NUTRITIONAL treatment for CORONAVIRUS
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, I reach for different information from around the world and different spheres of activity. I travel a lot - well I was - and I'm always interested to know how I can protect myself to stay on top of my game: healthy and fit.
I started to see a naturopathic doctor 4 years ago in Toronto and up to now, we discuss in a very open-minded way - what he knows, what I know and what we can do. He's a real health partner. I feel privileged to have this health relationship.
I was aware of the Vitamin C doses in 2016 when my blood test showed a little reduction of some white blood cells. I was training a lot and it's quite hard of the immune system. My ND recommended 6g of vitamin C per day. I did it. And I felt great.
Many summits, conferences, docu-series and podcasts later, knowing high doses recommended when we're sick showed no surprises. I experienced it twice during holidays seasons (12g and 14g).
You’ve probably also heard that a severe vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy.
Early symptoms of scurvy are malaise and lethargy. That’s basically a “general feeling of being unwell” along with tiredness or exhaustion. After a few months comes shortness of breath and bone pain. Further down the road is muscle pain, skin sores, gum disease, loose teeth, wounds not healing, dry mouth, dry eyes, and emotional problems. In the late stages scurvy causes jaundice, edema, fever, convulsions, and eventually death.
Fortunately scurvy can be CURED with lemons, limes, oranges, and any other Vitamin C containing food.
Where it gets interesting…
The cure for scurvy was first published in 1617 in The Surgeon’s Mate by English military surgeon John Woodall. And it was completely ignored by the medical community.
In 1753 (136 years later) naval surgeon James Lind published his discovery in
A Treatise of The Scurvy, which was also ignored.
The establishment insisted that the testimonials of eating citrus fruit to reverse scurvy were merely “anecdotal” and not based on “scientific evidence”.
Fortunately James Lind persevered and nearly 50 years later citrus fruit was finally accepted and used for the prevention and treatment of scurvy on sailing vessels.
So, in summary: The cure for scurvy was ignored by the medical community for nearly 200 years after its discovery.
Nutrition and natural therapies are still ignored from the vast majority of traditional MDs but not from NDs, DCs, DOs and others. (Read my blog on the different types of professionals). Fortunately, it is changing with the functional medicine approach and nutrition courses in medical schools.
Vitamin C supports nearly every system in your body: your adrenals, your immune system, your cardiovascular system, and more. Perhaps the most important is that it is a neutralizer of free radicals.
High Dose Oral Vitamin C Therapy is taking the maximum dose your body can tolerate before you get the runs. This requires finding your threshold and then backing off a little bit for your daily dose. The clinical term is “titrating to bowel tolerance”.
The goal is to find your 24 hour limit, not your single dose limit.
The half-life of vitamin C in the body is about 30 minutes. That means about an hour after you take vitamin C, your body has used up most of it. So an important key to this protocol is to keep your body saturated with vitamin C all day. Dosing every 1-2 hours is ideal, except while you’re sleeping.
If you reach bowel tolerance in the first 24 hours: Reduce the total dose by 20-25% and continue to take that amount every day as a maintenance dose (this may be for several days or weeks) until you reach bowel tolerance again at that level.
You can find this information from Dr. Thomas E. Levy MD website, Andrew Saul PhD website, and others and of course on orthomolecular.org
I attached with this blog the 'Nutritional treatment for Coronavirus' link for education purpose. Knowing is a first step. Your decision is yours. During stress, knowing what to do doesn't lead us to be powerless: you have different tools in your toolbox. You have choices.
(In the section Library / New Releases / the document is dated January 30, 2020)
You can find easily Dr. Richard D. Cheng YouTube videos (Shanghai China) and Dr. Andrew Saul on MeWe as well.
With love to learn
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