COVID-19 and Inflammation: IL6 Storm

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
  • Prebiotics
  • Green tea extract
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Andographis (herb which inhibits IL6)
  • Curcumin
  • Boswelia
  • Oregano, sage and bay leaves.
  • Hydroxytyrosol
  • Quercitin
  • Resveratrol
  • Glutamine
  • Vitamin C by IV drip

 

If you would like to order these online, you can find many of them in Fullscript.

Immune Support Recommendations from Dr. Candice Hall, D.C.

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.”

 

6 Early Signs of Type 2 Diabetes and How to Fight Back

6 Early Signs of Type 2 Diabetes and How to Fight Back

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.

National Health & Wellness Summit to Feature Dr. Candice Hall, D.C., and Dr. Wayne Greathouse, D.C.

Doctors will share how functional medicine can reverse diabetes, auto-immune disease, thyroid conditions, cognitive decline, and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Tustin, California—February 13, 2020—Dr. Candice Hall, D.C., and Dr. Wayne Greathouse, D.C., will address physicians, thought leaders and attendees at the National Health & Wellness Summit taking place April 24–25 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills. The annual event highlights the latest breakthroughs in functional, integrative, metabolic and holistic approaches to health and wellness.

National Health & Wellness Summit - 2020

“It is my passion to educate people on the power of Functional Medicine and to provide hope and real solutions to people that are trying to get well,” said Dr. Hall. “The National Health & Wellness Summit is leading the charge to educate, inspire, and empower individuals and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Dr. Hall will present a pair of topics during the two-day seminar. The first will be a discussion that breaks down the root cause and treatment of diabetes. From the cellular level up, Dr. Hall will discuss sub-types of diabetes, the shortcomings of conventional drug treatment and case studies that demonstrate a measurable reversal of the illness.

In her second address, Dr. Hall will focus on thyroid conditions, biotoxin illness and autoimmune disease. Drawing on her own firsthand experiences, Dr. Hall will share the signs and symptoms associated with the disorders. Attendees will learn about the types and causes of the conditions, along with how to overturn them with proven methods.

Dr. Greathouse will speak on cognitive decline and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. “In America alone, there are nearly six million people suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s dementia,” notes Dr. Greathouse. “My goal is to identify the symptoms, sub-types and causes of Alzheimer’s disease. From there, I’ll lead a conversation based on research and case studies that shines a light on ways to prevent or overcome cognitive decline and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.”

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Dr. Hall

Dr. Hall and Dr. Greathouse treat patients at Next Advanced Medicine in Orange County, California. They specialize in helping people with chronic or degenerative symptoms regain full control of their symptoms and develop customized, achievable lifestyle changes.

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Dr. Greathouse

Learn more about Dr. Candice Hall, Dr. Wayne Greathouse and Next Advanced Medicine at https://nextadvancedmedicine.com/.

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Brush Away Toxins!

Subject: do you brush your body?

Dear Friend,

Are you ready to find out how to brush away toxins?

You heard that right. A hairbrush is a pretty standard household item, but what about a body brush?

Well after you read this, you might go out and get one!

With the skin being the body’s largest organ, it’s no wonder it has a big job to do. Outside of protecting our internal organs, regulating our temperature, and sensing pain, the body also serves as a conduit for absorbing and releasing environmental hazards. This is where body brushing can help. By dry brushing the body, you can help stimulate the lymphatic system to expedite the excretion of toxins that can otherwise build up in the body.  

Pretty amazing, right?

Body Brushing is a great self- care practice and a mindful method you can use to tune into your body, relieve stress and stimulate your senses.

 To try this yourself, you’ll need a brush with natural bristles.  Before you get into the bath or shower, dry brush your entire body, starting at your feet and brushing each area with ten smooth strokes up toward the center of the body

If brushing hurts in any way, you are applying too much pressure. It should feel wonderful and leave your skin soft and glowing.

We have a saying here at Next Advanced Medicine; “The only way out is through.” It is necessary to regularly practice methods of eliminating toxins from our body, in order to keep it operating at optimal health.

“When you take the time to cleanse your physical body of accumulated stress and toxicity, you are rewarded with increased vitality and optimal health.” -Debbie Ford

Sincerely,

 The Next Advanced Team

Meet Dr. Bosler

Meet Dr. Bosler

Dr. Christopher Bosler, DC, affectionately called “Dr. B”, obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology, after which he received his doctorate in chiropractic. Dr. Bosler then specialized in clinical neuroscience and rehabilitation through the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies. Early in his study, he discovered functional medicine and the power it has to improve the lives and well being of patients. Dr. Bosler has had 9 years of postdoctoral education in functional medicine and clinical nutrition and helped guide hundreds of patients to reverse their disease condition. “Dr. B” is happy to be part of our amazing team at Next Advanced Medicine where we continue to change the world of healthcare.

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