We’ve been told that there is no treatment, prevention or cure for COVID-19. But some successful protocols that have helped COVID patients have been hidden away. Why is that? Dr. David Brownstein is a board-certified family physician and the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in Michigan. He is also the author of “A Holistic Approach to Viruses”.
Today he shares with us the exact protocols he’s used with his patients over the past 28 years to support immune function and effectively fight all kinds of viruses, including SARS CoV2. He explains what he did when governmental censorship tried to quiet his results during the height of the pandemic. In this conversation, he reminds us that we have options when it comes to safeguarding our health and offers hope for the future.
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We’ve been told that there’s no treatment, prevention or cure for COVID-19 but some successful protocols that have helped COVID patients have been hidden away. Why is that? One doctor shares his story of a strategy that was working with his patients and what happened when he was ordered to pull it from public view. This is Episode 309. Our guest is Dr. David Brownstein. David is a Board Certified Family Physician and the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in Michigan. He is also a bestselling author with well over a dozen published books. His latest is entitled A Holistic Approach to Viruses.
Dr. Brownstein shares with us the exact protocols he’s used with his patients over the past years to support immune function and effectively fight all kinds of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. He explains what he did when governmental censorship tried to quiet his results during the height of the pandemic. In this conversation, he reminds us that we indeed have options when it comes to safeguarding our health. He offers hope for the future.
Welcome to the show, David.
Thank you for having me, Hilda.
When COVID was on the horizon, I understand that your whole office wanted to shut down and you said, “This is our time to shine.” Tell us about that moment and why you thought that was so.
I felt COVID from the moment it was first reported in China in 2019 in December when they reported 3 or 4 atypical pneumonia cases caused by Novel Coronavirus stream. Quickly, it was in Europe, Italy, Spain and elsewhere. It was only a matter of time until it came to the US. The headlines were dire. The modeling was terrible and millions of dead in the US. The fear was being stoked at an early stage here by the powers that be. When the first COVID cases hit the US in California and Seattle, I was following this for hours after work blogging, writing and paying attention to it. The fear level jumped up immeasurably. You could cut it with a knife. Everybody was thinking we’re all going to die. This is the end of our civilization.
February 2020 rolls around. There are more cases out West. It was a matter of time until it came across to the Midwest where I reside outside of Detroit. I had a meeting with my staff the end of February 2020 to address this. The reason I had the meeting was everybody was scared. You could feel it, from the patients, from the staff. There was this fog of fear over everybody. I was trying to assuage their fear. In the meeting with the staff, I said, “Before I start, do you have any questions?” They said, “When are we going to close?” I said, “I’m not closing. This will be our time to shine. We have been treating viral infections for years, supporting the immune system. Every flu season, we get it into gear. It’s the same thing we’ve been doing for years.” Our patients don’t get hospitalized. They don’t die from the flu anywhere near the rates that are reported. Our patients get sick like everybody else but with a proper immune system support, they recover. They move on with their lives. I thought the same thing would happen with this SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus.
Even though they kept saying, as I recall, “This is a new virus. We’ve never seen anything like it,” you were confident that your approach would work with this new virus.
Every year during the flu season, about 30% of flu-like illnesses are Coronavirus strains. Granted we haven’t seen this strain, SARS-CoV-2. I thought the immune system is immune system. We’ve been designed by our maker well enough to survive all these infections. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here. We’re hit with multiple viruses, bacterial and parasitic insults all the time. If the immune system is functioning appropriately, it can take care of itself. I remember telling the staff, “I don’t have a crystal ball to predict what’s going to happen. We are better positioned for this than nearly anyone out there. My prediction is our patients aren’t going to get hospitalized. They’re not going to die at anywhere near the rates that are reported. We’re going to treat them. Anyone who doesn’t want to work doesn’t have to work. It will not be held against them but I’m working. I’m going to work until either I get sick or they won’t let me work. If I have to work alone, I’ll work alone. I’ll take anyone who wants to work with me.” That was the end of February 2020. After the meeting, I talked to my partner and said, “That went well.” I thought the fear will calm down but that didn’t happen. The following week the fear was still there. COVID hits Michigan days later. We get our first cases. Michigan quickly became a hotspot, the Detroit area where I’m outside of Metro Detroit.
We were 1 of the 4 hotspots. It was the Detroit area, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. The predictions were dire. The hospitals were going to overflow. They were going to be bodies lying everywhere. They were getting freezer trucks ready to take the extra bodies. The numbers were going up. We start to hear from our patients. We went into action. We instituted our 25-plus year program of supporting the immune system using high doses of oral vitamin A, C, D and iodine. The patients were instructive the first sign of scratchy throat, fever, sore throat, cough. When they felt like they were getting sick, they will start this therapy.
You applied the treatment protocol that you had been using before to counter other viruses to the Novel Coronavirus. It was vitamin A, D. What else did you say they would do?
At the first sign of any illness, they would take 100,000 units of not beta carotene but vitamin A. They would take 50,000 units of vitamin D. They were instructed to take 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid every hour until either they got bowel discomfort, diarrhea while they were awake. If they were already taking iodine anywhere to double their dose, if they weren’t an iodine 25 milligrams, they were to take this for four days and then call back to the regular dosing of whatever supplements they were taking. In addition, we always had our patients nebulize hydrogen peroxide and iodine. We would tell them how to do this. They would do this at home. That was the treatment we’ve been doing.
We started it right away with Coronavirus. The first week we were doing this, we were as scared as anybody else out there. I’m not the best patient in the world. I have a 65-degree scoliotic curve with lung involvement. I have severe asthma. I have an immune system deficiency of no immunoglobulin A. I’m more prone to getting viral infections. I’m not the optimal patient for Coronavirus. In addition to the oral stuff, if patients were sick or they needed additional support, they would come and do IVs of vitamin C, hydrogen peroxide and ozone shots. That’s been our program. Before Coronavirus, we were seeing patients in the office. They’d come in with flu, hacking and sneezing. We would treat them. We didn’t want them in our office for fear of infecting everybody else. We decided we would treat them in the parking lot.
We would have cars lying up in the parking lot. It started in March 2020. March 2020 in Michigan is not the nicest time in the world. There’s snow, sleet, ice. There’s below 30 degree temperatures. There’s wind. It’s fairly miserable. There were three of us physicians that would go outside. There were a couple of nurses that would do it. We took turns. As it got busier out there, there were cars parked. We do this at the end of the day. We had seen patients for a busy day. We’d been on the phone talking to other patients and then we’d start meeting them outside. It was exciting, thrilling and scary all buried into one thing.
Did you presume if they were symptomatic in any way that it was the Coronavirus? Did you have them do some tests? I understand the tests are rather faulty as a whole.
I remember this back in March of 2020, the tests were in very short supply. The ones who could get tests, we did testing or send them for testing. The ones who couldn’t, we assume they had Coronavirus. Our assumption was right because once Coronavirus hit, it crowded out all the other viruses in the marketplace. That’s what was there. That’s the information according to the CDC Flu. There was hardly any influenza all season because Coronavirus credit it out, which happens in new viral illnesses. We were coming in on the weekends to treat people in the parking lot. We had this whole assembly line thing of making the IVs. We had people stick their arms out the window when it’s cold, try and find their veins. At the end of all this, we would give them shots of ozone in their rear end. Those sick patients didn’t seem to mind opening the car doors and dropping their drawers for an ozone shot. They’re feeling so poorly but it works.
What was the result?
They felt better. They weren’t hospitalized. Remember back then you didn’t want to be hospitalized. If you were hospitalized, they were dying at a huge rate. If you got ventilated, 88% of hospitalized patients were dying. The hospital didn’t have anything to offer them except support of therapy. We weren’t doing a very good job of treating Coronavirus then because we didn’t know how to treat it. I’m not criticizing anybody. It was just a new thing. Our old therapies weren’t working like we thought they should work. Weeks went into this, we all settled down because we knew we had a therapy that worked. We saw the results in our patients. It was exhilarating. It was exciting. It was fun. We were getting home from work at 9:00, 9:30 at night. I was exhausted. I haven’t worked this hard since my residency. At the same time, it was scary. I was scared for the patients. I was scared for us that one of us would get sick.
Did any of you get sick?
We weathered March and April of 2020, which was the worst time that we had Corona. When viruses come on the stage, first they’re lethal. They killed a week and then they come into rhythm with us. They don’t want to kill all of us because the virus won’t be here. They come in rhythm with us and start to live with us. We didn’t get sick in that first round. We continued to treating Coronavirus the same way. We didn’t change our plan. We didn’t use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin. We just did our vitamin and oxidative protocols. I ended up writing a paper on this, a peer reviewed paper of 107 patients.
We had no deaths. It was two hospitalizations when we should have had about eighteen hospitalizations and eight deaths by the statistics that were there at that time, something like that. Those numbers might be off a little bit. We continue doing it. The fall rolls around. We get another round of Coronavirus. We all weathered the spring one fine. The fall one, it rampaged my office. We all got sick. We kept sick people out of our office for the good six months that this thing started. I had one staff member breached the walls who was sick that passed it on to the rest of us. Eighty-seven percent of us get Coronavirus with antibodies and sick over about a 4 to 6-week time period. We all did our protocol.
You’re all giving each other the IV, the injections and all this stuff so that you can weather it.
We treated each other and the staff. We did great with it. One of my staff members was hospitalized. Keep in mind, Hilda, I was calling every patient of mine with Coronavirus after work to see how they were doing until I felt out of the woods and I would stop calling. I was calling the staff members. I’m getting home at 8:00 or 9:00. I’d call until 10:00, 10:30 at night. I was calling her and she wasn’t responding. I was frustrated. Everyone else was responding except her. Finally, I said to her, “You need to go to the emergency room. You’re not breathing great.” I talked to her relative who works in my office.
I voiced my frustration. “I don’t know why she did so bad. I can’t believe Jessica last but everyone else did fine.” She said, “Dr. B, she wasn’t taking your stuff.” I’m like, “What are you talking about?” She’s like, “She was telling you she was taking it. She wasn’t taking it. We were begging her to take it. We were begging her to nebulize. She didn’t want to do it.” I conclude from that. I have a randomized trial. I have an N of 1 in the control group that didn’t take anything. This was a single blinded study because I didn’t know she wasn’t taking anything. She knew she wasn’t taking anything. Instead of an observational case series study, I have a randomized single-blinded controlled study.
Given how well your patients overall were responding, especially the ones following the protocol, did you make an attempt to get the word out about this besides that one paper you wrote? Did you try to inform other doctors in your field to apply these treatments to their patients?
At the beginning, when we started to see patients respond, I have a blog. I have a national newsletter. I started writing and blogging about it. Back then in March, April and May 2020, the headlines were dire. It’s 24-hour news coverage of death. “You go to the hospital or you’re going to die. We’re never going to get through this. Our economy is going to collapse.” It felt like Chicken Little was telling you the sky is falling. I’m writing these blog posts. I’m interviewing my patients as they improve. I started titling the interviews There Is Still Hope Out There. There was no hope out there.
I was the interviewer. They were the interviewee. I would let them talk and guide them a little bit with questions. I was doing this to inform my colleagues of what we were seeing and what was helping, give the public hope that this isn’t a death sentence if you get it if you take care of yourself. I wasn’t treating SARS-CoV-2. I was supporting the immune system. Lo and behold, somewhere in April 2020, I get a letter from the Federal Trade Commission telling me to cease and desist blogging and putting videos up of my stories with Coronavirus because there’s no prevention, treatment or cure.
Why would they ask you to cease and desist, saying there’s no prevention, cure or treatment when you had something that was working?
They said there’s no prevention, treatment or cure for Coronavirus that has proved to exist. Therefore, any mention thereof of anything falls in violation of Federal code. I looked up that Federal code and there are 10 or 20 years of jail time and hundreds of thousand dollars of fines associated with it. They gave me 48 hours to stop putting new information up and to remove the old information.
What did you do?
What I did was I came home from work seeing those parking lot patients. That’s my long day. It’s about 8:30 or 9:00. I walk in. I feel like I’m rung out. I’m holding my bag that I carry my stuff in and my phone in the other hand. I see my wife and daughter looking over the computer. They have this look on their face that’s not a good look. I said, “What’s wrong?” She said, “Why don’t you come in?” I said, “What’s wrong?” I’m standing there with my coat on. She goes, “We heard from the Federal Trade Commission. They’re not happy with what you’re posting.” I said, “The federal government?” She said, “Yes.” I said, “What aren’t they happy about?” She goes, “Everything that you’ve written about COVID. They’re giving us 48 hours to remove everything or else.”
My first words at that point were, “Maybe it’s time to retire.” My wife was a lawyer who read the document a few times. She said to me, “You’re not retiring over this. If you want to retire, that’s one thing but you’re not retiring over this. This is stupid. We’ll have to deal with it. We’re going to get through this but you’re not retiring because of this letter.” We talked about it that night. I didn’t sleep all night. The next day, we removed everything. I wasn’t going to fight the Federal Government on this. We complied. That prompted me to write that study up. They said in there, “There’s no prevention, treatment or cure.” They kept saying in this article, “There are no studies that support what you say is true.”
I showed it to a friend of mine. He said, “Write them a study.” I’m like, “You’re right.” I had 107 patients that we treated. We blinded the data. We extracted it from the charts and wrote it up. That was the published paper that we put out there. My wife sent a letter to the FTC lawyer who sent us a letter saying, “You said there’s no study. Here’s a study. We would like to post this on our website without comments.” The reply came back. “It’s not a randomized controlled trial, no.” Remember, this was the beginning of COVID. There’s no randomized controlled anything. This was a real world situation that you were treating on the fly. We wanted to publicize it and say, “Here’s a therapy that works.” The answer was no.
I’m still stuck on their original statement that there’s no prevention, treatment or cure for this so you can’t post this. It’s like if I said there’s no such thing as green moss and someone’s like, “There’s some right here.” I’m like, “There isn’t any so take it away.” It seems illogical and unethical.
That’s a whole other discussion. This was a new illness. Nobody had treated it before. Nobody had seen it before. Of course, there’s nothing written about it and there are no randomized controlled trials. There wasn’t time to do that where people are dying. I was doing the best that I could. When I was in medical school, they taught you to report your findings so other doctors could learn from you. Make sure they know what your successes are and make sure they know what your failures are so they don’t make the same mistakes.
I had a daughter graduated from med school in 2020. We’re listening to the dean speak to the students virtually. He’s telling them, “Don’t feel intimidated by other doctors because they’re older than you or they have more experience. We’ve trained you well. You’re smart. You need to report your successes and report your failures. Tell other doctors what you see is working. We can all learn from each other.” I pipe in at that moment, “Unless it’s with COVID, you don’t want to do that because the FTC will come after you.” Unfortunately, that’s the censorship and the lack of First Amendment rights that we’re having these days. It’s my frustration.
What did you do next? You publish that paper.
I published the paper. We couldn’t publicize it. It was peer reviewed. It was in a journal. We consulted a First Amendment lawyer. That was an expensive process. He told me, “It’s not fair. They’re not following the First Amendment but this is what they’re doing around the country. They will not take any claims of prevention, treatment or cure for COVID.” I never claimed a cure for COVID. I never claimed a treatment for COVID. I never claimed a prevention for COVID. What I claim was supporting the immune system allows the immune system to effectively combat COVID. That’s what I claimed in the paper, in my blogs and in my interviews.
He said to me, “My advice to you is stop writing about COVID. Do not do patient interviews. You’re just going to call attention to yourself. If you want to fight this, it’ll go to the US Supreme Court but it’ll cost you $20 million. We’ll fight it if you want to fight it. You can write a book.” I asked him. I said, “I’ve written sixteen books.” The A Holistic Approach to Viruses was my last book. I began to write that right after the paper, right after the consultation with that lawyer. I wrote my book. I explained the scientific basis behind everything we were doing and how it’s working.
This takes me back to something you said at the top of our show that you weren’t necessarily treating COVID so much as you were supporting the immune system. Talk to us more about that and how this is a holistic approach to viruses.
We’re given an immune system for a reason. We’re dealing with SARS-COVID-2 then it’s going to be SARS-COVID-3, 4, 5 or whatever else the name of the virus is. You better have a good immune system or you’re going to succumb to these illnesses. They’re not going anywhere. This one’s not going anywhere. It is already part of our fabric. In medical school, I was taught to diagnose pathology and prescribed the one drug to treat that pathology. Nowhere was I taught about what is health and how to maintain it. When I came out in my residency, I started practicing conventional medicine. I wasn’t interested in anything holistic back then. It took me six months to realize, “This is not a good way to practice medicine.”
I was helping people. They were getting sick. They were getting sicker from the drugs I was putting them on. I put them on more drugs to treat the side effects from the first drugs. You didn’t want to do that. When I started researching and looking at other things, I immediately came to things that support the body, support the immune system, make people healthier. How do I make them healthier instead of diagnosing pathology? I was good at diagnosing pathology.
It’s a different approach. That’s why it’s more holistic. One thing you said surprised me was when you talked about nebulizing hydrogen peroxide. I had never heard of that assisting the immune system function. Can you explain how you decided to try that and include that in your protocol?
As I learn new things over the years, I started using iodine and intravenous vitamin therapies. I started using some oxidative therapies like IV hydrogen peroxide. They were fabulous therapies. They were safe. They were effective. They help people when they were sick. They helped their immune systems function better. As I did my research on these, you look into the old literature of doctors from the early 20th century. In the mid-20th century, doctors were nebulizing. They used to prescribe nebulizing therapies for their sick patients of pneumonia, flu-like and COPD patients. Nebulized iodine was one of the first things I ran into many years ago in case histories. I started doing it. I tried different concentrations.
I was always a test case first. We always did everything on ourselves first. We found that low doses of iodine, nebulized, sterile saline and low doses peroxide when they’re combined together, they work better together than separately. They were fabulous treatments. Number one, iodine and peroxide both have virucidal and bactericidal effects to them. They kill viruses and parasites. The lungs contain a huge amount of iodine and they produce a huge amount of hydrogen peroxide all the time. Hydrogen peroxide is known to be released by the white blood cells to fight infections. Saline moisturizes the lungs anyways and helps people clear out mucus, infection and things. We’ve been using this nebulized peroxide iodine mixture for years. It’s been a staple. It’s an amazing therapy when people are sick and have lung issues. We adapted it with this just as we’ve been doing.
My question for you is this. What can we do preventatively so that we don’t even have to start doing the nebulizing of the hydrogen peroxide, the iodine and all that? What do you do? What do you recommend to your patients so that we can stay well in the first place?
One of the criticisms of my study was perhaps you have a healthier population than what’s out there. That’s a valid criticism. With my first visit with patients, I talked to them about their diet, drinking water, how to live a healthier lifestyle, not drink too much alcohol, don’t smoke, the importance of exercise. I focus on diet and drinking water, maintaining hydration and getting rid of all the refined food sources in our diet. If most people did that, they wouldn’t be coming in for IVs. They wouldn’t have to nebulize, make it sick like everyone gets sick with things and get over it. COVID is a perfect example of what’s wrong with the United States of America. Compared to every Western country out there, we finished last on every health indicator from infant mortality to maternal mortality at birth to longevity in men and women.
We are second to the last in every single health indicator. It’s a sad state of affairs when we spend the most of our GNP on healthcare compared to any other Western country and we finish last. I don’t think there should be any surprise that we’ve had this huge amount of deaths with COVID and it’s still going on. It’s sad. Hopefully, this is our wake-up call. Hopefully, President Biden and the highest levels of our federal government will call a Manhattan Project together and say, “Let’s not let this happen again. Let’s get healthier. Let’s teach people how to eat better. Let’s teach people what’s healthy food is and what’s not healthy food. Let’s teach people the value of hydration and maintaining adequate hydration. Let’s educate our population.” Doctors don’t know. They don’t know.
This has been my beef, no dietary pun intended, all of the whole way along. In other words, David, I’m thinking, “Why aren’t we promoting these things? Why are we waiting? Why aren’t we talking about movement and eating a whole nutrient dense diet with whole real foods in it? Why isn’t there more of that?” All I hear talk about is injections for helping us stave off CoV-2.
From the start of this illness, they told us, “Go hide in your house. Wear a mask if you come out. Keep your social distancing and wait for the vaccine.” Where did that get us? That got us over 500,000 dead in the wealthiest country on the place of the Earth. We have access to more resources. Maybe that’s my American bias. We have access to more innovative thinkers than anyone else out there. We didn’t use them in this. We silenced people who said, “Let’s try this. Let’s look at this. Let’s debate this. Let’s talk about this.” We took them down from Facebook, Twitter and all those things.
We were left with one person, Dr. Fauci guiding us saying, “Stay at home. Wear your mask social distance. I’ll tell you when you can go to a restaurant. I’ll tell you when you can go to a barbecue. I’ll tell you when you can have a July 4th picnic.” I don’t think this track record is good. As Americans, we need to relook at how we’re doing things. We need to relook at our diet. We need to relook at how to be healthy. We’re not healthy. Two-thirds of us are overweight, one-third are obese. COVID nailed us. There’s no excuse for this. This is sad and it’s terrible. This is a black mark against our country. I don’t want this ever to happen again. We should be able to move on from this. We’re going to have trouble moving on if the censorship thing continuous. If we can’t debate this and we can’t talk about it. How are we ever going to move forward? We’ll be permanently waiting for one person to tell us when we can leave our houses.
How can people have innovative thought if the creative ideas are smashed down, they’re tamped down? That’s maybe why there’s less innovative thinking when it comes to approaching this disease. As a matter of fact, I heard that the White House is going to have a big initiative for promoting this “vaccine.” That seems to be the answer that everyone is waiting for or has been waiting for. That’s the only one that’s being allowed to be touted.
Let’s hope the vaccine is 94% effective. Let’s hope it works, it gives us herd immunity, it gets us all out of this mess we’re in and it gets lifelong immunity, but how’s the vaccine going to work if people’s immune systems are a mess? The vaccine will work just like COVID is going to cause havoc. People’s immune systems are a mess. I don’t understand why we’re spending trillions of trillions of dollars on one thing and not looking at other things. When the post-mortem of this is done in a few years, it’s going to be the ugliest read ever. This has been a disaster any which way you want to look at it. I’m sad, disappointed and furious at this whole thing. I have an immune support therapy that’s helped my patients. I can’t talk about it. I can’t go through the social media channels and talk about it or I’m facing the US Justice Department sending me letters and worse.
I’m not the only one this has happened too but this needs to stop. The only way we’re going to get out of this is when we finally speak up and say, “We’re not taking it anymore.” I don’t know when that’s going to be. I’m very disappointed at what’s happened and how we’ve responded to this as people. Americans I thought were different. I thought we had this freedom streak to us, this little rebel streak. We’ll follow rules if you explain the rules to us and we agree with them. We were like everybody else. They put the fear of this disease into us and we’ve become mice. We comply with their wishes. What do we have to show for it? We have more deaths than any other country out there. There’s no way you can look at this and say, “This is a positive thing.”
It is disappointing and yet here you are still getting your message out. Here we are trying to get it to the people, circumventing social media platforms as need be. We think it’s important for people to be empowered. Censorship only works on a grand scheme. It can’t stop the word of mouth. In essence to me, this show is still word of mouth. I’m thankful that we’re having this conversation so individuals can realize, “I want to support my immune system to be the healthiest person I can be. That way I’m making options and using my brain as I choose to do so.”
People want this information. They can’t get it. I’m hopeful after this that this will be our turning point. We will start looking at health indicators, how to maintain them, how to optimize them. We shouldn’t be allowed. We shouldn’t have to ask for this. This should be our rights. We should be able to have debates. We should be able to discuss things. We should be able to say it’s the First Amendment. You maybe can’t quite fire in a theater but you can say whatever. You can say the election was stolen if you think it’s stolen, whether you do it and whether you don’t. Why can’t you say the election was stolen? I’m not saying I agree with that at all. I’m saying this should be free speech, the freedom to speak it.
The freedom to say what we want to say to express ourselves in the public square when we have something that we think could be a value. Going back to when you were training in medical school and your daughter’s training has been, if you have something that’s worked, share it. To not be able to do that sounds extremely frustrating. I’m thankful that you’ve been able to join us and tell us a bit of your story. Let me close, David, as we start to wrap up with a question, I often pose at the end. If the reader could do one thing to improve their health, what would you recommend that they do?
If there’s one thing, I will tell the reader to eat a better diet. Keep sugar out of your diet. If it’s the one thing, cut out refined sugar out of your diet. I see more problems with that with my patients. Sugar has been shown to paralyze the white blood cells for up to five hours. If you get hit with something like COVID and you take a cookie or a glass of something with refined sugar in it, your white blood cells can’t work for five hours. What do you think COVID is going to do? It’s going to replicate much more severely, harsher and you’re going to get sicker. If there’s one thing, it’s eat a better diet.
I’ve written books on this. I’ve been counseling my patients on this. We can do better. The only thing you do is look around. We were too heavy as a country. We’re lacking good food sources. We’re nutritiously deficient as a population. That’s the one thing to focus on it. You can take control of your health. You don’t need anyone to advise you to do that. You can do your own research. You can eat better. You can cut refined sugar out of your diet. That will make a difference as I see it happen to my patients on a daily basis.
It’s so encouraging, David. Thank you for your time. It’s been a wonderful conversation.
About Dr. David Brownstein
Dr. David Brownstein is a Board-Certified, family physician. He is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine and is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Brownstein is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the International College of Integrative Medicine where he is a board member.
Dr. Brownstein is proud to be a Michigan Wolverine and a lifelong U of M football enthusiast. He is the father of two beautiful physicians (!) Hailey and Jessica, and have been happily married to his wife, Allison, for over 30 years.