Is the coronavirus really as detrimental as some claim it to be or is it just most of the world’s population’s immunity that has been going down the drain and that’s why a lot of people are so susceptible to it?
The coronavirus explained
It goes by the provisional name 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and it’s the cause of the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak, an epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The coronavirus is touted to create a cytokine storm, which in other words means, an exaggerated immune response creating gallons of inflammation, especially in the respiratory system. This effect is known as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
People don’t die from the viral infection but from the cytokine storm which causes lung damage, excess mucus, breathing difficulties, etc.
Coronaviruses (CoV) belong to the large family Coronaviridae within the order of Nidovirales. Amongst them are several human pathogenic strains (HCoV) that are known to mainly cause respiratory diseases. The 2019-nCoV is just a new version of the previous coronaviruses, which have been around for almost a century.
Researchers first isolated a coronavirus in 1937 (R). They found a coronavirus responsible for an infectious bronchitis virus in birds that had the ability to devastate poultry stocks.
Scientists first found evidence of human coronaviruses (HCoV) in the 1960s in the noses of people with the common cold. Two human coronaviruses are responsible for a large proportion of common colds: OC43 and 229E.
Symptoms of the coronavirus include:
- runny nose
- dry cough
- fever in rare cases
- sore throat
- exacerbated asthma
- drowning in lung mucus
The infection spreads mostly through inhalation of the respiratory droplets from coughs and sneezes of other infected people within a range of about 6 feet (1.8 m) away.
So what is the severity of this virus compared to other viruses?
No one knows exactly what the severity is of this coronavirus. Some people think it’s the end of the world while others think nothing of it. I think the truth is somewhere in between. I’m not too concerned about it, but I would not go and expose myself to infected people just to find out if it’s serious or not.
In this article, I want to share with you a few strategies and supplements that you can consider and implement that will help make you more resilient against all viruses. And if you are worried that you already have the virus, I’ll also provide a list of a few supplements that’s been shown to reduce the severity of SARS.
Let’s get to the juicy stuff.
We know that the coronavirus is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) virus belonging to the Coronaviridae family. So we can look at substances that can disrupt the envelope of the virus as well as damage their RNA, preventing replication of the virus.
Let’s start with a few tactics.
Boost the immune system
When do you usually get sick? When your immune system is suppressed.
What suppresses the immune system?
Cold, stress, pollution (smog and all other kinds of pathogens in the air), mold, calorie deficits, poor sleep, lack of exercise, over-exercise, estrogen excess, excess serotonin, pain, etc., all contribute to the suppression of the immune system.
Stress is a very big one and most likely the biggest immune suppressor. Stress and high cortisol, noradrenaline and adrenaline (all being stress hormones in high amounts) can lead to increased susceptibility to disease. The increased susceptibility is partially due to alterations in immune function.
Research shows that those that have been under stress for a while (chronic stress), suffer from heightened stress responses and/or increased stress sensitivity have greater production of local proinflammatory cytokines among infected individuals. Stress, but especially chronic stress interferes with appropriate regulation of inflammation (R).
Cortisol has also been showed to have a continuous association with the duration of viral shedding, an indicator of viral replication and continuing infection. Meaning higher cortisol levels predict longer and more severe infection (R).
Try progesterone instead of cortisol
The problem is that SARS is currently being treated with cortisol drugs, such as prednisone, hydrocortisone, etc.
Progesterone, which is the main cortisol antagonist in the body, is as powerful as hydrocortisone at inhibiting viral-induced cytokine production (R). So instead of using cortisol to lowering inflammation, use progesterone instead and don’t suffer further immune suppression that cortisol contributes to.
Progesterone is also crucial for regeneration and repair as progesterone upregulates the epidermal growth factor amphiregulin (AREG) in the lungs following infection (R). It also turns out that progesterone is anti-viral itself and inhibits the replication of viruses (R).
Catecholamines such as noradrenaline and adrenaline
These catecholamines (stress hormones when circulating in high amounts in the blood) bind to their receptors, the adrenergic receptors.
Elevated catecholamines can lead to insulin resistance, high blood pressure, anxiety, etc.
If that’s not bad enough, noradrenaline and adrenaline can suppress the immune system and worsen inflammatory in people who already have inflammation, which is an outstanding amount already (R).
I know a lot of people are very anxious about the new virus, but stressing about it will just suppress the immune system and potentially create even more inflammation, which will only worsen your chances of susceptibility.
Serotonin is immunosuppressive
A big chunk of the population suffers from some mental condition and is currently on some form of SSRI drug.
This research paper found that serotonin can be very immunosuppressive (R):
“suggests a superpotent inhibitory serotonin effect and may constitute a continuous immunosuppressive mechanism at resting plasma serotonin concentrations.”
Have you ever heard a literate scientist use the word “superpotent”? This is the first time for me as well. It must be really potent then. If that is the case, I’d focus on keeping my serotonin in check as elevated serotonin might contribute to catching the virus and then suffering even harsher side effects, such as pulmonary fibrosis.
A major concern of the coronavirus is that it creates pulmonary fibrosis. Do you know how it does so? Aside from the inflammation, it’s actually serotonin that promotes inflammation. It’s long been known that activating the serotonin receptor, 5-HT2B, promotes inflammation and that blocking it prevents the formation of fibrosis.
A great quote of Georgi Dinkov about pulmonary fibrosis (R):
“There is no such thing as “irreversible” fibrosis, in the lungs or anywhere else. After decades of lying, Big Pharma is now quietly buying up 5-HT2B antagonists like terguride and using them to reverse heart, lung, and even liver fibrosis (cirrhosis).
Pfizer Enters Into Agreement With Ergonex Pharma To Acquire Investigational Treatment For Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension | Pfizer
“…Terguride is an oral, potent antagonist of 5-HT2B and 5-HT2A (serotonin) receptors. Serotonin stimulates the proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells, and induces fibrosis in the wall of pulmonary arteries. Together, this causes vascular remodeling and narrowing of the pulmonary arteries. These changes result in increased vascular resistance and PAH. Due to the potential anti-proliferative and anti-fibrotic activity of terguride, this potential medicine could offer the hope of achieving reversal of pulmonary artery vascular remodeling and attenuation of disease progression.”
Terguride is just a patentable version of lisuride. Its chemical name is dihydro-lisuride. As such, other chemicals from the same ergot group as well as other (structurally unrelated) 5-HT2B antagonists may also reverse fibrosis in pretty much any organ/tissue.
5-HT2B Receptor Antagonists Inhibit Fibrosis and Protect from RV Heart Failure
Btw, blocking serotonin may actually be protective against even catching the virus as discussed in other threads since most viruses seem to require activation of one or more of the 5-HT2 receptors in order to be able to hijack the cell.
Finally, lung fibrosis after a viral infection has been known for more than a century. The flu can also cause it (as can other respiratory viruses), so this property of Covid-19 is nothing special/unique.
Finding the smoking gun of lung fibrosis after influenza
Flu and pulmonary fibrosis“
Purify your breathing air & manage EMF
Pollution contributes to oxidative stress, inflammation and elevated cortisol. Isn’t it a coincidence that the first coronavirus outbreak was in Wuhan, where there is severe air pollution as well as 5G (another potent cellular function disruptor)? Installing air filters and blocking EMF can greatly help to boost the immune system and reduce the chance of infection.
Keep estrogen in check
- How to inhibit the aromatase
- Block the estrogen receptor
- Enhance estrogen detoxification
- Food that lower estrogen
Optimize your thyroid function
Every process in the body becomes slower and less effective as thyroid hormone production drops. The immune system is suppressed and inflammation is more detrimental in a hypothyroid state (R). Thyroid hormones are essential for the regulation of the immune system and fighting off pathogens (R).
According to Broda Barnes, MD, PhD:
“One of the cardinal symptoms of low thyroid is susceptibility to infections, it doesn’t matter where it is, it may be sinus, it may be respiratory, it maybe pneumonia, it may be bladder infections, it may be skin (including acne). Every last one of those who have infections, you can get rid of them without antibiotics by giving desiccated thyroid.”
Lots of people have reduced thyroid hormone production, but think they’re ok just because their TSH is below the upper range, which is a major fallacy. Check out my article on thyroid hormone testing and interpretation.
Eat a nutrition diet
Vitamins, minerals, protein, fats and carbohydrates are needed for the body to function properly. When one or more vitamins or minerals are deficient in the body, the cellular function starts to decline and one can become much more susceptible to viruses. The body is then also in a compromised state and cannot deal with the subsequent inflammation effectively.
Let’s start with the fat-soluble vitamins.
Vitamins A and D are notably distinct from other vitamins in that their respective bioactive metabolites, retinoic acid and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2VD3), have hormone-like properties.
Vitamin A is involved in the development of the immune system and plays regulatory roles in cellular immune responses and humoral immune processes. Vitamin A has been shown to have therapeutic effects in the treatment of various infectious diseases (R).
In 1928, Green and Mellandy reported that vitamin A could enhance the anti-inflammatory response of organisms and called vitamin A the “anti-inflammation vitamin” (R).
There is evidence to suggest that the inflammation caused by a virus is significantly enhanced a few days after infection in a vitamin A deficient state (R).
Beef and lamb liver is the best sources of highly bio-available vitamin A. I eat at average 200g liver per week.
Vitamin D has anti-viral properties by up-regulating the anti-microbial peptides LL-37, cathelicidin and human beta-defensin 2 in the body (R).
Low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (R). In the past, hospitals were designed with south-facing glazing, cross-ventilation
and high ceilings because fresh air and sunlight can help reduce infection risk (R). Research also shows that infection is greatly reduced with increased sunlight exposure and vitamin D levels (R).
Vitamin D is also potent anti-inflammatory, by blocking the induction of T-helper-1 (TH1)-cell cytokines, particularly IFNγ, while promoting TH2-cell responses, an effect mediated both indirectly by decreasing IFNγ production and directly by enhancing IL-4 production.
Electromagnetic waves (aka EMF/Wifi/cellphone towers, etc.) seem to be able to interfere with the binding of vitamin D to its receptor, thus blunting the beneficial effect it has on the innate immune response (R). Again, very important to protect yourself against the damages of EMF.
But don’t just get lots of sunlight and or supplement vitamin D without the necessary cofactors, as then it might not do anything. Cofactors necessary for optimal vitamin D functioning include vitamin B2, vitamin C and magnesium (R, R).
Vitamin E significantly increased humoral immune response and disease resistance (R).
The immunostimulatory effect of vitamin E can help enhance the resistance against several pathogens and lower the inflammation induced by viruses.
Although vitamin K2 hasn’t been studied against viruses yet, it’s a quinone. Quinones are powerful anti-viral agents so this might indicate the vitamin K2 can also be potent anti-viral. More on quinones later.
Other vitamins and minerals against viral infection.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is able to inactivate DNA and RNA viruses. Furthermore, vitamin B2 can be used as a photomodulator to create reactive oxygen species (ROS) that will destroy the viruses (R, R).
Just supplement some vitamin B2, or get a good amount through organ meat consumption, and shine red light on yourself or go into the sun. The light will react with the vitamin B2 and create ROS that will damage and destroy the viruses (R). Beef kidney and liver are exceptional sources of vitamin B2.
Vitamin B6 is beneficial for the immune system and helps to fight viruses (R).
Selenium deficiency, which is the main regulator of selenoprotein expression, has been associated with the pathogenicity/severity of several viruses. In addition, several selenoprotein members, including glutathione peroxidases (GPX), thioredoxin reductases (TXNRD) seem important in different models of viral replication (R). Beef kidney is an exceptional source of selenium.
A deficiency in either selenium or vitamin E results in specific viral mutations, changing relatively benign viruses into virulent ones (R).
Zinc is another potent anti-viral mineral. From this paper (R):
“Consequently, zinc status is a critical factor that can influence antiviral immunity, particularly as zinc-deficient populations are often most at risk of acquiring viral infections such as HIV or hepatitis C virus.”
Iron excess can be very detrimental to viral infections. Viruses depend on iron in order to efficiently replicate within living host cells (R). During inflammation, iron is stored as ferritin (that is why ferritin increases during inflammation) in order to limit iron availability for viral replication. Donating blood is the easiest way to get rid of excess iron. Have you iron checked before donating though.
Coconut oil & cholesterol
Coconut oil contains high effective anti-viral fatty acids, namely lauric acid, and the MCT oils, caprylic and capric acid (R). These fats disintegrate the virus envelope, inhibiting the late maturation stage in the virus replicative cycle and lastly preventing the binding of viral proteins to the host cell membrane.
If you suspect you might be coming down with a viral infection, take 45ml coconut oil (3-4 tbsps) per day and/or with 800mg monolaurin daily. If you just want to take coconut oil for safekeeping, take 1tbsp in the morning.
If you’re worried that the coconut oil might increase your cholesterol, don’t be, cholesterol might actually be protective. The cholesterol myth has already been properly debunked. If you want to learn more about cholesterol, check out this podcast by Paul Saladino and check out my article on how to interpret your own cholesterol levels.
“High cholesterol can be protective against viral infections, and lowering cholesterol with statins or estrogen had a greater increase in cytokine levels and markedly increased endotoxin-induced mortality compared to normal rats, and administration of exogenous lipoprotein reduced their mortality substantially.”
“hypocholesterolaemic men had significantly fewer circulating lymphocytes, total T cells, helper T-cells and CD8+ cells than hypercholesterolaemic men.”
“A meta-analysis of 19 cohort studies including 68 406 deaths, found an inverse correlation between t-C and mortality from respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, most of which are of an infectious origin.”
“In a similar study of more than 100 000 individuals followed for 15 years, a strong, inverse association was found between t-C and the risk of being admitted to hospital because of pneumonia or influenza, but not for chronic, obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma”
And this might come to a surprise to many, but it appears that the LDL is the most protective.
“Soluble LDLR can inhibit HCV infectivity; greater plasma low-density lipoprotein levels are associated with treatment success.” (R)
Oxidative stress promotes inflammation and viruses significantly increase oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress damages cell membranes, lipids, proteins, DNA, cellular complexes, enzymes and more.
One of those enzymes that can become damaged is aconitase. Aconitase is found in the Kreb cycle of the mitochondria where it converts citrate to isocitrate. If this enzyme loses function, citrate accumulates and exits the mitochondria to be used for de novo lipogenesis (DNL), which is the creation process of new fat.
Elevated DNL has been found in cancers, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), etc.
Furthermore, upregulation of the DNL pathway can promote viral replication. Inhibiting excess DNL inhibits viral replication (R, R). There are many natural herbs and spices that can lower DNL, such as bitter melon, cardamons, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, etc.
Promote proper glucose oxidation
A mind-boggling amount of people have some form of insulin resistance with dysfunctional glucose oxidation.
In a state of insulin resistance and viral infection, glycolysis is upregulated. Glycolysis is the enzyme complex that breaks dietary glucose or glycogen down into pyruvate in the cell. Once pyruvate is created, it can either be transported into the mitochondria or turned into lactate. The latter is considered the wasting of glucose as seen in cancer and it’s a very ineffective way of creating energy.
During insulin resistance and viral infections, pyruvate is wasted to lactate instead of being used in the Kreb cycle. Glycolysis thus has to work faster to produce more ATP, because the glucose isn’t properly oxidized through the Kreb cycle and electron transport chain.
The breakdown of glucose through glycolysis produces only 2 ATP per glucose molecule. The complete breakdown of glucose creates 38 molecules of ATP per glucose molecule. Thus you can see that if glycolysis isn’t greatly enhanced, there would be a serious lack of ATP.
The lactate that is produced through glycolysis also promotes DNL, which can further enhance viral replication.
So to answer your question as to why we must inhibit excess glycolysis.
An upregulated glycolysis promotes the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) which creates NADPH. The extra NADPH is used for the creation of glutathione, which is then used by the virus to protect itself against reactive oxygen species, enhancing its lifespan.
So there are quite a few reasons to inhibit excess glycolysis and restore proper glucose oxidation.
In summary, inhibiting excess glycolysis and promoting proper glucose oxidation can help limit viral infections.
How do we do that?
We start by inhibiting excess lipolysis – the process that liberates fat from fat stores. Bacterial sepsis (an inflammatory state caused by viruses/endotoxins) leads to a pro-lipolytic state. This leads to elevated free fatty acids in the blood which negatively affects the ability of tissues (muscle, heart, brain, etc.) to utilize glucose and alternative fuel sources such as ketone bodies (KB) and free fatty acids (FFA) via oxidative phosphorylation. Meaning, this pro-lipolytic state induced by viruses interferes with proper energy production from glucose, fats and ketones (R).
Additionally, elevated fats (triglycerides or free fatty acids) in the blood (due to elevated lipolysis) have long been known to suppress the immune system (R).
So how do we inhibit lipolysis?
With the use of aspirin and niacin. You can use 325-500mg aspirin with each meal to inhibit lipolysis and improve insulin sensitivity and 500mg niacin before bed. Don’t use niacin during the day as it might actually promote insulin resistance.
Inhibiting lipolysis will promote insulin sensitivity, reduce excess glycolysis and boost the immune system.
But inhibiting lipolysis is only half the battle. Now we need to get the pyruvate into the mitochondria to be burned for energy instead of being wasted to lactate. The rate-limited enzymes for the job are pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) and pyruvate carboxylase (PC).
PDH uses vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, lipoic acid and magnesium as cofactors and PC uses biotin as a cofactor, so be sure to get enough of those in through your diet.
Vitamin B1, apart from boosting PDH, is also able to inhibit the conversion of pyruvate to lactate.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s look at supplements that are anti-viral and that might help protect you against the coronavirus.
#1 Urea (R) – take 500mg-2g daily
#2 Centella Asiatica (contains caffeoylquinic acids) (R)
#3 Inosine (inhibits viral replication and inflammation) (R) – take 500mg daily
#4 Lactoferrin (it may protect the host from viral infections through inhibiting the attachment of a virus to the cells, replication of the virus in the cells, and enhancement of systemic immune functions) (R) – take 500mg-1g daily
#4 Essential oils, such as thyme, clove, cinnamon and eucalyptus. You can take them orally or inhale them, both methods will pass through the lungs and inhibit/kill most viruses, bacteria, and fungi they encounter. If I feel a little something going on in my throat, I add a few drops of these essential oils to a bucket filled with boiled water and then throw a towel over my head and inhale the vapors. It works like a charm. Another great option is using a vaporizer.
#5 Stinging nettle (it disrupts the envelope structure of the virus, thereby preventing virus attachment to cells) (R)
#6 Aspirin, lysine and glycine, or D, L-lysine acetylsalicylate with additional glycine (LASAG). Lysine makes the aspirin better absorbed and the glycine makes the molecule more stable. “We demonstrate that the LASAG-dependent impact on virus-induced NF-κB activity coincides with (i) reduced viral titres, (ii) decreased viral protein accumulation and viral RNA synthesis and (iii) impaired formation of viral replication transcription complexes.” (R)
You don’t have to use this specific form, although it might be more potent, regular aspirin can also be effective.
Aspirin is highly effective against many viral strains (R). Aspirin inhibits the enzyme COX-1 and 2, which lowers inflammation and promotes the production of bioactive lipids from the 12/15 lipoxygenase pathway, which has been recently discovered to be anti-infection (R).
Reports exist describing antiviral activity through COX‐2 signaling pathway and lowering the NF‐κB‐pathway. NF-κB activation is a common pro-inflammatory response of host cells to viral infection (R).
Therefore, patients on chronic low dose aspirin may exhibit an augmented pro-inflammatory cytokine response to invading pathogens. This enhanced initial cytokine response (IFNγ response) likely results in a more effective clearance of bacteria (R).
#7 Methylene blue
Methylene blue is potent antiviral through its photoinactivation properties. Treatment with photomodulators (such as vitamin B2 and methylene blue) combined with sunlight/red light create reactive oxygen species, such as superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, peroxynitrite, etc. These oxygen species damage the RNA, subsequent to viral DNA synthesis, of the virus and kill it, inhibiting replication (R, R, R, R).
Methylene blue has been approved for human use at a dose of 100mg/kg/day, but that dose can definitely be harmful as doses of >5mg/kg might potentially cause fatal serotonin toxicity (due to being an MAO-A inhibitor). A short term treatment for malaria comprising of a dose of 36-72mg/kg over 3 days, which has been shown to be most effective without causing serotonin toxicity (R).
Be careful of methylene blue if you’re already on an SSRI or serotonin modulatory drugs and/or are eating lots of tyramine rich foods. In people with serotonin overload, even as little as 1mg/kg of methylene blue can contribute to serotonin toxicity.
But in individuals with low to normal serotonin, methylene blue is a safe drug when used in therapeutic doses (<2mg/kg) (R).
My personal dose is between 1-20mg daily. 20mg if I want to protect myself and 1mg for a maintenance dose. I just take methylene blue orally as its absorption is really good at around 72.3 +/- 23.9% (R).
Niacinamide is also antiviral by affecting cell wall organization, disrupting replication. Niacinamide is safe even at a high dosage of 6 g/day in humans (R).
The kynurenine pathway, which uses tryptophan as “fuel”, under normal conditions creates NAD+, which is very beneficial and pro-metabolic and health.
However, under inflammatory conditions, the pathway becomes upregulated and creates immunosuppressive metabolites that limit immune responses.
The rate-limited enzyme in this pathway, which acts as the throttle, called indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), lower IL-17-secreting (Th17) cells. This reduces host defences against microbial pathogens, mainly at mucosal barrier sites.
As a result of the disturbance in the balance between Th17 and immunosuppressive T-regulatory (Treg) cells, there is a breakdown of the mucosal barrier, hence the dry cough. This breakdown causes increased levels of circulating microbial products, such as lipopolysaccharides (LPS), which sustain chronic immune activation (R).
Research shows that microbial translocation (due to leaky gut) is a driver of immune activation rather than a consequence (R). Avoiding food you react negatively too will greatly help to lower bacterial endotoxins. Using activated charcoal can also help bind toxins in the gut and lower inflammation.
Niacinamide supplementation can greatly help to prevent this. For prevention purposes, I’d use 500mg daily, and if I got symptoms of the coronavirus, I’d use 1g x3 daily.
Artemisinins are derived from extracts of sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua) and are well established for the treatment of malaria, including highly drug-resistant strains.
Artemisinins reduce replication rates of a host of different viruses. Artesunate is effective at stopping viral replication in 100mg per day oral doses (R).
Quinones are a variety of different compounds found in nature that assist in cellular function and are powerfully antiviral (R).
A few more commonly known quinones include vitamin K2, emodin, pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) and beta-lapachone (R). These and others are found in pau’d arco tea, lapacho tree, senna, black cumin seed oil, St. John’s wort, Muehlenbeckia hastulata, aloe latex, rhubarb, and cascara buckthorn, fungi, lichens, some insects, bamboo extract, borage, etc.
Quinones also appear to have a synergistic antiviral effect when combined with cesium carbonate (R). I’d personally combine 5mg vitamin K2, 40mg emodin and 5mg beta-lapachone with 1g cesium daily for the best antiviral effect.
#11 Potent antiviral compounds found in food
- Quercetin (R) – found in onions, radish leaves, carob, dill, cilantro, fennel, apples, berries, Ginkgo biloba, kale, etc.
- Fisetin (R) – found in strawberries, apples, persimmons, onions and cucumbers.
- Baicalein (R) – found in Sho-Saiko-To.
- Coumarin (R) – found in strawberries, apricots, and cherries, bilberry, cloudberry, chicory, green tea, as well as spices such as cinnamon.
- Honey and Royal Jelly (R, R).
- Betulinic acid (R) – found in Prunella vulgaris, white birch and jujube.
- Savinin (R) – from red sandalwood
- Curcumin (R) – found in turmeric
- Alpha-cadinol (R) – found in Pride of India and Schisandra chinensis berries
#12 Anti-viral herbs
- Lamium plant extracts (dead nettle) (R)
- Forskolin (R)
- Magnolia (R)
- Chaparral powder (R)
- Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) (R)
- St. John’s wort (R)
- Peacock flower (R)
- Bupleurum spp. (柴胡 Chái Hú)
- Scrophularia scorodonia (玄參 Xuán Shēn)
- Lycoris radiata (石蒜 Shí Suàn)
- Artemisia annua (黃花蒿 Huáng Huā Hāo)
- Pyrrosia lingua (石葦 Shí Wěi)
- Lindera aggregata (烏藥 Wū Yào
- Isatis indigotica (板藍根 Bǎn Lán Gēn)
- Torreya nucifera (榧 Fěi)
- Houttuynia cordata (魚腥草 Yú Xīng Cǎo)
- Stephania tetrandra
- Rhizoma Cibotii (gǒu jǐ; the dried rhizome of Cibotium barometz)
- Dioscoreae Rhizoma (shān yào; the tuber of Dioscorea batatas)
- Korean gentian
- Japanese gentianm senna tora
- Mulberry mistletoe
- Chinese cedar
- Andrographis (R)
There you have it. If you want to be more resilient to viruses and minimize infection-driven inflammation, focus on boosting your immune system, lower stress, eat a good nutritious diet and use antiviral supplements.
A few anti-inflammatory supplements that can help resolve SARS, include aspirin, NAC, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, Ikwitang (R) and histamine antagonists (such as famotidine and cyproheptadine).
I think keeping serum vitamin D around 50 ng/ml, and getting adequate vitamin A, calcium, trace minerals, and other nutrients, avoiding polyunsaturated fats, greatly reduce the risk of viral infections.
There are flu epidemics every winter, this one is helping to sell more vaccines. Young people and well nourished people (especially vitamin D) are safe.
Here is what I would do to protect myself against the coronavirus:
- Get 30 minutes of sunlight daily
- Eat at maintenance calories or more
- Eat as nutritious food as possible
- Supplement 1mg methylene blue, 100mg vitamin B2, 500mg niacinamide, 5mg vitamin K2 (MK-4), 1g vitamin C and 250-500mg lactoferrin.
- 1tsp activated charcoal once daily 1 hour after any meal
If I think I might have caught the virus I would take:
- 15mg methylene blue with 3mg iodine and use red/infrared light 15 minutes later for 30 minutes
- 3g+ vitamin C, 500mg lactoferrin and 3g niacinamide
- 3-4 tbsp coconut oil
- Use essential oils in a vaporizer
- Use a full serving Lapodin (emodin and beta-lapachone combination) topically/sublingually daily
- 1tsp activated charcoal three-time daily 1 hour after each meal
P.S. Washing your hands and not coughing and sneezing in peoples’ faces should be a given if you’ve not been raised in a cave. So please always be mindful of others and cautious of those who aren’t mindful of you.
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