By Dr. Wayne Greathouse, DC, Dr. Candice Hall, DC, and Dr. Neil K. Hersh, MD
Dear Valued Patient,
We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Together, we’re entering unchartered territory that requires every one of us to be vigilant and informed while maintaining positivity and compassion.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to avoid the news media’s 24/7 cycle of fear and panic—notably, the doom-and-gloom predictions that indicate 160 to 214 million Americans could be infected, with 200,000 to 1.7 million passing away. We believe these are worst-case scenarios and don’t accurately represent reality.1
At Next Advanced Medicine, we know it’s essential to prepare for the worst while continuing to hope for the best. Medical experts are correct when they advise us to wash our hands and practice social distancing. However, nobody is talking about the obvious: it’s the soil (your immune system) and not the seed (COVID-19). In other words, the strength of your immune system is what matters most right now.
Even if you are in a high-risk group, we don’t share the fatalistic outlook. Instead, we encourage you to fortify your immune system by following these essential tips:
- Stay away from refined sugars.
- Limit your “starchy carb” intake.
- Eat good fats and stay away from unhealthy snacks.
- Stay hydrated by drinking only water.
- Get good sleep.
- Reduce panic and stress (for example, don’t binge on news media).
- Get mild to moderate exercise.
- Start a habit of prayer or meditation.
Most importantly, you need to provide your body and immune system with the building blocks it needs to mount an adequate response. We have put together a research-based nutritional protocol to support your body’s response to viruses. This is the system our families are on, as well as Next Advanced Medicine patients.
This four-part immune-supportive/antiviral strategy is designed to achieve the following:
- Inhibit viral acquisition
- Inhibit viral replication
- Cell system support
We want to help you and your family enjoy the benefits of this immune-supportive and antiviral protocol. To get started, please respond to this email or call our office at 949-786-5050.
Are you a former patient of Next Advanced Medicine who would like to start a Maintenance Program to maintain and build upon your health? If so, we’d love to see you again. Please call our front desk today at 949-786-5050.
As a primary medical service, we are permitted and prepared to continue serving our patients in every way possible through this challenging time. To respect the needs of all patients—and follow state and federal guidelines—we are offering a variety of ways for you to connect with your doctor.
To minimize risk, we are encouraging phone and video appointments for most patients. However, we will remain open for individuals who need to visit their doctor in person or pick up supplements or tests. We are also happy to ship supplements for a small fee.
If you are experiencing any symptoms, or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you contact your local hospital for instructions.
Your’s in health,
Next Advanced Medicine
Dr. Candice Hall
Dr. Wayne Greathouse
Dr. Neil K. Hersh
P.S.—Now is the time to double-down on your resolve to improve and reverse your chronic health condition. In times of stress, it’s common for us to turn away from productive health practices. You can do this. Stay focused!
Source 1: www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/us/coronavirus-deaths-estimate.html
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.
Dr. Candice Hall, D.C., founder of Next Advanced Medicine provides recommendations for boosting your immune system.
“I am here to talk to you about Corona Virus and what you can do to protect yourself. So we want to talk to you about best practices and ways to protect yourselves. We’re also going to talk about what we do, I have had many phone calls and requests from patients asking what it is we do during this virus and how else they can protect ourselves. I’m going to share with you not only what we are recommending for our patients and also what I’m doing, what the doctors in the office are doing, and what we are doing for our families.
There are two sides to the immune system, this is the best way I can explain it. One side that is really good at fighting bacteria, and one side that is really good at fighting viruses. There are ways you can actually stimulate the immune system to be stronger in the area of fighting viruses. This is what we are recommending especially to our patients that are diabetic or auto-immune. Many patients do not realize that their disease process ultimately causes immune suppression. The biggest problem with diabetics regarding their immune system is that elevated blood sugar definitely puts them at risk and suppresses their immune system. The number one thing you could be doing is to lower your lower blood sugar, which is exactly what we are doing with you. So we want you to stay on your programs, follow your doctor’s advice, and do everything you can to make sure your blood sugars are where they are supposed to be so that you are not immune-suppressed.
If you are an auto-immune patient, and you are a t2 driver (I’m not going to go into this in this video). Being auto-immune can cause you to have an immune system that is dis-regulated and have more trouble fighting a virus, so the same recommendations apply to you. So let me tell you what those recommendations are. This is what we as a clinic are doing, what we are doing for ourselves, and for our families.
#1, we have devised an Immune Support Package, there is a link below in the video and in the description.
We also want to talk about fear. We are asking you to do your best, especially if you are one of our patients, to keep your stress levels down. Stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol suppress the immune system. We are not asking you not to be diligent or smart. We are asking you to divert your attention into the things you are doing at the moment, stay close to present time, consciousness as you can, and enjoy your moments with your kids, your family, and your job.
Here are the practical things you can do to protect yourself. Of course, you should wash your hands. People are making their own sanitizers because things are running out. Certainly, alcohol in sanitizers takes away germs.
I know Doterra makes Onguard which is good at getting rid of viruses and bacteria.
7th Generation makes an anti-bacterial soap that is non-toxic. So you are staying away from the chemicals but getting the anti-bacterial, anti-viral aspect.
Next, we recommend, if you don’t feel well, if you have a cough, sore throat, or any signs of a cold, it’s best to stay home and take care of yourself. If you are a patient here, you can make a phone appointment. We are here to support you through this next virus, which today is the Coronavirus. Good Luck.”
Of the more than 30 million Americans who have diabetes, one in four doesn’t realize they have it. That means not enough people realize that the difficulties they’re living with are part of something bigger.
Considering that 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases are type 2, it’s most important to understand and watch for the signs of this condition. Whereas type 1 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to produce insulin properly, type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to use insulin properly.
Read the original article by Candice Hall, DC, and Wayne Greathouse, DC posted on Spirituality & Health.