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Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

COVID-19 101

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?


  • It's a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.
  • It's a viral disease caused by the SARS Cove two virus that is a global pandemic.
  • Viruses enter our cells and takes over because it wants to replicate its genetic material and produce more viral particles.
  • We need antibodies to kill the virus and we need to prevent the virus from entering our cells!




What makes COVID-19 so virulent?


  • R0 (R-Naught) - The number of cases an infected person will cause by transmission:
  • Measles: R0 of 12-18
  • Covid 19: R0 of-2.2
  • Sars: R0 of 2.7
  • This virus has spike proteins that are used to bind to the membrane of the human cells that they infect.
  • The binding is activated by furin.
  • This virus has a specific structure that allows it to bind at these 10 times more tightly than the SARS-COV.
  • The virus can live for 72 hours and can live in the air for 3 hours and on cardboard for 24 hours.
  • No known human antibodies as of yet.
  • We are all susceptible.
  • Zoonotic Virus: Mutated from animals into humans so we haven’t seen this virus before.
  • There is a possibility of a second wave when people start coming back into the population. Will we see what happens in China?




What is the timeline we are looking at?


  • We are now testing.
  • Dr. Rob thinks it may get worse before it gets better. 60-90 days.




What does flattening the curve mean?


The concept of flattening the curve is to stagger the number of new cases over a longer period so that people have access to care.




What are the 20%- Comorbidities (make you more likely to have a negative outcome to COVID-19):


  • CVD. Smoking: High % of smokers in China and Italy
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Elderly
  • Chronic pulmonary disease
  • Chronic liver or kidney disease
  • Radiation therapy
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Chronic neurological diseases




How does your body fight viral attack?


  • Covid-19- 10-100 times more damaging to the lungs because of a viral tropism than the typical SARS.
  • This virus because of the damage, creates a “cytokine storm” trying to kill the virus so its typically not the virus that kills people.
  • 80% will have a positive outcome to the virus.
  • 20% will have a negative response to the virus including more serious symptoms and sometimes even death.





Bulletproof your Immune System

What not to eat?


  • No Gluten, No Sugar, No refined starches
  • No processed food: No quality nutrients that your immune system needs right now
  • No Dairy: proinflammatory and mucus producing which bacteria and viruses love.
  • No Smoking
  • No Artificial Sugars




What should we eat?


  • Plant Based: Eat the rainbow, lots of green and colors
  • Organic grass fed meats
  • SMASH: Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines and Herring
  • Garlic, Onions, Fermented foods (sauerkraut, Kimchi, kombucha)- Good prebiotics




What about time-restrictive eating (intermittent fasting)?


  • 10-14 hours with no food
  • Autophagy: Breaking old cells down, kills viruses
  • Reduces blood sugar
  • Produces Ketone bodies which reduces inflammation and improves immunity




What supplements should we be taking?


  • Immune support (nutri-dyn): Vitamin C, Zinc Citrate, Mixed Mushrooms complex
  • D3- 5,000 with K2 (prevents calcification and plaquing)
  • Probiotics: Spore Probio: Bacilis Subtilis (big impact on the immune system)
  • Vitamin C
  • Liposomal Glutathione
  • Beta Glucans
  • Fish Oil- Omega 3
  • Elderberry




What about sleep (7-8 good quality hours)?


  • We regenerate and recover while sleeping
  • Melatonin: Helps with the cytokine storm
  • Children have 10x’s the Melatonin and don’t get this virus
  • Balance of Sympathetic and Parasympathetic
  • Vagus Nerve: Innervates the Gut and decreases peripheral inflammatio
  • Laser: Violet Light to stimulate the vagus nerve




What about exercise?


  • Get regular exercise
  • Go for long walks
  • Do body weight exercises
  • Mild to moderate exercise for approx. 30-45 minutes a day helps boost immunity
  • Get a My Zone belt to track exercise




What about getting adjusted?


  • Improves the nervous system function
  • Body is interconnection
  • Vagus Nerve- Cranial nerve at the C1 vertebra




What about my gut health?


  • Please Take care of your Gut
  • Remember, Healthy Gut = Healthy Immune System





Know the Rules

How do you get Covid-19?


  • Sustained contact with someone who has the virus or someone who is about to get it, i.e. they're infected but asymptomatic.
  • Through droplets of an infected person and then physically touching your face. Stop touching your face! Consider wearing a mask when leaving the house to keep yourself from touching your face.
  • Not knowing the rules: Wash your hands/Don't touch your face.




How to prevent the spread of Covid-19?


  • Social distancing- 3 to 6ft away from one another.
  • Have Purell or Hand sanitizer and use it when necessary.
  • STOP touching your face!
  • The virus is a wimp, any disinfectant will kill it.




Stop fearing your neighbor or the person next to you!


  • The only way you're going to get this disease is sustained contact with someone who has it.
  • Shrink your social circle right now. Don't maintain large social circles right now.
  • You CAN go to the store. Wash (Purell) your hands when touching things and don't touch your face when you are out!




What do you do if you get this disease?


  • The vast majority of infections are transmitted through family contact.
  • Symptoms include: Fever, Cough, Temp above 100.
  • If someone develops the disease, make sure you take care of them but don't have sustained contact with them. Wash everything they use. Wash your hands.
  • If you get sick, it will suck for 7-10 days but most will recover.
  • Isolate vulnerable (immunocompromised) family members. Elderly and those with chronic diseases.




Who should go to the hospital?


  • NOT if you have a fever or cough.
  • DO go if you are short of breath!
  • 10% of infected people will need to go to the hospital.
  • 1-3% of those hospitalized will eventually need a ventilator.
  • If you are sick, use telehealth first if possible.
  • Don't use Ibuprofen, use Tylenol.




Should you get tested?


  • If you have a lot of access to testing, yes.
  • If you don't have access to testing, leave the testing to people who REALLY need it!




Can I go for a walk, run or go to the store?


  • YES!
  • Don't get sloppy: Purell your hands/Don't touch your face.
  • Pay attention to what you are touching.’





 

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