When looking at vitamin D and seasonal flu outbreaks, nobody is asking why? Even the H1N1 pandemic, the Why is one question that tends to be overlooked.
In researching the Why question, turns out there are numerous whys that science has not been able to answer.
Here are the top 10 Why the flu is such an unusual disease. Unusual unlike any other disease. In the why questions you may find the answer to not being a victim of the flu.
The British epidemiologist, Edgar Hope-Simpson asked the why question. He developed a theory as to why the flu does not follow the patterns of traditional infectious diseases.
Since then, others have asked the why question about the flu. Below you will find the top 10 whys from a 2008 paper titled, On the Epidemiology of Influenza.
The current theory is that the flu may be secondary to vitamin D insufficiency. Since vitamin D is a precursor of glutathione. Other cofactors like zinc and selenium no-doubt play a part in the big picture. Put the pieces together and you may never get sick from the flu ever again.
Or if you do, it may be so inconsequential that you will hardly know your even sick. At least that is what one study on the H1N1 from a few years ago had to say with the study group that built up their glutathione levels.
Important to Note: Vitamin D supplements may do more harm than help. Do not think that just supplementing will help. Make sure and read the vitamin D supplement warning study.
1) Why are flu outbreaks both seasonal and found everywhere?
2) Where is the flu in-between outbreaks?
3) Why do flu epidemics start so sudden and dramatically?
4) Why do they end suddenly and unexpectedly?
5) Why is the typical interval between outbreaks obscure?
6) Why is the secondary infection rate so low?
7) Why does the flu coincidentally brake out in epidemics in countries in similar latitudes?
8) Why have other flu epidemics in history spread so rapidly, even with out the availability of modern transport?
This has always puzzled me. Today if the H1N1 wants to travel from, say Texas to New York, it only has to hop a human that is hopping on a jet and it can make the journey in several hours. In history, travel was much slower, taking weeks or even months. Yet outbreaks happened much faster than the typical travel times of the eras.
9) Why does experimental inoculation of seronegative humans fail to cause illness in all the volunteers?
And the top, biggest why question about the flu......(drum roll please)
10) Why has influenza mortality of the aged not declined as their vaccination rates increased?
The study above reviews the vitamin D connection.
The conclusion was the seasonal vitamin D effect and some of us are just good infectors.
If their theory is true, the first conclusion is increasing vitamin D levels. This does not address the studies that show that vitamin D is a precursor of glutathione. Glutathione is one of the main immunity booster and viral / bacteria protectors our body has.
It also does not tell you that there is an inherent danger with some vitamin D's.
Vitamin D Problem Discoveries is a Bio Essay. It "explores how lifelong supplementation of the food chain with vitamin D might well be contributing to the current epidemics of obesity and chronic disease."
What, if a little is good, more is not better? The vitamin D (not really a vitamin at all) is in a lot of foods. Now the producers of those foods can claim their foods help prevent osteoporosis. Vitamin D, and especially vitamin D2 is an immunomodulatory secosteroid.
Immunomodulatory means alter the immune function, which in this case is an immune suppression or decreasing immunity.
Secosteroid means that vitamin D is like a steroid but slightly altered. A question to ask: What happens when we overdose on vitamin D?
The sun is the best source, depending on the time of year and your skin color.
Sources of Vitamin D starts with the sun and looks at the food sources and many benefits of vitamin D.
But before you go to the sources of D, one more thing...
There is one more thing. Vitamin D promotes glutathione production. All of the benefits of vitamin D are also the very same benefits that studies show result from boosting our intracellular glutathione.
One study even found a benefit with the flu. Not just any brand of flu. It helped those with H1N1.
When you go to this link, the first study looked at the H5N1.
The second study looks at the H1N1 and said that boosting glutathione is a viable way to protect, well everyone.
The Glutathione Swine Flu Protection Connection has the Flu Glutathione Protection Study.
As always, do not change your medicine routines with out talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
There is a new vitamin D and seasonal flu or related paper published every day. We will try to keep updated on this throughout the flu season.
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