The World on Edge with Coronavirus: Comparing Your Options for Remaining Healthy

“Evidence based natural medicine with no side effects is exactly what is needed now with the coronavirus.”

The need to understand product quality and not to assume everything is the same is essential, especially at a time like this. There are many products that appear to provide the same solution for a particular problem when in fact they don’t.

Let’s take for example hand sanitizers, one of the most important items in a time of an epidemic like COVID-19. But do you know what is in your hand sanitizer?

Here are the ingredients of one of the most popular hand sanitizers in Canada, Purell:

70% Ethanol Alcohol, Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Fragrance (Parfum).

So what does this mean? It means that there are four different forms of alcohol:

  1. Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol),
  2. Caprylyl Glycol (an alcohol derived from caprylic acid),
  3. Isopropyl Myristate (an ester of isopropyl alcohol),
  4. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, (acrylate is a plastic chemical and Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a silicone, if inhaled, may cause upper respiratory tract infection).

Now compare this to Earth Pure hand sanitizer from Life Choice:

60% Grain Alcohol, Colloidal Silver, Aloe Vera, (organic), Tea Tree Oil, Oregano Oil, Eucalyptus, Neem, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Xanthan Gum and Carbomer.

Can you see the difference? A daily healthy hand sanitizer can be applied after a shower for all body parts exposed. I’m sure you know which one of the above you would use.

Of course, we are not talking about hand sanitizers only but many other commodities as well, like anti-inflammatory products. Ibuprofen, or any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not indicated thus far in the exacerbation of COVID-19 symptoms. Rather about 10% of people with asthma can exhibit a hypersensitivity to NSAIDs, resulting in bronchospasms, lower airway restriction, and more seriously asthma morbidity. People with this sensitivity appear to over produce biochemicals (in this case those related to the immune system) called leukotrienes. Leukotrienes are released into the airways by immune cells causing the symptoms of asthma. Over-production of leukotrienes in the case of a reaction to NSAIDs just makes it worse. As COVID-19 causes lower respiratory symptoms, those with asthma must stay away from Ibuprofen.

Some of you may do disciplined fitness trainings like Cross Fit and may reach for an Advil for pain relief instead I would suggest taking a sustained amount of Turmeric through the day or other suggestions such as DMSO Gel mixed with Sweet Relief Cream, or the amino acid DLPA for pain relief of the muscles and joints.

As for immunity, Colloidal Silver – (at the moment on back order), Zinc Picolinate – (at the moment on back order) and Thymus Gland are great options. Life Choice Thymus Gland also has Vitamin B6 (P5P) and Zinc Picolinate. B6 deficiency has been linked to thymic atrophy and reduced antibody production, while increased B6 enables the body to absorb thymus hormones. Zinc is included because it is the keystone molecule for thymic proteins, which are immune substances made in the thymus gland—no zinc, no immunity. Don’t forget your daily dosage of Vitamin C and probiotic complex such as Laktokhan either—since all diseases affect the gut[1]—and then take a good natural plant based multi-vitamin like Next Generation B Complex.

Another interesting discovery being used successfully for treating coronavirus is from China, barbaric as it may be they use bile derived from bears, bile is a digestive fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. It contains high levels of an acid, which has been clinically proven in studies to help treat some forms of liver disease. According to Animals Asia, “Most farmed bears are starved, dehydrated and suffering from multiple diseases and malignant tumours that not only contaminate their bile but ultimately kill them.” They use the bile in a product called Tan Re Qing, and used by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners as a drug to treat bronchitis and upper respiratory infections.

We at Life Choice are diametrically opposed to the mistreatment of wildlife and we condemn China for the way they are treating their animals. A perfectly safe alternative would be using ox bile derived from bovine as they are used in the food supply and the bile extraction is one of the parts used. The health benefits of using bile are its ability to help with digestion and why ox bile is included in our Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme.

At this time we must pay special attention to safety measures along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, they are important to keep you and your family healthy. Evidence based natural medicine with no side effects is also what is needed now for the prevention or treatment of the coronavirus.

References:

  • Spector, Tim. 2020. Coronavirus: how to keep your gut microbiome healthy to fight COVID-19.

http://theconversation.com/coronavirus-how-to-keep-your-gut-microbiome-healthy-to-fight-covid-19-134158

[1] Spector, Tim. 2020.