- Corona Virus ( COVID-19 ) & OUR NATURAL REMEDY RECOMMENDATIONS
Corona Virus ( COVID-19 ) & OUR NATURAL REMEDY RECOMMENDATIONS
Dr. Tom Lawrence
Medical Director, Clinical Nutrition Centers
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, obtaining their name for visual spikes on their surface membranes, which resemble a crown (or “corona”, in Latin). Coronaviruses can cause mild illnesses, such as the common cold, and occasionally, coronaviruses are associated with more severe illnesses. Interestingly, Corona Viruses are referred to as being suscepible to Lysol cleaners, as can be found on the Lysol labels. We have had a few coronaviruses move across the globe, including SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which was first "discovered" in 2003, and the MERS virus (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) declared in 2012-14. Now now we have the COVID-19 man-made virus, thought to be a recombinant virus crossed between a bat coronavirus and a coronavirus of unknown origin. Its genetic sequence is at least 0% similar to the SARS-CoV sequence. Basically this is a human engineered bio-weapon if you ask my opinion.
The correct name for this new Corona Virus COVID-19 viral infection as found in humans is Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, allegedly caused by the virus called 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV also known as SARS-CoV-2. Interestingly, a brief article was published about this man-made viral entity and is found the Journal of the American Medical Association on February 28th, 2020, summarizing the likely origin and clinical effect of 2019-nCoV.
Here are a few key takeaways from the article:
|Based upon its genetic proximity, the virus is a novel human-infecting virus which likely originated in chrysamthemum bats, possibly also with an intermediate host of a pangolin.|
|According to this article by DelRio and Malani, “the virus uses a densely glycosylated spike (S) protein to enter host cells and binds with high affinity to the angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) receptor in humans in a manner similar to SARS-CoV.”i The ACE2 enzyme is expressed in type II alveolar cells, which is why the lungs are quickly affected.|
|The incubation period is currently estimated to be 1-14 days, with median of 5-6 days, thought recent cases raise concerns that incubation period may be as long as 24 days.|
|The virus is mainly transmitted through large respiratory droplets, but has also been found in stool and blood, raising concerns about other potential modes of transmission.|
|The reproductive number for SARS-CoV-2 is estimated to be between 2 and 3, meaning that there are 2-3 secondary cases produced by a single infected person in a susceptible population, suggesting a higher pandemic potential than SARS. Transmission from asymptomatic carries also appears to be possible.|
|Additionally, an article published February 19, 2020 in Nature described the nature of the virus’ infectability in a discussion around possible therapeutic targets for the virus. It is a nice overview to learn more about how the virus infects hosts. Xii|
Viruses attack cells by attaching to receptors on the outside of the cells. Some individuals may have more of the type of receptor that the virus latches onto to get into the cell than other individuals. Some people might not even have any of the receptors that the virus targets which could make them immune to attack by that particular virus. This genetic variability in people may explain why some people who are seemingly healthy are at greater risk and get sick.
Underlying factors such as the presence of lung disease where lung tissue is already damaged such as emphysema can increase the likelihood of both getting the infection and of having it be more severe. In China most of the serious cases and deaths have reportedly been in men over the age of 65. A friend from China told me he believes this is likely because around 50% of men in China smoke while only about 2% of women smoke. For many infections like the influenza virus the very young and the very old are often at the most risk. This is because their immune systems do not work as well. For older individuals the risk of severe complications is also increased if there are other medical problems such as heart or kidney disease.
Current research and understanding of the Coronavirus Covid-19 is that the microbe is an encapsulated virus, meaning the outer shell or encapsulation of the virus contains a protein coating, which in turn contains spiked glycoproteins on its surface that are used to dock themselves onto lung cells. This is why this particular virus has such an affinity for the lung tissue.
The great news is that Hospitals in China* have discovered that using oral administered enzymes against this Coronaviruses’ protein coats will dissolve the viral protein coat itself, which in turn deactivates and disables the virus from docking onto lung cells. This disabling assists in preventing lung tissue damage.
Therefore, our various enzyme formulas such as PCHF’s Pancreatin 8x Plus, Biotics Intenzyme Forte, Wobenzymes N, Pure Encapsulations Systemic Enzyme Complex, Metagenics SpectraZyme 9x ES, Thorne DiPan 9, Marcozyme, American Biologics Inf Zyme Forte, and others with their high protease concentration is the best defense to deactivate the Coronavirus.
Dr. Tom Lawrence, Medical Director for Clinical Nutrition Centers recommends taking 4 to 5 of these enzyme tablets or capsules three times per day 45-60 minutes prior to meals or 2-3 hours after a meal in conjunction with taking 3-6 times per day lung and lymphatic herbal products, Andrographis, Oregano, Cat's Claw, Olive Leaf, Echinacea, etc. In acute cases, dosages can be increased to double the amounts.
* FOCUS magazine (Germany) Feb 29 2020, issue 10 page 76
UPDATE: 20 MARCH 2020
Today the news media pointed out that an anti-viral drug (Remdesivir) could be effective against COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
There are a number of references in medical literature regarding the chemical properties in Para A, which reports the effectiveness against viruses, bacteria and parasites*. Para A is manufactured in liquid form therefore it works very well systemically. Dr. Lawrence recommends one full dropper with tepid water two times daily for two weeks and then every other week for six days until the epidemic calms done. It is not to be taken long term. Leading virologists estimate that in four weeks we should see a decline of COVID-19.
As previously mentioned, proteolytic enzymes will break down the protein mantel of the virus and deactivates it**. People using blood thinner medications need to consult with their primary care physician.
UPDATE 26 MARCH 2020
Aperion, a Biotech company in Austria, has been studying the Coronavirus, and has discovered a receptor on the virus they have named ACE2, which docks itself onto lung cells. They are now conducting tests with a genetically engineered enzyme to see if it will interfere with the docking process. Aperion’s ongoing efforts are targeted to show that their genetically engineered enzyme is effective on COVID-19, which would allow them to patent any new drug invention. Although it is encouraging to see aggressive research and professional companies acknowledge that enzymes can destroy the Coronavirus' attachment mechanisms, what they hope most people do not discover is that systemic enzyme therapy can also be extremely effective when dosed 3-4 times daily during the onset of a Covid-19 infection. Moreover, this therapy can be used as a daily preventive regiment during the entire time we are to be diligently avoiding contact with those who could be infected.
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