Added 6 September – Summary of analysis of SARS-CoV-2 by supercomputer with additional drug remedies- Addendum 1.
Added 17 August 2020 – Specific Treatment Protocol 6
Added 23 June 2020 – HOW WE CAN FIX THIS PANDEMIC IN A MONTH
(OMNS June 22, 2020) If we act on the data showing that it is highly probable that vitamin D can save lives, we could fix this pandemic in a month, for perhaps $2 per person. There would be no significant adverse effects. If we wait for “evidence” that vitamin D mitigates the impact of COVID-19, thousands more will die. If we could arrange to give everyone vitamin D, and it failed to protect them, so what? The risk from not acting is much greater than the risk from acting. Dosage is important and generally misunderstood.
Two countries have acted on this already: Egypt and Slovenia. Why can’t we?
The Orthomolecular Medicine News Service has been publicizing the importance of vitamins D and C, and the minerals zinc and magnesium, in this pandemic since January . I have been writing about Vitamin D and sunlight for over 30 years , and it has never been more relevant.
If you caught the COVID19 virus right now, having a good vitamin D status (from already having taken a supplement) would
Reduce your risk of the disease becoming severe by 90%
Reduce your risk of dying by 96%
This is not “proven” or “evidence-based” until we have done controlled trials comparing it to placebo. Any volunteers for that? But the data, already strong, has been pouring in since the start of the pandemic. Here’s the data for the two statements above.
Recent studies have suggested in discussion that more than 4000 IU per day of vitamin D3 may carry a risk of harm, citing the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report of 2016 which set the recommended Upper Level (UL) intakes of 50mcg/2000IU per day.  That report says; “Excessive vitamin D intakes have, however, been shown to have toxic effects (Vieth, 2006)”.  However this is misleading, as the Vieth paper  states: “Published reports suggest toxicity may occur with 25(OH)D concentrations beyond 500 nmol/L.” This leaves a wide margin of safety.
(Tom: I watched a video presentation on vitamin D3 given by the world’s most ecperienced researcher who said 50,000 IU a day of D3 produces NO toxicity. Personally I would add some K2 to minimise hardening of the arteries.)
The 3 papers mentioned above [3-5] show that a vitamin D3 blood level of at least 75 nmol/L (30 ng/ml) is needed for protection against COVID-19. Government recommendations for vitamin D intake – 400 IU/day for the UK and 600 IU/day for the USA (800 IU for >70 years) and the EU – are based primarily on bone health. This is woefully inadequate in the pandemic context. An adult will need to take 4000 IU/day of vitamin D3 for 3 months to reliably achieve a 75 nmol/L level . Persons of color may need twice as much . These doses can reduce the risk of infection, but are not for treatment of an acute viral infection. And since vitamin D is fat-soluble and its level in the body rises slowly, for those with a deficiency, taking a initial dose of 5-fold the normal dose (20,000 IU/day) for 2 weeks can help to raise the level up to an adequate level to lower infection risk.
(Added 13 May 2020)
I have added two more treatment protocols from doctors who are successfully saving lives with them.
(Added 24 April 2020)
This is a superb video by two experienced doctors currently on the front line, treating pateients with COVID-19. It is a presentation of current data, an absolutely brilliant explanation of the data and a sane interpretation and extrapolation of it! Watch this to get a valid perspective.
As you can hear, the lockdown is doing more harm than good. I said in an email to our PM, “I would love for you to lift the restrictions and get Australia back on track!”
If you think so too, please share the video and let the politicians know how you feel. It will take a few of us letting them know the truth to counteract the fear mongering media!
———- Original Article ———-
As I write this, portions of the world have been thrown into panic by the media hype and government reaction to the Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) and the alleged infection it creates, COVID-19.
Most people fear what they cannot see and with which they cannot communicate. The more true data you have then the less effect and the more cause you will feel.
So it is with the purpose to put you into communication and at cause that I have compiled this data. So let’s get into communication with, if not the virus itself, at least the data we know about it.
There are different sorts of viral infections resulting from different strains of virus in different classes of virus. I won’t go into that as you and I don’t need a medical degree to understand the more general data of:
what is it?
where did it come from?
how does one get it?
how do you minimise your chances of getting it?
what do you do to defeat an infection of it?
I will focus on those points.
This is a summary of the most relevant points I have read over the course of this outbreak. If you feel better, more informed or more optimistic after reading it, please feel free to share it.
What Is The Coronavirus?
Here is a good explanation of the nature of a virus with some recommendations from Dr Berg:
I have read completely different views on how a virus affects a body:
1. The “conventional” theory, completely unproven, that it is purely a transmissible infection.
2. A virus is waste product of toxic cells and cannot be transmitted from one person to another. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0954611120301669
3. The virus is irrelevant – the symptoms are reproducible by making the body more acidic.
4. It is not a virus at all, it is a response to EMF frequencies or pollution. (Even with an electron microscope a virus can be indistinguishable from an exosome without which our cells are much more vulnerable to attack. In this interview Andrew Kaufman M.D. blows the COVID-19 scamdemic wide open and shares some remarkable data from 3 experiments done in America with the 1918 Spanish Flu that showed the virus was not transmissible by any of the three methods tried. It really is a must watch.
I see elements of truth and holes in each theory. For instance the non-transmissable theory does not explain why the highest rate of deaths is among people in nursing homes exposed to coronavirus infected people.
Which means we have not gotten to the bottom of it. Maybe the truth is that there is no one single “cause” and all are factors.
This has emerged since.
This is a great message from an ER doctor in New York.
I am reproducing the following article in its entirety from an archive as the original is no longer there and I don’t know how long the archive might stay available. My takeaway, if I get COVID-19 I need to stay alkaline! With Sodium Bicarbonate. Just like any cold and flu.
Article as written by LibertyMavenstock:
Covid-19 had us all fooled, but now we might have finally found its secret
In the last 3–5 days, a mountain of anecdotal evidence has come out of NYC, Italy, Spain, etc. about COVID-19 and characteristics of patients who get seriously ill. It’s not only piling up but now leading to a general field-level consensus backed up by a few previously little-known studies that we’ve had it all wrong the whole time. Well, a few had some things eerily correct (cough Trump cough), especially with Hydroxychloroquine with Azithromicin, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
There is no ‘pneumonia’ nor ARDS. At least not the ARDS with established treatment protocols and procedures we’re familiar with. Ventilators are not only the wrong solution, but high pressure intubation can actually wind up causing more damage than without, not to mention complications from tracheal scarring and ulcers given the duration of intubation often required… They may still have a use in the immediate future for patients too far to bring back with this newfound knowledge, but moving forward a new treatment protocol needs to be established so we stop treating patients for the wrong disease.
The past 48 hours or so have seen a huge revelation: COVID-19 causes prolonged and progressive hypoxia (starving your body of oxygen) by binding to the heme groups in hemoglobin in your red blood cells. People are simply desaturating (losing o2 in their blood), and that’s what eventually leads to organ failures that kill them, not any form of ARDS or pneumonia. All the damage to the lungs you see in CT scans are from the release of oxidative iron from the hemes, this overwhelms the natural defenses against pulmonary oxidative stress and causes that nice, always-bilateral ground glass opacity in the lungs. Patients returning for re-hospitalization days or weeks after recovery suffering from apparent delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy strengthen the notion COVID-19 patients are suffering from hypoxia despite no signs of respiratory ‘tire out’ or fatigue.
Here’s the breakdown of the whole process, including some ELI5-level cliff notes. Much has been simplified just to keep it digestible and layman-friendly.
Your red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to all your organs and the rest of your body. Red blood cells can do this thanks to hemoglobin, which is a protein consisting of four “hemes”. Hemes have a special kind of iron ion, which is normally quite toxic in its free form, locked away in its center with a porphyrin acting as it’s ‘container’. In this way, the iron ion can be ‘caged’ and carried around safely by the hemoglobin, but used to bind to oxygen when it gets to your lungs.
When the red blood cell gets to the alveoli, or the little sacs in your lungs where all the gas exchange happens, that special little iron ion can flip between FE2+ and FE3+ states with electron exchange and bond to some oxygen, then it goes off on its little merry way to deliver o2 elsewhere.
Here’s where COVID-19 comes in. Its glycoproteins bond to the heme, and in doing so that special and toxic oxidative iron ion is “disassociated” (released). It’s basically let out of the cage and now freely roaming around on its own. This is bad for two reasons:
1) Without the iron ion, hemoglobin can no longer bind to oxygen. Once all the hemoglobin is impaired, the red blood cell is essentially turned into a Freightliner truck cab with no trailer and no ability to store its cargo.. it is useless and just running around with COVID-19 virus attached to its porphyrin. All these useless trucks running around not delivering oxygen is what starts to lead to desaturation, or watching the patient’s spo2 levels drop. It is INCORRECT to assume traditional ARDS and in doing so, you’re treating the WRONG DISEASE. Think of it a lot like carbon monoxide poisoning, in which CO is bound to the hemoglobin, making it unable to carry oxygen. In those cases, ventilators aren’t treating the root cause; the patient’s lungs aren’t ‘tiring out’, they’re pumping just fine. The red blood cells just can’t carry o2, end of story. Only in this case, unlike CO poisoning in which eventually the CO can break off, the affected hemoglobin is permanently stripped of its ability to carry o2 because it has lost its iron ion. The body compensates for this lack of o2 carrying capacity and deliveries by having your kidneys release hormones like erythropoietin, which tell your bone marrow factories to ramp up production on new red blood cells with freshly made and fully functioning hemoglobin. This is the reason you find elevated hemoglobin and decreased blood oxygen saturation as one of the 3 primary indicators of whether the shit is about to hit the fan for a particular patient or not.
2) That little iron ion, along with millions of its friends released from other hemes, are now floating through your blood freely. As I mentioned before, this type of iron ion is highly reactive and causes oxidative damage. It turns out that this happens to a limited extent naturally in our bodies and we have cleanup & defense mechanisms to keep the balance. The lungs, in particular, have 3 primary defenses to maintain “iron homeostasis”, 2 of which are in the alveoli, those little sacs in your lungs we talked about earlier. The first of the two are little macrophages that roam around and scavenge up any free radicals like this oxidative iron. The second is a lining on the walls (called the epithelial surface) which has a thin layer of fluid packed with high levels of antioxidant molecules.. things like abscorbic acid (AKA Vitamin C) among others. Well, this is usually good enough for naturally occurring rogue iron ions but with COVID-19 running rampant your body is now basically like a progressive state letting out all the prisoners out of the prisons… it’s just too much iron and it begins to overwhelm your lungs’ countermeasures, and thus begins the process of pulmonary oxidative stress. This leads to damage and inflammation, which leads to all that nasty stuff and damage you see in CT scans of COVID-19 patient lungs. Ever noticed how it’s always bilateral? (both lungs at the same time) Pneumonia rarely ever does that, but COVID-19 does… EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Once your body is now running out of control, with all your oxygen trucks running around without any freight, and tons of this toxic form of iron floating around in your bloodstream, other defenses kick in. While your lungs are busy with all this oxidative stress they can’t handle, and your organs are being starved of o2 without their constant stream of deliveries from red blood cell’s hemoglobin, and your liver is attempting to do its best to remove the iron and store it in its ‘iron vault’. Only its getting overwhelmed too. It’s starved for oxygen and fighting a losing battle from all your hemoglobin letting its iron free, and starts crying out “help, I’m taking damage!” by releasing an enzyme called alanine aminotransferase (ALT). BOOM, there is your second of 3 primary indicators of whether the shit is about to hit the fan for a particular patient or not.
Eventually, if the patient’s immune system doesn’t fight off the virus in time before their blood oxygen saturation drops too low, ventilator or no ventilator, organs start shutting down. No fuel, no work. The only way to even try to keep them going is max oxygen, even a hyperbaric chamber if one is available on 100% oxygen at multiple atmospheres of pressure, just to give what’s left of their functioning hemoglobin a chance to carry enough o2 to the organs and keep them alive. Yeah we don’t have nearly enough of those chambers, so some fresh red blood cells with normal hemoglobin in the form of a transfusion will have to do.
The core point being, treating patients with the iron ions stripped from their hemoglobin (rendering it abnormally nonfunctional) with ventilator intubation is futile, unless you’re just hoping the patient’s immune system will work its magic in time. The root of the illness needs to be addressed.
Best case scenario? Treatment regimen early, before symptoms progress too far. Hydroxychloroquine (more on that in a minute, I promise) with Azithromicin has shown fantastic, albeit critics keep mentioning ‘anecdotal’ to describe the mountain, promise and I’ll explain why it does so well next. But forget straight-up plasma with antibodies, that might work early but if the patient is too far gone they’ll need more. They’ll need all the blood: antibodies and red blood cells. No help in sending over a detachment of ammunition to a soldier already unconscious and bleeding out on the battlefield, you need to send that ammo along with some hemoglobin-stimulant-magic so that he can wake up and fire those shots at the enemy.
The story with Hydroxychloroquine
All that hilariously misguided and counterproductive criticism the media piled on chloroquine (purely for political reasons) as a viable treatment will now go down as the biggest Fake News blunder to rule them all. The media actively engaged their activism to fight ‘bad orange man’ at the cost of thousands of lives. Shame on them.
How does chloroquine work? Same way as it does for malaria. You see, malaria is this little parasite that enters the red blood cells and starts eating hemoglobin as its food source. The reason chloroquine works for malaria is the same reason it works for COVID-19 — while not fully understood, it is suspected to bind to DNA and interfere with the ability to work magic on hemoglobin. The same mechanism that stops malaria from getting its hands on hemoglobin and gobbling it up seems to do the same to COVID-19 (essentially little snippets of DNA in an envelope) from binding to it. On top of that, Hydroxychloroquine (an advanced descendant of regular old chloroquine) lowers the pH which can interfere with the replication of the virus. Again, while the full details are not known, the entire premise of this potentially ‘game changing’ treatment is to prevent hemoglobin from being interfered with, whether due to malaria or COVID-19.
No longer can the media and armchair pseudo-physicians sit in their little ivory towers, proclaiming “DUR so stoopid, malaria is bacteria, COVID-19 is virus, anti-bacteria drug no work on virus!”. They never got the memo that a drug doesn’t need to directly act on the pathogen to be effective. Sometimes it’s enough just to stop it from doing what it does to hemoglobin, regardless of the means it uses to do so.
Anyway, enough of the rant. What’s the end result here? First, the ventilator emergency needs to be re-examined. If you’re putting a patient on a ventilator because they’re going into a coma and need mechanical breathing to stay alive, okay we get it. Give ’em time for their immune systems to pull through. But if they’re conscious, alert, compliant — keep them on O2. Max it if you have to. If you HAVE to inevitably ventilate, do it at low pressure but max O2. Don’t tear up their lungs with max PEEP, you’re doing more harm to the patient because you’re treating the wrong disease.
Ideally, some form of treatment needs to happen to:
Inhibit viral growth and replication. Here plays CHQ+ZPAK+ZINC or other retroviral therapies being studies. Less virus, less hemoglobin losing its iron, less severity and damage.
Therapies used for anyone with abnormal hemoglobin or malfunctioning red blood cells. Blood transfusions. Whatever, I don’t know the full breadth and scope because I’m not a physician. But think along those lines, and treat the real disease. If you’re thinking about giving them plasma with antibodies, maybe if they’re already in bad shape think again and give them BLOOD with antibodies, or at least blood followed by plasma with antibodies.
Now that we know more about how this virus works and affects our bodies, a whole range of options should open up.
Don’t trust China. China is ASSHOE. (disclaimer: not talking about the people, just talking about the regime). They covered this up and have caused all kinds of death and carnage, both literal and economic. The ripples of this pandemic will be felt for decades.
What Is The Source Of The Coronavirus?
The media story is that it came from a person eating a wild animal purchased at the Wuhan market. The Chinese say it is a bioweapon unleashed by the US. The US say it is a bioweapon released by China.
PhD researcher Judy Mikovits an expert on viruses explains the coronavirus and reveals information you are not likely to hear in the corporate media. This virology expert gives her take on the current epidemic. It was not from the Wuhan fish market, it was from the Wuhan Level 4 biosecurity research facility.
Some say the Coronavirus is man-made. I have seen three different researchers state they have looked closely at the SARS-CoV-2 genome and that it definitely contains elements introduced by man. Some claim it was deliberately released and designed to facilitate a descent into a totalitarian, one-world government. Whether or not that is true is a moot point at present. What you and I need to do is get through it with as little loss of life, as little loss of health and minimal economic destruction as possible.
Who Is Most At Risk From The Coronavirus?
The truth of it is that there seem to be four classes of people (not mutually exclusive) who are at high risk from COVID-19 or in fact any virus. Most deaths from COVID-19 occur amongst:
1. The elderly,
2. The immune compromised,
3. Smokers and
4. Those already suffering from one or more bad health issues.
For anyone you know in those four groups be especially diligent in your personal hygiene around them in case you are an asymptomatic carrier. Maintain strict hand washing hygiene and do whatever else you can to keep them out of contact within six feet of others until the crisis is over. Maybe shop for them, run an errand for them while you are out. Ask them with what they need help. Make sure they know the rules for proper hygiene to minimise their chance of being infected.
The 80% not in those groups will experience very mild to moderate symptoms. Obviously not getting the virus at all is optimum but for most people it is like a normal case of flu, maybe slightly worse to much worse, depending on the state of your body’s health.
I have read different statements on how long he virus will live on various surfaces. Some say hours, one said 9 days on metal surfaces. To be safe, use the longer time period in your strategy.
In which case if you are caring for someone in the four classes of people at most risk the safest thing to assume is that any item you acquired in the last 10 days might have the virus on it so after you have touched it, do not touch your face or food and wash your hands.
The French Health Minister cautions against taking Advil (Ibuprofen) and cortisone to reduce inflammation as it could be a factor in worsening the inflammation. I have read elsewhere it suppresses the immune system.
Contributory Factors To Susceptibility
Apart from the aforementioned old age, compromised immune system, history of smoking and preexisting health issues, you can add the following:
antibiotic use in the last 2 years,
lack of a highly nutritious diet,
low blood levels of Vitamin D,
those with a more acidic than alkaline body,
pollution exposure (air, water and food toxic) leading to cellular toxicity,
wearing outside shoes inside the home.
This study shows poisoning the gut with antibiotics dramatically increases the risk of respiratory infections and mortality.
Antibiotics Kill Gut Bacteria That Calibrate the Activation Threshold of Innate Antiviral Immunity
One view is that a virus is the excretion from a toxic cell. Cells become more toxic with an increase in electromagnetic frequencies. This is supported by the data that I have very reliable US based friends who said they got in December what now sounds like COVID-19. If it was, it was in the US in November, same time it was in China, So if it WAS man-made it most likely had multiple release points. Otherwise, if it was natural response to EMF pollution, we cannot blame the Chinese for the virus.
Each major viral epidemic in the last 100+ years has been preceding by a quantum increase in background radiation.
In the last 6 months there has been a large increase in the background radiation due to 5G.
5G is not compatible with health. It is a water destructuring medium.
The quality of the water in your cells and the amount of metal you have in the body (mercury and aluminium from vaccines), metal fillings etc. determines your susceptibility to EMF. The more metal, the more your body is absorbent.
(Tom: This doctor presents EMF as a single answer but in his 10 minute presentation he did not answer all my questions and does not explain why health researchers can track transmission of the virus from one person to another.)
Reference The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life by Arthur Firstenberg https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Rainbow-History-Electricity-Life/dp/1645020096
Dr Dietrich Klinghardt explains that radiowaves/WiFi facilitate the entry of calcium into the cell, thus triggering the cytokine storm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NctiERzrny4 about the 42 minute mark.
He also says that reports of younger people dying of COVID-19 appear to relate to individuals exposed to high levels of WiFi/EMF – A KNOWN MAJOR CAUSE OF DECREASED MELATONIN LEVELS!
Air and Water Pollution/Cell Toxicity
We’ve probably all seen the pictures and heard how polluted Wuhan China is. Interestingly Milan, which is pretty much the epicenter of coronavirus in Italy, is also an extremely polluted city. Is there any wonder that these people are most vulnerable to respiratory infections? Funny how the virus decides to spread mainly in the polluted areas. It’s also funny how coronavirus tends to affect smokers more. It’s almost like coronavirus is an effect of the terrain! https://www.digitalphablet.com/smoke-smoking-causes-coronavirus
“A report by the World Health Organisation has placed Milan just behind Turin and just before Naples as the three European cities with the worst levels of atmospheric pollution.” All three of these are cities in Italy.
This pollution in Wuhan and Milan) further confirms my premise that COVID-19 is a defense mechanism against potential or early lung cancer – the infection is an effect of a hypoxic, pre-cancerous, fungal terrain in the lungs, caused by decades of exposure to smoking/smog/chemical exposures. The body’s acceptance of this infection is an attempt to clear the horrid damage in the lungs by creating a fever (heat + fasting + detoxification) which is the body’s way of repairing damage and ultimately increasing immune function. It’s like when you sprain an ankle and your body creates fever and inflammation – these are your body’s biggest repair tools for damaged tissues. In this case though the body is using the infection to repair the lungs. I spell this out here:
Factors Reducing The Possibility of Infection
Physical distancing (maintaining 6 feet between you and others),
Impeccable hand washing hygiene – these articles say a minimum of 20 seconds but on the Food Safety Storage and Handling Course I did with Sydney City Council they stipulated 30 seconds! https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-to-proper-hand-washing-technique-3156910,
Not touching face with hands,
(The official recommendation is to wear a face mask when out and about or when around an infected person. The flaw with that recommendation is that a virus is so small it can easily get through the mesh of a mask.)
Removing shoes before entering your home,
Sanitising hard surfaces,
Washing clothes in hot, soapy water,
Higher blood levels of vitamin D,
Clean air and
All these create a hostile environment for pathogens.
What Can You Do To Proof the Body And/Or Defeat COVID-19
“Fresh Air Factor”
Fresh air is a disinfectant. Patients treated outdoors were less likely to be exposed to the infectious germs that are often present in conventional hospital wards. They were breathing clean air in what must have been a largely sterile environment. We know this because, in the 1960s, Ministry of Defence scientists proved that fresh air is a natural disinfectant. Something in it, which they called the Open Air Factor, is far more harmful to airborne bacteria — and the influenza virus — than indoor air. They couldn’t identify exactly what the Open Air Factor is. But they found it was effective both at night and during the daytime.
Their research also revealed that the Open Air Factor’s disinfecting powers can be preserved in enclosures — if ventilation rates are kept high enough. Significantly, the rates they identified are the same ones that cross-ventilated hospital wards, with high ceilings and big windows, were designed for. But by the time the scientists made their discoveries, antibiotic therapy had replaced open-air treatment. Since then the germicidal effects of fresh air have not featured in infection control, or hospital design. Yet harmful bacteria have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
The body’s natural pH balance, which is slightly alkaline, must be maintained in order for us to feel our best and most energetic. “An alkaline body can absorb up to 20 times more oxygen than an acidic body.” These are the words of, Dr Otto Warburg, a Nobel Prize Winner for his work on respiratory enzymes and cancer. He also found that diseased bodies are acidic bodies, which repel oxygen and attract the overgrowth of disease-causing micro-organisms.
Our body’s acid-alkaline balance is a key component to overall good health and one of the most crucial ways to affect health status. Raising pH (to an alkaline state) increases the immune system’s ability to kill bacteria, concludes a study conducted at The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine in London.
A doctor researched the symptoms of cold and flu and found he could turn on every symptom of the cold and flu by making the body more acidic and turn them off again by making them more alkaline.
To alkalise the body to turn off the symptoms of a cold or flu, take half a teaspoon of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) in a glass of cool water as follows:
Day 1 – 6 glasses, 2 hours apart
Day 2 – 4 glasses, 2 hours apart
Day 3 – 2 glasses, one in the morning, one in the evening
Coronavirus infectivity is exquisitely sensitive to pH. For example, the MHV-A59 strain of coronavirus is quite stable at pH 6.0 (acidic) but becomes rapidly and irreversibly inactivated by brief treatment at pH 8.0 (alkaline). Human coronavirus strain 229E is maximally infectious at pH 6.0. Infection of cells by murine coronavirus A59 at pH 6.0 (acidic) rather than pH 7.0 (neutral) yields a tenfold increase in the infectivity of the virus. https://drsircus.com/general/viruses-are-ph-sensitive/
So drinking alkaline, hydrogenated water or taking sodium bicarbonate are ways to do that.
The coronavirus uses Furins to break down a protein and enter the cells. The Coronavirus is thus 1,000 times more transmissible than the virulent SARS virus. Andrographis combats Furins.
Elderberries block flu virus from attaching to and entering human cells. In conclusion, elderberry exhibits multiple modes of therapeutic action against influenza infection.
Look for a solution to the exposure to WiFi and other EMF to which your body is exposed.
Many scientists have proven that oral supplementation of enzymes builds up the immune system to fight off the worst diseases as well as improve the function of the entire body. Enzymes deliver nutrients, carry away toxic wastes, digest food, purify the blood, deliver hormones by feeding and fortifying the endocrine system, balance cholesterol and triglyceride levels, feed the brain and cause no harm to the body. All of these factors contribute to the strengthening of the immune system. Enzymes have so many functions that it takes an encyclopedia size volume of books to cover all that is known today. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0783/4779/files/purpose_of_enzymes.pdf
Green tea catechins have also been shown to be effective against a number of viruses. The main antiviral effects include inhibiting the virus from binding to and entering host cells (adenovirus, enterovirus, HBV, HCV, HIV, HSV, influenza, and rotavirus); inhibiting viral RNA and DNA synthesis and viral gene transcription (enterovirus, EBV, HBV, HCV, and HIV); and destroying and functionally altering various viral molecules (adenovirus, HSV, and influenza).
Studies performed with adult healthcare workers found significantly fewer instances of influenza symptoms and a reduced incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases versus the control group .
You probably recall the old saying, “feed a cold, starve a fever”. University of Southern California – According to a study done by USC scientists at the University of California, fasting for three days can have a significant improvement in your body’s health. The six-month study was done on both mice and humans who are currently going through chemotherapy. The researchers noted a significant improvement in their health as the white blood cells and other toxins in the body were flushed out over the course of the fast.
Glutathione is the master antioxidant. When a Vitamin C or E molecule surrenders one of its electrons to revert a free radical back to its former, non-harmful state, glutathione acts like a field hospital to patch up the C or E and send it back to battle again.
High heat kills virii. If you can raise the temperature of the body (as the immune system does normally when it is combating an infection) you kill the virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a temperature above 167 degrees Fahrenheit or 75 degrees Celsius is sufficient to kill influenza viruses. This temperature is often cited as lethal against viruses in general.
H2O2 on Corona virus
[Virus inactivation by hydrogen peroxide].
[Article in Russian]
Mentel’ R, Shirrmakher R, Kevich A, Dreizin RS, Shmidt I.
The effect of H2O2 on adenovirus types 3 and 6, adenoassociated virus type 4, rhinoviruses 1A, 1B, and type 7, myxoviruses, influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, strain Long, and coronavirus strain 229E was studied in vitro, using different H2O2 concentration and time of exposure. H2O2 in a 3 percent concentration inactivated all the viruses under study within 1–30 min. Coronavirus and influenza viruses were found to be most sensitive. Reoviruses, adenoviruses and adenoassociated virus were relatively stable. H2O2 is a convenient means for virus inactivation.
PMID: 203115 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
Iodine is essential to not only fighting off an infection it is necessary for proper immune system functioning. There is no bacteria, virus, parasite or fungus that is known to be resistant to iodine. As I have written in my book, Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, most of the population is low in iodine. If fact, iodine levels have fallen nearly 60% over the last 40 years. The RDA for iodine is inadequate to supply enough iodine for all the bodily tissues. For the majority of my patients, I suggest taking 25 mg/day as a daily dose and more (sometimes 50-100 mg/day) at the first sign of an illness. Iodine can cause adverse effects and it is best used under the guidance of an iodine-knowledgeable doctor.
High levels of Melatonin is why children under 9 years old seldom exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. Melatonin and vitamin C have been show to reduce the cytokine storm caused by inflammasomes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NctiERzrny4 about the 40 minute mark. The higher death rate of elderly infected could be due to significantly lower levels of melatonin.
Nitric Oxide inhibits inflammasomes and protects against septic shock. Vitamin C increases nitric oxide as does humming (by 15 times) while you exhale. At the 48 minute mark:
Oxygen therapy has been effective in the treatment of a critically ill patient infected with the new strain of coronavirus in South Korea, local health authorities said Friday.
Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said one of the remaining 21 COVID-19 patients in the country was still in critical condition this week. The patient’s symptoms have been improving after oxygen was administered using a face mask, local news service Newsis reported.
Jeong said the therapy raises the degree of oxygen saturation in the patient through the delivery of high concentrations of oxygen. The therapy does not require the use of a respirator, the South Korean official said.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The first application of hyperbaric medicine to a Spanish Flu victim was likely also the first application to a human being in the United States. In 1918 Dr. Orval Cunningham of Kansas City was brought a dying friend of a fellow physician. The patient was moribund and blue. Before Cunningham could perform his planned animal experiments he was asked to treat this dying patient. With just a one-hour treatment with compressed air at 1.68 atmospheres absolute the patient experienced improvement. Combined with additional hyperbaric treatments over the next 3 days this patient’s life was saved. Others followed.
In the last 24 hours (pre 17 March 2020), two new pieces of evidence have surfaced supporting Dr Harch’s original proposal of 3/3/2020 to consider HBOT for the treatment of coronavirus infection.
Today, the publication of a retrospective analysis of lung CT scans on 121 patients infected with coronavirus in four Chinese provinces was announced. The CT scans showed progressive air space disease that radiologically depicted the diffusion barrier to oxygen that Dr. Harch suggested was similar to the lung pathology in Spanish Flu victims of 1918.
Simultaneously, Dr. Harch’s research assistant found evidence of successful treatment of a severe case of coronavirus infection in Wuhan, China. The patient was treated through the critical period with a similar number of daily hyperbaric treatments that Dr. Orval Cunningham used on his Spanish Flu cases in 1918. This Chinese patient managed to successfully traverse the critically ill period and was no longer in jeopardy.
From the book Kitchen Medicine by Judy Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal. To relieve the symptoms of pneumonia cut a half an onion into small pieces and place the pieces in the middle of a cloth. Mash the onion to release more of the juice. Tie the cloth and place it on your chest to relieve the symptoms.
Must be used under competent medical supervision as when improperly used it can destructive to body tissue. Diseases treated are infected wounds, circulatory disorders, geriatric conditions, macular degeneration, viral diseases, rheumatism/arthritis, cancer, SARS and AIDS.
80% or more of our immune system is in the gut. The late Dr Eisenstein recommended:
Probiotic Recommendations CFU (Colony Forming Units)
Adults – 20 billion CFU per day
Children – 5 billion CFU per daily
At the first symptoms of a cold or flu
Adults – 50 billion CFU per day 7-14 days
Children – 20 Billion CFU per day 7-14 days
Propolis stimulates anti-viral activity in mucous membranes.
Quercetin is a powerful immune booster and broad-spectrum antiviral. It also inhibits the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which may be beneficial since serious COVID-19 infection and subsequent death appears to be due to cytokine storm activity. A derivative of quercetin has been shown to provide broad-spectrum protection against a wide range of viruses, including SARS.
Quinine is a good bitter and helps with digestion. It also helps to control bacteria, pain, fungus, inflammation, and stress. It also has a muscle relaxing agent and works well to treat leg cramps.
Quinine is naturally found in the cinchona tree in the forests of South America and has been used successfully to treat malaria malaria. It is also found in the rinds of citrus fruits like grapefruits and bitter lemons.
Quinine has many uses and applications. It is analgesic, anesthetic, antiarrhythmic, antibacterial, antimalarial, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, bactericide, cytotoxic, febrifuge, fungicide, insecticide, nervine, stomachic, tonic.
To make quinine water from grapefruit rind:
Take the rind of 2-3 grapefruits. Take the peel only and cover it with water about 3 inches above the peels. Let it simmer for about 2 hours. Sweeten the tea with honey or sugar since it will be bitter. Take 1 tablespoon every couple of hours to bring up the phlegm from your lungs. Discontinue as soon as you get better.
A 20 year research reveals sleep is the easiest, cheapest and most reliable way to boost the ability of your body to fight a virus. Sleep deprivation sets you up to be more adversely impacted by a viral infection. May be this is why the overworked, underslept health professionals in China have a 94% infection rate of Coronavirus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqZYEgREuZ8
Apparently UV light, specifically UVC which does not make it to earth through the ozone layer, can destroy the CoVid-19 virus in the blood. https://www.news1.news/u/2020/03/corona-virus-can-be-destroyed-by-uv.html
First, it is important to maintain optimal levels of nutrients, particularly vitamins A, C, and D. Most people have suboptimal levels of these three vitamins. These nutrients have antiviral abilities and are able to support the immune system when it is under viral attack. When I am not ill I take 5,000 mg/day of vitamin C. At the first sign of an illness, I take 1,000 mg/half hour until the stools go loose and before diarrhea develops, then reduce the dose below that point. For vitamin A, I have read suggestions to use 5,000 Units/day if you are not sick and 100,000 Units/day for four days at the first sign of an illness. Pregnant women cannot take these doses. (Note: Take vitamin A, not beta carotene.) Also, vitamin D is very important for fighting infections. Again I have read that at the onset of an illness, take 50,000 IU of vitamin D3/day for four days. And always take a commensurate amount of K2 with D3 to keep your arteries from going hard.
Vitamin A provides a layer of protection for your cells.
Vitamin C – The Antidote to all known toxins Thomas Levy, MD – even a virus
Thomas Levy, MD explains the electron flow theory of disease – Vitamin C Past, Present, Future Applications-cure to ALL known virus, bacterial infections – antidote to ALL known toxins.
Up your vitamin C to bowel tolerance level.
It can kill any toxin in the body.
Read that again.
ANY toxin on the body!
Then watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpptUsJFCEY
Official Statement From China For Recommended Treatment of COVID-19
Confirming the reports from small independent studies and 3 clinical trials, Shanghai has announced a recommendation to use high dose intravenous treatment of vitamin C to treat COVID-19, according to the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service.
An IV protocol has been shown to dramatically improve chances of survival in septic patients. Giving adult patients 200 mg of thiamine every 12 hours, 1,500 mg of ascorbic acid every six hours, and 50 mg of hydrocortisone every six hours for two days reduced mortality from 40% to 8.5%. (And those are fairly low doses of IV Vit C!)
Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study. In 2017 the British Medical Journal printed a review analyzing data from twenty-five randomized controlled trials which considered cases of acute respiratory infection in people given either vitamin D or placebo. The review concluded that vitamin D clearly protects against acute respiratory tract infection like COVID-19, and especially benefited those who were deficient.
For every 5,000 IU of D3, take 100 mcg K2 to prevent hardening of arterial walls.
Daily dose of K2 (as MK7) should be 200 mcg.
It is important to maintain optimal hydration—drink water! Take your body weight in pounds, divide by two and the resultant number is the amount of water to drink per day in ounces. Dehydration ensures you will be much more likely to suffer serious problems from any infectious process.
Taking a zinc supplement of 75 mg or more as soon as symptoms are recognised has been found to reduce the duration of some cold and flu symptoms. This high level of zinc intake should not be maintained. (Tom: Zinc lozenges have more side effects so I would not use them.)
Other nutraceuticals thought to be useful in the prevention of coronavirus infection include NAC, spirulina, beta-glucan, glucosamine, lipoic acid and sulforaphane.
Understanding the Cycles of Covid-19
(Tom: I searched for but could not find the original source of the following text. Some places said it had been removed. As it contains data that is important and could be life-saving and is consistent with other data I have read I am including it as received sans the references to the unavailable drawings. It also supports the condemnation of the deliberate attempts to discredit Hydroxychloroquine via murderous rigged trials: https://www.palmerfoundation.com.au/health-impact-news-dr-meryl-nass-discovers-hydroxychloroquine-experiments-were-designed-to-kill-covid-patients-how-many-were-murdered/)
Dr Maroun Hayek’s post:
“Dear friends and family:
As I see my posts being shared quite often, I will introduce my credentials. I am a practicing Medical Hematologist & Oncologist for 30 years. I am board certified by ABIM in Internal Medicine (1993, 2003 and 2013), Medical Oncology (1996, 2006 and 2016) and Hematology (1997, 2007 and 2017). I have served as Chief medical resident, Chief of medicine, Chief of staff, MEC and numerous committees. I embraced inpatient Covid care in February 2020 and have been and continue to be, firsthand involved in every single Covid admission to DRMC in Greenville, MS in Washington county, one of the most heavily affected areas in the state of MS.
I have come to realize that the cycles of the Covid-19 disease are unknown to most, hence the understandable confusion regarding Hydroxychloroquine. Here is a concise presentation.
As the virus invades the respiratory system, our immune system will eventually eradicate it. However, unlike other viral diseases, in some patients, this immune response will cause an inflammation that, given enough time, will independently disrupt oxygen transfer from the lung to blood capillaries even after the virus has been destroyed. Concomitantly, the capillaries are squeezed and intravascular clotting starts, causing rapid vascular closure. Consequently, as the disease progresses, blood oxygen levels will keep dropping until asphyxia occurs.
Starting Hydroxychloroquine at stages 1 or 2 will promptly destroy the virus and prevent the inflammatory reaction from occurring, hence an exceedingly high success rate. These two stages are seen outside the hospital. Few treated patients will progress to hospital admission and even less will die. At DRMC outpatient clinic, where Hydroxy is promptly started, only seven patients had to be admitted of whom only one remains intubated (NO DEATHS SO FAR AT THAT STAGE). These results have been duplicated across the world and are certainly not unique to my practice.
At early to mid-stage III, Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to reduce the risk of death by about 65% (Both in US and Italy). The immediate addition of anticoagulation and anti-inflammatory treatment will bring mortality well into the single digits (personal experience, to be published).
Late stage III and stage IV is when oxygen requirements are significant. By then, the virus has been cleared thanks to the immune system, but capillary clotting and inflammation of the green barrier are still rampant. As the virus has been cleared, you can see clearly why, at this stage, Hydroxy (or any other antiviral) will miserably fail at making an impact. This is the stage where all the negative studies of Hydroxychloroquine that you hear about have been publicized.
Hydroxychloroquine’s toxicity is another target of widespread misinformation. When used by expert physicians, in a total of more than 4000 patients that were properly screened for appropriateness of Hydroxychloroquine, there was (as in my practice) not a single cardiac-related death. The main side effect is nausea which occurs in 2 to 5% of people. However, in advanced stages, patients are so ill that treatment-related toxicities (including cardiac) will uniformly rise.
Undoubtedly, it would be ideal if we had US clinical trials to validate this approach once and for all. For your knowledge, this is one of the job descriptions of the National Institute of Health as posted on their website. If you want to lay any criticism as to why it is not yet available 8 months into the pandemic, please address it with the NIH, not by questioning the integrity of those who constantly, diligently, and unwaveringly, are putting both their own and their families’ physical wellbeing at risk to deliver the best possible care.
I therefore urge you all to promptly seek care if symptomatic. Reach out to your primary care physician early on for rapid intervention. If you are simply advised to receive Tylenol and a cough syrup, quickly find someone else. These treatments need a comprehensive medical evaluation, blood testing, and EKG to be delivered safely. They cannot be dispensed over the phone.
Best regards and God speed to all as we continue navigate these difficult times,”
Maroun Hayek, MD
Specific Treatment Protocol – 1 HAZ
I was intrigued by the recent report from Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family practitioner in New York, who successfully treated 699 COVID-19 out-patients (this means in the community, and not in the hospital) with 100 percent success (according to him), using a cocktail of three drugs. This mirrors a French doctor’s results.
Hydroxychloroquine (200 mg twice a day, for 5 days)
Azithromycin (Z-Pak), an antibiotic used to treat secondary infections, as bacterial infections are thought to act in synergy with the virus and contribute to breathing deterioration (500 mg once a day, for 5 days)
Zinc sulfate* (220 mg once a day, for 5 days)
Dr. Zelenko reported that symptoms related to shortness of breath resolved within four to six hours after his 3-drug protocol was administered. Furthermore, of these 699 patients, zero died, zero required intubation, and only four were hospitalized.
3 studies show Chloroquine defeats the virus in 6 days. A combination of Chloroquine with Azithromycin cleared the virus in 3 days in 100% of the patients in the study.
Please note, Chloroquine has a lot of potential side effects, including: irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (anxiety, depression, hallucinations), shortness of breath, blurred vision, arm/leg/back pain, fatigue, and chest discomfort. It may rarely cause serious eye problems, muscle/nerve damage, seizures, or serious allergic reactions. If you have diabetes, your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication.
Azithromycin is, of course, an antibiotic, and we know that antibiotics in general can have negative consequences on our gut microbiome. Oxalate sensitivity is one interesting thing that can occur after even a short course of antibiotics. Luckily, functional medicine practitioners specialize in rehabilitating the gut after using antibiotics (some people use multiple rounds of them, and can still have a great deal of success in replenishing their gut flora afterwards). It may help to take S. Boulardii, a beneficial yeast, to counteract some of the imbalance.
Nitazoxanide (Alinia, Daxan) is well tolerated and effective against the more deadly MERS virus. Journal of Infection and Public Health Vol 9 Issue 3 May-June 2016 Pages 227-230
Artesunate (similar to Chloroquine) (250 mg/day for 10 days)
Specific Treatment Protocol – 2 MATH+
Called the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Working Group, the physicians involved call their treatment for the disease the MATH+ protocol. It was developed specifically to counteract the inflammation and excess clotting that is experienced by severe COVID-19 sufferers. The protocol includes treatment with intravenous methylprednisolone, high-dose intravenous vitamin C, full-dose low molecular weight Heparin (an anticoagulant), and optional treatments with thiamine, zinc, and vitamin D. Readers can learn much more about the treatment protocol at the FLCCC’s website. https://covid19criticalcare.com/
Specific Treatment Protocol – 3 Brownstein
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 in morning
100,000 Vitamin A in evening
Vitamin C to bowel tolerance level
Nebulize hydrogen peroxide and iodine (1-2 times a day as prophylactic, 3 times a day as treatment)
Dr Brownstein posted: I have been getting many questions about how to nebulize. Folks, I think nebulizing hydrogen peroxide and iodine should be done on every COVID patient. It should be done on every pneumonia patient. It should be done on every influenza-suffering patient. It should be done on every patient suffering from lung problems.
Nebulizing should be done only with the guidance of your doctor. I would suggest that it is best to find a holistic doctor who can help guide you. I do not recommend nebulizing on your own.
With my patients, I have them nebulize Lugol’s 5% solution. I tell them to put 1-2 drops of Lugol’s 5% in 3cc of normal saline and nebulize the mixture.
For hydrogen peroxide, food grade hydrogen peroxide should be used. We mix up a bag of normal saline and add hydrogen peroxide along with minerals. It is similar to the IV version that we infuse into patients.
My cousin, Jeremiah (who you will read about in my next blog), was experiencing shortness of breath and had flu-like symptoms. We were in a pinch since he was 200 miles away. In this case, I had his wife dilute food grade—35%–peroxide down to 3% using clean, sterile water. Then, 3cc of that diluted mixture was further diluted in 250 cc of normal saline. Finally, 3 cc of the saline-diluted mixture can be nebulized.
With hydrogen peroxide, it is much more effective to use the version compounded in our office. The office version is only available to our patients. We do not sell that to the public.
I often have my patients alternate nebulizing between H202 and iodine. I would not recommend nebulizing more than 3 times per day.
Iodine can cause some dryness of the throat. Peroxide usually causes no adverse effects.
Specific Treatment Protocol – 4 Anti-Clotting and Sepsis
According to a February 19, 2020, report in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, abnormal coagulation is associated with poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19.
Of 183 consecutive COVID-19 patients treated in a Chinese hospital, those who died had significantly higher levels of fibrinogen, D-dimer and other fibrin degradation products; 71.4% of those who died also met the criteria of DIC, compared to just 0.6% of those who recovered.
COVID-19 patients found to have blood clots should probably be assumed to have sepsis as well, and the sepsis must be properly addressed too.
Unfortunately, sepsis is commonly overlooked, even by medical professionals, as many of the symptoms of sepsis look very similar to those of both flu and COVID-19. Examples include high fever with chills and shivering, unusual sweating, dizziness, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, muscle pain and cold, clammy skin.
and molecular biologist Judy
the clotting issue is related to cytokine release but not from
SARS-CoV-2. She is confident that a coinfection with the retrovirus
XMRV is causing this problem.
Dr. Paul Marik’s protocol of intravenous (IV) vitamin C with hydrocortisone and thiamine (vitamin B1) has been shown to dramatically improve chances of survival in patients with sepsis.
His retrospective before-after clinical study showed giving patients 200 mg of thiamine every 12 hours, 1,500 mg of ascorbic acid every six hours, and 50 mg of hydrocortisone every six hours for two days reduced mortality from 40% to 8.5%. Importantly, the treatment has no side effects and is inexpensive, readily available and simple to administer, so there’s virtually no risk involved.
Specific Treatment Protocol – 5 Anti-Asthmatic Steroid
Dr Richard Bartlett is getting a 100% success rate with an anti-asthmatic steroid using a nebulizer:
More data can be found here:
Specific Treatment Protocol – 6 Seaweed Extract
A new study suggests that an extract from seaweed may outperform the drug Redesivir.
The extract, called RPI-27—found in the same type of seaweed that you might eat in sushi—helps trap the virus before it can infect human cells. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute tested the extract in the cell studies, along with the blood thinner heparin, which has a similar effect.
When someone is infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, a spike-shaped protein in the virus attaches to a receptor on a human cell and then inserts its genetic material. But if another molecule with the right fit is available to act as a receptor instead of human cells, the virus can attach to it instead, trapping the virus in place as it harmlessly degrades.
“You’ve effectively blocked infection by serving as a decoy,” says Jonathan Dordick, the lead researcher and a professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “Effectively, it interferes with and it pulls away the virus, and therefore the virus can’t bind to the surface of the cell. Once it’s latched on to by these compounds—these seaweed extracts or heparin—it likely decomposes and it would not be effective.”
In cell tests in the lab, RPI-27 was nearly 10 times as active as remdesivir at blocking infection, meaning a much smaller dose was needed to inhibit infection.
Step 1 – Stop Poisoning the Body
Get rid of the fluoride and chlorine from your water.
Dramatically reduce or eliminate sugar (the immune system is compromised for hours after ingesting sugar).
Dramatically reduce or eliminate wheat (it is inflammatory and toxic to your health).
Dramatically reduce or eliminate processed foods (they are inflammatory and most contain toxins) and
Step 2 – Increase the quality and quantity of your nutrient intake
Increase your consumption of vegetables and some fruit.
Increase your intake of vitamin C. (I take 5 grams a day on a regular basis.)
Increase your vitamin D3 intake.
Increase your vitamin K2 intake.
Start taking iodine to boost the immune function of the thyroid gland.
Improve/increase your protein intake. (The immune system is highly dependent on Protein. Here’s my best shot at that: https://www.healthelicious.com.au/NutriBlast-Protein-Blend.html
If you want to take it next level, here are 72 ingredients combined with the purpose to boost immune function:
Step 3 – Stay destressed
Get adequate sleep
Open the windows to let plenty of fresh air in
Go for a walk
Ring a friend or family member
Watch a comedy
Read a good book
Step 4 – Actions I would take to combat it if I contracted it
(This is not medical advice. If you get infected please consult your primary health care provider for advice tailored to your individual case. Call ahead to advise your symptoms so they can take appropriate measures.)
Increase sleep. (It boosts your immune system.)
If I had a fever, fast. (Remember the old saying, feed a cold, starve a fever. A three day completely rebuilds your immune system. )
Increase my vitamin C, preferably intravenous but if that is not an option, take orally to bowel tolerance level. I would start with 1 gram every 15 minutes. Check out how to make liposomal Vitamin C which many will tolerate easier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xcosWi_Tzk&t=2s
Up my Vitamin D3 to 100,000+ a day and K2 to 800 mcg for 3 days.
Take Oregano oil.
Take nigella/black seed oil.
Take Bee Propolis (test your tolerance of it as some react very badly to it.
Increase my vitamin C (best is intravenous but if that is not an option, next best is liposomal and lastly take orally) to bowel tolerance level. Orally I would start with 1 gram every 15 minutes. Check out how to make liposomal Vitamin C which many will tolerate easier:
Up my Vitamin D3 to 100,000+ a day and K2 to 800 mcg for 3 days.
Take Oregano oil.
Take nigella/black seed oil.
Take Bee Propolis (test your tolerance of it as some react very badly to it.)
Take Bee Propolis (test your tolerance of it as some react very badly to it.
Jump in a hot sauna for 20-30 minutes, take a break then do the same again. If that is not practical or possible, opt for some hot baths.
Get one or more bottles of colloidal silver (the US Dept of agriculture found that people with colloidal silver in their system survived the Ebola virus.) I put a cap full in each 1 litre bottle of water I drink.
COVID-19 Common Sense Breathing Advice
From a retired respiratory therapist in the states, this is for any type of respiratory symptoms
Since they are calling on respiratory therapists to help fight the Corona virus, and I am a retired one, too old to work in a hospital setting. I’m gonna share some common sense wisdom with those that have the virus and trying to stay home. If my advice is followed as given you will improve your chances of not ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. This applies to the otherwise generally healthy population, so use discretion.
- Only high temperatures kill a virus, so let your fever run high. Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. will bring your fever down allowing the virus to live longer. They are saying that ibuprophen, advil etc. will actually exacerbate the virus. Use common sense and don’t let fever go over 103 or 104 if you got the guts. If it gets higher than that take your tylenol, not ibuprophen or advil to keep it regulated. It helps to keep house warm and cover up with blankets so body does not have to work so hard to generate the heat. It usually takes about 3 days of this to break the fever.
- The body is going to dehydrate with the elevated temperature so you must rehydrate yourself regulaly, whether you like it or not. Gatorade with real sugar, or pedialyte with real sugar for kids, works well. Why the sugar? Sugar will give your body back the energy it is using up to create the fever. The electrolytes and fluid you are losing will also be replenished by the Gatorade. If you don’t do this and end up in the hospital they will start an IV and give you D5W (sugar water) and Normal Saline to replenish electrolytes. Gatorade is much cheaper, pain free, and comes in an assortment of flavors
- You must keep your lungs moist. Best done by taking long steamy showers on a regular basis, if you’re wheezing or congested use a real minty toothpaste and brush your teeth while taking the steamy shower and deep breathe through your mouth. This will provide some bronchial dilation and help loosen the phlegm. Force your self to cough into a wet wash cloth pressed firmly over your mouth and nose, which will cause greater pressure in your lungs forcing them to expand more and break loose more of the congestion.
- Eat healthy and regularly. Gotta keep your strength up.
- Once the fever breaks, start moving around to get the body back in shape and blood circulating.
- Deep breath on a regular basis, even when it hurts. If you don’t it becomes easy to develop pneumonia. Pursed lip breathing really helps. That’s breathing in deep and slow then exhaling through tight lips as if your blowing out a candle, blow until you have completely emptied your lungs and you will be able to breath in an even deeper breath. This helps keep lungs expanded as well as increase your oxygen level.
- Remember that every medication you take is merely relieving the symptoms, not making you well.
- If you’re still dying go to ER.
I’ve been doing these things for myself and my family for over 40 years and kept them out of the hospital, all are healthy and still living today.
Thank you all for sharing. We gotta help one another.
As more data worthy of inclusion comes to hand I will update the blog postand alter the date in the heading so you don’t have to reread the whole post to check for new data. Feel free to share.
A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged
(Tom: This is one of the most important posts I have shared this year. So important that I am sharing the entire article in case it is “lost” online.)
Earlier this summer, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee set about crunching data on more than 40,000 genes from 17,000 genetic samples in an effort to better understand Covid-19. Summit is the second-fastest computer in the world, but the process — which involved analyzing 2.5 billion genetic combinations — still took more than a week.
When Summit was done, researchers analyzed the results. It was, in the words of Dr. Daniel Jacobson, lead researcher and chief scientist for computational systems biology at Oak Ridge, a “eureka moment.” The computer had revealed a new theory about how Covid-19 impacts the body: the bradykinin hypothesis. The hypothesis provides a model that explains many aspects of Covid-19, including some of its most bizarre symptoms. It also suggests 10-plus potential treatments, many of which are already FDA approved. Jacobson’s group published their results in a paper in the journal eLife in early July.
According to the team’s findings, a Covid-19 infection generally begins when the virus enters the body through ACE2 receptors in the nose, (The receptors, which the virus is known to target, are abundant there.) The virus then proceeds through the body, entering cells in other places where ACE2 is also present: the intestines, kidneys, and heart. This likely accounts for at least some of the disease’s cardiac and GI symptoms.
But once Covid-19 has established itself in the body, things start to get really interesting. According to Jacobson’s group, the data Summit analyzed shows that Covid-19 isn’t content to simply infect cells that already express lots of ACE2 receptors. Instead, it actively hijacks the body’s own systems, tricking it into upregulating ACE2 receptors in places where they’re usually expressed at low or medium levels, including the lungs.
In this sense, Covid-19 is like a burglar who slips in your unlocked second-floor window and starts to ransack your house. Once inside, though, they don’t just take your stuff — they also throw open all your doors and windows so their accomplices can rush in and help pillage more efficiently.
The renin–angiotensin system (RAS) controls many aspects of the circulatory system, including the body’s levels of a chemical called bradykinin, which normally helps to regulate blood pressure. According to the team’s analysis, when the virus tweaks the RAS, it causes the body’s mechanisms for regulating bradykinin to go haywire. Bradykinin receptors are resensitized, and the body also stops effectively breaking down bradykinin. (ACE normally degrades bradykinin, but when the virus downregulates it, it can’t do this as effectively.)
The end result, the researchers say, is to release a bradykinin storm — a massive, runaway buildup of bradykinin in the body. According to the bradykinin hypothesis, it’s this storm that is ultimately responsible for many of Covid-19’s deadly effects. Jacobson’s team says in their paper that “the pathology of Covid-19 is likely the result of Bradykinin Storms rather than cytokine storms,” which had been previously identified in Covid-19 patients, but that “the two may be intricately linked.” Other papers had previously identified bradykinin storms as a possible cause of Covid-19’s pathologies.
As bradykinin builds up in the body, it dramatically increases vascular permeability. In short, it makes your blood vessels leaky. This aligns with recent clinical data, which increasingly views Covid-19 primarily as a vascular disease, rather than a respiratory one. But Covid-19 still has a massive effect on the lungs. As blood vessels start to leak due to a bradykinin storm, the researchers say, the lungs can fill with fluid. Immune cells also leak out into the lungs, Jacobson’s team found, causing inflammation.
And Covid-19 has another especially insidious trick. Through another pathway, the team’s data shows, it increases production of hyaluronic acid (HLA) in the lungs. HLA is often used in soaps and lotions for its ability to absorb more than 1,000 times its weight in fluid. When it combines with fluid leaking into the lungs, the results are disastrous: It forms a hydrogel, which can fill the lungs in some patients. According to Jacobson, once this happens, “it’s like trying to breathe through Jell-O.”
This may explain why ventilators have proven less effective in treating advanced Covid-19 than doctors originally expected, based on experiences with other viruses. “It reaches a point where regardless of how much oxygen you pump in, it doesn’t matter, because the alveoli in the lungs are filled with this hydrogel,” Jacobson says. “The lungs become like a water balloon.” Patients can suffocate even while receiving full breathing support.
The bradykinin hypothesis also extends to many of Covid-19’s effects on the heart. About one in five hospitalized Covid-19 patients have damage to their hearts, even if they never had cardiac issues before. Some of this is likely due to the virus infecting the heart directly through its ACE2 receptors. But the RAS also controls aspects of cardiac contractions and blood pressure. According to the researchers, bradykinin storms could create arrhythmias and low blood pressure, which are often seen in Covid-19 patients.
The bradykinin hypothesis also accounts for Covid-19’s neurological effects, which are some of the most surprising and concerning elements of the disease. These symptoms (which include dizziness, seizures, delirium, and stroke) are present in as many as half of hospitalized Covid-19 patients. According to Jacobson and his team, MRI studies in France revealed that many Covid-19 patients have evidence of leaky blood vessels in their brains.
Bradykinin — especially at high doses — can also lead to a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier. Under normal circumstances, this barrier acts as a filter between your brain and the rest of your circulatory system. It lets in the nutrients and small molecules that the brain needs to function, while keeping out toxins and pathogens and keeping the brain’s internal environment tightly regulated.
If bradykinin storms cause the blood-brain barrier to break down, this could allow harmful cells and compounds into the brain, leading to inflammation, potential brain damage, and many of the neurological symptoms Covid-19 patients experience. Jacobson told me, “It is a reasonable hypothesis that many of the neurological symptoms in Covid-19 could be due to an excess of bradykinin. It has been reported that bradykinin would indeed be likely to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. In addition, similar neurological symptoms have been observed in other diseases that result from an excess of bradykinin.”
Increased bradykinin levels could also account for other common Covid-19 symptoms. ACE inhibitors — a class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure — have a similar effect on the RAS system as Covid-19, increasing bradykinin levels. In fact, Jacobson and his team note in their paper that “the virus… acts pharmacologically as an ACE inhibitor” — almost directly mirroring the actions of these drugs.
By acting like a natural ACE inhibitor, Covid-19 may be causing the same effects that hypertensive patients sometimes get when they take blood pressure–lowering drugs. ACE inhibitors are known to cause a dry cough and fatigue, two textbook symptoms of Covid-19. And they can potentially increase blood potassium levels, which has also been observed in Covid-19 patients. The similarities between ACE inhibitor side effects and Covid-19 symptoms strengthen the bradykinin hypothesis, the researchers say.
ACE inhibitors are also known to cause a loss of taste and smell. Jacobson stresses, though, that this symptom is more likely due to the virus “affecting the cells surrounding olfactory nerve cells” than the direct effects of bradykinin.
Though still an emerging theory, the bradykinin hypothesis explains several other of Covid-19’s seemingly bizarre symptoms. Jacobson and his team speculate that leaky vasculature caused by bradykinin storms could be responsible for “Covid toes,” a condition involving swollen, bruised toes that some Covid-19 patients experience. Bradykinin can also mess with the thyroid gland, which could produce the thyroid symptoms recently observed in some patients.
The bradykinin hypothesis could also explain some of the broader demographic patterns of the disease’s spread. The researchers note that some aspects of the RAS system are sex-linked, with proteins for several receptors (such as one called TMSB4X) located on the X chromosome. This means that “women… would have twice the levels of this protein than men,” a result borne out by the researchers’ data. In their paper, Jacobson’s team concludes that this “could explain the lower incidence of Covid-19 induced mortality in women.” A genetic quirk of the RAS could be giving women extra protection against the disease.
The bradykinin hypothesis provides a model that “contributes to a better understanding of Covid-19” and “adds novelty to the existing literature,” according to scientists Frank van de Veerdonk, Jos WM van der Meer, and Roger Little, who peer-reviewed the team’s paper. It predicts nearly all the disease’s symptoms, even ones (like bruises on the toes) that at first appear random, and further suggests new treatments for the disease.
As Jacobson and team point out, several drugs target aspects of the RAS and are already FDA approved to treat other conditions. They could arguably be applied to treating Covid-19 as well. Several, like danazol, stanozolol, and ecallantide, reduce bradykinin production and could potentially stop a deadly bradykinin storm. Others, like icatibant, reduce bradykinin signaling and could blunt its effects once it’s already in the body.
Interestingly, Jacobson’s team also suggests vitamin D as a potentially useful Covid-19 drug. The vitamin is involved in the RAS system and could prove helpful by reducing levels of another compound, known as REN. Again, this could stop potentially deadly bradykinin storms from forming. The researchers note that vitamin D has already been shown to help those with Covid-19. The vitamin is readily available over the counter, and around 20% of the population is deficient. If indeed the vitamin proves effective at reducing the severity of bradykinin storms, it could be an easy, relatively safe way to reduce the severity of the virus.
Other compounds could treat symptoms associated with bradykinin storms. Hymecromone, for example, could reduce hyaluronic acid levels, potentially stopping deadly hydrogels from forming in the lungs. And timbetasin could mimic the mechanism that the researchers believe protects women from more severe Covid-19 infections. All of these potential treatments are speculative, of course, and would need to be studied in a rigorous, controlled environment before their effectiveness could be determined and they could be used more broadly.
Covid-19 stands out for both the scale of its global impact and the apparent randomness of its many symptoms. Physicians have struggled to understand the disease and come up with a unified theory for how it works. Though as of yet unproven, the bradykinin hypothesis provides such a theory. And like all good hypotheses, it also provides specific, testable predictions — in this case, actual drugs that could provide relief to real patients.
The researchers are quick to point out that “the testing of any of these pharmaceutical interventions should be done in well-designed clinical trials.” As to the next step in the process, Jacobson is clear: “We have to get this message out.” His team’s finding won’t cure Covid-19. But if the treatments it points to pan out in the clinic, interventions guided by the bradykinin hypothesis could greatly reduce patients’ suffering — and potentially save lives.