Because we are in the middle of a declared international health crisis I will start each essay with an update. I am quickly writing a booklet on the coronavirus and how to treat it to maximize the chances one will not die from it. So far the news is not being overly dramatic, meaning things are just building up like the quiet beginning of a major classical piece. Just the soft violins.
Next two weeks though the drums probably will beat and the horns will shout because efforts to contain the virus within the boundaries of Wuhan failed. A reported 5 million people had already traveled from Wuhan for New Year’s prior to the currently imposed travel lockdown. As many as 50 million people from 16 surrounding cities, in addition to Wuhan, are not allowed to travel until the crisis abates. Other countries are not far behind. Russia and North Korea are shutting their borders to China. However, they are just beginning to close international flights down.
The World Health Organization declared the virus an international emergency because the outbreak spread well beyond China. As of today the number of confirmed global cases jumped by more than 2,000 from yesterday to near 10,000. The virus has led to more than 200 deaths worldwide to date.
If you are interested in the official story listen carefully to this BBC video. They say clearly there is no treatment but that is miss-information, or what they love to say is “fake news” though its the official news. Mainstream medicine thinks in one dimension. They ignore basic medicine. What kills most people with the coronavirus and other viruses is Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
ARDS is a complex clinical syndrome characterized by acute inflammation, microvascular damage, and increased pulmonary vascular and epithelial permeability, frequently resulting in acute respiratory failure and death. Little progress has been made in the development of novel therapies for ARDS. To date, no pharmacological agents have demonstrated efficacy in preventing ARDS or improving its symptoms, so morbidity and mortality continue to be significant.
What they do not want to look at is how natural emergency medicines like magnesium can keep the inflammation in check or how bicarbonate can be used to treat the low blood pH values, which are found in acute respiratory failure.
It is strange that few attempts are made to treat this acidosis directly as well as indirectly by improving the ventilation. Intravenous sodium bicarbonate should be given in sufficient amount to make good this deficiency and raise the blood pH to around seven point two if one is already in ICU. Of course one does not have to wait till one needs hospitalization to start taking baking soda.
Dosages and Treatments for Coronavirus Infections
Dosages are not an exact science for it varies so much from person to person and from one medical situation to another. Weight differences need to be estimated in. Obviously infants cannot handle what a full-grown adult could but do not tell that to pediatricians who do not pay attention to this medical common sense when they vaccinate children.
Learning to use a natural medicine is not the same as using and prescribing a pharmaceutical, which needs formal training in how to poison “safely.” Pharmaceuticals are mitochondria poisons with side effects that are actually the main effects if the truth be told. Natural medicine and nutritional laws run by one set of rules and pharmaceutical companies and their products by others.
Low doses do not get clinical results! Through the years, the mistake I have seen people making repeatedly is under-dosing.
Someone with coronavirus, or grave flu who is badly ill, need much higher dosages than when we are working to prevent these infections.
When taking something for the first time, you need to start with a minimum dose, like you would putting your toes in the water to check the temperature. Since each substance in the protocol offers strong medical firepower, with each working in synchronicity with the others, it changes our calculations and dependency on any one agent acting alone. Yet we often have to throw this guidance out the window in emergency situations, which demand higher initial dosages.
Combining methods of administration is the best way of maximizing intake of natural medicinal medicines. One can use IVs, take medicinal baths, intake orally, use enemas, nebulize and apply transdermally (topically) directly on the skin depending on which protocol item you are using and what you are treating and its severity.
Care must be taken to pay attention to your own body and adjust according to how you feel. Your body’s feeling state gives much useful feedback so pay attention to it and its reactions.
Magnesium has a strong relation with the immune system, in both nonspecific and specific immune response, also known as innate and acquired immune response. Dr. Raul Vergini says, “Magnesium chloride has a unique healing power on acute viral and bacterial diseases. It cured polio and diphtheria and that was the main subject of my magnesium book. A few grams of magnesium chloride every few hours will clear nearly all acute illnesses. I have seen a lot of flu cases healed in 24-48 hours with 3 grams of magnesium chloride taken every 6-8 hours.”
Dr. Vergini wrote, “I was looking for a solution to cleanse wounds, because Dr. Delbet had found out that the traditional antiseptic solutions actually mortified tissues and facilitated the infection instead of preventing it. He tested several mineral solutions and discovered that a magnesium chloride has a great effect over leukocytic activity (Increases leucocytes to fight infection) and phagocytosis; so it was perfect for external wounds treatment.”
In 1915, a French surgeon, Prof. Pierre Delbet, M.D wrote, “From a practical standpoint, please remember that only magnesium CHLORIDE—and no other magnesium salt—has this ‘cytophylactic’ activity. The solution to be used is a 2.5% magnesium chloride hexahydrate (MgCl2-6H2O) solution (i.e. 25 grams in 1 liter of water).”
Doses are as follows:
• Adults and children over 5 years old………………. 125 cc
• 4-year-old children…………………………………. 100 cc
• 3-year-old children………………………………….. 80 cc
• 1-2-year-old children……………………………….. 60 cc
• Children over 6 months old ………………………… 30 cc
• Children under 6 months old ……………………….. 15 cc
In acute diseases the dose is administered every 6 hours (every 3 hours for the first two doses if the case is serious); then space every 8 hours and then 12 hours as improvement goes on. After recovery it’s better going on with a dose every 12 hours for some days.
Sodium Bicarbonate Use for Colds and Flu
The dosage varies with one’s pH readings of both urine and saliva and the condition being treated. Maximum dosage is right on the Arm & Hammer box, which is seven half-teaspoons a day for a full grown adult under age 60 and three half-teaspoons for people over age 60. One has to check their pH daily in the morning and after a bicarbonate bath, which can be made quite strong.
Add 1 lb or more to a bath 2x/week if heavy detoxification of radiation or other strong pollutants is needed. When treating cancer, take the urinary pH up to 8.0 and keep it there for ten days, then take a week off and start again for another 7 to 10 days. This can be repeated until one test negative for cancer or one just feels the lack of need as health returns. This is also true for infections such as a cold or flu, but often these resolve after only a few days of bicarbonate use.Then the bicarb use can be stopped. Again start out slowly and monitor your body’s reactions, always guiding yourself with the pH strips. One can take a lot of bicarbonate for a short period of time so do not hesitate.
“The proven value of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda as a therapeutic agent is further evinced by the following evidence of a prominent physician named Dr. Volney S. Cheney, in a letter to the Church & Dwight Company:
“In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘Flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely any one who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks. I have since that time treated all cases of ‘Cold,’ Influenza and LaGripe by first giving generous doses of Bicarbonate of Soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated. Further, within my own household, before Woman’s Clubs and Parent-Teachers’ Associations, I have advocated the use of Bicarbonate of Soda as a preventive for “Colds,” with the result that now many reports are coming in stating that those who took “Soda” were not affected, while nearly everyone around them had the “Flu.”
Recommended dosages from the Arm and Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were:
- During the first day take six doses of half teaspoonful of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals.
- During the second day take four doses of half teaspoonful of Arm and Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals.
- During the third day take two doses of half teaspoonful of Arm and Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter half teaspoonful in gladss of cool water each morning until cold is cured.
I usually recommend pH Adjust, an inexpensive formula of sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate and magnesium for daily use of bicarbonates. And for creating the strongest water medicine I recommend magnesium bicarbonate, which is a form of magnesium that is only in liquid form. Magnesium bicarbonate it the ultimate mitochondrial cocktail.
Iodine exhibits activity against bacteria, molds, yeasts, protozoa, and many viruses; indeed, of all antiseptic preparations suitable for direct use on humans and animals and upon tissues, only iodine is capable of killing all classes of pathogens: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses and protozoa. Most bacteria are killed within 15 to 30 seconds of contact.
Poor immune response is correlated with impaired thyroid function; a deficiency in iodine can greatly affect the immune system because low levels of iodine lead to problems with the thyroid gland. Dr. David Brownstein says, “Iodine has a wonderful antibiotic solution without question and most importantly I never see any of my patients complain of dysbiotic reactions from its use.”
Brownstein uses 200-300 milligrams of iodine daily, with higher doses for more serious and difficult diseases. In perspective, this seemingly “high” dose is still far lower than what the 11th edition of the 1910-1911 Encyclopedia Britannica cites as the “usual” doses of 300-900 milligrams (300,000-900,000 micrograms!) of iodine daily. This is over 2,000 times more than common recommendations. “At 6 grams daily (which is 6 million mcg/day or 6,000 mg/day!), a much higher dose, iodine has been used to cure syphilis, skin lesions, and chronic lung disease,” says Dr. Gabriel Cousens.
“At 6 grams daily (which is 6 million micrograms/day or 6,000 milligrams/day!), a much higher dose, iodine has been used to cure syphilis, skin lesions, and chronic lung disease,” says Dr. Gabriel Cousens. “From a larger physiological perspective, it is important to realize that the thyroid is only one gland of many glands and tissues that needs iodine. Other glands/organs/systems with high iodine uptake are the breasts, ovaries, cervix, blood, lymph, bones, gastric mucosal, salivary, adrenal, prostate, colon, thymus, lungs, bladder, kidney, and skin. Iodine is found and used in every hormonal receptor in the body,” he states. Though no one alive today uses such high dosages cancer patients should take notice and not be shy about how much iodine they should take.
Dr. Michael B. Schachter says, “The treatment dose when a person is iodine insufficient is generally between 12.5 and 50 mg daily. Preliminary research indicates that if a person is iodine insufficient, it takes about three months to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine and a year to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 12.5 mg of iodine daily. However, the patient needs to be monitored closely with awareness of possible side effects and detoxification reactions.”
Iodine is safe and easy to give children in liquid form. When they get sick iodine is one of the first medicinals to go for. Personally, when I use it, I do not bother to count the drops I just squirt a dropper into a large glass of water. People with preexisting thyroid conditions need to be more careful and possibly take bovine hormone with iodine as well as selenium and vitamin E.
As early as June 1, 1905 an article was printed in the New York Times about the successful use of iodine for consumption/tuberculosis. Though iodine kills most pathogens on the skin within 90 seconds, its use as an antibiotic/antiviral/antifungal has been completely ignored by modern medicine so we do not hear one word about it as the coronavirus spreads.
With iodine in your pocket you don’t have to worry so much about viral infections if you know how to use it effectively. “Extremely high doses of iodine can have serious side effects, but only a small fraction of such extreme doses are necessary to kill influenza viruses,” writes Dr. David Derry of Canada. In 1945, a breakthrough occurred when Dr. J.D. Stone and Sir McFarland Burnet (who later went on to win a Nobel Prize for his Clonal Selection Theory) exposed mice to lethal effects of influenza viral mists. The lethal disease was prevented by putting iodine solution on mice snouts just prior to placing them in chambers containing influenza viruses. Dr. Derry reminds us that a long time ago students in classrooms were protected from influenza by iodine aerosol therapy. Aerosol iodine also is effective against freshly sprayed influenza virus.
Dr. David Brownstein says, “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.”
Knowledgeable doctors are able, with nearly 100% regularity, to increase the blood levels of selenium by several fold by giving 1,000-2,000 micrograms of selenium daily and then dropping back to a maintenance dose. In one case, a dosage level of 2,700 mcg/day for two months followed by six weeks of 5,000 mcg/day was required to bring up selenium blood levels.
Dr. Schrauzer, who is internationally respected for his groundbreaking research on aspects of vitamins and essential trace elements, notably selenium, reports that dosages of 2,000-5,000 mcg per day will produce toxicity symptoms only after several months. However, since the early symptoms of selenium toxicity such as nausea, weakness, and discoloration of the fingernails are easily noticed, high doses have not been reported to have caused any fatalities.
The best selenium products are bonded to killed yeast (Megafood) but the one I personally recommend and use is called Tung Oil. Each drop is one milligram, which is five to 20 times more than any other product. After learning about a pharmaceutical company that makes injectable selenium for intensive care wards I wrote a book on Selenium. It is so safe that, like iodine, I don’t count the drops but for cancer patients I recommend 10 to 20 drops a day. Maintenance dosages are five drops a day or every other day as required.
For general health maintenance, the amount recommended per day is one or two drops. For all other types of selenium maintenance dosage would be 200 to 400 mcg.
The Orthomolecular Medicine News Service says, “The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C. Physicians have demonstrated the powerful antiviral action of vitamin C for decades. There has been a lack of media coverage of this effective and successful approach against viruses in general, and coronavirus in particular.”
Vitamin C mega-dosage is the consumption (or injection) of vitamin C (ascorbate) in doses comparable to the amounts produced by the livers of most other mammals and well beyond the current Dietary Reference Intake. Some practitioners of vitamin C mega dose therapy may consume up to 20 grams per day, depending on their bowel tolerance, under the belief that it will lead to optimal health or healing of various conditions.
The dosage is usually divided and consumed in portions over the day. IVs of 50 or 100 grams per day are advocated by some physicians for therapy of certain conditions, poisonings, and recovery from trauma. People who practice vitamin C mega dosage may consume many vitamin C pills throughout each day or dissolve pure vitamin C crystals in water or juice and drink it throughout the day. Making one’s own liposomal vitamin C is a less expensive option.
Ultimate Protector™ offers unprecedented ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) values that act as an overwhelming antioxidant blanket that will smother inflammatory free radical fires. It will reduce pain, inflammation and reduce oxidative stress in humans quickly if taken in high enough dosages. When using the Ultimate Protector my recommendation is four to ten capsules per day and two to four caps for children in divided doses.
Vitamin D and the Sun
Research published in Chest reports that vitamin D deficiency in combination with increased serum vitamin B12 increases risk of mortality in critically ill patients. This is very pertinent for coronavirus victims as well as those who contract serious cases of influenza. Meaning Vitamin D can join the list of natural emergency room and intensive care medicines. That doctors, medical and health officials do not pay attention to research like this sustains the general feeling that we cannot trust them to save our lives from viral infections.
Research published at the end of 2012 in BMJ Open suggests that daily supplementation with vitamin D results in less severe respiratory infections and less antibiotic use in a susceptible population. Low vitamin D levels are linked to high levels of hepatitis B virus concentration, according to research published in the Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The researchers postulate that seasonal fluctuations in vitamin D and hepatitis B virus (HBV) levels suggest a link between the two.
A 50,000 IU capsule costs as little as 21 cents, ($21 for a bottle of 100 capsules Amazon US ) This mega dose formula may be what a person needs to protect themselves from the ravages of viral infections. It is also what one wants to use if one has cancer, diabetes, MS and just about any other disease one can think of. Normally D3 is sold in 5,000 IU units but this product from Biotech has 50,000 IU units. Vitamin D lowers inflammations of the body, which are what Alzheimer’s, M.S., cancer and Parkinson’s patients are suffering from. 70% of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s are estimated to have low levels of vitamin D.
Taking one 50,000 IU capsule of Vitamin D3 every two weeks will result in 80% of adults bringing their blood levels to above 40 nanograms/ millliliter, an optimal level for good health. A 50,000 IU capsule is equivalent to the amount of vitamin D from sunbathing for 3 days in a sunny climate. You can take more 50,000 IU pills initially to feel the benefits more quickly.
About 20% of adults are at high risk for Vitamin D deficiency: especially those who are obese, pregnant, shut-in, avoid the sun, have dark skin, are senior, live far from the equator, or need to deal with an illness, injury, or surgery. They need at least 2 times more Vitamin D. For more on dosages visit this site. Also for more on Vitamin D and influenza visit here. Please also see my essay on Vitamin D at: https://drsircus.com/medicine/vitamin-d-ebola-infectious-disease-processes
One capsule of HPDI’s Vitamin D3 Plus contains 5,000 IU of vitamin D derived from highly purified and molecularly distilled fish liver oils. In addition, the product contains 1,000 IU of vitamin A also derived from highly purified and molecularly distilled fish liver oils and 10 mcg of vitamin K-2 from menaquinone-7. Vitamin D3 Plus is emulsified by the addition of a non-GMO soy lecithin that ensures excellent uptake by the body.
Spending 15 minutes in the actual sunshine daily, exposing as much skin as possible, will provide adequate vitamin D production if the angle of the sun is favorable enough though John Cannell of the Vitamin D council is now stating that a new study is showing that this may not even be adequate. In a study conducted between October and November of 2012 at latitude 37 degrees north, about the latitude of Washington, DC, the initial mean 25(OH)D levels were 11 ng/ml and no woman had levels greater than 20 ng/ml to begin the study. The women were told to get 20 minutes of midday sun exposure on their hands, forearms and face every weekday for four weeks. Facial sunblock and sunglasses were permitted.
Home testing for vitamin D levels can be obtained without a prescription from the Vitamin D Council.
Mayo Clinic: “Vitamin D toxicity is rare in people who take supplements, researchers report.” The evidence is clear that vitamin D toxicity is one of the rarest medical conditions and is typically due to intentional or inadvertent intake of extremely high doses,” writes Dr. Hollick, a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine.
One study on vitamin D used as high as 540,000 units for severe lung disease. High dose vitamin D administration in ventilated intensive care unit patients has also been studied using 50,000 IU vitamin D3 or 100,000 IU vitamin D3 daily for 5 consecutive days (total vitamin D3 dose = 250,000 IU or 500,000 IU, respectively) without an cause for alarm.
“It seems clear that light is the most important environmental input, after food, in controlling bodily function,” reported Richard J. Wurtman, a nutritionist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Harvard Medical writes, “Vitamin D deficiencies were rare when most men rolled up their sleeves to work in sunny fields. But as work shifted from farms to offices, that changed. Because pigmentation can reduce vitamin D production in the skin by over 90%, nonwhite populations are at particular risk. Deficiencies are also common in patients with intestinal disorders that limit absorption of fat and those with kidney or liver diseases that reduce the conversion of vitamin D to its active form, calcitriol (1,25(OH)2D). In addition, certain medications reduce the availability or activity of vitamin D. And even in healthy people, advancing age is linked to an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.”
L-Glutathione Plus is available for nebulization from Theranaturals with bicarbonate. Follow label directions. This is perfect nebulization formula for those already infected with the cornonavirus.
Diminishing Suffering from Cornonavirus with Marijuana
“People tend to underestimate the effects of flu (and doctors underestimate the dangers of vaccines), but it puts several hundred thousand people in the hospital every year. It can kill up to 50,000 people every year, and there are certain groups—people with underlying medical conditions, the elderly and the very young—who are at risk for severe illness from flu,” said Dr. Michael Jhung, a flu expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Dr. David Allen has good reason to think, “Cannabidiol (CBD), may offer control of the immune system and in turn provide protection from viral infections. Cannabis has already been recognized to inhibit fungus and bacteria and can be considered a new class of antimicrobial because of the different mechanism of action from other antimicrobials.”
“Cannabinoids are proving to have significant cidal (killer) activity to many viruses, including hepatitis C and the HIV virus. Cannabinoids down-regulate (inhibit) the immune response to the infection,” continues Dr. Allen, and this would be crucial with treating Ebola.
Dr. Robert J. Melamede, Chairman of the Biology Department of the University of Colorado, believes that medical marijuana could be used to curb death risk from the swine flu. His belief relies on the principle that the chemicals in marijuana known as cannabinoids have a dampening effect on the immune system.
It is worth noting that symptoms of flu — runny nose, sore throat and achiness — happen when the immune system launches a massive attack on the virus that results in excessive inflammation. However, the inflammation could start to kill body’s own cells and such a process may lead to organ failure and death in acute cases. Endocannabinoids, which are natural chemicals that suppress the immune system, are released by the body when inflammation goes off the control. However, endocannabinoids may not always keep up and this could lead to organ failure. “They die not from the virus itself but from their own immune response,” Melamede said.
“Contemporary antiviral medical technology is currently inadequate to meet the world’s immediate challenges,” Melamede said in a press release. “We believe that cannabis extract-based medicines can reduce influenza deaths.”
In the immune system, the endocannabinoid system is defined by the presence of endogenous ligands to the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, members of the G protein-coupled receptor family, which are primarily responsible for attenuating, but not preempting, an immune response. It has been established that both endogenous and exogenous ligands for the CB2 receptor are immunomodulators. They lead primarily to a downregulation of Th1 cytokines and chemokines and an upregulation of Th2 cytokines, which are antiinflammatory. A study involving both occasional and regular use of smoked marijuana showed that IL-2 was downregulated, while IL-10, a Th2 cytokine and TGF-2 , an immunosuppressive cytokine, were upregulated.
All forms have anti-oxidative, neuroprotective, immunomodulation, analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions. Beyond these core physiological protective mechanisms, something as simple as smoking marijuana is ideal for the pain and discomfort of influenza. With or without the “high,” cannabinoid medicine offers safe pain relief even as it heals and protects. It should be put into wide use in hospitals as well as in the home for routine treatment against the worst ravages of the flu.
A hydrogen peroxide and vitamin C intravenous infusion usually knocks out a virus in 48 hours according to some. Colloidal Silver, MMS, and many other substances would help. The Times said, “Silver kills some microbes on surfaces and in wounds,” which I and many others agree with.
Full hydration of course is essential. When suffering from a viral infection nothing in the world will give more comfort and keep you warm (which is essential for immune system strength) than a far-infrared mattress.
And if hydrogen inhalation therapy is strong enough to kill brain cancer tumors it is strong enough, and should be used with oxygen in ICU departments, to ward off death.
This is, perhaps a short list of basic medicines. Sulfur and vitamin A could be added and there are always herbal medicines and super foods that can only help.
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