I have been concerned that we don’t hear enough about how to take care of ourselves preventatively or while sick. Vaccinated or not, there is still cause to take measures to keep your immune system up and stay healthy. And if you feel sick (specifically, coming down with COVID-19), there are certain supplements and medications not widely publicized that can help support you and get you better more quickly.
To begin with, please support your immune system by moving and exercising and taking time in nature. Tried and true healers!
Personally, I have been using the following vitamins and supplements to keep my immune system strong. You should be able to find all of these easily online from your favorite supplement company but write to me if you have questions of where to buy products.
Keep your vitamin D levels up above 55 ng/ml by getting out in the sun and/or taking a supplement. Dr. Joseph Mercola, OD has written that the largest observational study to date on vitamin D and Covid-19 (published in the journal PLoS One, September 17, 2020) showed that only 5.9% of those who had an optimal vitamin D level of 55 ng/ml or higher tested positive for CoV-2, as opposed to 12.5% of patients who D was below 20 ng/ml, and 8.1% of patients whose D was between 30 and 34 nl/mg.
When taking D3, add vitamin K2 and magnesium to avoid complications associated with excessive arterial calcification and allow for greater absorption.
Chelated only. I take between 90 and 120 mgs a day. Any of the forms of zinc (acetate, sulfate or gluconate) have been shown to reduce the severity and duration of viral infections.
This product (by Healthy Origins) is a dried yeast fermentate. It supports the body’s immune system by balancing immune response. It has been clinically shown to activate Natural Killer cell activity within 2 hours of taking the product.
Studies have shown that vitamin C is anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, antithrombotic and antiviral. When used preventatively, 200 to 400 mg a day is recommended.
This is a liquid product developed and sold by Dr. Darrell Wolf, Ac.,PhD., DNM., DHS. From his website (docofdetox.com): “Humic Acid is a natural ionic molecule extracted from ancient organic soil deposits, a key element of our nutrient starved world. The Humic Acid molecule prevents viruses from re-attaching to host cells by coating the receptor sites of the viruses with a protective thin film, a process known as “viral fusion inhibition.” This prevents viruses from binding with cells. This supports the body’s natural ability to arrest the growth of the most threatening viruses.”
Of course, many people use other immune supportive products (mushrooms, for instance). Feel free to add any that you are taking in the comments section of this blog!
In my research I have heard the following products may help lessen the severity of Covid-19 symptoms. Of course, you would want to take them as close to onset as possible. And don’t turn down medical care as you need it!
Oral NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine)
NAC encourages healthy glutathione levels. It is thought that low glutathione levels may actually be associated with COVID-19 severity. Studies have show that NAC also helps improve a variety of lung-related problems, including pneumonia and ARDS. It has also been shown to inhibit the damaging cascade effects associated with cytokine storms, which is a major cause of COVID-19 deaths.
Traditionally Ivermectin is a medication used for treating certain types of skin lesions and parasitic infections. There are many government websites telling us not to use Ivermectin, however some holistic practitioners disagree. In fact one study by the American Journal of Therapeutics (July/August 2021) sates: Moderate-certainty evidence finds that large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin. Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally. You can read the study results here. There are numerous online stores to order from and a few (such as Honeybee Health) offer the doctor’s prescription you need to purchase it.
Quercetin is an immune booster and broad-spectrum antiviral. It was originally found to provide protection against SARS coronavirus in the aftermath of the epidemic in 2003. It is recommended to take 250-500 mg a day prophylatically.
Andrographis is a plant that is native to South Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka. The leaf and underground stem are used to make medicine.
Andrographis is used for the common cold, osteoarthritis, infection of the throat and tonsils(tonsillopharyngitis), and ulcerative colitis. Andrographis can prevent influenza viruses from binding to cells in the body.
Elderberry juice syrup has been used for centuries as a home remedy to treat the cold and flu, both of which are caused by a virus. The syrup is believed to reduce the severity and duration of the infection if taken within 48 hours of the first symptoms. Some preliminary evidence from small studies supports this claim, including a 2019 study for both cold and flu that suggested that the fruit substantially reduced upper-airway symptoms.
Many of elderberry’s health benefits can be attributed to anthocyanin. As an antioxidant, anthocyanin works by clearing the body of free radicals that damage cells at the DNA level. It also has antiviral properties that may prevent or reduce the severity of certain common infections.
These and more can be found in Dr. Mercola’s book The Truth About COVID-19, found on Amazon. But he is not the only source of my information, and if you look around you can find other holistic doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists and more who have done their research to identify the over-the-counter, natural ways we can take control of our health.
Before I close, I want to quote Paul Selig, Psychic,Teacher and award-winning Author, who says:
“You want the world to be as it was 2 years ago…. What you are seeing now is the residual affect of past choice born in Separation— the denial of the Divine in your brother, the denial of the Divine in all things— so that it may be Seen. Because unless it is seen it will not be changed.”
Let us stay peaceful and respectful. Remember we are all connected. And, finally, remember that our souls have all opted to be here, at this time, to witness these huge changes taking place on planet Earth. Thank you for walking this journey with me.