Citizens have been terrified into believing the virus responsible for covid-19 will kill everyone and that there is nothing available to protect us. Widespread censorship is challenging our right to freedom of speech and the ability to share potentially life-saving information because it recommends the use of natural nutrients to support immune resilience. Mercola.com has been the latest victim of a high-profile attack by the US Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) as part of efforts to shut it down. You only have to follow the money and see the same handful of bad actors to understand why.
We've been told that we can't get back to 'normal' until there is a vaccine. Our only means of protection in the meantime, a flimsy piece of cloth designed to silence our voices or distancing and isolating ourselves, which in turn does untold damage to our ability to withstand illness. Nothing could be further from the truth. The key to dealing with covid-19 already exists and it isn't a drug nor a vaccine. It's our own inbuilt protection system that for millennia has evolved to counter the multitude of pathogens humankind has encountered, and survived, throughout our history. It's why we're still here on this beautiful Planet with the multitude of bacteria and viruses that live here too.
Governments and health authorities have been resolutely mute on the power of our immune system to adapt to and protect us against, new pathogens in recent months. With schools reopening and the northern hemisphere entering autumn and winter it is more important than ever that we nurture our immune systems so they can do the job they were designed for effectively and efficiently.
Because this information is so important and being so heavily censored, we're taking the opportunity of Throwback Thursday to share some key information about the steps we can all take to support our natural immunity, starting today.
As a starting point we invite you to download our new erecipe book containing immune supporting recipes designed to be shared with friends and family amid laughter and love - an essential part of our health and wellbeing and a ky part of promoting a strong and resilient immune system.
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'Adapt, Don’t Fight’ (how your immune system can save your life)
We attempt to do this unconsciously on a daily basis given the sheer number of microbes we’re exposed to from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the ground we walk on and the things we touch. A large majority of these microbes are friendly, beneficial even, but some most definitely are not if they start developing in significant numbers. Sorting friend from foe is exactly what our immune systems are there to do. Our innate and adaptive immune responses evolve during our lifetime. Constantly learning and adding more information to the ‘memory banks’ so that the right weapons can be manufactured in time to destroy whichever foe has been identified before it can destroy us. Our gut microbiome plays an integral and essential role in maintaining proper immune defence and essentially governs immune resilience.
Wherever you live in the world, government advice is to stay at home and do nothing during this time of pandemic. However, there’s actually rather a lot that you can do for yourself and your family from home.
Our newest video in our Covid-19 series takes you through 4 main areas where your own actions can have significant impact to reduce your risk and susceptibility.
Be empowered: you are not without hope
As Adam Kucharski, associate professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine explains in his serendipitously-timed book, The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop (Wellcome, 2020), there are 4 key factors that drive the reproduction number (R0 value). This is the all-important (but also problematic) statistic that tells you how many people a single infected person is likely to infect. Estimate from different studies vary greatly, ranging from around 1.5 to as high as 5, with more common estimates ranging from 2 to 3.5. If the value remains above 1, spread of the virus through the global population will likely continue – but as with all novel viruses, the R0 value will decline with time as our immune systems adjust to its presence.
Dr Anthony Fauci and colleagues from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in the USA, leading the scientific strategy stateside, propose an R0 of 2.2. He also proposes a true case rate fatality that might be considerably lower than 1%. He suggests this might put Covid-19 on par with severe seasonal influenza which has a fatality rate of around 0.1%.
When it comes to treating Covid-19 patients we’re witnessing double standards. Researchers are tripping over themselves to explore new and existing drug therapies to find the magic bullet that will treat all and deal with the scourge of Covid-19. However, little or no attention is being paid to the potential of natural products and practices to both treat patients and improve immune resilience. Worse, there is widespread censorship occurring on information posted about potential natural treatments and preventative practices.
As it stands, in excess of 50 possible treatments are being studied, or slated for study, for efficacy in treating Covid-19 patients, however, no ‘proven’ therapies are considered to yet exist. Search the NIH clinical trials database and you’ll find 745 (as of 21/04/20) trials registered each seeking the magic bullet for SARS-CoV-2. Of those, a paltry 28 (4%) are investigating natural health therapeutics such as vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. But we say why wait for a research trial when there is clinical experience to rely on - past and present?
Dr Eccles: strengthening resilience in the face of *ovid-19
When you need your electrics fixed, you ask an electrician, not a plumber. Same applies to health. When you want to know how to prevent or treat people at risk from a new coronavirus for which there are no drugs available, you don’t ask medics, researchers or health authorities who’ve never done any work with agents that are readily available and are known to modulate immune responses.
You ask someone who’s worked with readily available natural agents – but also understands their mechanisms of action in the body, as well as those of any potential candidate drugs. Below, we bring you the views from such a person, both a medical doctor and a pharmacologist, Nyjon Eccles MBBS PhD, the Natural Doctor from Harley Street, London.
Last week, Nyjon, along with Professor Chris Elliott of Queen’s University Belfast and director of the Institute for Global Food Security and ANH founder, Rob Verkerk PhD, participated in a podcast for New Food magazine. Both Chris and Rob sit on the magazine’s advisory committee.