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17th Mar 2020

Practical Immune Support Ideas for Practitioners - Anita Beardsley & Rayne Roberts

This is Part 1 of 2 shows on the Corona Virus with Anita Beardsley and Rayne Roberts. Please note all the information shared is for reference and information only and is not to be considered as advice.

You can find Registered Nutritional Therapist, Rayne Roberts on @360fitfood (Twitter & Instagram), facebook: or website: 

You can find Registered Nutritional Therapist, Anita Beardsley on Instagram:@lovenutritionwithanita Facebook: ( or her website: 

You can find me, Deb MacLeod, on @thenaturalhealthcarenetwork on Instagram or Facebook: 

You can find Jack Monroe on Instagram: @jack_monroe or go to her website ( for budget friendly meals 

For details on the book Herbal Antivirals -(

For a helpful round up on the Corona Virus from the The Age-Well Project you can find their recent post here: ( or have a chat with them on Instgram @agewellproject

You can find research from Rob Verkek on the Corona Virus here: (

Practitioners can find a fully referenced update on the Corona Virus: ( 

On Feb 21, 2020, announcement has been made of a third research trial now approved for intravenous vitamin C for COVID-19. (

For other information on the virus and other international affairs look for Yascha Mounk, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University:(

Vitamin C: Scientists at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan have launched a trial with 140 patients to test whether high doses of vitamin C can help alleviate COVID-19 symptoms. The test group will receive vitamin C transfusions twice a day for seven days, with each infusion containing 12g of vitamin C. For comparison, the daily recommendation for an adult male is only 90mg.The trial will finish in September, when results will also be published. More info here: ( and at But remember that the results need to be replicated in further studies.


There is dissent from some scientific quarters saying that Vitamin C does not Prevent viral infections. It probably doesn’t but studies do show that it may reduce the duration (this varies and appears to be does dependent) and the severity of upper respiratory tract infections including pneumonia which is implicated in COVID-19. 

Some helpful and moderate info:

From the Daily Mail: (

Its popularity is rooted in the belief that vitamin C can prevent colds — a theory first set out in 1970 by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Linus Pauling. He was convinced of its benefits and personally took 3g a day, although much of his research on the vitamin was later discredited. However, multiple studies have failed to back up Pauling’s theory of vitamin C as a preventative supplement and, according to a 2017 report by the authoritative review board the Cochrane Collaboration, the best we can hope from taking a well above average daily 1,000mg of vitamin C is shortening the length of a cold by 8 per cent — about 0.4 days.

Higher doses than this have been found to shorten colds further — research from the University of Helsinki in 2017 found that daily doses of 6g to 8g could shorten symptoms of a cold by 19 per cent. But in the general population, vitamin C was not found to have any preventative effect.

In other words, while it might help fight a cold, supplementation didn’t alter how frequently people come down with one.

Helping people with diminished appetite to eat: “Improved meal presentation increases food intake and decreases readmission rate in hospitalized patients”: (

An opportunity in a crisis? Online Consultations (COVID-19) – by the brilliant Trisha Greenhalgh who authored “How to Read a Paper” (

The BMJ currently has no information or guidance published regarding COVID-19, nutrition and lifestyle – what an opportunity for us if we talk to GPs

Don't forget our event on the Multifaceted Effects of the Microbiome on our clients is Saturday 19th September at Engineers House in Bristol. Genova Diagnostics ( › uk) is one of our sponsors and The Alliance For Natural Health ( is supporting our venture . Please hold that date in your diary.

Thank you for listening. 

Here’s wishing you good health. 


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