Coronavirus

My Extensive Coronavirus Research

Teddy and I wanted to get our heads firmly around the coronavirus situation and compiled the best information we could find from several trusted sources. The most pertinent / actionable points are summarized below. 

Read though the Epidemiology, Prevention, Herbal / Botanical Treatment and Prevention, Other Treatments, and Personal Thoughts sections and I promise you’ll feel empowered no matter what your situation is.

SUMMARY OF CRITICAL POINTS

Mild illness in children through younger adults, elderly and immunocompromised are at highest risk.

Wash hands thoroughly and vigorously for 20 seconds after using the restroom. Use a paper towel to open the door.

DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE (human average is 20x / hour).

Top recommended (that I’ve found) natural anti-viral agent is bee propolis (which was a nice surprise as it also happens to be one my top anti-cancer agents). My favorite brand is NaturaNectar. You can get 25% off everything on their site using code STERN.

-My personal all-time favorite immunomodulating product is Better Way Health’s Beta Glucan. Code STERN gets 10% off.

-There are a whole lot of other herbal and natural products that can help in a big way! See the herbal / botanical prevention & treatment section.

Hyperthermia and Ozone are two available at-home therapies that have a tremendous amount of research and clinical experience behind them. They also happen to both be highly anti-cancer. 🙂 Ozone has been very high on my “wish list” for a long time and think I’ll use this as a reason to pull the trigger. You can likely expect to see webinars on these two coming soon from me. If you are not already on our email list, be sure to sign up on the home page before you leave the site.

Intravenous Vitamin C has also shown tremendous efficacy in combating the virus. This would require a visit to a clinic providing that service.

STRESS IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. Take action, and then take a chill pill. You’re gonna be alright. 🙂

OK all that said, don’t stop here! Read this whole thing and I promise you’ll feel a whole lot better about the whole situation.

Summary of Coronavirus information from trusted sources:

EPIDEMIOLOGY

—Notes from Chris Kresser’s interview with infectious disease specialist Dr. Ramzi Asfour:

-The spread is slowing in China

-Fluid droplets from coughing, sneezing or even speaking can travel 3-6 ft in cold temperatures, evaporate faster in warmer weather.

Seasonal flu infects 1.3 people for each person infected, coronavirus could be 2.2, but could also be lower as accurate data for total number of people infected not available yet.

-This has been a particularly bad flu season with 310,000 cases. As of right now, flu like symptoms are more likely caused by flu than coronavirus.

-This year’s flu death rate is around .56%. Best guess for Coronavirus is 1%, but hard to tell without wider testing. Could be lower.

Mild illness in children through younger adults, elderly and immunocompromised are at highest risk.

PREVENTION

—Contd. notes from Chris Kresser interview:

-If you are “going to visit grandpa,” (or are in contact with ANY immunocompromised person) please take extra care even if you don’t feel threatened yourself.

Wearing a mask “not that helpful” for prevention, would likely just make you touch your face more if anything. 

-If one does become infected, self-quarantine and wear mask whenever being around others is necessary.

Wash hands thoroughly and vigorously for 20 seconds after using the restroom. Use a paper towel to open the door.

DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE (human average is 20x / hour).

-Good idea to sanitize public surfaces you come into contact with.

-Hand sanitizer needs to be at least 60% alcohol to be effective.

-Try “Asian mini bow” or “Coronavirus fist bump” in lieu of handshakes

-PILLARS OF IMMUNITY: STRESS MANAGEMENT (ie. stop stressing yourself out about coronavirus), QUALITY AND QUANTITY SLEEP, EXERCISE, NUTRIENT DENSE DIET.

-Diet go heavier on liver, ginger, citrus, red pepper, fermented foods, turmeric.

HERBAL / BOTANICAL PREVENTION & TREATMENT

—Contd. notes from Chris Kresser interview:

Extra Vitamin A. Up to 50,000 IU SHORT TERM (toxic after prolonged period) if feel like catching something along with zinc lozenges.

Bee propolis (note from me: NaturaNectar is my favorite brand. Use code STERN on their site for 25% off everything).

Blend of 3 parts cordyceps, 2 parts angelica sinensis, 1 part rhodiola, 1 part astragalus. 1 tsp 3x / day for prevention, 6x / day for treatment.

Fresh ginger tea (note: intense) – juice1-2 lb of ginger & refrigerate, 2-4 in mug w/ 1/2 lemon & 1 large tbsp honey, 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper & 6 oz hot water. 2-6 cups per day, sipping slowly throughout.

-Shuang-Huang-Lian formula: 2 parts Forsythia suspensa, 1 part Lonicera japonica, 1 part Scutellaria baicalensis. 1 tsp 3x / day.

—Legendary master herbalist Donnie Yance of the Mederi Center’s top recommendations for acute viral infections:

Bee propolis (note from Ryan: Note the pattern! 😉 NaturaNectar is my favorite brand. Use code STERN on their site for 25% off everything).

Elderberry/Elder Flower (Sambucus nigra)

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

Forsythia (Fructus forsythia)

Honeysuckle (Flos lonicera)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Andrographis extract (50% andrographolide)

—Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

-The physicians of the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine urge a nutrient-based method to prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection:

Vitamin C: 3,000 milligrams (or more) daily, in divided doses.

Vitamin D3: 2,000 International Units daily. (Start with 5,000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2,000)

Magnesium: 400 mg daily (in citrate, malate, chelate, or chloride form)

Zinc: 20 mg daily

Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily

—Dr. Brownstein’s Holisitic Medicine

-At the first sign of any illness, I suggest my patients take (per day for four days):

-100,000 U of vitamin A (NOT beta-carotene)

-50,000 U of vitamin D3

-5-10,000 mg of vitamin C

-Iodine is essential to not only fighting off an infection it is necessary for proper immune system functioning. There is no bacteria, virus, parasite or fungus that is known to be resistant to iodine.

-200-300 milligrams of iodine daily, with higher doses for more serious and difficult diseases.

-Only iodine is capable of killing all classes of pathogens: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses and protozoa.

-Therapeutic doses of iodine vary between 6-50mg/day. Those with chronic illnesses generally require larger amounts of iodine as compared to healthy people.

OTHER THERAPIES – HYPERTHERMIA

—Bioregulatory Medicine Institute:

Hyperthermia is one of the most powerful anticancer, antiviral, and antibacterial therapies available, yet it is underutilized and largely unknown in North America.

-Complementary effects of fever include: Stimulation of cellular immune defenses, Inactivation of chronic bacteria and viruses.

-Clinically used for certain chronic infections diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis C, herpes, borellia (Lyme disease) and numerous other pathogens. Literature supports that the retrovirus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is heat sensitive at temperatures which can be tolerated in humans. This heat sensitivity is true for many viruses and bacteria. 

OTHER THERAPIES – OZONE

—Robert Rowen, MD:

Ozone Therapy may be ideal therapy for viruses.

Coronavirus, like Ebola, must attach to, fuse to, and then enter the cell.

-These viruses have an Achilles heel, amino acid “fingers” which attach to the cell for fusion. Key amino acids are cysteine and tryptophan.

Cysteine is the most vulnerable amino acid to ozone/oxidant alteration, and tryptophan is second.

-Our team managed to get to 5 cases of Ebola, two in physicians, one in the female consort of a physician who died of the disease, and two exposed aides. All survived without any deterioration of symptoms after ozone therapy began, nor did they have any post Ebola complications. The epidemic claimed 60% of its victims and scarred survivors with a 70+% rate of complications. 

—Thailand Medical News (not a regular “trusted source” but had interesting info that checks out):

Ozone gas has been proven to kill the SARS coronavirus, and since the structure of the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus is almost identical to that of the SARS coronavirus, it is relatively safe to say that it will also work on the new coronavirus.

-There are more than 17 scientific studies that show Ozone gas is able to destroy the SARS coronavirus, it is relatively safe to say that it will also work on the new coronavirus.

OTHER THERAPIES: HIGH DOSE VITAMIN C

—Dr. Matthias Rath Health Foundation

-A medical team from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University in China has reported the successful treatment of coronavirus patients with vitamin C. 

-The Shanghai Medical Association (SMA) in China has published a consensus on the comprehensive treatment of coronavirus disease. Based on the study of more than 300 clinical patients and developed by 30 experts in the treatment of new coronavirus pneumonia, it recommends high-dose vitamin C for even light infection with the virus.

PERSONAL NOTES FROM ME

-If you don’t already have a high quality home air purifier, now is certainly the time!!

-My personal all-time favorite immunomodulating product is Better Way Health’s Beta Glucan. Code STERN gets 10% off.

-Reminder on NaturaNectar bee propolis 25% off STERN code.

-Doubling down on the PLEASE be considerate of the most immunocompromised among us sentiment and do everything outlined in the prevention section.

-Also again, be on the lookout for webinars from me on hyperthermia and ozone if you feel now is the time to up your anti-viral and anti-cancer game! Sign up for our email list before you leave.

While everyone was out fighting over toilet paper, we were home ordering 25 lb pound bags of brown rice, 25 lb bags of pinto and adzuki beans (most nutrient dense outside of edamame), and 5 lb tins of sprouting seeds. Spring is here and we’ll have plenty of leaves if it comes down to it. 🙂

-And one more time, STRESS IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. Take action, and then take a chill pill. You’re gonna be alright. 🙂

Ryan

  8 Comments   Comment

  1. Martins Almeida

    Thank you very much for your extensive post. Could you please elaborate a little more about hyperthermia, mainly whether a home infrared sauna is enough to get that therapy effect.

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  2. rhonda marie bellavia

    I cant say it enough….thank you Ryan & Family for all you do. Keep up the hard work. It is valued more then you know!

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