Nasal Irrigation May Help Prevent COVID Hospitalizations

Nasal Irrigation May Help Prevent COVID Hospitalizations

A recent preprint study1 demonstrated that people who used a normal saline nasal irrigation were 19 times less likely to require hospitalization for treatment of COVID-19 than the national rate of hospitalizations. You may be familiar with nasal irrigation when it’s referred to as using a Neti Pot.

According to a 2009 article in the American Family Physician,2 nasal irrigation has been an adjunctive therapy for upper respiratory conditions and is currently prescribed after nasal and sinus surgeries.3 Nasal irrigation with a neti pot instills normal saline into your nasal passages with a small device that resembles a teapot.

After inserting the end of the pot in one side of your nose, the solution moves around the sinuses and out the other nostril. For example, by flushing out pollen in the nose and sinus cavities, it helps to manage the symptoms of mild to moderate allergic rhinitis.

While using a neti pot is probably the most-recognized over-the-counter method of deep nasal irrigation, one study4 evaluated other irrigation techniques to discover which would more effectively reach the maxillary sinus and frontal recess after an endoscopic sinus surgery. They analyzed the results of a metered nasal spray, nebulization and nasal douching “while kneeling with the head on the floor.”5

Nasal douching is a procedure in which you “sniff” saline into your nostrils,6 and researchers found that it was more effective than a metered nasal spray or nebulized normal saline to reach the sinus cavities.7

If you want to try a nasal irrigation with a neti pot, and you’re thinking of making your own saline solution, it’s important to remember to use only distilled, sterile or cooled, boiled water. Tap water can contain bacteria and protozoa that may be safe in the gastrointestinal tract8 but not in your nasal passages, where a free-living microscopic ameba called Naegleria fowleri can trigger a devastating brain infection that is usually fatal.9

Nasal Irrigation With Normal Saline Reduced Hospitalizations

The most recent study10 compared the clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19 using normal nasal saline irrigation. The researchers engaged patients who were 55 years or older who tested positive with a PCR test in a community testing site.

They began with a group of 79 patients who were randomized into two groups. The data were then compared against outcomes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national database. In this study the participants used one of two pressure-based nasal irrigation systems: the NAVAGE or the NeilMed Sinus Rinse.

The participants were then randomly selected to use either one-half teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate (alkalinization) with the standard saline rinse twice a day for 14 days, or to include 2.5 milliliters (roughly a half-teaspoon) of povidone-iodine 10% solution (antimicrobial) for the same period. The researchers then followed up with each group 14 days after their final intervention.

The primary outcome was hospitalization for COVID-19 within the first 28 days after the intervention began. Secondarily, they tracked symptom resolution, adherence to the intervention and the side effects that the intervention may have had on the participant. At the end of 28 weeks, 62 patients had completed their research diaries and averaged 1.79 irrigations each day.

After analyzing the results, the researchers found there were no statistical differences in outcomes when the participants used the povidone-iodine antimicrobial wash or alkalized the nasal cavity with sodium bicarbonate. None of the patients assigned to the povidone-iodine wash and only one assigned to the alkalized group had a COVID-19 related hospitalization.

However, resolutions of symptoms in those using the povidone-iodine were more likely. The researchers concluded that the isotonic saline nasal irrigation had a positive effect on reducing hospitalization and “Further research is required to determine if adding povidone-iodine to irrigation reduces morbidity and mortality of SARS-CoV-2 infection.”11

Further study may also be necessary to determine if alkalizing the nasal cavity had an impact on killing the virus and preventing hospitalization as the body’s natural pH is slightly alkaline,12 and most pathogens prefer an acidic environment.13 Clearing the oral cavity of SARS-CoV-2 is also part of the outpatient IMASK protocol from the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance.14

Addition of Povidone Iodine May Improve Efficacy

In the 4th century B.C., a student of Aristotle discovered that using iodine-rich seaweed could help sunburn pain.15 One of the first iodine preparations used in the care and treatment of open wounds was Lugol’s solution that contained elemental iodine and potassium. This was used to treat wounds during the American Civil War.

The two most commonly used iodine solutions today are povidone-iodine (PVP-I), which is also known as Betadine, and cadexomer iodine, which is used in wound care to fill cavities. The exact way iodine kills microbes is not well understood but believed to be associated with the ability to penetrate the microorganisms’ cell wall, which then affects the structure and function.

At the start of 2020, some doctors began using PVP-I in the oral and nasal cavity to shield against COVID-19. Dr. Mostafa Arefin,16 from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in Bangladesh, published a paper in early 2021 detailing use of PVP-I for himself and more than 50 other doctors and other health care workers.

During a five- to nine-month period he performed airway surgeries in which SARS-CoV-2 could be expected to be aerosolized, such as tracheostomies, endoscopic sinus surgeries, laryngeal biopsies and tonsillectomies. At the conclusion, he recommended that doctors, health care workers, COVID-19 patients and others use oral and nasal spray to reduce the transmission and as a potential treatment modality.

One study17 published in JAMA in early 2021 investigated nasopharyngeal application of povidone-iodine to reduce the viral load of people who had COVID-19. Adult outpatients who tested positive with a PCR test cycle threshold less than 20 in the past 48 hours were included.

The group was split into two factions. The control group underwent no intervention. The intervention group used a mouthwash and gargle of 25 milliliters (a little over 5 teaspoons) of 1% povidone-iodine solution and then 2.5 milliliters (one-half teaspoon) of nasal solution sniffed into each nostril using a mucosal atomization device.

The participants followed this procedure four times a day for five days. The researchers followed up and found that no one required hospital admission and all but one of the patients had a negative viral titer by the end of Day 3. Thyroid dysfunction did occur in 42% of the patients, but it resolved spontaneously when the treatment was stopped.

It is interesting to note that the study published in JAMA18 used 1% solution, while Arefin and his colleagues used a 0.23% concentration, having found that PVP-I had 99.99% virucidal efficacy at that concentration.19

Hydrogen Peroxide May Reduce Hospitalization, Complications

In early 2020, a joint research team from Italy and the United Kingdom published a paper in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.20 In April they recognized that “the virus resides in the mucous membranes and is transmitted through the saliva and respiratory droplets” to facilitate viral spread.

The paper recounts how in February 2020, the Italian government recommended sanitizing the environment with 0.5% hydrogen peroxide as it was already in use for both disinfect purposes and to treat of oral gingivitis. They cited a 2016 study with the SARS coronavirus,21 which showed the virus stays in mucous membranes up to two days before moving to the lower respiratory tract.

The team22 identified this delay as a window of opportunity to prevent the onset of symptoms. Because hydrogen peroxide efficiently inactivates coronavirus on inanimate surfaces and since it has been tested in, and is in use, in human health, they proposed that hydrogen peroxide could reduce hospitalization and severity of illness when it was used in the oral and nasal mucosa.

They postulated that gargling three times a day and using a nasal wash and nebulizer twice a day could be safe and effective. In March 2020, a retired professor from the University of Ghana Medical School wrote in a letter to the editor to the BMJ that23 “there is evidence that even 0.5% hydrogen peroxide could inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces.”

And, since hydrogen peroxide has been in use in dental practice for nearly 100 years and in view of its safety, he proposed the World Health Organization add hydrogen peroxide mouthwash and gargling to their preventive protocols.

By May 2020, word about hydrogen peroxide reached the ears of the Federal Trade Commission, which then began issuing warning letters to those who dared to suggest that hydrogen peroxide was an at-home treatment that may be effective against SARS-CoV-2.24

Nebulized Hydrogen Peroxide Helps Stop Respiratory Infections

In this interview with Dr. David Brownstein, we discussed the protocol he has been using for over 25 years for patients with cold and flu. He is using the same protocol for patients with COVID-19 and at the time of the recording had successfully treated over 220 patients without any deaths and only a few hospitalizations.25

In an open letter26 physician and attorney Thomas Levy attributes the original concept of nebulizing hydrogen peroxide to Dr. Charles Farr, who “championed” it in 1990. In the letter, he discusses how the extra oxygen atom in hydrogen peroxide is deadly for viruses and how under normal circumstances, your immune cells produce their own hydrogen peroxide.

Yet, when your immune system is overwhelmed with viral replication, it may not be able to produce enough hydrogen peroxide. The original therapy used intravenous administration, which made the process unavailable for most people.

Dr. Frank Shallenberger, known for his research in mitochondrial function and oxygen utilization,27 went on to propose and use nebulize hydrogen peroxide, finding it had an additional advantage since the intervention went directly to the area of the body that was most affected by a virus.

Although Levy recommends using 3% hydrogen peroxide off the shelf and undiluted, I prefer food grade hydrogen peroxide28 that does not have the additives and stabilizers you find in the products sold at big box stores.

In the interview, Brownstein talks about the change he pioneered to the treatment –; which was to add iodine to the nebulized hydrogen peroxide.29 Interestingly, he used nebulized iodine first with his patients and then added hydrogen peroxide to the treatment protocol.

Nebulized Hydrogen Peroxide May Help Your Gut Microbiome

In this video, Levy and I talked about the benefits of using nebulized hydrogen peroxide three to four times a week to improve your gut microbiome. He addresses this as well in his open letter when he writes:30

“As it is a completely non-toxic therapy, nebulization can be administered as often as desired. If done on a daily basis at least once, a very positive impact on bowel and gut function will often be realized as killing the chronic pathogen colonization present in most noses and throats stops the 24/7 swallowing of these pathogens and their associated toxins.

If daily prevention is not a practical option, the effectiveness of this treatment is optimized when somebody sneezes in your face, or you finally get off of the plane after a trans-Atlantic flight. Don’t wait for initial symptoms. Just nebulize at your first opportunity.”

As you know, when your gut microbiome is out of balance, it can severely impact your body’s immune system,31 which in turn influences your potential risk for getting sick with a viral illness. To see how to make the hydrogen peroxide solution and how to use the nebulizer, see the video below. Be sure to bookmark this video and the others on this page as this article will not be available after 48 hours.

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CNN Story That Never Was

CNN Story That Never Was

CNN reporter Randi Kaye visited my home unannounced, then tracked me down as I bicycled around my home town in August 2021. Her purpose was to publish a hit piece further labeling me as a “super-spreader of COVID-19 misinformation,”1 based primarily on the opinions of foreign agent Imran Ahmed, founding CEO Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH),2 which is a recently spun up front group funded by dark money.

After that story aired, she again contacted me, this time via email, to request an interview regarding my latest book, “The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing The Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal.” Interview questions were provided via email, as were my responses. To my knowledge, and for unknown reasons, CNN did not publish a story based on this interview request.

However, in the interest of transparency, below I’ll post the email exchange so you can read my response to her questions firsthand. You can tell from the leading questions that, had this “story” been published, it wouldn’t have been true journalism but rather another hit piece manipulated to fit a preformed agenda.

CNN Interview Request for My Latest Book

August 26, 2021, Kaye emailed, “Here are the questions we would like answered about Dr. Mercola’s new book. We would welcome responses by 5pm tomorrow, please.” The questions, which are clearly accusatory, are as follows:

“You say in your book that “A large amount of data strongly suggests the COVID – 19 vaccine may be completely unnecessary, which means the global population is being bamboozled into participating in a dangerous and unprecedented experiment for no good reason whatsoever.” Can you please point us to that data that suggests the covid vaccines are unnecessary or dangerous?

You say in your book that “vaccine trials are rigged.” What proof do you have of that? Which trials? How many? Who rigged them and for what purpose?

You say in your book, “Common sense dictates that if the vaccines cannot prevent or reduce infection and transmission, hospitalization, or death, then they cannot possibly end the pandemic.” And that “There’s no telling whether they will ultimately prevent hospitalizations and deaths.”

Can you please provide us with the source and support for your statements since the CDC says vaccines are nearly 100% effective at preventing severe disease and death and greatly reduce infection.

How do you explain statements from hospitals and government officials that nearly all those who are getting sick and dying now are the unvaccinated?

Do you feel responsible for the spread of misinformation by writing a book full of conspiracy theories and false claims?

What were you paid for this book deal by the publisher?

Are you donating 100% of the earnings from your book?

If so, to which organization? Are you concerned this book will cost people their lives?”

My Response to CNN

Media organizations contact regularly, sometimes to challenge us on the researched, fact-checked articles we post for our readers. In CNN’s case, the information they were seeking was directly related to my book, which was the No. 1 best seller in all categories for four straight days with thousands of five-star ratings.

Much like the information on, the information in my book is thoroughly referenced, but Kaye, ironically, engaged in the dissemination of misinformation herself by describing my book as being “full of conspiracy theories and false claims.” My response to her questions follows:

“Many studies and other literature offer support for my position in answering several of your questions, which are combined since they can be answered with the same literature. Here are the important points that drive my book:

The vaccines are just 39% effective and waning, and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has now advised booster doses to the mRNA vaccines in immunocompromised persons. CDC’s goal is to begin offering booster doses to everyone else beginning this fall.3,4,5,6

Additionally, breakthrough infections among fully vaccinated persons are becoming more and more prevalent around the world. Evidence is beginning to mount that people with breakthrough infections can spread the Delta variant more easily.7,8,9,10,11,12,13

Most recently, researchers in Israel report that fully vaccinated persons are up to 13 times more likely to get infected than those who have had a natural COVID infection.

As explained by ScienceMag: The study “found in two analyses that people who were vaccinated in January and February were, in June, July and the first half of August, six to 13 times more likely to get infected than unvaccinated people who were previously infected with the coronavirus.

In one analysis, comparing more than 32,000 people in the health system, the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 was 27 times higher among the vaccinated, and the risk of hospitalization eight times higher.”14

The study also said that, while vaccinated persons who also had natural infection did appear to have additional protection against the Delta variant, the vaccinated were still at a greater risk for COVID-19-related-hospitalizations compared to those without the vaccine, but who were previously infected.

Vaccinees who hadn’t had a natural infection also had a 5.96-fold increased risk for breakthrough infection and a 7.13-fold increased risk for symptomatic disease.

“This study demonstrated that natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity,” study authors said.15

A majority of gravely ill patients in Israel are double vaccinated.16 A majority of deaths over 50 in England are also double vaccinated.17 Also, mass vaccination of the population with the highly mutating coronavirus will only evolve perfectly vaccine-resistant strains of the virus.”18

Injection Trials Included COVID-19 Infections as Successes

The next part of my response focused more specifically on the vaccine trials, which were problematic from the start since they did not include prevention of infection as an endpoint. Instead, all study endpoints required infection with SARS-CoV-2, and “successes” included subjects with confirmed COVID-19 cases. The difference measured wasn’t whether or not the vaccines prevented COVID-19 but whether, and how, they modified symptoms among those infected.19

Also problematic is the unblinding of the vaccine trials, which means the placebo groups were removed. As medical investigative journalist Jeanne Lenzer wrote in the BMJ, “The data are now likely to be scanty and less reliable given that the trials are effectively being unblinded.”20 This is the next section of my response to Kaye:

“Regarding the vaccine trials: The vaccine trials were designed specifically to succeed for profit. The public health authorities and media like CNN are utilizing fear of the virus to induce psychological stress that promotes obedience and servitude.21

Additionally, proof that the trials are “rigged” can be shown by virtue of the fact that they’ve done away with the control groups –; who were getting a placebo but who were then offered the vaccine, which virtually does away with the ability to compare adverse reactions including deaths. Pfizer’s own vaccine insert for Comirnaty admits that the control group hasn’t existed since December 2020:

Section 6.1 –; “Upon issuance of the Emergency Use Authorization (December 11, 2020) for COMIRNATY, participants were unblinded to offer placebo participants COMIRNATY. Participants were unblinded in a phased manner over a period of months to offer placebo participants COMIRNATY.”22

NPR has noted that removing the placebo groups from vaccine trials will prevent accurate data from long-term studies from being known.23

Additionally, the CDC is being dishonest by utilizing data from the beginning of this year when the vaccine campaign had just been initiated to conflate their claim. They are using data that were scant early in the year because so few were vaccinated, as opposed to using current information.24

Proceeding with the FDA approval of Comirnaty this week was unprecedented. No other vaccine has ever received approval this fast –; and without public comment being allowed through ACIP [the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices] or VRBPAC [the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee] before approval was issued.

The approval is unconscionable because over 600,000 adverse reactions and 6,000 deaths [now over 14,500 deaths25] have been reported in the U.S. to VAERS. A majority of these reports are filed by medical professionals.

This shows that the safety of these vaccines is not proven. Besides, the experiments are continuing through 2027 as the FDA APPROVAL requires Pfizer to submit study results analyzing risk of myocarditis and pericarditis, and risk to long-term infant development in pregnant women. Study results will be submitted to the FDA for review on Oct 31, 2025 and May 31, 2027 respectively.”26

Lifesaving Information That CNN Won’t Share

CNN and other media outlets have the power to share lifesaving information that could turn the pandemic around and save lives in the process –; but they won’t. Instead, the media are ignoring the basics of healthy immune function and the importance of early COVID-19 treatment to continue to push the narrative that the only solution is to get an injection.

The last part of my response to Kaye includes empowering steps that virtually everyone can take to support their health and reduce their risk of infectious disease. This includes having supplies from the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group (FLCCC) I-MASK+ protocol on hand in the event you do get COVID-19.

FLCCC’s I-MASK+ protocol can be downloaded in full,27 giving you step-by-step instructions on how to prevent and treat the early symptoms of COVID-19. FLCCC also has protocols for at-home prevention and early treatment, called I-MASS, which involves ivermectin, vitamin D3, a multivitamin and a digital thermometer to watch your body temperature in the prevention phase and ivermectin, melatonin, aspirin and antiseptic mouthwash for early at-home treatment.

I also recommend getting a nebulizer, and the moment you feel a sniffle or something coming on, use nebulized hydrogen peroxide. Having a pulse oximeter on hand is also wise, as it’s a noninvasive way to measure the oxygen levels in your blood, allowing you to monitor your levels and help gauge whether a trip to the ER is truly in order.

As I told Kaye, taking control of your health continues to be the “secret” that I strive to share with the masses. The remainder of my response to CNN follows:

“I am donating all proceeds to the National Vaccine Information Center. I encourage every person to fully educate themselves to make individual decisions about medical risk-taking by talking with their personal physician and comparing the risks and benefits to make an informed decision that includes all the information on how these vaccines are working (or not working) and what all the possible side effects may be.

This pandemic is a direct reflection of the health of our population: 95% of COVID deaths have multiple comorbidities. Obesity, vitamin D deficiency and metabolic dysfunction are at the core of this pandemic and can be resolved by taking control of your health by following science-based dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

Since building up your health can’t be done overnight, what you can do beginning right now is avoid linoleic acid, check to ensure your vitamin D levels are above 40ng/ml, exercise, get fresh air and proper sun exposure, and restrict your eating window to a 6- to 8-hour time frame each day.

If you do get COVID-19, early treatment is crucial. Follow the Front Line Critical Care Alliance iMASK+ or MATH+ treatment protocols.”28

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How to grow Red Spinach from seeds in container || Superfood Red Amaranth grow and harvesting

How to grow Red Spinach from seeds in container || Superfood Red Amaranth grow and harvesting

Red Spinach Planting at home very easily.

Scientific call: Amaranthus dubius

Friend’s red spinach is important in our menu. It is containing a large amount of iron, vitamin a and c. Too, it has minerals for our good health. It is low-calorie spinach- if we munch red spinach our surface may be smooth and marvelous. It is essential to see hemoglobin grades in our blood. Friends this spinach’s planting time beginning of January to end of February- but you may be seeded any time in the year.
Friends now see how to grow an easy process red spinach at a receptacle in our room. At first, I muster seeds from seed supermarket. Too you rally nursery or instantly farmers.

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Vaccine Insider: COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign Must End

Vaccine Insider: COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign Must End

This article was previously published March 27, 2021, and has been revised with new information.

Geert Vanden Bossche, Ph.D ., a vaccinology insider and former world-wide administrator of inoculation planneds, including work for the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, has called for the mass vaccination campaign against COVID-1 9 to end. In the video above, he speaks with Discernable about one of his primary concerns with COVID-1 9 inoculations, which is immune escape.

Bossche describes a guiding principles in biology, vaccinology and microbiology that if you put living beasts like bacteria or viruses under pressure, via antibiotics, antibodies or chemotherapeutics, for example, but don’t kill them off wholly, you are eligible to unknowingly encourage their mutation into more venomous strivings. Those that flee your immune arrangement end up surviving and adopting mutations guarantee its further survival.

“It will have a very tough time … and a good deal of these microorganisms will die, ” Bossche says. “But if you cannot really kill them all, if you cannot prevent, altogether, the infection and if there are still some micro-organisms that can replicate despite this huge pressure, they will start to select mutations that enable them to survive.”

COVID-1 9 has a high capacity for mutant but, according to Bossche, if the virus isn’t under pressure, it won’t definitely witness a need to select mutants to, for example, were becoming increasingly infectious. But if you positioned it under pressure, as is occurring during the mass vaccination campaign — or as Bossche sees it, the “one big-hearted experiment” — this may change.

“This in its own right would not be a disaster … because … viruses can only replicate and multiply in living cadres, ” Bossche computes. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that crusades COVID-1 9, is an enveloped cadre, so it cannot survive long in the environmental issues. However, during a pandemic, when the virus is virtually everywhere, it’s not difficult for it to find a living legion in order to replicate.

Some of Bossche’s concerns have deserved, but there’s another side to this story, as noted by Rosemary Frei, who has a master of science in molecular biology from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and is an independent investigative journalist in Canada. Frei believes that Bossche has a “not-so-hidden agenda, ” which is to push the exploitation and widespread usage of a different type of vaccine.

“[ F] rom my experience as a former long-time medical novelist and journalist — specially a four-month stint with media-relations beings FleishmanHillard in 1994( yes, I’ve worked for the dark side) — this has all the hallmarks of a drug company astroturf campaign, ” Frei says.

“It’s another step in the decades-long erasure of the fact that our intelligent and highly effective immune systems is functioning properly and don’t need any assistance from the biomedical/ pharmaceutical industry.”1

Bossche: ‘It’s Exactly the Same as Antibiotic Resistance’

Bossche asks the dangers of mass COVID-1 9 vaccination and uses antibiotic fight as an example. Antibiotics are increasingly losing their effectiveness against common bacteria, which have figured out how to circumvent the doses. In the case of COVID-1 9, the virus may be developing ways to evade your “self-made antiviral antibiotics, ” or antibodies.

Your body has both cell-mediated immunity, which is part of your innate immune structure, and humoral immunity, which generates acquired antibodies that are elicited in response to specific pathogens. While acquired antibodies, such as those generated by the COVID-1 9 inoculation, are germ-specific, cell-mediated immunity is not and serves to protect you from a broad range of potential attackers. Bossche showed: 2

“As the innate immune plan cannot retain the pathogens it encountered( innate immunity has no so-called ‘immunological memory’ ), we can only continue to rely on it supported we keep it ‘trained’ well enough. Training is achieved by regular exposure to a myriad of environmental agents, including pathogens.

However, as we age, the authorities concerned will increasingly face situations where our innate exemption( often announced ‘the firstly route of immune defense’) is not strong enough to halt the pathogen at the portal of introduction( chiefly mucosal railings like respiratory or intestinal epithelia ).

When this happens, the immune organisation has to rely on more specialized effectors of our immune plan( i.e ., antigen-specific Abs[ antibodies] and T cadres) to fight the pathogen.”

COVID-1 9 vaccines are meant to induce highly specific antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2. However, as in the case of antibiotic opposition, it’s essential that these antibodies are able to eliminate all of the virus. If not, a degenerated sequel could ensue, including the immune escape that Bossche is warning of: 3

“In case of bacterial illnes it is critical to not only choice the claim type of antibiotic( based on the results from an antibiogram) but to also take the antibiotic for long enough( according to the drug ). Failure to comply with these requirements is at risk of granting microbes a chance to survive and, hence, may cause the disease to fare up.

A very similar mechanism may also apply to viruses, especially to viruses that can easily and rapidly mutate( which is, for example, the occurrence with coronaviruses ); when the pressure utilized by the army’s( read: population’s) immune protection starts to threaten viral replication and transfer, the virus will take over another hair so that it can no longer be easily recognized and, hence, attacked by the host immune system. The virus is now able to escape immunity( so-called ‘immune escape’ ). “

But Frei disagrees with Bossche’s notion that viral resistance will create an irresistible mutant virus: 4

“There is the possibility of viral defiance … but it’s not the major threat Vanden Bossche attempts to scare us about with people saying the virus is likely to mutate so much and so quickly because of the current mass vaccination safaruss that soon it could escape all current attempts to stop its spread. Remember, for example, that yearly flu mass vaccination hasn’t caused influenza to spiraling out of control and devastate the global population.”

Mass Vaccination ‘Creates an Ebullient Monster’

Bossche believes that scientists, vaccinologists and clinicians are being blinded by the positive short-term effects COVID-1 9 vaccines may have for individuals while ignoring their “disastrous consequences for world health.” In everyday environments, an periodic viral “escape mutant” isn’t exceedingly concerning because it’s unlikely to quickly find access to a emcee which could be used to replicate.

During a pandemic, nonetheless, it’s quite easy for the mutated, variant virus to find new legions, which is able include those with asymptomatic COVID-1 9 or people who have received only the first of a two-dose COVID-1 9 vaccine, leaving them with a suboptimal immune response. According to Bossche: 5

“The combination of viral infection on a background of suboptimal Ab maturity and accumulation enables the virus to select mutations allowing it to escape the immune pressure.

The selection of those mutants preferably occurring in the S protein as this is the viral protein that is responsible for viral infectiousness. As the selection of mutations give the virus with increased infectious capacity, it now becomes a lot easier for the virus to begin severe illnes in infected subjects.”

He trusts people who have had asymptomatic COVID-1 9 illness may suffer a short-lived rise in S( spike) -specific antibodies, which hushes the innate immune response, which could have disastrous effects, including for children: 6

“This is to say that with an increasing rate of infection in specific populations, the number of subjects who get infected while experiencing a momentary increase in S-specific Abs will steadily increase. Hence, the number of subjects who get infected while knowledge a momentary decrease in their innate exemption will increase.

As a cause, a steadily increasing number of subjects has become still more suggestible to going severe canker instead of showing only mild indications( i.e ., limited to the upper respiratory tract) or no manifestations at all. During a pandemic, specially children will be influenced by this evolution as their natural Abs are not yet principally hushed by a panoply of ‘acquired’, antigen-specific Abs.”

A perfect storm may have been created because lockdowns implemented since the beginning of the pandemic have meant that people have not had regular revelation to various categories of pathogens, which is necessary to keep the innate immune system in top working condition.

Frei again takes edition with Bossche’s assessment, in part because she says he hasn’t added direct manifestation to assist his statements. Further, she indicates, “Vanden Bossche downplays the effectiveness of the antibodies our people naturally cause as part of the second-line( ‘adaptive’) one of the purposes of the immune plan that also has acted us extremely well for millennia.”7

Will Mass Vaccination of Elderly Increase Death in the Young?

In March 2021 Bossche stated that mass vaccination of the elderly against COVID-1 9 will dramatically increase morbidity and mortality rates in younger populations because, as the elderly become protected, the virus will seek out younger people to survive.

His projections started coming true-life the end of April8 and, by August 2021, front line doctors were reporting that unvaccinated parties in their 20 s and 30 s were becoming severely ill with COVID, 9 while 90% of persons age 65 or older were vaccinated. 10

Bossche’s reasoning was that if the virus escaped the S-specific antibodies the hell is temporarily further increase asymptomatically infected parties, it could take advantage of the muffled innate exemption, countenancing the virus to multiply rapidly.

“Selecting targeted mutations in the S protein is, therefore, the way to go in order for the virus to enhance its infectiousness in candidates that are prone to going the disease because of a transient weakness of their innate immune defense, ” Bossche said. 11

Bossche also alleged that another trouble was that variants of SARS-CoV-2 were reportedly circulating, 12 which don’t match well with the inoculation. 13 He said people who have been vaccinated are potentially becoming asymptomatic carriers and are removing the more infectious variances in local communities: 14

“We’re too facing a huge problem in vaccinated beings as they’re now more and more confronted with virulent variants exposing a type of S protein that is increasingly different from the S volume comprised with the inoculation( the latter publication is coming from the original, much less infectious strain at the beginning of the pandemic ).

The more variants become infectious( i.e ., as a result of blocking access of the virus to the inoculated segment of specific populations ), the less vaccinal Abs will protect.

Already now, need of armour will contribute to viral throw and dissemination in inoculation recipients who are exposed to these more infectious strivings( which, by the way, increasingly dominate the field ). This is how we are currently turning vaccinees into asymptomatic carriers removing infectious variants.”

There was controversy over the infectious variants that Bossche mentioned, however. Frei points out that, “Vanden Bossche too asserts that there’s an ‘ever[ -] increasing threat from rapidly spreading, highly infectious discrepancies, ‘ but as I detailed in my February 3, 2021, article1 5 and accompanying video on the new variants, there is no proof that they are highly infectious or will be any time soon.”1 6

Of course, we now know that Bossche was correct about the discrepancies, more: The Delta variant is raging, the COVID vaccines are waning and provoking calls for booster shots as amply injected people not only be brought to an end in hospitals, but learn there is an opportunity transmit the virus asymptomatically. And, as Bossche prophesied, other variances seem positioned to take hold if the Delta variant dies out.

Perfect Whirlwind for COVID to Resist the Human Immune System

Bossche believes it will simply take a few more targeted mutations for the virus to fully resist S-specific anti-COVID-1 9 antibodies, whether they’re produced from vaccination or natural illnes. The reaction could be that this population becomes especially vulnerable due to their no longer handy S-specific antibodies in combination with a repressed innate immune response. Harmonizing to Bossche: 17

” …[ W] e’ll have whipped up the virus in the younger population up to a grade that it now takes little exertion for Covid-1 9 to transform into a highly infectious virus that fully ignores both the innate appendage of our immune structure as well as the adaptive/ acquired one( regardless of whether the acquired Abs resulted from vaccination or natural infection ).

The effort for the virus is now becoming even more imperceptible given that countless inoculation recipients are now exposed to highly infectious viral variances while having received only a single shot of the vaccine. Hence, they are gave with Abs that had still not been acquired optimal functionality.

There is no need to explain that this is just going to further enhance immune escape. Basically, we’ll very soon be confronted with a super-infectious virus that perfectly withstands our most precious defense mechanism: The human immune system.”

In essence, Bossche states that the widespread COVID-1 9 vaccination expedition will efficiently turn what was a relatively innocuous virus into a “bioweapon of mass destruction, ” and that the combination of stringent infection prevention measures combined with the inadequate COVID-1 9 inoculations being wheeled out will permit the pandemic to get worse instead of better.

Ironically, Bossche recommends that the solution to ending the COVID-1 9 pandemic, other than letting the virus run its natural trend, is to create natural murderer( NK) cell-based vaccines. He maintains that widespread consume of NK cell located inoculations may assist the innate immune system to eliminate coronaviruses at an early stage of infection. But, according to Frei, this is a red flag in Bossche’s open character. She territory: 18

“It’s not particularly logical to believe that the only solution to the theoretical possible of immune escape, as espoused by someone who’s got a long and strong focus on vaccination as opposed to other ways to improve health, is yet more mass vaccination.

… I do agree that we should stop the use of the current vaccines. But we also we need to stop production and use of antivirals and antibodies and all other parts of the Covid-industrial complex. Covid has an extremely high survival rate. So why develop yet another expensive, invasive and experimental solution to a problem that barely exists, if it does at all? “

Bossche does recommend exercise, healthful menu, residue and a good mental attitude, along with staying away from harmful forces, to bolster the health of your immune plan. But in the meantime, he says, “there is not one second left for paraphernaliums to be swopped and to change the current killer inoculations … “1 9

He’s reached out to the World Health Organization and other international state organizations to warn of the potentially prejudicial consequences thereof further viral immune escape triggered by the current COVID-1 9 vaccination expedition, calling it the “single most important public health emergency of international concern, ” but so far all have remained silent.

Frei, meanwhile, is trying to spread the word that she belief Bossche’s letter was simply “a continuation of the overall COVID deception”: 20

“When combined with the contents of his open letter, it’s inconceivable to believe that he’s in fact an insider who’s now turned against his very high-powered comrades[ including the drug industry and vaccine proponents] … It’s more likely that he’s their accomplice.”

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Ask a Health Coach: Hunger Cues, Cravings, and Control

Ask a Health Coach: Hunger Cues, Cravings, and Control

couple making dinnerHi folks! PHCI Coaching and Curriculum Director, Erin Power is here for another round of Ask a Health Coach. Today, she’ll be answering your questions about managing hunger, conquering cravings, and why you shouldn’t have to force healthy eating habits. We love getting your questions, so keep them coming over in our Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook Group or in the comments below.


Miriam asked:

“Now that I’m back to the gym I’ve upped my calories to 2000, but I’m always hungry. Carbs are 100g. Protein is 150g. Fat is 111g. Am I doing something wrong?”

I have a lot of opinions about calorie counting, macro tracking, and anything that resembles typical, fussy diet culture. I’m not going to lie: it makes my eyes glaze over a bit! It can certainly offer up a realistic snapshot of how your nutrition is/isn’t serving you, but in my practice, I find that it can sometimes do more harm than good. People become so fixated on their calorie intake, their macro split, or the number on the scale, that it robs them of the joy in life, takes up way too much mental energy, and disconnects us from our intuition. Which is too bad, because my guess is you’re doing this to feel better, healthier, and happier.

You might be so consumed with searching for the thing you think you should be doing, that you’ve lost sight of what your body actually needs. And it’s no surprise seeing as everything about our culture teaches us to ignore our body’s signals. Feeling tired? Pour another cup of coffee. Drained emotionally? Push yourself anyway. Always hungry? Rack your brain trying to figure out why.

I can’t help but feel that this is, at best, impolite and, at worst, a quasi-dysfunctional relationship with our amazing bodies, and their elegant signalling systems.

Why Am I Always Hungry?

You can make this as complicated as you want, and you can always take a deeper dive into the subject, but in my experience, constant hunger is typically triggered by one of four things. And with a little trial and error it’s quite easy to figure out. Start by asking yourself:

Do I feel hungrier when I eat more carbs?
Do I feel less hungry when I eat more protein and fat?
How are my stress levels and my sleep?
Do I just need to eat more food?

I realized you’ve already increased your calories, but what if you needed to increase them even more? If you’ve been relatively sedentary for the past 18 months and are now back to crushing it at the gym, your metabolic needs have shifted. And there’s no rulebook that says 2000 calories should be your cap.

Also, it’s been proven that certain carbs are responsible for knocking out the neurons responsible for hunger suppression, so that could be a factor — especially if they’re coming in the form of processed health foods.1 And protein and fat are well documented when it comes to increasing satiety, so keep that in mind when playing around with your macro split if that’s the road you choose to follow.2


What Do Stress and Sleep Have to Do with Hunger?

Two of the biggest, most unsung needle-movers though (on hunger levels and health in general) are stress and sleep. Short-term stress, like a tough gym session or a hard day at work, can decrease your appetite as your adrenal glands pump out epinephrine, briefly putting hunger on hold. When stress becomes chronic, your adrenal glands switch gears and start releasing cortisol (also called the fat storage hormone), which increases appetite and makes you feel hungrier, often for less-than-healthy foods.3 And if you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, you’ll also be triggering more ghrelin and less leptin, two more hormones that can add to your hunger pangs.4

It’s all about paying attention to your internal cues, so, take a sec to slow down and reconnect with what your body is trying to tell you. Adjust your macros if that feels right to you; manage your stress and quality of sleep; and respect and trust your body enough to simply eat more food if you feel hungry.


Dan asked:

“It’s my first week of following a primal diet and I already caved and had a gluten-free pizza. What’s the best way to handle cravings?”

When the world is loading up on cheesy, doughy dinners it can be hard to resist. It’s also tough if pizza has been your go-to “joy-bringer” meal for years. Processed convenience foods are woven into nearly every aspect of our culture and deciding that you want to take a different path can have its share of challenges.

I’ve found that cravings are half physiological, and half psychological. Try to connect the dots between what you’re feeling when your cravings come on. Does your willpower start to wane after a stressful day? When you don’t eat enough protein? When you feel anxious or deprived? When you’re dealing with self-doubt?

As a health coach, I’ve helped hundreds of clients conquer their cravings. And you can do it too, on three conditions…

You stop being so quick to judge yourself.
If you’ve never followed a primal diet before, what makes you think you’ll knock it out of the park in the first week? Be open to letting go of any all-or-nothing, perfectionist tendencies (which haven’t worked thus far), and try a little self-compassion on for size. So what if you had pizza? Make sure your next meal is primally-aligned and leave the past in the past.
You treat yourself with more kindness.
Shame and guilt aren’t the best motivators. In my private practice and with my health coaching students and graduates in the Primal Health Coach Institute, I talk a lot about Toward Motivation and Away from Motivation. While the former is designed to spark positive, uplifting feelings that pull you closer to the things you want, the latter tends to be fueled by negative emotions, leaving you stewing over the things you did wrong and wondering why you can’t get it right.
You commit to being patient.
Any kind of habit change takes time, whether it’s flossing your teeth more, scrolling your social media feed less, or grilling a ribeye and veggies instead of ordering takeout the second you feel hungry. You’re in the process of reprogramming your neural pathways, and the more times you repeat a desired action, the more it will become an automatic behaviour.5

Anything worth doing, is worth doing well, so ditch the self-judgement, have patience, and commit to treating yourself with more kindness and compassion. You deserve it.


Julie asked:

“My 80/20 plan has become more of a 50/50 plan because I have a lot of stressful stuff going on at work and at home. I’m trying to control my diet, but end up eating out more than I should. Any tips for reeling my eating habits back in?”

Maybe you’ve noticed that the more you try, the harder it feels. The more you force a situation, the more it pushes back. I’m not saying everything should come easy, but there’s something that doesn’t sit right with me about our society’s tendency to micromanage every aspect of life.

Strictly controlling your eating habits seem to backfire for most people more than it “works.” At the very least, it makes you miserable in the process. After all, how much fun is it to go out to eat when you’re criticizing yourself for not cooking at home? My personal goal — and the goal I have for all the folks I work with — is to achieve an effortless relationship with food.

Food Rules are Too Fussy

The Primal Blueprint’s 80/20 guidelines work for a lot of people. But for some, the nutrition portion becomes the holy grail of rules that causes more struggle than it’s worth. If being hard on yourself worked, it would have worked by now. If beating yourself up every time you took a spin through the drive through versus firing up the grill was an awesome motivator, we wouldn’t be here right now discussing this.

Instead of forcing the situation, tune into why you want to reel in your diet in the first place. Does following an 80/20 plan make you feel energetic and alive? Or does it provide the external validation that you’re doing something “right?”

How To Find Your Why

I feel like I beat this drum too much sometimes, but tapping into your why (your deep-down reason for wanting something) is going to give you the biggest bang for your buck, metabolically speaking.

This is a tool I use with my health coaching clients to help them get clear on their true motivating factors for change. It’s an exercise called Whyx5 and all you have to do is ask yourself WHY five times. Ask:

Why is this important to me?
Why does that matter?
What is that important?
Why would that be great to achieve?

I say this after 25+ years in the hardcore fitness industry, not to mention 10 years in the military: Control won’t get most of us mere mortals very far, but figuring out the real reason you want to reel back in your diet? That’s where the serious magic happens.

What about you? Got anything to add?

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