- Targeting the virus directly: Selenium, herbal tea licorice,
- Blocking viral replication :Vitamin D, Folic, betaine and S-adenosyl-methionine.
- Supporting immune function: of glutamine, whey protein isolate, vitamin A, vitamin D, fish oil, and zinc
- Supporting cellular and whole-body health: exercise, low-carbohydrate diets, coenzyme Q-10, lipoic acid, and acetyl-L-carnitine
Alex Vasquez DC ND DO FACN is the author of many books (including Functional Medicine Rheumatology, AntiViral Strategies and Immune Nutrition, and the recent 700-page textbook "Functional Inflammology: Volume 1") and more than 100 publications in professional magazines and peer-reviewed medical journals, such as British Medical Journal (BMJ), Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and Arthritis & Rheumatism, the Official Journal of the American College of Rheumatology.
The peer review paper, which was the basis on the GreenMedInfo article is in English and Spanish
Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki.
- Vasquez A, Manso G, Cannell J. The clinical importance of vitamin D (cholecalciferol). Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 Sep-Oct;10(5):28-36 *http://antiviralnutrition.com/pdf/vasquez_2004_vitamindmonograph-athm.pdf. Roth et al. Acute lower respiratory infections in childhood: reducing the global burden through nutritional interventions.
- Bull World Health Organ. 2008 May;86(5):356-64. Yamshchikov et al. Vitamin D for Treatment and Prevention of Infectious Diseases: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.
- Endocr Pract. 2009 Jun 2:1-29. White JH. Vitamin D signaling, infectious diseases, and regulation of innate immunity.
- Infect Immun. 2008 Sep;76(9):3837-43. Cannell et al. Epidemic influenza and vitamin D.
- Epidemiol Infect. 2006;134(6):1129-40. Autier P, Gandini S. Vitamin D supplementation and total mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
- Arch Intern Med. 2007 Sep;167(16):1730-7. Grant WB. Hypothesis—ultraviolet-B irradiance and vitamin D reduce the risk of viral infections and thus their sequelae, including autoimmune diseases and some cancers.
- Photochem Photobiol. 2008 Mar-Apr;84(2):356-65. Fetahu et al. Vitamin D and the epigenome.
- Front Physiol. 2014 Apr 29;5:16. Carlberg C. Genome-wide (over)view on the actions of vitamin D.
- Front Physiol. 2014 Apr 29;5:167. Abu-Mouch et al. Vitamin D supplementation improves sustained virologic response in chronic hepatitis C (genotype 1)-naïve patients.
- World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Dec 21;17(47):5184-90. Nimer A, Mouch A. Vitamin D improves viral response in hepatitis C genotype 2-3 naïve patients.
- World J Gastroenterol. 2012 Feb 28;18(8):800-5
Antiviral Nutrition: Amazon Oct 2014
(Subtitle) Against Colds, Flu, Herpes, AIDS, Hepatitis, Ebola, Dengue, and Autoimmunity:
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Practical Use (Inflammation Mastery series) $10
- Update Dec 16, 2014 - I bought the book. Huge amount of detail on many of the diseases that vitamin D helps prevent/treat may be due to virus - both to human cells and the non-human cells in our gut
http://antiviralnutrition.com/ has links to videos, conferences, and tells how to get automatic updates to the book
About Vasquez: from the book
- Vitamin D may protect against Ebola
- Viral infection reduced 90 percent with 2000 IU of vitamin D – Dec 2010
- Vitamin D can inhibit enveloped virus (e.g. Corona, Herpes, Zoster, Epstein, Hepatitis, RSV) – March 2011
- Reduced viral respiratory tract infections by half by having more than 38 ng of vitamin D – June 2010 which has the following chart