LONG COVID HELP
You, or someone you know, who’s had a Covid infection, may have lingering symptoms. Symptoms like brain fog, easy fatigue, malaise, headaches, insomnia, changes in smell and taste, palpitations, dizziness, depression, anxiety, chest pain, and balance issues. This is commonly referred to as Long Covid. A difficult, if not impossible, thing to treat, there now seems to be available a remedy of sorts. It’s not a quick one, but for some, it works quicker than others.
Long Covid symptoms last anywhere from weeks to months. My last case was a woman in her 40s whose symptoms were still present at 13 months.
The prevailing theories on what causes Long Covid is:
1. Virus or viral elements remain in tissues.
2. Autoimmunity is induced by the respiratory infection.
3. The Epstein-Barr virus is reactivated.
4. The gut microbiome, which controls the immune system, is disrupted.
But a more specific theory is that the spike protein on the virus, the protruding spikey thing you see in media images, that this spike protein continues to circulate, and remain in cells, not having been eliminated by the immune system, causing inflammatory symptoms.
For most people, their immune systems seem to clear out at least the lion’s share of this spike protein. But for others, it hangs around. In fact, the Covid injection itself is specifically designed to instruct normal cells to manufacture the spike protein so that your immune system can recognize the real McCoy when it enters the body. For how long? This has been debatable. We do know however that there is recent confirmation that the spike protein from the mRNA Covid injections given to pregnant women are passing through her breasts when she lactates, appearing in the intestinal tract of breast-feeding newborns. Two plus two equals four.
So, the upshot of getting cured from the Long Covid is to adopt, or utilize measures that will rid the body’s cells and circulation of the spike protein. And what might those measures be?
An effective one is through autophagy.
What is autophagy?
Autophagy (“self-eating”) is the body’s way of “cleaning” itself up, ridding itself of cellular waste occurring from free radicals, allowing all cellular functions, including the immune system, to operate much more efficiently. Autophagy removes those elements in the cell that “get in the way” of those immune cells that need to do what they do.
In fact, a 2020 study by Blanca Garcia-Perez identifies an association between those with Long Covid who seem to have a “crippled” autophagy process.
There are two basic ways one can induce or “kick-in” this autophagy. One, is by eating certain foods that are known to induce autophagy. The other is through intermittent fasting.
Foods that are high in spermidine, or resveratrol, known to increase autophagy are: wheat germ, grapes skins, nuts, grapefruit, mango, mushroom, apples, red wine, onions, berries, turmeric, soybeans, and milk thistle. The Japanese Knotwood Root powder is very good and has an excellent bioavailability, meaning it is absorbed very well.
The other way is by intermittently fasting. Either by daily fasting, or skipping one or two meals a day, two or three times a week. This causes the body to sense we are “dying” or deteriorating. So autophagy kicks in and inside the body’s cells there occurs a cacophony of activity with various intracellular elements, “sweeping up”, “pushing out,” cellular debris, and/or recycling the elements inside the cell that are of no use and are “taking up space.” This improves the efficiency of specific immune cells.
Eating these foods and others, that induce autophagy, along with intermittent fasting, are the more effective means to try to get through the Long Haul Covid. Other measures are also helpful: hydroxychlorine, Ivermectin, cortisone, vitamin C, D, and zinc, antioxidants like turmeric, and omega-3 fatty acids.
As always, check with your personal physician to determine if this is something that can fit in with your medical regimen.