Prevent flu, viruses & how to fight them 
By Walter Sorochan Emeritus Professor San Diego State University

Posted February 17, 2018; Updated November 22, 2021.  Disclaimer  The information presented here is for informative and educational purposes only and is not intended as curative or prescriptive advice. The statements of this web-site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Nothing stated here should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem, or to diagnose / treat / prevent / cure any disease. 

This is a dangerous flu season. The flu trend over the past five years is getting worse, in spite of flu vaccinations. Your doctor tells you to get a flu shot that is only 15 to 35% effective in protecting you from the flu virus!  Communicable Disease Center [CDC] doctors urge you to get a flu shot, then inform you that many persons are getting sick from other mutant viruses that are more dangerous than the flu. Such mixed messages contribute to public confusion and flu shot controversy. No wonder many persons are not getting flu shots!

You may not get the flu but you certainly could get the more dangerous adenoviruses. Adenoviruses act like the flu, look like the flu but are not flu viruses.

Viruses are small particles of genetic material (either DNA or RNA) that are surrounded by a protein coat. Some viruses also have a fatty "envelope" covering. Since viruses are incapable of reproducing on their own, they depend on the organisms they infect (hosts) for their very survival. The virus makes more copies of itself, releases new virus particles, and kills more host cells.

Here is what doctors and CDC are not telling you: Catching the flu or adenovirus means that your immune system is down and unable to protect you. It also implies that you may be a poor manager of your body and lifestyle. You need to bolster your immune system, for your body uses the immune system to heal and stay well. Antibiotics and vaccine are drugs that provide limited protection against the flu and other virus infections for a short time. Drug medication seldom bolsters your immune system.

It is what the CDC doesn't tell you that can get you infected! Here is what you should know:

The CDC defines the flu as “a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs.” Symptoms include some or all of the following:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle or body aches

  • chills

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

The flu [virus] can be diagnosed with a test -- a swab of your nose or throat. The CDC says that with Influenza-Like-Illness [ILI], you have a fever [temperature of 100°F or higher] and a cough or sore throat without a known cause. Adenovirus infections may also have some of the flu symptoms. What is frightening about the adenoviruses is that you may have the flu, then feel like you are recovering, only to get a second and third attack from an adenovirus. The entire attack from two or more adenoviruses can prolong your being sick with coughing and running nose for months. For most persons with flu symptoms, doing a flu test probably would not change the doctor therapy. [There is no approved antibiotic for viruses at this time.] 

Adenoviruses are spread by coughing and sneezing, direct contact with an infected person or touching objects and surfaces, such as a door handles and light switches, where adenoviruses can live and remain infectious for long periods. Adenoviruses can survive at room temperatures for weeks.

There are many other viruses, besides flu and adenoviruses, that can cause illnesses. Viruses often attack different parts of the body, like throat, lungs, skin, digestive and nervous. For example, noroviruses have been reported to be responsible for outbreaks of severe gastrointestinal illness that happen on cruise ships. Rotavirus causes severe, watery diarrhea that can lead to dehydration. Anyone can get rotavirus, but the illness occurs most often in babies and young children.  

So what can you do to prevent getting any of the virus infections?

To begin with, there is no antibiotic or drug that can kill viruses at this time.  So .... what will kill most viruses? The answer may be nano-silver ASAP solution which is discussed below. But you need to do more than just use nano-silver to enhance your immune system and optimal wellbeing.

You need to consider improving your immune system throughout your life. Having the flu or other virus may be an indication of worse things to come. 

If you have the flu or thereafter lingering symptoms such as a chronic cough or running nose, get over these symptoms as soon as you can. Restore your body to good health. Take charge of your lifestyle and lower the risk of catching the flu, other viruses or even the cold in the future. How? Here are a few suggestions:

1. avoid crowds where somebody may be infected, but you nor they do not know it.

2. Avoid hospitals and doctors. Sick patients bring their viruses with them to the hospital and doctor.

3. Do not greet others with a hand shake. The palm of the hand is replete with bacteria and viruses.

4. Personal hygiene: Wash your hands and face with soap and water after coming home from shopping and visiting relatives and friends. Blow your nose out for it may be full of new viruses. Wash your hands after touching your nose or mouth.

5. Eat healthy foods and avoid bad junk foods.  Both good and bad foods affect the kind of bacteria that live in your large intestine [colon].  Good bacteria enhance immunity and help fight infections whereas bad bacteria cause infections and diseases. An alkali diet makes your body alkali, which promotes the good bacteria.

6. Ingest the supplement spirulina as it has the best nutritional balance of vitamins, minerals, fats and amino acids compared to other foods. Mother nature has balanced out spirulina, in the proper dosage, with all the co-factors or nutrient helpers and enzymes that make spirulina a perfect food.

7. Consider taking a plant derived nutrient supplement.

8. Nasal irrigation: use a netipot to cleanse and wash out your sinuses on both sides of your nose, getting rid of viruses that may be incubating and causing your running nose.

9. Practice deep inhalations to clear the bronchial tubes and lungs of pnemocaucus bacterium several times a day, thereby preventing pneumonia. Exercise will do the same for you.  

10. Consider taking colloidal nano-silver sol ASAP. Before antibiotics were discovered, silver was the safe germ killer. In the days before refrigeration, farmers tossed a silver coin in a bucket of milk to preserve it. Chemists put a silver dime in their petri dish to sterilize it. For hundreds of years it was common practice to place a silver wire in an infected wound that refused to heal. Day: silver -universal germicide 2009  People before 1900 used silver as a safe and very inexpensive disinfectant. 

You need to be advised that superb research studies on medical uses of colloidal nano-silver ASAP 10 ppm in United States and the world are lacking; in spite of silver carbon filters being used in Mexico and other countries to disinfect water purification and swimming pools. Letter: Silver purifies swimming pool 1975

You are in charge of your body. You .... only you should decide on what to do about preventing future flu and viruses. Catching the flu or adenovirus means that you were exposed to someone who had the virus. Your immune system was down and was unable to protect you. You need to bolster your immune system on a long term basis whereas antibiotics and vaccines are drugs that provide limited protection for a short time. Current vaccines may not work as these viruses can mutate into a new virus .... making the old vaccine ineffective and thus of short duration.

Medical-Health Benefits of silver:

This section provides you with additional information about silver as a germicide, should you wish to use nano-silver to fight or prevent the flu or other viruses.

Testimonial:  Grandpa Jack, 93 years old, has been ingesting nano-silver ASAP for about 15 years every day continuously, does not have flu shots, and has not been sick nor had a viral infection during this time. He attributes his good health to ingesting nano-silver every day. Read his testimonial for more information.  Grandpa Jack & his use of silver

You should read about "Medical health Benefits" article to become better informed about using nano-silver.  Here is an excerpt:

Instant germ disabler: Recent silver products are recognized worldwide as instant disablers of organisms harmful to mankind: bacteria, viruses, fungus and yeast; reputed to disable over 650 organisms that cause infections and diseases [ e.g. Aids, malaria, anthrax, deadly flesh-eating MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus)  Becker: silver disables microorganisms]

Already used as a topical antibiotic in the medical industry, silver may now come under consideration as an alternative to drugs when it comes to fighting previously untreatable viruses such as resistant avian flu and adenoviruses. The Journal of Nanotechnology published a study in 2005 that silver nano-particles kill HIV-1 and is likely to kill virtually any other virus. Article about Study: silver kills viruses is no longer active. Topical silver [used on the skin] is now being used on burn victims to kill infectious organisms with great success, such as in bandages and dressings to treat burns, skin wounds, or skin infections. Doctors have also used silver for many years to prevent conjunctivitis (an eye condition) in newborns.

Who is using colloidal silver?

Silver products are being used in many disinfectant and safe ways in medicine, hospitals, home products and industries.  DiRienzo: New Applications for Silver 2006

For example, colloidal silver has been successfully used in African hospitals to treat malaria, cholera, AIDS, flu, MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureaus), hepatitis, respiratory infections (pneumonia, bronchitis), tuberculosis, gonorrhea, sinus infections, food poisoning, vaginitis, staph and strep infections, thrush, burns, wounds, skin infections, diaper rash.  

Another comprehensive list of silver uses: Day: silver -universal germicide 2009

    • In Canada, Switzerland and the US, physicians use various forms of silver to treat a multitude of infections.
    • In the US, silver is used in bone surgery and in 70 per cent of US burns centers.
    • Naturopaths and chiropractors use colloidal silver to treat the effects of Cryptosporidium. Ayurvedic and Chinese practitioners regularly use silver in their treatments.
    • Colloidal silver water filters are approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency and also by the Swiss government for use in homes and offices.
    • The American space agency NASA uses a silver water purification system for its space shuttles, as do the Russians.
    • The airline companies Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Canadian Pacific, Japan Airlines, Pan Am SAS and Swissair use silver water filters to curtail waterborne diseases.
    • Silver is often used in place of chlorine in swimming pools because it doesn't sting the eyes.
    • Japanese companies are using silver to remove cyanide and nitric acid from the air.

One conclusion about nano-silver, from the above information, is that nano-silver is being used successfully throughout the world as a universal germ killer. That silver is better than antibiotics as a germ killer is well established. There seems to be a hesitancy by American doctors to encourage the public to use nano-silver to prevent viral infections when doctors themselves often silently use it in medical practice.

Nano-Silver ASAP solution is a miracle medicine.

Pathogenic organisms are disabled in three to six minutes or less with nano-silver solutions!  Article by Bourassa: silver safety is no longer active. Numerous recent tests that have been conducted on living persons support the claim that colloidal nano-silver does disable pathogens.

It is better than antibiotics because it disables germs outright; thereby NOT allowing viruses to mutate and survive as another future strain. "Silver products have two key advantages over antibiotics: they work similar to broad-spectrum antibiotics, are not yet associated with drug resistance and do not allow viruses to mutate."  Article by Bourassa: silver safety is no longer active.

Take one teaspoon to tablespoon of The New Silver Solution by mouth two to three times per day. Hold the solution in the mouth (gargle, if possible) for three to five minutes before swallowing. Provided one takes the colloidal silver at the onset of the flu, noticeable improvement has been reported in one to three days. If flu has become entrenched in the body, improvement is slower and takes longer.  Gibbs: Silver dosage 1999

When ingesting nano-solver ASAP solution 10ppm, you may not notice any difference in your body functions as it silently takes time for nano-silver to work.  Also, to prevent viral infections in the future, you need to take silver regularly each day. Then the immune system is maximally bolstered and nano-silver reacts very quickly in a day or two when the body becomes infected.

Bolster immunity: Another property of silver is its ability to bolster immunity, healing, foster well-being and prevent illnesses and diseases. There are numerous claims that colloidal nano-silver bolsters [ stimulates ] our immune system.  Apsley: bolster immunity & fight cancer  Article by Bourassa: silver safety is no longer active.,  

Safety:  Almost all [99%] of the ingested silver is excreted out of the body in only two days, and most of the rest was out of the body in a week. Researchers found that nano-silver ASAP solution does not build up in the body system.   Barwick Steve: silver safety 

Humanitarian Aid: The New Silver Solution is the only colloidal silver approved by an international health consortium as an antibiotic alternative, for use in its hospitals and water treatment units in Africa, South America, and Asia. Doctors in United States and Canada do not brag about using colloidal nano-silver as an alternative to antibiotics. It is as though they do not want you to know about silver.

CAUTION: "If your body is extremely ill or toxic, do not be in a hurry to clear up everything at once. If pathogens are killed off too quickly, the body's five eliminatory channels (liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and bowel) may be temporarily overloaded, causing flu-like conditions, headache, extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea or aching muscles. Ease off on the silver product to a smaller amount and increase your distilled water intake. Regular bowel movements are a must in order to relieve the discomforts of detoxification. Resolve to reduce sugar and saturated fats from the diet, and exercise more."  Wikipedia: Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction

Silver ASAP 8 oz 10ppm Where to get colloidal nano-silver ASAP 10ppm 8 oz bottle:

Companies marketing silver often do not disclose user dosage, lab analyses of silver products and the buyer has no way of really knowing the quality of the purchase.  Marketers are making different dosages without disclosing validity that the product is safe and that it works.

It is best to buy the safest products approved by FDA, as made by ABL silver mine in Utah. Their products are Silver Sol technology ASAP silver solution 10 ppm [example  photo ASAP blue bottle]. Silver Sol [ ABL ] products are safe, the most recent and only products to be approved by FDA as of November 17, 2009.

Partial List Nano-Silver Solution 10ppm Sources:

Swanson Health Products   Swanson Health Products    800-824-4491

Amazon  Amazon silver sales

NOTE:  Author does not endorse nor vouch for quality of Swanson products nor other ASAP nano-silver sources.  Make sure you order the "ASAP 10 silver solution" as in the blue bottle trademark.

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In spite of the advice of doctors, getting a flu shot may not be your best protection. The reason is common sense. As long as you ignore eating whole plant 'good' foods that are also alkali; and instead, eat junk foods, and ignore changing your reckless lifestyle [and then also get a flu shot], you will continue to be susceptible to flu viruses in the future, not to mention possibly incubating chronic diseases over a long time. Flu vaccines may provide you with minimum protection against the flu, but your good alkali food and lifestyle give you the best protection. Your doctors forgot to mention this to you!

This article provides information about how to prevent a flu or other viruses. You need to make an informed decision on how to deal with the flu, other viral infections and whether you want to use a nano-silver ASAP 10mg product.  It is your decision.


Apsley John, Kent Holtorf, Eric Gordon, Wayne Anderson, and Rashid Buttar, "Nanotechnology’s Latest Oncolytic Agent: Silver, Cancer & Infection Associations Part III," IMREF,  Apsley: MD use of silver

Bourassa Daniel J., Glen Wilcoxson, and Ward Dean, "Silver, mild silver protein and what you should know about safe and effective antimicrobial therapy adjunct," ResearchGate, February 10. 2015.  Article by Bourassa: silver safety is no longer active.

Day Phillip, "Colloidal Silver - The Universal Germicide - The ABC's of Disease," Senin, June 22, 2009.  Day: silver -universal germicide 2009

DiRienzo Michael, "New Applications for Silver," The Silver Institute, The LBMA Precious Metals Conference 2006.  DiRienzo: New Applications for Silver 2006

Gibbs Ronald J., "Colloidal Silver In-Vitro Efficacy," in Silver Medicine,org  Gibbs: Silver dosage 1999

Pederson Gordon, "Silver shield: Revolutionary silver fot the body," NSP Rochester Meeting, June 19, 2007.  Pederson: Silver for the body 2007