Dr. Davis’s Thoughts on the Coronavirus Pandemic – April 1, 2020
The Coronavirus continues to spread – 600% increase in Missouri cases this week according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch based on Johns Hopkins data. This was the largest increase in the country. The first infant died in Illinois this weekend. The testing in the St. Louis area is improving but still limited to more significant cases. The true number of cases and spread is unknown. It’s really sobering to experience this pandemic and its implications on our health and daily lives.
Supports that May be helpful during this time.
- Mito-Vite – is a well-designed multivitamin that has the array of vitamins and minerals needed for the immune system but also additional support for the mitochondria which supports energy production. The B-vitamins in this formula are already in an active form so people with MTHFR gene SNP’s can tolerate it.
- Immunitone Plus – initially we were unable to order this but fortunately now have obtained a good supply. This formula is designed to support a healthy immune system during cold and flu season. It supports Natural Killer cell function which is the first line of defense against viral invasion. The recommended dose is 2 capsules twice per day as a preventative and support of the immune system.
- Olive Leaf – available as spagyrically processed liquid or as capsules. I recommend 2-4 droppers twice per day (swish and swallow with water to coat the mouth and throat) Higher more frequent dosing if infected. Capsular form dose would be 1-2 capsules twice per day.
- Myrrh – spagyrically processed herbal blend that supports the lower respiratory tree. I recommend 2-4 droppers twice per day. Higher doses if infected.
- Mycelia – medicinal mushroom blend that supports the immune system. This is a liquid and tastes good – 30 drops twice per day as preventative and immune supporter. Mycopure is a mushroom based protein powder that could also be helpful mixed with water or in a smoothie – it tastes good as well.
- Echina Intrinsic – A nice blend of herbals that support a healthy immune response. Recommended as a preventative – 30 drops twice per day.
- Yin Chaio – Chinese formula that is designed to “drive the evils out” when an infection is trying to set in. 6 tabs twice per day as a preventative.
- SBI Protect – enhances normal immune response, supports the GI / Immune interface and maintains microbial balance. I recommend 1-2 capsules twice per day.
- Vitamin C – 1000 mg to 4000 mg depending on your tolerance level. (Causes diarrhea at higher doses) I like one with phytonutrients included like the Optimal C.
- Turmeric – Helps to maintain a normal inflammatory and immune balance. A variety of products are available and Curcum-Evail chewables are available which are easy for children and taste really good (Mango flavored)
- 5-MTHF – If you have a MTHFR gene weakness then make sure to be keeping up with this support. It is very important for fighting infections. During times of infections I usually see the need for this increase.
- Vitamin D – 1000 - 5000 IU us a reasonable dose to keep D levels supported.
- Probiotics – help to maintain a healthy gut flora which supports the immune system
- Greens – Spagyric Greens, Optimal Greens or green drinks can be used to support your diet and immune system.
- Mucolytic Essential Oils – Eucalyptus, Lemon, Bergamot, Tangerine, Orange, Pine, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Myrrh, Tea Tree are some examples.
Note: The suggested dosing above are general guidelines. Doses may need to be adjusted according to the individual and whether they are in a preventative phase or actually suspect they have coronavirus. I am available for consultations or remote visits.
CBTH Orders and Visits
- Keeping up with your current individualized plan is important. We have been able to keep up with supplies so far.
- We are currently offering free shipments for orders over $100 dollars. All orders are currently being shipped and all sales are final.
- We are currently not seeing patients at the Crossing Back to Health office, but Dr. Davis is available for phone consultations and Remote Zyto evaluations.
- Zyto handsets are available at the online store (xb2h.com) and evaluations can be done in the convenience of your home keeping all safe from exposure to coronavirus.
What can you do to help keep you and your family remain safe and healthy?
- Eat Healthy – Avoid stress eating junk food. Try to stick to a healthy diet.
- Get plenty of sleep – this reduces stress, supports the adrenals and supports the immune system
- Practice strict social distancing – 6 feet, no hand shaking, hugging. Asymptomatic people are spreading the infection as well.
- Wash hands often – soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and allow to air dry. If you don’t have any you can still make some – 2/3 rubbing alcohol and 1/3 aloe vera gel. The groceries are intermittently having rubbing alcohol available now. Everclear (180 proof) alcohol is 90% alcohol and can be substituted for isopropyl alcohol (more expensive option). This was available at the grocery today. You can add essential oils to this to aid antimicrobial effect – tea tree oil, lemon, citrus blends, eucalyptus, rosemary etc. There is lots of information on the internet on this. Rocky Mountain Essential oils is a good clean company and still have a supply of these oils for a good price.
- Disposable gloves – good to wear if you go into the grocery store. Be careful how you remove them so not to contaminate yourself. Gloves can still be purchased.
- Don’t touch your face, mouth, eyes, nose where virus is likely to enter.
- Cough or sneeze into your sleeve. If you are sick – stay home.
- Face Masks – should be N95 which means it blocks 95% of transmission including viral. Viruses are very tiny pathogens and can penetrate a typical mask or scarf. That being said, any mask is better that no mask. There are DIY mask videos on JoAnn Fabrics site and many others available online. There are furnace filters that are N95 and available on Amazon. They can be broken down and a small piece can be inserted into a face mask pocket to enhance the protectiveness.
- If you are sick stay at home. If you can isolate yourself from your family, please do so. Coronavirus is highly contagious.
- Warning - There are reports that ibuprofen may worsen coronavirus so it may be best to avoid if you contract the virus. The WHO initially recommended not using ibuprofen but later reversed their stance, so it remains unclear – stay tuned.
- Stock Up - Make sure you are well stocked in food, medications, supplements that you may need for several weeks should you need to fully quarantine.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently. Disinfecting wipes are in short supply, but you can easily make a disinfectant solution from household bleach. 1/3 to ½ cup bleach to 1 gallon of water is very effective in killing germs. If only making a quart of solution, then use 2 Tablespoons of bleach. Remember to clean doorknobs, countertops, phones, light switches, computer equipment – especially the keyboard.
- Stress Reduction – take the time to breath, relax, sleep, read a good book, walk, laugh, reconnect, meditate etc.
- Wendy Robin