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Coronavirus and Natural Products

Coronavirus–Natural Cures?

by Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom

 Therefore, you will not hear from anyone in authority that you should stop eating junk food because sugar depresses the immune system.  You will not hear about any of the immune-enhancers and natural antivirals that are out there and will help keep you safe.  Imagine: if we knew about these things, we could have kept restaurants, bars, Disneyland, colleges and all the other things that are closed, open!

Vitamin C

You’d think people would know about Vitamin C by now.  Nobel laureate, Linus Pauling, wrote Vitamin C, The Common Cold and the Flu in 1976.  Here’s what his book says on page 66:

Dr. F. Morishige [I’m guessing this is pronounced Mori-shee-gee] chief surgeon in Fukuoka General Hospital in Japan, … had made an experimental study of ascorbic acid [vitamin C] in relation to the healing of wounds while he was working for his MD degree, and had continued to be interested in this vitamin.  He gave some of the surgical patients no vitamin C or only a little, whereas others received large amounts.  Of the 150 patients who got little or no vitamin C (less than 1.5 grams a day) 11 developed serum hepatitis (incidence 7%), but not a single case occurred in the 1,095 patients who received 2 grams per day or more (Murata, 1975). 

Dr. Morishige now has his surgical patients and intensive-care patients take 10 grams of vitamin C each day while they are in the hospital, and 6 grams a day thereafter. 

He has also reported success with ascorbic acid [vitamin C] in controlling other viral diseases including measles, mumps, viral pneumonia, viral orchitis, herpes zoster, herpes simplex aphthous stomatitis, encephalomyelitis and viral meningitis (Murata, 1975). 

We may conclude from the observations reported by Klenner, Morishige and others that ascorbic acid has both a significant prophylactic effect and a significant therapeutic effect against all viral diseases, when it is taken in the proper amounts.

Health Impact News reported that China has conducted several clinical trials that involved the intravenous application of vitamin C to treat patients with coronavirus.  An article in Global Research titled “China Treating Coronavirus with Intravenous Vitamin C” says the following:

Report from China: Three Intravenous Vitamin C Research Studies Approved for Treating COVID-19

Dr. Cheng, who is a US board-certified specialist in anti-aging medicine, adds:

    “Vitamin C is very promising for prevention, and especially important to treat dying patients when there is no better treatment. Over 2,000 people have died of the COVID-19 outbreak and yet I have not seen or heard of large dose intravenous vitamin C being used in any of the cases. The current sole focus on vaccine and specific antiviral drugs for epidemics is misplaced.”

He adds that:

    “Early and sufficiently large doses of intravenous vitamin C are critical. Vitamin C is not only a prototypical antioxidant, but also involved in virus killing and prevention of viral replication. The significance of large dose intravenous vitamin C is not just at antiviral level. It is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that kills most people from coronaviral pandemics (SARS, MERS and now NCP). ARDS is a common final pathway leading to death.

“We therefore call for a worldwide discussion and debate on this topic.”

News of vitamin C research for COVID-19 is being actively suppressed.

Anyone saying that vitamin therapy can stop coronavirus is already being labeled as “promoting false information” and promulgating “fake news.” Even the sharing of verifiable news, and direct quotes from credentialed medical professionals, is being restricted or blocked on social media.

Homeopathy

I can tell you right now, there is not a single homeopath in the world worried about getting Coronavirus, as homeopathy successfully treats viral infections every day of the week, 365 days a year!

In fact, at the first sign of a sore throat, I take a sip of Ferrum phos. 200C and that’s the end of it!  If I wake up in the middle of the night with a cough?  I keep Phosphorus 200C right by my bed.  One dose of that and the cough is gone in short order, roughly half an hour or less.

Here is Dr. Gabrielle Traub talking about the current crop of homeopathic remedies being used for the Coronavirus:

1) This virus is particularly sensitive to heat. During illness or for prevention drink hot water and avoid ice cold drinks and popsicles. Go out in the sun. Your body produces a fever to kill the virus. Do not use medications to suppress fevers unless they get too high.

2) Homeopathic prevention: At the start of the outbreak, the Indian government handed out free homeopathic remedies to their citizens. India is densely populated, has poverty, air pollution and is bordering with China. At the time they were criticized for using homeopathy. However their rates of Covid-19 are remarkably low: As of today, we have 151 cases and 3 deaths. Even if you account for lack of reporting, these numbers are extremely low. What remedy did they use? Arsenicum album 30c: taken on an empty stomach daily for 3 days repeated once a month during the epidemic. Interestingly, this remedy is also helpful for fear of contagions and getting sick. The fear and horror the media has created is certainly not helping our immune systems.  

3) Conventional treatments: A study published in the Lancet showed that antivirals are not effective and corticosteroids do not improve death rates, in fact they delay clearance of the virus. Luckily homeopathic remedies have a long history of being extremely helpful during epidemics, including the 1918 Spanish flu.

4) Homeopathic remedies to keep on hand: I have been in communication with colleagues in China, Japan and Italy who have been treating COVID-19. They have found the following homeopathic remedies to be most helpful at this time.

    Gelsemium (Fatigue with heavy eyelids, chills, difficulty concentrating)

    Bryonia alba (Dry cough. Pain in head and chest worse for movement.)

    Eupatorium perfoliatum (Intense bone pains)

    Antimonium tartaricum (Rattling cough, difficult expectoration, too weak to expectorate, lungs feel as if drowning)

    Arsenicum album (restlessness, anxiety and fatigue is predominant)

    Oscillococcinum (general flu-like symptoms)

5) Quit smoking: Researchers are found that death rates and complications from this virus are higher in smokers, possibly due to the effect on smoking on an enzymatic pathway, the ACE-expressing cell ratio.

6) Children: It appears that children have a much milder reaction to this virus.

7) Washing hands: This virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, however you’d be surprised how many times people touch their face, eyes or nose in that time. Regular hand washing is still the best prevention. Wash with soap and water while singing the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice. Hand sanitizers containing 60% or more alcohol can be used when soap and water is not available. Foaming soaps are slightly less effective than regular ones as it’s the slippery quality in the soap that washes off the virus. The virus can live on metal surfaces for at least 12 hours (think door knobs) and on fabric for 6-12 hours. An exception to this is copper metal which actually has antimicrobial properties. The virus is killed by regular laundry detergent or leaving clothes out in the sun.

8) Respirators: At this time, face masks are only recommended for healthcare workers or those who are sick or taking care of the sick. Correct fitting, putting on, removal and disposal of masks is essential for them to be effective. The CDC recommends disposable N95 masks. However this virus is quite large in size with a 400-500nm diameter. Protective eye wear (without air vents) is needed as the virus can enter the body through the eyes.

9) Vitamins and herbs: Vitamins A, D and liposomal Vitamin C are the most important at the first signs of infection. Vitamin A and D can be toxic if you take too much. Critically ill patients infected with COVID-19 have been found to have high concentrations of cytokines, producing a cytokine “storm”.  Supplements like elderberry and echinacea which promote cytokine activity may be extremely helpful for prevention and during early stages of the illness and best avoided during critical stages. It’s important to consider which supplements promote or inhibit cytokine activity, the stage of illness and each individual’s immune response.

Stay Healthy Naturally

Gabrielle Traub and the San Diego Homeopathy Team.

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As you can see, there are MANY things you can do to protect yourself from catching this virus!  But if I could leave you with just one take-away? Vitamin C!  Vitamin C should be selling-out the world over, it should be flying off the shelves; it should be impossible to keep enough of it in stock because of the overwhelming demand! 

People, you’re going to have to save yourselves; the “experts”, the “authorities”, are not going to advise you of anything that offends Big Pharma, and because Vitamin C cannot be patented?  Big Pharma has no use for it.