Your COVID-19 Game Plan
Over the past few weeks, I have received several messages from patients whose friends or family members had begun expressing symptoms of COVID-19 - or were even the hospital - and they inquired as to what to do next. These conversations, and some of the personal stories I have been hearing, have been weighing very heavily on me.
While I do not want to discourage my patients from reaching out to our office if they are unwell, I do want to emphasize that I can serve you best in a preventative capacity.
The reality is, you and your family will inevitably get sick at times.
The best thing you can do is to take preventative measures now that strengthen your immune system, as well as be prepared with a game plan for when symptoms arise. This applies to all illnesses, but I specifically want to discuss COVID-19 at the moment.
Please consider my recommendations below, assess your risk level, and decide now how you will respond should you or a family member get sick.
Do not just stick your head in the sand. Right now is the time to prioritize your health, whether you have symptoms or not.
Supplements for Preventative and Acute Use
We are currently trying to keep in stock the most important supplements for viruses such as Sars-CoV-2, including:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
If you are not local or would like to shop online, I have created an immune support protocol in my online supplement store.
Once you log in, you will see "Immune Support Protocol" listed under the practitioner protocols on your dashboard. This protocol contains my recommended dosings for both preventative daily use and acute infection. These are quality, practitioner-grade brands not found in stores.
Please discern your and your family’s risk factors to viral infections, and consider having some or all of these supplements on hand before you need them.
(Note: These supplements are not meant to treat disease. These are addressing underlying imbalances that can and will support your body's ability to do what it needs to do.)
A Daily Prophylactic Regimen to Consider
Sars-CoV-2 enters into and replicates in the nasal passage and throat area. For this reason, focusing on reducing the viral load in this area may help reduce the likelihood of contracting COVID-19. Along with the immune support supplements listed above, also consider these supplements as a daily prophylactic regimen.
Reduce Viral Load in the Nasal Passages
Do some research into Xlear nasal spray
, which has been clinically shown to reduce viral load. (Check out this research finding
and this article
on the company's efforts to obtain an EUA, for starters). To maintain a healthy microbiome in your sinus cavities, consider using the Ion* Nasal Spray
each morning and the Xlear nasal spray each evening. Both are available in my online store;
you will find them listed in the immune support protocol mentioned above.
Reduce Viral Load in Your Throat Area
Next, consider gargling with 2 drops of betadine added to water each evening (spit out after gargling; do not swallow). This will reduce the viral load in your mouth and throat area; the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends this approach to reduce viral load of viruses such as Epstein Barr and CMV. You can find Betadine in drugstores. Along with this, use Megacidin Throat Spray by Microbiome Labs, which kills unwanted organisms in the back of the throat and re-populates with good bacteria. Megacidin is available here with code DRSWARREN.
Additional Treatment Options to Consider
Do some research on prescription therapeutics you may want to utilize, such as Ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies treatment. While I do not and cannot give guidance to anyone on prescriptions, my family would personally use Ivermectin, which you can learn more about from Liberty Council's website here, on America's Frontline Doctors' website here, or FLCCC's website here, just to name a few sources. (And note that this is a Nobel prize-winning medication that has been used on humans for years; it is not just a horse de-wormer!!)
Note that if you choose to use Ivermectin, do some research now as to how to obtain it, as this particular medication is not readily available. You may need to take time sourcing a PCP who is willing to prescribe it. (Or you could go through America's Frontline Doctors or the Medici app.)
Also, we would personally avoid Remdesivir, as recent studies (such as this one) show it is not associated with decreased mortality or length of hospital stay, and it may be associated with acute renal failure (per this study here).
If you are over the age of 50, or have a history of heart disease, research suggests that taking 325mg of Aspirin, once per day, for 90 days, may protect your heart against potential blood clots. Again, assess your medical history and speak to your general practitioner before making any medical decisions.
There are also popular protocols developed by clinicians that you can review and consider. Some of these protocols are the Zelenko Protocol and the I-MASK+ Protocol. I am not recommending you personally follow every recommendation in these protocols, I am just encouraging you to do your own research, assess your risk level, and have a game plan for what you will do should you get sick. Your health is your responsibility. Do not take just my word or anyone else's word; do your own research and be informed.
Lastly, consider purchasing a nebulizer and having this on hand for when you need it. Nebulizing food-grade hydrogen peroxide may help support your lungs during an acute infection. Learn more about this from Dr. Mercola here.
During an Acute Infection, Focus on the Lungs!!!
If you are symptomatic, begin taking supplements, and any other therapeutic you have decided on, beginning on day 1. The key is to support your body in stopping viral replication early.
In addition to the therapeutics you decided on:
- Go outside in the sunshine, spending as much of your time as possible outdoors
- Take at least 10-20 deep breaths per hour, even if it makes you cough or you feel weak
- Walk around and move as much as you can; try not to lay in bed for long periods of time
- If feeling well enough and fever-free, consider light, low-impact exercise, such as cycling, squats, or brisk walks.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND CANNOT BE UNDERSTATED.
Let me say this again - get outside, take deep breaths, and move.
The goal here is to keep your lungs healthy and strong. Individuals are generally not dying of Covid-19, they are dying due to the secondary development of pneumonia. For this reason, it is very important to not lay in bed for days; get outside, take deep breaths, and move as much as you physically can. Focusing on lung support is critical to keeping you out of the hospital.
I just want to encourage you to be pro-active and have supplements on hand now and a game plan ready for when you or your family begin expressing symptoms.
If you have loved ones in your life - especially older family members - consider doing some research on their behalf and putting together care packages for them.
I don't care if you buy from me or not. The important thing is that you are informed and prepared NOW for whatever life may throw at you in the future.
Disclaimer: We at Drs. Warren do not prescribe medications or give vaccinations. This is not to give medical advice or recommendations. This isn’t about what we are telling you to do or not to do when it comes to your family’s health. What this is about is supporting a movement to create a fair and unbiased environment in which adults can make a true informed decision about their health and their family’s health without shame, bullying, guilt, coercion, or incentives. Ultimately, we support informed consent, and provide resources for you to make informed decisions for yourself and your family.