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How does a long-term myeloma survivor cope with the risk of COVID-19? Can evidence-based, non-toxic supplements, antiviral, antibacterials help?

I am a long-term survivor of the incurable blood cancer called multiple myeloma. After years of healing my body, I think my immune system is okay but living in a time of COVID-19 aka coronavirus, I like to think ahead.  I find myself thinking through various what-if scenarios.


A couple of weeks ago I wrote another blog post about MM and the coronavirus. I did some research into infectious diseases in general. Boy was that an eye-opener. I’m not just talking about virus’ either- plague, smallpox, fevers, influenza, typhus, and on and on. Let’s just say that germophobes may not want to read about all of the infectious diseases in the twentieth century.

After my research the conclusion I came to is that if you are young and healthy, you stand a reasonable chance at managing an infectious disease. COVID-19 is a great example of this. If you’re young and healthy, your risk of getting the virus is small. Further, if you are young and healthy, your risk of dying from COVID-19 is even smaller.

However, if you are a 60 year old cancer survivor who lives with chemotherapy-induced heart failure, your risks are much greater for all sorts of possible health problems if you get COVID-19.

For the record, I’m sure that conventional medicine is working their butts off trying to figure out a vaccine, trying to treat coronavirus patients, doing everything they can to manage a difficult situation. But my experience living with my incurable cancer has conditioned me not to rely completely on conventional medicine. For anything.

My solution to the COVID-19, coronavirus, infectious disease challenge? Nutrition, Lifestyle and Nutritional supplementation. From supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids,  vitamin C and D3 (discussed in the short video linked below) to curcumin/turmeric, onion, garlic, etc. listed below.

I don’t take every single supplement/herb listed below. I take supplements daily as well as eat many of the therapies listed below. It helps to have a chef as a wife. Dawn is a wiz at including garlic in our foods.

My life as a multiple myeloma survivor has taught me that life is largely based on risks. My goal is to decrease my risk of getting COVID-19 or any other infectious disease. And if I am diagnosed with coronavirus some day, I hope to reduce my risks of complications not to mention dying.

To learn more about evidence-based, non-toxic multiple myeloma and immune boosting therapies, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Choosing a Natural Antibiotic-

“Antibiotics can fight bacteria, fungi, and some parasites, but not viruses. That’s why doctors won’t prescribe you antibiotics for a viral infection or flu. In the same way, you shouldn’t attempt to use natural antibiotics to fight viruses- they simply won’t do anything…

Make sure you talk with your medical practitioner about what kind of natural antibiotic (or anti-viral) is appropriate to help treat your specific health condition. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition and/or current medication…

Natural Antibacterials- Antibacterials are used against E. Coli or Salmonella, H. pylori, ear infections, strep throat, or wound infections.

15 Impressive Herbs with Antiviral Activity

Since ancient times, herbs have been used as natural treatments for various illnesses, including viral infections.

Due to their concentration of potent plant compounds, many herbs help fight viruses and are favored by practitioners of natural medicine.

At the same time, the benefits of some herbs are only supported by limited human research, so you should take them with a grain of salt.

Here are 15 herbs with powerful antiviral activity

  1. Oregano- Oregano is a popular herb in the mint family that’s known for its impressive medicinal qualities. Its plant compounds, which include carvacrol, offer antiviral properties…Oregano oil and carvacrol have also been shown to exhibit antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1); rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhea in infants and children; and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes respiratory infections (3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source).
  2. Sage- Also a member of the mint family, sage is an aromatic herb that has long been used in traditional medicine to treat viral infections (6Trusted Source).
  3. Basil- Many types of basil, including the sweet and holy varieties, may fight certain viral infections.For example, one test-tube study found that sweet basil extracts, including compounds like apigenin and ursolic acid, exhibited potent effects against herpes viruses, hepatitis B, and enterovirus (11Trusted Source).
  4. Fennel- Fennel is a licorice-flavored plant that may fight certain viruses.
  5. A test-tube study showed that fennel extract exhibited strong antiviral effects against herpes viruses and parainfluenza type-3 (PI-3), which causes respiratory infections in cattle (13Trusted Source).
  6. Garlic- Garlic is a popular natural remedy for a wide array of conditions, including viral infections.
  7. Lemon balm- Lemon balm is a lemony plant that’s commonly used in teas and seasonings. It’s also celebrated for its medicinal qualities. Lemon balm extract is a concentrated source of potent essential oils and plant compounds that have antiviral activity (20Trusted Source).
  8. Peppermint- Peppermint is known to have powerful antiviral qualities and commonly added to teas, extracts, and tinctures meant to naturally treat viral infections.
  9. Rosemary- is frequently used in cooking but likewise has therapeutic applications due to its numerous plant compounds, including oleanolic acid (26Trusted Source)…Plus, rosemary extract has demonstrated antiviral effects against herpes viruses and hepatitis A, which affects the liver (28Trusted Source, 29Trusted Source).
  10. Echinacea- Echinacea is one of the most popularly used ingredients in herbal medicine due to its impressive health-promoting properties. Many parts of the plant, including its flowers, leaves, and roots, are used for natural remedies.In fact, Echinacea purpurea, a variety that produces cone-shaped flowers, was used by Native Americans to treat a wide array of conditions, including viral infections (30Trusted Source).Several test-tube studies suggest that certain varieties of echinacea, including E. pallida, E. angustifolia, and E. purpurea, are particularly effective at fighting viral infections like herpes and influenza (31Trusted Source).
  11. Sambucus- Sambucus is a family of plants also called elder. Elderberries are made into a variety of products, such as elixirs and pills, that are used to naturally treat viral infections like the flu and common cold. A study in mice determined that concentrated elderberry juice suppressed influenza virus replication and stimulated immune system response (32Trusted Source).
  12. Licorice- Test-tube studies demonstrate that licorice root extract is effective against HIV, RSV, herpes viruses, and severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which causes a serious type of pneumonia (35Trusted Source, 36Trusted Source, 37Trusted Source).
  13. Astragalus- Astragalus is a flowering herb popular in traditional Chinese medicine. It boasts Astragalus polysaccharide (APS), which has significant immune-enhancing and antiviral qualities (38Trusted Source).

    Test-tube and animal studies show that astragalus combats herpes viruses, hepatitis C, and avian influenza H9 virus (39Trusted Source, 40Trusted Source, 41Trusted Source, 42Trusted Source).

  14. Ginger– Ginger products, such as elixirs, teas, and lozenges, are popular natural remedies — and for good reason. Ginger has been shown to have impressive antiviral activity thanks to its high concentration of potent plant compounds.
  15. Ginseng-  In animal and test-tube studies, Korean red ginseng extract has exhibited significant effects against RSV, herpes viruses, and hepatitis A (47Trusted Source, 48Trusted Source, 49Trusted Source).

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