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How One Doctor Successfully Treated COVID-19 Patients With Nutritional and Oxidative Therapies

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:04 AM

When COVID-19 reared its head earlier this year, Dr. David Brownstein told his staff, "This is what we have been preparing for." The board-certified family physician and editor of Dr. David Brownstein's Natural Way to Health newsletter is one of the nation's foremost holistic practitioners, and for over two decades he has lectured and written about using natural hormones and nutritional therapies to boost the immune system and ward off chronic disease.

Brownstein, the director the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan, was able to put his theories and expertise into practice this past spring when he successfully treated 107 patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19. He subsequently published a study on his methodology titled, "A Novel Approach to Treating COVID-19 Using Nutritional and Oxidative Therapies."

"There is a cure for every viral infection known to mankind," he tells Newsmax. "And this is the immune system. When the immune system appropriately responds to foreign pathogens it can do remarkable things. That's why supporting the immune system should be our top priority and yet, during the height of the pandemic, I didn't hear one health official comment on the role of the immune system in controlling COVID-19."

Good nutrition lays the foundation for a strong immune system. Brownstein, who has written several books on the topic, including "The Guide to Healthy Eating," says that whether you consume a plant-based or meat-based diet, eliminating processed food and especially sugar can help keep your immune system ready for action.

"Sugar paralyses the white blood cells that are critical to fight off infection for five hours," he says. Brownstein tests his patients for nutritional imbalances and provides the support they need for optimum health which is why he's had such success treating disease, including COVID-19.

"I have used nutritional support for the immune system for over 20 years," he says. "Over this period of time, my patients have done well when confronted with viral and influenza-like illnesses such as COVID-19."

One of the key factors in balancing the immune system is to keep inflammation in check. Many COVID-19 patients became severely ill when the immune system went into overdrive, releasing a tsunami of molecules called cytokines that while attempting to kill the attacking virus. Instead, when things got out of control, it caused life-threatening inflammation called a "cytokine storm."

"The nutritional and oxidative protocols I describe in my study help prevent the immune system from going into overdrive and causing cytokine storms," he says.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Brownstein and his team applied the methods they have used in the past to fight viruses, but tweaked the protocol to address their patients' needs. They began first with oral vitamin therapy that included vitamins A, C, D and iodine. Brownstein, author of "Iodine; Why You Need it and Can't Live Without it," says that as a nation, 97% of us are woefully deficient in this nutrient.

"If things didn't get better, or symptoms persisted, we used nebulized hydrogen peroxide next," he said, adding that one patient was released from the hospital and had difficulty breathing. He called Dr. Brownstein, who prescribed the nebulized hydrogen therapy — which help him feel better in a matter of hours.

If patients continued to get sick, Brownstein and his team gave them intravenous treatments of vitamin c, hydrogen peroxide and intramuscular shots of ozone.

"They all felt better within seven days," he says. "And nobody died. We had some very sick older patients in that study group, and statistically we should have had 10 mortalities."

Brownstein says that even if a vaccine for COVID-19 is developed, it won't be successful unless our immune systems are able to respond appropriately. Americans are one of the least healthy populations in the world, he says, and need to start focusing on their own well-being rather than looking for a magic bullet in the form of medication or a vaccine for this disease.

"We are only as healthy as our immune system," he says. "COVID-19 should be a wakeup call for all Americans as this shows we have an unhealthy society and we have unhealthy immune systems. You can be sure that the virus will mutate and there will be other strains in the future that we will have to deal with. Now is the time to build the immune system so that it's ready to respond to any attacking pathogen."

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When COVID-19 reared its head earlier this year, Dr. David Brownstein told his staff, "This is what we have been preparing for."
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