The battle to the Coronavirus continues, while almost all States are close to reopen.
Different trials on variety of antiviral drugs and to relieve symptoms of complications have been initiated and experimented since the begin.
The fight and concurrence for the vaccine continues and it seems to take still time to come to a conclusion, but most of naturopaths are against vaccines and some think that a vaccine for this type of virus would bring catastrophic results especially if made from viruses attenuated.
The use of convalescent serum made of antibodies, Ig G, coming from people healed from the virus and with immunity against also has been used in some hospitals with good results and based on the availability, but it looks not to give the same expectations for others.
News are coming on daily basis and changing and reversing some of the believes in regard of drugs or approaches that were believed to work well; this also depends from the population they are applied and personal medical history and underlying conditions, I believe; maybe for some people may be better a therapy than other, and I think that all the doctors in charge know what they do besides risking their life every day. God Bless all of them!
As we all know at this time the most important thing we can do is to reinforce the immune system, to work on the prevention and on social distance and personal hygiene and on being careful and taking care of ourselves with appropriate lifestyle.
There are variety of natural protocols to support the immune system, last emerging and most recommended from naturopaths are:
Vitamin C intravenous high doses for those in critical conditions, regular doses for prevention but many naturopaths normally take high doses also for prevention, liposomal vitamin C complexes are the most sold these last periods for their properties to release the vitamin directly to the cells through the cell coat being this a phospholipidic bilayer.
Vitamin D as vitamin C is also very important in supporting the immune system and not simply this, it has variety of functions and beside modulating the activity of the innate and adaptive immune system also modulate the intestinal “tight junctions” of permeable intestines. Data from research recommend high doses of vitamin D3 especially for those with low levels, reduced by weeks; for those that want to use for prevention probably 1000-2000 IU per day should be okay, but normally are taken also 5000 IU. Vitamin A also important to support the mucous membranes as much as included in multivitamins, of course these last two vitamins being liposoluble can intoxicate the liver at excessive high dosed for there is to be careful.
Gut health is also particularly important, actually the most important as we very well know now, the health of microbiome and gastrointestinal health to recover from most of diseases. With an healthy and integer gastrointestinal wall and balanced microbiome also the immune system is stronger, products useful for these functions are zinc carnosine for healing the lining of stomach, and zinc sulfate under suggestion of Dr. Izabella Wentz, naturopath and pharmacist together DGL, or licorice deglycerolized and all other compounds in gastro complexes support. Dr. Wentz also recommends S. Boulardii, a type of yeast that helps to get free of bad microorganisms besides regular probiotics.
NAC, or N- acetyl-cysteine seems to be of help as well for regulating the mucus production and therefor for easing the briefing issues correlated to the complications of the virus, along with its major properties of detoxifier, and also NAC is a precursor of Glutathione at certain doses, and Glutathione as the best body antioxidant and detoxifier has also antiviral properties and is a good briefing support as much as NAC.
Variety of antiviral and immune supporting herbs like echinacea, elderberry, andrographis, scutellaria baicalensis, goldenseal, astragalus, epigallocatechin, or EGCG, licorice, propolis, garlic, oregano sage, thyme, olive leaf, reishi mushroom and more eventually are included in antiviral complexes besides vitamin C and zinc.
Antioxidants polyphenols and flavonoids as resveratrol, melatonin and quercetin also have been started in some trials in different countries, quercetin specifically seems to behave as ionophore, a substance that enhances the entrance of ions, in this case of zinc for its antiviral properties, inhibits the viral replication, but only works in form of ion; two of the doctors I follow, Dr. Michael Murray and Dr. Peter D’Adamo have been giving detailed explanations in their articles in regard of quercetin antiviral properties, and the modality of its function as a ionophore.
Let’s do not forget of turmeric, the principle in curcumin and other best antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with its multiple applications approved and quoted from same traditional medicine.
Dr. Tom O’Brian also has been giving updates on Coronavirus through a serial of live webinars and talking about a variety of topics related, most important at the time the news in regard of the importance of vitamin D and the rate of mortality correlation found for the North of Italy population from a study appeared on the British Journal and coming from Italian researchers. He also was mentioning the Scandinavia Paradox, and the importance for preventing and healing of being exposed to the sun and to the light recalling what did already happen during the 1918 pandemic.
The Scandinavia Paradox refers to the fact that people of north of Europe where sun is not so frequent have a much better level of vitamin D compared to the south of Europe eventually because their food is fortified with vitamin D, or because their diet is based on foods richer in vitamin D, or because they take more as supplements.
For the most of naturopaths this is also a disease of lifestyle and it is absolutely necessary to follow among the social distance and extreme hygiene regulations roles, healthy prototypes to keep away the virus. More important to support the immune system hardly attacked from this virus for the cytokine storm that its capable to trigger activating the natural killer cells and all of the elements of the innate cellular immune system, as T-lymphocytes and their products. Besides the adjuvants listed it is of much importance the nutrition, healthy and organic rainbow diet, good amount of sleep and exercise and avoidance of stress and toxins, chemical and environmental.
Dr. Peter D’ Adamo has always given a certain importance to stress as the root cause of diseases besides his main concept based on lectins from food and intolerances or allergies to these and from here the consequences as “leaky gut” and all that derives from this.
His main science is based on blood groups differentiation and diseases correlated to these, but more than everything to foods intolerance based on blood groups so as for certain diseases.
It looks like to be a correlation among blood types and the coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 so as there is for the different groups and viruses of influenza and Dr. D’ Adamo gives all the explanations in his articles, science writings and books. He also has been giving updates on the virus through his personal blogs.
Here the link for his blogs: https://dadamo.com/dangerous/
My intent is to keep looking at new solutions and never giving up because there is the life of the whole world in risk and of people of any age, and if I think of elderly or children I cannot stop worrying about, but in the same time want to be optimist and confident for working solutions as we all want.
May God be with all the brilliant minds of the scientists of this world to address finding proper solutions and antagonists for this virus.
Thanks for reading
Scientists of Sources:
Dr. Michael T. Murray, N.D. Dr. Peter J. D’ Adamo, N.D.
Dr. Tom O’ Brian, DC, CCN, DACBN. Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP