We continue to be fed information from different government sources regarding Covid. Most recently, we have heard that due to the new variants, now we should use two masks. In California, the Governor is loosening controls, while the virus continues to spike. Perhaps this was a result of his recall drive, or maybe there is no longer the need to influence the election by his extreme shutdowns? Who knows anymore?
Seagate wrote an article in June Exposing some of the lies about Covid-19 detailing a lot of the confusion. Since then things have gotten more interesting.
The new vaccines are slowly becoming available. No one knows how effective they will be, how long they will last, nor how dangerous they might be to you long-term. We all hope that these vaccines prove to be safe and effective. But there are things that we can do in case they aren’t, or if they don’t last long or if the mutations are not affected by the drugs.
Dr. Mercola has been writing a series of articles disputing many of the claims of vaccine effectiveness and safety for which he is now being censured:
Even the media are reporting some doubts about some vaccines being effective:
So we have a situation where it would be nice to believe in what we are told to do. But we can’t be sure. So much of what we were told in the past proved to be false. Going out and stocking up on toilet paper and cleaners also doesn’t seem to be as popular now as last year. However, we Americans also do not like to give away 100% control of our health to others. Instead we look for what we can do for ourselves to help being healthy.
What the government and the “politically correct” do not like to mention, is that there are things we can do to stay healthy. We do have some control over our lifestyles that can affect our health and the functioning of our immune system:
Excessive drinking: Reduce your alcohol consumption. Alcohol is a powerful oxidative chemical that will bring down your immune system. This became a recreational activity for many locked down by the virus. Time to give it up.
Drugs: Recreational drug use is on the rise. Cities on the West Coast are beginning to pass laws legalizing drug possession. While this may help those incarcerated for minor drug offenses, it does not help your immune system.
Excess weight: Lower your carbs, increase your protein intake, and eat foods that are good for you, unprocessed foods, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure will all increase your risk factor for Covid and your ability to survive it.
Exercise: Get outside (wear a mask if you are near others) and do a minimum of 30 minutes/day of exercise. It will help your weight, blood pressure, and mental health.
Sleep: Getting 7-8 hours/day helps refresh your mind, your body, and your immune system.
Here are some of the health foods that we use to help ourselves be healthy:
In addition, we try to get 8 hours sleep, eat a balanced and healthy diet (a Mediterranean type of diet), avoid drugs & alcohol, and reduce carbs. This is not a prescription for preventing Covid. However, it is a pathway toward staying healthy that is under our own control.