This is an information share with suggestions and is in no way meant to be a replacement for medical advice.
1. Vitamin C
2. Vitamin D and vitamin K2
3. Vitamin A
7. Antiviral herbs: echinacea, oregano oil, olive leaf, astragalus, cats claw, licorice root
8. Silver hydrosol or colloidal silver
9. Low carbohydrate diet – Paleo, Ketogenic, Carnivore
10. Wim Hoff breathing technique
11. Advanced strategies
1. Vitamin CDosing:
a. 4 doses of 1000 mg spread out over the day is a reasonable low end
b. 4 to 6 doses to bowel tolerance is a reasonable high end
c. Finding a dose you can take every hour to bowel tolerance while you’re sick is also a reasonable approach.
Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate are my Preferences.
NOW Ascorbic acid powder
Nutribiotic sodium ascorbate powder
Most people don’t know the incredible power of vitamin C because either they didn’t know how much to take or they were afraid of taking too much. Guess what? Vitamin C has no known toxicity and if you take too much you get diarrhea so your body gives you amazing feedback to help you find the right dosing strategy.
You have to be willing to do a little self experimentation to find your individual dosing needs. And it’s important to realize they can change day by day and even within the day.
2. Vitamin D and vitamin K2Dosing: 5000 IU of vitamin D with 500 µg vitamin K2 MK4 up to
10,000 IU of vitamin D with 1 mg vitamin K2 MK4
The Japanese have done long-term studies with vitamin K2 MK4 for osteoporosis and use three doses a day of 15 mg.
Vitamin K2 MK4 can be found in animal fats: meat fat, dairy products and butter especially if the animal is 100% grass fed. if you can eat butter, Kerry Gold is a decent choice.
Somewhere in this range is very reasonable without testing. Especially considering your body will make 10,000 IU or even more with full sun exposure in the middle of the day in 30 minutes or less depending on your latitude.
Vitamin D is a powerful immune booster and it also causes your body to absorb more calcium from your food. Vitamin K2 tells the calcium where to go, out of the soft tissues and into the bone. A lot more could be said about both of these vitamins but I’ll leave it at that for now. I will go more into depth on these two in a forthcoming blog.
Thorne vitamin D/K2
3. Vitamin A
Dosing: 8 – 16 oz of grass fed beef liver per week or the equivalent.
A lot of people won’t like this recommendation because they do not like liver. I spent a bunch of time looking and I just can’t find a supplement that I’m really happy with. Many of the vitamin A supplements come from fish liver and I have a lot of concerns about micro plastics and heavy metals and rancidity. Vegetables contain beta-carotene, which can be broken down into vitamin A, but a lot of people have trouble breaking it down efficiently into vitamin A. The vitamin A in liver is in the perfect form that can be used easily. One way to get around the taste of liver is to cut it up into small pieces and freeze them. Then you can swallow them like pills without tasting them. You can buy desiccated liver in capsules which can be especially helpful when you’re traveling but otherwise I think they’re overpriced.
Liver is probably the most nutrient dense food on the planet. It’s high in vitamins and minerals and other nutrients in their most assimilable form.
Dosing: 400–600 mg powdered form per day, as long as that doesn’t create diarrhea for you. 2-3 tsp ReMag.
Form: magnesium citrate or magnesium glycinate or ReMag. ReMag May be a little pricey for some people‘s budgets but it is100% absorbable and it does not create laxative effect.
Magnesium just makes everything in the body work better. One of its especially important functions is that it is necessary for the creation of 600-800 enzymes which many of which are especially important for detoxification.
I have written a blog about magnesium.
5. B complex
Dosing: One capsule a day of my recommended B complex or something equivalent.
Klaire Labs Active B complex
This B complex contains the B vitamins in their correct forms four ease of utilization by the body. B vitamins are critical for energy creation and proper detoxification among many other critical functions.
Zinc is a key mineral for immune function and many other factors in the body.
7. Antiviral herbs
This is the small list:
Olive leaf extract
Each one of these probably has a book written about them. So I’ll just leave it up to you to investigate.
8. Silver hydrosol or colloidal silver
Dosing: 1-6 tsp Per day as needed in divided doses. It can also be sprayed into your nose or into your mouth and some will use it in a nebulizer. Also is great topically for wound care.
This is a full spectrum anti-microbial. It can be taken as a preventative as well as when you’re actively sick. I felt an eye infection coming on one evening and I put one drop in my eye before bed and then again in the morning and it was gone!
Sovereign silver Dropper bottle
Fine mist spray
9. Low carbohydrate animal-based diets-Paleo, Ketogenic and Carnivore
This could be a long entry and I will be giving it a separate blog in the near future to support my assertions. Even though this may sound really restrictive there is a lot of space for individuality in these diets. Some people fine when they give up grains they feel great. Others find they feel really good when they’re in ketosis. And still others find that they really don’t start healing until they nothing but animal foods. The Inuit, the Masai, The plains Indians
Practitioners and self experimenters all across the planet are finding that diets high in animal products are healing for the human body. The nutrients in animal products are exactly in the right forms that humans need and the research shows they are more easily assimilated than the nutrients in plant foods. Saturated fat actually is good for us. Cholesterol actually is good for us. Red meat is actually good for us. Too many carbohydrates can be bad for us. Many plant foods have toxins that can be really bad for us. We need lots of protein for a healthy immune system and lots of healthy fats and cholesterol for a healthy endocrine system.
I’ve been on a animal meat and fat diet since mid August 2019. I am not bored with my diet and I am turning my health around. I’ve been under weight my entire life and I’m finally starting to put on some weight and I am seeing signs of some deep healing. The circumference of my thighs increased by 1.5 inches from mid September to early January doing the exact same exercise on my electronic stimulation bicycle but I have been doing for several years.
I have dived deep into studying these diets the past eight months and I am absolutely impressed with the results that practitioners are seeing and self experimenters doing their own n=1 diets. I am a huge fan of 100% grass fed beef and lamb and pastured pork, chicken, turkey and eggs. But even people eating conventionally raised animals are still experiencing great improvements in their health when their carbs are kept low to zero.
Dr. Nadir Ali is a cardiologist in the Houston Texas area that has been in practice for over 30 years. A number of years ago he got so frustrated with how a few of his clients were getting better that he stopped his office visits and only continued work as a surgeon inserting stents. He was also frustrated with his inability to lose weight himself. After getting introduced to a low carbohydrate and high animal foods-based diet he finally started losing weight until his body stabilized at a more ideal body weight. He had such great success himself he re-opened his office and started teaching people about the low carbohydrate diet and now he is thrilled with the positive results his patients are achieving! Every month he does a free workshop where he teaches people how he eats and regularly has 100 to 150 people in attendance.
Here he is getting interviewed by Paul Saladino, MD:
Here is his presentation at low carb Denver 2019 explaining how low carb high fat often creates high LDL and how it’s necessary:
Dr. Paul Saladino‘s new book that just got released in February 2020 called The Carnivore Code:
Consider checking out some of the success stories at Dr. Shawn Baker‘s website in support of a carnivore diet:
A word of warning.
If you decide to increase your animal products and decrease your plant foods some people find there is an adjustment period so it is best to go slow, especially if you have had any chronic health issues. You want to especially pay importance to the foods that are high in oxalates and make sure if you are reducing them you reduce them over a period of 4 to 6 weeks.
Presentation by Sally K Norton on oxalates
Here is Sallie K Norton’s beginners guide to oxalates with a basic oxalate food list:
10. Breath work by Wim Hoff aka The Iceman
Dosing: once or twice a day or more as needed.
Wim Hoff holds 26 world records for doing superhuman feats: submerged up to his neck in ice water for 80 minutes and he was able to raise his core temperature, climbing Mount Everest in shorts and shoes only, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle with only shorts on, running a full marathon in the hot desert without training and with no water, Wim and 12 students he trained had lowered symptoms and recovered more quickly compared to the test subjects after getting injected with bacterial endotoxins.BREATHING TUTORIAL GUIDED WIM HOFF BREATHING METHOD
There are a ton of other videos out there if you are interested.
I’ve only been practicing this breathing technique for a short time but I love how I feel after and it often naturally leads me into meditation. If I continue to lay there after I complete several rounds of the breathing I just naturally find my breathing to be slow, full and relaxed.
11. Advanced suggestions
I have a number of other Advanced topics that can be very beneficial but proper education is necessary before utilizing them. If you are interested I would be happy to discuss with you over Skype or zoom or by telephone, just reach out.