Respiratory Distress

19.03.20 08:30 PM By Jon

Coronavirus can come on rapidly, and cause extreme difficulty breathing

Pneumonia can be deadly.  Many numbers of people afflicted with Novel Coronavirus will find themselves needing help to breathe.  Unfortunately, there will be a period of time in which those services are in short supply.  Normally, respiratory distress is a call to the hospital, but if that's not available you'll want to know how to mitigate it at home. 

Dr. Sircus lists some of the frontline therapies that really should be used in hospitals, but are easy enough and safe enough for anyone to do at home, or under my guidance.   I concur with his list below 100%.  I would also add that I've often used Potassium Bicarbonate as a cell salt remedy - Kali Carbonicum - for acute asthmatic attacks during fever (especially when the person has puffy eyelids).

"Substances like glutathione that can be nebulized directly into the lungs. Magnesium chloride, which saves the lives of cardiac arrest patients, Vitamin C, which is already used for sepsis patients and in China for coronavirus patients. Vitamin D can be used at ultra high dosages, sodium bicarbonate (nebulized with glutathione), iodine, selenium, potassium, vitamins A and B, as well as oxygen and hydrogen gases, which can all be used in ICU departments and at home." - Dr. Sircus

Nubulizers and Diffusers and Steam Inhalations: can be life-saving

Like Dr. Sircus suggested: magnesium salts, potassium salts, reduced glutathione salts, bicarbonate salts all can be diffused directly into the lungs safely.  There are numerous essential oils that have long been used similarly.  Keep in mind that with oils a little goes a long way.  As often is the case in natural medicine, a combination often provides synergistic improvement in the effect while also minimizing any harm.  In other words, it is safe to use a combination of oils and medicines in this way.  Keep it dilute, and provide it to the nostrils for inhalation.  Discontinue if it causes irritation, and at the very least: have these things on hand so that someone like myself can guide you through using it. 

Homeopathic remedies that cover pneumonia and respiratory distress/asthma

  • ARSENICUM: this remedy is still the one suggested by AYUSH, the Indian Ministry of Health, for prevention of Coronavirus and tfor the first stage of symptoms.  These include nausea and vomiting as if poisoned, and asthma.  The individual often must take little sips of water in between gasps for air.
  • KALI CARBONICUM: These folks have puffy eyelids, usually.  They also can have a very gassy abdomen.  They might wake up in the middle of the night with an asthmatic attack. 
  • PULSATILLA: With their symptoms ever-changing, thick mucous and gunk in the eyes, they're better with a slow walk and the window cracked.  They are also interestingly thirstless despite a fever.
  • CARBO-VEG: With heart failure, low oxygen saturation, and feeling as if breathing through a straw. 
  • TUBERCULINUM: they're always better with outdoor air.  Might have a history of formerly very high lung capacity, perhaps history of tuberculosis in the family, for the later stages of pneumonia.
  • CAMPHORA: the person is restless while they can barely breathe

Foods can help immensely

There are already lists out there with foods to reduce asthma, and foods to avoid.  Notice how they're antinflammatory, antihistamine foods, and some might be directly indicated as antivirals, antibiotics, antifungals. 

Sulphur compounds in Broccoli and its cousins - Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts - help us detoxify, which is a basis for maintaining a healthy system.

Omega 3 Oils found in cold water fish, flax, chia, hemp, olive, and other seeds and fruits - are antiinflammatory, improving energy exchange and oxygenation.

Omega 7 Oils found in Black Cumin Seed, Borage, Sea Buckthorne - are specifically antiinflammatory to the cascade that leads to asthmatic attacks. 

Glutathione rich foods - namely in the fresh skins of fruits

Cysteine rich foods, which contribute to your body's ability to make glutathione itself - like Whey and Colostrum

Vitamin C rich foods - even in parsley, saurkraut, and bone broth! - Vitamin C helps keep mucous thin, oxygenates our blood, and peroxidizes virus. 

Iodine rich foods - seaweeds, sea foods - provide peroxides for your body to maintain enzymatic action

P.E.A. - palmytoethanolamine - a fat found in egg yolks, peanuts, soybeans, and other foods - and found in every cell of our body - can help reduce excessive cytokines in the blood, reducing risk of cytokine storm.  Some NDs are suggesting it to safely prevent the cytokine storm.  I'd put it in the category of healthy fats!

Potassium rich foods like Spirulina and Chlorella, and many others.