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Defend Yourself From a Viral Attack


Local governments should implement this PLAN (excerpted with permission)

by Charles B. Simone, M.D.:
Pocket size Manual, 48 pages
ISBN 0-9714574-1-7 (September 2001)

We do not diagnose disease or recommend a dietary supplement for the treatment of disease. You should share this information with your physician who can determine what nutrition and disease treatment regimen is best for you. 

ENHANCE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM to Decrease Your Risk of Infection 


Maintain an ideal weight.

No four legged animals, shellfish, or dairy products unless they are skim or non-fat.

Organic chicken breasts cooked without the skin.

Swimming fish from the ocean, not the farm.

Fruits and vegetables. 

Supplement your diet with certain nutrients in the proper doses, chemical form, and correct ratio of one to another. Take high doses of antioxidants (the carotenes, vitamins C and E, selenium, cysteine, copper, zinc, bioflavonoids), the B vitamins, and calcium with its enhancers: magnesium, potassium bicarbonate, boron, L-lysine, silicon, threonine.   

Your Formula
      Beta CAROTENE*
30 mg (50,000 IU)
      LUTEIN* 20 mcg  
20 mcg  
Vitamin A (retinyl Palmitate) 5,000 IU  
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 500 IU  
VITAMIN E* (tocopheryl/succinate) 400 IU  
VITAMIN C* (ascorbic acid) 350 mg  
Folic acid  400 mcg  
Vitamin B1 (thiamin) 10 mg  
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 10 mg  
Niacin (niacinamide) 40 mg  
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 10 mg  
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 18 mcg  
Biotin 150 mcg  
Pantothenic acid 20 mg   
SELENIUM* (organic) 200 mcg  
COPPER(cupric oxide) 3 mg  
ZINC* (zinc gluconate) 30 mg  
Iodine (potassium iodide) 150 mcg  
Potassium (potassium chloride) 30 mg  
CHROMIUM* (organic) 125 mcg  
Manganese (gluconate) 2.5 mg  
Molybdenum (proteinate) 50 mg  
Inositol 10 mg  
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) 10 mg  
Choline (bitartrate) 10 mg  
L-CYSTEINE* (L-cysteine HCl) 20 mg  
L-Arginine HCl 5 mg  



Tobacco – Do not smoke, chew, snuff, or inhale other people’s smoke

Alcohol – less than 2 drinks per week

Walking – briskly for 30 minutes five times a week.

Modify stress


WASH HANDS AND FACE often with soap. Droplets laden with viruses from people who speak to you travel at least three feet from their mouths. Keep your distance and don’t shake hands. Soap and water is the best.  Next best is a hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol and not hand sanitizers that contain benzalkonium chloride because it may merely reduce the growth of germs rather than kill them.


Sneezing 40,000 per sneeze
Bowel Evacuation 20,000 per event
Vomiting 1,000 per event
Coughing 710 per cough
Talking 36 per 100 words
Coughing is more common than Sneezing

DECREASE MUCUS PRODUCTION AND MEMBRANE SWELLING by avoiding: dairy products, citrus, dust mites, air flight, low pressure barometric pressure (rain, snow, overcast weather).  Pre-menses swells membranes. 

Dust mites live in mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets, rugs, window dressings, etc.  They wait for warm moist bodies – you – and come out by the hundreds of thousands on you, defecate and this causes the allergic reaction that swells sinus exit ports. Use hot water to wash.  Cover your mattress and pillows with dust mite covers.

BLEACH – Diluted bleach decontaminates skin and inanimate objects. Viruses generally die on inanimate objects after 12 hours.

Make diluted bleach solution (0.5%) to decontaminate skin from chemicals or biologicals. Even anthrax spores, the most stable of all biologicals, are killed by this solution.  Leave this diluted bleach on the skin for about 10-15 minutes.  Make this solution by mixing 1 part undiluted bleach from the bottle with 9 parts of water (bleach from the bottle is 5.25%).  Make a new solution every day you need it.  Avoid eye contact.

SINUS HYGIENE – Keep sinus exit ports open:




1) Saline nasal flushes every 30 to 45 minutes – this has antiviral effects (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37703-3) and promotes mucus flow so that viruses and bacteria can’t lodge.  Insert the spray tip in the nostrils perpendicular to the face and direct it toward the ears to get the spray to the exit ports to open them. 

2) Steam (10 min every 4 hours) – boil an inch of water in a quart size pot, take it away from the stove, add about 10 drops of Eucalyptus oil, and inhale over the pot with a towel over your head. 

3) Oxymetazoline nasal spray has antiviral effects and is not a banned substance (over-the-counter).  Use as directed. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.2500/ajra.2010.24.3491

4) Prescription steroid nasal spray to keep inflammation down – this requires a Therapeutic Use Exemption approval during sports competitions. Insert the spray tip in the nostrils perpendicular to the face and direct it toward the ears to get the medicine to the exit ports to open them.

5) Hydrate to keep the mucus thin and flowing.  

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE changes the structure of viruses and generates oxygen that kills viruses. Gargle for several minutes with hydrogen peroxide (right from the bottle) twice a day.

ZINC – weekly dose of 70 mg for all ages reduces mortality/morbidity from viruses and bacteria50 mg per day when you are exposed or feel sick.  Also, Zinc Lozenges

1) Brooks WA, et al. Lancet. 2005. 366:999-1004. 2) Bhatnagar S. Lancet. 2007. 369:885-886. 3) Sazawal S et al. Lancet. 2007. 369:927-34. 4) Barnett JB et al. Nutr Rev. 2010 Jan; 68(1): 30–37.

N-ACETYL CYSTEINE – 600 mg twice a day.  N-acetyl cysteine inhibits virus replication and lung inflammation.


VITAMIN C – 2 to 4 grams each day with food.  200 mg of vitamin C per day resulted in an 80% decrease in deaths among severely ill, hospitalized respiratory disease patients.

Hunt C et al. The clinical effects of Vitamin C supplementation in elderly hospitalized patients with acute respiratory infections. Int J Vitam Nutr Res 1994;64:212-19. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7814237

VITAMIN D3 – 5,000 IU per day with food, or the dose needed to raise your blood level to about 80 ng/ml.  Vitamin D3 enhances the immune system and also reduces infectivity of SARS-CoV 2 by binding to the viral spike protein thus locking it into a closed position. Steroids have the same effect, but cholesterol increases infectivity.  About 40% of COVID-19 patients with abnormally low levels of Vitamin D3 levels ended up in the ICU or had to be hospitalized.  Vitamin D is fat soluble and accumulates in fatty tissue.  People who are overweight/obese therefore have less Vitamin D3 available in the bloodstream.  

Molecular simulations suggest vitamins, retinoids and steroids as ligands binding the free fatty acid pocket of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Toelzer et al. Angewandte Chemie. 19 January 2021.https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202015639   https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.202015639


QUERCETIN500 mg twice per day (nutrient, over-the-counter) – interferes with the virus binding onto your cells.  Quercetin possesses anti-influenza activity by inhibiting viral entry, viral-cell fusion, viral replication, viral load, and lung inflammation and airways hyper-responsiveness in vivo.  Quercetin has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

Wenjiao W, et al. Viruses. 2016. Jan. 8(1):6;  Kinker et al. J Infectious Diseases & Preventive Med 2014 2.2. 

A reduction in total sick days and severity was noted in middle aged and older subjects ingesting 1000 mg quercetin per day for 12 weeks who rated themselves as physically fit (Heinz SA et al. Pharmacol Res. 2010 Sep;62(3):237-42).

Quercetin outperforms Tamiflu – A mouse study showed that quercetin reduced symptoms and gave higher survival rates.  Also, animals treated with Quercetin had half of the virus load in their lungs compared to animals treated with Tamiflu. (Choi HJ, et al. Phytother Res. 2012 Mar;26(3):462-4).

Tamiflu’s chemical structure is similar to Quercetin but different enough to allow it to be patented. Despite all the media attention about Tamiflu, here is what the makers of Tamiflu say in their insert (Nov 2009):

Adults felt better 30 percent faster (1.3 days) than flu patients who did not take TAMIFLU.  Children felt better up to 26 percent faster (1.5 days) than flu patients who did not take TAMIFLU

JET PLANES should use only OUTSIDE AIR for cabin.

Speak with your physician and consider using a lysosomotropic agent within the first five days of exposure to SARS-CoV 2 (COVID-19).  These medicines cross the lysosomal membrane and become protonated thus increasing the lysosome’s pH (alkaline) rendering the lysosome nonfunctional.  These medicines include Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin. 


IVERMECTIN SAVES LIVES  https://bit.ly/3aCNAtl

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