Coronavirus Handbook - Dr. Leo Galland
The Science of COVID-19
Dr. Galland starts the article with an in-depth look into the science of COVID-19. Some of the key points in the article include:
Biology of COVID-19
Dr. Galland shares some very interesting biology that we have not read elsewhere which goes into how the virus attacks and proliferates within the body. Some key takeaways directly from the article include:
Protection Through Nutrition
Dr. Galland goes into great detail on some of the nutritional supplements that may be important in the pre-infection and early stages (Phase One) of the disease. As is noted above, Dr. Galland believes extra care and caution is needed if the disease progresses into Phase Two due to the cytokine storm reaction.
The goal of this pre-infection protocol is to keep you with the 80% and have the illness stop at Phase One should you become infected.
We looked in our cupboards to see what we had on hand that Dr. Galland recommended in his protocol and this is what we are currently utilizing.
ACE-2 Enhancement: Curcumin & Alpha Lipoic Acid
3CL Protease Inhibition: Elderberry & Quercetin
For pre-illness immune boosting support. we (Dr. Matt and Monica) are utilizing Vitamin D, low-dose melatonin, probiotics, and zinc. Elderberry is dually effective in both specifically helping with 3CL protease inhibition and as a general immune boosting supplement.
Progression to Symptomatic Infection
Dr. Galland notes that much of the lung damage in severe COVID-19 illness is due to an overreacting immune response (cytokine storm) and therefore advises that if you become ill with COVID-19, you should stop the use of elderberry and immune enhancing probiotics. You may continue curcumin, quercentin, and melatonin. Many other sources suggest increasing to higher dose zinc if you become ill.
General Tips on Anti-Viral Hygiene
Dr. Galland concludes with some general tips, many of which we are all well aware of.
You Are Unique!
As you are probably well aware, the science behind prevention and treatment of COVID-19 illness is very new and rapidly changing. Of course, your unique bio-chemistry and needs will be different from your neighbor. Please read this general advice carefully and consult your medical provider should you want information targeted to your specific situation.
Dr. Matt has some of these supplements available in stock and can provide help on sourcing others. Please don't hesitate to call the office if you have further questions.
Some Final Thoughts
We know how stressful this time can be. Please do your best to take care of your mental health! We strongly encourage you to get outside and enjoy some of this gorgeous spring weather that has made an appearance this week.
Take a walk and breathe in the beauty that you can. Take some time for spring weeding and get your garden beds in shape. The boys are finding that sidewalk chalk is a fun way to pass some time. Perhaps you might even take a slow country drive like Dr. Matt's little Benjamin ("Benny") did. Fresh air and sunshine does a body good!
Dr. Matt McCann
Owner and Chiropractor at McCann Family Chiropractic. Walking this journey of life with you, on our path to wellness!
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