In this episode of HealthMade Radio, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt and Dr. Brenden Cochran discuss the use of a variety of repurposed medicines in our current healthcare crisis. Repurposing drugs with a strong safety record can effectively support those struggling with viral infections or the long hauler impact of post-viral illness. In addition, the benefit of using repurposing drugs with a long history of detailed information available on their pharmacology, formulation, and potential toxicity provides prescribers a more robust risk versus benefit analysis for the patient.
Repurposed Drugs that are being used and studied for their ability to:
- Reduce blood clots risk
- Reduce inflammation
- Deactivate the virus from attaching
- Slow down viral replication to avoid toxic overload
- Balance Hormones in males reducing the impact of the viral load
The reason certain people have problems with COVID, or Long Haulers Syndrome, is related to their mitochondrial dysfunction. Therefore, they will have more issues with the virus, just like any other health issue that comes up.
Common Mitochondrial Dysfunctions Supplements:
- COQ10 – ATP production
- Alpha-lipoic Acid – interestingly enough, ALA has been shown to restore a sense of smell
- Hyperbaric Oxygen
- Ozone Therapy
- Photodynamic Therapy – light therapy
Some examples of some drugs discussed include:
- Metformin A drug that with Diabetes also helps with Covid minimize clotting and inflammation
- Fibrates (or fibric acid derivatives) are a type of cholesterol-reducing drug that was used in an intervention study out of Israel and showed a dramatic reduction in hospitalization.
- Lisinopril’s primary function is to lower blood pressure.
- and many more
More About Dr. Brenden Cochran
“I am dedicated to listening to and hearing each individual’s needs. My passion is to create a space for health to occur. I do this by creating a partnership between doctor and patient. I encourage each of my patients to be proactive with their own health, and I strive to be more than just a doctor. I am a coach, a supporter, and a healer, and I am here to serve you. We may share both laughs and tears as we journey through your health challenges, but my goal is to guide your journey to find balance on all levels of healing.
When I entered middle school at the age of twelve, I had a devastating setback, losing my father to melanoma skin cancer. Truly struck with sadness, I searched my soul to find my inner healer. As I grew older, I felt a true calling to help people. This calling first brought me to the University of Washington in pursuit of medical school, where I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.
I then attended Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, the leading naturopathic medical school in the world. I received my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the four-year accredited Naturopathic Medical School with training focused in prevention and promotion of wellness in a primary care setting. Once graduated, I founded Interactive Health Clinic PLLC., a family practice that integrates the roots of ancient medicine with the philosophies of modern medicine – with the goal of promoting health.
I practice in Lynnwood/Mill Creek, Washington, where I strive to make my patients and community feel welcome. I treat more than symptoms instead of looking at indications of your state of health and using them as a guide to address the cause of your health issues. I am committed to identifying the root cause of your health issues and will work tirelessly with you until we do.
I am passionate about the career I have chosen, working with people of all ages and treating both acute and chronic illnesses.”
Warmly, Dr. Brenden Cochran
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In an avid pursuit of worldly knowledge, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt conducts weekly interviews on HealthMade Radio with global integrative health experts, scientists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. These interviews are shared on our page to promote a community of health and education.
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