You Shall Know Them By Their Actions
First off, right out the gate, this guy got letters from the FTC telling him to shut the F-up, or else. He’s an M.D.; a real live practising Medical Doctor with all the usual training, degrees, residency, etc. He does do the holistic stuff too, as do many M.D.s (and, IMHO, you can make a case that a whole lot of traditional M.D. based medical care was holistic over the last 100 years+).
Think about it. You cure scurvy with a “holistic” approach of eating more Vit-C filled foods. Whole grains cure the various diseases of white polished grains as you get your vit-B levels back up. Prescribing sunshine and rest cures a bunch of things just from the raising of Vit-D levels (along with reducing stress hormones, etc.). There’s a whole lot of real medicine in some of the holistic approaches.
That said, I’m not a hard core holistic type. Give me a 10 day broad spectrum antibiotic any day (though do note that Ancient Egyptians prescribed ‘beer” for many ailments; and recently it was discovered that their fermentation was sloppy and their beer had a bacteria in it that made tetracycline… so in fact “beer” did cure a lot of things. So holistic, or chemical, I don’t care which way I get my tetracycline…)
I mostly find it useful as a “Prepper” thing; how to cure things (maybe…) when you have to deal with it on your own and away from decent medical care. FWIW, I’ve “cured” several sore throats by the expedient of buying a 1/2 pound of Blue Cheese and then letting thimble sized bits dissolve in the mouth over the course of a day or two. It works as the penicillin produced by the mould dissolves in the mouth, coats the throat, and is absorbed through the mucosa.
So, realize that his choice of employing “holistic” methods does have foundation in real medical science. Often an older practice prior to the All Chemical All The Time Big Pharma dominated era.
All THAT said: The very heavy handed action of, now, several Federal Agencies AND the W.H.O. in suppression of treatment option information is sure making this look ever more like a real “Plandemic”. Yes, there’s the plausible explanation of them just being zealous about pursuit of “quacks”… but really, this guy is an M.D. (as were dozens of others) and NOBODY had a good clue how best to approach this disease. He had treated well over 100 patients with very good results. All he did was publish “This is what I did and it seems to help”. Why does that deserve hate mail from the FTC (of all people…). So now we’ve got at least the W.H.O, C.D.C. and F.T.C. ALL suppressing things that lessen deaths. It starts to look like a Plan. You see their actions, so you know what they do… which tells you who they are and what they want.
I find it interesting for the two new bits in it. Iodine and nebulized VERY dilute hydrogen peroxide. Kind of like that whole “bleach” thing… just diluted to where it isn’t toxic. I suppose that alone is enough to set off TDS tremors in those so afflicted.
This video has very poor audio, but it’s where I ran into this, so I’m including the pointer.
At about 13 minutes they stop griping about the government and get into what the treatment is. They reference a write up he had published. I THINK this next link is it, but honestly, couldn’t quite make out if this was the same one or just a similar alternative publishing:
Science, Public Health Policy, and The Law Volume 2:4-22 July, 2020
Clinical and Translational Research
An Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK)
Public Health Policy Initiative (PHPI)
A Novel Approach to Treating COVID-19 Using Nutritional and Oxidative Therapies
David Brownstein, M.D.∗†, Richard Ng, M.D.†, Robert Rowen, M.D.‡, Jennie-Dare Drummond ,PA, Taylor Eason, NP, Hailey Brownstein, D.O.§, and Jessica Brownstein
This report is a case series of consecutive patients diagnosed with COVID-19 treated with a nutritional and oxidative medical approach. We describe the treatment program and report the response of the 107 COVID-19 patients.
Observational case series consecutive.
A family practice office in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.
All patients seen in the office from February through May 2020 diagnosed with COVID-19 were included in the study. COVID-19 was either diagnosed via PCR or antibody testing as well as those not tested diagnosed via symptomology.
Oral Vitamins A, C, D, and iodine were given to 107 subjects (99%). Intravenous solutions of hydrogen peroxide and Vitamin C were given to 32 (30%) and 37 (35%) subjects. Thirty-seven (35%) of the cohort was treated with intramuscular ozone. A dilute, nebulized hydrogen peroxide/saline mixture, with Lugol’s iodine, was used by 91 (85%).
Main Outcome Measures:
History and physical exam were reviewed for COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, and gastrointestinal complaints. Laboratory reports were examined for SARS-CoV-2 results. Symptomatic improvement after treatment was reported for each patient consisting of first improvement, mostly better, and completely better.
There were a total of 107 patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Thirty-four were tested for SARS-CoV-2(32%) and twenty-seven (25%) tested positive. Three were hospitalized (3%) with two of the three hospitalized before instituting treatment and only one requiring hospitalization after beginning treatment. There were no deaths. The most common symptoms in the cohort were fever (81%), shortness of breath (68%), URI which included cough (69%), and gastrointestinal distress symptoms (27%). For the entire cohort, first improvement was noted in 2.4 days. The cohort reported symptoms mostly better after 4.4 days and completely better 6.9 days after starting the program. For the SARS-CoV-2 test positive patients, fever was present in 25 (93%), shortness of breath in 20 (74%) and upper respiratory symptoms including cough in 21 (78%) while gastrointestinal symptoms were present in 9 (33%). The time to improvement in the SARS-CoV- 2 test positive group was slightly longer than the entire cohort.
At present, there is no published cure, treatment, or preventive for COVID-19 except for a recent report on dexamethasone for seriously ill patients. A novel treatment program combining nutritional and oxidative therapies was shown to successfully treat the signs and symptoms of 100% of 107 patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Each patient was treated with an individualized plan consisting of a combination of oral, IV, IM, and nebulized nutritional and oxidative therapies which resulted in zero deaths and recovery from COVID-19.
SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, ozone therapy,hydrogen peroxide therapy, Vitamin A, iodine, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, immune system, antiviral.
I was particularly interested in his reference to Iodine. (We all already know about Vit A,C, and D being important to immunity, or ought to ;-)
Iodine is needed for proper immune system functioning. Iodine supplementation has been shown to increased IgG synthesis in human lymphocytes. Iodine deficiency is associated with decreased phagocytic activity of blood neutrophils. This was associated with a decrease in peroxidases in neutrophils. Iodine has been shown to increase the ability of granulocytes to kill infectious organisms. Iodine is used as an antiseptic throughout the US because it has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Two of us (DB and RN) have used iodine successfully as an antimicrobial agent for over two decades.
Japan has one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 illnesses in the Western world even in a crowded city such as Tokyo. Furthermore, Japan has not gone on a total lockdown. The Japanese are known to have a much higher iodine intake through their diet when compared to other Western countries. It is estimated that the Mainland Japanese ingest over 100x the RDA as compared to US citizens. Perhaps Tokyo and Japan itself has had less serious COVID-19 illness because of their iodine intake
Much of the iodine in Japanese food comes from the seaweed and ocean fish in sushi. The spouse and I have sushi for dinner at least once a week. I think that helps.
I found the addition of ozone / hydrogen peroxide interesting. Increased oxidative stress to kill off an organism is how the body generally works. It is part of the strategy to kill off malaria parasites. Folks with Favism have naturally higher levels of oxidative stress as a malaria protection, but eating Fava Beans raises the oxidative stress enough more to cause them to become ill. An interesting thought is “Would eating fava beans by folks who do not have favism, raise oxidative stress enough to help kill off other disease organisms?” There are many other things that naturally raise oxidative stress in the body.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are small, highly reactive, oxygen–containing molecules that are naturally generated in small amounts during the body’s metabolic reactions and can react with and damage complex cellular molecules such as fats, proteins, or DNA. Alcohol promotes the generation of ROS and/or interferes with the body’s normal defense mechanisms against these compounds through numerous processes, particularly in the liver. For example, alcohol breakdown in the liver results in the formation of molecules whose further metabolism in the cell leads to ROS production. Alcohol also stimulates the activity of enzymes called cytochrome P450s, which contribute to ROS production. Further, alcohol can alter the levels of certain metals in the body, thereby facilitating ROS production. Finally, alcohol reduces the levels of agents that can eliminate ROS (i.e., antioxidants). The resulting state of the cell, known as oxidative stress, can lead to cell injury.
All of which leads me back to the old “Gin & Tonic” as antimalalrial treatment. In moderation, of course! ;-)
But seriously, it is interesting to note that traditionally, sake is consumed with the sushi. Coincidence?
Now, given a choice of Ivermectin with Doxycycline or Regeneron vs a Gin & Tonic with Fish & Chips or Sake With Sushi, I’ll take the medical treatment, thank you very much.
HOWEVER, until whoever is pushing this Planed Pandemic gets the Government Agencies out of the grill of M.D.s and lets they use what they, with their medical training, think is best for their patients: I’m going to be continuing to collect useful DIY methods and kit.
Besides, it is also useful knowing how to use things “after the great quake” or “after the hurricane” or even “after you run aground on an isolated island”. Or even if you just don’t have a lot of money at the moment.
I’ve taken a general multi-vitamin & minerals pill for years. I have added to it, more Vit-C and Vit-D in winter. Also a couple of alternative sources of some less common minerals (magnesium, boron). Now I’m looking at zink too, balanced with the right amount of copper. (Though I’m pretty sure my semi-regular oyster stew is good for that ;-) I also have often painted on some iodine for various skin issues, but I’m thinking maybe a bit for non-skin issues could help too.
Then that oxidative stress thing has me pondering trying to keep “Gin & Tonic” in inventory… (but it’s SO hard to keep the inventory intact…). As long as we are allowed to buy it, I’ll be keeping up the weekly Sake & Sushi night too ;-)
To widen your food selection
Arsenic is bordering on being recognised as a trace mineral. So us people from As deficient areas need to partake of bulk bottom feeding seafood when the opportunity presents – prawns, Moreton Bay bugs etc.
For you – well just in case would work.
In older days one of the deworming drenches for sheep here was bluestone and arsenic. I’d be semi-curious about whether the sheep response to both wasn’t more mineral supplement.
And referring back to that SDA item earlier on older treatments another sheep drench was bluestone and nicotine
Iodine, hydrogen peroxide, bleach – –
Long-distance hikers — I will say that iodine laced water is not a favorite taste.
Interesting point… We have shrimp sautéed in 1/2 butter 1/2 olive oil about every 14 days… Plus, sometimes I get the sushi made with shrimp (or maybe they are prawns… hard to know when already cooked in sushi… BTW, good for folks squeamish about raw fish, or noobs: sushi has some cooked forms, like shrimp and egg.)
Oh Yeah, water purification tabs….
Having grown up in rougher times in farm country… we just drank mountain stream water straight. Heck, we’d swim in a semi-stagnant drainage canal downstrem of cow fields so “well innoculated”. I’ve probably had a dozen odd bugs that were never recognized… Every summer had hundreds of days swimming in the big river and “dredger ponds” – leftover gravel pits from the gold dredging era. All of them with a motley collection of fish, crawdads, bugs, waterbirds, muskrats, etc. Between what was swallowed, went up the nose jumping in from height, or just soaked in, we were pretty much exposed to it all.
So it seemed kind of silly to disinfect the water we were already steeped in. Tried it once, but after that didn’t do it again.
If you only drank city water and swam in chlorinated pools, then yeah, you need it. For us, then, it was already moot.
Now? Or out of my local area (so different bugs…) or in EOTWAWKI with sick folks contaminating water, you bet I’d be sterilzing it.
OTOH: I seem to be far more resistant to catching stuff than my city friends… so maybe it helped kick up the immune system.
Recommended video on this topic:
Gargling and nasal sprays with these things work to kill the virus. Amazing, since there are so few things that do very much. Listerine, hydrogen peroxide, and povidone iodine. These are for the mouth nasal area; it doesn’t discuss use for the lungs.
Remember, our own bodies make nitric oxide, superoxide radicals, hydrogen peroxide, and hypochlorous acid as a part of our immune system’s response to damage. Thus, no surprise that low dose supplementing these may help.
I read somewhere early on in the plandemic that when the body metabolizes vitamin C, one of the by-products is hydrogen peroxide. There were people doing massive doses of Vit C by IV (apparently it doesn’t upset the stomach when taken this way) as a preventative. I remember one clinic was shut down for doing non-WHO approved treatments.
If I remember the biochemistry correctly, ascorbate and its products scavenge hydrogen peroxide, reducing it to water. I may be misremembering that, though.
What I’m amazed by is the sheer variety of relatively simple, inexpensive preventatives and treatments there are. (I’m just waiting for someone to announce that a Dairy Queen Heath Toffee Blizzard prevents the Wuhan Flu 😜)
I’ve noted that most seem to be immune boosters or a turbo addition to the normal immune response. But… it seem that most of these treatments found are only highly effective, and they seem to be, in the early stages of a viral infection.
The thing about Covid-19 is that it is a really tough, deadly dangerous bug if it goes too long without treatment. If you wait until you’re so sick that you need hospitalization, it’s probably too late, particularly if you have other problems with various organs. The virus really exploits those weak spots, and that’s what bumps it a level past the seasonal flues. Those usually just cause bad cases of pneumonia, which is problematic enough on its own.
It’s malevolent greed in how Big Pharma and their bought-and-paid-for toadies in the regulatory agencies have been blocking these simple, cheap, safe, preventatives and early treatments.
But word gets out and there a lot of people who have been clued in on OTC ways to protect themselves. 😁
This is why canned mackerel is my preferred fish for prepping. As far as I’m aware, it’s the only canned fish which offers lots of vitamin D, a high omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, AND lots of iodine.
And it’s very cheap too (at least here in the UK)!
(Sardines lack the iodine, cod lacks the vitamin D, and so on.)
Having said that, a glance through other links suggests the iodine content of mackerel and sardines varies wildly.
Oh well. I’ve got cans of both in the pantry, so no worries.
I have a big stock of “Sardines in olive oil” bought at Costco. I often have a can as a quick easy breakfast (often with a slice of bread or toast).
Gee, I seem to be accidentally hitting all the goodies ;-)
Omega 6 can evidently block the spike of the virus from infecting cells.
There were questions why some eastern fish eating countries were doing better. This may be one reason.
Did you eat your pound of dirt as a kid? Most of us from the 40’s did. River water, pond water, Agricultural dust, garden dirt, chickens and pigs and cows. Barefoot in the summer. BB guns, Bows and Arrows, Snipe hunts, summer camp. The immune system saw it all. And sunshine. Coppertone was a thing (remember the little girl and the dog on the billboard?), but only if you were doing a 5 or more hour shift at the beach. Wash you hands for dinner. Bath only, no shower available. Go on a bike ride of 20 miles at age 12? no problem.
We lived it, then we caught measles and such, and we moved on. The danger was Polio and Scarlet Fever, but we did not cower in fear, we lived our lives and moved on. Today, no sino-bug is going to deter me. My time is coming to an end, likely 10 to 15 years hence. So be it. Maintain the immune system, avoid obvious contagion situations, and live life normally.
Best wishes to all.
Here’s the latest posting about the Zelenko protocol
“In early March, I was forced by circumstance to treat my patients with Covid-19 in the out-patient setting. With divine providence, research and a battlefield medicine approach of trial and error, I developed a highly-effective out-patient treatment now referred to as “The Zelenko Protocol.” There are three key components to this protocol: First, risk stratify patients. That is, identify high-risk patients who have a 5%-10% chance of dying from Covid-19. Second, start treatment within the first five days of the onset of symptoms based on clinical suspicion. Yes, perform PCR testing, but don’t withhold treatment pending results. Third, use a three-drug regimen of Zinc, Hydroxychlorochine (HCQ) and Azithromycin. This out-patient, pre-hospital treatment protocol shows an 84% reduction in hospitalization and death if properly followed.”
“The rationale for immediate treatment is because the viral load in a patient remains relatively constant during the first few days of the infection. This is when a patient has mild-flu like symptoms. After five days of having symptoms, however, the Covid-19 virus begins to replicate at an exponential rate. Based on my team’s and my treatment of thousands of patients, it is clear that after five days of symptoms most high-risk patients begin to develop devastating complications such as catastrophic lung injury and blood clots. Therefore, high-risk patients must be treated immediately based on clinical suspicion of Covid-19. Waiting to go to the doctor, or waiting for the results of confirmatory testing before starting treatment, is the very essence of the problem and leads to many unnecessary hospital admissions and deaths.”
How many times have I pointed out that if you want to use replication inhibitors, give them before lots of replication has happened?
Waiting for significant symptoms always seemed daft to me.
Oh, how many times do front line folk not see the consequences of waiting to long? If in doubt, ask someone or go see someone if you think it may be serious. Better to be early with serious illnesses than late. Even now, with years of PSAs and other warnings, large fractions of people die during that crucial first hour. Once irreversible cessation of metabolism happens, only a miracle can work. (And yes, He that Is may do such, when He wants to do it; but don’t count on it. On the other hand, when your number is up, medical people won’t be able to stop it.)
Very interesting post and comments. I use Lugol’s iodine for thyroid but my naturopath also says it is good against infection.
Ascorbic acid also acts in concert with Thiamine as an antioxidant. The pair reverse otherwise dead-end chemical reaction chains, protect cellular mitochondria from oxidative stress, and restore production of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP). More very detailed info: