Improve your Competency in Life-skills to Buffer Viral-induced Respiratory Illnesses
For 30 years I have been working clinically with people who have compromised and scarred immune systems, taking them through self-trials to uncover the best lifestyles, natural medicines and self-therapies that they could adopt to buffer pathogenic viruses, particularly the herpes family of viruses, as well as Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, dengue fever virus, hepatitis viruses, among others.
Once established, these viruses eventually damage the communication efficiency of the adaptive immune system, and commonly establish chronic, and sometimes terminal immune-related diseases, such as most of the autoimmune diseases, and most of the cancers. When adaptive communication efficiency is severely compromised in elderly people, they are more prone to die from influenza (and now we can add the SARS-CoVid-2).
In June 2015, I published a blog post titled ‘Colds and Influenza Part 1.’ (https://www.billgiles.com.au/
Probably every person in the world has suffered many human coronavirus-induced colds during their lifetimes—they are common and not very deadly viruses to healthy people—yet every year they are the cause of about 10% of all hospital admissions in the U.S.A (https://www.ncbi.nlm.
The Sars-CoV-1 was eliminated from the human population in 2002-2004, because of its particular ecological adaptation behaviours which limited its ability to permanently establish in the human population—when human isolation behaviours were put in place. However, the present SARS-CoV-2 now appears to have different behavioural characteristics that have allowed it to transfer far more quickly, and remain undetected in a larger percentage of those who get infected—it produces mild ‘cold-like’ symptoms only, in healthy adults (and children), yet during this phase is able to transfer to other people.
Thus it has established itself broadly across the world population, just like the other human coronaviruses have achieved—even when human isolation behaviours similar to those in 2002, had been introduced. This means that there is a high probability that the present SARS-CoV-2 will remain a part of the current yearly respiratory viral ‘pandemics’, that typically occur with influenza viruses, rhinoviruses, parainfluenza viruses, adenoviruses and others—there will be speculation on this for another 12 months or more.
Most people in the world have never been concerned that a cold virus will kill them. We just have to suffer several days of upper respiratory symptoms once to three times a year. A person’s adaptive immune system had to be pretty badly scarred in its communication efficiency, or compromised by preexisting superantigen viruses, such as the Epstein-Barr virus, for a person to die from a cold virus. In the past we have generally been more concerned with influenza viruses, which each year kill between 2,000 and 4,000, of the immunocompromised people in Australia (mostly the elderly), and between 300,000 and 500,000 or more people, worldwide.
The novel influenza viruses (such as the Hong Kong flu, which occurred in 1968, and killed an estimated one million people worldwide) occur every dozen years or so. Strains of this virus, and other influenza -A, -B and C viruses, are endemic in humans now, and don’t cause a great health risk, except to immunovulnerable people.
It is speculated, that when this pandemic settles down, immunovulnerable people will still be dying from the human coronaviruses, with a small percentage added to these deaths, due to the annual strains of SARS-CoV-2 viruses. This will mean that each year in Australia probably between 3,500 and 4,500 people will die from the combined effects of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza strains, and worldwide, probably 500,000 to 700,000 people will die annually.
The yearly vaccines for influenza have proven to be overall ineffective according to the World Health Organisation. There are many very bright minds now working on creating novel tyoes of vaccinations for the present SARS-CoV-2. Virologists and immunobiologists, immunologists throughout the world are well aware of the high potential health risk with using a vaccination for RNA respiratory viruses, so I am sure there will be a great deal of debate and experimentation to ensure that the types of vaccines produced will not be causing permanent damage to people’s immune systems—as has occurred in the past, with animal models using coronavirus experimental vaccines.
We all understand that extended lockdown is not a permanent answer to protecting old, and immunovulnerable people dying from influenza or coronavirus complications. This pandemic event should be a wakeup to improve the lifestyle conditions for the elderly. Rather than simply providing a retirement home where these people can accelerate their demise, the institutions need to be redesigned. The diets of older people should be improved. There should be more emphasis on movement and exercise. Complementary medicine (chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, naturopathy, herbal medicine, homoeopathic medicine and other modalities) that support lifestyle should be incorporated as normal practice in retirement homes, and the government should fund more of this.
Working with the elderly to maintain better health certainly would help immunovulnerable people buffer SARS-Cov-2, but the mainstream medicine approach does not accept that lifestyle changes such as removing ALL grains from the diet, would help—yet I know of no scientific studies investigating the effects of grain-derived foods on human health—and much has been written about the potential health risks of grains (see a summary article published 20 years ago by Prof. Loran Cordaine (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/12810032_Cereal_Grains_Humanitys_Double-Edged_Sword).
After 30 years, and about 20,000 case studies later, I know that removing ALL grains from the diet of the average person, unloads a compromised immune system, and certainly allows most people to better cope with pathogenic viruses, and this includes the respiratory viruses—that is why I helped establish Deeks Health Foods (www.deeks.com.au). However, some people will have to do more (with their diet, exercise, stress, sleep, fasting, nutrition and the environment in which they live), to buffer these viruses.
This coronavirus pandemic certainly should shake-up people to want to maintain better health. It is not that hard to change an indulgent lifestyle to a more responsible lifestyle, but it takes courage, because you have to depend more on your own life-skills, and less on prop-up support by the medical system. Pharmaceutical drugs don’t improve your health, they are emergency medicines to help you cope with your symptoms until your body regains normal health. The doctor does not heal your broken arm. He/she resets the bone, puts a plaster cast on it and gives you an anelgesic to cope with the pain. Your body heals the bone if you are healthy, and if you are living a poor lifestyle, your body will not be able to heal the bone very well. This goes for any unnatural degeneration of your body.
I have used several skill-sets to maintain my enjoyable health over the years. Some of these I have obtained from yoga and martial arts. Having the understanding and tools to cope with emotional stress, loss of purpose, and a reduction in self-worth, is necessary to prevent the autonomic nervous system from dysfunctioning, and the flow-on affects that reduce immune system efficiency (https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/psychoneuroimmunology).
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It is thought that the four variants of human corona virus have been infecting humans for millennia, causing head colds in healthy people,. However they have always been connected with the deaths of a small percentage of elderly people in poor or terminal health.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is far more deadly to these elderly people. It has an ability to cause compromised immune systems to ‘panic’, and release a CD8 T-cell driven cytokine storms, destroying lung cells and inhibiting the ability of red blood cells to absorb oxygen. This gives symptoms similar to high altitude oxygen deprivation, rather than a normal viral-induced pneumonia.
Elderly patients who move into this tertiary stage, are going blue in the face (a sign of lack of oxygen), even when the airways are open. Because of this, when people are put on ventilators, they are not doing well at all. In fact, the positive pressure mechanical ventilators, which every emergency room has been crying out for, actually damages the lungs and is killing between 80% and 90% of patients put on them. (https://jamanetwork.
These findings indicate that ventilators are doing more harm than good for patients battling to stay alive with severe COVID-19—and the lack of these ventilators in our hospital systems, has been the major reason for forcing the population into isolation behaviour, to slow the spread and not overwhelm the medical system.
Normally, mechanical ventilators work by pushing air into the lungs of critically ill patients who can no longer use their rib and diaphragm muscles to breathe.
Dr. Udit Chaddha, an interventional pulmonologist with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City said: ‘There had been a tendency earlier on in the crisis for doctors to put patients on ventilators early, because patients were deteriorating very quickly. That is something that most of us have stepped away from doing.” (https://consumer.healthday.com/infectious-disease-information-21/coronavirus-1008/most-covid-19-patients-placed-on-ventilators-died-new-york-study-shows-756987.html)
Doctors in Italy have used ventilators routinely for normal viral pneumonia, however Covid-19 is a notably different virus and induces different immune responses than does influenza or other corona viruses. Using mechanical ventilators early in the treatment has probably been contributing to the high death rate.
The Gene Pool
It must be remembered that, there is a high gene pool of millions of people who are not elderly, and have compromised immune systems (eg those with autoimmune diseases, cancers, chronic infections, AIDS, Diabetes mellitus, chronic organ disease, hepatitis, etc). The SARS-CoV-2 can establish, and more easily remain in these people, and periodically reinfect other people. There is a small possibility that this virus could evolve in these people, from a mild-form of coronavirus that is not lethal to 99% of the world, to a much more dangerous strain that could affect younger people—let’s hope that doesn’t occur.
Improving Immune Competency
My clinical career has focused on improving immune competency in immunocompromised people, using changes to lifestyle, natural medicines and self-therapies—which also releases them from being dependent on prop-up drug therapy. I have published a dozen books on these protocols.
Of all the protocols, the one single, most effective way to unload and improve your immune surveillance (and eliminate any coronaviruses hiding in your sinus) is to REMOVE ALL GRAIN FOODS from your diet for the next year. To test this out, do a grain-free detox, and enjoy better health. This requires going grain-free for 3 to 4 weeks. I will give the protocol in the next blog post.
The Cereal Grains (from the Poaceae botanical family of grass seeds) include: Rice, Corn (maize), Wheat, Rye, Oats, Barley, Sorghum, Millet, Farro, Freekeh, Emmer and Spelt.
Note: Pseudo-cereals, such as amaranth, buckwheat and quinoa, are not part of the Poaceae grass family, and do not present the same health challenges.
Go online and search the Paleo and grain-free websites for recipes.
If you simply wish to purchase grain free products, you can’t go past Deeks Grain-free Health Foods. You can trust Deeks products for purity, taste and goodness. Check out their website and tell your loved ones to do the same (www.deeks.com.au).
Improve your immune competency, eat a grain-free diet.