Basic naturopathic principles for treating COVID 19 infection Help brain recovery (especially if already diagnosed, or at risk of, dementia): Lithium orotate, 20-50 mg daily DHA 1000 mg daily (eating fatty fish is also good) www.frontierin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2020.557629/full Immune tonics (choose one or 2) Cordyceps Rhodiola Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Bioflavonoids: Berberine, Curcumin, Quercitin, Resveratrol, Hydrastis (Goldseal) Epicatechins (green tea) Anti virals Lomatium Astragalus Echinachea (not if Bloodtype O) Lauric acid (Monoloaurin) COVID 19 is known to re-activate EBV www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-21580/v1 Cardiac protection Nitric oxide donors: Citrulline. Beets, Arginine. Cranberry extract Enzymes: Bromelain 1000 mg BID, Wobenzyme Taurine up to 2 grams daily Lung support NAC 1200 mg at bedtime to thin mucous and allow for more productive expectoration Glutathione, ideally liposomal (Readisorb brand, 1 tsp daily) Sauna/sweating Energy level B vitamins www.ncbi.hlm.nih.gov/PMC/articles/PMC7428453/ Licorice (especially if low cortisol, or craving salt) Gentle daily exercise (walking, yoga, easy bike riding) Melatonin 1.5-3 mg at bedtime to improve sleep onset Chamomile or Ashwaganda or L-Theanine of Phosphatidyl serine at bedtime to improve sleep durability (inhibit overnight cortisol spikes)

Greetings Optimal Health Seekers! I have been thinking about this year’s spring cleanse for several weeks. Maybe call it rebooting an excellent lifestyle or perhaps you can relate to wanting to take a closer look at day-to-day health habits. You don’t have to go anywhere for this personal retreat. But you can easily take it on the road if you have travel plans that can finally hatch! What I have to offer is modifiable, and has 3 basic levels of commitment — per your evaluation of need for fine-tuning your health.

Opinion: Why I got vaccinated It’s the most responsible approach to the health of your neighbors and fellow community members. published in the Juneau Empire, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:15pm A year ago, the Empire graciously printed my opinion piece “Why I’m Wearing a Mask.” I’ll tell you, one reason I got the COVID vaccines is because wearing a mask is getting old, and I want to do my part in helping us get past necessary mask mandates. Eventually, we will be safe to go maskless, but not yet. It would be beyond horrible to inadvertently be an asymptomatic carrier who infected a more vulnerable neighbor, patient or family member, who then suffered from getting sick, becoming a “long-hauler” or worse. Some say getting a vaccine is a personal choice — of course it is. However if you opt out of the vaccine then you’re responsible to not be a potential disease vector, which means staying home (not feasible if you can’t work from home) or taking all the usual precautions when in public. Many cultures, for many centuries, have...

I will be offering TeleMedicine in April as soon as my state license to do so is approved.  We will be using the HIPAA compliant doxy.me platform If exposed, how long am I contagious? https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-most-contagious-before-during-first-week-symptoms 1. Even seriously ill people are likely no longer contagious after 10 days of symptoms – even if they are still really sick.  C-19 RNA still can be swabbed, but not the whole virus. Less ill people are likely no longer contagious much sooner. 2. C-19 colonizes at 1000 times more virus particles than SARS, producing thousands or millions of viruses in the nose and throat. We can also glean useful information from this article to figure out a creative solution for prevention or reducing spread of the virus. Suppose we could kill the virus in the nose and throat before it became established? We could try, right? Consider making an antiviral nose and throat spray using some of the herbs we are familiar with that are shown to have anti-corona virus activity: astragalus, licorice, elderberry, eupatorium. Mixing one or some of the tinctures with...

  In response to NYTimes columnist David Leonhardt published March 10, 2020 about 7 steps to minimize risk of spreading corona virus (COVID-10), who asked “Did I miss anything?” March 11, 2020 Hi Mr Leonhardt Thanks for asking. I have been a primary care doc for nearly 30 years (in Juneau Alaska).  Did you know that our endogenous anti-viral is FEVER? https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2013.2570?fbclid=IwAR2fUpjtOWW2nbeegsqK535uLj0ywwdtzq0EgonfRfPWTghmfKij8gFldVc& Also https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2951171/?fbclid=IwAR2WTSgftKKaqiz685EtWNoua_OC2kcQ-GK80IabyD7ovTLpyZ8M9_C1vIc#__sec14title Humans capable of mounting an appropriate immune response develop a fever when exposed to viral infections.  Viruses are tiny, as you know, and do their dirty work inside cells.  As opposed to bacteria, which are much larger and infect the space outside our cells, typically producing snot and phlegm and the like (mucus mixed with spent white blood cells).  The fact that the virus may abate with warmer weather has gotten some airplay but the deeper message is not getting across: viruses dislike heat.  Most viruses cannot survive in temperatures above say 103 degrees F.  I have instructed all my patients, besides assiduous prolonged hand washing and keeping fingers away from the “danger triangle” of eyes, nose...

check out Salt and Soil in Juneau: https://www.saltandsoilmarketplace.com/ Our bodies are literally a walking, talking rainforest. The “ecology” of our trillion or so human cells, and the ten-fold greater number of bacteria (and 100-fold greater number of viruses) that co-exist within us all is deeply informed by our local surroundings – our geography.  The soil in SE Alaska was built up over thousands of years.  It is perfectly adapted to this environment.  When we eat food that was grown in local soil we too become better adapted to our local environment. 

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