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COVID Breathing Difficulty | Alt Colonoscopy Prep

From eNewsletter 12/2/2020

DID YOU KNOW the amount of exercise needed to counteract the negative health impact of a day of sitting? Up to 40 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every day is about the right amount to balance out 10 hours of sitting still, according to a study from British Journal of Sports Medicine. Exercise as rigorous as running or cycling, to walking or gardening, is sufficient.


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COVID-19 Condition Monograph Update Steve just updated the most recent data on conventional and integrative treatments for COVID-19 for the third time. The 253 reference monograph is free for every client and eNewsletter subscriber at this COVID-19 Condition Monograph link.

COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Continue with extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 is not going away anytime soon. Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 is our must-read protocol. Future of Food Steve provides you with a glimpse of the future of how we will eat, and the future is closer than you think. Future of Food link. Next Food Intolerance Blood Draw Date - 12/12 For those interested in doing the Biotrition Food Intolerance test, we will be having our next blood draw on Saturday, December 12th. Please contact our office for details.


Steve and Bonnie: For all us who have done it, the process of colonoscopy preparation is uncomfortable. Approximately 50% of patients have reported being unwilling to repeat colonoscopy because of an adverse perception of the clear-liquid diet preparation.

There is an alternative to the clear-liquid diet that receives little attention: the low-residue diet, which consists of real food. New research says this should be offered as a potential option for patients.

A recent study from Gastrointestinal Endoscopy looked at low-residue diet versus clear-liquid diet for bowel preparation a day before colonoscopy. The authors found that there was no difference as it relates to the adequacy of the bowel preparation for either. There were significantly fewer adverse events in the low-residue diet as it relates to things like nausea, vomiting, hunger, and headache. And significantly more patients in the low-residue diet found it easier to complete the diet and also reported a greater willingness to repeat it.

Certainly, you should ask your health professional before considering a low residue diet, but it is certainly more palatable than the clear liquid diet.


By Dr. Liselotte Schuster

Most people are very scared of not being able to breathe as one of the complications with COVID. I created a plan for that months ago, which came in handy for the following two people.

The first was a good friend of mine who reached out to me a few weeks ago. She didn't feel well and decided to go to a walk in clinic, where she tested positive for COVID-19. The doctor gave her an inhaler, told her to rest, drink lots of fluids and to not get stressed out about it, which she appreciated.

Even with the inhaler she was having a hard time breathing and knew about our COVID protocol, which is why she reached out to me. I asked her what vitamins she had and told her what to take throughout the day. I also asked her if she had a Nebulizer, Vicks Vapo Rub, Hydrogen Peroxide and Iodine. She had all of these so I told her to rub the Vicks on her chest and stand in the shower for 15 minutes. I told her to then use her nebulizer for 15 minutes with hydrogen peroxide and iodine in a salt solution. She texted me a couple of hours later that her breathing was better, so I told her to continue with the Vicks and the Nebulizer about five times a day until there were no more symptoms. Two day days later she texted that she was feeling so much better and decided to take a walk outside to breathe in the fresh air. A week later she still was feeling better and was using the nebulizer and inhaler about once a day for minor coughing. She was quite happy with how quickly and easily she was able to feel relief.

Not long after that another patient reached out to me who tested positive for COVID and was also having a hard time breathing. I sent her my protocol and she also reached out to her medical doctor. Her coughing was lasting 3 hours at a time and he prescribed low dose prednisone. Her case was a bit more intense and took about two weeks to begin feeling better, yet she never needed to go to the hospital.

I urge you to follow the COVID Supplement Protocol that Steve and Bonnie have made available. It has prevented people from having symptoms or made them fly through COVID very easily. So far only two people have reached out to me with breathing issues since this Pandemic started. I wanted to share those two cases along with my breathing protocol, just in case you or someone you know needs help.

If you begin to have any breathing issues, make sure to call your doctor and ask if they will prescribe an inhaler or ask them about using Primatene Mist, which is available online or at the drug store. It is the only FDA approved over the counter inhaler for asthma relief containing epinephrine. This is a bronchodialator and the indications for use are: wheezing, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath.

If you have used Vicks Vapo Rub in the past with success, then spread it onto your chest, belly and upper back before taking a shower for 10-15 minutes. If you cannot handle Vicks on your skin then put some on the floor of the tub so the water can disperse the beneficial fumes while you are standing or sitting in the shower. If you cannot handle the menthol in Vicks then use a drop or two of peppermint oil mixed with liquid soap and rub that onto the chest while in the shower. Do this every few hours.

Buy yourself a tabletop nebulizer, which is typically prescribed for asthmatics and patients with other lung disorders. Make sure to also buy a nebulizer mask, which covers the nose and mouth. A nebulizer is a device that sprays a very fine mist into the sinuses and lungs. Nebulizers have a well to add medication to or a teaspoon of salt solution mixed with low dose .1% hydrogen peroxide and a drop of iodine. I was introduced to that nebulizer protocol through Dr. David Brownstein, a holistic medical doctor who successfully treated 107 COVID-19 patients with zero deaths. If patients had a hard time breathing he had them use a nebulizer with low dose hydrogen peroxide and iodine in a saline solution to open the airways while it also helped kill viruses and bacteria.

To make your own nebulizer solution: fill a 16oz glass jar with filtered water, add 1 teaspoon of salt and three 1/4 teaspoons of 12% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, or two tablespoons of 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. Label the jar and put it into the refrigerator, as it should last about a year. When you're ready to use the nebulizer add a teaspoon of this solution into the well along with 1 drop of iodine, either lugols iodine or store bought povidone iodine. The nebulizer will last around 20 minutes and should be used 5 times a day until all breathing symptoms have subsided.


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