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Supplementing with Vitamins D and C Is Important, But Too Much of Them May Not Be Good

I have mentioned here the importance of vitamin D, especially in supporting the immune system and in the prevention or treatment of respiratory and inflammatory illnesses such as COVID-19, seasonal influenza and even the common cold. I have referred to and linked to several studies such as the recent University of Chicago and Boston University studies that show many COVID patients are deficient in vitamin D and that adding vitamin D reduces those risks.

But it’s possible to be taking too much vitamin D, and that could affect one’s immune system and other areas. For instance, taking too much vitamin D can cause kidney issues, and, as I mentioned in a post a couple years ago, too much vitamin D (or too much of any vitamins and supplements, quite frankly) can interfere with our natural anti-inflammatory process and our immune system as well.

And as I mentioned before, in 2018 I realized that I was getting too much vitamin D because I wasn’t taking into account the 1000 IU of vitamin D in my multivitamin or the vitamin D in my milk as well. So, it turned out that I had been getting perhaps over 4000 IU total of vitamin D per day which is quite a high amount. I am not aware of any “problems” that might have been going on as a result of that, however.

During that year I reduced my vitamin D to roughly 2400 IU of vitamin D. And that is around the amount I am getting now.

And also, prior to that, in 2014 I had apparently developed some joint pain especially in the arms and shoulders, with symptoms that information online was pointing to the possibility of osteoarthritis. So according to info online I was a bit young to have osteoarthritis, and after looking into possible causes of osteoarthritis one of the possible causes might be excessive vitamin C.

I had been taking what I realized was way too much vitamin C, like up to 6000 or 7000 mg per day total. So I gradually reduced it to 3500 mg and eventually down to 1500 mg per day which is what I take now.

There are some people who take very high doses of vitamin C, but I had seen this study which concluded that higher doses of vitamin C at one time and per day are not as bioavailable as lower doses. I am not sure about that study’s recommendation of 200 mg per day, and asserting that above 400 mg per day doesn’t have any value.

But after about 4 months at that time in 2014, and my having reduced the vitamin C, my joint pain had disappeared.

So anyway, I take vitamins and supplements to make up for what might be lost given my inflammatory digestive condition in which I can’t eat certain foods like most fruits and vegetables, etc.

I really just wanted to give this clarification, given that I have written quite a bit about vitamins and supplements.

Recent Study: Vitamin D Insufficiency/Deficiency Common in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

A study from Turkey published in October concluded that vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency was “very high among hospitalized moderate-to-severely ill COVID-19 patients.” The study is on the Impact of Serum 25(OH) Vitamin D Level on Mortality in Patients with COVID-19 in Turkey.

Data, including sociodemographic features, clinical characteristics, and laboratory data, and 25(OH) vitamin D levels were recorded for each study participant. Patients were stratified into different vitamin D groups; Normal (Serum 25(OH) vitamin D level >30 ng/mL), Vitamin D insufficiency (21–29 ng/mL), and deficiency (<20 ng/ mL). The severity of COVID was classified according to the Chinese Clinical Guideline for classification of COVID-19 severity. Mortality data were determined for participants. Univariate and multivariate Logistic regression analysis was performed to determine independent predictors of in-hospital mortality.

Results:

Overall, 149 COVID-19 patients (females 45.6%, mean age 63.5 ± 15.3 (range 24–90 years) years) were included. Forty-seven patients (31.5%) had moderate COVID-19, whereas 102 patients (68.5%) had severe-critical COVID-19. The mean 25(OH) vitamin D level was 15.2 ± 10.3 ng/mL. Thirty-four (22.8%) and 103 (69.1%) patients had vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency, respectively. Mean serum 25(OH) vitamin D level was significantly lower in patients with severe-critical COVID-19 compared with moderate COVID-19 (10.1 ± 6.2 vs. 26.3 ± 8.4 ng/mL, respectively, p<0.001). Vitamin D insufficiency was present in 93.1% of the patients with severe-critical COVID-19. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that only lymphocyte count, white blood cell count, serum albumin and, 25(OH) vitamin D level were independent predictors of mortality.

And my conclusion based on that is what I already have expressed here, that rather than being loaded with synthetic chemicals, viruses and aluminum adjuvants from vaccines, to one’s immunity from the COVID virus, vitamin D supplementation would be better, healthier and more practical, and safer, in my opinion.

Vitamin D has been shown to reduce respiratory inflammatory responses to viruses, whether the virus is COVID, influenza or colds. It’s the lung-related and respiratory inflammation that causes fluids in the lungs and that make it difficult for the sufferer to breathe.

I’ve already linked to these other articles or studies, but I will do this again here. University of Chicago: Vitamin D deficiency may raise the risk of getting Covid, Boston University: Study finds Vitamin D reduces Covid-19 risk, Study on NIH website: Vitamin D and respiratory health (“Vitamin D appears capable of inhibiting pulmonary inflammatory responses while enhancing innate defence mechanisms against respiratory pathogens.”).

And why have black and other darker-skinned people apparently been more vulnerable to COVID-19 illness? This study on the NIH website states:

Blacks and Hispanics consistently manifest lower serum concentrations of 25(OH)D than non-Hispanic whites [8–12], primarily because increased skin pigmentation inhibits cutaneous synthesis of cholecalciferol, the metabolic precursor to 25(OH)D [13]. This has led many investigators to conclude that blacks and Hispanics are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency than whites [8–12], and as a result, may also have increased risk of developing associated chronic disease conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cancer

This article on the Lancet mentions that “black and minority ethnic people—who are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency because they have darker skin—seem to be worse affected than white people by COVID-19.”

And another study, from Northwestern University last May, found that COVID-19 patients with vitamin D deficiency have much higher mortality rates.

While the first study I mentioned here at the top was most recent and the reason for my writing this post, I felt it important to again refer to the other studies I have mentioned here on vitamin D and COVID-19.

And it’s also a good idea to take a zinc supplement, because that is important here too in boosting your immune function.

I Don’t Believe the Official Narrative on COVID. Do You?

We are no doubt in an Alfred Hitchcock movie, or the Twilight Zone, as I have already noted. COVID and other politicized issues are a part of the zombie cult now, in my opinion.

If you get your news from mainstream media sources, such as CBS, ABC, CNN, etc., or from Big Social Media such as Facebook or Twitter, then you really ought to consider doing your own independent research. Those Blob media are all fixated on the official narrative, whether it’s Russia collusions, denial of election fraud, and especially the COVID-19 official narrative. I don’t believe the official narrative, how about you?

But the media have been driving a lot of panic and hysteria with COVID, that is for sure. We’re talking about a virus with a survival rate of 99.9% for most people who have the virus. For age 70+ it’s 94.6%.

In fact at least half of the people who have the virus don’t even have any symptoms! If people do have symptoms, for most of them they are not serious symptoms, and even for those who have to go to the hospital, MOST recover! The infection fatality rate is .1 to .2%, close to that of seasonal influenza.

And why do “public health” officials, and their media plagiarists, continue to talk about increases in “cases” when they are talking about people with positive test results for COVID, regardless of whether anyone is actually sick and has no symptoms? In the past a “case” was someone who was sick. But no longer, apparently.

Further, the test results are from unreliable PCR tests, which have been shown to have very high false positive (and false negative) rates, and are thus useless. Are government and media intentionally trying to incite panic and hysteria? Or are they just dumb, ignorant and clueless?

And why don’t the media check the “facts” that officials give out? Do the journalism schools now discourage actual investigative research?

And there are questions that are not being asked about these fascist, counter-productive lockdowns and mask mandates as well. It seems to be that we now have a mindless, zombie COVID cult now. People are acting like they are in a brainwashed cult and don’t think for themselves. I know that’s nothing new, thanks to the damage the public schools and psychiatric drugs have done to young people for decades.

And now the masks are giving the wearers who-knows-what in the lung area and cognitive area, given that the masks cause oxygen deprivation among other issues. (If you google that you better try DuckDuckGo or Start Page, because Google and the social media companies are censoring anything that doesn’t repeat the official narrative.)

And has anyone actually demanded scientific proof of the “new COVID variant” mutation that’s causing London to have Lockdown 2.0? (Perhaps Boris Johnson is the mutant?)

In London, it’s the ignoramus Boris, his fascist diktats and his idiocy, and law enforcers who are wrecking the economy and society, not some damn virus.

In fact, just today I have come across a new article that questions the official narrative of “new COVID strain that is 70% more transmissible” based on “another flawed data model from Imperial College.” But please, Boris, continue your fascist idiocy, regardless.

Actually, another issue is that news reporters and editors are constantly saying that COVID or “The Pandemic” is “wrecking the economy,” or is “putting people out of work,” when, no, the bureaucRATS and their stay-in orders, business-shutting orders and other fascist decrees are what are wrecking the economy and putting people out of work!

By the way, a great classic to read on Big Government exploitation of crises and panic is Crisis and Leviathan by Robert Higgs. I very much recommend that book. But I digress.

Here in the U.S. people are starting to fight back, however. Businesses are staying open in defiance of the fascists, not in defiance of the LAW, mind you, just the fascists and their unlawful, illegal, and unconstitutional orders! And good for the disobedient rebels! They have a right to stay open, they have a right to make a living, and they are the owners of their businesses, not the government! Your business being open is not a threat to anyone. How absurd! Why are the people in charge of the government in various states and cities so dumb? (Unless they know what they are doing, and it’s intentional. Then, sure I understand now. But I hope that’s not the case.) And you the business owner are not a threat to anyone, unless you have a restraining order against you, or if you have been selling liquor to minors, etc., according to Peggy Hall. (I saw that video on another blog, and I think she’s terrific!)

Some more questions to ask include, Why has our crazy society been wearing masks and “socially distancing” all these months since March or April, but there are people supposedly STILL getting COVID-19? Why is there allegedly a “surge” or a “2nd wave” now, if most of the population have been wearing those damn masks? The masks are supposed to PREVENT that!! (he exclaimed facetiously) Does anyone ever ask those questions? I’ve already read of studies now showing that people claiming to “always” wear the masks or face coverings are still getting COVID! The truth is, only the N95 masks prevent transmission of viruses. The other kinds of face coverings don’t.

Not to mention the horrible psychological effects all this crap is having on people, especially children. Not just the masks, but the stay-inside orders as well are not only harming the children psychologically, but harming their immune systems. People have to stop listening to idiots like Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo and Charlie Baker, and the other dictocrat morons.

And are the hospitals really “overwhelmed” and “up to capacity”? Not according to this article. Are hospital officials and “doctors” liars? Are the media distorting the reality in their reports, like they are with COVID in general? Hospitals are overwhelmed every flu season!

One problem — and it’s a PROBLEM! — is that the government and media have been exaggerating this cold/flu/COVID, the CDC has been inflating the numbers, “cases” is redefined, and propaganda is driving hysteria and panic and people are scared to death that they will get the equivalent to the Plague or Ebola and will die. The STRESS of such fear and panic causes people to get SICK! Stress contributes to inflammation, so a cold or flu’s respiratory symptoms get worsened. Add COVID false positives to the mix. Good luck, everybody!

And that’s another thing, what happened to the seasonal flu now? I suspect that because of the overinflated COVID numbers and false positives throughout the system, that many people have the flu but have falsely tested “positive” for COVID, so CDC has been counting many flu (or even bad colds!) cases as “COVID.” So that is what I suspect about that.

And why is everything now all about vaccines? Government and Big Pharma are rushing vaccines without the required testing, which takes years. The FDA gave an “emergency use authorization” but not formal approval of these vaccines. And the process of that “emergency use authorization” was totally corrupt. I can’t believe the number of articles I’ve seen now that give us reasons to say NO to these vaccines! We live in a vaccine-worship cult now. The simple-minded obsession with vaccines is unbecoming of a developed society, in my opinion.

And while the main people who have been dying of COVID supposedly, are very sick elderly people, other groups of people are the obese, and those with already serious, life-debilitating illnesses or conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, etc. It’s probably insensitive of me, but perhaps people should take better care of themselves? Like, preventing oneself from being obese? And that is under the control of most people who are obese, quite frankly. You can do it.

People who are very sick elderly people, however, need better care in the nursing homes. It would help if hospital or nursing home workers were not incompetent. It would help if doctors were not making people worse off with their overuse of the ventilators as well. I had already mentioned the ventilators as one major contributor to many of the so-called “COVID” deaths now.

And why don’t our officials and the media emphasize the importance of nutrition for prevention of these illnesses, and for prevention or treatment of COVID? I’ve already posted about COVID and vitamin D deficiency, with several studies showing COVID patients to be deficient in vitamin D. Being outdoors and in the sun stimulates your vitamin D, so this time of year people are getting less of their vitamin D absorbed. Vitamin D boosts your immune system (certainly in a more healthy way than a damn vaccine!). And also vitamin D has been shown to reduce respiratory inflammation, which is a symptom of COVID-19, colds and flu.

Why don’t the “doctors” and health “experts” suggest that people take supplemental vitamin D? Not just vitamin D, but zinc, magnesium and vitamin C as well, are important for the immune system and to reduce inflammation.

But no, the world is obsessed with vaccines, regardless of how ineffective they are, or possibly harmful. The masses believe the witch doctors and Big Pharma propaganda, but not actual science and reason. And I think that what we have here with vaccine superstition is a part of the larger cult of establishment medicine.

So, I don’t believe the official narrative on these issues, and the “news” media are zombies, in my opinion.

Studies: Adequate Vitamin D Can Reduce COVID-19 Risks

I’ve mentioned vitamin D here several times, as well as the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19. And now we have more to back that up.

A University of Chicago study finds that vitamin D deficiency may raise the risk of COVID-19 infection.

The research team looked at 489 patients at UChicago Medicine whose vitamin D level had been measured within a year before being tested for COVID-19. Patients who had vitamin D deficiency (defined as less than 20 nanograms per milliliter of blood) that was not treated were almost twice as likely to test positive for COVID-19 compared to patients who had sufficient levels of the vitamin.

And a recent Boston University study also reinforces those findings.

“Vitamin D modulates your immune system,” said Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, physiology, and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. “It improves your ability to fight infectious diseases, including viral infections.

The study, which appears in PLOS ONE, compared COVID-19 infection rates against blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in more than 190,000 U.S. patients. Holick called the findings ‘remarkable.’

“If you’re Vitamin D deficient, you have a 54% higher risk of acquiring this infection compared to people who were Vitamin D sufficient,” he said. “This was for all ages, for all ethnicities and for all latitudes in the United States in all 50 states. So whether you’re in California, Florida, or Alaska this still remained the same.”

So, I don’t know why “public health” officials, Donald Trump, various governors and people in the media are arguing over which Big Pharma poison is better to prevent severe COVID-19 illnesses, Hydroxychloroquine or Remdesivir, when the real answer here for many people has been vitamin D. If you can’t get it in food sources and being out in the sunshine (because fascist governors have been ordering you inside), then for God’s sake get a vitamin D supplement.

Here are my recent posts on vitamin D.

Herman Cain and COVID-19, Vitamin D, and the Ventilators

Herman Cain was the black entrepreneur businessman who ran for president in 2012 with the slogan, “9-9-9,” which called for keeping income taxes and business taxes and imposing an awful, regressive national sales tax. Of course I disagreed with all that, and I agreed with Ron Paul at the time, who countered with “0-0-0”!

Anyway, Cain died this past week at age 74 supposedly of COVID-19. Cain had previously had stage 4 colon cancer that spread to his liver, from which he had recovered.

Some people who are obsessed with the social control agenda that goes along with the ongoing COVID fiasco, are concluding that Cain died because he attended a Trump rally and didn’t wear a mask. This is absurd, as he had been many places during that time including Arizona and could have gotten the coronavirus anywhere.

Actually, I think Cain died more because of vitamin D deficiency and I also think that his being on the ventilator made him worse off. Here is why I think those things.

First, as I wrote in this post in June, black people have been found to be vitamin D deficient, more than people of other races. And other studies have shown that a higher proportion of people who died of COVID-19 were vitamin D deficient.

Vitamin D is important for the immune system and it also specifically has natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. That means vitamin D can aid in clearing up not only nasal congestion (and that has been my personal experience, by the way) but more serious issues of fluid and inflammation in the lungs, which can occur in COVID-19 patients.

As I quoted in that earlier post from this study, “Vitamin D appears capable of inhibiting pulmonary inflammatory responses while enhancing innate defence mechanisms against respiratory pathogens.”

And I also quoted from a study on the NIH website: “Blacks and Hispanics consistently manifest lower serum concentrations of 25(OH)D than non-Hispanic whites [8–12], primarily because increased skin pigmentation inhibits cutaneous synthesis of cholecalciferol, the metabolic precursor to 25(OH)D [13]. This has led many investigators to conclude that blacks and Hispanics are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency than whites [8–12], and as a result, may also have increased risk of developing associated chronic disease conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cancer [14, 15].”

Now, it’s possible that Herman Cain had been taking vitamins including vitamin D, but I think that most people don’t take vitamin D, even though most people are probably vitamin D deficient, especially during the Winter months.

I say, shame-shame on the ruling medical establishment who rarely if ever emphasize the importance of nutrition in prevention or treatment of serious medical conditions or diseases, and the same goes for the mainstream news media who merely repeat what government bureaucrats and “public health” authorities tell them.

So besides the high probability of Herman Cain’s being vitamin D deficient which may have contributed to his difficult time with COVID-19, I think that his being put on a ventilator may also have contributed to his death.

According to the NY Post, “Cain spent nearly a month on a ventilator in an Atlanta hospital. In an update earlier this week, his family described a ‘long and slow process’ to recovery.”

“Long and slow,” thanks to the ventilator, that is. A previous article on NY Post pointed out a death rate of almost 90% of those COVID patients who were put on a ventilator. Which means that you are probably better off getting some alternative treatment, not a ventilator.

According to the NIH, which I quoted before,

One of the most serious and common risks of being on a ventilator is pneumonia. The breathing tube makes it hard for you to cough. Coughing helps clear your airways of germs that can cause infections. The breathing tube that is put into your airway can allow bacteria to enter your lungs. As a result, you may develop pneumonia.

Pneumonia is a major concern because people using ventilators are often already very sick. Pneumonia may make it harder to treat your other disease or condition. You may need special antibiotics, as the bacteria that caused your pneumonia could be resistant to standard antibiotics.

Another risk of being on a ventilator is a sinus infection. This type of infection is more common in people who have endotracheal tubes. Sinus infections are treated with antibiotics.

Using a ventilator can put you at risk for other problems, such as:

  • Atelectasis, a condition in which the lung does not expand fully. This causes the air sacs to collapse.
  • Blood clots. When using a ventilator, you may need to stay in bed or use a wheelchair. Staying in one position for long periods can raise your risk of blood clots and serious skin infections.
  • Fluid buildup in the air sacs inside your lungs, which are usually filled with air. This is called pulmonary edema.
  • Lung damage. Pushing too much air into the lungs or with too much pressure can harm your lungs. Too much oxygen can also damage your lungs. Babies put on a ventilator may be at a higher risk of lung infections or persistent lung problems as children and adults.
  • Muscle weakness. Using a ventilator decreases the work your diaphragm and other breathing muscles have to do, so they can become weak. This may lead to some problems and delays in being taken off the machine.
  • Pneumothorax. This is a condition in which air leaks out of the lungs and into the space between the lungs and the chest wall. This can cause pain and shortness of breath. It may cause one or both lungs to collapse.
  • Vocal cord damage. The breathing tube can damage your vocal cords. Tell your doctor if you have trouble speaking or breathing after your breathing tube is removed.

And I thank Jon Rappoport for this post he had in March, for pointing out the information on the ventilators.

Incidentally, that page on the NIH was changed a little since I quoted from it in April. In the earlier version of that page, the page referred to “ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP),” but in the current, edited version it’s just referred to as “pneumonia.”

But it sounds to me that Herman Cain had a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency because of his darker skin color, which may have contributed to his succumbing to COVID-19, and the fact that he was on the ventilator was probably not helpful.

I think a lot of illnesses and deaths can be prevented if only our supposedly modern and advanced society would emphasize the importance of nutrition.

Vitamin D Deficiency May Explain Why Black People Have Higher COVID Mortality Rates

An MIT study has found that race plays a major role, as much as age and one’s preexisting conditions, in a COVID-19 patient’s chance of survival. Apparently, black people have a higher death rate.

CBS Boston quotes the study author thus: “We controlled for that share of the population that has health insurance, diabetes, smoking, obesity. So, it’s got to be something that’s not that. It could be something like the quality of the insurance or the quality of the health care system.” In other words, they aren’t saying it overtly, but I think it is implied that the insurance and health care systems might be “racist,”  as a reference to “systemic racism” that we’ve been hearing about in the news these days.

But there is a good explanation in terms of certain dietary factors. Like lack of vitamin D is a good explanation, in my opinion. Northwestern University researchers have found that those COVID-19 patients with severe vitamin D deficiency have much higher COVID mortality rates.

Now, some people have criticized that study citing that mainly age is the relevant factor for COVID-19 fatality rates. A high percentage of the COVID-19 deaths are taking place in nursing homes. But the vitamin D deficiency theory makes sense to me given that COVID-19 involves the respiratory tract and fluid buildup in the lungs. According to this article published at NIH, “Vitamin D appears capable of inhibiting pulmonary inflammatory responses while enhancing innate defence mechanisms against respiratory pathogens.”

This article on The Lancet backs up those findings regarding vitamin D deficiency and COVID, citing additional studies, and it mentions that “black and minority ethnic people—who are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency because they have darker skin—seem to be worse affected than white people by COVID-19.”

This study on NIH states: “Blacks and Hispanics consistently manifest lower serum concentrations of 25(OH)D than non-Hispanic whites [8–12], primarily because increased skin pigmentation inhibits cutaneous synthesis of cholecalciferol, the metabolic precursor to 25(OH)D [13]. This has led many investigators to conclude that blacks and Hispanics are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency than whites [8–12], and as a result, may also have increased risk of developing associated chronic disease conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cancer [14, 15].” (And COVID-19?)

For some reason it really seems to be difficult to get mainstream medical practitioners, researchers and journalists to take the importance of nutrition (and malnutrition) seriously. It has been my own personal experience that mainstream doctors are either overly (and irrationally) faithful in the pharmaceutical industry or they are just dishonestly connected to those companies, or both.

Note how the government “public health experts” such as Dr. Fauci and our state officials rarely if ever even mention the importance of being nutritionally fit to defend against COVID-19 or any other type of disease including the flu.

But I think that the initial MIT researchers I mentioned at the top in their not even considering nutritional deficiencies and instead wanting to look at the insurance or health care systems, tells us something.

Joe Biden and Alzheimer’s

It seems that a lot of people are in denial regarding Joe Biden’s cognitive decline. Now, I’m not a doctor, but…c’mon. Have you heard him?

Perhaps people have been voting for him and supporting him to be the Democrat’s presidential nominee in 2020 because they know that Party leaders will replace him with someone else. They have to replace him, otherwise, why would they keep an Alzheimer’s sufferer as their nominee?

And I’m not a supporter of Democrats or Republicans. I’ve been voting for or supporting libertarians or independents (or no one) for years now. I really don’t care who the major parties’ nominees will be.

But Biden’s many, many gaffes and incoherent utterances over the past few years show that he probably does have Alzheimer’s disease. Caitlin Johnstone prepared this fascinating post including many videos with one example after another showing Biden’s decline, not just in memory but in judgment. Maybe many people just don’t know about this, or the media have been shielding the public from the truth about Biden.

I don’t want to post videos here, so you can go to that post if you want to see all those examples. If you listen to talk radio, then you have probably already heard many of the clips. If you only get news and discussion from CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, then you probably haven’t heard most of them.

And I have further evidence that Biden has Alzheimer’s, because my father had Alzheimer’s up to his death. As I have mentioned here before, I believe that my own father’s Alzheimer’s disease was first made possible by his taking a statin drug (that’s supposedly for cholesterol). Apparently Joe Biden takes a statin drug.

So this is what I have concluded how that had happened. And I could be wrong, of course. In 2013 my father had two strokes, the second one being more serious. And at that time the doctors found an arterial blockage, that was located in a difficult area so surgery would have been too risky, so they decided to leave it alone and hope for the best.

Based on what I have learned, the arterial blockage slows the blood flow and reduces the oxygen levels and nutrients needed by the brain for normal cognitive functioning.

And then I heard that statin drugs were found (.pdf) to deplete some specific nutrients, specifically coenzyme Q10 and it inhibits the synthesis of vitamin K2. (Click on that .pdf, or see “Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms” at this link. And see this article by Dr. Mercola.) I was looking at the vitamin K2 specifically. Vitamin K2 is very important toward the efficient distribution of calcium to where we need it, that being the bones.

And vitamin K2 is important in preventing calcium maldistribution, preventing calcium from being distributed to where we don’t want it, the arteries or heart, and so on. If we don’t get enough vitamin K2, then our calcium could build up in the arteries or heart, called calcifications.

And so my conclusion was that the statin drug my father was taking probably depleted the important coenzyme Q10 and especially interfered with his vitamin K2 which then caused calcium buildup and his arterial blockage, the strokes, and his Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Again, the cognitive decline is related to the arterial blockage, which slowed down the oxygen and nutrients getting to his brain which needs the oxygen and nutrients for normal cognitive functioning, including memory.

Based on what I have read over the years, I think that many pharmaceutical drugs have those terrible kinds of side effects, depleting nutrients and interfering with the natural processes and causing dysfunction.

So I think that Joe Biden has Alzheimer’s and I especially think so given that he’s taking the statin drug. It’s not just because of age, in my opinion.

Not that it matters much. Because to me what matters is Biden’s being a warmonger, a drug war fascist and an asset “forfeiture” police-statist, among other terrible things. Biden is one of the “worst of the worst,” and he’s been in government his whole adult life. Is it time for him to retire?

Governors Confused on What Is “Essential” During their Illegal Lockdowns

Among the many problems this whole societal shutdown has been causing me personally is the closing down of my local GNC, where I get a particular non-GNC brand name supplement that I haven’t been able to get anywhere else. And I don’t want to order things like supplements online and have them delivered! This store among many others were closed down because of being called “non-essential.” Maybe “non-essential” to you, fascist governor, but essential to ME!

You see, these ignorant moron politicians see liquor stores as “essential” so that is why those stores get to stay open.

So, nutrition=”non-essential,” while non-nutrition=”essential”! Only in what is becoming a third-world America, sadly.

On Trusting the Word of the “Authorities”

You would think that in today’s day and age more people would question the “wisdom” of establishment medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. But that does not seem to be the case. Many people don’t want to see the connection between pharmaceutical drugs or vaccines and illnesses or conditions. They don’t want to question the vaccines and the potential of vaccines causing some kind of neurological harm.

We don’t want to question our doctors for some reason. And when it comes to the autism phenomenon, the whole debate regarding the vaccines gets shut down by the vaccines’ defenders, criticizing the opponents as “anti-vaxxers,” and asserting that the vaccine-autism connection has been “debunked.” It’s “settled science,” and all that. Which it isn’t, “settled science.”

If you don’t look into it, as Sharyl Attkinson has done, and if you just blindly trust the medical establishment and its mainstream media spokespeople, then of course you’ll not want to hear the arguments by informed vaccine skeptics.

And regarding the vaccines, with all the adjuvants, mercury and aluminum and so on. Not only the vaccines themselves that are given to children whose brains are still in the important developmental stages, but the number of vaccines they are given, the combinations of different vaccines at the same time, and the big increase in the number of doses given to a child just in the first 5 or 6 years of life. 60 doses?

And that combined with what the medical establishment and the schools are doing to the kids now, misdiagnosing the kids with not just autism, but ADHD, ADD, even depression and anxiety, when in many cases the kids are just acting like normal kids!

So no wonder the young people now such as the ones of college age are showing a big increase in anxiety and depression, they are so easily “triggered” by the littlest thing, they need “safe spaces,” teddy bears and puppy dogs to comfort them. No wonder they are hysterical, thinking that the end is near, “the world will end in 12 years,” as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ignorantly warns.

And no wonder the college campuses are experiencing irrational protests against nothing that matters in the real world, invasions and hostage-takings of Dean’s offices, shouting down of ideological opponents, censorship and banning of speakers. What is really causing these kids to act this way, this hysterical and irrational way? (Although, it’s not just the students, the faculties of these places of “education” are also filled with irrationality.)

So, in my view, burying their heads in the sand is what the deniers of vaccine- and drug-damage do in their defense of so much propaganda by the medical establishment, government and their media stenographers.

So now as with most of the “pandemic” scares there is a race to develop and distribute a new coronavirus vaccine to the masses, regardless of whether its been tested or approved. This is all based on panic and hysteria, of course.

Jon Rappoport has some recent posts on the China “epidemic.” Here is his summary of the ongoing crisis. He appears to believe that it is extremely difficult to prove that the so-called coronoavirus outbreak was caused by a “bio-weapon” accident or intentional release, and suggests that “published genetic sequences could be con jobs, hustles, and giant errors.”

Rappoport refers to “contaminated water supplies; lack of basic sanitation; giant toxic agricultural farms; industrial poison-pollution; hunger; starvation; protein-calorie malnutrition; fertile farm land stolen from native people by corporations and governments; toxic medical drugs and vaccines; and now, in Wuhan and other Chinese cities, unprecedented mixtures of toxic air pollution, causing lung damage.” And he refers to virus “propaganda,” which would be no surprise to me.

Rappoport writes:

I raise one more question for your serious consideration. If highly toxic pollution in the air, in Chinese cities, is causing deep lung damage, and if the Chinese government is covering that up with a story about a virus—what is now happening to the millions of Chinese people locked down, with nowhere to go, trapped in those cities—breathing the air?

And in this more recent post, Rappoprt discusses how the numbers of people testing positive for the coronavirus can be greatly inflated, and that a more likely situation is people having pneumonia, especially given China’s very high pollution levels and the negative effects on the respiratory systems of many Chinese people.

But when it comes to the medical industry and its enmeshment with (and collusions with) governments, for some reason most people seem to take the word of the industry leaders and government leaders as well.

But from my own personal experiences, I have seen up close the dishonesty and corruption with doctors, as I had detailed in my post on my own medical ordeal from the late 1990s to the late 2000s. For instance, with that ulcerative colitis medical ordeal, one doctor told me to eat more “bran and whole wheat” to gain more weight, yet people with ulcerative colitis shouldn’t have such foods that are irritants to the colon. I learned the hard way. And another doctor telling me to increase the sulfasalazine anti-inflammatory drug, which, I later learned (the hard way), depletes our potassium levels as well as our folic acid. The decreased potassium level caused my blood pressure to go up, and when I then decreased the sulfasalazine the blood pressure went back down to normal. Those were just a few instances of bad advice from the “experts” with MDs.

And my now-late father, who had Alzheimer’s. He had been given Lipitor and then later on had two strokes in 2013, at which time his arterial blockage was discovered. More recently I learned that statin drugs have been shown to deplete our vitamin K2, as well as our CoQ10. Vitamin K2 is important for efficient calcium distribution. K2 makes sure that our calcium that we consume is distributed to our bones where we need it, and it prevents calcium maldistribution, making sure that our calcium does not get stored where we don’t want it — our arteries, heart, etc. If the calcium builds up in those areas, known as calcifications, then it can cause  a blockage, such as in the artery and that would prevent important nutrients from passing through the bloodstream to get to the brain effectively, which will cause cognitive problems such as with one’s memory.

So my father’s Alzheimer’s following his two strokes and his further decline for the next 6 years (that I believe was started by his statin drug Lipitor) was another learning experience in addition to my own experiences. (By the way, Joe Biden takes a statin drug. I just thought I’d throw that out there.)

Bottom line: I don’t trust the word of medical “authorities” (and certainly not government authorities!), and I check things out with my own research, on the Internet, and learn from my own experiences.

Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease: Scientific Review

In this article on the Dr. Mercola website, the main conclusion is that cholesterol does not cause heart disease. The article points out that some recent pro-statin drug studies “were found to have misrepresented data and findings of previous studies to support their own conclusions” and an “analysis found the association between total cholesterol and cardiovascular disease is weak, absent or inverse in many studies.” And, a “meta-analysis of 11 statin drug studies found statin use postponed death by a mere 3.2 days in primary prevention trials and 4.1 days in secondary prevention trials.”

No big surprise there. As I wrote here, I blame lipitor, a statin drug, for my father’s two strokes, his Alzheimer’s (and death) and several years of undue stress on my mother as well. As I wrote in that post, statin drugs were found to deplete vitamin K2, which is essential in calcium distribution, If there is vitamin k2 deficiency, that could lead to calcifications in the arteries, which could lead to strokes or heart disease.

My Latest Magnesium Update

Well, here we go again, it’s time to write another post on my latest dealings with nutritional supplements. Once again a magnesium update. Just to remind you, I take nutritional supplements because I have my digestive condition of ulcerative colitis and I can’t have most vegetables because many of them are mostly insoluble fiber, which is tough on a sensitive digestive system.

So as I had mentioned in the previous posts, I had been taking the Bluebonnet magnesium citrate, but it took me the longest time to acknowledge that it just wasn’t that good. I think that’s because when I started taking it it was very effective. That was about February to May of 2018. But during last Summer it was less effective, and I concluded that the warmer or more humid weather could have an effect on supplements.

And I thought I had learned in these past couple of years that magnesium citrate is a good idea if you’re taking it for your muscles, nerves and joints and don’t want it to cause a laxative effect like magnesium oxide. But noooo, even though magnesium citrate is said to absorb very well, it still can have that laxative effect. Well, with my digestive issues, I don’t want a laxative!

Apparently magnesium glycinate has a superior absorption and doesn’t cause a laxative effect. So by a few months ago I was then taking the Whole Foods Market 365 magnesium glycinate at breakfast and at dinner, 133 mg each, and just the one Bluebonnet magnesium citrate (200 mg) about two hours after breakfast as the extra magnesium.

But even that one extra tablet of Bluebonnet mag citrate at 200 mg per day was causing a laxative effect. And I don’t want to take a third WFM 365 tablet per day because unfortunately those contain a lot of “filler” ingredients, mainly “microcrystalline cellulose.” But I’m willing to take 2 WFM glycinate per day, because the other glycinate product that’s available in store is KAL magnesium glycinate, which is bad in the purity category.

However, for that second, extra tablet of the day, I replaced the Bluebonnet citrate with the Bluebonnet “chelated and buffered” magnesium, which is magnesium biglycinate (apparently the same as glycinate) but “buffered with magnesium oxide.” Well, the company says it is buffered with the magnesium oxide to make it easier on the digestive system. Which it wasn’t. And I KNOW that magnesium oxide is mainly a laxative. For some reason I was thinking that well if it’s buffered and chelated then the laxative effect would be almost non-existent. Nope.

So, for now I’m taking the two WFM 365, at breakfast and dinner, and taking one softgel of the Nature Made magnesium citrate as that extra one with its 125 mg per softgel. Based on my experience now I think that having two different forms of the magnesium is a good idea. And I know that magnesium citrate has a little bit of a laxative effect, but with the NM product it’s minimal. I know there are other, better products I can get online but I don’t want to order things online especially supplements.

Now, After a few weeks with the combo I am having now, I can really tell that I’m finally getting a goodly amount of magnesium absorbed, but not too much that in the past has caused headaches. And while I am taking the magnesium mainly for muscle health (because of a problem I had in early 2015 that I concluded was because of magnesium deficiency but was much better after I started my first magnesium supplements), I think that my nerves are actually benefiting from it as well now. One way of telling is that when I shave, my skin feels more sensitive, which is probably a good thing. It may have been that because of still having a somewhat magnesium deficiency my nerves may have not been fully functioning. But I am only guessing here from my own experiences, or from my sensory or sensorial perceptions. (I could be all wet on this, though.)

By the way, speaking of the nerves and nerve health, I also learned over the years that too much vitamin B6 could cause numbing of the nerves. So I replaced my vitamin B-50, which has too much B6, with a different B-complex which has much lower B6.

Vaccines: Who Ultimately May Decide? And, Is the Current Issue a Ruse?

An article recently discussed a group of doctors, Physicians for Informed Consent, who testified against a bill in the California legislature (SB 276) that would give a government health official the sole decision-making power to decide who gets a vaccine exemption and who does not.

The article discusses the pervasiveness of misinformation regarding vaccines. And it cites the director of the CDC having erroneously stated that “There are no treatment and no cure for measles…” But, the article states in rebuttal to that, “High-dose vitamin A and immunoglobulin (passive immunization) are available for the treatment of measles upon exposure, there is evidence that the antiviral ribavirin is beneficial in the treatment of measles, and 99.99% of measles cases fully recover…” (See actual article for footnotes.)

The article continues to note that “75–92% of hospitalized measles cases are low in vitamin A, and vitamin A status is a known factor that can be used to predict the severity of measles.”

Another recent article by Rosanne Lindsay suggests that the current vaccine “debate” is a ruse to eliminate freedom. And I write “debate” because what we are hearing mainly is not a debate but a lot of propaganda and misinformation as noted above, with the consumers of mainstream news being fed a lot of hysteria and hype, about measles, the MMR vaccine and vaccines in general. And it is hysteria, because a lot of what we are hearing is not rational, not based on actual facts.

And is the vaccine issue now really a ruse? Frankly, we are getting a lot of police state stuff now, with the mayor of New York City threatening to impose fines on people who don’t vaccinate or don’t show proof of vaccination. (Is there a vaccine against corrupt politicians?) So, if the goal of the propagandists is to eliminate freedom, then this ongoing crusade could be used as a part of that.

In the cited article, Lindsay provides a list of other articles on the MMR vaccine’s ineffectiveness and lack of testing for safety.

The bottom line is that all people have the right to not have some medication or chemicals injected into them if they don’t want to, or to not have their children being given that as well. Children’s brains are still in the very important developmental stages, and they can very well be harmed by vaccines, many of which are still untested but still being given approval by FDA.