Treating the Common Cold or Flu Through Understanding Our Biological Association With Nature, SANUM Therapy and Ayurvedic Concepts (Part II)

Continued from Part I

Metabolic functions of microbes

  • Production of enzymes, substrates, and metabolic products
  • Important functions in the macroorganism’s metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
  • Biosynthesis of vitamins and conversion of steroid compounds.
  • Regulation of energy by means of the oxidation and glycolysis of foods.
  • Detoxification of ammonia, phenol, cresol, nitrosamines, N-hydroxyacetylaminofluorines and N2-fixation.
  • Synthesis of microbicidal and microbiostatic products against non-autochthonous yeasts, fungi and bacteria.
  • Reduction of hydrogen ion concentration (lactic, butyric, acetic, formic, and propionic acids).

This interface, as indicated above, is the biologically active site within the body. It is the site of milieu management. When the milieu becomes altered from these basic deleterious influences we humans have adopted, we profoundly alter a microscopically thriving environmental milieu that is at its very essence the proper basic functioning of the human being. No other living creature takes for granted the significance of this interface by exposing itself to the artificial factors that humans have. It is also no less amazing that we maintain the quality of health we do despite these adopted influences.

The daily, monthly and seasonal cycles, as mentioned previously, are nearly disregarded except for the festive events of the various seasons. And, even these do not usually support the necessary biological functioning of the gastro-intestinal tract. So, even with our not-so-supportive lifestyles, the internal terrain continues to muster the vital force necessary for some level of wellness.

When we look at the seasons and getting a cold or the flu from the Ayurvedic and nature curists perspective, we are merely relieving a saturated metabolic system that has established a milieu that is hospitable for the influence of the various virus and bacteria that prefer such terrain.

Therefore, through SANUM Therapy it makes sense to affect the biology and physiology of oneself while making dietary and environmental adjustments in advance of such possibilities. One can also promote elimination of accumulated debris through enemas, sweating, deep breathing, etc. However, it is perhaps the uniqueness of the SANUM Remedies that make them a perfect choice for treating the microbiological interface.

For the Milieu

In supporting the milieu for general wellness and thus prevention, it is helpful to use Pleo Alkala to modulate the acid/alkaline arena. Proper pH is critical for enzyme reactions, hormone functions and all other biochemical reactions. Acidification of the GI tract, which is so common on the Standard American Diet, can be buffered with this mineral support. Simply begin with a 1/4 to 1/2 scoop in warm water 2 – 3X/day away from food, so as not to neutralize the hydrochloric acid from the stomach’s parietal cells. One may assess urinary pH as often as possible to determine the quantity of Alkala needed to keep the level in the approximate 6.8 range.

Pleo Citro (homeopathic citric acid) and Pleo Sanuvis (homeopathic lactic acid) are wonderful remedies to actively support and stimulate cellular and mitochondrial function. Bolstering cellular function has the ability to facilitate elimination of some of this accumulated metabolic debris and thus, shift the congestive milieu. Both of these remedies are Potency Accords, multiple potencies of the same remedy in the same container. The multiple potencies allow the influence of both acute and chronic reactions in the body. One may use up to 60 drops, or more 3X/day. However, 60 drops or less 3X/day can be quite adequate in stimulating cellular activity.
These remedies may be used in children at a dosage of 10 – 15 drops several times a day.

Pleo Citro is often used to support Pleo Nig, as the fungi Aspergillus niger produces this organic acid in its milieu. Pleo Nig is associated with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis and thus all of the tuberculinic tissues such as the GI tract, sinuses, skin, organs, etc. that can be affected by a cold or flu can benefit from Pleo Citro.

Pleo Sanuvis has been shown to increase mitochondrial respiration, which supports cellular metabolism and elimination of metabolic debris. It can be very beneficial for the lethargic episodes when one feels that influence of inactivity, but obviously prevention is the preference.

For Viral Conditions

One of the most important aspects of preventing the colds and flues is a healthy functioning GI tract. Not only does good stomach and intestinal fire burn the foods, it also maintains a healthy mucous membrane at the microbial interface. This is important for the production of mucous itself, but also for the milieu of barrier producing healthy microbes and the production of the immunoglobulin ‘A’. IgA is the primary immunoglobulin for GI antigens including bacteria and virus.

Pleo Fort has proven itself as one of the most beneficial isopathic/homeopathic remedies for the gut. Made from Penicillium roquefortii this remedy can be supportive for all types of general GI wellness. Maintaining the healthy GI tract will support the production of the secretory IgA and thus, have available immunoglobulins for the invading bacteria and virus. One may use up to 10 drops 2X/day, or 1 tablet daily. The capsules and suppositories may also be used according to the indications of the English translated German Isopathic/Homeopathic Materia Medica.

Pleo Grif is made from Grifola frondosa, is another important anti-viral remedy. Grifola frondosa is commonly known as Maitake mushroom. However, in this instance the remedy is produced in the manner according to Dr. Enderlein, which results in the colloidal form of the fungi that can affect the immune system. Pleo Grif may also be used preventively as well as symptomatically.

Pleo Nig, one of the foundation remedies developed from Dr. Enderlein, is indicated for all types of tubercular and paratubercular conditions. This would include all of the respiratory, sinus, GI and other organ irritations.

Pleo Quent, made from Penicillium glabrum, is the isopathic remedy usually indicated for viral conditions. This from the Dr. Enderlein perspective, the German microbiological researcher of the Isopathic/Homeopathic Remedies, is the colloidal remedy responsible for the degradation of the viral form to its basic lower valence, non-pathogenic form. Use as with the Pleo Fort, which may be used simultaneously.

Pleo Rub, made from Aspergillus ruber, is commonly used for all types of chronic diseases of the upper and lower respiration tract such as rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, and conjunctivitis (red, itching eyes). This remedy has also been used for various allergic reactions that may be seasonally induced from the flowering of certain plants to the reactivity of the mucous membranes to various antigens.

For Immune Modulation

Obviously if the bacteria or virus are capable of bypassing the mucous membranes then the next phase of the immune response reacts to the invading pathogen. In this respect, one needs to have an actively functioning immune system to enable the immune cells to seek out and destroy the invader. Many of Americans have had suppressive medicine much of their lives and therefore, are perhaps less responsive to invading microbes as one who has not had the immune responses suppressed. This would include the use of fever reducers, antibiotics, or steroids, as well as other possible medications that suppress reactions in the body.

The idea of the immune modulation is to provoke, or activate the immune cells to prepare them for the possible invasion of the pathogen. These may be used prophylactically as with the above remedies to support a healthy milieu prior to such a microbial influence.

Pleo Rec and Pleo Ut are the first choice of the homeopathic immune modulators. Pleo Rec is indicated for all issues involving the mucous membranes, which obviously in cases of the cold or flu is all of the above. Pleo Ut is used a general immune modulator for the less serious tuberculinic conditions. Once again, this involves the mucous membranes and the skin. Use according to the Isopathic/Homeopathic Materia Medica’s indications.


Dr. Carl Spengler, who in the late 1800’s, was researching a vaccination method of natural origin to be used for tuberculosis. From this research came the ten Spenglersan Colloids, which are used to make the ten different Polysan Remedies. According to the Isopathic/Homeopathic Materia Medica, Pleo Polysan ‘G’ is indicated for possible prevention and treatment of the flu, angina, suppurations, all inflammations, blood poisoning, and feverish diseases, and diverse colds. In the adult patient five to ten drops of this remedy is topically applied to the inner bend of the elbow up to 3X/day. For children, a basic guideline of 1 – 5 drops up to 3X/day would be recommended. Other Polysan Remedies may also be used as indicated for the tubercular or para-tubercular indications.
Botanicals For Immune Support

Pleo Relivora is a remedy made from Echinacea, Drosera, and Juglans. These botanicals are well indicated for supporting endogenic defensive capacities, in feverish processes, inflammatory processes of the pulmonary tract (hard, dry cough), bronchitis, and whooping cough. This blended remedy offers a diverse application for cold and flu symptoms.

Pleo Cerivi, made from Cetraria islandica (Icelandic Moss), is indicated for diseases of the respiratory paths, sinusitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, dry cough, lack of appetite. Pleo Cerivi has mild anti-microbial properties and is well suited for anti-microbial therapy.

Glandulars For Immune Support

There are two glandular remedies that offer immune support via stimulation of the various tissues involved in immune activation. These are Pleo Reb and Pleo Thym.

Pleo Reb, is a glandular made from the Peyer’s patches of the small intestine. These tissues comprise 60% – 80% of the immune system of the body and it is of no coincidence that they are located in the abdominal cavity around the small intestine. As the entry point for various antigens it is obvious that the body has specific antigenic tissues in that region. Pleo Reb has also been shown to encourage the formation of humoral antibodies by stimulating the T-helper cells.

PleoThym, a remedy made from thymus gland is used as with Pleo Reb, to activate the immune response in a deficient immune system. The thymus gland is the site of activation of the T-lymphocytes. The T-lymphocytes are instrumental in attacking antigens, specifically viruses and malignant cells.

As you can see, understanding our relationship with the natural rhythms of the universe is paramount to maintaining health and wellness. It reasons that this biological terrain, so active with the essential, albeit lowly microbe, should only be benefited from biological remedies made from such organisms.Therefore, the various aspects of physiology and anatomy that are affected by these natural rhythms, and which may be altered from lifestyle mismanagement, may also receive much benefit from the microbiologically based isopathic/homeopathic SANUM Remedies.

© 2005 By Dr. Kirk R. Slagel, N.M.D., M.Ed., USA


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