Irish report recommends vitamin D supplementation to combat covid

A brand new report, from the Joint Committee for Health in Ireland concludes that it is essential for the entire Irish population to take vitamin D supplements daily. The report also recommends that anyone attending a covid-19 test centre should be offered vitamin D supplements. The authors acknowledge the important role of vitamin D in supporting a resilient immune response to pathogens such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus and carefully considers a range of evidence that supports the use of vitamin D to combat not only covid-19, but a range of other illnesses that can be experienced during the winter months. Rather than spending a fortune on testing healthy people, governments around the world would be much better placed paying for a supply of vitamin D for all to support natural immunity and reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill.

The vaccine passport tug-of-war

The battle over citizens' civil rights and freedoms continues as staunch pushback mounts against ‘vaccine passports’ in the UK and Europe. On the other side of the Atlantic, Florida State Governor Ron DeSantis, has banned the use of vaccine passports along with a host of other states and the US government has confirmed it will not be supporting such a system. Executive director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program, Mike Ryan, confirmed that the WHO does not currently support the introduction of vaccine passports, although it does support the use of vaccine certificates as a way to provide a health record for people who have been vaccinated. Semantics perhaps? In the UK, surprisingly given the very vocal pushback, an Ipsos Mori poll of 8,352 people found the majority of those polled, support the introduction of vaccine passports. Less surprisingly, you may be interested to know that Ipsos Mori has been the recipient of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Also, its CEO recently took part in a World Economic Forum event entitled ‘Boosting Vaccine Confidence’ leaving the impartiality of Ipsos Mori wide open to question. Many people desperate to regain some semblance of normality, believe such systems are an innocuous part of that return. However, as history has taught us (think 911), once introduced its highly unlikely such control systems will be removed. Rather they will likely become part of ever greater intrusions on our already trampled rights and freedoms. For UK citizens there is still time to register your views to the introduction of vaccine passports.

Musk's spaceport to destroy indigenous homelands

West Papua is one of the last remaining indigenous homelands in the Western Pacific Ocean. It's home to traditional tribal people who speak hundreds of different languages. Although West Papua declared independence in 1961, Indonesia invaded and absorbed it in 1969 so they could control its vast array of natural resources. This little known paradise and its peoples is now under serious threat from Elon Musk's SpaceX project, along with the Russian space agency Roscosmos, as Indonesia offers it up to be used as a spaceport from which to launch thousands of satellites into space as part of the ongoing expansion of the Internet of Things. Should the project go ahead, it will destroy the island of Biak, its traditional hunting grounds and the lives of those who rely on its diverse and rich natural resources. Indonesia continues to assert it has consulted extensively with the Papua provincial government who, it would appear, are being seduced by the dollars such development would bring. Indigenous leaders fear to speak out due to the threat of retribution. Such development will rip out the beating heart of an ancient way of life in order to facilitate a blanketing of satellites around our precious world to provide ever greater download speeds. Once such a precious resource is lost it can never be regained.

Ivermectin update

In a review of studies on the use of ivermectin to combat covid-19, 100% of the 50 studies carried out to date, have been found to report positive effects. When used for early treatment of symptomatic covid-19 the reviewers found an 81% reduction in symptoms with an 89% reduction in infections when used as part of a preventative protocol. The use of ivermectin to combat covid-19 has been given a boost as part of a wide-ranging review of its use in the Japanese Journal of Antibiotics, co-authored by by Nobel Prize winner Dr Satoshi Ōmura, co-developer of Ivermectin. In South Africa, the Pretoria High Court has ruled that ivermectin may be used for the treatment of covid-19 after the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority’s (SAHPRA) approved a medicine containing ivermectin for the treatment of rosacea. The Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance has shown ivermectin to be an important part of its I-MASK+ protocol along with vitamin C, vitamin D, quercetin, zinc and melatonin for prevention and early outpatient treatment of covid-19. Download our flyer to find out how to ‘Upgrade your immunity’ and reduce your risk naturally.

Natural immunity against SARS-CoV-2

People infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop lasting T-cell immunity, but so can their close contacts who don’t experience a detectable infection and have no detectable antibodies, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. Researchers from China and Australia analysed blood samples from 90 covid-19 patients collected between 48-86 days after they became infected. They also looked at samples from 69 close contacts, which showed the development of T cell immunity despite negative tests for the virus. The study shows once again the importance of a robust and resilient immune system to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus and develop long-lasting, natural immunity.

Destress with a cup of nutrient rich hot chocolate

Drinking high flavanol cocoa helps improve the function of blood vessels when stressed. Participants in a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, published in Nutrients, were given a high flavanol or low flavanol chocolate drink and then subjected to a stress test. Blood flow is often restricted when someone is suffering from mental stress however, when participants drank the high flavanol coca drink they experienced improved blood flow during testing. So, get the cacao out and enjoy a soothing, warming cup of stress reducing deliciousness! It should also be noted that these effects apply to fruits and vegetables that are high in flavanols too!

Yes to Life cancer congress

ANH founder, executive & scientific director, Rob Verkerk PhD, recently joined cancer charity Yes to Life for its Spring Congress, Nutritional Science and Cancer - Exploring the increasing consensus and unanswered contradictions around nutrition and Cancer. Speaking to Yes to Life Founder, Robin Daly, Rob took attendees through the complex maze of dietary interventions to support cancer sufferers. Discussing whether, as a cancer sufferer, someone should eschew meat or dairy, become vegan or vegetarian to help their fight against the disease. A lively and riveting discourse was had. This is a must listen for those dealing with cancer whether it be for someone you’re supporting or yourself. Recordings from the day, which will include the presentations from an international line-up of speakers including Dr David Unwin, Sheila Dillon and Dr Nasha Winters, will be made available by the Yes to Life team in the next couple of weeks. Please contact Yes to Life for more details.