OUTRAGEOUS: American Red Cross accepting coronavirus-infected people as blood donors, claims coronavirus can’t be spread through blood

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In the latest example of outrageously bad information that we’ll file under “self-serving ignorance,” the American Red Cross has publicly declared that asymptomatic coronavirus-infected individuals can give blood, even claiming they won’t be tested for the coronavirus when they do so. Continue reading

10 Potent herbs to protect your respiratory system

Chronic respiratory conditions can significantly affect an individual’s quality of life. From breathlessness to chronic chest pain, respiratory conditions cause a host of complications that can impair the flow of oxygen throughout the body. Continue reading

High Heat May Kill the Coronavirus

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  • A recent Chinese investigation suggests COVID-19 is highly sensitive to high temperatures and spreads faster in colder climates; its most rapid spread is occurring at a temperature of 8.72 degrees Celsius (47.7 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Fever is a core mechanism by which your body fights viral infection. You can simulate a fever by raising your core body temperature in a sauna, steam bath, or by engaging in physical movement to induce sweating
  • A number of studies have investigated the antiviral effects of sauna bathing. For example, a clinical study involving 50 volunteers showed regular sauna bathers had half the rate of common cold compared to nonusers. Those who use a sauna at least two or three times per week also have a lower risk of influenza and pneumonia
  • Sauna use kills bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses and boosts your immune function by increasing white blood cell, lymphocyte, neutrophil and basophil counts. By elevating your core temperature your body also releases heat shock proteins that help block the replication of influenza viruses
  • Coronaviruses (as a general group) incubate in your sinuses for about three days before moving down into your lungs, and appears to be destroyed by temperatures around 133 degrees F (56 degrees Celsius), which can easily be reached in a sauna

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Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety, Isolation and Loneliness

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  • If you’re anxious about getting infected with novel coronavirus or worry about the health of family members, consider trying the Emotional Freedom Techniques to ease your anxiety or the FAST technique from NET
  • As governments around the world are issuing social distancing recommendations, more and more people are self-isolating and limiting their face-to-face interactions. While important to curb the spread of infectious disease, self-quarantining can also trigger or worsen feelings of loneliness
  • Even without government-recommended social distancing, loneliness is already at “epidemic” levels; 46% of American adults report feeling lonely, 47% say they do not have meaningful in-person social interactions on a daily basis and 43% report feeling isolated
  • Ease boredom and stay connected by video chatting with family and friends. Other creative solutions people have come up with include live-streamed DJ sets, online book clubs, cooking classes and other online events conducted via video conferencing or video chats
  • For those who were already isolated to begin with, the recommendation to connect through technology may not help much, since they lack a social network. Many of the most vulnerable, such as the elderly and disabled, also lack the technical know-how. For these individuals, the answer really lies in a compassionate reaching out by others, perhaps complete strangers

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CO2 Treatments for Coronavirus

A global push to slow the spread of the coronavirus has put more than 1.7 billion people confined to their homes. All of these people need some simple treatments they can do. The perfect treatments for coronavirus need to be safe, widely available, inexpensive, easy to administer and of course effective. The good news is that 100,000 people have recovered from the virus. It is treatable for the vast majority unless one is already near dying from a preexisting condition. Continue reading

The Most Vulnerable Die First

Two years ago I wrote: The CDC has called the 2017-2018 flu an epidemic and in England it’s a pandemic filling up hospitals until its standing room only. They are reporting that more than 50 patients at a time had been left waiting for beds in casualty units, with 120 patients a day being managed in corridors and “some dying prematurely.” Continue reading

6 Natural ways to strengthen the immune system amid the coronavirus outbreak

The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against infection and disease. A healthy immune system can identify pathogens and distinguish these from the body’s cells. However, a weak immune system caused by poor nutrition and lifestyle choices can make the body susceptible to infections, like the coronavirus that is currently ravaging the world. Continue reading

New York City becomes the new Wuhan: Big Apple now the new US epicenter of global coronavirus pandemic

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By far, most cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in America have occurred in states along both U.S. coastlines, but one of them — New York — has emerged as the U.S. “epicenter” for the disease. Continue reading

Researchers: 69 Drugs May Be Effective Against Coronavirus Including Chloroquine

Scientists have recently identified 69 drugs and experimental compounds that may be effective in combating the novel coronavirus.  Continue reading

The coronavirus did not escape from a lab. Here’s how we know.

The persistent myth can be put to bed. Continue reading

The Impact of Effective Handwashing Against Infection

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  • To effectively wash your hands, use soap and running water, lather up and scrub for at least 20 seconds, and be sure to wash your fingertips and between your fingers
  • Forget the hot air hand dryer or cloth towels and use a folded paper towel to increase absorbency
  • By washing your hands you can prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, which may slow the spread of antibiotic resistance
  • Washing your hands too frequently may damage the skin barrier and trigger cracks in your skin that allow germs into your body
  • Build a strong immune system by avoiding processed foods and sugar, supporting your gut microbiome, eating foods high in vitamins and minerals and getting quality sleep 

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Acupuncture therapy is an effective treatment for improving health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Researchers from different universities in Taiwan comprehensively analyzed the effects of body acupuncture therapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Their findings were published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. Continue reading

The National Plan to Vaccinate Every American

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  • The coronavirus vaccine may be the first genetically engineered messenger RNA vaccine to be fast tracked to licensure
  • The FDA has not yet licensed messenger RNA vaccines that use part of the RNA of a virus to manipulate the body’s immune system into stimulating a potent immune response
  • There likely will be lots of questions about whether the fast-tracked coronavirus vaccine was studied long enough to adequately demonstrate safety
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) may recommend that all Americans get the newly licensed coronavirus vaccine
  • The government has a National Vaccine Plan designed to make sure you, your child and everyone in America gets every dose of every vaccine that government officials recommend now and in the future

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The First Thing to Do when a Cold or Flu Strikes

Cold and flu season are right around the corner, and with it we can expect lots of advertisements for flu vaccines.

I’ve written extensively on the dangers of flu vaccines before, and the fact that they simply do not work—according to the scientific evidence.

So here’s a timely review of what you can do to protect yourself and your family from colds and any type of flu this season, and in years to come.

What Causes Colds and Influenzas? Continue reading

The Amazing Science of Auriculotherapy

How Pressing Specific Points on Your Outer Ear Can Help You Stop Smoking … Eliminate Pain … Shed Excess Weight … Quit the Alcohol Habit …and Heal over 350 Diseases Continue reading