By Dr. Daniel McDonald, DC
The new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) is sure causing quite a stir these days! Every form of media you turn to is inundated with talking about it. Events are being cancelled, schools are closing, and basic items like toilet paper are disappearing off the store shelves. In an unprecedented move, President Trump has even restricted travel to Europe. An Infinite Wellness Natural Healing Center, we have fielded numerous phone calls, emails and questions in the office in regard to whether the virus is a real threat and if there is anything a person can do to increase their level of prevention. I will do my best to answer both of those questions in this article.
Over the past 12 years of clinical practice, I have seen many coronaviruses cross my path. Every coronavirus that I have seen has been a relatively low-level problem in comparison to other more difficult viruses such as Epstein-Barr, norovirus, parvovirus, adenovirus and arenavirus. This newest strain of coronavirus labeled COVID-19 appears to be different and much more dangerous. It is a new mutation that is recognized as a novel Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). As of this writing, the current coronavirus has been attributed to over 4,000 deaths, the large majority among the elderly. In a recent press conference, the Surgeon General remarked that the average age of death was 80. Our health officials are taking this new virus very seriously!
If you are a health-conscious person who is looking to do all that you can to help increase your immunity what are your options? There’s been lots of talk about the development of a vaccine to prevent the spread of the infection and I’m sure there will be one coming out soon. But is this a good idea? There is a very serious caveat to getting a vaccine that hasn’t been properly tested for safety.
In case you plan to get a vaccine, you might want to read this abstract, and also share with your pro vaccine friends. It appears that getting a flu vaccine will make you more prone to coronavirus infection. In January a study was published in the journal Vaccine that was performed at the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Researchers investigated viral interference due to receiving a flu shot.
The first sentence in the abstract says it all: “…vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as viral interference.”
The study’s conclusions state: “Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus and human metapneumovirus.”
My interpretation of this is that when you or your child receive a vaccination, your immune system is artificially deranged by the vaccine so that it will not respond normally to a secondary challenge. This is one of the missing elements in alleged vaccine research. Vaccines will interfere with the immune system’s control switches (called Toll-like receptors) and cause subsequent disruption of the normal processes within the system. Does this sound like a good idea to you?
Instead, the focus needs to be on increasing your health. After almost 12 years of clinical practice working with thousands of patients, I can say that the best defense you have defending against viruses is to keep your immune system running at a high level. The top 3 things I can recommend are as follows: 1) getting proper sleep, 2) staying away from sugar and 3) taking a homeoprophylactic.
It’s pretty easy to see why getting proper sleep is important. If you miss sleep, your immune system suffers. Same thing with sugar- when you consume it your immune cells are profoundly disarmed for hours afterward, making you susceptible to pathogens. I recommend that if you really want something sweet, sucanat, organic cane sugar, monk fruit and honey are your go-to’s.
What’s that third item? What is a homeoprophylactic? Homeopathy was founded in 1796 by physician Samuel Hahnemann. Dr. Hahnemann was disillusioned by the medical system of that time and became the first to use the properties of energy as a true system of healing. Homeoprophylaxis is the holistic alternative to vaccination! Homeopathy helps train a person’s immune system by having he or she swallow the energy frequencies infused in the liquid (which is mostly water). Energy frequencies of viruses and bacteria can be administered to safely and effectively program the immune system to recognize the real pathogen if it is encountered. There are no known side effects. And the best part of all: as far as I know, the effect NEVER wears off. Once your immune system is energetically trained, it should stay that way. Now, am I saying you will never have another viral infection for the rest of your life? Absolutely not! Am I saying this will empower your immune system against the threat of viruses, including coronavirus? Yes, I am! I have used it with my family, and I am quite pleased with the results.
At our office, we use Viru-Chord from Energetix. We take their basic homeopathic formula and increase the energetic vibration of it through a quick inhouse process with a laser that gives it an extra boost. The dosage is 6-8 squirts per day for adults and 2-4 squirts per day for children. It usually takes 12-14 days of taking the product to fully complete. One $28 bottle should be enough for an adult or 2 small children.
In addition, we have developed a method for applying homeoprophylaxis to many types of stressors people can have including poisons such as pesticides, toxic foods such as GMOs, and even ongoing emotional challenges. It has successfully enhanced the quality of life for many of my patients which is why we continue to offer it. If a person wishes to empower the immune system even further, please contact our office and we can help provide more ideas that cater to your specific need.
To conclude, don’t let the fear tear your down- there is nothing to fear but fear itself! Empower your immune system with natural remedies and it will always serve as your best defense … no matter what may come!