COVID-19 Highlights

Certain features have been elucidated about the tendencies of human infection of the COVID-19 virus. The most recent paper published in The Journal of Medical Virology early in 2020 states:

"These findings suggested that the initiation of the immune response result in the production of chemokines and cytokines, which damage normal host lung."1

Chemokines and Cytokines are the chemicals the body uses to fight infection, with the purpose of creating a healing for the host-human. When the person has a pre-existing high level of these inflammatory chemicals or has a harder time dampening a hyper-vigilant immune response (as in autoimmunity), an infection can hit much harder than for those with normal inflammatory responses. This explains why COVID-19 is worse for people with underlying conditions that often are paired with older age: diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune conditions. Determining the level of inflammationfrom a blood sample might help understand where the inflammation baseline is. Markers such as hsCRP, HA1c, ESR, size and number of the different types of white blood cells and the liver enzymes are all mentioned in the paper I have shared here. These tests can be easily run at a local lab, I can provide a requisition form, if needed through a medical co-op that gives us a significant cash discount.

As an applied kinesiologist, I have tools to challenge the body for cytokine overloads or inefficiencies
and their corrections. AK also gives us an opportunity to use manual muscle testing as an indicator to organ function. Checking on immune thymus/spleen function, digestive/colon function, brain balance and general health in the office or on the phone are options for any patient of an applied kinesiology specialist. My toolkit includes markers such as IFNg, TNFa, TNFb, IL-6-17, and more. Choosing which anti-inflammatory approach to take is extremely important. As my mentor says, "Everything does not help everybody." A person with high levels of TNFa or NFkB will likely do well with turmeric/curcumin, but echinacea will increase the inflammatory cytokine TNFa. So, in some instances, taking echinacea can worsen a person's inflammatory response to an infection.

What is your strategy for boosting your body to be more resilient to infections? We can help refine your specific approach based on your needs.

Please consider a personal appointment to discover the exact details to support you specific immune support needs. I have seen people get worse, rather than better, treating themselves with over the counter cold and flu remedies.  If you have any underlying illnesses, please create a phone consultation to plan your specific strategy and reduce the risk of increasing the inflammatory response unnecessarily.

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1. He, F., Deng, Y. and Li, W. (2020), Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‐19): What we know?. J Med Virol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/jmv.25766
  • Abstract
  • In late December 2019, a cluster of unexplained pneumonia cases has been reported in Wuhan, China. A few days later, the causative agent of this mysterious pneumonia was identified as a novel coronavirus. This causative virus has been temporarily named as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the relevant infected disease has been named as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the World Health Organization respectively. The COVID-19 epidemic is spreading in China and all over the world now. The purpose of this review is primarily to review the pathogen, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19, but also to comment briefly on the epidemiology and pathology based on the current evidences. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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  • COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; coronavirus


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