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Thoughts on the Coronavirus

For novices like me, when you see a purple colored word, if you click on that, you can see the study I am referring to. 8-) Update June 6, 2020- So far things are looking much better.  The Case Fatality rate seems to be under 0.3% which is great news compared to early on. The studies about asymptomatic spread were based in incomplete information so seems like that is not really an issue anymore.  What a relief.  Still African Americans are disproportionately affected which is not a genetic issue and deserves full investigation to all possibilities related to that but over 47% of the deaths and higher in some states were in nursing homes.  So the elderly need to still be protected and African Americans need to still be on alert. Meanwhile, use common sense, hand washing,  avoidance of those with immune issues, elderly etc. Update April 25, 2020- We are at the point of almost doing a slow open of the state.  Praying that we find peace between all sides as there is a lot of emotion
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First Aid Kit!

First aid kit to have on hand when you call me for help Call for dosing for younger kids, pregnancy and Breast feeding.  There are so many variables when determining these doses or safety. Homeopathy, regardless of dose is safe for any age.  Usually higher doses of homeopathy is better for the little ones (backwards of what one would think) Per the FDA- officially nothing can be recommended.  All this is heresay so consult with your doctor.  FDA doesn't like homeopathy and essential oils so take all this at your own risk.  ;-) You don’t have to do ALL of these but pick and choose some so you have options.  IF you don’t get better, get help.  You could have the wrong diagnosis You can get these supplements on my website under Fullscript or Kaerwell at   or Health Connections in Lincolnton or Amazon #supportlocalbusiness   Flu, colds, viruses, strep etc Homeopathic Belladonna, aconitum, influenzinum, chamomilla, ledum

Fever Phobia- Just a few supportive studies on why we should support fever rather than suppress it.

Ital J Pediatr. 2012 Sep 5;38:40. doi: 10.1186/1824-7288-38-40. Knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions of primary care physicians regarding fever in children: a cross sectional study. === World J Clin Pediatr. 2012 Dec 8;1(4):29-33. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v1.i4.29. eCollection 2012. Fever management: Evidence vs current practice -- "..The practice of alternating antipyretics has become widespread at home and on paediatric wards without supporting scientific evidence. There is still a significant contrast between the current concept and practice, and the scientific evidence..." === Acetaminophen decreases intracellular glutathione levels and modulates cytokine production in human alveolar macrophages and type II pneumocytes in vitro. Dimova S, et al. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2005. Authors Dimova S 1 ,  Hoet PH ,  Dinsdale D ,  Nemery B . Author information

Elderberry versus Tamiflu?

Go team Sweet’s Syrup!! You can probably guess my answer being an Integrative Physician.   I figure since pharmacists say “only 2 % “ of children have a risk of psychosis as a side effect I don’t want my kids to be one of those 2%.   As a friend posted on my page, Siri says there are 73.9 million children ages 0-17 in the US.   2% of that is 1,478,000.   Um.   No thanks! In my blog , I explain why I wouldn’t get a flu shot either but I digress. So since I have plenty of evidence as to why the flu shot is not effective, we all know that whether you get the flu vaccine or not, you can indeed get the flu, even if the same strain is found in the flu vaccine.   “They say” that it won’t be as severe or you won’t have complications if you get the flu vaccine but the data does not support that either.   So now you have a choice to do Tamiflu or go au natural and try some elderberry syrup.   I personally go for elderberry syrup and think it is reasonable for your average h

My Patient Info Sheet for the Flu Vaccine for Informed Consent.

Patient Info Sheet for the Flu Vaccine for Informed Consent Cammy Benton, MD For the Pro side, please visit the It is important to review both sets of data to make an informed decision. 1 .   Jefferson T, Di Pietrantonj C, Rivetti A, Bawazeer GA, Al ... (n.d.). Retrieved from ·        Collaboration report included 40 clinical trial studies of more than 70,000 people a perfectly matched year, it showed up to 80% benefit.  ·        But since they don’t often match the flu strains perfectly, it listed 50% effectiveness, to as low as 30% effectiveness, with the flu vaccine. So just as many people theoretically benefited as didn’t on an average year.   ·        It showed modest days lost from work with the vaccine and NO evidence was found to decrease hospitalization or complication rates.  ·        Another analysis put it this way: Whe