Beating the Flu
by J. E. Williams, O.M.D.
Hampton Roads Publishing Co., 2006
ISBN: 1-57174-507-6
176 Pages / Paperback

The Natural Prescription for Surviving Pandemic Influenza and Bird Flu

Every year, 36,000 Americans die of the flu and one million die worldwide. The possibility of a super flu pandemic is frightening. If no one has immunity, it could cover the globe in 250 days and conceivably infect 20 percent or more of the world's population of 6.6 billion. The 1918 Spanish flu killed 675,000 Americans and at least 50 million worldwide. The death toll from the bird flu virus—with a 50% kill rate in adults and a frightening 89% in children—could reach an apocalyptic 360 million.

Worse yet, without a vaccine (or adequate supplies), and without enough antiviral drugs, modern medicine doesn't have a specific, effective, and safe treatment for the flu. This nightmare scenario may not happen, but if it does, it's essential that individuals and families arm themselves with up-to-date information. Dr. J. E. Williams is an oriental and natural-medicine expert who has used herbs and vitamins to treat influenza and other viruses for more than two decades. In Beating the Flu, he begins not by telling you how to treat the flu bug, but how to avoid it altogether through a combination of good hygiene and super foods that offer the quick boosts your immune system needs to ward off the virus. Should you get sick, Dr. Williams also offers a “natural medicine cabinet” of vitamins, herbs, and minerals that work best against any kind of flu-along with the clinical evidence to back up the remedies.

Be Prepared to Beat the Flu

This book advises a sensible and comprehensive approach to treating ordinary flu and surviving pandemic influenza. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of immunization and antiviral drugs, and in five prescriptions teaches you the best natural medicines to beat the flu.

You need this book because if you follow the guidelines presented and utilize the prescriptions outlined by Dr. Williams, you will learn how to prevent infection and protect you family from the ravages of bird flu. Do your homework. Pick up the book. Prepared now.

What people are saying about Beating the Flu

"Strong medicine! In Beating the Flu, Dr. Williams offers real-world options in the realm of natural and food-based therapies while the rest of the medical profession is paralyzed with fear and inertia in the face of a killer epidemic projected to kill 150 million."
Ron Klatz, M.D., D.O, President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, author of Infection Protection


I wrote this book to give people solutions for beating the flu and to teach them how to survive pandemic influenza. I am not new to the game. As a practicing doctor, I have been working on the prevention and safe treatment of viral illnesses since 1984. Since then, the viral problem has gotten significantly worse. In 2002, my book Viral Immunity, a highly acclaimed text on what's gone wrong with our immune systems and why viral diseases are on the rise, was published. It was well-ahead of the SARS epidemic. In 2004, long before the bird flu scare, I started working on a book to prevent and treat influenza. To me, it was obvious that influenza was fast becoming a serious and growing problem because as compared to the nuisance influenzas of the past, modern flu causes more severe illnesses lasting 3-4 weeks instead of the typical 7-10 days, and with more troubling symptoms. I am very passionate and extremely concerned about this global health crisis. It is not a passing thing for me.

Will a pandemic come? Has the media over-hyped the problem? These are good questions, and those that many people ask me and ones that I'm repeatedly asked by talk show hosts. What's critical to understand is that the problem of emerging virus diseases is very real. In fact, they are already among us and they are not going away. In fact, they are getting stronger. Consider AIDS and hepatitis C virus, the reappearance of polio, West Nile fever, and the worsening problem of Dengue fever, a mosquito born viral illness that causes hemorrhagic disease - spontaneous bleeding that can kill. Called “break bone fever,” heath experts have known about Dengue fever for centuries and an unbelievable 50 million new cases worldwide are diagnosed every year. The death rate, at 5%, is relatively low, however, but the symptoms are worse than influenza. In addition, new strains of flu virus are emerging and could conceivably mutate into a form that no one has immunity against. On average in the United States, nearly 100 million people, more than 1 out of every 3 individuals, catches the flu, and about 36,000 die every year. Yes, pandemic influenza will come because it's been here before. This time, however, the conditions are right for massive spread of disease. In the hands of terrorists or misguided scientists who create a super flu mutant strain, the results could be catastrophic. I don't have a crystal ball, but the potential for a super flu is very high.

In Beating the Flu, you will learn:

  • The six best strategies for beating pandemic influenza.
  • The most effective natural medicines to beat the flu.
  • How to outsmart influenza in your home.
  • Why influenza may be nature's most perfect virus - the ideal way of thinning the herd.
  • What pandemic influenza is and what makes it different from ordinary flu.
  • What the symptoms of ordinary flu are and how they differ from pandemic forms of influenza.
  • The short comings of quarantine and the importance of primary avoidance.
  • How to enhance your body's viral immunity.
  • How to use foods, spices, and culinary herbs to beat the flu.
  • How to use prescription and over-the-counter drugs wisely.
  • When to call your doctor should you get sick, and when to go to the hospital.
  • Specialized biological medications that increase your chances of surviving pandemic influenza.
  • How to prevent dehydration when you're sick.
  • Why managing inflammation effectively may be the key to beating pandemic influenza.

This book, and the information it contains, could save your life. If you apply the simple, concrete, evidence-based natural solutions in my book, Beating the Flu, in a timely manner, you will be prepared when pandemic influenza arrives. Knowledge is power; it's wise to prepare now.


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