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Coronavirus: What To Do

I am sure you are aware of the coronavirus infection that is causing concern around the world. A January 24, 2020 study in The Lancet reported the latest statistics. (1) The fatality rate (so far) from the corona infection is approaching 15%. That is not good news.

 

There is a big HOWEVER here: This Lancet report is based on only 41 laboratory confirmed cases of the recent coronavirus strain (2019-nCoV). Keep in mind, the 15% fatality rate is the percentage of hospitalized patients suffering with corona virus. There must be many more people who became ill with this coronavirus and recovered uneventfully and therefore, did not seek care.

 

The symptoms of corona virus initially mimic the flu—fever, headache, cough, fatigue and muscle aches. The 41 patients admitted to the hospital all developed pneumonia.

 

Coronavirus is nothing new. It has been with us for a long time. Coronavirus can affect both animals and humans. It is important to keep in mind that most corona viral infections are mild. In the last two decades, there were two serious corona virus infections–severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) which both had elevated death rates.

 

So, what can you do? Wearing a mask will not help protect you from becoming ill with any viral infection—corona virus included. I would check that off the list.

 

First, it is important to maintain optimal levels of nutrients, particularly vitamins A, C, and D. Most people have suboptimal vitamin A and C levels. Both of these nutrients have antiviral abilities and are able to support the immune system when it is under viral attack. If you are not ill, I suggest taking 3-5,000 mg/day of vitamin C. At the first sign of an illness, I would suggest taking 1,000 mg/hour until diarrhea develops, then back off for a time period. For vitamin A, I suggest using 5,000 Units/day if you are not sick and 100,000 Units/day for four days at the first sign of an illness. Pregnant women cannot take these doses. (Note: Take vitamin A, not beta carotene.)  Also, vitamin D is very important for fighting infections.  I suggest, at the onset of an illness, taking 50,000 IU of vitamin D3/day for four days.

 

Iodine is essential to not only fighting off an infection it is necessary for proper immune system functioning. There is no bacteria, virus, parasite or fungus that is known to be resistant to iodine. As I have written in my book, Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, most of the population is low in iodine. If fact, iodine levels have fallen nearly 60% over the last 40 years. The RDA for iodine is inadequate to supply enough iodine for all the bodily tissues. For the majority of my patients, I suggest taking 25 mg/day as a daily dose and more (sometimes 50-100 mg/day) at the first sign of an illness. Iodine can cause adverse effects and it is best used under the guidance of an iodine-knowledgeable doctor.

 

To prevent becoming ill and to avoid having a poorly responding immune system, it is vitally important to eat a healthy diet free of all sources of refined sugar. Refined sugar has been shown to negatively alter the functioning of the white blood cells for hours after ingestion. Finally, it is important to maintain optimal hydration—drink water! Take your body weight in pounds, divide by two and the resultant number is the amount of water to drink per day in ounces. Dehydration ensures you will be much more likely to suffer serious problems from any infectious process.

 

Conventional medicine has little to offer to prevent or treat coronavirus infections other than washing your hands–I agree with that one. It is time for you to take the initiative and learn what other therapies are out there. Your conventional doctor simply has no effective tools in his/her toolkit for this.

 

As for getting the flu shot? Fugetaboutit. It won’t help corona infections and there was a study which found an increased risk in non-influenza infections, including coronavirus, in those that received the trivalent flu vaccine. (2)

 

My last recommendation is to work with a holistic doctor who can give you nutrient IVs when you become ill. Vitamin C, hydrogen peroxide, and ozone IVs can help anyone suffering from an infection. At my office, The Center for Holistic Medicine, we have seen the positive results a holistic approach to combatting viruses can provide. To find a holistic doctor near you go to: www.icimed.com.

 

To learn more about virus’, vaccines and other health issues from a holistic point of view,  join me on Saturday, March 7th for my annual lecture, ‘Holistic Medicine for the 21st Century’. See below for details.

 

To Everyone’s Good Health!

~Dr B

 

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(1) https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30183-5/fulltext
(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3404712/

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    Sarah

    What daily dosage of vitamin d3 do you recommend ? I see you stated what dose to take at the start of illness x4 days but curious as to what you recommend dosage wise when there is no illness.

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    Amie Wolf

    There is an error in this article re: recommended does of iodine should be mcg’s (micrograms) not mg’s (milligrams).

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    Niki

    Can you please give more information on why a mask doesn’t help for viruses? I wear one when I go out to get food and at a minimum am not absentmindedly touching my eyes, nose or mouth. It seems like it’s one more layer of protection (even if weak) from others cough, spit etc. I would like to understand more. Thank you for your time.

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      Niki,
      If it is not an N95 mask, you are not protected much (unless someone coughs in your face). The only thing a mask can do is prevent a person coughing from spreading the germs far and wide.
      DrB

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    Boguslaw

    I have been working on selenium for over 30 years. I have found out that only redox active form of Se, namely sodium selenite, is biologically active. In case of viral infections it prevents them by inhibiting the protein disulfide isomerase (PDI), that allows virus to enter the healthy cell. Therefore, it is advisable to supplement our diets with sodium selenite, which is an inexpensive and readily available chemical substance. This may be particularly important in the prevention of coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, this substance is no more available as a food supplement, but may be obtained directly from the manufacturers on line. Currently, I and my family members, are taking 600 micrograms of selenite per day with a glass of water. You may here from other so-called experts that at this dose selenite is toxic, but it is not quite true. Even if it so, it manifest itself as temporary loss of hair and fingernails brittleness.

    If anybody is interested I can share my full paper on this subject.

    Boguslaw

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      Milacic

      Dear Buguslaw
      Please share me the full paper on the sodium selenite story, and how much month it will take in time I will be loaded with Se enough to make the mentioned PDI, by intake of the 0,6 mg per day.
      Thanks a lot for sharing,
      Kindest Regards
      Milacic

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        Shawna

        Hi
        I have vitamin A supplement as retinal palmitate 2400 mcg. Is this the correct supplement to take? How much should I use daily in general and how much of these per day if have symptoms please ? Thanks

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          Shawna,
          Go online and search for a conversion of mcg to IU and then follow my recommendations in IUs. I don’t have the conversion in my head–I always have to look it up.
          DrB

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    JayGee

    The daily UL for vitamin A is 10,000iu. Can the body take 100,000iu of vitamin A on top of 100,000iu per day of vitamin D (at the first sign of illness)?

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        JayGee

        Appreciate the reply. As far as nebulizing 1 drop of 5% lugols in 3 ccs of saline, how often would this be done? Can you make saline or is it better to buy prefab ampules?

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            JayGee

            With the d3, if my supplement contains 45mcg of k2 per 1000iu of vitamin D, can you still take 50000iu of d3? Should it be d3 only?

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        Nahla

        I would definitely NOT take Tylenol while infected with Covid-19 as the link to the article states. Tylenol lowers your glutathione levels that are vital to fighting the virus, I believe according to Dr B.

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    Shan

    Dr. B – thank you for putting this information up. A family member was upset due to running a fever in the midst of this (fake) scare. I gave her your protocol and sent her a link to your site. I have practiced alternative health for years and always keep Lugol’s on hand and sent over a bottle with vitamin C and D. She was hesitant at first but used it in a nebulizer and took it. The fever broke within hours. Iped. am grateful to you for the avoidance of a hospital visit for her as more people are harmed there sometimes than helped.

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        Shan

        Yes she’s a microbiologist and thinks she knows it all! It made a believer out of her. Thank you for your courage in writing this blog. So many are uninformed and when you try to tell them you receive flak or ridicule. But I converted her into a believer. She was ready to go to the ER. Thank God she listened. I warned her that once she got in there they probably wouldn’t permit me to give her the Lugols internally or via nebulizer. So I owe you a great deal.

        God bless you.

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    Oreta

    You said there is a study which found an increased risk in non-influenza infections, including coronavirus, in those that received the trivalent flu vaccine. Would you please post a link to this study here and on your facebook page? I have ‘medical’ friends that always challenge any statement(s) I make that involve vaccine. I always tried and read the studies before I say anything to them. Thank You Dr. Brownstein for help us navigate the iodine issue.

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        Jennifer Rainwater

        Hello! Love your site, am sharing the Corona virus posts on Facebook. We’ve had our first Corona virus here in Shreveport.
        I would like to know if I can take Lugol’s iodine and hydrogen peroxide internal treatments at same time. I would rather use the hydrogen peroxide in a nebulizer, as you’ve started here would be most effective in fighting the Corona virus, however, I can not afford one.***** Is there any other way to get it into the lungs? When is the best time to start the hydrogen peroxide treatments? ** **I’ve already started the Iodine, internally. I have THREE immune-repressing diseases, and bad lungs, also. I’m 60 yrs old and would probably not survive the Corona virus. I’ve been working to build up my immune system for approx a year now, and was in the hospital four times last year (* sepsis, menningitis, lung collapse, flu, pnuemonia, acute encephalopathy 🙄) ** although, I was exposed to the flu last month, started to get really sick, but blasted my body with all the immune boosters plus Lugol’s iodine taken internally. I was able to rebound beautifully and not get sick. So, I’m hoping that this is a really good sign that my immune system is doing well at this time. IS IT SAFE TO THE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND LUGOL’S IODINE AT THE SAME TIME? ** Can the doses be spread out? Thanks in advance for your time. I’ve been telling everyone about you! So glad your telling folks about the holistic approach to Corona virus!

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          Jennifer,
          Yes, it is safe to take them in a nebulizer. We have some of our patients doing that.
          DrB

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            Rocco

            Hi Dr. B.

            I take the iodine. I’m 57 and feel like 30.

            I have a friend who takes immune suppressant drugs for a transplant. Can she take the iodine and protocol?

            Rocco

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    Nina Williams

    Thank you for all of the information for myself and others.

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    Naomi

    Hi Dr B, Do you have any additional advice for someone with asthma to prepare for and do well with the corona virus?. Also, what amounts of that vitamins you suggested above should I take while breastfeeding? I have three small kids and really don’t want to wind up in the hospital. Thanks!

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      Naomi,
      Eat a clean diet, exercise and maintain hydration. Those are the important items. Then, take supplements.
      DrB

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        Mary Johnson

        Hi Dr.B , what supplements? Already doing the other things you mentioned. THANK YOU!!

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    Elaine Ward

    Hi Dr Brownstein, thanks for your helpful information on iodine (I have read your book).
    I just wanted to know if you can dilute and inhale iodine (eg Lugol’s) to combat viruses in the lungs, e.g. Covid19? If so, how much and how often? I have just bought a little inhalation contraption. Or would it be better to get a nebuliser? Thanks, Elaine

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        Elaine Ward

        Thanks Dr B. But how much do you need to use? Diluted?

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            Elaine Ward

            thank you

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              Roberta

              Hi Dr B. So glad I found this info. Thank you! I am curious if we would get the same benefits from iodine by using it topically? I have heard mixed info on that.

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    Heather

    Hello! I can’t do high doses of vitamin C, as it throws me into high endogenous production of oxalate. What would you recommend as a replacement?

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      Heather,
      Many other natural things can be utilized for antiviral activity. Iodine, Vitamin A, vitamin D, IV H2O2, ozone, etc.,
      DrB

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      Nico

      Anti-Virals:

      Coconut Oil will kill lipid coated viruses by dissolving the outer layer. 1 – 2 tablespoons a day.

      Olive Leaf Extract is also highly Anti-Viral and will kill almost any virus.

      Selenium inhibits Viral replication. In studies done in Africa , where there was low Selenium in the soil they had more AIDS and Ebola. Where the soil was Selenium Rich they had almost none.

      Colloidal Silver – very small micron particle sizes from a quality manufacture will kill almost any virus. And you can wash your sinuses out with it as well.

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        Cheryl mcduff

        Nico. would love your links to the studies of coconut oil. thanks
        Thanks Dr B. Bought your book years ago and have learned so much from that and from your You Tube videos. Your awesome!!

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    Ian Stephens

    Hi Dr. Brownstein,

    Firstly I think the protocol is amazing however I have a question about my reaction to it.

    A few years ago I had a sluggish thyroid with slowly increasing TSH.

    I decided to try the protocol. I had all of the supplements and co-supplements and started and worked up to 50mg Iodoral.

    TSH came down and I started losing weight; brilliant. After this time I started to feel strange, slightly on edge and generally “overactive”. Had thyroid tested and noticed a full autoimmune attack (both antibody markers high). TSH was elevated but downstream hormones were high (hyper).

    I calmed the autoimmune part down with high dose selenium and no iodine. Tested 3 months later and markers came done (but not clear).

    I’d love to start the iodine again but what am I doing wrong? What am I missing?

    Don’t expect a lengthy reply but some general pointers and things to check would be wonderful!

    Many thanks!

    Ian

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      Ian,
      If you became hyperthyroid from iodine, you may have an autonomous functioning thyroid nodule. That needs to be worked up by your doctor. If you have one, you should not take iodine until that is corrected.
      DrB

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        Ian Stephens

        I had a full nuclear scan and ultrasound also, I forgot to mention that. All clear; no nodules.

        Ian

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          Mark

          you were toxic on the iodine, i was taking 30 mg daily, my
          tests came back that i was autoimmune or cancer, i lowered
          to 6 mg for 2 months,
          then my tests came back normal, i take 12 mg “lugols” daily
          now, tests still normal, once your body is saturated you need to be careful
          with iodine

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            Mary Johnson

            Hi Mark, I’ve been scared to try iodine. So, how low should one begin with? Thank you

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    Eileen

    Happy Heart Day, doctor!

    Question: I use a few drops of Lugols 5% … on my skin (transdermal) … every now and then. Any comment on the usefulness of taking iodine this way?

    Thank you again.

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      Eileen,
      Most of it sublimates into a gaseous phase–therefore, not a good way to get iodine into the body.
      DrB

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    Mia

    Hi, bought 2% lugols solution, as you recommended on Highwire, but I’m having trouble figuring out the dose. How many ml will deliver 25 to 50 mg of iodine?

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      Mia,
      For a 2% solution, approximately 18 drops is 50 mg. It is best to buy a 5% solution so that you can use less and get more for your money. 5% solution: 8 drops = 50 mg.
      DrB

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        Fadya Pitts

        Hi Dr,

        I want to let you know after reading and learning about your protocol I managed to reverse my hypothyroid, grow my hair, sleep better.

        I managed to have my 5th baby on the iodine protocol. My question is how do I treat lupus? What amount of iodine would you recommend? I’m currently on the iodine protocol taking 60 mg of iodine and 20 mg of boron daily..

        How much iodine would you recommend for lupus?
        Can iodine treat lupus or put it into remission,

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          Fadya,
          I am glad to hear you have had success! Iodine should be part of a holistic treatment plan for Lupus.

          DrB

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      Samuel Barbary

      Dear Dr. Brownstein,

      I’ve read numerous articles about adverse reactions to iodine consumption in people with Hashimoto’s. It seems strange that while the body craves iodine and the thyroid stores it, why then does the body react adversely to increased iodine? Then I read an article about Halides. The most known are iodine , chlorine, bromine and fluorine. Is it possible that the chlorine and fluoride in our water is being absorbed by our thyroid. The thyroid is absorbing these halides at an alarming rate. When an iodine rich diet enters the system, the thyroid says I’m full as it can’t tell the difference between iodine and the other halides. Add the bromine to our body from all the baking products and we have a real problem..
      So wouldn’t it make sense to detoxify the thyroid from these unwanted halides so the iodine can do its job? One way to detoxify, I guess is to reduce the consumption of these unwanted halides. Does this make sense?

      Thank you for your fabulous work.

      Regards

      Sam

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        Sam,
        It makes sense. The halides are displaced when taking iodine and can cause problems. Please see my book on iodine for more info on this.
        DrB

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    Eleanor McCulley

    Hi Dr. B,
    Left a message for you on the seventh. Love your Work. Have read all of your books. Really appreciate your article on coronavirus and your suggestions. Is it safe for someone on Avapro to take iodine.
    Thank you so much. Eleanor

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        Eleanor McCulley

        Thank you so much. Really appreciate your help and everything that you write and make available!

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    Marina

    Dr. Brownstein, please recommend an iodine literate practitioner in NY. Thank you!

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      Marina,
      Try to find one here: ICIMed.com. This is an integrative medicine group that I belong to. It does not guarantee iodine literacy. You might have to call different offices and ask. The other way is to call laboratories who do the 24-hour loading test and ask who from your area is ordering it.
      DrB

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      Agatha

      Dr Brownstein,

      My selenium level is too high 137 ug/l checked blood twice same results. Never supplemented selenium tho. Is there something wrong that I don’t utilise selenium ? If my selenium is so high can I take lugols without selenium if I have Hashimotos ?
      Thank you
      Agatha

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        Agatha,
        You can supplement iodine without selenium. The majority of my patients are supplemented that way.
        DrB

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    Marina

    Thank you for what you are doing Dr. Brownstein! I only discovered your work recently after seeing you on highwire with Del Bigtree. As I looked through your website I discovered your recommendations for iodine. I looked up the 24 hour iodine loading test as per your recommendation but stumbled upon this blog https://www.zrtlab.com/blog/archive/flaws-in-the-iodine-loading-dose-urine-test/ that questions the validity of this method. Is it a new information or a “troll” blog?
    TIA

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    Eleanor McCulley

    Have read all of your books! Thank you for this article. My mom is on Avapro. Is it safe it take iodine with Avapro.
    Thank you. Eleanor

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      Hardeep Singh
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    Hudson2006

    Dear Dr. Brownstein,

    I would like to know if Zinc can help improve thyroid function. Can Zinc deficiency caused low stomach acid and low thyroid function?

    If so, Can supplementing Zinc and Iodine improve thyroid hormones level and increase immune system level?

    Thank you for answering.

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      Hudson,
      Yes, zinc is helpful for thyroid function. We need stomach acid in order to absorb minerals, zinc included. Zinc supplementation can help IF zinc levels are low.
      DrB

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    Terristephens

    Dr. Brownstein, I had thyroid cancer many years ago (19988) and ended up having a total thyroidectomy. I wish I new then what I know now. Anyway, I still have my para-thyroids, which I guess is a good thing. How much Iodine should I take and does it do any good now?

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      Terri,
      The whole body requires iodine. The thyroid only needs a small portion of the body’s iodine load.
      DrB

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    Khaled

    Hi Dr. Brownstein
    I have Buffered C Powder- 8 Oz / 227 Grams that listed in your store.
    It says it contains magnesium. I take magnesium supplements every day as one of my supplements in iodine protocol.
    Do I have to stop magnesium because this vitamin c has magnesium in it?

    I take 200 mg as Magnesium (from 2,000 mg Magnesium Bisglycinate) (TRAACS).

    Just started buffered c powder today.

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      Khaled,
      The major side effect of magnesium is loose stools. If you don’t have loose stools, no need to stop.
      DrB

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        Barbara

        Hi Dr. B, last week I took the high doses of A and D as a preventative for 2 days. Started with a fever, aches, chills, eye and head pressure yesterday. Can I take the a and d again? Or is it too close to last week and will be too much in my system?

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            Barbara

            I read where you prescribe it for 4 days, then take a break. I was questioning since I did it two days last week (that is what another doctor prescribed, then take a break) and now am feeling sick, can I do two more days ? Thank you!

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        Vivian

        Great work Dr. B
        AWEZOME ADVICE

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      Cara

      Hello Dr. Brownstein
      Thanks for all you do for so many

      My question, what is a good source of vit A and D like mentioned in your post please? What do I look after when purchasing vitamins?

      Thank you again

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          Cara

          This sounds stupid probably but what does TWST mean?

          I apologize for my ignorance in this matter

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              April

              Dr. B, You’re reply above says “TWST”. I was wondering what it meant, too.

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      Jacq

      Hi Dr Brownstein

      I met you in London at a seminar for thyroid.
      Amazing work you do
      At the time my TPO antibodies were at 1600 and going up you recommended iodine and all the detox components I tried it and felt awful. It took a long time to
      Learn you will probably feel crap when the bromine is being dispersed. I learned to do the salt-loading and felt a difference when taking the iodine again
      I was using desiccated thyroid and feeling worse and worse even with a little iodine
      I realised the more desiccated thyroid I took the lower the iodine if it was very low to start with. Stopped all thyroid just used liquid j crow. I’m just starting to get a tight throat but feel
      Better

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    Eileen

    Hi Dr. Brownstein! I discovered you from the Highwire last week and have been amazed at what I’ve found here! Thank you for all you share! I have just ordered the iodine/iodide that you mentioned on the show and can’t wait to try it tomorrow! I couldn’t find any dosing info for children (toddlers) and was wondering if you know where I could find that. I’d like for my kids to get the benefits too, but definitely don’t want to give them too much!

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      Eileen,
      Dosing for iodine should be done with an iodine-knowledgeable doc. For my patients, a rule that I use is 0.08mg/kg for kids.
      DrB

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    John

    Hi DR Brownstein,

    Can you take Milk Thistle ( that contains phosphatidylcholine) and Iodine supplement at the same time. In other words does milk thistle with phosphatidylcholine affect the absorption of Iodine if taken together?

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    Nan

    Hi,
    Do you have any experience /knowledge using homeopathic gelsinium for flu? I have found it effective prophylactic and also to treat. I am wondering if it is of any value with the current Corona virus outbreak? Thank you
    Ps. Your box for website does not accept my website address as valid as it does not contain an “@” sign. So I erased it. If you need a website it is nancy.lifevantage.com

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    Petervithus

    Dear Dr Brownstein, my admiration for your great work in the fiend of holistic/functional medicine.
    I just watched the Del Bigtree Interview on the Corona virus, which I predict will be just another fat in the. wind like the Swine flue, and SARS and before that the AVIAN brid flu, which around the globe ended up killed less than the normal influenza virus per year, ~ 64.000. (The main purpose, might likely be to frame the Corona virus as the culprit for the near coming financial crises, someone the FED can blame on it’s irresponsible money printing/FIAT economy))
    Now, you wisely recommended to get enough Vitamin A and D, and Vitamin C and Iodine. M question here is whether, you agree that it might also be a good idea to increase ones Selenium intake (if low, which it is at least. in most areas of Europe and China (Keshan and other provinces), as it appears that viruses more easily can mutate in selenium-deficient individuals and so keep evading the immune systems attempt to kill it as the antigenic response keeps change ( see the story/studies on Coxsackie virus/Heart faillure/Keshan’s disease) ?
    Regarding, Iodine vs Iodine, do you have any reference to how elemental Iodine (as you recommend) is being metabolized in the body. and what is the mechanism of action of it wit regards to acting as a bactericidal agent ? One would assume that Iodine in excess might have noticeable side effect ?

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      Peter,
      I recommend taking a combination of iodine and iodide as the best form to take. Lugol’s is the perfect ratio. My average does is 25 mg/day and more if there is glandular disease. Yes, selenium is important if someone is selenium deficient. Seaweed is a good source of iodine, but, generally not enough in our toxic world.
      Thanks for the comments,
      DrB

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        Ace

        Thank You, Dr. Brownstein. A year ago, information from your site has helped rescued my health.

        A year ago, my adrenal system collapsed and my thyroid kicked out of wack also. I may work in a hospital, but I do not use the medical system – I research instead. I learned that too much caffeine, salt deficiency, iodine deficiency, and oxalate poisoning were the likely cause.
        By consuming the following drink on a daily basis the functions of my system were restored to normal within 3 months. I have continued to drink it everyday. In the hospital, the vaccinated workers are getting sick constantly and shedding the virus’s – I have succumbed to none of it.
        Here it is: 2 – 2 quart glass sealers of RO water; 1/2 tsp of natural pure salt per jar; I slowly worked up to a loading dose of 10 drops of Iodine/Iodide (liquid for internal use) then reduced it down to 5 drops per jar; one juiced lime per jar; and 1 – 2 tbsp of maple syrup or honey. Actually makes a delicious refreshing drink that I crave daily. It is so easy and I love it.

        For years I had attempted to supplement Iodine/Iodide. I would try one drop in water and without fail my stomach would feel upset. I believe that the salt/citrus mixture is the key to the absorption of the Iodine/Iodide – no stomach upset regardless of dose.

        Very Grateful to you for the information on your site. I also appreciate and applied the extensive work Sally K. Norton has done on oxalate poisoning. https://sallyknorton.com/interviews-talks/

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          Shirley

          Thank you, Ace, For the information.
          What is RO Water?
          Appreciate your answer,
          Sincerely yours,
          Shirley

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          Duckduckmoose

          Ace, do you use Himalayan salt?

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            Ace

            I have used Himalayan. But, I like the plain Kosher salt best and it has worked just fine for me.
            I encourage you to research through the last website regarding salt.
            It has been frustrating to me to realize that certain country’s will fluoridate salt, just as they fluoridate water. Research the ingredient listing of whatever salt brand to see if it has been fluoridated, as is the case with both Redmond and Celtic Sea Salt.

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              Mark

              Hi, I have just bought 15% Lugols iodine. How many drops should I take in water to get the 50mg. It says 7.62mg per drop on the bottle so would that be about 7 drops?
              Thanks in advance.

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                Mark,
                I do not use 15% solution, I use and sell at my office Lugol’s 5% solution. 8 drops of Lugol’s 5% solution is 50 mg of iodine/iodide. So, 2-3 drops of 15% Lugol’s would give you the same amount.
                DrB

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          Robert

          Thank you for this great information. I would also suggest NAC as a supplement to your Coronavirus prevention protocol. NAC is well studied and effective at reducing/preventing Flu symptoms and Cytokine Storm. I am sharing your newsletter widely, and should I need a Doctor (I’m in Port Huron) you’re my man. Best Wishes and Great Health, Robert

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        Jessie

        Hi Doctor Brownstein,

        Question for you in regards of Iodine, I do go to a holistic doctor and was told to not take iodine since having Hashimotos thyroiditis. I would love to hear your thoughts.
        Thank you!

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          Jessie,
          Time to find another, up-to-date holistic doctor. Iodine deficiency causes Hashimoto’s disease and iodine can treat it. I suggest you read my book, Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It.

            DrB

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        Mary

        Wondering if it is safe for someone with kidney decline to take vitamins?

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          Mary,
          Kidney patients have to be more careful with all medicines. It is best to work with a holistic doc.
          DrB

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    Roger

    Oh no! Of course we need an (untested) vaccine. Anyone can see that.

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    Crystal

    Question: can children take iodine also or no? And can nursing mothers take iodine?

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      Crystal,
      Of course children should take iodine. Yes, a nursing mother can take it. that is the only way a nursing baby can get iodine.
      DrB

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        Cathy Rowan

        I am wondering about getting Vit C,A D and iodine from foods, Naturally. Or are the doses for absorption too low?

        Thank you

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          Cathy,
          Our food supply is woefully deficient of vitamins and minerals and has been declining for many decades. For fighting infections, I don’t think you can get enough from our present food supply.
          DrB

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        Chris

        Dr Brownstein, I have read articles where you or others quoting you say that iodine droplets in a nebulizer will help protect your lungs if you get a virus/infection.

        My question is two-fold. Are you misquoted, or do you suggest, or even can you, use a nebulizer to take iodine? Is it better or worse than taking it orally on a daily basis? If so, are the general amount of dosages you talked about roughly the same dosages if you took it orally?

        Lastly, to prevent airborne pathogens, is iodine ok in a room vaporizer to help kill viruses and germs? One more- is Nacasant Iodine ok to put in a nebulizer and or room vaporizer for prevention/treatment if putting it in those are ok with you?

        Thank you, and all the best.

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          Chris,
          Not misquoted at all. A nebulizer is better IF there are lung issues. I am not sure about the airborne pathogens being treated by a vaporizer. I have seen no data either way on that. Nascent iodine is to dilute, I think, to have any effect.
          DrB

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    A. Ferreira

    Sam Queen protocol works and is effective.
    3/2/2 Protocol

    Upon The First Sign of a Virus* – Do the 3/2/2
    • 3 – 150 mg caps Reduced L-Glutathione under tongue
    • 2 – 200 mcg caps Seleno-Methionine emptied under tongue
    • 2 – 500 mg caps L-Lysine emptied under tongue
    Wash down with lemon water plus a gram of vitamin C.
    Repeat twice daily for three days, followed by once a day for 4 days.
    *i.e., fatigue, achy muscles, headache

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      Duckduckmoose

      Can your tell me more about this protocol? Who is Sam Queen? What brands of supplements listed are recommended? Can I take a capsule and empty it out?

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    Jennifer

    Thank you for this information. What levels of vitamins C, A, D3, and Iodine would be safe for toddlers and breastfeeding moms? Do you have a book that covers this, that includes children and breastfeeding moms? I’d like to learn more on this.

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    Liv Stang-Lund

    The fatality rate is between 2 and 3%. Right now it is put at 2%. Which is very high. 15 % would be enormous.

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      Hi Liv,

      It seems that Dr. Brownstein has written that the fatality rate is 15% of those admitted to the hospital. However you are correct that the overall fatality rate is about 4%. I see your comment is from late Jan. I think the fatality rate has inched up a bit, but thankfully nowhere near an overall rate of 15%.

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        Shalina,
        That rate was true when I wrote that article. That was early into the reports coming back from China. The current death rate is around 2% now.
        DrB

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          Lisa Desmond

          Hello Dr B
          I am just finding your work on iodine. I’m looking at iodine because I have recently viewed a video made by Dr Sarah Myhill in the U.K. recommending at the first sign of symptoms to inhale 2 drops of iodine in Himalayan salt pipe, every 2 hours, with vitamin C to bowel tolerance.
          I would welcome your thoughts on this please.
          Thanks in advance

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    Joyce Savannah

    I have used colloidal silver since 2011 when I had walking pnumonia after having 2 seven day antibiotic treatments that never broke the fever. I took the silver every waking hour and by the next morning the fever was broken and my body was healing.

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    David Chu

    People should look into something called MMS or Miracle Mineral Supplement or CDS (Chlorine Dioxide Solution).

    This very inexpensive chemical solution will kill ALL bad viruses and bacteria, natural or man-made, in the human body.

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      Tom Moore

      If a person uses Google to search out the terms Miracle Mineral Supplement and Chlorine Dioxide Solution, you would discover that neither one will do what David Chu claims: “will kill ALL bad viruses and bacteria, natural or man-made, in the human body.” But, instead, you will discover that both are dangerous for humans to ingest. Even colloidal silver–at its smallest particle size, when produced under optimal conditions and at the highest purity of the steam-distilled water–will NOT kill ALL bacteria, viruses and fungi; only about 99%–at best!–are destroyed as the silver breaks through the cellular wall of those harmful entities!

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    Khaled

    Can some one take more than 1000 my/hour for vitamin c?

    It is hard to take 1000 every hour because it requires food with it as described in the bottles .

    Or the other question is can we take it without food?

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      Khaled,
      You can take buffered vitamin C without food, as long as there is no stomach upset.
      DrB

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        Nicole

        Hello Dr. Brownstein,

        My kids are 16 and 14. Is Ester C ok for them to take? Is 1000 mg sufficient enough for protection?

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          Nicole,
          Ester C is fine, but you don’t need to spend extra for it. Plain old buffered C powder is the most cost effective.
          DrB

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            Vanessa King

            Can you downscale your recommendations for younger kids toddler age? I started using these protocols vitamin c-d-a when my girls are sick but not sure about the dosage. Thanks

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              Vanessa,
              In my practice, for children between 50-100 lbs, I simply cut the doses in half. If they are less than 50 lbs, I use a quarter of the doses. Remember, these doses are only used for a few days. Breast feeding kids can get these from mom’s milk and they also get other factors from mom’s milk that aid in preventing infections as well as helping the immune system. As with all therapies, before you embark, it is best to find a holistic provider who can help guide you.
              DrB

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                Vanessa King

                Thank you 🙂

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        Khaled

        Thank you Dr. Brownstein

        What about kids
        Can we give them vitamin c? If yes how much?
        Most buffered c powder I see in the markets 2.3 gram per scoop

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          Khaled,
          Yes, kids need vitamin C as well. They need lower doses. The side effect of vitamin C is loose stools. If loose stools develop, simply lower the dose.
          DrB

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        Tom Moore

        Buffered Vitamin C is actually ascorbic acid (sodium acsorbate), which is not a pure natural source of Vitamin C. Chemical synthesis is used with the natural sources (rose hips, Barbados cherry, etc. ) listed on the containers of the bottles .

        “The C molecule [in its entirety, from natural, whole-food sources] is quite simply needed in the human for copper utilization. Without the C molecule [in its entirety, from natural, whole-food sources], the free radical, totally toxic ferritin, Fe3, accumulates and causes havoc with cellular physiology. Fe3 also is food for cancer (with cancer having 6-100x the concentration of Fe3 of normal cells, i.e. Fenton chemistry for energy in the cancer cell), and ferritin is highly associated with nearly all neurologic dis-eases…Ascorbic acid causes ferritin to go up. This is 100% bad. This is not stored or potentially usable iron. It is free radical toxic iron (rust). It is highly associated with increased cellular amyloid formation in the brain…and may be a contributing factor in Dementia, ALS, Parkinson’s, nearly all atherosclerotic heart disease and all elevated cholesterol, and nearly all mitochondrial issues and diseases related to this leading to profound dis-ease states….It is important to remember, when taking the C molecule [in its entirety, from natural, whole-food sources], copper will be utilized, the ferritin will decline, the body will heal, cytochrome enzymes will function, hormones can be produced, hemoglobin can be synthesized, mitochondria can reduce iron and function–producing energy again, cancer will be starved to some degree, and so much more good will happen….Ascorbic acid competes for the C receptor on the cell membrane. It is the same receptor that the bigger, heavier C molecule uses, so the C molecule is completely excreted when ascorbic acid is given…Oral C molecules [in its entirety, from, natural, whole-food sources] have ascorbic acid as the envelope of the molecule and thus will also have some of the ascorbic acid effects, just not the bad ones. Ascorbic acid is basically an antibiotic/anticancer medication. It does not occur naturally, it comes from the C molecule or is synthetic…It has nearly the same configuration biochemically as sugar, which may be another reason that it is so useful in cancer that typically has 100x the insulin receptors as normal cells for sugar, its fuel.”

        (Source: Dr. Robert Thompson’s talk on the Magnesium Advocacy Group Facebook group page)

        Only when intravenous Vitamin C is used (usually to kill cancers and viruses), is ascorbic acid effective; otherwise you end up passing urine–whether or not the expelled Vitamin C is cheap or expensive. It far, far better to obtain Vitamin C from organic sources.

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          Tom,
          It is far better to get vitamin C from natural sources. HOWEVER, there is a plethora of literature on vitamin C orally improving many conditions and biochemical reactions. Yes, there is a limit to oral dosing. Ascorbic acid does not cause ferritin to rise–I have been following this on thousands of patients for nearly three decades.
          DrB

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      Natalie Zeamer

      Dr. B,
      What brand of iodine do you purchase and where can I buy it? I’m very hesitant about supplements that I take and would love your recommendations!

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        Natalie,
        You should be hesitant. Many supplements on Amazon are counterfeits with perfect labels. I have been testing supplements for years and there are a lot of bad players out there.
        You can purchase iodine from my office: http://www.centerforholisticmedicine.com –1.866-877-6467. I recommend using Lugol’s 5% solution or tableted Lugol’s. If you call my supplement line, the ladies can help guide you. Good forms of iodine tableted include Lugol tabs, Iodozyme HP and Iodoral.
        DrB

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    Lisa Roberts

    Thanks for this information. Regarding the vitamins etc what if you are breastfeeding like myself. I always get told not but everything is generally a no when nursing?x

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    Jerry

    Where do you purchase Vitamin A that is not beta carotene?

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    Sandy

    Hello. Where can I find non-beta carotene Vitamin A? Thank you.

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        Calli Burke

        Hi Doctor B, I don’t know if you have already discussed this and I missed it or not, and I saw the note on pregnancy for Vit A, but I do not see any guidance for pregnancy. I know health is individualized and pregnancy is individualized but is there a general layout of holistic treatment in terms of typical pregnancy? Vit D, C, Zinc, Iodine dosing, if it is safe to nebulize the iodine or Hydrogen Peroxide? Since this is a “lowered immune” category I am interested as I am pregnant right now, and the information is so limited. Thank you!

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    Carol

    How is the virus spread? Why won’t a mask help? Thanks!

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      Carol,
      A paper mask simply cannot stop the spread of a virus. The virus particles are too small and can easily bypass a paper mask.
      DrB

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        John Roberts DOM

        Certain types of masks are very effective, although not 100%. N 95 masks are in this category.

        Goggles are also necessary pieces of equipment because the virus can enter through the eyes.

        Never touch your face while out in public, avoid all gatherings, and exit the area of anyone coughing.

        Iodine is an effective supplement and can help, but it not a guarantee to prevent viral infection. Don’t make it an either/or choice, realize that multiple approaches produce the best results.

        A better choice would be colloidal silver, which has been proven through scientific studies to contain anti viral and anti bacterial properties.

        Colloidal silver can be expensive to buy, but a colloidal silver generator produces product for pennies. I have two.

        Things are much worse in China than being reported, and while there have been viral scares before this episode is to be taken very seriously.

        It is quite possible that this was an accidental leak from the Level 4 bio weapons lab in Wuhan.

        I am a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine (FL), with over 30 years experience.

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          Tobias

          A paper mask someone bought from the Dollar Store or Ebay is not N95. They specifically asked about PAPER masks, NOT Medical grade N95 masks. So no, don’t expect a paper mask to work. The CDC is NOT recommending the use of them for a reason, right now, they are not needed. In some cases, wearing the mask could do yourself more harm than good, especially when taking it on and off if you’ve come into contact with ANY virus. You’re touching the mask when you take it off AND when you put it back on, bringing the virus/germs back to your face.

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          Theo

          Isn’t TCM helping out in China? Surely, with thousands of herbs around there, they must have something that must help? How about anise? Wasn’t Tamiflu made from that?

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    Debbie

    I’ve seen other natural health docs recommend also magnesium, zinc and selenium )along with vit c and vit d. What do you think?
    We don’t do any vaccines in my house and make our own hand sanitizers. I’m a little freaked out but we aren’t sick often because we have a good diet so I’m trying to share this blog post around!

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      Debbie,
      There are other anti-viral things out there. This is what I have found works best.
      DrB

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    Emily

    A voice of reason, in a sea of hysteria. Thank you

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    Johnathan Stein

    “suggest taking 1,000 mg/day every hour”

    Might want to edit that…

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      Johnathan,
      No edit needed. When sick, take lots of vitamin C. Per hour dosing is better.
      DrB

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        Zoltan

        He meant ‘1,000 mg/day every hour’ should be changed to ‘1,000 mg every hour’, I think.

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          Zoltan,
          Oops! I hate typos! I fixed it. You are correct; 1,000 mg/hr until loose stools develop, then back off.
          DrB

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            Nthabiseng

            What do you mean by “back off” with the vitamin C. Does that mean stop taking Vitamin C completely after the diarrhea starts or does it mean to take less Vitamin C. It is not clear to me.

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    Johnathan Stein

    “Pregnant women cannot take these doses.”

    What can they take?

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        Curiously, i followed your link to find a nearby holistic doctor and lo and behold, there’s one interesting one [of the four] who has organized a IVHealthClub.com and strangely offers to do a free initial consult before his receptionist will answer more questions, I guess i’ll go find out what such a practice produces, but it’s a bit alarming to wonder if he is so afraid of people that he would worry about the FDA’s henchmen maybe or some segment of the population that he doesn’t wish to deal with.

        Maybe you can understand such novel ideas.

        Another one wasn’t taking on new clients as she has a large annual commitment due when she agrees to provide all her services for a year in advance.

        But none of them has HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES ANYWHERE. i’d happily sign one of those Against Medical Advice docs to get the ambulance to take me to such a hospital friendly enough to holistic doctors. it’s kinda risky or even pointless to worry about the proverbial car accident that lands you in the standard hospital where the techs don’t know why your blood tests don’t look normal [supplement ignorance] and the nurses / doctors scowl at your requests for supplements to match your severe need for therapeutic doses… ttyl

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    Cindy Lewis

    Thank you for this list of things to do to prevent the Corona Virus. Also for the guidance if you start to feel sick. I was not aware about the Vt. A increase. Iodine and Vt. D, I’m on top of that.
    Have a wonderful week!

    Cindy Lewis

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    Pam

    I’ve been reading your newsletters for years and after reading this blog I want to start taking vitamin C and D and trying to determine which brand is most effective/best choice and came across an article from ConsumerLab.com that states: “very high doses of vitamin C are known to cause gastric discomfort and diarrhea, and high doses of vitamin C may also reduce the effectiveness of certain medications, and increase the risk of liver damage when taking high doses of Tylenol. They may also interfere with tests for cholesterol and blood sugar, and for blood in the stool.” Now I’m really unsure of taking a higher dose as you suggest?

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      James Howe

      You’re right to be skeptical and inform yourself, but you must question everything. ConsumerLab (CL) is a decent resource for centralizing studies/trials (which is really what you should evaluate), but even they don’t update it regularly enough or include every study. CL claims to be independent, but they approach supplement manufacturers and request that they enroll in their “voluntary” testing for a fee (the fee schedule is not public). If companies pay and pass the test, they get the CL Seal; if they fail, the results won’t be published because they’re “proprietary.” Companies that don’t pay might still have their product(s) reviewed through a “product review program” and, if they fail, results will be published in the technical reports. It’s a pay-to-play scheme similar to ConsumerReports. CL likes you to think, by its name and reputation, that it’s actually a testing facility. It isn’t; they have third parties test all of the products, but never disclose the lab(s) it uses. It’s unknown whether CL even audits the lab(s) to ensure they’re following Good Manufacturing Practices, and CL remains silent on this, too.

      Mild diarrhea and (sometimes) nausea can occur with very large doses of vitamin C because of osmotic effects of any amount that isn’t absorbed, but this is also the only adverse effect associated with high intake. Everyone has a different maximum dose before this occurs, so you have to experiment a bit. Additionally, a “buffered” vitamin C helps mitigate potential GI upset. As for reducing the effectiveness of certain medications, pharmaceutical drugs do that, too. For example, calcium-channel blockers greatly interfere with anti-platelets, but it doesn’t prevent physicians from putting a patient on amlodipine and Plavix simultaneously. Concerning Tylenol, vitamin C might cause an increased concentration in the blood, but nowhere near the point of hepatotoxicity. That’s absurd. Tylenol overdoses are the #1 cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in the US; they comprise 50% of all ALF cases and have a 30% mortality rate last time I checked. This has nothing to do with vitamin C and everything to do with acetaminophen being one of many unsafe drugs. Why would anyone take that much of an antipyretic anyway? Let the hypothalamus work.

      For blood sugar, they’re talking about glycosuria in a urine test. Vitamin C can cause a false-positive because it’s a reducing agent (so are drugs like levodopa or radiologic contrasts), which Benedict’s reagent detects. That isn’t used to diagnose diabetes, so it isn’t a problem. Blood tests for glucose and cholesterol are also redox chemistry, but I’m not sure where their evidence is to support vitamin C skewing those tests, other than being theoretical; empirical blood results demonstrate that the tests are fine under high doses. Vitamin C and other drugs can induce a false-positive in fecal occult blood tests, but only in the chemical tests, not the better immunologic test. Other tests will balance any false-positives and provide a more complete view of one’s biochemistry.

      Simply put, there’s always more to the story, which is why it’s important to have a knowledgeable holistic physician with whom you can partner on your journey to optimal health and wellness. For vitamin C, look for a buffered form. Thorne Research makes a Buffered C Powder that includes magnesium, calcium, and potassium, but you need to mix it with something strong (magnesium tends to have an overriding metallic taste). NutriBiotic has a few types, but their sodium ascorbate is a tremendous value (especially in the 2.2-lb tub) and super easy to take. There are other good ones, but they tend to be pricey. For vitamin D, always look for D3 (cholecalciferol) because that’s what forms in a UV light-driven reaction in the skin, which is then converted to the active form (calcitriol) by the liver and kidneys. Biotics Research makes D-mulsion Forte that’s a great value and easy to take. Be sure to take vitamin D with fat, since it’s fat-soluble. To your health, Pam.

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        Tom Moore

        Two excellent food sources of Vitamin D are cod liver oil and shiitake mushrooms.

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    Edward jones

    Another jewel of wisdom from Dr B. Why can’t more be able to see the truth through the fog of greed and brainwashing as he can..
    Listen to his amazing interview on my podcast at http://www.theholisticnavigator.com
    I have done 60 podcast and he is at the top of the list for the best of the best!
    edward j…

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    Deanne

    I agree with Tami. Thank you for a sensible, no-nonsense, down-to-earth perspective rather than scare tactics that only produce fear.

    Of course, the next question is … which vitamins can be trusted to give good quality without an inflated price tag?

    I also have a question about iodine. I have tried twice to take iodine and both times have appeared to have a reaction to it – I don’t know what else would have caused the rash that appeared on my wrists, which disappeared when I stopped taking the iodine. I may try again to verify the cause-effect, but I have been hesitant to try again. I wondered if it could be a result of the iodine displacing the other unwanted things (bromine, fluoride), and if so, that would probably be a good thing and I should just let my body flush it/them out. Any ideas?

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      Deanne,
      Good deduction. Try taking a tsp/day of unrefined salt for a week. Then, try the iodine again. Usually that works if this is a detox reaction. Write back and let me know!
      DrB

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    Nancy Pattyn

    Thanks for providing this timely newsletter and clearing up all of the nonsense media hype in providing factual information! You/your evidence based information are more than appreciated!

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    Penny Hardy

    Thank you Dr. B. We so appreciate all you do to help us stay healthy. I need to put iodine back into my daily regiment. I used to. I have athletic feet problems, I have tried lots of things for it, all holistic, but maybe the Iodine will help. We never get the flu shot, I have watched people getting sick after the flu shot.

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    Tami

    Thank you so much for this hype-free, rational take on what we can do to keep our bodies healthy and strong. I’ve been following you for years, have a couple of your books, and have benefited greatly from you and the research you share. You are appreciated!

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      Stephen

      Don’t forget the K2 with Vitamin D. Many brands include the two together.

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      Stephen

      Is it important to take iodine and Vitaminc C hours apart? One of the C supplements sold on your site states they should be taken a minimum of 2 hours apart and I’ve not seen this warning elsewhere.

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        Stephen,
        Clinically, I have seen no difference in timing. Powdered C and liquid iodine would be best taken apart. As for pill forms, I have not seen any difference with my patients.
        DrB

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          Stephen

          Thank you for the clarification. Good to know it depends on the form of iodine you’re taking.

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