Dr. Jeff Davis is a practicing doctor of family medicine, functional, and integrative health. He’s the owner of Prairie Health and Wellness in Wichita, Kansas, and he serves as Bonvera’s Medical Director of the Phyzix MD product line. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and he is an advanced fellow in regenerative and functional medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. As for his schooling, he completed his residency in Family Medicine through University of Kansas at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kansas and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in clinical gerontology from Baylor University. He’s on the leading edge of healthcare as he has been involved in multiple FDA clinical trials, and his clinic has been designated an FDA research site. He and his team do this to provide the best care to their patients.
In this episode, Bob and Dr. Jeff Davis discuss the current state of our country and our world due to the ramifications of the global pandemic that COVID-19 has caused. In this episode, they speak on everything related to the virus from simple tips to staying hygienic and practical steps you can take to boost your immune system to the future of healthcare and how to sleep well during this time.
-“People go from slightly sick to seriously sick in a matter of hours, and we don’t see that with influenza. Common symptoms are fever and a cough. Because this virus enters through AC2 receptors, which are found predominantly in the lungs those are the common symptoms. However, they are also found in cardiac tissue or the gut, which less reported symptoms could be diarrhea, abdominal cramping, or even nausea and vomiting.”
-“The European Association of Ear Nose and Throat Doctors put out a bulletin that an early symptom is a loss of smell.”
-“SARS-COV-2 is the name of the virus that causes the disease, and the disease named COVID-19, which is short for coronavirus disease and named 19 because it was discovered in 2019. SARS is a severe acute respiratory syndrome.”
-“One research said it looks like drowning or it looks like HAPE, which is high altitude pulmonary edema. That’s where it’s like you’ve gone to sea level to 20,000 elevation and you can’t oxygenate your tissue.”
-We have data that Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc can help support you during this time. “You’ll know if you’ve had too much vitamin C in your system, your body will tell you. You’ll get diarrhea. Making sure that your vitamin D is at a healthy level. Zinc has been effective, you can find that in smoked oysters or a zinc supplement.”
-“I always start with the basics. Basics of handwashing have been effective. This virus is surrounded by a lipid membrane, which means it’s a fat. That means that anything that cuts grease is going to destroy this virus. Simple soap and handwashing is extremely effective. Practice basic hygiene. Don’t touch your face. The mask is a simple effective thing.”
-“I think developing a vaccine in 18 months is too optimistic. The fastest vaccine we’ve ever developed was the mumps vaccine -- it took 3 years to develop a safe vaccine. We had 20 years of research to develop this vaccine, and it still took 3 years to develop. The HPV virus took 15 years, and the rotavirus was close to 20 years in development. The burden of safety on these vaccines has to be much much higher. The problem with vaccines is that you’re giving medication to healthy people who have no problems, so you don’t want to cause a problem in these people.”
-“If you hear that people are saying skip the animal trials and move forward, we can’t do that. We have to follow the safety procedures.”
-“Dan Crenshaw said, “This is akin to having a small military force getting a rain of bullets and getting a hasty retreat in the middle of the night.” Those soldiers would sit in a safe spot, and they would decide how they’re going to re-engage the enemy. They would do that by deciding okay, how much ammunition do we have left, does everybody equipment work, do we know where the enemy is, should we wait for daylight?”
-“Magnesium and vitamin C are two you typically don’t have to be measured for. Magnesium and vitamin C you can dose to bowel tolerance. Your body will let you know when you’ve had too much -- you’ll have loose stools. With vitamin C, a typical dose 250 - 500 mg capsules. It’s easy to take 2.5g of vitamin C 1 - 2 times a day. Vitamin D internationally is 4000 - 6000 IU a day is fine. So a 5000 IU capsule once a day is adequate. For green tea, those antioxidants are great. It has a chemical substance called ECGC, it’s a potent antioxidant. It’s another form of antioxidant like vitamin C.”
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