Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

gwminor48

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Recently I have been focusing much more on my health. While not a self created health disaster, I have a slew of complications which significantly impact my health. These things make any solution to the viri less likely, I was told the vaccine, for me, would be "at best 50% effective". This is because of a comprised immune system. Also, the wonder horse paste is off my list because of some of my issues. So I started looking at how to improve my health, lose a few pounds, and eat healthier. I always liked steak and potatoes, and never liked vegetables, so this is a BIG change for me. Especially given the diet information I learned over the past several decades. :eek:

As I started really looking into this, I discovered that most of the "settled science" on diet we have been fed since 1977, when the FDA first published Dietary Guidelines, was wrong.
Just.
Plain.
Dead.
Wrong.


The American Heart Association, for example, no longer claims cholesterol is bad for you and instead says "Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for over consumption." But, if you go to your doctor, they likely will still tell you to stay away from eggs because of cholesterol. The American Diabetes Association still does not push a lower carb diet. Lets be clear - carbs cause your blood glucose to rise above normal ranges, the definition of diabetes. Sure seems like eating less carbs would be a simple way to improve it!!

After dozens and dozens of examples, on carbs, fats, fat types, etc., I have come to the conclusion that "settled science" is a euphemism for "this guy won an argument", and his opinion is XXXXXXXX. Nothing more. And he probably won the argument because he had more money and corporations supporting his position. You have to read the studies and interpret them for yourself. Or have a doctor, trainer or nutritionist you can really, really trust.

This has just cemented my position on covid and the vaccine. I have seen way to many studies, from around the world, that say early treatment is key to success with covid. Treatment with a variety of drugs. As shown on here, there are several cases where vaccinated folks who catch it are out numbering the unvaccinated.

My position is that if you want to smoke, go ahead. It is crystal clear, to me, that smoking will kill you, eventually. If you don't smoke, good for you, I agree, but you are going to die too, we don't know when, but we think you will live longer than if you smoked. If you want to take the vaccine, or not, go ahead, make your choice. Its your choice. Not "settled science".
I agree with you. I am battling insulin resistance with a low carb diet and exercise. I battled depression for years, I started reading about what a crock of shit the fat and cholesterol info was so I quit the Lipitor my doctor insisted I take and magically my depression disappeared. I know statins have a lot of side effects that doctors will deny and depression is not one of the more common side effects but is was for me. So, I too am skeptical about the medical industry in general (there are some really good doctors out there) and highly skeptical of big pharma. I would think a huge number of people are skeptical of big pharma after this covid mess. Big pharma may be saving a lot of lives with their medicine but there some slimy bastards in that industry.
 

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I try to understand what I read but sometimes just can't comprehend the math, for instance in Rising COVID-19 numbers returning to pre-vaccine levels in Minnesota

It says for late last year: "record 1,864 hospitalizations on Nov. 29"
Then for now: "COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota reached 960 on Monday"
Followed by: "combines with patients with trauma and other illnesses to fill up 96% of available intensive care beds and 93% of non-ICU beds."

Half as many covid hospitalizations as last year, yet the hospitals are running at over 90% capacity :idk:

What to conclude???
1. Covid hospitalizations have a minor impact on hospital capacity?
2. There's been a huge cut in hospital capacity?
3. Another propaganda piece based on obviously flawed data?
4. I just can't do common core math?
5. ????
From what I read those high numbers of patients are pretty normal during flu season, of course with covid the "recorded" flu cases are miniscule.
 

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I agree with you. I am battling insulin resistance with a low carb diet and exercise. I battled depression for years, I started reading about what a crock of shit the fat and cholesterol info was so I quit the Lipitor my doctor insisted I take and magically my depression disappeared. I know statins have a lot of side effects that doctors will deny and depression is not one of the more common side effects but is was for me. So, I too am skeptical about the medical industry in general (there are some really good doctors out there) and highly skeptical of big pharma. I would think a huge number of people are skeptical of big pharma after this covid mess. Big pharma may be saving a lot of lives with their medicine but there some slimy bastards in that industry.
Go keto. Less than 20 grams per day for a couple of weeks. If you want more info on my recent keto and diabetes, IM me.
 

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Do not want to take the thread off topic, but....
I am 72 yo, been on Keto for over 3 years, I am 6ft @172lb, my cholesterol is over 300, my A1C is 5.3.

I have drop more than 40 Lb, lowered by A1C from 6.9. I am an exercise nut., i do 2+ hours of high cardo 4 days a week (+135 BPM).
I have a cardiologist, who is also an exercise nut and supports Keto and intermittent fasting. It is possible to find a doctor that is on board with Keto, it takes a while looking. If you doctor is over weight, find another doctor.... It is possible to reverse diabetes.

Both my parents dies from diabetes
 

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Do not want to take the thread off topic, but....
I am 72 yo, been on Keto for over 3 years, I am 6ft @172lb, my cholesterol is over 300, my A1C is 5.3.

I have drop more than 40 Lb, lowered by A1C from 6.9. I am an exercise nut., i do 2+ hours of high cardo 4 days a week (+135 BPM).
I have a cardiologist, who is also an exercise nut and supports Keto and intermittent fasting. It is possible to find a doctor that is on board with Keto, it takes a while looking. If you doctor is over weight, find another doctor.... It is possible to reverse diabetes.

Both my parents dies from diabetes
Great job, and thanks for sharing @SouthernYankee
 

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This is just insane.
 

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United’s actions have left Plaintiffs with the impossible choice of either taking the COVID-19 vaccine, at the expense of their religious beliefs and their health, or losing their livelihoods. In doing so, United has violated Title VII and the ADA by failing to engage in the interactive process and provide reasonable accommodations, and also by retaliating against employees who engaged in protected activity, the suit states.
 

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Interesting read;

Horowitz: The data is in, and we are now worse off than before the experimental shots.

In October 2018, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published a report that, if one didn't know better, might make readers think the authors were involved in the gain-of-function research that likely created this virus. The report, titled "Technologies to Address Global Catastrophic Biological Risks," offers novel social control and mRNA vaccination ideas to deal with emerging pandemics "whether naturally emerging or reemerging, deliberately created and released, or laboratory engineered and escaped—that could lead to sudden, extraordinary, widespread disaster beyond the collective capability of national and international organizations and the private sector to control."

One of the many bone-chilling sections in this publication (pp. 45-47) provides a blueprint for "self-spreading vaccines," described as vaccines "genetically engineered to move through populations in the same way as communicable diseases, but rather than causing disease, they confer protection."

Continues here
 

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Interesting read;

Horowitz: The data is in, and we are now worse off than before the experimental shots.

In October 2018, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published a report that, if one didn't know better, might make readers think the authors were involved in the gain-of-function research that likely created this virus. The report, titled "Technologies to Address Global Catastrophic Biological Risks," offers novel social control and mRNA vaccination ideas to deal with emerging pandemics "whether naturally emerging or reemerging, deliberately created and released, or laboratory engineered and escaped—that could lead to sudden, extraordinary, widespread disaster beyond the collective capability of national and international organizations and the private sector to control."

One of the many bone-chilling sections in this publication (pp. 45-47) provides a blueprint for "self-spreading vaccines," described as vaccines "genetically engineered to move through populations in the same way as communicable diseases, but rather than causing disease, they confer protection."

Continues here
I was listening on the radio and a guy asked if he got a blood transfusion would the "covid vaccine" transfer to his system. I never thought about that...
 

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Do not want to take the thread off topic, but....
I am 72 yo, been on Keto for over 3 years, I am 6ft @172lb, my cholesterol is over 300, my A1C is 5.3.

I have drop more than 40 Lb, lowered by A1C from 6.9. I am an exercise nut., i do 2+ hours of high cardo 4 days a week (+135 BPM).
I have a cardiologist, who is also an exercise nut and supports Keto and intermittent fasting. It is possible to find a doctor that is on board with Keto, it takes a while looking. If you doctor is over weight, find another doctor.... It is possible to reverse diabetes.

Both my parents dies from diabetes
I am a firm believer that Type 2 Diabetes can be controlled with Diet and Exercise for most people. I have witnessed it in 3 of our family members, one of which their Doctor took him completely off of Metformin. All three are no longer in the A1C range of Diabetes and as long as they stick to their diet, or sugar controlling, their blood sugar levels are find. Even though they did not directly get on a Keto Diet, they pretty much indirectly followed it. I have been on Keto Diets and have had great success, my only unsuccess was me not sticking to the Diet long term, not any fault of the Diet. The Keto Strips are great to have, really helps to know where you are at...
I know I am calling it a Diet but it really is just a Correct Lifestyle of Right Eating and Exercise.
 

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I was listening on the radio and a guy asked if he got a blood transfusion would the "covid vaccine" transfer to his system. I never thought about that...
hmmm ..

checking info on Antibodies ..
Antibodies are produced by specialized white blood cells called B lymphocytes (or B cells)

So if you get white blood cells from someone who had covid-19, exposed to sars-cov2, or vaccinated .. yes, you will get the related anti-bodies.

iirc to give blood they probably ask if you have recently been vaccinated, so that should have been cleared by the time the blood is donated.
 
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