I always kick myself for not just shutting up about gut health in the wake of CV19 and v(accine) safety, but then some other ridiculous piece of news bites me. I wasn’t going to write this, but after the news about the VOLCANO(!) I finally feel that it needs said. So, here’s my collection of thoughts and references every time CV19, those HIPPA-violating “passports”, or v(accination) comes up (Bob forbid the proper word is using within the confines of social media). This has been my formed opinion for the past year, and the following details why.
Disclaimer: MY opinion does not represent the views of any of the studies or links included in this post. I am not a medical doctor. Doctors Fauci and Birx and others have those credentials. However, you are welcome to see what I, as a medical mom with a research background, think of what’s been published, what the news has reported on, and how I treated that information for my family.
So no v, no… rescue by cruise ship from a volcano (Business Insider, 12 April 2021)? This happened on St. Vincent Caribbean Island, and that’s… okay?
Covid De-escalation, Whether We Like It Or Not
Yet CDC has said people should stop disinfecting and that soap and water is okay? That was news this past week.
The CDC has already started reducing guidelines regarding CV19. From 6-feet to 3-feet of distance, and from disinfectant to soap-and-water. And people wonder why mask mandates are done for.
Updated CDC guidance says 3 feet of physical distancing is safe in schools (CNN, 19 March 2021)
End the hygiene theater, CDC says (Yahoo! News, 5 April 2021)
Post Vaccination Breakthrough Covid Virus?
Plenty of breakthrough CV19 post v, so there’s that too. People did have an immune system before CV19 and flu v.
However, even the NIH (National Institutes of Health) says there is Lasting immunity found after recovery from COVID-19. If that’s incorrect, then this leading health authority should do a better job with what they say. “The research was funded in part by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and National Cancer Institute (NCI). Results were published on January 6, 2021, in Science.” My only quibble with that published study is that it only had 188 participants: Immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 assessed for up to 8 months after infection (Science, 5 February 2021). Looks like it was primarily targeting immune response without specifying health status, but included various ages, so I do agree with the friend that noted this find was somewhat vague.
CDC ramps up scrutiny of rare post-vaccination ‘breakthrough infections’ (Washington Post, 9 April 2021)
So far, 5,800 fully vaccinated people have caught Covid anyway in US, CDC says (CNN, 15 April 2021)
Yeadon and Bossche and Some Others
A tidbit I’d almost missed last year due to social media censorship: Coronavirus pandemic is not ‘effectively over’ as op-ed claims (AP News, 30 November 2020)
Someone as credentialed as Fauci spoke up in September and has been banned off platforms this year: former Pfizer employee Dr. Yeadon. He was with Pfizer for 17 years, with an immunology-respiratorytoxicology-epidemiology background of 35 years. He retired from his industry (so isn’t another functional doctor like others that have spoken up and also been banned) and even had his own company in pharmaceuticals that he sold to Novartis.
Who’s Yeadon? At the time I saw his interview, I looked further into his credentials and found the following:
- Former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says “Second Wave” Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, “Pandemic Is Over” (Global Research, 23 September 2020)
- Turning Pfizer Discards Into Novartis Gold: The Story Of Ziarco (Forbes, 15 March 2017)
- A super good listen on YouTube: Mike Yeadon – Expert on Viruses Disagrees with Liberal Politicians (24 November 2020)
- What SAGE Has Got Wrong by Mike Yeadon (WebArhive, 16 October 2020)
- Here’s a partial list of his publications too: Mike Yeadon’s research while affiliated with Imperial College London and other places (ResearchGate)
Another strange occurrence of a science guy with credentials speaking out was Geert Vanden Bossche, DMV, PhD, independent virologist and vaccine expert, formerly employed at GAVI and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in an open letter originally posted on LinkedIn.
Bossche makes his point at the end with: “If we, human beings, are committed to perpetuating our species, we have no choice left but to eradicate these highly infectious viral variants. This will, indeed, require large vaccination campaigns. However, NK cell-based vaccines will primarily enable our natural immunity to be better prepared (memory!) and to induce herd immunity (which is exactly the opposite of what current Covid-19 vaccines do as those increasingly turn vaccine recipients into asymptomatic carriers who are shedding virus).”
Another medical practitioner, Dr. Garrett Smith, a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) in Arizona also known as the Nutrition Detective on YouTube, had these things to say on the subject: COVID-19/coronavirus: These make it WORSE and YOU more SUSCEPTIBLE (YouTube). (Or click here to see a Google Docs version slide presentation with hyperlinked references.)
The study about flu shots applicable to coronaviruses he references is this one: Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017-2018 influenza season (Vaccine, 10 January 2020). As there have been questions of how applicable this study is, I’ll share from the conclusions paragraph here: “Examining virus interference by specific respiratory viruses showed mixed results. Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus and human metapneumovirus; however, significant protection with vaccination was associated not only with most influenza viruses, but also parainfluenza, RSV, and non-influenza virus coinfections.” — That is to say, flu shot “may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as virus interference”. Maybe that’s part of the issue with why so many people have had issues with CV19. In addition to poor gut health. Which pharmaceuticals invariably affect (as does diet, dietary additives, stress, etc.). But now I can see why that study was such a hot topic when it came out.
Another two favorite practitioners I like to follow are Dr. Ben Lynch and Dr. Eric Nepute. Dr. Lynch’s book “Dirty Genes” helped me understand the methylation cycle and how nutrition impacts genetic setup for Aubby’s health needs, and he has some interesting things to say about glutathione and phosphatidylcholine. Dr. Nepute, chiropractor (with advanced studies in several areas), was one of the first docs on the scene at the start of the pandemic with some good things to say about vitamin D and zinc.
Criticisms aside, why have so many expert voices been blocked this past year (particularly integrated/complementary health professionals)? Why the censorship? Why this continued very premature push to inject the world with a v that isn’t shown to stop transmission or reduce the death rate?
Simply voices I have noted.
Businesses are responsible for whether they require masks, but mask use is still not statistically significant.
“Results: A total of 3030 participants were randomly assigned to the recommendation to wear masks, and 2994 were assigned to control; 4862 completed the study. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 occurred in 42 participants recommended masks (1.8%) and 53 control participants (2.1%)… Although the difference observed was not statistically significant, the 95% CIs are compatible with a 46% reduction to a 23% increase in infection.” Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Annals of Internal Medicine, March 2021)
“However, experts swiftly pointed out that the study has many limitations, including low compliance (many people did not complete the study, and a high percentage of people who were supposed to wear masks did not) and that it took place in a population where spread of Covid-19 was already low;” ” ‘Even a small degree of protection is worth using the face masks,’ says Dr. Henning Bundgaard, professor of Cardiology at Rigshospitalet in Denmark and lead author of the study…” Lead Researcher Behind Controversial Danish Study Says You Should Still Wear A Mask (18 November 2020)
Limitations of mask studies acknowledged, but that still makes multiple studies that show results not statistically significant. This science is where I side.
When people see inconsistent news updates, which the public relies on to be informed, it’s worth asking: Which is it?
02 APR 2020, The Washington Post — Everyone wore masks during the 1918 flu pandemic. They were useless
12 MAR 2021, The Washington Post — Abandoning masks now is a terrible idea. The 1918 pandemic shows why
This WaPo example is certainly not alone in this undecided coverage. I would agree that it represents an “impartial” view if it weren’t for the fact that the first is historical in nature and the second is opinion.
I’d also like to point out that as scary as the world is right now, masking after the 1918 flu pandemic did come to an end, for over a hundred years, until now.
The Covid Crisis Pointedly Sacrificed Those Of Need
The populations hardest hit were nursing home, disabled group home, and comorbid health deaths; everyone else’s numbers were far different.
Norway Warns of Vaccination Risks for Sick Patients Over 80 (Bloomberg, 15 January 2021)
“But the public has a right to know whether his decision to force nursing homes to accept patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 caused unnecessary death and spread of the virus.” Don’t let Cuomo hide from his coronavirus nursing-home disaster (Insider, in Opinion, 14 August 2020)
After Times investigation, Newsom says nursing home inspectors will be tested for coronavirus (Yahoo! News/Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2020)
Fatal cases of Covid 19 at nursing facilities prompt new California law (Los Angeles Times, 29 September 2020)
Disabled Group Homes
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Could Be Charged in COVID Nursing Home Deaths, Prosecutor Says (MSN/Newsweek, 9 March 2021)
“An additional 32 care workers who were forced into the infectious homes have also died, according to records from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, which oversees group homes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s April 10, 2020 order placed infected patients in the state’s more than 7,000 group homes, similar to a nursing home policy. The policy resulted in 6,382 disabled residents and 10,311 workers contracting COVID-19.” New York senators demand investigation into Andrew Cuomo group home scandal (Washington Examiner, 15 March 2021)
Exclusive: Cuomo created disabled group home deathtraps, whistleblower says (Washington Examiner, 20 March 2021)
And I hate to have to share that THIS HAPPENED, that hospitals have had to be told to do their job: Oregon Hospitals Told Not To Withhold Care Because Of A Person’s Disability (NPR, 21 December 2020). That is to say, in order for hospitals to triage care for those who “deserve” it, which incidentally does not include individuals like my first child who has Partial Trisomy 18. Because of a diagnosis in their chart, and crude misunderstandings of how it is to appreciate, live with, care for, and help develop individuals who have disabilities.
“[A]n updated report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention noted that 94% of COVID-19 fatalities from Feb. 1 through Aug. 22 included some comorbid factors.” (KSL, 1 September 2020) Weekly Updates by Select Demographic and Geographic Characteristics (CDC Provisional Death Counts… CV19)
Common conditions that can contribute to COVID-19 deaths (MSN/Stacker, 24 September 2020)
“Briand was quoted in the article as saying, “All of this points to no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths. Total death numbers are not above normal death numbers.” This claim is incorrect and does not take into account the spike in raw death count from all causes compared to previous years. According to the CDC, there have been almost 300,000 excess deaths due to COVID-19. Additionally, Briand presented data of total U.S. deaths in comparison to COVID-19-related deaths as a proportion percentage, which trivializes the repercussions of the pandemic. This evidence does not disprove the severity of COVID-19; an increase in excess deaths is not represented in these proportionalities because they are offered as percentages, not raw numbers. Briand also claimed in her analysis that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia may be incorrectly categorized as COVID-19-related deaths. However, COVID-19 disproportionately affects those with preexisting conditions, so those with those underlying conditions are statistically more likely to be severely affected and die from the virus.” A closer look at U.S. deaths due to COVID-19 (The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, 27 November 2020) (And retracted archived PDF of original article.)
We could be vastly overestimating the death rate for COVID-19. Here’s why (World Economic Forum, 4 April 2020)
An Interesting Occurrence/Study Of Note
On the subject of immune compromised individuals, this really entertained me… TL;DR: a 45yo Boston patient on immunosuppressant medication harbored CV19 for 5 months, during which his single body evinced upwards of 20 different viral strains. Extraordinary Patient Offers Surprising Clues To Origins Of Coronavirus Variants (NPR, 5 February 2021)
My thought is that this makes sense for “superspreaders” and why taking care of the gut in order to build the immune system is so Bobbing important.
Persistence and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in an Immunocompromised Host (New England Journal of Medicine, 3 December 2020)
And what was overgrown in the end? AGPERGILLUS. Corn mold fungus. (Where’s that found? Ope, synthetic corn derivatives… which are in the processed food supply, pharmaceuticals, and basically everything.)
Video shows mishap during COVID-19 vaccination of El Paso nurses (WZTV Nashville, 16 December 2020)
Kroger mistakenly used empty syringes instead of COVID-19 vaccine at Midlothian store (CBS 6, 10 March 2021)
My questions: Wtf was that. How did that happen? How is it possible for their statement to say it was safe to re-vaccinate that person within the same week when a second dose is always stronger? And the delayed child vaccine schedule does NOT allow for less than four weeks between jabs. Why has there been less than that for any of the CV19 jabs?
Lockdowns and Covid Transmission Rates Varied
FL and CA have had similar rates in spite of complete vs no lockdown.
Biden adviser can’t say why California, Florida have close COVID rates (MSN, 18 February 2021)
Various political figures haven’t followed their own mandates throughout the pandemic.
GOP lawmaker defends Newsom for breaking ‘idiotic’ COVID-19 rules (19 November 2020) and associated video for giggles: California Rep. Tom McClintock blasts Newsom and others for lockdown policies (November 2020)
Asymptomatic spread was shown in China to be rare:
Although the “findings cannot be extrapolated to countries where outbreaks have not been brought under control successfully”, that’s still enough asymptomatic participants to show transmission is rare.
But there’s also this: CDC says severe allergic reactions to the Covid vaccine run 10 times reactions to the flu shot but they’re still rare (CNBC, 6 January 2021) There’s “rare”, and then there are trends that should be paid attention to.
Testing Inaccuracy, Testing Inflation
PCR testing was changed almost a year after it was known to be inaccurate? That, after they were shown to be contaminated at the start?
A CDC lab contamination massively delayed the production of coronavirus test kits, report says (Insider, 18 April 2020)
Coronavirus: How CDC Lab Contamination, And A Failure To Cooperate Globally, Led To Catastrophe (Forbes, 19 April 2020)
“He also observed several opportunities for contamination, including test kit assembly in the same room with coronavirus material.” CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing (The Scientist, Opinion, 20 April 2020)
That part has stuck out at me in a few news stories. Common sense would never do that, assemble readied (not currently being trialed) testing kits in the same area as what it’s testing for. Unless labs do just do that, which would be stupid.
Apparently, Missouri was one of those that marked tests rather than individuals: Missouri changes reporting of COVID-19 testing data and positivity rate (KMBC, 23 May 2020)
All of these PCR testing issues made further issues for how deaths were even recorded.
“MPR News reported last week on a change in the way the disease appears on death certificates, regardless of whether someone was confirmed to have it. That shift has received praise from some quarters, but also spawned backlash and suggestions of ulterior motives.” COVID-19 death certificate change stirs controversy (MPR, 7 April 2020)
Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths (CDC National Vital Statistics System)
Health officials explain: What determines a COVID-19 death (KSBY News, 10 August 2020)
Anti-Vax Doctor Promotes Conspiracy Theory That Death Certificates Falsely Cite COVID-19 (Rolling Stone, 16 April 2020). Anti-v or not, perhaps the manner in which things has been done throughout this entire pandemic should have been conducted clearly. There’s no reason to blame individuals who believe that pro-choice includes their choice to primarily focus on natural health to maintain levels of immunity and leave more invasive efforts to last-line defense where they belong.
For my part, I wouldn’t have become such a strong proponent of the gut-focused health approach if it hadn’t made it possible for my daughter to do so much more than her diagnosis dictates.
MRNA: Experimental Tech, Officially Gene Therapy
CV19 v’s are not FDA approved, are under emergency use, and manufacturers are not liable for the palsy, neurological, heart failure, anaphylactic, etc. reactions? Those don’t appear to be lesser risks than CV19 itself.
Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines Explained (FDA, 20 November 2020)
PREP Act Immunity from Liability for COVID-19 Vaccinators (USDHHS, accessed 13 April 2021)
In addition to lack of liability, here is a National Vaccine Information Center link reporting numbers pulled from the VAERS reports database (dating 14 December 2020 to 1 April 2021). (But also, here’s an interesting video on Facebook showing an overview of adverse reactions reported to VAERS: (https://www.facebook.com/1timothy4.11/videos/264740681697010/. And another interesting link/overview via the so-anti-v publication, The Defender.)
Potential To Shed?
The following three images, which I screenshot from my actual phone, detail a conversation I had with a friend whose child was in the ER one night at the start of April 2021. I share them now for the sake of awareness and that the CV19 v’s may potentially shed. Not that they do, but the lived experience my friend had indicates the possibility for individuals with complex health needs.
I’ve see multiple occasions of “CV from Vaccine Day because somebody there was sick with it” posts. Since people aren’t supposed to get vaccines if ill, then it’s asymptomatic case that are doing this? Except asymptomatic cases have been shown not to transfer except rarely, if they do. Hmm. Considering the vaccine is still experimental and it’s been known to happen in other vaccines, is it unreasonable to consider a reverse transcriptase response can occur?
“Reverse transcriptase‐polymerase chain reaction (RT‐PCR) testing for measles RNA from nasopharyngeal swab and measles‐specific IgM from serology both returned positive 2 weeks after the patient was discharged.” Vaccine‐associated measles in an immunocompetent child (Clin Case Rep, November 2017)
I look forward as to whether any of the science changes on what spike proteins are capable of.
Moderna SEC Filings Consider mRNA Tech Gene Therapy
Here’s a nice informative news piece on what mRNA technology is supposed to be: Want to Know More About mRNA Before Your COVID Jab? — A primer on the history, scope, and safety of mRNA vaccines and therapeutics (MedPage Today, 3 December 2020)
Now consider these SEC filings from 2018 by Moderna regarding mRNA tech that consider it “gene therapy”, not a v(accine) in the way it functions.
Page 19: “Currently, mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA. Unlike certain gene therapies that irreversibly alter cell DNA and could act as a source of side effects, mRNA based medicines are designed to not irreversibly change cell DNA; however, side effects observed in gene therapy could negatively impact the perception of mRNA medicines despite the differences in mechanism. In addition, because no product in which mRNA is the primary active ingredient has been approved, the regulatory pathway for approval is uncertain. The number and design of the clinical and preclinical studies required for the approval of these types of medicines have not been established, may be different from those required for gene therapy products or may require safety testing like gene therapy products. Moreover, the length of time necessary to complete clinical trials and to submit an application for marketing approval for a final decision by a regulatory authority varies significantly from one pharmaceutical product to the next, and may be difficult to predict.”
I also found this an interesting read: Will an RNA Vaccine Permanently Alter My DNA? (Science With Dr. Doug, 27 November 2020)
Peer Pressure Does Not Equal Safety
I unfortunately keep finding myself repeating that peer pressure is not a replacement for safety.
Feelings are valid. There’s lots of people who’ve been told “not to worry”, “it can’t be that bad”,
they’ll “get over it”, they “can just try again”, they “just need to lose weight”, things like special needs
children “aren’t worth the energy”, etc. Invalidating how people feel and not actually LOOKING INTO an issue is willful ignorance of the human condition and what HELPFUL things could be done to improve a situation. Throwing pills at things isn’t working to keep people in wellness. So calling things “misinformation” isn’t the way to go. There’s a point that CENSORSHIP can become synonymous
with GASLIGHTING when people are told to disbelieve what they see happening. Just saying. Social media companies are already losing the vaccine misinformation fight (Recode, 19 December 2020)
But at one point, I saw a slew of online articles like this: How to persuade your vaccine-skeptic friends to get the COVID-19 shot, according to a Nobel prize-winner who studies vaccine hesitancy (Insider, 19 January 2021) and this Why you’re seeing COVID-19 vaccine selfies all over Facebook and Twitter (CNET, 30 January 2021) and this GOP Congressman: Give $1,400 stimulus checks to people who get the COVID-19 vaccine (Yahoo! Finance, 21 January 2021) Really? I feel so reassured (sarcasm)… and yet.
I’d rather be able to question why something so needed during its experimental stages comes with so much force. And is weighing the benefits of this v on an individual basis truly v-“hesitant” or “anti”-v, rather than a form of pro-choice decision making about personal health and privacy? But those touting the emergency v’s have had to do so using coercion, pushy marketing efforts, name calling, and other shaming. And what about those who honestly can’t or won’t get it on account of their health conditions?
Yet here is Fauci, respected medical authority, downing on members of the military — who are very used to assessing risk — for not submitting to an experimental medical technology: Fauci Says Military Who Refuse Covid-19 Vaccine Are ‘Part Of The Problem’ After High Rate Of Service Members Refuse Jab (Forbes, 5 March 2021)
Considering military jabs are usually mandatory, that I know of, it makes sense they would not be mandatory until or unless the CV19 v is fully FDA approved. Which it is not. People trying to convince others so hard to get this does not speak to safety. Peer pressure and virtue signaling are not substitutes for lab confirmed and time tested safety.
I’m disappointed in such authority figures, and in the media also pushing it in that way. Hesitancy is not personal fault, but indecision due to lack of information. Maybe the military has been following the VAERS reports. And as many of those there are, it’s been estimated previously that it’s reflective for only 1% of reporting because it’s a voluntary system: Ramifications of adverse events in children in Australia (BMJ 2010)
Reactions Don’t Look So Rare As The News Keeps Saying
U.K. Regulators Tell People With Severe Allergies Not To Get Vaccine (NPR, 09 December 2020)
- Allergies = gut health needs support. Allergies in this news piece relate to asthma, skin issues like eczema, food intolerances, medicine intolerances…
- “A 2016 study in Analytical Chemistry reported detectable and sometimes high levels of anti-PEG antibodies (including first-line-of-defense IgM antibodies and later stage IgG antibodies) in approximately 72% of contemporary human samples and about 56% of historical specimens from the 1970s through the 1990s. Of the 72% with PEG IgG antibodies, 8% had anti-PEG IgG antibodies > 500ng/ml., which is considered extremely elevated. Extrapolated to the U.S. population of 330 million who may receive this vaccine, 16.6 million may have antibody levels associated with adverse effects.”
2 Alaska Health Workers Got Emergency Treatment After Receiving Pfizer’s Vaccine (NYT, 16 December 2020)
History of bee venom. After few vaccine reactions, Alaska officials stress that reactions are treatable but COVID-19 is ‘wild card’ (Anchorage Daily News, 19 December 2020)
From previous news, medical histories included medication reactions and egg allergy.
Vaccinations at Chicago-area hospital to resume after 4 workers experience adverse reactions (Fox 13 Tampa Bay, 19 December 2020)
FDA investigating allergic reactions to Pfizer vaccine reported in multiple states (The Hill, 19 December 2020)
CDC says vaccine side-effects ‘tend to be mild’ in response to Indiana woman’s claims in viral video (Courier & Press, 12 January 2021) — And a video the woman made: (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jQtmbeJaGY4&feature=youtu.be). The Courier Press piece says she’s suffering from “too much stress;” as for the video, YouTube removed it. Having seen the video, I can confirm her convulsions weren’t “minor”. The way that poor woman moved looked like a marionette doll that couldn’t quit.
COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Tracker (Med Shadow, 13 April 2021)
In The News
In order to more easily assess trends regarding its safety over time, adverse effects news articles that come out about the Covid 19 vaccines will be followed in the following posts:
- AZ In The News (AstraZeneca)
- JJ In The News (Janssen/Johnson & Johnson)
- MDN In The News (Moderna)
- PFZR In The News (Pfizer)
What Happens When Lab Meets Wild?
I still find it odd that fragile populations have had it pushed when past mRNA development attempts have resulted in worsened symptoms upon meeting wild virus. Yes, there’s study for that too.
And, by the by in my search to understand why my son reacted to childhood schedule v’s on multiple occasions, I ran across a direct relation for v reactions explained by Shoenfeld about autoimmune/inflammation induced by adjuvants: ‘ASIA’: Autoimmunity/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced By Adjuvants (Journal of Autoimmunity, February 2011). Shoenfeld has also authored a textbook, called Vaccines and Autoimmunity. With the use of PEG (poly-ethylene glycol) and polysorbate 80, among other things, it’s something to think about.
But good lab protocols have been kept, right?
Alas, no. Placebo groups have already been eliminated: Long-Term Studies Of COVID-19 Vaccines Hurt By Placebo Recipients Getting Immunized (NPR, 19 February 2021)
Per pro-choice vaxers, no other vaccines people are already familiar with have placebo studies, either. As in, no saline-only control studies.
Um, I’m hesitant…
For something that risk of even catching can twice over be reduced with proper vitamin D levels? And further warded with glutathione and zinc, and generally taking care of our bodies and immune systems? (See associated links in the next section under “Tips For Improving Immune Health”.)
I’m still scratching my head on the science that has been applied. And now the volcano? I’m a bit surprised how none of this seems to undercut anyone else’s confidence in what’s been going on since January 2020. No, I’m not going to talk about anything else for this, and I don’t need to with the amount I’ve covered here.
That’s all I got to say about that.
Now… helpful places to start for those interested in doing better for their health.
Tips For Improving Immune Health
Before I launch into another multitude of links, let me make just a few things clear:
- Gut health is not a race. It’s a marathon of choices. Every choice is a consequence that leads to a better or undesired outcome. For example, cutting sugar out of my family’s diet. As a result, our tastes have been able to change towards healthier options, not to mention a number of health improvements we’re had otherwise.
- Gut health does not cut corners. Every choice affects every. single. thing. “downstream”. That is to say, and some of the links to come reflect on this, but gut health affects all other systems too, including respiratory and neurological health.
- Gut health may be gained at any time, by any person. Simply just steer each choice you make. In order to do well, the good choices must outnumber the less-than-stellar choices. An occasional unwise choice — made with purpose so as not to feel like self-deprivation — makes this easier to do and maintain long term.
Obviously, there’s a direct link between gut health and severity of illness: Gut bacteria tied to disease severity, immune response; high mental health toll seen in ICUs (Forbes, 13 January 2021)
Considering serotonin accounts for upwards of 80% of the immune system and the gut is where serotonin (happiness) is produced. What I gather from this information is that serotonin determines GI dysfunction (including allergy effects). Action of serotonin on the gastrointestinal tract (Proc Soc Exp Biol Med, March 1985)
How the microbiome challenges our concept of self (PLoS Biology, 9 February 2018)
Leaky gut: “As in the brain, the lining of the gut is sealed to prevent leakage of its contents into the body. When the lining of the gut is breached, significant inflammation and activation of the immune system occurs. When the researchers intentionally breached the gut in this study, they saw a significant response in the meninges to defend against the presence of microbes in the blood.” Gut balance upset: “When mice were treated with antibiotics, there was a decrease in the number of IgA cells in the meninges, suggesting that depleting microbes in the body, even for a short period of time, decreases the ability of the immune system to respond to infection. Likewise, changes in the microbiome—for example, due to a change in regional diet—would be expected to affect the composition of IgA cells as the system continuously adapts.” The gut trains the immune system to protect the brain (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 4 November 2020)
Children’s behavior linked to gut microbiome (Medical News Today, 21 January 2020)
STUDY: Daycares in Finland Built “Forest Floors” and Changed Kids’ Immune Systems (Return To Now, 12 November 2020) Biodiversity intervention enhances immune regulation and health-associated commensal microbiota among daycare children (Science Advances, 14 October 2020)
The Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19: Nutrition and Lifestyle Practices for Strengthening Host Defense (Integr Med Encinitas. 9 May 2020)
Dr. Axe had a lot to say on ways to improve gut health: Do Digestive Enzymes Prevent Nutrient Deficiencies & Boost Gut Health?
Top Supplements to Help Battle Covid-19: If you want to stay resilient against infection, adding a few immune support products, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Quercetin, Glutathione/NAC, Zinc, and Melatonin can help (Newsweek, 11 January 2021)
Additional measures by a Certified Classical Homeopath: Successful holistic therapies for CoVID
Additional measures by Dr. Bhatia’s Asha Homeopathy: An Update on Homeopathy Remedies for the Current Wave of Covid-19
Glutathione was used for a New York mom with coronavirus saved by medical-student son’s quick thinking (New York Post, 9 May 2020)
Efficacy of glutathione therapy in relieving dyspnea associated with COVID-19 pneumonia: A report of 2 cases (Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, 2020)
Don’t take NSAIDs or Tylenol following v(accines), as it depletes glutathione and immune response: Evidence That Increased Acetaminophen Use In Genetically Vulnerable Children Appears To Be A Major Cause Of The Epidemics Of Autism, Attention Deficit With Hyperactivity, And Asthma (Great Plains Laboratory, 2015); and Effect of prophylactic paracetamol administration at time of vaccination on febrile reactions and antibody responses in children: two open-label, randomised controlled trials (The Lancet, 17 October 2009)
CDC “C’s the Light,” Reluctantly (Holistic Primary Care, 18 August 2020)
Vitamin C and Immune Function (Nutrients, 3 November 2017)
Vitamin D Covid Correlations Keep Coming (LinkedIn, 30 April 2020)
“Predicted COVID-19 rates in the deficient group were 21.6% (95% CI, 14.0%-29.2%) vs 12.2%(95% CI, 8.9%-15.4%) in the sufficient group.” (That is to say, Vitamin D deficiency (< 20 ng/mL) may increase risk of COVID positive test by nearly double.) Association of Vitamin D Status and Other Clinical Characteristics With COVID-19 Test Results (JAMA Netw Open, 3 September 2020)
Antiviral Activities of Zn2+ Ions for Viral Prevention, Replication, Capsid Protein in Intracellular Proliferation of Viruses (World Scientific News, 7 April 2018)
I’ve run into into studies about probiotic in support of the respiratory system. For flu-like/recurrent respiratory tract infection, there’s strong indication of benefit, so I have no reason to think there’s not some support for more serious afflictions if basic respiratory effects are able to be supported. All that explains why Aubby improved the way she did during her 2019-2020 school year while using probiotic while her classmates got sick per Flu Season Usual.
Probiotics Reduce Health Care Cost and Societal Impact of Flu-Like Respiratory Tract Infections in the USA: An Economic Modeling Study (Front. Pharmacol, 28 August 2019)
Alterations of intestinal flora and the effects of probiotics in children with recurrent respiratory tract infection (World Journal of Pediatrics, volume 15, pages 255–261, 24 April 2019)
Probiotics and prebiotics potential for the care of skin, female urogenital tract, and respiratory tract (Folia Microbiologica, volume 65, pages 245–264, 2020)
“We discussed the dynamic characteristics of host immune system and the imbalance of gut microbiota in 3 critical patients with COVID-2019. Hypoxemia severity was closely related with host immune cell levels, and the vicious circle between immune disorder and gut microbiota imbalance may be a high risk of fatal pneumonia. …. We discussed the dynamic characteristics of host immune system and the imbalance of gut microbiota in 3 critical patients with COVID-2019. Hypoxemia severity was closely related with host immune cell levels, and the vicious circle between immune disorder and gut microbiota imbalance may be a high risk of fatal pneumonia.” Immunodepletion with Hypoxemia: A Potential High Risk Subtype of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (MEDRXIV, 6 March 2020)
Hypochlorous Acid (this one is a household cleaner, not a supplement)
Regarding Hypochlorous Acid (which is already listed on EPA website for Coronavirus) and CV19: effective in 5 minutes. https://www.ecoloxtech.com/pdf/covid-19-study.pdf
“CONCLUSIONS When tested as described, EcoloxTech HOCl 200, Lot Nos. 1005, 1006, and 1007 passed the Virucidal Hard-Surface Efficacy Test when Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (COVID-19 Virus), containing 5.0% Newborn Calf Serum, was exposed to the test substance for 5 minutes at 21°C and 45% RH.”
“EcoloxTech systems were used to generate a 130 ppm electrolyzed water solution of hypochlorous acid. A greater than 4-log reduction or complete kill was obtained on all 3 replicates studied after a 5 minute contact time. This test was performed in order to substantiate virucidal efficacy claims for a test substance to be labeled as a virucide by determining the potential of the test substance to disinfect hard surfaces contaminated with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (COVID-19 Virus). This test was designed to simulate consumer and was performed in conformance to EPA OCSPP 810.2000 (2018) and 810.2200 (2018) Product Performance Test Guidelines.”
This is another reason I’m glad we use CleanSmart spray, another brand of hypochlorous acid, which is also Aubby friendly.
Additional Resources Not Covered In This Post
Report an Adverse Event to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)
Stop COVID Cold, a coalition of experts and organizations dedicated to stopping COVID-19 and promoting the benefits of vitamin D
Healthy American(.org): Employee Rights (Still keeping a lookout for better employee resources.)
Amazon has new $25 spray that’s proven to kill coronavirus on face masks (BGR, 18 December 2020)