Covid-19

Quercetin and Vitamin C: an experimental, synergistic therapy

By Ruben Manuel Luciano Colunga Biancatelli, Max Berrill, John D. Catravas and Paul E. Marik. Published 19 June 2020 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) represents an emergent global threat which is straining worldwide healthcare capacity. As of May 27th, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) has resulted in more than 340,000 deaths worldwide, with 100,000 deaths in the US alone. It is imperative to study and develop pharmacological treatments suitable for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Ascorbic acid…

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Electrosmog and autoimmune disease

By Trevor Marshall and Trudy Rumann Heil Published online: 13 July 2016 Studies in mice have shown that environmental electromagnetic waves tend to suppress the murine immune system with a potency similar to NSAIDs, yet the nature of any Electrosmog effects upon humans remains controversial. Previously, we reported how the human Vitamin-D receptor (VDR) and its ligand, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin-D (1,25-D), are associated with many chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. We have shown how olmesartan, a drug marketed for mild hypertension, acts…

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Proposal to government: nutrients for communities

The potential role of Vitamin D (25(OH)D), Zinc, Selenium and Vitamin C supplementation in reducing morbidity and mortality in susceptible communities during the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa. An overview of evidence. Authors Dr. David M Nye (MB.ChB. [UCT], MFHom [UK], Dip Hom [CEDH]) Dr. Anamika Jithoo (Mb.ChB, [UKZN],MPH [UCT], PhD(Med) [UCT]) Dr. Erika Drewes (MB.ChB[UFS], MMed.Fam.Med [UKZN]) Dr. Rene Jeannes (MTechHom. [UJ]) Dr. Julienne Fenwick (MB.ChB, [US]) Dr. Maria Theologides (BDS, [Wits], BscHon, [US], PDD [US], Msc. [US]) Initiated…

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A phased immuno-physiological approach

Evidence Supporting a Phased Immuno-physiological Approach to COVID-19 From Prevention Through Recovery Authors: SF Yanuck, J Pizzorno, H Messier and KN Fitzgerald This paper presents an evidence-based strategy for improving clinical outcomes in COVID-19. Recommendations are based on the phases of the disease, because optimal interventions for one phase may not be appropriate for a different phase. The four phases addressed are: Prevention Infection Inflammation Recovery Underlying this phased approach is recognition of emerging evidence for two different components of…

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Vitamin D and Covid-19 disease

Authors: Susan A Lanham-New, Ann Webb, Kevin Cashman, Judy Buttriss, Joanne Fallowfield, Tash Masud, Martin Hewison, John Mathers, Mairead Kiely, Ailsa Welch, Kate Ward, Pamela Magee, Andrea Darling, Tom Hill, Carolyn Greig, Colin Smith, Richard Murphy, Sarah Leyland, Roger Bouillon, Sumantra Ray and Martin Kohlmeier The spread of novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the disease COVID-19 that is caused by SARS-CoV-2, continues apace. Saving lives and slowing the worldwide pandemic remain of utmost importance to everyone: the public, healthcare professionals, scientists,…

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Natural remedies for Covid-19?

In South Africa the Covid-19 pandemic is all about masks, social distancing and sanitising your hands. I know what you are thinking – what about fortifying the immune system? The average person has wallowed in a state of lockdown laziness, with minimal exercise and a steady supply of unhealthy takeaways. Glutathione is our primary antioxidant and will ward off a respiratory crisis in the first place, providing we have adequate supplies of it. Nutrients involved in the conversion of homocysteine…

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Zinc

PLoS Pathogens – November 2010: Zn Inhibits Coronavirus and Arterivirus RNA Polymerase Activity In Vitro and Zinc Ionophores Block the Replication of These Viruses in Cell Culture Authors include: Aartjan te Velthuis, University of Cambridge Sjoerd van den Worm, Oregon Health and Science University Ralph S Baric, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Martijn J van Hemert, Leiden University Medical Centre Abstract Increasing the intracellular Zn2+ concentration with zinc-ionophores like pyrithione (PT) can efficiently impair the replication of a…

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Echinaforce

EC Microbiology Special Issue – 2020: Use of Echinaforce to Prevent Coronavirus Infections By Dr. Andreas Schapowal ENT Specialist, Hochwangstr, Switzerland The current outbreak of zoonotic coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has produced a lot of media attention and uncertainty on how to protect against the infection. The WHO recommends typical hygiene measures as published here. Intensive research is focusing on a specific vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 and on antiviral medications acting directly against this virus. Individuals may wish to modulate their unspecific…

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Healing in the time of corona

Thanks to a clever little virus, our collective hamster wheel has come to an abrupt halt, throwing many of us off and spinning in the other direction, towards ourselves. My fear is that between the Vitamin C popping, baking and Zoom calls, we are avoiding the questions that lie beneath the conspiracy theories and that bring us face to face with our mortality. Questions that may not have an answer but that invite us explore what lies beyond our fear-based…

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