Recent data from the CDC shows that very few people in America died solely from Covid-19. Most had comorbidities, averaging 2.6 per person. Many of these conditions are very much affected by diet and lifestyle. People have taken extreme measures in a neurotic attempt to avoid any contact with the virus. However, how many people have applied the same diligence toward becoming healthy enough to avoid these more deadly comorbid conditions?
If Americans were healthier, we would have far less cancer, heart disease, diabetes…and deaths from Covid. Being exposed to the virus does not mean that you will become sick. If your health is optimized, your body will have the tools it needs to process the virus correctly, with minimal if any symptoms, and without descending into disease. A Covid prevention nutrition plan might look something like the following:
There are a few key nutrients which will help protect you specifically from the Corononavirus – Vitamin A, D, C, iodine, zinc, quercetin, and glutathione.
Vitamin A strengthens the cell walls and protects it from being penetrated by any virus.
Vitamin D produces cathelicidins which kill the virus.
Vitamin C aids in the production of white blood cells and prevents the cytokines storm, which is what actually endangers people.
Iodine is fuel for the thyroid, which helps make Vitamin A from vegetables which have Pro-vitamin A (carotenes).*** See below
Zinc kills the virus inside of the cell.
Quercetin shuttles zinc into the cell. (This is what Hydroxychloroquine does btw).
Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in the body, helping reduce inflammation and the cytokine storm.
The best practical sources of these nutrients are, in order of nutrient listed above, liver (A), morning sun (D), kiwi (C ), seaweed (Iodine), oysters (Zinc), onions (quercetin), and bone broth (Glutathione)..
Other food choices are below:
Vitamin A – Liver, Cod liver oil, mackerel, salmon, tuna, cheese, butter
Pro vitamin A – Carrots, sweet potato, squash, pumpkin, kale, collard greens, turnip greens, spinach
Vit D – Sardines, mackerel, salmon, tuna, eggs, cheese, mushrooms
Vit C – Kiwi, orange, lemon, peppers, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, strawberries
Iodine – Seaweed, dulse, kelp
Zinc – Oysters, meat, legumes, seeds, nuts, dairy, eggs, whole grains, dark chocolate
Quercetin – Fruits: apples, berries, grapes, cherries, Vegetables: onions, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, kale, Grains: buckwheat flour, whole groats
Glutathione – Bone broth, gelatin (collagen) protein powder
You can use an app called Cronometer, which tracks your micronutrients to see where your deficiencies are. When you spot them, increase the foods in those categories. Then, if needed, supplement to reach the following daily amounts:
Vitamin A 10,000 IU
Vitamin D 5,000 IU
Vitamin C 2,000-5,000 IU
Iodine 450 mcg
Zinc 25 mg
Quercetin 500 mg
Glutathione 350 mg (Note: Often taken as NAC, which is a precursor to glutathione. 500 mg)
If you get sick, do a loading phase of Vit A, D, and C where you up the amounts for two days. Vit A to 400,000 IU, Vit D to 50,000 IU, and Vit C to “bowel tolerance” (take a gram per hour until you start to get diarrhea, then back off). Note that Vit A and D are fat soluble and so are storied in the tissue and can become toxic. However, if you just increase the amount for two days, it will be enough to flush your system with the nutrients but not enough to become toxic. Vit C is water soluble and therefore can not be stored and is not toxic. You can also Vitamin C load for other inflammation issues, such as anytime you start to get a cold or allergies.
In addition, it would be a great idea to find a health practitioner who does intravenous Vitamin C and glutathione in case your condition becomes more severe (DM me and I can refer someone based on where you live). You can also buy an inexpensive nebulizer for use at your home and nebulize liquid glutathione. This allows the powerful antioxidant to do directly to your lungs, where it is needed most. Liquid glutathione is difficult to obtain and expensive, so, as an alternative you can also use colloidal silver, which is easy to access and inexpensive.
- Note: If your thyroid is not optimized, you will not be able to convert the vegetable sources of ProVitamin A (orange and green foods) to the usable form of Vitamin A. When this is the case, it is important to support your thyroid with iodine to help enable the conversion of carotenes to vitamin A.
Look for these signs of a low thyroid – low energy, cold hands or feet, cold all over, sleepy during day, weight gain, dry skin, dull or coarse hair, hair falling out, outer third of eyebrow thinning, lack of motivation, depression. You can also perform a functional thyroid test by taking your temperature first thing in the morning before you get out of bed. Record temperature. Repeat for 5 days. If the average is less than 97.6F, your thyroid probably needs a boost.
If your thyroid is sluggish, eat the foods that are high in iodine, such as seaweed, and supplement with a high quality iodine supplement such as J Crow’s Lugols or Thorne’s Thyrocsin. Also seaweed powders, such as chlorella, dulse, and kelp are high in iodine and are easy to add to smoothies.
Periodically recheck your thyroid symptoms to look for improvement.
Sars Cov-2 may be here for another 30 years or possibly forever in a mutated form…no one knows. In the end, we can not avoid it forever and your best bet is to ensure your health is optimized so that you can process it correctly. I am convinced that if your body is free of toxins and saturated with the nutrients discussed here, assuming you have reasonable health to start, that it will be a non-issue when exposure takes place.
Note: This is only my personal opinion and should not be taken as medical advice. If you prefer to put shit into your body, mask up, isolate, medicate, and vaccinate, go for it.