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IT’S A COLD

FEAR NOT! 

While the world seems overwhelmed by fast-spreading Omicron, the symptoms are primarily that of the common cold:

  • Cough
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Congestion and runny nose

I know a lot of people who have a cold right now. It’s probably Omicron. We’ve never freaked out over a cold before. But these are times of great fear. It spews out over the news round the clock. My answer—turn it off!

It’s fear that I want to address today. Fear itself can make you sick. And fear is gripping our world. It’s causing people to do things they would never do before— to act irrationally. Many people have lost their love for their neighbor in the frenzy of fear along with love for themselves.

How Fear Negatively Impacts Our Lives

  1. Physical health.  Did you know that fear can weaken your immune system and can cause cardiovascular damage, gastrointestinal problems like ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and decreased fertility?  It can also lead to accelerated aging and even premature death. So even if you’re juicing and taking all your immune support supplements, fear can do so much harm that all your good nutrition can’t overcome it.
  2. Memory.  Your long-term memory formation can be impaired by fear and it can cause damage to certain parts of the brain, such as the hippocampus. When the hippocampus is damaged, it can be even more difficult to regulate fear. This can leave a person anxious a good deal of the time. To someone in chronic fear, the world looks scary. You can become terrified of catching a cold.
  3. Brain processing and reactivity.  Fear can interrupt many processes in your brain including those that allow us to regulate emotions, read non-verbal cues and other information presented to us, reflect before acting, and act ethically. When our thinking is impaired,  decision-making is impacted in negative ways, leaving us susceptible to intense emotions and impulsive reactions. All of these effects can leave us unable to act wisely or appropriately.
  4. Mental health.  Consequences of long-term fear include fatigue, clinical depression, and PSTD.

Adapted from https://www.psycom.net/facing-your-fear

How to Get Rid of Fear

1.     Allow yourself to sit with your fear. My husband teaches at our retreat the Letting Go Method. Ask yourself: “Could I let it go?’ “Would I let it go?” When? Be honest. You may not be ready now but keep at it.

2.  Your fear may be a phobia—an intense fear reaction. What is the root cause? Look inside your heart. Was there an event that triggered your fear initially? Ask God to heal that memory.

3. If you’ve picked up the fear that’s exploded worldwide in the last couple of years, recognize that there is a spirit of fear. Resist that. Don’t allow it to reside in your mind or heart. Adopt an attitude of positivity.  Focus on the good things in your life. Choose to believe that you are safe. Pray that the angels surround you. Decide that you will be okay. Write down the things you are grateful for. Look at the list when you feel you’re in a bad place.

Do Your Part to Immunize Yourself

Natural immunity is far superior to anything else you could do. The answer is strengthening your own immune system.

Here’s your immunity bundle!

Zinc

If the immune system can’t stop a virus from replicating, it goes into overdrive and ramps up inflammation, especially in the lungs. This is what causes viral pneumonia. One of the fierce reactions with Covid-19 is an over-reactive immune response causing severe respiratory infection. A study from Ohio State University shows that zinc “helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response in a way that prevents out-of-control inflammation that can be damaging and even deadly.” One of the symptoms of zinc deficiency is diminished taste and smell. One of the symptoms for some people with Covid-19 is loss of taste and smell. I have found no studies or information looking at this correlation, but I do find it interesting.

Quercetin

One of the most well-studied attributes of quercetin, however, is its antiviral capacity, which has been attributed to three main mechanisms of action:

1. Inhibiting the virus’ ability to infect cells   

2. Inhibiting replication of already infected cells                  

3. Reducing infected cells’ resistance to treatment with antiviral medication

Research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, published in 2007, found it lowers your risk of viral illness following extreme physical stress, which might otherwise undermine your immune function and render you more susceptible to infections.

Vitamin D3

German research provides unequivocal medical evidence that the government should be strongly advocating two actions: 1. Take vitamin D supplements and 2. Have your blood tested for vitamin D. The title for this October 2021 journal article says it all: “COVID-19 Mortality Risk Correlates Inversely with Vitamin D3 Status, and a Mortality Rate Close to Zero Could Theoretically Be Achieved at 50 ng/mL 25(OH)D3: In other words, there is clear evidence that the lower your vitamin D level the greater your risk of dying from COVID infection. Moreover, the data clearly shows that you need a blood level of at least 50 ng/mL. There are a number of highlights from this research and other sources; the discussion is aimed at informing people with information not provided by Big Media, Big Government, and Big Pharma. “The finding that most SARS-CoV-2 patients admitted to hospitals have vitamin D3 blood levels that are too low is unquestioned even by opponents of vitamin D supplementation.” The German study “followed 1,601 hospitalized patients, 784 who had their vitamin D levels measured within a day after admission and 817 whose vitamin D levels were known before infection. And the researchers also analyzed the long-term average vitamin D3 levels documented for 19 countries. The observed median vitamin D value overall collected study cohorts were 23.2 ng/mL, which is clearly too low to work effectively against COVID.” (Reprinted from https://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=34264)

Vitamin C

A scientific study reported flu and cold symptoms in the test group decreased 85% compared with the control group after the administration of megadose Vitamin C. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10543583) A study in China found that vitamin C, which is an antioxidant, may help prevent cytokine-induced damage to the lungs. Cytokines are small proteins released by cells, which trigger inflammation and respond to infections, according to MedicineNet author William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR. Severe lung inflammation with COVID-19 may result in respiratory distress and even death. The clinical trial description states that vitamin C reduces the inflammatory response, and both prevents and shortens the duration of the common cold. The description further states that insufficient vitamin C is related to an increased risk and severity of influenza infections. The team aims to see if vitamin C has similar effects against viral pneumonia associated with COVID-19. (https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=228745 )

In addition to your immunity bundle, I recommend NAC.

NAC

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) has shown the ability to block the attachment of damaging proteins (like the ones with the spikes)  to receptor sites. If they can’t attach, the damage they can do is greatly reduced. It is also becoming apparent that the jab is not protecting people. Statistics coming in show that a large number of people who got the shots are getting various strains of COVID. And what are you going to do? Keep getting boosters for the rest of your life? It’s time to build up your immune system.

Per published research, I found the following review to be very relevant. “The vaccine has shown limited benefit in the elderly, suggesting an age-dependent immune response. As a result, exploring new applications of existing medications could potentially provide valuable treatments for COVID-19. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been used in clinical practice to treat critically ill septic patients, and more recently for COVID-19 patients. NAC has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-modulating characteristics that may prove beneficial in the treatment and prevention of SARS-Cov-2.” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7649937/)

Make sure that you avoid sugar.

It depresses the immune system. Use healthy sweeteners such as stevia, coconut sugar, or monk fruit. 

Get plenty of sleep.

The body heals and repairs as we sleep deeply.

Ginger Turmeric Shots

At the first sign of a cold, drink this:

  • 2-3 inch chunk of ginger root
  • 2-3 inch chunk of turmeric (or use turmeric powder)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon.

Juice it all up, stir and chug it down. It’s hot. You’ll know it’s doing something.

You might want to chase it with an orange slice or a sip of juice.

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