WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Steps You Can Take to Stay Well
By Donald A. Carroll, Optometric Physician, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
WE TAKE A MINIMUM OF 20,000 IU OF VITAMIN D3 with K2 DAILY, HIGH-DOSE VITAMIN C, AND MANY MORE NUTRITIOUS FOODS AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS. SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO IN THESE SUGGESTIONS BELOW:
Jeff T Bowles, www.jefftbowles.com, is THE vitamin D expert. He has researched and written on Vitamin D3 for years, “I will be so bold as to predict that IF YOU TAKE 20,000 IUs of Vitamin D3 per day- You will never get sick from COVID-19!”. This is equivalent to ½ hour in the Sun without your clothes in Summer. (Take extra magnesium when taking higher doses of D3 with K2.)
Other Expert Recommendations:
Stephen Gundry MD: https://drgundry.com/dr-gundry-talks-coronavirus/World-renowned Heart Surgeon.
“I take a minimum of 5,000 IU Vitamin D3 daily (better to take 10,000 per day). If I feel like I am coming down with a virus I take 150,000 units of D3 for 3 days.
For a healthy microbiome; 500 mg Vitamin C tablets 4 times a day; Mushroom capsules; ½ hour sunlight.”
Clif High: on Twitter@clif_high; Computer scientist/research expert.
500 mg Vitamin C powder; 1 oz whisky or vodka; 2 ml chaga extract; 1 ml elderberry syrup or concentrate.
Dissolve Vitamin C in whisky, add chaga & elderberry.
Lots of vitamin C, zinc & ½ gm chaga daily
Dr Weeks MD: www.weeksmd.com; Psychiatrist and integrative medicine specialist.
1) SOUL – anti-inflammatory nutrient-dense seed drink; mostly black cumin seed oil. 2) CORE – detoxifying nutrient-dense seed drink. 3) Antioxidant Assist- Vitamin C antioxidant and cellular protector. 4) Melatonin – water- and fat-soluble antioxidant. 5) NAC (N acetyl cysteine) – converts to glutathione for lung resilience. 6) Vit D3 – active pro-hormone for immune enhancement. 7) Selenium – powerful anti-vital mineral. 8) Iodine – powerful anti-all pathogen element. 9) Zinc – membrane protector and anti-viral agent. 10) Vitamin A palmitate – powerful safe and effective anti-viral agent
Dave Asprey: https://www.bulletproof.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/getting-rid-of-cold-final.pdf Biohacker.
1 gram of vitamin C every waking hour up to 8 grams; 500 mg of liposomal glutathione daily; Smash clove of garlic, wait 15 minutes, then eat it raw. Repeat this every 2 hour as needed; 15 mg of zinc, 2 mg copper once a day.
The Institute of Functional Medicine: https://www.ifm.org/news-insights/boosting-immunity-functional-medicine-tips-prevention-immunity-boosting-covid-19-coronavirus-outbreak/
Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Zinc, Selenium, Honey, Elderberry extract/syrup, Garlic, Probiotics.
Orthomolecular Medicine: http://orthomolecular.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=a5e00132373a7031000fd987a3c9f87b.150&s=b909a628a36db798e64d9285ff25a077
Published Research and Articles on Vitamin C as a Consideration for Pneumonia, Lung Infections, and the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) by Graham Player, PhD, Andrew W. Saul, Damien Downing, MBBS, MRSB and Gert Schuitemaker, PhD
(OMNS Mar 22, 2020) In 1936 Gander and Niederberger found that Vitamin C lowered fever and reduced pain in pneumonia patients. Also, in 1936, Hochwald independently reported similar results. In 1946 Slotkin further reported that “Vitamin C has been used routinely by the general surgeons in the Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, as a prophylactic against pneumonia, with complete disappearance of this complication.”
It is one thing to be sick from a virus and another thing entirely to die from a viral-instigated disease. A 1994 randomized double-blind trial involving vitamin C/placebo supplementation was conducted on 57 elderly patients admitted to hospital with acute respiratory infections (bronchitis and bronchopneumonia). Using a clinical scoring system based on major symptoms of the respiratory condition, patients supplemented with the vitamin fared significantly better than those on placebo. This was particularly the case for those commencing the trial most severely ill, many of whom had very low plasma and white cell Vitamin C concentrations on admission.
Vitamin C supports your immune system. Vitamin C helps to kill viruses and reduces the symptoms of infection. It’s not a COVID-19 “cure,” but nothing is. It might just save your life, though, and will definitely reduce the severity of the infection. If someone tells you it’s not proven, consider two things:
- Nothing is proven to work against COVID-19, because it is a new virus
- Vitamin C has worked against every single virus including influenzas, pneumonia, and even poliomyelitis.
In the medical literature, there are more than 64,000 published articles and studies on Vitamin C available at The U.S. National Library of Medicine National Center for Biotechnology Information. Vitamin C is arguably one of the most researched substances in existence. Much of the research is very positive. Ignorance of the research, benefits and use of Vitamin C is not a valid excuse for it not to be used as a therapy, particularly when there are no other known medications available, and it is not likely to cause damage, and the published research is readily accessible for everybody.
We at Medical Vision Center and Nutritional Vision Center are dedicated to excellence and to helping you to understand what is right for you and your family to build optimal health. Health is wealth! Your immune system is where it all begins.
Dr. Carroll is accepting nutritional therapy clients and is happy to consult over the internet, phone, or in person. Call 360.496.5140 to schedule today. You may also visit www.nutritionalvision.com for information and products.