Brian Fraser, HCC-130, Due 10-21-04
Copyright 2004, 2011, 2012, 2014-2022 by Brian Fraser
I was a young student at the local university. When flu season came along, I would always get sick with influenza, usually for a solid week. I was taking a heavy class load in chemical engineering, and, of all times, I did not want to get sick just before final exams. I also did not have the money to see a doctor, nor did I like going to the infirmary and sitting around with the other sick kids only to be told by the doctor, "There is nothing I can do for you. You just need a lot of rest until this passes." I did not have time to rest and I HATED BEING MISERABLE! I needed to find a way to get rid of the flu quickly.
In those days there was a lot of talk about vitamin C, and how it could help fight off the flu. I decided to look into it. I got some nutrition books by Adelle Davis and started reading. I found that vitamin C was necessary to make the antibody complement (among other things) and that the need for it skyrocketed during an illness. But that was only part of the story. Pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and magnesium were needed too. These nutrients were in especially high demand by the body during a viral illness.
I finally developed a protocol that I felt would help me recover from the flu. It went like this:
When very sick with the flu, take the following, without fail, every four hours for about 24 hours:
1. Vitamin C, 1000-2000 mg
2. Pantothenic acid, 200-400 mg
3. Vitamin B6, 25 mg (pyridoxal 5 prime phosphate preferred)
4. Magnesium, 50-200 mg
5. Vitamin A palmitate (or vitamin A from fish oil) 10,000 I.U.
6. Stay somewhat uncomfortably warm. Avoid taking antipyretic drugs like aspirin unless the fever is getting really high (103-104 F +)
7. If possible, eat something nutritious, even if it is only a bowl of vegetable soup.
8. Take a quality multivitamin a few times during the 24 hours.
This was the "bare bones" student version of the protocol. The dosages were approximately what I would take when I was already very sick with the flu. Milder cases did not require as much.
When I was utterly sick and miserable, the formula was hard to take. I knew missing a dose would be problematic. The need for vitamin C skyrockets to about 70 times normal during such an illness. And pantothenic acid is needed to form some thirty-odd adrenal hormones and for the production of antibodies and gamma globulins. If I missed a dose, I would quickly become deficient in these nutrients for which there was such an extreme demand. So I had to set an alarm clock to make sure I got up every four hours to take each dose.
I also learned how to fine tune the formula to my particular needs. If I took more vitamin C than my intestines could absorb, I would get temporary diarrhea (timed-release vitamin C seemed to mitigate this problem). If I took more than my body needed, it would act as a diuretic. And staying warm was not enough; I had to be slightly uncomfortably warm to get well. This little nuance seemed to make a big difference. Sometimes, due to circumstances, I would not have one of the ingredients, usually pantothenic acid or B6. I would not run a temperature or get well quickly until I supplied the missing ingredient.
The response to "the formula," as I called it, was very predictable. During the first 1-8 hours, absolutely nothing would happen. No improvement, no change . . . nothing. After about 8-12 hours I would see hints that I might be getting better, but I was still very sick. At about 12-16 hours I would feel that I was definitely getting better. After 16 hours I was sure the illness was coming under control rapidly. After 24 hours, and almost to the exact hour, I would be essentially over the "active disease" portion of the illness and into the "clean up" phase. I would be well enough to go back to school, or to work, but I would still be blowing my nose, maybe taking an occasional antihistamine, and massaging a few stiff muscles. And my need for the formula would continue, but at a much reduced level, for another two or three weeks.
Eventually I realized that I did not need to get sick first in order to get well. At the first sign of the flu I would take a scaled-down version of the formula. I would run a temperature for a few hours, but not get sick. Or I would feel inexplicably tired, but not get ill (or even run a temperature) when half the office was out with the flu. This realization seems silly now, looking back on it. But modern "healthcare" is really "sickness care" not "wellness care." We still suffer from the same misconceptions today!
Years later, I was working at an engineering job at an international company. We continually had people flying back and forth to the Far East. They would bring back every edition of the flu imaginable. And, it seemed that people in the office did not know anything about healthcare. They would sneeze openly into the room without covering their mouth. Or if they covered their mouth, they would not wash their hands. As they subsequently handled common objects like door knobs, microwave ovens, file cabinets, phones, paper cutters, staplers, etc., the flu would rapidly spread. I finally got tired of this. Maybe I should let my work mates know about my formula—now thirty years old.
I convinced one lady, a "cubemate" to try it. She said that it worked well and began calling it "the recipe". When her husband got sick, he tried it and it worked for him too. I wish I could have pursued this little experiment further, and had been able to test the various enhancements I developed over the years beyond the original student version. But the economy took a dive and we all got laid off. And that was the end of that.
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Note from Brian Fraser: The article above was written as a student paper for a healthcare class I was taking at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. I am placing it on the Internet because this season (2004-2005) there is a shortage of flu shots and people may want to explore alternatives which have been very effective for some people.
Note that the above paper only deals with ordinary bouts of the flu. People who are extremely ill will likely be hospitalized and under the immediate care of a physician. In such a case I recommend that the equivalent of these nutrients be given by injection or in an IV. I have no experience with these situations however, nor have I received any reports of such.===============================================================================================
March 2020 note: In China, doctors have found high-dose vitamin C effective in preventing complications from the COVID-19 corona virus but the media in the United States regard this as "fake news".https://www.wakingtimes.com/2020/03/10/news-media-attacks-vitamin-c-treatment-of-covid-19-coronavirus
http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n13.shtml " . . . trucking 50 tons of vitamin C, straight into Wuhan . . ."
"Can early and high intravenous dose of vitamin C prevent and treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?", Richard Z.Cheng (March 2020) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590098620300154 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medidd.2020.100028"Quercetin and Vitamin C: An Experimental, Synergistic Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 Related Disease (COVID-19)", Ruben Manuel Luciano Colunga Biancatelli, Max Berrill, John D. Catravas, and Paul E. Marik Front. Immunol., (19 June 2020) https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2020.01451/full
"Vitamin C Infusion for the Treatment of Severe 2019-nCoV Infected Pneumonia" https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04264533
"New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C", Lorena Mongelli and Bruce Golding (March 24, 2020) https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/new-york-hospitals-treating-coronavirus-patients-with-vitamin-c/Using this rationale, researchers are postulating that vitamin C should be administered with quercetin because it can recycle oxidized quercetin, producing a synergistic effect and enhancing quercetin's antiviral capability . . ."
Use of Vitamin C in treatment of sepsis (sepsis is multiple organ failure due to a dysregulated immune system):
https://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2018/9/As-We-See-It (wise to add pantothenic acid also)
"Applications of Vitamin D in Sepsis Prevention", Fernanda A.C. Takeuti (June 25, 2018) http://www.discoverymedicine.com/Fernanda-A-Takeuti/2018/06/applications-of-vitamin-d-in-sepsis-prevention/
One of the obstacles to the use of vitamins C, D3, K2, A and minerals magnesium and zinc (with quercetin) is that some doctors think of these protocols as "treatments" or "drugs". In the United States the FDA regulations state that a "diagnosis", "treatment", or "cure" or "prevention", or "mitigation" can only be effected by an FDA approved procedure, drug (Note: Vaccines do not diagnose, treat or prevent SARS-CoV-2 or COVID). Such things have to undergo various formal trials, peer reviews, scientific consensus, etc., to have such a "standard of care" legal status. But what is being missed in the United States is that vitamins are NOT considered to be drugs. A doctor could say "Eat baked fish and maybe your health will improve and you'll get some relief of symptoms (including death)." That would NOT be considered experimental medicine on human subjects (Nazi style) with unapproved or experimental drugs. This approach is essentially nutritional, and can be used immediately. Give the body what it needs and its immune system will defeat the virus. It can be viewed as "normalization" of the patient (bringing the patient to a known, standard state so that medical treatment can follow). It is like giving a person water if he is dehydrated. Doctors don't need FDA approval to recommend eating an orange, taking vitamin C, or drinking water. Nutrition and drugs can BOTH be used to defeat COVID-19 infections. (Addition of olive leaf extract and /or monolaurin will increase the potency of this protocol. )
"Vitamin D linked to low coronavirus death rate", Anglia Ruskin University (May 7 2020) https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-vitamin-d-linked-virus-death.html
"The role of vitamin D in the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 infection and mortality" Petre Cristian Ilie, Simina Stefanescu, Lee Smith (15 April 2020) https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs40520-020-01570-8.pdf
http://imj.ie/covid-19-cocooning-and-vitamin-d-intake-requirements/ ; http://imj.ie/vitamin-d-and-inflammation-potential-implications-for-severity-of-covid-19/
MATH+ Treatment Protocol (to control inflammation & excess clotting) https://covid19criticalcare.com/treatment-protocol/
See also Zinc Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin
Another problem in the United States is that "healthcare" is operationally equivalent to "sickness care". This means that you have to get sick first before you can be "diagnosed" or "treated" for an illness. This leads to bizarre statements in the media like "You only need to take fish oil supplements if you have already had a heart attack." In other words, fish oil supplements are only helpful for preventing a second heart attack. In the case at hand, massive doses of vitamin C are required only if you are hospitalized with a serious illness. But why let things go that far? Use appropriate physiological doses of vitamin C (among other things) and you won't even get sick in the first place.
Another misconception is that your need for vitamin C is easily supplied by a normal diet of fruits and vegetables. That may well be true IF YOU ARE HEALTHY. But with illness, your need for vitamin C skyrockets far beyond levels that can be supplied by diet alone. You will need supplements until you get back to normal. "Extended release" supplements of vitamin C are usually better tolerated by the digestive tract than an "immediate release" dose.
If you have a loved one in a hospital who is very ill with the flu or COVID-19, suggest to the doctor in charge the addition of nutritional supplements like Vitamin C, D3, A (for sore throat) , and zinc with an ionophore (quercetin, green tea extract, or hydroxchloroquine). Include monolaurin if possible because "SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is an enveloped virus". If he balks, ask if the patient is allowed to participate in his own treatment, and stress that this is not a "medical standard of care" protocol. Doctors usually will not suggest nutritional supplements because of peer pressure or policy reasons, but may be open to patient or caretaker requests. AVOID using words like "cure" or "treatment", as these have specific legal meaings. Also, be aware of possible Herxheimer reactions, especially with initial doses of olive leaf extract. These can be mitigated with N acetyl L cysteine (NAC) and milk thistle extract, and melatonin.
In the United States, Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of a vaccine is valid only if there are no alternative "treatments". In the case of COVID19 disease, vaccines are clearly not the only solution. And so anyone making such a claim is viewed as "promoting disinformation" and is a "possible domestic terrorist" intent on subverting the medical system. NAC has been classified as a "supplement" for decades, but the FDA recently sent out letters warning of its intent to classify it as a drug (NAC can "mitigate" the inflammation accompanying COVID19). Death due to COVID19 vaccinations will often be classified as due to "pneumonia", "cardiomyopathy", etc., because insurance companies usually won't pay for complications caused by an experimental drug (hence, the vaccines get the appearance of safety). The PCR test (which was not supposed to be used as a diagnostic) was originally set at a "cycle threshold" of 40 by the FDA, which resulted in mostly "false positives" by detecting inactive viral fragments. In January 2021 it was lowered to a more reasonable 27, and --surprise, surprise--, the COVID19 "cases" dropped dramatically, and of course the vaccines got the credit.
A scheme built on official lies is not going to turn out well. Says the Bible: "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, "He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness"; and again, "The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless". ( 1 Cor 3:19-20) No doubt "the authorities" will be offended by these statements. When confronted with a similar situation, Jesus said: " Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit." (Matthew 15:14) The extensive use of an experimental "vaccine" (really a gene therapy) in the face of viable alternatives will result in many as yet unrealized pitfalls. (Psalms 5:10, 7:15-16, 9:15-16)
Pitfalls include the growing suspicion that the COVID19 spike protein itself, and not the virus (SARS-CoV2), causes damage to the vascular system. The "vaccine", which is really a gene therapy, teaches the body's cells to make an abnormal version of this very protein. The effect is supposed to be temporary, but because there are no long-term studies, the long term effects are not known. Additionally, if reproductive cells (e.g., sperm cells) are affected indirectly by these instructions, they can be passed on to offspring, and then to subsequent offspring, etc., affecting generations. In such a case the immune system will regard the protein as part of "self " and will probably not react to it. Again, these are just worrisome suspicions at this point. But problems in the future years, may include, autoimmune disorders, Guillian-Barre syndrome, neurological damage, clotting disorders, right-side heart failure (due to microclots in the lungs), damage to the endothelium, heart failure, strokes, capillary leak syndrome, prion diseases, blood transfusion safety concerns, blood clots during airline travel, Air Force and airline pilots dropping dead while piloting an aircraft, truck drivers with the same risk, activation of latent viruses (shingles, herpes etc.), cancer, exosomal shedding (whereby vaccinated people become a danger to the unvaccinated), Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE), and various other maladies. Nobody seems to know for sure where all this is headed. In 10-15 years all this could turn into a catastrophic nightmare, the origins of which will either be covered up or simply forgotten. ( See "Worse Than the Disease? Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of the mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19", authors Stephanie Seneff (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge MA, 02139, USA), Greg Nigh (Naturopathic Oncology, Immersion Health, Portland, OR 97214, USA) International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research, May 10, 2021; 2(1): 402-444, https://ijvtpr.com/index.php/IJVTPR/article/view/23 ;
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7083203/ ; https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1931-3128(09)00354-0 ) Also, a group of 27 clinicians, researchers and advocates filed an urgent Citizen Petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency not to prematurely grant full approval to any COVID vaccine. https://www.regulations.gov/document/FDA-2021-P-0521-0001 ; https://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/urgent-british-report-calls-for-complete-cessation-of-covid-vaccines-in-humans/287596 ; https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/action_alerts/identifying-post-vaccination-complications-their-causes-an-analysis-of-covid-19-patient-data/
https://www.brighteon.com/c3c52dd7-7db9-4e1c-b386-58b9a6c97f5b (really bad news for the vaccinated)
https://www.humetrix.com/powerpoint-vaccine.html (lots of graphs)https://www.saveusnow.org.uk/covid-vaccine-scientific-proof-lethal/ ( lists one thousand studies on the COVID19 vaccines and boosters and their associated dangers)
http://www.wakingtimes.com/aaps-survey-says-majority-of-physicians-decline-covid-jab-citing-significant-adverse-reaction/Last month, the AAPS conducted a survey among physicians which returned some rather controversial findings. According to the internet survey, nearly 60 percent of physicians said they were not “fully vaccinated” against COVID. . . .
When giving reasons for declining the vaccine, a whopping 54 percent of respondents said they were aware of patients suffering a “significant adverse reaction.” Of the unvaccinated physicians, 80 percent said “I believe risk of shots exceeds risk of disease,” and 30% said “I already had COVID.”
Other reasons for declining the shot, according to the survey, included unknown long-term effects, use of aborted fetal tissue, “it’s experimental,” availability of effective early treatment, and reports of deaths and blood clots.
“Causality is not proven. However, many of these episodes might have resulted in a huge product liability or malpractice award if they had occurred after a new drug,” stated Dr. Orient. “Purveyors of these COVID products are protected against lawsuits.”
"A group of 57 leading scientists, doctors, and policy experts . . . now calling for an immediate end to all vaccine programs. " https://newsvoice.se/2021/05/57-scientists-study-covid-vaccinations/
"Three Cases of Subacute Thyroiditis Following SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: Postvaccination ASIA Syndrome", https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article/doi/10.1210/clinem/dgab373/6287003
"Two Cases of Graves' Disease Following SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination: An Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome", Induced by Adjuvants https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/thy.2021.0142
"Should you get vaccinated? " , Steve Kirsch (May 2021) https://trialsitenews.com/should-you-get-vaccinated/ ( too many deaths, miscarriages, myocarditis )
"Are covid “vaccines” giving people AIDS? Immune system functions are dropping around 5% EACH WEEK in those who were vaccinated" https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-10-17-are-covid-vaccines-giving-people-aids.htmlhttps://theexpose.uk/2021/10/27/official-government-reports-suggest-the-fully-vaccinated-will-develop-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome-by-christmas/
"SARS–CoV–2 Spike Impairs DNA Damage Repair and Inhibits V(D)J Recombination In
https://fee.org/articles/the-cobra-effect-lessons-in-unintended-consequences/The benefit of the vaccine, of course, is that it is supposed to be effective in preventing "mild symptoms" of COVID19. Why bother?
The benefits of wearing the common ear-loop masks are . . . well, read the label on the box:
The label reads" "THIS PRODUCT IS AN EAR LOOP MASK. THIS
PRODUCT IS NOT A RESPIRATOR AND WILL NOT PROVIDE
ANY PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19 OR OTHER VIRUSES
OR CONTAMINANTS. Wearing an ear loop mask does not reduce the
risk of contracting any disease or infection . . ."
This label was on the boxes a couple of years ago. Now, it no longer appears! Suddenly masks are very effective (???)
And, masks supposedly protect only the wearer himself from the virus (not other people from an unsuspected diseased wearer).
BF EDITORIAL (version2a)You cannot fight something with nothing. And fighting with a fog bank that impedes your progress is ineffective and pointless (like all the complaining in those forums).
There would be no call for mandates or repressive measures if people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) took better care of themselves and did not get sick. People with depleted immune systems need nutrients just like a car that runs out of gas. Here in Arizona people get seriously dehydrated during the hot summer. The authorities here recommend "drinking plenty of water". Water is not a DRUG and therefore, according to FDA rules, cannot "diagnose, treat, cure or prevent" a serious dis-ease like dehydration. But it is still recommended by the authorities. If they can recommend that, then they can also recommend nutrients need by a depleted immune system. These are not drugs either and cannot "cure" any disease in accordance with the games the FDA is playing with its special reserved words. They will just make people normal.
I prefer to use the term "Obviation" when recommending the use of vitamin C, D3, zinc, quercetin, etc, to fortify the immune system. This avoids stepping on the FDA's special reserved word landmines. Here in Phoenix, Arizona we have tragic problems with child drownings in private swimming pools. If there were no PRIVATE pools, this problem would be OBVIATED. You cannot diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent something that does not exist in the first place. Not having a private swimming pool is not a "treatment" for the tragic drownings we experience here in Arizona; drownings simply cannot even happen in a non-existent pool; no "diagnosis", "cure", "prevention" or "treatment" is even possible. Be clear that "Maintenance of normal health" is an obviation that does not deal with COVID19 or the legalities of FDA word games. Obviation removes COVID 19 from the picture altogether (people just don't get sick). Choose your words carefully, especially around medical and government people.
Obviation is NOT an actual intervention for a disease condition. And it does not preclude the formal application of "medical standard of care" if such is needed.
Giving nutritional supplements in accord with published protocols to restore a depleted immune system AT A PATIENT ADVOCATE'S request should certainly be legal and permissible. Doctors may not agree that it will be effective, but if not, at least it satisfies the "First, do no harm" directive. This is NOT a MEDICAL intervention, but such is not excluded either. And it should help defuse the accusations and anger that the medical profession is "doing nothing" to save a loved one's life.
A request to use ivermectin should be honored under the "Right to Try Act" (U.S.A. https://www.fda.gov/patients/learn-about-expanded-access-and-other-treatment-options/right-try ). A nutritionally competent immune system helps it work most effectively.
If LOCAL governments would ACT, we could be done with this pandemic in a month or two. But people need help in finding the right information because of all the censorship and ridicule. (All the observing, complaining, griping, accusing, and concluding on these forums is useless. We need ACTION.)
Alas, "A patient cured is a customer lost".
Note the ancient sayings that "the wisdom of the world is foolishness with God" and God will "set aside the wisdom of the wise man". This "setting aside" is an "obviation". It is solving the problem without dealing with it directly. If you get tangled up in the problem, you will lose with these idiots. They have a different agenda and they are beyond reason. Instead, BYPASS THEM. Use obviation as your problem solving tool. (See http://scripturalphysics.org/etc/Solutions.html ; https://fee.org/articles/the-cobra-effect-lessons-in-unintended-consequences/ )
.BF EDITORIAL (Biden's Edict, Sept 2021)Biden's proposed scheme is really a testing mandate, not a vaccine mandate.
It has been officially acknowledged that both apparently healthy vaccinated and unvaccinated people are capable of spreading the virus. Yet only the unpopular minority, the UNvaccinated, are compelled to be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is surely selective enforcement and not equal protection under the law. People in either group can become infected and ill from the virus, and so BOTH groups need to be tested without prejudice. Compelling only an unpopular minority to submit to repeated unwanted medical testing cannot be Constitutionally supported.
The hospitals, and many other businesses, are following the political science instead of the biological science. May they reap what they sow.
As for our leaders, they need to be reminded of the Proverb (18:21) "Death and life are in the power of the tongue." Sticks and stones may break your bones, but the wrong words can kill millions.
See also: https://www.wakingtimes.com/is-u-s-response-to-covid-pandemic-an-official-government-psychological-operation ; https://irp.fas.org/doddir/army/fm3-05-301.pdf_____
BF EDITORIAL (Psychological Operations, Nov 2021a)How do you know if you are the target audience of a Psychological Operation? Look for these signs:1. The presence of fear, confusion, anxiety, urgency, repetition.
2. Use of division, anger, blame, isolation.
3. The use of ridicule and unfounded accusations.
4. The widespread use of censorship, suppression of contrary viewpoints and information.
5. The use of bribes, coercion, mandates, threats of violence, intimidation.
6. The government breaking its own rules in the interest of "national security", "safety", etc.
7. Attempts to break up a sense of community.
These techniques are well known and are used by governments and "cults" (religious, business, patriotic, etc.) They are usually very effective and often invisible. People believe they are doing the right thing. They know something is wrong, however, and must find someone, or something to blame.
These characteristics are straight out of the playbook for communism. The communists have slowly and quietly "infiltrated" and "permeated" our society since about the 1960s. It began with the sexual revolution (based on the doctrine that we are just animals, and morals are consequently irrelevant and artificial). That led to single parent families, and angry fatherless boys, and a rise in crime. That led to welfare and government supported welfare. That led to "entitlements" and the claim that the "free money" was not being distributed fairly. More and more dependence on government followed. The national deficit becomes astronomically large and unsustainable.
Communist infiltration is like a fog bank. Something impedes visibility and progress, but there is nothing to come to grips with. It is like carbon monoxide poisoning. You know something is wrong, but your mind is so impaired you cannot figure it out.
WE ARE BEING PLAYED! Wake up people! See the larger picture before it is too late!
See also The Naked Communist https://ia801601.us.archive.org/23/items/B-001-002-046/B-001-002-046.pdf (by W. Cleon Skousen, a former FBI special agent); pages 259-262 lists the 45 goals communists intend to achieve.
You can also read this 439 page U.S. Army Field Manual :-) if you are highly movitaved :
You will realize that the problem is NOT with a coronavirus but with the actions of governments and mass media. Their motive is probably money, power and control.
The virus is real but the "Pandemic Emergency" is fake. There are many alternatives to COVID19 treatment besides vaccines, and that destroys the legal basis for the "Emergency". Its purpose seems to be to separate people from each other. That is why there are restrictions and bans on group gatherings such as in gyms, theaters, football games, bars, restaurants, mass transportation, churches, schools, etc. A pandemic is the perfect cover for such scheme. Breaking up a sense of community is a key strategy of Communism. It gives people a sense of confusion, frustration, anger, and powerlessness and makes them more receptive to the machinations of corrupt government that promises to save them from their woes.
In the USA an effective pushback for this scam would be to sue the Federal U.S. government for promoting a fake emergency. Suing on Constitutional grounds will be pointless because our Constitutionally protect rights can be suspended during an emergency. Hence, this fake emergency must be attacked head on. If even one Federal lawsuit can proceed with this strategy, the legal "discovery process" will open up sources of information that are currently inaccessible. And Fauci will be deposed under oath. All fifty states and the entire world will have access to this new information. The pandemic will suddenly end. And the time for justice will arrive!_____
"SARS-CoV-2 infection induces long-lived bone marrow plasma cells in humans" https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03647-4.epdf (24 May 2021)
"Good news: Mild COVID-19 induces lasting antibody protection People who have had mild illness develop antibody-producing cells that can last lifetime"
Tamara Bhandari (May 24, 2021) https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/good-news-mild-covid-19-induces-lasting-antibody-protection/
"Longitudinal analysis shows durable and broad immune memory after SARS-CoV-2 infection with persisting antibody responses and memory B and T cells", (July 14, 2021) https://www.cell.com/cell-reports-medicine/fulltext/S2666-3791(21)00203-2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8095229/"Ending the COVID-19 pandemic will require long-lived immunity to SARS-CoV-2. Here, we evaluate 254 COVID-19 patients longitudinally up to 8 months and find durable broad-based immune responses. . . . Taken together, these results suggest that broad and effective immunity may persist long-term in recovered COVID-19 patients.
"COVID-19 early treatment: real-time analysis of 1,266 studies" https://c19early.com/"Be well: A potential role for vitamin B in COVID-19" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7428453/
Update: June 2022
Surg Neurol Int. 2022; 13: 167. (Surgical Neurology International)
Published online 2022 Apr 22. doi: 10.25259/SNI_150_2022 PMCID: PMC9062939 PMID: 35509555
COVID UPDATE: What is the truth?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9062939/ (be sure to read this one ! And note the .gov source)
"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing
—after they've tried everything else." (Winston Churchill )
"Do nothing until we know everything that doesn't work"
“Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty
when the government’s purposes are beneficent.”
—Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis
There are several issues that I did not address in this short paper that are addressed below in the Addendum.
Control of vomiting
Control of diarrhea
Control of irregular heart beat
Control of sore throat
Maintaining a healthy fever
N-Acetyl cysteine , COVID19
Biofilm Dissolving Enzymes
Zinc Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin
Olive Leaf Extract
Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia)
Licorice Root Extract
Possible remedies for sluggish immune system response
Control of vomiting: One problem I had to confront when using a nutritional treatment for the flu was how to take the formula if I were so nauseated I could not eat anything. My experience with this problem is limited, and my solution to it is only for the so-called "stomach flu." The remedy was simple. I reasoned that I felt like vomiting because my stomach wanted to get rid of something it did not like. I decided to just help it along on its natural course. I drank a large cup of water and then sat myself in front of the toilet. After about 10 minutes, I threw up rather forcefully. Then I drank more water. This time it stayed down for twenty minutes. I threw up again, but the fluid was much clearer. I drank more water, and after it had stayed down for about 30 minutes, I decided that my stomach was "rinsed out enough" to tolerate a little of my formula. I mashed all the pills with a spoon so if I vomited again, I would not be choking on a half-dissolved tablet. The procedure worked fine and I got well quickly.
I was not so fortunate with my second encounter with this problem years later. I was in a hotel and was very tired. I kept throwing up about every 45 minutes throughout the night. I would sleep and throw up, sleep a little more and throw up. . . After what seemed like a half-dozen cycles of this, I decided to use my Drastic Solution: I put two drops of tincture of iodine in a cup of water and drank it. The water tasted terrible, but I felt that whatever "bug" was causing me this problem was going to DIE! and the revenge tasted sweet. It worked, and I never threw up again that night.
Control of diarrhea: My remedy for diarrhea adopts the same reasoning: diarrhea is caused by the body wanting to rid itself of something it does not like. I just drink water and let it run its course, which is usually just a couple of hours. For a more persistent case, I drink a large glass of water with about a tablespoon of activated charcoal stirred into it. The charcoal will adsorb any toxins and nutrients that may remain in the intestine. Afterwards, I try to wait about 12 to 24 hours before eating any food, although I continue to drink water as desired.
Activated charcoal can be purchased at many drugstores, although some charge an outrageous price for it. It is available in dry powder form, which is often dusty and messy to use, or as a small bottle containing activated charcoal premixed with water (just shake and drink the whole thing). Note that the label must specifically say activated charcoal, not just "charcoal". Activated charcoal will soak up many types of organic poisons, but it will also combine just as easily with food and medicine. Use it only with water. Save the food and medicine for later. (Caution: persistent diarrhea could be serious and may require medical intervention. Also, glutamine, an amino acid, is believed to be useful for treating certain types of diarrhea.)
Vitamin A palmitate might also be effective against diarrhea.
Control of irregular heart beat: Sometimes when I get a little sick, my heartbeat will get slightly irregular. This usually occurs either during flu season, or when I do something nutritionally stupid like eat half a can of cashew nuts all at once. I found that a large capsule of perilla oil (about a gram) will set my heart rhythm back to normal in about 20 minutes. For this particular purpose perilla oil seems to work better than fish oil, although in the long run, fish oil is probably better for the cardiovascular system. (If fish oil upsets your stomach or smells "fishy", it may be slightly rancid; try a different brand). Magnesium and taurine can also be helpful nutrients for an irregular heatbeat.
Control of sore throat: My experience with a sore throat is very limited. I hate getting sore throats so much that, at the first sign I am about to get one, I take 50,000 I.U. of Vitamin A (from fish oil or vitamin A palmitate) and 2,000 I.U. of vitamin D3. Then I wait an hour and see what happens. Typically, the symptoms will quickly subside, but then return several hours later. This usually means that I am about to get sick with the flu, and so I also start taking some vitamin C and pantothenic acid as well. But I never get a fully-developed "clinical" sore throat. As long as my potential sore throat seems to be a "simple" one that is associated with the flu season, I'll continue taking massive doses of vitamin A until I think the threat has passed (which is usually a day or two). After that, I'll drop back to lower doses. Also, most drug stores sell a "sore throat spray" containing 1.4% phenol that is helpful in controlling sore throat pain. (Caution: Sore throats can be serious and may require medical intervention; the immune system cannot reach certain parts of the body very well, such as thin bone and cartilage. Severe sore throats may require an antibiotic treatment (e.g., a course of Amoxicillin); also, high doses of "preformed" vitamin A will increase the vitamin D requirement.)
When traveling, I always carry some vitamin A palmitate with me. It is the first thing I take for a sore throat or diarrhea.
Maintaining a healthy fever: In the above paper I mentioned that a person with the flu needs to stay "somewhat uncomfortably warm." This point needs some elaboration. Steven E. Langer, M.D., points out some experiments on how the body uses fever to fight an infection:
"Experiments by G. W. Duff and S. K. Durum showed that at two degrees centigrade of fever, certain immune system defenders—T cells and antibodies—increased by 2000 percent over their number at normal body temperature. Similar findings were reported by another research team. Antibody production in the spleen cells has been found to increase dramatically during a fever. Scientists have concluded that the hormone-like substances, called interleukin-1, set off body defense cells to fight infection and also send the brain signals to increase body temperature to provide an ideal climate for the multiplication of defense cells. Many physiologists believe that human beings are equipped with a temperature regulation system which puts a ceiling on fever at approximately 41.11 degrees centigrade (106 degrees Fahrenheit). In heat stroke and malignant hyperthermia, temperature breaks through to killing levels." (Solved: The Riddle of Illness, Stephen E. Langer, 1984, p. 37-38)
He also mentions the studies done on infected lizards. Lizards are cold blooded, meaning they cannot maintain their body heat independently of the environment. What does a lizard do when it gets sick? We find out in the studies of M. J. Kluger:
"Lizards do not have a built-in fever-generating system such as ours and must find fever-inducing sources on the outside. The Kluger team learned that sick lizards have an instinct which makes them seek hot environments in order to raise their body temperatures to fever level when they are sick. Infected fish, too, swim to warmer water to raise their temperatures and combat illness." (ibid., p.37-38)
Modern physiology text books also acknowledge this concept:
"Elevated body temperature due to fever offers powerful protection. Higher body temperature causes the liver and spleen to sequester iron, which reduces the level of iron in the blood. Since bacteria and fungi require more iron as temperature rises, their growth and reproduction in a fever-ridden body slow and may cease. Also, phagocytic cells attack more vigorously when the temperature rises. For these reasons, low-grade fever of short duration may be a desired response, not something to be treated aggressively with medications." (Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, D. Shier, J. Butler, and R. Lewis, 8th ed., (2003) p. 374)
When I get sick, I know I am not going to get well until I start running a fever, or a least a temperature. If I get "the chills" and I am in a warm room, I know my body is trying to generate heat and that I am probably in the early stages of getting sick. I take the formula, and then promptly do something to get warm. Depending on the circumstances, it might be taking a hot shower, putting on more clothes and coats, turning up the thermostat, jumping into bed and piling on the blankets, or eating some hot soup. But being comfortably warm does not seem to be quite enough. Once, I got comfortably warm in bed, but then I turned on the electric blanket. After that, I felt hot, but I was still comfortable. I got the impression that my body needed a lot more heat than I thought it did. So in the early stages of fighting off the flu, I try to stay just a little bit uncomfortably warm.
After several hours, I just seem to know when I am "done" and the illness, what of it there was, has run its course. All the extra clothes and blankets start coming off. After that stage passes, I just try to stay normally warm and comfortable.
Enhancements to The Formula
I have been reluctant to write about enhancements to The Formula. Although I use some of the enhancements listed below, their efficacy is hard to prove because I just don't get sick anymore. Still, they are worth mentioning, and might even be crucial in some cases. Hence, I'll cite some of the literature references about nutrients that I think are useful in treating influenza and other diseases.
This inexpensive vitamin is apparently useful in treating or preventing influenza. Please read the following article in full, a quotation from which follows:
"Epidemic Influenza And Vitamin D", Dr. J. J. Cannell, 15 Sep 2006, http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=51913
Although our paper discusses the possibility that physiological doses of vitamin D (5,000 units a day) may prevent colds and the flu, and that physicians might find pharmacological doses of vitamin D (2,000 units per kilogram of body weight per day for three days) useful in treating some of the one million people who die in the world every year from influenza, we remind readers that it is only a theory. Like all theories, our theory must withstand attempts to be disproved with dispassionately conducted and well-controlled scientific experiments.
However, as vitamin D deficiency has repeatedly been associated with many of the diseases of civilization, we point out that it is not too early for physicians to aggressively diagnose and adequately treat vitamin D deficiency. We recommend that enough vitamin D be taken daily to maintain 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels at levels normally achieved through summertime sun exposure (50 ng/ml). For many persons, such as African Americans and the elderly, this will require up to 5,000 units daily in the winter and less, or none, in the summer, depending on summertime sun exposure.
For a 150 pound man (68 kg) "2000 units per kilogram of body weight" equates to about 136,000 I.U. each day for three days (during the illness). The D3 form (colecalciferol) is the most effective.
Vitamin D is made by interaction of the sun’s ultraviolet light (UVB) with 7-dehydrocholesterol in the outer layers of the skin. Production is low in the winter time in the United States when the sun is lower in the sky, and people are wearing heavy coats, and staying in-doors more. During this time, the flu season is at its peak.
The pattern in the Topics is more seasonally diffuse, but tends to peak during the rainy season (another time of low sun exposure):
"Laboratory-based surveillance data showed a clear annual epidemic cycle of influenza, with a peak usually occurring in the rainy periods. In Fortaleza, flu infections occurred at a low level throughout the year but exhibit a marked seasonal increase during the rainy season." (“Seasonality of Influenza in the Tropics: A Distinct Pattern in Northeastern Brazil”, Fernanda E. A. Moura, Anne C. B. Perdigão, and Marilda M. Siqueira, http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/content/abstract/81/1/180?ck=nck )
This lends credibility to the hypothesis that seasonal influenza epidemics may be primarily a vitamin D deficiency disease.
Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD offers another important observation:
Vitamin D regulates the expression of more than 1,000 genes throughout the body. They include ones in macrophages, cells in the immune system that, among other things, attack and destroy viruses. Vitamin D switches on genes in macrophages that make antimicrobial peptides, antibiotics the body produces. Like antibiotics, these peptides attack and destroy bacteria; but unlike antibiotics, they also attack and destroy viruses.
Vitamin D also expresses genes that stop macrophages from overreacting to an infection and releasing too many inflammatory agents – cytokines – that can damage infected tissue. . . .In the 1918–19 Spanish flu pandemic that killed 500,000 Americans, young healthy adults would wake up in the morning feeling well, start drowning in their own inflammation as the day wore on, and be dead by midnight. . . . Autopsies showed complete destruction of the epithelial cells lining the respiratory tract resulting, researchers now know, from a macrophage-induced severe inflammatory reaction to the virus. In a terribly misguided way, these victims’ own immune system attacked and killed them, not the virus, something in future pandemics vitamin D, in appropriate doses, can prevent. (Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD, http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller27.html# )
Other articles about Vitamin D:
"The Antibiotic Vitamin: Deficiency in vitamin D may predispose people to infection", Janet Raloff, Science News, http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20061111/bob9.asp
"Epidemic influenza and vitamin D", http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=469543
"The Miracle Vitamin: New evidence shows that getting enough D may be the most important thing you can do for your health", Reader's Digest, Sept, 2006, Paula Dranov, p. 163+ http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=28654&trkid=rdmagkw_0609
"Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy: an ongoing epidemic", Bruce W Hollis and Carol L Wagner, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 84, No. 2, 273, August 2006, http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/84/2/273
"Sunlight may cut MS risk by itself", Science News, Nathan Seppa, April 24, 2010, p. 9 (" "We concluded that UV light is doing something beyond" making vitamin D")
"Vitamin D supplementation could possibly improve clinical outcomes of patients infected with Coronavirus-2019 (Covid2019)", Mark M. Alipio (April 9, 2020) https://www.grassrootshealth.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Alipio-Vit-D-COVID-Severity-Preprint-04-22-2020.pdf https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3571484"Patterns of COVID-19 Mortality and Vitamin D: An Indonesian Study", Prabowo Raharusun, Sadiah Priambada, Cahni Budiarti, Erdie Agung, Cipta Budi (Date Written: April 26, 2020) https://emerginnova.com/patterns-of-covid19-mortality-and-vitamin-d-an-indonesian-study/
"The role of Vitamin D in the prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 infection and mortality", Petre Cristian Ilie, Simina Stefanescu, Lee Smith, DOI:10.21203/rs.3.rs-21211/v1 https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-21211/v1
"High doses of Vitamin D help tuberculosis patients recover more quickly" (2012) http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-09-high-doses-vitamin-d-tuberculosis.html
Articles about Pandemic Influenza and H5N1 Bird Flu:
"Why Pandemic Influenza Is So Frightening: A Look Back at 1918 in the Hope of Inspiring Informed Concern for the Present and Future", Howard Markel, MD, PhD, Posted 11/16/2006, http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/546865?src=mp
"Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus" http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/gen-info/facts.htm
b 1,3-Glucan (from baker's yeast)
While doing a source material search for an article on anthrax and terrorism, I came across an article about b 1,3-glucan. ("Pilot Study: Orally-Administered Yeast b1,3-glucan Prophylactically Protects Against Anthrax Infection and Cancer in Mice", Vaclav Vetvicka, PhD, Kiyomi Terayama, MD, Rosemonde Mandeville, MD, PhD, Pauline Brousseau, PhD, Bill Kournikakis, PhD, Gary Ostroff, PhD, The Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring 2002 ( www.biotherapharma.com/pdf/glucan-reprint5-2.pdf )
In their study, Vetvicka et al. used oral â1,3-glucan (ImucellTM WGP Beta Glucan) from a yeast source in mice infected with Bacillus anthracis. With the high incidence of complications associated with anthrax vaccines, an alternative approach is badly needed in this era of bioterrorism threat. Dr. Ken Alibek, a top-ranking scientist at the Russian bioweapons labs, stated that because of the number of possible bioweapon agents available, something other than mass inoculations would be needed. He suggested non-specific immune stimulation. The most effective form of nonspecific immune stimulation is macrophage activation.
. . . . b1,3-glucan also stimulates phagocytosis of neutrophils. In one study, the killing efficiency of neutrophils was increased 20- to 50-fold. . . . b1,3-glucan has been shown to increase lymphocyte production, NK cell activation, and activation of macrophages. "
Beta 1,3-glucan can also boost the innate immune response to the swine flu virus:
Scientists exposed two groups of newborn pigs to the swine flu virus. . . . In this important experiment, one group of piglets received beta-glucan for three days before being infected with swine flu, while the other group received only a placebo for three days before infection with live virus. Objective evidence of swine flu infection in the lungs of piglets that had been infected, but not given beta-glucan, was significantly more severe than in the infected animals that had been pre-treated with beta-glucan.11
Furthermore, pigs that had been pre-treated with beta-glucan had significantly higher concentrations of natural disease-fighting substances, including interferon-gamma, in fluid obtained from the lungs within a week of infection. The researchers concluded that beta-glucan reduced signs of lung disease and the viral replication rate in the test subjects. These findings support the potential application of beta-glucan to prevent or treat influenza virus infection.11 http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2004/apr2004_aas_01.htm
In short, b1,3-glucan administered orally in humans enhances the immune system’s response to various threats, including influenza. A potential worry however, is that it could work too well in the case of H1N1 flu virus. Will it cause the inflammatory cytokine storm (mentioned above in section on vitamin D) that was lethal to people who contracted the 1918 Swine Flu? Medical opinion seems to be somewhat unsettled at this point. Dr. Russell Blaylock quotes studies that indicate highly purified b1,3-glucan derived from baker's yeast will not produce this kind of excessive inflammatory response. See http://healthandknowledge.com/betaglucanblog/?tag=cytokine-storm Until more studies are done, I would suggest using Vitamin D (and A) to suppress inflammation (especially in young people), and proceeding with caution if administering b1,3-glucan. (However, see N-Acetyl cysteine, and Herxheimer reaction below); "The Potential Beneficial Effect of EPA and DHA Supplementation Managing Cytokine Storm in Coronavirus Disease", Front. Physiol., 19 June 2020 Sec. Lipid and Fatty Acid Research , https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2020.00752 ,Quality b 1,3-glucan is available commercially and is used as a dietary supplement. I have had especially good results with Beta-1,3D Glucan (500 mg) by Beta Force.
Caution: A Herxheimer ("die off" or "immune cascade") reaction might occur upon initial use of b1,3-glucan.
See also http://www.beta-glucan-info.com/test_results_immune_support_1.htm
"Reishi Mushroom" (effects similar to Beta Glucan) http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/reishi-mushroom
I have not found anything in the medical literature pertaining to the use of iodine/iodide in the treatment of influenza specifically. However, David Brownstein, M.D. states: "I have come to the conclusion that iodine deficiency sets up the immune system to malfunction which can lead to many . . . disorders developing." http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/IOD-09/IOD_09.htm A sampling of sundry articles and authors shows that oral iodine has been used to treat fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome, autoimmune disorders, fibrocystic breast disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, various cancers, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, goiter, obesity, diabetes, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections, lead and mercury poisoning, syphilis ("this disease yields in the most rapid and unmistakable fashion to iodides" —circa 1911), Lyme disease, aneurysm, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris, hypertension, cataracts, cardiac arrhythmias, gout, hemophilia, Bright's disease (nephritis), asthma, bronchitis, and odd skin disturbances. It is sufficient to say that a dietary iodine/iodide deficiency is not a good thing to have!
Circa 1920 iodide was added to table salt for the public prevention of goiter, a disorder of the thyroid gland. Subsequently, the incidence of goiter markedly decreased. In the early1960s potassium iodate was used as a dough conditioner for bread, and so back then one slice of bread would satisfy the RDA of 150 µg. for iodine. But nowadays dietary iodine is becoming marginal, even deficient. The iodine in dough conditioner was replaced with bromine (a chemical relative), effectively removing bread from being a source of iodine. And people are nowadays trying to avoid their main source of iodine, namely table salt, because of its association with high blood pressure. Additionally, the amount of iodine required to prevent disease is much less than that required to promote health (health requires about 60 times the amount of iodine used to prevent goiter). The result is widespread iodine/iodide deficiencies in the American diet. Says Guy E. Abraham, M.D.: "the human body needs at least 100 times the RDA" ( http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/IOD-08/IOD_08.htm ) That is about 15 milligrams (not micrograms) of iodine/iodide per day.
Women have especially high iodine requirements. The breasts, thyroid, and ovaries are avid concentrators of iodine:
“Human breast tissue and breast milk contain higher concentrations of iodine than the thyroid gland itself, which contains just 30% of the body’s iodine stores. Breast tissue is rich in the same iodine-transporting proteins used by the thyroid gland to take up iodine from the blood. The evolutionary reasons for this are clear: iodine is essential to the developing newborn brain, so the mother’s body must have a direct means of supplying iodine to the nursing infant. ( “The Silent Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency”, Nancy Piccone, www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/oct2011_The-Silent-Epidemic-of-Iodine-Deficiency_01.htm
Correcting a long-standing iodine deficiency requires weeks to months of supplementation with an iodine/iodide mixture. Supplemental iodine is thus not a short term treatment for acute influenza. Adequate dietary iodine/iodide simply helps to normalize immune system function, and could make subsequent infections easier to treat (as well as helping to avoid various degenerative diseases).
Traditionally, a few drops a day of Lugol's solution was used to prevent iodine deficiencies. It contains elemental iodine, potassium iodide, and water. Today, Iodoral® , a solid tablet equivalent of liquid Lugol's, is regarded as a more convenient supplement. Some people even use tincture of iodine, %2 as a supplement; it is very similar to Lugol's in that it contains both forms of iodine (check the labeling) but with a bit of alcohol because it is a "tincture". It is the form I prefer (a few drops in a cup of water, perhaps with soluble fiber) because it is cheap and readily available. Of course, the label says "Poison, for external use only" and so you must decide for yourself whether you want to use it this way.
http://www.ehjournal.net/content/pdf/s12940-015-0003-1.pdf "Exposure to fluoridated water and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder prevalence among children and adolescents in the United States: an ecological association Ashley", J Malin, Christine Till (2015)
"In Vitro Bactericidal and Virucidal Efficacy of Povidone-Iodine Gargle/Mouthwash Against Respiratory and Oral Tract Pathogens", Maren Eggers, corresponding author, Torsten Koburger-Janssen, Markus Eickmann, and Juergen Zorn, Infect Dis Ther. 2018 Jun; 7(2): 249–259. Published online 2018 Apr 9. doi: 10.1007/s40121-018-0200-7"Coronavirus Update: Japan Promotes Gargling, But Can it Help Against COVID-19?", By Nhx Tingson Tech Times 30 March 2020,
PMCID: PMC5986684, PMID: 29633177 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5986684/https://www.techtimes.com/articles/248443/20200330/coronavirus-tip-japan-promotes-gargling-but-can-it-help-against-covid-19.htm
N-Acetyl cysteine (NAC)
N-Acetyl cysteine is known mostly for its use in treating acetaminophen toxicity accompanied by acute liver failure, and also for treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder. But it has several other uses such as in treatment of stomach ulcers, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, cancer, doxorubicin toxicity, insulin resistance, heavy metal detoxification, hangovers, carbon monoxide poisoning, immunological reconstitution from HIV infection, and lately, influenza infections:H5N1 influenza, or bird flu, is a lethal and potentially pandemic infection that produces the massive release of inflammatory mediators aptly called the "cytokine storm". Other more common forms of influenza also act by triggering massive cytokine releases that inflame vulnerable lung tissue. In early 2010, it was discovered that NAC offers dual protection against bird flu. It inhibits both virus replication and expression of pro-inflammatory molecules in cells infected with H5N1 virus, holding out the promise of effective protection in the event of a global avian flu pandemic. . . .
Influenza is a complex disease with multiple targets, most notably inflicting damage to lung tissue through extreme oxidative stress and inducing genes for a large variety of inflammatory mediators. At the microscopic level the destruction is vivid. The influenza virus causes such intracellular turmoil that the term "cell boiling" has been used to describe the devastation. But pretreatment of cells with NAC significantly offsets these effects, reducing the oxidative and inflammatory burden within lung tissue through multiple mechanisms. (Life Extension Magazine, "The Overlooked Compound that Saves Lives", Julius Goepp, MD, May 2010, p. 67)
Effective dosage appears to be about 600 to 1,800 mg per day. Medical theorist Mark F. McCarty suggests that NAC at doses of 600 mg twice daily may significantly reduce the risk of a devastating bout of influenza. (ibid. p.69)
Incidentally, milk thistle extract is another substance that is used to treat toxin induced liver damage which can be caused by disease, mushroom poisoning, scorpion stings, snakebites, etc. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/milk-thistle-000266.htm ; ( http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/milkthistle/Patient/page2 . It is also used to flatten out post-meal blood sugar spikes. Also, licorice root extract has been used to treat "alcoholic liver". (https://plantmedicines.org/licorice-root-reduces-liver-damage-alcohol/ )"a topically applied supersaturated solution of zinc gluconate to immediately terminate the sting of yellow jackets, bees, wasps, scorpions, and Portuguese man-of-wars. It quickly heals brown recluse spider bites. . . . It clearly has general anti venom properties." It has also been used to treat snake bites in dogs and horses. ( Life Extension Magazine Vol. 20, No.12 December 2014 "Zinc Lozenges For the Common Cold Why Did It Take 30 Years?", George Eby, p. 70-78; http://health.lef.org/LECMS/Zmags.aspx?pid=76bbb929&source=CVM400E ; http://coldcure.com/ , http://chemsavers.com/ https://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-12-lethal-australian-jellyfish-zinc.html )
(more info on antidotes: http://itrcenvis.nic.in/plants.aspx ; http://www.physicianbyte.com/snaCon_SnakeVenomNeutralization_Antony.aspx ; https://www.alliedacademies.org/articles/snake-venom-neutralization-effects-of-african-medicinal-plants--their-impact-on-snakebites-a-review.pdf https://www.sciencenews.org/article/snakebite-treatment-unithiol-heavy-metal-poisoning )
N-Acetyl cysteine, Influenza, COVID19, respiratory distress, blood clots, etc.
"N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) Inhibits Virus Replication and Expression of Pro-Inflammatory Molecules in A549 Cells Infected With Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Influenza A Virus" https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19732754/
"Attenuation of influenza-like symptomatology and improvement of cell-mediated immunity with long-term N-acetylcysteine treatment" S De Flora, C Grassi, L Carati, European Respiratory Journal 1997 10: 1535-1541 https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/10/7/1535.long-----
"Improvement by N-acetylcysteine of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Through Increasing Intracellular Glutathione, and Extracellular Thiol Molecules and Anti-Oxidant Power: Evidence for Underlying Toxicological Mechanisms",
"Effects of N-acetylcysteine treatment in acute respiratory distress syndrome: A meta-analysis" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590037/
"N-acetylcysteine improves oxidative stress and inflammatory response in patients with community acquired pneumonia" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6250560/
"Efficacy of glutathione therapy in relieving dyspnea associated with COVID-19 pneumonia: A report of 2 cases" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7172740/-----
"Potent Thrombolytic Effect of N-Acetylcysteine on Arterial Thrombi" https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28487393/
"N-acetylcysteine attenuates systemic platelet activation and cerebral vessel thrombosis in diabetes" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5619994/
In Vitro Study of N-acetylcysteine on Coagulation Factors in Plasma Samples from Healthy Subjects", https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3576500/
"Endogenous deficiency of glutathione as the most likely cause of serious manifestations and death in patients with the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19): a hypothesis based on literature data and own observations", Alexey V Polonikov (April 2020) DOI: 10.21626/vestnik https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340917045_Endogenous_deficiency_of_glutathione_as_the_most_likely_cause_of_serious_manifestations_and_death_in_patients_with_the_novel_coronavirus_infection_COVID-19_a_hypothesis_based_on_literature_data_and_ow
Curcumin (turmeric)Curcumin is also useful:
"Curcumin ramps up liver detoxifying enzymes." (sidebar) http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/aug2012_Safely-Manage-Joint-Inflammation_02.htm"Curcumin suppression of cytokine release and cytokine storm. A potential therapy for patients with Ebola and other severe viral infections", In Vivo 2015 Jan-Feb;29(1):1-4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25600522 From the Abstract:
Curcumin blocks cytokine release, most importantly the key pro-inflammatory cytokines, interleukin-1, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α. The suppression of cytokine release by curcumin correlates with clinical improvement in experimental models of disease conditions where a cytokine storm plays a significant role in mortality.Frankincense (Boswellic acid)https://bioengineer.org/change-of-direction-in-immune-defense-frankincense-reprograms-inflammatory-enzyme/ “Natural Chemical Biology” (DOI: 10.1038/s41589-020-0544-7)Melatonin
"COVID-19: Melatonin as a potential adjuvant treatment", Rui Zhang, Xuebin Wang, Leng Ni, Xiao Di, Baitao Ma, Shuai Niu, Changwei Liu , Russel J Reiter,. PMID: 32217117 PMCID: PMC7102583 DOI: 10.1016/j.lfs.2020.117583 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32217117/". . . the evidence suggests that excessive inflammation, oxidation, and an exaggerated immune response very likely contribute to COVID-19 pathology. This leads to a cytokine storm and subsequent progression to acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and often death. Melatonin, a well-known anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative molecule, is protective against ALI/ARDS caused by viral and other pathogens. Melatonin is effective in critical care patients by reducing vessel permeability, anxiety, sedation use, and improving sleeping quality, which might also be beneficial for better clinical outcomes for COVID-19 patients."
"Can melatonin reduce the severity of COVID-19 pandemic?", Anna Vakhrusheva, Alexander Shneider, Aleksandr Kudriavcev (March 2020) DOI: 10.20944/preprints202004.0122.v1 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340361908_Can_melatonin_reduce_the_severity_of_COVID-19_pandemic. . . Viruses generate an explosion of reactive oxygen species, and melatonin is the best natural antioxidant that is lost with age. . . .Thus, by using the safe over-the-counter drug melatonin, we may be immediately able to prevent the development of severe disease symptoms in coronavirus patients, reduce the severity of their symptoms, and/or reduce the negative effects of coronavirus infection on patients’ health after the active phase of the infection is over.
Monolaurin (and BHA, BHT)
Monolaurin (glyceryl laurate, monolaurylglycerin) is a mono-glyceride (an ester of lauric acid and glycerin). As a dietary supplement it is of interest for its anti-viral and anti-microbial activity.
You have probably heard of tri-glycerides (from blood tests), and mon- and di- glycerides (from food labels) These are all esters of fatty acids and glycerin. Glycerin can bind with a maximum three fatty acids per molecule. Monolaurin is a combination of one lauric acid molecule and one glycerin molecule and so it is a "mono-glyceride". It has greater antiviral activity than lauric acid alone. Lauric acid is a medium length, 12-carbon atom fatty acid. It occurs naturally in coconut oil, human breast milk, butter and heavy cream. Commercially, it is used in foods and cosmetics.
Monolaurin disrupts the envelope functions of many lipid-coated ("enveloped") viruses and the membranes of Gram positive bacteria. Some of the viruses include the following: HIV-1, HIV+, measles, Herpes simplex-1, Herpes simplex-2, Herpes viridae (all), Hepatitus B, C, Human lymphotropic viruses (type 1),Vesicular stomatitis virus, Visna virus, Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr (EBV), influenza, Pneumonovirus, Sarcoma virus, Syncytial virus (RSV), respiratory tract viruses, SARS type virus, Rubeola, Newcastle's, and Coronavirus. (https://www.ppt-health.com/monolaurin/list-of-illnesses-monolaurin-works-on/ )
Monolaurin is not effective against "naked" viruses such as polio, encephalitis virus, coxsachie, pox, rhino, and rota viruses.
Related references (polio):"Vitamin C and Polio The Forgotten Research of Claus W. Jungeblut", M.D. by Andrew W. Saul Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, August 7, 2013 http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v09n16.shtml
Jungeblut CW. Inactivation of poliomyelitis virus by crystalline vitamin C (ascorbic acid). J Exper Med 1935. 62:317-321.
Jungeblut CW. Vitamin C therapy and prophylaxis in experimental poliomyelitis. J Exp Med, 1937. 65: 127-146.
Jungeblut CW. Further observations on vitamin C therapy in experimental poliomyelitis. J Exper Med, 1937. 66: 459-477.
Jungeblut CW, Feiner RR. Vitamin C content of monkey tissues in experimental poliomyelitis. J Exper Med, 1937. 66: 479-491.
Jungeblut CW. A further contribution to vitamin C therapy in experimental poliomyelitis. J Exper Med, 1939. 70:315-332.
Saul AW. Taking the cure: Claus Washington Jungeblut, M.D.: Polio pioneer; ascorbate advocate. J Orthomolecular Med, 2006. Vol 21, No 2, p 102-
"The Treatment of Poliomyelitis and Other Viral Diseases with Vitamin C", Fred R. Klenner, Southern Medicine and Surgery (July 1949) p. 209-214 http://www.doctoryourself.com/Klenner%201949%20VitC_Polio.pdf
"Inhibition of poliovirus type 1 infection by iron-, manganese- and zinc-saturated lactoferrin", Magda Marchetti, Fabiana Superti, Maria Grazia Ammendolia, Paola Rossi, Piera Valenti & L. Seganti , Medical Microbiology and Immunology, volume 187, pages 199–204(1999)
Monolaurin is also effective at disrupting membrane functions of bacteria that stain Gram-positive. This is important because:
"Most pathogens in humans are Gram-positive organisms. In the classical sense, six Gram-positive genera are typically pathogenic in humans. Two of these, Streptococcus and Staphylococcus, are cocci (sphere-shaped bacteria). The remaining organisms are bacilli (rod-shaped bacteria) and can be subdivided based on their ability to form spores. The non-spore formers are Corynebacterium and Listeria (a coccobacillus), whereas Bacillus and Clostridium produce spores." http://laboratory-testing.org/gram-positive-bacteria/
"A number of fungi, yeast, and protozoa are also inactivated or killed by monolaurin. The fungi include several species of ringworm (Isaacs et al 1991). The yeast reported to be affected is Candida albicans (Isaacs et al 1991) The protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia is killed by monoglycerides from hydrolyzed human milk (Hemell et al 1986, Reiner et al 1986, Crouch et al 1991, Isaacs et al 1991). Chlamydia trachomatis is inactivated by monolaurin (Bergsson et al 1998). Hydrogels containing monocaprin/monolaurin are potent in vitro inactivators of sexually transmitted viruses such as HSV-2 and HIV-1 and bacteria such as Neisserian gonorrhea (Thormar 1999)." ("A Review of Monolaurin and Lauric Acid - Natural Virucidal and Bactericidal Agents", Shari Lieberman, Ph.D., C.N.S., F.A.C.N., Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., C.N.S., M.A.C.N., and Harry G. Preuss, M.D., C.N.S., M.A.C.N. Alternative & Complementary Therapies—December 2006 (310- 314) ) http://www.easihealth.co.za/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/02/trials/Monolaurin.pdf
The same reference also lists monolaurin's effectivity against the following:
Others if used concurrently with a chelator
Yeasts, Fungi and Molds
Candida utilis and C. albicans
Several species of Ringworm
Monolaurin is also effective against gonorrhea, MRSA, reduces toxicity of Bacillus anthracis, is effective against toenail fungus, and some forms of autism. (A more extensive list can be found at https://www.ppt-health.com/monolaurin/list-of-illnesses-monolaurin-works-on/ )
There are also some initial indications/expectations that monolaurin may be effective against the ebola virus:
"(Ebola) filoviruses are lipid-enveloped viruses that contain a lipid bilayer coat that protects their genome and helps to facilitate entry into the host cell. Filoviruses are lipid-enveloped viruses that have up to 90% clinical fatality and include Marbug (MARV) and Ebola (EBOV). VP40 (ebola) has been shown to bind anionic lipid membranes". ( Yuan, J., Zhang, Y., Li, J., Zhang, Y., Wang, L. F., and Shi, Z. (2012). "Serological evidence of ebolavirus infection in bats", China. Virol. J. 9, 236)
Similar considerations apply to the Zika virus:
"The Zika virus belongs to the Flaviviridae family and the Flavivirus genus, and is thus related to the dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. Like other flaviviruses, Zika virus is enveloped . . . ." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zika_virusThe Zika virus is transmitted primarily by mosquitos, and so the current approach for wide-area control is the use of aerial pesticides. With these, however, there is an increased risk that exposure to these pesticides can result in neurological and behavioral disorders in human infants -the very thing that Zika control was intended to prevent.
See also: http://www.ppt-health.com/monolaurin/list-of-illnesses-monolaurin-works-on/
Incidentally, there is evidence that measles vaccines can have adverse side-effects and may even produce a worse form of measles::"...the window of vulnerability of an infant may be even greater in vaccinated women than in with women with natural measles infection." (The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 79(5), 2008, pp. 787-792)
JAMA Aug. 22, 1980, vol. 244, p. 804, Vincent Fulginiti and Ray Helfer. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/371258
AbstractThe history of killed and live measles vaccine administration and exposure to natural disease is detailed in four adolescent siblings over a 16-year period. In two of these siblings, atypical measles developed 16 years after killed measles virus vaccine was administered, despite intercurrent doses of live measles virus vaccine.
Additionally"Administration of KMV (killed measles vaccine) apparently set in motion an aberrant immunologic response that not only failed to protect children against natural measles, but resulted in heightened susceptibility." (p. 804). The authors indicate that such children can come down with "an often severe, atypical form of measles. Atypical measles is characterized by fever, headache... and a diverse rash (which)... may consist of a mixture of macules, papules, vesicles, and pustules... "
Paradoxical immune response or paradoxical immune enhancement:https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/05/10/is-there-a-vaccine-for-coronavirus.aspx"Coronavirus vaccine development has proven very difficult over the past 30 years, as the vaccines create very robust antibody response, but when the patient encounters the wild virus, they become severely ill and often die — a reaction known as paradoxical immune response or paradoxical immune enhancement"
. . . So, they look closer and they realize that there are two kinds of antibodies that were being produced by the coronavirus. There are neutralizing antibodies, which are the kind you want, which fight the disease, and then there are binding antibodies.
The binding antibodies actually create a pathway for the disease in your body, and they trigger something called … a paradoxical immune response or paradoxical immune enhancement. What that means is that it looks good until you get the disease, and then it makes the disease much, much worse …
. . .
“The World Health Organization and the British Medical Services are now saying there is no evidence that even getting an infection from the coronavirus equips you with antibodies that will protect you in the future.
They're seeing a lot of reinfection of people who got COVID-19, got better, and then got [sick from] coronavirus again. If that's true, then it's unlikely that any vaccine will work because natural infection always [gives you] a wider band immune response than a vaccine.” https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/05/10/is-there-a-vaccine-for-coronavirus.aspxhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7126676/ (Partial synopsis: Those who had received a seasonal flu shot were 36% more likely to contract coronavirus infection and 51% more likely to contract hMPV infection than unvaccinated individuals.)"Increased Risk of Noninfluenza Respiratory Virus Infections Associated With Receipt of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine", https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3404712/
"Factors associated with paradoxical immune response to antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected patients: a case control study" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3216096/
"Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immune_reconstitution_inflammatory_syndrome"Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a condition seen in some cases of AIDS or immunosuppression, in which the immune system begins to recover, but then responds to a previously acquired opportunistic infection with an overwhelming inflammatory response that paradoxically makes the symptoms of infection worse.""Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS)" https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/glossary/787/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome Synonyms: Immune Reconstitution Syndrome, Immune Restoration Disease
"Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) occurs in two forms: "unmasking" IRIS refers to the flare-up of an underlying, previously undiagnosed infection soon after antiretroviral therapy (ART) is started; "paradoxical" IRIS refers to the worsening of a previously treated infection after ART is started. IRIS can be mild or life-threatening."
"Antibody-dependent enhancement" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibody-dependent_enhancement"Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), sometimes less precisely called immune enhancement or disease enhancement, is a phenomenon in which binding of a virus to non-neutralizing antibodies enhances its entry into host cells, and sometimes also its replication. This phenomenon—which leads to both increased infectivity and virulence—has been observed with mosquito-borne flaviviruses such as Dengue virus, Yellow fever virus and Zika virus, with HIV, and with coronaviruses." (several examples are given)----
"Vaccine-induced Enhancement of Viral Infections", W Huisman, B E E Martina, G F Rimmelzwaan, R A Gruters, A D M E Osterhaus, PMID: 19022319 PMCID: PMC7131326 DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.10.087 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19022319/"Examples of vaccine-induced enhancement of susceptibility to virus infection or of aberrant viral pathogenesis have been documented for infections by members of different virus families. Several mechanisms, many of which still are poorly understood, are at the basis of this phenomenon. Vaccine development for lentivirus infections in general, and for HIV/AIDS in particular, has been little successful. Certain experimental lentiviral vaccines even proved to be counterproductive: they rendered vaccinated subjects more susceptible to infection rather than protecting them. For vaccine-induced enhanced susceptibility to infection with certain viruses like feline coronavirus, Dengue virus, and feline immunodeficiency virus, it has been shown that antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) plays an important role. Other mechanisms may, either in the absence of or in combination with ADE, be involved. Consequently, vaccine-induced enhancement has been a major stumble block in the development of certain flavi-, corona-, paramyxo-, and lentivirus vaccines."-----
"Viral-Induced Enhanced Disease Illness",Maria K. Smatti, Asmaa A. Al Thani, and Hadi M. Yassine Front Microbiol. 2018; 9: 2991. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6290032/"Under certain circumstances, a viral infection or vaccination may result in a subverted immune system, which may lead to an exacerbated illness. Clinical evidence of enhanced illness by preexisting antibodies from vaccination, infection or maternal passive immunity is available for several viruses and is presumptively proposed for other viruses. Multiple mechanisms have been proposed to explain this phenomenon."-----
"As pressure for coronavirus vaccine mounts, scientists debate risks of accelerated testing", Julie Steenhuysen, HEALTH NEWS MARCH 11, 2020 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-vaccines-insight/as-pressure-for-coronavirus-vaccine-mounts-scientists-debate-risks-of-accelerated-testing-idUSKBN20Y1GZ"Studies have suggested that coronavirus vaccines carry the risk of what is known as vaccine enhancement, where instead of protecting against infection, the vaccine can actually make the disease worse when a vaccinated person is infected with the virus. The mechanism that causes that risk is not fully understood and is one of the stumbling blocks that has prevented the successful development of a coronavirus vaccine.. . . .
The best-known example occurred in a U.S. trial in the 1960s of a vaccine created by the NIH and licensed to Pfizer Inc to fight respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes pneumonia in infants. The vast majority of babies who received the vaccine developed more severe disease, and two toddlers died. A more recent example occurred in the Philippines, where some 800,000 children were vaccinated with Sanofi’s dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. Only afterward did the company learn that it could increase the risk of more severe disease in a small percentage of individuals.
Research, including that conducted by Hotez, has shown that coronaviruses in particular have the potential to produce this kind of response. But testing for the risk of vaccine enhancement is time-consuming because it requires scientists to breed mice that are genetically altered to respond to the virus like humans. Work on these and other animal models is just getting under way in several laboratories around the world."-----
"Scientists were close to a coronavirus vaccine years ago. Then the money dried up." https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/scientists-were-close-coronavirus-vaccine-years-ago-then-money-dried-n1150091"Early efforts to develop a SARS vaccine in animal trials were plagued by a phenomenon known as "vaccine-induced enhancement," in which recipients exhibit worse symptoms after being injected — something Fauci said researchers must be mindful of as they work to quickly develop a vaccine to protect against COVID-19.""Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease" Int J Clin Pract . 2021 Mar;75(3):e13795. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.13795. Epub 2020 Dec 4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33113270/"COVID-19 vaccines designed to elicit neutralising antibodies may sensitise vaccine recipients to more severe disease than if they were not vaccinated. . . . This risk is sufficiently obscured in clinical trial protocols and consent forms for ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials that adequate patient comprehension of this risk is unlikely to occur, obviating truly informed consent by subjects in these trials."
A Herxheimer ("die off" or "immune cascade") reaction might occur upon initial use of monolaurin, especially in chronically unhealthy people:
"The treatment of many bacterial infections provokes a Herxheimer reaction. Herxing was originally observed in patients with acute infections such as syphilis who received mercury treatment (a weak antibiotic). The immune system response to acute infection is sometimes referred to as the immune cascade. For example, in the infamous anthrax attacks people died because by the time they got to hospital the anthrax organisms had multiplied to the point where killing them also killed the patient.
. . . As the immune system tries to clear up this cellular debris, it releases a host of inflammatory molecules which, along with the toxins released by the bacteria as they die, cause a rise in symptoms in the area in which the bacteria are being killed. . . . The intensity of the reaction is thought to be dependent on many factors; location of the inflammation, appropriateness of the antibiotic/s, the antibiotic dosage, the presence of immunosuppressants, the level of 25 hydroxyvitamin-D and the prophylactic dosing schedule of Benicar used to interrupt the inflammatory cascade." https://chronicillnessrecovery.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161
A therapeutic dose of monolaurin is generally 1800 mg to 2400 mg per day, and is usually taken as the need arises. It is generally free of side-effects, does not kill beneficial intestinal bacteria, nor increase resistance of organisms to antibiotics. For some types of infections, it must be taken long-term. I have had good results with Ultimate Monolaurin and Lauricidin® .
Also, monolaurin is sometimes popularly used with olive leaf extract and oil of oregano.
"Monolaurin – A Natural Immune Boosting Powerhouse", Byron J. Richards (October 2008) http://www.wellnessresources.com/tips/articles/monolaurin_a_natural_immune_boosting_powerhouse/
"Many of the types of viruses monolaurin helps are those that can be chronic low grade infections that deplete energy on a regular basis and flare up when you are stressed or down. If you have ever had a bad bug and never really got your energy back then monolaurin may help your immune system clean up the problem – even years later. Many find it useful for recurring mouth sores that are herpes-based problems."
"In vitro Effects of Monolaurin Compounds on Enveloped RNA and DNA Viruses", John C. Hierholzer, Jon J. Kabara (1982) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-4565.1982.tb00429.x/abstract
"Monolaurin alone and monolaurin with tert-butylhydroxyanisole (BHA), methylparaben, or sorbic acid were tested for in vitro virucidal activity against 14 human RNA and DNA enveloped viruses in cell culture. At concentrations of 1% additive in the reaction mixture for 1 h at 23°C, all viruses were reduced in infectivity by >99.9%. Monolaurin with BHA was the most effective virucidal agent in that it removed all measurable infectivity from all of the viruses tested. The compounds acted similarly on all the viruses and reduced infectivity by disintegrating the virus envelope."
Note that this was an "in glass" (test tube) study. BHA (and BHT, butylated hydroxytoluene) are commonly used commercial antioxidants. They are typically added to food or the packaging material. They also have industrial uses.
"Butylated hydroxyanisoles for the treatment of retroviral diseases" (1991) http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4992475.pdf
The BHT Book A Practical Guide to Resolving Viral Disease, Steven Wm. Fowkes (2011) http://www.projectwellbeing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/BHTbook-StevenWmFowkes-100903.pdf
"Food grade chemicals for use in designing food preservative systems", http://triscience.com/Acid/food-grade-chemicals-for-use-in-designing-food-preservative-systems/doculite_view
"Although monolaurin (Lauricidin) is a Generally Recognized As Safe chemical, its use as part of a preservative system is new. Comparisons of its germicidal activity by investigators have shown it to be more effective than proprionates, benzoates and even sorbic acid. The common antioxidants, tert-butylhydroxytoluene (Bht) or tert-butylhydroxyanisole (Bha), have been shown since 1967 to affect a number of different microorganisms, including viruses. The chelator ethylenediamineacetate (Edta) has weak biocidal activity on its own but can potentiate the effect of the first 2 biocidal agents, particularly against gram-negative bacteria. The 3 common food chemicals therefore become part of a preservative system."
"New Antiviral Agents" (1990) http://www.freepatentsonline.com/EP0482071.pdf
"Previous reports have shown various fatty acids and fatty acid derivatives to display an antiviral activity. Lauric acid and monolaurin are effective at inactivating HIV, measles, herpes simplex virus, vesicular somatitis, visna virus, and CMV." ("An examination of the medicinal potential of Scaevola spinescens: Toxicity, antibacterial, and antiviral activities",
Ian E. Cock1, and Liisa Kukkonen" Pharmacognosy Res. 2011 Apr-Jun; 3(2): 85–94. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3129029/ )
"Coconut oil in Health and Disease: Its and monolaurin's Potential as Cure for HIV/AIDS", Dr. Conrado S. Dayrit (2000) http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/article10526.pdf
"In a series of papers published in the 70s, Jon J Kabara et al (6-10) and other workers studied the anti-microbial activity of various fatty acids. They found that the medium chain fatty acids (MCF A) with 6 to 12 carbons, possessed significant activity against gram positive bacteria, but not against gram negatives; they were also active against lipid coated viruses as well as fungi and protozoa. Saturated fatty acids, longer than 14 carbons long had no such activity. And of the MCFA, lauric acid (CI2:0) was most potent, particularly in its monoglyceride form (monolaurin); . . .
This initial trial confirmed the anecdotal reports that coconut oil does have an anti-viral effect and can beneficially reduce the viral load of HIV patients. The positive anti-viral action was seen not only with the monoglyceride of lauric acid but with coconut oil itself. This indicates that coconut oil is metabolized to monoglyceride forms of C-8, C-IO, C- 12 to which it must owe its antipathogenic activity.
More and longer therapies using monolaurin will have to be designed and done before the defmitive [sic] role of such coco products can be determined. With such products, the outlook for more efficacious and cheaper anti HIV therapy is improved."
Biofilm Dissolving Enzymes
(future info on biofilms Serrapetase, Lumbrokinase, Nattokinase)
Related: Why people are cautious about vaccinations:
I was going to follow the usual advice of recommending a yearly flu shot, but my investigation promptly turned into a swamp full of alligators:http://www.livescience.com/27493-narcolepsy-swine-flu-vaccine.html
"Neurological and autoimmune disorders after vaccination against pandemic influenza A (H1N1) with a monovalent adjuvanted vaccine: population based cohort study in Stockholm, Sweden" http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d5956
"The flu vaccine may have a strange problem that US scientists can't fix", http://www.businessinsider.com/annual-flu-shots-may-lower-effectiveness-2015-11 "Repeated vaccinations against the flu might make the newest shot less effective than the last . . ."
"Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism", J Biomed Sci. 2002 Jul-Aug;9(4):359-64. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12145534
from this evidence, we suggest that an inappropriate antibody response to MMR,
specifically the measles component thereof, might be related to pathogenesis of autism.
Copyright 2002 National Science Council, ROC and S. Karger AG, Basel "
strep plays mind games, Tracking how a common bacterial infection might
spark a faulty immune reaction in the brain", Rachel Zamzow Science News, August 31, 2019, p. 22-26
"Autism Children whose mothers get bacterial or viral infections during pregnancy have a greater chance of developing autism. In some cases of autism, mothers' antibodies may have attacked the developing fetal brain."
"Serological association of measles virus and human herpes virus-6 with brain auto-antibodies in autism", Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1998 Oct;89(1):105-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9756729 )
"This study is the first to report an association between virus serology and brain autoantibody in autism; it supports the hypothesis that a virus-induced autoimmune response may play a causal role in autism."
"Hypothesis: conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders", Med Hypotheses. 2011 Dec;77(6):940-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.08.019. Epub 2011 Oct 10. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21993250
The first conjugate vaccine was approved for use in the US in 1988 to protect infants and young children against the capsular bacteria Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). Since its introduction in the US, this vaccine has been approved in most developed countries, including Denmark and Israel where the vaccine was added to their national vaccine programs in 1993 and 1994, respectively. There have been marked increases in the reported prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) among children in the US beginning with birth cohorts in the late 1980s and in Denmark and Israel starting approximately 4-5 years later. Although these increases may partly reflect ascertainment biases, an exogenous trigger could explain a significant portion of the reported increases in ASDs. It is hypothesized here that the introduction of the Hib conjugate vaccine in the US in 1988 and its subsequent introduction in Denmark and Israel could explain a substantial portion of the initial increases in ASDs in those countries. The continuation of the trend toward increased rates of ASDs could be further explained by increased usage of the vaccine, a change in 1990 in the recommended age of vaccination in the US from 15 to 2 months, increased immunogenicity of the vaccine through changes in its carrier protein, and the subsequent introduction of the conjugate vaccine for Streptococcus pneumoniae. Although conjugate vaccines have been highly effective in protecting infants and young children from the significant morbidity and mortality caused by Hib and S. pneumoniae, the potential effects of conjugate vaccines on neural development merit close examination. Conjugate vaccines fundamentally change the manner in which the immune systems of infants and young children function by deviating their immune responses to the targeted carbohydrate antigens from a state of hypo-responsiveness to a robust B2 B cell mediated response. This period of hypo-responsiveness to carbohydrate antigens coincides with the intense myelination process in infants and young children, and conjugate vaccines may have disrupted evolutionary forces that favored early brain development over the need to protect infants and young children from capsular bacteria."
"Hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates and autism diagnosis, NHIS1997-2002", J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2010;73(24):1665-77. doi: 10.1080/15287394.2010.519317. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21058170 )
Universal hepatitis B vaccination was recommended for U.S. newborns in 1991; however, safety findings are mixed. The association between hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates and parental report of autism diagnosis was determined. This cross-sectional study used weighted probability samples obtained from National Health Interview Survey 1997-2002 data sets. Vaccination status was determined from the vaccination record. Logistic regression was used to estimate the odds for autism diagnosis associated with neonatal hepatitis B vaccination among boys age 3-17 years, born before 1999, adjusted for race, maternal education, and two-parent household. Boys vaccinated as neonates had threefold greater odds for autism diagnosis compared to boys never vaccinated or vaccinated after the first month of life. Non-Hispanic white boys were 64% less likely to have autism diagnosis relative to nonwhite boys. Findings suggest that U.S. male neonates vaccinated with the hepatitis B vaccine prior to 1999 (from vaccination record) had a threefold higher risk for parental report of autism diagnosis compared to boys not vaccinated as neonates during that same time period. Nonwhite boys bore a greater risk."
"Immunological findings in autism", Int Rev Neurobiol. 2005;71:317-41. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16512356 )
The immunopathogenesis of autism is presented schematically in Fig. 1. Two main immune dysfunctions in autism are immune regulation involving pro-inflammatory cytokines and autoimmunity. Mercury and an infectious agent like the measles virus are currently two main candidate environmental triggers for immune dysfunction in autism. . . . . Studies showing elevated brain specific antibodies in autism support an autoimmune mechanism. . . . . Viruses may initiate the process but the subsequent activation of cytokines is the damaging factor associated with autism. Virus specific antibodies associated with measles virus have been demonstrated in autistic subjects. Environmental exposure to mercury is believed to harm human health possibly through modulation of immune homeostasis. A mercury link with the immune system has been postulated due to the involvement of postnatal exposure to thimerosal, a preservative added in the MMR vaccines. The occupational hazard exposure to mercury causes edema in astrocytes and, at the molecular level, the CD95/Fas apoptotic signaling pathway is disrupted by Hg2+. Inflammatory mediators in autism usually involve activation of astrocytes and microglial cells. Proinflammatory chemokines (MCP-1 and TARC), and an anti-inflammatory and modulatory cytokine, TGF-beta1, are consistently elevated in autistic brains. In measles virus infection, it has been postulated that there is immune suppression by inhibiting T-cell proliferation and maturation and downregulation MHC class II expression. Cytokine alteration of TNF-alpha is increased in autistic populations. Toll-like-receptors are also involved in autistic development. High NO levels are associated with autism. Maternal antibodies may trigger autism as a mechanism of autoimmunity. MMR vaccination may increase risk for autism via an autoimmune mechanism in autism. MMR antibodies are significantly higher in autistic children as compared to normal children, supporting a role of MMR in autism. Autoantibodies (IgG isotype) to neuron-axon filament protein (NAFP) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) are significantly increased in autistic patients (Singh et al., 1997). Increase in Th2 may explain the increased autoimmunity, such as the findings of antibodies to MBP and neuronal axonal filaments in the brain. There is further evidence that there are other participants in the autoimmune phenomenon. (Kozlovskaia et al., 2000). The possibility of its involvement in autism cannot be ruled out. Further investigations at immunological, cellular, molecular, and genetic levels will allow researchers to continue to unravel the immunopathogenic mechanisms' associated with autistic processes in the developing brain. This may open up new avenues for prevention and/or cure of this devastating neurodevelopmental disorder."
"Pregnancy, Immunity, Schizophrenia, and Autism", Paul H. Patterson (Engineering & Science, No. 3, 2006 p. 21 ; http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~phplab/images/whatwedo/EngSci31006.pdf
"Brain IL-6 elevation causes neuronal circuitry imbalances and mediates autism-like behaviors", Hongen Wei Kathryn K. Chadman , Daniel P. McCloskey , Ashfaq M. Sheikh , Mazhar Malik W. Ted Brown , Xiaohong Li http://vaccinepapers.org/wp-content/uploads/Brain-IL-6-elevation-causes-neuronal-circuitry-imbalances-and-mediates-autism-like-behaviors.pdf
"Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?", J Inorg Biochem. 2011 Nov;105(11):1489-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Aug 23. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22099159
"We previously showed that poorly biodegradable aluminum-coated particles injected into muscle are promptly phagocytosed in muscle and the draining lymph nodes, and can disseminate within phagocytic cells throughout the body and slowly accumulate in brain. This strongly suggests that long-term adjuvant biopersistence within phagocytic cells is a prerequisite for slow brain translocation and delayed neurotoxicity. " ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsDKP9rXLkg&feature=youtu.be&t=42m44s (consequential effects of aluminum in vaccines
"The Effect of Aluminum in Vaccines on Humans . . ." Dr. Chris Shaw http://youtu.be/HK-93SHnTFk
“Aluminum and Glyphosate Can Synergistically Induce Pineal Gland Pathology: Connection to Gut Dysbiosis and Neurological Disease”, Agricultural Sciences, 2015, 6, 42-70, Stephanie Seneff, Nancy Swanson, Chen Li; DOI: 10.4236/as.2015.61005 http://file.scirp.org/pdf/AS_2015011220442124.pdf , http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=53106
Many neurological diseases, including autism, depression, dementia, anxiety disorder and Parkinson’s disease, are associated with abnormal sleep patterns, which are directly linked to pineal gland dysfunction. The pineal gland is highly susceptible to environmental toxicants. Two pervasive substances in modern industrialized nations are aluminum and glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup®. In this paper, we show how these two toxicants work synergistically to induce neurological damage. Glyphosate disrupts gut bacteria, leading to an overgrowth of Clostridium difficile. Its toxic product, p-cresol, is linked to autism in both human and mouse models. p-Cresol enhances uptake of aluminum via transferrin. Anemia, a result of both aluminum disruption of heme and impaired heme synthesis by glyphosate, leads to hypoxia, which induces increased pineal gland transferrin synthesis. Premature birth is associated with hypoxic stress and with substantial increased risk to the subsequent development of autism, linking hypoxia to autism. Glyphosate chelates aluminum, allowing ingested aluminum to bypass the gut barrier. This leads to anemia-induced hypoxia, promoting neurotoxicity and damaging the pineal gland. Both glyphosate and aluminum disrupt cytochrome P450 enzymes, which are involved in melatonin metabolism. Furthermore, melatonin is derived from tryptophan, whose synthesis in plants and microbes is blocked by glyphosate. We also demonstrate a plausible role for vitamin D3 dysbiosis in impaired gut function and impaired serotonin synthesis. This paper proposes that impaired sulfate supply to the brain mediates the damage induced by the synergistic action of aluminum and glyphosate on the pineal gland and related midbrain nuclei."
An adjuvant is a substance that enhances the antigen-specific immune response, induces the release of inflammatory cytokines, and interacts with Toll-like receptors and the NALP3 inflammasome. The immunological consequence of these actions is to stimulate the innate and adaptive immune response. The activation of the immune system by adjuvants, a desirable effect, could trigger manifestations of autoimmunity or autoimmune disease. Recently, a new syndrome was introduced, autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA), that includes postvaccination phenomena, macrophagic myofasciitis, Gulf War syndrome and siliconosis. This syndrome is characterized by nonspecific and specific manifestations of autoimmune disease. The main substances associated with ASIA are squalene (Gulf War syndrome), aluminum hydroxide (postvaccination phenomena, macrophagic myofasciitis) and silicone with siliconosis. Mineral oil, guaiacol and iodine gadital are also associated with ASIA."
(for a different view of Gulf War Illness see https://progressive.org/magazine/anthrax-export/ )
"Long-term Persistence of Vaccine-Derived Aluminum Hydroxide is Associated with Chronic Cognitive Dysfunction.", J. Inorganic Biochemistry Volume 103, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 1571–1578 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0162013409001895
“Aluminium in brain tissue in autism” Matthew Mold , Dorcas Umar , Andrew King , Christopher Exley, Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology Volume 46, March 2018, Pages 76-82 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2017.11.012 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17308763?via%3Dihub
Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder of unknown aetiology. It is suggested to involve both genetic susceptibility and environmental factors including in the latter environmental toxins. Human exposure to the environmental toxin aluminium has been linked, if tentatively, to autism spectrum disorder. Herein we have used transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry to measure, for the first time, the aluminium content of brain tissue from donors with a diagnosis of autism. We have also used an aluminium selective fluor to identify aluminium in brain tissue using fluorescence microscopy. The aluminium content of brain tissue in autism was consistently high. The mean (standard deviation) aluminium content across all 5 individuals for each lobe were 3.82(5.42), 2.30(2.00), 2.79(4.05) and 3.82(5.17) μg/g dry wt. for the occipital, frontal, temporal and parietal lobes respectively. These are some of the highest values for aluminium in human brain tissue yet recorded and one has to question why, for example, the aluminium content of the occipital lobe of a 15 year old boy would be 8.74 (11.59) μg/g dry wt.? Aluminium-selective fluorescence microscopy was used to identify aluminium in brain tissue in 10 donors. While aluminium was imaged associated with neurones it appeared to be present intracellularly in microglia-like cells and other inflammatory non-neuronal cells in the meninges, vasculature, grey and white matter. The pre-eminence of intracellular aluminium associated with nonneuronal cells was a standout observation in autism brain tissue and may offer clues as to both the origin of the brain aluminium as well as a putative role in autism spectrum disorder.
“Behavioral abnormalities in female mice following administration of aluminum adjuvants and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil “ Immunologic Research February 2017, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp 136–149 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12026-016-8826-6
"Aluminum in the central nervous system (CNS): toxicity in humans and animals, vaccine adjuvants, and autoimmunity" Chris Shaw, L. Tomljenovic. Immunologic Research, (July 2013) 56:304-316 DOI 10.1007/s12026-013-8403-1 https://link.springer.com/journal/12026
"In young children, a highly significant correlation exists between the number of pediatric aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines administered and the rate of autism spectrum disorders. Many of the features of aluminum-induced neurotoxicity may arise, in part, from autoimmune reactions, as part of the ASIA syndrome [Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants]. Aluminum is added to vaccines to help the vaccine work more effectively, but unlike dietary aluminum which will usually clear rapidly from the body, aluminum used in vaccines and injected is designed to provide a long-lasting cellular exposure. Thus, the problem with vaccine-derived aluminum is really twofold: It drives the immune response even in the absence of a viral or bacterial threat and it can make its way into the central nervous system. It is not really a matter of much debate that aluminum in various forms can be neurotoxic." (Chris Shaw, L. Tomljenovic. Immunologic Research, (2013) 56:304-316 DOI 10.1007/s12026-013-8403-1.)
"Neurodevelopmental disorders following thimerosal-containing childhood immunizations: a follow-up analysis." Int J Toxicol. 2004 Nov-Dec;23(6):369-76. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15764492
"It was determined that there were significantly increased odds ratios (ORs) for autism (OR = 1.8, p < .05), mental retardation (OR = 2.6, p < .002), speech disorder (OR = 2.1, p < .02), personality disorders (OR = 2.6, p < .01), and thinking abnormality (OR = 8.2, p < .01) adverse events reported to the VAERS [Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System ] following thimerosal-containing DTaP vaccines in comparison to thimerosal-free DTaP vaccines. Potential confounders and reporting biases were found to be minimal in this assessment of the VAERS. It was observed, even though the media has reported a potential association between autism and thimerosal exposure, that the other NDs [neurodevelopmental disorders] analyzed in this assessment of the VAERS had significantly higher ORs than autism following thimerosal-containing DTaP vaccines in comparison to thimerosal-free DTaP vaccines. The present study provides additional epidemiological evidence supporting previous epidemiological, clinical and experimental evidence that administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines in the United States resulted in a significant number of children developing NDs."
"Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22015977
" the Act eliminates manufacturer liability
for a vaccine’s unavoidable, adverse side effects"
See also https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/09-152.ZD.html (read foootnote 4 about "unavoidably unsafe products" if your eyes glaze over)
Reports of 'Syndrome' Appearing After HPV Vaccination", Zosia
Chustecka (September 18, 2015)
Apparently, early autism symptoms can be reversed by deliberate renormalization of the immune system. (See also Iodine and NAC above)
"China Vaccine Scandal Prompts Angry Backlash From Parents and Doctors", Charlie Campbell / BEIJING (March 22, 2016) http://time.com/4267266/china-vaccine-scandal/ ( My advice: If you are getting a vaccination of any kind, make sure neither the vaccine nor its ingredients have been sourced from China.)
In my opinion, vaccinations should be a voluntary choice by a well-informed adult. Vaccinations should not be mindlessly and mandatorily imposed by panicked legislators and medical committees who are in bed with the vaccine manufacturers. Vaccines are clearly useful, but alternatives are useful and readily available too. People should be permitted to exercise their own well-informed judgement. And I believe it is a "Breach of Duty" for legislators and medical committees when they do not point out viable alternatives. Such a breach produces disrespect for the law, disrespect for legislators, mistrust for our medical and science institutions, and disrespect for law enforcement. Eventually this will result in wide-spread lawlessness, as people seek their own form of "justice". See also Due Diligence.
Prescribing information for MMR live vaccine. This is an excerpt from the package insert for
MMR vaccine intended to be read by doctors, not patients. https://www.fda.gov/media/75191/download
Look at the possible Nervous System adverse reactions.You can see an example of some data returned for specified adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine (GARDASIL) here at: VAERS_Search_Example3.html
You have to decide if you want to expose your child to these and
other risks. The choice is often called "vaccine roulette".
https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hrsa/vaccine-compensation/federal-register-nprm-vaccine-injury-table.pdfAnother resource you can use is The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database. See:
"How to Access Data from the CDC's VAERS WONDER system" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOH7cFWS7o4 Then go to https://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html"The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database contains information on unverified reports of adverse events (illnesses, health problems and/or symptoms) following immunization with US-licensed vaccines. Reports are accepted from anyone and can be submitted electronically at www.vaers.hhs.gov."
Former FDA commissioner David Kessler wrote that "Only about 1% of serious events are reported to the FDA." That means that there are tens of millions of adverse reactions that go unreported. (JAMA 269(21):(19930 2765-2768; see also https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/406452 )
See also: https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/vaccinecompensation/vaccineinjurytable.pdf
"How Silencing of Dissent in Science Impacts Woman. The Gardasil® Story", Leonard Vernon
https://www.academia.edu/35013479/How_Silencing_of_Dissent_in_Science_Impacts_Woman_The_Gardasil_Story"Those who question vaccine safety have been ostracized, misquoted and even made to appear mentally ill by those who hold the majority opinion on the issue. Physicians who question vaccine safety have had their licenses threatened or have been fired from positions. Tactics such as name calling and the use of terms such as pseudo-science, (even when the evidence being presented is from widely accepted peer-reviewed journals) or " conspiracy theorists " which has the effect of placing those holding the minority opinion in the category of such groups as 9/11 truthers, are not uncommon."
. . . a substantial number of the recommended vaccines cannot prevent transmission of disease. This is because either they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases. People who have not received these vaccines pose no higher threat to the public than those who have.
Regarding voluntary, informed consent for vaccinations:"The Nuremburg Code" (1947) http://www.cirp.org/library/ethics/nuremberg/ "The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.", and "This code recognizes that doctors should avoid actions that injure human patients. The principles established by this code for medical practice now have been extened into general codes of medical ethics."
"Universal Declaration of Human Rights", https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html (See Article 3: "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." )
"Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights" http://www.kentlaw.edu/faculty/bbrown/classes/IntlOrgSp07/CourseDocs/IIIUniversalDeclarationonBioethicsandHumanRights.pdf
"Global bioethics at UNESCO: in defence of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights", R Andorno, J Med Ethics. 2007 Mar; 33(3): 150–154 doi: 10.1136/jme.2006.016543 PMCID: PMC2598251 PMID: 17329385 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2598251/
My review of the literature suggests that the MMR vaccine does not actually cause autism. But there is a loose end here involving autoimmunity, signaling proteins, and immature immune systems, especially in malnourished moms-to-be and in young children. This in turn leads me to suspect iodine deficiencies (among other things), especially in the United States. Iodine is needed for infant brain development. It is also needed for proper functioning of the immune system. And it aids the body in ridding itself of toxic metals like lead, mercury, and aluminum.
The role of vitamin A and D3 deficiencies also needs to be investigated.
The public should be wary about the word games being played here by the media. A lot of people get sick during cold weather. So does cold weather cause disease? No. The cause is usually various viruses, not the weather itself. However, cold weather favors many of these viruses. And so there is a correlation, or association, but not necessarily a direct causation. The autism/vaccine controversy involves similar convolutions and obfuscations. If the body's immunsystem confuses a brain signaling protein with a measles viral protein, and attacks the brain instead of the virus, then are the resulting neurological disorders "caused" by the vaccine or "caused" by the immune system's inappropriate response? Read this excerpt from CBS news and note the use of the word "caused":For example, there's no evidence autism is caused by the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and no evidence it's caused by thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative sometimes used in vaccines. (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-teen-ethan-lindenberger-defies-mother-and-gets-vaccinated/ )
Read the peer reviewed citations and abstracts above and decide if CBS is motivated to simply present the truth, or if they have some other agenda.
The word "cure" is another word to watch out for. Says the FDA: ( https://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/UsingDietarySupplements/ucm480069.htm#what_info )"The disclaimer must also state that this product is not intended to "diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease," because only a drug can legally make such a claim."
Another example:"Because there is no cure, the only way to stop measles is to get the vaccine . . ." (https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/measles-outbreak/measles-outbreaks-lawmakers-tackle-vaccine-misinformation-conspiracies-n977261)
Not true! Studies have shown that having a complete measles vaccination or previously having measles itself, is NOT a guarantee that such a person will not spread measles:"Measles Outbreak Traced to Fully Vaccinated Patient for First Time", Nsikan AkpanApr. 11, 2014, https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/04/measles-outbreak-traced-fully-vaccinated-patient-first-time"Outbreak of Measles Among Persons With Prior Evidence of Immunity", New York City, 2011 , Jennifer B. Rosen Jennifer S. Rota Carole J. Hickman Sun B. Sowers Sara Mercader Paul A. Rota William J. Bellini Ada J. Huang Margaret K. Doll Jane R. Zucker Christopher M. Zimmerman Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 58, Issue 9, 1 May 2014, Pages 1205–1210, https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/58/9/1205/2895266 https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu105
"Public Health Officials Know: Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease" , Leslie Manookian (MARCH 3, 2015) https://www.westonaprice.org/public-health-officials-know-recently-vaccinated-individuals-spread-disease/
"Why Herd Immunity is a Hoax", (March 12, 2019) https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/03/12/why-herd-immunity-is-a-hoax/ https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/03/12/vaccine-herd-immunity.aspx (lists Sources and References)
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/measles-and-measles-vaccines-14-things-we-consider, Roman Bystrianyk (October 8th 2014)
"Measles outbreak in a vaccinated school population: epidemiology, chains of transmission and the role of vaccine failures", B M Nkowane, S W Bart, W A Orenstein, and M Baltier, Am J Public Health. 1987 April; 77(4): 434–438. doi: 10.2105/ajph.77.4.434
PMCID: PMC1646939, PMID: 3826461 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646939/"An outbreak of measles occurred in a high school with a documented vaccination level of 98 per cent. . . .Vaccine failures among apparently adequately vaccinated individuals were sources of infection for at least 48 per cent of the cases in the outbreak. There was no evidence to suggest that waning immunity was a contributing factor among the vaccine failures. . ."
"Measles outbreak in a fully immunized secondary-school population", T L Gustafson, A W Lievens, P A Brunell, R G Moellenberg, C M Buttery, L M Sehulster, New England Journal of Medicine, . 1987 Mar 26;316(13):771-4. doi: 10.1056/NEJM198703263161303. PMID: 3821823 DOI: 10.1056/NEJM198703263161303, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3821823/"An outbreak of measles occurred among adolescents in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the spring of 1985, even though vaccination requirements for school attendance had been thoroughly enforced. Serum samples from 1806 students at two secondary schools were obtained eight days after the onset of the first case. Only 4.1 percent of these students (74 of 1806) lacked detectable antibody to measles. . . . We conclude that outbreaks of measles can occur in secondary schools, even when more than 99 percent of the students have been vaccinated and more than 95 percent are immune.""Mumps outbreak in a highly vaccinated student population", The Netherlands, 2004 Vaccine 2010 Apr 9;28(17):2932-6. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.02.020. Epub 2010 Feb 25.Heinrich J Brockhoff 1, Liesbeth Mollema, Gerard J B Sonder, Cees A Postema, Robert S van Binnendijk, Robert H G Kohl, Hester E de Melker, Susan J M Hahné , PMID: 20188683 DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.02.020"In September 2004 a mumps outbreak occurred at an international hotel school in The Netherlands. . . . Explanations for the relatively high AR among vaccinated participants include primary vaccine failure, waning immunity and incomplete vaccine-induced immunity in the context of high mumps virus exposure in a school party and a crowded boarding school."
"Chickenpox outbreak in a highly vaccinated school population",
Pediatrics 2004 Mar;113(3 Pt 1):455-9. Barna D Tugwell 1, Lore E Lee, Hilary Gillette, Eileen M Lorber, Katrina Hedberg, Paul R Cieslak doi: 10.1542/peds.113.3.455. PMID: 14993534 DOI: 10.1542/peds.113.3.455"We investigated a chickenpox outbreak that started in an Oregon elementary school in October 2001. . . . A chickenpox outbreak occurred in a school in which 97% of students without a prior history of chickenpox were vaccinated. Students vaccinated >5 years before the outbreak were at risk for breakthrough disease. Booster vaccination may deserve additional consideration."
Many such articles are easily found.
The concept of "herd immunity" orginally applied to populations that had recovered from actual "virus-in-the-wild" infections. That this concept would also apply to a vaccinated population is very questionable. Vaccine induced immunity is much narrower than the real thing, and is only temporary (requires "booster shots" every few years; if you were vaccinated against the measles in the 1960s, your "vaccine immunity" is now long gone".)
Reactions to measles vaccinations themselves can even be confused with actual "in the wild" measles outbreaks:“During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccines. Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences.” ("Rapid Identification of Measles Virus Vaccine Genotype by Real-Time PCR" https://jcm.asm.org/content/55/3/735 DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01879-16 Felicia Roy, Lillian Mendoza, Joanne Hiebert, Rebecca J. McNall, Bettina Bankamp, Sarah Connolly, Amy Lüdde, Nicole Friedrich, Annette Mankertz, Paul A. Rota, Alberto Severini; See also: https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/03/05/portions-of-measles-outbreaks-are-due-to-vaccine-reactions-and-not-wild-measles-virusSaid differently, about 38 percent of the suspected measles cases in the Disneyland outbreak had nothing to do with "wild measles" but were actually vaccine related.
Let's suppose that one of those infidel, traitorous, "antivaxer" revisionist swine dogs found a way to "stop measles" by using good nutrition with extra amounts of monolaurin, vitamins A, D3, C, iodine, and fish oil. Even if it provably and unquestionably worked, it could not be regarded as a "cure", because, as the FDA has stated, it is not a “drug”.
Is it any wonder why certain groups have such distrust for the FDA and CDC? Parents have no interest in government word games; they just want healthy children.
'Wisdom is proved righteous by its works.' If the "wisdom" does not work, then it is not right. The government's program of measles prevention by vaccination is clearly not working, as shown by the currently rapid increase in measles cases; there are many people who don't like vaccines. Various groups have presented simplistic alternatives to vaccinations, but they have not worked either. Ironically, we will probably never hear about alternatives that do work: the government won't report them because they are not drugs or vaccines, the media won't report them because they see no problem (no measles) in the first place in such groups, and the users won't publicize them because they don't want to be ridiculed by the government and mass media. 'Why throw your pearls before swine, lest they turn around and rip you open?' (Matthew 7:6) Those who know, don't talk. Those who talk don't know. The end result is as the Bible says: "The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble." -Proverbs 4:19 (NAS )
_____"And I say to you, that every careless word that men shall speak, they shall render account for it in the day of judgment.
For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned." (Matthew 12:36-37)_____
Additionally, most of the media pundits on this topic have never even read the paper that started it all. (http://feingold.org/Research/PDFstudies/RETRACTED-Wakefield1998html.pdf The Lancet, Volume 351, Issue 9103, Pages 637 - 641, 28 February 1998 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(97)11096-0 Cite or Link Using DOI RETRACTED: "Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children", Dr AJ Wakefield FRCS, SH Murch MB, A Anthony MB, J Linnell PhD, DM Casson MRCP, M Malik MRCP, M Berelowitz FRCPsych, AP Dhillon MRCPath, MA Thomson FRCP, P Harvey FRCP, A Valentine FRCR, SE Davies MRCPath, JA Walker-Smith FRCP ) Here is a short excerpt:Disintegrative psychosis is recognised as a sequel to measles encephalitis, although in most cases no cause is ever identified.14 Viral encephalitis can give rise to autistic disorders, particularly when it occurs early in life.15 Rubella virus is associated with autism and the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (rather than monovalent measles vaccine) has also been implicated. Fudenberg16 noted that for 15 of 20 autistic children, the first symptoms developed within a week of vaccination. Gupta17 commented on the striking association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and the onset of behavioural symptoms in all the children that he had investigated for regressive autism. Measles virus18, 19 and measles vaccination20 have both been implicated as risk factors for Crohn's disease and persistent measles vaccine-strain virus infection has been found in children with autoimmune hepatitis.21
We did not prove an association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the syndrome described.
Virological studies are underway that may help to resolve this issue. If there is a causal link between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and this syndrome, a rising incidence might be anticipated after the introduction of this vaccine in the UK in 1988. Published evidence is inadequate to show whether there is a change in incidence22 or a link with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. 23
You should suspect media prejudice when the media and opinion writers continue to cite a "discredited" study that is 20 years old. Why don't they cite more recent studies that have not been discredited, such as the ones listed above? This is a clear example of prejudice, suppression of evidence, and cherry-picking of the evidence. And a shallow, unthinking public lets these bigots get away with it unchallenged. "Nothing to see here. Move along."
Furthermore, Wakefield's paper was about a "case series", not a "control study" The former is used to generate an hypothesis and lacks a control group. It was not intended to "prove" something (as above). The stupid media parrots don't point out the distinction, yet present themselves as fully informed experts. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case%E2%80%93control_study https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohort_study https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitudinal_study https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-sectional_study
Moreover, the CDC needs to be more helpful in finding and recommending workable solutions to the autism/vaccine controversy. For instance, the CDC had an opportunity to intervene with a workable non-vaccine option in the Disneyland measles cases:"Previous reports have shown various fatty acids and fatty acid derivatives to display an antiviral activity. Lauric acid and monolaurin are effective at inactivating HIV, measles, herpes simplex virus, vesicular somatitis, visna virus, and CMV." Pharmacognosy Research, Ian E. Cock, and Liisa Kukkonen 2011 Apr-Jun; 3(2): 85–94.
Instead, we have the CDC playing games of "exact words", legislators passing stupid, Draconian laws, and various factions of the public screaming at each other, and pursuing blame and etiologies, not solutions.
The CDC could also have been more helpful in handling the COVID19 pandemic. They could have offered a simple, workable, protocol to defeat the virus. ( https://www.ppt-health.com/monolaurin/list-of-illnesses-monolaurin-works-on/ ) But they chose not to go this route. Professional problem solvers would say they chose "Accommodation" instead of "Solution". The former means that we were told to live with the virus and its effects; we "put up with it", like an obnoxious roommate. The result was millions of people still got sick, people still died, tens of millions of people became unemployed, the U.S. economy took a loss of TRILLIONS of dollars, healthy people were quarantined en masse, and crucial medical information was heavily censored or manipulated. In my opinion, the CDC is one useless, corrupt (even criminally negligent) agency.
The pandemic has also revealed yet another word game. The media outlets vehemently proclaim that the virus that causes COVID19 was not "created" in a laboratory. But consider this from peer-reviewed literature:"SARS-CoV-2 appears to be a bat coronavirus modified to integrate spike proteins that allows the virus to enter human cells by attaching to ACE-2 receptors, as well as an envelope protein from HIV called GP141, which impairs immune function" "Additionally, Boyle strongly suspects nanotechnology was used in its creation as well, as its exceptional ability to stay airborne for long periods of time is a nanotech hallmark." (there are claims that the United States funded at least part of this research.) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2012-7 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852 ; "The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus",Botao Xiao1, Lei Xiao https://chanworld.org/wp-content/uploads/wpforo/default_attachments/1581810860-447056518-Originsof2019-NCoV-XiaoB-Res.pdfIn other words, the virus was (truly) not "created" from scratch but may have been "engineered" from an already existing bat corona virus."He who digs a pit will fall into it." Ecclesiastes 10:8
Another word game is the "no evidence" ploy. This usually means that there are no "scientifically controlled, double-blind clinical studies" that have been published in peer reviewed journals. Actually, there may be plenty of "evidence" in other forms such as the consistent experiences of various people. There is popular evidence that getting good nutrition, quality supplements, adequate exercise, and adequate sleep can help your immune system to fight off all sorts of illnesses. There is no profit in this for the pharmaceutical industry. The news media is held hostage thru advertising revenue from the pharmaceutical industry, and so you will frequently hear that there is "no evidence" for this popular realization. Instead they present expensive vaccines as the "only" solution. The bottom line is that you can carefully use what you know now, or you can wait for the perfect proof while people die, lose their jobs, deal with enormous economic damage, accept government quarantines of healthy people . . . ad nauseam.
Links:"Exploring links among autism, the immune system and the brain" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/features/20080305_mindmatters_immune/Links: Autism treatments
"Why Does the Vaccine/Autism Controversy Live On?" http://discovermagazine.com/2009/jun/06-why-does-vaccine-autism-controversy-live-on/
"Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Report From the New Challenges in Childhood Immunizations Conference Convened in Oak Brook, Illinois, June 12–13, 2000" http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/107/5/e84.full.pdf
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/anti-therapeutic-action/vaccination-hpv-gardisil (Abstracts for HPV vaccination (Gardisil) )
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568997214000664 "On the relationship between human papilloma virus vaccine and autoimmune diseases" Autoimmunity Reviews Volume 13, Issue 7, July 2014, Pages 736–741
https://aeon.co/ideas/why-is-the-brain-prone-to-florid-forms-of-confabulationJournal of Child Neurology 2002 Nov;17(11):833-7
"Double-blind, placebo-controlled study of L-carnosine supplementation in children with autistic spectrum disorders."
Chez MG1, Buchanan CP, Aimonovitch MC, Becker M, Schaefer K, Black C, Komen J. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12585724
"Suramin has been studied in a mouse model of autism and in a small phase I/II human trial that was published in May 2017".
- 22 Scott LaFee and Heather Buschman. Researchers Studying Century-Old Drug in Potential New Approach to Autism. UC San Diego Health, May 26, 2017 Archived June 1, 2017, at the Wayback Machine
- Naviaux, J C; Schuchbauer, M A; Li, K; Wang, L; Risbrough, V B; Powell, S B; Naviaux, R K (2014). "Reversal of autism-like behaviors and metabolism in adult mice with single-dose antipurinergic therapy". Translational Psychiatry. 4(6): e400. doi:10.1038/tp.2014.33. PMC 4080315. PMID 24937094.
- Naviaux RK, Curtis B, Li K, et al. (July 2017). "Low-dose suramin in autism spectrum disorder: a small, phase I/II, randomized clinical trial". Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 4 (7): 491–505. doi:10.1002/acn3.424. PMC 5497533. PMID 28695149."My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6
"Fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness . . . .
There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does
evil . . . but glory and honor and peace to every man who does good . . . ."
Romans 1:18, 2:9
"Nasal solution may stop spread of COVID-19, study finds","Could Hydrogen Peroxide Treat Coronavirus?" (i.e., nebulized, dilute peroxide)
"UConn Health Researchers Find a Simple Oral Rinse Can Inactivate the COVID-19 Virus", Courtney Chandler, UConn Health (June 18, 2020) https://today.uconn.edu/2020/06/uconn-health-researchers-find-simple-oral-rinse-can-inactivate-covid-19-virus/
"Mouthwashes, oral rinses may inactivate human coronaviruses, study finds" (October 19, 2020)"Certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses, according to a new study. The results indicate that some of these products might be useful for reducing the viral load, or amount of virus, in the mouth after infection and may help to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19." https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201019125503.htm
"Evidence Supporting a Phased Immuno-physiological Approach to COVID-19 From Prevention Through Recovery", Yanuck, Pizzorno, Messier, Fitzgerald https://athmjournal.com/covid19/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/05/imcj-19-08.pdf
"Zinc plays a crucial role in the function of essentially all immune cells. Deficiency of this critical element has a profound impact on immune response, increasing susceptibility to a variety of infections. . . . In addition, zinc has specific and well-known antiviral properties.214 Increasing intracellular zinc concentrations in cell culture impairs the replication of a variety of RNA viruses including SARS-CoV-1. Intracellular zinc has been shown to inhibit RNA synthesis by suppressing the SARS-CoV-1 replication and transcription complex.2
. . . .Quercetin - As discussed above, the antiviral roles of zinc are well documented. However, protection of cells against viral appropriation of cellular metabolism to replicate viral RNA requires adequate intracellular zinc. Ionophores play a critical role in facilitating transport of zinc into cells. The commonly available flavonoid quercetin is a zinc ionophore and has been shown to facilitate transport of zinc across lipid membranes. This is particularly relevant as chloroquine is also a zinc ionophore, which has been postulated as a possible mechanism for its apparent efficacy against SARS-CoV-v2.2""Chloroquine, Zinc Tested to Block COVID Infection", Karen Weintraub https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200409/chloroquine-zinc-tested-to-block-covid-infection"Hydroxychloroquine, he says, helps the zinc get inside the infected cells to destroy the virus, and vitamins C and D support immune function. He gives volunteers a low dose of hydroxychloroquine every 3 weeks, and a vitamin tablet every day – or every other day for people prone to kidney stones. The trial will check in on participants every 10 days, he says, looking for blood levels of the vitamins. At the end of the trial, each participant will be checked for antibodies to COVID-19, suggesting an infection, whether they realized it or not."
"Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin plus zinc vs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin alone: outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients", Philip Carlucci, Tania Ahuja, Christopher, M Petrilli, Harish Rajagopalan, Simon Jones, Joseph Rahimian,"Conclusion: This study provides the first in vivo evidence that zinc sulfate in combination with hydroxychloroquine may play a role in therapeutic management for COVID-19."
As noted by Sardi, a majority of the symptoms of COVID-19 — 18 symptoms in all — are near-indistinguishable from those
of zinc deficiency. Symptoms shared by both include but are not limited to:
“This calamity could have been avoided without the aid of public health agencies,” Sardi writes, adding:
"What Do Zinc Ionophores Do in The Human Body?" By Admin | July 7, 2020 https://cancercelltreatment.com/2020/07/07/what-do-zinc-ionophores-do-in-the-human-body/
- Zinc ionophores represent a powerful chemotype to induce cell death in cancer cells concurrently with a disruption in zinc homeostasis.
- Zinc possesses anti‑inflammatory activity by inhibiting NF‑κB signaling and modulation of regulatory T‑cell functions that may limit the cytokine storm in COVID‑19.
- Zinc status is also tightly associated with risk factors for severe COVID-19 including aging, immune deficiency, obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerosis since these are known risk groups for zinc deficiency.
"The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It" | Opinion https://www.newsweek.com/key-defeating-covid-19-already-exists-we-need-start-using-it-opinion-1519535
Harvey A. Risch, MD, PHD , Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health (7/23/20)"When this inexpensive oral medication is given very early in the course of illness, before the virus has had time to multiply beyond control, it has shown to be highly effective, especially when given in combination with the antibiotics azithromycin or doxycycline and the nutritional supplement zinc. . . .
Since publication of my May 27 article, seven more studies have demonstrated similar benefit. In a lengthy follow-up letter, also published by AJE, I discuss these seven studies and renew my call for the immediate early use of hydroxychloroquine in high-risk patients. These seven studies include: an additional 400 high-risk patients treated by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, with zero deaths; four studies totaling almost 500 high-risk patients treated in nursing homes and clinics across the U.S., with no deaths; a controlled trial of more than 700 high-risk patients in Brazil, with significantly reduced risk of hospitalization and two deaths among 334 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine; and another study of 398 matched patients in France, also with significantly reduced hospitalization risk. Since my letter was published, even more doctors have reported to me their completely successful use.""Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis", https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32458969/
Harvey A Risch Am J Epidemiol (2020 May 27)
"New Hydroxychloroquine Study Shows Stunning Results That Counter Liberal Media Narrative" , https://www.westernjournal.com/new-hydroxychloroquine-study-shows-stunning-results-counter-liberal-media-narrative/
"This Indian slum contained a possible COVID-19 disaster with hydroxychloroquine" ,Vijay Jarayaj (Wed Jul 22, 2020 ) https://www.lifesitenews.com/mobile/opinion/this-indian-slum-contained-a-possible-covid-19-disaster-with-hydroxychloroquine
"Early treatment with hydroxychloroquine: a country-based analysis", https://hcqtrial.com/ (BF note: this article is technical, detailed, and exhaustive. But look at the graphs (and the dates!). The United States is the 3rd dumbest in the "COVID19 stupidity pandemic" (as I call it)
"Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread" , Virol J. 2005 Aug 22;2:69. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-2-69.
Note that the date on this one is 2005. The effectiveness of Chloroquine (and later hydroxychloroquine) against SARS coronavirus has been known since 2005. Hospital administrators have no excuse for not knowing this. These articles are easily found. Just go to http://www.nih.gov and enter a search term.)
"Can Zn Be a Critical Element in COVID-19 Treatment?", Mohammad Tariqur Rahman and Syed Zahir Idid (Biol Trace Elem Res. 2020 May 26 : 1–9). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7250542/
"Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread", Martin J Vincent, Eric Bergeron, Suzanne Benjannet, Bobbie R Erickson, Pierre E Rollin, Thomas G Ksiazek, Nabil G Seidah, and Stuart T Nichol corresponding author, Virology J. 2005; 2: 69. Published online 2005 Aug 22. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-2-69 PMCID: PMC1232869 PMID: 16115318
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1232869/"Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is caused by a newly discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV). No effective prophylactic or post-exposure therapy is currently available. . . .
Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection."
(Please note the date of the above publication. This has been known for over a decade!)
Here is another drug misaligned by the media (unrelated to the above articles):"Can Ivermectin Help Prevent COVID-19 Deaths?"
"Can Ivermectin be used to treat COVID-19 (coronavirus)?" Medically reviewed by Melisa Puckey, BPharm. (Dec 29, 2020).https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/ivermectin-treat-covid-19-coronavirus-3535912/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8248252/"Given the evidence of efficacy, safety, low cost, and current death rates, ivermectin is likely to have an impact on health and economic outcomes of the pandemic across many countries. Ivermectin is not a new and experimental drug with an unknown safety profile. It is a WHO “Essential Medicine” already used in several different indications, in colossal cumulative volumes. Corticosteroids have become an accepted standard of care in COVID-19, based on a single RCT of dexamethasone.1 If a single RCT is sufficient for the adoption of dexamethasone, then a fortiori the evidence of 2 dozen RCTs supports the adoption of ivermectin. Ivermectin is likely to be an equitable, acceptable, and feasible global intervention against COVID-19. Health professionals should strongly consider its use, in both treatment and prophylaxis."https://c19ivermectin.com/
Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C. — DECEMBER 8, 2020: Appearing as a witness Tuesday morning before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs – which held a hearing on “Early Outpatient Treatment: An Essential Part of a COVID-19 Solution” – Dr. Pierre Kory, President of the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), called for the government to swiftly review the already expansive and still rapidly emerging medical evidence on Ivermectin.
The data shows the ability of the drug Ivermectin to prevent COVID-19, to keep those with early symptoms from progressing to the hyper-inflammatory phase of the disease, and even to help critically ill patients recover.
Dr. Kory testified that Ivermectin is effectively a “miracle drug” against COVID-19 and called upon the government’s medical authorities – the NIH, CDC, and FDA – to urgently review the latest data and then issue guidelines for physicians, nurse-practitioners, and physician assistants to prescribe Ivermectin for Covid-19.
“People are dying at unacceptable and untold rates,” Dr. Kory told the Senate panel. “I am a lung and ICU specialist, and all I do right now is take care of COVID-19 patients dying of breathlessness in ICUs. By the time they get to the ICU, it is nearly impossible to save most patients. They simply cannot breathe.”
Although encouraged by the apparent successes of vaccines, Dr. Kory said doctors trying to save lives flooding into ICUs now consider the lack of governmental guidance and research on effective early, at-home preventive treatment unconscionable when hospitals are overflowing with more than 100,000 patients admitted – and record numbers of deaths are reported daily. “Ivermectin and the components in the I-Mask+ Protocol could save hundreds of thousands of people around the globe who do not have to die while they await the widespread distribution of the vaccines,” Dr. Kory told the committee.
In March 2020, the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) was created and led by Professor Paul E. Marik to continuously review the rapidly emerging basic science, translational, and clinical data to develop a treatment protocol for COVID-19. The FLCCC then recently discovered that ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medicine, has highly potent anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties against COVID-19. They then identified repeated, consistent, large magnitude improvements in clinical outcomes in multiple, large, randomized and observational controlled trials in both prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19. Further, data showing impacts on population wide health outcomes have resulted from multiple, large “natural experiments” that occurred when various city mayors and regional health ministries within South American countries initiated “ivermectin distribution” campaigns to their citizen populations in the hopes the drug would prove effective. The tight, reproducible, temporally associated decreases in case counts and case fatality rates in each of those regions compared to nearby regions without such campaigns, suggest that ivermectin may prove to be a global solution to the pandemic. This was further evidenced by the recent incorporation of ivermectin as a prophylaxis and treatment agent for COVID-19 in the national treatment guidelines of Belize, Macedonia, and the state of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India, populated by 210 million people. . . .
The data shows the ability of the drug Ivermectin to prevent COVID-19, to keep those with early symptoms from progressing to the hyper-inflammatory phase of the disease, and even to help critically ill patients recover.
Dr. Kory testified that Ivermectin is effectively a “miracle drug” against COVID-19 and called upon the government’s medical authorities – the NIH, CDC, and FDA – to urgently review the latest data and then issue guidelines for physicians, nurse-practitioners, and physician assistants to prescribe Ivermectin for Covid-19. . . .
The FLCCC Alliance has been blocked in attempts to disseminate scientific information about Ivermectin on Facebook and other social media with the FLCCC’s pages repeatedly being shut down. Furthermore, after the group’s December 4, 2020 press conference in Houston, no major U.S. media outlets reported the FLCCC’s pleas for help from the federal government to act in order to bring this pandemic to an end. Nor did any representative from the CDC, the NIH or the World Health organization contact them.Do not use veterinarian ivermectin for treating human diseases. In the United States ivermectin is FDA approved and licensed to treat certain diseases in humans. Its use for COVID19 would be "off label" but usually legal. However, it cannot be sold or promoted for COVID19 prevention. Additionally, this use has no liability shield or "free money" from the USA government, unlike other drugs and treatments. Its use may be opposed by hospital administrators ("A patient cured is a customer lost.")
Professional concerns about COVID19 vacines._____
"How Low-Cost Zinc Helps Combat Deadly Immunosenescence", Heath Ramsey (2014) Life Extension Magazine Vol. 20, No.3 March 2014 p. 56-64 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a0f192fd#/a0f192fd/58 http://www.lef.org/Health-Wellness/LECMS/Zmags.aspx?pid=a0f192fd&source=CVC400E
"All about Supplements", Life Extension Magazine, December 2006 http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2006/dec2006_aas_01.htmOne of zinc’s most important uses in recent years is reducing the severity and duration of colds. The common cold is caused by any one of more than 200 distinct viruses that target the respiratory tract. Zinc interferes with the viruses’ ability to attach to the surface of respiratory tract cells and reproduce, which may help prevent infections from taking hold and causing symptoms.
Numerous clinical trials, involving hundreds of child and adult patients, support the effectiveness of zinc lozenges in mitigating cold symptoms. One study concluded that lozenge use within 24 hours of the first onset of cold symptoms reduces the severity of symptoms, the duration of the illness, subsequent use of antibiotics to treat secondary symptoms, and overall incidence of colds per year.
. . . . Because supplemental zinc may help fight infection and heal wounds, zinc status is especially important for patients with conditions such as HIV infection. . . .
The common cold is usually caused by a rhinovirus. These are "naked", non-enveloped viruses ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinovirus#Structure ). Monolaurin is useless against them. But zinc lozenges can be used to combat these viruses. However, only the ionic form of zinc is effective (zinc acetate or gluconate, and without excipients like citric acid or chelators that are used to mask the unpleasant taste but bind to zinc in such a way as to make it useless against rhinoviruses. There is a lot of confusion on this point.) See : Life Extension Magazine Vol. 20, No.12 December 2014 "Zinc Lozenges For the Common Cold Why Did It Take 30 Years?", George Eby, p. 70-78 and "Inconsistent Zinc Studies", p. 7-10; (zinc acetate is the most effective form) http://health.lef.org/LECMS/Zmags.aspx?pid=76bbb929&source=CVM400E
http://coldcure.com/html/flu.html"Do zinc acetate lozenges cure the "flu"? Unfortunately no, but extremely high-dose oral zinc (not lozenges) might have benefit in very severe influenza. Zinc lozenges have little effect in treating influenza. However, good nutrition, including oral zinc dietary supplements, can help the immune system make recovery more efficient. Dosages of about 30 mg zinc 4 or 5 times a day for a week should be helpful. Vitamin B-6 and vitamin C might help also."
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/ss05/zinc.html (also interesting):"Zinc also appears to play an important role in maintaining prostate health, but the precise function of zinc in the prostate is unknown. We are especially interested in how zinc deficiency or supplementation may influence the development of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, and most elderly men have some abnormal prostate cells. Still, the cause of prostate cancer is unclear. Some of the risk factors include family history, age, and diet. The normal human prostate accumulates the highest level of zinc of any soft tissue in the body, but we don’t know why. However, cancerous prostates have much less zinc than normal prostates, and several studies have implicated impaired zinc status in the development and progression of prostate malignancy. There is also some evidence that increased dietary zinc is associated with a decrease in the incidence of prostate cancer. We have shown in various cell types that changes in intracellular zinc dramatically affects DNA damage and repair, and, hence, the risk of cancer. It is possible that dietary zinc deficiency will increase a man’s risk for oxidative DNA damage in prostate cells. Zinc supplementation strategies may not only aid in the prevention of cancer, but could also play an important role in limiting its malignancy. As an antioxidant and a component of many DNA repair proteins, zinc plays an important role in protecting DNA from damage. Zinc also functions as an anti-inflammatory agent and can promote programmed cell death, or apoptosis. Thus, zinc supplementation has the potential to target multiple points of the carcinogenesis cascade."
"The Potential Impact of Zinc Supplementation on COVID-19 Pathogenesis", Inga Wessels, Benjamin Rolles, and Lothar Rink (2020) Frontiers Immunol. 2020; 11: 1712. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7365891/
During the current corona pandemic, new therapeutic options against this viral disease are urgently desired. Due to the rapid spread and immense number of affected individuals worldwide, cost-effective, globally available, and safe options with minimal side effects and simple application are extremely warranted. This review will therefore discuss the potential of zinc as preventive and therapeutic agent alone or in combination with other strategies, as zinc meets all the above described criteria
"Zinc" Life Extension Magazine (Dec 2006) https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2006/12/aas
http://chemsavers.com/ ; http://www.amazon.com/ (Industrial and Scientific) ;
(BF note: zinc levels need to maintain a coodinated level with copper and manganese. Too much zinc can be harmful.)
Olive Leaf Extract
Olive leaf extract is another natural compound that is effective against a broad spectrum of bad bacteria and viruses (including influenza). Note that it comes from the leaf, which is not usually eaten, instead of the olive itself. The references below were derived from a list pertaining to treatment of HIV/AIDS. Caution: A Herxheimer ("die off" or "immune cascade") reaction might occur upon initial use of Olive Leaf Extract.
"Olive Leaf Extract is a potent antimicrobial agent which has been reported very effective in reducing the total body viral load in HIV/AIDS patents. In anecdotal literature it has even improved patients to the point of being HIV negative! This supplement is most important and should be utilized by every HIV positive person. An excellent book on the subject is Olive Leaf Extract by Dr. Morton Walker, published by Kensington Books." http://www.rxalternativemedicine.com/articles/aids_hiv.html
"Olive Leaf is used for the treatment of conditions associated with viruses, retroviruses, bacteria, or protozoa including influenza, the common cold, meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7, shingles, HIV/AIDS, chronic fatigue and hepatitis B. It is also used for pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, malaria, dengue, bacteraemia, severe diarrhoea, blood poisoning and dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical infections. Other uses include hypertension, diabetes, allergic rhinitis, improving renal and digestive function and as a diuretic and antipyretic.
In animal experiments Olive Leaf preparations demonstrate multiple properties including antispasmodic, hypotensive, antiarrhythmic and hypoglycemic, bronchodilator, coronary dilator, antipyretic and diuretic properties. The active constituent oleuropein has bacteriostatic and antioxidant activity.
Olive Leaf may be beneficial in fungus and yeast infections, frequent colds, asthma, vaginal yeast infections, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, bacterial infections, herpes, AIDS, chronic fatigue, antioxidant, flu and colds." http://www.xtend-life.com/popup/ingredients/Olive_Leaf.aspx
"Anti-HIV activity of olive leaf extract and synergism with HAART", Lee-Huang S, Huang P, Huang P; International Conference on AIDS (15th: 2004: Bangkok, Thailand). Int Conf AIDS. 2004 Jul 11-16; 15: abstract no. WePeA5651 http://www.iasociety.org/Abstracts/A2167252.aspx
(BF: Olive leaf extract is one of my favorite supplements. I take it twice a day.)
Silver Nanoparticles (possible use against gram-negative bacteria)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_nanoparticle (synthesis; there are also many DIY "colloidal silver" syntheses on the Internet)
NaproxenNaproxen may have anti-viral activity against influenza. Specifically, it blocks the RNA-binding groove of the nucleoprotein of the virus, preventing formation of the ribonucleoprotein complex—thus taking the viral nucleoproteins out of circulation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NaproxenCimetidine
This is an over-the-counter drug (Tagamet) normally used to treat "heartburn" and acid reflux. It was discovered to have anti-cancer effects and immune stimulating effects due to its effect of reducing T-suppressor cells, increasing natural killer cell activity, and augmenting levels of interleukin-2 and gamma interferon. It is also effective against herpes and viral warts. This immune stimulating effect is only true of cimetidine and not the later analogs like famotidine and ranitidine. It is possibly effective against influenza in doses totaling around 800 mg per day. (Be sure to read the label for contraindications and cautions; as with cancer treatment this is definitely an off-label use) It should be avoided by individuals at risk for cytokine storm (see section on Vitamin D3 )
"Isoprinosine is an immunomodulating drug intended to treat acute and chronic viral infections. Isoprinosine acts on the immune system to restore impaired cell-mediated immune response to its baseline level, in addition to enhancing humoral immune response. The drug also has a direct antiviral activity. Isoprinosine can reduce the intensity of symptoms and shorten the duration of the viral infection. In addition, the occurrence of complications is reduced and the frequency and severity of recurrences is minimised." http://www.mecfsforums.com/wiki/Isoprinosine
Treating viral infections is not the only use for isoprinosine. From the patent:
This useful drug is STILL not available in the United States of America. However, it can be ordered by individuals from online pharmacies. If you have a flair for chemistry, you can even make it, or an analog of it. The details are adequately described in the patent (http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3857940.pdf ). It is made from N, N-dimethyl-amino-2-propanol, acetamidobenzoic acid, and inosine. Several years ago I made a small batch of the stuff, but I used malic acid instead of acetamidobenzoic acid (as per info in the patent).
Recently, I came down with a really nasty illness of unknown origin. I used all the remedies shown here, but the illness was very tenacious and utterly ruined my voice. After a few days of being tired and annoyed, I went to my doctor, and he promptly sent me to the emergency room at a local hospital. He was alarmed when he looked at my throat; it had the appearance of a diphtheria infection, which could have been life-threatening at that stage. The ER doctor ran a "strep throat" test which came out negative. He said I had "laryngitis" (gee, really?) and that it was likely caused by a viral infection (I now suspect it was enterovirus D68 (a non-enveloped virus) which was in the news at that time). I was given a prescription for Amoxicillin and sent home. (That brief experience with American healthcare cost me $300 out-of-pocket co-pay for the ER visit, and about $1700 for blood tests and other costs (mostly paid by my insurance). The medicine itself was $6.24. ) I was still hoarse and tired after completing the 10 day course of Amoxicillin.
Then I came across that batch of isoprinosine that I made years ago. I remembered it had antiviral properties. So I tried a half-teaspoon of the powder. My symptoms cleared up noticeably, but returned if I did not keep using it. After a few weeks, the infection was mostly gone.
The patent claims it is effective against influenza:
Note that in these tests only inosine and dimethyaminoisopropanol were mixed together in water (without the acetamidobenzoic acid); HCl, a mineral acid, was substituted for the organic acid (as per the patent), and the solution was titrated to a neutral pH. This is a really, really simple way to make a functional liquid equivalent of isoprinosine
I am including the following little snippets, even though they are not relevant to influenza treatment, because some readers may be interested in additional aspects of treatments for HIV/AIDS. See also the entries above regarding Oive Leaf Extract, Monolaurin, BHT, BHA, Garlic, B2, D3, and Isoprinosine. Far more complete coverage is available on the Internet and from local support groups.
Sulfur-containing amino acids:
"Improvement of immune functions in HIV infection by sulfur supplementation: Two randomized trials" , Raoul Breitkreutz · Nicole Pittack, Carl Thomas Nebe · Dieter Schuster · Jürgen Brust, Matthias Beichert · Volker Hack · Volker Daniel, Lutz Edler · Wulf Dröge (1999) http://w.aliveandwellsf.org/articles/breitkreutz_NAC_sulfur_supplementation.pdf
"Massive Loss of Sulfur in HIV Infection", Raoul Breitkreutz, Stefanie Holm, Nicole Pittack, Matthias Beichert, Alexander Babylon, Juni Yodoi, and Wulf Droge http://aliveandwellsf.org/articles/breitkreutz_sulfur_loss_2000.pdf
"N-Acetyl L-Cysteine", http://www.xtend-life.com/popup/ingredients/N-Acetyl_L-Cysteine.aspx
"Curcumin is a potent antioxidant and has been shown to be an inhibitor of HIV replication via several different mechanisms." http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag96/aug_new_therapies.htm
"Preliminary tests even indicate that curcumin can inhibit the replication of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS." http://www.wholehealthchicago.com/743/turmeric/
"Because turmeric is not particularly well absorbed when taken orally, you might want to look for products that combine it with bromelain, a group of protein-digesting enzymes found in the pineapple plant. The bromelain will enhance the absorption of the active compounds in turmeric. There are numerous commercial preparations combining bromelain and turmeric." http://www.wholehealthchicago.com/743/turmeric/
Bromelain“A study was undertaken to identify natural substances which inhibited HIV proteases. Researchers focused on natural enzymes with low toxicity and high bioavailability. Compared to HIV protease inhibiting drugs nineteen natural products exhibited better activity; among the best was bromelain, it was also the most bioavailable.” http://healthyprotocols.com/2_bromelain.htm
The herb turmeric and bromelain (found in pineapple) acting together can decrease the HIV virus production in the body. http://www.herbs2000.com/disorders/hiv.htm
Bitter melon powder or extracts:
"According to a study published in British Journal of Pharmacology, bitter melon may offer alternative dietary strategies to decrease opportunistic infections and improve quality of life in People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
The study is titled “Lipid lowering effects of Momordica charantia (Bitter Melon) in HIV-1-protease inhibitor-treated human hepatoma cells, HepG2.”
HIV-1 protease (HIV PR) is a retroviral aspartyl protease that is essential for the life-cycle of HIV, the retrovirus that causes AIDS. HIV PR cleaves newly synthesized poly-proteins at the appropriate places to create the mature protein components of an infectious HIV virion.
Without effective HIV PR, HIV virions remain un-infectious. Thus, mutation of HIV PR’s active site or inhibition of its activity disrupts HIV’s ability to replicate and infect additional cells, making HIV PR inhibition the subject of much pharmaceutical research.Hep G2 is a human liver carcinoma cell line." http://www.yorubareligion.org/_con/_rubric/detail.php?nr=1693&rubric=healing&PHPSESSID=gctr2lp5skkp7in629us5akvv0
"One of the most important discoveries ever about Bitter Melon is that it may be able to help with treating infections caused by retrovirus. This has lead to several research projects into the possibility that the fruit juices contained in Bitter Melon may be able to slow down or even stop the HIV virus in the human body." http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hub/Natural-Home-Remedies-Bitter-Melon
ReishiConjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
"Laboratory studies demonstrate that active compounds from Reishi mushrooms act by inhibiting HIV enzymes called proteases: an action similar to that of some of the most successful anti-HIV drugs on the market. In this context Reishi mushrooms have been said to have "huge potential for HIV drug discovery." ". "Fight Immune Decline with Reishi", Walter Thompson, Life Extension Magazine (August 2014)
Reshi is also effective for treating nightmares.
(helps combat immune senescence)
"Synthesized compound flushes out latent HIV", Max McClure (2012) http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-07-compound-flushes-latent-hiv.html
"Method for producing extract of olive leaves", Leslie Nachman (1998) http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5714150.pdf
"The Health Benefits of Coconuts! ", Tom Mountford (2005) http://www.vaccinetruth.org/measles_in_the_gut.htm
(High allicin garlic and aged garlic have diffferent actions but both are useful in reducing the effects of illness. )
Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)This herb is used as an imunostimulant and immunomodulator. It also works well for treating seasonal allergies, and for clearing up some skin conditions.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2924974/"Potential medicinal properties reported by scientific research include anti-diabetic, antipyretic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-stress, anti-leprotic, antimalarial, hepato-protective, immuno-modulatory and anti-neoplastic activities. This review brings together various properties and medicinal uses of T. cordifolia described in Ayurveda, along with phytochemical and pharmacological reports.https://examine.com/supplements/tinospora-cordifolia/"Tinospora cordifolia supplementation improves the ability of macrophages, an immune system cell, to consume their targets, though this effect is not immunostimulatory. Supplementation can also ward off allergies. One study suggests Tinospora cordifolia is as potent as Spirulina as an anti-allergic supplement."https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3644751/
Black Elderberry Extract
Licorice Root ExtractLicorice Root Extract is being studied for its anti-viral effects. In laboratory studies on cells, hen eggs and animals it has a protective effect against Influenza A (Bird Flu), SARS and Coronavirus-19 because they all act in a similar way: they penetrate the body's tissue cells. Licorice Root Extract inhibits viral penetration into the walls of the tissue cells. It is active against a variety of other DNA and RNA viruses.Influenza: anti-viral effects on Influenza (H2N2, Avian Influenza), SARS and Coronavirus-19 (Covid-19);
- reduces permeability of membranes (inhibits viral penetration) in cells. The virus takes a few days to penetrate the cells of your body; your immune system takes a few days longer than this to adapt to the virus; by slowing down the penetration of your cells it allows your immune system to adapt and overcome the virus. Once this occurs you may have some immunity. This line of reasoning has some support in the field of medical research. It is not yet proven though. Consult your doctor.
- it has positive effects on T-cells which are then transferable to other animals with positive results against influenza - thus it can be used to prepare a vaccine;
http://www.licoricerootextract.com/lre-research/licorice-root-extract-research.htmlArticle 3: "The outbreak of SARS warrants the search for antiviral compounds to treat the disease... We assessed the antiviral potential of ribavirin, 6-azauridine, pyrazofurin, mycophenolic acid, and glycyrrhizin against two clinical isolates of coronavirus (FFM-1 and FFM-2) from patients with SARS admitted to the clinical centre of Frankfurt University, Germany. Of all the compounds, glycyrrhizin was the most active in inhibiting replication of the SARS-associated virus.
PMID: 12814717 (Frankfurt, Germany)
Article 4: Glycyrrhizin (GL)was shown to inhibit SARS-Coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Furthermore, introduction of amine additives into the GL increased the effectiveness of GL tenfold."
PMID: 15715493 (2005, Frankfurt, Germany) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15715493
"Glycyrrhizin: An alternative drug for the treatment of COVID-19 infection and the associated respiratory syndrome?", https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32592716/
"Glycyrrhizin, an active component of liquorice roots, and replication of SARS-associated coronavirus", https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12814717/
Pharmacological perspective: glycyrrhizin may be an efficacious therapeutic agent for COVID-19", https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32335281/
Possible remedies for sluggish immune system response
In my youth The Formula worked quite well and quickly. I could be very sick, yet get well in almost exactly 24 hours. Nowadays, I hardly ever get sick with an influenza-like illness. But there was one exception that was noteworthy. Around the time of the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong and Toronto, I became very ill with something. I assumed it was the flu, and I used a version of The Formula to fight it. The whole episode lasted only six hours, but its intensity, misery, and speed were frightening. Months later, I described my symptoms to a friend. He said he apparently had the same thing, and ended up in the hospital for two days. His doctor thought he had SARS. That was also what I thought I had (but naw, not THAT, not in my town). The "lesson learned" was that I could still become rapidly ill with a disease, particularly if my body had not been exposed to it previously. I work at a hospital, and despite all the precautions and vaccinations, first time exposure to all kinds of nasty microbes is an ever present possibility. The Formula gives good immune system support for treatment of influenza, but one more thing seems to be needed: a knowledge of what can undermine or slow down immune system response.
Factors that blunt immune system response are well-known: nutritional deficiencies, age, chronic stress, inadequate sleep, depression, lack of exercise, physical injury, immunosupressant drugs, HIV, chemotherapy, etc. These are generally beyond the scope of this article. So here I'll try to address the more ordinary, common, easily correctable causes of a sluggish immune system response.
One of these is high blood sugar:
"Numerous research studies have shown that increased sugar intake dramatically decreases your immune response. Short-term hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) negatively affects all major components of your immunity. . . .Your white cells (leukocytes) are the primary mediators of the immune response. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that is a first line of defense that swallows up (phagocytosis) foreign cells or bugs. High sugar loads in the body turn off the neutrophils radar for several hours, depending on the amount of sugar ingested. High glucose levels increase the risk of infections from Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus and E coli. In diabetics, high glucose levels increase the risk of Klebsiella pneumoniae. In healthy adults, eating simple carbohydrates like: glucose, fructose, sucrose, honey and orange juice significantly decreased the ability of the neutrophil to engulf bacteria. The greatest effect was one to two hours after the sugar consumption, but lasted for up to five hours before the fasting control values of normal white cell function returned to normal." ("Sugar: Your Immune System and Heart Disease", Royce K. Bailey, M.D, http://www.parkridgecardiology.com/index.php/health-facts/health-nuggets/123-sugar-your-immune-system-and-heart-disease ; http://www.ajcn.org/content/26/11/1180.abstract
In another article about improving American health care, I have commented about how to use soluble fiber, green coffee bean extract, and benfotiamine, milk thistle, and herbals to control blood sugar spikes. High blood sugar has several detrimental effects. Please consult that article.
Another factor in slow immune system response is hypothyroidism: This is often a tricky disorder to diagnose. It causes such a wide variety of symptoms and problems that it usually gets diagnosed as something else, even though the underlying cause is actually hypothyroidism. It is easily treated but is not quickly correctable: prescription thyroid hormones (a natural combination of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones) usually take about 6 weeks to begin working in a perceptible way. The following two books are highly recommended introductions to this perplexing but common disorder:
Hypothyroidism: the Unsuspected Illness (Broda Barnes, 1976)
Solved: The Riddle of Illness (Stephen Langer and James Scheer, 2006)
These books include lists of the many symptoms of hypothyroidism which are most useful in diagnosis.
Also, blood tests on the T3, T4, and TSH thyroid hormones can be definitive in diagnosing hypothyroidism, but more often, they are ambiguous and next to useless. The best indicator on a blood test is actually high fasting total cholesterol.
The High Cholesterol Thyroid Connection Undiagnosed Thyroid Disease May Be the Reason for Your High Cholesterol, Mary Shomon ( 2009), http://thyroid.about.com/cs/symptomsproblems/a/cholesterol.htm
"Hypothyroidism - Diagnosis", http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/how_serious_hypothyroidism_000038_6.htm
"Studies Show That TSH Is Unreliable in the Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism According to Article Contributed by Kent Holtorf, M.D. in Clinical Geriatrics" (2012), http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/studies-show-that-tsh-is-unreliable...
"High Cholesterol: New Strategy for an old Battle", Silas Hoffman, Life Extension magazine, November 12, 2012, p. 87-93; http://www.lef.org/lefcms/aspx/Zmags.aspx?pid=4f7a816d&source=CVK200E p.89-95
If you have ANY kind of health problem, reading up on hypothyroidism might be a good investment of your time.
Another factor that can blunt immune system response is mitochondrial dysfunction that comes with age:
"The consensus among researchers is that mitochondrial dysfunction plays a central role in the development of virtually all age-related diseases. . . . While compounds like coenzyme Q10,2-6 carnitine,7-9 and lipoic acid10-14 support mitochondrial function, it is critical that new mitochondria are generated if we are to protect against age-related decline." http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/feb2011_Our-Aging-Mitochondria_01.htm
"Based upon the current research there is no question that it plays a critical role in mammalian nutrition.1,4 When PQQ is omitted from chemically defined diets it leads to growth impairment, compromised immune status, and abnormal reproductive function.5 . . . Like essential nutrients, the immune system seems particularly sensitive to low levels of PQQ. With PQQ deprivation there are multiple defects in immune function and loss of B- and T-cell sensitivity.1 ( "Pyrroloquinoline Quinone - A newly discovered vitamin-like compound" , http://www.bioclinicnaturals.com/ca/en/articles/4/conditions-and-diseases/. . . )
New mitochondria can be generated through the use of a supplement called PQQ:
"In 2010, researchers at the University of California at Davis released a peer-reviewed publication showing that a natural compound called PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) promotes the formation of new mitochondria within cells.18
For the first time, humans are empowered with a natural agent to reverse the deadly decline in functional mitochondria that underlies degenerative disease and premature aging." http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/feb2011_Our-Aging-Mitochondria_01.htm , http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/feb2011_Generate-Fresh-Mitochondria-with-PQQ_01.htm
"According to Japanese research PQQ plays a crucial role in immune system functioning and fertility. As in the case of other vitamins PQQ is not naturally produced in the body, it must be supplied by the diet. The best sources of PQQ are parsley, green peppers and kiwi fruit." http://www.kateandthekitchen.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=2
Every system in the body is dependent on an adequate supply of energy for proper functioning. The cells generate that energy in their mitochondria (tiny cellular components with their own DNA). In the elderly, this supply of energy gradually becomes sparse, and health becomes fragile. Stressors like an illness or surgery can deplete the available levels below that required for life, resulting in death a few months or a year or two later. Generating new mitochondria with supplements might be a way to forestall this eventuality.
Two supplements that appear useful for this purpose are from the Life Extension Foundation:
PQQ Caps with BioPQQ™, 10 mg, 30 capsules, product # 01500
Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with BioPQQ™, product #01568
PQQ seems to work best with CoQ10, and possibly acetyl-L-carnitine and R-alpha lipoic acid. The intended application here is, of course, support for normal immune response in the elderly. But very little is known about the particulars at this point, so proceed cautiously.
See also:Cistanche • Reishi • Pu-erh Tea
"Epidemic of Immunosenescence", Maegen Rawlls http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/ss2012_Epidemic-Immunosenescence_01.htm
"How Reishi Combats Aging", Emily Steiner http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2013/feb2013_how-reishi-combats-aging_02.htm
"Fight Immune Decline with Reishi", Walter Thompson, LEF Magazine (August 2014) http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6af0a3a9#/6af0a3a9/66
"Reverse Age-Related Immune Dysfunction", LEF Magazine (January 2015) http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/64ef3aa6#/64ef3aa6/1"How Immune Decline Hastens Aging" http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2015/1 (various articles about immune senescence and remedies)
(helps combat immune senescence)
Zinc:"Zinc, infections and immunosenescence", Eugenio Mocchegiani, Robertina Giacconi, Mario Muzzioli,Catia Cipriano,
Volume 121, Issues 1–3, 20 January 2001, Pages 21-35
"How Low-Cost Zinc Helps Combat Deadly Immunosenescence", Heath Ramsey (2014) Life Extension Magazine Vol. 20, No.3 March 2014 p. 56-64 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a0f192fd#/a0f192fd/58 http://www.lef.org/Health-Wellness/LECMS/Zmags.aspx?pid=a0f192fd&source=CVC400E
"How Green Tea Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease", Michael Downey, LEF Magazine, August 2014, p. 22-30 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6af0a3a9#/6af0a3a9/24
For some other interesting ideas about common health problems see: "How to improve American Healthcare" http://scripturalphysics.org/etc/NosocomialInfections.html#ImproveHealthcare
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