Natural approach to prevent Corona virus?
Here's a winter misery update. The flu is still a very present misery. Projections are that it will be for another eight weeks. The CDC has reported the vaccine has only been 56 percent useful this year. There are still a few cold virus families going around, too. Additionally, the coronavirus from China has shown up on the west coast. It is my understanding that all of the miseries above as well as the corona virus are of the lipid encapsulated varieties. The good news is that this makes them all vulnerable to monolaurin and a natural approach, I believe. Here is a repeat primer on what to do along side of appropriate medical care as needed.
As a rule of thumb, flu comes on more slowly than a cold, has much less nasal drainage and often is accompanied with a fever which colds don't do. The flu virus replicates more slowly than a cold so you get that fatigued feeling with loss of appetite and body aches providing a day or two of warning that misery is coming closer. During this time, if you do high doses of monolaurin you can often stop the progression very fast with the flu dropping away rapidly, in my opinion. High dosing is needed. If you didn't start optimizing your vitamin D3 back in the fall, it is not too late to do so. Here is information on Monolaurin and a piece on Elder which is an herbal. Take them together and stay home during the course of the illness.
Monolaurin is a single glyceride derived from lauric acid which in turn comes from raw coconut oil. It works as a sort of Trojan horse sneaking in to quickly deactivate the flu or cold virus. In fact, any type of virus that is lipid (fat) encapsulated will be rapidly dealt with. Most viruses have a lipid coating holding itself together and this is how monolaurin knocks it out. The virus pulls monolaurin into its coating and the lauric acid pops a hole in it before it can create more viral bodies. You do have to use very high doses of monolaurin, as soon as possible, to get on top of the replication (the virus doesn't reproduce –– it replicates) curve. Fortunately, I know of no side effect or contraindication for monolaurin. It can be used for bacterial infections, cold sore, herpes, Lymes, Bobcat Fever and is safe for both dogs and cats. We even hear of our dogs catching flu. Be sure the monolaurin is pure and potent.
Elder is an herbal. It comes as tea, capsules, syrup and lozenge. This is strongly antiflu and antiviral. The virus has sharp points on the outside of the lipid membrane. The sharp points imbed in your tissue and the virus empties its contents into you tissue where it incubates and produces thousands more. Elder blunts the sharpness of the point keeping it unlikely that it will incubate. It has been said that with the flu epidemic of World War 1 that those who did elder survived and those that didn't died. Elder is my signature herb and long ago was the first one I learned about. The only side effect is loose stool at high doses. I know of no contraindication with prescribed drugs. When making the tea avoid the stems using only the dried flower or berries. Elder can be blended with other herbs such as peppermint and hibiscus both for flavor and added benefit.