In regards to COVID-19, much study relating to its pathology has been carried out over the last few months.  Unfortunately, more has still to be learned, because no definitive cure has arisen in the short time frame of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Suffice it to say, I believe many of you are as confused as I am trying to put everything in proper perspective. The confusion over the importance of health issues in light of economic woes has caused even greater consternation throughout the country.  What is the proper course of action to take now against COVID-19?   Unfortunately, there is no proven standard regimen, at least in regards to disabling the virus, although I still remain faithful to a daily regimen of monolaurin and oil of oregano based upon my own laboratory experiences with anti-virucidals. However, like with every thing else, a definitive study has not been carried out with this twosome.

Nevertheless, there are other ways to mitigate the effects of the virus, and I don’t just mean to avoid close contacts. That should be a given.  As another measure, why not strengthen the body and its immune system?  For example, I have “upped” my vitamin D3 intake from 5,000 IU daily to 10,000 IU daily and continue on my unchanging intakes of chromium, zinc, and turmeric.  While much of this comprises my usual daily routine anyway, COVID-19 has given me more reason to continue doing so.


My last statement focuses upon the available information of who is susceptible to developing COVID-19 and its worst effects.  Age is widely recognized to be extremely important – after age 65 years, one’s chances for a difficult prognosis becomes a far more distinct possibility.  Even a greater chance for an undesirable outcome becomes apparent after age 75 years and not unexpectedly, those exceeding age 85 years have even more difficulties in store.  However, there is always the rejoinder that most of the afflicted elderly possess even more distinct possibilities of having severe accompanying maladies aside from “old age.” The most afflicted elderly often have accompanying diabetes, obesity and/or hypertension  — entities associated with insulin resistance.  Hence, ameliorating these conditions makes for a better prognosis to prevent and/or successfully control the viral calamity. 

From previous reports you might recollect that in many people over time, organs such as muscle do not respond to insulin properly.  To compensate for this, the body increases insulin release.  This is a continuing process, and the result in the end is higher circulating levels of glucose and insulin that are not optimal for our general health.  Insulin resistance with hyperinsulinemia drives a general condition of inflammation along with a compromised immune system.  In these disabling states, the virus can run wild.

With this in mind, I would recommend taking an “insulin sensitizer” in addition to any direct attempts to kill the virus. To clarify further the point I’m trying to make, the public would be better off now and in the long run if they added insulin sensitizers to their daily regimen.  Many, perhaps the majority, already consume a daily vitamin as a means to attain a healthier lifespan.  I submit that although multivitamins are useful in that they make up for their lack in the natural food supply, the insulin sensitizers are even more important in the long run.  While the attempts to develop safe drugs to improve insulin sensitivity have generally failed, many natural dietary supplements possess this capability.  I have frequently mentioned some in previous reports, e.g., trivalent chromium, bitter melon, maitake mushroom fraction SX, and even vitamin D3.  A healthy body has the best chance to ward off and/or destroy the virus – for that matter any infectious agents. While we wait for the definitive COVID-19 destroying agent, much still can be accomplished to improve general health and strengthen our internal body defenses against its ravages.