It is evident in the UK that the lifestyles and outlook on health that have been adopted by the general population have led to disastrous health outcomes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with deaths in the UK alone reaching over 160,000. Despite this, however, the government has made constant attempt to disempower us, the people, and ensure that we remain unaware of many of the steps that can be taken to protect ourselves, and our loved ones, from COVID-19.
Some of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as exercise, have been actively discouraged through government mandating that we stay indoors as much as possible. Perhaps even more disturbingly, we have inadvertently been encouraged to consume unhealthy food such as McDonalds with the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme reducing the cost of eating out by 50% (a case of extreme negligence given that obesity related diseases form the greatest proportion of covid death co-morbidities).
The basis of this article is primarily from source material found on two websites: that of the World Council for Health (WCH) and the Front line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) and its aim is to help spread the word on the preventative and early treatment measures of COVID-19 that most government and health authorities to this day still refuse to acknowledge, and provide the reader with insight that you can use to further empower decision making around health choices.
Covid-19 Treatment and Prevention at Home
Both the WCH and FLCCC have written guides on early treatment measures for COVID-19 that when utilised may dramatically reduce the risk of death.
For treating COVID-19 at home, the World Council for Health recommends the “5-tiered approach to treatment” that aims to:
- Support the immune system
- Target the virus with antivirals/antimicrobials
- Reduce inflammation in the body with anti-inflammatories
- Reduce the risk of blood clots with anticoagulants
- Provide symptomatic relief
This approach focuses on achieving these outcomes whilst also using accessible and inexpensive treatments to ensure that everybody is able to do as much as they can for themselves and their families from home (this also means that the list of treatments is non-exhaustive as treatments such as monoclonal antibodies are costly and thus excluded). The dosing charts for each medication can be found in the article linked and for the following categories (antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anticoagulant) you should select just one of the recommended treatments.
To support the immune system, it is recommended that one should take vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, quercetin and melatonin. All of these are available as supplement pills but can also be found in all sorts of food such as fruits and vegetables like oranges and onions as well as meats like beef and chicken.
For targeting the virus, one should take either ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine or doxycycline (all three of which can be taken in pill form) as well as using mouthwash/nasal rinse solutions. Ivermectin is the most effective of the three for treating Covid-19 and you can find out more about its uses for Covid-19 here, it is especially noteworthy that this treatment has been shown to be effective as a prophylaxis.
There are many medicines one can use to reduce inflammation in the body. Many anti-inflammatory medicines include steroids typically prescription only from your doctor, however, there are plenty of non-steroidal medicines such as ibuprofen, n-acetylcysteine (which replenishes glutathione, an important antioxidant that neutralises toxins in the body) and antihistamines, all of which can be taken as tablets or capsules.
Aspirin is the only over-the-counter anticoagulant that one can use to reduce the risk of blood clots, however, there are other anticoagulants that can be prescribed for home use by your doctor.
Finally, to provide symptomatic relief one can take a wide range of over-the-counter medications such as cough syrups, paracetamol, and mucus reducing agents such as nasal sprays and mouthwashes. Methods such as inhaling steam through a tea towel and drinking ginger and honey tea can also help to relieve coughing.
It is important to note that most essential medicines such as ivermectin overlap into multiple categories and it is vital to treat early and with the correct doses, all of which can be found in the WCH article here.
The FLCCC has worked extensively to create 3 protocols for taking care of COVID-19 patients. These have been designed as clinical guidelines for doctors to follow and are not intended for home use, so if you are just looking to learn how to treat yourself at home, it is best to follow the previous guideline (but make sure to share this information with your doctor if they aren’t aware of it!).
- The I-MASK+ protocol focuses on prevention and early treatment of outpatients (patients that do not stay overnight at a hospital) and is similar to the WCH guide. It effectively outlines the same methods of prevention mentioned earlier but also recommends taking Nigella Sativa (black cumin seeds). The early treatment is separated into 3 lines of therapies, with additional lines of therapy beyond the first being used depending on criteria such as the severity of the disease and co-morbidities of the patient.
- The MATH+ protocol is designed to treat patients who have had to be hospitalised and aims to reverse and/or mitigate severe COVID-19 outcomes such as hypoxemia, hyperinflammation and hypercoagulability
- The I-RECOVER protocol aims to manage and treat long haul COVID-19 syndrome (often referred to as “long-covid”) which has a wide array of symptoms as well as seeing success in treating post-vaccine inflammatory syndromes. Similarly, to I-MASK+, it uses three lines of therapies as well as optional adjunctive therapies. If you are suffering from long-covid it may be worth discussing these potential treatments with your doctor.