REPORT – Cytokine Storm
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
On the 2nd of April 2020, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) released an Official Statement Urging Physicians and Hospitals to Utilize IV Vitamin C to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic. AANP calls upon all Naturopathic Physicians to share this release with western medicine and hospitals.
If you have a loved one being hospitalized for CoVid-19, please pass the following two links to your primary care provided. It could save a life.
1) AANP Press Release:
2) English translation of actual study
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NAME OF STUDY: “Consensus and Guide to New Corona Virus Infections”
SECTION: “(iii) The function of organs in critically ill patients supports treatment.”
SUBSECTION: “6. Prevention and control of cytokine storms:”
(First paragraph, top of page 6.)
What is a Cytokine Storm?
A Cytokine Storm is also known as a Cytokine Release Syndrome. Cytokines is a generalized term used to name small proteins essential in cell signaling. As involved in the immune system, cytokines are essential in activation and control of the immune system response when fighting pathogens and viruses. A Cytokine Storm occurs when massive amounts of inflammatory activated cytokines are released all at once, and without any order. This perpetuates in a positive feedback loop that keeps on feeding upon itself.
For reasons not yet understood, CoVid – 19 is causing a cytokine storm in many patients. Doctors from around the world are still confused on the mechanism and how to slow down or stop it from happening. This explains why so many patients that doctors thought were going to recover from CoVid – 19, ended up dying of different causes.
CoVid-19 turns deadly when it causes a cytokine storm. This immune response is key to the patient’s survival. A cytokine storm causes the patient’s immune system to go berserk. A cytokine storm causes severe respiratory distress and the subsequent shutdown of multiple organs, such as the heart, kidneys, liver and lungs. In a recent medical seminar, we discovered several patients on ventilators, a few days after getting of their ventilators, died of a heart attacks, kidney failure, lung failure and liver failure.
Intravenous Vitamin C is used when patients are not used to taking large amounts of Vitamin C orally. Large doses of Vitamin C can be taken orally if the bowels are conditioned properly. Too much Vitamin C in unconditioned bowels will lead to a lot of intestinal gas and relentless Diarrhea.
Conditioning is very easy. Start with 500 mg Vitamin C spread out four times a day for a total Vitamin C daily dose of 2000 mg per day. In a few days start to increase doses a little higher, then a little higher, etc. Jeannie and I are currently taking 3 grams, four times per day, for a total daily dose of 12 grams per day, or 12,000 mg per day. This figure will make more sense when I give key points in the study.
NOTE: 1000 milligrams (mg) is the same as 1 gram. Thus, a total dose of 2000 mg per day is the same as 2 grams per day.
Benefits of large doses of Vitamin C as quoted in study:
1) Reduced mortality in patients with sepsis and ARDS
2) Shortened ICU stays
3) Reduced need for ventilators in critically ill patients
Vitamin C doses as quoted in study:
“High doses of vitamin C are intravenously injected 100 to 200 mg/kg per day. Continuous use time is aimed at a significant improvement in oxygenation index.”
(“Continues use” means multiple Vitamin C IVs while hospitalized.)
Layman’s translation: One kilogram body weight is the same as 2.2 pounds. IE: Divide your body weight by 2.2 and this is how much you weight in kilograms.
If you weight 150 pounds: 150 divided by 2.2 equals 68.18 kg.
A 150 pound person weighs 68 kilograms.
The minimum amount of Vitamin C in the study is 100 mg per kg.
The maximum is 200 mg per kg.
68 Kg body of weight times 100mg of Vitamin C per kg equals 6,800 mg Vitamin C per day.
68 Kg body of weight times 200mg of Vitamin C per kg equals 13,600 mg Vitamin C per day.
In the example of a 150 pound person, this is the same as:
6.8 grams as a minimum daily dose, and
13.6 grams maximum dose, as per the study.
Jeannie and I have worked our way up to 12 grams of Vitamin C per day, taken at a dose of 3 grams four times per day. Spread out so we do not have any gas or other bowel issues.
Is this beneficial to help our immune system fight off viral infections in general? Of course.
Recommendations to Stimulate the Immune System for any Viral Infection
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1) Vitamin C Tablets – PRIMARY
Strive for a minimum of 3 grams per day, better 8 grams per day. Jeannie and I take 12 grams per day.
Consume Vitamin C to bowel tolerance. This means just starting to get diarrhea. You may need to begin with 1000 mg twice per day, building up gradually to three times per day, then four times per day. When bowels become too loose for comfort, back off a bit until bowels become conditioned to the higher doses of Vitamin C. Gradually see if you can increase daily doses until a high dose level has been achieved. I feel a patient should strive to have between 3 and 8 grams per day, spread out. This will help strengthen the immune system. Tablets are the cheapest way to go.
1a) Vitamin C Powder – PRIMARY
Powdered Vitamin C is much stronger and quicker to act but is also more expensive. For economy, save for when or if you contracted a morbid virus. Dose will be the same as the tablets. At this time you may want to increase your bowel tolerance just a bit higher, if possible.
2) Vitamin D3 – PRIMARY
Strive for 10,000 iu per day for the first six months, then back off to 5,000 iu per day. Must test to make sure you are not Vitamin D toxic.
Vitamin D3 is essential for the immune system. Since practicing medicine in Oregon and Washington for the last 27 years, through blood testing, I have never found anyone living in the Pacific Northwest who was NOT Vitamin D3 DEFICIENT unless if already taking a supplemental form of Vitamin D3. In some tests, many patients were dangerously deficient. Vitamin D3 comes naturally from sunlight. We have so much rain in the Pacific Northwest that the few dry and sunny months remaining out of the year contributes to our Vitamin D3 deficiency. In all this time I’ve only had one patient who was Vitamin D3 toxic. She had been taking supplemental Vitamin D3, 10,000 units per day for three years. It is quite safe for most of us in the Pacific Northwest, if we have not been already supplementing our diets with Vitamin D3, to take 5000 units a day for about six months before testing blood levels. Toxicity causes too much calcification in the wrong places.
2a) Vitamin D3 is often sold with Vitamin K2-7 included. Vitamin D3 is what helps build the immune system. The inclusion of K2-7 is for another biological reaction of Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is essential to activate calcium. No D, no activation of calcium. I don’t care how much calcium is in the diet, No D3, equals no Calcium the body can use. However too much Vitamin D3 can cause too much activation calcium. Now some of the calcium can be deposited into muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues, resulting in calcified muscles, etc
Calcium can also be deposited inside the “matrix” of arteries and veins, resulting in arteriosclerosis. That means “hardening of the arteries.” IE: The arteries cannot “relax” normally resulting in a high diastolic blood pressure reading greater than about 90. Like an old garden water hose that has become brittle. Diastolic is the lower number in a blood pressure reading.
Deposits of calcium inside the “lumen” or opening of arteries and veins, is called atherosclerosis, which means development of plaque inside the lumens of arteries and veins, making the inside narrower. The first signs of atherosclerosis is a high systolic blood pressure number of about 140 and higher. Like lime deposits inside water pipes. More pressure is needed to get the water through the pipes. Systolic is the higher number in a blood pressure reading.
Note: Vitamin K2-7 will help prevent that part of the high blood pressure problem. There are many other potential factors that can also lead to HBP.
Athletic blood pressure is 110 / 70. Ideal BP for non-athletics is 120 / 80. Problems begin to surface when the BP climbs to 140 / 90 and higher. Adding Vitamin K2-7 in the same formula as the Vitamin D3 helps prevent calcium from being deposited into the wrong areas. Consider Vitamin D3 as the “muscle” behind the calcium and Vitamin K2-7 as the brains. (Man = muscle of the family. Women = brains of the family.)
The only real problem is when working with a budget. As we want to increase the strength of the immune system as fast as possible, at this point considering only the CoVid-19 problem, Vitamin D3 alone is about one half the price of Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2-7.
WARNING: Vitamin K will interfere with the drug Warfarin, sold under the brand name Coumadin. Warfarin is a medication that is used as an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Vitamin K assists in blood clot formation so you do not bleed to death if you get cut. If you are taking Warfarin (Coumadin) as a blood thinner, you should not take any source of Vitamin K without your prescribing doctor’s approval.
3) UltraFlora Immune Booster – Adjunctive
Probiotic provides a unique blend of highly viable pure strains of friendly bacteria that has clinically demonstrated reducing bothersome nasal, sinus, and respiratory symptoms in 4 ways.
1) Reducing frequency of episodes.
2) Reducing intensity of symptoms.
3) Reducing duration of episodes.
4) Significantly delayed onset of elevated symptoms.
4) ImmuCore – Adjunctive
Provides a multiple mechanistic approach to support immune system health. This formula features Vitamin C, with zinc, vitamin D, and a concentrated blend of 7 mushroom extracts.
5) Mycotaki – Adjunctive
Concentrated water extract of 7 nourishing mushrooms with an extensive history of use in supporting human health. This powerful formula helps to support cellular defenses and a healthy immune system, which are critical for maintaining vitality and overall well-being. Ideal for those seeking additional immune support during occasional physical or emotional stress.
6) Essential Defense – Adjunctive
Is based on the traditional Oriental formula called Yin Quio San. Key ingredients are forsythia and honeysuckle. That when you are starting to feel unwell or those around you are sick. Essentially for the first 48-72 hours to support a healthy immune function.
7) Echinacia Synergy – PRIMARY
Is a botanical blend of selected extracts—including a patented perilla seed extract—from plants traditionally used to support respiratory and immune health.
Echinacea herbal tincture, a.k.a. purple coneflower. It is the best known and researched herb for stimulating the immune system. I have been using Echinacea for well over 30 years. In the United States we’ve always prescribed 30 drops, three times per day. In Europe, their dose is one tablespoon three times per day. Your body can get used to Echinacea in a way the effectiveness wanes. It is best prescribed for no more than six consecutive weeks, then take about four weeks off. Then use again so it remains fully effective. I’d suggest to save it for when a person feels they may have been exposed to CoVid-19, perhaps before symptoms begin. The tincture (liquid) works much faster then the dried herb capsules.
8) Andrographis Plus – Adjunctive
Delivers a proprietary blend of Ayurvedic and Asian herbs including concentrated andrographis extract and amla designed to support immune health. A proprietary herbal preparation traditionally used to support lung health rounds out this advanced immune support formula.
9) Nazanol – Adjunctive
Chinese herbal medicine combination formulated according to traditional precepts and is used throughout China to support healthy nasal and sinus function. This formula does not contain ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, ma huang, or phenylpropanolamine (PPA). Nazanol is prepared using ultramodern extraction technologies and analytical techniques to ensure batch-to-batch consistency for predictable results.
10) Zinc A.G. – Adjunctive
Features zinc as an amino acid chelate with arginine and glycine designed to be highly absorbable and well tolerated. Zinc is especially important for immune and tissue health.
11) Zinc Drink – Adjunctive
Provides zinc in a convenient liquid supplement that can be mixed with water or juice.
11a) Zinc Tally – Adjunctive
Provides a simple method for evaluating zinc status. After placing 10 mL of Zinc Tally in the mouth, a lack of taste or a delayed taste perception suggests a Zinc deficiency.
12) PhytoMulti – Adjunctive
A multi vitamin beyond basic wellness support. It has a proprietary blend of 13 concentrated extracts and phytonutrients with scientifically tested biological activity to support cellular health and overall wellness in just 2 tabs.
13) Sinuplex – Adjunctive
Healthy Respiratory Support. Sinuplex® features a unique blend of vitamin C, quercetin, stinging nettle root extract, bromelain, and N-acetylcysteine—designed to support healthy respiratory function. These ingredients are carefully selected and manufactured with advanced processing technologies to preserve the potency and stability of delicate components
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14) Lauricidin – PRIMARY
Lauricidin has a triple advantage. It is Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal, and Anti-Viral. This should be on hand and ready to disperse for when someone contracts the CoVid-19 virus. It comes in a bottle that is a one month supply for one adult, issuing only one scoop per day dose. If exposed to CoVid-19, I’d recommend four scoops per day. If severely ill with CoVid-19, then consume up to 6 or maybe even 8 scoops per day.
15) Lomatium dissectum – PRIMARY
Herbal tincture. Like Lauricidin, it is also Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal, and Anti-Viral. I’d begin by taking 30 drops three times per day as preventative medicine. However, first time users to Lomatium most likely will develop a nasty looking skin rash that is not dangerous, but appears to be dangerous. Just looks really bad. To prevent developing the typical skin rash, I’d recommend consumption of one two-ounce bottle of Munity Boost tincture per person. Use of just one bottle of Munity Boost will condition a body so the possibility of developing a lomatium rash will be very rare. Once the body has become conditioned to Lomatium, Munity Boost is no longer needed. Munity Boost dose is the same as the Lomatium dose. If highly exposed to CoVid-19, double or triple the dose of Lomatium.
16) Iodine – PRIMARY
Iodine is also essential to the immune system, amongst many other things like promoting a higher IQ, it also helps activate the thymus gland, which is the largest part of the imunue system in the body. The product I recommend is called “Iodoral.” One tablet once per day, six days a week. However, before using, please read my article about Iodine. It is essential to know the difference between today’s USRDA of Iodine, verses what was in common use in the United States in the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s. Doses are dramatically different. Currently in Japan the people consume even higher doses today, then the people in the United States did in the 1800s through the mid 1900s. It is extremely important that the reader choose for themselves what they believe.
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17) NO ANTIBIOTICS!!! – PRIMARY
Antibiotics are useless against a virus. This is how MRSA became such a dreaded disease. Many times patients insist that their Allopathic doctors (Medical doctors) give them a prescription of anything, just so the patient can “feel good,” MRSA is a serious and potentially deadly strain of bacteria that has adapted to become resistant to antibiotics, because antibiotics were prescribed when not needed.
18) Limit all Dairy – PRIMARY
Consumption of any dairy from pasturized milk, forms a layer of mucus. Mucus will interfere with the ability of the immune system to reach and then attack viruses and bacteria.
19) Seven hours of sleep – PRIMARY
Adequate sleep is essential to help the immune system work.
20) Don’t allow stress to wear you down – PRIMARY
This is bigger than one would expect. Severe stress weakens the immune system. Relax, smile, rest your mind.
21) Hydration – PRIMARY
Proper hydration is essential so the immune system can work optimally with the supplements and herbs I am recommending. Normal water molecules are “clustered” together, usually 9-12 molecules in a single cluster. Water ionizers break up those large clusters into single molecules of water. Then the single water molecules easily pass through the Aquaporins (water channels) of cell membranes, keeping the inside of cells hydrated. This is especially important for the Central Nervous System, which includes the Brain and Spinal Cord, also essential for tissues of the eyes, feet and male sexual organs. However, Ionizers can be extremely expensive.
If your family already possesses some type of water ionizer such as a Kangen water filter, then all is well. If not, then better health results will be experienced with such a device. I am not concerned with playing with pH values. My concern is the ability of water to pass uninhibited through the Aquaporins of cells to keep tissues well hydrated, especially for the brain, CNS, heart, lungs and immune system.!!!
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Quality of Nutritional Supplementation is Critical
Thorne Research released this report in February 2015.
There have been a number of recent items in the media regarding dietary supplements. Most recently, the media has reported on the New York Attorney General’s office delivering cease and desist letters to four major retailers – Target, GNC, Walgreens, and Walmart – to stop selling certain dietary supplements. The action in New York was taken in response to an investigation conducted by the Attorney General in which 78 bottles of popular botanical supplements were obtained off the shelves of these retailers and subjected to DNA bar-coding analysis. This analysis has been claimed to determine that many of the sampled products contained ingredients other than those listed on the label, and in some cases, revealed the major ingredients cited on the label were not present in the product.
Dr. David G. Young, N.D., PSc.D.