This pandemic is encouraging all of us to take inventory of our base-line level of health. How healthy is our immune system? What things have we been neglecting? What can we do to strengthen our immune defense?
Zinc & vitamin C are hard to come by right now. Anti-oxidants like resveratrol and curcumin are selling out everywhere. These are things we should be taking on a regular basis! The way people are rushing to care for themselves and their families is the way we should always be doing things (in my health obsessed opinion) 🙂
I am very excited about the use of IV vitamin C and IV glutathione in mainstream medicine. This is the direction we have needed to go for a long time! The things we will learn now because of this pandemic will save countless lives in the future. Imagine a world where sepsis & cancer patients go in to the hospital and are treated with IV vitamin C and glutathione, in addition to pharmaceuticals, which greatly improves their outcomes.
The following video is a compilation of information to help you stay healthy at home.
Linked below are options for the supplements I discussed in this video. A lot of them are currently sold out and/or are selling out rapidly. Keep your eye on them, they will restock but will sell out again quickly. If you can’t find these exact brands, look for something similar.
Supplements can get really expensive. If you can only get a select few I would suggest Zinc, vitamin C, and elderberry as top priority. If you or a loved one have high risk health conditions it may be in your best interest to take all of these if possible. Please know, that there are things you can do to protect yourself if you can’t afford supplements. Raw garlic is a powerful anti-viral and immune booster. You can eat two cloves a day and really protect yourself. Raw honey is also great for the immune system and fights viruses. Food really can be our medicine! Eat foods high in vitamin C and anti-oxidants.
If you do get sick, you should ramp up the amount of zinc and vitamin C you take, at the first sign of symptoms. You can read about “Zinc shock therapy” here & “Vitamin C shock therapy” here. This will GREATLY improve your course of illness.
Zinc, in the form of liquid Zinc sulfate, is the best thing you can take right now. Good state is a good brand for adults, and Eidon is a good one for kids. Vimergy also has a good zinc supplement. In the video I mentioned that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine that is being used to treat covid-19, works by pushing zinc into cells. So if you have optimal levels of zinc your body will respond better to this treatment.
General guidelines for zinc dosage:
Adults: 15mg twice a day of liquid zinc. 30mg twice a day of capsules.
3 months to 12 months: a couple drops a day in a bottle of the Eidon or Vimergy zinc.
1-2 years: 2-3mg a day
2-4 years: 5mg twice a day
kids 4 & up: 7.5mg twice a day
*These are general doses. If there are chronic health conditions you would want to take more. In acute illness you will want to take more. You can always work with a naturopathic doctor or alternative medicine healer to determine the exact right dose for your body.
Elderberry: You can buy one prepared or make your own at home using dried elderberries & raw honey, many recipes can be found online.
My favorite is THIS liposomal C, but it is selling out very quickly. These are some other great options like this Micro-C by Vimergy- it is a highly absorbable C with some added anti-oxidants. I like to break the capsules open and drink in juice or water. The following is another Buffered vitamin C that absorbs well and works great. When looking for vitamin C look for liposomal vitamin C, ester C, or buffered C.
Mushrooms! I admit I used to be scared of medicinal mushrooms. But don’t be fooled. They are incredible for your health and the ultimate immune system enhancer. My family uses Chaga mushroom daily in smoothies and as a tea. I love Chaga from Vimergy. We also take Turkey Tail and a mushroom complex from Organixx. We rotate through these. Mushrooms are especially good for people with cancer, which is why we learned about & have been taking them.
I researched a lot of different brands and found the best to be THIS one by Ultimate Vitality. Since making this post it has sold out, but I hope it is restocked soon. Look for a supplement that has 200mg curcumin and 75mg resveratrol. You can also buy them separately, or even just take curcumin.
I like THIS one by Liponaturals– liposomal glutathione is the kind that absorbs best. This is a good option for capsules too. Glutathione is showing really helpful in the treatment of Covid-19. It is also incredible for every cell in our body.
Remember I also mentioned melatonin, alpha lapoic acid, and ground flax seed in the video! You can find these options virtually anywhere. I would like to add a note about melatonin- which is to not fear it. Taking supplemental melatonin will not decrease your natural melatonin production. It actually helps it. So take some melatonin and let your troubled, pandemic-consumed mind rest at night! Because that same melatonin that helps you sleep will also help control inflammation if you get Covid-19. (Our family uses liquid melatonin from Pure Encapsulations).
In addition to these supplements that were studied specifically with Covid-19, there are things that work incredibly well at fighting viruses & bacteria every day like Cats Claw, Lemon Balm, L-Lysine, & Goldenseal. We take all of these in our house in times of illness and even as prevention.
As requested, a link to some humidifiers I like and recommend. My favorite brand of humidifiers have been Air Innovations.
Here are the links to some pertinent articles and sources to some of the information I shared in my video:
This interview was the one that discussed laboratory studies done on coronaviruses and natural therapies. It is so interesting and informative, it is my favorite article on Covid-19 so far. I highly recommend reading.
This video discusses the use of IV vitamin C in critically ill patients with Covid-19, in a Shanghai hospital study.
I loved this interview with an ICU doctor working in New York, the heart of the U.S. outbreak. I appreciated how calm this interview made me feel.
The use of face masks will be really helpful in decreasing the spread of Covid-19. We are all working for the same cause here! Our American culture is not used to wearing masks out in public, but a lot of cultures do this regularly to protect their lungs from pollution and disease. Its definitely socially acceptable at this time 😉 Remember you can even just put a bandana over your face.
I hope you found this helpful. Take some deep breaths, be careful & wise, and find joy in the little things. We will all get through this.