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1st Strike Long COVID Recovery Protocol

December 10, 2022 11 min read

With the first sign of fatigue, sore throat, or flu-type symptom the following guidelines provide a strong boost to the immune system for as rapid a turn around as possible.

Topics covered in this protocol:

General Dietary Protocol

1st Strike Green Beverage Protocol

Herbal Formula 1st Strike Protocol Additions

Bath, Body Slurry, and Body Wrap Detoxification

General Dietary Protocol

Upon the very first slight symptoms of a cold or flu (dry throat, sluggish energy, chills, light-headedness, brain fog, sinus congestion, etc.), begin the following preventative measures to:

1) boost immune response powers to the max

2) alkalize the body

3) flush out toxin buildup that may be contributing to the generation of these symptoms.

All hard to digest, mucus forming foods need to be eliminated for the time being (including dairy, meat, nuts, eggs, rice, fats and oils, except for coconut oil). Doing so will reduce the phlegm, sinus & lung congestion, and reduce the burden on the digestive system.

All sweet fruits, citrus, granular sugars, liquid sweeteners, maple syrup, honey, etc. need to be eliminated for the time being.

Concentrated sugars depress the functioning power of the immune system, literally causing the white blood cells to go catatonic (immobile).White blood cells are ones that tackle pathogens and eliminate them.

With the exception of lemon, all acidic fruit, food, and beverages need to be eliminated so as to improve the pH levels without having to counter an acid from the diet to get there.

This includes oranges and orange juice, grapefruit and grapefruit juice, other fruits and fruit juices – even cranberry juice.

Also stop eating meats, fish, chicken, eggs, and all other forms of flesh foods so the body can concentrate what energy you have left on strengthening your innate immune response powers.

(Yes, the chicken soup thing is a myth and is not helpful at a time like this. It is just comforting for some, but only adds heavily degraded fats, and in some cases, concentrated toxins from the raising process, and hard to digest meats that add unnecessary burdens on the immune system).

Eliminate all caffeinated beverages – especially coffee (which is responsible for many people coming down cold or flu symptoms due to the acidity alone of coffee, which is then compounded for some by adding sugar and cream that suppress the immune system and congest the body).

Low energy is a sign your body is wanting to rest, so as to conserve its energetic reserves for the restoration of health.

Take power naps and adaptogenic herbs for energy instead – beginning with Stamina!, Adaptogen & Mushroom Blend, and Adrenal Revive.

Eliminate breads and pasta. These are generally too acidic and tend to have a descending/weakening effect on the body at a time that you need strength to gain the upper hand. Most grains grown in America, unless grown organically far from conventional crops, are laced with Roundup, and are a major contributing factor to Celiac, SIBO, blood and neurological disorders.

Prior to a heavy workout, I tend to refuse even our homemade sourdough Einkorn bread (the original grain) due to the slight weakening effect of breads. I then have more strength and endurance, and have been able to easily move 2-3 ton of clay material by hand by following these dietary restraints and immune building protocols prior to and during days of intense workout. 

Quinoa and amaranth are exceptions to this general grain guideline and will be helpful during a stressful cold or flu event. 

Concentrate meals on steamed potatoes (some sweet, but mostly white, red, gold, purple, etc.) seasoned with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, coconut oil (after cooking), and common antimicrobial garden spices (thyme, curry, rosemary, oregano, marjoram, basil, sage, garlic, onions, etc.) that will boost your immune system.

Also concentrate on fresh and steamed vegetables with similar spices. These common spices are highly medicinal (and can easily be grown in most any back or front yard). All of them tend to be deer proof, btw, due to their aromatic oils that repel the deer.

Or simply fast if hunger is absent (except when taking large amounts of encapsulated herbal formulas, which need some bulky food to mix with in order to prevent nausea.)


1st Strike Green Beverage Protocol

Immediately upon noticing the first sign of an illness developing:

  • dry throat, or tickle in the throat, or sinus/lung congestion/drippiness (all signs of pathogen overgrowth from excessive toxins or a poor diet)
  • loss of internal drive, sluggishness (signs of spleen overwhelm from pathogens, toxins, and an acidic condition)
  • loss of taste or smell (a sign of low zinc)
  • difficulty catching the breath (a sign of spleen weakness)
  • brain fog (from metal and chemical toxins, pathogen overload, EMF exposure, and body acidity)
  • getting winded easily with pressure on the heart (often a sign of chemical and metal toxins, pathogens, or mineral electrolyte deficiencies interfering with heart function, and sometimes due to excessive fat in the diet) 

begin the 1st Strike Green Beverage Protocol.

Take a 16 oz (half liter) jar, or larger, with a lid.

Fill halfway with pure, filtered, structured water.

Squeeze a wedge of organic lemon into the water, along with some organic lemon peel zest, if desired, for an extra immune boost. (The peel has an abundance of a monoterpene called “limonene” with numerous immune boosting, anti-pathogen, and other beneficial properties.)

BTW, Limonene is also found in the pine family of trees. Pine needles are now in Stamina!Hyssop Pine Tea, and the new Parasite-Venom Detox (for parasites and spider/bee/snake bite) formula.

Add the following (start with the lesser quantities to test the formulation, then increase as desired):

  • 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of Stamina! (all around cellular cleanse and revitalizer)

  • 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of Adrenal Revive (especially beneficial for adrenal upgrade and restoration)

  • 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of Earth & Sea Greens (or Vital Cleanse & Nutrify) (complete alkalizing nutrition with thousands of nutritional compounds)

  • 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of Herbal C (whole herbs naturally high in Vitamin C)

  • 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of Mineral Manna (excellent for remineralizing the body and absorbing/neutralizing heavy metals and chemicals)

  • 1/4 teaspoon of Organic Konjac Powder (essential fiber for keeping the bowels moving during this critical time of health recovery)

  • 1/8 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper of any potency (to increase whole body circulation, oxygenation, and pathogen reduction)

  • A pinch of Sea Salt or other whole salt (for additional minerals and pathogen reduction powers)

Shake or blend in a Ninja-type blender.

Gargle with the first two or three mouthfuls to get the ingredients to kill the pathogens in the throat, alkalize and oxygenate the area, increase circulation throughout the body, and support the body’s natural defenses.

It will burn for a brief period indicating it is working.

Consume the rest of the drink, or save some for later. This formula immediately lifts the spirits, increases optimism, and calms the stress of life.

Based on the severity of symptoms, repeat this same procedure every 1 hour to every 4 hours.

In most instances you will notice the immediate lessening of symptoms, or a complete disappearance of them (if caught in the early stages).

It may take a nap to see some results. Sleep generates accelerated restoration. In combination with the herbal regimen, the restorative influence is magnified by sleeping.

The longer the cold or flu has been developing, the longer it takes to see results, yet the regimen shortens the duration and lessens its severity, typically noticed from the first day and night.


Herbal Formula 1st Strike Protocol Additions

Other herbal formulas of importance to support your immune responses and to detox offending toxic elements are as follows.

Not all are required to be successful. Select from the list what draws you.:

Digestive Bitters – take 1-2 capsules with each of the above 1st Strike Green Beverages (every 1-4 hours). Do not exceed 9 capsules in a day.

Note: At some point, taking too many bitter herbs will mimic the symptoms that are relieved at the lesser doses (similar to homeopathic proving).

The first sign of an overdose of Digestive Bitters might be discomfort felt in the liver area (gall bladder). Simply stop taking the bitters and replace the daily amount with Herbal C. This tends to restore balance within a few hours or overnight.

Benefits of Digestive Bitters:

  • The bitter herbs in Digestive Bitters stimulate bile from the liver, which in turn help improve smooth bowel movements approximately 24 hours after taking the formula, unless taken just before bed, in which the effects are noticed mid-morning the next day.
  • Bile is used by the liver to encapsulate chemicals, heavy metals, viruses, parasites, bacteria, mold, yeast, and fungus, thereby isolating them until they pass from the body safely.
  • The bitter herbs in Digestive Bitters ease the strain on the liver in its function of purifying the blood of toxic waste and pathogens.
  • Bile is needed to facilitate the digestion of oils and fats prior to entering the bloodstream, which also helps to clear the arteries of plaque buildup, and facilitate the reduction of cellulite throughout the body.
  • Everyone who needs to lose cellulite begins to slim down when taking Digestive Bitters regularly.
  • The digestive spices in Digestive Bitters are known to activate the production of digestive enzymes from the pancreas, liver, stomach, and intestines, thus eliminating the need for enzyme supplements.

Immune Power – take 6-12 capsules (1/2-1 Tbsp) with each of the above 1st Strike Green Beverages (every 1-4 hours).

There is no overdose amount with Immune Power (even with 100 capsules a day), and we have not seen a die-off reaction from its use, just a clearer head and a brighter spirit by morning.

  • Provides a broad spectrum immune system support by increasing the body’s defense mechanism activity many fold (as has been observed in live blood analysis).

Black Seed Combo – take 2-4 capsules (1/2-1 tsp) with each of the above 1st Strike Green Beverages (every 1-4 hours). Do not take more than 12 capsules (1 Tbsp) in a day, as this is a potent formula.

An excess tends to cause some lethargy due to detoxification overload. In proper amounts the spirit is lifted and the body is more gently cleared of pathogenic and toxic influences.

Take clay baths and body slurries to counter any detox effects (discussed below).

  • Black Seed Combo acts as an immune stimulant to compliment the more general immune support functions of Immune Power.
  • (Black Seed Combo is not recommended for autoimmune conditions due to the herbs in it that are recognized as immune stimulants.)

Friendly Flora – take 2 capsules (1/2 tsp) with each of the above 1st Strike Green Beverages (every 1-4 hours) to a maximum of 24 caps per day. An excess may slow the bowels initially, though normally, with the combined program (including Digestive Bitters) this is seldom an issue.

  • Provides the humic and fulvic acids and numerous vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and prebiotics which boost the immune system’s protective powers.

  • Humic & Fulvic Acids in Friendly Flora are known to promote nutrient assimilation, facilitate detoxification, and are well known to speed recovery during times of additional stress. 

Deep Level Cleanse – take 2-4 capsules (1/2-1 tsp) with each of the above 1st Strike Green Beverages (every 1-4 hours). Maximum of 24 caps (2 Tbsp) per day.

  • Promotes the detoxification of chemicals, toxins, and inflammation held within the deep regions of organs and glands, thus freeing them to perform their normal protective functions more efficiently.

Adaptogen & Mushroom Blend – take 2-4 capsules (1/2-1 tsp) with each of the above 1st Strike Green Beverages (every 1-4 hours).

  • Adaptogens and mushrooms serve to modulate and balance immune system responses and hormone balance in the body, while providing a gentle, increasing boost of energy that peaks at the 5 hour point.

Sea Vegetable Blend plus Moringa – take 2-4 capsules (1/2-1 tsp) with each of the above 1st Strike Green Beverages (every 1-4 hours).

  • Provides a complete source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, iodine, selenium, zinc, etc. to support the immune system, the thyroid, the adrenal glands, and hormone balance overall.
  • Keeps the body at the perfect pH of 7.35-7.45, which also helps to maintain the proper thinness or fluidity in the blood.

Spleen Builder – take 2-4 capsules (1/2-1 tsp) with each of the above 1st Strike Green Beverages (every 1-4 hours).

  • The spleen regulates the use of iron in the body, the breakdown and recycling of spent red blood cells, the extraction of bilirubin from the blood cells for the making of bile, and is considered the body’s largest lymphatic gland.
  • The spleen plays a central role in immune system effectiveness and lymph drainage.

Parasite-Venom Detox– Take 1 teaspoon (5 ml) / (4 capsules) 2 times per day, 5 days per week, for 3 weeks then rest a week and repeat.

  • Herbs in Parasite-Venom Detox include several natural anthelmintics (anti-parasiticals) and anti-venom herbs recognized historically to be effective against spider bites, bee stings, and snake bites.

Hyssop-Pine Tea – Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the herbal tea blend to 16 ounces (0.5 liter) of water. Bring to a simmer, then turn off the heat and let steep until cool enough to drink. Add lemon if desired.

Consume throughout the day as desired.

A second pour of boiled water can be made over the original 2 tablespoons, or simply add another tablespoon or two to the original amount for a stronger brew.

  • Hyssop is known to catalyze a deep organ cleansing of heat, inflammation, and toxins.
  • Pine needles boost immune response powers and assist in cleansing toxins from the body. They also provide over 700 nutritional and medicinal compounds.
  • With daily use of Hyssop Pine Tea some of the toxins may get pushed to the skin producing tiny red, itchy spots on the abdomen and back. Simply rub some moist Sacred Clay over the spot to draw the toxin out of the body and eliminate the itch (only takes a few seconds after application).

Important Note: It is advised to perform a body slurry (below) with Sacred Clay in the shower, or just before a clay bath, everyday you are on this intensive 1st Strike Protocol in order to stay ahead of the detoxification process.

This allows for the rapid removal of toxins all over the body at once through the skin, thus relieving the burden on the liver, kidneys, blood, and lymphatic glands, and reducing the chance of reabsorbing the toxins being released by the liver. 


    Bath, Body Slurry, and Body Wrap Detoxification with Sacred Clay & Black Beauty 

    Bath Kit (Sacred Clay & Black Beauty) – perform one or more of the following clay detoxification approaches daily, so as to keep the eliminative channel of the skin clear by removing the surface toxins released daily that are generated by this protocol. 

    Clay Bath:

    Sacred Clay - Add 1/4 cup to the bathwater and soak for 20-40 minutes or more daily, or at least twice per week.

    Add 2 tablespoons of Black Beauty to increase electrolytes in the water, and thus improve detoxification efficiency.

    Body Slurry prior to a bath or shower:

    Prior to entering the bathtub or shower, make a paste (with 2 parts Sacred Clay to 1 part water) in a plastic bowl with a lid.

    • Keep in the shower or tub and take a small handful to rub over all the skin surfaces after wetting the body down.
    • Stay outside the stream or bath for 1 or more minutes to let the clay absorb toxins from the skin and fat layers just below the skin. Then shower or bathe. Can be performed daily.
    • A bath daily, or at least twice per week, coupled with a 1-5 minute Body Slurry each day (with a shower or bath) is an effective lymph/skin detoxification program.

    Body Wrap:

    Make a paste similar to the Body Slurry above. Black Beauty is not required but may be added at a much reduced ratio compared to the amount for a bath (1 teaspoon of Black Beauty per 1/3 cup of Sacred Clay is the maximum ratio. More than that may result in the salts burning the skin with a long duration of contact).

    • Spread over the whole body. Lie down on top of an old sheet and wrap the remainder of the sheet around you. Cover with blankets to remain comfortable. Remain with the clay for 45 minutes or more as desired.
    • The clay will be dry and may crack off on the way to the tub. Wrapping the body in plastic wrap or gauze over the clay is an option, if preferred, to extend the moisture in the clay.
    • Rinse the clay off in the bathwater and soak for another 15 minutes or more as desired to remove remaining toxins that are close to the skin but did not get out of the body after ~45 minutes of the wrap.
    • Serves as an intensive deep level lymph/skin detoxification program.
    • Once toxins are removed from the skin surface (which for some will take two or more clay applications), you may notice your skin becoming softer, blemish-free, and younger looking.
    • To further reduce wrinkles, use melted coconut oil in place of water to moisten the clay to a thick paste before applying to the face or skin surface.
    • This is one of your best anti-aging solutions for the skin by reducing skin toxins while stimulating cellular regeneration with the silica and minerals in the Sacred Clay, especially when combined with a quality skin oil of any kind.


    Michael King
    Michael King

    Michael King is a Life Enrichment Consultant, a natural intuitive, a researcher of Nature's most powerful healing resources the world over, the author of "Detoxify, Nourish & Build – Three Essentials for Vibrant Health", the Vital Health News Updates – a periodic newsletter documenting the most life-building natural resources on the planet, The Blessing Transformation, and the co-author of Life Chats with Oversoul – an ongoing dialogue designed to gain clarity and direction while navigating the immense changes going into the New Era. Michael is also an advocate of sustainable gardening, environmental responsibility, and an architect of ways to increase global food production.

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