Nutrition and Healing

Dr. Glenn Rothfeld’s Nutrition & Healing is intended to provide cutting-edge health information.
Nothing on this site should be interpreted as personal medical advice. Always consult with your doctor before changing anything related to your healthcare.

Last month in Health e-Tips, I told you about hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug commonly used to treat malaria, lupus, and arthritis. 

Since we last spoke about this antimalarial, there has been a lot of pushback on using a drug like this to treat the novel coronavirus 

So now, there’s a TON of research going on to find the next possible “solution” for COVID-19.  

And a new study finds an antiviral drug previously used to treat Ebola patients could be the answer.  

Here’s what you need to know. 

Antiviral helps patients improve?  

The advice from health officials is rapidly changing – and it’s hard to keep up. 

The hydroxychoroquine drug could be a life-saver for someone… but it could also be a life-ender for others. 

Confused yet 

It seems like no one can agree on the facts. 

But there is an antiviral drug, called remdesivir, that two separate studies agree could be the most powerful weapon in the fight against COVID-19. 

In a small study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found the drug improved outcomes of coronavirus patients.  

Specifically, more than two-thirds of 53 severely ill patients showed improvement in their oxygen support. And 17 of 30 patients on ventilators were able to be taken off of the life-support machines. 

But that’s not all 

Another study ran by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) found that patients who received remdesivir experienced a 31 percent faster recovery time 

Gilead, the remdesivir production company, launched their own trial including severe coronavirus patients and found that a five-day treatment of remdesivir works just as effectively as a 10-day treatment. 

So how does this antiviral work against the novel virus? 

According to experts, remdesivir tricks the coronavirus by mimicking its building blocks – preventing the virus from replicating. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of remdesivir on severely ill patients under their emergency use authorization. But for now, the antiviral is still considered experimental. 

  • Want the latest news from Dr. Glenn Rothfeld?

    Want daily emails from Dr. Rothfeld delivered to your inbox every day?

    Sign up below to receive Dr. Rothfeld’s free daily email service, e-Tips.

    Every day, you’ll get exclusive health secrets and disease breakthroughs that crush mainstream medicine’s best efforts.

    And they’re only available through Dr. Rothfeld’s Health e-Tips emails.


    Defeat cancer without chemo? Hear how Donald did it

    On June 12, 1953, Donald Frank was diagnosed with terminal, late-stage bone cancer.

    Donald was 13 years old...

    Luckily, Donald's parents heard about a nearby doctor who was using a radically different type of cancer treatment... something that worked without disfiguring surgery.

    Of course, Donald's parents were skeptical, but that skepticism quickly faded when -- by the time he left the hospital...

    Donald's "terminal" tumor was completely GONE.

    [Click here now to see how he did it.]

    Over 60? Shocking link between sex and cancer

    A top Ivy League-trained doctor has exposed a shocking link between sex and CANCER in people over 60.

    If you make love at least once a month, please watch his urgent warning here.

    >>See link between sex and cancer here<<