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Antiviral benefits of Elderberry

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Natural antiviral substances have been used for centuries to fight common infections, but interest has grown around elderberries, a purple berry long used for its cold and flu-reducing properties. Researchers believe elderberry's antiviral properties may be valuable in the widespread prevention and treatment of influenza and other viral illnesses

Elderberries, small, dark purple berries grown on the Sambucus tree, are well known for their cold and flu-fighting properties. Used medicinally for centuries to reduce cold symptoms and other ailments, researchers believe elderberry may be one of the best natural antiviral substances and could be used to effectively treat the common cold and influenza A and B.[i],[ii]

Comment: Scientists confirm elderberry beats the flu, prevents colds & strengthens immunity


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The mind of Covid-19: Don't succumb to groupthink

"Believing is easier than thinking. Hence so many more believers than thinkers."

- Bruce Calvert
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Stop following the herd. Think for yourself
The number of Coronavirus cases is 353,905 worldwide, while the death toll, as of this writing has reached 15,420. Currently, 35,232 individuals in the U.S. have tested positive for this virus, also known as Covid-19. There have been 459 reported deaths. Because of its rapid spread, the World Health Organization has defined Covid-19 as a pandemic. And although the spread of infectious disease has been much more fully understood over the course of the last few centuries, the age-old practice of quarantine continues to be a mainstay in the prevention of further spread of disease. No matter what is called, though - social distancing, isolation, or quarantine - the idea of separating oneself from society, either voluntarily or because of mandate, is a rough proposition for most. Whether a skeptic or believer, though, many will find themselves pressing up against the boundary of reason. What is real? What is propaganda? Are we being strong-armed by an insidious agenda, or informed by experts who have our best interest in mind?

In a world rushed by news and clamped to social media, the ability to realize what is true is obscured and corrupted, an irony of the information age. People feel informed simply because they have grazed on a spate of information, oftentimes, that is out of context, superficial, or simply untrue. This, coupled with the fact that many Americans are no longer trained to read and digest information comprehensively, to delve into unfamiliar subject matter with an analytic mind, contributes to a heightened sense of panic, one that spins and reverberates in the far reaches of the internet, and gels into a sense of collective hysteria.

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Prepare for a real pandemic: Self-isolation may save lives, but it exacerbates mental health issues & loneliness

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An elderly person walks in an empty Piazza San Marco with his dog on March 11, 2020
Millions of elderly and vulnerable people suffering from chronic loneliness are now facing further isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This will cause and exacerbate a different set of problems such as mental health issues.

There have been almost 400,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world, whilst over 17,000 people have died. Although the virus appears to be on the wane in China and South Korea, Europe is now the epicentre with tens of thousands of cases reported.

Governments across Europe have issued lockdowns and advised citizens, especially the elderly, to self-isolate in order to prevent spread and mortality. While self-isolation may save lives, it will cause and exacerbate a different set of problems such as mental health issues and loneliness - the consequences of which I see on a daily basis in my line of work.

One is the loneliest number, as the song written by Harry Nilsson goes. Sadly, this is becoming the reality for an increasing number of people, both old and young, across the industrialised world. The atomisation of society and consequent alienation of individuals from each other is particularly visible in big cities such as London where few speak to, let alone meaningfully interact with, their neighbours.

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The cardiovascular risk reduction benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet outweigh the potential increase in LDL-cholesterol

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This 2016 letter to the editor of the BMJ was written as a response to Nadia Mansoor et al.'s meta-analysis of trials comparing the use of low-carbohydrate diets and low-fat diets for weight loss and cardiovascular benefit. Mansoor et al. found the low-carbohydrate diets, relative to the low-fat diets, led to increases in LDL and HDL and a reduction in triglycerides. Arguing the increase in LDL indicated elevated cardiovascular risk, they concluded the evidence did not support the use of low-carbohydrate diets.

Thomas Wood et al., the authors of the 2016 letter, do not disagree with the data presented by Mansoor et al. but disagree with their interpretation of it. Specifically, Wood et al. argue the sum of the evidence suggests the surveyed low-carbohydrate diets reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and any increase in risk associated with an increase in LDL cholesterol is inconsequential in the context of the other changes observed.

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New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

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Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state's largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it's helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has learned.

Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.

Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then re-administered three or four times a day, he said.

Comment: Finally, something that actually makes sense in this COVID-19 mess! It's nice to see that at least some hospitals are taking seriously the reports coming from doctors in Wuhan, testifying to the effectiveness of vitamin C. Hopefully, they'll up the dose and see how miraculous this stuff really is.

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Objective:Health - ITN: CDC to Remove Misinfo on Vaccines | GMO Plant-Based Vaccine for COVID-19 | Cockroach Milk Good?

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On this episode of Objective:Health, we bring you another 'In the News' show, scanning the latest headlines and giving you the O:H take.

In the ongoing coronavirus hoax, health experts are criticizing the NHS for recommending anti-inflammatories that the French have said may make COVID-19 infections worse. Philip Morris has said it has developed a 'plant-based vaccine against coronavirus. We also look at a recent study that analyzed how elderberries prevent and treat the flu.

Del Bigtree's organization, ICAN, has called on the CDC to remove misinformation about vaccines and autism from their website. In other words, remove the statement that 'vaccines do not cause autism' as the claim is unscientific; advertising rather than facts.

And apparently the new big 'health obsessions' is... wait for it... Cockroach milk! It seems the elites aren't satisfied with telling everyone they're going to have to eat bugs in the future. Now they're saying you also have to drink their milk. Don't hold your breath on widespread adoption of this one.

Tune in to the latest Objective:Health show for the best health take on the internet!


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Dr. Aseem Malhotra: Lifestyle tips to hedge against respiratory illness

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Years ago while working as a junior doctor, I suffered the worst bout of flu I could imagine. With a high fever and cough, it took me a week before I was able to get out of bed and six weeks before I felt back to having normal strength and energy. Retrospectively, there were three things that I ascertained leading up to becoming sick that made what should have been a relatively mild illness much more debilitating. First, I was particularly stressed that week, which also impacted my sleep. To cope, I ended up eating more snack foods — such as candy bars, cookies, and potato chips — but the icing on the immunity-destroying cake was that I overtrained a couple of days before my symptoms appeared. Thinking about reducing my stress and feeling guilty for gorging on junk food that week, I decided I would run at high intensity for an hour as opposed to my usual 30-minute, 5-km jog.

What I didn't realize at the time was that my behavior was significantly ramping up stress hormones in the body, namely adrenaline and cortisol, which are known to biologically suppress the immune system. This didn't just put me more at risk of catching an infection but meant that my symptoms would become more severe. Sports science research has revealed that although exercise generally acts as a natural boost for the immune system and should be actively encouraged, overdoing it when ill, especially without adequate nutrition, sleep, and recovery, has the opposite effect, particularly with regard to respiratory infections.

Comment: It's rather unsurprising that the mainstream medical establishment has been pushing for lower cholesterol numbers when this could very well be what would make one susceptible to respiratory illness, including the coronavirus. Believing lies has severe repercussions on one's health.

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Syringe

Canada to spend $192M on developing COVID-19 vaccine

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada is spending $192 million on developing and producing vaccines for the new coronavirus.

He said being prepared to mass-produce a vaccine, no matter who creates it, will be essential for suppressing COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, in Canada in the long run.

"We're investing in a long-term solution to COVID-19 right here at home," Trudeau said during Monday's press briefing on the federal government's response.

Comment: Never let a good crisis go to waste. There's money to be made!

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UV radiation from the sun increases 'by a factor of 10' by summer and could be key in slowing COVID-19

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A multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken by SDO on March 30, 2010
Efforts to combat the growth of SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19, are ubiquitous: quarantines, social distancing and the countless activities that have been suspended or canceled to help limit COVID-19's spread throughout the world.

Now increased sunshine could help in the Northern Hemisphere. Data compiled by AccuWeather of the ultraviolet energy received from the sun from Jan. 1, 2019, to the present is a reminder that substantial increases of UV rays have begun and will continue for the next several months.

AccuWeather examined the daily UV Index from seven major cities worldwide from Jan. 1, 2019, through mid-March 2020 compared to the 10-year average of the daily UV Index for those cities. (The 10-year averages accounted for ozone and other gases in the atmospheric column.)

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Coronavirus Did NOT Originate in China: Lombardy Doctors Have Been Dealing With 'Strange Pneumonia' Since at Least NOVEMBER


Comment: This almost certainly means it did NOT originate in China and has been circulating around the world for many months - albeit perhaps in its most recently mutated forms.

Wuhan - like Bergamo, central Iran and Madrid - just happens then to have been a 'hotspot', presumably due to a number of LOCAL factors.


Giuseppe Remuzzi

Giuseppe Remuzzi, the director of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan, lets the cat out of the bag: "Doctors have been seeing very strange pneumonia, very severe, particularly in old people, in December, and even November"
A "strange pneumonia" was circulating in northern Italy as long ago as November, weeks before doctors were made aware of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, one of the European country's leading medical experts said this week.

"They [general practitioners] remember having seen very strange pneumonia, very severe, particularly in old people in December and even November," Giuseppe Remuzzi, the director of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan, said in an interview with the National Public Radio of the United States.

"This means that the virus was circulating, at least in [the northern region of] Lombardy and before we were aware of this outbreak occurring in China."


Comment: A question remains: why is this affecting one province (Bergamo) of one region (Lombardy) of northern Italy so badly?

We don't have the answer to that, but it's noteworthy that China took this seriously enough to take the measures it did in Wuhan, and to identify the culprit ('COVID-19'), and to crack its genome, and to inform the world about it, including what did and did not work to mitigate its effects and save however many lives.

Italy, the EU, the US, NATO, and the haughty 'Western Order', did NOT.

Incidentally, this revelation of a 'strange pneumonia outbreak' last Fall fits with our own direct experience. One of our editors contracted what we suspected was 'cryptogenic pneumonia' - which is a cover-all term experts use for 'pneumonia of unknown origin' - in early December.

Several physicians, however, couldn't diagnose it, believing instead that what they were seeing in lung scans was cancer. Biopsies, however, ruled this out. Even then they would NOT consider a viral source!

Coronavirus may very well have been out among the world population for much longer than thought. If that's the case, it shows just how groundless the current fear panic is - and worse, how it's being driven by nefarious geopolitical and social engineering interests.