b'Coronavirus: What to DoBY DR. DAVID BROWNSTEINTo prevent becoming ill and to avoid having a poorly responding immune sys-tem, it is vitally important to eat a healthy diet free of all sources of refined sugar. Re-fined sugar has been shown to negatively alter the functioning of the white blood cells for hours after ingestion. Finally, it is important to maintain optimal hydrationdrink water! Take your body weight in pounds, divide that by two and the resul-tant number is the amount of water to drink I am sure you are aware of the corona-timallevelsofnutrients,particularlyper day in ounces. Dehydration ensures you will be much more likely to suffer se-virusinfectionthatiscausingcon- Vitamins A, C, and D. Most people haverious problems from any infectious process.cern around the World. A January 24,suboptimal Vitamin-A and -C levels. BothConventional medicine has little to offer 2020, study in The Lancet reported theof these nutrients have antiviral abilitiesto prevent or treat corona virus infections then-latest statistics. 1The fatality rate (soand are able to support the immune sys- other than washing your handsI agree with far) from the corona infection is approach- tem when it is under viral attack. If you arethat one. It is time for you to take the initia-ing 15%. That is not good news. not ill, I suggest taking 3-5,000 mg/day oftive and learn what other therapies are out There is a big HOWEVER here: ThisVitamin C. At the first sign of an illness, Ithere. Your conventional doctor simply has Lancet report is based on only 41 laboratorywould suggest taking 1,000 mg/hour untilno effective tools in his or her tool kit for this.confirmed cases of the recent corona virusdiarrhea develops, then back off for a timeAs for getting the flu shot? Fugetaboutit! strain (2019-nCoV). Keep in mind, the 15%period. For Vitamin A, I suggest using 5,000It wont help corona infections and there fatality rate is the percentage of hospitalizedUnits/day if you are not sick and 100,000was a study that found an increased risk in patients suffering with corona virus. ThereUnits/day for four days at the first sign ofnon-influenza infections, including corona-virus, in those who received the trivalent flu must be many more people who became illan illness. Pregnant women cannot takevaccine. 2with this corona virus and recovered un- these doses. (Note: Take Vitamin A, notMy last recommendation is to work with eventfully and, therefore, did not seek care. beta carotene.)Also, Vitamin D is very im- a holistic doctor who can give you nutrient The symptoms of corona virus initiallyportant for fighting infections.I suggest, atIVs when you become ill. Vitamin C, hydro-mimic the flufever, headache, cough,the onset of an illness, taking 50,000 IU ofgen peroxide, and ozone IVs can help anyone fatigue, and muscle aches. The 41 patientsVitamin D3/day for four days. suffering from an infection. At my office, The admittedtothehospitalalldevelopedIodine is essential for not only fightingCenter for Holistic Medicine in West Bloom-pneumonia. off an infection, it is necessary for properfield, Michigan, we have seen the positive Coronavirus is nothing new. It has beenimmune-system functioning. There is noresults a holistic approach to combatting vi-with us for a long time. Coronavirus can af- bacteria, virus, parasite, or fungus that isruses can provide. To find a holistic doctor fect both animals and humans. It is import- known to be resistant to iodine. As I havenear you go to: www.icimed.com.ant to keep in mind that most coronaviralwritten in my book, Iodine: Why You Need It,FirstpublishedonDr.Brownsteins infections are mild. In the last two decades,Why You Cant Live Without It, most of thewebsite at https://www.drbrownstein.com/there were two serious coronavirus infec- population is low in iodine. In fact, iodinecorona-virus-what-to-do-2/andhttps://tionssevere acute respiratory syndromelevels have fallen nearly 60% over the last 40www.lewrockwell.com/2020/01/dr-da-coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle Eastyears. The RDA for iodine is inadequate tovid-brownstein/corona-virus-what-to-do/Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS- supply enough iodine for all the bodily tis-CoV), which both had elevated death rates. sues. For the majority of my patients, I sug- 1. Huang C, Wang Y, Li X, et al., Clinical features So, what can you do? Wearing a maskgest taking 25 mg/day as a daily dose andof patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in will not help protect you from becomingmore (sometimes 50-100 mg/day) at the firstWuhan, China, The Lancet, Vol 395, No. 10223, ill with any viral infection, coronavirus in- sign of an illness. Iodine can cause adversepp. 497-506, Feb 15, 2020, at https://www.thel-cluded. I would check that off the list. effects and it is best used under the guidanceancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30183-5/fulltext.First, it is important to maintain op- of an iodine-knowledgeable doctor. 2. Ibid.24 H ealtHF reedomN ews /s priNg2020HFN_SPRING-2020_4-29-2020-FINAL.indd 24 4/29/20 10:18 AM'