Coping with second Moderna vaccine shot

Feeling sick all day and laying on the bed, I was hoping that I can recover fast after this second vaccine shot. The first one, did not have any reactions at all.

This time, the second vaccine shot from Moderna gave me a chill, fever and dizziness the next day. For one whole day, I lay on my bed, pressing on my armpit. I ate an apple and garlic filled chicken soup in small cup. I have been drinking orange juice and water with apple cider vinegar. Stretching on my bed, I keep deep breathing, breathing in thru the nose and out to the mouth.

What I noticed is that my tummy is very warm. I have to push myself to stand and get the chicken soup with 3 cloves of garlic and ate one big apple all day. I remembered my grandma who will massage our armpit and hands and thighs whenever we are sick with fever, so I did press my body hoping to move my lymps to help my immune system.

I wonder if this is the same feeling of those who had COVID19. The next day, all the dizziness and chills were gone. I’m back to my computer for my remote job and businesses.

Fight virus with bananas, ginger, garlic, kiwi, pineapple, apples and oranges

Virus and bananas

A slightly altered form of a substance found in bananas could hold the potential to fight many viruses, according to new research from the University of Michigan Medical School and Life Sciences Institute, and other institutions. BanLec, short for banana lectin, was first found to have antiviral properties in 2010 – but also caused inflammation. After further research, the team has engineered the BanLec molecule slightly, cracking the “sugar code” that allows sugar molecules on the surface of cells to interact with lectins.

Toward A Banana-based Vaccine For Hepatitis B — ScienceDaily
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Banana Protein May Help Kill Viruses | Voice of America … › science-health › banana-protein-may-help-kill-v…

Oct 23, 2015 – Now, bananas could provide a new weapon against viruses. … is being turned into a drug that may someday be used to fight viral infections.

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Jan 22, 2020 – The researchers believe it may have clinical use implications. “We were able to show that H84T blocks the ability of the influenza virus to fuse with …

Ginger and virus

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ginger, Zingiber officinale Roscoe, is a common spice and also a widely used medicinal plant in ancient China. Ginger is an ingredient of Ge-Gen-Tang (Kakkon-to; GGT). GGT has been proved to have antiviral activity against human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV).Nov 1, 2012

Garlic and virus

In vitro virucidal effects of Allium sativum (garlic) extract and …

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Garlic (Allium sativum) has been shown to have antiviral activity, but the … Activity was determined against selected viruses including, herpes simplex virus type …

Oranges and virus

Fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale) has anti-viral activity … – NCBI

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Oct 22, 2015 – The new research focuses on a protein called banana lectin, or BanLec, that “reads” the sugars on the outside of both viruses and cells. Five …

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Oct 22, 2015 – And the process used to create the virusfighting form may help scientists develop even more drugs, by harnessing the ‘sugar code’ that our cells …


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Jul 13, 2017 – In this study, scientist seemed to have tackled that problem by engineering a new form that fights viruses without leading to irritation and also …

Bananas can fight the flu: Wonder fruit can ‘cure’ illness and … › Life & Style › Health

Oct 23, 2015 – When these viruses are covered in lectin, they become harmless. Jonathan Ball, Professor of Molecular Virology at the University of Nottingham, …

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Oct 26, 2015 – Fighting the flu with specially designed bananas may be a way to treat viruses … Of Bananas: How Scientists Turned Bananas Into Virus Killers.

New Antivirals Produced From Bananas Able To Fight Deadly … › news › new-antivirals-produced-from-b…

Jan 22, 2020 – According to WHO and US CDC, more than 640,000 people worldwide died from the flu virus in the 2018 seasons. … D., professor of microbiology and immunology and their team have shown that an engineered compound based on a banana lectin, a protein called H84T, has real potential for clinical use against influenza.

Drug from bananas may fight flu virus – Futurity › bananas-drug-flu-virus-1033662


Oct 26, 2015 – Bananas contain a substance that, when changed slightly by scientists, shows promise to fight a wide range of viruses, including the flu.

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2 days ago – Hundreds Of Monkeys Fight Over Single Banana As Coronavirus Keeps … of monkeys fighting over a single banana in Thailand has emerged.


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Oct 22, 2015 – Now, scientists have created a new version of BanLec which can fight viruses in mice – but does not cause unwanted irritation and inflammation.

Bananas: The New Flu-Fighting Fruit – Women’s Health › health › conditions › bananas-the-new…

Bananas: The New Flu-Fighting Fruit. Unpeeling the banana’s virus-busting ingredient. By Louis Boroditsky. 23/10/2015. image. Getty Images. Bananas are a …

1 day ago – Thailand: Monkeys Fight For A Banana After Coronavirus Affects … but visitors have plummeted because of the COVID-19 virus which is …

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Oct 22, 2015 – And the process used to create the virusfighting form may help scientists develop even more drugs, by harnessing the ‘sugar code’ that our cells …

Bananas: Health benefits, tips, and risks – Medical News Today

Jan 13, 2020 – Find out more about the nutrients that bananas provide and get tips on how to use them. … lectin, a protein that occurs in bananas, may help prevent leukemia cells from growing … People need to cook plantain before eating it.

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Oct 26, 2017 – Bananas are packed with nutrients and are good for your heart, your eyes, … Some studies have suggested that the lectins in green bananas could … while “plantain” refers to a starchier fruit that is often cooked before eating.

Cooked plantain bananas – 4 minutes in the microwave or boil with skin

Cooking bananas are banana cultivars in the genus Musa whose fruits are generally used in cooking. They may be eaten ripe or unripe and are generally starchy. Many cooking bananas are referred to as plantains or green bananas, although not all of them are true plantains. Wikipedia

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Aug 1, 2017 – This lectin is inactivated by cooking. If you use dry beans, take the necessary precaution of making sure they are thoroughly cooked – don’t eat ..

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per 

Calories 218
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.3 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 7 mg 0%
Potassium 893 mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 57 g 19%
Dietary fiber 4.1 g 16%
Sugar 27 g
Protein 2.3 g 4%
Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 0% Iron 6%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 25%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 16%

Cayenne and virus

How to Attack Viruses with Herbs, Spices and Food … › … › Natural Medicine › Herbal Remedies
Learn more about attacking viruses with herbs, spices and foods. … elderberry fruit, lemon, honey, and cayenne pepper to reduce cold chills, sore throat, and to …

Check your bile acid production and stress level for fat metabolism

Bile acids are synthesized from cholesterol

Bile begins its life in the liver and spends a significant amount of time somewhere between the liver, gallbladder, and gastrointestinal tract, specifically the intestines. Liver cells manufacture bile before it undergoes modification in the bile duct epithelium, and then it is transported to the gallbladder for storage and, ultimately, use. Bile acids are synthesized from cholesterol with the aid of several different enzymes.

Soup of Sulfur rich bile acids will help balance bile production:

Mix these root crops to pinch of organic chicken broth powder: rutabaga, kale, carrot, parsnip, onion, garlic and a tsp of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice added in the last boiling.


Short-chain fatty acids :  The gut microbiota can ferment complex dietary residues that are resistant to digestion by enteric enzymes.

This process provides energy for the microbiota but culminates in the release of short-chain fatty acids including butyrate, which are utilized for the metabolic needs of the colon and the body.

Butyrate has a remarkable array of colonic health-promoting and antineoplastic properties:

  • It is the preferred energy source for colonocytes,
  • It maintains mucosal integrity and it suppresses inflammation and carcinogenesis through effects on immunity, gene expression and epigenetic modulation.

Note:  Protein residues and fat-stimulated bile acids are also metabolized by the microbiota to inflammatory and/or carcinogenic metabolites, which increase the risk of neoplastic progression.

The makeup of bile is largely water, at about 95%. The remaining five percent is made up of bile acids, bilirubin, amino acids, enzymes, steroid hormones including estrogen, glutathione, cholesterol, vitamins (especially vitamin D and some of the B vitamins), porphyrins, insulin, and other items, including toxins such as heavy metals, xenobiotics, medications and drugs, and environmental toxins targeted for excretion. There are also electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, sulfate, and bicarbonate. As you excrete more bile acid, bile flow is stimulated. There is also a circadian rhythm to the synthesis and circulation of bile acids.

In total, there are more than 50 species of bile acids in humans, but the main ones include cholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA). Although bile salts and bile acids are frequently used interchangeably, technically bile acids become bile salts upon conjugation with glycine or taurine. The gut bacteria metabolize bile acids to create secondary bile acids, of which there are more than 400 species. After the gut bacteria metabolize them, cholic acid becomes deoxycholic acid and CDCA becomes lithocholic acid. The amount of bile acids making their way into the colon affects the microbiome makeup. Bile acids are reabsorbed in the small intestine and colon to then come back into circulation as part of the enterohepatic circulation, which is a bidirectional pathway.

Bile acids, a key component of bile, are the main emulsifiers of fat. As such, bile ultimately finds its way into the small intestine for this function. When fat enters your small intestine, you secrete CCK (cholecystokinin), which signals your gallbladder to send bile into the small intestine to aid in digestion and absorption.

Functions of bile acid

Although this may be the function of bile most commonly known, there are actually many, many more. Some of the key functions of bile include:

  • Aids the immune system through excreting certain immune system signals, such as IgA and inflammatory cytokines
  • Elimination of certain hormones and pheromones
  • Endogenous ligand (binder to stimulate a signal) for several receptors, including nuclear receptor farnesoid X receptor (FXR), vitamin D receptor, and G protein-coupled receptor TGR5
  • Excretion of fat-soluble toxins and other waste, including endogenous substrates
  • Modulation of metabolic pathways, including lipid metabolism, glucose metabolism, and insulin sensitivity
  • Regulation of tight junction permeability
  • Removal of cholesterol
  • Signaling molecule and hormone

With so many different functions, it should come as no surprise that problems in the flow, metabolism, or synthesis of bile and/or bile acids could contribute to a variety of diseases.

Diseases such as colon and liver cancer

Problems with bile may stem from dysfunction in the synthesis of bile, an impairment in the secretion, or problems with the flow of bile. The metabolism of bile may become disturbed through problems stemming from the synthesis or conjugation with cholesterol, problems with the membrane transport, issues with the transport between the organs, or problems with the bacterial degradation of bile during the enterohepatic cycling. There may also be malabsorption of the bile acid, leading to higher concentrations in the colon, which may then negatively impact the function of the mucosal cells in the colon. Furthermore, when the concentration of bile acids is too high, it can be toxic and cause problems. Alterations to bile acids are also associated with disease.

The level of bile acids that reach the colon may contribute to functional bowel diseases. Elevated concentrations may contribute to diarrhea, while lower levels may play a role in constipation. In one study on children with functional constipation, the fecal bile acid profile was normal, but there were some who had the 3-sulfate version of CDCA as the dominant fecal bile acid, which could demonstrate a link for some cases.

Stress and Bile acids

Psychological stress is a risk factor for atherosclerosis, yet the pathophysiological mechanisms involved remain elusive. The transfer of cholesterol from macrophage foam cells to liver and feces (the macrophage-specific reverse cholesterol transport, m-RCT) is an important antiatherogenic pathway. Because exposure of mice to physical restraint, a model of psychological stress, increases serum levels of corticosterone, and as bile acid homeostasis is disrupted in glucocorticoid-treated animals, we investigated if chronic intermittent restraint stress would modify m-RCT by altering the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids. C57Bl/6J mice exposed to intermittent stress for 5 days exhibited increased transit through the large intestine and enhanced fecal bile acid excretion. Of the transcription factors and transporters that regulate bile acid homeostasis, the mRNA expression levels of the hepatic farnesoid X receptor (FXR), the bile salt export pump (BSEP), and the intestinal fibroblast growth factor 15 (FGF15) were reduced, whereas those of the ileal apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT), responsible for active bile acid absorption, remained unchanged. Neither did the hepatic expression of cholesterol 7α-hydroxylase (CYP7A1), the key enzyme regulating bile acid synthesis, change in the stressed mice. Evaluation of the functionality of the m-RCT pathway revealed increased fecal excretion of bile acids that had been synthesized from macrophage-derived cholesterol. Overall, our study reveals that chronic intermittent stress in mice accelerates m-RCT specifically by increasing fecal excretion of bile acids. This novel mechanism of m-RCT induction could have antiatherogenic potential under conditions of chronic stress.

Vinegar helps increase bile production

Polyphenols such as chlorogenic acid which is present in high levels in apple cider vinegar could inhibit oxidation of LDLs and improve health by preventing cardiovascular diseases (Laranjinha and others 1994).

Kidneys, lungs, immune system and virus

Take care of your immune system with sleep, nutrition and other remedies such as herbs.


Goodpasture syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disease that attacks thelungs and kidneys. The disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly produces antibodies against collagen in the lungs and kidneys.Nov 7, 2016

Pulmonary-Renal Syndrome – Lung and Airway Disorders – Merck … › … › Autoimmune Disorders of the Lungs

Pulmonaryrenal syndrome combines both diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (recurrent or persistent bleeding into the lungs) and glomerulonephritis (damage to the microscopic blood vessels in the kidneys in which people have body swelling, high blood pressure, and red blood cells in the urine).

Goodpasture’s Syndrome – The National Kidney Foundation

Goodpasture’s Syndrome. Goodpasture’s Syndrome is an uncommon autoimmune disease that affects both the kidneys and the lungs. An autoimmune disease means that the immune system, which usually protects the body from infection, attacks healthy parts of the body by mistake.

Introduction to Autoimmune Disorders of the Lungs – Lung and Airway … › … › Autoimmune Disorders of the Lungs

In autoimmune disorders that involve the lungs, the immune system attacks and damages lung tissue. Different … Important lung autoimmune disorders include diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, which involves bleeding into the lungs, andpulmonaryrenal syndrome, which involves bleeding into the lungs pluskidney dysfunction.

Goodpasture Syndrome Overview: Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment › A to Z Guides › Reference

Nov 7, 2016 – Researchers do not fully understand why the immune system attacks collagen in the lungsand kidneys. Goodpasture syndrome can run in families. So some researchers believe it may have a genetic component. Other factors that may increase the risk of Goodpasture syndrome include: Exposure to certain …

Goodpasture Syndrome | NIDDK › … › Kidney Disease › Glomerular Diseases

Vasculitis is an autoimmune condition—a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs—that involves inflammation in the blood vessels and can cause similarlung and kidney problems. Goodpasture syndrome is sometimes called anti-GBM disease. However, anti-GBM disease is …

Rare diseases | Kidney disease – American Kidney Fund (AKF) › Kidney Disease › Other Kidney Conditions

It includes glomerulonephritis, bleeding in the lungs, and a problem with your immune system that causes it to attack the tiny filters in your kidneys and the tissue in your lungs. The damage to yourkidneys can lead to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. If Goodpasture syndrome is not diagnosed and treated quickly, …

Goodpasture syndrome: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia › Medical Encyclopedia

Aug 1, 2017 – Goodpasture syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. It occurs when the immune systemmistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. People with this syndrome develop substances that attack a protein called collagen in the tiny air sacs in the lungs and the filtering units (glomeruli) of the kidneys.

Autoimmune Lung Diseases | LIVESTRONG.COM › Diseases and Conditions

An autoimmune disorder is an illness in which the body begins to attack its own healthy cells, producing inflammation and an overproduction of collagen, a naturally occurring protein that helps make up connective tissue and maintain skin elasticity. While some autoimmune diseases attack a specific part of the body, many …

Goodpasture’s Syndrome – DaVita

Goodpasture’s syndrome is an unusual autoimmune disorder that can cause lung disease and chronickidney disease (CKD). A healthy immune system produces antibodies to fight off germs and bacteria. In Goodpasture’s syndrome, the immune system makes antibodies that attack healthy protein called collagen in the air …

Goodpasture Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Jan 11, 2016 – Goodpasture syndrome is a rare condition that occurs when your immune system attacks the walls of your lungs and the tiny filtering units in your kidneys.

Zinc jams shut a protein transporter in bacteria preventing infection this winter

After delivering babies, mothers would feed a young mother with soup from clams, spinach, garlic, mushrooms, onions. This soup is rich in zinc and other flavones that can kill bacteria, virus and infection. This coming winter season, more seniors get hospitalized from pneumonia. So fill your kitchen storage with onions, garlic, mushrooms, seeds, nuts, citrus fruits , herbs (turmeric, curcumin, tyme,sage) and other zinc-rich foods.

If you have no time to prepare most of the above foods and wanted to supplement, I suggest anti-inflammatory supplements (Lifepak and AGELOC family) at :

Zinc jams shut a protein transporter in bacteria

Published today in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, the researchers describe how zinc “jams shut” a protein transporter in the bacteria so that it cannot take up manganese, an essential metal that Streptococcus pneumoniae needs to be able to invade and cause disease in humans.



Flavones block the actions of leukotrienes

Inhibition of the 5-lipoxygenase pathway

Some chemicals found in trace amounts in food, and some dietary supplements, also have been shown in inhibit 5-LOX, such as baicalein, caffeic acid, curcumin, hyperforin and St John’s wort (contra-indicated when you are taking antibiotics, other meds).

  1. (5,6,7-trihydroxyflavone) is a flavone, a type of flavonoid, originally isolated from the roots of Scutellaria baicalensis and Scutellaria lateriflora. It is also …

  2. 25, 2004  Baicalein is a flavonoid with antioxidant properties; upon oxidation, it forms several products including quinones. We show here that low …

  3. Pharm Pharmacol. 2007 Nov;59(11):1567-72. Scutellaria baicalensis and a constituent flavonoidbaicalein, attenuate ritonavir-induced gastrointestinal …

  4. 23, 2008  The flavonoid baicalein inhibits fibrillation of α-synuclein, which is a major component of the Lewy bodies in Parkinson’s disease. It has been …

  5. days ago  Baicalein is a flavone, a type of polyphenolic flavonoid, that is extracted from the roots of Scutellaria baicalensis and Scutellaria lateriflora that …

  6. 29, 2016  A commentary on. The Flavonoid Baicalein Rescues Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Deficits in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

  7. 10, 2013  The estrogenic activity of two flavonoidsbaicalein and daidzein, were demonstrated by their strong abilities in stimulating estrogen receptor …

  8. 19, 2016  Amyloid formation of the 37-residue amylin is involved in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and potentially, diabetes-induced neurological …

  9. 1, 2010  Baicalein is a flavonoid derived from the root of Scutellaria baicalensis, widely used in Chinese herbal medicine. Historically, S. baicalensis has …

  10. 24, 2016  Baicalein prevents memory deficits in AD model. … Our results strengthen the potential of the flavonoid baicaleinas a novel and promising oral …

Leukotrienes are a family of eicosanoid inflammatory mediators produced in leukocytes by the oxidation of arachidonic acid(AA) and the essential fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) by the enzyme arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase.[1][2][3]

Leukotrienes use lipid signaling to convey information to either the cell producing them (autocrine signaling) or neighboring cells (paracrine signaling) in order to regulate immune responses. The production of leukotrienes is usually accompanied by the production of histamine and prostaglandins, which also act as inflammatory mediators.[citation needed]

One of their roles (specifically, leukotriene D4) is to trigger contractions in the smooth muscles lining the bronchioles; their overproduction is a major cause of inflammation in asthma and allergic rhinitis.[4] Leukotriene antagonists are used to treat these disorders by inhibiting the production or activity of leukotrienes.

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