I’d like to try to clear the air a bit when it comes to how you contract and treat Ebola, otherwise known as African Hemorrhagic Fever. The hysteria surrounding this virus is stunning, because most people already know this stuff. For one, there has not been a virus pandemic since colonial times for a reason. We know how viruses spread. If you stay in your house and don’t have contact with other humans, it is impossible to get a virus. Viruses need a host organism, therefore they cannot be spread through water supplies, especially chlorinated water supplies which most of us drink. Out in public, Ebola can most likely spread through the air, from sneezing or coughing, but there are simple precautions you can take if you absolutely must go out to the store, which I will get into below. Treating Ebola is a crapshoot at this point, but I will explain the splintered logic as to what your options are should you contract the disease.
Malaria, for the record, is not a virus. It would be terrifying if mosquitoes could transfer Ebola, but there is no reason to think that this would be possible. Malaria does infect over 500 million people per year, but malaria is a parasite, and is unlike most other maladies. Ebola is far easier to control than malaria, and if you understand the precautions you absolutely will not get it.
At this point, if you are flying in an airplane or plan to be in a very tightly packed crowd, it would be prudent to wear a a surgical, or better, an N95 mask, over your face. Sure, you’ll look stupid, but who knows what the government is hiding from us at this point. You can buy an N95 mask, which filters 95% of air particles, including viruses, for only a few bucks, and there are bulk packs available on Ebay and Amazon if you are buying for a whole family or community. Surprisingly there has not yet been a run on these masks, probably because those of us who will actually go and buy them already have them.
The “normalcy bias” of people is amazing. The disease they are calling Ebola has been reported to be here in the US. I am not even entirely sure that we are really dealing with the actual Ebola virus to begin with. Africa has over 750 million mobile phone subscriptions, 67% of the population. There are over 205 million internet users. Yet if you Google pictures of Ebola victims, only a few old pictures come up. This is not my novel concept. The “conspiracy” websites have been talking about this strange fact for weeks. Is Google just filtering the pictures? Did Africa just get extremely introspective and thoughtful (they were chopping each other up by the hundreds of thousands in the late 90s)? It doesn’t make any sense. But nonetheless, the corporate media has reported that a disease called Ebola has killed thousands in Africa and has been diagnosed in at least one case in Dallas.
What kills Ebola? The same as other viruses. Everyone was up in arms because they cleaned the sidewalk in Dallas where the victim threw up with a pressure washer. Sunlight kills viruses! OMG!! There was no living virus left on the sidewalk, and whatever cleaner was put into the pressure washer also would kill Ebola. Bleach, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol and Jack Daniels will all kill Ebola. We all know this. The only mass spread of any virus in the last 200 years has been among 3rd world people who are completely ignorant to how viruses spread.
The US Defense Department released an unclassified report on the use of Colloidal Silver to treat Ebola some time ago. I can’t find it on their website, but a copy of it has been cached in many places online.
Now, to many of you this may seem strange, because you probably know that Colloidal Silver is used to kill bacteria, not viruses, and that most anti-bacteriological agents don’t have much of an effect on viruses. In this case Ebola seems to be different because of the way the virus is constructed. Whether you trust this theory depends more on whether you think the government is out to exterminate us, or if they are just a bunch of patriots who love America and her people. Good luck either way. The one thing I can say is that, as reported by the Natural News, the World Health Organization (WHO) has blocked both trial treatments of colloidal silver and shipments of same to help the Africans infected by the virus. It could very well be that this is an effective treatment for Ebola and that this fact is being hidden from us.
Making Colloidal Silver
Believe it or not, in Mexico and other 3rd world countries they sell high concentration colloidal silver at Sam’s Club. Nobody drinks water from the tap in Mexico, and all raw farm food is soaked in water treated with bleach or colloidal silver. If you Google “how do you make colloidal silver” you’ll get a bunch of results, including this video on Youtube that I have embedded below.
The dizzy chick in this video seems to have figured it out all by herself without having to buy a “generator,” though she doesn’t explain it well. She has run four 9 volt batteries in series, for 36 volts, and connected roach clips, I mean alligator clips, to the positive and negative terminals, and to two rods of .9999 silver in de-mineralized water. This will bring you a certain level of saturation, but apparently you have to use copper and silver to get the high parts per million counts up.
This is the method I am going to try, which I found online. You use a silver bar that you can get from your local coin dealer or online for about $20 right now.
Go to Radio Shack and buy their 8 AA battery holder, and fill it with batteries that will still work in a flashlight, but too dead for a camera. If you have no camera to test this with, just scrape up whatever old AA batteries are laying around the house and use those. They can be half dead, no big deal.
Take some regular tap water (at first) and throw a teaspoon of salt in. This is to get your seed batch going. Hang your bar of silver from the hook you cut and bent into the top of it from a copper wire you attach to one side of the battery holder and put it in your water container far enough so that the bar is submerged, but MAKE SURE ON THE SILVER BAR SIDE THAT THE COPPER WIRE DOES NOT TOUCH THE WATER. Strip a long piece of wire for the other side and hook that up to the other side of the battery holder. Put the long stripped end at the other side of your water container. The silver bar should start fizzing a little.
If the water turns blue, your polarity is wrong. Reverse the connections on your battery holder, throw away the water, and start with a new batch.
You will know you are making your seed batch of colloidal silver correctly (to be mostly thrown away) if the water turns brown. After the water gets a little bit brown, take your silver bar and other wire out, save a couple ounces of it, empty everything else, and then put distilled water in your container. Into this distilled water, throw a couple ounces of your seed batch in.
Due to reduced conductivity of distilled water (which will have enough conductivity if you seed it with a couple ounces from the original seed batch), this time around your silver bar will not fizzle, at least not as much. Let it sit overnight all hooked up. Next morning you should notice erosion on the silver bar. If you see it, it means you have made your colloidal silver, and it will be potent stuff far beyond what anyone in America will sell you, and more on par with what you can buy in Mexico. Testing the PPM is out of the realm of most people, but believe me, if you see erosion on that bar whatever you have will work GREAT.
If your batteries are too fresh, there will be too much fizzing and the bar will erode quickly. That is OK, but just do not let it sit overnight or you might waste your bar. Additionally, it is better to use weak batteries because the silver particles will be smaller and more effective in relation to how much the bar gets eroded.
If you use your first usable batch to re-seed the next batch and use distilled water, from this point on all subsequent batches will be perfectly clear and have no brown. If there is a little brown, that is OK. Lots of colloidal silver is brown, the only thing that makes it brown is contaminants in the water (which distilled water does not have), or super high concentrations. I know this, because I have done this and done it right. Distilled water is optional, to not have it get brown as soon. I guess you could even skip the distilled if you need to see brown to know you did it right.
For the cost of a $20 silver bar, a few old but not completely dead batteries, $5 spent on a battery holder and whatever copper wire you happen to have laying around (Romex house wiring works GREAT) you can make enough colloidal silver to treat an entire village. THAT is how it is really done, a totally no B.S. approach.
We will be back with testing this approach, so please comment if you have tried this method yourself.
The other treatment of Ebola that I have read about is Vitamin C. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a very common chemical you can buy in tablet form at the health food store or in large quantities from bakery suppliers, or even on Ebay. The quantities of Vitamin C that you have to take to knock down a virus, any virus, including Ebola, is staggering. Below is a an article that I found online about the subject. All I can say is that I bought a bucket, just in case. I don’t know who these people are, but it sure makes a lot of sense.
Commentary by Steve Hickey PhD, Hilary Roberts PhD, and Damien Downing MBBS, MSB.
(OMNS Aug 20, 2014)
If there were a drug that worked on Ebola you should use it. There isn’t. There is only vitamin C. But you must be extremely careful what you believe, because, as it ever was, the Internet is full of dangerous loonies. For coming up to a decade now the OMNS has reported on nutritional therapies; we leave the medical politics to one side and work from the facts. Here are the facts about vitamin C and Ebola.
1. Taking a gram or so of day of vitamin C won’t protect you against anything except acute scurvy; it doesn’t matter whether the vitamin is liposomal, nano-particles, or even gold-plated. Beware of websites, companies, and Youtube clips making wild and unsubstantiated claims about the efficacy of vitamin C.
2. Clinical reports suggest that taking vitamin C almost to bowel tolerance every day (in divided doses) will help to protect you against all viruses. Reports by independent physicians have been consistent for decades. However, the doctors also stipulated most emphatically that the dose and the way you take it must be right – or it will not work. There is no direct placebo controlled “evidence” that massive doses of vitamin C will work on Ebola, and nobody would volunteer to take part in that study. But massive doses are reported to have helped against every virus it has been pitched against. This includes Polio, Dengue and AIDS, and it even makes vaccination work better. In the 1980s when no other treatment was available it was reported that full blown AIDS could be reversed and the patient brought back to reasonable health.[i,ii]
At risk or worried about Ebola? This is what you should do.
Vitamin C is the primary antioxidant in the diet. Most people do not take enough to be healthy. While this is true of many nutrients, vitamin C is a special case. Ignore governments telling you that you only need about 100 mg a day and can get this amount from food. The required amount of vitamin C varies your state of health. A normal adult in perfect health may need only a small intake, say 500 mg per day, but more is needed when someone is even slightly under the weather. Similarly, to prevent illness, the intake needs to be increased.
The intake for an otherwise healthy person to have a reasonable chance of avoiding a common cold is in the region of 8-10 grams (8,000-10,000 mg) a day. This is about ten times what corporate medicine has tested in their trials on vitamin C and the common cold. Ten grams (10,000 mg) is the minimum pharmacological intake; it may help if you have a slight sore throat but more (much more) may be needed. To get rid of a common cold, you may need anything from 20 to 60 grams (60,000 mg) a day. With influenza the need might be for 100 grams (100,000 mg) a day. Since it varies from person to person, and from illness to illness, the only way to find out is to experiment for yourself.
The problem with oral intakes is that healthy people do not absorb vitamin C well due to something Dr Robert Cathcart called bowel tolerance. [iii] Take too much of the vitamin in a single dose and it will cause loose stools. In good health, a person might be able to take a couple of grams at a time without this problem. Strangely, when a person becomes sick they can take far more without this side effect: as much as 20-100+ grams a day, in divided doses. [iv]
High dose vitamin C has a short half-life in the body. The half-life is the time for the level in the blood plasma to fall back to half its concentration. Until recently, some people claimed that the half-life of vitamin C was several weeks. We have shown that this long half-life applies only to very low doses.[v] By contrast, the half-life for high blood levels is only half an hour. This short half-life means that for high dose vitamin C the period between doses needs to be short – a few hours at most.
The aim is to achieve dynamic flow, to get vitamin C flowing continuously through the body. Dynamic flow requires multiple high doses taken throughout the day. When separated in time, each dose is absorbed independently. Two doses of 3 grams, taken 12 hours apart, are absorbed better than 6 grams taken all at once. Multiple large doses, say 3 grams four times a day, produce a steady flow of the vitamin from the gut, into the bloodstream and out, via the urine. Some of the intake is not absorbed into the blood and stays in the gut, as a reserve against the early onset of illness. As illness begins, the body pulls in this “excess” to help fight the virus.
The idea behind dynamic flow is that the body is kept in a reduced (antioxidant) state, using high doses. There is always vitamin C available, to refresh the body and other antioxidants. Each vitamin C molecule (ascorbic acid) has two antioxidant electrons, which it can donate to protect the body. It then becomes oxidised to dehydroascorbate (DHA). This oxidized molecule is then excreted, so the body has gained two antioxidant electrons. The kidneys reabsorb vitamin C, but not DHA; the vitamin C molecule is absorbed, used up, and then the oxidized form is thrown out with the rubbish.
The effectiveness of vitamin C is not directly proportional to the dose; it is non-linear. There is a threshold above which vitamin C becomes highly effective. Below this level, the effect is small; above it, the effect is dramatic. The problem is that no-one can tell you in advance what intake of vitamin C you need. The solution is to take more – more than you think necessary, more than you consider reasonable. The mantra is dose, dose, dose.
Types of Vitamin C
Straightforward, low cost ascorbic acid is the preferred form of supplement. Vendors may try to sell you “better absorbed” forms with minerals or salts such as sodium, potassium or calcium ascorbate, and so on. These are irrelevant, if not counterproductive, for high intakes.
It is worth noting the following:
Timing is more important than form. Two large doses of ascorbic acid taken a little time apart are better absorbed than a single dose of mineral ascorbate.
Mineral ascorbates are salts and do not carry the same number of antioxidant electrons. Ascorbic acid has two electrons to donate while a salt typically has only one. With high doses, the “improved” forms are thus only about half as effective. This is consistent with reports that mineral forms are correspondingly ineffective in combating illness.
Ascorbic acid is a weak acid, much weaker than the hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Mineral ascorbates may be better tolerated, as they make the stomach more alkaline than ascorbic acid. However, an alkaline stomach is not a good idea – there are reasons the body secretes hydrochloric acid into the stomach, including preventing infection. Furthermore, if you are coming down with a haemorrhagic viral infection, mild discomfort will not be something of great concern.
For high intakes, capsules of ascorbic acid are preferable to tablets. This is because tablets are packed with fillers and it is not wise to take massive doses of these chemicals. Check the ingredients – you want to take ascorbic acid and very little else. Bioflavonoids are alright, and the capsules may be made with gelatine or a vegetarian equivalent.
The cheapest way to take ascorbic acid is as powder, dissolved in water. If you do this, use a straw to avoid it getting on the tooth enamel, as it is slightly acidic. You will need a set of accurate electronic scales to monitor the dose. If you do not weigh it carefully, it will be difficult to keep close to bowel tolerance.
Intravenous Vitamin C
Ideally, infected people would be given a continuous intravenous (IV) infusion of massive doses of vitamin C (sodium ascorbate is preferred as ascorbic acid is irritant to veins).
People who are sufficiently ill will not be able to take vitamin C by mouth.
IV provides the highest possible blood levels
IV means continuous drip, not an injection (short half-life)
Unless you are a medical professional who can treat yourself and your family, or are exceptionally rich, IV ascorbate will not be an option in an Ebola outbreak. (Admin insert – and therefore stocking up on cheap ascorbic acid in tablet or powder form will be the thing to do.)
Rectal Vitamin C
Rectal administration of sodium ascorbate is a method that can be used in emergencies, and in developing world circumstances, when IV is unavailable or unsuitable. Nurses can quickly be trained to mix 15-30 g of sodium ascorbate in 250-500 ml clean water, and give it by enema. It can be safely and effectively used in children. An enema also removes from the bowel material that may be challenging. This has been done successfully with aboriginal people in the Australian outback.
In healthy people, liposomes help the absorption of oral vitamin C; in some circumstances this is also true for sick people. However, we need to dispel some popular myths.
In a healthy person, higher blood levels (about 600 microM/L) can be achieved using liposomal vitamin C compared with standard ascorbic acid (about 250 microM/L). We were the first to demonstrate this fact experimentally.[vi] However, the two absorption methods are different and if both are used together the resultant plasma levels are additive (something like 600 + 250 = 850 microM/L). Since ascorbic acid is much cheaper than liposomal vitamin C, it is cost effective for a healthy person to start with ascorbic acid and top up with liposomes as required.
When a person becomes ill they can absorb massive doses of standard ascorbic acid, using the dynamic flow approach. So if you are sick, taking a gram of liposomal vitamin C instead of a gram of cheap ascorbic acid will provide little extra benefit. Both will be well absorbed , and the liposome contains sodium ascorbate which is less effective. Liposomes only provide added benefit once the sick person has approached bowel tolerance levels, using standard ascorbic acid.
Liposomal vitamin C is NOT more effective than IV for fighting acute infections. This suggestion is unscientific and unsupported by data. We prefer liposomes for chronic infections and cancer, but this does not extend to acute illness. There is also a lot of hype around the fact that liposomes can be absorbed directly into cells. Many liposomes are absorbed from the gut and pass into the liver, where they are stored and the vitamin C released. Liposomes may also float around in the bloodstream, lymph nodes, and so on, waiting to release their contents or be taken up by cells. But the cells that take up the liposomes are not necessarily those that are most in need of vitamin C. Moreover cells may suffer side effects; liposomes are basically nanotechnology and have additional theoretical issues.
To have a reasonable chance of avoiding a major viral infection, a daily intake of at least 10 grams of ascorbic acid is needed. The idea is to start low, taking say 500 -1,000 mg four times a day. Build up the intake to close to bowel tolerance; increased wind and large soft stools will occur before diarrhea signals that bowel tolerance has been exceeded. At this stage, back off the dose a little, to a reasonably comfortable level.
Admin insert – this goes along with my initial advice – take ONE tablet per day until ebola is in your area, when ebola arrives increase this to 4 or 5 grams per day. If you stop having soft stools from over doing it, it means you have a virus (because your body will start taking in the vitamin C) so THEN start taking large amounts. /insert
At the first hint of an infection – feeling unwell, itchy throat, fatigue, and so on – take more ascorbic acid. If the hint of impending sickness is mild, take perhaps 5 grams every half hour or even more frequently. Anything more than a hint of infection, take as large a dose as you feel could be tolerated and follow this by taking 5 grams every half hour. The rule is to take as much as you can without going over the tolerated level: you will probably be taking too little, even though you are trying hard to take a massive dose.
If you are already in dynamic flow and want extra protection, then add liposomal vitamin C. Take it at the same intervals as the ascorbic acid; that is several times a day. The limit is once again bowel tolerance – take too much and it will give you loose stools. This will provide the maximum preventive effect, for the lowest cost.
Admin insert – LOOSE STOOLS ARE THE KEY. If you are not getting diahreea it means you need MORE VITAMIN C. If you are getting diahreea, CUT BACK because you are wasting it.
We assume that you are not a medical professional and do not have access to IV ascorbate. However, if IV sodium ascorbate is available, it should be given slowly and as continuously as possible. For children, enemas may be the most practical method (we hope to publish practical instructions for this soon). Medical professionals can deal with such things with little difficulty, but others may do more harm than good.
The first important thing is to start the treatment early. The longer a person waits after the initial symptoms, the less effective the treatment will be. Also if the illness is allowed to develop the sick person may become unable to take anything orally.
Once again, the idea is to get dynamic flow going with as much ascorbic acid as can be tolerated. In this case, the doses are massive. Five to ten grams every half hour, through the day, will provide 120 to 240 grams a day. Even at this high intake, the blood plasma levels may be low or undetectable; at most 250 microM/L will be achieved. So the question then becomes how much additional liposomal vitamin C the patient can tolerate.
A practical approach would be to start with 5 grams of ascorbic acid and a similar amount of liposomal vitamin C in very frequent doses. Remember the key is dose, dose, dose. More vitamin C!
How it Works
The mechanism of action of high dose vitamin C is known and understood. In normal healthy tissues it acts as an antioxidant. In other tissues, it generates hydrogen peroxide, the chemical that platinum blondes use to bleach their hair. This happens in sick and inflamed tissues, for example in a malignant tumour. The process is typically a form of Fenton reaction, generating free radicals. The oxidation and free radicals arising from the hydrogen peroxide kill bacteria and inactivate viruses. In other words, vitamin C acts as a targeted bleach and antiseptic.
Admin insert – IL-6 Cytokine inhibition via vitamin C with regard to ebola is ebola specific, and something these doctors do not know about. But that is largely irrelevant since they at least clearly state here that vitamin C is the key /insert
Vitamin C is unique, because it has low toxicity and can be taken safely in massive amounts. Other antioxidants and supplements will not have a similar effect. Do not be confused and think that Echinacea, for example, will help. Yes, there may be supplements and herbs that provide a little immune system support, but this is Ebola we are talking about – get real!
Note, vitamin C is not some magical antitoxin; this idea is a metaphor. A disease such as Ebola is not caused by toxins that are inactivated by vitamin C. Free radicals are not toxins. Oxidants are not toxins. Vitamin C nearly always acts by transferring electrons, as an oxidant or antioxidant. It is just basic chemistry. Also, it does not matter if you have poor dental hygiene, this will hardly affect how massive intakes of vitamin C tackle an acute viral infection.
Interactions Sugar interferes with the uptake of vitamin C. If you are using vitamin C to combat a viral infection do not eat any sugar or carbohydrates (long chain sugars) or the vitamin C will not be absorbed properly. We stress that this means no sugar and no carbs, at all.
Smoking releases enormous amounts of oxidants and free radicals into the bloodstream. The vitamin C will expend itself, trying to mop up the chemicals from the smoking. We have no moral objections to people smoking: it is a personal choice. However, smoking will hinder even massive doses of vitamin C from preventing infection. Once infected with Ebola, smoking will stop the vitamin C from keeping you alive.
It is sensible also to supplement with a little chelated magnesium, such as magnesium citrate, which helps overcome the (largely theoretical) risk of kidney stones.
The reaction that generates hydrogen peroxide in sick tissues can be enhanced a little by taking selenium with the vitamin C. A little caution is needed as too much selenium will cause diarrhoea, fatigue, garlic breath, and hair and nail loss; severe toxicity can have more severe effects but is hard to achieve. Methylselenocysteine is a less toxic form and this would be our choice. The normal intake is perhaps 100-200 micrograms (0.1-0.2 mg) a day; we would take 400 micrograms a day during an epidemic and up this to 1,000 micrograms (one milligram) a day, at the initial onset of symptoms. It is possible to go up to 3 mg for short periods, with medical supervision.
Other supplements may be synergistic with vitamin C. Alpha-lipoic acid can be taken at reasonably high levels reasonably safely. We would take up to a gram or two a day (1,000-2,000 mg) in the short term. Vitamin K also helps with blood clotting and is safe in the recommended amounts – we would get the highest dose vitamin K2 supplement available. Note vitamin K is contraindicated in those with clotting disease or those on blood thinners such as warfarin.
The only established side effects of ascorbate therapy are wind, loose bowels and chronic good health. There are some contraindications; people with kidney disease, iron overload disease, or glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency should not immediately take high doses of vitamin C. In the setting of an epidemic they can start as we recommend but should increase more cautiously, with appropriate medical monitoring.
Why Put This Out?
People need to know that vitamin C is an option for fighting Ebola, and how it works. There is a great deal of misinformation, particularly on the internet, both from vested interests and from “loonies”. Moreover, in an Ebola epidemic vitamin C supplements may be hard to source.
This account is intended for intelligent adults, who can make their own rational decisions and take responsibility for their health. We strongly promote the idea that medicine should be based on rational patients, rather than authoritarian doctors. Doctors are there to provide the information for patients, to help them choose between available options. This is information only – what you decide to do with it is up to you.
In our opinion the use of vitamin C in Ebola is a no-brainer. Get the illness and, it is said, you have at best a 50-50 chance of surviving without vitamin C-based therapy. Corporate medicine has no effective treatment. Furthermore, if a drug were available, it would be untested and almost certainly unavailable to you, dear reader. Vitamin C is considered safe and should do no harm. The cost of treatment is low. The clinical reports of vitamin C in viral infection are that if you get the dose right, you will survive. Vitamin C is known experimentally to inactivate viruses. In the event, we hope people make rational decisions.