Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Holistic and Integrative Therapies

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Some herbal supplements should not be taken to prevent or treat Bird Flu. The reason for this is that they may boost the immune system and its pro-inflammatory cytokines. Victims of Bird Flu often die from pneumonia related to over-reation by the immune system. The virus reproduces 1000 times more than a normal flu virus. The body has never experienced an infection like this and reacts by sending all the killer cells it can. Unfortunately there is no break in the cycle and the inflammation and tissue buildup kills many bird flu patients through Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), suffocation. Taking a supplement that boosts the immune system may kill you. Bleeding (hemorrhaging) has also been reported in some victims so blood thinning medications and supplements may contribute to this problem.

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