There aren’t too many successes being reported in the COVID-19 saga, but every so often you come across a hero who is actually getting somewhere.
One of these heroes is Dr. David Brownstein. Brownstein is a board-certified family physician and assistant professor, a noted practitioner of holistic medicine and the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine, located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
To date he’s won two awards –from the American College for the Advancement in Medicine and the American Academy of Integrative Medicine, the latter celebrating his work in the ‘Advancement in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Diseases.’
Brownstein treats a vast coterie of ailments holistically. So when the COVID crisis hit, Brownstein put himself on the front line.
He and five other doctors from other centers began treating COVID patients, with an armament they collectively agreed might have the best chance of success, based on their own experience.
Almost all the patients received oral vitamins A, C, D and iodine.
If that didn’t resolve symptoms, the patients were asked to come into the office and receive intravenous injections of vitamin C and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), plus intramuscular injections of ozone.
In addition, most patients also received a nebulizer (inhaler via a fine spray) made up of saline (salt water) with a few milliliters of food grade hydrogen peroxide, magnesium sulfate and a drop of Lugol’s iodine and told to inhale it hourly until symptoms improved.
These patients, of an average age of 57, weren’t particularly robust. Most had other conditions: thyroid or heart problems, asthma, chronic sinusitis, Lyme disease, diabetes, even cancer, placing them in the ‘high risk’ COVID category.
In some cases, the patients were so ill that to protect his staff and healthy patients, Brownstein and his team gowned up and met his patients in their cars at the back of their building, where they administered IVs and intramuscular treatments.
Of 107 patients treated, every single patient, including those that had to be hospitalized, got completely better, with first improvements showing up in two and a half days, and virtually all of them got well within a week.
Even the worst of the hospitalized patients who was still having breathing problems on discharge had his breathing return to normal in two days after using one of Brownstein’s nebulizers.
Brownstein chose to top up his treatments with iodine not only because it is a potent antimicrobial but because it has been shown to increase the ability of the immune system to kill infectious organisms. Published lab studies have shown that COVID-19 exposed to iodine as a nasal antiseptic formulation and an oral rinse quickly gets inactivated.
He and his fellow doctors chose to use hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) because nebulized H2O2 has been shown to have antiviral activities and to activate the immune system’s lymphocytes, which are generally depleted in COVID patients.
H2O2 has also been shown to activate a variety of activities in red blood cells, leading to improved oxygen delivery to tissues and blood vessel dilation. This all helps alleviate oxidative stress, a known effect of COVID and the possible cause of multi-organ failure.
As for ozone, scientific research has shown that ozone is a potent virus killer that also boosts the immune system, reducing the potential for a cytokine storm.
Brownstein was so excited by his results that he thought it important to tell the world. He and his colleagues wrote up their results as a case report scientific paper called ‘A Novel Approach to Treating COVID-19 using Nutritional and Oxidative Therapies’ and managed to get it published in a peer-reviewed journal last July (Science, Public Health Policy and The Law, 2020; 2: 4-22).
The authors were careful to state that their study was case report series, not a blinded study, but they included 93 references of all the scientific evidence for each treatment they used, and noted that case reports are a methodology long accepted as medical evidence.
Before the article was published, Brownstein felt compelled to provide on his website detailed instructions about treatments he was offering to prevent and treat COVID, so that people reading his blogs and material might maximize their chances of preventing the virus or successfully fending it off.
A hero’s efforts, deserving of a hero’s welcome, you would have thought.
So how did the US government respond to Brownstein’s breakthroughs?
In May, Federal Trade Commission wrote him a warning letter claiming he was making ‘unsubstantiated claims for coronavirus prevention or treatment’ and that it was ‘unlawful’ to ‘advertise that a product or service can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence. . . For COVID-19, no such study is currently known to exist for the products or services identified above. You must immediately cease making all such claims.’
Now, the FTC doesn’t have the legislative teeth to stop Brownstein from using his therapies. Furthermore, the notice he received was sent before his study came out in print.
But the FTC has nailed him for what it calls ‘marketing,’ which has effectively silenced Brownstein about a treatment of great promise. Brownstein has had to pull all these pages from his website.
We’re not just dealing with a virus. We’re also dealing with an Establishment that is hell bent on staunching any information about anything other than a multibillion-dollar solution.
That’s the problem with vitamin C, H2O2, iodine or ozone. They’re cheap and they’re out of patent. They’re not good at making anybody rich. All they’re good for is making people better.
Dr Brownstein can’t publicize his protocol, but I can. See below.
At the first sign of COVID symptoms, take orally:
100,000 IUs of vitamin A
1 g of Vitamin C per hour until bowel tolerance was reached
50,000 IU of vitamin D per cent
25 mg/day of Lugol’s iodine (sometimes 50-100 mg/day)
Use as a nebulizer:
For each 259 cc bag of saline (salt water) inject:
3 cc of food grade hydrogen peroxide
1 cc of magnesium sulfate
Patient should then top up the mixture with a one drop of 5 percent Lugol’s iodine and to nebulize hourly until symptoms improve.
If oral and nebulizer aren’t resolving symptoms:
Practitioner should administer intravenous injections each of of:
Plus: 20 cc of 18 mcg/cc ozone (as an oxygen/ozone gas mixture) given in each buttock as an intramuscular injection