It’s been a serious time for reflection for many of us during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our world has literally been turned upside down as our health system and economy reels from the necessary measures taken to contain the virus and ensure our safety.

Let’s rethink how we can work around this crisis, for the betterment of all.

Let’s take a look at how COVID-19 gains entry into your systemic circulation and the barrage of ill-effects that it has on the body.

COVID-19 expresses glycoproteins on its outer surface which dock onto the ACE-2 receptors in the alveolar epithelial cells in the lung tissue. Ultimately, without going into too much detail, the antigen-antibody complex produces consolidation of the lungs producing pneumonia like symptoms, before entering the systemic circulation. Once it enters the circulation, a barrage of immune events occur which produces a severe pro-inflammatory cascade of events, affecting and potentially causing kidney and liver failure.

For those who are currently presenting with symptoms and signs of a viral type infection, we are able to provide natural antiviral medicines to minimize the effects on your body. Firstly, natural medicines to address COVID-19 will differ to influenza virus.

There are four ways in which we can address the entry of COVID-19 into the systemic circulation:

1. Antiviral lectins that bind to the glycoproteins surrounding the virus:

  • N-Acetyl glucosamine specific lectins isolated from stinging nettle
  • Mannose-specific plant lectins isolated from leek
  • Lauric and caprylic acid that disintegrates the virus membrane, inhibits the virus maturation and prevents binding of viral proteins to the host cell membrane

2. Natural medicines to protect ACE-2 receptors:

  • Chinese skullcap root
  • Glycyrrhiza
  • Luteolin

3. Cilia-protective herbs

  • Cordyceps
  • Olive oil and leaf
  • Any berberine-containing plant
  • Bidens pilosa (Spanish needle)

4. Reduce the ‘cytokine storm’

  • Salvia miltiorrhiza
  • Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed)
  • Pueraria (Kudzu)

For those of you who may be presenting with signs and symptoms of any other form of viral infection, or even if you are simply focused on strengthening your immune defences, we currently have limited stocks of some extremely effective, high quality, natural therapeutic supplements which will provide strong support for your immune system:

  • PHOSPHOLIPIDS, which have a role in building cell wall and membrane integrity, making it difficult for viral associated pathogens to enter the cell via endocytosis
  • VITAMIN C & ZINC have been shown to reduce the duration of infectious viral disease
  • ANDROGRAPHIS and
  • WORMWOOD complex – these are natural herbs that have been shown to aid in down-regulating viral load and activity
  • Liposomal glutathione

Orders for therapeutics or queries about their use can be emailed to yazbekchiro@gmail.com

To continue your focus on health, make an online appointment here.

To read the latest government report on COVID19 status, click here.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding your health, we encourage you to contact us without hesitation to discuss them.

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