Chapter 33 “was there any benefit from the COVIDs? Appreciation of a strong immunity system”
Why were there so many asymptomatic COVID individuals? It really amounted to having a strong immunity system coupled with a healthy lifestyle. What gives you a strong immune system? Firstly, a strong organic plant-based diet and a virtual elimination of meat in your diet and then a healthy lifestyle which in a nutshell means not partying like it is 1967. Booze and drugs are not good for your heath in excess. And for that matter neither are the liberal use of Big Pharma products including Advil, Aspirin and all manner of ibuprofen and the majority of Big Pharma products your doctor prescribes. Are you aware that research project published in 2023 that occurred over a decade with some 3,000 people concluded that anti-cholesterol medication and blood pressure medication were gateway drugs to Alzheimer’s? Well that didn’t stop physicians in the mainstream continuing to prescribe these medications like they were jellybeans. Do you realize that by the end of the COVIDs Big Pharma in the United States spend $34,000 a year “marketing” each American physician on “product education”?
You will be well served by researching what supplements are available to increase your immune system as simple as magnesium or vitamin C or more exotic such as ashwagandha.
Strangely it was the Christian fundamentalists that were spearheading an alternative medicine regimen far ahead of the traditional medical community that seemed to be under the spell of Big Pharma and their Big Pharma medical school financed training.
Most bizarre was the move of some of the Christian fundamentalists to support the healing properties of the “Sacred Plant” which was cannabis widely accepted throughout the functional medicine and naturopathic community but when asked to the Western physician the usual response was non committal suggesting further clinical trials were needed completely ignoring anecdotal evidence of the effectiveness of cannabis as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic and preventive regimen.
The importance of having a good night’s sleep can not be underestimated as it is during the first three to four hours that you body begins to detoxify thereby bolstering your immune system. Those tough guy late nights really are self destructive and amount to burning the candle at both ends.
Meditation is also crucial to reducing stress which is all tied up to the flee or fight syndrome in response to perceived threats to one’s safety. Stress responses involve the kicking in of the parasympathetic system releasing the stimulant cortisol in your body which is useful if you are being chased by a sabretooth tiger but not so beneficial if it’s day to day and never-ending which may lead to burn-out and a depleted immune system. Or even prayer or other spiritualistic contemplation just about amounts to mindfulness.
Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) also bolsters your immune system through meditation and giving you a multitude of stress reduction techniques scientifically proven to expand the size of your brain and slow down the death of brain cells.
Then there is the need to exercise whether it be yoga, walking and gardening and not only hitting the gym and pumping iron.
Those with a compromised immune system brought about by clogged arteries, diabetes or obesity were easy picking for COVID mortality and for many of them if they had watched their health might not have perished.