COVID-19 RESOURCES & UPDATES

POSITIVE UPDATES BELOW!!

COVID-19 is serious business. And we are taking it very serious at The Hormone Zone. At this point, it is already a cliche to state the obvious that the world is being affected by this. We understand! We are here for you!! We are a group of healthcare professionals you can rely on and we our standing strong and at the ready, for you.

Doctor’s Offices Are Essential

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Orders clearly outline essential businesses and The Hormone Zone qualifies under this directive. The directive also includes the authorized travel for patients needing to see their doctor, if they so choose.

The Hormone Zone has decided to remain responsibly open, follow the CDC guidelines, and continue to serve our patients. We have taken extra measures to continue to keep our staff and our patients as safe as possible.

https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders

Special Protective Measures Taken at The Hormone Zone

We are responsibly open and available for our patients. As medical professionals, we clearly understand the importance of minimizing risk while still providing necessary medical care.

Social distancing:

  • We keep our entire office at nine (9) total people or less at any one time.
  • We ensure that our patient appointments are more staggered than usual.
  • We have allowed certain staff members to work from home when possible.
  • We have allowed for certain medical appointments to be done remotely.
  • If any patient exhibits symptoms of a cold or flu, they will not be brought into the office, but advised remotely to either stay within quarantine or go to the hospital as needed.

Staff Protocols:

  • All staff maintains social distancing with patients when possible.
  • We have temporarily eliminated or drastically reduced certain in office testing to reduce direct contact.
  • All staff wears protective masks and gloves when in direct contact with patients.
  • Intensive cleaning protocols in all areas of the office have been implemented.

We Remain Hopeful

As healthcare professionals, we believe that things will get better, eventually. No one knows exactly when, but it will, eventually, get better. There is a lot of negative information out there and we want to provide you with some positive UPDATES and accurate information including our medical and science-based and a hopeful perspective.

At The Hormone Zone, we believe in Better Health and Better Living. We know that things will get better. We invite you to come to this page to get reasonable UPDATES as they develop, helping you to see the promise and that we will, as a community, as a country, and as a world, get through this. #StayPositiveStayDiligent

How to Prevent the Spread: DO THE FIVE: Help Stop Coronavirus

HANDS Wash them often

ELBOW Cough into it

FACE Don’t touch it

SPACE Keep safe distance

HOME Stay IF you can

Additional Measures to Help Prevent the Spread and Protect Yourself:

  1. Drink water every 15 minutes: The virus moves through the oral cavity into the trachea, but only if the area is dry and not being regularly flushed. If COVID-19 is flushed from the mouth into the stomach, it will die in the hydrochloric acid state of the stomach.
  2. Drink hot tea regularly, for the same reason as drinking water regularly. The virus does not survive in heat, which is another reason hot fluids is helpful.
  3. Gargling regularly with warm fluids several times a day is additionally helpful.

The Symptoms of COVID-19:

It’s fairly straight forward:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

COVID-19 Resources:

Federal Government Main Resource:

This website serves as a central hub for all things related to COVID-19, including links to the CDC.

https://www.coronavirus.gov

Arizona Governor’s Office:

Understanding what Governor Ducey is doing in Arizona is important.

https://azgovernor.gov

In the Executive Order set forth by Governor Ducey on March 16th, 2020, he clearly decreed that several businesses considered essential will stay open. This includes Healthcare and Public Health Operations, of which The Hormone Zone falls under.

We take this social obligation very seriously and is one reason why we remain open to serve our patients and the community. #OpenWeStand

Arizona Department of Health Services:

This website provides specific information on the number of COVID-19 cases per county, along with additional information for the great state of Arizona.

https://www.azdhs.gov

Research-Based Nutritional Answers for the Flu

The below resources are from the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine shows how there may be some natural answers for the flu. The presentation also explains how the flu works and the main reason why you get the symptoms of the flu.

ISOM Press Conference – 03.03.2020 – Tokyo, Japan

ORTHOMOLECULAR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT FOR NEW CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 INFECTION

Presenter:  Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD – President, International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine

ISOM President Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, held a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on March 3, 2020. The information disseminated to the media and health care professionals focused on oral dosing of specific micronutrients recommended by the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM) for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Presentation in Japanese with English subtitles. This video is also available on YouTube

ISOM Webinar – 03.19.2020

VITAMIN C FOR THE TREATMENT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Presenter:  Paul S. Anderson, NMD

Abstract:  This presentation focuses on the role of ascorbate (vitamin C) in the treatment of COVID-19 and other viri, and their potentially fatal sequela. Pharmacokinetics, safety, and the current scientific literature are reviewed. Clinical applications of oral and intravenous vitamin C are discussed in the context of viral illness.

AVAILABLE: https://isom.ca

Vitamin C is being proven very effective to treat viral infections. Check out our blog article about it here. 

48th Annual International Orthomolecular Medicine Today Conference – 06.02.2019 – Vancouver, Canada

AN ORTHOMOLECULAR APPROACH TO PREVENTING AND TREATING INFLUENZA

Presenter:  Aileen Burford-Mason, PhD

Abstract:  Immune function is controlled through nutrient-dependent metabolic pathways and the presence of multiple nutrients that are essential to these pathways is a prerequisite to mounting an effective antiviral defence. On average, 5-20% of North Americans succumb to influenza annually, involving 30 million doctor visits and 200,000 hospitalizations. Although vaccination reduces incidence, it does not offer total protection, and efficacy varies from a low of 10% (2004-5) to a high of 60% (2010-11). Evidence suggests that correcting common shortfalls of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients can enhance immune responses to infection and complement current public health approaches to mitigate the incidence and severity of seasonal influenza.

AVAILABLE: https://isom.ca

BLOG POSTS from The Hormone Zone on COVID-19 and WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR HEALTH!!

How To Boost Your Immune System Against The Coronavirus

https://hormone-zone.com/iv-nutrition/how-to-boost-your-immune-system-against-coronavirus/

Combat Viral Infections With Immune Boosting Lysine

https://hormone-zone.com/wellness/combat-viral-infections-with-immune-boosting-lysine/

Coronavirus Fear And The Immune System

https://hormone-zone.com/natural-thyroid-hormone-medication/coronavirus-fear-and-the-immune-system/

UPDATES

Updated 4.6.20

Perspectives on the Pandemic with John Ioannidis

This is reasonable, balanced, and cogent explanation of the pandemic as explained by John P.A. Ioannidis, a professor of medicine and professor of epidemiology and population health, as well as professor by courtesy of biomedical data science at Stanford University School of Medicine, professor by courtesy of statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) at Stanford University.

We have not found an analysis of the data as balanced and perfectly presented as this. It is worth listening to.

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200402144526.htm?fbclid=IwAR2w1y16953E7HKpR_787qQx8X6PTgN1JUXUvJA2vAsvGcTvYdwMvbyrKtY

Updated 4.3.20

Novartis, Mylan and Teva to supply tens of millions of chloroquine tablets to fight COVID-19

Novartis has pledged a global donation of up to 130 million hydroxychloroquine tablets, pending regulatory approvals for COVID-19. Mylan is ramping up production at its West Virginia Facility with enough supplies to make 50 million tablets. Teva is donating 16 million tablets to hospitals around the U.S. On Friday afternoon, Amneal pledged to make 20 million tablets by mid-April.

https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/new-commitments-mylan-and-teva-move-to-supply-tens-millions-hydroxychloroquine-tablets-to?fbclid=IwAR0-nXX9BIQO6bvw13nC8_fnPs5JMuXndLTujdGplzXOuynV4hUPnqnNiyI

Updated 4.2.20

Dr. On Malaria Drug: ‘Absolute Game Changer,’ ‘Beginning Of The End Of The Pandemic’

You have got to read/listen to this one. It is another supportive report on what we posted BELOW on 3.31.20 about the incredibly high success rates of using Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin to treat COVID-19.

“It’s a game changer. It’s an absolute game changer. … I think this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic. I’m very serious.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/dr-on-malaria-drug-absolute-game-changer-beginning-of-the-end-of-the-pandemic?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mattwalsh

Updated 4.2.20

A Medical Worker Contracted The Coronavirus. He Survived And Is Back To Treat Patients.

“Raeburn Fairweather, a 47-year-old father of five and respiratory therapist working with coronavirus patients in New York City contracted the virus himself in mid-March. After recovering, he’s now back to work helping others who are suffering.”

Here’s to the brave and courageous men and women in this fight.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/a-medical-worker-contracted-the-coronavirus-he-survived-and-is-back-to-treat-patients?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro 

Updated 4.1.20

Unique discovery in Erasmus MC: antibody against corona

What did you and your fellow researchers from the Department of Virology and Utrecht University find, exactly?

“We have published an article about an antibody that we had already isolated before the current pandemic and which cross-reacted (biological term for repelling a foreign substance, ed.) with various coronaviruses. The antibody prevents the virus from being able to infect and can also help in the detection of the virus.”

https://www.erasmusmagazine.nl/en/2020/03/14/unique-discovery-in-erasmus-mc-antibody-against-corona/

Updated 3.31.20

Over 90 % Effective Cure Rate of Herbal Medicine Formula Against COVID-19, Study

An interesting array of herbs prescribed in the traditional Chinese Medicine format. Note the study also mentions chloroquine and utilizing antibody rich blood plasma transfusions. Source: https://www.westernherbalmedicine.com/herbal-medicine/106-over-90-effective

Disclaimer: This is NOT an approved treatment for COVID-19 in the USA. This is an information update about one study out of China in the fight against COVID-19.

 

Updated 3.31.20

Spread Appears To Be Slowing Down, 195 Total Deaths In First U.S. Coronavirus ‘Hotbed’ Seattle

https://www.dailywire.com/news/update-spread-appears-to-be-slowing-down-195-total-deaths-in-first-u-s-coronavirus-hotbed-seattle?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mjk

 

Updated 3.29.30

France Officially Sanctions Drug After 78 Of 80 Patients Recover From COVID-19 Within Five Days

The French government has officially sanctioned prescriptions of chloroquine to treat certain coronavirus patients.

https://www.trustnodes.com/2020/03/28/debate-ends-over-chloroquine-as-franc…

Dr. Didier Raoult announced new clinical results, that show 78 out of 80 patients treated with chloroquine recovered within five days.

Abstract
We need an effective treatment to cure COVID-19 patients and to decrease the virus carriage duration. In 80 in-patients receiving a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin we noted a clinical improvement in all but one 86 year-old patient who died, and one 74 year- old patient still in intensive care unit. A rapid fall of nasopharyngeal viral load tested by qPCR was noted, with 83% negative at Day7, and 93% at Day8. Virus cultures from patient respiratory samples were negative in 97.5% patients at Day5. This allowed patients to rapidly de discharge from highly contagious wards with a mean length of stay of five days. We believe other teams should urgently evaluate this cost-effective therapeutic strategy, to both avoid the spread of the disease and treat patients as soon as possible before severe respiratory
irreversible complications take hold.

You have to read this one! And also listen to his video interview with Mayor Rudy Giuliani

Dr. Zelenko’s results include zero (0) deaths and zero (0) intubations, with only three (3) patients having pneumonia but no intubations. The whole treatment costs only $20 over a period of 5 days with 100% success.

Here’s his Treatment Protocol:
Hydroxychroloquine 200 mg twice daily x 5 days
Zithromax 500 mg, 1 daily x 5 days
Zinc 220 mg daily x 5 days

He also states clearly that “if you are young and healthy, you will be fine.”

We will get through this. #StayPositiveStayDiligent

Source: https://techstartups.com/2020/03/25/doctor-vladimir-zelenko-treated-350-cor…

FDA grants emergency approval for 15-minute coronavirus test

The test can deliver “results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes,” its developer, Abbott, said in a statement.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fda-grants-emergency-approval-15-minute-coronavirus-test-n1171131

101-Year-Old Spanish Flu and World War 2 Survivor Has Now Beat COVID-19 As Well

“Everyone saw hope for the future” of the whole world in a-hundred-and-one-year-old person’s recovery.

https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/25142/20200328/101-year-old-spanish-flu-and-world-war-2-survivor-has-now-beat-covid-19-as-well.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Updated 3.28.20

While still preliminary and a very small sample size in the study, the use of Stem Cells for COVID-19 may show some promise.

Transplantation of ACE2 Mesenchymal Stem Cells Improves the Outcome of Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to possess a comprehensive powerful immunomodulatory function. Seven patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in Beijing YouAn Hospital, China, were treated from Jan 23, 2020 to Feb 16, 2020. The pulmonary function and symptoms of these seven patients were significantly improved in 2 days after MSC transplantation. After treatment, peripheral lymphocytes were increased, C-reactive protein decreased, and the overactivated cytokine-secreting immune cells disappeared in 3-6 days. The level of TNF-α was significantly decreased, while IL-10 increased in MSC treatment group compared to the placebo control group. Thus, the intravenous transplantation of MSCs was safe and effective for treatment in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia, especially for the patients in critically severe condition.

Source: http://www.aginganddisease.org/EN/10.14336/AD.2020.0228

Updated 3.26.20

99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says

We are beginning to see more data about which type of patient is dying from the coronavirus. What we see is that it is not the virus itself that is deadly, but the health status of the patient that is the largest determinant of the overall outcome.

The Italian study reveals: “More than 99% of Italy’s coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by the country’s national health authority.”

“The Rome-based institute has examined medical records of about 18% of the country’s coronavirus fatalities, finding that just three victims, or 0.8% of the total, had no previous pathology. Almost half of the victims suffered from at least three prior illnesses and about a fourth had either one or two previous conditions. More than 75% had high blood pressure, about 35% had diabetes and a third suffered from heart disease.”

The Bloomberg article sited below also pointed out that the primary threat is to the elderly (the average age of someone who died was 79.5) and that the fatality rate may be closer to the global average of about 2%.

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It is important to continue to express that the key to handling the coronavirus personally, beyond the necessary reasonable social distancing and hygiene measures, is to ensure your body is as healthy as possible.

NOW is the time to:

  • Optimize your health
  • Improve your immunity
  • Lose excess fat weight
  • Gain muscle
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Control your blood sugar
  • Maximize your nutritional status
  • Improve your antioxidant status
  • Balance your entire endocrine and hormone systems
  • Reduce your dependency on unnecessary medications

We are here for you. We can guide you towards your best health when, you are ready.

Reference from Bloomberg:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/99-of-those-who-died-from-virus-had-other-illness-italy-says?fbclid=IwAR2PVA8lJJsduXllEmixWhz74DlQDgIbgDNDgQztBTHF0tt8Yorb93gVipM

Orginal report in Italian:

https://www.epicentro.iss.it/coronavirus/bollettino/Report-COVID-2019_17_marzo-v2.pdf

Updated 3.24.20

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C – based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has learned.

Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C. Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then re-administered three or four times a day, he said.

Each dose is more than 16 times the National Institutes of Health’s daily recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C, which is just 90 milligrams for adult men and 75 milligrams for adult women.

The regimen is based on experimental treatments administered to people with the coronavirus in Shanghai, China, Weber said.

“The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,” he said….

FULL ARTICLE

https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/new-york-hospitals-treating-coronavirus-patients-with-vitamin-c/

Updated 3.23.20

Home Test Kits from EverlyWell will go to the front line physicians and hospitals first. But they are still coming!

https://www.everlywell.com/blog/news-and-info/our-commitment-to-fighting-covid-19/

Updated 3.22.20

Florida man with coronavirus says drug touted by Trump saved his life

Interesting anecdotal story on a patient recovering rapidly after starting hydroxychloroquine.

https://nypost.com/2020/03/22/florida-man-with-coronavirus-says-drug-touted-by-trump-saved-his-life/?fbclid=IwAR3G0uJxumMP7p6BEH-ZAenvF5RsYVhqmLRFZXowlkULJIVnNEUO1nhG3A0

Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: ‘We’re going to be fine’

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-03-22/coronavirus-outbreak-nobel-laureate

Updated 3.20.20

China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital according to some publications with claims of not enough new cases to support them.

A 103-year-old Chinese grandmother has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after being treated for 6 days in Wuhan, China.

https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1516842/china-closes-coronavirus-hospitals

Updated 3.19.20

Tax Deadline EXTENDED to July 15th! (But if you are getting a REFUND…File!)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/irs-tax-filing-deadline-july-190119846.html

Trump Suggests Anti-Malarial Drug Chloroquine Is an Effective Treatment Against COVID-19: FDA is reportedly cutting red tape to give expanded access to COVID-19 patients.

https://reason.com/2020/03/19/trump-suggests-anti-malarial-drug-chloroquine-is-an-effective-treatment-against-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR03g0KKtZGyVU6SVQf1L3MmB6RmO9ct4vNL-dYGwGhKi9b1AMisaeB08Co

Updated 3.18.20

Home Test Kits Are Coming by EverlyWell!

This will help to further contain the virus and have patients receive rapid treatment! This is an excellent update and a reflection of how the American people are stepping up to solve this problem quickly.

“We’re announcing that an at-home collection kit with telehealth diagnosis for COVID-19 will be available to consumers starting Monday, March 23. The test can be requested online by consumers experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Samples can be collected at home, preventing further exposure for themselves and the public. The test will be available for $135 at no profit to Everlywell, and will be covered by participating HSA and FSA providers.”

https://www.everlywell.com/blog/news-and-info/our-commitment-to-fighting-covid-19/

Updated 3.17.20

Kroger CEO: ‘There’s plenty of food in the supply chain’

Yes, there are concerns about food (and toilet paper!) being easily accessible. There are good things to report:

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2020/03/17/kroger-ceo-tells-the-enquirer-theres-plenty-of-food-in-the-supply-chain/5073984002/?fbclid=IwAR1RmBANOCIGv0cAFVRwo4PlZf9eGBM3_ey6w5doHj3_eDaIN5dlAcAsIf0

Updated 3.13.20

ANTIBODIES FROM COVID-19 SURVIVORS COULD BE USED TO TREAT PATIENTS, PROTECT THOSE AT RISK

https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/03/13/covid-19-antibody-sera-arturo-casadevall/

 

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