Take A Leek Against SARS

Prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in COVID-19?!?! Which lectins???

(Left) The flexible head of MBL recognizes pathogens by a “viral signature” that scientists call a Pathogen Associated Molecular Pattern (PAMP), a term you’ll see in the next image. (Right) The SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 Spikes showing the conserved “viral signatures” at N330 (SARS-CoV) and N343 (SARS-CoV-2) at the top of their spikes. Image credits: Collectins: Innate Immune Pattern Recognition Molecules Fig. 4.2(c), Vulnerabilities in coronavirus glycan shields despite extensive glycosylation Fig. 3(b), and Site-specific glycan analysis of the SARS-CoV-2 spike Fig. 3.

MBL Activates Our Immune System To Eat It

There are three activation pathways for our immune system. All three activation pathways result in Opsonization. Credit: Complement and its role in innate and adaptive immune responses (Nature) with annotations in pink.

Are you suggesting we eat our way out of this pandemic?

Lectins? What about Dr. Gundry and The Plant Paradox?

How many leeks to take against SARS?

One medium leek a week per person provides enough MBL to overcome the average MBL deficiency measured in SARS patients.

Would leeks be effective against variants like Delta and Omicron?

Are there any other vegetables besides leeks that can help?

UPDATE (2022–01–03): Fact Checkers ❤️

Mythbusters

I wonder… What if… Let’s Try!

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