The Latest on How We’re Staying Healthy, COVID-19
We’re following all the latest developments in how to stay healthy during this pandemic. Just today we listened to medical thought leaders informing us on ways we can protect ourselves from COVID-19.
Here are some important insights we’ve gleaned:
Dr. Tom O’Bryan reminds us that 80% of our immune system resides in our gut. We have to support our gut, in order to ward off viruses, or any pathogens. And he believe most of us will get the virus, but if we change what is on the end of our fork, exercise, manage stress, and sleep our bodies can fight the virus with mild, if any, symptoms. (You can read more about how to support each of these lifestyle factors here.)
Our best defense is our health!
Those managing chronic conditions, diseases, or even using seemingly benign over-the-counter drugs to manage things like heart burn or pain, can reduce your body’s natural defense mechanism. The people most affected by COVID-19 are inflamed, and inflammation is your body’s first line of defense against stressors (chemical, pathogen, emotional, physical, anything you or your body perceives as stress). COVID-19 complications are coming from a flood of immune cells being sent to the infection site and inflaming the tissues around the infection. This is called a “cytokine storm” and if your body is already working to combat an underlying health condition or infection, COVID-19 can create more health complications.
But we’re not here to scare you, we’re here to empower you with some great insights on how you can protect yourself and bolster your immune system.
An exciting potential natural treatment for COVID-19 was presented by Dr. William Shaw, a researcher with Great Plains Laboratory. His body of work has focused on phospholipase A2 (PLA2), an enzyme found in venomous animals and a wide variety of viruses. He revealed compelling studies that show cytidine diphosphate (CDP) choline is the achilles heel of PLA2, and is recommending that it be taken preventatively and for those that come in contact with COVID-19.
WHAT’S IN OUR NATURAL MEDICINE CABINET
Our family, friends, and patients keep asking us how we’re keeping healthy. And here is what we’re telling them to stock their medicine cabinets with:
Orthobiotic (probiotic) – 1 capsule a day on an empty stomach (first thing in the morning, waiting 30 minutes to eat)
Prebiotics – 1 tablespoon a day in 8 oz. water on an empty stomach
Vitamin D-A-K – 1 capsule two times daily with food
Vitamin C – 1/2 tsp two times daily
Galactomune (Beta Glucan) – 2 capsules a day on an empty stomach (first thing in the morning, waiting 30 minutes to eat)
Oregano Oil – 1-3 capsules daily with food
Humic MonoLaurin Complex (Monolaurin) – 2 capsules with food daily
Elderberry – 1 tsp two times daily
Zinc – up to 50 mg a day. It is important to stay below 50, so as not to upset the Zinc:Copper ratio.
CDP Choline – 1-2 capsules a day with food
Liposomal Glutathione– 1-4 pumps at a time, 2-4 times per day, by mouth on an empty stomach, hold 30 seconds and swallow.
We’ve arranged special discounting through Fullscript for all our friends and family, and you made our list. Once your account is set up, select Categories, then Immune Support, to find the recommendations above. Some items are on backorder due to high demand, but restocking is occurring regularly.
Just as we are careful in sourcing our food, we are careful in sourcing these professional grade supplements to ensure they do not contain synthetic chemicals that can undermine our wellness.