Covid-19 Treatment Updates

According to studies and a long history of successful use by many holistic doctors, natural remedies tend to improve this type of viral infection much more quickly and shorten the duration and severity of symptoms of infection by several days more than medications. This has proven true over the first 18 months of the pandemic and is the way to go for folks under 50 years old and all people without co morbid health conditions. Even some research based conventional medical doctors are recommending starting treatment of Covid-19 with a ‘Nutraceutical Bundle.’

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Hello Dear Ones,

I had a wake up call this week about the Pfizer mRNA and the new emergency authorization of the vaccine (EAV) and recommendation by the FDA and CDC to give it to children ages 12-15 given on May 10th.  Not a new awareness but an alarm. I woke up at midnight with this urgent message running through my heart and soul and mind.  The sifting and collating of the data was loudly percolating through my system while I tried to sleep.  The alarm went off and I started writing this.

Children in danger. 

Too urgent to wait until the morning.

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To My Dear Clients and Friends Whom I Care Deeply About,

I am writing to you on a very important topic that many of you have been asking me about. What are COVID-19 vaccines? What are the benefits and risks of them? Is this the only thing we can do for SARS CoV2 related illnesses?

As a physician, I have many ethical and legal obligations to my patients/clients. I took an oath at my medical school graduation in 1988 to protect and care for you and I take this trust very seriously. What I am expressing to you today comes from following good process for decades. At Cornell University, I majored in biologic sciences with a concentration in neurobiology and behavior. As part of my major, I studied the structure and function of the body including cell biology, physiology, genetics, biochemistry, and human and animal behavior. In medical school, I studied these subjects again, as well as microbiology, pathology (the process of disease at the chemical, cellular, organ and body levels), infectious diseases, epidemiology, how to apply the scientific method to understand medical research, and clinical medicine (how to apply all of this in an effective and safe way to real people to keep them healthy and to treat disease states).

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What is a corona virus? It is a type of virus that tends to cause respiratory diseases. One of the less common causes of the common cold is a corona virus. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus from 2002, also starting in China, was a corona virus. Viruses need a host e.g. human being to replicate themselves. They enter a body and hijack cellular machinery for their own benefit to reproduce themselves. Some viruses like influenza, and COVID19 also can effect the functioning of white blood cells and weaken the immune system. This can make a person vulnerable to a secondary infection (another virus or bacteria jumps in). Viruses like corona virus cannot be treated with antibiotics and there are no anti-viral medications for them either.

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A Quick Note About Summer Sun

Sunshine like so many things in life is all about the right amount. Getting sunlight on our bodies has been demonized lately as being purely bad, and only good for getting skin cancer. Yes, true, not good to get a sunburn as that can be painful and definitely increase your risk of skin cancer. Also, too much sun can damage skin and cause “age spots” and make skin leathery over time.

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Spring is here!  It’s a time for new growth and moving ahead to the new you. This season brings the return of life as green begins to return, blossoms burst with sweet fragrance, and the air is warm.

Do you feel ready to blossom? Ask yourself this: what do you need to nourish and strengthen your whole being and nurture forward motion in this world?  Where do you feel resistance?  Is there anything you can to do to begin to discharge any physical, mental, or emotional toxins that are holding you back?

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Hi Friends!

I’m happy to share with you today a few tips and tricks to prevent and treat viral illnesses, including influenza. For some people, prescription medication might be helpful, particularly if the person has severe asthma and other lung conditions, poorly controlled diabetes, and/or neurological problems that make it hard to breath or cough.

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