Almost everyone’s been sick over the last few months. Most of us have
no idea what we have, but we do know it’s been lasting way too long. Dr.
Cass Ingram, a nationally known nutritional physician, and author of
Cure is in the Cupboard”, is concerned over eerie “stealth” viruses that
can creep into our system like something in a science fiction movie.
Even doctors are mystified by these mutated part mammal, part bird
that are related to the common cold and have been known to cause SARS.
Some scientists believe the strongest of this season’s flu strains may
soon combine with the rapidly spreading Avian flu to produce a worldwide
epidemic. “Since your body has never seen anything like these viruses
before, it has no idea what they are or how to get rid of them,” says
But in your rush to try and relieve what ails you this cold and flu
Dr. Ingram warns against using over-the-counter or prescription
which can cause illnesses much more serious than what you had in the
A University of Washington study, among others, showed the connection
between anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, and flesh-eating
“These drugs keep your infection-fighting white blood cells from working
properly,” says Dr. Ingram. “They suppress your natural immune system
and create a welcoming environment for toxins and bacteria, including
the dreaded flesh-eating bacteria.”
The side effects of anti-viral medications, which some people have been
taking instead of the scarce flu vaccine, can be just as
to Dr. Ingram. An article in the Asian Times claims up to half of
medical personnel who were treated with anti-virals developed serious
bone weakening, and in some cases,
collapse. But that’s not the entire story. “These medications don’t kill
the virus, they just slow down its reproduction rate,” says Dr. Ingram.
“The virus cells that remain can be driven even deeper into the body,
causing anemia and kidney failure, and producing new mutated viruses.”
And if you’re thinking about using over-the-counter antihistamines or
decongestants to dry up those sniffles, think again. Dr. Ingram says
products dry up the mucous membranes, creating a friendlier environment
for viruses. “Mucous contains natural antibiotics,” he adds, “so it’s
not necessarily something you want to get rid of.”
Dr. Ingram suggests treating viruses and bacterial infections naturally
with acidic foods such as lemon or lime juice, apple cider or balsamic
vinegar, and grapefruit. Other safe and powerful remedies he recommends
eating are raw honey, garlic, onions, cinnamon, cumin and extract of
oregano. A recent study by an independent testing lab Microbiotest
oil of oregano manufactured by North American Herb and Spice
killed virtually all viruses within 20 minutes.
Dr. Ingram highly recommends the use of wild oregano as a powerful
and antiviral agent.
Dr. Cass Ingram is one of the world’s leading experts in natural
and the antimicrobial effectiveness of wild oregano and other spice
He holds a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences,
and is the author of 13 books, including
The Cure Is in the Cupboard: How to Use Oregano for Better Health,
The Respiratory Solution: Finally, Relief from Asthma, Bronchitis, Mold, Sinus Attacks, Allergies, Sore Throats Colds and Flu.,
How to Eat Right and Live Longer. His books teach people how to strengthen their immune systems
against killer germs.