Updated: Apr 9, 2020
While these recommendations may not be FDA approved or clinically tested to prove that they are effective against the Coronavirus 2019, I'm offering some tools and top tips that have been useful with viruses in the past. I hope this can offer you and your family something to proactively be doing in order to strengthen your own defenses. The body knows what to do, we just need to support it along the way.
Immune boosting/modulating Protocol
Exercise, eliminate all food sensitivities and allergens, get good rest, surround yourself with positivity, and do the things you NEED to do to be your best self.
1. The essential building blocks (minerals and vitamins)
- Eating a mostly plant based diet
- Eating colorful foods
- just make sure it’s in a dark, glass container to protect from light and temperature or using a company you already know and trust where they have stable species. Some probiotics don’t have to be refrigerated.
3. Vitamin C
Kids: 500 mg a day Adults: 1,000 mg a day
*Top tip: I like getting a Vitamin C with BioFlavanoids
4. Fat Soluble Vitamins- they protect the gut lining, are anti-oxidants, and super immune boosting
-Vitamin A : 5,000 IU’s for kids, 10,000 IU’s for adults
**pregnant women shouldn't exceed 10,000 IU"s -Vitamin D: 5,000 IU’s for Kids, 10,000 IU’s for adutls -Vitamin E: 200 IU’s for Kids, 400 IU’s for adults
Kids 5-10 mg a day Adults 10-15 mg a day
*Top Tip: I like
Carelson’s ACES-Zinc (it’s gels but you could open and squeeze into kids food) ADEK-Pro by Apex Energetics ADEK Biomulsion Liqua-A Apex Liqua-D Apex *there are other liquids forms
6. NAC or Glutathione
NAC: 600 mg 2x/day for adults Glutathione is usually provided in liquids: 5 mL or 1 tsp 2x/day
7. Anti-Viral Supplement or Tincture
1 Dosage a day for prevention.
Suggested supplements for adults: ViraCon by Vital Nutrients Viracid by Orthomolecular X-Viromen by Apex Energetics
Berry Well Immune by Vital Nutrients Wish Garden’s Kick it Immune VitaKids Immune by Douglas Labs
8. For the immune depleted: Immune Balance Complex by Biogenesis Immunitone Plus by Designs for Health Super Bio Vegetarian by Priority One
Mycoceutics Ten Mushroom Blend by EcuNugenics
Muschroom Complex SAP by Nutritional Fundamentals for Health
I have seen through the "grapevine" that L-lysine might help fight CoVid 19 specifically. This is what we would use to treat Herpes Simplex Virus.
Kids: 250-300 mg /day
Adults: 500 mg/day
WHEN YOU GET SICK
Essentially you will increase everything to 3x/day. All the things you’ve decided to take internally, that all goes up. These dosage stay up until 3 days after symptoms have resolved. Then you can go back down to the preventative dosage until the household is healthy. Press pause until next season.
I have a onesy, that’s very attractive I might add ; ), and this is my sick suit. You need to SWEAT IT OUT. Bundle up, increase your supplements, drink some tea, isolate, and get better. Always quarantine yourself. This has always been the case with Influenza, Covid 19, and any other virus going around.
BPA Free Humidifier Humidifiers keeps the lungs moist and has shown to prevent viral replication.
- 2.4 Liter Humidifier: https://amzn.to/32MqqeD
- Large Capacity Humidifier: https://amzn.to/2wgoleW
Take a bath
Take a bath and soak in epson salt and your favorite essential oils:
Thieves from Young Living
On Guard by Doterra
Rosemary- to name a few.
Soak in the bath for 10-20 minutes. Once you get out, immediately bundle up.
*If you get dizzy, get out immediately and CAREFULLY. *Those with diabetes, MS, high blood pressure, pregnancy, and cancers should be careful with this recommendation. In fact, it's probably best you skip the whole body submersion in a bath.
Top tip: Contrast Hydro to your lungs- have a pan full of cool water and a hand towel. Take this hand towel and place over the chest. Let the coolness be warmed up by your own body temperature. Then dip the towel in the bath water and place that over the chest. Repeat x 3
Top Tip: That cool towel can be used to place around your neck and ears to keep you from over heating. But the moment you get dizzy, get out of the tub.
Make Fresh ginger root tea.
Chop off about the size of your thumb worth from the ginger root. It will be about 4 tbsp total. You can take a potato peeler and peel the outer layer.
Chop into large chunks or slices. It does not have to be small.
Put 4 cups of water and ginger into a pan and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
Strain off into a tea pot.
Place 2 tea bags of whichever tea you would like and some honey. Traditional Medicinal or Yogi tea’s Gypsy Cold, Throat Coat, Breathe Easy, Echinacea.
Add a little honey and drink throughout the day.
It’s antiviral AND has an affinity to the lungs.
Steep 1 tbsp of dried thyme in your ginger tea.
Dr. Bill Mitchell's Immune Support Soup
By William A. Mitchell, Jr., ND, co-founder of Bastyr University. Modified by Debra Brammer, ND, clinical dean of naturopathic medicine at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
1 quart chicken broth (or substitute mushroom or miso broth)
1 small yellow onion, chopped
4 - 10 cloves garlic (to taste), crushed and chopped
1 carrot, grated
4 - 8 fresh Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 - 3 Tbl. ginger root (to taste), grated
1 fresh lemon, juiced
3 Tbl. fresh parsley, chopped
**I add 4 celery stalks - dr. Lexi
Bring the broth, onion, garlic, carrot, mushrooms and ginger root to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat; add the lemon juice and parsley. Cover and steep, off the heat, for 5 minutes. Eat and enjoy! Note: You can also start the soup with half the total garlic you desire. Then crush the remaining cloves, adding them with the lemon juice at the end. This retains more of the immune modulating constituents.
All the supplements you were taking to prevent, you will increase this to 3x/day except specific dosing. Discontinue these high dosages 3 days after symptoms have subsided.
1,000 mg 3x/day or until bowel tolerance for adults
500 mg 3x/day for kids
25,000IU’s SHORT TERM and WHILE SICK only
*Not recommended for those with ANY Kidney disease
30 mg for Adults
15 mg for Kids
*also use zinc lozenges
25,000 IU’s for adults
10,000 IU’s for Kids
Vitamin E: up to 800 IU’s for Adults Up to 400 IU’s for Kids
Protect the lungs
Kids try Kick it Cough by Wish Garden
Drosera Cough Syrup by UNDA
Kids Cough Crusader by Herb Pharm
Pulmonary Factors by BioGenesis
Drosera Cough Syrup and Drops
Deep Lung by Wish Garden
Herbal Respiratory Relief by Herb Pharm
AntiViral and Immune supportive herbal formulas
All dosages taken 3x/day
Final Top Tips:
Look to your kitchen, your local herbalist and your garden. Medicine is all around us!
You can cook with these, make a tea, or have a "tea" bath. The herbs are best as a tea and drank 3x/day. I might even take a towel and soak in tea and place on the chest.
As always, if you are struggling to breathe: using your "eeek" muscles in your neck, pursing your lips, or your shoulders go up and down - these are all signs that you ARE NOT getting enough oxygen and seek medical attention. Don't wait until you turn blue please.
I truly hope this will help you now and also into the future.
This blog is intended for the purpose of guiding the community with tools in a global pandemic and public health crisis. There are supplement shortages and people are self treating without any dosing guidance at all. This is to provide a foundation into CAM therapies. While this blog isn't intended to "treat", there are lots of ideas within this resource. Please use this at your own discretion. EVERYONE's health needs are different and if you are uncertain, please consult with your doctors before taking anything mentioned above.