Oxidative Stress, Immune System and Viral Infection
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so I want to talk about oxidative stress
and viruses so lately there’s been a big focus on how the COVID-19 virus is
killing people and it has to do with something called oxidative stress and
that’s basically where you have an imbalance of too much oxidation and not
enough antioxidants now your body actually makes oxidation or oxidants it
also makes antioxidants that’s called endogenous which means that it’s coming
from within then you have exogenous oxidation which is coming from the outside
like pollution smoking consuming refined carbs and sugar all increase oxidation
now the other thing is that when you get in viral infection let’s just talk about
the COVID-19 virus on a blood test you’ll see high amounts of neutrophils
and low lymphocytes let me explain what that means neutrophils are part of the
innate immune system and they are a type of phagocyte that has three ways of
killing things it can release chemicals that kill the pathogen it can eat the
pathogen it can also throw a net over the pathogen and kill it that way as
well because there are certain chemicals that are released a couple chemicals
that are released from the neutrophil are hydrogen peroxide and bleach or the
main chemical in Bleach and these two chemicals are the weapons that the
neutrophil uses to kill microbes and they create a lot of oxidation so we
have our own immune system that is creating this oxidation in response to
COVID-19 or some other virus and of course the virus is creating other
immune reactions which is then contributing to more oxidation then we
have the risk factors that are related to COVID-19 that would be diabetes
obesity high blood pressure so with obesity you have a situation where you
have a lot more oxidation and inflammation diabetes you’re getting a
lot of oxidation the high amounts of sugar and the same
thing with cardiovascular disease definitely with the autoimmune
conditions all of those not only make you susceptible to getting the infection
but having a lot of complications the complications of these pre-existing
conditions let’s say for example diabetes you’d have peripheral
neuropathy of your feet your vision is affected you have heart problems and
especially the lungs the other problem with having a pre-existing health
problem is that when you do your endogenous antioxidants which means the
amount of antioxidants that your body is making is way way less so we have this
imbalance that’s created with the virus itself and then the immune system or
reaction which creates more of this on top of that having a preexisting health
problem is just enough to really throw this thing out of balance to then really
have an influence on your mortality so to have a long healthy life and to
minimize the complications of not only in this condition but the side effects
of the viral infection you need to take these antioxidants and bring them up and
bring this right down here some people that are infected never even notice one
symptom at all yet other people really get hammered
really it’s the oxidative stress from these conditions it’s creating the
damage now the other thing that viruses will do they will attack the
mitochondria which is the energy Factory so that’s called apoptosis where your
cells are actually dying but there’s going to be some cells that survive this
attack and they’re gonna adapt because the respiratory center is damaged which
is the normal machinery to burning fuel it will adapt to another way of using
fuel and that’s called fermentation which doesn’t need oxygen and it’s an
older system that our body doesn’t normally use unless it needs to use it
as a survival mechanism so here we have several cells that have adapted and
they’re using this back up machinery or generator to
actually use fuel and they metabolize glucose so this is one way that a virus
can trigger cancer what’s really wild about this mechanism is that as soon as
a cell switches over to this new type of machine it will lose its ability to die
in other words cancer cells are immortal and that’s what’s really really strange
about this because the way that the cancer cell spreads and takes over is
that it just continues to grow and grow and grow where our normal cells they
have a certain limit where they will grow too and then they will die off so
yes they become zombies and they just hog up all the fuel but remember they
can only eat glucose but the cancer cells will also create a tremendous
amount of inflammation free radical damage and oxidation so we have a lot of
things going on so what can we do to switch this back well number one you’d
want to start fixing the pre-existing health problems okay the metabolic
syndrome the the diabetes the heart disease you do that with changing the
diet but at the same time we also want to start eating foods high in these
things called antioxidants this will do two things number one it will put the
fire out of this oxidative state in other words if you’re taking
antioxidants you’ll minimize the complications of these conditions and
minimize the complications of viral infections that I’m talking about lung
inflammation if you are in the hospital with COVID-19 you should be taking as
many oxidants as you can get vitamin A vitamin C especially vitamin D
vitamin E here’s another one alpha lipoic acid then you have trace minerals
that act as antioxidants copper zinc especially zinc selenium is a big one
manganese vitamin B1 B2 B6 and B12 are all considered antioxidants having good
microbes also will help increase your antioxidants so if you get an antibiotic
guess what you wipe out the good bacteria and your antioxidants go down
another really good antioxidant is called NAC this antioxidant is used for
tylenol poisoning because tylenol will destroy the liver if you take this it
will reduce the amount of oxidation quercetin is a really good one especially
for people that have allergies that have a lot of inflammation fasting will
increase your network of antioxidants very very important to know about that
exercise will also increase your network of your endogenous antioxidants and
getting enough sleep will also increase this so we can actually decrease that’s
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Here’s what you need to know about oxidative stress, the immune system, viral infection—and how it all relates to COVID-19.
0:12 What is oxidative stress?
0:45 Viral infection and oxidation
1:55 Risk factors related to COVID-19
3:42 The mitochondria and COVID-19
5:27 How can we switch things back?
Today we’re going to talk about oxidative stress and viruses.
Oxidative stress is basically a situation where you have an imbalance of too much oxidation and not enough antioxidants.
Your body makes both oxidants and antioxidants.
1. Endogenous oxidation is the oxidation that your own body creates—it comes from within.
2. Exogenous oxidation is coming from outside of the body. A few examples would be: pollution, smoking, and consuming refined carbs and sugar.
With the COVID-19 virus, on a blood test, you’ll likely see high amounts of neutrophils and low lymphocytes.
Neutrophils release both hydrogen peroxide and bleach as weapons against the virus, but this creates a lot of oxidation. So, the immune system is creating a lot of oxidation in response to COVID-19 or some other virus. The virus is also creating more immune reactions, which contributes to even more oxidation.
There are also risk factors related to COVID-19 that can create oxidation, such as:
• High blood pressure
With these pre-existing conditions, the endogenous antioxidants are way low. So, there is an imbalance created from the virus itself, the immune reaction, and the pre-existing condition.
To have a long healthy life and minimize the complications of this condition and the side effects of the viral infection, you need to bring your antioxidants up and your oxidation down.
Viruses like COVID-19 also attack the mitochondria. This is called apoptosis—your cells are dying. But, some cells will survive and adapt. Because the normal machinery to burn fuel is damaged, the cells with adapt to another way of using fuel called fermentation. The body doesn’t usually use this system, but it will use it as a survival mechanism if it needs to. While using this backup system, these cells metabolize glucose. This is one way a virus can actually trigger cancer. Cancer cells create a lot of inflammation, free-radical damage, and oxidation.
How do we switch things back?
• Healthy keto
• Consume foods high in antioxidants
• Vitamins A, C, D, E
• Alpha-lipoic acid
• Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12
Things that will help increase antioxidants:
• Supporting your microbes
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