My background has been working in a respiratory infectious disease hospital, the Ruttonjee Hospital here in Hong Kong, and so I am very familiar with what works in cases where antibiotics don’t. Also, Consulate advisor in SARS, so I can add some hope in grim times!
What Is A Coronavirus?
These viruses, called ‘corona’ due to a crown-like spiky exterior, were discovered in the 1960s. The common cold virus is a member of this group, and so is SARS, whose genetic makeup is 70% similar to new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV.
Most coronaviruses are normally only infective in animals, but some have mutated to be infective in humans. Examples are MERS – CoV, SARS-CoV and now Wuhan-nCoV virus.
Coronaviruses Go Deeper Into The Lung Cells
Coronaviruses cause severe infections by first latching onto proteins that sit on the outside of lung cells. Those attachments help the viruses penetrate far more deeply into the airways than other cold-causing viruses. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, points out that 2019-nCoV is, “A disease that causes more lung disease than sniffles.”
So it starts out as mild ‘cold’ but can quickly escalate into viral pneumonia. So far, deaths have been in the elderly or a weakened vulnerable patient community.
Your Risk? Statistics For Perspective
Getting right to the point, as this is the thing we worry about: what is the death rate per infected? Of course information changes week to week as we learn more about this virus, but it’s good to know that it is not as deadly as some viruses such as middle eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) or Ebola.
Ebola virus over 50%
Wuhan coronavirus less than 3%
We’ve put our heads together in our medical clinic to bring you the best preventative treatment to optimise your protection against coronavirus and more common viruses.
These packages are specific combinations of proven immune modulators, antiviral nutraceuticals, homeopathic and herbal extracts. They are evidence-based therapies, working together in a synergistic way to both boost immunity and also fight viral load. Cutting-edge treatments for illness are now based on science to boost your body’s own defences – the immune system. Immune therapy for cancer is a proven example of this and has proven extraordinarily effective.
THEY NEED TO BE TAKEN TOGETHER TO WORK PROPERLY- INTERNATIONALLY SOURCED, NOT AVAILABLE IN HK
To make life easier, you can pick these up from the practice nurse. However, both Dr Sara Jefferson and myself, Dr Jamieson, are available for individual consults and personal fine-tuning of prescription packages to make them tailored to your individual needs.
Package 1: PREVENTION IMMUNE MODULATING PACKAGE – HK$950
- 1 month supply of research-backed supplements. 4 capsules daily, with vitamin/mineral powder.
- Includes concentrated vitamin powder, herbal extracts to support your immune system to fight back against infection and a potentized combination aimed for the healthy production of immune cells.
- Our nutraceuticals are scientifically proven to aid respiratory cell linings. They will also combat viral effects of causing ‘oxidative stress’ – i.e. contributing to cellular damage and disease progression. Many of these package constituents are powerful anti-oxidants.
- Potentized nutriceuticals combination aimed at viruses, also healthy production of immune cells.
Package 2: VIRUS TREATMENT PACKAGE – HK$2,900
- 2-week treatment of viral infection
- IV Vitamin C treatment -weekly
- concentrated vitamin/mineral powder – twice daily
- herbal tincture liquid with Echinacea and goldenseal to stimulate T-cell immunity twice daily. Gargling shown in studies to improve absorption.
- Combination herbal capsules – extracts to actively fight infection – 4 per day.
IV VIT C
As a doctor, I have always had great success with high dose IV vitamin c in cases of influenza, and acute viruses such as shingles.
Studies show Vitamin C at sufficiently high doses can prevent viral disease and greatly speed recovery from an acute viral infection. Given intravenously it gets straight into your system, also you can’t take more than 2000-3000mg (2-3G) orally without it causing gastric upset.
IV Vitamin C has been shown to:
- Reduce inflammatory response
- Increase helper immune cells
- Increase in killer T cells
- Boost antioxidant levels in the body
Historical Background: Thousands of trials have been done on IV vitamin C, in the beginning by the exceptional Dr. Fred R. Klenner in the U.S. He and other physicians and researchers worked in medicine from the 1930s to the 1970s. They reported successful treatment of many viruses, including polio, diphtheria, herpes zoster, herpes simplex, chicken pox, influenza, measles, mumps, and viral pneumonia with injections of large doses of vitamin C. “The results,” he wrote, “which we have reported in virus diseases using vitamin C as the antibiotic may seem fantastic.”
More recently, Lineus Pauling, Nobel prize winner, is famous for advocating high doses as effective in all viral and other illness.
Our supplements are a combination of over 10 products proven to work together in viral infection. Our simple 1-month package will help boost different phases of the immune system as well as stopping viruses actually acting on cells. Package details LINK
HOW THE SUPPLEMENTS WORK:
1. Stop viruses attaching to your respiratory (nose/throat) cell wall
In our package a number of number of components do this – as an example, herbal Sambucus nigra extract has been shown in trials to stop cold viruses attaching to cell walls. Without attachment they can’t enter cells and cause disease.
2. Stop viruses multiplying
Nutraceuticals such as the mineral zinc have been shown to not only to help prevent viral infection but also stop viral replication in the body.
The herb hypericum has been shown to be actively antiviral by inhibiting enzymes in viral replication.
3. Help boost your immune system
Vitamin C, zinc and magnesium are involved in thousands of enzyme and immune processes. As co-factors with the herbal extracts, they are even more powerful
We have chosen only a handful of studies here – many more online!!
Vitamin C Is an Essential Factor on the Anti-viral Immune Responses through the Production of Interferon-α/β at the Initial Stage of Influenza A Virus (H3N2) Infection
SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDERBERRY)
“Furthermore, the antiviral activity of elderberry on influenza was strongest when used in pre-treatment, during infection and post-infection, rather than when used solely during infection. The study confirmed that elderberry exerts its antiviral activity on influenza through a number of mechanisms of action, including suppressing the entry of the virus into cell, modulating the post-infectious phase, and preventing viral transmission to other cells. Elderberry also upregulates IL-6, IL-8 and TNF, suggesting an indirect effect on viral immune response in the body. Interestingly, elderberry was shown to have this effect but not its major bioactive compound, cyanidin 3-glucoside.”
Torabian G, Valtchev P, Adil Q, Dehghani F. Anti-influenza activity of elderberry (Sambucus nigra). Journal of Functional Foods. 2019;54:353-360. doi:10.1016/j.jff.2019.01.031
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