It doesn’t look too promising at the grocery stores right now, so it’s time to have a backup food source, just in case. What better way to control your own destiny than to plant some of your own food.
Right now in the Midwest, two crops are entering their planting season - spinach and radishes. With the spring lilies beginning to bloom, that's a perfect sign to get some spinach in the ground.
Today was great, getting out in the sun, getting my hands dirty and simultaneously disobeying all the obnoxious “cleanliness” guidelines.
Here’s some self reliance tricks for generating a little food security:
When the crop pests arrive this spring, they will go toward the radish leaves first. At least, that's what I want them to do. Radish leaves are edible for humans, but they are not the focus of this harvest. The radish, protected underground, is what we want from that plant.
I decided to sacrifice the radish leaves in order to protect the spinach leaves. And the more the bugs gnaw on the radish leaves, the more the plant will be forced to protect itself, producing more antioxidants that will make the radish crop more nutritious.
So, to trick the pests into eating the radish leaves first, I planted the radish plants on the perimeter of the raised bed garden, enclosing the spinach plants in the center. The spinach leaves need protected, because we want an abundant crop of these leaves.
Spinach will grow quickly, in 45 days. To ensure we have a sustainable harvest for many weeks, we will need to plant the seeds in 1 to 2 week intervals, whenever is best, working around the weather. Today, we planted the first two rows within the center of the garden, leaving space for two more plantings in the coming weeks.
Spinach will be more than food during this time of societal uncertainty. Spinach is a medicine and will provide crucial vitamin A and C, which have both been studied to strengthen innate immunity and shorten the duration of illness and relieve symptoms. Spinach's vitamin K content will also help with calcium absorption, strengthening the body’s skeletal system. It’s potassium content will help provide cellular energy.
Additionally, spinach contains the following healing molecules:
Radishes will be a great compliment because they taste well with spinach in a salad. Accompanied by the wild leeks and dandelion roots that will grow just outside the garden, we should be able to make good, full spectrum, nutritious salads later this Spring. (Pass the ranch dressing).
The radish is strong in Vitamins E, A, C, B6, and K, providing more strength and stamina during uncertain times. The natural fibers of radish will keep the digestive system well and clean, (which is important if toilet paper is scarce :-)
Happy days ahead and get your hands dirty!
I feel pressured by society right now to fear other human beings, to form a bubble around myself and hide from germs - and I REJECT all that.
I do not view everyone I come into contact with as some sort of biological enemy.
I do not view everyone I touch or see as a contaminated source of filth. I never have and I'm not about to start. That's not how a healthy Mind works.
When you are perpetually fearful of germs, you are living in a degraded mental state, ridiculously straining to isolate yourself from a world of microbes you cannot control the movement of...
How long must you live in an isolated state to convince yourself that you are safe?
Maybe government officials will tell you when you can come out of your hide-ee hole?
When you are fearful of human contact, mentally you are not taking responsibility for your own health.
There are many more factors that determine infection than just benign virus material
Virus material is not the only thing needed for infection to occur. Viruses need an opportunistic environment, a terrain that is conducive to their survival.
While vague virus material can be detected on virtually anyone, anywhere, this should be the least of your concerns. It is your responsibility to make sure that this virus material is not replicating by the millions inside your body. You don't accomplish that through avoidance and perpetual paranoia. You do that by equipping your immune system, first adapting it to its environment and getting fresh oxygen and sunshine.
There are multiple facets of the human immune system that make sure virus material does not multiply and take hold. Your microbiome is a powerful epicenter of immune system communication that spurs B-cells to action. Your lungs contain surface surveillance proteins called mannose binding lectins that detect invading threats and stop them from taking hold. Your thymus gland sends out immune defense molecules and vitamin C ensures that the thymus stays resilient into old age. Vitamin D, processed within the skin after sunlight exposure, modulates the innate and adaptive immune responses once the vitamin D receptors are expressed on immune cells (B cells, T cells, and antigen-presenting cells.).
Viruses are potentially benign, only one minor component to disease. There's so much more to human immunity that factors into infectious disease incidence. Your CDC and incompetent governments aren't helping you understand these important aspects that impact your resilience to disease. Your government are not protecting you - they are limiting your abilities, keeping you in the dark about where health comes from, while wreaking havoc on your daily life and adding stress to your current situation.
In the face of all the paranoia, you have to make the many virtuous facets of your immune system stronger, so you do not become the vessel of virus transmission that you fear in others.
Why not strengthen what you have control of, instead of pointing the blame at external mechanisms? Why strain to control something outside of you,
something you have no power to control the movement of?
If you are sickly, stay home and rest, but if you're well, live strong!
The world needs strong people who build immunity to an ever-adapting world of pathogens. The world needs populations who collectively build natural herd immunity to protect the weak. The world needs people who can care for the sick and old, not a paranoid population that hides in fear and doesn't take care of themselves.
Note: The term herd immunity was first used in 1923. It was recognized as a naturally occurring phenomenon in the 1930s when it was observed that after a significant number of children had become immune to measles, the number of new infections temporarily decreased, including among susceptible children.
Coronavirus testing is misleading and fundamentally flawed - science not reliable, false positives abound
In the rush to confirm COVID-19 infection in sick individuals, mistakes are being made at the highest level. The rRT-PCR tests that the CDC created in February contain faulty reagents and have delivered FALSE POSITIVE test results. This is why tests are not getting out. They aren't working as the CDC planned. President Trump touts that the U.S. has the best experts in the world working on this, but the science the CDC uses is failing the country, leading to false diagnosis and uncertain surveillance of a viral respiratory illness.
The success of rRT-PCR testing depends on several factors. According to the CDC, these factors include the experience and expertise of laboratory personnel, laboratory environment (e.g., avoidance of contamination), and the type and condition of specimens being tested. Furthermore, these surveillance tests only look for vague viral RNA in swabs and do not determine whether millions of virus particles are replicating in the body and causing an actual infection, and the tests do not measure the health of the innate immune response and whether the virus will even manifest symptoms of disease. Put simply, you could test positive via PCR for coronavirus and only have mild symptoms of a cold or you could have a horrific respiratory distress.
CDC’s first test kits for COVID-19 failed, turned up false positives in controls
PCR tests are the “gold standard” for detecting the presence of viral RNA sequences in the body fluid of humans. Fundamentally flawed from the start, the test uses reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction to detect viral nucleic acid, but when the minuscule viral RNA detected in a swab of a person, those particles are not always confirmed as infectious virus. (Did you know that RNA from Ebola can be detected in human two years after an infection?)
Even though no differentiation of infectious virus material is confirmed, the case numbers go up anyway, quarantine measures are taken, the public panics that there is another case, and social distancing measures must be taken, events closed. For those who think the media is fear-mongering, and blowing this coronavirus out of proportion, well the media is simply relaying the message - an ongoing conundrum that faulty scientific process and false positive testing has created. Instead of tallying cases and panicking, it's more important to understand why people are dying and what can be done to ease the suffering.
The CDC’s latest PCR test was designed to find the RNA for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and a host of other coronaviruses that infect humans. When the first laboratories applied the testing, scientists noticed that test kit controls (containing no viral RNA) were giving off false positives. This is the worst kind of flaw, for it renders all test results used on people as invalid.
Kelly Wroblewski, a microbiologist who leads infectious disease programs at the Association of Public Health Laboratories, says the nucleic acid probes used to detect RNA sequences did not work properly and the reagents could have been contaminated.
NYC Department of Health spokeswoman Stephanie Buhle wrote, “The kits that were sent to us have demonstrated performance issues and cannot be relied upon to provide an accurate result.”
Mark Pandori, director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory, said that surveillance testing may not be the best use of resources. “A lot of people look at lab tests like they are magic,” Pandori said. “But when you run lab tests, the more chances you have for getting false answers.”
How can the public trust the test results thus far and how might future testing inaccuracies skew the surveillance data and cause undo panic, market instability, and over-reactive government responses? With millions of tests soon to be released in the U.S., how many false positives will crop up and how many cases of severe infection could go undetected?
When it does work, PCR testing only shows vague viral RNA and does not differentiate serious infections from mild illness or no illness at all
The PCR test is based on a tedious process of creating a DNA strand that resembles the RNA present in the sample. That DNA strand is so minuscule, it has to be amplified multiple times to detect for specific nucleic acids. In this case, the CDC is trying to detect even the slightest presence of coronavirus RNA, and that could encompass viral RNA from multiple strains of coronavirus that is endemic in the U.S. Once that RNA sequence is detected, (although it is not necessarily infectious) the test produces a fluorescent signal, providing a positive test result. That unreliable positive result is now being used to isolate people, expend medical resources, and exaggerate statistics.
The PCR test is literally straining at a microscopic level to detect for a few vague viral particles in swabs taken from the throat or nasal passageway of a person. Moreover, the nasal passageways are constantly processing viral fragments from the environment. These vague viral fragments, taken from a part of the body that is designed to process viruses and bacteria all the time, are never confirmed as an infectious threat and are never detected at the quantity needed to ensure that a virus is multiplying and overpowering the innate immune system. It takes multiple millions of virus cells, actively replicating in the body, before an infectious disease should even be considered. PCR testing can easily over-exaggerate the presence of viral RNA as if finding non-infectious viral RNA is some public health emergency. To make matters worse, these new PCR tests are providing false positives even in control samples that do not contain viral fragments.
On top of these fundamental flaws in the viral surveillance, the CDC is finding out that there is more than one coronavirus strain spreading through the population at this time. How many more mutations are happening right now and how many more will occur when vaccine science puts pressure on the evolutionary survival of the virus?
Differentiating the strains is important because health authorities can make a big deal out of a mild coronavirus strain and expend valuable medical resources isolating and treating people who have no reason to panic. When the masses begin to panic about any mild symptom of illness, the people who need medical help the most may not get it because resources are being unnecessarily used up on mild cases. The immune-compromised people who are struggling from shortness of breath from the highly-evolved strains are the ones who need their cases differentiated, monitored, and treated. The CDC's surveillance system cannot accomplish this.
The CDC’s surveillance of this novel coronavirus is fraud from the start and is fueling a rabid media that is perpetuating pandemonium. Instead of focusing on misleading and faulty surveillance of viral RNA, a better way to approach the situation is to understand the pathogenesis of coronaviruses and provide resources that stop the replication of the virus. One way to do that is to invest in the development of nutraceuticals that better equip the innate immune system, especially in severely immune-compromised people who are at greatest risk of suffering.
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Lance D. Johnson, founder of Live Pure Body Care, is also the managing editor for all studies represented on this site. Lance has published hundreds of articles for top health news site NaturalNews.com and dozens of other syndicated publications.