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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 March 21, 2020- As expected, the numbers are higher and the ICU's are overcrowded in some hospitals and no one has enough protective gear to keep them safe.  That means everyone from the doctors, nurses, medical assistants, respiratory therapists, to janitors.  People's tempers are running short and everyone is afraid.  Still the numbers look like about 2% mortality but Germany's is much lower because they have enough supplies for treatment and safety.  Such a shame that the CDC pandemic team ( not to the fault of funding)  did not plan for even basic things.  So we have a lot of people suffering from lack of protection but as a result, also lost jobs, wages etc.  We have to practice social distancing to help prevent the overwhelm of the ICU's but also we need to love one another to overcome these tough times.  I really think the mortality…
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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)

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 https://www.bentonintegrative.com/supplements  or Health Connections in Lincolnton or Amazon #supportlocalbusiness Flu, colds, viruses, strep etc
Homeopathic Belladonna, aconitum, influenzinum, chamomilla, ledum, hypericum, arsenicum album, Rhus Tox, sulfur, influenzinum, kali muriaticum 
Acute dosing of homeopathy for sudden need like illness or injury- 3 pellets every 15 minutes up to 1-2 hours.  If better, continue as ne…

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.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22950655

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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
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"..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..."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25254165

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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. AuthorsDimova S1, Hoet PHDinsdale DNemery B. Author information1Laboratory of Pneumology, Unit of Toxicology, K.U. Leuv…

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 healthy person to go for the natural route.Sweet…

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 thehttps://www.cdc.gov/flu/
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 https://residenciadeclinica.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/influenza-vaccines-cochrane-review-20101.pdf ·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: When the vaccine matched the flu strain, 4 percent who weren’t vaccinated got …