This week I read yet another article about the benefits of Vitamin D (and others). It can be frustrating to keep banging on about something that’s had good science behind it for a while now but is still being ignored, especially when it could be helping so many people. But needs must and I’m reaching for my pot and spoon to bang again ;)
We are lead to believe that there is a Single Solution in all of this. Slender, cylindrical and sharp. However, there are options outside of the narrow mainstream medical paradigm that work to lower the risk of severe COVID-19. They even have supporting scientific evidence. We KNOW this. We have been saying it personally and publicly since mid-March 2020. . Doctors have been censored, de-platformed and had their licenses threatened all for highlighting these simple measures to improve immunity.
When did you last hear from our “health” authorities about vitamins D & C, zinc or quercetin?
To us, that is negligence. The science is there. There are no excuses. Shame on them all for squandering a perfect opportunity over this last year to help lift people into better health. Shame. On. Them!
From the article:
“We get all types of medical tests to evaluate everything from blood pressure to cholesterol. After dozens of studies have recently shown the importance of Vitamin D when fighting COVID-19, Dr. Peter Osborne with Origins Nutrition Center suggests, you consider a blood test to check your vitamin levels.
“I think that’s probably one of the smartest things that a person could do right now, with an unpredictable role of a relatively unknown illness. What we do know at this point about vitamin therapy, particularly about vitamin D, a new study has come out and a new analysis has come out on what we know about vitamin D and COVID. So far, here’s what we know: people with low vitamin D who get COVID have a greater tendency toward dying, have a greater tendency toward hyper-inflammation in the cytokine storm that comes with COVID, and have a greater tendency toward getting on ventilators, which are very bad because ventilators don’t work very well for COVID. When a person’s on a ventilator with COVID it’s not a good thing. So, the outcomes aren’t great, so if we can keep people off of ventilators and we can keep their immune system supported really well with nutrition, that ideally that makes the most sense,” explains Dr. Osborne.
He also says the most recent studies show that nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could be prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D in our bodies often goes down in the wintertime, because fewer people are outside and not soaking it up from the sun. You need at least 20 minutes of sunlight every day to get an adequate amount, which is why a supplement is often needed to get to a healthy level.
Some hospitals around the country are even using vitamins as a treatment for COVID-19, not just prevention.
“A lot of doctors are now learning this and coming out and saying it! The East Virginia School of Medicine actually has a COVID protocol that includes Vitamin D. So if you’re a patient who gets hospitalized for COVID, they’re automatically putting you on between 20,000 and 60,000 units of Vitamin D. This is part of their standard of care protocol in that hospital system,” says Dr. Osborne.
Dr. Osborne believes Vitamin D is one of the most simple and affordable ways to help you stay healthy.
“Vitamin D is very inexpensive. You can buy it at the local nutrition store, and it might just save your life, should you get sick. With vitamin D, there’s a therapy that can be done that I recommend, and it’s 1000 international units (IU) of vitamin D per pound. So if you’re 100 pounds, you would take 100,000 international units of vitamin D for three days. After that, you don’t have to keep taking those higher doses, but three days of high dose vitamin D will elevate your serum vitamin D levels to adequate levels,” states Dr. Osborne.
Along with following the CDC health guidelines, he encourages everyone to think of boosting their immune systems as a four-pronged approach, using four different supplements.
Number 1: Vitamin D, get your levels up, and you can also ask your doctor to test your levels, a very easy blood test.
Number 2: Vitamin C, we know it’s working well. There have been some studies on COVID where vitamin C has shown to have very good benefits in the outcome of an illness.
Number 3: Zinc stops viral replication multiple ways, so it prevents the virus from hijacking your DNA, prevents the virus from replicating. It also prevents the virus from entering the cell, so zinc is very important right now.
Number 4: Quercetin, which is what’s called a natural bioflavonoid. Quercetin opens up the cells in your body so that zinc can get inside your cells, where it works. So think of quercetin as the key. Think of zinc as the repairman, that is allowed into the house, so-to-speak,” says Dr. Osborne. So, what can you do? There’s no point in reading things, getting hopping mad and upsetting your day because our leaders have sat on their hands.
Right now these issues need action. You might be surprised at how good it feels to actually DO SOMETHING.
Firstly, walk the talk. Live your life – as close as you can – to the example you would like to see promoted by our health authorities. Becoming a quiet role model for others of how to live healthily, with all the benefits that come with those choices, can really inspire others to give it a go. People notice when others have long-lasting energy levels, remain upbeat and achieve success. In this situation we believe that actions speak louder than words – no one likes a lecture!
Write to people in influential positions. Politicians, health, medical and science authorities, media personalities and journalists are all good places to start. We have noticed some very beneficial conversations happening lately, all as a result of people like you reaching out.
On Monday, Peter Williams devoted an entire 3 hour morning show on Magic Talk to questioning the science and decisions surrounding the new COVID vaccines and the increasing intolerance for open dialogue. All because of an email sent to him from one of the people in our wonderful Voices network. And yesterday he gave Voices a plug on his show and referenced yesterday’s blog post about Medsafe’s Pfizer report.
The more these influential people hear from us, with credible information and links, the harder it will be for them to ignore the issues. At the very least, they cannot claim they “did not know”.
SHARE articles like this within your networks. Bookmark them so that they are easily found should you encounter someone new who is interested in this topic, your lifestyle or your conversation. Pass it on and encourage them to do the same.
JOIN a local group. Network with those in your area. Make plans to go together to visit your local MP or other influential people in your area to discuss the issues you see as key. You can register here.
There are plenty of ways to manifest the reality we want to see here in Aotearoa, NZ – we just need to take some time to quieten our racing minds to allow the creativity to flow.
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