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When allergy season blows in and the misery begins, people tend to blame the pollen, the mold, the grass and the leaves for their symptoms. But while it makes sense to blame the allergens in the air for your allergies, it’s possible to blame it on the LOVE that’s in the air.

I’m not saying that you’re actually allergic to love

… but have you ever noticed how people who have a date lined up or want to ask for a date start to brush their teeth more often? Not only that, but they get so worried that their breath might smell that they start to buy more powerful toothpastes, tongue scrapers, and mouthwashes that kill more germs.

According to the Theory of Negative Triggers (the scientific theory that made it possible for Dr. Cliff Han to develop AllerPops) excessive oral hygiene can lead to the development of allergy symptoms. This is why common allergies usually develop in early age, reach their peak between teen years and age 30 and often reduce or disappear afterward.

Think of it as “romance induced allergies.”

You see when Dr. Han first started to search for a better way to gain control of seasonal allergies he found a connection between friendly oral bacteria and seasonal allergies.

Dr. Han discovered that allergic reactions are the result of not having enough oral (not gut) probiotics. Probiotics are as important to your oral/nasal cavities as they are to gut health. AllerPops® will create a natural balance within your oral/nasal area. AllerPops are food for probiotics that will bring your body into balance. These probiotics produce metabolites – biological signals that tell the immune system to calm down. Without those metabolites, your immune system is on constant alert (in other words… you have allergies).

AllerPops encourage these probiotics to grow and remain healthy.

Han said, “The purpose of oral hygiene is to keep your teeth and gums healthy, but not to completely sanitize your mouth. Bacteria are a necessary component of the human body. When you clear bacteria out of space, other bacteria will come. If there is livable space, bacteria will be there. The question is, do you want helpful bacteria or harmful bacteria to be in your mouth?”

But what about your good-night-kiss breath?

“Pleasing your date might be a logistic reason for temporary excessive oral hygiene. Feeding your oral probiotics properly with AllerPops afterward may prevent you from having ‘romance induced allergies’,” Han added. AllerPops are designed to provide the food and nutrients that enrich the right kind of bacteria in your mouth.

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We May Finish the Pandemic with Fewer Fatalities This Summer by Raising the Curve

(This blog is NOT written to promote AllerPops that cannot be used to treat or prevent airway infection, including COVID-19. We hope this information will help you to get through this pandemic with less difficulties. The author is a former medical doctor and a biologist.)

With all the talk of flattening the coronavirus pandemic curve of infections, we can also ask the question another way: When should we raise the curve?

Flatten the curve

Flatten the curve so that the healthcare system will not be overwhelmed.

This accompanying chart is one we’re all used to by now: showing the number of newly infected people during the course of a pandemic. The CDC is currently trying to flatten the curve with preventive measures so that the COVID-19 pandemic will not overwhelm the health care system. Today, I will present an alternate option of raising the curve at the right time, which could actually be a lifesaver. The right time is from late spring to the end of summer when the high temperature will make the pandemic mild with less fatality.

Why does flu epidemic become mild in warmer season?

Common sense tells us that the flu and common cold occur more in the winter. They do not completely disappear in the summer, but only exist as a very mild form. The mild epidemic has two aspects — slower progress and lower death rate. The traditional explanation of why the common cold and flu happen more in the winter is that we stay indoors more in winter and have more chances to catch the virus from each other. However, this explanation does not justify the lower death rate.

Our recent study develops a Theory of Negative Trigger that can explain the seasonal changes of the flu very well. You may read the article at this link: https://allerpops.com/oral-probiotic-deficiency-may-cause-common-allergies/.

Our immune system is like a car with an accelerator to speed it up and brakes to slow it down. Pathogens stimulate(speed up) the immune system so it can protect us from diseases, and probiotics (friendly bacteria) slow it down when there is no infection. Like the car, our immune system is designed to be parked most of the time by the brake — our probiotics.

The optimal growth temperature for the probiotics in the upper airway is between 85-98°F. Our average body temperature is at the top end of the optimal range. When we are in hypothermia, the temperature shifts to the middle of the spectrum. That may help the bacteria grow better and send too many pacifying messages to the immune system. With an increase in signals from the probiotics, our immune system becomes jeopardized. Without enough baseline protection, the virus that causes the common cold, flu and very likely coronavirus has a better chance to multiply and cause trouble. This mechanism may contribute to other chronic airway infections, such as chronic bronchitis.

When I was growing up in China, we lived in a house with no heat. Both of my grandparents had severe chronic bronchitis all their lives, especially in winter. The condition was so critical that it eventually contributed to their deaths. My mom also suffered from chronic bronchitis up until she was fifty. When we moved into a house in the city with heat, her infection went away. Her recovery seemed like a miracle, but it was merely the result of staying warm in the winter.

Therefore, the seasonal flu epidemic become mild in the summer is because our defense system in the airway is stronger. With a more vigilant immune system, the population is less susceptible to the virus and less sick when infected.

The 1918 flu pandemic fits our theory well.

The 1918 flu pandemic had three-waves. The second and third waves were more lethal. A virus mutation was suggested to blame for that change, but I don’t buy it. One of the first groups to be infected with the 1918 flu was a troop of soldiers.  In March of 1918, 1100 soldiers in a Kansas camp caught the virus with a fatality rate of 3.5%, a bit higher than the final 2.5%. So the virus at the beginning was likely as deadly as it was in the second wave. It appeared mild only in between. Our theory can explain the behavior of the 1918 flu quite well without the imaginary mutation.

The deployment of the troops spread the flu virus to Europe in April 1918, which was not reported due to governmental restrictions. By the time it reached Spain and was reported in May, the weather had changed. The warmer temperature inhibited human airway probiotics and strengthened its defense system. Patients could then clear the virus more efficiently after an infection. The health care system was relatively sufficient, with fewer patients in serious condition. This is likely why the observed first wave was less lethal.

The population became less susceptible to the virus with the summer coming. The first wave eventually became so low in August, that the pandemic was thought to be over. As the temperature dropped in the fall of 1918, the second wave came. Compared to the first wave, the second wave landed mostly in colder temperatures that made the population more susceptible to the virus and sicker when infected. The medical system strained by World War One was overwhelmed with thousands of patients with severe infection. The temporary medical tents located in the cold might have had an increased toll on life as well.

The unusual W shaped fatality rate can also be explained with this theory. The regular flu caused more death in young children and seniors, but the second wave of the 1918 flu increased the death rate in ages 20-40. More young people participated in WWI than other age groups. The average age of the soldier was 26. Young men and women were likely a major supporting force as well. Most war activities happened outdoors, exposing participants to cold weather, which made them more susceptible to the flu infection.

Finally, a sideline story, aspirin toxin matches the theory too. In 1917, the patent for aspirin expired, and the drug became widely available at a low price. Without much to treat the cause of the 1918 flu, doctors used aspirin to treat the fever in order to comfort their patients. The dose used is currently considered too high and likely caused severe side effects. In addition to the toxin, the premature return to normal temperatures added another layer of frost to the snow. The lower temperature invited the airway probiotic back. The later sent a peaceful signal to the immune system while the infection was still there, which jeopardized the battle against the flu virus.

Sadly, this symptom treatment has become a norm since then. I have written several blogs about the benefit of moderate fever, which is a symptom that is commonly treated immediately in modern times. Please read them here.

Does COVID-19 behave the same as the common cold and flu and will it become mild in the summer?

We cannot currently examine the question fully as it is still in its early stage, but different progressions of COVID-19 in countries/regions of varying climates may provide clues. Before showing you the data, I should say that various reasons may cause different outcomes in each country/region. The reasons may include population structure, baseline health condition, economic condition, health care capacity, pandemic control measures, social-cultural limits, and many more. Here I approach the question with the lens of temperature impact, which is a warmer temperature increases airway defense and reduces the population’s susceptibility. This results in a pandemic with a slower progression and lower death rate.

Recently, New Zealand, following Australia, announced a one-month lockdown. I curiously checked their numbers and found: 200 cases and 0 deaths in New Zealand and 2,364 cases and eight deaths in Australia on March 23rd. The death rate in the two countries is below .4%, which is half to one-twentieth of the scale in other countries. Australia and New Zealand are at the end of their summer or early fall. The pandemic in the region is a lot milder than it is in Europe, China, and the US.

Of course, New Zealand and Australia have their unique situations. Australia has been testing robustly. They may have the highest per capita testing rate in the world. Let’s consider other warm regions much bigger than those two countries and also consider Europe, where it is cold. Europe has a population of 741 M and 575,108 cases of COVID-19 with a fatality rate of 7.4% on April 2, 2020.

South America has a total of 422 M people and 21,378 infected cases with a fatality rate of 3.2%. Africa, with a population of more than 1,216 M has only 7,237 cases with a death rate of 4.2%. Pandemic in these two continents started later with a slower progression and lower death rate than it did in Europe. Other factors may cause part of the difference. However, both South America and Africa have had warmer weather since the beginning of this pandemic than Europe has.

Finally, let’s compare COVID-19 in Korea and Singapore. Both countries have many things in common. They got their first cases before the closure of Wuhan. They have been using rigorous and practical approaches to control the epidemic, resulting in a similar total number of cases relevant to their population. The significant difference is that Korea, where it has been colder, has almost a three times higher death rate (1.7% and .5%) than Singapore.

We may conclude after these comparisons that COVID-19 behaves similarly to the common cold and flu and becomes mild in warm seasons/regions. What should we do if the climate can change the course of the epidemic this dramatically?

The proposal: Raise the curve to save lives this summer.

Before an emergency landing, a necessary preparation to avoid a crash is to dump the fuel. The fuel in this pandemic is the susceptible portion of the population who have no immunity to this virus.

To reduce population susceptibility, we can immunize more people naturally by speeding up the epidemic where/when fatality rate is low. Currently this approach could be tested in countries in their wormer seasons. With the reduced sensitivity to the virus, we will flatten the curve and save lives in the coming winter when the fatality rate will be high.

Two fundamentals support this proposal. We have discussed the biological reason for a mild pandemic outcome in warmer season, and the other one is that COVID-19 will spread all year long before the population becomes immunized, naturally or through vaccination. The vaccine is at least 12 months away if anything currently being tested works. Locking the world down for a year, which will cause economy and social disasters, is likely not a good option. Alternatively, another option is to raise the curve in the spring/summer so that we can get through the pandemic quickly with a smaller loss of human life.

COVID-19 will most likely continue to spread until the majority of the population is immunized, naturally or through vaccination.

In China, there was only a tiny window of time to wipe out this virus at the beginning and prevent a pandemic. The dramatic move would have needed to occur around the end of last year. Stopping the pandemic after that time became unrealistic. Several observations justify this “pessimistic”/realistic view.

First, the virus is quite contagious. Calculations of the virus’s basic reproduction number, or R0 — the number of people on average one infected person will pass the virus to — suggest a range of 2-2.5 (a later revision to be 5.7). As a comparison, R0 for the seasonal flu is between .8-2.2 and that for the 1918 pandemic flu was 1.4-2.8.

Second, people can carry the virus for a long time without symptoms and spread it to other people at a lower rate. At the beginning of the epidemic in China, a woman developed flu symptoms and tested positive for the virus 41 days after moving out of Wuhan before it was shut down. Right after Wuhan relaxed its shutdown, an asymptomatic virus carrier caused a doctor to become infected. These asymptomatic carriers are not rare as reported by NPR.

Third, the virus can survive in the environment for quite a long time. Depending on the temperature and the texture of the surface, coronavirus can stay alive for hours to days. The COVID-19 virus RNA was detected in cabins of the Diamond Princess cruise ship 17 days after the rooms were vacated, though it was not verified that the RNA was from a living virus.

Fourth, at this time, finding a new host is easy for the virus since almost all people do not have immunity to it, and this is why COVID-19 can spread in the warm region as well.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on April 5 that the virus is unlikely to be completely eradicated from the planet this year and it may come back next flu season. I would say there will very likely be a visible circulation of the virus even in the summer before significant portion of population have immunity against the COVID-19 virus. We should not wait for another disaster to happen in the coming fall. We can manipulate this summer mild epidemic for our benefit.

Raise or flatten the curve appropriately for fewer fatalities.

Most countries are trying to flatten the curve so that the health care system will not be overwhelmed, which is the right move for countries where it is winter. Each nation should relax or strengthen their measures according to their medical capacity. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. Many countries try to use the strongest measures they have to crush down the pandemic as much as possible.

Raise the pandemic curve in the spring/summer, which will help to flatten the fall/winter curve.

Raise the curve from mid-late spring to later summer when the death rate is low, so that more people become immunized. Then the curve will be flattened in the fall/winter automatically when the death rate is likely to be higher. This approach will have a much smaller impact on normal life and the economy than other alternatives.

With a better understanding of the pandemic, I hope each country can tailor measures to reduce the damage and, at the same time, have the vast majority live a relatively healthy life. In general, we should tighten the measure to flatten the curve in the fall/winter and relax the measure to raise the curve in the spring/summer with the same goal in mind: get through the pandemic with less time and fewer fatalities. (see figure on the right)

How many lives can be saved with this approach?

This is a tough question to answer. I cannot give you any number close to the reality. Based on the current pandemic data around the world, it may save 50% – 90% of the fatalities.

You can help to save these innocent lives by choosing what you can do from the following list:

  • Share this proposal with your family and friends through your social media.
  • Write a letter to your congressman or senator and encourage them to examine this proposal.
  • Send the blog to your local newspaper.
  • Give the proposal to your state/local health official and discuss it with them.

Beside saving lives directly, this approach will give some breathe room to economy and indirectly support countries and save lives as well. We may finish the pandemic by the end of this summer if we speed the epidemic enough and produce sufficient herd immunity against the virus.

God is not done with you yet.

When I started my car this morning, this song I have heard many times was playing on the Family Life Radio:

It’s not over, it’s only begun
So don’t hide, don’t run
‘Cause God’s not done with
You-ou-ou-ou-ou
You-ou-ou-ou-ou

There’s a light you don’t notice
Until you’re standing in the dark
And there’s a strength that’s growing
Inside your shattered heart

So let’s face it. Let’s examine this and other innovative ideas with great potential, make a plan and act on it now. Together, we can beat this Coronavirus.

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Secret of Cancer Miracle Revealed Through Theory Behind AllerPops 

 

Los Alamos, NM, January 28, 2020, /PRNewswire/ —  Knoze Jr Corp releases the study that led to the development of AllerPops, a prebiotic lollipop that gives people lasting allergy relief. The theory proposed in the article explains not only why we have allergies but also how the immune system starts to fight cancer after an infection, which leads to the rare natural cancer regressions. This understanding makes it possible to develop a novel immune therapy that is inexpensive and without dangerous side effects.

When cancer goes away on its own, it’s so rare that people often say it’s a miracle.

 

Peregrine Laziosi (1260–1345) is the patron saint of cancer patients. When he was in his sixties, he developed bone cancer and his only option was to have his leg amputated. The cancer swelled his bone so much that it broke through the skin and it became infected and gave a stinky smell. Miraculously, by the time of his scheduled operation, the doctor found his cancer completely disappeared. Saint Peregrine lived another 20 years before he died at age of eighty-five years old.1

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton performed her cancer cure miracle in 1952, 130 years after her death.

A more recent miracle was used as evidence for the canonization of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) in 1975. In 1952, Anne Theresa, who was 4, was dying of leukemia. A relic, a cloth touched to Mother Seton’s remains, was pinned to the child’s gown. Anne almost immediately recovered, and her leukemia was completely healed. 2

The record also shows that just before her recovery, Anne Theresa had severe chickenpox with high fever and nutritionally, she could only tolerate sips of Coca-Cola. 2

 

Is there a medical explanation for these miracles?

Cliff Han is the founder of Knoze Jr Corp, a startup firm located in Los Alamos, NM, and inventor of AllerPops. When he reviewed the cases of these cancer miracles, he wanted to find a medical explanation for these acts of God.

“In the two miracles, the people who experienced a natural cancer regression had a serious infection right before the miracle occurred,” said Han. “Other than the fact that their immune systems were stimulated by the infections, we still do not know the mechanism leading to the cancer regression.”

His study that led to the development of AllerPops, may shed some light on the matter.

But what do allergies have to do with cancer?

Han’s Theory of Negative Trigger (TNT), developed to explain why we have allergies, can also elucidate how an infection initiate the immune system to fight for cancer.

“If we know how these cancers went away miraculously, we can lead the way for these types of miracles to happen to more people more often,” said Han.

TNT describes the relationship between our microbiota and immune systems. Briefly, our immune system is like a car with an accelerator to speed it up and brakes to slow it down. Pathogens acts as an accelerator, stimulating the immune system so it can protect us from infectious diseases. Probiotics (friendly bacteria) act as brakes, slowing it down when there is no infection. Like the car, our immune system is designed to be parked most of the time by the brakes — our probiotics.

Our immune system operates in the gut (70%), airway (25%) and under our skin. Different probiotics live in these biological niches and send signals to pacify our immune system. These interactions are primarily local and limited by space and time. The peace agreement between probiotics and the immune system makes it possible for us to live peacefully in the environment.

People develop allergies because they do not have enough probiotics in the airway or gut. Proper prebiotic that promotes the probiotics corrrects the cause of allergies and potentially prevent and cure allergies.

Read the article that explains TNT here, https://allerpops.com/oral-probiotic-deficiency-may-cause-common-allergies/.

Restoring the peace between the immune system and our microbiota is the secret of AllerPops for a lasting allergy relief. Breaking the peace is the key to initiate the immune system to fight for cancer.

How can you stimulate the immune system so it’s ready to fight off cancer?

According to Han, a biologist worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for 22 years, two things must happen so that our immune system can be ready to go into battle with cancer.

1.     Remove the brakes/probiotics from the gut and airway where the immune system concentrates.

2.     Stimulate the immune system with pathogens/vaccines.

Both conditions can be automatically fulfilled when a natural infection takes place. A high fever will remove the probiotics that live in the mouth and airway. Diarrhea will remove probiotics in the gut. Reduced appetites will also starve the probiotics in the gut. Pathogens and the damage they cause stimulate the immune system.

For example, in the miracle of Anne Theresa described above, the chickenpox infection stimulated Anne’s immune system. She had a high fever which inhibited the growth of probiotics in the airway. Drinking only Coca-Cola provided no fiber (food) to the gut probiotics. Without those probiotics, her immune system mobilized at a high level so it could fight the chickenpox virus and the leukemia cells without reservation.

Cancer miracles may happen more frequently if we do these things intentionally. Stimulating the immune system and removing brakes (the friendly bacteria) are both necessary to kick-start the immune system.

How to remove probiotics from your system

Probiotics need food to survive, and so you can slow down their growth by not giving them food. Han said, “I personally did a liquid-only fast (two cups cranberry juice, about 200 calories each day) for a week together with intensified oral hygiene.”

How do you activate the immune system?

Recent studies of germ-free mice tested in a sterilized environment where there are no pathogens or probiotics3 indirectly show that removal of probiotics by itself will not activate the immune system.

Some cancer may stimulate the immune system, while most do not.

Therefore, in most cases, one will need vaccines or pathogens to stimulate the immune system. Currently, it is not known how strong the stimulation should be. Stimulation from common cold virus might be too weak. Can controlled chickenpox infection be applied? Only future study will tell.

A bio-firm is developing cancer treatment with Dengue virus stimulating an immune response.44 It is not certain if they included any procedure to remove the brakes.

Instead of using real pathogens/vaccines, controlled infusion of a proper combination of cytokines may be another way to stimulate the immune system.5

The stimulation of the immune system should be done the same time as removing the probiotics in both the airway and gut. Repetitive stimulation may be needed. This method can work alone or be used to improve the performance of modern immune therapy such as PD-1 blocker.

In addition to the explanation of the cancer miracle, the TNT theory suggests other beneficial health practices as well, such as how to prevent allergies, how to recover from a cold faster and why you should keep a fever.

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You Can Beat COVID-19 (Update)

(This blog is NOT to promote AllerPops that cannot treat or prevent airway infection, including COVID-19. We hope this information will help you to get through this pandemic with less difficulties. The author is a former medical doctor and a biologist.)

With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 now officially a pandemic, I want to tell you again that you can beat the virus if you apply the preventive and treatment suggestions in the previous article. In this update, I want to emphasize a couple of points in that article and give you more details about the guidelines.

Before start, I want to tell you again, and all the preventive measures can be found in traditions here or in other parts of the world. I unite them here based on the theory from my recent study.

The first point I want to expand is keeping yourself warm. Your airway defense system is more robust when your airway temperature is higher. I explained this in previous writing, and it is confirmed by common sense: the flu and common cold happen more in the winter. COVID-19 infection is less severe in countries with hot weather where they use less air-conditioning. Therefore, one of the simplest way to protect vulnerable people is to raise thermostats in nursing houses and hospitals.

How much should you raise the thermostats? It depends on your tolerance and the utility cost you can take. A reasonable suggestion is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

The second point to stress is that you do not have start to do the preventive measure now and every day until the end of the pandemic. The procedure almost starts to work immediately. You can do it just before (if you know) and after you did the high-risk activity, such as going to a social event. Then keep doing it for a couple of days and stop it if nothing happens.

Third, do not use pills to kill your fever if you get infected. Keeping a moderate fever will boost your immune system, so it will be ready to have a good fight. People found ibuprofen make the infection worse, but suggested that you use a different pill to lower your temperature. Don’t listen to this advice because they do not know the underlying cause for their observations. Instead of taking pills, use physical means indicated in the previous article to control your fever at a moderate level, not above 103/104 degrees.

Fourth, boosting your immune system around the guts will likely be more critical for COVID-19 than flu because COVID-19 can potentially damage the kidney, heart, and other organs resulting in severe complications. Maintaining a more vigilant immune system in the stomach may prevent these complication from happening.

Fifth, please continue the preventive measures for 1-2 weeks during recovery if you get infected. There are observations of relapse of the disease within a short time. The first recovery may be the result of innate immune system function and happened before acquired immune system can generate specific antibodies against the virus. The recovery is not complete. And the residue virus cause relapse when conditions are right. Since it is hard to know what kind of recovery you achieved, keeping your immune system at a higher alert level for a week or two might help your body to clean the residue virus and prevent relapse.

Finally, though the national emergency has become official, there is no reason to panic. Stay home if you do not have to go. Stay home if you have mild flu-like symptoms. You do not have to test for the virus, because you’ll only exhaust yourself and the service system. Flu and Covid-19 can be treated the same way if it’s mild. Following these suggestions will help you beat the virus.

I’ll see you in the summer, which hopefully will bring a pause or end to the pandemic.

Which one do you think it will be: a pause, end, or neither?

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You Can Beat Coronavirus with These Preventive Measures

(This blog is NOT to promote AllerPops that can NOT treat or prevent airway infection, including COVID-19. We hope this information will help you to get through this pandemic easier. The author is a former medical doctor and a biologist.)

Los Alamos researchers published an article that indicates the novel coronavirus COVID-19 will likely be unstoppable and will eventually become a pandemic. Several other authorities expressed similar opinions. I want to tell you Hakuna Matata and that, with this method below, you can prepare yourself to beat the virus when it comes.

I am not going to tell you how to avoid contamination but how to temporarily increase your immune sensitivity to resist the virus’s invasion and help your body to clear the virus before it causes serious problems.

Before telling you the method, we should review how our immune system works as this is based on my recent study. We will discuss it only briefly. Please refer to this article for detail: https://allerpops.com/oral-probiotic-deficiency-may-cause-common-allergies/

To explain it with a metaphor, our immune system is like a car with an accelerator to speed it up and brakes to slow it down. Pathogens, as an accelerator, stimulate the immune system so it can protect us from infectious diseases and probiotics (friendly bacteria), act as brakes to slow it down when there is no infection. Like the car, our immune system is designed to be parked most of the time by the brake — our probiotics.

Our immune system operates in the gut (70%), airway (25%) and under our skin. Different probiotics inhabit these biological niches and send signals to pacify our immune system. These interactions are primarily local and limited by space and time. The peace agreement between probiotics and the immune system is the foundation for us to live peacefully in the environment.

The probiotics in our body will be suppressed when we are infected by pathogenic bacteria or viruses. For example, probiotics in the airway do not survive well when our temperature is above the normal body temperature and will be suppressed when we have a fever. Gut probiotics are expelled out through vomit or diarrhea when we have an infection in the gut. When we’re sick  our appetite is reduced and we fast, which means the probiotics in the gut are starved.

I believe that’s the real reason we don’t want to eat when we’re ill; it’s a protective mechanism evolved through history.

Equipped with this knowledge, we can design a method to increase local or whole-body immunity when we need it. The guiding principle is to minimize the probiotics at the local level or everywhere as it is necessary.

The preventive measure to COVID-19 can be at the local level targeting only the immune system around the airway:

1.     Increase your oral hygiene: Wipe your tongue with a wet washcloth to remove the white/yellow biofilm. Brush teeth and use mouthwash twice a day. Floss every day.

2.     Breathe the steam of hot ginger soup (recipe below) and then drink slowly.

3.     Keep yourself warm, especially the airway. Wear a scarf. Reduced temperatures in the mouth and airway help probiotics grow and inhibit immunity, which make us more vulnerable to airway infection. This is why people get the cold and the flu in the winter.

4.     Exhaustion also reduces immunity. Take enough time to refresh yourself.

Recipe for ginger soup:

·      One ounce of fresh ginger.

·      Slice ginger into thin pieces.

·      Combine 2-3 cups of water and ginger in a pot.

·      Quickly heat to a boil.

·      Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Self-treatment measures for early upper airway infection: In addition to the above measures, you may mobilize your immune system around the gut to help you to fight the infection when you have early symptoms like cough, fatigue, and a headache. Please see your doctor if you develop symptoms of pneumonia, such as shortness of breath.

1.     Liquid fiber-free diet (milk contains fibers): Fiber is the main nutrition for gut probiotics. If you eliminate fiber, everything you eat will be absorbed in the small intestine and leave no nutrition for gut probiotics in the bowel.

2.     If you have a fever, do NOT control it too much. Keep your body temperature below 103/104 degrees. I suggest using the physical methods to control body temperature when it is too high, such as wearing less clothing, applying warm water to palms and forehead. Do not use a pain killer except when it cannot be controlled with physical means. You may stop the preventive measures when you have a fever.

3.     Keep doing the preventive measure if you do not have a fever.

4.     Cleanse your colon with a laxative or stool softener, especially if you have constipation.

These preventive measure might have side effects, such as making the immune system around the airway too sensitive and causing allergies. It may worsen existing allergy symptoms.  I do not suggest you use it if you have allergic rhinitis or asthma. But it will help you fight hard against a nasty infection like Coronavirus.

Please do not start the preventive process when your chance of getting an infection is low. The preventive measures should work within a day if not hours. So you do NOT have to do this long before.

Don’t Stress Out About the Death Rate – it may be as low as .4%!

A subset of infected cases tell the fatality rate of COVID-19 for a healthy population is likely less than .4%. There is a total of 1716 healthcare workers infected with 6 fatalities by February 14, 2020. Of course, this is still data from a fluid situation. The death rate is likely going down as new effective treatments come online, such as infusion of plasma from recently recovered patients.

People with a compromised immune system or other diseases or seniors may be more vulnerable. These people should do preventive measures when the virus starts to circulate in their community.

With the better understanding of the virus and more effective treatment, the death rate will be significantly reduced when it hit the US and hopefully in a range close to that of flu. The preventive measures will help you become more fortified to the virus.

Relax, take care of yourself and enjoy the moment. Hakuna Matata.

(Please discuss these measures with your doctor before using it.)

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Disclaimer: This blog is written based on our study that has not been accepted by the mainstream yet. It is not intended to replace the advice and consultation with a medical doctor. We invite you to examine the study and discuss it with your doctor before doing anything with it. We claim no financial interest for the potential benefit of the information and assume no responsibility for any adverse results due to improper use of the information.

Would you rather get rid of your fever or your flu?

 

I know you want to keep NEITHER.

If you or your child should ever spike a fever, getting that temperature down is as easy as taking a few over the counter drugs.

But wait!

Do you know the consequence of removing a fever?

A delayed recovery from the flu.

To explain it better, we should know how our immune system works.  Our study that led to the development of AllerPops provides a good explanation for this purpose.

You may read the article at this link: https://allerpops.com/oral-probiotic-deficiency-may-cause-common-allergies/.

Our immune system is like a car with an accelerator to speed it up and brakes to slow it down. Pathogens stimulate the immune system so it can protect us from diseases and probiotics (friendly bacteria) slow it down when there is no infection. Like the car, our immune system is designed to be parked most of the time by the brake — our probiotics.

Our immune system locates mostly surrounding the guts (70%), airway (25%) and under our skin. Different probiotics live in these biological niches and send signals to pacify our immune system. The peace agreement between probiotics and the immune system is the foundation for us to live peacefully in the environment.

Severe infections, such as flu, usually produce pyrogen, a substance that causes the body temperature to increase.

The increase in temperature is a good thing. The optimal growth temperature for the probiotics in the upper airway is between 85-98°F. Our normal body temperature is at the upper end of the optimal range. The increased body temperature inhibits the probiotics and thus removes the brake to the immune system.

Without the brake, our immune system will begin to fight hard against pathogens, such as the flu virus.

What happens if your remove the fever with a pill?

Now the probiotics in the airway will grow back and send a signal of peace to the immune system while the enemies are still there.

The immune system will be confused and work halfheartedly, which will make the flu last even longer.

If your fever is not too high, keep it. It is helping you fight your flu or other airway infections.

When is a fever too high?

That is different from person to person.

For most healthy people, 104°F is a safe boundary. You should try to bring down a fever above 104°F.

Instead of using pills, I recommend reducing a high fever with physical measures like wearing lightweight clothes, applying warm/cool water repeatedly onto palms, limbs and forehead. Alcohol can be used in place of water if the fever is difficult to control. Stop these procedures when temperature is below 104°F.

One reason that most people take pills to bring their fever down is that they think that if they don’t have a fever, they can go back to work or school. But you’ll still be passing the infection on to others!

I seriously suggest you keep your fever, take the time you need to fight the infection, and then take an extra day for your body to recover afterward as wellJ.

Going out (exposure to environmental allergens) while your immune system is fighting may increase your chance to develop allergies.

Take a break indeed when your body needs it.

 

These blogs reflect personal opinions of the authors and should not be used to as medical advices. We recommend you discuss the suggestions in the blogs with your doctor before practicing them.

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Should you drink milk when you have a cold or flu?

The simple answer is no.

More generous answer is that drinking milk or eating food consisting lots of fiber is not a good idea when you have an infection or need your immune system to fight for you.

To explain it better, we should know how our immune system works.  Our study that led to the development of AllerPops provides a good explanation for this purpose.

Do you want to become the few who know this God’s secret? You may read the article here, https://allerpops.com/oral-probiotic-deficiency-may-cause-common-allergies/.

Our immune system is like a car with an accelerator to speed it up and brakes to slow it down. Pathogens stimulate the immune system so it can protect us from infectious diseases and probiotics (friendly bacteria) slow it down when there is no infection. Like the car, our immune system is designed to be parked most of the time by the brake — our probiotics.

Our immune system operates in the gut (70%), airway (25%) and under our skin. Different probiotics live in these biological niches and send signals to pacify our immune system. The peace agreement between probiotics and the immune system is the foundation for us to live peacefully in the environment.

The main food for the gut probiotics is fiber. Milk contains oligosaccharides, fibers that are evolutionarily designed to be food for probiotics dominant in the infant’s gut. Adults usually have these bacteria at a relatively lower level. Drinking milk may promote them to grow and send more pacifying signals to your immune system surrounding the guts.

Depending on where the infection is, milk may delay your recovery. Milk may worsen your gut infection in an obvious way or contribute to your airway infection in a very mild way.

If you have severe infection or have been fighting your cold for a while, not drinking milk and not eating food with lots of fiber will help you. Luckily, if you have an infection you usually don’t have much appetite. That means your digestion capability will be reduced as well, so look for foods that are easy to digest.

Finally, here are foods to eat when you have an infection:

1.     Water.

2.     White rice porridge.

3.     Noodles.

4.     Soup.

5.     Food with less fiber, such as peanut butter and jelly white bread sandwiches.

#    More intense oral hygiene, such as tongue scraping and mouthwash, will also help. Please read other related blogs here, or allerpops.com/blogs/.

The result of eating food with less fiber will be starving (curing) your cold/flu/other infection through starving your probiotics, the brakes of your immune system.

 

These blogs reflect personal opinions of the authors and should not be used to as medical advices. We recommend you discuss the suggestions in the blogs with your doctor before practicing them.

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Why do we catch a cold when we are cold?

Why is it that we catch a cold when the weather is cold? Is this a myth or just coincidence?

The fact is the common cold does occur more often in winter or when we are cold for extended periods of time. But you may still be wondering is it because we stay indoors more and are exposed to the cold virus from other people or some other intrinsic reason?

The answer is the later.

There is a biological reason for us to catch a cold when we are in cold, hypothermia, for a long time. People suspect cold temperatures hinder our defense system. Our study that led to the development of AllerPops provides another layer of explanation to the underlying cause.

Do you want to become the few who know this God’s secret? You may read the article here, https://allerpops.com/oral-probiotic-deficiency-may-cause-common-allergies/.

Our immune system is like a car with an accelerator to speed it up and brakes to slow it down. Pathogens stimulate the immune system so it can protect us from diseases and probiotics (friendly bacteria) slow it down when there is no infection. Like the car, our immune system is designed to be parked most of the time by the brake — our probiotics.

The optimal growth temperature for the probiotics in the upper airway is between 85-98°F. Our normal body temperature is at the upper end of the optimal range. When we are in hypothermia, the temperature shifted to the middle of the range that may help the bacteria grow better and send too many pacifying signals the immune system. With an increase in signals from the probiotics, our immune system becomes jeopardized.

Without baseline protection, the virus that causes your cold has a better chance to multiply and cause trouble. This mechanism may contribute to other chronic airway infections such as chronic bronchitis.

When I was growing up in China we lived in a house with no heat, and both of my grandparents had severe chronic bronchitis all their lives, especially in winter. The condition was so severe that it eventually contributed to their deaths. My mom also suffered from chronic bronchitis up until she was fifty, and when we moved into a house in the city with heat the infection went away.

Her recovery seemed like a miracle, but it was simply the result of staying warm in the winter.

Therefore, one way to protect yourself from having cold is to keep yourself warm, especially avoiding breathing in cold air for a long time. Dry yourself completely after a shower before going out. Wear a scarf when staying outside for a long time.

 

These blogs reflect personal opinions of the authors and should not be used to as medical advices. We recommend you discuss the suggestions in the blogs with your doctor before practicing them.

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Cold, Cold Go Away, Don’t Come Back Another Day

It is winter and it is cold. It is the season to get a cold.

On average, adults catch a cold two to three times a year. People older than sixty years old have an average of one cold in a year.

Dena, who goes to my church, had a nasty cold a couple of weeks ago. She looked under the weather when we met before our children’s Sunday worship. Her low and hoarse voice told the tale her cold.

“Can I tell you a way to get rid of a cold quickly after the lesson?” I offered.

“Ok, thank you.”

The common cold is virus infection in the upper airway. It has mostly local symptoms of runny nose, cough, nasal congestion. Those viruses rarely cause whole-body symptoms such as fever. The problem is, without a fever, your immune system will not function well.

According to our study recently released, fever is a necessary switch to remove the brake of our immune system.

Our immune system is like a car with an accelerator to speed it up and brakes to slow it down. Pathogens stimulate the immune system so it can protect us from diseases and probiotics (friendly bacteria) slow it down when there is no infection. Like the car, our immune system is designed to be parked most of the time by the brake — our probiotics. Severe infections usually produce pyrogen, a substance that causes the body temperature to increase. The optimal growth temperature for the probiotics in the upper airway is between 30-37°C. Our normal body temperature is at the upper end of the optimal range. The increased body temperature inhibits the probiotics and thus removes the brake to the immune system.

Do you want to become the few who know this God’s secret? You may read the article here, https://allerpops.com/oral-probiotic-deficiency-may-cause-common-allergies/.

Cold viruses are not strong pathogens and don’t induce fever. That means your immune system is running like a car with the brake applied. That is why the common cold may last for several weeks before a full recovery.

With the guide of our theory, it is possible to remove the immune brake when we have a cold so our body can fight back.

All you need to do to get rid of your cold fast is have a bowl ginger soup daily. It works best if you have it right before bed.

1.     Wipe your tongue with a wet washcloth to remove the while/yellow biofilm.

2.     Breathe the steam of hot ginger soup and then drink slowly.

3.     Keep yourself warm.

4.     Eat less fiber.

Recipe for ginger soup:

·      One ounce of fresh ginger.

·      Slice ginger into thin pieces.

·      Combine 2-3 cups of water and ginger in a pot.

·      Quickly heat to a boil.

·      Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Dena did this for three days and felt much better on Thursday. By the time I saw her the next Sunday, her cold was gone.

Several months ago, I prevented a full-blown cold after I did the procedure at the first signs of a cold.

Will you try this procedure? Let me know how it works for you.

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How to Give Your Baby an Allergy-free Life

“Come and see the baby. He has really bad allergies.” Yan asked me to follow her to see a baby of a family new to our church before our Friday Bible study three months ago.

He looked like he was only three months old, but her mom told me he was eight months old. His skin was flushed red from head to toe and covered with fresh and healing scars from scratching. He was crying most of the time, but you could barely hear it because his voice was so weak.

“He’s had allergies since birth,” his mom told me. “It was a caesarean section.”

This is one of the most severe cases of allergies I had ever seen. He had not grown for many months and he had been to the emergency room the night before because he hadn’t eaten.

Allergies, in this case, became a threat to his life.

With my understanding of the allergy problem, I suggested the mom order a probiotic product for the baby.

According to WebMD, 40% of children in the US suffer from allergies. It is one of the most common chronic diseases, costing the U.S. 18 billion dollars each year.

Studies1-3 have identified caesarean sections, formula feeding, antibiotic use, and many other modern lifestyle choices to be factors associated with the allergy epidemic.

When you consider factors associated with allergies it can be difficult to apply to real life and prevent allergies. For example, one of the factors is being born by a cesarean section, but a mother doesn’t always have control over whether her child will be born by C-section.

Most importantly, those factors just hint at the real cause. Preventing or curing allergies is not possible before finding the underlying cause of allergies.

This will soon change.

Our study that led to the development of AllerPops provides a cohesive theory to explain how our immune system interacts with our microbiota and how we develop allergies. The title of the study is “Oral Probiotic Deficiency May Cause Common Allergies – Theory of Negative Trigger Marks the Interaction between Microbiota and Host Immune System.”

Do you want to become the few who know this God’s secret? You may read the article here, https://allerpops.com/oral-probiotic-deficiency-may-cause-common-allergies/.

Briefly, our immune system is like a car with an accelerator to speed it up and brakes to slow it down. Pathogens stimulate the immune system so it can protect us from disease and probiotics (friendly bacteria)  slow it down when there is no infection. Like the car, our immune system is designed to be parked most of the time by the brake — our probiotics. The beneficial bacteria send chemicals to our immune system to signal peacetime. This interaction benefits both the probiotics and the host so that they can live peacefully. Pathogens and the damage they cause in our body are natural accelerators of our immune system.

Without enough probiotics, the immune system will be out of control, like a car with no brakes.  The consequences are allergies and autoimmune diseases.

Therefore, when a baby comes to the world, the first thing to do is apply natural brakes to their immune system so that they can have a calm life ahead. The peace agreement between probiotics and our immune system is the grand foundation for a peaceful life.

They will need those brakes every place where the immune system is at work, such as the gut, airway and skin. Different probiotics are needed in each of these locations. These different probiotics use different nutrition available to them to produce chemicals that calm down the immune system.

Many parents might worry that if their baby’s immune system is calmed down, they might get sick. Do not worry. These interactions are limited by space and time. And the immune system is ready to jump into action in a timely manner when infection happens.

Restoration of those traditional practices is the way to reduce allergies for children.

Mothers are the natural suppliers of beneficial bacteria. Traditionally, close interactions between mother and infant at the start of life facilitate the transmission of probiotics between even if the mother is unaware that it is happening.

Unfortunately, modern life has led us away from those traditions, weakening the critical process of seeding proper microbiota for the baby.

The principle is to seed the child’s microbial communities with ones from mother, father, and sibling, NOT with ones from dog or cat or other environments. The major infant’s microbiota to be seeded include the ones in the gut, the airway, and on the skin. The following seven practices will help mom finish the job easily.

1.     Give birth naturally. Many studies show that caesarean sections increase the odds of the baby having allergies such as atopic skin reaction. It is not completely understood how vaginal birth prevents allergies, but it is possible that the vaginal bacterial coat the skin, enter the airway and act as a placeholder and then yield to real probiotics coming later. Vaginal birth might give a smaller dose of gut bacteria to the newborn as well. These bacteria can be a good seed for their gut microbiota.

2.     Breastfeed. Mom’s milk is not only the natural and unique food for the infant but also the food for their gut probiotics. Human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) is the evolutionary link between the human and bacteria world. HMO selectively promotes groups of bacteria, such as Bifidobacterium.  Bifidobacterium are bacteria that do not hurt humans, can digest HMO and use it as energy to grow and produce chemical by-products that can be used by humans as energy and as a messenger of peace to the human immune system. So milk has the prebiotic that promotes probiotics to prevent allergies.

3.     Mother and baby should stay indoors together ideally for a month. Traditionally in China, babies are confined with their mother for the first month, but sometimes for as long as 100 days. Previously, I did not understand why we have such a tradition and couldn’t care less about it when we had our children. Fortunately, our parents insisted on it. In the context of seeding proper microbiota for the infant, this tradition of keeping the mother and infant indoors is obviously beneficial: It keeps mom and infant in close contact to increase the chance for the baby to get the probiotics from mom, and prevents the infant from getting harmful bacteria from other sources. For the purpose of seeding infant’s microbiota, the confinement probably does not have to last for 100 days. A couple of weeks should be enough, especially with the help of the shortcut practices described below.

4.     Sleep with the baby in the same bed. This will not only make it easier to breastfeed at night, but also reduce the baby’s stress from the significant environmental change. The close contact will help skin microbiota to be transferred from mom to infant.

5.     Don’t bathe in the first week, (gently wiping infant with wet cloth should be enough). Babies are born with a white waxy coating, called the vernix. Don’t wash it off, because it protects the baby from infection. Don’t bathe the baby too frequently; two to three times a week should be enough. Frequent bathing causes dry skin which can lead to infection. Sweating is not a reason for a bath. Sweat produces conditions, such as high salt concentration, that promotes and sustains skin probiotics.

6.     Chew your baby’s food. In China, parents traditionally chew food, then feed it to baby beginning at 2-3 months old. This is a little different than the American habit of using baby food. Add the following foods in these sequences: beginning with water, porridge, semisolid and then solid food. Feed baby a starch-rich diet first, then nuts, protein-rich foods, and veggies. Adult-chewed food is easy for babies to digest, prevents infection, and help establish oral and gut microbiota, which will likely prevent allergies. The caregiver should have no acute infection when doing mouth feeding.

7.     Take AllerPops Prebiotic Lollipops AFTER finishing an antibiotics course. If the baby gets sick, antibiotic use cannot be avoided and is necessary for the baby’s safety. Unfortunately, oral probiotics can be suppressed and replaced by other bacteria that cannot communicate with the immune system. Therefore, it is likely a beneficial practice to take a couple of AllerPops after an antibiotic treatment.

Shortcut practices to seed the following microbiota:

1.     Airway microbiota: hearty kisses daily.

2.     Gut microbiota: natural birth, breastfeeding, and chewing food for the baby to add solid food. There are also quite a lot of probiotics supplements available online and in drug stores. They are usually probiotics for breastfeeding. At the population level, I do NOT promote the wide use of commercial probiotic products as this might reduce the diversity of the probiotics among us.

3.     Skin microbiota: skin to skin contact as much as possible.

Here are some common questions about giving babies the probiotics that they need.

Q. How do I know my baby has enough probiotics?

A. The most common symptom of not having enough probiotics is eczema. The location of eczema might indicate where the baby needs more probiotics. An oral probiotic is not enough if eczema appears on head/neck area and gut probiotics if it is on the whole body.

Q. Can the baby have too many probiotics?

A. Yes. Thrush might indicate they have too many probiotics, which can be treated with baking soda. Please make sure thrush is not caused by other reason such as antibiotic usage.

You are doing perfectly if your baby has neither eczema nor thrush.

Q. What if mom has allergies? Can moms with allergies seed baby’s microbiota properly?

A. Yes, in most cases. Babies will not copy the microbiota from mom. They only get the seeds and selectively grow their own ones because they have different nutrition available to bacteria. I know almost all moms, including most moms with allergies, have the probiotics that babies need. You may have the father, sibling or other relatives to join the donor group if you have a concern in the extreme situation.

Q. What happened to the baby with the terrible allergies?

The couple and the baby came to our Friday dinner at church last week after his parents gave him the gut probiotics that I recommended three months ago. The baby’s skin had returned to a normal color, with some small patches of red and dry eczema mostly on his head and neck, which indicates AllerPops might help. He looks calm most of the time. His parents said there were several episodes of back and forth between allergies and infections, but it seems the baby is on the right track to reach the first peace agreement with the environment and himself, though it is 11 months late.

Restructuring microbiota is much more difficult than seeding a right microbiota from the start. Loving your baby at zero distance is the key for a good start.

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