“The Price of Fear”

“Fear is a reaction, courage is a decision.” —Winston Churchill

FEAR IS RAMPANT and ubiquitous in these days of so-called “pandemic” bringing about a catastrophic upheaval in all areas of society and commerce, including health.  Fear triggers the flight or fight stress response shutting down the immune system’s response to pathogenic invasion.  It’s been said, fear is faith in evil.  People are afraid of this virus as well as the mRNA vaxx.  They’re afraid of loosing their jobs if they don’t get vaxxed.  They find themselves between a rock and a hard place, because they have faith in what both of these evils can do to disrupt their lives. The price of this fear is mounting by the hour.  I received these comments and observations from a friend in Norwalk, CA, Stewart Berger, in response to my last post:

Thank you Tony for your thoughtful essay. I’d call my reply “The Price of Fear.” That’s because the jobs report shows the U.S. economy added about 200,000 jobs last month, when 500,000 were expected, and we still haven’t gotten back all the jobs lost early on in the pandemic. Many say this is due to the vaccine mandates and threats to fire workers who won’t get vaxxed. Some are quitting or retiring, further pressuring companies, some of which already have a hard time hiring.

This is the price of fear of the virus, even though in my personal view the fear is largely unfounded; as you pointed out, the chance the average American has of surviving the virus, if they even get it, is currently about 98%! Johns Hopkins University has that figure too. Yes, sadly, many people have died, including some close to people we know, and many remain at high risk; bless all those who’ve cared for them. Trillions in Covid relief funds have already been spent, and I think it would be wise to make it as easy as possible for people to work and to strengthen the economy, so as not to add to a national debt that’s approaching $29 trillion and is now 108% of GDP. That’s being pushed to future generations. And despite the push for vaccinations, even the World Health Organization says Covid may never totally go away.

I agree with you about doing everything one can for optimal immune system health, and there are easy solutions. I also think those who want to be vaxxed should (I did), but those who don’t want that should be respected fully for their choice. After all, trying to force someone else to do something they don’t want to do tears at the fabric of health or integrity in a national sense, and we’ve even seen this around the world.

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HEALTH TIP:   Quercetin is as effective as Chloroquine (or Hydroxychloroquine) in providing a gateway for zinc to enter the cell and ward off viruses as well as preventing the replication of the coronavirus in the lungs.

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“Something wicked this way comes”. . . CENSORSHIP

The following story dispels any residual doubt in my mind that the news and social media — NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, FOX NEWS, FACEBOOK & MESSENGER, TWITTER and YOUTUBE—are the censoring arms of Big Pharma, the Medical Industrial Complex (CDC, FDA & NIH), and the United States Government.  Something very sinister and criminal has erupted in our world, and it’s much bigger than this pandemic of a genetically manufactured virus and vaxx.  The real virus is the fear being cultivated by the media in the minds and hearts of the people causing so many to act irrationally, against their better judgment, even with hate and violence.  Read Jessica’s story to the end if you really want to know what’s afoot in America and in the world.  Fear and vaccine mandate cost Jessica her life.

Jessica Berg Wilson, a 37-year-old stay-at-home mother from Washington, was a healthy and vibrant woman who passed away suddenly on Sept. 7. According to Jessica’s obituary, doctors diagnosed her with vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).  VITT is a rare, and sometimes fatal, blood-clotting condition triggered by COVID vaccines. 

In an exclusive interview with The Defender, Tom Wilson, Jessica’s husband, and Thomas Ivancie, her uncle, said Twitter’s fact-checkers — who have never spoken with their family to verify Jessica’s story — affixed “misleading” and “misinformation” labels to her obituary.  Because of the Twitter labels, people couldn’t interact with Jessica’s obituary, or share the story. 

In late August, Jessica went to a Seattle pharmacy to get her COVID vaccine and was told she would be receiving the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shot. Jessica had no underlying health conditions, her husband said. Jessica was “vehemently opposed” to taking the vaccine, “considering her stay-at-home mom status, state of good health and young age in conjunction with the known and unknown risk of an unproven vaccine,” Wilson said. 

But Jessica was pressured to get the vaccine due to a vaccine mandate at their child’s school requiring “room moms” who wished to serve in the classroom be fully vaccinated. 

According to Ivancie, Jessica became ill after receiving J&J’s vaccine, and went to the emergency room at UW Medical Center. Ivancie said Jessica had been vaccinated and was suffering various severe symptoms. But attending doctors insisted on giving Jessica a COVID test and sent her home. They did not pursue any other treatment.

Once at home, Jessica lost consciousness and was taken by ambulance to UW Medical Center in Seattle, where doctors diagnosed her with VITT, Ivancie explained. A team of doctors worked to relieve pressure on Jessica’s brain, but ultimately, it was too late.

As a young mother, Jessica was a dedicated listener to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s “RFK, Jr. The Defender” podcast. She was well-informed about COVID vaccines and adamantly opposed to getting the injections, Ivancie said.

In Ivancie’s eulogy he said: “Jessica died as a direct result of an experimental vaccine — a vaccine that she vehemently opposed taking. Jessica felt coerced. She felt robbed of her ability to choose. Her ability to say ‘no’ — to say no to a medical procedure she did not want — was taken from her.” 

Her obituary said: “During the last weeks of her life, the world turned dark with heavy-handed vaccine mandates. Local and state governments were determined to strip away her right to consult her wisdom and enjoy her freedom. “Her passion to be actively involved in her children’s education — which included being a room mom in her child’s classroom — was, once again, blocked by government mandate.” 

Ivancie said Jessica “was informed she could not enter her daughters’ school campus for any reason unless vaccinated, and as a dutiful mother, Jessica wanted to be able to take her children to school and volunteer there as needed. Thus, under duress, she relented and took the vaccine.”

Jessica’s husband said he received Pfizer’s vaccine “several months back” because his work involved traveling and being around a lot of people.

“It was best for our family that I got the vaccine,” Wilson said. But Jessica was “in a limited bubble as a stay-at-home mom, was of a young age and was concerned about the unproven nature of these vaccines.”

“She didn’t feel it was needed for her,” Wilson said. “But then as the mandates came out, Jessica and those mothers who are very very involved in their children’s lives — she wanted to be involved in every step of their lives. That was her main priority, her kids.”

In a memorial to his wife, Wilson wrote: “Ultimately, this one-size-fits-all government policy cost Jessica her life, my children their mother, me my forever love and resulted in the loss of a very special person who touched many and was just making her dent felt on this world.”

Wilson told The Defender: “My view on this whole story is — I want the world leaders to take notice because Jessica’s life is irreplaceable. There was a high value on her life and what she did for our family and for others. She touched a lot of people and there’s no replacing Jessica.

“I just hope that those people who are in control, who are setting these mandates at the top, are listening to her story and how we can protect the next Jessica from having to take this vaccine should they not think it’s necessary for them.”

Wilson said physicians at the hospital “100%” recognized she had a vaccine adverse event and told him they reported it to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet, no government official has contacted him about the report, he said.

Twitter censors Jessica’s obituary attributing her death to J&J’s vaccine

Twitter was slammed on Monday for fact-checking Jesscia’s obituary, which attributed her death to blood clots brought on by J&J’s vaccine, the New York Post reported. 

The tribute, published by The Oregonian, said the mother of two died from “COVID-19 vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia.” It was marked as “misleading” by the social media giant over the weekend, according to Twitter users. Twitter fact-checkers put a “misleading” label on Jessica’s obituary and prevented people from replying to, sharing or liking the tweet.

The fact-check warning was removed by Twitter on Monday morning following the backlash.

Wilson said he’s not on social media, but said he was disgusted when he learned from others that his wife’s obituary was being censored by big tech companies for being “misleading” or for containing “misinformation.”  Ivancie said he also received reports that Facebook was censoring Jessica’s obituary, and confirmed the family had not been contacted by fact-checkers from either tech company to verify Jessica’s story. 

Ivancie said, “When you can’t have the truth come out, you’re thwarting people’s ability to make decisions. It is scary how these entities have the power to censor.”  Ivancie said it feels like a second death — a death of the truth at the hands of these massive powerful entities. “Imagine if we had a free and open exchange of truth, how this could change the narrative for others,” Ivancie said.“We aren’t telling people not to get vaccinated,” Jessica’s husband said, “that’s not what we’re doing. We want people to understand Jessica’s story and her right to choose, and in her mind, she had no choice in the matter with all these mandates.”

“We’re just hoping people in these positions of power setting these mandates will listen to our story,” he said.

But of course they won’t listen.  If they do it would only be to see how successful and effective their plandemic and “vaccination” campaign have been.  But this story is not nearly over.  Disclosure is already happening. Stay tuned, and be safe.  Fear not, but take courage in deciding what’s right for you.

Anthony Palombo, D.C.

tpal70@gmail.com

A MUST SEE VIDEO by Dr. Peter McCullough of Texas A&M at Baylor in Dallas: “This ‘can’t be about COVID at this stage,’ It’s about ‘some type of totalitarian takeover that’s occurred all over the world. Something very dark is going on.”

I invite you to visit my HealingTones.org blog for more profound insight and spiritual perspective.

 

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” . . . and Opportunistic.

“You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time.  But you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

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I HAVE A REVERENT REGARD for the sovereignty of the Self and the sanctity of the human body, the temple of the living God on earth, and a disdain for the way it is being abused and misused as a test subject by medical science.  My issue is not with medical doctors, without whom we could hardly do without, especially our ER doctors, our amazing surgeons, our dedicated nurses and our first responders.  God bless and protect them all and each one.  It is rather with Big Pharma and the Medical Industrial Complex that I have concerns, which, in my role as a healthcare practitioner, I feel responsible to address.   

When I graduated from Chiropractic College back in 1963, the PDR Manual of pharmaceutical drugs was not more than two inches thick.  Today one needs two hands just to lift it up off the shelf.  We have drugs to treat the side effects of drugs that treat the side effects of drugs to treat diseases and their symptoms, all of which have adverse side effects, some including death. This pandemic, created by a wild virus that’s been genetically engineered by “Gain-Of-Function” technology to make it more viral and more deadly, along with this dangerous experimental mRNA gene therapy being foisted upon us all, adds insult to injury.

We are not laboratory mice, and we should not be willing to be treated as such.  We are human beings, the bearers of the image and likeness of our Creator in our incarnate angelic spirit.  In this post I simply ask for respect, both as a human being and especially as a sovereign angelic member of the Body of God on Earth, as well as a citizen of America, home of the free and the brave . . . and for giving voice to my truth. Truth will out, as it always does, and those in dark high places who have willfully violated our sacred temples and trust will be exposed and brought low.³ 

Just for he record, I am not against safe vaccinations, although I put more trust in naturally acquired immunity.  Due to my age and health status, I have received both Pfizer shots, and, like everyone else, without being given any information about possible adverse side effects, mainly because they were yet unknown.  Had I known all that I know today I would have given it second thought.

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HISTORICAL CONTEXT

DURING A PANEL DISCUSSION comprised of 14 high-profile doctors and scientists sitting at the Awareness Foundation COVID-19 Roundtable and expressing their honest opinions and expertise, which I featured in my previous post, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko made an ominous prediction that some 2 Billion people may die over the next 2-3 years from this pandemic, with particular causation attributed to this mRNA experiment.  

Considering the overpopulation of our planet, I think it is obvious that a reduction of the human population would benefit the planet, and is likely inevitable, but this diabolical god-playing on the part of Bill Gates and Anthony Fauci is not by divine design or order in my view.  We need to let God play God.  We do have a vital role to play, but that’s another subject for another time; perhaps my next post.  I believe a greater Power is at work moving human affairs and the evolutionary transformation of the collective Body of Mankind than the dark forces seeking to commandeer the Lord’s Earth and the consciousness of his collective Body . . . and there’s way more to this story than that.³ 

Be that as it may, I invite you to consider the following facts and perspectives . . . which I offer with love and heartfelt compassion and empathy for those who have suffered and are now suffering and dying from this devastating plague.  It’s no cake walk, of that I’m certain.

That said, I will open with this ominous storyline from Shakespeare: 

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“Something wicked this way comes” is a popular quote in modern culture, due partly to the title of the very famous Ray Bradbury novel, which has very little to do with Shakespeare’s play. The line is a very striking piece of verse, not only because of the way it sounds but also because of its ominous announcement of some approaching monster.  And it does, in fact, signal the approach of a monster – a monster that the witches have themselves created, the monster that Macbeth has become . . . .  The witches, supernatural creatures, are representatives of pure evil, their existence being entirely devoted to destroying human beings. . . .(https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com )

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“By the pricking of our arm, something wicked sounds alarm.”

SOMETHING SINISTER AFOOT: A PANDEMIC OF FEAR

ISRAELI PHYSICIAN DR. VLADIMIR ZELENKO recently suggested, quite convincingly, that the biblical battle of Armageddon is being fought today, but not on some Middle Eastern soil. The final and conclusive battle between the light forces of good and the dark forces of evil, he proposes, is being fought on the sacred soil of human consciousness, and the battle is over the very consciousness of Mankind itself.  The weapons of mass deception are fear and isolation: fear of catching a deadly virus, and maddening depression from isolation and lockdown.  These are very painfilled days for many, on several fronts. They are as well days of final transformation and transition to an ascended level of consciousness and a new way of being.*

The Creator, he elucidates, gave Man consciousness and a free will.  A free will so that we could choose to be godly and just in all our ways, and a consciousness so that we could know ourselves as sovereign beings made in the image and likeness of God . . . and choose, I might add, to allow the Creator to walk on earth and be known to all his Creation through Man. The dark forces incarnate on earth today have conspired together to steal these two gifts from Mankind and deny God the capacity of human consciousness by means of which creation on Earth unfolds.  Let’s not let them succeed.  This is our opportunity to put an end to deception and stealth.  

Dr. Zelenko, who has treated thousands of Covid-19 cases successfully with alternative protocols, further characterizes this pandemic as “a war against God” and “a conspiracy to commit genocide.” Describing Cov-19 he says Basically, a natural animal virus was changed to infect humans, and then its lethality was augmented to cause blood clots and lung damage.” It all sounds much like the bioweapon for which some claim it was intended.

He also expresses optimism about the future, and views this crisis as an opportunity for a “spiritual reset” in consciousness that will lead the world in an upward direction toward a God-centered global community.  From all I’ve read and researched about this current global health crisis, Dr. Zelenko may well be right.  It’s a matter of consciousness, as well as placement of trust. 

1. THIS PANDEMIC HAS REVEALED, among several things, the present state of human consciousness which has allowed so many to easily abandon their trust in their own God-given innate intelligent immune system and blindly hand that trust over to medical science the moment a threat to their health and very lives appears in our world—the threat  of a virus-driven “pandemic” in which one has a 97-99 percent chance of surviving an infection event.

NATURAL HERD IMMUNITY 

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. of Children’s Health Defense states from experience that “Natural immunity appears to confer longer lasting plus stronger protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization from the Delta variant compared to Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose vaccine-induced immunity.”  

Jeffrey Shaman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University, said, “In some sense, vaccination is now about personal protection—protecting oneself against severe disease. Herd immunity is not relevant as we are seeing plenty of evidence of repeat and breakthrough infections.”

Based on what we know about COVID vaccines, mandating them for the public is a “potentially harmful, damaging act,” according to New York physician Nina Pierpont, M.D., Ph.D.

In a paper published Sept. 9, Pierpoint analyzed studies published in August 2021 which she said prove the Delta variant is evading the available COVID vaccines, leading her to conclude herd immunity to COVID cannot be achieved through vaccination.

According to Pierpont, due to evolution of the virus itself, all the currently licensed vaccines—all based on the original Wuhan strain spike protein sequence—have lost their ability to accomplish the purpose of a vaccine, which is to prevent infection and transmission.

As a result, vaccine mandates are “stripped of their justification,” since to vaccinate an individual no longer stops or even slows his ability to acquire and transmit the virus to others.

Pierpont also cites data in the studies that show, under Delta, natural immunity is much more protective than vaccination.

“All severities of COVID-19 illness produce healthy levels of natural immunity,” she concludes.

Here in the US we may have already reached natural herd immunity with the numbers of those surviving infection rising: 

The U.S. CDC estimates that SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than 100 million Americans, and evidence is mounting that natural immunity is at least as protective as vaccination. Yet public health leadership says everyone needs the vaccine.

This is a reversal of the CDC’s position with regard to Chicken Pox:  If you had a bout with the virus, you had acquired natural immunity and therefore didn’t need the vaccination. Why, then, this reversal of position that discounts natural immunity?  

2. ANOTHER THING this plague has revealed is the eagerness on the part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Anthony Fauci — profiled as a “dangerous charlatan” by RFK, Jr. in his upcoming book THE REAL ANTHONY FAUCI — along with other stake holders like Bill Gates and Big Pharma, to immediately launch an aggressive campaign to “vaccinate” the entire population of the planet . . . and with an experimental mRNA injection . . . now with the backing of a presidential mandate.  

That the Food and Drug Administration has approved these unproven and unsafe “vaccines” for emergency use, even granting BioNTech’s COMIRNATY® (COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine)¹ a license, without the required and usual two-year control studies, has raised alarm among reputable physicians and notable scientists, many of whom are speaking out . . . some being censored, silenced, and cut off from research funding—AND THREATENED TO HAVE THEIR LICENSE TAKEN AWAY AND IMPRISONED!  And if you think this is conspiracy BS, then read this article(This article has since been censored and shut down.)

Around the world, the unthinkable is happening: Doctors are being threatened with loss of their license or even prison for trying to help their patients. 

DR. PETER McCULLOUGH, a Texas internist, cardiologist and academic professor of medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine on the Baylor campus in Dallas, recently declared, “I think this whole pandemic, from the beginning, was about the vaccine. So I think all roads lead to the vaccine and what it means. There are already places in Southeast Asia and Europe where they’re laying the foundations for compulsory vaccinations . . . That’s how badly stake holders want vaccinations.”   That’s how badly they want control of people’s minds and keep them bound by fear and isolation—both states of mind that keep the immune system depressed, the body more vulnerable to a virus attack, and the infection rate continuing to escalate.

EARLY PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION WITH IVERMECTIN

While the world is on a vaccine frenzy, the Indian Government is distributing a home COVID kit with Zinc, Doxycycline and Ivermectin. The cost is $2.65 per person.

Meta-analyses based on 18 randomized controlled treatment trials of ivermectin in COVID-19 have found large, statistically significant reductions in mortality, time to clinical recovery, and time to viral clearance. Furthermore, results from numerous controlled prophylaxis trials report significantly reduced risks of contracting COVID-19 with the regular use of ivermectin. Finally, the many examples of ivermectin distribution campaigns leading to rapid population-wide decreases in morbidity and mortality indicate that an oral agent effective in all phases of COVID-19 has been identified. (American Journal of Therapeutics) 

PANDEMIC PROFITEERING 

I cannot but suspect manipulation on the part of those at the helm of this organized global vaccination program who stand to profit from it.  Pharmaceutical companies are reaping huge profits in government contracts (backed by our tax dollars), with greater profits yet to be harvested from this “cash cow” as the price of a single vaccine soars from cost in a “pandemic pricing environment” ($4 – $20/dose) and  to upwards of $156/dose when the pandemic is declared over. “J&J and AstraZeneca have each pledged to sell their vaccines at cost during the pandemic with the contractual right to deem the pandemic ‘over’ in July, 2021, paving the way for price increases, reported the Financial Times.  Pfizer expects their 2021 sales to be as much as $15 billion.  Its entire vaccine franchise pulled in 6.5 billion in 2020, according to Fierce Pharma.  One “philanthrocapatalist,” as he was aptly dubbed recently, bragged about his 20-1 return for his billion-dollars of investment in Big Pharma’s vaccination production. 

A DESPERATE RESORT

California will give away more than $116 million in cash drawings and gift cards to get more people vaccinated—the bulk of it, $100 million, in the form of $50 prepaid Kroger or Albertson’s debit cards, goes to the first 2 million newly vaccinated.  Do people really need to be bribed into doing something they are told may keep them from dying?  The fact that the shots are free seems incentive enough.  Sounds like desperation to me. 

3. A THIRD THING revealed to us all is how easily, though understandably, fear has gripped people’s minds and hearts to such an extent as to move them to abandon their constitutional rights to decide what they will and will not allow into their bodies. That these “vaccines” are given without allowing people time to study their adverse side effects and without informed consent is unethical, to say the least, in violation of the Nuremberg Code, and, in my view, malpractice.  It certainly violates the Hippocratic oath to “first do no harm.” 

Further, the fact that Pfizer and Moderna, were given full immunity from liability and lawsuits — under the “PREP-Act” (pre-exposure prophylactic) — suggests that they know these injections are not safe and will do harm, even cause debilitating diseases and death — now known adverse side effects they are not required to publish openly for10 years.  It also suggests collusion between the FDA and these vaccine manufacturers.

4. A FOURTH THING this crisis has revealed is the preparedness on the part of pharma-funded mainstream media to promote the official narrative and agenda of the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

I was taken back by the graphics that were immediately plastered upon our TV screen, and continue to be, portraying this scary-looking virus with its red spikes the very week that the National and Local News announced the outbreak of the Coronavirus. They were well prepared.

They even stooped to the level of exercising censorship over alternative narratives and successful treatment programs, which actually disallow a vaccine to be approved and licensed as long as there are alternative safe treatments available. That prerequisite ruling is being totally ignored. Do you not think there’s enough evidence to suggest that something most sinister is afoot?

5. FINALLY and thankfully, the fifth phenomenon revealed in this pandemic is the bold stance millions of Americans and citizens of other countries have taken in protest against mandatory vaccinations, holding safe and sovereign at least some portion of human consciousness from being stolen and made subject to intimidation and manipulation by the invested evil forces . . . and keeping the deception from going global.  The whole world has not been deceived after all by the perpetrators’ manipulative and controlling noble lies.²  

REMEMBERING WHO YOU ARE

In the way of providing some consolation, there’s one freedom that cannot be taken away and that’s our freedom to be ourselves and to remember our Sovereign identity in inviolate Spirit.  You are love, and love cannot get infected by a virus, nor can love die. Your Sovereign Self is safe from harm, even death.  So, rest your worrisome mind and fearful heart into the enfolding arms of Love.  We are loved more than we will ever know.  All things have a purpose under God’s Heaven. This nightmare will give way to a new dawn during this decade.*  Safeguard your heart . . . and be patient. 

Thanks for tuning in to my HealthLight Newsletter blog.  I trust the information has been helpful and not too depressing.  We’re all in this together.  Be happy.  Be safe.

Anthony Palombo, DC  (tpal70@gmail.com)

 

NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT AND PREVENTION THAT HOLD SOME PROMISE

To help prevent the virus from duplicating itself in the lungs, a chelated zinc supplement, facilitated by Quercetin, an alternative to Hydroxychloroquine, can be taken orally on a daily basis.  Vitamins C & D, along with Echinacea herb, support the immune system and keep it in a state of balance. 

Inflammation may be reduced with herbs such as Boswellia and Tumeric, along with Omega-3 fish oil.  Hemp Oil from the Cannabidiol plant (CBD) is especially effective in supporting the endocannabinoid system, inflammation response resolution pathways, and endogenous anti-oxidant pathways.

To help dissolve any blood clots (which can be detected with a D-Dimer blood test), a buckwheat supplement can be very useful, along with proteolytic enzyme therapy.  Taken on an empty stomach, proteolytic enzymes (protease, bromelain, pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin), in the blood stream may dissolve blood clots, blood being a tissue protein . . . and may also break down and dissolve spike proteins.  Niacinamide with B6 supplementation may also help flush them out of the body. 

As for the ongoing spike protein production in the body, there is good science, I recall reading about, that says unnatural constructs, such as this man-made virus and mRNA vaccine, in time will revert back to their original natural DNA constitutional makeup.  It is my prayer that Mother Nature will destroy these imposters as toxic invaders upon the sacred terrain of our physical anatomy.  

 

¹ The FDA-approved COMIRNATY® (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) and the EUA-authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine have the same formulation and can be used interchangeably to provide the COVID-19 vaccination series.  We will likely start seeing “Comirnaty” advertised and promoted on our television screens and in magazines. 

² A “noble lie” is one that has been put forward to cloak the truth so as to “protect the people” and avert a mass uprising and panic.  Its intention, however, is to deceive the people and influence behavior.

³ For what that “way more” might be, and the fate of the economy amidst the “Disclosure” underway, take 3 hours out of your life to view this enlightening video.  It will leave you with a deeper understanding of the transformative and grandiose context in which this crisis is taking place. There IS light at the end of this dark night of our collective Soul:  

* This 26-min video by astrologist Heather Ensworth has a very timely and uplifting message: “The Arc of Ascension.

 

Chiropractic and “The Hero’s Journey” in Health Care

I My Journey in Chiropractic and the Healing Field

My professional journey in life began when I turned twenty-one and left the seminary to pursue a career in Chiropractic. The year was 1961. I graduated from Chiropractic college in 1963 and immediately moved south with my family and opened my first practice in Crowley, Louisiana, in the Winter of 1963-64. The Healing Field was ripe for a new paradigm of health care and I was eager to deliver it. 

Little did I know then that my journey through the field of health care was to be a journey of the profession I had joined that was already engaged in a political battle with its nemesis: the medical profession, the Guardian of the Threshold leading to licensure as a separate, distinct and independent profession with a vitalistic philosophy and a drugless healing science and art.

A Battle for Licensure and Freedom of Choice

 

I joined in the fight for licensure here in Louisiana, my home state — as well as the battle for patients’ “Freedom of Choice” in health care, a separate journey and battle led by a group of passionate Chiropractic patients with whom we shared a common cause and a common nemesis.

After several years of legislative efforts — and court battles to stop the arrest and jailing of chiropractors — we finally defeated our nemesis in 1974 when Louisiana became the last state in the Union to license Chiropractors. It also became the last state to grant patients the freedom and right to go to the doctor of their choice.

The victory was a partial one, however, as licensure was not the ultimate goal of the profession’s quest. The ultimate goal, the Elixir of Immortality, was access to health insurance, the Golden Goose, well guarded by the insurance industry: equality under the law with Medicine in the reimbursement for Chiropractic services. Licensure was only a means to this end — an end that, to this day, Medicine is bent on denying chiropractors by controlling how freely and deeply they are allowed to dip into the Golden Goose’s nesteggs. After all, health insurance was a creation of medical doctors as a way of insuring they got paid for their services. So it’s their game and they don’t want anyone else dipping into their fee-pool. Stiff restrictions and fine-bearing compliance laws have been put in place via HIPPA, making it costly and time-consuming for doctors to file and follow up with reimbursement claims. Documentation has become one of the dreaded aspects of modern day health care, seconded by the escalating cost of malpractice insurance in a litigious society to which healthcare providers dedicate their lives of service. So, the insurance industry has become a nemesis to both professions by determining the amount of the reimbursement for services rendered. 

All this to say the field of healthcare — a misnomer in itself — does not have the same lure of attraction it had when I entered it some fifty-six years ago. Medicine continues to be a nemesis to the Chiropractic profession — but only as long as chiropractors worship at the altar of the insurance industry and hold financial remuneration as their primary goal, their Elixir of Immortality.

There is a trade-off, however, in this pursuit for insurance equality alongside Medicine. That trade-off is the surrender of the very soul of Chiropractic, nourished by its philosophy, which honors the Innate Power of the human body to heal itself naturally and without the toxic and invasive intervention of drugs and surgery. A motto of the chiropractors, once held religiously, was “Chiropractic first—Medicine second—surgery last.”

Sadly, that trade-off was made by the bulk of the members of our beloved profession, along with all but a few of its colleges, who continue in the sacred philosophical tradition of our Beloved Founder and developer, Drs. D.D. and B.J. Palmer, respectively.  

A schism has rocked the profession at its very foundation, sending it down the same lost path Osteopathy took, as many chiropractors began to look and act more and more like medical doctors, prescribing diagnostic tests, and in some states even delivering babies, all the while abandoning “principled chiropractic” and the holistic model of natural health care to embrace the reductionistic medical model of relieving pain and treating symptoms, settling for acceptance by their medical colleagues as musculoskeletal specialists, an area of expertise in which chiropractors excel. I suppose the saying “men must do what men must do”– as well as women — applies here. Change is what it is, neither good or bad, right or wrong. 

Heralds of Vibrational Healing

Chiropractic was born on September 18, 1895, through the heart and hands of a magnetic healer by the name of Daniel D. Palmer in What Cheer, Iowa. That places it at the fountainhead of vibrational healing and what today is being called “energy medicine.” Daniel Palmer had a large vision of his new healing art becoming more an energetic than a physical remedy for all of mankind’s diseases — or dis-eases, as his son, BJ, spelled it in order to describe illness as a lack of ease. This vision became the Palmers’ quest, their Elixir of Immortality. Their belief in the innate healing power of the body, along with the discovery of the spinal adjustment, led them to the central principle of natural healing: Remove the interference to the unfettered flow and expression of life energy and let the body heal itself. They took the “whole man” into consideration to determine the cause of dis-ease, along with the solution. That cause was seen as being “quantitative” as well as “qualitative”– physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual — or a combination thereof. In other words, they looked for the cause of dis-ease in higher levels than just the physical and chemical. They sought the cause of the cause of dis-ease. The obvious solution and cure, then, was to correct or remove the cause, the interference, and the manifest symptoms would simply no longer be necessary to signal a need for change — change in lifestyle and/or mental and emotional stress and attitude. The symptoms would then simply abate naturally. 

This was and is the essence of the Holistic model of healthcare, an entirely new and different model from the medical reductionistic model of disease management — both being essential in the healthcare arena; the ideal being for both to work together for the benefit of the patients they serve. 

Evolution of Health Care

As health care itself evolved, our professional journey merged into a collective and global journey of the Human Species in search for the Elixir of Immortality in the field of health-and-wellness care.  Building and maintaining a healthy physique has become the focus of health-and-wellness centers throughout the land. “Functional Medicine” is the latest buzz word among chiropractors who are exploring the benefits of nutrition in restoring function to failing organs, tissues and glands. “Clinical Nutrition” has come into the holistic model here in the West, as the cause of more and more diseases was found to be related to poor dietary habits and an “Empty Harvest,” as Dr. Bernard Jensen describes our commercially grown fruits and vegetables in his book by the same name. Depleted soil can only render foods deficient in vital nutrients, resulting in missing cogs in the nutrient chain, thereby creating an interference to the flow of vital life force in and through the body. This is a modality that I have found to be indispensable in my practice.

Acupuncture and several other techniques, such as BioEnergetic Synchronization (BEST), have also emerged as energy-based healing methodologies to take their places in Western Holistic Medicine.  Eastern healing traditions have long been harbingers of holistic healing and many of their traditions have found their way into our healthcare systems. Practices such as meditation and yoga have become popular, and gyms are popping up everywhere.

This revolution in health-and-wellness care has drawn the attention of the Guardian of the Threshold, the FDA and the AMA, as chiropractic boards began expanding their scope of practice to include procedures that heretofore have been the exclusive domain of Medicine.  With the emergence of Applied Clinical Nutrition, Contact Reflex Analysis (muscle testing) and Functional Endocrinology, such conditions as diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and even autoimmune disease are being treated and reversed by chiropractors and other alternative practitioners, much to the objection of medical licensing boards. Law suits have been filed and fines levied.

This is not stopping the evolution of health care, however. People have awakened and started to assume responsibility for their health, a responsibility that had been placed with trust in the willing and able hands of Modern Medicine — which unfortunately has cornered the market on the treatment of disease, especially of Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, and other autoimmune diseases. 

“Keepers of the Flame”

“Alternative healthcare” made its debut in the last half of the twentieth century carrying the torch of holistic healing into the New Age of Aquarius. Holistic practitioners began popping up throughout the healing field. The words Attunement and Sound Healing entered our vocabulary as energy healing modalities. I was introduce to a model of Attunement in the late nineteen-sixties that works with the energy fields around the endocrine glands, as well as with the Chakra energy centers of the Eastern tradition and Reiki. I later incorporated Sound Healing into my attunement service. The consciousness of humanity has begun to shift to a higher frequency of awareness that has awakened a realization that we are spiritual beings having a human experience rather than physical beings having a spiritual experience.

This realization was actually dawning as early as the turn of the twentieth century when BJ Palmer published The Bigness of the Fellow Within in which he tells stories about the “Giant and the pigmy”– the inner spiritual Self and the outer mental self, or the “Innate Intelligence” and the “educated intelligence.” This realization lit up his mind and put a fire in his heart that burned passionately for several decades and was carried forward by those who came to the light of his shining and became inspired to bring forth a new paradigm of vibrational healing.

As the fire began to cool in their hearts and the light began to dim in their minds, the torch was set aside in lieu or a “more scientific” approach to Chiropractic. Now the torch has been given to others to carry forward, along with a new paradigm of health care which honors once again the innate healing powers of the body. We’ve come full cycle back, or forward, to our humble beginnings as magnetic healers, only now calling ourselves “Holistic Healers” and “Energy Workers.” A few colleges still teach principled chiropractic and a small but passionate number of chiropractors still carry the flame in their hearts and in their clinics. The Torch has not been entirely dropped.

The table has been turned

Alternative health care has now become Medicine’s nemesis as more and more doctors are returning to school and abandoning the reductionistic model in lieu of the holistic model of true health care. Physicians of all disciplines are attending seminars to educate and certify themselves in clinical nutrition, herbal medicine and other modalities emerging with the holistic paradigm. It’s what the people want and are asking for, and the people have the final say in such personal matters as their health. And the irony of it all is that health insurance doesn’t generally cover alternative health care, a forty-plus-billion-dollar industry. 

The wave has been set in motion and it will dissolve the monopolistic stronghold Medicine has assumed over health care.  It will ultimately be defeated by its nemesis and be forced to vacate its self-appointed role as the Guardian of the Threshold to the health care arena.  Licensing boards will not be able to stem the tide of this revolution as doctors and non-medical practitioners in the field of healthcare dare to take on the reversal and cure of diseases only Medicine has held the legal right to treat symptomatically. 

It’s a new day . . . thank God! And I am glad to have lived long enough to see it and be a part of its dawning. God bless our doctors, especially our surgeons, whose hearts are in the right place of compassion for the sick and suffering and have only a prescription pad and a scalpel between them and their patients.  The vast world of Mother Nature’s Cornucopia of natural medicines lies open and ready to heal all our ills. 

Thank you for sharing my thoughts. Do feel free to share yours. 

Here’s to your health and healing,

Anthony Palombo, DC

Balancing Your Gut’s Ecosystem

I have come upon an excellent video by cardiologist Dr. Steven Guntry that I believe everyone would benefit greatly viewing – well, at least to the first 30 minutes or so. The second half of the video is about his supplements, which are no doubt very excellent products, notwithstanding the high-pressure sales pitch. I think the doctor’s intentions are noble and compassionate and his heat is in the right place.

Disregarding the sales pitch, however, Dr. Guntry’s message is very sensible and worth the listening time. Our gut is truly where our health and our diseases all begin, and we are ignoring this fact by and large.  If you are having digestive and bowel issues, or you can’t lose weight, or crave sweets or junk foods, feel bloated after meals, suffer with joint pains, have food allergies, then listen to Dr. Steven Guntry’s presentation of why we have all these problems and how we can easily solve them just by choosing our foods wisely.  I will simply leave you to your discretion and interest with the link to Dr. Guntry’s video. Enjoy.

http://www.cutthecravings.com

In my practice I use ProSynbiotic by Standard Process (90C $39) and Gut Flora Complex by Medi-Herb (40C $31.50) with excellent results in balancing the gut flora ecosystem. For a consultation and to order supplements, simply send me an email at tpal70@gmail.com.

Here’s to your health

Anthony Palombo, DC – Doctor of Chiropractor and practitioner of Applied Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine)

Natural Flu Remedies

GARLIC AND GINGER TO THE RESCUE!

Here’s a recipe I found on Facebook that is sure to make your fit with the flu and colds short-lived. Garlic has many health benefits. The following is by Prevent Disease by John Summerly. (http://wisemindhealthybody.com/prevent-disease/ginger-garlic-soup-recipe/)

The amazing benefits of Allicin

A recent and significant finding from Washington State University shows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness.

When the garlic is crushed, alliin becomes allicin. Research shows that allicin helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure and also helps prevents blood clots. Garlic can also reduce the risk of developing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Compounds in this familiar bulb kill many organisms, including bacteria and viruses that cause earaches, flu and colds. Research indicates that garlic is also effective against digestive ailments and diarrhea. What’s more, further studies suggest that this common and familiar herb may help prevent the onset of cancers.

‘This chemical has been known for a long time for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal powers,’ says Helen Bond, a Derbyshire-based consultant dietitian and spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association.

So, here’s a recipe for Ginger Garlic soup:

Ginger Soup To Kick That Cold To The Curb

I’ve got chills…and they’re multiplying (Common cold with chills and clear runny nose. No fever). Boost your qi, build your blood and kick that cold to the curb broth.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 inch piece of Fresh Ginger sliced thinly.
  • 4 Green onions sliced into medium sized pieces.
  • 1-2 garlic cloves peeled and chopped (you can also use a garlic press).
  • 6 cups Chicken bone broth  (see below) -You can also use regular chicken stock for this recipe if you don’t have the time or broth ready.
  • And for vegetarians, see below for another option.

Directions

  1. Place ginger, onions, garlic and mushrooms (if you choose) in a pot and add a small amount of broth.
  2. Simmer until ingredients are softened.
  3. Add the rest of the stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20-30minutes. Sip on broth throughout the day and feel better!
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This broth/soup can be stored in the fridge easily for a few days. You can also eat the ginger pieces if you like for some extra heat.

Feel free to add some other vegetables if you desire to make it more of a meal. But be careful not to add too much salt as salt tends to bring things deeper into the body and this is more about pushing out the cold virus.

Options:

  • Add in dried or fresh mushrooms (shitake, maitake, etc.) to add an extra boost for your qi.
  • Add in 4-5 pieces of Astragalus (Huang Qi) to the broth as it is simmering to boost your immune system and energy (qi).

A Note On The Stock

Bone broth is incredibly easy to make and just takes a bit of time, but not a lot of energy. If you have a slow cooker that’s great or I would just let my broth simmer on the lowest setting possible on my stove overnight to get the same effect.

Here’s to your health!

Anthony Palombo, DC

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Curing Food Allergies

Gosh, I haven’t posted on my blog since November 2nd, when I promised to follow up that article on Gluten intolerance – more accurately called “glyphosate poisoning“- with an article on how to repair the gut lining which glyphosate in Round-Up erodes. In Functional Medicine we know this condition as “Leaky-Gut Syndrome.” But before I tell you about the repair kit I use to help a client who has Leaky Gut Syndrome along with food sensitivities, let’s talk about what this condition is all about.

WHAT IS LEAKY GUT SYNDROME?

Villi (click on      the image to        enlarge it)

The small intestine is lined with small finger-like projections of tissue called villi which increase the surface area of the intestine and contain specialized cells that transport substances into the bloodstream. Although these villi do not aid in the digestion of nutrients, they do help with nutrient absorption.

A leaky gut is just that: a gut that leaks.  Clinically we call this condition “Intestinal Villi Permeability” and that describes the condition very accurately. The intestinal villi act as filters that screen nutrients based on size and allow only fully digested food particles to pass between them and be taken up into the bloodstream. What happens in cases of “food allergies,” which are more often than not food sensitivities, is these tiny filters are spread thin by glyphosate poisoning so that larger and not-fully-digested food particles leak through the intestinal wall and into the blood stream where they immediately become foreign invaders that are attacked by the immune system. This triggers a profuse flood of histamines that inflame and crowd the air passageways of the lungs making it difficult to breathe. Some food allergies, such a peanut allergy, are known to cause anaphylactic reactions* that can cause death by suffocation if not treated immediately with a bronchial dilator like Albuterol.

*Anaphylactic reactions (anaphylaxis) are sudden, widespread, potentially severe and life-threatening allergic reactions. Anaphylactic reactions often begin with a feeling of uneasiness, followed by tingling sensations, especially in the lips, and dizziness.

Here’s what I recommend in my practice as a natural repair kit for a leaky gut:
BUCKWHEAT & RAW OKRA TO THE RESCUE

Buckwheat, that thick pseudo flour that isn’t wheat and therefore contains no gluten, is the mainstay nutritional protocol for healing and fortifying body tissues that have lost their tone, which is what happens to the tissues lining the intestines when assaulted by glyphosate.  Where does the glyphosate come from? Largely from the wheat flour in breads, pastry and pasta products.  How does it get into the wheat flour? Our Commercial Farmers spray their wheat crops with Round Up to defoliate the wheat for easier harvesting. Insane? Yes! Nevertheless, it’s done and we suffer with food allergies of all sorts because of this insane practice, which I think is criminal because they know how toxic Round Up is. But that’s another story which I wrote about in my previous post.

Raw Okra contains proteolitic enzymes that literally digest undigested proteins that cling to the inner lining of the intestines in the form of mucous.  (Enzymes are the workhorses of the body that busy themselves repairing body tissues.) This sticky mucous forms a coating that prevents nutrient absorption and causes irritating inflammation in the bowels (IBS). Now, one can either eat the small okra pods, or one can take it in a capsule. I prefer the capsule myself, although I have clients who love the taste of baby okra.

DETAILS

Let’s talk about buckwheat first, and here I will refer to my Clinical Reference Guide for simple explanations:

Buckwheat is an anti-scurvy staple food that goes back to ancient Mesopotamia. It has been largely eliminated from the Western diet and with it the anti-fragility factors from vitamin C complex known as vitamin P factor from Buckwheat.

Standard Process Labs, producer of whole food supplements, provides an excellent source of buckwheat in their products CYRUTA and CYRUTA-PLUS. Here’s what their late Head of Research and Development, John Courtney, says about these products:

CYRUTA and CYRUTA-PLUS are both made from the green buckwheat plant. . . . CYRUTA-PLUS is made from the leaves of the plant. This is very high in the naturally occurring “P” factors for the person with “pink toothbrush” (bleeding gums) or who bruises easily. CYRUTA is made from the seeds as well as the leaves of the plant. This contains INOSITOL and the calcium and cholesterol metabolizing factors, as well as the naturally occurring “P” factors. It is very good for the person with high blood pressure along with vascular fragility. Those two problems can often lead to stroke.

CYRUTA-PLUS will support healing and strengthening of fragile capillaries, of which there are many in the lining of the intestinal tract. It also supports repair and toning up of blood arteries and vessels that have aneurysms, often the cause of migraine headaches. I prescribe this supplement, along with a Folic Acid supplement, for clients with high levels of C-Reactive Protein, a major indicator of heart disease; also for clients with ulcerative colitis. Dosage ranges from 3 to 12 tablets per day taken with meals and with a full glass of water.

OKRA PEPSIN E-3 is another product by Standard Process that I prescribe for clients with ulcerative conditions in the intestines. It is also supportive of the healing and repair process of the leaky gut, a condition wherein proteins pass through the eroded gut lining and enter the blood stream. This triggers a histamine reaction to flush out the proteins. The only way to cure this condition of food-sensitivity and allergy is to heal up the leaky gut.

Okra Pepsin E-3, like Comfrey Pepsin, contains a substance known as allantoin, a strong healing factor. The E-3 in this product is vitamin E, also a strong tissue healing nutrient. Together they make up a powerful team for healing and repairing eroded tissues throughout the body, but especially in the lining of the intestinal tract. Dosage ranges from 2 – 6 per day taken with meals.

GASTREX – In order to help heal up any ulceration that might be present, GASTREX, which also contains okra pepsin, is recommended to kick-start the healing process. GASTREX relieves gastritis and promotes healing of the GI tract, especially the stomach and duodenum. At the same time it detoxifies with absorbent clay, while okra, chlorophyll, duodenal extract, and silica promote healing.

Of course, the obvious first step to take is to stop eating bread and wheat products commercially grown and produced. Not only for the purpose of eliminating gluten, which one needs to avoid until the gut is repaired, but in order to stop eroding your gut further with glyphosates.  I will be glad to help anyone who wants to include the use of this gut repair protocol in their health care regimen. For a phone consultation with me, simply send me an email with your telephone number. My consultation fee is $65/hour and I will provide the supplements you will need. Just drop me an email. Payment can be made by credit card. Until my next post . . .

Here’s to a Happy and Healthy 2018!

Anthony Palombo, DC, Applied Clinical Nutrition & Holistic Health Care

Email: tpal70@gmail.com

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“The Great Nutrient Collapse”

 

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.

This article reveals new data that indicates our vegetables and fruits, herbs and grasses, are increasingly becoming more and more nutrient deficient due to increased CO2 levels in our planet’s atmosphere. This re-emphasizes the dire need for wholefood supplementation in our diet. It is becoming increasingly necessary, if we wish to live long and healthy lives, that we take daily dosages of wholefood nutrients, such as those grown and produced by Standard Process Labs at their huge organic farm up in Palmyra, Wisconsin. Take a few minutes to enjoy the award-winning documentary vimeo at this site and learn more about the production of wholefood supplements. Now for the breaking news story about . . .

The great nutrient collapse

By 
09/13/2017

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Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at Arizona State University. Against a backdrop of glass containers glowing with bright green algae, a biologist told Loladze and a half-dozen other graduate students that scientists had discovered something mysterious about zooplankton.
Zooplankton are microscopic animals that float in the world’s oceans and lakes, and for food they rely on algae, which are essentially tiny plants. Scientists found that they could make algae grow faster by shining more light onto them—increasing the food supply for the zooplankton, which should have flourished. But it didn’t work out that way. When the researchers shined more light on the algae, the algae grew faster, and the tiny animals had lots and lots to eat—but at a certain point they started struggling to survive. This was a paradox. More food should lead to more growth. How could more algae be a problem?
Loladze was technically in the math department, but he loved biology and couldn’t stop thinking about this. The biologists had an idea of what was going on: The increased light was making the algae grow faster, but they ended up containing fewer of the nutrients the zooplankton needed to thrive. By speeding up their growth, the researchers had essentially turned the algae into junk food. The zooplankton had plenty to eat, but their food was less nutritious, and so they were starving.
Loladze used his math training to help measure and explain the algae-zooplankton. He and his colleagues devised a model that the relationship between a food source and a grazer that depends on the food. They published that first paper in 2000. But Loladze was also captivated by a much larger question raised by the experiment: Just how far this problem might extend.“What struck me is that its application is wider,” Loladze recalled in an interview. Could the same problem affect grass and cows? What about rice and people? “It was kind of a watershed moment for me when I started thinking about human nutrition,” he said.
In the outside world, the problem isn’t that plants are suddenly getting more light: It’s that for years, they’ve been getting more carbon dioxide. Plants rely on both light and carbon dioxide to grow. If shining more light results in faster-growing, less nutritious algae—junk-food algae whose ratio of sugar to nutrients was out of whack—then it seemed logical to assume that ramping up carbon dioxide might do the same. And it could also be playing out in plants all over the planet. What might that mean for the plants that people eat?
What Loladze found is that scientists simply didn’t know. It was already well documented that CO2levels were rising in the atmosphere, but he was astonished at how little research had been done on how it affected the quality of the plants we eat. For the next 17 years, as he pursued his math career, Loladze scoured the scientific literature for any studies and data he could find. The results, as he collected them, all seemed to point in the same direction: The junk-food effect he had learned about in that Arizona lab also appeared to be occurring in fields and forests around the world. “Every leaf and every grass blade on earth makes more and more sugars as CO2 levels keep rising,” Loladze said. “We are witnessing the greatest injection of carbohydrates into the biosphere in human history―[an] injection that dilutes other nutrients in our food supply.”
He published those findings just a few years ago, adding to the concerns of a small but increasingly worried group of researchers who are raising unsettling questions about the future of our food supply. Could carbon dioxide have an effect on human health we haven’t accounted for yet? The answer appears to be yes—and along the way, it has steered Loladze and other scientists, directly into some of the thorniest questions in their profession, including just how hard it is to do research in a field that doesn’t quite exist yet.
IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, it’s been understood for some time that many of our most important foods have been getting less nutritious. Measurements of fruits and vegetables show that their minerals, vitamin and protein content has measurably dropped over the past 50 to 70 years. Researchers have generally assumed the reason is fairly straightforward: We’ve been breeding and choosing crops for higher yields, rather than nutrition, and higher-yielding crops—whether broccoli, tomatoes, or wheat—tend to be less nutrient-packed.In 2004, a landmark study of fruits and vegetables found that everything from protein to calcium, iron and vitamin C had declined significantly across most garden crops since 1950. The researchers concluded this could mostly be explained by the varieties we were choosing to grow.Loladze and a handful of other scientists have come to suspect that’s not the whole story and that the atmosphere itself may be changing the food we eat. Plants need carbon dioxide to live like humans need oxygen. And in the increasingly polarized debate about climate science, one thing that isn’t up for debate is that the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is rising. Before the industrial revolution, the earth’s atmosphere had about 280 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Last year, the planet crossed over the 400 parts per million threshold; scientists predict we will likely reach 550 parts per million within the next half-century—essentially twice the amount that was in the air when Americans started farming with tractors.If you’re someone who thinks about plant growth, this seems like a good thing. It has also been useful ammunition for politicians looking for reasons to worry less about the implications of climate change. Rep. Lamar Smith, a Republican who chairs the House Committee on Science, recently argued that people shouldn’t be so worried about rising CO2 levels because it’s good for plants, and what’s good for plants is good for us.

“A higher concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere would aid photosynthesis, which in turn contributes to increased plant growth,” the Texas Republican wrote. “This correlates to a greater volume of food production and better quality food.”

But as the zooplankton experiment showed, greater volume and better quality might not go hand-in-hand. In fact, they might be inversely linked. As best scientists can tell, this is what happens: Rising CO2 revs up photosynthesis, the process that helps plants transform sunlight to food. This makes plants grow, but it also leads them to pack in more carbohydrates like glucose at the expense of other nutrients that we depend on, like protein, iron and zinc.

In 2002, while a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, Loladze published a seminal research paper in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, a leading journal,arguing that rising CO2 and human nutrition were inextricably linked through a global shift in the quality of plants. In the paper, Loladze complained about the dearth of data: Among thousands of publications he had reviewed on plants and rising CO2, he found only one that looked specifically at how it affected the balance of nutrients in rice, a crop that billions of people rely on. (The paper, published in 1997, found a drop in zinc and iron.)

Loladze’s paper was first to tie the impact of CO2 on plant quality to human nutrition. But he also raised more questions than he answered, arguing that there were fundamental holes in the research. If these nutritional shifts were happening up and down the food chain, the phenomenon needed to be measured and understood.

For the rest of the story about how difficult it was for Loladze to find funding for such research and study — politics, of course, being the complicating factor — click on the link below.

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511

Here’s the conclusion of the article:

In 2014, Myers and a team of other scientists published a large, data-rich study in the journal Nature that looked at key crops grown at several sites in Japan, Australia and the United States that also found rising CO2 led to a drop in protein, iron and zinc. It was the first time the issue had attracted any real media attention.

“The public health implications of global climate change are difficult to predict, and we expect many surprises,” the researchers wrote. “The finding that raising atmospheric CO2 lowers the nutritional value of C3 crops is one such surprise that we can now better predict and prepare for.”

The same year―in fact, on the same day―Loladze, then teaching math at the The Catholic University of Daegu in South Korea, published his own paper, the result of more than 15 years of gathering data on the same subject. It was the largest study in the world on rising CO2 and its impact on plant nutrients. Loladze likes to describe plant science as ““noisy”―research-speak for cluttered with complicating data, through which it can be difficult to detect the signal you’re looking for. His new data set was finally big enough to see the signal through the noise, to detect the “hidden shift,” as he put it.

What he found is that his 2002 theory—or, rather, the strong suspicion he had articulated back then—appeared to be borne out. Across nearly 130 varieties of plants and more than 15,000 samples collected from experiments over the past three decades, the overall concentration of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron had dropped by 8 percent on average. The ratio of carbohydrates to minerals was going up. The plants, like the algae, were becoming junk food.

What that means for humans―whose main food intake is plants―is only just starting to be investigated. Researchers who dive into it will have to surmount obstacles like its low profile and slow pace, and a political environment where the word “climate” is enough to derail a funding conversation. It will also require entirely new bridges to be built in the world of science―a problem that Loladze himself wryly acknowledges in his own research. When his paper was finally published in 2014, Loladze listed his grant rejections in the acknowledgements.

I think you will agree that this study is crucial to the health of humanity. Thank you for staying with the lengthy article — and for visiting Standard Process’s website.

Until my next post, here’s to  your health and healing.

Anthony Palombo, DC, ACN

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“Food: Weapon of MASS Destruction”

This is a very timely and important video clip. We all need to hear this message and make fundamental, and in some cases radical, changes in the way we grow, process and consume our food. It also points out the absolute necessity for whole-food supplementation of vitamins and especially minerals. The soil that our food is grown in has been depleted of minerals since the 1940’s. Without minerals, vitamins can’t be utilized, leading to malnutrition; glandular (iodine for the thyroid) function fails leading to all sorts of health issues, obesity included. The bottom line is SUPPLEMENT your diet with whole food nutritional supplements. I use Standard Process Labs and Medi-Herb in my practice, the very best in supplementation and botanicals. View the video and be informed. (Click on the YouTube icon at the bottom to enlarge the screen)

My best to your health

Dr. Anthony Palombo

Humble Honey Kills Bacteria

While raw, unprocessed honey is well-known for its health benefits, scientists have recently found that there is a type of honey which has the ability to kill every kind of bacteria scientists could throw at it, especially some of the worst bacteria known so far.

The results of this study were published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and could be of utmost importance at a time when many of the antibiotics are resistant against bacteria, especially against “superbugs.”

We are talking about the manuka honey, also known as jelly bush honey, which is produced in New Zealand. It has become all the rage over the past few years which led to shortages and selling of fake products. Therefore, New Zealand manuka producers demanded trademark protection, similar to Scottish whiskey or French champagne.  After this, the fact that the health benefits of this honey were kept as a secret doesn’t come as a surprise.

THIS Type of RAW HONEY Kills Every Kind of Bacteria Scientists Could Throw At It (Even the Super-Bugs!)

Manuka Honey Kills MRSA, Other Superbugs 

Manuka honey is created by bees foraging on the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, the New Zealand manuka bush, as well as tea trees native only to Australia and New Zealand.

According to a report by The Australian, manuka honey killed every bacteria or pathogen it was tested on in the studies mentioned above. It can be either taken internally or applied topically to help fight infections on the skin, insect bites, and cuts.

The best part regarding manuka honey is that none of the superbugs it killed were able to build up immunity, which is a common problem with most of today`s antibiotics.

“New antibiotics tend to have short shelf lives, as the bacteria they attack quickly become resistant,” said Dr. Dee Carter of the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences. “Many large pharmaceutical companies have abandoned antibiotic production because of the difficulty of recovering costs. Developing effective alternatives could, therefore, save many lives.”

Dr. Certer stated that what makes manuka honey effective at destroying the bacteria is a compound called methylglyoxal, which combines other unknown compounds to cause “multi-system failure.”

Where to Find Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is available in health stores and online, even though the supply levels have decreased which led to fake honey being sold. Therefore, when buying manuka honey, make sure you get one that is UMF certified.  UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor, which is a phytochemical property obtained from the manuka bushes.  Many certified manuka products are available on Amazon.com.

On Amazon, you can find a brand called Comvita manuka honey which is UMF certified and has been said to help erase MRSA :

I had done a fair amount of research when a friend of ours got MRSA, and then, unfortunately, I got it too., said user JoshuaOne9 on Amazon. Thankfully, I had already done the research so I knew exactly what to do. As soon as I saw the red bump (thinking the first day that it was a mosquito bite) I scratched it, but the second day I realized that it had to be something else. My husband immediately knew what it was since we had been dealing with our friend’s case of MRSA. I got my hands on this Manuka honey and put on the area of skin that was affected and then it is very important that you cover it with a bandaid. Within hours, I felt relief and within a few days, it was completely gone…

Even though further research need to be done,  we can definitely say that manuka honey promises a lot when it comes to defeating one of the biggest health issues faced by humanity.

Sources: http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20080922/humble-honey-kills-bacteria

 http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/manuka-honey-antibiotic.html

http://www.organicandhealthy.org/2016/11/this-type-of-honey-is-killing-every.html

Food for Thought: Your Diet and Cancer

“What, if anything, can we do in our own personal lives to possibly hold cancer at bay? Martha Teichner has some food for thought:”

Click on the link and enjoy the video clip and brief article.

http://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/food-for-thought-your-diet-and-cancer/

Here’s to your health and longevity.

Dr. Anthony Palombo

See my other blog at HealingTones.org for an exploration of the eighteen missing years of Jesus as a young man.