Overcoming Long Covid
There are a lot of scare tactics out there. It is important to me that I give you factual information that has science behind it. As we discuss long Covid and Covid in general, I will give you links where you can go look at this for yourselves. Do not take anyone's opinion for proof (including mine). Go and look for yourself. This will be important to you and your loved ones in the days to come. Knowledge is power and we now have a lot more knowledge about Covid than even 6 months ago. Science is showing us what we need to do to stay healthy. I also encourage you to watch the documentary series "Brave: Reloaded" (link below – starts today, Nov 29). It is a free nine-part series that interviews researchers, infectious disease doctors, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, legal experts and microbiologists. There is certainly enough scientific data to negate the need for fear or vaccines. If you know where to look, you can find the truth. Don't be amongst those who get sick or lose their lives because of being uninformed.
That said, anyone with a compromised immune system, needs to be mindful to take the necessary precautions during any flu season. Rather than a shot that does not prevent the virus and comes with more deadly side effects than your immune problems cause, be informed. Make public appearances in crowded situations minimal, have respiratory and other flu remedies on hand. Get some Ivermectin, Hydroxychloriquine, or Andrographis herb as a preventative and/or to have on hand if you do get Covid. Details further along in this article address their ability and efficacy to deal with Covid well. Take good supplements and nutritional products to address your own health issues, to replace the deficiencies pharmaceutical medications are causing, and eat well to keep your immune system strong.
Here is a link to a scientific overview of 'Ivermectin - not the 'bad boy' if you are concerned about what you may have read in some of the early media coverage: https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/ivermectin-overview_4854366.html?utm_source=News&src_src=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-11-21-1&src_cmp=breaking-2022-11-21-1&utm_medium=email&est=TcAtNJ8e5r9Zjc7y12d7cweWPvokk8JtF2mj4x3qHBmFVD7SFslK0kElt7vPAoXqaPk%3D
For Christmas this year, I would like to give hope to those of you who are experiencing "long covid". This is the name for those who have had Covid and are still dealing with symptoms of fatigue, brain fog and pain (among other things) after the initial onset. Statistics say that 1 in 8 people have developed long term Covid symptoms, some quite debilitating. The Sars CoV2 spike protein has the ability to overtake and change normal body response to disease so the sooner we go after the symptoms the better the chance of taking it out. Those who have had to deal with the body's dysfunction, have a harder road to navigate. Health issues arising from receiving the vax, boosters, and exposure to shedding are similar in scope.
The following is an excerpt from the Epoch Times addressing Long Covid: "However, many are hit with a myriad of mental and physiological conditions, including symptoms common to acute COVID such as cough, fevers, shortness of breath, headaches, fatigue, and muscle aches, as well as less common COVID symptoms, including brain fog, severe fatigue, chest pains, depression and anxiety, pins and needles sensations, heart palpitations, and sleep problems, along with other strange conditions.
Not all long COVID symptoms are debilitating, but for some, suffering from long COVID could mean a complete change to their lifestyle and possibly even a disability. The disabilities apparently caused by long COVID are directly related to critical organs, including the brain, heart, lungs, and muscles.
1. Impaired Brain Function: Long COVID impairs brain function and causes nerve damage. Studies have shown that more than 30 percent of SARS-CoV-2 viruses attack the nerves. Nerves are a reservoir of hidden viruses and are connected to internal organs. Many “long-haulers” experience brain fog, difficulty sleeping, headaches, and dulled thinking and memory.
2. Impaired Heart Function: Fatigue is a primary symptom in long-haulers, as well as muscle aches and increased fatigue after exercise. Many suffer from reduced cardiac output, meaning they have to reduce the intensity of their exercise, and some can’t exercise without putting their health at risk.
3. Impaired Respiratory Function: Studies have found that long COVID patients have decreased lung function, owing to scarring and inflammation. This can lead to decreased oxygen uptake and shortness of breath from lowered blood oxygen levels.
4. Impaired Muscle Function: Persistent immune actions against viruses damage cells, including muscle cells and tissue. Inflammation from the immune responses can trigger inflammation in muscle fibers and induce muscle weakness.
5. Impaired Blood Vessel Function: Inflammation in the body damages the cells that line blood vessels, and can possibly impair oxygen supply to organs and muscles. This can cause fatigue and aches. From <https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/long-covid-contributing-to-disabilities-by-the-millions_4706990.html?utm_source=Health&src_src=Health&utm_campaign=health-2022-11-21&src_cmp=health-2022-11-21&utm_medium=email&est=vDNg%2FmHCaL7x8%2B9GzL0YEQe75E6ipOvtDx10HH8adhIBZvyk%2BN6aWxQtiGPx1sV9Aiw%3D>
"Ivermectin, low-dose naltrexone, and resveratrol are on the top of the list as the go-to treatments (for long haulers). These treatments have been found to be the most accessible, and generally brings out a positive response. They are classified as the first line treatments by Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC). However, a smaller group of people may not respond to the typical first line treatments or may respond with remaining unresolved conditions." according to the Epoch Times interview with Dr. Ysef Saleeby, Integrative Medical Doctor and Director Carolina Holistic Medicine: https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/doctor-shares-alternative-spike-protein-treatments-when-go-to-options-fail_4837027.html?utm_source=Health&src_src=Health&utm_campaign=health-2022-11-05&src_cmp=health-2022-11-05&utm_medium=email&est=f7AVWI0i4IDhRmXzWJ%2BKg8wt0WgPx8oGv9PXDWT9M5kkox2R1MK%2BJPC5dRhClZkcSXI%3D
He further states: "Potential injuries include: Reduced Autophagy, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Persistent Infections, Mast Cell Response, Blood Clot Formation, Cancer, Autoimmune Disease"
There is now new information just produced from Dr. Bryan Ardis & Jonathan Otto in collaboraton with numerous physicians and medical researchers regarding the use of snake venoms and conotoxins in the virus, jabs, and shedding. Bryan Ardis - countering venomation https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzGrbHsKLvkGZKdvGrtvLgrdSkMM
In light of this information, we are adjusting our protocols to include making use of these new findings. Virus carrying venom - treat for venom
Fact: it is now known that covid virus (which is a venom-based virus as is the vax) binds to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain. In a French study, it was determined that smokers are the lowest demographic worldwide for non-covid problems. (see the above link for video interview and research) Nicotine, which binds to the nicotinic receptors in the brain. The brain will prioritize nicotine over venom and 'kick' the viral venom off the receptors, neutralizing the effects of Covid spike proteins. As a result, oxygen levels increase almost immediately, thus breathing improves. It is now proven that Ivermectin does the same thing. First line treatment recommended by Dr. Ardis is use of any one of the following: EDTA (inhibits venom), nicotinic acid from chewing nicotine gum or other, Ivermectin (1 ml liquid for every 110 lbs in water) or CDP Choline.
Science also tells us that there are nicotinic receptors on brain, heart, kidneys, intestines, testes and ovaries; which are all the organ systems that are documented in hospital cases as targets from this viral venom. All organ systems respond with the above first line use. Following response it is advisable to add supplementation with N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC), Vit C with bioflavinoids at 2000 mg or more per day, and zinc (viral venom acts on zinc to remove it from our bodies). Note: Hair loss from having had Covid is an indication that zinc has been depleted from the body. Taking zinc up to 50 mg per day can arrest this process. Findings are that hair loss can continue up to 3 months after resolution of the virus so start taking zinc right away.)
Symptoms of venom virus prolonged in our bodies are black toes and fingers (lack of circulation), lymph enlargement, blood clots, inflammation, neuro needle-like sensations throughout the body. All of these are symptoms we see in Covid patients and post vax clients.
It is projected that 100,000 people will get Covid this coming year. Be ready, know what to do!
We have flu protocols and protocols for pneumonia which is one of the most prevalent symptoms resulting from Covid infection in the initial stages. You need to know what to do if you have a pneumonia episode before you go to the hospital and get involved with questionable treatments of Remdesivir and respirators.
Although the Covid flu puts most people to bed for a few days and can be extremely fatiguing; with immediate attention, bedrest and the right things on hand, most people recover in a few days to a week. Beginning to supplement as soon as symptoms appear even without a positive test will put you in a better position to fight off the initial infection immediately. DON'T WAIT. If it turns out not to be Covid, you have done yourself no harm. If continued symptoms as described above are present after a week or more, its time to start treating for long covid.
One of the first line treatment herbs we use for early onset Covid is Andrographis Paniculata with amazing success. "An adaptogen Dr. Saleeby often recommends for COVID-related conditions is Andrographis paniculata; both research and his own clinical observations have found the herb to be effective for preventing COVID-19, treating COVID-19, long Covid, and also for spike injuries. The main bioactive component of A. paniculata is andrographolide, which is known for its broad anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects. Studies have shown it can work against common cold and fever as well as more threatening viruses including influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, dengue virus, and HIV. A laboratory study showed that andrographolide can bind to spike protein as well as the other proteins of the COVID virus, to prevent viral entry and spike toxicity. Another laboratory study on human lung cells showed that A. paniculata and andrographolide could prevent and fight off COVID-19 infections."
For long Covid, we also recommend proteolytic enzymes, bromelain serapeptase, & fulvic acid which break up any circulating covid spike proteins. Unlike regular digestive enzymes, these enzymes break up 'alien proteins' that are part of the virus structure, and send them out of the body via the waste stream. Taking Vitamins A, C, D and omega 3s are important to protecting heart and cell function (mentioned above as part of the long haul problem) as well as some other supplement choices to work against blood clots & mast cell activation (inflammatory flares). These need to be evaluated on a client by client basis so that any compromised conditions can be considered in choosing the right additional supplements.
There are other factors like herbal adaptogens that can be used for "comfort measures" in the midst of resolving long haul symptoms. Scutaleria Canadensis, Berberine, Cats Claw, Astragalus and magnesium are some examples of additional supplements that can help the body "cope" with discomfort, fever, and recurrent infections from long Covid. Be sure to chose the right one for you per your personal physician.
**If you need help finding a Functional Medicine Doctor in your area, finding appropriate and reliable products, or advice about next steps; or if you cannot open any of the attached links, please do not hesitate to call or email us at Healing Leaves Center. You may also be interested in reading last month's blog where we talk about flu virus in general and what you can expect in any one year.
We are not here to scare or coerce any of you, nor to belittle those who may have had any vaccines or boosters. But if you had vaccination or are experiencing long-covid symptoms after being vaccinated, you should know what to do for next steps to stay well and build your immune system back. You will basically need to follow the same protocols for long haulers with some caveats for your personal symptoms and compromised health issues. The ‘scary’ part is not knowing what to do should you find yourself in this position.
Bryan Ardis - countering venomation https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzGrbHsKLvkGZKdvGrtvLgrdSkMM
Virus carrying venom - treat for venom
More Data Suggestions to Read
The following are a few sites that you might be interested in that can help clarify where we are with Covid treatment at this point in time. More actual scientific data continues to be made available to the public.
Brave: Reloaded 9 Part Docuseries https://braveseries.com/sneak-peek-2/
Starts TODAY – Nov 29
MASKS????????? Despite the myriad of information that masks do not keep germs from spreading, some businesses and especially the medical community are still requiring them. It's a matter of personal choice whether to push back on this one, especially if you are in need of medical care, but scientifically there is no need to wear them out of fear or concern that it will keep you well. Here is a link to an article by Tom Renz, legal council for physicians attempting to get the truth about this virus to the public. google.com/FMfcgzGqRZjdZmZqxWMmbnlpwSQhNtMV
If you have not seen the hour long documentary "Died Suddenly", here is the link. This is an eye-opening account of what funeral home embalmers are now finding amongst those dying of Covid. Again, you need to understand the truth behind the number of deaths by vaccination. With good treatment and follow up these do not need to be happening. https://rumble.com/v1wac7i-world-premier-died-suddenly.html
Ed Dowd is also head of The Humanity Project found at this link:
over 2,400 Americans are dying each day — almost certainly from vaccines — which comes to about 900,000 Americans killed in a year. Across the population, Ed Dowd explains in the interview, excess mortality is running about 32%. Around 7,700 Americans routinely die each day, and 32% of that comes to 2,400+ deaths per day. That’s only counting America. Global deaths are, of course, far higher. From <https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-11-16-excess-mortality-over-2400-americans-are-dying-each-day-vaccine-mandates.html>
Dr. Peter McCullough is a practicing internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist managing the cardiovascular complications of both the viral infection and the injuries developing after the COVID-19 vaccine in Dallas TX, USA. He has dozens of peer-reviewed publications on the infection, multiple US and State Senate testimonies, and has commented extensively on the medical response to the COVID-19 crisis in The Hill, America Out Loud, NewsMax, and on FOX NEWS Channel. He states, "There are over 1000 peer-reviewed papers in the preprint server system and or in the National Library of Medicine (PUBMED) describing side effects after mRNA or adenoviral DNA COVID-19 vaccination. One of the most dreaded complications is vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).
Because the Spike protein produced in response to the vaccine genetic code causes hemagglutination and micro blood clotting, there is excessive antigenic presentation of platelets to the spleen and reticuloendothelial system. As a result, the body produces auto-antibodies directed against a platelet receptor (PF4) which has homology with an endothelial protein. This causes autoantibody “pinning” of platelets to the lining of blood vessel cells resulting in consumption of platelets, blood clotting and bleeding at the same time.
Unfortunate victims are fine for a few weeks after vaccination. Then bleeding from the oral and nasal mucosa associated with bruising under the skin occurs commonly with serious blood clotting within the brain and elsewhere in the body. Most patients are hospitalized in critical condition as doctors try a variety of medical and interventional maneuvers to combat simultaneous clotting and bleeding."
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