Hello Everyone, Dr. Hall here. We are trying to keep you up to speed with the most current information coming from the CDC and Pubmed regarding the virus. We are honored to be one of the businesses that has been declared essential so we can remain open and help our community.
What we are learning about this virus is that many of the people being hospitalized or dying seem to be getting something called an IL6 storm, this is a storm of inflammation, fast.
Let me explain this. The armed services have multiple branches to protect us. You know them, the army navy, Airforce, and Marines. The immune system is no different it is there to protect us and has multiple branches. As you know the Marines are the first ones on-site, but imagine we only needed 50 marines but instead 50,000 show up. This creates an overwhelming defense. When your body makes too much defense, too much inflammation we call it an inflammation storm. The article is referenced below. https://selfhack.com/blog/interleukin-6/
This may be one of the reasons why people diagnosed with a disease are at higher risk. This inflammation storm is affecting the lungs and the heart. So this storm, this IL6 storm or “massive inflammation fast” is the problem.
Now what do we do about it? How do we help limit IL6? Now, this is important. I am not saying that this will cure the coronavirus or even prevent you from getting it. I am simply stating what I would be doing if I had something raising my IL6 or inflammatory levels. Nothing that I am suggesting has been tested against COVID-19 or coronavirus specifically but most have been shown to reduce or inhibit IL6.
You can check with your doctor and see if it is ok to take these things before or during a virus. This is not the time to do nothing. This is the time to do more for your health than ever before.
If I go through the list it may seem overwhelming so I am going to post it below and on our website.
So if you are sitting home worried or feeling helpless then know there are things you can do to help your body be stronger. Now, are you going to do all the things on the list? No.
Might you do some of them? We are.
Fight the inflammation storm (IL6) with:
- Butyric acid
- Green tea extract
- Andographis (herb which inhibits IL6)
- Oregano, sage and bay leaves.
- Vitamin C by IV drip
If you would like to order these online, you can find many of them in Fullscript.