Optimize Your Immune System

“There has never been a disease in the history of mankind that has presented in so many different ways.” – Dr. Mike Hansen

Dr. Mike Hansen’s video simply discusses how dynamic COVID-19 is, the pathomechanism of infection, and how we now understanding that reducing the chances of blood clots is another important treatment strategy.

In the supplement section I outline what you can use and why, with recommended dosages for prevention and treatment. In the Chinese Medicine section, I’ve detailed how nuanced a Chinese herbal formula is and why it is important to work with a Chinese medical practitioner to support you with this invaluable tool.

Luckily we have a lot of knowledge around coronavirus. SARS and COVID-19 are 96% the same. During the SARS outbreak, Chinese herbal medicine was given to hospital workers to prevent them from contracting the virus.

There were 3 studies using CM for prevention of SARS and 4 studies for H1N1 influenza. None of the participants who took CM contracted SARS in the 3 studies. The infection rate of H1N1 influenza in the CM group was significantly lower than the non-CM group (relative risk 0.36, 95% confidence interval 0.24–0.52; n=4).

I highly recommend you utilize Chinese herbs right now. Reach out to your Chinese herbalist. If you don’t have one, please schedule below.

Tyler W. LeBaron, founder of the Molecular Hydrogen Institute, recently (April 25th) gave a wonderful explanation into the pathomechanism of SARS-CoV-2 virus, or COVID-19.

“The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19 enters the lungs, where it attacks the type 2 pneumocytes, alveolar cells responsible for the secretion of surfactants that reduce the surface tension of fluids in your lungs and are thus important for elasticity.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus uses a spiked protein to anchor itself to the ACE-2 receptor of the cell. This is how it gains entry and releases its positive-sense single-strand RNA into the cell. By inserting its RNA, the virus essentially hijacks the cell, as it triggers viral replication to occur inside the cell.

In response, macrophages (white blood cells) are activated to combat the infection, and they in turn release a variety of cytokines, including interleukin-6 (Il-6), IL-1 and TNF-alpha, into your blood plasma. Once the cytokines enter your plasma, neutrophils are recruited, thus increasing vasodilation (expansion of your blood vessels) and capillary permeability.

Inside the cell, reactive oxygen species (ROS) are also created in an effort to kill the infected cell and prevent viral replication. This is an essential part of your body’s defense system. However, as the process progresses you end up with increasing amounts of ROS and inflammation. Worse, as the virus continues to attack your type 2 pneumocytes, your lungs cannot work correctly.

As the surface tension of the fluids in your lungs is reduced, your alveoli can no longer maintain the proper gas exchange, and your oxygen requirement goes up. Declining elasticity of the lungs also makes breathing more difficult. Add in high amounts of ROS, and the whole alveoli ends up dying. This is part of what’s causing the cough.

As inflammation and vasodilation progresses, you can end up with low blood pressure, which is why you feel fatigued and weak. Lower blood pressure also causes low blood perfusion, which in turn means your cells will not get the oxygen and nutrients they need for optimal function. It also impairs metabolic waste removal. The low oxygen levels (hypoxia) result in feeling short of breath.

Unless successfully treated, this chain of events leads to cell death, multi-system organ failure (lungs, liver and kidneys), acute respiratory distress (ARD) and, ultimately, death.”