Avian Flu Treatment Murrells Inlet SC

Flu season may be months away, but persistent outbreaks of avian (bird) flu, also known as strain H5N1, could presage a horrific scenario-a supergerm that jumps from birds to people, triggering a worldwide pandemic. Currently, it appears humans catch the disease only through direct contact with live, infected domestic birds (primarily chickens)'thereby limiting its spread.

Waccamaw Chiropractic and Wellness Center
(843) 357-9617
658 Wachesaw Rd
Murrells Inlet, SC

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Palms Chiropractic LLC
(843) 903-5522
220 Ronnie Ct
Myrtle Beach, SC

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Jin Li Dong
(843) 692-9243
4810 N Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Alternative Health Clinic
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Acupuncture, Chiropractic, herbology, cancer treatment and therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, live cell studies, nutrition, detoxification, natural and holistic healthcare
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Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield (SC, Blue Choice, Federal, State), United Healthcare (Golden Rule, Great West), Medicare, MedicaidSoon to come: Humana, Planned Administration Inc. (BCBS)If you are insured with another company, please contact us for
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

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Medical School: Peking University School of Medicine, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, 1983, 1991
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Member Organizations: SC Chiropractors Association
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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The Animal Hospital of South Carolina
(843) 979-4410
13057 Ocean Hwy Suite D
Pawleys Island, SC

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Charleston Cornea & Refractive Surgery, P.A.
(843) 560-9934
109 Finnegan Court
Myrtle Beach, SC

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Grand Strand Health and Wellness
(843) 357-9355
3959 Hwy 17
Murrells Inlet, SC

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Socastee Eye Clinic
(843) 293-8101
4885 Socastee Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC

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Pawleys Veterinary Hospital
(843) 237-1848
9722 Highway 17
Pawleys Island, SC

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Waccamaw Regional Vet Center
(843) 248-2752
1214 Pine St
Conway, SC

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Gayle L Brook, DO
Murrells Inlet, SC
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General Practice
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Female
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Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1984

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Alternative Medicine Cabinet - Avian Flu

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By Jack Challem

Flu season may be months away, but persistent outbreaks of avian (bird) flu, also known as strain H5N1, could presage a horrific scenario—a supergerm that jumps from birds to people, triggering a worldwide pandemic. Currently, it appears humans catch the disease only through direct contact with live, infected domestic birds (primarily chickens)—thereby limiting its spread. Experts worry, however, that the virus will eventually mutate into a strain capable of human-to-human transmission.

That’s a scary thought. No vaccine yet exists for this strain of flu, and studies indicate that the virus may be developing resistance to the highly touted antiviral drug Tamiflu. So just what are your flu-fending options?

Don’t panic, advises Marcus Laux, ND, clinical professor and physician at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, but do prepare yourself. His prescription: Take your supplements. “Your best defense is to boost your immune system well ahead of the flu season,” he says. “Some supplements have direct antiviral effects, and others work by helping your body fight the infection and reduce symptoms.” Laux and the experts we consulted recommend the following top immune boosters:

SELENIUM
Low levels of dietary selenium appear to drive flu virus mutations, according to research led by Melinda Beck, PhD, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Selenium-deficient regions in Asia act as breeding grounds for these mutations, which first infect migratory waterfowl (such as ducks), then cross over to domestic birds, and, finally, to people.

Beck has found that three things happen when animals or people who lack sufficient selenium get even a mild form of flu. One, a lack of selenium weakens the immune system, leading to more serious infections. Two, when a flu virus infects a selenium-deficient animal or person, it mutates into a more aggressive and dangerous strain. And three, once this happens, the virus can infect even people who do get enough selenium from their diet and supplements. At that point, no one is immune.
Rx: Take 200 mcg of selenium daily, says Laux, and up the dose to a maximum of 400 mcg during an active infection.

N-ACETYLCYSTEINE

Used in hospitals to treat Tylenol overdose and lung congestion, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may offer the best antioxidant support against the flu. A study of 262 people, led by Silvio De Flora, MD, at the University of Genoa, Italy, found that NAC dramatically reduced flu symptoms. Only one in four people taking NAC developed symptoms, and those were generally mild. In contrast, four out of five people taking placebos had far more debilitating symptoms.
Rx: Follow the dosage De Flora used in his study: 600 mg of NAC twice daily over the flu season. During an active infection, you can safely increase your NAC intake to 3,000 to 4,000 mg daily.

L-LYSINE

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