> From: RJ Leong <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: FLU ANYONE?
> Date: Friday, December 25, 1998 10:25 PM
> Hi all,
> Yes, it's flu season; my advice to my patients with a cold or flu is to
> "juice fast" on a variety of fresh juices, then after feeling relatively
> normal, gradually add back fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, fresh fish over
> period of a few days. And eat only organic. It works great for every
> of my patients who try it. I have observed that dairy, sugar, fried
> flour, and any cooked starches will generally worsen all the symptoms. I
> see patients every year, all winter who have the "flu" and I really think
> it is a problem with toxicity that beats up the immune system. I
> never/rarely get sick with a cold, and if I feel something coming on I
> immediately juice some carrots and fruit and usually prevent myself from
> becoming ill.
> > Dear friends: Even though this is the flu season and everyone in
> > the around you or in the office is sick and people are hacking and
> > coughing...
> Also, I believe that eating non-toxic food, meaning organic unprocessed
> foods is really really important. I have a significant other who used to
> get colds and flu in the winter every year. We met five years ago. At
> first he inevitably got sick every year after being exposed to sick
> and take a minimum of 2 weeks to completely recover and become symptom
> free; and more if a severe one hit him. I didn't/don't get ill with
> although I used to all the time.
> I would give him fresh organic juices each time and he'd recover
> "remarkably fast" (according to him). During the past years we have
> the majority of our meals at home and had nearly all organic food; lots
> fresh fish (raw and cooked), a lot of raw foods and cut down on refined
> carbs, especially any type of grains (especially flour, including whole
> grain organic flours) drastically over a period of months. He was not
> ill for two years.
> Then these past two months he had a heavy work schedule and ate many more
> meals "out" when working, and consequently much less of our usual organic
> regimen. He just caught a bad cold for the first time in about two
> I immediately insisted he have organic juices for two days, plus my
> chinese herbs. He isn't completely well yet but compared to his previous
> state, he'll be over this one in about 90% less time than he would have
> been 5 years ago (for a cold of the same severity). He was a complete
> skeptic about food and immunity 5 years ago. He is not a "true believer"
> yet but is now convinced I have some useful tips as he will absolutely
> follow my advice on juice fasting etc. It took him 4 years to admit that
> have the right ideas about this stuff.
> A useful supplement for those who want more help is twinlab's brand
> protectors supplement. Single traditional chinese herbs that are useful
> include mentha (peppermint), lonicera, forsythia, chrysanthemum; fresh is
> best; second best is dried herb made into tea. For sore throats,
> root is useful; take a small piece and chew it until the flavor is all
> gone, allowing saliva to go down the throat and coat it while the flavor
> the root is in your mouth. If peppermint is unavailable fresh mints of
> kind are great; take the leaves and eat them instincto style. Other
> items that are useful for colds that can be consume instincto style
> include: bulb of scallion; crushed fresh garlic; chopped onion. Oh with
> peppermin the entire stems, if tender enough also are good.
> Hope this helps anyone susceptible to the flu or colds. Oh BTW I also
> think over eating is very bad for your immune system.
> Also, ask yourself if you have anything invested in being ill. Most of
> time people cannot say they need to rest or take time off during the
> holidays and are very stressed; and their bodies simply decide that they
> WILL rest. In other words, if you can't decide to get a certain amount
> rest, and respect the limits of your health, your body will decide for
> I have nothing invested in being ill unless faced with very unusual
> circumstances. I mean, if you have an unreasonable boss or killer job,
> isn't it better to be ill and resting at home than to be at work? Being
> ill is sometimes a safety valve and a red flag that a person needs to
> better care; rather than something to be "conquered" it could be a gift
> your body giving you a message that it needs some kind of attention.
> Happy holidays,