Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Fw: Chicken Soup for the Flu Shot Soul

Expand Messages
  • Vladimir Bohinc
    Dear List members, I am sure you will agree with me; there is no chicken soup like a Slovak chicken soup. Regards, Vladimir ... From: HSI - Jenny Thompson
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 21, 2004
    • 0 Attachment
      Dear List members,

      I am sure you will agree with me; there is no chicken soup like a Slovak
      chicken soup.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "HSI - Jenny Thompson" <HSIResearch@...>
      To: <konekta@...>
      Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 2:47 PM
      Subject: Chicken Soup for the Flu Shot Soul

      > Chicken Soup for the Flu Shot Soul
      > Health Sciences Institute e-Alert
      > October 21, 2004
      > **************************************************************
      > We hope you enjoy this free e-letter from the Health
      > Sciences Institute e-Alert. You have received this
      > e-mail because you have either signed up for our
      > e-letter through a promotion on an affiliate website,
      > subscribed to one of Agora Health's print newsletters,
      > or visited our website and signed up there. If you're
      > an existing subscriber to the e-Alert, you should note
      > it is now being sent from a different server. Please
      > make sure to add this new address to your "friends"
      > list or to "whitelist" it if necessary. If you wish to
      > permanently remove yourself from this mailing list,
      > follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.
      > **************************************************************
      > Dear Reader,
      > It's always something. Or when it comes to the flu vaccine it
      > seems that way. Every year there's a new wrinkle; a feared
      > pandemic, a run on doctors' offices that create shortages, or - as is
      > the case this year - a vaccine manufacturer is shut down, creating
      > scarce supplies, thefts of vaccine caches, black market sales, etc.
      > Always something.
      > As Moshe ben Maimon might say: It's meshuggah.
      > Ben Maimon was a 12th century Jewish philosopher and physician
      > who recommend this treatment for influenza and colds: chicken
      > soup. As the story goes, Moshe drew on classical Greek medicine
      > to support his recommendation, but I'll bet you a dollar he actually
      > picked it from his mom.
      > I was reminded of Moshe's soup cure when I came across an
      > Associated Press item about a flu vaccine clinic offered in Fergus
      > Falls, Minnesota. Because of the nationwide vaccine shortage, the
      > clinic received no supply of the vaccine at all. So when people
      > came by to get a flu shot, they were given a can of chicken soup
      > and a box of tissues instead.
      > When Kris Ehresmann, the head of Minnesota's immunization
      > program, heard about the soup giveaway, with some amusement
      > she told the AP that it was, "better than nothing."
      > Better than nothing, indeed. In fact, according to one study,
      > chicken soup is full of good nutrition and even has natural anti-
      > inflammatory properties. That's much more than I can say for the
      > flu vaccine.
      > ------------------------------------------------------------
      > Grandma's penicillin
      > ------------------------------------------------------------
      > Stephen Rennard, M.D., is a researcher at the University of
      > Nebraska where he studies the defense mechanisms of the lung.
      > One day, while enjoying his wife's homemade chicken soup, he
      > wondered if something in the soup might have an anti-
      > inflammatory effect on the respiratory viral infections responsible
      > for colds and the flu.
      > From a recipe called "Grandma's Soup," Dr. Rennard had his wife
      > prepare several batches for laboratory tests to examine the soup's
      > effect on neutrophils; white blood cells that stimulate mucous
      > release. As reported in a 2000 issue of the medical journal Chest,
      > Dr. Rennard and his team found that the ingredients of the soup
      > clearly inhibited the movement of neutrophils.
      > In other words, chicken soup may actually trigger a cold and flu-
      > fighting reaction in the body. But it doesn't end with neutrophils
      > inhibition.
      > Many chicken soup recipes call for exactly what a sick person
      > needs: ingredients that are nutrient-rich, such as onions, carrots,
      > celery, parsley, sweet potatoes, parsnips and turnips (all of which
      > were included in Grandma's Soup).
      > In an interview with Reuters, Dr. Rennard also acknowledged that
      > the steam from the warm soup may help soothe inflamed sinuses.
      > And when someone lovingly prepares the soup for you - a doting
      > Grandma, for instance - the care itself may provide a therapeutic
      > psychological boost that promotes healing.
      > ------------------------------------------------------------
      > Spice it up
      > ------------------------------------------------------------
      > Dr. Rennard's Grandma's Soup recipe calls for salting and
      > peppering to taste, which is good advice.
      > Sodium is an essential electrolyte that promotes hydration. That's
      > not to say that salt should be shoveled in, but adding some salt is a
      > plus, unless your doctor has instructed you to avoid it.
      > And don't hold back on the pepper either. Natural medical
      > physician Dr. Joseph Mercola suggests that plenty of pepper will
      > help thin respiratory mucus when fluids in the mouth and throat are
      > stimulated. He adds that the main ingredient of chicken soup - that
      > is, of course, chicken - contains cysteine; an amino acid that also
      > thins mucus.
      > So if you drop by a clinic to get a flu shot and receive soup instead,
      > don't think you're getting the lesser of two treatments. With a large
      > pot of chicken soup simmering on the stove, you just might have
      > your healthiest flu season ever.
      > **************************************************************
      > Get as slender as you like...and not by dieting!
      > We can help you chisel down to your naturally healthy
      > size...without dangerous pharmaceuticals, yo-yo dieting,
      > artificial sweeteners, fake fats, or drug store appetite
      > suppressants. The truth is, you can lose all the weight you
      > want. And you don't have to "work" for it. Don't waste
      > another day dieting...or dreaming about your perfect size and
      > shape.
      > Start feeling healthy again! Visit:
      > http://www.youreletters.com/t/68853/2584347/650285/0/
      > (if you can't open here use the HTML links listed below)
      > **************************************************************
      > To start receiving your own copy of the HSI e-Alert, visit:
      > http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/hsi/freecopy
      > Or forward this e-mail to a friend so they can sign-up to
      > receive their own copy of the HSI e-Alert.
      > **************************************************************
      > Here's the latest outrage from the Vioxx mess.
      > The Washington Post reports that according to a press release
      > issued by Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, FDA officials tried to
      > suppress the conclusions of a review showing that Vioxx was
      > linked to an increased risk of heart attack.
      > Nice.
      > The Vioxx review was prepared by David Graham, associate
      > science director of the FDA's Office of Drug Safety. When
      > Graham's team examined the medical records of nearly one and a
      > half million patients who took either Vioxx or Celebrex, they
      > concluded that "27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths"
      > could have been avoided if patients had been using Celebrex
      > instead of Vioxx.
      > Grassley told the Post that FDA officials had "ostracized" Graham
      > and had made "veiled threats" while he was trying to clear his
      > research for publication. An FDA official is reported to have
      > suggested "watering down" the conclusions. In an e-mail, Graham
      > said he would not compromise his "deeply-held conclusions about
      > this safety question."
      > The Post reports that when asked about Graham's claims, the
      > acting director of the FDA's drug center called them "baloney."
      > Baloney. That's one side of the story. On the other side, Senator
      > Grassley (who has reviewed several contentious FDA decisions)
      > told the Post that the FDA decided to challenge its own expert,
      > "instead of acting as a public watchdog."
      > As a "watchdog," we know what kind of bite the FDA has. This
      > past spring, the agency banned the sale of the herb ephedra, even
      > though the problems with ephedra were almost entirely associated
      > with ephedrine; a hyped up synthetic form of the herb. A total of
      > about 100 deaths have been attributed to complications involving
      > "ephedra-containing" products.
      > So let's look at the box score:
      > Vioxx: 27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths. Taken off
      > the market by its manufacturer (not the FDA) YEARS after the
      > FDA recognized an elevated risk of cardiac problems.
      > Ephedra: About 100 deaths attributed to synthetic ephedrine.
      > Banned by the FDA.
      > There's your "watchdog" for you. Not to mention a showing of
      > true colors.
      > To Your Good Health,
      > Jenny Thompson
      > Health Sciences Institute
      > **************************************************************
      > Learn how to breathe disease out of your body using
      > techniques found in Healing with Ki-Kou. This book details a
      > system of breathing techniques combined with simple body
      > postures, handed down for centuries by traditional Chinese
      > doctors. These powerful techniques use the principle of chi,
      > considered by Eastern disciplines to be the energy source
      > that carries life through your body. Put a stop to colds,
      > viruses, ulcers, heart disease, arthritis, headaches, and
      > discomfort from menopause with this easy to follow step by
      > step breathing guide, visit:
      > http://www.youreletters.com/t/68853/2584347/646665/0/
      > (if you can't open here use the HTML links listed below)
      > ************************************************************
      > To start receiving your own copy of the HSI e-Alert, visit:
      > http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/hsi/freecopya
      > Or forward this e-mail to a friend so they can sign-up to
      > receive their own copy of the HSI e-Alert.
      > **************************************************************
      > Sources:
      > "Chicken Soup Replaces Flu Vaccine" The Associated Press,
      > 10/14/04, ap.org
      > "Chicken Soup Inhibits Neutrophil Chemotaxis In Vitro" Chest,
      > Vol. 118, No. 4, October 2000, chestjournal.org
      > "Chicken Soup is Medicine, U.S. Scientists Confirm" Reuters,
      > 10/17/00, archives.cnn.com
      > "Chicken Soup Good For Colds and Your Heart" Dr. Joseph
      > Mercola, 4/4/01, mercola.com
      > "FDA Official Alleges Pressure to Suppress Vioxx Findings" Marc
      > Kaufman, The Washington Post, 10/8/04, washingtonpost.com
      > Copyright (c)1997-2004 by www.hsibaltimore.com, L.L.C.
      > The e-Alert may not be posted on commercial sites without
      > written permission.
      > AOL HTML links
      > **************************************************************
      > <a href="http://www.youreletters.com/t/68853/2584347/650285/0/">WEIGHT
      LOSS THAT WORKS </a>
      > <a href="http://www.youreletters.com/t/68853/2584347/646665/0/">BREATHE
      > ************************************************************
      > Before you hit reply to send us a question or request,
      > please visit here http://www.hsibaltimore.com/ealert/questions.html
      > ************************************************************
      > If you'd like to participate in the HSI Forum, search past
      > e-Alerts and products or you're an HSI member and would like
      > to search past articles, visit http://www.hsibaltimore.com
      > ************************************************************
      > To learn more about HSI, call (203) 699-4416 or visit,
      > http://www.youreletters.com/t/68853/2584347/297/0/
      > ************************************************************
      > If you want to end your HSI e-Alert subscription or you need
      > to change your e-mail address, please follow theinstructions
      > below. Your changes will be effective immediately. However,
      > if you do not follow the instructions below and simply hit
      > reply instead, we may not receive your request and cannot
      > assure you that it will be completed.
      > ************************************************************
      > Please note: We sent this e-mail to:
      > konekta@...
      > because you or someone using your e-mail address subscribed to this
      > Want to cancel? Click on this link...or copy and paste it into your
      browser window:
      > http://www.ezimages.net/remove/index.cfm?memberid=2584347
      > Address Change? Click on this link...or copy and paste it into your
      browser window:
      > http://www.agoramail.net/changeEmail.cfm?id=2584347
      > To cancel by mail or for any other subscription issues,
      > write us at:
      > Order Processing Center
      > Attn: Customer Service
      > P.O. Box 925
      > Frederick, MD 21705 USA
      > __________ Informacia od NOD32 1.894 (20041014) __________
      > Tato sprava bola preverena antivirusovym systemom NOD32.
      > http://www.eset.sk
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.