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Open Letter to My Elected Officials

Constant fear, constant restrictions

Dear Elected Official,

This is a call to action. A call to restore our country and our freedom. A call to expose corruption and misinformation. This is a call to once again stand up against the globalists and their anti-American ideas. To regain our free and open society where we have the right to gather peaceably, to assemble together to worship in accordance with our right to religious freedom, and not be deprived of life or liberty.

We currently live in a state of fear. Fear generated from unreliable testing and suspect data. Fear goaded by compromised media. We risk permanently losing our freedoms. Certain public health officials are proposing unsafe, and even dangerous, solutions. The lock down jeopardizes our ability to maintain a healthy personal immune system through daily exposure to society. Current mandates ignore the historically normal function of natural herd immunity without the need of patented pharmaceuticals. Misguided treatments endanger the lives of the Americans suffering from COVID-19.

Unreliable testing and suspect data:

The PCR test used to identify and confirm cases is a highly subjective test. Previous studies examining PCR test accuracy found false positive rates as high as 13%. The likelihood of false-positives increases when additional respiratory illnesses are already present. (1,2)

The COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus was not isolated until March 12th, yet America was informed of “confirmed” cases in mid-January.

The Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the PCR test, Kary Mullis, stated very clearly that his test should not be used to detect free viruses at all. (3) In fact, the CDC already stated long before this that the PCR test should not be used on asymptomatic patients “…as it increases the likelihood of obtaining falsely-positive results.”

The media has reported Dr. Tony Fauci as stating the COVID-19 death rate to be 10 times that of the seasonal influenza. Yet a paper written by Dr. Fauci, et al, for the New England Journal of Medicine stated the fatality rate of COVID-19 to be similar to that of a bad influenza season, or approximately 0.1% – assuming that the number of asymptomatic cases are several times as high as the number of reported cases.

Vaccine-developing pioneer Dr. Paul Offit states that if the mortality rate is falsely overrated or incorrectly rated then people will be willing to accept that vaccine research will be rushed through. However, he says that in fact coronavirus doesn’t have a high mortality rate.(4)

Dr. Fauci has a history of misinformation, including his claims with H1N1 that one-third of all Americans would contract the swine flu in 2009. Vaccine makers then received $1 billion to develop a rushed vaccine and health agencies received $5 billion to promote it. The data was padded to inflate cases by using estimates that counted all people with flu-like symptoms rather than actual confirmed test data. (5)

The CDC has released Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths specifically instructing the importance of listing the virus as cause on the death certificate even if it isn’t confirmed. (6) This kind of reporting has finally received attention as Colorado pulls back its death toll to more accurately reflect actual causes other than COVID-19.

Why is all of this data being manipulated? Why is the media continuing to spread fear? Why are our government health officials spreading misinformation? Because the best way to persuade a population to get a non-necessary vaccine is to inflate the death rate related to that disease.

Dangers of rushed vaccine development:

We all understand what a miracle the first antibiotics were when they were initially developed. Now, thanks to injudicious overuse of antibiotics we have inadvertently created dangerous antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” such as MRSA.

We now know the same thing is happening with vaccines. Intensive vaccination programs have encouraged the mutation of these natural microbes into non-native vaccine-immunity-resistant “superbugs” as well. Our modern medical mindset of seeking to conquer all microbes has inadvertently created strains of diseases to which man has no immunity at all. (7,8,9)

There is also the very real and present problem of post-vaccine enhanced virus response. This was seen just a few years ago with the mosquito-borne viral infection Dengue fever where vaccinated children were re-exposed to the virus and developed life-threatening symptoms, and many also became hyper-susceptible to future infections called Dengue Shock syndrome. (10)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the leading cause of hospitalization in infants and young children. Scientists halted vaccine testing for this because the children and infants tested all developed an enhanced immune response which caused out-of-control inflammation, hospitalization, and death. To this day we still do not have a vaccine for RSV because  we cannot yet overcome these respiratory vaccine complications. (11)

In the early 2000s Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) produced great worldwide fear much like today. The vaccine race began and then abruptly ended a few years later because the test animals in the vaccine study all developed this enhanced immune response when  re-infected with the wild-type virus. Many of the test animals died. Vaccine development was stopped and the study concluded, “Caution in proceeding to application of a SARS-CoV vaccine in humans is indicated.”(12)

Frightening reports reveal that at least eight potential COVID-19 vaccine candidates are ready for human testing. This was done in defiance to all safety measures demanding animal testing and retesting before human testing. The likelihood that these test vaccines will induce deadly enhanced immune response is very high.

The RNA vaccines on the current CDC vaccination schedule, such as the seasonal flu vaccine, are some of the least effective. These kinds of vaccines are cheap and easier to scale, but not yet efficient. In addition, the virus continues to mutate, making the vaccine a contest to hit a moving target.

Personal immune system strength and herd immunity:

Not once in this current global crisis have the public health officials recommended Americans reduce sugar and processed foods, eat more fresh vegetables, or emphasize vitamins A, D, K, and E.  Not once have the public health officials recommended Americans take a break from stressful news reports and go outside for fresh air and sunshine. Not once have the public health officials recommended stress reduction, exercise, meditation, prayer, or gathering with supportive friends and family as a way to boost personal immune health and combat COVID-19. 

Why are the public health officials continuing to emphasize pharmaceutical non-solutions over the truly miraculous capability of the human immune system to learn and adapt to new pathogens, to effectively deal with and neutralize germs?

Dr. Paul Offit has conjectured that contracting COVID-19 could produce natural immunity lasting for at least 12-18 months. (4) This would greatly reduce the need for an actual vaccine for most of the general population.

Herd immunity is a term always positively associated with helping stop the spread of infectious disease. WebMD says it is a natural way to protect at-risk populations. (13) When the group population as a whole has protection this causes the infection rates to drop and the disease to die out. This is what stopped the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. In two years 63% of their population was exposed and the disease threat ended. The US can achieve natural herd immunity to COVID-19 when we reach between 50-67% exposure in our general population. This doesn’t mean 50% of Americans will be dangerously ill because we already know as many as 80% of people who are infected do not have severe symptoms or need medical intervention.(14) We are already seeing that large numbers of people have indeed been exposed and are now contributing to a national, natural herd immunity.

To keep America strong, her population needs encouragement to maintain strong immune systems. Public health officials should emphasize immune system support and advocate stress reduction.  Stress and fear cause the same symptoms as many other diseases, including COVID-19. Stress alone can cause or worsen heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, depression, and premature death.(15,16)

Dr. Fauci’s version of herd immunity and immune system strength only involves patented pharmaceutical drugs. (17)

You elected officials need to support real health and encourage Americans to eliminate fear. You need to tell the media it is possible to have a strong immune system that can effectively handle a cold, the flu, or even COVID-19 without catastrophic results. Yes, certainly communicate that at-risk Americans should stay home and take precautions, but no one, especially not healthy people, should be fearful.

Strong immune systems are regularly exercised by exposure to daily germs. Strong immune systems reside in people who spend time with friends and family, who make time for spiritual pursuits, who care about their diet, who spend time in fresh air and sunshine, and who turn off their devices and go to bed early enough to get a healthy amount of sleep.  You elected officials need to encourage this type of rational, healthy, caring behavior instead of behaviors that are toxic and lead to fear and hate.

Our Freedom at risk:

This COVID-19 outbreak is real, but it is not necessarily a catastrophe. The real catastrophe is how our fear of what might happen has managed to capture our population into giving up our freedoms.

A true epidemiological study of this whole event is unlikely since much of the data, as discussed above, has been manipulated and is not reflective of the actual state of the disease outbreak.

Dr. Fauci appears to be uninterested in natural herd immunity; he says this is not on his list. Instead he says his ideal end game would be vaccine-induced artificial herd immunity, which, as stated above, is not by any means a certain conclusion given the great risks associated with RNA and respiratory vaccine development.

COVID-19 has likely been in America for many weeks or months longer than reported. It is reasonable to conclude many millions of Americans have already been infected and recovered than reported.

Elected officials must repeal or amend the Bayh-Dole Act to reduce the incentive for conflict of interest in patents on pharmaceuticals promoted by those in government positions who stand to profit from their advice to the nation.

Historically safe drugs and vitamin treatments such as hydroxychloroquine, vitamin C and zinc should be encouraged rather than expensive experimental pharmaceuticals.(18) These common drugs and vitamins should not suddenly be removed from pharmacies. Doctors are finally speaking out that they have been under fire about this.

Release Americans to pursue their work. Give Americans the truth. Don’t manipulate them with fear.

I am appealing to you to restore our country. To expose corruption where it exists. To bring calm and peace to our nation. 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing” -Edmund Burke


flocks of birds gather on empty beaches on the east coast of Florida

Bibliography

(1)PCR testing becomes less accurate with higher cycles

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2902203/

(2)False-positive results occur in presence of other respiratory pathogens

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7194797/

(3) Kary Mullis PCR test inventor

(4)  Dr. Paul Offit interview

Paul Offit interview on COVID-19 plus Dengue shock syndrome

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-trump-paul-offit-20200306.html

(5)Swine flu cases overestimated

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/swine-flu-cases-overestimated/

(6) CDC Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/coronavirus/Alert-1-Guidance-for-Certifying-COVID-19-Deaths.pdf

(7)Vaccine-resistant polio

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Robustness+against+serum+neutralization+of+a+poliovirus+type+1+from+a+lethal+epidemic+of+poliomyelitis+in+the+Republic+of+Congo+in+2010

(8)Antibiotic AND vaccine resistant strain of whooping cough (pertussis)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31703933

(9)Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis – the WHO directly blames overuse of antibiotics on this one

https://www.who.int/tb/areas-of-work/drug-resistant-tb/en/

(10) Dengue fever enhance post vaccination response

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31815190

(11) History of RSV vaccine

https://cvi.asm.org/content/23/3/189

(12) SARS vaccine results

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3335060/

(13) WebMD’s version of herd immunity

https://www.webmd.com/lung/what-is-herd-immunity

(14) Fauci quote “80% of coronavirus patients spontaneously recover without medical intervention

https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/melanie-arter/dr-fauci-80-percent-coronavirus-patients-spontaneously-recover

(15) WebMD says stress is bad for you

https://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/features/10-fixable-stress-related-health-problems#1

(16)The Mayo Clinic on healthy lifestyles without stress

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-symptoms/art-20050987

(17) Fauci’s version of herd immunity

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/5-things-to-know-dr-anthony-fauci-reopening-us-economy-coronavirus-covid19-pandemic-2020-04-15/

(18) Hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil) plus zinc, and vitamin C entering clinical trials

https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04326725?cond=COVID&draw=2

The Number One Immune Booster – Wellness Wednesday

WW titleWelcome to Wellness Wednesday! Each week I will share an article or recipe as part of the Wellness Wednesday blog hop link-up, and at the end is a place for you to share with us too! Co-hosts for this blog hop include Never Lacking Zeal, Frugal G33k, The Wise Wife and Hudman Honey Farm.  So let’s go!

Immune Boosters

More and more people are hearing about the GAPS diet. GAPS (an acronym for Gut and Psychology Syndrome) is based on Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s ground-breaking book Gut And Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, ADD, Dyslexia, ADHD, Depression, Schizophrenia.

Along with priceless information about healing the digestive tract and restoring the gut microbiome she includes her Top Ten list of ways to boost your immune system.

Big Surprise!

Newcomers to the world of real, traditional food will probably be dumbfounded to read that the number one way to support a healthy immune system is with animal fat and cholesterol-rich foods. For over thirty years Americans have been brainwashed to believe fat is bad, fat makes you fat, fat clogs arteries, fat causes heart attacks. Except that it’s all been a big fat lie.

As you begin to absorb the information from Dr. Natasha’s book it begins to make sense how Americans have been in a downward health spiral for the last several decades. We’ve been mistakenly advised to eliminate the very foods that can keep us healthy. Because of this we have put a very heavy burden on our bodies: a burden to create new cells, regulate their growth, create hormones, create barriers to toxins that want to get in, fuel an immune system that needs to patrol for infections and disease – all of this without the proper tools, without the proper building materials. It’s like telling a brick layer to build a wall without using any bricks. You could build a wall with just mortar, but it will not be structurally sound and certainly won’t last as long as a wall built with mortar AND bricks.

#1. Fresh animal fats (from meats and dairy) and cholesterol-rich foods (particularly raw egg yolk)

Animal fats include tallow (beef or lamb fat), lard (pork fat), chicken or goose fat (sometimes called schmaltz), and duck fat; butter, cream and cheese from cows, goats and other dairy animals. Wild caught cold water fish such as salmon and cod also possess healthy fats such as cod liver oil, fish oil and roe.

Animal fats are not made up only of those wrongly demonized saturated fats, but, like all naturally occurring fats, each is a mixture of different percentages of saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. Goose, duck & chicken fat, and lard have generous amounts of monounsaturated fats like those found in olives and avocados.

The health food world has discovered the many useful properties of coconut oil, a saturated fat, and yet they are unwilling to embrace beef or lamb tallow, lard or duck fat because they include saturated fat. Healthfully sourced animal fat is something to be desired in a healthy diet.

Healthy animals make healthy fat.

cows on pasture
Animals living outdoors in ways appropriate for their species, eating the food God created for them to eat, will yield beautiful, clean, healthy fat rich in vitamins and fat soluble activators.

Unhealthy sources of fat include fat from any animal living in confined animal feeding operations (CAFO) fed a steady diet of GMO grains, antibiotics and other inappropriate substances.

Healthy saturated fats provide structural integrity to our cells. Our immune system cells are not exception – all cells need saturated fats. Cholesterol, found in all animal fats, is the key component in several important body functions which include helping our skin manufacture vitamin D from sunshine exposure, and being used by the adrenals to make important hormones, including sex hormones and anti-inflammatory hormones. When we don’t eat cholesterol-rich foods our body must use up precious energy to manufacture it out of the carbohydrates in our diet, and then turn around and use the cholesterol to manufacture everything else. When our adrenal glands are already fatigued due to illness or stress this unnecessary step wears them out even more making us more prone to infections of all kinds.

Animal fats provide complete, fully formed and easily absorbable versions of the key fat soluble vitamins A, E, D and K. Pasture raised eggs, whole clean raw milk and cream, butter, cheese, grassfed beef liver and chicken liver, wild caught cold water fish and fish eggs are all great choices for immune-boosting fat soluble vitamins.

Even though labels may say carrots contain vitamin A, the truth is plant sources of these vitamins are not fully formed and require our bodies to use up energy, enzymes and and other reserves to complete the transformation into usable forms. Again, when our bodies are stressed this conversion is difficult and may not even happen at all. This is especially true for people with digestive disorders. This means no matter how many carrots you eat you just aren’t getting vitamin A – you need to eat foods with fully formed vitamin A to get what you need!

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Now it’s your turn. Share your number one wellness tip with us on the Wellness Wednesday link up!

 


3 Easy Ways to Support Your Lymph System

3 easy ways to support lymph titleWe all want strong immune systems. Most people have heard about taking vitamin C, or eating garlic, and if you’re up on your GAPS protocol knowledge you know about getting plenty of sunshine, eating fermented foods, and plenty of healthy fats. One often overlooked area of the immune system is the lymph system.

The lymph system is made up of special vessels, nodes and spaces all over your entire body from head to toe. It is filled with a special fluid, called lymph, that starts out as part of your blood, but slowly leaks out of the blood and takes with it anything dangerous or toxic. The lymph fluid holds onto these toxins until they can filter them through the nearest lymph node. The nodes isolate and neutralize the toxins by making special white blood cells. The neutralized toxin is released back into the lymph fluid and excreted with the rest of the body’s waste.  Eventually the lymph fluid travels all around the body and ends up in a special area right behind the heart. It enters the heart through the thoracic duct and the fluid is returned to the circulation system where the whole cycle starts all over again.  Your tonsils, bone marrow, thymus gland and spleen are also a part of the lymphatic system.

When you catch a cold or a sore throat one of the first things you notice, maybe even before you realize you are sick, is swollen lymph nodes. This is because your lymph system is already hard at work trying to fight off disease. It’s important to take care of your lymph system since it is one of our first lines of defense.

We all know our blood circulates on its own, quite rapidly, throughout the body making the trip from head to toe about once every minute or so. The fluid in the lymph system moves much more slowly. It makes the blood look like a Class V rapids in comparison! No, the lymph system is more like the lazy river – except that’s not exactly accurate since rivers flow on their own. The lymph system requires help to flow. You don’t want stagnant lymph, you want it to flow and circulate and clear away the toxins as efficiently as possible. So here are three things you can do every day to move your lymph along.

1. Exercise.  Our lymphatic systems depend on the contraction of our muscles to move along and circulate. Sitting for too long causes the lymph fluid to stagnate. Sometimes this fluid builds up and causes swelling – sometimes in your ankles and lower legs – which is uncomfortable and not very safe either.  Daily exercise helps activate the lymph circulation. Gentle movement like walking or tai chi can be as effective as more strenuous exercise when it comes to moving lymph.

dry brush

dry brush with detachable handle

2. Dry Brushing. Lymph only flows in one direction – toward the heart. So dry brushing done correctly is a great way to move that fluid along where it needs to go. Dry brushing also helps shed dead skin cells, a beauty bonus. To get started purchase a natural bristle brush with a long handle like this one. Before your daily bath or shower is a good time to do it. Start with the bottoms of your feet and cover your entire foot with firm, longish strokes moving evenly up from the foot to lower leg to thigh and hips. Do the same thing with hands moving up toward shoulders, and torso moving from hips and buttocks up toward the heart. Do both feet/legs and both hands/arms. Every stroke should move toward your heart. You can end with reaching the brush to mid back and stroking up over shoulders toward the heart. Then shower or bathe as usual. Dry brushing is most effective when done daily for at least three months.

lemons and oranges

drink the juice from half a lemon

3. Lemon water. The first thing you drink every morning should be something that benefits your health. So put the coffee or sodas, or even milk or juice, on hold while you have a glass of lemon water. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a 16oz mug and fill it with warm water. Drink the warm lemon water first thing to give your lymph system a boost as it dumps out all of the toxins it has accumulated from the day before and during the night.

Try these three ideas to nurture your lymph system now. This will help you get ready for all those back-to-school germs by helping to build and boost your immune system.  Share this post with your friends by using the Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook links at the top of the page. We’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment!

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