We have considered how to use cortisol to stop flu. We will now consider preparations and precautions for using Dr. Jefferies' protocol and how to get the cortisol. Most people will have to overcome two challenges: political and supply.
The political challenge will probably be that most conventional physicians will be concerned, and some will be horrified, to learn that you are taking cortisol. This situation is usually created from the following factors:
- What doctors are not up on they are down on. Very few doctors are up on Dr. Jefferies’ protocol or have even heard of it.
- What most doctors are up on is the pharmacologic doses of cortisol and unnatural drugs, such as Prednisone, that resemble cortisol. The pharmacologic doses, larger than the normal output of healthy adrenals, can have horrendous side effects and are to be used only in desperate situations. So if a conventional doctor hears that you are taking cortisol, he or she will assume pharmacologic dosing and exposure to risk to devastating side effects.
- To most doctors it will not matter that you are taking physiologic doses of cortisol, which have none of the dangerous side effects of the pharmacologic doses and are safe to take indefinitely if needed. Off course, With Dr. Jefferies' protocol you will not need to take the cortisol more than a few days.
Under eustress conditions (the amount of stress that is conducive to health because it stimulates you without overstressing you) healthy adrenals will produce about 35 mg of cortisol per 24 hours. In overstress situations, such as having flu, healthy adrenals may put out up to 80 mg per day. Many people cannot produce these levels because their adrenals have been injured by such things as infection, environmental pollution, autoimmune disease, and chronic overstress. These people are said to have a low adrenal reserve and they are at risk for anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, chronic pain, and impaired resistance to infections, from which it may be difficult or impossible to recover.
Some people find the political challenge daunting. You may want to be prepared with the facts in case you encounter a conventional physician who warns that you will die if you take the doses of cortisol prescribed in Dr. Jefferies' protocol. The facts are readily available in Dr. Jefferies' book, The Safe Uses of Cortisol. If you want to use Dr. Jefferies’ protocol for stopping flu or his protocol for relieving symptoms of low adrenal reserve, I recommend that you read his book, which is available from the bookstore on this blog.
Read enough of the book, particularly the section on treating infections, to believe you will feel secure when confronting a medical authority who doesn't know as much you do about this aspect of adrenal function and the safe use of cortisol in treating infections. You will have prepared yourself for meeting the political challenge associated with using Dr. Jefferies' protocol.
You now need to know how to get the cortisol. I intend to address this in my next blog.