This is my chance to not appear as some sort of maniac who blindly bashes “medical and media science” with no regard for truth.
I am quite the contrary as this post, as well as all of the prior Devirusize posts, show. (See other recommended Devirusize poss listed below).
I do extensive research, analysis, and scrutiny of health information before formulating my conclusions. Furthermore, I follow protocols that I recommend that my followers at least investigate as I have, for some 30 years, no less!
It is important to note that those who blindly do what their doctors tell them to, and who take prescription drugs as well as vaccines without question, do little research, nor follow healthy lifestyles. So, who’s the foolish here?
Fairly methodically following alternative and natural protocols for over 30 years, I have experienced great success. My medical lab reports, including COVID19 testing, are very close to perfect, for a Black man of sixty-one years young. I can confidently say that I have defied several medical odds, without taking vaccines or medicine.
Devirusize/COVID19 Audio Testimony 1
As, of today, I still do not plan to get vaccinated for COVID19, unless I am forced to.
“I do want to take this opportunity to dispel the notion that people like me, who choose not to get vaccinated, do not “believe the science”, are spreading COVID19, and are generally damned fools.”
I have not had any vaccine in my adult life. That is for over 50 years! Resistance to the COVID19 vaccine is not something new to me. I have resisted them all.
I am also rarely sick and lead an exceptionally healthy lifestyle. I am athletic, physically and mentally active, and lead a joyful and nontoxic life.
I avoid prescription medicine whenever possible, but sometimes have had to take them, when I allowed my overall health to deteriorate, in the past namely due to poor diet, chronic stress, worrying, and lack of sleep and relaxation. When doing so, I follow a strict detoxing and rejuvenating routine.
The fact of the matter is that I, like other “non-vaxxers” lead a healthier lifestyle and am more educated on how the body works than many of those who often treat anti-vaxxers as if we are idiots and a disgrace to society. I resent that!
This post, along with prior Devirusize posts is my clap back to haters and shade. I am clapping back with science and passionate reasoning.
People like me, recognize that COVID19 killed over 10 times fewer people in the United States than the number that die each year from chronic illnesses, nearly 3,500,000 each year to COVID-19’s mere 350,000.
Check out the CDC’s list of medical conditions associated with high risk for severe COVID19. Read More
These are the elephants in the room that we ignore while panicking over COVID19 – i.e., Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes, Cancer, Dementia, Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Pulmonary Disease, Respiratory Diseases, and Aging (where many of these conditions are common).
From my vantage point, it seems that the script has been flipped. We should be up in arms over common deaths in the millions each year, and not as much about COVID19. We should focus on how to maintain “well bodies” as to make us less susceptible to all pathogens and illnesses.
The general public should try to better understand how our bodies work, and how to adapt our lifestyles to prevent common chronic illness, and therefore prevent many deaths, including ones from COVID19, which I believe are the deaths of the same people who were destined to die anyway from poor health.
They claim that if you are vaccinated for COVID19, you are less likely to have a severe case or be hospitalized. Well, I say that if you lead a holistically healthy lifestyle, that same conclusion applies. I do. And I was exposed to COVID19 in late 2019. It was nearly uneventful. I have tested negative several times since, including just a little over a month ago.
To a certain degree, the pressure to get vaccinated is driven by the risk to unhealthy people, who follow unhealthy lifestyles. I follow a healthy lifestyle, am rarely ill, and do not plan to get the COVID19 vaccine (unless forced to). I am no idiot nor a disgrace to the wellbeing of society.
Devirusize/COVID19 Audio Testimony 2
Living healthy is just what I have been doing for over 30 years. I have evolved in better understanding the human body, my body, and positively making lifestyle changes accordingly. I have adapted my lifestyle to what my body, mind, and spirit requires to be holistically healthy.
I have relied, not only on the internet and videos for information, but have additionally vindicated the information that I find with medical studies. Many of the studies are conducted by the United State government and by other countries.
I look for common findings and recommendations from various sources, and over time have developed a network of reliable sources that I can trust. Not all information found on the internet is credible.
I have also updated and validated findings by working directly with naturopaths, doctors, Chinese Medicine practitioners, nutritionist, and other alternative and traditional sources, as their patient.
I don’t feel like an idiot for not wanting the COVID19 vaccine or for questioning Western Medicine approaches. Though I am somewhat of an oddball, I feel awkwardly aware.
I feel especially empowered because the sources that I rely on usually aren’t selling anything! But for big pharma, prescription medicine and vaccines are quite profitable. In the US, each of the top pharmaceuticals earned no less than about $ 30 Billion in 2020 alone.
My wisdom tells me, with that much money involved, there is certainly some level of greed and deception. That is the nature of capitalism. …Just saying.
The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies: Top ten by revenue – 01 Oct 2020 (Last Updated June 1st, 2021
- Johnson & Johnson – $56.1bn
- Pfizer – $51.75bn
- Roche – $49.23bn
- Novartis – $47.45bn
- Merck & Co. – $46.84bn
- GlaxoSmithKline – $44.27bn
- Sanofi – $40.46bn
- AbbVie – $33.26bn
- Takeda – $30.52bn
- Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding – $26.69bn
Devirusize/COVID19 Audio Testimony 3
I have put off writing this post since last year, when I started the Devirusize series, though I knew that focusing on our Microbiome was one of my most important recommendations. I hesitated because explaining how our microbiome works is not an easy undertaking. Even scientists don’t fully understand it, though it has been a rapidly emerging area of medical research.
I may not do a great job of explaining it now, but I will try my best. I must start out by defining certain terms that you should become familiar with upfront. They will be mentioned in the videos and articles that follow.
I have collected a plethora of videos from doctors, and scientists. I tried my best to organize them well, as well as outline the main points in bullets.
Absorbing the volume of information being presented in this post will take time to do. Review it in more than one setting. Scrutinize it. Dig even deeper than I did. But most of all, be receptive to this science-back information. Believe the science as many have told me as an anti-vaxxer.
Let’s start with important vocabulary and definitions used when discussing the Human Microbiome, Our Body’s Ecosystem.
- Microbiome – Researchers usually refer to the human microbiome when talking about the entire collection of genes found in all of the microbial cells living in the human body. It is sometimes confused with microbiota, the word used to define the hundreds of trillions of microorganisms living in the human body. A microbiome that protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins”
- Prebiotics – Prebiotics are functional non-digestible food components (such as certain kinds of fiber) that stimulate the activity or the growth of some specific groups of bacteria, e.g., bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacteria. Scientific studies have proved that both prebiotics and probiotics have several beneficial effects on the host’s health, especially in terms of digestive and immune functions.
- Probiotics – Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amount, confer a health benefit on the host”. They are commonly consumed as part of fermented food, e.g., yogurt, or as dietary supplements.
- Antibiotics – types of molecules that can block the growth of certain bacteria and are commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections as well as certain parasites. Antibiotics are useless against viruses like the ones that cause the common cold or flu.
- Antibody – An antibody, also called immunoglobulin, is a protein produced by the body’s immune system in response to the detection of the presence of a perceived foreign substance.
- Bacteria – Bacteria are a large group of prokaryotic microorganisms (cells lacking a nucleus, as opposed to eukaryotic ones, that have a nucleus, and that form the human body) that were among the first life forms to appear on Earth. They are commonly found in most of the planet’s habitats and live in symbiotic (mutually beneficial), commensal (eating from the same dish), or parasitic (living in or on another organism and benefiting from it) relationships with plants, animals, and humans. Many people believe that all bacteria are pathogens. Although some of them can be harmful, most of them are beneficial and necessary for remaining in good health. Bacteria are 10 to 50 times smaller than human cells. In the human body, there are an estimated 40 trillion microorganisms, including at least 1000 different known species of bacteria with more than 3 million genes—that is, 150 times more genes than humans have. Large bacterial communities live on the skin and in our bodily cavities. The largest community lives in our guts: the gut microbiota.
- Colon – The colon, also known as the large intestine, is the last part of the digestive tract. It allows the absorption of water and essential vitamins produced by gut bacteria and the transformation of non-digested residues, which is the origin of feces. Shorter in length than the small intestine, with a longer transit time, the colon is considerably thicker in diameter and harbors the vast majority of the gut microbiota.
- Symbiosis – The relationship established between two organisms that need each other to survive is called symbiosis. Bacteria have a long history of symbiotic interactions with humans, and they have even evolved in symbiosis with other microbes and with their hosts. In fact, humans have trillions of bacteria living in their digestive tracts, and these bacteria have found a suitable ecosystem for their development. As they break down food that humans can’t digest by themselves, they produce energy and the vitamins we need.
- Dysbiosis – Also called dysbacteriosis, it refers to an imbalance of microbial colonies, either in number or type, that have colonized the human body. This is most common in the digestive tract, but it can happen on any exposed surface or mucous membrane. Dysbiosis can affect digestion, absorption of nutrients, production of vitamins, and controlling the growth of harmful microorganisms.
- HMP (Human Microbiome Project) – Human Microbiome Project. Launched in 2008, it was a five-year US National Institutes of Health (NIH) project that had the aim of identifying and characterizing microbial communities found at multiple human body cavities and looking for correlations between changes in the microbiome and human health and diseases.
- Lactobacillus – Lactobacillus is a type of rod-shaped bacteria that normally inhabits our oral, digestive, and genital cavities. It is also present in some fermented foods like yogurts or dietary supplements. Its name comes from its ability to convert lactose and other sugars into lactic acid.
- Pathogen – A pathogen is an infectious biological agent that can produce disease in its host. The term is mostly used to describe microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, or fungi, among others. These agents can disrupt the normal physiology of plants, animals, and humans.
- Microbial ecology – The term ‘microbial ecology’ is used to refer to the study of microbes and their interactions with the environment, as well as with plants, animals, and each other. Although they are the tiniest creatures on Earth, they have a deep impact on humans and the planet. That is why scientists believe the study of microbial ecology can lead us to find better solutions to environmental restoration, food production, and bioengineering, for instance.
- Immune system – The immune system is generally known as the body’s defense system against infectious organisms and other invaders. It is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and specialized organs that communicate with each other and act through a cascade of biological reactions that involve cytokines. The immune response acts to destroy and eliminate the detected agent in order to prevent it from causing any harm to the host.
- Inflammation – Inflammation is the body’s biological response as it aims to fight against aggression. It can be characterized by specific symptoms such as redness, swelling, a feeling of heat or pain, or altered functions of the involved organ. Infection is caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, whereas inflammation is part of our innate immunity and does not necessarily imply infection.
- Human gut bacterial ecosystem – This term refers to the biological community of microorganisms living in the environment of the human gut. Although the bacteria belong to different groups and are present in our digestive systems in different quantities, they work as a team, playing an essential role in helping digest food, boosting the immune system, preventing infections, and even influencing mood and behavior.
- The Hygiene Hypothesis – The hygiene hypothesis proposes that childhood exposure to germs and certain infections helps the immune system develop. This teaches the body to differentiate harmless substances from the harmful substances that trigger asthma. In theory, exposure to certain germs teaches the immune system not to overreact.
I am not a doctor. I don’t pretend to be. But I am informed through research and experience, and from that, I form opinions that I convey. You must lean on your own experiences, research, and understanding. Also, it is important that you consult with your health practitioner before beginning any health, lifestyle, or nutrition regimen.
You must also believe in whatever protocol you choose to follow. Belief is a huge aspect of healing that is often not considered. True Faith is too. The Placebo & Nocebo Effects can act like medical treatments. Based on my experience, and research, no health regiment will work if you do not believe in it. Please read our Medical Disclaimer if you have not already done so on prior posts.
20 Things you Didn’t Know About the Human gut Microbiome – US National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health – December 2014
Unless you have avoided all mass media recently, you are likely hearing about the “human microbiome”, particularly the gut and how people are sampling their own feces for the purposes of science (more on that below in point #6), taking probiotics, eating loads of yogurt, kombucha or kimchi – to try to foster the “good” bacteria. The science is exploding, and we are just in the early stages of making some sense of it all, so here are some things about the gut microbiome that you might find helpful to know. Cardiovascular nurses interested in prevention and diet counseling are encouraged to follow this line of work. Read More
14 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Your Gut Microbiome – By Viome Team – January 31, 2019
Unless you’ve been living on some remote island, without access to the Internet, sipping piña coladas – there is no way you’ve missed all the hype about gut health. It seems every day somebody’s coming out with a new colon cleanse, a gut health reboot, or a fancy new probiotic sure to solve your tummy troubles. Unlike other health fads, the focus on gut health is here to stay!
This is because your gut is home to trillions of microorganisms that do everything from strengthening your immune system and creating your “happy” chemicals, to extracting energy from your food. You have your gut microbiota to thank for so many aspects of your health (or lack of health), which is why it continues to be one of the hottest topics.
As the Director of NYU Human Microbiome Program, Dr. Martin J. Blaser put it, “It’s reasonable to propose that the composition of the microbiome and its activities are involved in most, if not all, of the biological processes that constitute human health and disease.”
So, let’s get to know your gut microbiome a little better. Here are 14 surprising things you didn’t know about your gut microbiome. Read More
As Related To COVID19
Sadhguru and Deepak Chopra Predict The Future After Vaccine | Holistic Health | MOI – Jan 12, 2021 – Mystics of India
COVID-19 and GUT HEALTH in 2021 – Dec 27, 2020 – Austin Chiang MD MPH
Expert Insights: How is the hygiene hypothesis affected by COVID-19? – Dec 3, 2020 – University of Arizona Health Sciences
Gastrointestinal Effects From COVID-19: Invasion By SARS-CoV-2, Gut Dysbiosis, And Risk Of Sequelae – Aug 9, 2020 – Whiteboard Doctor
Coronavirus in Context: Is There a Link Between the Gut Microbiome and COVID-19? | WebMD – Feb 4, 2021 – WebMD
The Human Microbiome – Our Invisible Organ – Our Internal Rainforest
How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome – Oct 5, 2017 – Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
The Secrets to a Healthy Microbiome | John Douillard’s LifeSpa – Jul 5, 2018 – John Douillard
Feeding Your Microbiome to Achieve Gut Balance | The Dr. Axe Show | Episode 32 – Jul 22, 2020 – Dr. Josh Axe
Human Gut Microbiome – Jan 19, 2015 – Armando Hasudungan
Dr. Robynne Chutkan | Revitalize | Why The Microbiome Is The Future Of Medicine – Feb 12, 2015 – Mind Body Green
Your Health: Gut Microbiome – Jun 6, 2016 – UMMCVideos
What is the Hygiene Hypothesis? – May 21, 2014 – 4AI4YOU
Prebiotics & Probiotics
Probiotics Guide: How to Pick the Right Probiotic- Gut Bacteria Overview | Thomas DeLauer – Jul 11, 2018 – Thomas DeLauer
Prebiotics & probiotics – Apr 17, 2019 – Osmosis
Feeding Your Microbiome to Achieve Gut Balance | The Dr. Axe Show | Episode 32 – July 22, 2020 – Dr. Josh Axe
Food & Nutrition
10 Foods Filled With Probiotics – Apr 13, 2018 – TIME
How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella – Mar 23, 2017 – TED-Ed
Microbiome We Are What They Eat – Jun 12, 2017 – NutritionFacts.org
The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis
Probiotics Benefits + Myths | Improve Gut Health – Sep 16, 2018 – Doctor Mike
How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer – Oct 21, 2016 – Big Think
Immunology in the Gut Mucosa – Feb 5, 2013 – Nature Video
Gut Bacteria and Mental Health: How Inflammation Affects Us – Jun 28, 2017 – Thomas DeLauer
How the Gut Microbiome affects the Brain and Mind – Feb 19, 2018 – What I’ve Learned
How Microbiomes Affect Fear – New studies help to explain how microbes in the gut can shape a host’s fear responses – Quanta Magazine – December 2019
Our brains may seem physically far removed from our guts, but in recent years, research has strongly suggested that the vast communities of microbes concentrated in our digestive tract open lines of communication between the two. The intestinal microbiome has been shown to influence cognition and emotion, affecting moods and the state of psychiatric disorders, and even information processing. But how it could do so has been elusive. Read More
How the Gut Microbiome is Playing a Role in Type 2 Diabetes – January 5, 2021 – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
More than 34 million Americans have diabetes and approximately 90–95% of them have type 2 diabetes (T2D). Globally, an estimated 462 million individuals are affected by T2D. The so-called “western diet,” high in saturated fats and refined sugars, is one of the primary factors. Now, Oregon State University (OSU) scientists have discovered that organisms in the gut microbiome play a key role in type 2 diabetes and may lead to potential possible probiotic treatments. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Communications in a paper titled, “Transkingdom interactions between Lactobacilli and hepatic mitochondria attenuate western diet-induced diabetes.” Read More
Lung microbiome and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Possible link and implications – Science Direct
We conclude that the lung microbiome can have a profound impact on the susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and the severity of the disease. Moreover, the lung microbiome has an important contribution to the generation of immune responses against viral attacks, and the microbiome may affect the outcome of COVID-19 ARDS. Future studies should investigate lung microbiome and immune response in a large cohort of COVID-19 patients, and correlate with the severity of this disease. Future studies should also assess if probiotics treatment can improve COVID-19 disease. Read More
The gut microbiome in the time of COVID-19: what major scientific breakthroughs have been made in gut microbiome science in 2020? – Gut Microbiota For Health
Diet, gut microbiome, and immune homeostasis in gastrointestinal health and beyond. Diet is considered one of the biggest determinants of gut microbiome composition and, therefore, of an immune system in good shape, with gut microbiome heterogeneity becoming a relevant player in individual responses to diet, lifestyle, and medication. COVID-19 is an external insult that can activate an immune response, which is accompanied by higher demand for nutrients that support the functioning of the immune system. While we await an effective vaccine against COVID-19, consuming sufficient amounts of essential nutrients in the context of a plant-based diet to support the immune system seems to be an approach worth considering to help the host better defend itself against the virus if infected.
In 2020, scientists have improved their understanding of the therapeutic effects of diet mediated by the gut microbiome in both gastrointestinal conditions and systemic diseases. Different sources of evidence in humans have shown that peppermint oil, specific probiotics, psyllium supplementation and the low-FODMAP diet can aid in improving IBS symptoms. On the other hand, the inflammatory potential of diet has been linked to the risk of Crohn’s disease, a phenotype about which the gut microbiome might have a lot to say. Understanding how diet impacts the gastrointestinal ecosystem has also shed light on the importance of taking care of diet for tackling hypertension, the mechanisms underlying the keto diet’s health benefits, and identifying microbial signatures in the liver, adipose tissue, and blood-linked to type 2 diabetes. Read More
The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis – Clair R. Martin, Vadim Osadchiy, Amir Kalani, and Emeran A. Mayer – National Library of Medicine – National Institutes Of Health – April 2018
Preclinical and clinical studies have shown bidirectional interactions within the brain-gut-microbiome axis. Gut microbes communicate to the central nervous system through at least 3 parallel and interacting channels involving nervous, endocrine, and immune signaling mechanisms. The brain can affect the community structure and function of the gut microbiota through the autonomic nervous system, by modulating regional gut motility, intestinal transit and secretion, and gut permeability, and potentially through the luminal secretion of hormones that directly modulate microbial gene expression.
A series of largely preclinical observations implicate alterations in brain-gut-microbiome communication in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, and several psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Continued research holds the promise of identifying novel therapeutic targets and developing treatment strategies to address some of the most debilitating, costly, and poorly understood diseases. Read More
Here is a list of prior Seasons As My Teacher Devirisize posts
DEVIRUSIZE – Janet, STOP! – Give Me A Beet! – Another Mashup Post – …My Mind Goes In All Directions Simultaneously Sometimes
Lard Today, Grease Tomorrow! – Devirusize With Cooking Oils – 6 Ways To Evaluate Good & Bad Oils – Don’t Restock UR Oils Until U Read This!
Devirusize – Take Off Your Shoes! – You Should Hit The Ground After Reading This Post! – It Will Give U Access To Calm, Healing & Love – When U Need It Most – Practice Grounding & Earthing
De-Virusize With Water – Who Would A Thunk Dat Water Heals – De-Virusize Immunity With God’s Healing Waters
SHARE 15 Reasons Why No COVID19 Vaccine For This Black Man! – No Hating But The Vaccine Is For Those Who Take Vaccines & Prescription Drugs Just Because They’re Told To
U Receive Blood Lab Reports On The Regular But Don’t Know What Da Hell They Mean – 5 Ways To Better Understand & Prepare For Blood Lab Reports
SHARE! – Flipping The Script on Conventional Healing – Not Abandoning It – Just Complementing It With Truth
I Enjoy Being In Solitude More Than Being With People – Maybe I Love Myself Too Much? – It May Be Just For A Season – But I Prefer To Be By Myself Right Now
Spiritual Vs Religious – Oh Yea I’m Going There – Religious Drama – They Should Have Listened To Their Momma – 15+ Reasons Why I Question Religious Drama
Chillax To Heal Body, Mind & UR Spirit – How To Chill – Become Cooler Than A Fan! – Like Freddie The Lounge Lizard
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