COVID19- Knowledge Not Fear- Optimistic- Vitamin D

I decided to share Braden's presentation on my blog because he did such a great job explaining COVID19 without instilling fear. He presented facts with optimism, but yet, honestly.

I accidentally found a video about COVID19 by Gregg Braden, a scientist for about 35 years. He explains COVID19 (Strain of Corona, Virus, Disease discovered in 2019) in easy-to-understand and organized terms. 

COVID19 – Optimistic View

Gregg Braden

I decided to share Braden’s presentation on my blog because he did such a great job explaining COVID19 without instilling fear. He presented information with optimism.

Are you searching to understand what is happening in the world? Would you like to learn knowledge about the coronavirus that will help you to understand what to expect in the future? If so, you will want to watch Braden’s video.

In his video, he explains:

  • what COVID19 virus is (it is not a flu virus)
  • what this virus does in and outside of the physical body
  • shares the current mortality rate (this continues to change)  – flu virus mortality rate is 0.1% compared to (as of 3/19/2020) COVID-19 is 3.4% (this number changes daily)
  • symptoms
  • what we can do to protect ourselves – He is not a medical professional so he doesn’t give any medical advice
  • what to expect

“Truth and Fiction Coronavirus” COVID19 Video by Gregg Braden

This video is a little longer than I usually watch, but given the negative atmosphere of our world, it is well worth your time especially if it helps give you peace of mind as it did me. I don’t think Braden could adequately cover things that needed to be addressed about COVID19 in a shorter video.

Vitamin D3 – Will it help fight COVID19

My daughter mentioned that her health care professional told her to take vitamin D3 because it fights viruses and infections. This perked my curiosity so I did a bit of research to learn more about this vitamin.

Vitamin D

Here are some interesting things I learned about vitamin D…

  • Sinus mucosa can activate and then use vitamin D.
  • Production of cathelicidin (only antimicrobial protein humans make that kills viruses, bacteria, and fungi) is upregulated by vitamin D.
  • The preferred level of vitamin D is 40-60 nanograms per ml. Endocrinologists have learned this is the optimum level to keep the parathyroid functioning optimally.
  • Vitamin D deficiency is a global problem. 36% of the population of the United States is vitamin D deficient. Even in sunny areas like Florida, testing indicates a 39% deficiency. Northern countries like Mongolia have a high rate of vitamin D deficiency. In fact, 98% of the population in Mongolia is deficient.

Hydroxyvitamin D Total Test

If you are interested in finding out your level of vitamin D, ask your physician to give you the 25 hydroxyvitamin D TOTAL blood test. My level was alert low at 15 ng/ml.

The following have been associated with Vitamin D deficiency:
  • Periodontal disease
  • Ear infections
  • Nasal polyps
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sleep apnea
  • Large tonsil and adenoids
  • Head and neck cancer
Reliable studies report the following:

Newborns are 6 times more likely to get RSV when the vitamin D level is less than 20 ng/ml.

More die from influenza in the winter months when vitamin D levels are lower than summer months when people get more sunshine and have higher levels of vitamin D.

Those with higher levels of vitamin D get fewer incidences of influenza and upper respiratory infections.

Supplementation recommendation

Daily/weekly supplementation of Vitamin D3 is recommended for those with less than 20ng/ml. The daily recommendation of vitamin D3 varies somewhere between 800 IU/day and 4,000 IU/day depending on where you live.

I actually take 10,000 IU/day because my vitamin D levels are low, and at age 60, absorption is often sluggish. I like the NOW brand 10,0000 IU vitamin D3. NOW brand has been a reliable brand and has been around for years. I feel they deliver great products at very affordable prices.

There are limited food sources containing vitamin D…

  • Milk and other related products are fortified with vitamin D.
  • Cod liver oil and other fatty fish are also a good source of vitamin D.

The best source of vitamin D is sensible sun exposure. Studies indicate those who spend more time outside in the sun have adequate and higher levels of vitamin D.

Some of those at risk for vitamin D deficiency…

  • African Americans
  • Obese 30 or more BMI
  • Elderly
  • Those with cystic fibrosis
  • Those who live in northern latitudes

For your reference, the information shared about vitamin D was shared in this video by Dr. Ryan Rehl, M.D.

Conclusion – COVID19

After learning the above information about vitamin D, it is my opinion, it is wise to supplement vitamin D3 for those with levels lower than 20 ng/ml to increase the odds of fighting infections and viruses such as COVID19.

Afterward

I also learned in order to assimilate Vit. D3 properly, you must consume adequate calcium. To ensure I am getting calcium in a form my body assimilates I drink green drinks.

I recommend reading Gregg Braden’s little book titled, “Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer: The Hidden Power of Beauty, Blessing, Wisdom, and Hurt“. He teaches you how to bless things and others. I still apply his teachings from this little book although I read it a few years ago.

Top Featured Photo by Jacalyn Beales 

2 Comments

  1. The Real Science of Germs

    Do Viruses Cause Disease?

    Dr. Andrew Kaufman:

    “I think there are two significant things about how they train doctors, at least in the United States. One thing is that they have told us, as medical students, right from day one that 50% of what they were going to teach us about medicine is going to turn out to be false in five years. That’s a pretty bold statement. People interpreted it as meaning that there’s gonna be better and better treatments and it’s going to improve, but that’s not really what they meant.

    Kary Banks Mullis was the first person in the ’80s I heard talking about the questionable origin and scientific evidence for HIV. I immediately did some further investigation going back to my medical training. Most published research findings are false and I think that’s really what they were talking about when they taught us about different diseases, including infectious diseases and that 50% of what they were going to teach us about medicine is going to turn out to be false in five years from that moment. They told us what caused the disease, but they never presented the evidence of how that was discovered. They just said basically that it was a fact and all of the other knowledge that we were taught was built on those fundamental principles that we never investigated the scientific basis for. Primary scientific evidence to show what the exact causes of illness are is such a brilliant way to approach this. If there isn’t any evidence, then it would crumble down the whole body of knowledge, because if it’s built upon a false foundation, it cannot stay erect.

    In 1918 (four years after the harsh conditions of WW-I), during the period of the Spanish “flu”, large doses of aspirin were causing people to have really serious respiratory problems. They taught us in medical school that aspirin can make, for example, asthma worse. The Spanish “flu” may have not been one illness but it may have been a combination of different illnesses and there’s really no evidence that there was an influenza virus at all. Viruses are very tiny particles which they only discovered once they’d invented the electron microscope and these nice big 3D moving animations that you see on the media are just computer-generated video sequences. That is not what you see down an electron microscope; the images are just black and white and you would certainly not see movement. The invention of the electron microscope by Max Knoll and Ernst Ruska at the Berlin Technische Hochschule in 1931 overcame the barrier to higher resolution that had been imposed by the limitations of visible light. No COVID-19 virus has actually ever been photographed or isolated so far and there is no proof to show that it’s actually invading cells destroying them. The primary scientific papers that prove this conclusively are absent.

    COVID-19, as depicted in the media, is an exosome. Exosomes are beneficial messengers in our immune system that have been known for 30 years now and if you apply the power of language to any kind of particle you can observe using an electron microscope, this can greatly influence the way in which scientific research is carried out (or not).”

    James Hildreth, M.D., former professor at Johns Hopkins HIV Research Centre:”… the ‘virus’ is fully an exosome in every sense of the word.”

    Kary Banks Mullis (December 28, 1944 – August 7, 2019) was an American biochemist. In recognition of his invention of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique, he shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Michael Smith and was awarded the Japan Prize in the same year. Kary Banks Mullis:”The scientific papers to even proof the existence of an HIV-virus are not there.”

    Napoleon:”One day it will be discovered that you, physicians, are responsible for more deaths than all us generals put together …”

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment and sharing this information. I appreciate the opportunity to consider your views, and I believe other readers who read my blog will appreciate your comments too. Personally, I believe there were medical students who were told on their first day of class that 50% of what they were going to learn will turn out to be false in five years. I appreciate the honesty of the teacher(s). I think this is most likely pretty accurate, maybe even more than 50%. There is such an abundance of false information floating around, that it takes time to determine what is true. And even then, often the best determination you and I can make is a hypothesis unless we ask and receive heavenly revelation. Personally, if I solicit revelation from God, it won’t be concerning disease and viruses. Dying is a part of living and I accept this reality. I am more interested in learning the mysteries of God the scriptures talk about.
      It could be a possibility there isn’t any evidence of the HIV virus as presented by Kary Banks Mullis. However, with or without evidence, something is there making people sick and causing some to die. The same is happening with COVID19. I sense you suspect some sort of conspiracy is occurring. I try to stay away from this type “rabbit hole” that can use up a lot of precious time.
      The definition of a disease is a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury. COVID19 fits this definition. It is a human disorder of function with symptoms that are affecting the respiratory system in thousands of people. Something we are currently being told is a “virus” is causing the spread of a very contagious disease. With time, hopefully we will learn the truth.
      At this time, I think you are presenting what you believe to be true and I believe Braden is doing the same. However, everything you both presented cannot be true. Given enough time, the truth will be revealed. I hope it happens during our lifetimes. Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts.

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