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Preparing for Coronavirus | Strengthen your Immune System

You will get Coronavirus. I’m pretty sure of it. I know I will. I work about one day a week in the ER. Every ER doc in this country will get Coronavirus. Just about everyone will do fine. I’m not here to panic you. I just want to share my thoughts about how to improve and strengthen your immune system so when you get it, it’s mild and it goes away. Just like most Coronaviruses around these days which cause the common cold.

Get More Sleep

Sleep recharges your immune system and literally helps reduce your stress level. This, directly and indirectly, affects your immune system. Have you ever been stressed out and then gotten a cold sore? The cold sore virus ( herpes) is always there, it’s your suppressed immune system that just let it blossom because you were compromised. So get plenty of sleep.

Wash your Hands

We now know that viruses like Coronavirus are spread by touching surfaces, not just respiratory particles. So keep surfaces clean and wash your hands. I just saw something funny on Facebook that said something like ” wash your hands like you just cut jalapenos and now you have to take out your contacts.” Pretty funny. But true.

Vitamin C

High doses of Vitamin C are literally Anti-Viral. High doses of Vitamin C kill viruses. Take what you can absorb orally which for most people maxes out about 1gm per hour. Take several grams throughout the day. But I would consider doing High Dose Vitamin C. Somewhere in the 50-75 gm range. A once-weekly drip in this range could literally save your life. Say your colonized with the virus for a week before you have symptoms. An infusion of high dose C could potentially kill the virus in your body before you even get symptoms. If you are a high risk of illness ( over 60 or immunocompromised ) please consider this. See if there is an infusion clinic in your town. These infusions are simple and may make a huge difference.

NAD+ ( Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)

NAD+ is the metabolic fuel for your nervous system but it’s also one of the most important cofactors in immune system health. NAD+ levels go down as we age. Guess what else goes down as we age? Survival from infectious disease. Coronavirus isn’t killing young people. It’s killing older people. My theory is that supplementing with NAD+ either sublingually or IV may strengthen the immune system and effectively give you the immune system of a much younger person. What do you have to lose? I’ll be dosing daily over the next few months with Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), Sublingual NAD+ ( Real NAD+ by Avior) and maybe even IV NAD.

Stay healthy

Ken Starr MD



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