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(NaturalHealth365) With millions of baby boomers closing in on age 65, the American population is aging at an unprecedented rate. The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics predicts that by 2030, boomers over age 65 will be 72 million strong.
As they enter their “golden years,” they will be accompanied by an increased vulnerability to age-related conditions such as osteoarthritis, dementia, and congestive heart failure. Thankfully, nature offers powerful ways to help improve cognitive function and effectively reverse other signs of aging.
Slow down the aging process with this “superfood”
The good news is that a powerful weapon against degenerative diseases is already freely available and sold by the pint. And you don’t even need to visit a pharmacy to obtain it – it can be found in the produce aisle of your local market.
Vaccinium myrtillus, otherwise known as blueberry, has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities. In fact, it has the highest score for antioxidant capacity per serving of all fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices tested to date – it’s no surprise that the USDA’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging has named blueberries one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
Blueberries reduce inflammation, fight MULTIPLE other diseases
By reducing free radical and inflammatory damage in the brain, blueberries help reverse the aging neurons’ degenerative changes. Their ability to neutralize free radical damage in the collagen matrix of tissues helps them ward off degenerative and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Their bluish-reddish pigments, or anthocyanins, improve the integrity of support structures in the joints.
They can also decrease the “stickiness” of blood platelets, making them important players in the fight against atherosclerosis.
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Blueberries improve cognitive function in more than one way.
Numerous animal, test tube, and human studies have all supported blueberries’ ability to reduce signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, alleviate age-related cognitive deficits and improve memory. In a 2006 animal study published in Neurobiology of Aging, researchers found that blueberry extracts helped older rats regain their ability to generate heat shock protein 70 – a substance that protects against stress and inflammation in the brain.
While young rats generate this substance in abundance in response to stress, elderly rats typically produce very little. After the elderly rats’ diet was supplemented with blueberry extracts for 10 weeks, their heat shock response was restored to that of youthful, vigorous rats, leading researchers to conclude that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of blueberries could alleviate age-related cognitive deficits.
A year earlier, a study published in Pharmacological Research demonstrated that rats given blueberry extracts for 30 days had significant improvements in cognitive function, causing researchers to conclude that blueberries could be beneficial in preventing age-related memory deficits.
Another 2005 study, published in Nutrition and Neuroscience, showed that blueberry extracts could cross the blood-brain barrier and localize in the sections of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Significantly, the more blueberry extracts found in the cortex of the brain, the more pronounced the improvement in cognitive performance.
It gets even better! Your brain is not the only organ that benefits from eating blueberries
Yes! In a small but controlled clinical study published in 2010 in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 12 weeks of daily consumption of wild blueberry juice caused improved recall, learning, and comprehension in elderly volunteers who had been diagnosed with age-related memory changes. Researchers credited anthocyanins in blueberries with increasing neuronal signaling and concluded that blueberries could afford cognitive benefits.
And the news keeps getting better…
Scientists have found that blueberries protect the endothelium, or inner cell wall of the arteries, thereby cutting atherosclerosis risk and the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Prevention of the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and reducing the aggregation of platelets – two more of blueberries’ gifts – also help delay or avoid the onset of atherosclerosis.
In a study published in 2010 in the Journal of Nutrition, blueberry powder given for 20 weeks caused rats to have smaller atherosclerotic lesions than those in the control group. Researchers noted that the blueberry powder boosted levels of antioxidant enzymes and reduced the oxidative stress and inflammation that contributes to atherosclerosis.
Combine blueberries with the right foods to protect against digestive diseases
Blueberries protect against inflammatory digestive diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and IBS – especially when eaten with probiotic foods.
In a 2010 study conducted at Lund University Faculty of Engineering in Sweden, researchers found that the protective effects of blueberries against ulcerative colitis were even more pronounced when the berries were eaten along with probiotics, such as the lactobacillus found in live yogurt cultures.
Combining blueberries and probiotics reduces inflammation-promoting bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and raises blood levels of immune system-boosting butyric and propionic acids.
A blueberry is a blueberry, right? Not so fast.
Wild blueberries score highest for antioxidants and polyphenols, but farm-grown, cultivated blueberries aren’t too far behind. If you have access to wild blueberry plants, it can be very rewarding to harvest your own. Naturally, take care that the berries have been properly identified and that the area is free of pesticides and animal waste.
Many small, local blueberry farms allow you to pick your own berries; if this isn’t feasible, look for fresh, organic blueberries at your local market or produce stand. Select berries with intense, violet-blue coloration and a whitish “bloom” on the surface. Berries should be firm, plump and intact, and should move freely in their container when it’s shaken.
Avoid washing blueberries until right before you are ready to eat them, and opt for raw, whole berries rather than those that have been cooked, stewed, or preserved; heating them can lower their anthocyanin levels.
However, if you’ve picked or purchased too many berries, don’t hesitate to freeze them. Repeated experiments have shown that frozen blueberries retain virtually all their beneficial phytochemicals. And, finally, fresh, unwashed blueberries may be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container for up to three days.
Fresh blueberries, one of the gustatory pleasures of summer, are more than just a sweet, refreshing snack – researchers have shown that this superfood can help protect against chronic and degenerative disease. As an entire generation prepares to transition from “middle-aged” to “elderly,” the timing couldn’t be better.
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Want a simple way to boost your brain power, heart health, digestion, disease resistance and energy level? If that all sounds too good to be true, it’s time you got acquainted with the top five traditional, fermented antiaging foods
If you are interested in optimizing and maintaining your health and vitality, eating a nutrient-dense diet is a critical piece to the puzzle. Consuming foods with high levels of essential vitamins, minerals and micronutrients provides cells with the building blocks for regeneration and disease prevention and is essential to long-term wellness.
One of the most potent sources of nutrition, bite-for-bite, are fermented foods. An ancient method of food preservation, fermentation is a natural process in which microbes, such as bacteria or yeast, convert sugars into acids or alcohol under anaerobic conditions. Fermentation produces “good” bacteria called probiotics, which confer a wealth of benefits to intestinal flora when consumed, enhancing the health of your gut microbiome and boosting your immune system.
Is Fermented Food the REAL Fountain of Youth?
With nearly 35% of the U.S. population aged 45 and older,[i] medical researchers are on the hunt for a real fountain of youth. Thanks to the enzymatic boost provided by living microbes in fermented foods, the secret to lifelong vitality may lie in adding these nutritional powerhouses to your dinner plate. The scientifically backed health benefits of eating probiotic-rich fermented foods include:
- Improved digestion[ii]
- Boosted immunity[iii]
- Enhanced weight loss[iv]
- Treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases[v]
- Faster healing from colds and flus[vi]
- Reduced risk of heart disease[vii]
- Improved symptoms of anxiety and depression[viii]
- Antiaging effects[ix]
There are many delicious options for adding fermented foods and beverages to your diet. Fermenting foods imbues them with a complex flavor profile and a tart, tanginess that can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re new to fermented foods, start by adding a couple of teaspoons to your plate as an addition to regular meals.
You can work up to enjoying fermented foods as mainstays of your diet, and even create new recipes for you and your family to enjoy. Your body — and your microbiome — will thank you for it for years to come.
Top Five Traditional Fermented Foods
Yogurt is a popular fermented milk product with a sour taste and creamy texture. Most yogurts contain bacterial cultures, however products can vary in the amount of probiotics they contain, so be conscious when reading labels. If you purchase yogurt, look for “live and active cultures” on the container or a guaranteed minimum viable bacteria count, and avoid the many heavily sugared brands.
Yogurt is also remarkably simple to make at home, requiring only a saucepan or pressure cooker to boil the milk, and starter cultures to begin the fermentation process. Most commercial yogurts contain acidophilus bacterium or bifidobacterium lactis, which you can add using liquid or powdered probiotics or by adding a small amount of an existing batch of yogurt.
If you can’t drink milk without digestive upset and think yogurt is off limits, fermented dairy products may be an exception. Fermentation helps break down lactose, the natural sugar in milk, so even individuals with lactose intolerance may be able to digest yogurt and kefir without difficulty.[x] Kefir is a yogurt-like drink with a thinner consistency and higher protein than yogurt but possessing the same digestive benefits.[xi]
The benefits of fermented milk products are not exclusive to dairy milk. Vegans and dairy-averse individuals can find several varieties of non-dairy yogurt in most health food stores, including soy, almond, and coconut milk yogurts.
2. Fermented Vegetables
Fermenting vegetables is a great way to get the health benefits of probiotics in a way that suits your personal taste. Cultures from around the world have been fermenting native varieties of produce for centuries as a way to preserve food before modern refrigeration. While freshly picked vegetables may only be viable for a matter of days, fermenting vegetables in brine and storing in air-tight jars can increase shelf-life to several months.[xii]
You can find easy inspiration for your fermentation adventures from traditional multicultural recipes like Korean kimchi. A spicy pickled condiment made from cabbage and red chili, kimchi has been associated with anticancer properties.[xiii] Kimchi is also credited with antiaging effects due to its ability to decrease free radical production.[xiv]
Other traditional options for fermenting vegetables include raw sauerkraut and pickled cucumbers, cauliflower and even leafy greens like mustard and collard. Don’t forget to add flavorful spices such as dill and coriander, or for a spicier mix include garlic, ginger and chilis or hot peppers.
Kombucha is a tart, fizzy, fermented tea beverage that has become something of a cultural zeitgeist. Popular with health enthusiasts of all ages, you can step up to a kombucha bar in many urban centers and take classes on how to brew your own Instagram-worthy bottles in a multitude of exotic flavors.
Kombucha is brewed using a batch of sweetened tea and a bacteria and yeast pancake called a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). Both green and black tea can be used, however black tea and white sugar are considered the finest mediums for traditional kombucha.[xv]
The SCOBY floats in the tea, feeding on the sugary elixir, growing in size and eventually sealing off the liquid at the top like a raft. This keeps potential harmful bacteria at bay and creates the ideal anaerobic conditions for fermentation. A ratio of 50 grams of sucrose per liter of purified water has been used in traditional recipes and is considered the optimal concentration of ethanol and lactic acid.[xvi]
Leave the brew in a lightly covered jar at room temperature (70° to 80°F) for one to three weeks; the longer the tea is allowed to ferment, the stronger and tarter it becomes. Once the brew has achieved desired strength, transfer the liquid into individual bottles where it can be flavored with fresh or candied fruits, ginger slices, raisins, vanilla and the like.
Transfer the now-larger SCOBY (it will add a layer with every batch) to a new container to begin the process again, or store it in a small amount of tea in a sealed jar in the refrigerator to slow the growth process. The bottled tea can be stored at room temperature for one to two weeks to encourage carbonation, after which time it should be refrigerated.
Experimenting with flavors and potency is part of the fun, and recipes can be modified to suit individual taste preferences. Be sure to use impeccably clean equipment in your process to ensure that no harmful bacteria are introduced.
Besides being delicious, healthful and fun to make, there are at least 18 healthy reasons to sip kombucha. Kombucha’s antioxidant activity has been found to be 100 times higher than vitamin C and 25 times higher than vitamin E.[xvii] Kombucha’s high levels of vitamin C boost immunity, and its antioxidant power protects against cell damage, inflammatory diseases, suppressed immunity and tumors.[xviii] Kombucha has also been shown to be effective for prevention against broad-spectrum metabolic and infective disorders.[xix]
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Made by fermenting apple juice with yeast, apple cider vinegar, or ACV, is a staple of health food kitchens the world-over. Used to make salad dressing, marinades and baked goods, ACV is also used in many food-based personal care recipes due to its ability to add shine to hair and clarity to your complexion. Good bacteria from the yeast convert alcohol that develops during fermentation into acetic acid, which is responsible for ACV’s distinctive sharp, sour smell and taste.[xx]
ACV is attributed with antidiabetic and antioxidant effects that make it a useful ally in the fight against diabetes,[xxi] a common problem in the developed world. A 2017 study of obese rats found that a daily dose of ACV attenuated oxidative stress and reduced the risk of heart attack associated with obesity-related cardiovascular disease.[xxii]
Other beneficial metabolic effects attributed to small, daily doses of ACV include balancing cholesterol[xxiii] and offering natural antimicrobial activity,[xxiv] especially useful in our age of growing antibiotic resistance.
Because of its high acidity, consuming too much ACV can be irritating to your teeth, throat and stomach. As a supplement to daily health maintenance, it’s recommended to start with no more than 2 tablespoons of ACV diluted with equal parts water, taken on an empty stomach immediately upon waking as a jump-start to your daily digestive processes.
A traditional staple of the Japanese diet, miso — fermented soybean paste — is credited with saving the lives of 21 health care workers stationed less than 2 kilometers from ground zero, Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945.[xxv]
Dr. Tatuichiro Akizuki, a physician, credited this miracle to the fact that everyone was consuming daily cups of miso soup garnished with wakame seaweed.[xxvi] A 2003 study from the Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine at Hiroshima University showed that miso does, in fact, have the ability to prevent radiation injury.[xxvii]
Made by combining a mash of soybeans and grains with sea salt and koji (a mold starter), the mixture is fermented for three months to three years, depending on the strength of flavor desired. The resulting enzyme-rich paste contains vitamins, salts, minerals, plant proteins, carbohydrates, fat and living microorganisms. The potent, salty flavor of miso makes it a great base for soups and sauces and for flavoring meat substitutes like tempeh.
Proof that not everything that’s good for you has to be bland, frequent, long-term consumption of miso soup has been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer[xxviii] and reduced risk of heart disease.[xxix] Fermented soy products have also demonstrated effectiveness at staving off bone diseases like osteoporosis.[xxx]
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Food feeds your skin, and this is clearly demonstrated by how a number of natural ingredients and herbal extracts can help reduce and prevent facial wrinkles. Here are five time-tested ways to say goodbye to those deep, unnerving wrinkles
While it’s impossible to turn back the hands of time, there are natural ways that can help manage the effects of aging along with the wrinkles and age spots that come with it.
Part of combating wrinkles and other age-related spots and imperfections is understanding the story of your skin: it mirrors your body’s health from the inside out, reflecting all the toxins and chemicals in food and the environment, chronic stress, activity level and other lifestyle choices you make.
It’s worth knowing that many wrinkles are not permanent and may even be reversible. They are often a sign that your body needs to be better hydrated.
The jury is still out on what the actual fountain of youth is, but there are natural substances that can effectively slow the appearance of wrinkles and keep your skin looking radiant and youthful for a very long time.
Food, for instance, feeds your skin; what you eat can radically affect the appearance of wrinkles. A study showed that women who consumed more green and yellow vegetables had significantly fewer wrinkles.[i] Skin-friendly fats are also found in grass-fed meat and dairy, wild-caught salmon, coconut oil and olive oil, to name a few.
Even daily consumption of almonds, a healthy snack, may reduce the severity and depth of wrinkles in postmenopausal women, highlighting almonds’ potential anti-aging benefits.[ii] Further, here are additional alternatives to costly, synthetic beauty products to help zap those wrinkles away.
1. Date Palm Kernel
Research shows that the date palm kernel contains phytochemicals that can potentially rejuvenate skin.
A 2019 study, in exploring the effects of a cream containing its extract on facial wrinkle reduction and other skin parameters in healthy subjects, found that an eight-week regimen improved facial skin hydration, elasticity and melanin concentration.[iii]
It also reduced wrinkle size and depth. The cream was well-tolerated by the participants’ skin, and the effects may be attributed to the major phytochemicals and phytosterols offered by the extract.
2. Green Tea and Ginkgo
This was concluded by researchers in a preclinical study on hairless mice as well as a clinical study on 48 human volunteers. The green tea and ginkgo extracts combined substantially enhanced epidermis thickness and the number of cell layers, suggesting a moisturizing effect in the deeper layers of skin as well as increased cell renewal.
3. Pine Bark and Antioxidants
A multi-nutrient mixture made up of vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, selenium, zinc, amino acids and glycosaminoglycans, blueberry extract and pycnogenol, which is derived from the French maritime pine tree, improved visible signs of aging in women ages 45 to 73.[v] Skin elasticity was raised by 9% after six weeks of treatment, while skin roughness was 6% lower after 12 weeks of treatment.
4. Pomegranate Cream
A study from February 2020 found that an anthocyanins-rich pomegranate cream as a topical formulation can have strong anti-aging activity.[vi] Anthocyanins are antioxidant compounds that offer pomegranate arils their color. They can protect skin from oxidant exposure, a major factor in the acceleration of aging and skin degeneration.
5. Red Ginseng
Red ginseng isn’t known as Panax for nothing, as the word means “cure for all.” It’s a fabulous herbal remedy for practically all body ailments there are.
It has also emerged as an excellent skin whitening and anti-aging product, helping suppress the production of melanin or the pigment that gives color to skin.[vii] In an experiment, it also reduced wrinkle formation, inhibited collagen degradation and enhanced the resilience, moisture and tone of skin.
Note that red ginseng is a form of unpeeled and steamed Panax ginseng, also referred to as Asian or Korean ginseng. It is believed to have “heating” action that improves circulation. Red ginseng is available in liquid extracts, tinctures, capsules and powders.
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[ii] Foolad N et al “Prospective randomized controlled pilot study on the effects of almond consumption on skin lipids and wrinkles” Phytother Res. 2019 Oct 1. Epub 2019 Oct 1.
[iii] Alsohaimi A et al “Assessment of the Effect of Extract Formulation of Date Palm Kernel on Facial Skin Wrinkles: Biophysical Measurements and Digital Profilometry” J Cosmet Sci. 2019 Nov/Dec;70(6):277-290.
[iv] Campos P et al “Synergistic effects of green tea and ginkgo biloba extracts on the improvement of skin barrier function and elasticity” J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 Sep ;13(9):1092-7.
[v] Segger D et al “Supplementation with Evelle improves skin smoothness and elasticity in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study with 62 women” J Dermatolog Treat. 2004 Jul;15(4):222-6.
[vi] Abdellatif A et al “Anthocyanins rich pomegranate cream as a topical formulation with anti-aging activity” J Dermatolog Treat. 2020 Feb 5:1-8. Epub 2020 Feb 5.
[vii] Saba E et al “Korean Red Ginseng extract ameliorates melanogenesis in humans and induces antiphotoaging effects in ultraviolet B-irradiated hairless mice” J Ginseng Res. 2020 May ;44(3):496-505. Epub 2019 May 15.
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Americans are obsessed with reducing the effects of aging on their hair, skin, muscles and brain. Here are five substances that can improve the aging process and five more that dramatically worsen the effects of time on your body
Many of you are aware that how you look and feel largely depends on what you put into your body. The health of your gut, brain, eyes, muscles and even skin can be improved or worsened through your diet and lifestyle choices.
This list highlights the best and worst substances for aging, and by adding or removing these items from your diet you can dramatically mediate the effects of time on your body and decrease your risk of age-related illnesses.
Five Best Anti-Aging Substances
Melatonin’s anti-stress properties, as well as its effects on the immune system, have been well researched for their anti-aging effects.[i] Additional anti-aging benefits of melatonin include its ability to improve the microstructure of bones and protect the skin.[ii],[iii] Melatonin has also been studied for its beneficial effects on a variety of age-related diseases, including cancer.[iv]
Curcumin’s anti-aging effects come from its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which work to suppress NF-kappaB-dependent inflammation, a type of inflammation believed to be responsible for the development of many age-related disorders in which cellular senescence is involved, including cancer and atherosclerosis.[v],[vi],[vii]
Curcumin may also lower the risk for age-associated cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and researchers believe that curcumin could be used as a therapeutic cognitive treatment for elderly adults.[viii]
Caffeine may also protect against age-related cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, and a recent study found that drinking three to five cups of coffee each day decreased the risk of these disorders by 65%.[x]
Although additional research is necessary to further study these effects, researchers are enthusiastic about coffee’s therapeutic benefits. Further, research suggests many of the benefits may stem not only from caffeine but from other natural compounds in coffee as well.
4. Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is known for its high concentration of proanthocyanidins, a type of polyphenol known for its immunomodulating effects and ability to protect against oxidative stress and lower cholesterol.[xi] Proanthocyanidins also inhibit the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetes, two common diseases often associated with aging.[xii]
A common concern with aging is the appearance of the skin. Probiotics work to restore the acidic pH balance of skin and improve photoaging, premature aging of the skin caused by excess exposure to UV radiation, through the up-regulation of antioxidant components.[xiii],[xiv],[xv]
Additionally, many degenerative diseases are related to imbalances of gut microbiota, microorganisms necessary for optimal nutrient metabolism.[xvi] Changes in diet and microbial diversity throughout life may lead to a higher risk of infections and diseases, but researchers believe that a daily intake of probiotic supplements or foods may improve the aging process and reduce the risk of age-related disorders.[xvii]
Five Worst Anti-Aging Substances
1. Artificial Sweeteners
Researchers have found that intake of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame or sucralose is associated with a higher risk of weight gain and may contribute to the risk of developing diabetes.[xviii]
Additional risks of artificial sweeteners include their adverse effects on the gut microbiome, increasing the risk of tissue inflammation and diseases associated with improper gut microbiota balance, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.[xix],[xx]
Research has demonstrated that glucose (sucrose, or table sugar, is made up of glucose and fructose) negatively impacts skin repair by cross-linking collagen fibers, and diets high in sugar are linked with a higher perceived age among diabetic and non-diabetic subjects.[xxi],[xxii]
By reducing glycation load, it’s possible to effectively lower premature cellular senescence in skin fibroblasts and increase collagen repair while also lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, two age-related diseases linked with excess sugar consumption.[xxiii],[xxiv],[xxv]
While aluminum has long been considered an innocuous metal and therefore safe to include in cookware and food preparation processes, researchers have now discovered that prolonged exposure to aluminum may increase and hasten the risk of neurodegeneration and brain-aging disorders, including diseases like Alzheimer’s.[xxvi],[xxvii]
4. Trans-Fatty Acids
There is some research to suggest that a diet low in trans-fatty acids may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.[xxviii] Avoiding these types of synthetic fats may also lower the risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, which are also risk factors for age-related dementia.[xxix] Although more research is needed, diets low in these fats (such as the Mediterranean diet) seem to lower dementia risk.[xxx],[xxxi]
5. Tobacco and Alcohol
The use of tobacco products and alcohol have both been linked to premature skin aging.[xxxii],[xxxiii] Other dangerous effects of tobacco use include increased oxidative damage and decreased absorption of antioxidant vitamins, like vitamin C, increasing the risk of age-related diseases.[xxxiv]
Similarly, long-term use of alcohol disrupts cellular aging and negatively impacts telomere length, and some researchers believe that even moderate consumption of alcohol may severely affect biological health as these shortened telomeres are a predictor of increased mortality.[xxxv],[xxxvi]
Additionally, the effects of alcohol seem to worsen with age, since liver enzymes are less able to effectively metabolize alcohol over time.[xxxvii] Finally, heavy alcohol consumption is linked with changes in brain plasticity and cognitive decline, although further research is needed to assess these correlations.[xxxviii]
Properly nourishing your body with the right nutrients and lowering your exposure to the substances listed above is the first step in decreasing your risk of age-related diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity while also improving your quality of life, skin health and gut microbiome.
To view a complete list of the substances that have been researched for their effects on aging, please visit the GreenMedInfo.com research database on aging.
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- While the mortality rate for COVID-19 varies around the world, one trend is clear: The infection disproportionately affects the elderly, with those over the age of 75 making up the bulk of the deaths
- Adults over 65 years of age represent 80% of hospitalizations and have a 23-fold greater risk of death than those under 65
- In addition to age, underlying health conditions are primary risk factors that raise your risk of death from COVID-19
- More than 80% of deaths have occurred in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and live-in rehab centers. More than 90% of such residents have at least one chronic disease and more than 70% have two conditions
- Additional factors that make the elderly more susceptible to dying is an aging immune system, excessive calorie intake and epigenetic changes that occur with age, specifically the dysregulation of the epigenome and changes in glycosylation
While the mortality rate for COVID-191 varies around the world (in large part due to variations in testing), one trend is clear: The infection disproportionately affects the elderly, with those over the age of 75 making up the bulk of the deaths.
COVID-19 Outcomes Tied to Age
Looking at provisional data2 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you can see a clear and dramatic increase in deaths for each older age group.
For young people, especially children, the risk of death is negligible. (Even so, more elderly die from pneumonia that is unrelated to COVID-19. The statistics separate out COVID-19 cases, pneumonia only, and pneumonia with concurrent COVID-19 infection.3)
The exact same age-dependent trend is seen in other countries, four examples of which are included in the OurWorldInData.org’s graph below.4 As noted in a May 29, 2020, review5 in the journal Aging, “Adults over 65 years of age represent 80% of hospitalizations and have a 23-fold greater risk of death than those under 65.”
Below is a graph created by the Minnesota Department of Health, published by Twin Cities Pioneer Press6 June 1, 2020, showing the same kind of age-dependent mortality curve.
Underlying Conditions Are a Primary Risk Factor
In addition to age, underlying health conditions (so-called comorbidities) are a primary risk factor that raises your risk of death from COVID-19. Not surprisingly, the elderly tend to have more underlying conditions. Very few people who have no underlying health conditions at all end up dying from this infection.
Below is an Our World in Data graph showing the breakdown of comorbidities found in Chinese patients, as of February 11, 2020.7
Another graph from the Minnesota Department of Health, (again, published by Twin Cities Pioneer Press8) reveals a different picture of prevailing comorbidities, yet the trend itself is clear: A vast majority of those who die have underlying conditions that make them more susceptible to severe infection and death.
In the case of Minnesota, 97% of COVID-19-related deaths have occurred in those “already fighting serious illness before they were infected.“9 The average age of those who have died is 82. Meanwhile, the medial age of Minnesotans with known COVID-19 infection is 42.
Just like in other areas, more than 80% of deaths occurred in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and live-in rehab centers, and there are logical reasons for this. More than 90% of residents of these centers have at least one chronic disease and more than 70% have two conditions, which in turn can weaken their immune systems.10 They also live in close quarters and share staff, which facilitates the spread of pathogens.
Italy and certain states in the U.S. — most notably New York, which has the highest COVID-19 death rate in the world — made the grave error of sending COVID-19 infected patients into nursing homes.
In light of what we currently know about the transmission, this was one of the most catastrophic and negligent government decisions that likely caused far more deaths than the lockdown prevented.
Rather than calling for the total lockdown of healthy and low-risk populations, why did health and government officials not simply call for the protection and isolation of the elderly?
According to a May 15, 2020, report by the University of Michigan,11 nursing home residents and workers account for about one-third of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. Another report12 in The Guardian has pointed out that up to 20% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients actually caught it in the hospital while being treated for another ailment.
If 20% of people catch the disease at the hospital and 33% of deaths happen in nursing homes, just how much of the entire disease burden is a result of the health care system alone?
Biological Differences Help Explain Age-Related Morbidity
According to the outstanding May 29, 2020, review by David Sinclair on the molecular biology of COVID-1913 mentioned earlier, “Comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity increase the chances of fatal disease, but they alone do not explain why age is an independent risk factor.”
If that’s so, then what else might account for the radical discrepancy in mortality? In his excellent review, Sinclair discusses the “molecular differences between young, middle-aged and older people that may explain why COVID-19 is a mild illness in some but life-threatening in others.” If you have any interest in this topic I would strongly recommend reading this paper.
Importantly, Sinclair points out that inhibiting the virus is not enough in and of itself. One must also restore the patient’s ability to fight the infection and upregulate their immune responses to avoid an overreaction. This is done by many strategies I have previously discussed such as exercise, time-restricted eating and NAD+ optimization.
The Aging Immune System
Topping the list of additional factors that make the elderly more susceptible to dying is an aging immune system — both the innate and adaptive arms. As noted by Sinclair:14
“For the immune system to effectively suppress then eliminate SARS-CoV-2, it must perform four main tasks: 1) recognize, 2) alert, 3) destroy and 4) clear. Each of these mechanisms are known to be dysfunctional and increasingly heterogeneous in older people.”
During aging, your immune system undergoes a gradual decline in function known as immunosenescence, which inhibits your body’s ability to recognize, alert and clear pathogens. Aging also increases systemic inflammation, known as inflammaging, thanks to an overactive yet ineffective alert system. According to Sinclair:
“An abundance of recent data describing the pathology and molecular changes in COVID-19 patients points to both immunosenescence and inflammaging as major drivers of the high mortality rates in older patients.
The inability of [alveolar macrophages] AMs in older individuals to recognize viral particles and convert to a pro-inflammatory state likely accelerates COVID-19 in its early stages, whereas in its advanced stages, AMs are likely to be responsible for the excessive lung damage.”
Sinclair also addresses the impact an aging innate immune system has on vaccination efficacy, noting that:
“In the aged, immune responses to vaccination are also often weak or defective whereas autoimmunity increases. Therefore, in designing vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, it will be important to consider that older people may not respond as well to vaccines as young people.”
Vascular Inflammation Is a Risk Factor
While we have all heard of the cytokine storm, what is even more predictive of death is an increase in the fibrin degradation product D-dimer that is released from blood clots in the microvasculature and is highly predictive of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The elderly have naturally higher levels of D-dimer, which appears to be a “key indicator for the severity of late-stage COVID-19,” the Sinclair states.15
In the elderly, elevated levels are thought to be due to higher basal levels of vascular inflammation associated with cardiovascular disease, and this, the authors say, “could predispose patients to severe COVID-19.” Similarly, the elderly tend to have higher levels of NLRP3 inflammasomes, which appear to be a key culprit involved in cytokine storms. According to Sinclair:
“In older individuals, NLRP3 may be poised for hyperactivation by SARS-CoV-2 antigens. NLRP3 activity is under the direct control of sirtuin 2 (SIRT2), a member of the NAD+-dependent sirtuin family of deacetylases.
During aging, NAD+ levels decline, reducing the activity of the sirtuins. Old mice … have decreased glucose tolerance and increased insulin resistance. This decline, exacerbated by COVID-19, might promote hyperactivation of NLRP3 and the trigger [for] cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients.”
Higher NAD+ Level May Be Protective
Importantly, he points out that maintaining optimal NAD+ levels may therefore alleviate COVID-19 symptoms. This theory is further supported by recent data showing “SARS-CoV-2 proteins … deplete NAD+,” and the fact that NAD+ precursors are known to inhibit inflammation.
Helpful strategies to achieve that include taking NAD precursors such as nontimed-release niacin, lowering your sugar intake (as excess blood glucose lowers NAD+), cyclical nutritional ketosis, and/or taking glycine or collagen.
Other Factors at Play
Other factors that predispose the elderly to severe infection and death include epigenetic changes that occur with age, specifically:
- The dysregulation of the epigenome
- Excessive calorie intake
- Changes in glycosylation (the enzymatic process by which glycans, a type of carbohydrate, are covalently attached to proteins or fats on the cell surface or in the bloodstream)
Sinclair points out that metformin, a glucose-lowering drug that inhibits the mTOR pathway, “has been suggested as a possible drug to combat severe SARS-CoV-2 infection in older people.”
Metformin also has antiviral effects and helps improve mitochondrial metabolism, decrease inflammatory cytokines, decrease cellular senescence and protect against genomic instability, Sinclair notes.
The following illustrations from his review16 summarize the biological mechanisms that determine your COVID-19 susceptibility and subsequent risk of death.
Vitamin D Is a Simple Strategy That Can Save Lives
The elderly also tend to have low vitamin D levels, and vitamin D deficiency is another trend that several researchers have now identified as an underlying factor that significantly impacts COVID-19 severity and mortality. I discuss this in “Vitamin D Is Directly Correlated to COVID-19 Outcome.”
The following graph is from a May 18, 2020, letter17 to the Federal Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, from retired biochemist Bernd Glauner and Lorenz Borsche, in which they highlight studies18 showing a clear correlation between COVID-19 mortality and vitamin D levels.
It’s important to note that experts are already warning SARS-CoV-2 may reemerge in the fall when temperatures and humidity levels drop, thereby increasing the virus’ transmissibility.
To improve your immune function and lower your risk of viral infections, you’ll want to raise your vitamin D to a level between 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) and 80 ng/mL by fall. In Europe, the measurements you’re looking for are 150 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) and 200 nmol/L. Optimizing your vitamin D is particularly important if you are older or have darker skin.
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of measuring your vitamin D level is to participate in the GrassrootsHealth’s personalized nutrition project, which includes a vitamin D testing kit, either alone or in combination with the omega-3 test. This is done in the convenience of your home.
To make sure your vitamin D level and immune system function are optimized, follow these three steps:
1.Measure your vitamin D level — Once you know what your blood level is, you can assess the dose needed to maintain or improve your level. The easiest way to raise your level is by getting regular, safe sun exposure, but if you’re very dark-skinned, you may need to spend about 1.5 hours a day in the sun to have any noticeable effect.
Those with very light skin may only need 15 minutes a day, which is far easier to achieve. Still, they too will typically struggle to maintain ideal levels during the winter. So, depending on your situation, you may need to use an oral vitamin D3 supplement. The next question then becomes, how much do you need?
2.Assess your individualized vitamin D dosage — To do that, you can either use the chart below, or use GrassrootsHealth’s Vitamin D*calculator. To convert ng/mL into the European measurement (nmol/L), simply multiply the ng/mL measurement by 2.5. To calculate how much vitamin D you may be getting from regular sun exposure in addition to your supplemental intake, consider using the DMinder app.19
3.Retest in three to six months — Lastly, you’ll need to remeasure your vitamin D level in three to six months, to evaluate how your sun exposure and/or supplement dose is working for you.
Not only will optimizing your vitamin D be an important strategy for you and your family, but it would be really helpful to start thinking about your community as well. I am in the process of writing an even more comprehensive and detailed report on vitamin D in the prevention of COVID-19 and I hope to enlist ALL of you to talk to your friends and family and get them on board to get their vitamin levels optimized.
If you can, speak to pastors in churches with large congregations of people of color and help them start a program getting people on vitamin D, and if you have a family member or know anyone who is in an assisted living facility, meet with the director of the program and encourage them to get everyone tested or at least start them on vitamin D.
- 1, 4, 7 Our World in Data, COVID-19 Mortality Risk
- 2, 3 CDC.gov Provisional COVID-19 Death Counts by Sex, Age, and State
- 5, 13, 15, 16 Aging May 29, 2020; 12(10): 9959-9981
- 6, 8, 9 Twin Cities Pioneer Press June 1, 2020
- 10, 11 Newswise May 15, 2020
- 12 The Guardian May 17, 2020
- 14 Aging May 29, 2020; 12(10): 9959-9981, The Aging Immune System
- 17 Letter to Dr. Angela Merkel from Bernd Glauner and Lorenz Borsche, May 18, 2020 (PDF)
- 18 Letter to Dr. Angela Merkel from Bernd Glauner and Lorenz Borsche, May 18, 2020
- 19 DMinder app
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If you care about aging gracefully, you will want to learn how to protect your telomeres. Like the plastic tip on the ends of your shoelaces, telomeres keep DNA strands from unravelling — and eating walnuts is a great way to keep telomeres laced up tight
Science has established that diet plays a role in the length and integrity of telomeres,[i] the small protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that serve to protect the vital DNA information inside the nucleus of a cell.[ii]
In December 2018, a cross-functional team of researchers from Spain and California deepened this body of knowledge by publishing their research into the effects of eating walnuts on leukocyte telomere length, or LTL.[iii]
This opportunistic sub-study was conducted within a larger study called “Walnuts and Healthy Aging,” a parallel trial conducted between Barcelona, Spain and Loma Linda University in California.[iv] The study’s primary aim was to explore whether inclusion of walnuts in the diet for two years would maintain LTL in cognitively healthy elders as compared to a control group that abstained from walnuts.
Walnuts and Telomeres: Partners in Healthy Aging
In this trial, walnuts comprised 15% of total caloric intake, equating 30 to 60 grams per day, based on the energy requirements of individuals in the experimental group.
The final participant pool was comprised of 169 cognitively healthy men and women between 63 and 79 years who were living independently and had met eligibility requirements after a clinical visit, physical examination and other exclusionary criteria were applied.
The final 169 subjects were randomized to the two diet groups and 162 completed the trial. There were two dropouts due to severe indigestion attributed to walnuts, while six participants had milder indigestion that was alleviated by reducing the walnut doses.
By the end of the trial, complete data on LTL, dietary anthropometrics and fatty acids were available for 149 participants: 80 in the experimental group consuming walnuts and 69 in the control or abstaining group.
Researchers assessed LTL at baseline and after two years on the experimental dietary protocols via blood samples drawn after an overnight fast. Serum lipid and glucose concentrations were determined by standard enzymatic methods in the hospital clinical laboratory. Telomere length quantification was carried out using high-throughput quantitative fluorescence microscopy.
After assessing the cumulative data, researchers concluded that there was a trend indicating that walnut consumption did preserve leukocyte telomere length in test subjects.[v] Researchers called for further study involving larger test groups and longer time periods, noting that positive dietary impact on health is cumulative over time.
Telomeres: The Forward Edge of Anti-Aging Science
With nearly 72 million Baby Boomers worldwide,[vi] the needs of the geriatric population are at the forefront of modern health care. The standard approach in anti-aging medicine is to replace diminishing hormones with synthetic or “bioidentical” versions.
Natural health devotees look to a nutrient-dense diet and supplementation to stimulate rapid cell turnover. Scientists on the fringes are developing even more controversial therapies involving genetic manipulation of DNA to try and stop the biological clock.[vii] With so much investment into the science of staying young, the discovery of telomeres may be the most valuable finding to date in the race to slow down the way your body ages.
Telomeres get shortened each time a cell replicates, eventually becoming too short to function properly, which correlates with declining health experienced as aging. Telomeres can also become damaged by poor lifestyle habits, such as smoking, obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.[viii]
Walnuts Protect and Preserve Telomere Length
DNA information essentially writes the code for health or disease into every cell of your body, making the length and integrity of telomeres vital to healthy cell replication. Leukocytes are white blood cells that are found throughout your body and are a major part of your immune system response.[ix]
In humans, leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is positively correlated with lifespan, while shorter LTL is associated with an increased risk of age-related disease.[x] Telomere length, or LTL, is therefore considered a reliable biomarker of aging.
Walnuts are an excellent source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), a type of essential fatty acid that is known to have beneficial effects on the heart.[xi] Prior studies have been conducted on the effects of PUFA consumption on telomere length, however the fatty acids were derived from fish oils, a source that is less sustainable than tree nuts.[xii]
Walnuts are a vegan source of PUFA containing the highest amount of alpha-linolenic acid[xiii] and a rich matrix of antioxidants, namely polyphenols and vitamin E, which have also been related to maintained leukocyte telomere length when included in the diet.[xiv]
There are dozens of reasons to eat more walnuts. They benefit the heart, brain, bones and more, and have been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers. Walnuts can even help improve the way you respond to stress. To learn more about the health-boosting power of this beneficial tree nut, and to explore further ways you can protect your telomeres, explore the thousands of scientific articles and natural health abstracts on GreenMedInfo.com.
[ii] TA Sciences, What is a telomere? https://www.tasciences.com/what-is-a-telomere.html
[iii] Freitas-Simoes TM, et al. Walnut Consumption for Two Years and Leukocyte Telomere Attrition in Mediterranean Elders: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients. 2018 Dec 4;10(12). pii: E1907. doi: 10.3390/nu10121907. PMID: 30518050
[v] Freitas-Simoes TM, et al. Walnut Consumption for Two Years and Leukocyte Telomere Attrition in Mediterranean Elders: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients. 2018 Dec 4;10(12). pii: E1907. doi: 10.3390/nu10121907. PMID: 30518050
[vi] Pew Research Center, Fact Tank, Millennials projected to overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation, https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/01/millennials-overtake-baby-boomers/
[viii] TA Sciences, What is a telomere? https://www.tasciences.com/what-is-a-telomere.html
[xi] Ander, B. P., Dupasquier, C. M., Prociuk, M. A., & Pierce, G. N. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and their effects on cardiovascular disease. Experimental and clinical cardiology, 8(4), 164-172. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2719153/
[xii] Freitas-Simoes TM, et al. Walnut Consumption for Two Years and Leukocyte Telomere Attrition in Mediterranean Elders: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients. 2018 Dec 4;10(12). pii: E1907. doi: 10.3390/nu10121907. PMID: 30518050
[xiv] Freitas-Simoes TM, Ros E, Sala-Vila A. Nutrients, foods, dietary patterns and telomere length: Update of epidemiological studies and randomized trials. Metabolism 2016, 65, 406-415. PMID: 26975532
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Updated 5th March 2021
Coronavirus updates for Australia and the World
Australia 5th March 2021 6:25 am Australia Central time. States update their stats at different times.
COVID-19 Vaccinations: 61,008
29,007 Positive Tests:
Locally Acquired Infections: 0 today
909 Deaths: 0 today, 67 days since last COVID death in Australia
25,186 Recovered: These numbers increasing daily
85 Active Cases: NSW overseas numbers now included, previously excluded
27 in Hospital, 2 in VIC, 3 in NSW, 1 in NT, 21 in QLD, 0 in all other States, 1 in ICU (NSW)
14,515,635 Tests: 0 so far today
World Cases 5th March 2021 6:26 am
21,797,230 Active cases
90,061 in Serious or Critical Condition
As of 5th March 2021, Australia is 170th on the list sorted by total cases per million people, and 146th sorted by deaths per million people.
The lower on the list, the better we are controlling the virus spread and treating the patients compared to other countries.
NEWS: Johns Hopkins made a statement: COVID will be largely gone by April because half of U.S. has herd immunity.
Johnson & Jonson COVID Vaccine, now approved, is to begin testing on newborn babies!
From the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website.
As of 18th February 2021 – 19,907 reports of COVID Vaccine injury, including:
– 1,095 Deaths (Comparison over the same time: 83 Deaths from Flu Vaccines)
– 403 Permanent Disabilities
– 755 Life Threatening Conditions
– 3,767 Serious Injuries
– 2,297 Hospitalised
– 4,129 Emergency Room/Doctor Visits
– 33 Birth Defects
– 160 Adverse Reactions Affecting Pregnancy
– 47 Miscarriages / Preterm Births
– 1,135 Anaphylactic Reactions (64% Pfizer, 35% Moderna)
– 257 Bell’s Palsy (71% Pfizer, 35% Moderna)
The average age of those who died was 77, the youngest was 23.
These numbers have been confirmed by the CDC to be related to the vaccine, but there are many more yet to be confirmed, and many more again that have been unreported, as doctors and hospitals do not want to share the blame!
Also the CDC have been reported to use data at least 2 weeks old so as not to promote fear of vaccines, and because other countries do not always report vaccine issues to the CDC in the USA, the numbers from other countries are undoubtedly lower than the actual events.
Of course, the majority of these events were related to the first vaccination. Going on the side-effects in the trials, the second jab will cause even more deaths and disabilities than the first.
The chances of winning typical lotteries is around 1 in 10 million.
The chances of dying from one COVID Vaccination is 1 in 70,000 (or 142 times greater than winning that lottery)
How safe are COVID-19 vaccines?
Read how COVID-19 vaccines may destroy the lives of millions:
Read more about the “relative risk” used by the drug companies and the “absolute risk” and the astounding difference between them:
- 29 elderly people died in Norway shortly after receiving Pfizer’s vaccination.
- Pfizer vaccines cause 600 new cases of eye disorders and leave 5 people blind, according to UK Government
- 13 deaths among 40 residents following vaccination at one nursing home in Germany were dismissed as “tragic coincidence.”
- 10 deaths in a German palliative care patients within hours to four days of COVID-19 vaccination were deemed a “coincidence.”
- 22 of 72 residents of a nursing home in Basingstoke, England have died following vaccination.
- 24 seniors at a nursing home in Syracuse, NY were reported to have died from COVID-19 as of Jan. 9 despite having been vaccinated beginning Dec. 22
- 10 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Jan. 28 among seniors who had received both doses of Pfizer’s vaccine at one care home in Stockholm Sweden. The residents were vaccinated on Dec. 27 and again on Jan.19
- The COVID-19 death toll in the small British enclave of Gibraltar numbered 16 before it launched its Pfizer vaccination campaign on Jan. 10 and then shot up to 53 deaths 10 days later and to 70 seven days after that. According to a Reuters report, the Gibraltar Health Authority declared there was “no evidence at all of any causal link” between 6 of the deaths that were investigated and Pfizer’s vaccine, despite the individuals having tested negative for COVID before vaccination, but positive “in the days immediately after.”
- 4,500 COVID-19 cases in Israel occurred in patients after they had received one dose of Pfizer’s vaccine and 375 of those vaccinated patients required hospitalization, Israeli news media reported on Jan.12.
- Seven adults living in a care home in Saskatoon tested positive for coronavirus a week after residents were vaccinated at the Sherbrooke Community Centre, the CBC reported. There were no positive cases at the time of vaccination.
- Seven residents at a Montreal long-term care facility tested positive for COVID- within 28 days of being vaccinated with Pfizer’s vaccine, prompting the province of Quebec to delay the second Pfizer dose.
- Abercorn Care Home in Scotland, which began COVID-19 vaccinations on Dec. 14 was home to an outbreak of the virus by Jan. 10 and the National Health Service for the region refused to comment on whether vaccinated residents were ill. A care home staff group founder told the Scottish Daily Record: “We have had members of our group whose parents have had the vaccine and then two weeks later have tested positive for coronavirus.”
- All of the residents at a home in Inverness, Scotland were vaccinated against COVID early in January, but 17 became infected with the virus after the first dose.
California halted the Moderna vaccine due to an overwhelming number of serious side effects. Of course, Moderna is claiming no responsibility, calling it a coincidence. The company has been forced, however, to identify the batch from which most of the adverse events occurred: 041L20A.
Almost one million (964,900) doses from this lot have already been distributed to roughly 1,700 vaccination sites in 37 states. Of this, 330,000 doses were distributed to 287 providers across California, with another 307,300 doses not yet distributed that are still sitting in storage.
After a few days, California reversed this decision, presumably because a new batch of the Moderna vaccine replaced the suspect batch. This does not give people much confidence in quality control of vaccines…
The WHO (World Health Organisation) confirms that COVID-19 vaccinations may not stop people from infections, and may not stop disease transmission to others, Read more:
This is a list from the FDA of possible adverse events from COVID Vaccines.
The complete document can be downloaded here: www.fda.gov/media/143557/download
FDA Safety Surveillance of COVID-19 Vaccines :
DRAFT Working list of possible adverse event outcomes ***Subject to change***
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
Encephalitis, myelitis, encephalomyelitis, meningoencephalitis, meningitis, encepholapathy
Narcolepsy and cataplexy
Acute myocardial infarction
Pregnancy and birth outcomes
Other acute demyelinating diseases
Non-anaphylactic allergic reactions
Thrombocytopenia Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Arthritis and arthralgia/joint pain
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
Vaccine enhanced disease
One of these adverse events above is Thrombocytopenia, which is a condition related to insufficient platelets in the blood to prevent bleeding. From the www.dailymail.co.uk
“The love of my life, my husband Gregory Michael MD, an Obstetrician that had his office in Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach Died the day before yesterday due to a strong reaction to the COVID vaccine.
He was a very healthy 56 year old, loved by everyone in the community delivered hundreds of healthy babies and worked tireless through the pandemic.
He was vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine at MSMC on December 18, 3 days later he saw a strong set of petechiae on his feet and hands which made him seek attention at the emergency room at MSMC. The CBC that was done at his arrival showed his platelet count to be 0 (A normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood.) he was admitted in the ICU with a diagnosis of acute ITP caused by a reaction to the COVID vaccine. A team of expert doctors tried for 2 weeks to raise his platelet count to no avail. Experts from all over the country were involved in his care. No matter what they did, the platelets count refused to go up. He was conscious and energetic through the whole process but 2 days before a last resort surgery, he got a hemorrhagic stroke caused by the lack of platelets that took his life in a matter of minutes.
He was a pro vaccine advocate that is why he got it himself.
I believe that people should be aware that side effects can happen, that it is not good for everyone and in this case destroyed a beautiful life, a perfect family, and has affected so many people in the community
Do not let his death be in vain please save more lives by making this information news.”
Pfizer denies any association with the vaccine, of course..
More info on the above death:
Pfizer vaccine kills 30 people in Norway.
Pfizer claims Those people were “frail” and would have died soon anyway! Little comfort for the families of Grandma who was bright, loving her friends in the Nursing Home and may well have lived happily for years in spite of being “frail”.
46 Nursing Home Residents in Spain Die Within 1 Month of Getting Pfizer COVID Vaccine
Health officials have reportedly halted administration of the second shot of Pfizer’s vaccine at the Spanish nursing home.
In other Spanish nursing homes, after a vaccination program where all staff and residents were vaccinated, almost every resident came down with COVID-19.
So much for the 90% effectiveness claims!
Australian COVID Vaccine causes positive HIV test, now dropped. Read more here:
Two people die on Pfizer vaccine trial:
Read more: www.leanmachine.net.au/healthblog/breaking-fda-announces-2-deaths-of-pfizer-vaccine-trial-participants-from-serious-adverse-events
Pfizer vaccine causes 3,150 serious side effects in the first 10 days of vaccinations in the UK. This is only the reported problems. With most vaccinations, the unreported side effects are at least 10 times and up to 100 times the reported side effects. Read more:
COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Is Pfizer Vaccine really 90% Effective?
Read the full article here:
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine requires storage at -70C (-94F), much colder than the North Pole.
Why must these vaccines be kept at -70C?
Because they contain potentially hazardous ingredients that have never been used in vaccines before.
mRNA vaccines undergoing Covid-19 clinical trials, including the Moderna vaccine, rely on a nanoparticle-based “carrier system” containing PEG (a synthetic chemical called polyethylene glycol).
My followers of this site will know that I have long declared that PEG has serious health issues, especially when included in some cheap health supplements, which I never recommend.
The problems with PEG
PEG’s are a penetration enhancer, and allow harmful ingredients to be absorbed more readily through the skin.
PEG’s are often manufactured using ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane. Ethylene oxide is a known human carcinogen, may interfere with human development and can damage the nervous system. 1,4 dioxane is a possible human carcinogen, and is an environmental toxin. We do not know if the PEG’s in vaccinations are contaminated by ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane.
PEG’s cause adverse immune reactions, including life-threatening anaphylaxis, and because PEGs can be found in many processed foods, personal care products, solvents, etc, 70% of the population in the Western World may be sensitized to PEG, possibly resulting in reduced efficacy of the vaccine and an increase in adverse reactions.
“Adverse reactions” means that the person either requires treatment by a doctor, requires admission to hospital, or cannot go to work, or cannot perform normal daily activities.
COVID-19 vaccines containing PEG include Pfizer and Moderna, and have gained FDA approval, so the exposure to PEG for millions of people may well be disastrous, with many more patients in hospital from the vaccine than from Coronavirus.
Moderna publications indicate show they are aware of PEG safety risks but more concerned with the bottom line. Recent Moderna vaccine trials showed 100% of human subjects in the high-dose trial group experienced adverse reactions.
Ian Haydon was selected for the Moderna COVID vaccine trial based on his robust good health, and was one of three among 15 volunteers to experience serious adverse events in the high dose group. Less than 12 hours after vaccination, Haydon suffered muscle aches, vomiting, a 103.2 degree fever and lost consciousness. His Moderna trial supervisor instructed Haydon to call 911 and Haydon described himself as being the “sickest in his life.” Moderna let Haydon believe the illness was just a sad coincidence unrelated to the jab. Moderna never told Haydon he was suffering an adverse reaction.
Moderna gets low marks on both vaccine safety and transparency. Moderna was formed in 2010, re-branded in 2016, and has not yet produced a single commercial vaccine, but given millions of dollars by the US Government to attempt to produce an effective COVID vaccine!
LNP’s (Lipid Nanoparticles) used in these vaccines cause hyperinflammatory responses in the body, leading to severe reactions, hospitalization and potentially DEATH.
LNP’s encapsulate mRNA constructs to prevent degradation and improve cellular uptake, also activate the immune system, described as “inherent adjuvant properties.” So LNP’s cause hyperinflammatory responses, to induce the creation of antibodies. This allows the vaccine manufacturer to claim high “effectiveness” rates, even when those adjuvants cause severe adverse reactions.
The old saying: “There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics” is true when attempting to decipher the real truth about Coronavirus numbers. In China, it is reported that numbers were covered up, and true infections and deaths may have been 10 times the number reported. Doctors were told to use other descriptions on death certificates, claiming pneumonia, heart attack, etc instead of Coronavirus as the cause of death.
In the Western world, the opposite occurs because the media thrives on fear and death. Doctors are urged to blame Coronavirus when there are often several other health conditions that actually caused the death, when a true diagnosis has never been made and only suspected. Why? High death numbers force politicians to supply more benefits to health workers, more drugs, more equipment, etc. Follow the money.
Deaths from heart attack and other serious conditions has dropped off remarkably in recent weeks, because those deaths are now being reported as Coronavirus deaths.
Despite the “Death Virus” headlines, the chart here shows Flu killed more people world wide than COVID-19 in the first 3 months of 2020.
However, by January 2021, COVID-19 has supposedly killed over 2 million people world wide. At the same time, flu deaths have almost completely disappeared.
In Australia, in spite of tests for flu continuing despite the enormous tests for COVID-19, where in the past there were many thousands of flu deaths, there were just 15 flu deaths in the whole of Australia in the entire year of 2020, including the entire Winter flu season. Why? Partly from the benefits of social distancing and hand washing, but I believe mainly from people not going to doctors, not getting the flu shot (even though Government advertising tells them to), and staying away from Hospitals.
In the USA, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announced in October 2020 that it will suspend data collection for the 2020-2021 flu season “due to the ongoing pandemic.”
Despite it being flu season in the USA, deaths are listed as COVID deaths because hospitals get Government money for all COVID-19 cases and all COVID-19 deaths. They get nothing for Flu deaths, so no Flu deaths get counted, just re-classified as COVID-19 deaths without even testing.
Not only that, deaths from ALL CAUSES are well BELOW what they would have been without COVID-19, proving that COVID-19 is NOT a fearsome killer made out by the media.
Note that deaths are listed as caused by COVID-19 without autopsies or testing, only by “guessing” without any confirmation. Because people who die nearly always have other conditions, those other conditions or medications may have been the cause or certainly co-contributors to those deaths.
With Winter over in Australia in October, Flu deaths are the lowest ever, undoubtedly because they have been labeled as Coronavirus deaths.
But did these people die from Coronavirus, Influenza, Cardiovascular or Lung disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity, Prescription Medication that lowers Immunity, or some other co-morbidity?
The truth is: When we get old, when we are in a Nursing Home, when we are sick, frail, on prescription medication, when we suffer from decades of processed food, then we have low immunity, and we get sick, and we die.
USA studies found only 6% of those who died in the “pandemic” actually died of COVID-19, the other 94% died from their co-morbidities and their Coronavirus positive tests had little or nothing to do with their death!
More about manipulation of death statistics in this video:
Dr. Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 may be no more deadly than seasonal Flu. Read more:
Normally, over 60 million people die every day world-wide from all causes, which is over 164,000 people every day.
As of 23rd July 2020, the COVID-19 death rate is 3,737 every day, or just 2.2% of total deaths attributed to Coronavirus.
When we consider that most Coronavirus deaths are people in their 80’s and 90’s who have other factors that increase death risk and who probably would have died soon anyway from existing conditions, then Coronavirus deaths cannot be considered that deadly.
Deaths from all Causes dropping
Normally, all-cause deaths increase by at least 3% every year. In the USA, all-cause deaths is no more than any other year, so in spite of all of the COVID-19 Death headlines, less people are dying!. So is there really a pandemic? Read more:
Australian Death Rate
The Australian death rate from COVID-19 was less than 1.5% of infected people in July 2020, but increased to 3% by November 2020, thanks to the Victorian outbreak in Nursing Homes. This compares to world-wide deaths 6% in July 2020, dropping to 2% in January 2021.
Again, all-cause deaths in Australia remain stable in Australia, lower than the expected annual increase.
Deaths in Perspective
The media loves headlines about the COVID-19 death toll, but fail to mention:
Every day, over 150,000 people die world-wide, but over 200,000 are born, so the world population will double every 35 years.
From 1st January to 30th May 2020, the average death rate from Coronavirus was about 2,000 per day world-wide, and in Australia, less than 1 death per day, which is almost insignificant in the daily deaths from all other causes.
– Every day, 48 Australians die from heart disease, and every year hundreds of Australians die from being overweight or obese.
Mexico is banning sales of junk foods to minors, read more:
Why are there no Australian laws about fizzy drinks and fries?
– Every day, over 50 Australians die from smoking. Why is it still legal to smoke, and why is tobacco not outlawed?
– Every day, the flu kills 10 Australians, except 2020 where the flu has almost disappeared!
– Every day, breast cancer kills over 8 Australian women.
– Every day, asthma kills at least one Australian.
– Every day, motor accidents kill 3 Australians, and over 60 are injured or disabled.
– Australian bushfires killed 33 Australians in 2019.
Effect of Warmer Climate on Deaths
Why is it that the Australian States with the warmest climate have the lowest Coronavirus death rate?
Statistics at 1st November 2020:
Warm States are:
Northern Territory: 38 cases, 0 deaths (0% death rate)
South Australia: 501 cases, 4 deaths (0.8% death rate, most imported from cruise ships)
Western Australia: 768 cases, 9 deaths (1% death rate, most imported from cruise ships)
Queensland: 1171 cases, 6 deaths (0.5% death rate)
Cooler States are:
New South Wales: 4421 cases, 53 deaths (1.2% death rate)
Victoria: 20,347 cases, 819 deaths (4% death rate)
Tasmania: 230 cases, 13 deaths (5.6% death rate)
Death rates in cooler climates are always higher, because:
1. The body’s immune system does not work as well at cooler temperatures
2. People spend more time indoors, where infection rates are 20 times higher than outdoors
3. People have lower Vitamin D, less fresh air, and poor circulation.
4. COVID-19 spreads more easily in cool, dry air, typical of indoor heated air.
Ventilators are extensively used in hospitals. In the USA, hospitals are paid tens of thousands of dollars by the Government for every patient who is put on a ventilator, so many receive ventilator treatment even when the requirement is in doubt, but they may be causing more harm than benefits. Read about corruption in hospitals from a front-line nurse:
Read more about problems with ventilators such as increased risk of death:
We have achieved minimal infections due to the isolating and social distancing directives.
Infections are already reducing, but to contain the virus, new cases must stop for 2 weeks, with every infected person fully recovered.
Social Distancing may actually worsen epidemic outcomes in the long term, as isolation causes reduced immunity, mental problems, fear of unemployment and uncertain financial future and more. Read a detailed explanation:
Chinese Death Rate
Males have been dying at a greater incidence than females, according to a study of 55,000 deaths. It is not a hormonal difference, it is the fact that smoking is much more evident in the male population. If we smoke we die. Of course, everyone dies sooner or later, but smokers die sooner, if not from the COVID-19, then lung cancer, pneumonia or something else.
Deaths from Coronavirus generally only occur when there are other health factors involved. In order of death rate:
- Cardiovascular disease (statin and blood pressure medication)
- Diabetes (obesity, statin and blood pressure medication)
- Chronic respiratory disease (a result of low Vitamin D3 caused by statins)
- Hypertension (blood pressure medication)
- Cancer (immune-depressing drugs)
- Others including other medications that reduce immunity
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses containing over a hundred different strains, seven of which cause the common cold. Some of these viruses exist naturally within the human virome, and never express themselves pathogenically, but will potentially cause false positives through the many different COVID-19 testing methods.
Read more about the Virome:
This group of viruses have been around for a long time, first discovered in 1937 in bird populations. In the 1960’s found in humans and normally responsible for the common cd. They can be zoonotic (transferred back and forth between animals and humans) and cause diseases in mammals and birds. Sometimes these viruses mutate, often coming from bats, snakes, pigs (swine flu) or other animals. Other mutated versions of Coronavirus have been SARS and MERS.
The SARS virus is well-documented as a weaponised version of Coronavirus, built by the Chinese Virus Laboratory in Wuhan and caused the previous SARS Epidemic. Read more:
This virus, originating in Wuhan, China, now named SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2), causes a disease, originally code-named Novel Coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019) but then re-named to COVID-19 that spreads more rapidly than SARS, MERS and Flu viruses, but causes death only in those whose immune system is compromised, mainly in those over 50 years old, mainly in the 80+ range, or those subject to air pollution (e.g. in Wuhang, the industrial area of China where air pollution is extreme) because COVID-19 affects the lungs.
COVID-19 is comparatively rare in the very young, partly because of less exposure years to pollution, and partly because the young generally have better immunity.
Viruses are very small, typically between 0.004 to 0.1 microns in size. The Coronavirus is about 0.125 microns, which is fairly large for a virus. The electron microscope image above shows the red “spikes” around the virome, giving a corona, which gives this virus it’s name.
In humans, COVID-19 causes respiratory infections which are typically mild, and the average person has little to worry about, as most symptoms vary from nothing at all, to a mild condition similar to a common cold. The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Over 200 viral types are associated with colds, including Rhinovirus (a type of picornavirus with 99 known serotypes), Human Coronavirus, Influenza viruses, Adenoviruses, human respiratory syncytial virus (Orthopneumovirus), Enteroviruses other than Rhinoviruses, human Parainfluenza viruses, and human Metapneumovirus.
Past outbreaks of SARS, originating in China from Avian Flu (Bird Flu), another Coronavirus, and MERS, originating in the Middle East that sporadically jumps from camels to humans, spread to many other countries around the world and still cause problems in some areas, but the media is quiet about these as they are “old news”.
Coronavirus appears to be more easily spread than SARS or MERS, but death from Coronavirus is still significantly less than SARS or MERS. The “RS” in SARS and MERS refers to “Respiratory Syndrome” and deaths are caused by pneumonia-like infection of the lungs. Even the flu causes more deaths than the Coronavirus, but the media is quiet about this, as they want “fear headlines”. The Flu killed 40,000 Americans over their 2019-2020 Flu season, double the number of Coronavirus deaths world-wide at the time. With the population of the USA at just 4% of the world, this makes the Flu 50 times more lethal than the Coronavirus, but the media is full of “Deadly Coronavirus” news.
Many infected people who have a healthy immune system are Asymptomatic (have no symptoms) or have very mild symptoms.
These people have been blamed for infecting others, but according to a WHO statement in June, it is extremely rare for an Asymptomatic person to spread COVID-19 to another person.
But people with a poor immune system will have symptoms, and are the main way the virus spreads, especially if they have been active in the community (before isolation or quarantine applied).
Symptoms vary, but these are some to look out for:
- Sore Throat
- Dry Cough
- Muscle pain
- Shortness of breath
- Pneumonia-like illness
- Loss of taste or smell
- Blood thickening (increasing risk of blood clots)
Anyone with any of these symptoms should report to their doctor or hospital or any of the helplines set up in many areas.
Do NOT report physically, use the telephone and only report physically if instructed to do so.
A study by Greek scientists, published 27th January 2020, examined the genetic relationships of COVID-2019 and found:
“the new coronavirus provides a new lineage for almost half of its genome, with no close genetic relationships to other viruses within the subgenus of sarbecovirus,” and has an unusual middle segment never seen before in any Coronavirus concluding that it could not have “jumped” from a bat or other animal to humans. Reports indicate that there are sections of the AIDS/HIV virus and the Influenza virus contained in COVID-19, confirmed by the fact that doctors in China, France and now Australia have been using AIDS medications to treat Coronavirus.
The Chinese have tested every animal, dead or alive in the Wuhan Seafood Market and every test came back negative for Coronavirus, and not bats, dead or alive, had been sold or used in any way in the market.
Chinese doctors worked back among patients to find the very first person suffering from Coronavirus, treated in hospital on 1st December 2019, and found that this man had NEVER been to the Wuhan Seafood Market! In fact, out of the first 41 cases, 13 had NEVER been to the market.
This means that we are dealing with a brand new type of “man-made” Coronavirus. The scientists rejected the original hypothesis that the virus originated from random natural mutations between different Coronaviruses.
Read the documentary on the source of the virus:
Read why the Wuhan laboratory was shut down in October 2019:
Also read this article on how Harvard University was involved in modifying Coronavirus AND the Spanish Flu viruses to make them more dangerous:
Also read article on PROOF of man-made viruses in Wuhan lab:
Who is responsible for the COVID-19 virus? Read more:
“Smoking Gun” evidence of man-made virus:
Also read this article about how the US and China may have colluded in developing Coronavirus:
Read how the Coronavirus was engineered:
Coincidence: Research on a Coronavirus vaccine started 5 years ago, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates?
Coincidence: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation forecast a Coronavirus pandemic before the pandemic existed.
Coincidence: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-hosted a pandemic exercise in late 2019 that simulated a global Coronavirus outbreak.
Coincidence: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also fund the group who owns the patent to the deadly virus and were working on a vaccine to solve the predicted crisis.
Coincidence: There is a BSL-4 Virus Research Laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (10 miles from the Wuhan Seafood market) – one of only a handful of sites in the world sanctioned by WHO (World Health Organisation) that is certified to work with Ebola virus, small pox, Coronavirus and Bats, and is linked to China’s biological weapons program, which in the past has developed modified Influenza viruses as part of it’s Chemical Warfare program. The Chinese have been developing deadly Coronaviruses for a long time, which may possibly relate to the outbreaks of Avian (“Bird”) Flu, Swine Flu, etc. The USA was also conducting virus research about the same time, until all research of this nature was deemed to be too dangerous, and was prohibited in the USA, but of course, not in China.
News from a BBC investigation 22nd April: The USA has been funding the Wuhan laboratory for years to the tune of about $3.7 million! Read more about this report:
Read more about bio-weapons and Coronavirus at:
Read more about the Wuhan Bioweapon Virus Lab:
Coincidence: Faucci and Bill Gates predicted this pandemic in 2017. Watch this video of an interview with Bill Gates: Sorry, this video was removed 26th April for “violating YouTube’s Terms of Service” in other words, YouTube, owned by Microsoft, are censoring any information that tells the truth and discredits the big drug companies.
This article may or may not remain on this site because Governments fear that releasing this information may make the World wide idiotic panic even worse, and my Google statistics are dropping rapidly daily as they are censoring this type of information. I believe in truth at any cost, something we rarely get from the “fake news” propagated by the Big Drug Companies we see on television daily.
How much information on Coronavirus is “Fake News?”
It seems that if we do not watch the news, we are uninformed, but if we do watch the news, we are misinformed.
Read just one example of the famous Forbes publication reversing completely the result of a scientific study on the origin of Coronavirus (Note: Forbes is now mostly owned and controlled by China):
WHO – World Health Organisation
The WHO receives much of it’s money from drug companies, but in order to keep the cash coming in, the WHO must protect the drug companies. First, by encouraging vaccinations and pharmaceutical drugs, second by attempting to squash any natural therapies that hurt the drug company profits.
How does COVID-19 infect the body?
There are about 40 to 50 trillion cells in the human body, plus another 100 trillion or so bacteria and other cells.
Every human cell has a cell membrane on the outside, a nucleus containing our DNA, and our mitochondria in between.
The cell membrane is a complex structure. It allows nutrients to enter and feed the cell, it allows waste products to exit the cell, it controls the amount of water in the cell, and it keeps unwanted visitors out, like viruses. For a virus to enter the cell, it requires some weakness in the membrane, which happens when we have poor immunity. When the virus enters the cell, it takes it over and replicates itself. If the virus cannot find a host (one of our cells) it dies, then breaks down, and the body either uses the remains as food, or expels the waste.
Cells with important attributes in the membrane, such as high pH (alkalinity), Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc and other Vitamins and minerals, are generally impervious to foreign invaders.
This is why people with a diet of processed foods, junk foods that are deficient in all of the things we need, are the ones who will suffer most or even die when they get hit with a virus.
COVID-19 infects the blood
Doctors first thought that Coronavirus started attacking the lungs, it is now apparent that it attacks hemoglobin in red blood cells. Hemoglobin molecules contain 2 oxygen molecules and 2 iron molecules, which hemoglobin needs to carry oxygen to every cell in the body.
Research shows that the virus targets hemoglobin, binding to the iron and breaking it loose from the hemoglobin molecule, stopping the hemoglobin from carrying oxygen. When enough hemoglobin is damaged, there is less oxygen carrying capacity, and the patient has respiratory problems. Lung cells become toxic and inflammatory, leading to pneumonia and cytokine storm. Inflammation causes capillaries to break easily and coagulant proteins rush in, forming tiny blood clots and further reducing oxygen absorption, leading to organ damage and critical illness.
Autopsies show tiny clots and dead cells within the capillaries of the lungs, as well as distended blood vessels in every organ in the body, caused by severe inflammation and increasing risk of strokes, blood clots, heart attacks and organ failure.
Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Over 20% of Coronavirus patients with severe infection admitted to hospital had diabetes or hyperglycemia (pre-diabetes), a similar number had cardiovascular conditions, and again, most of those were overweight or obese. All of these conditions already cause hemoglobin problems, and they are the most likely to die.
Boosting the immune system will help people recover from COVID-19, but having a healthy immune system will help defeat the virus before it gets a foothold.
Every cell in the body has many receptors, designed to allow entry of certain nutrients. Researchers have now found that the receptor for ACE Inhibitors and ARB’s (common blood pressure drugs) target a cell receptor, and this is the entry point for the Coronavirus. Read more under my heading “Get off some Drugs”. Read more about why COVID-19 affects seniors, mainly those on medications:
Read how hospital-aquired COVID-19 infections account for 1 in 5 infections:
Can I Catch Coronavirus from Food?
This is unlikely, but food hygiene is always important. Read the full story here:
Can babies catch Coronavirus from breast milk?
From a small study, it appears that breast milk from an infected mother is probably safe.
Care should be taken to prevent sweat transfer and a mask is advisable during feeding. Read more: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2769825
What Causes Coronavirus Deaths?
1. Poor Immune System
Only those people with poor immune systems and other medical conditions are dying. This is common among older people, because their prescribed medication makes it worse, other medical conditions make it worse, and their uptake of Vitamin D is worse, and worse again because most are taking statin drugs. Rarely, a slightly younger person dies, but invariably when their immune system is compromised, their diet is poor, they live in a polluted area, and have other existing medical conditions (along with dangerous medications that often reduce immunity).
So, age does not increase risk.
Lack of immunity increases risk.
This can be prevented by high-dose supplements of Vitamins C and D3, Zinc, Quercetin, Selenium, Iodine, etc that can bring their immunity up to reasonable levels. Almost all seniors are on statin medication that damages Vitamin D levels, and locking them up in a Nursing Home ensures they will get no Vitamin D from the sun.
The famous Dr Murray now states the following:
The COVID-19 mortality rate was nearly 100% when vitamin D levels were below 47 nmol/L (Australia) or 19 ng/ml (US units).
The death rate was 85% for those with 62 nmol/L (25 ng/ml).
A death rate of 0% – yes, Zero deaths, was found in those with 85 nmol/L (34 ng/ml) or over. Many vitamin D experts recommend trying to achieve a serum 25(OH)D3 level of 125-200 nmol/L (50-80 ng/ mL) as the optimal level.
Read more about age and risk of Coronavirus:
Health officials do not tell us to get healthy. They only say “Wait for a Vaccine. It’s our only hope!” when they should be saying “Get Healthy. Improve the immune system. Lose weight. Stop eating processed food.” Read more:
2. Cytokine Storm
Inflammation can cause a Cytokine Storm, where large numbers of white blood cells are activated and release inflammatory cytokines, in turn activating yet more white blood cells, giving a positive feedback loop, in turn causing a major immune over-reaction that can be deadly. Cytokine storms are said to be the cause of a majority of deaths in the Spanish Flu, Swine Flu, Epstein–Barr virus, Pneumonia, and especially COVID-19. Cytokine Storms build into Sepsis. Lab results that are typically high in C-reactive protein (inflammation), sedimentation rate and/or IL6 (Interleukin 6) indicate that a cytokine storm is mounting. High-dose IV Vitamin C can help stop or limit these storms and the onset of Sepsis. Vitamin D3 has a unique advantage of improving immunity, yet helping to moderate an immune system in overdrive.
Another supplement to use that helps prevent a cytokine storm is Astaxanthin. Read more about Astaxanthin here:
Unhealthy diets cause 11 million deaths every year, more than tobacco and high blood pressure deaths combined. Bad diets reduce immunity, making people more susceptible to all disease including Coronavirus, cancer, cardiovascular, Alzheimer’s, etc.
Always eat fresh, organic food, preferable grown locally, to add decades of healthy living.
Read more about the dangers of processed food:
Modern processed food is full of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, hormones, additives and often radioactive particles. In China, there are no restrictions or monitoring of toxins in agriculture, so any food products originating in China are not recommended to be consumed.
The moral of this story:
If we eat junk food, ignore a healthy lifestyle, ignore health supplements, suffer chronic stress, we will DIE, if not from the virus, then from the Flu (just as deadly), cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s or any other “modern” diseases that almost never existed a hundred years ago.
If we expect a miracle vaccination to cure the virus from the Big Drug Companies, that is a myth, and most people DIE by that myth.
5. Blood type
Studies in Europe and Australia showed that people with Type A blood have a 45% higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 if infected, but people with Type O had a 35% lower risk.
Other studies were less conclusive, but in general people with Type O were less likely to be tested positive for Coronavirus.
The 5G Connection
Coincidence: Recently 130,000 5G antennas were installed in Wuhan city, also large 5G installations were installed in Iran and in Northern Italy, and these are the three places where Coronavirus has spread fastest and caused the most deaths. The cruise ship Diamond Princess that held passengers in their cabins for weeks because of a Coronavirus outbreak was also recently fitted with a 5G installation ship-wide. Of course, this is not proof, but it is well-known that the extremely high frequency radiation from 5G (10 times the power and up to 26 times the frequency) damages DNA and reduces immunity, and although 5G has some technical benefits, the cost to the human race is high. Scientific studies on 5G prove the danger, but telecommunications companies ignore the risk and continue the 5G rollout which is a multi-trillion dollar business.
4G wavelengths travel along the surface of the skin, but 5G penetrates deep into the body at pulsed frequencies up to 90 GHz, disrupting cell membranes and damaging our DNA.
Read more about 5G :
And more about the dangers:
Doctors are only looking for a new vaccine, overlooking proven natural therapies that build immunity to all disease!
Vaccines can save people, but also kill people. The reported average is one death per 1 million people injected with any vaccine, however most go unreported because the deaths are normally reported as:
- Some organ failure (caused by the vaccine)
- Some variation of a disease that was caused by the vaccine
- The vaccine caused reduced immunity
So if every person in the world was vaccinated (an impossibility) then using reported statistics, at least 7,000 people would be reportedly killed by the vaccine, and probably at least 10 times that number.
So health officials must weigh up how many can be saved by a vaccine versus how many would be killed or harmed by the vaccine.
Even Bill Gates, in a rare interview, admitted that the current flu vaccine does not work well in seniors, and that any new Coronavirus vaccine would probably harm 700,000 people! Read here:
Unfortunately, doctors ignore the natural therapies which are proven to destroy viruses and without the dangerous side-effects of vaccines and prescription medication.
View an important video relating to debate: RFK Jnr vs Alan Dershowitz on Mandatory Vaccines:
Why are the big drug companies intent on discrediting all of the natural therapies and concentrating on vaccinations?
Because they make a fortune on vaccinations, and are protected from law suits when the vaccination fails, harms or kills someone!
Read more about how the Vaccine Trials are Rigged:
After China’s 2002 SARS-CoV outbreak, teams of US & foreign scientists first attempted to develop Coronavirus vaccines. They vaccinated animals with the four most promising vaccines, which seemed successful as all the animals developed a strong antibody response to Coronavirus. But when they exposed the vaccinated animals to the wild virus, the results were horrifying. Vaccinated animals suffered hyper-immune responses including inflammation throughout their bodies, especially in their lungs. This same “enhanced immune response” was discovered during human testing of the failed RSV vaccine tests in the 1960s when two children died from the vaccine.
Read more about how difficult or impossible it is to produce a Coronavirus vaccination:
Read how how the Gates/Oxford vaccine is making monkeys sick, but the truth is hidden and the trial is going ahead on humans:
Read how the Oxford vaccine trial was ABANDONED after TWO volunteers were made VERY ILL, but only one was made public, and how this is not uncommon in other vaccines:
Read more about the dangers of rushing a vaccine to market:
Read more in my vaccination article:
Want more info on vaccinations? Go here:
Read more again about rushing a vaccine:
Moderna claims vaccine trial is “promising” with a 20% serious condition rate:
Read about why the Governments continue the false narrative that the Coronavirus jumped from animals to humans in the Wuhan Seafood Market:
Read about the crimes committed against humans by Big Pharma and Bill Gates:
Read how the CDC lied about the dangers of vaccines, causing 1 in 16 boys in Ireland to have Autism:
Unexpected drop in infant deaths in lockdown
Because the lockdowns prevented many parents from taking their infants for scheduled vaccinations, less infants died!
In fact, death rates dropped by over 36% in infants and children, at the same time as death rates in seniors were increasing due to Coronavirus. Read more in these comprehensive articles:
Australian 60 minutes TV show had a report about the dangers of the MMR vaccine that caused Autism and other terrible diseases. What did the Government do? Advise everyone to keep getting the MMR vacination!
See the video below:
The video below shows how the Polio vaccine was infected with the SV40 monkey virus and given to millions of people, and pig virus is infecting vaccines in recent times:
Using old technology in a new way for a better, faster cure than any vaccination:
Coronavirus Test Kits
Most testing is carried out using various PCR (polymerase chain reaction), or rtPCR (real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) tests, using nasal and throat swabs, and is unreliable after the first week of infection, where it may disappear in the throat but continues to multiply in the lungs.
PCR tests were developed at Berlin in January 2020, then in the United Kingdom, in South Korea, in China and the United States. Older versions of the test kits caused inconclusive results due to faulty reagents, and were not reliable until 28 February 2020, and it was not until then that state and local laboratories in the USA were permitted to begin testing.
There are still many false positives, and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) admit that the test kits do not always work properly. The USA supplies test kits for many parts of the world, but Australia has their own, developed in South Australia by SA Pathology, which give results much faster. Accuracy remains to be seen, but appears to be more successful than tests from other countries, but still gives many false positives.
Read more about the evolution of the test process:
And more recent testing information:
And an explanation of the folly of the test, where the presence of 0.2% of the genome of a SARS type virus is classed as an infection, when in fact the subject may have no actual infection, or may have had a common cold:
Because there are so many different strains of the Coronavirus, including about 7 strains responsible for the Common Cold, testing often reveals an “indeterminate result” but the testing technician must give only a positive or negative result and nothing in-between, so to be on the “safe side” all indeterminate tests are classified as positive for COVID-19, so many of these results are a false positive. The “safe side” is not safe when we consider that the drug companies want to drive the fear that forces Governents to spend untold millions on tests and vaccine research, driving huge profits for the drug companies, while millions lose jobs and entire countries go broke.
In addition, humans have a natural virome (billions of friendly and helpful viruses) that often contain Coronaviruses, that sit happily in the body doing no harm, but the tests can give a false positive again when encountering this virus.
Corruption in Testing
Many test labs are falsifying test results, probably for financial gain. Read more:
And even more:
A small Chinese study of 6 mothers who were positive for COVID-19 and who had cesarean deliveries, all had babies free from the virus, but had high levels of antibodies IgG and IgM (Imminoglobulins G and M), indicating that antibodies to the virus were present. Normally IgG passes across the placenta, but IgM does not due the the larger molecule size, but the babies acquired IgM in some way. Later testing found the babies did not develop the virus.
Standard treatment in Western countries is not always correct, sometimes completely wrong and ineffective.
Anti-viral medications have had some degree of success, but can have significant side-effects.
Many doctors in China, France, Italy, Spain and more recently in the USA, are using drugs “off-label” (i.e. not approved for use for COVID-19) such as chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, lopinavir-ritonavir, favipiravir, remdesivir, ribavirin, interferon, convalescent plasma, steroids, and anti–IL-6 inhibitors, based on either their in vitro antiviral or anti-inflammatory properties.
The Malaria drugs Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), and Chloroquine are generic drugs used to treat lupus, arthritis and malaria, and are claimed relatively safe, with the main side effect being stomach irritation, though they can cause echocardiogram and vision changes (what? heart and eye problems are safe?). Heart side effects include elongating the QT wave, meaning alteration of electrical activity in the heart, possibly causing seizure, fainting and sudden death.
Chloroquine acts as a zinc ionophore, allowing more zinc into the cells, where it promotes death of the virus.
So it is really the Zinc rather than the drug that kills the virus.
Update: Hydroxychloroquine is ONLY effective in the presence of Zinc. Read more:
Read more about the benefits and dangers of Chloroquine at:
Hydroxychloroquine has been found useful as a preventive rather than a cure by Chinese doctors, but can moderate symptoms if administered to a sick person.
Australian doctors announced on 21st March that a trial is starting on a combination of an AIDS anti-viral drug Kaletra (a mixture of anti-HIV medications) combined with Hydroxychloroquine. This combination has had better success in-vitro when combined, much better than each individually, but we will see what happens in real people.
French doctors have conducted a successful study with a combination of Hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin (azithromycin is used to prevent bacterial pneumonia). This is surprising, since antibiotics generally reduce immunity, the benefit is probably due to reduced bacterial complications in the lungs that are damaged by the COVID-19 virus.
Fake News on Hydroxychloroquine:
Articles published in the Lancet and on television, even in Australia, claimed that Hydroxychloroquine does not work for COVID-19 and is very dangerous and can kill people, coincidentally just after President Trump said he was using it. Red faces everywhere when the truth was uncovered: This article was a total fabrication (lie) produced not by doctors, but by “spin” people with no medical training, presumably hired to discredit Trump! No retractions that I have seen on Australian TV because no one wants to admit that they lied.
Corticosteroids have been effective in reducing death rate among critically ill patients, typically dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, or methylprednisolone, again with their long list of side-effects.
Quercetin is also being studied as a much safer alternative to Chloroquine. Quercetin is a natural plant flavonol, found in highest concentrations in red onions and kale, and present in many other foods.
Quercetin is also a zinc ionophore, allowing more zinc into the cells to help destroy the virus, but because it is a natural product that cannot be patented by the drug companies, there is no money available for studies. Read more:
Remdesivir is an anti-viral drug originally intended for treating the Ebola virus, and has widespread use in Coronavirus patients with varying degrees of success. The WHO states that Remdesivir is ineffective for Coronavirus, but the FDA has approved it for use!
Read more: www.leanmachine.net.au/healthblog/remdesivir-gets-fda-approval-but-who-says-drug-ineffective-for-covid
Tocilizumab is an immuno-supressant drug, normally used in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
It has black box warnings against combining with other immuno-suppressant drugs such as Corticosteroids or Methotrexate.
It is a humanized monoclonal antibody against the IL6 (Interleukin-6) receptor, and has some success recently in reducing risk of mortality when given within 2 days of a patient admitted to critical care.
In Australia, symptoms have been very mild, and patients have recovered with “only the use of Paracetamol” (Acetaminophen in the USA). What did these doctors learn at medical school?
How could they forget the basic rule by the ancient Greek physician Parmenides about 2,500 years ago: “Give me the power to create a fever and I can cure any disease.”
With the world-wide introduction of Aspirin, the Spanish Flu killed up to 50 million people, but most would have survived if they had NOT taken Aspirin, which lowers body temperature.
Paracetamol (Acetaminophen or Tylenol in the USA, also Panadol in other countries) also lowers body temperature, but fever is the basic method by which the body defeats disease, so removing the fever only exacerbates the disease.
Apart from reducing fever, Paracetamol destroys Glutathione, the body’s “Master Antioxidant” which is the most important thing we need to defeat disease, and Paracetamol damages the liver (many people on the liver transplant waiting list are there because of Paracetamol overdose).
In Australia, doctors still recommend Paracetamol (Acetaminophen or Tylenol in the USA) for every COVID-19 patient, which increases risk of sickness, liver damage and death!
For a comparison of Coronavirus to the Spanish Flu, read more:
I think more promising is convalescent plasma treatment, where a sick person is given a transfusion of blood plasma from a patient who has recovered from the virus. This plasma contains antibodies that have already defeated the virus, and side-effects should be near zero in theory.
HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy)
HBOT is a chamber pressurised with a high-oxygen air mixture, and shows promise as a treatment, however most hospitals will not have anywhere near enough. Read more:
Vitamins C and D are finally being used to treat Coronavirus!
At Last! 7th April 2020: I have been telling people for 10 years about these benefits, while the drug companies dismiss the benefits as “fake claims”, afraid of losing millions of dollars when cheap, readily available Vitamins beat most drugs hands down.
Now doctors in the USA are following China’s lead and using these Vitamins, and eventually Australian doctors will get the message too. Read the full story:
The benefits of IV (Intravenous) Vitamin C therapy have been known for a long time, but doctors are strangely reluctant to use it! The Chinese are now using Vitamin C therapy, but Western doctors are still failing to use the most basic, inexpensive and effective tools available. Vitamin C supplements are effective to prevent or minimise COVID-19 but daily doses of over about 9,000 mg (or up to 20,000 mg in divided doses every 3 to 4 hours) can cause stomach upset, so for treating patients with severe symptoms, 50,000 mg or more should be administered by IV which by-passes the stomach, and has almost zero side-effects.
See the article about New York doctors achieving significant results with Vitamin C at only 1500 mg every 3 or 4 hours given by IV:
Ozone therapy has been used for a long time. Read more at:
Coronavirus can increase risk of blood clots, which can be deadly.
Read about the natural treatment that is rarely seen in hospitals:
I receive the JAMA Network updates daily, which contains the latest medical info that doctors use to treat Coronavirus. No mention of any vitamin or any other alternative health medicine or supplement, and they even say NOT to use Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine even though they are effective when combined with Zinc. No wonder these doctors are watching patients die.
Fraud in WHO and CDC
To say that the WHO and the CDC were fraudulent would be an understatement. Read more in this article:
Can we get these drugs now?
In theory, yes, Hydroxychloroquine (also Chloroquine) is “off-label” but doctors in the USA can prescribe it. Unfortunately there are not enough supplies, as all available stockpiles are used in studies and treatment of desperately ill people.
Get off some drugs
Do NOT continue taking Statins. Statins (cholesterol drugs) cause the liver to make less cholesterol, but also reduce production of Vitamin D, and Vitamin D is one of the best defenses against all disease, including COVID-19.
Statins are prescribed to the majority of seniors to “protect them from cardiovascular disease” but they actually do the opposite, increasing death rates by all other causes.
Statins also reduce production of Cholesterol Sulfate, and I have another article coming up on this important ingredient for healthy blood flow.
Statins also reduce production of CoQ10 (Co-Enzyme Q10) which is essential for our mitochondria, the energy-packs in each of our cells, especially our heart cells, and we need a strong and healthy heart to deal with any virus.
Statins cause muscle breakdown, sometimes so severe that the kidneys fail as they cannot deal with the waste from the muscle breakdown, resulting in death.
Statins also affect many more of the 48,000 different things that the liver normally manufactures for a healthy body.
Do not take ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) Inhibitors or ARB (Angiotensin Receptor Blocker) which are very common blood pressure drugs, even though the JAMA Network advises not to stop these drugs.
These drugs have shown in rodent studies to upregulate ACE2 expression hence may affect the severity of Coronavirus infections, because Coronaviruses now have a much more receptive entry point.
ACE Inhibitors have a common side-effect, much more common than the drug companies admit: A persistent, dry, unproductive cough. Is it a coincidence that a side-effect of COVID-19 is also: A persistent, dry, unproductive cough?. Read more about why COVID-19 affects seniors, especially those on medications:
Note that ibuprofen (Advil) also acts as an ACE Inhibitor.
Natural prevention for Coronavirus
Several years ago, the famous Andrew Saul (the Vitamin Doctor) said “one day, vitamins would be used before drugs when it comes to sickness” and in the current pandemic it is being proven every day, as more and more people die from prescription drugs, and more and more are saved by healthy doses of Vitamins and other natural methods.
All viruses have weaknesses that can be exploited in simple remedies, including some that have been used for hundreds or thousands of years.
UV light is now recommended by doctors to treat patients indoors.
It is well-known that viruses are killed almost instantly by UV light.
But why invest in UV light equipment when we only have to step outside and get some sunshine that gives us free UV light and fresh air?
No wonder nearly half of all Coronavirus deaths are in Nursing Homes, where patients are locked in their rooms and never see natural light or receive fresh air?
Florence Nightingale was a pioneer in reforming hospitals by opening windows for natural light and fresh air, saving countless lives from effects of war injuries, but modern hospitals forget these basic rules, and Governments continue to ban people from public beaches, when this is the best place for them!
Viruses generally thrive in an acidic environment (low pH) but die in an alkaline environment (high pH).
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) is not only safer than yeast as a raising agent in baking products, it is the best and fastest way to increase pH (alkalinity) when taken internally, and/or used on the skin.
To treat any sickness, dissolve completely half a teaspoon in half a glass of water and drink every 2 hours, or as directed by a physician. For those without sickness, 1/4 teaspoon in a glass of water daily on an empty stomach is a great preventive measure.
Do not take more than 7 times in 24 hours, 3 times for those over 60.
Add a cup or more to a bath and soak. For skin wounds, mix a little water into Bicarb powder to make a paste and apply to the affected area. To treat Coronavirus (or Cancer or other serious disease) aim for a urine pH level of 8.0 for 10 days, take a week off then repeat for another 7 to 10 days. Repeat the cycle as long as required.
Read more about Baking Soda benefits:
A new study found that people with low levels of Vitamin D3 were much more likely to suffer serious symptoms or death from Coronavirus. Of course, I have been advising the benefits of D3 for 11 years because the scientific evidence is indisputable. Read more on these studies:
Vitamin D3 stimulates “innate immunity” to viruses and bacteria, at the same time moderating auto-immune conditions.
Importantly, Vitamin D3 can regulate immune responses and cytokine production to prevent COVID-19 from creating a “cytokine storm” (the main problem with Sepsis) that can destroy the body’s organs, leading to death.
Typical doses available in retail stores are about 1,000 IU and this is enough to stop rickets, but nowhere near enough to build immunity. I have taken 5,000 IU daily for 11 years and have never had a cold or flu in that time. More recently I have taken 10,000 IU 3 days a week. I also get as much sunshine as I can get (without turning pink) in the middle of the day from a clear blue sky to increase D3 and also reap the many other benefits of sunshine such as Cholesterol Sulfate. This is the complete opposite of advice given by the Cancer authorities who say that the sun is our enemy and we must avoid sun, especially in the middle of the day. Why is it then that more office workers die from melanoma than construction workers?
Be wary of lies about Vitamins from the big drug companies who are desperate to sabotage sales of vitamins that are eroding their expensive and dangerous drugs. Read about the lies CNN News tell about life-saving Vitamin D:
Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin (actually not a true vitamin, but a Steroid Hormone) so we do not need to take it every day, but should be taken with a meal containing some healthy fat (Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Olive Oil, etc). Some doctors give Vitamin D3 by IV as a monthly dose of 40,000 IU to 100,000 IU.
D3 Blood Tests: Doctors say healthy D3 levels mean over 75 nmol/L (30 ng/ml). This level was only 60 nmol/L recently but doctors finally realised that this was still way too low. If D3 test results come in at over this threshold, the doctor will say you are fine.
However, true experts in this field say that truly optimum for a normal healthy person for immunity to disease, is between 125 and 175 nmol/L (50 – 70 ng/ml) and these levels are almost impossible to obtain unless we live outdoors or supplement.
For those recovering from cancer or other serious disease, optimum should be 175 to 250 nmol/L (70 – 100 ng/ml).
NOTE: Because Vitamin D3 increases Calcium absorption, we should ALWAYS take Vitamin K2 MK7 that helps place Calcium into the bones and teeth where it belongs, and keep it out of the blood where it can form clots. I recommend at least 200mcg of and up to 300mcg Vitamin K2 MK7 in conjunction with 5000 IU Vitamin D3. Note that the MK7 version of Vitamin K2 is twice as beneficial as other versions, and taking high doses over 300mcg daily does no harm, but offers no extra benefits.
As we age, our ability to absorb Vitamin D3 decreases, which is partly why more seniors have worse outcomes with Coronavirus. Generally, over 50’s need 5,000 IU daily, and over 80’s need 8,000 IU daily. Always ask for a D3 test with an annual blood test to ensure your sunshine and/or supplementation is sufficient.
Read more about Vitamin D3 in my article:
Also read how Vitamin D3 reduces severity and risk of death from Coronavirus:
African Americans are 3 to 6 times more liable to suffer COVID-19 infections AND to dying from those infections, and also Hispanics to a lesser extent. Doctors look at socio-enomic, housing, crime rates, existing obesity, other health issues and other factors, but overlook the real reason: Low Vitamin D3 because they do NOT absorb enough D3 from sunlight and should ALWAYS supplement with Vitamin D3.
Vitamin A increases immunity, and works well in conjunction with Vitamin D3. Both can be toxic when taken at very high doses, but when taken together, the toxic level is doubled, which really means the toxic level of one really means a deficiency of the other.
Vitamin C powder is a cheap and effective way of improving immunity, also Liposomal Vitamin C that the body retains better. The Orthomolecular Medicine News Service says “The Coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C. Physicians have demonstrated the powerful antiviral action of vitamin C for decades. There has been a lack of media coverage of this effective and successful approach against viruses in general, and Coronavirus in particular.”
Vitamin C is antiviral, antitoxin, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, works as an antibiotic, even an antidepressant!
High doses of vitamin C, typically over 9,000 mg daily, can upset the stomach, but hospitals should be using the safe high doses given by IV (direct into the blood), often doses from 20,000 mg to 50,000 mg or more, with proven success rates for serious Coronavirus cases.
NEWS Announcement: Chinese Government now recommends Vitamin C for Coronavirus treatment.
Read more about Vitamin C:
Read more in Rhona Patrick’s article on Vitamin C:
Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate
Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate Spray is a topical spray, used on the skin where it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
Also Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate Flakes can be used to soak in a bath.
This by-passes the digestive system, which can be a problem for high doses of magnesium taken orally that may cause loose bowel motions.
There are many different magnesium salts available, but Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate appears to work best for immunity to viral infections, as well as the traditional Magnesium benefits to Heart, Bones and over 280 biochemical reactions in the body. Most magnesium supplements will help, aim for 400mg per day, or use a cup of Epsom Salts in a bath for direct absorption through the skin.
Note that Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 and Magnesium work in a synergistic manner, that is, when combined, work better than each one work alone.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Vitamin B Complex contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12 which are all important for health.
Read more about Vitamin B1:
Zinc is essential for the immune system. A 30-mg dosage of zinc in one study showed a significant increase in levels of infection-fighting T cells.
Zinc is used up faster when we have an illness, so supplementation is essential. See more under the Diet heading.
Read more about zinc:
Selenium is an antioxidant that lowers oxidative stress in the body, reducing inflammation and improving immunity to viruses, bacteria and parasites.
At the same time, Selenium protects against heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other “Modern” diseases.
Read more about selenium:
Glutathione is the body’s “Master Antioxidant” but is used up by stress and bad diets.
Glutathione is also clobbered by Paracetamol (Panadol), also called Acetaminophen or Tylenol in the USA despite being advertised as “Safe and Effective”, and impacts liver health and substantially reduces immunity. The worst side-effect is reducing body temperature, when the best way of killing off any virus is to raise body temperature (or allow a natural fever when fighting infection).
Glutathione supplements are not well absorbed, as much is lost in the digestive process, so the above supplement that is dissolved in the mouth gets straight into the blood through the mucous lining of the mouth, bypassing the digestive system. It is also the “reduced” form that is already in the beneficial form and does not have to be converted, unlike other non-reduced forms.
An alternative is precursors (building blocks) of Glutathione:
– NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine)
These 3 will increase Glutathione levels naturally.
NAC is used in hospitals as a first-line treatment for Paracetamol overdose.
Read more about treatment of Coronavirus and Influenza with NAC and Reduced Glutathione:
Iodine has been used for centuries to treat infections and disease.
It is still one of the very few weapons to destroy viruses as well as bacteria, molds, yeasts, protozoa and more.
Iodine increases immunity, but in modern times, people are becoming more deficient in Iodine, because:
- Chlorine in drinking water displaces iodine in the thyroid, causing thyroid problems
- People are reducing salt intake, so getting less iodine
Dr. Brownstein from Detroit tested 7,000 patients and found 97% were deficient in Iodine.
Few researchers test for Iodine. If they did and treated those deficient with supplemental Iodine, there would be far fewer diseases in the world, and far fewer outbreaks of mutated viruses.
Lysine is a natural amino acid, and studies have demonstrated that Lysine can reduce infection rates of the varicella zoster virus (VZV) Chicken Pox virus, so I recommend everyone take Lysine supplements. Only 1/4 teaspoon daily is cheap insurance for viral infections. Also helps prevent Shingles which is becoming an epidemic because of effects of the Varicella vaccine that reduces immunity to Shingles, which has now reached epidemic proportions, but only in those who have had the Chicken Pox vaccine.
Quercetin has long been a valuable ingredient found in many foods such as Red Onions, Elderberries, Kale, Apples, Spinach, Red Grapes, Raw Black Plums and many more.
Already famous for health in Cancer, Cardiovascular, Kidney and other diseases, studies are now under way for the effect on Coronavirus which is already showing promising results.
See the study on Quercetin for Coronavirus:
Quercetin also helps the body cells take in zinc. Read more:
Melatonin is a hormone synthesized in the pineal gland and many other organs, best known as a natural sleep regulator, but has many other benefits.
Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant with the rare ability to enter the mitochondria, where it helps prevent mitochondrial impairment, energy failure and apoptosis of mitochondria damaged by oxidation.
Also helps recharge glutathione, vital for COVID-19 resistance, and important in cancer prevention, autoimmune diseases, brain, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health, and boosts immune function.
The Cleveland Clinic found patients who used supplemental melatonin had a 28% lower risk of testing positive for COVID-19. African Americans using melatonin were 52% less likely to test positive for the virus.
Melatonin reduces inflammation, oxidation, cytokine storms, acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Patients given 36 mg to 72 mg of intravenous melatonin per day improved, especially in combination with vitamin C and vitamin D. Melatonin improves vitamin D signaling, working synergistically to enhance mitochondrial function
Thyme has been used for centuries to fight infections, and is now known to halt COVID-19. Read more:
The gut is responsible for 80% of our immune system, so we must look after our 100 trillion friendly microbes, usually totaling about 2 kg of our body weight.
Of course, taking antibiotics destroys a large proportion of the friendly bacteria, compromising our immune system.
Antibiotics also have no effect on viruses, so antibiotics will only have a negative effect on any virus condition and increase the risk of microbes becoming resistant to antibiotics.
We must also avoid a “leaky gut” where imperfections in the gut lining allow raw food to directly enter the bloodstream, causing allergies.
Eating fermented foods can significantly lower risk of death from Coronavirys. Read more:
Seaweed substantially out-performs Remdesivir which is an antiviral drug used in most Hospitals to treat Coronavirus. This could explain why Japan has had far fewer cases of Coronavirus than other countries. Read more about Seaweed:
Hydrogen gas is a treatment that improves lung function, but not many hospitals have it available or use it.
Because hydrogen is the smallest atom (1 proton, 1 electron) it can go everywhere in the body, nothing can stop it. Hydrogen can cross cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier. It can protect DNA and mitochondria from damage due to free radicals (unstable molecules that tear other molecules apart to gain stability). Read more about Hydrogen and it’s effect on Coronavirus:
Hydrogen supplements are available. Drop a tablet into a glass of water and drink.
Hydrogen Peroxide has been used for decades to fight viruses. In fact, the body normally makes hydrogen peroxide, but because this is a natural product, the Drug companies are not interested because they cannot patent it or make money from it. Read more in this article:
Healthy foods build our immune system. Bad foods bring it down.
Processed foods, sugar, bad fats (margarine, canola oil) and anything with unpronounceable ingredients or numbers on the ingredient list.
Always eat fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables. Buy organic and grass-fed meat when you can, use plant-based foods more than animal products.
Some immune-boosting foods include garlic, onion, leek, ginger, broccoli sprouts, reishi and shiitake mushrooms, green tea, cinnamon, clove, oregano, thyme, bitter melon, stevia.
Citrus, berries of all kinds, broccoli, peppers all have Vitamin C.
Walnuts, almonds and other nuts, seeds, leafy green vegetables, avocados all have Vitamin E.
Walnuts in particular can help maintain the length of telomeres, which maintains health and immunity in seniors. Read more about walnuts: www.leanmachine.net.au/healthblog/eating-walnuts-preserves-youthful-telomere-strands
Seafoods, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, lentils, chickpeas, eggs, grass-fed beef, Cacao or Cocoa, yogurt, kefir, dark chocolate, dairy (especially ricotta cheese), mushrooms, avocados, chicken are some of the best sources of Zinc which is essential for over 300 enzyme reactions in the body. Zinc is used up at a much higher rate if we have an illness, so supplementation should be considered if sick or if we cannot get enough through our diet.
Fish, flaxseed, walnuts have high levels of Omega 3.
Fermented foods, yogurt, kefir are high in Probiotics.
Dysfunction of our mitochondria, the tiny energy packs inside every cell in the body, is always a problem for our general health and immune function.
Supplements to support mitochondrial function include:
Herbs are best known for increasing flavour in cooking, but many herbs have natural ability to fight viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Echinacea has antiviral properties, containing echinacein that inhibits bacteria and viruses from penetrating healthy cells.
Elderberry contains anthocyanidins with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunostimulant properties.
Andrographis has antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Garlic, especially raw garlic, but also as an Odorless Supplement, is well-known for antiviral properties, as well as being used for tuberculosis, pneumonia, thrush, herpes, eye infections, ear infections, cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular health and even hair loss.
Astragalus Extract, has powerful antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, used to boost the immune system, for HSV (herpes simplex virus), coxsackie B virus, wound care, and is an adaptogen for lowering cortisol.
Olive Leaf Extract has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-cancer properties due to the polyphenol ingredient oleuropein, a potent antioxidant that helps in blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
Pau D’Arco is used for arthritis, pain, inflammation, parasites, prostate health, fever, dysentery, boils, ulcers and cancers.
Others are Goldenseal, Japanese honeysuckle, Stinging Nettle.
For more reading on herbs, read:
If we are confined due to isolation or quarantine directives, staying in bed or watching TV all day is bad for our brains as well as our health and immunity. If we have a back yard, balcony or other ways to get fresh air and sunshine, get outside and get some exercise.
For more reading on exercise benefits:
Read how staying at home can lower Vitamin D levels and increase risk of infection and death from Coronavirus:
Confining ourselves indoors is detrimental to our immune system. Getting outdoors as much as possible is one way to maintain or improve our immune system. This is proven by Nursing Home procedures that lock people in their rooms, and cruise liners that confine people to their cabins, both situations causing major outbreaks and deaths from the virus. Read more here about the report from two doctors that was banned on YouTube:
What NOT to do
Do not take NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Aspirin) or other anti-inflammatory drugs that impact immunity, as the body’s normal response to a pathogen is to increase fever and inflammation.
Normal body temperatures are 36 to 37 degrees C, and normally varies. Body temperature will usually be at its lowest just before dawn and highest in the afternoon, and will be higher after exercise. If fever goes over 40 degrees C (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in a child or adult, it can become dangerous, and may cause seizures at 106 degrees F, and potentially deadly at 108 degrees F. It can be reduced naturally by sitting in a bath of cool to lukewarm water and sponging the water over the body, and no side-effects! Note that infants have much less tolerance to fevers. See a doctor immediately.
Do NOT get a flu shot. The diet and supplements above will help with Coronavirus, the Flu, Colds and almost everything else. Read moere uder the Flu Shot heading below.
Do not touch your face, especially near eyes, nose, mouth and even ears. The average person touches their face 23 times every hour. Medical masks can help in stopping touching of mouth and nose. If no masks are available, a clean super-size handkerchief will help. Looking like a cowboy should not bother anyone unless you are walking into a bank…
Do NOT eat Sugar because, blood lab tests show a lowered immune system function within 30 minutes of eating sugar, causing a 50% reduction in the ability for white blood cells to kill pathogens!
Read more about how sugar and insulin resistance causes Coronavirus deaths:
Governments keep telling us to get an influenza vaccination. They claim it will reduce risk of the flu (doubtful) and free up hospital beds for Coronavirus patients.
In fact, the flu shot INCREASES risk of acquiring not only Coronavirus, but almost all other viruses, especially those related to respiratory infections.
- A January 2020 US Pentagon study (Wolff 2020) found that the flu shot INCREASES the risks from coronavirus by 36%. “Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as “virus interference… ’vaccine derived’ virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus…”
- A 2018 CDC study (Rikin et al 2018) found that flu shots increase the risk of non-flu acute respiratory illnesses (ARIs), including coronavirus, in children
- A 2011 Australian study (Kelly et al 2011) found that flu shots doubled the risk for non-flu viral lung infections
- A 2012 Hong Kong study (Cowling et al 2012) found that flu shots increase the risk for non-flu respiratory infections by 4.4 times
- A 2017 study (Mawson et al 2017) found vaccinated children were 5.9 times more likely to suffer pneumonia than their unvaccinated peers
- A study on the Coronavirus deaths in Italy show a 36% INCREASE in Coronavirus infections in those who have had the Flu shot. The Flu shot is known to be only slightly effective in preventing 2 or 3 strains of the Flu, but increases risk of contracting hundreds of other strains and probably almost all other viruses. Read more on this study:
- Viral Shedding is common after receiving a flu shot. Simply by breathing, without coughing or sneezing, a flu-vaccinated person with no symptoms can spread the virus and infect others nearby. Read more:
I have already discussed the benefit of having a fever, but there are easy ways to create a fever if the body is not automatically doing it.
- Exercise heavily enough to sweat
- Use an infra-red Sauna. Infra-red heat penetrates deep into the body, increasing the white blood cells and immunity
I rarely use hand sanitisers, only when there is no opportunity to wash hands, but I regularly wash hands because I work hard and get dirty a lot! Grime on hands can hide many unknown bacteria and viruses, so washing hands regularly is important, but not too much, as the natural protective oil (sebum) in skin is depleted, allowing pathogens to enter the blood directly through the skin. Hospitals have hand sanitisers at the entrance, but it is best to use these on the way out to protect against MRSA and other infections that we pick up in hospitals because of the over-use of antibiotics and sterilising agents. When we get home, forget the Sanitisers and wash hands in soap and hot water.
Commercial hand sanitisers have many problems:
- They almost always have toxic ingredients such as Tricoslan that can cause cancer, hormonal imbalance and can increase absorption of BPA (Bisphenol A) that introduce excess synthetic estrogens
- Most contain Phthalates and Parabens that damage the endocrine system, causing early onset puberty, obesity and cancer
- They are generally only 99.7% effective, but washing hands in soap and water is 99.2% effective anyway
- According to a 2013 FDA study, chemical-based anti-bacterial hand soaps/sanitisers have never been proven to be any more effective than washing with natural hand soap. The best soap is a non-toxic hand soap with natural ingredients like Eucalyptus Oil Soap
- Soap effectively kills COVID-19 and most other viruses by dissolving the fatty membrane that holds the virus together, causing it to fall apart and is washed off under running water
- We need good bacteria for a strong immune system, and grabbing a shopping trolley or doing some gardening is a good way to build the immune system
- Sterile hands are a recipe for infection as we need the good bacteria to help defeat the bad bugs
- Sanitisers are more effective against bacteria and may have limited effect against viruses
- Intended to ward off bacterial infection, these products have backfired. Prolific use of sanitisers promotes bacteria becoming resistant such as MRSA
- Sanitisers are associated with allergy development in young children
- Sanitiser chemicals leach into the environment, ending up in our tap water, rivers, lakes and oceans
- One bottle of Witch hazel
- One bottle of Aloe vera Oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Lemon essential oil
- Tea tree essential oil
- Orange essential oil
- Glass spray bottle
- Vitamin E oil
- Add 20 drops of tea tree oil, 5 drops of lavender oil, 5 drops of lemon oil, and 5 drops of sweet orange oil to the glass bottle.
- Gently swirl the oils together. Slowly pour witch hazel into the spray bottle until it is about 2/3 of the way full.
- Add aloe vera until the bottle is full. If desired, add a few drops of vitamin E oil; it extends the shelf life and adds antioxidants.
- Put the lid on the bottle and shake it to mix the ingredients. Label the bottle and store it in a cool, dry place for up to two months.
- Use it before touching surfaces or when it is not possible to wash hands with soap and water.
Sanitisers can be valuable only if there is no soap and water available.
Face masks may help reduce transmission of disease in crowded areas, but given social distancing, there should be no need. One advantage of the masks is that they help prevent a person touching their mouth or nose. One study found that people on average touch their face 38 times per hour without being aware. However, the mask can trap water droplets allowing a build-up of the virus, so then touching the mask, then touching another object can trigger the disease in another person touching that object. Wearing a mask for long periods can cause itching and constant touching to re-position the mask or allow fresh air to enter from the side, and these actions can INCREASE virus transmission.
Caronavirus attaches to minute particles of water suspended in air. Any mask that allows movement of air, so we can breathe, also allows us to breathe in the virus.
The WHO finally admits that there is no hard evidence that a mask can help. Read more:
Read also a Danish study on masks:
Read also info on goggles and gloves:
Another danger from masks: Dentists in areas where mask-wearing is law, are now finding after extended lockdowns that tooth and gum disease has increased dramatically. Read more:
Home made masks are easy to make and work nearly as well as commercial masks. More mask info:
N95 Respirators, Regular Masks or Cloth Masks?
N95 masks are by far the most expensive and the best, able to filter particles as small as 300 nm, but are a disposable item and very uncomfortable to wear for extended periods. The Coronaviruses are typically about 100 nm in size, so N95 masks are not efficient in trapping viruses. Also the N95 masks have to be fitted to each individual person to get a good seal, and any facial hair (beard) prevents a good seal, so there is no point in a bearded person using an N95 mask.
Regular masks are less expensive, but will not trap a Coronavirus, and are a throw-away item so end up costing a lot to continually replace them. They may trap some significant water droplets that may contain viruses.
Cloth masks (see above how to make your own) are least efficient at trapping water droplets or viruses, but are less uncomfortable to wear, are washable and re-usable, allow colours to match clothing for the fashion-conscious, and are cheap to buy if you do not want to make one.
An original May Gibbs drawing from 1919 which she drew for the Spanish Flu epidemic.
© The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance 2020
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Do Not Panic
Fear and Panic lowers our immunity and drives us to make irrational decisions.
Fear creates high levels of Cortisol and Adrenaline, which enables us to perform in “fight or flight” situations. This is a good thing if we are faced with immediate danger, but a bad thing if the levels do not return to normal in a few hours because our immune system will be compromised with consistently high levels.
For any healthy person, Coronavirus will be no worse than the common cold.
Good nutrition, clean air, clean water and some supplements above will either prevent infection or substantially alleviate symptoms. The only people who may die from Coronavirus are those with a compromised immune system, and if Coronavirus did not exist, the they would probably die from the flu, cancer, Alzheimer’s, vaccinations, cardiovascular events, or even the original Coronavirus or Rhinovirus (common cold) etc.
Danger of Lockdowns
Given that 99% of deaths are caused more from existing medical conditions and prescription drugs and false death records, and the fact that the seasonal flu kills as many or more, and that at least 10 times that many deaths are caused by medical mistakes, infections caught in hospitals, and almost all people who died from Coronavirus would have died anyway, is it wise to destroy the world’s economy and cause millions of people to lose jobs and possibly homes, more deaths from suicide, mental problems, marriage breakups and more; what is the real cost?
After five months of claiming the Coronavirus could spread via “asymptomatic carriers,” necessitating the lockdowns, mask policies, social distancing and mandatory vaccines, the WHO declared on 8th June “Spread of COVID-19 through asymptomatic carriers is very rare”.
This means that apart from known cases that should be quarantined, everyone else should go back to normal – no lockdowns, no masks, no social distancing and no vaccinations!
The next day, I believe due to pressure from the big drug companies who fear that this would damage sales of their yet undeveloped vaccines, the WHO backtracked on this statement and changed the wording from “very rare” to “unknown”. All of the science studies relating to these decisions has not been released. Read the story here:
Sweden decided to avoid the financial ruin of lockdowns and closing businesses and as of 2nd October, now have zero deaths and few infections, as most of the population has now reached “herd immunity”, while neighboring countries have financial ruin, thousands dying, and hospitals overwhelmed. Read the story here:
There are many conditions that are far worse than Coronavirus. 5 times more people die from the Flu than Coronavirus, but we have never had lockdowns for the Flu except some Nursing Homes, where all patients, staff and visitors have had compulsory Flu vaccinations, proving that the vaccinations do not work, because usually they all get the Flu anyway.
Hospitals all over the world are concerned with Candida Auris (C. Auris), a fungal yeast infection that is spreading and killing many people. Major anti-fungal medications do not work, and nearly half of all who contract it die within 3 months. The best place to acquire Candida Auris is in a hospital, especially hospitals that are over-run with COVID-19 patients, and having infections of both would place one in extreme danger of death, especially when the medical staff appear concentrated only on COVID-19!
First found in Tokyo in 2009, it has spread across Asia and Europe, and to the USA in 2016.
For general Candida Albicans infections, read my Candida Article.
Solutions for Candida Albicans may not work for Candida Auris, but will probably do no harm, and may help.
Of course, increasing immunity using natural methods for COVID-19 above should help. As the death rate for Candida auris is about 50% it pays to have a good immune system to have the best chance to be in the other 50%.
Another Swine Flu Virus
Yet another swine flu virus found in Chinese pigs, and also in people handling the pigs, has the potential to become another pandemic. The video below details a 60-minutes report regarding what happened when 46 million Americans were vaccinated with the Swine Flu vaccination in 1976:
We have to keep laughing to keep our sanity…
– They said a mask and gloves were enough to go to the supermarket. Not true, everyone else had clothes on.
– Remember: No matter how much you eat in a lockdown, your earrings will still fit.
– The buttons on my jeans are social distancing from one another.
– I used to say “I would’t touch him with a six-foot pole”. Now it is Government policy.
– I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve. Partly to see the New Year in, but mainly to make sure the old year leaves.
– The Supermarket wanted me to wait on a big X – but I’ve seen too many Road Runner cartoons to fall for that one.
A humorous video below about Covid restrictions: