As 2020 comes to a close, I would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. And invite you, at least for a few minutes, to ditch the feeling of fear and anxiety that results from the real tragedy of each life lost, coronavirus (COVID-19) fatigue and news hysteria. Let’s hope that 2021 will look much much better.
Sure, we are not out of the woods yet. With the winter months coming, we are going to have to face Rhinovirus, Enterovirus, Adenovirus, Influenza and who knows what else ahead, all on top of the now familiar coronavirus (COVID-19). To face all of these challenges, we need to strengthen our ability to fight these invaders, and also detect and treat co-infections of bacteria, mycobacterium, fungi and parasites.
How To Strengthen The Immune System
Here are some ways we can strengthen our immune system:
- Eat clean food (fresh, local, mostly produce, free of preservatives, dyes, additives and pesticides)
- Drink clean water (filtered, not from a plastic bottle)
- Exercise most days of the week for at least 30 minutes
- Sleep soundly 7-8 hours per night
- Spend time daily in gratitude, prayer and meditation
- Wash your hands
Other ways to strengthen the immune system require some nutritional support:
- Vitamin C and D3
- Magnesium: 400 mg daily (in citrate, malate, chelate or chloride form)
- Selenium (a handful of Brazilian nuts will cover your daily needs
- Zinc (20 mg daily)
This is the basic information that everybody interested in supporting his or her immune system has heard about by now.
However, few people have heard that zinc does not diffuse easily into the cytoplasm. It requires an ionophore transport mechanism. EGCG from green tea offers zinc ionophores (so does Quercetin, but it is easier to sip a cup of tea than eating kilos of onions).
Speaking of green teas, some green teas are more beneficial than others. The Beljanski Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) that works towards the creation of a better healthcare system by supporting research on botanicals, has partnered with Kansas University Medical Center to investigate the health benefits, and most specifically the anti-cancer benefits of several green tea commercially available.
Two other little known supplements which are gems backed by numerous publications are Pao pereira (Pau pereira) and RNA fragments nucléotides.
The first one is an extract of Pao pereira (Pau pereira), that Dr. Mirko Beljanski perfected in the 1980s. It is made from the bark of a tree that grows in the Amazon Rain Forest. Dr. Beljanski showed that Pao pereira (Pau pereira) could inhibit the replication of RNA viruses, in different species, ranging from plants (TMV) to birds (AEV) and cats (FIV). That led him to work on another RNA virus, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In 1994, the results of a clinical trial performed on HIV+ people and treated orally with Pao pereira (Pau pereira) for 12 months, were published (1). This study confirmed the safety of the extract, the improvement of lymphocyte subpopulations (T4 / T8 ratio) and positive indications along various other parameters.
This antiviral action results from inhibition of viral genome replication in those cells infected by the RNA viruses. Just like the other viruses studied by Dr. Beljanski, COVID-19 is also an RNA virus, but no study has been made possible at this time to test the effectiveness of Pao pereira (Pau pereira). However, The Beljanski Foundation has received some testimonials offering anecdotal evidence of it’s benefits.
The second one is made of nucleotides from RNA fragments. Nucleotides, although little known, are the basic building blocks of DNA and RNA. They are fundamental to all life, as every new cell requires nucleotides. Most importantly, they are necessary to create the white blood cells needed to destroy the infectious agents coming our way. Food rich in nucleotides are organ meats and offal, as well as in fermented foods, such as properly fermented tofu, tempeh and natto. Nucleotides are considered “essential nutrients” (2) whose depletion may prevent proper immune response (3).
As Dr. Mirko Beljanski was looking into helping individuals whose white blood cells are damaged by chemotherapy, he generated small RNA fragments able to prime the replication of DNA in bone marrow stem cells. The bone marrow, in turn, creates all lines of white blood cells that soldier our immune system.
This supplement was designed in the 1980s by Dr. Mirko Beljanski and no other product has come close to delivering such a powerful signal to the body to create white blood cells and platelets, which are at the core of the immune system. Research conducted at Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA), with this nucleotide based dietary supplement (“ReaLBuild©”) showed it could help maintain white blood cells and platelets even for people whose immune system was weakened by chemotherapy (3). ReaLBuild is a unique supplement composed of RNA fragments that specifically prime DNA duplication of bone marrow stem cells leading to proliferation of white blood cells and platelets.
What Are The Statistics Really Saying?
Finally, it is time to rationalize the statistics that are showing us an ever growing number of fatalities. Remember that testing was not available from the start of the epidemic, and hospitals are paid tens of thousands of dollars to “up-code” (incentivizing such declarations and assumptions) by including COVID-19 (coronavirus) as a diagnosis when possible. Correlatively, influenza/pneumonia deaths (which used to be reported as the 7th leading cause of death in the USA with roughly 56,000/year) and most drug overdoses have disappeared from the media horizon, as they all appear as respiratory deaths.
The case fatality rate established by John Hopkins University, shows that once testing was made available, the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) is actually much lower that initially thought, when numbers were based on simple diagnosis, (including numerous non-proven “assumed infections”) rather than testing.
Of this reduced fatality rate, “Research also shows that over 80 percent of fatalities attributed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in advanced countries that test comprehensively and report accurately are people who also suffer from other significant illnesses or vulnerabilities,” according to an article published by Conrad Black in the National Post. (4)
Hence educating ourselves on supporting our immune system (click here for my free eBook on How To Protect Yourself From COVID-19 And Whatever Else May Come Your Way), being strong and healthy, individually and together, should be our top resolution for the New Year.
Here’s to 2021,
Vice President of The Beljanski Foundation
- Tolerance and Feasibility of a 12-Month Therapy Using the Antiretroviral Agent PB100 in AIDS-Related Complex Patients.” D. Donadio et al. Dtsch. Zschr. Onkol. 26, 6 (1994).
- G.K. KRIMBLE, “Essential and Conditionally-Essential Nutrients in Clinical Nutrition”. Nutrition Research Reviews, (1993) 6, 97-119.
- W.C. FANSLOW, A.D. KULKARNI, C.T. VAN BUREN, F.G. RUDOLPH, “Effect of Nucleotide Restriction and Supplementation on Resistance to Experimental Murine Candidiasis”. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Vol . 12, No 1, (1998) pp 49-52.
- Conrad Black, National Post, Oct 23, 2020 https://nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-coronavirus-hysteria-will-soon-come-to-an-end