu vaccines and that flu vaccinations should be taken also.
For more on this article go to Journal of Natural Food and Health.