“Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.” – Center for Disease Control
So now you have COVID-19 and your provider tells you to ride it out at home because your symptoms are not severe enough to require hospitalization. Is there anything you can do to fight this virus while you’re stuck at home trying not to fret but definitely concerned about what’s going to happen next? Yes there is! While we have no effective medication or vaccine against this virus we’ve got to use what we do have – our immune system. There are many proven ways to boost the immune system so it fights better for you. There are also many foods known to be antiviral in nature which can maximize your bodies efforts to fight COVID-19 or any other virus for that matter. So even though this game changer protocol has not been tested in research studies on COVID 19, it has proven effective with influenza and other upper respiratory viral infections and is therefore worth implementing while you self isolate, thinking and wondering.
Time is of the essence. It is important to begin fighting back the minute you feel any inclination of a viral infection. That would mean that first scratchy sensation in the nose or throat, the instant you begin to wonder if you could possibly have a fever, or as soon a you get that tired feeling with a runny nose, whatever the early warning signs- don’t delay. Begin implementing the game changer protocol to fight back the virus.
1.Dress for success. In a previous blog, “Fighting back the colds and flu“, I explained the importance of avoiding chilled body parts when dealing with viruses. Keeping the entire body well covered leads to vessel vasodilation which increases blood circulation diffusely. Increased circulation equals increased defense as those white blood cells are able to travel throughout the body and fight.
2. Increase immune boosting foods. Eat more garlic, onion and ginger. These have been shown to have antiviral properties and boost immune system function to fight infection. In a recent blog called “Corona Recipes” you can see how to make your own immune boosting, lung decongestant tonic at home. Make it ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator. The minute I feel a viral type infection coming on I take 2 teaspoons. If dealing with an active viral infection I would take 2 teaspoons three times a day with lots of water.
3. Oil of Oregano to the rescue. Oil of oregano has excellent anti viral properties and has been used for many years in some industrialized chicken farms to fight infection. It can be a real help in fighting viral infections if started right away. Add 2-3 drops of oil of oregano in an 8 ounce glass of water, drink twice a day for 5 days. This could potentially decrease the intensity and length of symptoms. Oregano oil can thin the blood so if you are on a blood thinner be cautious.
4.Clean out the bowels. A backed up colon is a sure way to slow down your immune fighting potential. If waste is allowed to sit in the colon there will be toxic materials passing through the bowel walls making their way to the blood stream. These are foreign particles to the immune system and it will naturally begin to attack. When you are sick with COVID or any other viral infection you don’t want to be waging multiple wars in your body at the same time. So purge this war and allow your fighting cells to focus on the virus. A good bowel cleanse can often be obtained with any one of the following: senna, psyllium fiber (like metamucil), castor oil, magnesium citrate or Epsom salt (food grade) mixed in water. After you have cleaned out your bowels then stay on a regimen that will ensure you do “number two” everyday. A good regimen can be 8 oz of prune juice or 2 tablespoon of flax meal every day. Always remember to keep your bowels clean while you are fighting any disease. This is very important.
5. Vitamin C. This powerful vitamin is a real key in helping the immune system function more efficiently. It is a super antioxidant which means it spends its time binding up free radicals, the bad guys which are busy damaging cells and tissues in our bodies. With less free radicals to deal with the immune fighting cells can focus on that pesky virus which is trying to bring you down. When fighting a viral infection it might help to use 3000 mg three times a day for 5 days. Thankfully Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin so it is not likely you will overdose on it. If your body has too much Vitamin C you might get diarrhea. If on high doses of Vitamin C for extended periods of time you can be prone to kidney stones. Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C and funny enough, so are white pine needles. You can add 2 – 3 lemons to a glass of water every morning or consider making pine needle tea from white pines.
We are all trying our best to avoid getting infected with this novel corona virus, but often times despite our best efforts the virus finds us and attacks. If and when we find ourselves with instructions to self isolate there are things we can do to fight back in this war against the invisible enemy.
Here’s to a defeated virus,
None of the information in this blog or on this website is intended to replace the advice of your regular medical provider. Please consult your personal provider for all medically related questions.