VERSATILE VITAMIN C COMES TO THE RESCUE- SOME NATURAL STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING THE CORONA COVID-19 VIRUS

Coronavirus – COVID-19 is in the News

News about the coronavirus – COVID-19 since its discovery January 2020 in Wuhan, China has been flooding the media.  Naturally, there are many theories circulating about the origin of this virus from “just another flu strain” to speculation that this is a bioweapon designed in the Chinese National Biosafety Laboratory located in   Wuhan or maybe it’s part of the “depopulation agenda” of some very deranged or disturbed group of individuals.  Wherever you stand on this topic, the goal for us all should be to adopt natural means or strategies to boost and protect our immunity system. We should seek strategies to supercharge our body’s immune system, for it is our body’s immune system that helps us fight all invasions whether fungal, bacterial or viral. Current reports from China prove to be invaluable as they support the fact that COVID-19 can be overcome, though mainstream Western media refuses to report on the single most important aspect of this virus; the virus can be overcome whilst we are waiting for the vaccine or some other pharmaceutical intervention. Natural Medicine or complementary and Alternative Medicine practitioners are revealing the facts that nutritional interventions can save lives.

 

It seems Western Medical orthodoxy thru their paid media obsessively focus on searching for a vaccine and/or drug for many of human ailments such as the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). While they are looking for what would be fabulously profitable approaches for Big Pharma, there are other approaches that are natural and holistic; in the nutritional approach of healing diseases we have vitamin C an existing, plausible, clinically demonstrated method to treat what coronavirus patients die from: severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), or pneumonia as well  as boosting our germ-fighting capabilities.

 

Intravenous vitamin C is already being employed in China against COVID-19 coronavirus. The Medical and Scientific Advisory Board to the International Intravenous Vitamin C China Epidemic Medical Support Team report success in this approach.  Its director is Richard Z. Cheng, MD, PhD; associate director is Hong Zhang, PhD. Among other team members are Qi Chen, PhD (Associate Professor, Kansas University Medical School); Jeanne Drisko, MD (Professor, University of Kansas Medical School); Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD; and Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD. (Professor, Kyorin University, Tokyo). To read the treatment protocol information in English please refer to : http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n07.shtml

 

Direct Report from China- Enter the Queen of Vitamins – Vitamin C

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https://www.dr-rath-foundation.org/2020/03/

 

Dr. Richard Cheng and his team are reporting from China about the first approved study of 12,000 to 24,000 mg/day of vitamin C by IV. They  also specifically call for immediate use of vitamin C for prevention of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please feel free to go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC0SO9KDG7U.  Dr. Cheng, who is a US board-certified specialist in anti-aging medicine, comments on the use of vitamin C: “Vitamin C is very promising for prevention, and especially important to treat dying patients when there is no better treatment. Over 2,000 people have died of the COIV-19 outbreak and yet I have not seen or heard large dose intravenous vitamin C being used in any of the cases. The current sole focus on vaccine and specific antiviral drugs for epidemics is misplaced.”  He adds that: “Early and sufficiently large doses of intravenous vitamin C are critical. Vitamin C is not only a prototypical antioxidant, but also involved in virus killing and prevention of viral replication. The significance of large dose intravenous vitamin C is not just at antiviral level. It is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that kills most people from corona viral pandemics (SARS, MERS and now NCP). ARDS is a common final pathway leading to death. We therefore call for a worldwide discussion and debate on this topic.”

 

Vitamin C solved the Scurvy Ailment

But we wonder why news of the success of vitamin C research for COVID-19 is being actively suppressed in the West whilst they rather promote fear and trepidation.

Vitamin C is no stranger to the spotlight when it comes to powerful nutrients. When you get a cold, you might turn to vitamin C to give your immune system a boost, or you might supplement with it to help combat oxidative stress.  Many of vitamin C’s functions are well studied and can be found in any nutritional textbook and articles out in the blogosphere. Scurvy, common among sailors in the 15th and 16th centuries, is a disease that arises when there is a deficiency of vitamin C. The early symptoms include fatigue, lethargy, and malaise. As it progresses, it causes anemia, bone pain, easy bruising, swelling, poor wound healing, mood changes, depression, and other symptoms. It can become very serious and even lead to death if not treated adequately.

How did sailors prevent scurvy?

Captain Cook is credited with solving the problem of scurvy on his ship by issuing vitamin C in the form of lemon juice and fresh fruit and vegetables. Sailing ships loaded up on citrus to stave off scurvy among their sailors.

The Immune System must be maintained by Adequate Nutrition

Susceptibility to infectious diseases is common in malnourished and toxic human populations.
This has traditionally been viewed as simply a consequence of the fact that the immune system must be maintained by adequate nutrition in order to function optimally. Only recently has data begun to accumulate in support of the idea that nutritional factors may sometimes have a direct effect on pathogens, please refer https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/182/Supplement_1/S93/2191642 and that passage through nutritionally deficient hosts may facilitate evolutionary changes in infectious agents.

 

Physician-directed, hospital-based administration of intravenous vitamin C has been marginalized or discredited. Scientific debate over COVID-19 appears to not be allowed.

Ironically, Facebook, blocking any significant users’ sharing of the news of approved vitamin therapy research, is itself blocked in China by the Chinese government. As for the internet, yes, China has it. And yes, it is censored. But, significantly, the Chinese government has not blocked this real news on how intravenous vitamin C will save lives in the COVID-19 epidemic. Here is the protocol as published in Chinese which you can use a Translator to interpret: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n11-chi.shtml

Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body

Two-time Nobel Prize winner, and molecular biologist, Linus Pauling, Ph.D., coined the term “Orthomolecular” in his 1968 article “Orthomolecular Psychiatry” in the journal “Science.”.  Orthomolecular.org ( http://orthomolecular.org/nutrients/index.shtml) is one of the resource centre in the blogosphere where one can find much information on the relationships between diseases and nutrition.

 

Abundant clinical evidence confirms vitamin C’s effectiveness when used in sufficient quantity. http://orthomolecular.org/nutrients/vitamins.shtml  Physicians have demonstrated the powerful antiviral action of vitamin C for decades  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3659258/

Natural ways to protect yourself from viral diseases

It is a scientific fact that all viruses that have been investigated can be blocked by specific micronutrients. In particular, vitamin C is known to decrease or completely block the replication of all viruses it is applied to. Even in cells chronically infected with HIV, vitamin C has been shown to reduce viral replication by more than 99 percent. It is also known that all viruses spread in the body using enzymes known as collagenases. Such enzymes can be partially or completely blocked by means of the amino acid lysine. The effectiveness of micronutrients in improving immune function is already part of every textbook of biology, although orthodoxy blatantly ignore this. Many other research institutes and organisations apart from OMNS support the view that nutritional interventions do help in curing bacterial/viral diseases.  dr-rath-foundation.org  is another research organization that support cellular medicine, daily intake levels of essential nutrients for disease prevention and treatment. Dr. Rath’s research has shown that a specific combination of micronutrients can support and enhance the immune system. In addition to vitamin C, Natural Medicine practitioners include also vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, iron, magnesium and calcium for immune system support:

VITAMIN CVitamin C has proven beneficial effects on immune function.

Vitamin D – Perfect Helpmate to Vitamin C – Vitamin D reduces the risk of dying from a viral infection. Researchers from Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York found that giving supplements of vitamin D to a group of volunteers reduced episodes of infection with colds and flu by 70% over three years. The researchers said that vitamin D stimulates “innate immunity” to viruses and bacteria. Very few have any idea that Vitamin D can be taken in high dosages like Vitamin C can.

• Using Sunlight to Ramp Up Immune Response – Sunlight Offers Surprise Benefit as It Energizes Infection Fighting T Cells. Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T cells that play a central role in human immunity. The Corona virus COVID-19 from researchers in China is said to be temperature-sensitive. Including vitamin D and Sunlight into a healing regime may deactivate this presently ravaging microbe.

VITAMIN A – Studies show that having a sufficient amount of vitamin A is essential for immunity.
VITAMIN EVitamin E is an important micronutrient for maintaining the immune system.

VITAMIN B6Vitamin B6 has been shown to increase immune responses, even in critically ill patients
VITAMIN B12Vitamin B12 plays a key role in cellular immunity.

FOLIC ACID – Folic acid is proven to assist normal immune cell function.
IRON – A lack of iron negatively affects immune response.

CALCIUM – A properly balanced intake of calcium is crucial for a well-functioning immune system.
MAGNESIUM – Research shows that magnesium participates in immune responses in numerous ways.

Apart from these essential nutrients for the immune system there are others:
COLLOIDAL SILVER – Silver has been utilized as a medicine since ancient times to treat scores of ailments, including the bubonic plague. Colloidal silver is a suspension of silver particles in a liquid. It’s an ancient remedy that was once used to treat bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

IODINEDeficiencies in iodine have a great effect on the immune system. Iodine is a must when dealing with deadly viruses and would go a long way in decreasing the death rate from diseases such as Ebola and the Corona virus. Dr. Gabriel Cousens wrote, “Historically, as early as 1911, people normally took between 300,000-900,000 micrograms of iodine daily without incident. Other researchers have used between 3,000 and 6,000 micrograms/day to prevent goiter.”

Vitamin C Is an Essential Factor on the Anti-viral Immune Responses through the Production of Interferon

 

It is important to remember that preventing and treating respiratory infections with large amounts of vitamin C is well established. The physicians of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine urge a nutrient-based method to prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection. The following inexpensive supplemental levels are recommended for adults; for children reduce these in proportion to body weight:

 

Vitamin C: 3,000 milligrams (or more) daily, in divided doses.

Vitamin D3: 2,000 International Units daily. (Start with 5,000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2,000)

Magnesium: 400 mg daily (in citrate, malate, chelate, or chloride form)

Zinc: 20 mg daily

Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily

Vitamin C [1], Vitamin D [2], magnesium [3], zinc [4], and selenium [5] have been shown to strengthen the immune system against viruses.

The basis for using high doses of vitamin C to prevent and combat virus-caused illness may be traced back to vitamin C’s early success against polio, first reported in the late 1940s.[6] Many people are unaware, even surprised, to learn this. Further clinical evidence built up over the decades, leading to an anti-virus protocol published in 1980.[7]

It is important to remember that preventing and treating respiratory infections with large amounts of vitamin C and other vital antioxidants is well established and need to be promulgated especially in countries  where the health-care systems are inadequate .

 

Due to the severity of the Coronavirus we do not recommend self-medication, and advise seeking help from a professional Naturopathic Doctor.

Herbal Medicines can fight the new Wuhan Coronavirus -COVID-19

 

Research over the past two decades shows that certain herbal medicines can fight most infections including the new Wuhan coronavirus contagion. There is evidence showing that certain plant medicines can fight viral infections such as SARS, MERS and Ebola, and this can also apply to the Wuhan coronavirus – COVID-19. From Plantmedicine.com we learn of various herbal medicines that can help us fight infections and boost our immune system; we don’t have to follow the Doom’s day media.

Licorice for SARS, MERS and Ebola

Licorice root has been used for thousands of years for lung infections with similar symptoms as viral infections.  The Journal of Plant medicines  have  published evidence that licorice root  (Glycyrrhiza glabra) can fight SARS and MERS CoV infections. Studies have found that licorice root extracts were able to reduce SARS and MERS-CoV-1 replication. A 2008 study from the UK’s Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust tested licorice root extracts against a number of viruses, including HIV and SARS. They found that the extract broke down the viral envelope and also boosted immune activity.

 

There are many herbals from God’s own pharmacy that cure human ailments. It is our responsibility to find them in our environment and use them to overcome our health challenges.

Some of these  natural herbal remedies listed here come as close to stopping a virus in its tracks as Mother Nature can get.  You should consult experienced and qualified herbal practitioners in your locality to get maximum support and direction.

WATCH YOUR ACID/ALKALINE – Ph LEVEL

Research shows that unless the body’s pH level is slightly alkaline, the body cannot heal itself. So, no matter what type of modality you choose to use to take care of your health problems, it won’t be as effective until the pH level is up. If your body’s pH is not balanced, you cannot effectively assimilate vitamins, minerals and food supplements. Your body pH affects everything. Total healing of chronic illness only takes place when and if the blood is restored to a normal, slightly alkaline pH. It is known that chronic ailments such as Cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.

The key in all natural medicine approaches is to keep your system more alkaline or less acidic  with such alkaline boosting agents like Sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate , also known as baking soda, is used to relieve heartburn, sour stomach, or acid indigestion by neutralizing excess stomach acid. When used for this purpose, it is said to belong to the group of medicines called antacids.  Sodium bicarbonate (AKA baking soda) is useful for some people with kidney disease, as baking soda makes the blood less acid, which slows the progression of kidney disease.

 

Certain viruses (including the rhinoviruses and coronaviruses that are most often responsible for the common cold and influenza viruses that produce flu) infect host cells by fusion with cellular membranes at low pH. Thus they are classified as “pH-dependent viruses.” Fusion of viral and cellular membranes is pH dependent. The need to keep the immune system alkaline prevents inflammation and microbe invasion.

The most important factor in creating proper pH is increasing oxygen because no wastes or toxins can leave the body without first combining with oxygen. The more alkaline you are, the more oxygen your fluids can hold and keep . Sodium bicarbonate or Baking  soda can quickly move your system from acidity  to alkalinity.

 

How to Be Alkaline?

Much  have been known and written by Natural Medicine practitioners about the importance of maintaining an alkaline body and on how to balance your PH. Practice and research reveal that an acidic environment equals inflammation. It is known that over time, low pH leads to the development of many diseases. Most cancers and chronic diseases thrive in an acidic environment.

Many including the Vegans and Vegetarians recommend and encourage  switching to a more alkaline diet by eliminating the consumption of animal products. Naturopaths point out  the five things we should all avoid (or reduce as much as possible) in order to keep our bodies within the optimal pH range (between 7.0 and 7.4) are:

  • Excessive consumption of red meat
  • Caffeine
  • Sugar (read my posts on how sugar causes cancer)
  • Alcohol
  • Stress

They claim that all these turn your body acidic and make it inflamed. So you need to become more alkaline again. You can do this by eating foods that will bring you back to balance. The changes don’t need to be as complex as some might think.

 

Basic dietary changes you can make to get your body more alkaline and healthy

  • Eat more vegetables. Your diet should consist of 60% vegetables.
  • Dark leafy greens are particularly praised for their alkalizing potential. Juice, steam, sauté them – whatever works for you. You can also detox your body using leafy greens.
  • Don’t eat junk food and processed foods. You must avoid these top 5 cancer causing foodsand these top 10 worst fake foods.
  • Get a dose of raw apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning. Mix a tablespoon with some water. Or, mix freshly squeezed lemon juice with some warm water, and drink that every morning. You can find heremore benefits of drinking lemon water.
  • Eat alkalizing fruits such as berries. Berries have AMAZING health benefits.
  • Reduce your stress. The next thing you should look at to transform into alkaline is your stress. You need to manage your stress levels. Some simple breathing exercise can do the trick. You can also look at some other relaxation techniques, such as yoga, meditation, emotional freedom technique (EFT), to name a few.

Homeopathic Treatment of Viral Colds & flus & Ebola:

Homeopathy, or Homeopathic Medicine, is the practice of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick.  This means that the medicine given is like the disease that the person is expressing, in his totality, not like a specific disease category or medical diagnosis.

The guiding principle of Homeopathy is stated as “let likes cure likes,” similia similibus curentur. The word Homeopathy, which comes from the Greek, through Latin into English, literally means “like disease”.  This means that the medicine given is like the disease that the person is expressing, in his totality, not like a specific disease category or medical diagnosis.

 

Homeopathy has effectively been treating flu for more than 200 years. In 1918, about one hundred years ago, the Spanish Flu affected much of Europe with Homeopathic medicine having the most successful treatment in recorded history during this time. With many advancements in medicine in the last 100 years, Homeopathy continues to be one of the most used treatments in flu and colds around the world. Proper diagnosis and testing is essential in order to manage the patient properly.

Due to the severity of the Coronavirus we do not recommend self-medication, and advise seeking help from a professional Homeopathic Doctor.

After the incubation period symptoms develop as a fever, sore throat, cough & shortness of breath, which are all common symptoms among colds and flu. Due to the rapid progression of this virus we suggest you seek professional help as soon as any of these symptoms occur, especially if you have been exposed to anyone that has likely to have traveled in or from the hotspot areas in the recent past.  Some of the Homeopathic medicines in use for treatment of Colds & Flu that may match the symptoms of this Corona COVID-19 virus highlight:

Arsenicum album:

Fluent coryza with thin watery burning, with severe sneezing. Great debility, spasmodic cough. With discharge from eyes, is photophobia. Thirst for little quantities and very often thirst for very cold water which is vomited as soon as it becomes hot in stomach. Very chilly. Burning pains in head, extremities. Burning pains are better by warmth and hot applications. Great restlessness. 

Belladonna:

Burning heat and redness, the heat is so intense. Dull frontal headache and dryness of nose, fluent coryza from one nostril only. Frequent sneezing. Head hot, hands and feet cold. Pupils fully dilated; eyes suffused and brilliant. Spasmodic cough which aggravates the headache; sleepy but cannot sleep. Sudden onset. A disposition to sweat often. Thirstless. Fever is high and RELAPSING.

Bryonia alba:

Fluent coryza, watery or greenish discharge, much sneezing. Fever with great dryness of mouth with great thirst for large quantities of cold water at long intervals. Stitching pain in the chest. All symptoms are aggravated by motion. Wants to lie undisturbed, be let alone, quiet and still because motion aggravates so much so that motion even of an eyelid or of talking hurts him. Avoids light. Lies on the painful side.

Gelsemium sempervirens:

Dullness, Drowsiness, dizziness. No thirst. Chills in back. Heaviness and tiredness of body and limbs. Headache is most in the nape of the neck upwards to occiput goes to eyes. Coryza with violent sneezing fits in the morning. Right nostril stopped, discharge watery and excoriating. Sore throat felt at upper part of left nostril. Continuous accumulation of irritating mucus about the throat, hard painful cough, swallowing causes shooting in the ears. Chills pass up and down the back, and strange to say, there is no thirst during fever. Wants to be left alone. Feels ameliorated from sweat.

A German homeopathic journal, Zeitschrift Homoeopathie, has just published the following interesting article entitled HOMEOPATHIC DOCTORS HELP IN LIBERIA. It provides details about the international team of homeopaths that travelled to Liberia in 2014 to cure Ebola. They report: “In mid-October 2014, an international team of 4 doctors travelled to the West African country for three weeks. The mission in a hospital in Ganta, a town with about 40 000 inhabitants on the border to Guinea, ended as planned on 7 November. The exercise was organised by the World Association of Homeopathic Doctors, the Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI), with support of by the German Central Association of Homeopathic Doctors. The aim was to support the local doctors in the care of the population and, if possible, also to help in the fight against the Ebola epidemic. The costs for the three weeks’ stay were financed mostly through donations from homeopathic doctors.

“We know that we were invited mainly as well-trained doctors to Liberia, and that or experience in homeopathy was asked for only as a secondary issue”, stresses Cornelia Bajic, first chairperson of the DZVhA (German Central Association of Homeopathic Doctors). The doctors from India, USA, Switzerland and Germany were able to employ their expertise in several wards of the hospital, to help patients, and to support their Liberian colleagues. It was planned to use and document the homeopathic treatment of Ebola-patients as an adjunct to the WHO prescribed standard treatment. “Our experience from the treatment of other epidemics in the history of medicine allows the conclusion that a homeopathic treatment might significantly reduce the mortality of Ebola patients”, judges Bajic. The successful use of homeopathic remedies has been documented for example in Cholera, Diphtheria or Yellow Fever.

Overview of the studies related to the homeopathic treatment of epidemics

In Ganta, the doctors of the LMHI team treated patients with “at times most serious diseases, particularly inflammatory conditions, children with Typhus, meningitis, pneumonias, and unclear fevers – each time only under the supervision of the local doctor in charge”, reports Dr Ortrud Lindemann, who also worked obstetrically in Ganta. The medical specialist reports after her return: “When we had been 10 days in the hospital, the successes had become known, and the patients stood in queues to get treated by us.” The homeopathic doctors received thanks from the Ganta hospital for their work, it was said that it had been helpful for the patients and a blessing for the employees of the hospital.”

LAST WORD 

 Do also follow below easy steps to prevent contracting the virus and transmission to others as recommended by the WHO.

 

 

 

 

Along with this, if you are at high risk of exposure, adding an appropriate facemask would also be beneficial.

REFERENCES:

  • healthyandnaturalworld.com/how-to-balance-your-ph/

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