As Drug Failures for COVID Mount, Feds Ignore Natural Options

April 30, 2020

Many COVID drugs are failing. Natural medicine may hold the key—but can government cronyism be overcome? Action Alert!

A large analysis has found that antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine had no benefit for COVID patients, causing more deaths than standard care. Other pharmaceutical treatments are also turning out to be useless. Remdesivir is being touted by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, but this is likely due to pressure to come up with a drug of the moment; some evidence has shown the drug has no benefit. Emerging evidence suggests that natural medicines like zinc, quercetin, and potassium could help, sometimes in conjunction with drugs, but the government refuses to acknowledge these benefits because nutrients aren’t as profitable for drug companies.

While hydroxychloroquine may be ineffective on its own, there are trials that have combined the drug with zinc. Zinc inhibits viral activity, but it is difficult to get high levels of zinc into cells. Hydroxychloroquine may help by aiding zinc’s entry into cells. Studies show quercetin may also do what chloroquine does with zinc but without toxic side effects. Some researchers believe that zinc in general is one of the most important things we can take both to avoid Covid-19 infection and treat it. Hydroxychloroquine comes with the usual laundry list of dangerous side effects, while quercetin could help prevent heart damage along with many other benefits.

Research indicates that many other natural medicines could help prevent or treat COVID-19.

  • It is known that big viruses rapidly exhaust potassium levels, which can be fatal. A Chinese study has confirmed this for Covid-19.
  • The Chinese used IVC (vitamin C injected into veins) with reported good results and began clinical trials. New York State’s largest hospital system, Northwell Health, also began using IVC but at relatively low doses (4.5 to 6 grams) compared to the doses used in cancer trials.
  • Vitamin D is a key immune system regulator. People with especially low D are more vulnerable to Covid-19.
  • Many supplements (curcumin, resveratrol, luteolin etc.) are candidates to help control the cytokine storm that may kill Covid-19 patients but are not being tested for this use.
  • Other supplements (oregano oil, monolaurin) are candidates to attack the viral capsule but are also unlikely ever to be tested for this use.
  • Viruses cloak themselves from the immune system using a substance called nagalase. Some supplements, especially probiotics, are candidates to help control nagalase but are also unlikely to be tested for this use.
  • Silver is acknowledged to be a bacteria killer that has been able to clean up drinking water in the third world. The feds are moving against companies making any medical claims for silver. Under current law, they have the right to do that, but in the process these agencies are stating that silver has no medical role, which is not consistent with the known facts. Silver is definitely effective against bacteria. What is needed is more testing of whether and how silver can be used against viruses.
  • Other supplements, like the herb Andrographis paniculate, are candidates to interfere with enzymes needed by the virus to reproduce but are also unlikely ever to be tested for this use.

More information can be found at our COVID 411 page.

There’s a theme here. Low-cost, safe, and effective natural medicines are largely ignored by the government and the medical community, instead focusing on pharmaceutical treatments that can be more easily patented and made profitable for drug companies.

People are getting sick and dying. We cannot afford to ignore natural treatments that can save lives during and beyond this pandemic. This is the moment to bring this message to every legislator in America, both in Congress and at the state level. Will you help us do this? If every reader of this message takes action now, we can get legislators’ attention. This is the moment. Please help us.

Action Alert! Send a message to your state and federal representatives, telling them that there are vitally important nutritional strategies to deal with COVID. Please send your message immediately.

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114 responses to “As Drug Failures for COVID Mount, Feds Ignore Natural Options”

  1. Marcy Gordon says:

    Natural cures work. Everyone should be allowed to use them!

  2. steven says:

    This is a lie. hydroxychloroquine has proven to save lives from covid, the info you are giving out is costing lives. I used to believe you were honorable but this is blatant lie

    • Ila says:

      Hi Steven,

      The point we were trying to make wasn’t that hydroxychloroquine is ineffective and shouldn’t be used; but that evidence seems to be showing that it’s effective when used with zinc, and that the reason may be that it helps get zinc into cells; in other words it enhances the effectiveness of zinc. We make this point in the second paragraph of the article:

      “While hydroxychloroquine may be ineffective on its own, there are trials that have combined the drug with zinc. Zinc inhibits viral activity, but it is difficult to get high levels of zinc into cells. Hydroxychloroquine may help by aiding zinc’s entry into cells. Studies show quercetin may also do what chloroquine does with zinc but without toxic side effects. Some researchers believe that zinc in general is one of the most important things we can take both to avoid Covid-19 infection and treat it. Hydroxychloroquine comes with the usual laundry list of dangerous side effects, while quercetin could help prevent heart damage along with many other benefits.”

  3. I believe we must give the natural medicine a try We need to try the things that we have available to us we don’t need to get poisoned in the process

  4. REBECA GARMIZO says:

    People deserve to choose how to heal their bodies.

  5. Maxine says:

    I’m normally very open to natural medicine, but to assert Vitamin C and D can attack this virus is irresponsible. Curcumin? Something that attacks bacteria won’t do squat for a virus. These things haven’t been studied enough for anybody to be able to make the assertions you do.

    • Tammi says:

      There are more than enough studies, Maxine. Check out PubMed and MedlinePlus and GreenMedInfo, for starters.

    • lieve says:

      you forget that this virus often causes a cytokine storm and that’s where curcumin can be helpful!

  6. Patricia Erwin says:

    Thank you for sharing the info about COVID 19. It is quite frustrating that no immunization or cure exists for it. I’ll continue to trust Anthony Fauci over Mr. Trump.

    • Ann says:

      Are you kidding me?? I don’t trust them at all! They are both off-base. One may not know anything, and the other knows way more than he is telling!

  7. Jessica Rollins says:

    Research indicates that many other natural medicines could help prevent or treat COVID-19.

    It is known that big viruses rapidly exhaust potassium levels, which can be fatal. A Chinese study has confirmed this for Covid-19.
    The Chinese used IVC (vitamin C injected into veins) with reported good results and began clinical trials. New York State’s largest hospital system, Northwell Health, also began using IVC but at relatively low doses (4.5 to 6 grams) compared to the doses used in cancer trials.
    Vitamin D is a key immune system regulator. People with especially low D are more vulnerable to Covid-19.
    Many supplements (curcumin, resveratrol, luteolin etc.) are candidates to help control the cytokine storm that may kill Covid-19 patients but are not being tested for this use.
    Other supplements (oregano oil, monolaurin) are candidates to attack the viral capsule but are also unlikely ever to be tested for this use.
    Viruses cloak themselves from the immune system using a substance called nagalase. Some supplements, especially probiotics, are candidates to help control nagalase but are also unlikely to be tested for this use.
    Silver is acknowledged to be a bacteria killer that has been able to clean up drinking water in the third world. The feds are moving against companies making any medical claims for silver. Under current law, they have the right to do that, but in the process these agencies are stating that silver has no medical role, which is not consistent with the known facts. Silver is definitely effective against bacteria. What is needed is more testing of whether and how silver can be used against viruses.
    Other supplements, like the herb Andrographis paniculate, are candidates to interfere with enzymes needed by the virus to reproduce but are also unlikely ever to be tested for this use.
    There are vitally important nutritional strategies to deal with COVID.

  8. Guy Gruters says:

    All kinds of nutrition can stop any virus – will you please stop looking for new drugs and vaccines that will never work as good as high dose IV vitamin C, quercetin to get zinc into the viruses, D3, etc., etc., etc.
    You simply cannot trust the CDC or FDA – you know they are funded by and run by big PHARMA. Will you please get them out of the way of what will really work – natural immune enhancers.
    Thank you.
    Guy

  9. Gene Zucker says:

    The corrupted powers that be… hate the notion of the people taking control of their own lives. Evil wants to control.

    Evil is a mystery. Decent people are perplexed as to why anyone would choose to be evil. One thing is in common with all those who are evil. They are devoid of real love.

  10. Monica Odgers says:

    Until further medicines are developed to help Covid19, these natural options, as well as others, may help a person to survive until a vaccine is available; Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Curcumin, Resveratrol, Luteolin etc(control the cytokine storm), Oregano Oil, Monolaurin, Probiotics are candidates to help control nagalase, Silver (Colloidal Silver) is acknowledged to be a bacteria killer, Andrographis Paniculate, are candidates to interfere with enzymes needed by the virus to reproduce

  11. Denise Watson says:

    STOP THIS INSANITY. I KNOW YOU DON’T CARE THAT PEOPLE ARE DYING UNNECESSARILY BECAUSE OF $, BUT YOU WILL BE JUDGED AT YOUR DEATH.

  12. Linda Litz says:

    Please do what’s right and mandate that alternative options and therapies are used to stop COVID19 and all other diseases. Big pharma wasn’t elected to run the country-YOU were!

  13. Please stop the madness. There are natural substances that will help people. I find it irresponsible that people are dying when there could be something to help them. Just think if this was your loved one, for once stop to think about something other than power and money.

  14. Jeffrey Schreiber says:

    Please consider using natural remedies to help prevent and treat Covid 19. If nothing else consider recommending High doses of vitamins C and D for people who want Boost their immune system to fight of the dangerous effects. I take a full regemine of supplements and get a cold about once every 5 years.

  15. Berenice Bauer says:

    I have often thought that natural medicines should be used more. They seem to be harmful to bacteria and viruses but don’t damage any other part of the body and don’t have the nasty side affects of pharmicuticals. If the government is as worried about us as they say they are then why not explore natural remedies? They seem to be worried more about their pockets.

  16. Gail Goodman says:

    I sent so many emails to top people about the inexpensive proticol of ozone therapy. Alternative medicine Dr’s have used it successfully with the Hanta,West Nile,the deadly Ebola virus and more and there are Dr’s in USA and Canada using it in their practises. I even have a list of them. And New York and New Jersey are included. I’m a retired Biologist living in upstate New York. Its really hard to know this could save lives and the person once they have symptoms,can get the proticol. They don’t have to wait til they are so awfully sick. I’ve always felt that in most cases natural will be the answer. I’ve never stopped learning. Trump can’t make millions off this or natural things and that is what he and so many others are focused on. I took the malarial drug when I got malaria in the 70’s while in Africa. It saved my life but it was no fun taking later for 6 weeks. Trump bought the stock of the company and then started spreading his lies hoping it would take off and also get picked up world wide. I wonder if going after the Federal Reps will do it. Look at how the republicans have followed Trump blindly. If there was a way to get this info out so they people knew. I had also contacted the Nytimes. An article on the front page would have made it so it couldn’t be surpressed. And this good natural info is being surpressed. I think many elected officials are actually afraid to shake the apple tree.. I suggest for you to consider if we could get articles out ,like the biggest papers or someone who is tech savy could even made a few youtube videos specifically for different age groups with the info. You would need a catch like something young adults would click etc,etc, Just one suggestion. Its got to be very short. The message should be clear and direct within like 30 seconds. Then direct to a fuller version when they want it.. Grab them right away. I get important viseos and they are too long and too slow. And you can’t move it ahead like we used to do. So what happens? If you are like me you get pissed waiting for them to get to the point,you would cancel out. So it must be short and quick. If you don’t grab the attention it doesn’t matter what you say. The reader will be gone. Trust me on this! You can contact me if you want to.

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  17. Let’s undertake more NIH research on the potential for vitamins and supplements to help improve outcomes in Covid-19

  18. Clifford Phillips says:

    Natural treatments, to which human biology is already adapted, can provide a hedge against the expanding public dependence on the rapacious pharmaceutical industry.
    It is not reasonable that public health policy is being determined by those who stand to benefit from furthering pharmaceutical dominance of medicine and society.

    The progenitors of opioid addiction and reckless genetic pollution should not be enshrined as our collective saviors in public policy.
    I was taught “never again” and that means now. Fear is not reason.

  19. A group of Scientists and billionaires have submitted a “Scientists to Stop COVID-19” “Manhattan Project” to the White House task force by way of an aide to VP Pence. The multi-page proposal has reportedly already been delivered. The group reportedly emphasizes drug therapies, new anti-body drugs, vaccines, symptom reporting, virus testing and PPE to minimize COVID-19 outbreaks. WSJ also reports the group plans to act as an “ad hoc review board” for the flood of coronavirus research to “weed out” flawed research before it reaches policymakers–

    WHAT IS BEING IGNORED IS THAT NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES ARE AT THE ROOT CAUSE OF COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS AND RATHER THAN ADDRESS THIS BASIC ISSUE IT WILL BE IGNORED.AND EXCLUDED
    FROM THE MEDICAL PROTOCOL TO TREAT PATIENTS.

  20. Julie Snyder says:

    As usual there is little mention of natural therapies when there are outbreaks such as coronaviruses. Zinc, vitamin C, quercetin, uv light and herbs such as andrographis should be mentioned. People need to be told about these things.

  21. Kathy Gosselin says:

    Please don’t ignore natural remedies, people are dying waiting for big pharma profits.

  22. Ronald Coffman says:

    I’m all for natural health, but am not in a financial position to always afford ‘organic’ foods, not that all of them are safe. I have always tried to take care of myself with proper diet, and though I am within two years of 70, I am on no maintenance medications at all, so I seem to have done an OK job. I come from a farming family, and my grandfather and the generations before always composted organic waste, and plowed it into the soil in preparation for the next growing season. His vegetables were far better tasting than what we can find now at the market, and I suspect no chemicals added to the field was the main contributor to that. We need to convince the FDA and EPA that our farmers and ranchers cannot sell into the European market as long as our they have cheap and toxic chemicals available to them. Europe banned these chemicals for good reason, and it is too bad our government agencies have not yet figured out that reason.

  23. William Kropp says:

    VERY POOR ARTICLE AND NOT WELL RESEARCHED. SHAME ON YOU I THOUGHT YOU COULD BE TRUSED BUT YOU CANT!

  24. Gary Tugan says:

    This article is buying into the ONE false study (was NOT a legit scientific study) on hydroxychloroquine. And it IGNORES the positive actual studies that HAVE been successfully done using the same treatment, along with the ZPacks and vitamin C. Why are you publishing the mainstream BS!?

    • Ila says:

      Hi Gary,

      The point we were trying to make wasn’t that hydroxychloroquine is ineffective and shouldn’t be used; but that evidence seems to be showing that it’s effective when used with zinc, and that the reason may be that it helps get zinc into cells; in other words it enhances the effectiveness of zinc. We make this point in the second paragraph of the article:

      “While hydroxychloroquine may be ineffective on its own, there are trials that have combined the drug with zinc. Zinc inhibits viral activity, but it is difficult to get high levels of zinc into cells. Hydroxychloroquine may help by aiding zinc’s entry into cells. Studies show quercetin may also do what chloroquine does with zinc but without toxic side effects. Some researchers believe that zinc in general is one of the most important things we can take both to avoid Covid-19 infection and treat it. Hydroxychloroquine comes with the usual laundry list of dangerous side effects, while quercetin could help prevent heart damage along with many other benefits.”

  25. Shawn Johnson says:

    Make nutrition and access to integrative medicine part of the COVID response now!

  26. Sonya Thurman says:

    Many COVID drugs are failing. Natural medicine may hold the key—but can government cronyism be overcome?

    A large analysis has found that antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine had no benefit for COVID patients, causing more deaths than standard care. Other pharmaceutical treatments are also turning out to be useless. Remdesivir is being touted by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, but this is likely due to pressure to come up with a drug of the moment; some evidence has shown the drug has no benefit.

    Emerging evidence suggests that natural medicines like zinc, quercetin, and potassium could help, sometimes in conjunction with drugs, but the government refuses to acknowledge these benefits because nutrients aren’t as profitable for drug companies.

    While hydroxychloroquine may be ineffective on its own, there are trials that have combined the drug with zinc. Zinc inhibits viral activity, but it is difficult to get high levels of zinc into cells. Hydroxychloroquine may help by aiding zinc’s entry into cells. Studies show quercetin may also do what chloroquine does with zinc but without toxic side effects. Some researchers believe that zinc in general is one of the most important things we can take both to avoid Covid-19 infection and treat it.
    Hydroxychloroquine comes with the usual laundry list of dangerous side effects, while quercetin could help prevent heart damage along with many other benefits.

    Research indicates that many other natural medicines could help prevent or treat COVID-19.

    It is known that big viruses rapidly exhaust potassium levels, which can be fatal. A Chinese study has confirmed this for Covid-19.
    The Chinese used IVC (vitamin C injected into veins) with reported good results and began clinical trials. New York State’s largest hospital system, Northwell Health, also began using IVC but at relatively low doses (4.5 to 6 grams) compared to the doses used in cancer trials.
    Vitamin D is a key immune system regulator. People with especially low D are more vulnerable to Covid-19.
    Many supplements (curcumin, resveratrol, luteolin etc.) are candidates to help control the cytokine storm that may kill Covid-19 patients but are not being tested for this use.
    Other supplements (oregano oil, monolaurin) are candidates to attack the viral capsule but are also unlikely ever to be tested for this use.
    Viruses cloak themselves from the immune system using a substance called nagalase. Some supplements, especially probiotics, are candidates to help control nagalase but are also unlikely to be tested for this use.
    Silver is acknowledged to be a bacteria killer that has been able to clean up drinking water in the third world. The feds are moving against companies making any medical claims for silver. Under current law, they have the right to do that, but in the process these agencies are stating that silver has no medical role, which is not consistent with the known facts. Silver is definitely effective against bacteria. What is needed is more testing of whether and how silver can be used against viruses.
    Other supplements, like the herb Andrographis paniculate, are candidates to interfere with enzymes needed by the virus to reproduce but are also unlikely ever to be tested for this use.

    There’s a theme here. Low-cost, safe, and effective natural medicines are largely ignored by the government and the medical community, instead focusing on pharmaceutical treatments that can be more easily patented and made profitable for drug companies.

    People are getting sick and dying. We cannot afford to ignore natural treatments that can save lives during and beyond this pandemic. This is the moment to bring this message to every legislator in America, both in Congress and at the state level. Will you help us do this? If every reader of this message takes action now, we can get legislators’ attention. This is the moment. Please help us.

  27. gerilee pope says:

    There were studies conducted in India for the Japanese Encephalitis, where by the request of the president, ;medical doctors were essentially ordered to work along side homeopathic doctors to heal the people. With great successful results with over 2 million people. It would be good to considered this as an alternative to the BS that is doing much of nothing.

  28. Dolores Lane says:

    Why does greed always outweigh knowledge and common sense? We trick ourselves into thinking that we live in a free country…we don’t.

  29. Anna Christine Stuart says:

    Please look into alternative and nutritional strategies to deal with COVID. Also there are clinical trials being performed in state of CA for Chinese Herbal medication with promising results. I have been told recently also that there are acupuncturists/herbalists working alongside western medical doctors in at least 1 hospital in LA. Please see the webinar in regards to this dated 4/22/20 by Dr Chen (He does a wonderful job discussing the issues both Western medicine and Chinese herbal medicine are having to deal with and how they relate to each other). It is listed on this web page from eLotus and is the 3rd in a series, though this one with the clinical research and evidence of Chinese herbs would be most informative and integrative with Western medicine. COVID needs to be dealt with in on multiple fronts, not just with pharmaceutical drugs and Dr Chen has said he welcomes any conversations with people to work together and deal with this problem. Thank you!

  30. Frank Harper says:

    As a hospital nurse for almost 30 years being around all the infectious agents (bacteria & viruses), I increased over the years vitamins & supplementation intake to avoid getting sick & to stay healthy! Of course improving my diet eating more fruits & veggies also is needed. Modern medicine does work but not to stay healthy-it helps people as a last resort to hopefully avoid death after they get sick. Personal responsibility by exercise, stretching, better diet & better supplementation are to the keys to health!

  31. dawn kuznkowski says:

    although the government and FDA have made it more difficult to get nutritional supplements and get access to the information regarding nutritional protocols, it has always been my go to. I get more results from herbs and nutritional protocols than I have from all the Dr.’s and specialist’s who have tried to help me with my chronic Lyme symptoms.

    We need these nutritional protocols because they work. Please stop trying to ram vaccinations down us that we don’t all want.

    We know some of these natural supplements work and help with the corona virus, it’s cruel to NOT test them.
    please help us help ourselves

  32. Robert says:

    At least try these natural remedies

  33. Marvin Zinn says:

    I know from experience that vaccinations could kill me. After I refused them, I never got the flu in 50 years. I do refuse drugs and use herbs most of my remaining life, which is why I hardly ever have any disease whatsoever.

  34. Bryant Cochran says:

    We should have medical freedom, instead of the cabal of big pharma colluding with big government.
    All of us should have the right to choose what we want to take and how treat ourselves.

  35. tanya marquette says:

    Excellent. Will send a copy of this to people in the community as well as legislators. Mine pretend to b liberal but only support drug medicine no matter what information you give them.

  36. Dawn Dalyce says:

    I believe that natural remedies and supplements work ! Our family has used them very successfully, and they should be allowed and investigated , despite the inability to make huge profits off of patents !

  37. There has been no mention in the media of the role of homeopathy in saving patients who have the Corona virus. Given the success rate of homeopathy during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 it would seem logical to use homeopathic remedys to save lives in the current pandemic. I use homeopathy when ever needed and it has never failed.

  38. Sue Baumert says:

    It is our rights as citizens to choose what medicines to use for treatment.

  39. Teresa Blackard says:

    God gave us the best medicines! WHY do you think man can do better? $$$? Big greedy Pharma has WAY too much power and is killing us!

  40. Bruce says:

    Mainstream medicine keeps saying natural remedies aren’t proven or just don’t work however what is Tamiflu? An extract of Chinese star anise. Chinese star anise is hearsay Tamiflu is a proven prescription drug, yeah right. Isolating one component is never as effective as the whole herb or at least a concentrated extract from the herb. It’s synergy. There are many “drugs” taken from nature.

  41. Veronica Worley says:

    Stop the use of drugs, which are useless (and dangerous) with COVID and start using natural methods, like vitamins and natural sources from foods, known to be safe, even at high levels. PEOPLE ARE DYING! And you can make a difference by standing up for your people and for what is right!

  42. Carol Wagner says:

    Ignorance is killing people!

  43. Patrick beaudry says:

    We must use all tools that I’ve disposal to hub pub patients from dying. We need to be open to supplements or herbs and other natural remedies to even complement the conventional, as needed

  44. John Hodsdon says:

    Why haven’t you mentioned Vit. C infusions?

  45. Bernadette says:

    A large analysis has found that antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine had no benefit for COVID patients, causing more deaths than standard care. Other pharmaceutical treatments are also turning out to be useless. Remdesivir is being touted by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, but this is likely due to pressure to come up with a drug of the moment; some evidence has shown the drug has no benefit. Emerging evidence suggests that natural medicines like zinc, quercetin, and potassium could help, sometimes in conjunction with drugs, but the government refuses to acknowledge these benefits because nutrients aren’t as profitable for drug companies.There’s a theme here. Low-cost, safe, and effective natural medicines are largely ignored by the government and the medical community, instead focusing on pharmaceutical treatments that can be more easily patented and made profitable for drug companies.

    People are getting sick and dying. We cannot afford to ignore natural treatments that can save lives during and beyond this pandemic

  46. Mary Brown says:

    As lethal as this corona virus can be, I be,ieve that all avenues to finding cures should be explored. There must be labs in the US that are not working on a chemical cure. Why can’t they explore some of these natural/chemical ideas?

  47. Linda N says:

    I hope you do not delete this comment of decide to not post it.

    I cannot , in good conscience, sign this alert. Sadly if any of the natural substances above come in to wide spread use and show benefit in fighting Covid-19, we will never see any of these on our supplement shelves again. Note that the FDA’s definition of a drug is anything that can be used to diagnose,, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Those of us into natural medicine already know of these substances, and the best we can hope for is those health professionals treating patients will quietly use them and keep mum about it.

  48. Debra Mellentine says:

    Look how many things pharmacies have taken from nature because they work and synthesized them, as there’s no money to be made from the plant itself, yet by synthesizing these components from the plant that heals they can patent it and reap the benefits. Yet, the pharma bought regulators stiff refuse to acknowledge the benefits of the plants themselves. Just crazy.

  49. Kathy Mills says:

    Gotta listen to other people/businesses other than pharma companies.

  50. mary sieben says:

    Omitted from this article is the success of homeopathy in keeping people out of the hospital (hospitals won’t allow its use in the hospital except in Iran where at least one doctor used it successfully). Stories are being released now and statistics will be released eventually from varying countries on the successful use of homeopathy. It is urgent that our government be required to investigate the use of homeopathy, as well as other natural medicines/treatments that are proving successful. This is a matter of freedom of choice in health care.

  51. alena says:

    As vaccines become more dangerous to our health and not successful, we need to look to nature. We need to look at herbs that are anti-viral naturally and not toxic like chemicals. Spend money on natural vaccines. They are out there.

  52. Beth Toetenel says:

    I can’t believe you would let people die when supplements ca help

  53. Barbara C Clark says:

    ** PLEASE ** CONSIDER NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR COVID-19 — POSSIBLY TOGETHER WITH LAB PHARMACEUTICALS WE CAN FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS VIRUS. TO TOTALLY DISMISS NATURAL SUPPLEMENTATION IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND DANGEROUS.

  54. Robin Morton says:

    freedom of coice. we the people want the choice of natural medicines that work. not unnatural meds that make you ill or kill you

  55. elizabeth a brown says:

    I take immunocal and Bupleurum as well as many others you have mentioned. I absolutely think diet is the key to health and can cure most maladies.

  56. Deborah Landowne says:

    Nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, supplements and many natural therapies are proven to all be extremely helpful with infectious disease and must not be ignored. If people are empowered to take care of themselves and know there are safe options such as these, without side effect and with strong evidence in research and clinical use the fear, incidence and severity of disease can be reduced.

  57. Natural is not.alternative medicine. It was here 1st.

  58. David C Piehl says:

    State and Federal Leaders, I would like to see some trails using natural treatments to stop COVID 19. There are many natural products that can stop viruses and I think the Government should try all of them. Thank you, David C. Piehl.

  59. Judith Turk says:

    There are many natural remedies that can help boost our immune systems but they are ridiculed on mainstream TV and never mentioned by the Corona virusTask force. These things can help everyone be safer if they get the corona virus so it is important to mention them in news coverage. They include sunshine and Vitamin D and Vitamin C and other nutirtionals. And it is ridiculous that a medical spa was raided because they were using IV Vitamin C. Even hospitals use that and it is not against the law anywhere to use it when administered by an MD. This crime against citizens should not be allowed to happen in a free country.

  60. Sharon Allaire says:

    There is No known bacteria that can live in oregano oil, strong and burns but works. I had a bad case of diverticulitis
    . They wanted to remove a foot of my colon. I went and got a second opinion. I decided no! I got
    Activate charcoal capsules, aloe Vera juice and organic oregano capsules. Took about 3 weeks.
    Cleared up the infection and have had no problems in 3 years. Before that I had been in the hospital 3times for 3 days each. Feels good not to be in severe pain.!!
    I use organic oregano oil on a regular basis now. Swish out my mouth when I go out.
    Works for me.

  61. Marie says:

    Please recommend and allow natural treatments and vitamins to be used prophylactically and as a treatment during this pandemic and going forward. Thank you.

  62. Dale Johnson says:

    I use several of these now.

  63. LaVonne VanSickle says:

    The only way to not become ill with a virus is to have a healthy immune response. You should be publishing all the nutritional foods and supplements that support the body’s innate and acquired immune response, and that help keep the frequency of the body elevated. Some of us know these things and we don’t live in fear. And we know that masks don’t keep anyone “safe.”

    But that wouldn’t fit your narrative of pharmaceuticals being the savior of the world, would it?

  64. Joyce Holdread says:

    To Whom It May Concern: There are vitally important nutritional strategies to deal with COVID-19, as well as many other conditions. Please be open-minded about the abundant research in regard to these natural options. Please put people and their needs before the profits of drug companies.

  65. Janet says:

    This is ridiculous, I believe in natural healing, allopathic medicine has failed me so many times. All of us have been duped into believe allopathic is the end all, but it is not and I am here to tell you I was healed from a terrible rare illness that doctors said I would surely die from. I couldn’t even walk, I walk, drive,ride my bike and it was because I went to a naturopathic doctor who taught me about Whole Foods, real food, living food. I changed my whole diet and I have been able to stop all the poison drugs the doctors fed me and told me I’d have to live on chemo for the rest of my life. NOT TRUE.

  66. Janet says:

    I also use lyposperic vitamin c and when I had a cold got over it very quickly, I also have asthma and the c helped me immensely,

  67. russell stanton says:

    Many treatments used by non mainstream physicians are claimed to be effective for saving lives of COVID 19 victims, while many medical establishment experts will only say all alternative treatments are ineffective and may even cause harm. But these critics’ claims are all anecdotal. HAVE ANY DOUBLE BLIND, LONG TERM STUDIES BEEN DONE WHICH PROVE ANY OF THE ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES TO BE INEFFECTIVE ?

  68. Nora Davidson says:

    Natural remedies are tried and true.

  69. Sara says:

    Open your mind and hearts policy makers and influencers! if you really care about people’s lives then you’d be open to EVERY possible aid we can get in this fight with COVID-19. Not just the ones that fatten your wallets.

  70. Charlene says:

    Helpful commentary appreciated.

  71. jan keyes says:

    It makes sense that zinc would be useful, especially with those who experience a loss of taste and/or smell. These are the same symptoms for people low in zinc. A zinc tally test is useful in determining low zinc levels. Zinc also is needed to boost immunity.

    Another known anti-viral is elderberry. Specifically elderberry flower for use for flu but elderberry berry is such a wonderful antioxidant in supporting the immune system.

    Astragalus is also used in Chinese medicine to boost the immune response.

  72. Theodora Kerry says:

    As a long time receiver of your emails, and one who is always ready to back you up by signing the email alerts, sometimes w/out fully reading them because I trust your mission, I was disappointed to see you so quick to dismiss the use of Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 by referring to a study that has already been discredited by other trustworthy health-info focused media, especially when there are numerous studies showing it to be quite effective along w/ the Z-pak, as well as 1000’s of doctors world-wide who are using it to treat COVID-19 successfully. Yes, there is a role for supplements, and natural treatments such as intravenous Vit. C that you advocate for, but in a time of crisis when all hands and all treatments w/ a successful track record need to be on deck, there is no need to use discredited studies about HCQ to make your case for natural medicines. If anything, it makes it easier to discredit your work, given all the poorly done studies used by Big Pharma that discredit the value of nutriceuticals for maintaining life. Give credit where it is due, and be thankful that there are tried and true (and cheap) pharmaceuticals that can be used for the vast majority in their time of need. Or perhaps you’d prefer that no pharmaceutical cure be used, that 1000’s more die, and that we all become forced to take the new Gates DNA-altering vaccine as the only way to restore our economy and our way of life. As I said when I opened this comment, I’ve long trusted your mission. Now I’m seriously questioning your judgment & your effectiveness in carrying out that mission. I do hope to hear back from you, especially re: your use of a discredited study to bolster your soliciting of signatures.

    • Ila says:

      Hi Theodora,

      The point we were trying to make wasn’t that hydroxychloroquine is ineffective and shouldn’t be used; but that evidence seems to be showing that it’s effective when used with zinc, and that the reason may be that it helps get zinc into cells; in other words it enhances the effectiveness of zinc. We make this point in the second paragraph of the article:

      “While hydroxychloroquine may be ineffective on its own, there are trials that have combined the drug with zinc. Zinc inhibits viral activity, but it is difficult to get high levels of zinc into cells. Hydroxychloroquine may help by aiding zinc’s entry into cells. Studies show quercetin may also do what chloroquine does with zinc but without toxic side effects. Some researchers believe that zinc in general is one of the most important things we can take both to avoid Covid-19 infection and treat it. Hydroxychloroquine comes with the usual laundry list of dangerous side effects, while quercetin could help prevent heart damage along with many other benefits.”

  73. Tanya Braumiller says:

    It is vital that nutritional strategies for dealing with COVID be considered in conjunction with purely medical ones. I support the Alliance for Natural Health in disseminating these strategies, all of which have been proven in the field and are being used by medical practitioners in medical settings. Thanks for listening.

  74. Linda says:

    Lives are being lost an masse.

    Time to consider compassion before greed.

    Let’s start studying natural solutions to help solve. Medical problems as many medications are known to increase problems.

  75. Kaycee says:

    High doses Vitamin C
    High doses of Tumeric
    Pineapple
    Electrolytes (Pedialyte) one glass/day Watch patient closely for 3 days-only sleep-take temp often
    CoEnzyme Q10- 4 pills per day 4th-5th-6th- day have them walk
    Aspirin-1 pill per day
    Detox Tea-one cup per day(for lungs/kidneys) Good by 7th day-
    Manuka Honey(in tea)
    Milk Thistle Tea-one cup per day Light meals-soup-veg-chicken (Thai curry is great!)
    Water (purified)-as much as possible No sugar or coffee
    Menthol for chest/cough drops for throat

  76. Dr. Annette Gorlt says:

    Most of the natural substances are low cost in
    comparisson to pharmaceutical substances .
    But companies don’t make so much profit from
    from them. But pharmaceutical industry has far more influence on our governments, so nothing will happen.
    I hope that there’ll be a shoft in thinking andca change in decisions of governments worldwide.

  77. Pat Duffus says:

    Let us look at some of the potentially effective natural remedies immediately

  78. Kele Volpino says:

    The evidence is substantial in confirming natural options for Covid19 are in fact effective in preventative care as well as being considered as treatment. I personally have proof of this as I have been around several people that have tested positive for Covid19. I however remain negative. I know the mixture of natural preventatives I am utilizing are working, I would love to post them publicly but as you know the repercussions for such are great, so I continue to test myself until one day the govt. and world at large can see through the clear message that is being delivered within this virus…. those who know are nodding yes… those who do not, well simply, they are not ready to evolve past their current physical attachments, the virus is symbolic of those attachments…. sadly.

  79. Jan Chepeska says:

    Stop touting hydroxychloroquine!! I’m an RN and Know that this med is effective for other diseases but not Covid and is attributed with a higher death rate in Covid victims! Trump pushed it on the public because He Had Stock in The Company that makes it. Also, high doses of vitamins can Kill You, hypervitaminosis is a medical condition caused by overdosing on Vitamins. . Stop telling people to do this!

  80. Soni Copeland, N.D. says:

    Please acknowledge the Natural safe options for Covid 19!!! With research and decades of evidence and usage without harm, we are confident these remedies will help and encourage well being when infected, and prevention support .
    The science shows no side effects for these type of supplements! Why wouldn’t they be endorsed? Well we know the answer don’t we!! MONEY and Big Pharma!! But we as American citizens don’t want to be test subjects and poisoned from these vaccines!! There is a better, healthier , safer alternatives!
    Will you please support this? We need Better Health Freedoms!!! Thank you

  81. Valerie Frankie says:

    Nutritional supplements and natural therapies are being ignored in the fight for protection and treatment against Covid-19. Why is that? There are many nutritional supplements that have peer review research of efficacy against virus, including vitamin C, zinc, quercitin, And very important, Vitamin D of which Most in North America suffer deficiency. Vitamin C drips have proven use in the treatment of Covid-19. These are just a few of the nutritional armaments to help support the body against Covid-19.

    Why during the daily press meetings does the American public hear nothing of simple ways we can assist ourselves? All we hear are drugs and vaccines. What happened to including proper food consumption such as the daily ingestion of nutritious fruits and vegetables as part of the plan to stay well. washing hands is important, that’s external defense. What about internal defense? So many foods provide nutrients to boost the immune system, and vitamins. Why are government and medical decision makers not giving this information to the public? Vitamins are safe and can be included in defense. I am dismayed to think that the government has so little faith in our communities ability to raise their own health status higher and must depend to sit back and wait for some drug or some vaccine to “save everyone”.

    I urge my state and federal representatives to bring attention to our citizens to the many low cost safe and effective vitally important nutritional strategies that can support our health during this time of Covid-19. Let’s give our citizens a full arsenal to protect ourselves.
    Should it not be the goal to raise the health of the population to a level that virus assault could be easily overcome and not require the intense medical interventions which we hear daily must be utilized?

  82. Sahara Rodriguez says:

    While hydroxychloroquine may be ineffective on its own, there are trials that have combined the drug with zinc. Zinc inhibits viral activity, but it is difficult to get high levels of zinc into cells. Hydroxychloroquine may help by aiding zinc’s entry into cells. Studies show quercetin may also do what chloroquine does with zinc but without toxic side effects. Some researchers believe that zinc in general is one of the most important things we can take both to avoid Covid-19 infection and treat it. Hydroxychloroquine comes with the usual laundry list of dangerous side effects, while quercetin could help prevent heart damage along with many other benefits.

    There’s a theme here. Low-cost, safe, and effective natural medicines are largely ignored by the government and the medical community, instead focusing on pharmaceutical treatments that can be more easily patented and made profitable for drug companies. This needs to stop!

  83. Carolyn Young says:

    Zinc and intravenous vitamin C treatments need to be more seriously investigated as treatment for the coronavirus. Also, use of respirators needs to be reconsidered in the face of new knowledge about oxygen level deficiencies (similar to high altitude oxygen deficiency). Respirators might be causing deaths, not helping. Methods to oxygenate the blood need to be quickly found.

  84. Nancy K Brown says:

    Bad gas stops a car. Bad food stops a body. Nutritional supplements help reverse the bad food we have but into our bodies, through ignorance and convenience.

  85. Elizabeth Steinle says:

    what about elderberry?

  86. Heather says:

    Wow, I’m all for good nutrition to support health and immunity. But, stating that HCQ is not working and is killing people is based on a study that is not worth its weight in paper. There have been so many doctors coming out with excellent results and the testimonies of many who thought they were going to die, got a prescription for HCQ/z-pack etc, and felt extremely better within 24 hrs. That VA study was garbage. I worked as a researcher in a pharma company, and I do NOT like big pharma and their agenda, and found scientists to be just as dishonest as anyone else when there’s money on the table. But for you to go off this incredibly bad ‘study’ of HCQ is as bad as the propaganda machine MSM who jumped all over that news, but censored anything good about HCQ. Rheumatologists who have prescribed this drug for decades for auto-immune diseases, for long term use, say that they very rarely encounter any of the side effects that are being blown out of proportion by big pharma who won’t gain anything from a drug that’s been off patent forever, and the left pushing their agenda of destruction of America, and the agenda of big pharma who want to push their new drugs and vax everyone for covid.

  87. Maybe somebody should check with Dr. Reg McDanials who in 2002/2003 send their proprietary jar of ambrotose to china . The doctors their use ambrotose to save 7 dying patients from Sars epidemic? Your drug protocols dont heal people? Peoples immune system can be supported by neutraceticals that help boost first and second line of defense / ie natural killer cells as well as t- cells? Perhaps you all should do a paradigm shift in your decision making as to health care ?

  88. KATHERINE GREGORATOS says:

    Please fund research on the use of natural substances for prevention of Covid 19 & natural cures for it as well.
    With Kind Regards,
    Katherine Gregoratos

  89. Alonna Farrar says:

    I also use organically grown medicinal mushrooms as an immune modulator, Reishi, maitake, king trumpet, shiitake, chaga, cordyceps, Turkey Tail, Agaricus blazei, Some in fresh when I cook and as a powder.
    The USDA and EPA should ban the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides on our food. Support our organic farmers. They should also demand that the meat industry processing plants slow down the line and keep the workers safe. Meat producers should also only give organic feed to their livestock. Our own immune systems will get stronger then. Ban GMO’s, and roundup ready crops. What sense is it to poison our food and them make it so darn hard and expensive to get medical insurance. Organic food has more nutrition to build a good immune system. Round up ready crops have poison as well as less nutrition. Chemical fertilizers have less than 5 nutrients for the soil and plants. Organic fields rely on a healthy soil with over 20 key nutrients.

  90. To whom it may concern,

    Long before antibiotics were invented, people used herbs to treat diseases. Many of these herbs and natural remedies are still used effectively today. It is time for the FDA to stop discriminating against natural remedies and support what is currently known and sponsor more testing. Please allow medical providers to try natural remedies against the virus that have been proven to combat viruses, and please do studies using these as well as the current medications. Supplementing the immune system along with medications can be very effective.

    You job is to provide effective and safe treatments of disease and keep what is in our food safe. So please stop teaming up only with Big Pharma and team up equally with naturopaths and other providers of natural remedies and biologics to see which really works best, and when a combination of both medicines and natural supplements is best.

    THank you for your time and assistance.

  91. Dian Fleegal says:

    It is extremely partisan and self-serving to limit or try to outlaw natural products that are at least 100% more effective and extremely safe in the treatment of any and all disease states. MONEY is at the root of all the health care issues in this country. Yes, many consumers contribute to their own health states with inappropriate diets, smoking, drinking, drug ingesting including pharmaceuticals. Perhaps the government’s attitude towards natural health solutions to side with big pharma is also to blame. There is more than ample evidence, and good evidence not the kind big pharma and the government provide, to support its use. I have been an advocate since 1977. I have practiced it myself and plan to continue. I turn there first and last. I know its efficacy first hand. The human body has the ability to heal itself when given the correct tools. Pharmaceuticals cause more problems than they solve. One prescription can cause 3-4 or more side effects that require more DRUGS to address which each bring their own side effects. Wonder why many older citizens are on 12, 13, 14 or more drugs. Don’t you think it would be cheaper and better for everyone if we took a serious look at the sham we call medicine. Doctors are not gods, they just like to think they are. Nurses are not either. They too like to think they are. Well, thinking does not make it so. If it did, doctor error would not be the 3rd leasing cause of DEATH in the US. Pretty sorry statistic. Why are you not paying attention to it? Kick backs for campaign money? This country’s ethics have deteriorated to nothing. YOU are not concerned about people. You are concerned about money and power. Sorry public servants. Get real and leave office or do some good – other than for yourself.

  92. Susan Peterson says:

    Thank you for this important information. We must fight back against the control of big pharma!

  93. Kathy says:

    Do NOT subscribe to the drugs, surgery, germs and vaccines theories of allopathic medicine. There are literally 100’s and probably thousands of tested and proven other ways to treat many, many many “dis- eases”. Do not allow the tainted money and gifts and lobbyists to influence you. We can do much better in America. Realize that the drug companies dictate what is taught in medical school and students are not learning about how the body really works and how it can be affected by nutrition and other simple means of overcoming “dis-ease”. They are only learning what symptoms to treat with which medication. Remove the standard of care and let real Drs be Drs. Allow caring people with hard earned knowledge and experience to use homeopathic medicines, essential oils, nutrition, supplementation, energy medicine and hundreds of other effective therapies and products be used. We need your help on this to make America really healthy again

  94. Rossen Vassilev Jr says:

    There are vitally important nutritional strategies to deal with COVID. Don’t dismiss them to enrich Big Pharma.

  95. Joe says:

    Natural cures aren’t being recognized because COVID-19 was never meant to be cured. It was invented to be used as a means to an end. That end is totalitarian power and sterilization of the population. Depopulation is the agenda.

    They will blast across the news media that COVID-19 has mutated and reinfecting the population all over again. This will drag everyone through another round of lockdowns. During that time, they’ll likely have their mandatory sterilization shot (vaccine) ready, along with the tracking mechanism (mandatory government health care) in place. If you’re tired of the mask and social distancing, and want to resume living your life with as much freedom which will be allowed (if you want to be able to pay for food), you’ll comply.

    Comply or die. That will be there intent. Actually, it’ll be comply and die. But that won’t be openly advertised.

  96. Karyn Sochacki says:

    The unwilling attitude of Government Agencies to test natural supplements, is 100% proof that we are putting profit before people.
    Pharmaceutical medicines are chemicals created in a lab.
    Our bodies are meant to absorb nutrition and “medicine” from plants, herbs and other natural substances, that are already on the Earth.

    Just look at families that practice natural medicine. We are HEALTHIER.

    When will someone in “power” seek to do what’s good for the people instead of what’s good for their pockets or their advancement?
    Please start testing natural remedies, and stop trying to create yet another vaccine, with sometimes deadly effects and questionable efficacy.

  97. Gloria O'Sullivan says:

    I am a homeopathic believer at 78, I take no drugs!

  98. Nancy O says:

    I am all for a natural solution to things.

  99. Reina Snyder says:

    Please support exploring important nutritional strategies to deal with Covid19–there is evidence that zinc, injected vitamin C, probiotics, Vitamin D, and other natural alternatives can play vital roles in managing and treating Covid19. Of course, bigpharma will push for a pharmaceutical solution and there may be one yet much can be ameliorated by more natural alternatives.

  100. Marvin Kumley says:

    Please push for studies with nutritional immune system boosters such as Vit C, D, Zinc, and Potassium. Do not rely only on drugs or vaccines, which typically have problematic side effects and are more costly to deploy. We need a balanced effort, not one slanted towards certain commercial interests.

  101. carol mulrain says:

    There are powerful natural treatments that should be researched to the full measure to test for effectiveness in fighting bacteria, viruses and more notably, Covid Every possible tool to fight this virus must be looked at even if it cuts into the profits of the pharmaceutical industry. We have the best medical and scientific minds in this country and they should all be consulted and valued for their expertise in understanding how this virus attacks the body and how to eradicate it..

  102. Cathy Waldman says:

    Natural remedies are the answer. Please let’s stop this virus with remedies that already exist rather than rushing to come up with another pharmaceutical drug.

  103. Douglas M Nesius says:

    Support homeopathic options for treating the Wuhan virus!

  104. Sheila Idoine says:

    We need to explore every possible option! Including natural healing, and energy healing and……I am Canadian but some of my family members are American. This applies wherever one lives!

  105. Anne says:

    Test natural vitamins, minerals, nutrients, etc to find a non toxic cure for COVID viruses.

  106. DK Weamer MS CN says:

    Someone should do a study, survey or document those of us that eat organic and take supplements and herbs and if we get the virus how badly the symptoms are and if we end up in the hospital or worse. I am pretty sure that I have had it. I am a senior w no underlying health conditions and I have eaten a primarily organic diet for yrs. I noticed I did not feel well and I took additional supplements and it seemed to go away for a day or two then came back and I did the same. No biggy. Then it returned a third time and it did not go immediately away w supplementation but hung on about 4 days, I was tired and a little achiness, had a cough which was easily controlled w Elderberry zinc lounges, I was tired and had a low fever and had pain in my lymph nodes under my arms and some tightness in my chest. All and all it lasted about 12 days but never became life threatening. Just a survey of those that shop in a natural food store like Natural Grocers which only sales organic produce to see how many ended up having sever symptoms would be be quit interesting to me. I suspect as I am sure you do also you will find a significant reduction in illness and very likely no or very low sever symptoms at all.

  107. Linda says:

    A covid vaccine scares the heck out of me. It won’t be studied as long as it should. The number of vaccines given to kids today has tripled, since the 1980’s, since all liability for vaccine injury was removed via the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. This act provides that no vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death. Many kids have been injured from vaccines and the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting system)., has paid out over 4 billion dollars to parents for vaccine injuries. None of this gets out in the news, in fact many doctors who know that vaccines can be unsafe are afraid to say anything, due to being criticized or even having their licence threatened. Pharma makes a ton of money on vaccines, so are pushing more and more to get them mandated. It is laughable when parents get angry at other parents, who won’t vaccinate their kids. If the vaccines work, then what is the problem. Your child is protected by the vaccine, so why get angry at other parents who choose to not vaccinate. All you hear are vaccines are safe and effective, the studies are done. Well there are no studies, that have been done using several vaccines at one time. Several vaccines can be injected a one time into a child. Most studies are done with a single vaccine. Some don’t even use a placebo, but rather another adjuvant or vaccine, as the comparison. Read Dr. S. Humphries (a nephrologist), book “Dissolving Illusions”, to learn the real truth. Natural remedies should absolutely be used, but the medical profession are only trained to use drugs, mostly treating the symptoms. I worked as an RN for many years and pharma rules. Many drugs are useful for sure and we need them. but we should really look at incorporating natural remedies along with drugs. In certain parts of Europe, naturopathic physicians work in the same office as MD’s. This is ideal and should be done here, I believe.

  108. Valerie J Rector says:

    The United States of America used to stand for the land of the free. It was a country to be proud of; a country where the people had rights and the government served the people. I implore you to listen to your conscience and allow people to make their own choices of whether to use nature in the fight against disease.

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