The Escher Immunity Principal

The Escher Immunity Principal

Sometimes the answer to a problem or threat isn’t where you expected it to be. It can be like the Escher painting above: things can look completely different depending on how you view them.

Most of us are used to expecting our conventional doctors to have solutions to infectious diseases. Conventional medicine fights infectious diseases by attacking and killing the infectious organism.

But that’s not working now.

There’s no vaccine or any other conventional therapy that is successful at treating COVID. There may be a vaccine in the next year, but vaccines never protect everyone. For example, the flu vaccine has ranged from 40% to 60% effective over the past 15 years. About half the people vaccinated get no protection. CDC Vaccine Effectiveness

You can bet that in the future, there will be other infectious illnesses with no conventional treatment.

The Solution for No Vaccines

The solution to these threats is to apply the Escher principal and look at the problem from a different perspective:

Instead of attacking the virus, you can support your body to resist it effectively.

You can be personally prepared and have your body ready to fight back, which is a better plan than depending on medicine coming up with a pharmaceutical hail-Mary. Simply: you need your body to become healthy enough to withstand the virus.

But wait! The news is full of stories of healthy people dying from COVID. Being “healthy” appears to be no guarantee that you won’t get sick.

The answer to this again lies with the Escher principal. Many people, especially when young, have the apparency of health without the reality of health. The 20- and 30-something young, energetic set are always shocked when they hit their 40’s and get diagnosed with chronic illness. Bodies were engineered to hide symptoms until increasing stress forces the body to show problems. Just because a person feels good and doesn’t have any diagnosed disease or chronic symptoms doesn’t mean that their immune systems are robust. It doesn’t mean that they can resist or recover from an attack like COVID.

How to Get Healthy

If you go to your conventional medical doctor and ask him to help you become healthier and boost your immune system, he’ll probably tell you to eat healthy food, exercise, and get plenty of sleep. While this is not bad advice, it’s woefully inadequate to address COVID-type threats.

Going to your conventional doctor to improve your health is like calling a plumber for an electrical problem.

Improving health can only be done by working with your body to assist it in overcoming any barriers and stops that are preventing it from healing itself. Working with your body to improve its health requires a holistic doctor, not a conventional doctor.

If you don’t have a holistic doctor, it is past time to find one.

 A holistic doctor can help you to achieve your optimal health. Conventional doctors, on the other hand, diagnose pathology and prescribe drugs to treat that diagnosis. The problem with this conventional model is that the medication prescribed does not promote health. There is a time and a place for drug therapies, but they are over-prescribed in the US. The continued use of drug therapies leaves the body depleted of vital nutrients that it will need when confronted with something like COVID.

How to Find a Holistic Doctor

Search for a local “holistic doctor” or “naturopathic doctor” or “functional medicine doctor” or “alternative medicine doctor.”

If this is new to you, I do have some advice and guidance.

Working with a holistic doctor involves you becoming more educated about how your body functions and how to improve your health. When you are working with the body instead of on the body, the person “living in it” will do most of the work.

My website is rich with free educational material on these subjects:

Here is a free booklet to help you understand the holistic approach to health.

Here is a webpage that explains how our treatment works.

I would be happy to see you or to make a telemedicine appointment. Go Here if you are interested in finding out about this option

Click on the above image to understand how bodies heal themselves.

Watch this video for a seven-minute explanation of how to assist your body in healing itself.

Pandemic Heros

Pandemic Heros

This my friend Markay.

She and her friends at Sewing Masks for Area Hospitals-Atlanta have made almost 20,000 masks for our area hospitals. On their own time with their own and donated fabric, without payment of any kind.

The fact that we in the US are relying on hero seamstresses to supply our hospitals with PPE is another story altogether but thank goodness for these amazing helpers. Resourcefulness and talent are on display when bad things happen. Always look for the helpers!

She supplies and continues to supply my doctor’s office with masks as we cannot buy them, to keep ourselves and our patients safe. My gratitude and love to you Markay and the other heroes in our midst.

Please post and share with the # #mypandemichero and tag myself and others. Let’s honor everyone we know who is helping! #❤️ If you need a mask contact me, or Email MarKay: markayappel@bellsouth.net

**Also if anyone has fabric they can donate please contact me as well. Fabric is getting hard to find now.

More Pandemic Stress Solutions

More Pandemic Stress Solutions

Thanks for your tremendous response to “Pandemic Stress Solutions.”

Here are some additional things you can do to reduce your stress.

Why Less Stress is Crucial

If you’re in constant stress, anxiety, or worry, then your level of cortisol can become elevated. Cortisol is a hormone (a steroid) that is released when you’re stressed. It affects almost every part of your body. Long-term high cortisol can cause weight gain, blood sugar imbalance, digestive problems, sleep issues, fatigue, nervous stomach, anxiety, depression, hormone imbalance and… immune system suppression. If you’ve had these symptoms in the past, they may recur or become worse with stress.

Long-term high cortisol can make you more susceptible to illness. Any reduction in your immune defenses you do not need right now.

But How do I Reduce My Stress in a Pandemic?

FIRST: The world has become a dangerous, stressful place.

You may feel overwhelmed and somewhat powerless to deal with the constant state of danger surrounding you. You can feel this way because you can’t know where the threat is coming from. It might be dangerous to go into the grocery store; the package you just had delivered might be dangerous to touch; your family and friends might be in danger; your financial security might be being destroyed.

WHAT TO DO:

When you feel that you’re in danger, the feeling can become generalized so that pretty much everything can start to seem dangerous.

Therefore, many things can seem to be more dangerous than they really are.

Do this exercise to discover this for yourself and feel much better:

The Less-Dangerous Exercise:

Look around where you are sitting right now and find anything that isn’t dangerous or threatening to you.

Repeat doing this until you feel less stressed.

Now, stop “feeding the stress fire.”

Quit reading websites, social media, or news outlets that increase your fear and stress. Stop watching the news. See Pandemic Stress Solutions “Step One” for some ways of doing this effectively.

SECOND: You are feeling freaked out, either a little or a lot, much of the time.

You may feel you’re in a state of mental stress, or you may be squashing it down. You may have been feeling this way for weeks and have gotten used to it. But continuously feeling that something terrible is happening or will happen is going to stress you out and wear you down.

WHAT TO DO:

Get some space.

Screens can be quite deadly in this situation. When you spend hours looking at a screen, your entire world shrinks down to the few feet between you and the screen. Break up your time on screens with action activities: cook a meal, clean something, have a conversation, work in the yard or garden, do some exercise, reorganize your kitchen junk drawer.

Increase your physical space. Take walks around your neighborhood and look at things. Don’t walk and look at your feet or think of scary pictures in your mind while stressing out. Look at trees, buildings, flowers, other people. Doing this will give you space and help you feel much less stressed. After some time, if you feel stressed again— take another walk!

Communicate. Communication is a magical stress solution (if you avoid stressful communication). Call a friend or family member you like to talk to, just talk about something OTHER than how dangerous everything is. Play some music. You can do this for yourself, others in your household, or put it on the web for others to hear. Draw or paint some art. Sing. Cook (cooking is a wonderful communication medium).

How Did This Happen to Me?

A big part of the COVID stress is not knowing how you could have prevented it. You can feel wide-open to having something like this hit you again, making that “dangerous environment” problem even worse.

Sometimes the answer to a problem or threat isn’t where you are used to looking for it. Most of us are used to expecting our conventional doctors to have a solution to infectious diseases. Conventional medicine fights infectious diseases by attacking and killing the infectious organism. But that’s not working now.

The truth is, with infectious diseases, we need to:

Support the body rather than trying to kill the infectious organism.

There’s no vaccine or any other conventional therapy that is successful at treating COVID. You can bet that in the future, there will be other infectious illnesses with no conventional treatment.

You should be prepared and have your body ready to fight back rather than depending on conventional medicine coming up with a pharmaceutical hail-Mary.

What You Should Do

If you don’t have a holistic doctor, it is past time to find one.

I would be happy to see you or to make a telemedicine appointment. Go Here if you are interested in finding out about this option

 A holistic doctor can help you to achieve your optimal health. Conventional doctors, on the other hand, diagnose pathology and prescribe drugs to treat that diagnosis. The problem with this conventional model is that the medication prescribed does not promote health. There is a time and a place for drug therapies, but they are over-prescribed in the US. The continued use of drug therapies leaves the body depleted of vital nutrients that it will need when confronted with something like COVID.

Some Basic Things You Can Do Right Now

Find a high-quality supply of vitamin C and zinc and start taking these. There are other effective nutrients that your holistic doctor can help you with. If you’re having trouble finding these supplements, contact my clinic as we have sources that haven’t run dry yet.

If you find the information in this post useful, please don’t keep it to yourself!

We are truly all in this one together.

Watch this video for a seven-minute explanation of how to assist your body in healing itself.

Sugar and Your Immune System

Sugar and Your Immune System

Sugar and Your Immune System

Dr. Linus Pauling’s Forgotten Research

Your body has a very efficient system for protecting itself from outside “invaders” such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc. The single most important part of this system is the body’s ability to identify and destroy any invaders that get inside.

There is a fact that you may not know about your body’s immune system:

EATING ANY KIND OF SUGAR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE YOUR BODY’S DEFENSES BY 75% OR MORE FOR FOUR TO SIX HOURS.

This is not new data. In the 1970’s Dr. Linus Pauling (one of the greatest researchers in the field of microbiology) discovered that vitamin C helps the body to combat the common cold. As part of the same research, Dr. Pauling found that sugar severely slows down this same process.

This is very important to know, as using this information can prevent illness and dramatically assist healing. Because the idea that sugar is “bad” for you is so controversial, I am going to give you a quick, simplified tour through your own immune system so you can see for yourself what Dr. Pauling discovered.

1. How Your Body Disposes Of Invaders

Bacteria, viruses, etc. are literally “swallowed” by a special type of cell called a “phagocyte.” This is a cell, such as a white blood cell, that engulfs and absorbs waste material, harmful microorganisms, or other foreign bodies in the bloodstream and tissues.

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2. Vitamin C

Dr. Pauling discovered that vitamin C is needed by white blood cells to engulf and absorb viruses and bacteria. In fact, a white blood cell has to contain 50 times the concentration of vitamin C as would normally be found in the blood around it. That’s how Dr. Pauling came up with the “take vitamin C for a cold” theory. In order to continue to destroy bacteria and viruses, the white blood cells have to accumulate vitamin C all the time to keep up the 50-times concentration. So, vitamin C is being moved through the cell membranes into the white blood cells all over your body, all the time. That’s why it’s important to have plenty of vitamin C available to your body.

3. Sugar

Glucose (sugar in its simplest form, as found in the blood stream) and vitamin C have a similar chemical structure. So similar, in fact, that when a white blood cell tries to pull in more vitamin C from the blood around it, glucose can get substituted by mistake. If the concentration of glucose in the blood goes beyond a certain concentration, the white blood cell’s 50-times vitamin C concentration can start to drop because of the large amount of glucose it’s pulling in as a substitute for vitamin C.

In fact, at a blood sugar level of 120, the white blood cell’s ability to absorb and destroy viruses and bacteria is reduced by 75%. This blood sugar level would be easily obtained by any normal person eating some sugar (cake, cookies, candy, soda or even drinking fruit juice). Further, it can take four to six hours for the vitamin C concentration in the white blood cells to reach that optimum 50-times concentration again.

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Conclusion

As you can see, it’s not a great idea to eat any kind of sugar if you’re sick, including the much-recommended orange juice (which may contain vitamin C, but this won’t help if the white blood cells can’t get past the sugar to use it!). Further, if you were on a program of health improvement of any kind, sugar would be your number-1 enemy! No matter if you’re healing from an injury, either. White blood cells and other phagocytes remove dead tissue as well as other types of waste associated with injury healing.

Talk to us about how to avoid sugar and some really great sugar substitutes you can use! And the next time you go to the drug store and notice that the cough syrup contains mostly sugar, you can wonder as we do what happened to this valuable research that no one seems to know?

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Pandemic Stress Solutions

“Fight or Flight” is the condition most of us are finding our bodies in right now. The stress that this puts on our adrenal glands, immune systems, and nervous systems isn’t good. Right when we need to be as healthy as possible, we’re all stressed to the max.

I have the same situation, and I’ve put in place some very effective stress-reducers that are making my life much healthier and more comfortable. Try them out for yourself!

Try the suggestions in this article:

  • You’ll feel more relaxed and less overwhelmed.
  • You’ll be able to better see and plan for the future.
  • You will be less stressed and less susceptible to illness.

STEP ONE: Stop feeding your panic and overwhelm.

  1. Decide to switch your viewpoint away from fear lockdown.

There’s a natural desire to know what is happening around you, especially if what’s happening is a threat. Watching and reading the news, websites, and scrolling through social media can seem like a responsibility to keep yourself informed.

The truth is that no matter how well you believe you are handling it, continually reading and looking at stressful information is going to affect you negatively and increase your stress level.

  1. Try this for a week, and you’ll be more than amazed at the difference:
  • For two days, stay off the news entirely: don’t listen, watch or read it. Stay off social media that talks about politics, corona, and world events. You’ll likely find that doing this creates a vacuum in your life. What will you do with all that time and attention? (See STEP THREE below for some ideas). Get the rest of your family to go along with you on this, so you’re not getting the news feed second hand.
  • On day three, you’re going to look around for any vital information that you need to know. However, do not just reconnect with the media. First, put a filter in place. YOU decide what you need to know. Second, go directly to the sources for the information you need. These sources will supply more useful and accurate information with less spin.

To get a current report on Covid cases in Georgia, go to https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report

To get current information in the US, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Whatever you need to know, look it up from official sites from CDC, WHO, major medical schools, state health departments, etc.

Do not read news sites or social media to get this information.

  • Now, you are free to avoid all news for the next two days. Feel that sense of relief?

STEP TWO: Reclaim your life from worry and fear.

Are you worried? I would think so!

The problem is that there is plenty of real stuff to worry about, but the worry is getting you nowhere. “Worry” is being in a continuous state of fear. It’s very unhealthy, makes you uncomfortable, and can damage your ability to make sound decisions right when you need to the most.

I have a quick solution to your worry. Do the exercise below IN WRITING. As you’ll see, your worry will magically reduce. But don’t stop there. Whenever you find yourself worrying again, pull out your cheat sheet, and do the exercise on whatever new thing that’s worrying you.

The No-Worries Exercise:

  1. Sit down with paper and write down your worries. List them out down the paper leaving some room to write after each one.
  2. Go back to the first worry you wrote down. Now ask yourself how you’re going to handle that worry and write down the answer. You aren’t engaged in some high-level strategy session; just write down basically how you can handle that worry. Don’t get stuck or frustrated, and you don’t need a grand fool-proof plan. Just get an idea of how to control or reduce the worry and jot it down. You’re managing your worry with this exercise, not changing the world.
  3. Go down the rest of the list and do the same thing. “How will I deal with this?” Write down the answer.
  4. This exercise won’t make the virus go away, but it can reduce your worry and stress enough to provide needed relief.

STEP THREE: Get creative, resourceful, and productive.

  • Your morale is proportional to your production. Sit around, and you’ll feel crappy. Get something accomplished that YOU think is worthwhile; you’ll feel great. Get five personally-important projects done in the time you should have spent on two, and you’ll be singing, whistling, and finger-snapping.
  • Do you feel exhausted and have no motivation? Trap yourself into becoming productive. Call a friend and make a deal with them to be your production buddy. Make a pact on what you’ll accomplish tomorrow and hold each other to this. Truthfully, people almost always work better and happier in groups than by themselves. Warning: If you’re working in a depressed group where everyone is at home or the business is off from the crisis, your group can pull you down!
  • Are you crazy busy and seem very productive but still feel exhausted and depressed? Make sure you are finishing each task and not trying to go so fast that you leave parts of everything unfinished. An unfinished job stays in your mind and won’t go away. In short order, you’ll be overwhelmed with the number of uncompleted tasks.

Uncompleted Task Discovery Exercise: 1) Look around you for evidence of uncompleted tasks. Papers that aren’t done and can’t be filed or trashed. Junk on the counter that should be sorted out. Your IN Box (yikes!). 2) List out your incomplete tasks (actually write them down). 3) Find a task on the list that you could get done in the next few minutes. 4) Do it! 5) Repeat, not for the entire list, but until you feel more relaxed, happy, and un-stressed.

If a finished job falls in the woods, but no one ever finds out about it, is it still a finished job? NO! First rule: Stop each time you complete something and give yourself a full acknowledgment that you DID it. Second rule: get someone else to recognize what you have done as well.

Decide

Everything I’ve suggested is something that you can do for yourself right now. You need no permission, and you don’t have to buy or prepare anything to get started.

You just have to DECIDE.

FEAR is an emotion without motion. If you are in fear, you are frozen in place. (If you’re running away, that’s TERROR, which is a little different). Your challenge is to DECIDE to take action when you are FROZEN in fear. The good news is that for most people, just reading this paragraph will unstick you and get things moving.

I wish you the best of luck with all of this. By the way, I am personally doing every single step in this article.

Watch this video for a seven-minute explanation of how to assist your body in healing itself.