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Ted's Remedies for Covid-19

Bill (Philippines) on 02/19/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I discovered a fast H1N1 remedy that was recommended by Ted from Bangkok. Since H1N1 virus is very similar to COVID-19 I have decided to use Ted's fast remedy if I actually become infected with COVID-19. I like this remedy because it is such a simple and quick remedy. Here is what Ted from Bangkok says about his fast-acting H1N1 remedy:

"Swine Flu: There was an interesting case of a woman going to the butcher to buy a pig, that was somehow infected and had a very high fever for the entire family of only three people and have already recovered. The symptoms appear to be a swine flu. Unfortunately most antiviral drugs didn't work. What did work was three things, and in the order of importance is lysine, BHT, and alkalization. In this particular influenza A(H1N1) swine flu the temperature went very high, about 105 degrees Fahrenheit to 106 so obviously one of the person in the family was clearly dying. The dose used was 1200 mg of Lysine, 1000-1500 BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon of potassium citrate. Within less than an hour the Swine flu for the family disappeared almost entirely. The symptoms were extreme fatigue, very high body temperature, chills, and a relatively resistant to most antiviral therapy and other known marketed cold remedy. " Source: https://ted.earthclinic.com/cures/h1n1-swine-flu10.html

Here is a simple description of how this remedy works.

The core protein or amino acid that is essential to most viruses is arginine. Supplementing lysine acts to block the uptake of arginine in the virus, thus inhibiting viral replication. Alkalizing with sodium bicarbonate and potassium citrate acts to alkalize the blood and cell environment. Generally, the viral enzymes released by the virus work best when the blood is acidic. These enzymes help to attach the virus to the host cell for replication. So if you constantly alkalize the blood then these viral enzymes become incapacitated and the virus cannot attach to the host cell, thus also inhibiting viral replication. Incidentally, the beneficial action of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine has nothing to do with the drugs they contain but they work in a similar way to make the blood alkaline -- which stops the virus replicating. Lastly the large dose BHT is necessary to actively kill the virus and reduce the viral load quickly in the blood.

Here is Ted's full protocol:

Lysine at 1200 - 1500mg, taken every two hours

BHT taken once or twice at 1000 - 1500 mgs.

Alkalizing using 1/2 tspn Sodium Bicarbonate + 1/2 tspn Potassium Citrate + water, taken at least 3 times a day.

Avoid food that contains arginine.

I know there will be some that might say that 1500mgs of BHT is too much and will be bad for the liver but I prefer to go with what both Ted and Steve Fowkes recommend. In Steve Fowke's book "The BHT Book" he confirms from the research that a single dose of 2000mgs of BHT is the safety limit. And also bear in mind that you will only take this large dose once or twice at the most to achieve a large and necessary viral kill and that's it -- you will not be taking this large BHT dose on an every day basis.

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Clove Oil for Covid Body Pains

Indri (Indonesia) on 02/08/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had back pain after few days of covid sympthoms first appeared, occasional coughing. The pain mostly worst in the morning when I just woke up & became better after I was using heating theraphy lamp or sun bathing. But after few days, the pain only gone for few hours and come back again. Then I remember reading in earthclinic of using clove oil for curing bone virus. I tried the clove oil+vco, because clove oil is so hot, I thought I needed carrier oil. The pain immediately gone when I rubbed the oil. It didn't feel hot at all, then I tried only clove oil without mixing it with vco. To my surprise, it didn't feel hot at all & had immediate effect on pain.

So please it you have covid body pain, please try to rub clove oil, hope it helps. The virus is very cold, all sympthoms worsen at night or colder time, please don't use aircon & eat warm/hot food to helps & remember to breath deeply. Hope all are well & recover soon.
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Black Elderberry Tincture for COVID-19 Prevention, Protection and Healing

Jerald (CA) on 01/28/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I am 80 yrs. old and last year when this virus started, I started having runny nose and sniffles. I started using a Black Elderberry tincture I had made several years ago. I started taking 1 tsp. in a cup of water once a day and in a few days it had stopped. I have used this all year and have had no symptoms of COVID-19.

Instructions

  • To make it, you need 1/4 lbs. of dried black elderberries. (must be Sambucus Negra).
  • Clean a quart jar, add 1/4 lbs. of fired elderberries. Now fill to the top with vodka 80 proof. Put the lid on tight. Store in a dark cupboard and shake once every few days.
  • Label and date your jar. Let it sit for at least 30 days before you stain it. You can use it without straining it also and it will continue to get stranger.

Preventive. Adult - 1 tsp. in water once daily.

Children. scale back by weight.

For flu, HSN (bird flu) and other viruses, take 3 x a day in water. You can let it sit for 30 mins or so and some of the alcohol will evaporate.

All tinctures are made with alcohol.

With these new strains coming around, I now take 1 tps in water in the morning and one before I go to bed.

I got this recipe from a doctor at the Herbal Healing Academy who passed away several years ago. Hope this helps someone. Blessings and take care. Jerald.

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High Dose Melatonin for Covid

Mama to Many (TN) on 01/23/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Hi guys!

I am happy to report that I and my family are on the other side of Covid, at least til our immunity wanes.

We were doing a variety of Coronavirus preventatives around my house. My husband and I have taken coconut oil daily since last March. My husband and daughter have taken astragalus root that whole time as well. We take vitamin D intermittently, and even in winter my husband and kids get lots of outside time. I have been taking 15 mg of melatonin at night for quite a while.

Then we got Covid.

None of us had a cough. Several of us lost sense of smell. Adults had significant fatigue. One child had a fever for one day. Several of us had sinus burning pain and eye pain. Headaches were common. I never registered a fever but felt flu like for a couple of days.

At the very first sign of illness, especially since we realized we had probably been exposed to COVID, I put everyone on the appropriate amount of melatonin (1gm/kg body weight every 24 hours, divided into four doses.) We also took 50 mcg of zinc, 1-2 grams of vitamin C, vitamin D and 2 quercetin capsules. We ate a lot soup and drank tea with honey. Appetites were not amazing, so I just focused on fluids. I had just gotten an amazing deal and stocked up on organic orange juice, too, so that was handy. Everyone rested as much as needed.

We did use some tylenol, ibuprofen and alka seltzer (never at the same time! ) for fever and aches. Alka seltzer seemed to work the best but I did NOT give it to children. Covid is new and aspirin has a history of causing Reye?s Syndrome for some children with some viruses (like flu and chicken pox.)

It may be my imagination but I think I could feel the melatonin wearing off. When I was close to redosing time I would notice that I was feeling worse. I did take an extra dose or two in the middle of the night sometimes.

My mother in law, who is in poor health and lives with us, never had any symptoms. I gave her the same protocol that we took ourselves, in hopes of nipping it in the bud if she began with symptoms, which she never did.

I had some concerns about high dose melatonin (HDM) and its blood thinning properties. I am a bleeder because I have chronic low platelets. I didn?t have any bleeding trouble with the HDM. My 9 year old is prone to nosebleeds but they did not increase in frequency during HDM. I don?t recall him having any at all during that time. My mother in law is on xeralto and didn?t have any trouble with HDM. This is descriptive though, not prescriptive.

While astragalus, melatonin, and coconut oil were part of our preventatives, they didn?t prevent the disease. But perhaps they made symptoms lighter? I don?t know.

I do think the earlier treating any illness begins, the better. It seems the viruses might get less of a foothold.

I think an over taxed immune system puts one at greater risk for getting a bad case of anything. Good nutrition, stress management, enough sleep, fresh air and exercise are all important for that. But honestly that can be really difficult for many people to accomplish. I?m just making an observation.

I have known some hale and hearty people get seriously sick. A naturopathic local doctor who was doing tons of preventatives and being super careful still got covid and got pretty sick.

I don?t think there needs to be guilt associated with getting sick, for some failure of preventatives. We are humans and sickness happens to most everyone. When we are sick sometimes we have time to regroup our priorities, read a book we have wanted to read, and then take care of others when we are well.

At the end of the day, I am thankful we made it through relatively unscathed. I would use the same remedies again.

This is only one story of so many covid stories. It isn?t a recommendation for anyone, but a ?this is what seemed to work for us? story.

~Mama to Many~

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Re: Cayenne for Covid-19

Rob (Kentucky) on 01/10/2021

To Maya -

Cayenne pills come in 350mg up to 500 mg depending on who you buy them from. You will need to take them with food if you have a weak stomach. Or, you can simply mix 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder in a cup of warm milk. The reason you are using milk is because dairy products are known to "take the heat out of hot peppers". Making it easier to consume. That's why they give you sour cream at the Mexican resturant with your meal.

If you decide to use pills, do NOT buy them from walmart "Spring Valley" brand. I bought some and they had a yellow powder in them. I cracked one open to taste the powder and NO HEAT. I don't know what they were but it wasn't cayenne pepper. Found out later that Spring Valley is a Chinese owned company so there you go.

Also, you may want to look into making garlic salve or oil to apply to your son chest for congestion. This is a favorite used by the Amish/Mennonite communities. I wrote the instructions on how to make Garlic Salve in EC Pneumonia section here:

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/pneumonia.html#gs

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Melatonin for COVID-19

Jacob (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ) on 01/01/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Ever since I read about Dr. Neel's success with melatonin on this site, I began taking bigger doses of melatonin every night at bedtime and kept a large reserve of different melatonin brands for myself and my friends and family. So when I contracted covid at the beginning of December and I found out I had it I immediately started taking about 30mg 5 or 6 times a day.

I also increased my vitamin d, c, and zinc intake daily as well.

Before I knew I had the virus, I had a pretty bad headache, a bit of a fever, and had some chills and heat flashes. My stomach was slightly bubbly as well. That was the first 2 days. By the afternoon of the second day I found out I had covid. So that is when I started taking megadoses of melatonin. My headache and fever started to leave.

The next morning, I woke up virtually symptom free. I could feel it just a little bit in my lungs and would occasionally cough up a little bit of phlegm but that was it. I continued with megadosing melatonin and taking extra c, d, and zinc for the next 2 weeks or maybe a little bit longer.

Then I tapered everything down gradually until I got back to my normal routine. Now I just take 20-30 mg a night before bed. I really believe that the melatonin increase basically made me asymptomatic almost immediately.

I used several different brands of dissolvable lozenges that were between 2.5 and 12 mgs a lozenge.

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Baking Soda Inhalation for COVID-19 Recovery

P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, TN, India) on 11/22/2020
5 out of 5 stars

PREVENTION FOR COVID-19 USING BAKING SODA AND COCONUT OIL.

Coronavirus is very sensitive to pH value and temperature of its surrounding. According to an article titled ?Conformational change of the Coronavirus Peplomer Glycoprotein at pH 8.0 and 37 degree centigrade?, coronavirus multiplication stops if the pH value is more than 6.0 and if the pH value is 7.0 or more, the count of coranavirus will come down continuously. But if the pH value is 8.0 or more very briefly, coronavirus will not survive. But if the pH value is 5.0 or less, coronavirus will multiply very fast. People with Covid-19 will have most of coronavirus in their air pathway of breathing system. Also, coronavirus normally enter the body through nose and mouth. If one keeps the air pathway alkaline, chances of becoming Covid-19 is very low.

Prevention.

Prevention can be done as follows: Mix one teaspoon of coconut oil with one fourth teaspoon of baking soda thoroughly. Then take one half of this mixture and apply inside the nose using Q-tips. Mix the remaining mixture with one half cup of warm water and gargle it. This can be done for about 2 to 3 times in a day.

Treatment.

If one has mild to moderate Covid-19, it can be treated as follows: First treat with baking soda and coconut oil as explained for prevention. This will target coronavirus in the air pathways of breathing system. The following two steps can be followed:

1) Alkalize the body. There are many different ways to alkalize the body. One can choose any one of them. But lemon is a natural substance that can alkalize the body very quickly. One can take warm lemon water. The quantity of alkalizing substance taken is adjusted so that the morning urine pH is in the range of 7.0 and 7.5.

2) Consume antivirals so that the residual coronavirus is eliminated. Antivirals can be any one of the following: Aspirin, Zinc, garlic, mustard oil, antiviral herbals, etc. Antivirals will not work efficiently if the coronavirus multiplication is not stopped. So, the pH value of its environment should be more than 6.0.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

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Tassy (Giza, Cairo) on 11/20/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I totally recommend blackseed oil for corona virus. It's my cure all savior. I ingest a teaspoon of the oil with turmeric tea and lime juice, first thing in the morning, half an hour before breakfast, and it does wonders. I've been doing this for almost 6 years and have not got a cold or flu since.

Several of my family members have been cured from covid19 using this magical oil.

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BHT Should Be Taken On An Empty Stomach for Best Results

Lee (USA) on 11/19/2020
5 out of 5 stars

BHT for COVID-19

I am writing because I remain convinced BHT works best when taken by itself with a gulp of water on an empty stomach. I cured myself of hepatitis C using this BHT by itself with water on an empty stomach method. In about 2 weeks I went from being very sick to " undetectable" and well with normal liver panel results.

And if you think about it, it just makes sense to use BHT this way. Mixing BHT with some oil would greatly dilute the effect. When BHT is digested hydroxylation occurs at the tert-buty groups and or the methyl group. This makes these BHT metabolites somewhat polar and therefore somewhat water soluble. But these BHT metabolites still remain very lipophilic and readily drawn to the lipid coated viruses. This takes place in the intercellular fluids. Mixing the BHT with some oil would only dilute this effect in my opinion.

Using the BHT by itself is what worked so very well for me for hepatitis C and also oral herpes or herpes simplex. I recommend using 1mg to 4mg of BHT per pound of body weight per day. 200 pounds = 200mg to 800mg per day for an active infection. 200mg to 300mg per day as a preventive dosage for a 200 pound person. I left a dosage range because some people don`t tolerate BHT as well as others.

It's best to divide the dosage into 2 or 3 separate doses throughout the day. So for a 200 pound person a 600mg of BHT dosage per day is best taken as 200mg of BHT 3 times a day and so on. With water on an empty stomach.

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Colloidal Silver is a Potent Microbicide Against SARS CoV-2 Virus

Art (California) on 11/16/2020
5 out of 5 stars

There have been many posts on EC discussing the use of colloidal silver (AgNPs) to attack SARS CoV-2 / Covid-19 and I had not contributed to that discussion much, even though I am a user and maker of AgNPs and felt that they would destroy the virus.

The reason I had only passingly mentioned AgNPs as one part of an anti-Covid-19 plan was because I had not yet seen a study that conclusively showed that AgNPs were effective against Covid-19 / SARS CoV-2. While I was reading this past week, I came across a new study that finally confirmed that AgNPs are effective for this purpose!

Although my impression was that AgNPs would be effective against the virus just as it is against other lipid coated viruses like HIV, I had no proof that it could actually impose itself on SARS CoV-2 and attack it. This is why I only mentioned that I would use it for my family and myself mainly based on my previous experience with higher dose AgNPs and the known safety profile of AgNPs at doses that have shown the ability to destroy pathogens while having minimal negative impact on normal cells.

This new study takes the doubt out of the effectiveness of AgNPs against Covid-19. Here is a link to the full study :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7486059/

Here is an interesting quote from the study :

>>' AgNPs potently inhibited viral entry step via disrupting viral integrity. '<<

Based on this study, I feel that AgNPs will also be very useful via inhalation, orally and topically through a spray. I normally have used AgNPs in a spray bottle that I spray up each nostril as I inhale and this may be effective to use this way every so often when I am around people such as in a plane. I make 20 ppm AgNPs for this spray and that should be effective for this purpose. I may also spray my mask to disinfect it or increase the possibility of killing viral particles that come in contact with it while it is wet as might also be useful in a plane or area with a fairly high concentration of people. These ideas are untested, but I will utilize them as part of my anti-Covid-19 plan.

I have another potentially effective and unique treatment to add to EC's continuing growing list of anti-Covid-19 remedies and will try and post about that soon as it looks like it will add to the effectiveness of most of EC's Covid-19 remedies!

Art

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Melatonin for Covid-19 - Update From Art

Art (California) on 11/15/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I would like to update on how my friend's family is doing since they all 5 got Covid-19. The grandson, daughter and my friend are all doing well now and are back to their normal.

The wife and son were sent home to finish recuperating at home and were both given oxygen to use at home through their recovery. As soon as the son got home, he started on melatonin at 1 mg per kilogram of body weight. My friend's wife had started on that dose right before she went into the hospital with double pneumonia and took melatonin with her to the hospital to take it on her own and they released her a few days later.

I called her today to see how she and her son were doing and she told me that he is slowly improving everyday and that it is a huge change from when he was in the hospital. She said that she was able to get off of the oxygen on her second day back at home and was feeling better.

She said that her son only needs oxygen when he goes outside for a walk so that he can go further, but she said he no longer needed oxygen in the house.

I think this is going to be a very good Thanksgiving for them this year!

I would like to say that this virus is spreading in the US at a rate that has recently hit over 150,000 new cases in one day and is currently expected to continue to rise rapidly with some projections that are looking quite gloomy!

Keep in mind that this virus has not even been here a year yet and does not appear to be going away any time soon on its own and scientists have seemed to become quiet on what the effect of CovaFlu might be on humans. They had previously said that it could be risky if you were to catch the flu and then shortly after, catch Covid-19 or vice versa, but I haven't heard anything about what the outcome might be if you were to catch both at the same time, but that thought does not sound very appealing to me.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I am slowly coming to the realization that I may not be able to avoid getting this virus and since flu season will be coming on shortly, the thought of a double whammy of Covid-19 + the flu (CovaFlu) seems highly undesirable.

On that note, I hope to put up a post or two this coming week that may be useful toward trying to maximally shorten the duration of Covid-19, with a new addition to the Covid-19 armamentarium on EC that seems to show the ability to work with some of the other Covid-19 remedies on EC including melatonin. I think that being as prepared as is reasonably possible, makes a lot of sense to me and that is what I am trying to do for my family and friends and I want to share any practical information that I can with the Earth Clinic community as well as others.

Art

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Re: Melatonin for Covid-19 From Cherries

Art (California) on 11/14/2020

Hi Tawanna,

Yes, cherries do contain melatonin as outlined here:

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf010321+

Unfortunately the amount of melatonin in the type of cherries considered to have the highest content of melatonin, Montmorency cherries is miniscule at just 13.46 ? 1.10 nanogram/gram of cherries. This is equivalent to only 0.00001346 mg for every gram of cherries that you eat. A cup of cherries weighs 140 grams. 13.46 x 140 = 1,884.4 nanograms per cup of cherries, so for every cup of cherries you eat, you only get 0.0018844 milligram of melatonin.

Based on these figures it would be physically impossible to get even 1/10 of a milligram from eating cherries. This type of dosing will do nothing in terms of having an effect on Covid-19, but it is a natural way to get a very tiny amount of melatonin.

Art

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Re: Melatonin Recovery Testimonials

Art (California) on 11/14/2020

Hi Kristine,

Yes, you are correct and if you have not been following the Earth Clinic melatonin / Covid-19 thread regarding Dr. Neel's work with his Covid/19 patients, it would be close to meaningless, or as you said "no validity".

Below is a link to the original thread which I originally posted in April of 2020. As a poster on Earth Clinic, I have no access to the original post to update it as new information comes available, so the only way I have to update it is as a reply to the original post and this unfortunately means that in addition to reading the original post you will have to also read the replies in order to see all of the updates that I have added since April.

Here is a link to the original April post:

https://www.earthclinic.com/melatonin-protocol-for-coronavirus.htm

In addition to this post, I have also written another post explaining, via studies and articles, how and what melatonin does in terms of taking the "deadly" out of Corona virus and seems to convert it to a virus that we can possibly live with.

https://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/melatonin-research-for-covid-19.html

This post explains how melatonin interacts with the immune system to repair or lessen most of the damage being done to the body by the SARS CoV-2 virus. It contains links to many studies which tend to support the use of melatonin in the treatment of Covid-19.Once you have read the original post and replies, you will have a much better understanding of the how and why of melatonin for Covid-19, but you will also learn how melatonin can potentially help with the aftermath of Covid-19 in terms of long term damage to the lungs, heart, kidneys, liver and brain! There are multiple long term health issues associated with this disease that aren't mentioned much on the nightly news and melatonin may just help prevent or ameliorate some of the long term damage being done by Covid-19!

As an example, a new Covid-19 article suggests that nearly 1 out of 5 Covid-19 survivors will potentially develop some form of mental health issue.

Here is a link to that article :

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/11/11/933964994/after-covid-diagnosis-nearly-1-in-5-are-diagnosed-with-mental-disorder

Much of the damage caused by the virus has only been discovered in autopsy of the patients who have succumbed to the disease, but it is becoming clear that just because Covid-19 did not kill you, there is a good chance there is damage that was done to the body that may not be readily apparent until months or possibly years later such as pulmonary fibrosis or heart damage and melatonin in studies has shown the potential to improve both situations.

Art

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Melatonin Recovery Testimonials

Art (California) on 11/13/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Earlier this year, a friend of mine's family of 7 members living in one house contracted Covid-19, and all seven household members died. I would have told them about melatonin, but they live out of state, and I did not become aware of the situation until they had died.

More recently, another friend of mine and his family, as well as their grandson, contracted Covid-19. My friend's son and son were currently living with his dad because he was having his entire house remodeled. My friend's wife and daughter are also living in this house, so there are 5 altogether.

I had, of course, mentioned melatonin to them. It was back when I had thought that 80 mg of melatonin per night was the appropriate dose for everyone based on the information that Dr. Neel had released at the time. Later I found out that the appropriate dose for Covid-19 was at least 1 mg per kilogram of body weight, so the amount is dependent on your weight, again based on Dr. Neel's findings with his Covid-19 patients' responses to high dose melatonin.

In any case, my friend's son was working with a skeleton crew at work with masks. A lady at his work contracted Covid-19, and he got it from her and took it home to the other 4 members of the household, and they all got Covid-19. My friend's son thought he was just catching a cold or the flu and didn't mention it to anyone. But then the lady from his work died of Covid-19, and he realized that he likely had Covid-19 also and went to the hospital, and they immediately checked him in because he was having difficulty breathing. The other 4 members of the household soon realized that they were likely infected and went and got tested for Covid. In the meantime, they were not eligible to be accepted into the hospital.

During this time, I had not heard from them, but another friend texted me to let me know what was going on, and once I got that news, I called my friend, and his wife answered, and I asked how they were doing. She was pretty casual about the situation and said the doctor said that her son would probably be released from the hospital in about 5 days, and she was very happy about that.

I asked her if they were taking melatonin to help deal with the virus, and she said they were, but that her son had only taken a total of 60 mg over the past week before going into the hospital, which is roughly equivalent to nothing. I told her that the latest dosing recommendation by Dr. Neel was 1 mg per kilogram of body weight, and she was surprised to hear it and said that she was not taking nearly enough. On the other hand, her daughter was taking that dosage, and her husband was taking just under that dosing level, but she was only taking about half of the correct dose. She said her husband and her daughter were doing pretty good, as was their 12-year-old grandson, who was also doing well at his correct amount. She said she was feeling exhausted and weak and was starting to have a little difficulty breathing.

I asked her if there was any way that she could get melatonin to her son in the hospital, and she said no, they wouldn't let her in to see him. I asked her to ask her son to ask the doctor if he would give him HDM. He texted her back, saying that when he asked the doctor about melatonin, the doctor told him not to worry because they were already giving him some. I told his mom to have her son ask the doctor how much melatonin they were giving him and if it wasn't at least one mg per kg, to ask the doctor if he would boost the dose up to reach that level. It turned out they were only giving him 5 or 10 mg of melatonin to help with sleep. My friend's son asked if they would boost his dose up if he would sign a waiver to protect the doctor and the hospital against a lawsuit, and the doctor said no.

A day later, my friend's wife called me crying because the hospital had just told them that their son had taken a turn for the worse, and it was now touch and go. She said that the doctor told her that her son now required 85 to 90% oxygen support, and it was looking like they would have to place him on a ventilator if he did not improve very soon. I asked her again about the possibility of getting melatonin to her son, and she said it was impossible. I reminded her to bring her own melatonin dose up to the correct amount. I asked her how her husband, daughter, and grandson were doing, and she said they all seemed to be doing pretty well, but she was feeling pretty bad. I told her to keep me posted and take melatonin with her if she had to go to the hospital, and she said she would.

The next day I got a text from her daughter telling me that her mom was in the hospital with double pneumonia! I asked her if her mom was able to take melatonin with her to the hospital, and she said yes. I asked the daughter how she was doing, and she told me she had started taking melatonin as soon as she began to feel symptoms since she already knew her brother had it and had exposed her. Her test later confirmed that she was positive for Covid-19, but she told me it was like she had a very mild flu, and she felt like she was over the virus, but just feeling tired as she usually did after the regular flu. She said her brother's son was similar to her, as was her dad, with all three presenting with mild flu-like symptoms, but in less than a week is almost back to normal except for the tired feeling.

My friend called me the same day and was very concerned about his son because the doctor had just told him that his son now required 75% oxygen. If he did not improve from this point quickly, his son would have serious health issues for the rest of his life, and that was assuming that he survived. He told my friend that if he does survive, he will require oxygen for the rest of his life, and he may have significant health issues and possible heart issues.

I texted my friend's wife in the hospital the next day, and she confirmed that she had brought melatonin to the hospital with her and was taking the correct dose on her own. She was released from the hospital 3 days later and recuperating at home now. A few days later, the hospital released her son as they said he only required 15 % oxygen assistance and said he could recover at home. As soon as he got home, he started on the correct dose of melatonin, and he said that he would stay on it for many months to try to assist the healing process.

I'm glad to know that they all made it past covid-19 safely, but the wife and son are going to have a significant amount of recovery time and healing to do.

My thinking on melatonin as relates to Covid-19 is unchanged. I keep it on hand, and my family and I will start at 1 mg per kg/day at the first sign of Covid-19 and even before being tested as the results took days for my friends to get them back to find out that they all tested positive for Covid-19. Suppose no improvement is seen the following day after initiating melatonin. In that case, I will consider increasing my dose by a small margin given the excellent safety profile of melatonin at higher dosing, as Dr. Neel is using.

Again, I am not recommending Dr. Neel's protocol, just reporting it and how it affected my friend's family.

Art

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Melatonin for Colds

Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 11/11/2020
5 out of 5 stars

You guys. If I could give melatonin ten stars I would.

My mother in law woke up with cold symptoms almost two weeks ago. She didn't have a fever. She had a cough, she felt like she had a cold, and her voice was lower. She didn't have her usual appetite. She takes colds very hard. She has COPD in addition to her a-fib and dementia. She has a lot of trouble walking because she broke her femur a year ago. She is 82. Her colds go from "just a cold" to bronchitis or pneumonia in a matter of days.

Even though I didn't think it was covid, I thought High Dose Melatonin would be the best thing to try since surely covid isn't the only virus it fights. I immediately started her on 20 mg of melatonin 4 times a day. I was also giving her alka seltzer. (I have generally felt it helped colds get better, not just relieve symptoms) I added 50 mcg of zinc gluconate and vitamin D daily.

I was giving her mucinex a couple of times a day as well. 24 hours later, she was no worse and perhaps improving. 48 hours later she was spunkier and sounded better except for occasional coughing fits (which she has even when she doesn't have a cold.) I bought lots of melatonin (Natrol) months ago in preparation for when I might need them. I had two concerns about using it with my mother in law but neither turned out to be an issue.

I was afraid that much melatonin would make her so sleepy that she wouldn't take in adequate calories or fluids. While she did sleep more it seems, it was a normal amount for an elderly person with a cold. So that fear was unfounded.

I was also concerned that if it made her sleepier, she would have a harder time getting up for the bathroom (which is already hard for her) and affect her balance if she was sleepy. Again, the concern was for naught. I have had my mother in law on 80 mg of melatonin a day for almost 2 weeks. (Even though she is close to 100% I wanted to give it a full two weeks to make sure it didn't relapse.) She is back to her normal amounts of napping and sleeping. Even with her 20 mg of melatonin at dinner time, around 6:30 pm she doesn't fall asleep in the evening until her normal bedtime, around 11pm. (She is a night owl.)

For the record, she is taking medication for afib, high blood pressure and anxiety and I noticed no ill effects from the added supplements. I am a big fan of inexpensive and effective remedies. When it is easily available, that is extra wonderful.

And Natrol melatonin is even on the shelves of Dollar General Stores!

Art, thanks for all your research and writing on the subject of melatonin. It has been a huge blessing to me!

~Mama to Many~

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Chanca Piedra vs. COVID-19

Bill (Philippines) on 10/28/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I just thought I'd add another good herb for use against COVID-19. As some might know, my favorite herb is Chanca piedra. My wife and I have just harvested a large amount of Chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri) in our area (it grows as a rampant weed on Cebu island where we live) and I've started taking Chanca piedra decoctions twice a day. So you might also say that my Chanca piedra (CP) has been wildcrafted and prepared by my wife and me. "Wildcrafted" means picked and prepared the old way by our fair own hands without the use of chemicals, excess heat or FDA herbal 'standardization'.

My purpose in taking these Chanca piedra decoctions was to help remove any plaque build up in my arteries. As some might know, Chanca piedra easily removes both gallstones and kidney stones (which contain calcium) and CP also lowers calcium to safer levels in the blood. That's why I'm using this herb to remove arterial plaque(which contains calcium). And after taking this decoction for less than a week, it seems to be working well. I can tell its working to remove the plaque from the capillaries at the extremities because my vision is getting better along with other positive indications as well.

I learned most of what I know today about tropical herbs mainly because I read and studied Leslie Taylor's large book "The Healing Power of Amazon Rainforest Herbs". Many of the plants mentioned in that book also grow in the Philippines where I live. Here's what Leslie Taylor, a medicinal herb expert, has to say about the anti-viral power of Chanca piedra:

"I?ve used chanca piedra for many years as an effective herbal antiviral. It?s been the subject of clinical research in humans to treat hepatitis B and C. It?s also been confirmed to be effective against several herpes viruses (including the chicken pox virus in children), HIV, influenza, dengue, and others. It works by inhibiting enzymes and other substances that viruses need to divide and multiply (transcriptase and protease), while also providing a direct toxic effect to some viruses (as well as bacteria). Researchers have confirmed the presence of at least 8 natural plant chemicals in the plant with antiviral actions. It has not been scientifically tested against this current coronavirus, however I used it effectively with several clients (including my own granddaughter) when the country was fighting the H1N1 swine flu virus years ago.

In addition to being a good antiviral, significant new research on chanca piedra confirms it is an effective immune modulator. It significantly increases the production and activation of immune cells responsible for fighting infections, while lowering the production of immune cells that cause inflammation. This has also been confirmed in human research. In human trials, adults and children with pneumonia, tuberculosis, hepatitis, chicken pox, and Hanson's disease (leprosy) mounted a much stronger immune response to fight these infections which sped healing and viral/bacterial clearance. It was also noted that immune cells responsible for immunity were also increased, and those taking chanca piedra for their infections had no relapses or secondary infections and had higher levels of antigens (cells responsible for immunity). The small trial on leprosy patients led researchers to surmise that it's strong and immediate immunity response might be helpful as a preventative/anti-infection remedy to protect caregivers of this devastating disease.

In the people with pneumonia, asthma, and tuberculosis that were studied, a significant reduction in lung inflammation was also noted with significantly less pro-inflammatory immune cells causing lung cell stress, damage and cell death. Chanca piedra?s many strong antioxidant plant chemicals were probably one reason for this noted effect. However, other research has been published on chanca piedra?s effective anti-inflammatory actions delivered by other novel anti-inflammatory chemicals in the plant.

I don't know if chanca piedra can kill this particular coronavirus outright like it can other viruses. That it boosts the immune system to fight both bacterial and viral infections naturally, as well as protects the lungs from inflammation and cell damage bacteria and virus causes in the lungs was enough for me to stock up on chanca piedra to protect myself and family, just in case, during these trying times."

Source: https://leslie-taylor-raintree.blogspot.com/2020/03/chanca-piedra-and-coronavirus.html

So why is Chanca piedra my favorite herb? It's my favorite simply because it does so much to protect and heal the human body -- more than any other herb/plant I know. Here is a list showing all the beneficial properties of Chanca piedra on the human body:

Expels stones

Supports kidneys

Relieves pain

Protects/Detoxifies liver

Reduces spasms

Reduces inflammation

Kills viruses(CP contains 8 anti-viral chemicals)

Clears obstructions(in the blood)

Aids digestion

Reduces blood sugar

Reduces cholesterol

Reduces high blood pressure

Reduces excess blood calcium

Kills bacteria

kills malaria

Cures Hepatitis B(CP cured a family member of Hep B within 2 months)

Prevents mutations

Reduces fever

Mild laxative

Expels worms

Source: https://www.rain-tree.com/chanca.htm

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Lugol's Iodine for Covid-19

Luann (Indiana, USA) on 10/23/2020
5 out of 5 stars

My husband and I both came down with the Covid-19 symptoms and after a few days I knew we had it. So I did some research on Lugol's Iodine 5% solution and this is what we did.

We both used 6 drops of this type of Lugol's liquid solution in our morning cup of coffee, then put 6 more drops into a glass of water, was just plain well water from our faucet and we drank this twice again during the day...so was a total of 6 drops in coffee or water 3 times a day.

The coughing stopped on for both of us within an hour or so of taking the drink and by the fourth day the coughing hadn't came back, as well as the headache and body aches, fever, chills, just feeling totally rott'in and we felt completely well.

We didn't stop taking this for fear the virus would come back on us so we took this amount daily for a couple of weeks more. And we had no reaction from this amount of Lugol's iodine other than it killed the virus for us quickly and easily and we had no ill side effects from using it. I am not telling you to do this but just relaying my experience with using the iodine.

By the way, I'm 67 yrs old and my husband is almost 70. I read up on using this Lugol's Iodine 5% solution and many years ago this was the preferred method of healing as it kills better than any antibiotic. It said it was used for and kills viruses, bacteria, parasites and they have been researching it and say it's being used for cancers. So do your own research on it and don't believe all of those nay sayers, I didn't and I'm so glad that I used it. To each his own I guess.

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Re: Covid Recovery Update and Ongoing Diarrhea Issues

Art (California) on 10/18/2020

Hi Mary Lou,

Thank you for the great feedback on your Covid-19 / melatonin experience!

Based on what you wrote, it appears that your Covid-19 "preventative protocol" was insufficient to actually stop or reverse the virus progression in your system as suggested by your steady system increase during those first 7 days.

My opinion of your preventative protocol is that most of those components are synergistic with melatonin and can improve the outcome of the melatonin treatment, but without melatonin they are insufficient and I feel that your experience adds confirmation to this theory.

From what I have seen so far with most things being tested for Covid-19, the sooner they are initiated, the better the outcome. Unfortunately you weren't able to actually take melatonin until a week had passed and this allowed the virus to multiply unabated that first week and the increased viral load seems to be confirmed by that continuing increase and worsening of your symptoms in that first week.

Studies of Covid-19 show that increased viral load equates to worsened symptoms and sometimes death, while lower viral loads equate to moderate to being asymptomatic and living.

On the 7th day, your first day of taking melatonin, you already had very significant symptoms and you only took a 40 mg dose of melatonin and that allowed you to get good sleep which is actually very good! Some people say that melatonin can make them feel tired the day after they take it, but it is a good thing to sleep and reach REM sleep where your body is able to do a lot of needed repair work.

Consequently, even though you only took 40 mg of melatonin the night before, you already felt a smidgen better the next morning which was a first! This is exactly what Dr. Neel has been reporting in his patients with noticeable improvement the day after the first dose. Dr. Neel recommends to other doctors to give their patients 1 mg of melatonin for every kilogram of body weight.

I don't know what you weigh, but 80 mg is probably close enough to that dosing schedule to work as Dr. Neel has been reporting in over 400 Covid-19 patients treated successfully so far.

On the 8th day, you actually took your first full 80 mg dose of melatonin that you planned to take. You noticed increased coughing and again, this can be a good indication because one of the first things that melatonin does is reduce inflammation in the lungs and with reduced inflammation and consequently reduced swelling in the lungs, the body will attempt to start clearing fluid and mucus buildup which would represent as increased coughing that should be more productive than previous coughing.

The symptoms on day 8 are to be expected.

Day 9, your second day at the full 80 mg dose again showed symptom improvement and that was to be expected.

You stated, >>> ' I felt fairly good, but shaky, a little dizzy, weak, tired, and coughing a little less. I reduced Vitamin C to every 2 hours.' <<<

Again, you are showing improvement at just your second day of full dosing!

One thing that has been shown by Dr. Neel and studies is that vitamin C has synergy with melatonin, so it may have been a bit premature to reduce the vitamin C dose, but that is unknown for certain in your case. Remember that your original preventative formula mostly has synergy with melatonin.

Day 10 you reported reducing your vitamin C dose even further after getting a little diarrhea. This is where the way the post I wrote on this subject gets a little harder to follow.

You see, whenever I got new information regarding using melatonin for Covid-19, I can not add that information to the original post, so I have to add it as a "reply" to the original post so if you don't read the whole original post "and" all of the replies to that post, you will not get all of the information needed.

In one of my replies I said that in later cases of Covid-19, Dr. Neel is seeing gastrointestinal issues that he did not see in his first 200 patients or so and he surmised that these gastro issues were likely related to a mutation of the viral strain. His solution to the problem was to add an antibiotic to try and kill whatever bacteria was causing the gastro issues, but you were probably not even aware of that update. Now if you were going to try to use some type of natural antibiotic to treat the diarrhea, it would probably be things along the line of garlic, Olive Leaf Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Colloidal Silver etc.

Really just a personal choice based on what you prefer.Day 11 went fairly well with tiredness, a light cough to clear the lungs and more sleepiness which would all be expected on your third day at full dose melatonin. No mention of diarrhea.Day 12 sounds really good and again no mention of diarrhea.Day 13 sounds similar to day 12 and no mention of diarrhea.

Day 14 you said, >>> ' I considered myself healed at this point. ' <<<

On this point I would completely disagree. Your symptoms may have abated, but this in no way means that you are no longer sick! I think that many people think that if they have no symptoms, then they are no longer sick.

You are only on your 7th day of melatonin at full dose and you started a week later than you should have which essentially gave the virus a head start. Chances are you would have still tested positive at that point and to let up at that critical point is a mistake imo.

For myself in a similar situation, I would have continued with everything for at least a week more and I would probably gone even longer than that with the melatonin. Here is why. In the beginning of the original post I am talking about all of the damage that Covid-19 has shown in autopsies to many of the major organs and melatonin has shown the potential in other studies to help prevent or lessen this damage which can in time become long term or possibly life long damage.

It is my opinion, based on melatonin studies, that much of this damage can be prevented or reduced with longer use of melatonin after all symptoms have cleared. No mention of diarrhea.

From day 14, you skip to day 25 and I assume that you are relatively okay during these 11 days.By day 25 you have cut back on everything and are now trying different things to control the diarrhea.

I believe that the ACV with baking soda is a bad idea as you do not want to raise stomach pH as one of the purposes of stomach acid is to kill bacteria that enters the stomach with your food and imo can possibly be a reason for the diarrhea.

Eleven days with no symptoms suggests that you had the virus under control, but reducing stomach acid via your alkalizing method does not seem like a good idea imo.Unless I missed something, none of the things you have been taking seem to have strong antibacterial effects, except curcumin, but it is not well absorbed and would likely require a high dose, but I have no knowledge of using curcumin in this way.

The supplements I mentioned above, do have antibiotic effects as do others. Generally, but not always, diarrhea is caused by a bacteria and in your case you do not know the exact cause at this point, but if you went to a doctor, he might put you on an antibacterial regimen to try and kill any bacteria that might be causing the diarrhea.

ACV by itself might be helpful because of its low pH, but likely insufficient for full blown diarrhea and by adding baking soda to the ACV, you are significantly raising the pH of the ACV and possibly your stomach acid depending on what dose you have been using thus nullifying the possible benefit of the ACV.

Ideally, a visit to the doctor to take and test a stool sample to find out if it is a bacteria and which bacteria and knowing which bacteria would be very useful. With that knowledge he would know the best antibiotic to use. Failing that, you have a decision to make to either go to the doctor or decide if you are going to try and use naturals supplements with antibiotic effects on the diarrhea.

I am not a doctor and can not tell you what to do regarding the diarrhea.This diarrhea situation is questionable at this point whether it is related to Covid-19 or not because you went well over a week with no symptoms or diarrhea and Dr. Neel's reports only discussed earlier onset diarrhea which you did recover from, but those reports are not overwhelming with information.

It is entirely possible that this current diarrhea is unrelated to Covid-19 as even you thought that it might be food poisoning.

Art

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Re: Niacinamide for Alzheimer's

Bill (Philippines) on 10/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

As some might know, I'm over 70 yo and I currently take high dose niacinamide twice a day at 500 mgs directly after meals. Why? Because it's one of my prime preventions/protections against Covid-19.

According to recent research from Arkansas Uni., if you take higher dose niacin or niacinamide every day, this will increase the strength of your immune system defense against all pathogens -- including viruses -- by 1000 times. That means that my own immune system is now at least on a par with any youngsters' immune system now.

I also use a teaspoon of turmeric + pepper + a tablespoon of coconut oil mixed together. I take this once or twice a day dissolved in my coffee and it isn't really any hardship at all. This is all about using a common-sense approach for anti-viral prevention.

I might've mentioned this before but I'm going to tell it again anyway.

3 or 4 months ago and over the mountains from where I live in the Cebu provinces, the prisoners in the Cebu city prisons were dying like flies from Covid-19 -- hundreds of deaths. It was truly awful. Then they started to feed the prisoners virgin coconut oil (kills the virus) with turmeric (stops inflammation, stops cytokine storms etc causing death) several times a day, every day. Because of that protocol the COVID-19 virus was completely suppressed and eliminated fairly quickly and every prisoner got well with a minimum of deaths.

This news was fully tracked and reported in all the local Cebu papers and on local TV. Now tell me -- raise your hands please -- does anyone out there reading this piece really think that we need a double blind placebo trial, which will probably cost upwards and beyond $200 million and take about six months to a year to complete, to actually prove that the turmeric and coconut oil remedy is completely safe, effective and WORKS WELL against Covid-19?

Now let's turn our attention to the drug cartel's greatest wish -- achieving fabulous wealth through WORLDWIDE VACCINE SALES.

Here is an article from the CDC:

https://www.nwpb.org/2020/09/14/a-covid-19-vaccine-may-be-only-50-effective-is-that-good-enough/

In that article, Dr Fauci even admits that the covid-19 vaccine will probably only be 50% effective. What does that mean? It means that for the 18/65 age group, out of 100 people that receive the COVID-19 vaccine, only 50 people will actually achieve immunity. And if you are 65 or over like me then that also means that only about 30% (30 out of 100 older people) will be able achieve immunity when they take the vaccine. Do those vaccine statistics -- from Dr Fauci -- make you or your family feel warm, cosy and well protected against Covid-19? Well does it??

I also did some digging into the ordinary flu vaccine statistics. What I found was that vaccine statistics vary a heck of alot. For instance when I checked the CDC ordinary flu yearly assessments for 2010 I found that the flu vaccine that year had an effective prevention rate of 60% for the 18/65 age group. But when I checked the 2018 CDC flu assessment the prevention rate was only 29% !! I mean, jeez, if they can't even get the common flu vaccine consistently right then what chance is there for ANY covid-19 vaccine succeeding??

And Dr Fauci also mentioned in that article that they would need a prevention rate of at least 75% to get rid of the covid-19 virus completely. That's another lie. The covid-19 vaccine would have to have at least a 98% prevention rate to stand any chance whatsoever of completely eliminating the covid-19 virus, any fool knows that.

And I haven't even mentioned all the dangerous adjuvants or additives that are so commonly used in vaccines these days -- like thimerosal(50% mercury), formaldehyde, aluminum, msg, antibiotics, polysorbate 80, egg protein, rogue nano-pathogens(like Guillain-Barre virus) etc, etc.

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Alkalization by Lemon-Tomato Tea for Covid-19

P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 10/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

ALKALIZATION BY LEMON-TOMATO TEA FOR COVID-19.

Coronavirus is very sensitive to the pH value of its environment.

There is an article available in the net titled ?Conformational change of the Coronavirus Peplomer Glycoprotein at pH 8.0 and 37 degree centigrade?.

According to this article, the coronavirus was quite stable at pH 6.0. This means the coronavirus count will not change appreciably at pH 6.0. But the coronavirus was rapidly and irreversibly inactivated by brief treatment at pH 8.0 at body temperature. The above article is associated with another coronovirus strain (not the coronavirus strain associated with COVID-19). But it gives some idea about coronavirus. If the pH level is less than 5.0, coronavirus will multiply very fast. There is a need to alkalize the body so as increase pH level of the body for treatment and prevention of COVID-19.

There is another article available titled ?Testing Your First Morning Urine pH?. According to this article, if the first morning urine pH level is between 6.5 and 7.5, then overall cellular pH of the body is appropriately alkaline. Pocket pH meter is available online for about US $ 20 and it may be used to measure morning urine pH level.

A powerful alkalizing tea can be made using tomato, garlic and lemon juice and it is called Lemon- tomato tea. It is very similar to Jean?s tomato tea. Tomato is rich in potassium, magnesium and antioxidant ?Lycopene?. Garlic is rich in calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. It is also antiviral. Lemon juice is rich in citric acid (Vitamin C), potassium and magnesium. Lemon tea can be made as follows: To make one cup of this lemon tea, put 2 tomatos and 3 gloves of garlic after washing in a blender and then add lemon juice from one half lemon. Make a paste and then add water to bring it to one cup. Boil this liquid for about ten minutes and drink this lemon tea. It can be used as follows:

TREATMENT FOR MILD TO MODERATE COVID-19.

Consume one cup of this lemon tea in the morning, another cup in the afternoon and another cup at night. If one has a pH meter, then adjust the quantity of lemon tea consumed so that the morning urine pH level is between 7.0 and 7.5.

PREVENTION.

Consume one cup of this lemon tea in a day for about 3 to 4 days in a week. If one has a pH meter, then adjust the quantity of lemon tea so that the morning urine pH level is between 6.5 and 7.5.

I hope the information provided here will be useful.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

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