What Big Pharma and the CDC Forgot to Tell the Doctors
(Also Known as "The Letter to Doreen")

Tamiflu was developed several years ago after lab tests showed it slowed the replication of viruses in the lab dish. Tests in humans showed it reduced the normal 5 to 7 day course of Flu by 1.5 to 2.5 days.

Micrograph of a Norwalk virus showing only the blue outer surface which has bumps and bridges which exactly match and can only embed into human intestinal wall tissue and causes severe food poisoning. The coiled DNA in the interior cannot be seen.

It did not prevent, cure nor reduce the effects of Flu. At best it is a palliative or pain reliever to "treat the symptoms," but not cure to the disease.

Most medical doctors mistakenly believe in the "anti-body" response of the immune system as the method by which the body fights viral infections. But not so. The body causes a fever above 101 degrees which stops the telomeres on the ends of the virus from allowing any viral replication.

The fever is the human or mammalian body's primary generalized immune system response to any viral infection. Any palliative treatment which reduces the fever of flu infections will prolong the infection and may lead to irreparable damage or death, mostly from the resulting viral pneumonia. But the pneumonia was caused by lowering the fever and allowing uncontrolled viral replication in the lungs. Most cold and flu medications, including aspirin and Tamiflu are in this palliative class. In the last two years, doctors have been treating patients who have H5N1 Bird Flu. The results are that 50% or half of the treated patients die of viral pneumonia. Were the deaths caused by a "new" more virulent strain of Bird Flu or was it the "new" use of a new anti-viral called Tamiflu? A good doctor would know the difference.

Answering the Questions Most BroJon Readers Ask

Recently a BroJon Digest reader, named Doreen, wrote to ask some of the questions which were also asked by hundreds of other readers. She wrote:

"I read your article about the "Bird Flu", and had a couple questions for you. First, are you a scientist? Second, while your article seems informative (and I agree with your conclusions that the so-called Pandemic is a major scam), I do not get enough information about the difference between Reproduction and Replication, concerning bacteria (reproduce) and virus (replicate)... replicate reminds me of Star Trek, and the replicators on the Enterprise! If you cannot explain the difference for me, can you refer me to a site that can?"

Very good questions. Yes, I am a senior scientist. I have multiple university degrees. I spent several decades working as a senior scientist/engineer for NASA. One of my NASA projects was the rat and monkey biological experiment which flew on the Shuttle Challenger in 1985. I worked directly with astronaut/scientist Dr. Robert Obermeyer. I worked in the ultra-clean lab, testing the cages and data-instrumentation which I built for the experiment, while Bob Obermeyer took the animals in the surgical room and implanted the animals with tiny transmitters which were then recorded on my computer system.

I have long been a medical researcher, but I don't have a medical degree nor license. Thus I don't see things the way most doctors do. One of the things with which I disagree with most, compared to the medical profession is how viruses replicate and infect cells.

Using my degrees in physics and engineering, I studied the surface coatings of viruses. That is how I discovered that the replication of viruses is a very close analog of sexual reproduction. I have not seen that written in any medical textbooks nor journal articles, so, Doreen, I can't direct you to any websites for more information. So I will explain it to you as best I can.

What Most Doctors Never Learned in Medical School

Bacteria are large single-celled animals which are large enough to be seen in a microscope. The bacteria is a protein bag enclosing a fluid which mimics sea water in saltiness and acidity. This reflects the fact that all animal and plant lifeforms on earth formed in the salty ocean of earth. Now, all animal cells carry their salty ocean internally. This cytoplasmic cell fluid contains many parts, including the nucleus of the cell which is very similar to a virus, and many primitive small sub-bacteria which are in each cell, called by such names as mitochondria and golgi-apparatus among others.

These sub-parts are very simple separate bacteria-like bodies which have specific functions in the cell such as collecting oxygen or actually doing the breathing, and other parts which take the sugar, fat and proteins in the blood stream and as they transfer into the cell fluid they are converted into food and energy for each cell. Thus, bacteria are living cells which, (1) can move, (2) can locate and eat food, combining the food and oxygen to make energy, and (3) can reproduce by making copies of each cell by dividing down the middle and making two new identical cells from the original one.

But, unlike bacterial cells, viruses are not alive. They cannot do anything which cells or bacteria can do. All viruses have only two simple parts, (1) a single long strand of a molcule called DNA which may have millions of atoms in the long string, and (2) an outer layer of protective protein bag material, which is made up of the broken parts of the cellular or bacterial protein bag from which the virus last escaped. Viruses are not alive and cannot grow their own protein bag coating. Viruses are so much more tiny than are cells, being made only of a single string of atoms, they cannot be seen with a normal microscope. They can only be seen with electron microscopes.

The DNA strand in the middle of the virus is a long string of connected single sugar molecules called Ribose. Onto each and every Ribose sugar molecule is then attached an amino acid. This process of making DNA can only occur inside a host bacteria cell which has a large supply of free amino acids floating in the salty cytoplasmic fluid. There are about 17 amino acids in the proteins which humans eat, but only 4 critical amino acids are used to make DNA. The banding or repeating pattern of the 4 amino acids, like a string of colored beads, is used to make partial copies of sections of the DNA to make protein-string hormones which control how cells operate and reproduce. These partial protein copies of small sections of the DNA molecule, are actually hormones which communicate with and control other cells, and are what make the cells of your body grow and live.

How DNA Is Used As a Normal Part of Making Your Body Work

The DNA molecules in your cells are similar to a virus DNA, but with several differences. The DNA in your cells are made of two parallel long strands which are electrically bonded together. Over simplifying how they are put together, you could say one half of the double strand came from your mother and the other half came from your father. The two halves are bonded together to make a diploid or complete double strand which makes a compete animal or plant DNA molecule found in the nucleus of all living cells. But the viral DNA is only half of the long double string molecule, it does not have a mother nor father. It only makes repeated identical copies of the original half or haploid molecule itself. Thus the virus cannot "reproduce" in the same way cells do.

But your body actually does the same thing. When a woman ovulates she causes complete cells, which normally divide in half, to instead divide into four parts in her ovaries to divide the original double strand DNA molecule into four single strand ova. Each ovum is a half or haploid version of your original DNA. The normal reproduction of all the cells in your body simply divide into two exact diploid copies. This process is called Mitosis and occurs in almost all of your cells every week or so. But once a month in women, certain cells in the ovary divide by a unique process called Meiosis which causes the cells to divide into four identical parts. But each new primitive cell has only half of the normal DNA strand. Each haploid cell is an ovum, and has the same atomic and molecular single-strand structure as a virus DNA.

The same thing occurs each month in men, when the sperm are made by dividing a body DNA molecule into four to make four haploid or half DNA molecules, which is all that is inside a sperm body. Neither ova nor sperm are living cells. They can't reproduce by themselves. They are each more like a single haploid DNA virus. By sexual reproduction, which is almost exactly the same as a virus entering a cell, the haploid or half DNA from mother and father are combined into a diploid or full double DNA strand thus producing a new living cell, destined to become a new human being. Viruses don't do that. They simply keep making exact copies of the original haploid or half DNA. They are not alive. They cannot grow or mutate from one form of bird flu into another. They are more like inanimate crystals, which can only copy more crystals. They don't grow and mutate. Also, just like a sperm entering through the unique cell wall of an ovum, which is specific to each species, meaning a cow sperm cannot enter into a sheep ovum, a virus cannot enter into just any other cell which has a protein coating different from the coating on the original virus. That's why humans can't get bird flu.

The set of the specific four amino acids which are used to make DNA are called Nucleic Acids when they attach along the long strand of sugar Ribose molecules. When they are attached they are called Ribo-Nucleic Acids. When the whole long strand of millions of RiboNucleic Acids have completely attached from one end of the long chain to the other, it releases an Oxygen atom at the end of the string, carrying away an electron, and then the whole chain is stuck or bonded together by electrical forces. The release of the Oxygen atom is called Deoxyfication. This whole long chain, when it is completely filled, and then de-oxyfied is called De-oxy-ribo Nucleic Acid, or as we know it, DNA.

That is also all that a virus is. Just a long chain of millions of the four amino acids all stuck together in a certain pattern. The only difference between the millions of types of viruses, is the repeating bead-like patterns of the four amino acids along the chain. The virus DNA cannot move by itself, it cannot locate, breath and eat food, and it cannot divide in half and make copies of itself or reproduce the way bacterial cells do. A Virus does not fit the definition of a living thing. It is more like the repeating patterns of atoms in a crystal.

The Mystery of Viral Replication Explained

The only thing that a virus does is a process called Replication. When a virus enters one of your cells, it escapes from within its own old protein surface coating and it stretches out into a long string. The viral DNA then collects millions of free amino acids floating in your salty cell fluid to make a mirror image copy of the four types of amino acids in the viral chain. This reversed mirror image chain is called Retro-deoxy-ribo Nucleic Acid or shortened to RNA. The RNA molecule is special and continues to make another mirror image of itself which is, of course, an exact copy of the original viral DNA. This unique method of making a mirror image of a mirror image to make an exact copy of the original viral DNA is the only method a virus can use to make copies. This is called Replication.

The RNA molecule string will then continue to make many, many copies which result in the original viral DNA now having thousands of exact duplicate DNA copies all made from the amino acids stolen from your cell fluid. This starves your cell of all the amino acids and in a matter of minutes, destroys it. The original virus and its many replicate copies are now free to invade your other body cells.

But before leaving the infected cell, the thousands of new viral DNA copies then steal pieces of the protein bag coating from your damaged and dying cell, and then covers the viral DNA with stolen cell wall material. This is the trick by which the virus can exist in your body. By covering itself with the old cell wall from your own cells, the virus then hides from your immune system, since the virus now looks like just one of your own friendly cells and not a dangerous foreign virus.

The Difference Between Types H5N1 and H3N2 is the Stolen Surface Coat

This means that any certain virus may have many different surface coatings, depending on where it last came from. If it last came from a bird, it is a bird virus and can only infect birds. If the same virus had escaped from a pig or hog, then it is a porcine or pig virus. It is almost impossible for humans to get viruses from horses, dogs, birds or snakes.

Unfortunately, it is quite easy for humans to get viruses from pigs, because of the strange similarity in the tissue typing of pig and human tissue. The atomic structure of the surface coat on pig viruses are similar enough that the pig virus can enter human cells. This is why cell tissue from pigs, such as heart valves, pancreatic insulin and other body parts from pigs can be used in humans. Oddly, it is hard for viruses from our closest mammalian neighbors, the chimps and gorillas, to enter into humans. Simian viruses simply are not close enough with the same cell surface types as human viruses.

That is about as clear as I can explain Viral Replication. It is the process of the copying of atoms and molecules of DNA and RNA in a specific order. It has nothing to do with the dividing and splitting or Reproduction of living cells or beings.

The trick here, Doreen, is that for the viral RNA to make many, many replica copies of the original DNA virus, the viral RNA molecule must detach and release each new DNA copy into the cell fluid, to open up all the atomic connecting spaces along the chain of the long RNA molecule, in order to make room for the next new copy.

Why Mammals are Different from Reptiles and Birds

What causes the RNA copy to completely release the newly made copy, and unzip the new DNA virus from the RNA master copy is something at the end of the molecule chain, called a TELOMERE. When the DNA copy is complete, the electrical charge on the RNA Telomere changes, like flipping an electrical switch, and it then releases and repels the new DNA copy by electrical forces. But the RNA Telomere is temperature sensitive, it won't release a new copy if it is too warm.

If the temperature of the Telomere on the end of the RNA chain is too hot -- meaning above 102 degrees F, then the Telomere cannot unzip and release the new DNA copy. The RNA and the new DNA viral copy are electrically bonded together -- and they are stuck -- they can't unzip and separate. Thus, the original viral DNA cannot replicate even one copy of itself using the RNA if you have a fever of about 101 to 102 degrees. That is why humans and all warm-blooded mammals on earth produce a fever when infected with a virus, since it prevents the original viral DNA from replicating any copies of itself at all. Thus -- the end of the line for the original virus and any viral replication. That is also why most viruses on earth come from birds and reptiles, since they cannot raise their body temperature to cause a fever, and the viruses can run rampant among those animals. Sometimes a viral infections can wipe out and cause complete extinctions among reptiles, amphibians and birds. This is rare among warm-blooded mammals which can create fevers when infected with viruses.

That's also why we have fevers. And that is why reducing the fever with Nyquil, or Aspirin or other cold and flu medications can kill you when the Viral RNA is allowed to unzip millions of copies of the original single Viral DNA molecule. Each new copy of the original viral DNA can then repeat the process and quickly produce billions of copies of itself in an hour or so, and start infecting more and more of your cells, until it kills you. But the high temperature or a fever will stop the viral replication process instantly.

How and Why the CDC Has Misinformed the Public

So Doreen, I would suggest, instead of doing a web search about Viral Replication which doesn't produce much information -- do a web search on "Telomere" or "Telomeres" and find out about the latest research showing how they affect the aging of living cells and how they are sensitive to temperature. Then you will find out about how virus DNA molecules actually replicate. I don't know of any practicing medical doctors who know much about telomeres and viral replication. It seems only medical researchers in the lab know about that important process.

Thanks for your questions, and I hope I have helped you understand Viral Replication. And yes, it's pretty much the same way they did it on Star Trek -- atom by atom. And even though there may be millions of atoms in the long DNA chain, it is so tiny that the Replication process can be completed in much less than a single second in time. Much faster than you can say "zip."

Marshall Smith
Editor, Brother Jonathan Gazette

ADDENDUM: January 16, 2006. In the six weeks since this article was first sent to the readers of the BroJon Daily Digest, it has produced a flood of email responses. Much was from concerned parents worried about giving fever medications to their children who have colds or flu. Also responding were many practicing doctors. As I suspected, most of them had never heard of anything like this before, but it suddenly all made sense to them.

Many of the doctors commended me for (1) doing research which went beyond anything they had read before, and (2) writing about complex topics such as atomic and molecular structure and medicine in such a simple and clear manner that it could be understood by most people. This article seems to have taken on a life of its own, with many copies being sent around the Internet. Among the many email writers, it is most often referred to as, "The Letter to Doreen." I want to thank the many doctors who wrote to me, for their support and encouragement.

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Was the 'Mexican' 2009 'Swine' Flu caused by vaccines?

Who Stands to Benefit From the Swine Flu Pandemic (and Future Pandemics)?


These videos, especially the two where Len Horowitz is giving a live presentation, are filled with informational details, names, dates, etc., that are the hallmarks of Dr. Horowitz's investigative prowess. There is no one better than he for exposing the Medical Mafia with facts, and connecting the factual dots to give a clear picture. His details corroborate the plausibility of the young lady's report (video above) from her nurse friend in Mexico City . Enjoy.

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Bob Chapman revelation (video below) a thoroughly debunked story?

The rebuttal to Chapman's interview was posted on Henry Niman's FluTracker forum-Rhiza Labs.

Debunker:"Much of the wording of the story [Chapman Interview] being circulated now as if it is current news (starting on September 24th) was stolen verbatim from a true CBS news story dated July 21st. The base true story was radically altered, with dramatic fictional elements added, and "rebranded" to make it appear it's happening now. It isn't." Click here for entire story.

NOTE: Health Maven hopes Bob Chapman will step forward and address the hoax charge. There seems to be problems on both sides of this story. It's virtually impossible to corroborate the veracity of Chapman's allegations. On the other-hand, the debunker is basing his rejection of the story on reports from military websites and mainstream media sources. Cover-ups are usually not reported by those involved.

"The military is used as test subjects. This is what happens when a ship’s crew is given the deadly swine flu shots. We all know the shots contain squalene, mercury, cancer viruses, and other toxins. This ship reminds me of the USS LIBERTY, in that the crew is told to keep their mouth shut. They can’t hide the death of the Commanding Officer and a Senior Chief Petty Officer. The truth will come out soon. Thanks to Drew Raines and Bob Chapman. Let’s get this out to everyone."


Bob Chapman talks about US Navy sailor's deaths at sea allegedly after "swine flu" shot experiment


The Book Your Government Doesn't Want You To Read

We are all guinea pigs now! CLICK THE TEXT BELOW

Vaccine-A uncovers a story of betrayal—the betrayal of the men and women who serve in the armed forces, the betrayal of medical ethics, and the betrayal of the American people by military and civilian leaders sworn to defend and protect. Veteran journalist Gary Matsumoto shows that the worst friendly-fire incident in military history came from something no soldier had any reason to think would harm him: a vaccine administered by the military's own medics. When troops went to the Middle East to fight the Gulf War in 1991 and the Iraq War in 2003, many—perhaps thousands—received an experimental anthrax vaccine instead of the FDA-approved vaccine. Without their knowledge or consent, the U. S. government used them as human guinea pigs in a massive medical experiment that went disastrously wrong.
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Evidence of Thimerosal, H1N1 Virus in Seasonal Vaccination

Kurt Nimmo

September 23, 2009

An Infowars reader has sent a vaccine insert that proves Fluzone contains thimerosal, the deadly antiseptic and antifungal agent. “Thimerosal is a very effective preservative that has been used since the 1930s to prevent contamination in some multi-dose vials of vaccines,” according to the Centers for Disease Control.


“In 1977, a Russian study found that adults exposed to ethylmercury, the form of mercury in thimerosal, suffered brain damage years later,” writes Dawn Prate for Natural News. “Studies on thimerosal poisoning also describe tubular necrosis and nervous system injury, including obtundation, coma and death. As a result of these findings, Russia banned thimerosal from children’s vaccines in 1980. Denmark, Austria, Japan, Great Britain and all the Scandinavian countries have also banned the preservative.”

According to a number of researchers, thimerosal is responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and other neurological disorders. There is also a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism. The Institute of Medicine conducted a study on thimerosal and concluded that the link between thimerosal and neurodevelopmental disorders was biologically plausible and called for the removal of thimerosal to “reduce mercury exposure of infants and children as much as possible.”

“Fluzone vaccine is indicated for active immunization in people 6 months of age and older against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B contained in the seasonal influenza vaccine,” reports Medical News Today. “Fluzone vaccine is the only vaccine licensed in the United States for children as young as 6 months of age through adults.”

In other words, if you are buying into the government and corporate media hype about the flu and permit your children to get a seasonal vaccine, they are getting thimerosal. “Sanofi Pasteur expects to supply over 50 million doses of Fluzone vaccine to the U.S. for the 2009-2010 season.” Sanofi Pasteur produces approximately 40 percent of the influenza vaccines distributed worldwide, and in the U.S. Fluzone vaccine accounts for more than 45 percent of the influenza vaccines distributed each year.

Finally, the insert indicates Fluzone contains the H1N1 virus.


CBC News: Seasonal Flu Shot May Increase H1N1 Risk!

The 1976 scare-them-shitless campaign

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Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Russell Blaylock

What To Do If You Are Forced To Take a Swine Flu Shot

Dr. Mercola’s Comments:

Dr. Blaylock has done a wonderful job of interpreting the misleading data and fear mongering put out by conventional media. Mark my words, the “expected” casualties from the swine flu, recently released by a presidential advisory panel are nothing but pure fiction.

On August 25, CNN reported that the swine flu could cause up to 90,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. This is downright preposterous. As Dr. Blaylock discusses above, there are absolutely no indications to validate these kinds of numbers. Instead, it’s sounding more and more like the bird flu hoax all over again.

So one of the most important, and potentially life-saving measures you can take is to make sure you have IDEAL vitamin D levels. The ONLY way to do this is to get your blood tested and make sure the ranges are between 50 and 70 ng/ml. My recommendation is to use Lab Corp. If you are using Quest, please divide your level by 1.3.

The typical dose most adults need is around 5000 units per day. However, the dose could go to 20,000 units a day or even higher. The ONLY way to know is to have your blood tested.

Dr. Cannell is on one of my colleagues in this area and has done enormous good in educating the public about this issue. Unfortunately we do not share the same position about vaccines. He is actually advising people to take them and he strongly believes that there is a chance that it could save people’s lives.

I couldn’t disagree more strongly with his position but I respect his right to maintain it. Just reminds me that the last position nearly every physician is willing to give up is their position on vaccines. I have seen it time and time again. So while Dr. Cannell has done us all a major service in educating us on vitamin D, I believe he hasn’t taken the next step and evaluated the vaccine issue as carefully as he has the vitamin D one.

Is this the first phase of mandatory vaccinations?

READ HERE: Vaccinate or lose job

"A New York state rally will be held in Albany next week to protest state regulation mandating that they be vaccinated with the dangerous H1N1 flu vaccine or lose their jobs. Similar state laws related to pandemics exist in forty-four states."

A western depiction of Death as a skeleton carrying a scythe

How To Make Your Own Four Thieves Anti-Plague Formula

During the Black Plague of the 15th century, there was an infamous group of four grave robbers and murdering scoundrels from Marseilles, France, who miraculously managed to out smart the "Black Death." Legend has it that these thieves were able to protect themselves from the deadly plague while robbing those who had died or were dying by using a vinegar infusion of essential oils, herbs, and garlic.

NOTE:The Black Death came in three forms, the bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Each different form of plague killed people in a vicious way. All forms were caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis.

The Black Plague was the most dreaded disease of the medieval world. Approximately half the people of western Europe died (about 25 million in 5 years) along with an estimated 35 million Asians. Those who were stricken with the plague usually died within a few agonizing days. Here's what the Italian writer Boccaccio said about plague victims “[They] ate lunch with their friends, and ate dinner with their ancestors in paradise.”

"The first signs were generally aching limbs, and vomiting of blood. Then the lymph nodes would begin to swell. The lymph nodes are glands found in the neck, armpits, and groin. The swelling continued for three or four days until the lymph nodes burst. The swiftness of the disease, the enormous pain, and the grotesque appearance of the victims all served to make the plague especially horrifying. It was called the black death because red spots appeared on the skin that then turned black."

At the time of the plague the cause was unknown and there wasn't an effective cure. Yet, some did manage to survive if their living conditions were sanitary and they had wholesome food, good drinking water, competent nursing care, and if they were healthy prior to the plague with a strong immune system. Unfortunately, most Europeans of that time who died from the plague were living in unsanitary and crowded conditions and were most often malnourished and poor.

Today we know that the plague is a bacterial infection (Yersinia pestis) that attacks the lymph system. It's transmitted by a bite from an infected flea or rodent. Rarely is it caught indirectly from contaminated clothing or other items. Generally it is not transmitted from person to person. Although the bubonic plague still exists, it is routinely cured with antibiotics.

Which brings me back to the Four Thieves legend.

Of course, there are many claiming to have the authentic Four Thieves formula. Ingrid Naiman briefly discusses the famous French aromatherapy doctor, Jean Valnet, who wrote a book that supposedly contains two genuine Four Thieves formulas. She believes Valnet's formulas are the real deal. Naiman's website: kitchen doctor contains Valnet's original formula, as well as a couple of contemporary Thieves formulas--including one by Dr. Christopher.

According to Valnet's book, the "Four Thieves" were caught "in the act" around Toulouse, France. For their crimes they were to be burned alive at the stake. In a desperate attempt to ameliorate their fate, the thieves agreed to divulge their secret anti-plague formula if the court would spare their lives. They revealed their formula, and instead of being burned at the stake they were hanged.

Nostradamus: original portrait by his son Cesar

Naiman also includes some intriguing information about Nostradamus (1503-1566), who was a renown prophet, astrologer, and doctor. Nostradamus owned a perfumery where plants and flowers were used to make therapeutic grade essential oils. He along with his employees survived the plague. It is said that Nostradamus cured people of the "Black Death" with his "rose petal pills." Unfortunately, we don't really know what was in these potent, healing lozenges.

If you're not interested in making your own Four Thieves formula Ingrid Naiman sells a very high quality, ready-made version called "Potent Protection."

For those of you who want to make your own Thieves formula, Health Maven recommends that you buy all your herbs (only organic) and therapeutic grade essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs by clicking the banner below. WARNING: ONLY USE UNADULTERATED, THERAPEUTIC GRADE OILS FOR YOUR THIEVES FORMULAS!

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Protect Yourself: How To Make a Modern Version of Thieves Vinegar

  1. Get a quart jar with a good lid.
  2. Get a quarter cup of dry or 3/4 cup fresh Lavender, Sage, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Peppermint and and Artemesia annua (wormwood, sweet Annie) and place them in a jar. Freshly dried herbs make the strongest vinegar.
  3. You can add or substitute thyme, oregano, bee balm (monarda), white sage or similar herbs. Basil tends to turn black and mushy. If you can't find the sweet Annie, you can find a one ounce tincture bottle from a health food store and add it.
  4. Add 2 TBSP chili peppers and 8 minced cloves garlic. The chili is a modern addition since the sweet Annie is less strong than the European wormwood.
  5. Cover the herbs with [raw] apple cider vinegar. I prefer a live vinegar like Bragg organic which has some of the mother of vinegar in it, but any cider vinegar will do. Make sure all of the herbs are covered so they will not rot.
  6. Cover with a lid. The vinegar should not contact the lid.
  7. Top off the jar after the herbs absorb some of the vinegar.
  8. Let stand for at least four weeks. If you want some before, take it off of the top.
  9. Strain and squeeze out the leaves. Place in glass bottles.
  10. Take a tablespoon a day to prevent illness, especially during the flu season. You can use it over salads or meat as well.


  • Don't be afraid to substitute if you can't find all of the herbs. Many kitchen spices are medicinal, but they must be fresh.
  • If you grow herbs, dry them in a dark dry place a few days before starting. This will keep the vinegar stronger than using fresh herbs.
  • If you are coming down with the flu or a similar illness, then take a tablespoon every few hours until it passes.
  • The leaves in the vinegar also provide minerals for your bones in the acid form that is most easily assimilated.
  • Be kind to the earth and compost the herbs after using!
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More Thieves Formulas to Avoid Any Plague

For external Application Only. NOTE: The following Thieves formula is very potent. I recommend a small dab of the formula should first be tested on a not to sensitive patch of skin prior to a full application.

This blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils was tested at Weber State University for its potent antimicrobial properties. Thieves oil was found to have a 99.96% percent kill rate against airborne bacteria.
The oils are highly antiviral, antiseptic,antibacterial,anti-infectious and help to protect the body against such illnesses as flu, colds, sinusitis,bronchitis,pneumonia, sore throats, cuts etc.

Apply few drops to bottom of feet or stomach and rub into skin

Here is the receipt for the mixture place into a small brown bottle and add the amounts of herbs listed below

Clove oil (syzgium aromaticum) 200 drops or 1/2 ounce.

Lemon oil (Citrus limon) 175 drops

Cinnamon Bark oil (Cinnamoomum verum) 100 drops

Eucalyptus oil ( Eucalyptus radiata) 75 drops

Rosemary oil (Rosimarinus officinalis ) 50 drops

You can also use in small spray bottle and mist the air in home and car, I also place mixture in a pan of water and place on wood stove during the fall, winter and spring.

SOURCE: http://stevequayle.com/News.alert/06_Prep_...90427.oils.html

More Thieves Recipes from Botanica West:

“Four Thieves Vinegar”, may offer protection against fearsome possible threats, such as the flu, smallpox, and biological weapons, which concern us today, as all of its ingredients are either strong anti-bacterial agents, or have potent anti-viral properties.

Hear are some recipes for the vinegar of the four thieves:

Four Thieves Vinegar

2 QT Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbls Lavender
2 Tbls Rosemary
2 Tbls Sage
2 Tbls Wormwood
2 Tbls Rue
2 Tbls Mint

The herbs can be fresh, powdered or whole. Please understand and make sure that you know this is absolutely not for drinking straight in large quantities. You can bath or spray it on your body or on contaminated surfaces. 1/2 tsp 5-7 times a day orally is quite adequate during the flu season for 7-10 days.

Put the herbs in the vinegar. Shake well. Let is sit in the sun for two weeks.

Open. Drop in six cloves of garlic. Cap it. Shake well. Let sit in sun for one week.

Strain. Pour into bottles or jar. Seal with wax or add glycerin to preserve it.


1 part lavender, dried
1 part sage, dried
1 part thyme, dried
1 part lemon balm (melissa), dried
1 part hyssop, dried
1 part peppermint, dried
1 handful garlic cloves

Raw (unpasteurized), organic apple cider vinegar

• In a glass jar, place all dry ingredients.
• Add raw (unpasteurized), organic apple cider vinegar to cover
• Place jar in a cool place and let sit, at room temperature, for six weeks.
• Strain off herbs and garlic, and decant to a glass bottle or jar with a tight fitting lid.


• Take a teaspoonful several times daily.
• Add to salads either directly or in a salad dressing.
• For personal protection, add a teaspoonful to bath water.
• Use as a topical spray for disinfecting surfaces and/or skin


juniper berries
white wine vinegar


1 part eucalyptus
1 part rosemary
1 part cinnamon
1 part clove
1 part lemon

Carrier oil (olive, jojoba, or your choice)

I put 50 drops of each oil in a 2 oz. bottle and then top it off with jojoba oil (I like jojoba oil because it seems to never go rancid).

An alternative recipe:

200 drops Clove Bud Oil
175 drops Lemon Oil
100 drops Cinnamon Oil
75 drops Eucalyptus Oil
50 drops Rosemary

Mix with jojoba oil.


• Apply 1-2 drops of Four Thieves on the bottoms of the feet and on the nape of the neck.
• Apply under the arms and on the chest.
• Diffuse for 20 minutes or less at work or at home.

Dr. Lawrence Rosen, A New Jersey, Pediatrician offers his version of the centuries old Thieves formula for a super, simple homemade hand-sanitizer.

Dr. Rosen's formula.


Water [distilled works best]

Oils: Rosemary, lemon, clove bud and eucalyptus [pure,therapeutic grade] essential oils. And a small jar of cinnamon sticks or (I would use) a few drops of cinnamon essential oil.

Pure aloe Vera


Start with a glass container (not clear but blue or brown) with a spritzer and fill it 2/3 of the way with water (distilled is best)-add a tablespoon of pure, aloe vera gel, and a few drops of the following essential oils: lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and clove bud. Top off the container with water. Shake. It's ready to spray on your hands.

"I believe the data on these oils suggest it should be effective for flu viruses such swine flu. Alcohol based sanitizers we have seen over time develop bacteria developed resistance to many of the things in them. So the oils may be more effective." --Dr. Rosen

Video: Watch Dr. Rosen demonstrate how to make your own hand-sanitizer. It's so simple and it only takes about 5 minutes to make. If you watch the video ignore the doctor (AMA, Big Pharma shill?) who requires more 'studies' to determine if the essential oils are anti-bacterial or anti-viral and so on. Hello! The studies have already been done! This mainstream doctor apparently hasn't had the time or inclination to research essential oils. Also, since Dr. Rosen doesn't actually make it clear in the video how the cinnamon sticks are used-- I recommend a few drops of therapeutic grade, essential, cinnamon oil (bark) instead. Beware, use sparingly, cinnamon oil is very very strong.

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