Updated: Aug 23, 2021
With Covid-19 "We must turn to nature itself, to the observations of the body in health and in disease to learn the truth" ~ Hippocrates
I truly believe that Hippocrates, the Wise Greek Physician, also the 'Father of Western Medicine' had it all figured out. Look at a few of his insightful quotes:
“First do no Harm”
“All Disease Starts in the Gut”
“Let Food Be thy Medicine and Medicine thy Food”
“The Greatest Medicine of all is Teaching People How Not to Need it.”
Let's focus on this one:
“All disease starts in the gut”
Yes! If your gut is not working properly - and by gut I mean the esophagus, stomach, large intestine, and small intestine - you probably have what's known as a Leaky Gut. Leaky what?
Let me explain....
The delicate lining of the digestive system is a filter designed to only allow substances of a certain size to pass through to the intestines. We have trillions of good and bad bacteria working to digest food in the gut but we need to keep a healthy balance. There are many things that can throw off the balance like stress, toxins, processed foods, medicines, pathogens and organ malfunction. These can cause the delicate lining of the gut to tear.
When the intestinal lining has tears, harmful substances may leak into your bloodstream where they don’t belong. These substances include toxins, waste, undigested food, as well as harmful viruses and bacteria. With leaky gut syndrome, the damaged cells in the intestines are not able to produce the enzymes needed to perform the proper digestive process, making it very challenging to absorb all the good nutrients from your food and supplements.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF LEAKY GUT?
There are obvious signs like pain, gas and bloating, but also you can also break out with acne, feel irritable, have trouble sleeping, feel consipated and it even exasserbates anxiety and depression.
What does this have to do with Covid-19?
The 3 main thing I want to point out here are:
1) That Leaky gut creates INFLAMMATION which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and auto-immune disorders. These are all co-morbidities which make dealing with Covid more complicated.
2) No matter the quality and price of the food and supplements you take, if you have a leaky gut, you will not be able to absorb the benefical nutrients.
3) The Modern American diet (convenience and packaged foods) cause acidity, and pathogens thrive in an acidic environment.
Can Leaky Gut Syndrome be Treated?
Band-aid treatments with corticosteroids, prescription antibiotics and immuno suppressive drugs may be temporarily life-saving for acute episodes of pain, bleeding or severe inflammation as occurs in Crohn’s disease, lupus or colitis. In the long run, however, none of these treatments do anything to heal the leaky gut problem.
What can be done?
It is difficult to fix the delicate inner gut-lining, but it is not impossible.
Treatment for Leaky Gut Syndrome should begin with bovine colostrum, specifically one that is standardized to contain high levels of immunoglobulins, lactoferrin,
PRPs, growth factors and that has a protective and delivery mechanism such as liposomal delivery with phospholipid coatings to protect the colostrum from
digestion and ensure it can deliver the nutrients and anti-pathogenic action of colostrum to the cells in the liningof the intestine. ProColostrum LD has been clinically proven to prevent and heal Leaky Gut Syndrome in human trials conducted at the Royal Hospital in London.
Why are Hippocrates' quotes so relevant today, and why am I bringing this up now?
Well last week, Bloomberg posted an article that predicted that the world may never reach herd immunity, and Covid-19 (and its derivatives) would be around for many decades. Also, professor Roger Seheult, an MD who works at a major San Diego hospital, (arguably America’s leading voice on COVID-19) says that people with co-morbidities fare far worse that healthy people.
Depressing? Maybe. It all depends on your mindset and lifestyle.
I do not want you to worry because I am going to give you the 'Hippocrates Advantage'.
“Let Food Be thy Medicine and Medicine thy food”
I writing this to offer you an alternative to the fear-mongering from news stations and an provide alternative approach to worrying about the vaccine: whether it’s effective or whether to take it and worrying about new variants.
And if you get sick from anything, I am here to urge you to STOP looking to Big Pharma for the answers, and heed Hippocrates’ ancient wisdom:
"The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well." - Hippocrates
It's my Mission to help you Remember to Embrace your Inner Healer: We must remember our biggest defense against any disease is our INNATE ability to heal ourselves. So where to start?
It all starts with the power of our Immune System, a huge gift we were born with, which, if you treat it well, will not let you down.
Let me ask you this: Hasn’t it proven itself, again and again, fighting disease, healing broken bones and tissue and getting you well after an illness? YES! And if it hasn't, you can fix it.
As Hippocrates said, what we should be doing now, is not looking externally, but figuring out ways to strengthen the immune system and maintain our health through NATURE and LIFESTYLE: such as, nutrient-dense foods, supplements, meditation, fresh air (ventilation) and staying active.
*Incidentally, doing these things will give you energy and increase your happiness and vitality!
So what is the role of the innate immune system?
The innate immune system consists of physical, chemical and cellular defenses against pathogens. The main purpose of the innate immune response is to immediately prevent the spread and movement of foreign pathogens throughout the body.
Examples of innate immunity include: Cough reflex; enzymes in tears and skin oils; mucus, which traps bacteria and hairs which trap small particles.
The Innate Immune System consists of the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract, the nasopharynx, cilia, eyelashes and other body hair.
Innate immunity is comprised of different components including:
physical barriers (tight junctions in the skin, epithelial and mucous membrane surfaces, mucus itself);
epithelial and phagocytic cell enzymes (i.e., lysozyme), phagocytes (i.e., neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages),
inflammation. The function of inflammation is to eliminate the initial cause of cell injury, clear out necrotic cells and tissues damaged from the original insult and the inflammatory process, and initiate tissue repair.
HOWEVER, if the inflammatory response doesn't switch off, inflammation can wreak havoc on your health and lead to these co-morbidities.
How can we protect The immune System and reverse Inlammation?
Lifestyle has a massive impact on immune response. Here are some things that help:
eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
maintaining a healthy weight.
drinking alcohol only in moderation.
getting enough sleep.
avoiding infection through regular hand washing.
How can I strengthen my innate immune system And REverse Infalamation?
Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables; taking food-state supplements, exercising regularly and not smoking commercial cigarettes.
What vitamins are good for your immune system to Protect against Covid-19?
Because COVID-19 comes with cold and flu-like symptoms, Vitamins B, C and D, as well as zinc are very helpful in boosting your immune system and fighting the illness in the same way they can help you get over a cold or flu.
Vitamin D is needed by your body for a number of reasons, but especially because it can modulate the innate and adaptive immune responses.
Vitamin D Deficiency is associated with increased autoimmunity and an increased susceptibility to infection. The key functions requiring Vitamin D include the absorption of both calcium and phosphorous, as well as contributing to normal immune function.
Make sure you have adequate levels of Vitamin D to aid your body’s immune response and help to improve your body’s ability to fight off illness and disease.
America’s leading voice on COVID-19.
Professor Roger Seheult, is a pulmonary and critical care doctor treating COVID-19 patients on a daily basis. His website, MedCram, has released over 100 videos about COVID-19.
Dr. Seheult found that patients who were DEFICIANT in Vitamin D had much WORSE Covid-19 outcomes.
Based on advice form Dr Seheult and other experts like Dr. Richard Horowitz, a renowned Lyme disease physician, our founder Kyle Kietrys (a naturopath)
and Dr. Jenny Wilkins, an expert in Cannabinoids, here are my recommendations to boost your immune system and your vitality!
Vitamin D - Take 40,000 to 50,000 ICUS of Vitamin D supplementation per day,
Sunshine - Get out in to the sun in the early morning for 15 to 20 minutes. It boosts Vit D production and Melatonin. (No need to wear sun screen for early morning sun)
CBD and CBG tincture (40mg daily) activate your ECS and reduce inflammation;
ProColostrum LD - The Key to Health and Longevity: Colostrum’s Oligosaccharides
Vit C and Zinc - There have been some studies on COVID where vitamin C and Zinc have shown to have very good benefits in the outcome of illness.
Glutathione - 250 to 500 mg twice a day
NAC - N-acetylcysteine, 600 mg twice a day
Hot shower for 3 minutes then cold shower for 1 minute (repeat) to boost immunity and reduce sickness. Here is an article on the benefits:
Listen to 528hz healing music. It's Free on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hdmvMc7TZn0
So what is Colostrum?
It is the first-milk in all mammals. Mothers produce it when the babies are first born. Colostrum fuels them, by creating the building blocks for rapid growth all while fortifying their delicate immune systems. Today use bovine colostrum from grass-fed cows raied sustainably and ethically.
When taken by adults, Pro Colostrum-LD boosts the immune system, but it's also antiAGING, helps to regulate HORMONES (it contains all the hormonal precursors), stimulate skin repair, and it can reverse LEAKY GUT!
WOW ALL OF THAT? Yes!
In fact, ProColostrum LD, has also been clinically proven to prevent and heal Leaky Gut Syndrome in human trials conducted at the Royal Hospital in London.
Back in 1994, Newsweek magazine ran a cover story explaining how some nutrienst they called, “better than vitamins...kill and necrose cancer in the human cell”. They were referring to (oligosaccharides [sugars]) that are essential to cellular communication and are key to the prevention and reversal of chronic conditions as well as promting a long, healthy life.
The researchers behind the story identified eight vital nutrients which include: fucose (not to be mistaken for fructose); galactose; glucose; mannose; N-acetylgalactosamine; N-acetylglucosamine; N-acetylneuraminic acid (sialic acid); and xylose.
Let's take a look at the Great Eight:
Fucose – Not readily available in the diet; present in breast milk and several medicinal mushrooms. It has numerous well-documented benefits for the immune system.
Galactose – Readily available in the diet; obtained from the conversion of lactose (milk sugar) and is also easily obtained from dairy products.
Glucose – Readily available in the diet; obtained from the conversion of white sugar, fructose and starchy foods; frequently over-supplied in the form of sugarcane, rice, corn, potatoes, wheat, etc.
Mannose – Not readily available in our diet; has a major role in cellular interactions; has been shown to lower blood sugar levels. It is critical for proper immune defenses against microbial invaders; has a natural anti-inflammatory effect.
N-acetyl-galactosamine – Not readily available in the diet and is the least known of the essential oligosaccharides. It plays a role in keeping cell communications clear and promptly delivered.
N-acetyl-glucosamine – Not readily available in the diet. It is particularly beneficial for joint health.
N-acetyl-neuraminic acid – Not readily available in the diet; plentiful in breast milk. It impacts brain function and growth and boosts immune function.
Xylose – Not readily available in the diet; used in sugarless gums, candies, etc. because of its non-tooth decay promoting properties. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Now for the astounding fact:
Where do all eight oligosaccharides come from? When do we first receive these in our life? Why do new breast-fed babies thrive, grow new cells and develop resounding and resilient bodies?
The answer is that there is only one natural source for all of these, a source designed by nature to be the direct provider of all these wondrous healing substances. Of course, you’ve already guessed it by now. It is ‘Mother’s Milk’ ‘First Milk” …or, more simply: COLOSTRUM ...and ours is ProColostrum LD, where the 'Pro' stands for PROFESSIONAL strength.
Here are our recommendations if you need to fight Covid:
NOTE: We are not doctors, but we have been in the health and wellness industry for 50 years (combined). We have helped hundreds of people with issues when their doctors couldn't. We both got Covid last year and used these natural products. We got better in less than 48 hours and have been thriving since.
It starts with same nine recommendations as above but add these:
Black Cumin Seed Oil - Abundant in potent antioxidants. “A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle herb.” Asian Pacific journal of tropical biomedicine 3, no. 5 (2013): 337-352 and various other randomized controlled trials, pilot studies, case reports and in vitro and in vivo studies confirmed that N.sativa has antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, bronchodilatory, antihistaminic, antitussive activities related to causative oraganism and signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Various studies confirmed that Black seed and Thymoquinone (TQ) reduced the thrombus formation, the expression of tissue factor and the immune activation. Furthermore, TQ demonstrated the broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity that may be effective in controlling the secondary infections in COVID-19 patients.;
Neem Leaf - Also called “sarva roga nivarini” or “that which cures all diseases,” neem features prominently in traditional medical systems like ayurveda. Neem leaves contain potent antioxidants such as quercetin and nimbolide which can protect against the damaging effects of free radicals;
Elderberry - Elderberry is high up on the list of ancient anti-viral remedies. In its juice form, studies have found that it can kill human influenza viruses. Better yet, elderberry stimulates the immune system, giving you an extra dose of protection. You can also find elderberry as tea, syrup, supplements, or lozenges. If you have a sweet tooth, add dried elderberries to oatmeal or trail mix;
Echinacea - Like elderberry, Echinacea is a traditional immune booster. It keeps the body on guard by increasing immune cells like macrophages and neutrophils! In turn, the influenza virus will have a hard time taking over. And if you already have the flu? Echinacea suppresses the virus and eases symptoms, making recovery a breeze. Take it as a tea, supplement, or extract.4
Also you can do hot then cold baths or showers to boost immunity and reduce sickness. Here is the evidence https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5025014/
As a final note, don’t forget if you get a fever or cough, or feel tired, these are signs that your immune system is working. It has special functions that it performs when it is fighting, such as creating heat.
We say “Oh she has a temperature”.
Yes, that is the immune system doing its job.
“Oh, she’s sweating it out” yes!
That’s the immune system excreting toxins!
“Oh she’s sleeping it off”
Yes, rest is a hugely important part of it.
“Oh she’s not eating”
Correct. You stop eating so you can conserve energy to fight the pathogens.
Don’t panic, take the rest you need and keep up your good immune-boosting habits.
If you get Covid and the symptoms last more than 2-3 days or worsen, you can take Ivermectin, you can even buy it OTC and online. Just do a search.
However, if you can't breath, or have co-morbidities, call your doctor and follow their advice.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor. I am simply sharing what has worked for myself and others over the past 2 decades, as well as what worked for me and my husband when we both got Covid.
Please consult your medical provider before starting any new regimen.
Wishing you Health, Wellness and Longevity,