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Covid19 - How I protect myself & stay healthy

This article was written in late 2020 when Delta was the main variant. Now, in 2022 if I got Omicron, I probably wouldn't even notice I had it.

How I remain resilient to covid19

If I was diagnosed as positive

If I was admitted to hospital


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How I remain resilient to covid19

For people who have normal blood pressure, are not obese, are reasonably healthy, and who have good levels of vitamin D, zinc, magnesium and several other nutrients in their bodies, the Chinese corona virus is not a significant threat to their lives or long-term health. In late January 2020 I was probably infected with covid19, as were at least half the people I know (see covid19 earlier than we thought). It was like a nasty case of the 'flu, but certainly not life-threatening or even debilitating.

However, I was not tested and am not absolutely, 100% certain that it was the corona virus that infected us (just 99%). To lower the threat even further, there are many reports that the current version of the corona virus has evolved to become less virulent.

So what am I doing to ensure that my immune system is in tip top condition, and my body is optimised to prevent succumbing to this virus? This list is somewhat in order of priority.

  1. I'm getting as much natural sunlight as possible. I get up before dawn every day, and look at the sunrise light. Morning sunlight is the best. I never wear sunglasses. Even in winter here in Perth, I go for at least one walk every day, and when the sun is out I strip off as much as possible to expose my skin to it at midday. Sunlight creates vitamin D on your skin, and vitamin D sufficiency is essential for protection from the Chinese virus. Sunlight is by far the best way to get vitamin D, though those who are deficient can also eat foods rich in it, or supplement.

    A study of covid19 patients in Indonesia found that 98.9% of those with vitamin D levels lower than 20 ng / ml died, compared to a 4.1% death rate in patients with vitamin D above this level. (1) A study published in the BMJ found that covid19 patients who were deficient in vitamin D were ten times more likely to die than patients who had vitamin D sufficiency.

    Sunlight also generates other critical and beneficial hormones from your retina, as well as nitric oxide in your skin. Sunlight is essential for good health.
  2. Sleep. I get 7 to 8 hours of good, uninterrupted sleep every night. This is an essential for a healthy immune system and for protection from all kinds of viral infection.
  3. Exercise in clean air. I'm lucky to live in Perth, West Australia, which has beautiful clean air most of the time. I go out for at least one long walk every day, and sometimes several. If you are living in a city or polluted area, try to find both where and when the air is cleanest. Get out and exercise in the sun if you can. If the air feels bad outside, then exercise indoors.
  4. Avoid stress. Hang out with good quality friends, people who are positive, productive and truthful. Take particular care to handle or avoid stressful situations. Reassess your priorities. Meditate. Put fears into perspective.
  5. Eat well, eat real food. Avoid polluted foods and processed foods. Eliminate all forms of sugar. Value seafoods for their nutrients.
  6. Drink un-fluoridated water.
  7. Sufficiency in zinc, magnesium, vitamin C, selenium (from maximum of one Brazil nut per day), copper and iodine is also important.
  8. I take borax six days per week, and have for two decades. It is a potent anti-viral among other great properties.
  9. I avoid milk powder and milk solids, which are high in lactose / galactose. Ice cream is the worst culprit, but many other dairy products have them added. In contrast, I treasure and use butter daily, and high-fat cream in lesser amounts.
  10. I avoid antibiotics, and would only take them if my life or health was genuinely at stake.

Incidentally, if you are taking ibuprofen, stop. There is evidence that people who take this nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical painkiller put themselves seriously at risk from covid19.

If I was diagnosed as positive

If I was diagnosed as covid19 positive and feeling well enough to stay at home, I would:

If I was admitted to hospital

In the unlikely event that I succumbed to covid19 and had to go to hospital, I would request my doctors to treat me immediately with intravenous concentrated vitamin C, and continue this treatment throughout my stay in hospital.

I would ask NOT to have any antibiotics.

If I had difficulty breathing, was turning blue, or had other symptoms of histotoxic hypoxia, I would ask my doctors to treat me for cyanide poisoning. Every hospital has cyanide kits, which are simple and cheap, consisting of a dose of sodium nitrate and two other injections. Information on the appropriateness of cyanide treatment for covid19 hypoxia can be found in podcasts by Dr Zach Bush, an experienced American doctor.

In the unlikely event that I did not rapidly recover, I would also request Synairgen's inhaled anti-viral drug SNG001, an inhaled interferon-B treatment. (2)

I would instruct my doctors NOT to treat me with a ventilator or respirator. The evidence is that using these devices to treat patients with severe covid19 respiratory problems has poor outcomes - usually death. In contrast, treating for cyanide poisoning usually results in a rapid recovery.


1. Report in the Daily Mail, 18 June 2020.

2. On 20 July 2020 the results of a small unpublished study showed that hospitalised covid19 patients who took inhaled interferon-B were 79% less likely to develop severe disease and more likely to recover.

The trial involved 101 patients from nine UK hospitals. It found that patients who received Synairgen's inhaled anti-viral drug SNG001 were more than twice as likely to recover during the study. Patients who received interferon were at least twice as likely to recover to the point where their everyday activities were not compromised through having been infected. They also had significantly reduced breathlessness, one of the main symptoms of severe covid19.

Interferon is an anti-viral protein that occurs naturally in the body when an infection occurs. Covid19 appears to inhibit the body's production of interferon. There is also evidence that older people and people with some chronic health conditions have poorer interferon-B responses. It appears that the treatment helps prevent covid19 progressing by boosting the lungs' antiviral defences and preventing damage to the lungs caused by the virus.

The trial's lead Professor Tom Wilkinson, Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Southampton, commented "The results confirm our belief that interferon beta . . . has huge potential as an inhaled drug to be able to restore the lung's immune response, enhancing protection, accelerating recovery and countering the impact of SARS-CoV-2 virus."

Other University of Southampton professors involved in the trial were Stephen Holgate, Donna Davies and Ratko Djukanovic.

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