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Citation: Vasquez A. Unified Antiviral Strategy published by ICHNFM.
Int J Hum Nutr Funct Med
2014;v2(q4):p1 (ASIN: B00P5AB5RW)
Unified Antiviral Strategy published by ICHNFM
Alex Vasquez DC ND DO FACN
in Bogota, Colombia
History and Perspectives
What we as doctors learn in medical school about viral
infections is summarized within the following course
titles: Microbiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology.
Following this instruction, the treatments that we use are
sanitation, vaccination, and antiviral drugs, respectively.
Based on training and my experience with other doctors, I
suggest here that most medically-trained doctors are—at
least per their formal training—unable to see beyond these
blinders and limited options. My intention in writing this
article is to broaden those conceptual and therapeutic
horizons via the outlining of a structured antiviral strategy
that includes the previously mentioned sanitation,
vaccination and antiviral drugs but extends well beyond
those limited options. Additional citations, support, and
clinical details (e.g., dosing and contraindications) for this
strategy are available in a digital format constantly
; the purpose of this article is to structure the
strategy, to shift the paradigm.
The fact that most doctors learn nothing about the
science of Nutrition in medical school is well known
publicly and within medical school academics.
most medical students read one chapter about pathologies
caused by extreme nutritional deficiencies, but they learn
essentially nothing about therapeutic nutrition and how it
can be applied in the prevention and treatment of disease.
Does ignoring Nutrition force doctors
rely on drugs and surgery? Would not public health be
better served if information were distributed on the
nutritional prevention of viral infections, so that patients
and doctors alike would have more options?
What I have noticed through the various doctorate
programs I have attended is that clinical training in the
management of viral infections remains mostly
Editor's note: Given the international viral crises occurring in
late 2014, publication and distribution of this article is a
priority; the fact that these viral-infection health crises exist is
prima facie evidence of the failure of current systems and the
need—not for new treatments within the same model—for a
new model better suited for international distribution, disease
prevention, and broad-spectrum effectiveness.