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Strategical Antiviral Approaches To The Body | El Paso, TX (2021)

Introduction

In today’s podcast, Dr. Alex Jimenez and his crew discuss the necessary antiviral strategies that the body needs to boost its own immune system.

 

Discussion

Dr. Alex Jimenez and his crew introduce today’s podcast about antiviral strategies to the body.

 

[00:07:53] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Guys, hello, this is Dr. Jimenez. We’re presenting today on a crucial matter. We’re going to be talking about antiviral strategies. We have a crew put together that what we’re going to do is discuss things we can do in terms of what we have as options for ourselves. I have here Trudy, who will bring out some questions regarding precisely what people are worried about because there’s quite a bit of misinformation out there, misinformation that leads people to do things like buying toilet paper or do things that are offset in extremes. It’s an attempt to discover options and to do the best we can. So though a lot of the public media has focused on what’s wrong, they don’t give us opportunities that the average family can do in terms of what they can do in their heart, how home to prepare for this, and a physiological way. So the habits that we have today are that we tend to forget about great science that has been done in the past. The sciences that have been done in the past have given us insight into how to deal with RNA viruses and the replication process and how to mitigate the process if we do tend to have that kind of dynamics in this arena. So in terms of our ability to develop a plan, what we do is what we will do as a physical medicine practice. Tell you what we tell our patients, what I say to my patients, and leave it at that because we’re going to have Dr. Ruja later tonight. We will have Alexander right now, who will be discussing a little bit of bio physiology. We have Astrid here, going over some documentation and studies, and we will have some take-homes with Kenna. Kenna is our health coach that we give and advise people on what options they should do? But bear in mind, all the information here is for reference only. It is always wise to listen to your doctor or come up with antiviral strategies if necessary. But these are more of information about what we can do in a family and things that we can find. And the focus is on preparing our human physiology if some dynamics enter into your family’s arena. So what we want to do is preparation is critical. So what we’re doing here is we’re going to discuss antiviral strategies. The antiviral strategy is going to be addressed in four series and tiered structured format. Here we have a Venn diagram discussing the antiviral approaches, which will be natural ways to prevent antiviral strategies, at least enter the body. We’re going to talk about the anti replication process. We’re going to be talking about Immuno nutrition and cell support. Now on the bottom, you’re going to notice that the works from Dr. Alex Vasquez, who is one of the prominent guys leading the information of data acquisition, are at the bottom. And now you can access his data. And by the way, if you go back to the first page on the outside, you can see that on the bottom there, you have free access to this presentation so that you can later use it as needed. You can also lookup his books and find out a lot of the background data he put together over the last decade or two regarding antiviral strategies. Now, since he’s one of the prominent guys, what we’re doing is we’re presenting the information so that we can give it to you, and you will be able to come up with some ideas and ways to prepare your family if you know this kind of stuff creeps into your town. OK, so this is important, and it has lots of hundreds of documents and years of PhDs doing the work behind here. So what I’m presenting is kind of the pinnacle of the information, but it should not be, and it should not replace your good logical doctor and the knowledge that your physician does provide for you. This is not medical advice. This is only information to discuss and discuss with your family and prepare your family in a much more logical approach because preparation again is critical. Let’s go back into the antiviral strategies. At this point, we’re going to be looking at the Venn diagram, and as you can see, much of this overlap. This information overlaps, and it means that in terms of the supplementation, many of these supplementations that work for antiviral approaches also work for A. Replication Genomics. Now, when it gets to a little bit of the genomics and the information, that’s a little technical. We’re going to have Alexander. He’s from Chicago. He’s working at the National Institute… where are you working at Alex? 

 

[00:12:31] Alexander Isaiah: At the National University of Health Sciences University.

 

[00:12:31] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: So he’s over there. So he’s out there, and he’s going to be listening and giving us some information as we go through this technology. Let’s go to the first approach, which is the antiviral approach. Now in terms of this, well, we look at part one. As we go on the Venn diagram, you see what we’re focusing on. We will focus on interventions that act on the virus level itself, targeting the metabolic and replicating machinery part of the virus entry. Now let’s back up a little bit; there are things that we can do to prepare our bodies. One of the things is to support our bodies. And if you can go to the nutraceuticals area and see on the bottom, nothing replaces good rest and good sleep. This is important when we look at this virus; it typically enters through some mucosa, whether through the eyes, through a crack in the skin, or even through the respiratory channel it enters in. Once it does this, then it goes, and it does its thing. So one of our approaches is to limit and mitigate the viral replication and see the concurrent bacterial infections that occur. So when we look at actual diseases, where does the body end up getting a lot of these infections to end up causing injury to the lungs. The lungs end up causing so much immune reaction that it lowers the body’s ability to fight itself, and primary infections come from our bacteria. So at that point, these concomitant infections go crazy. At that point, that’s where the damage occurs, when the body’s immune reaction goes haywire and then causes congestion and limits the body’s ability to transfer oxygen. The ultimate effect limits the amount of oxygen to the brain, to the kidneys, and we have that ventrally liver, kidney, or heart failure as a result of this. So in terms of that, what we got to do is figure out how do we protect our skin? How do we protect our eyes? Masks in, but this is not what helps are. This is not where I’m at. I’m not at that clinical level that I’m approaching this. We’re providing this information to look at the information that we can prepare our bodies physiologically. You’ll see here that there are some treatment protocols that we have there. We’re going to go there in a few moments, but I wanted you to at least see that they’re OK. So again, oral hygiene, ensuring we take care of our teeth, and intestinal hygiene are essential. Probiotics are essential, and maintaining those aspects of the body is critical in assessing that. We talk about vegetables, and we’re going to get to that second. So let’s go back to the first section there. OK, so as we go to the first section, we talk about the antiviral approaches and the botanicals. These are things that we can do that we can get now. By the way, everything we have on here, we’re going to have links to it and places that you can find this on the internet, and these things are readily available so that people can find that information. Now let’s go to the nutraceuticals that we will be discussing that we can assist there. We’re going to see that the licorice root, and I know that Astrid has discussed this. I will have her bring in some of the information she has researched here, specifically about this list, and tell us what she has noted in this specific dynamics. Astrid, go ahead and tell them a bit of what you found out in terms of this particular panel and this presentation right here.

 

[00:15:39] Astrid Ornelas: OK, well, discussing the antiviral nutraceuticals and this, I guess in the first approach by Dr. Alex Vasquez, researchers have found that prescribing 240 mg of licorice root three times between meals for a week can inhibit the growth of several unrelated DNA RNA viruses, and it inactivates herpes simplex virus particles. So basically, according to these research studies, licorice root has been demonstrated to help fight certain infections. And another research study has found that injection therapy of licorice root can be helpful for the progression of disease in what is known as interferon-resistant patients with HCV-related cirrhosis. And other research studies related to licorice root have also found that it has a specific type of activity against HIV one, SAR-related coronavirus risk, respiratory style virus, and other viruses. And but I guess; notably, licorice root has also been found to be most active in inhibiting replication of the SARs associated virus.

 

[00:17:08] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: The papaya leaves juice. Is there a specific dose that Dr. Alex Vasquez indicates?

 

[00:17:17] Astrid Ornelas: We found that he didn’t quite mention that there was a specific dose, but I just wanted to point out that when Dr. Alex Vasquez says papaya leaf juice, he explicitly talking about the juice from the leaf, not the fruit, but it does have a direct antiviral action in it, and it functions are through the inhibition of viral assembly as well as replication.

 

[00:17:45] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: So he notices the lemon balm. There is no specific dose on that either, correct?

 

[00:17:50] Astrid Ornelas: Yes, again, no specific dose.

 

[00:17:52] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: And by the way, everybody, we’re going to have all this if you’re going to be able to find that on the links that we have. So you’ll be able to reference that, and you’ll be able to assess that later in the presentation. So lysine and zinc? Tell me a bit about what the presentation presented because I got much to say on that.

 

[00:18:07] Astrid Ornelas: But yeah, so Dr. Alex Vasquez and these researchers saw in their research studies showed that providing zinc, which is a dosage of up to 50 milligrams per day, has a direct antiviral effect, and there are the zinc ions to have this immediate antiviral effect and lysine specifically a 1248 milligrams per day taken between meals in combination with licorice root, lipoic acid, and other NF kappa B inhibitor inhibitors have been demonstrated in these research studies to help improve lifestyles like overall health and wellness.

 

[00:18:51] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*:  Essentially, I noticed that selenium is also there. As we notice, the approach to selenium, as it says on top, is the antiviral approach. The antiviral is to limit the virus’s ability from replicating when it first insets now back away in strayed a little bit in this process with the antiviral approach. Go ahead and leave away, and let’s go ahead and talk to someone who matters to this information because this may seem like I’m going out left field, but I also have here a mom who has a lot of concerns. And those questions that we presently have are pretty much in the minds, if not in the forefront of someone’s mind, or the back end of someone’s mind as to what kind of questions. And I’d like for you to hear the type of thought process that a mom has to protect, help, and prepare a family. So Trudy, tell me a bit of when you’ve been exposed to this knowledge and see this on CNN and all the media. How does it affect you, and what are you looking for in terms of answers?

 

Proper Protocols

Dr. Alex Jimenez and crew inform Trudy of the proper protocols about hygiene.

 

[00:19:53] Trudy Torres: Well, basically, you know, we as a mom, one of the big things that we always do since, you know, we get babies is practicing good hygiene. So it’s essential, you know, as a mom, to always make sure that your kids are constantly washing their hands, not just when this type of chaos is happening. You know, we need to continue always to wash our hands. But it’s information overwhelming, to be quite honest with you because you hear different facts and things that are true and not true. There’s so much information out there. So to me, it would be important that what is a proper protocol other than good hygiene, good rice, good nutrition to implement and in the different type of age groups like, for example, I have teenagers. What are the exact dosages, where would I get this, and how do my kids take it? So that way, you know, if we ever get exposed to this type of coronavirus, we know the proper protocol. Also, do you know what areas? I mean, I’m glad that you guys are putting out their oldest links that we can research and get the correct information. So going back to the different supplements you mentioned, we’re going to be able to come up with an exact dosage and protocol. Is that something that people will call to the clinic and this get this type of information? Or what would be the proper protocol?

 

[00:21:14] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: That’s a great question because we’re going to do it here; we just started with the antiviral therapeutics. We’re going to digress a little bit to the health coach because the questions will be, well, where do I get my stuff right? That’s where Kenna is going to be able to give us some information. Kenna, can you tell us a bit of what we can do to help people and guide people other than just this basic information?

 

[00:21:31] Kenna Vaughn: Right. So as you guys were talking about hygiene, of course, making sure you’re brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing so much bacteria is in your gums, and it goes into your bloodstream through there. After that, we want to make sure you’re like showering, bathing, washing your hands all the time. Things like that before you eat after you touch a doorknob, pump gas, all of that stuff matters. As far as the specific nutraceuticals go, I do have some protocols that we’ve researched in place. They’re about to be shown on the screen. So if we all take a look, I have three separate things here. The first one I want to call attention to is a hand sanitizer recipe. I know that hand sanitizer is selling out extremely quickly in most places. But this is a recipe that you can make your sanitizer at home. It’s four ounces, so it’s not a lot, but it’s better than nothing, and you can travel it, keep it with you, travel in your purse. Things like that. And then we also have to the right of that. My recommendation for adults. So the adults have all of these supplements that you will go into a little more detail as we’re going through the different stages. But you can see right there licorice extract is on there as well as greens first. What this is, is it’s a powder, and you can get 20 plus servings of fruits and vegetables just within two scoops. So when we add that into the water every day, it’s going to help our guts. It’s going to help just fight off more things. Your immunity will be stronger just by those increased vegetables because sometimes getting all the servings you need is not as easy as we think.

 

[00:23:11] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Now I was going to ask, is this a link we can get, or is that something we can find? Because I know that we tried to create a link that was available to our patients because these are many times pharmaceutical grades and grades limited by the state and regulations. We have to have it go through a doctor. So this is something that you can present or print up or just take a picture or chew on this a little bit and get present to your doctors and let them see if they recommend this for you. OK, so this depends on each individual based on that. So tell us a bit of what else we have on here.

 

[00:23:46] Kenna Vaughn: What else we have on here is for the kids because they are smaller and they’re a little bit more sensitive. We have a recommendation for probiotics and multivitamins. Multivitamins are great because they provide so much of the essential vitamins you need and all the little things that your body could be lacking. So those are going to help your children. Also, with the coronavirus, kids are showing more to be carriers and not less be infected. They can test positive for this, but they’re not getting sick. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t bring it home to their parents and their family, which is why everybody must get that protection that they need to help build their immune system.

 

[00:24:29] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: I’d say that they are infected, but they’re not presenting the symptomatology or presenting the results of that. So they are carriers because certain people become carriers, and certain people become affected by it. So there’s a whole lot of predisposition factors that to this day aren’t figured out. But what we’re trying to do is lay down some nutritional physiology that will give you the strength and the ability to do the best physiologically in return. In terms of that, what else do we have in there, Kenna?

 

[00:24:57] Kenna Vaughn: I also put my email and phone number on the screen if you would like the direct link to these supplements. If you email us with your first name, last name, and then, of course, your email, call us and give us that same information. This is how we’ll send you the direct link for the supplements that we have made up for this protocol.

 

[00:25:18] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Again, the other thing that we also noticed is that many times you may want to consistently and this is something I highly recommend you present this to your doctors and let them kind of become a team with you in this process because misinformation is what we’re certainly not wanting to do. We want to add information and give you more options. I was going to ask Trudy if she’s had any frustrations listening to what people are purchasing on the internet or the mass hysteria we have throughout our country. Have you noticed that, Trudy at all?

 

[00:25:54] Trudy Torres: Oh, absolutely. Obviously, there’s the backorder on hand sanitizer, on any disinfectant wipes, toilet paper. People are just going crazy buying toilet paper, and then it is just kind of like the sheep protocol, you know, everybody doing and I’m thinking to my head, Do I need to buy it? I mean, are we going to run out on, you know, on perishable goods, you know, canned soups, and it’s all this kind of chaos that it’s being created. Unfortunately, a lot of the times, you know, because of the wrong information and I’m glad that we’re putting that the proper protocol as far as nutraceuticals ask your doctor first, but at least has given as the regular population that we don’t have all the background on medical approach what to do as a proactive approach.

 

[00:26:45] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: I think it’s irresponsible from anyone who knows something and doesn’t share it. So today’s forum is this, and we are as such. Please go back to section one on the antiviral issues as we are preventing the antiviral replication. So that was part one, OK, and we can go into the nutraceuticals, and let’s go back in there and we can take a look at that’s the beginning. OK, so we’re dealing with zinc, lysine, and selenium, specifically, to prevent antiviral replication. So that’s the critical component there. Let’s go to section two now, and that’s what we’re going to bring in, Alexander, who will help us understand the replication issues a little bit. As we go in here, we can see that there are some DNA components. You’re going to hear a lot of talk about acetyl, cysteine, selenium, and zinc. And he’s got a little bit of an approach and presentation regarding the DNA and its effect and how the virus affects the DNA. So tell us a little bit of Alexander as to what your thoughts are on this.

 

[00:27:47] Alexander Isaiah: So there’s a couple of different approaches that I’d like to take a look at here. First of all, I’d like to highlight what Miss Trudy was talking about, how all the hand sanitizers are kind of going out of sales. Hand sanitizers have alcohol-based. They’re pretty good at killing bacteria but not as effective as washing your hands. The main reason is that these soaps that you use contain a chemical called SDSs, an empathetic molecule, which is the technical term for saying that it has polar and non-polar regions. So the cool part about these empathic molecules is that at the natures, these proteins and force them to pretty much congregate in different directions, exposing them to paths that they wouldn’t usually be exposed to. So that’s why washing your hands is more effective than using hand sanitizer versus hand sanitizer. Yes, you may kill off most of these viruses. Still, any of the viruses that have lived are already going to develop an immune response and be resistant to pretty much any of these hand sanitizers in the future. So always make sure to wash your hands. Now, when it comes to stuff like zinc, so zinc, I know that Dr. Bosca’s had explained to it pretty much says that it has antiviral properties, so it explains what that means. So zinc at the molecular level is a positive ion. So it’s a Zn two-plus. When we look at the DNA and RNA structures, all of these structures are negatively charged. So when you have a negative in a positive structure, they tend to attract together. And once they congregate and bind to each other, most of the time cannot replicate or function in the way they were designed to. So whether it’s zinc or magnesium or any positive ions, they’re going to end up binding to each other. And keep in mind that Dr. Alex Vasquez only prescribes up to 50 milligrams of it, correct? I believe up to 50 mg. So make sure that you’re not going overboard with zinc because I can tell you personally, zinc poisoning is not a fun thing. So make sure everything in moderation is always condoned. So that’s how these positive ions interact with each other. Now, when it comes to N-acetyl-cysteine and selenium, there’s a couple of cool things about them. So cysteine and selenium are mainly involved in the glutathione pathway information. Now, glutathione is the body’s most potent antioxidant, and it’s composed of glycine, glutamate, and cysteine. NAC is using a couple of other treatments. For example, it’s also used in hospitals. But another vital aspect is used to rejuvenate those glutathione levels. Now, glutathione is going to have a particular mechanism on how it works. Its main job is to break down hydrogen peroxide that the body forms typically. Now, when you have a cell that’s been hijacked by a virus, it will produce a lot more oxidative stress on the cell, eventually causing apoptosis in normal conditions when a cell goes through apoptosis.

 

[00:30:41] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: I’m sorry, Alex. What is apoptosis?

 

[00:30:44] Alexander Isaiah: Apoptosis is a fancy word for saying cell death. So pretty much, the cell explodes at the cellular level. We would want this for a cell that’s not functioning correctly or has exceeded its lifespan in a normal situation. But when we’re talking about virulent infections. The virus is replicating in large amounts within that cell, causing this stress on the cell. And when it dies or explodes into apoptosis, it’s going to start infecting other cells at an exponential rate. So by rejuvenating these glutathione levels through the use of acetylcysteine or NAC selenium, which is the cool factor performing glutathione, we allow the cell to keep up with the mechanisms that the virus is producing and will enable the body kind of like a buffer period so it can kill off these viruses and its normal immune response.

 

Antiviral Supplements

Dr. Alex Jimenez and crew discuss the different antiviral supplements.

 

[00:31:35] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: So what you’re saying is N-acetyl-cysteine, it could be considered the impact. It helps strengthen your immune reaction by powering it up and ensuring it continues in the right direction. Correct? Exactly. Got it. OK. Makes sense. OK, so did you want to add something else right there? 

 

[00:31:55] Alexander Isaiah: And then just selenium is the cool factor to produce and form glutathione.

 

[00:32:01] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Got it. So as we look at that, let’s go ahead. So the issue is that when the virus comes in, it typically hijacks the NRF2 factors and, as we look at inhibitors NF Kappa B, the area here is to stop the replication. So these are things that we have been able to use so that we have many research articles. And again, I have a link on the front page to see all the documentation and the research behind each of these supplements as to what to take and how to take. Please understand that this is the information that is presented out there. We must have your doctor evaluate this first. If you’ve got kidney disease, if you got heart disease, it is wise to always talk to your doctor because of what a person with a kidney disorder may have or may not have the ability to. That’s where those intelligent people, like a nephrologist, would say, this is a good thing, or this is not a good thing in your particular situation. Now, Astrid, you’ve put together here a little bit of the supplementation. Is that correct or these specific supplementations, as I know it was either myself that instructed you or Kenna, which one was the one that put together this list here.

 

[00:33:14] Astrid Ornelas: It was between everyone.

 

[00:33:17] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Got it, so let’s go through those and tell me a bit of there. If you read those out, people can have this as the auditory sound also sees this.

 

[00:33:26] Astrid Ornelas: So basically, some of the nutraceuticals that we have here, these are, as you mentioned before, these are inhibitors of NF kappaB. Essentially NF Kappa B is the main component that is associated with their immune system. And then, within the cell, this is what controls inflammation and all of these inflammatory reactions. These responses are from the immune system to contain infections and viruses and things like that. So the list that we have here, it’s quite a long list.

 

[00:34:05] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*:  Let me go ahead and read them. So we have vitamin D3. D3 is huge. It shows so many positive results. We’ve got the CAPE, which is the Bee propolis. Boswellia Serratia. Coenzyme Q. We got curcumin, we got GLA, we got the grape seed extract, we got green tea. Go ahead and pronounce these Isohumulones and lipoic acid. We got EPA; we got resveratrol, we’ve got rosemary, we got selenium, we got zinc. We got alpha-lipoic acid and glutathione. These are all things two inhibitors of NF kappa B, which is causing the inflammatory cascade. So if we can take supplements that are natural in it, that’s the best way to approach it and at least one option to approach and supplement our immune structure. So we’re going to go back away from this for a second here, and we’re going to go into the area of number three, which is the cell support system, which is part of immune nutrition now in terms of immunogenicity. And again, we got the arrow pointing to the other part of the diagram here. OK, now nutrition and the immune function emphasizes low carbohydrate. This is very critical. We cannot be taking simple sugars when our bodies are having this kind of dealings and preparing our body for, let’s say, an issue. We also got the things that are on here, like smoking. Smoking has also been known to the people who have a history of smoking seem to have a little bit harder to work through with the virus. So what we want to do is we want to limit those things that cause oxidation. So tell me a bit of this because Kenna, you were the one that presented this one a little bit, right? So as we did that, I want to go ahead and at least understand a little bit of the approach of vitamin A, vitamin D3, zinc, and probiotics. Again, as you know, this Venn diagram offers the ability to see how things correlate. And though this may be just the part of the nutrition, it also correlates with anti-replication genomics and antiviral effects. Go ahead.

 

[00:36:05] Kenna Vaughn: All right. So if you go ahead and click into the nutraceutical bubble, it’ll expand on those vitamins just a little bit more. Once again, these are studies that are in Dr. Alex Vazquez’s book. And from what his research has shown, vitamin A is great for all ages. So these are just a few different doses that are up on the screen. But it has been demonstrated that 300000 IU per day for three to five days of vitamin A can help with acute infections. So we’re going to want those vitamin A numbers or vitamin A to be present in the vitamins we are taking. That way, we can be sure to combat this in case we were to come in contact. You want to be prepared first, so you don’t always have to start taking these vitamins after you feel symptoms or things like that. Talk to your doctor now, bring them home tomorrow, things like that. So you can start to get your immune system prepared if you are to come across this.

 

[00:37:03] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: And by the way, all these supplements are part of small, little packages in vitamins, and people have done all this hard work for you. But this is kind of the background knowledge for that good.

 

[00:37:11] Kenna Vaughn: Also, for infants and ages six to 11 months, you can also take one 100000 IU per day for two doses, and that has also been shown to help with measles. So as you can see there, it’s helping with infections and measles, things like that. Those are all obvious things that happen to your immune system. So vitamin A is a super great one. Another one that we mentioned is the vitamin D. Vitamin D 4000 to 10000 IU per day for acute infections has been shown to help fight it off and reduce the rate at which it’s producing inside of you.

 

[00:37:50] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Yes, as the virus load.

 

[00:37:52] Kenna Vaughn: Yeah. And then also at the top, we have glutamine, and that one has been shown nine to 18 grams per day between meals. So that one will also help with, you know, the research demonstrated as sickle cell or burns. So it’s going to help heal, and it’s going to help your body where it needs help.

 

Steps To Protect your Family

Dr. Alex Jimenez and his team discuss what are the steps to protecting your family’s immune system.

 

[00:38:15] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: In terms of this presentation, we’re going to do this in dicing. This is a one-long one, but we’re going to dice it up, and we’re going to break it apart. But it’s pretty large and quite long and quite lengthy, but we will break it up into parts one, two, three, and four. To discuss these particular dynamics in terms of preparing your family, now, let’s back away a little bit for a second here. Now I’m going to go back to Trudy because what I want to do is want you to give me is what are you looking for in terms of a person trying to protect your family, specifically regarding supplementation?

 

[00:38:48] Trudy Torres: Well, other than obviously, you know, always doing good hygiene, what would be the first step for me as a mom to take, not just for my family, but for my children, what would be the immediate thing that I should be doing?

 

[00:38:59] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: The first thing is to begin slowly. We don’t want to be taking boluses. This is no different than trying to, you know, be fed once every 30 days and take a blast. The body that progressively begins the process of nutrition does it over time because the body gets stronger over time. So, in essence, we first have to realize that our diet today, or the sad diet, which is the standard American diet, has a lot of holes in it. And what we want to do is to begin the process of upping the ante for our immune system, cleaning out the issues, making sure our children have probiotics, and making sure our children have excellent oral hygiene so that the immune system can respond better. So, in essence, preparing your family by understanding oral intestinal health is a huge component of what goes on, but also going into and preparing the cellular physiology for the, let’s say, inevitable body immune insult or preparation process because not everyone gets this and not everyone presents symptoms. But for those prepared better, well, it’s just widespread sense that they will bode better. So I hope that answers your question in terms of things you can do. You got to get water. You got to make sure your children are hydrated. You’ve got to make sure your kids sleep well. So sleeping is a critical thing because there are so many physiological processes that get recovered. And even though that’s it seems like an easy way out to give an answer, go to sleep better. No, sleeping is enormous. The body that sleeps in the body that breast better is the body that protects itself better if that makes any sense. What are the questions that you had, or did that help you with that answer?

 

[00:40:33] Trudy Torres: Oh, absolutely. Definitely. You know, it gives me a big picture of, you know, what would be the steps. And I think you touched on an excellent point that you said, you know, little by little, you’re not going to start taking all these tons of supplements all at once and expect results. You know, number one, good diet, rest, good hygiene, and begin implementing the supplements? And then, the critical point here is to check with your doctor and outreach to us, and we can certainly give you some direction as to what are steps to take by? Yes, it absolutely answers my question.

 

[00:41:07] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: To make it logical and a more manageable approach. You’re going to get it on if you’re going to get it on with the virus or if you’re going to get it on with your immune system, what are you going to do? You’re going to prepare. It’s like a slice of meat. You’re going to prepare your body to prepare. You just don’t show up without training for it or getting the body ready for it. So as the body gets ready, it needs nutraceuticals. It needs phytonutrients; it needs good vegetables; it needs good stuff in the body. So that’s what our job is to do, to rev up the ante, to get the body ready for any possibility, so to speak, in terms of in our new world here.

 

[00:41:42] Alexander Isaiah: And then I guess I would want to add if someone just wanted to start with something simple, especially for their kids. One good one to do would be cod liver oil. Cod liver oil is high, and EPAs and DHEA. So we got that omega cover there. It’s also high in vitamin D, so we got that cover there, and it also has vitamin A as well. So if you want to start with something simple, I’d recommend cod liver oil. I know that there are different flavored ones online that don’t taste too fishy, and that’s a great way to start with something as simple as well as good nutritional support while you’re eating. Make sure you’re eating a bunch of different vegetables, as Astrid said.

 

[00:42:23] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Yeah, so that’s huge. I mean, grandma was right giving you a thing of cod liver oil. Grandma’s were very aware that exercise a moderate amount. So keeping your body active and avoiding the lack of inactivity because inactivity breeds the body’s inability to react. So the more if you do get some essential exercise, you don’t go extreme but workout, but get it going on. Also, the logic is there to avoid people, and you can’t say it enough if someone is sick, then send them home. There’s no reason to test the body and put the dynamics of, let’s say, your work environment in that arena; it is easy. And I think the government is making sure that everyone gets taken care of, at least on the economic level. So when we look at that, let’s go back to immune nutrition. We’re talking about vitamin A, vitamin D and zinc, and probiotics. Again, the Venn diagram, as described, does cover these things now. Glutamine, arginine, and nucleotides are things we are looking at, and those are amino acids, and that’s why we want to make sure that the protein levels are good in the body. Because as the studies do show that people who have glutamine arginine nuclei and nucleotides or good protein have less of a mortality rate, specifically of what the results are with this particular dynamics. Now in terms of the stage of level four, which is the cell support because we’ve gone in that area. What we’re going to do is we’re going to bring an end to this and in a moment, but I want people to see what they can do in terms of diet. There are paleo diets, which improve insulin sensitivity and reduce cardiovascular disease. These are good diets to follow the standard American diet, which is the sad diet it causes systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, which we’ve been talking about. We’ve been talking about antioxidants and limiting the ability of the NF kappaB system or from kicking off or the hijacking of the Nrf2 factors, which is the area where viruses vector towards and try to replicate themselves. So if you can prepare the body better, this is always a better approach. Now again, you have your fruits and your vegetables to reduce upper respiratory infection. Well, the ability to have selenium, zinc, glutathione, and n-acetyl-cysteine. These are areas that we can prevent the replication of the virus. Vitamin D3 is massive in its ability to help out and protect us. In the end, the epiderm level is obvious; it is one of our most significant areas that produce vitamin D, which is our skin. It is our biggest protector, and when exposed to the Sun, it provides the D3. In this situation, what we want to do is we want to supplement with that, and I think we went through that. Now let’s go back to the main areas because I want to leave you guys with at least a visual of what we have in terms of our approach now; there are different approaches here, from the youth to the adults and the teens. But right here, we have a whole list where we’ve just gone over. But there is no replacement for good food. OK, pharmacology will not replace food, OK? It just doesn’t change, and it doesn’t bode well to try to create pharmacology answers. But they work together. There are definite antivirals that work together, but we cannot replace good nutrition. And the most important thing here is to give ourselves and individuals like our families and Trudy, who indicates what to do and how to feed our families. So, Trudy, you got some information here that would help you in terms of how you can protect or better prepare your family other than just buying toilet paper, right?

 

[00:45:51] Trudy Torres: So don’t buy toilet paper right now.

 

[00:45:53] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Well, yeah, you need toilet paper.

 

[00:45:55] Trudy Torres: Yeah, but don’t go crazy. Well, what I’m getting, you know, get a good multivitamin. Enough sleep; continue to do good hygiene, not just now, but continue throughout the rest of your life. You know that not sugars, because obviously, bacteria and viruses thrill in sugars. And that’s something that I have learned in the past with my kids. That is just not good. Sugars are not good at giving them a well-balanced meal. Absolutely. You know, get away from the fast food, bring good snacks. So that way, they can always have something to go to that it’s not sugary. That is nutritional that it’s well-balanced, and you know and implement the veggies.

 

Supplements

Astrid Ornelas and Kenna Vaughn discuss what supplements are good for the body.

 

[00:46:36] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: I’m going to go ahead, and I’m going to flick it over to Kenna because what I want Kenna to give me is a little bit of insight as to what goes on. But before I go to Kenna, I know that Astrid wants to say something, and she wants to point out some particular aspect of this specific screen.

 

[00:46:48] Astrid Ornelas: I just wanted to give everyone a kind of a takeaway because we’ve been discussing a lot about these supplements, and I’m pretty sure a lot of you guys, all of these viewers and everyone who’s listening in. Maybe this is a bit of an overwhelming list, probably perhaps a bunch of supplements here that perhaps a lot of you have never heard about. So I want to, you know, as the chief editor for Dr. Alex Jimenez’s blog, I’ve done tons of research on a bunch of these supplements, but I want to give you guys a bit of a takeaway. So I want to discuss one of my specialties. One of the things that I love to research mainly is nutrition and these nutraceuticals. Still, I want to discuss the kind of like we’ve mentioned, you know, these supplements, you want first to make sure you talk to your health care professional, to a doctor and discuss, you know, the what’s the proper dosage basically for you to take and to increase your immune system. But one of the things that I want to do is to highlight, you know, for all of you guys, so you are listening in. It’s also crucial to follow good nutrition, like rest, you know, keep hygiene and be involved in exercise and physical activity. Still, we also want to make sure that we’re putting in good food in our bodies. You know, we want to promote overall health and wellness, we want to eat good food. So kind of like how we were talking about going into the immune and nutrition part of this podcast presentation, protein is very critical for our immune system. And one of the supplements, one of the nutraceuticals, is up here on this list that I want to highlight is glutamine. So in clinical practice, glutamine is recommended to take within nine to 18 grams per day between meals, or three to nine grams, basically three times a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But, you know, to now to provide you guys with that big of a takeaway, I want to discuss what you can eat actually to kind of bypass a little bit of the supplements, you know, if we’re not sure where to get these supplements, if we still need to take that extra step to go to the doctor and to talk to get the proper dosage, there are several foods out there that you can eat, you know, give yourself adequate nutrition to provide yourself with glutamine. So to give you guys a bit of what glutamine is, you know, since we’re highlighting and we keep referencing a lot to adhere to glutamine, it is an amino acid. What that is is that it is a building block for protein. So as we discuss, protein is critical for our immune system and glutamine. It is naturally produced in the body, and it is one of the most abundant amino acids that we have. But now, given kind of going into this whole coronavirus and infections, you know, people who are already, I guess, hit with these infections. These people have injuries, and even I found that certain research studies show that people who have severe burns may also have certain glutamine deficiencies because their immune system is going haywire is going crazy. So basically, we can find glutamine in the highest amounts and animal products.

 

[00:50:40] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: What products did you have? Do you have the specific ones?

 

[00:50:43] Astrid Ornelas: Yeah. I have eggs, beef, milk, you know, dairy products like those kinds of animal products, essentially. And glutamine can also be found in several and some amounts in plant-based foods. And those are the ones that I want to kind of highlight are white rice and corn.

 

[00:51:04] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: The N-acetyl-cysteine is a precursor to the glutamine area. So one of the things is is that when we have the driver and NAC, it is the thing that works along with that particular amino acid. So let me ask you, in terms of this approach, Kenna, going back to Trudy’s design, what kind of directions can we give individuals in terms that have questions or want a type of further help their families lay down some good, more protection?

 

[00:51:35] Kenna Vaughn: Right. So going off of all those points, we can, of course, I put my email up on the screen earlier in our phone number, so you can always take the recommendations that we have to your doctor and email us or call us with certain questions you have. But in addition to that, things you can take home to your family would be, of course, the hygiene to start a good multivitamin that one’s going to have everything you need. NAC is a great supplement. As we are talking about, vegetables are a great thing for kids for a snack, something quick. You can cut up bell peppers, avocado slices, carrots, tomatoes. All those things are quick to grab if you already have them cut up in your fridge. It’s a great snack, and they’ll keep your kids away from chips, and things like that’ll decrease their immune system. They’re still getting that crunch that they’re wanting.

 

Conclusion

Dr. Alex Jimenez recaps on today’s podcast.

 

[00:52:27] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: All right. Well, thank you, guys, and I want to tell you that again, everything in here has been put together because the knowledge is out there. We just tend towards our awareness is sometimes not to open the book of the past and these ideas of this virus. So this is a very virulent virus. It has its power. You can see it propagating through the United States. You just have to go to the CDC website as it travels. You can see it traveling through Europe, and as it enters a mechanism, it begins, has a beginning, and has a middle. And has it end as it works its way through. Because we’re here in the states, and it’s starting really at this point? We want to make sure that we also help people prepare because when people don’t know how to prepare, they make some judgment calls that are just a little chaotic. We keep on using the example of buying too much toilet paper because it seems like they don’t know. So excessive buying occurs. But when we think about it, what do we do, and how do we do it? And when do we do it? And that’s my purpose of presenting this thing. So as we do this kind of stuff, it’s not to jump in and show a level of disinformation information. We’re just presenting information already out there, and great scientists and great doctors have put this information together. We referenced one, Dr. Alex Vasquez, here, who has taken on a life work of making sure that we have antiviral strategies and that I do think when it comes home to it, people want to know, and people do want to prepare their families. And for the people who get educated, they start getting pieces and pieces, and it becomes frustrating. Here it’s put together, but before anything, you can take this information and present it to your doctor and say, Is this OK for me? And let that approach kind of be the thing that guides you. But like anything else, if we’re going to head into a meet, we’re going to prep, we’re going to get ready, we’re going to get it on. And as we get it on, the best way we can get our children in and them to get it on with the world that they have to deal with is to prepare. So that is our entire purpose of these antiviral strategies. We’re going to continue to do this kind of stuff and present it out there and let it fall where it may and may be offensive to some. It may be helpful to others, and I hope and pray that everyone can use a little bit of information and look around and say, Hey, you know what? Eating McDonald’s is not as well-nourished in those areas or fast foods. Those things are probably not the best option, because you can’t eat McDonald’s if you probably eat good food too, but you got to prepare the body in a better way. So my goal here is not to present too much information, but it’s available for those around the world who want to learn. And here we have it. So I thank you guys for the opportunity, and we will continue to bring in information. And again, this information was brought to you because people want to know. OK, thank you, guys.

 

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