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The Magic Pill for Health (& Covid)

Join us on our podcast journey with episode 1, the first of many. This introductory podcast takes a look at health that is designed to help anybody become more decisive and committed to the path to gain health. Begin a journey with us, Covid has only made it obvious that health is something to be committed to, that your destiny is more of your own choosing than people often admit. Take charge, make decisions that yield positive results.

FYI - the podcasts are a work in progress, as we have already recorded three, and in my opinion, they have gotten better each time. Thanks! - Dr. E

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I came across this article this morning, and my instantaneous thought was "He HAS to communicate the way he is DIRECTED to, because he has been bought and paid for... this isn't his full opinion."

"Why a positive Covid-19 antibody test doesn't mean much of anything yet" - even the title... I know he doesn't get to title these things, and I bet he is a little dismayed by the title he is stuck with, but the title is a little far-fetched when it comes to antibodies. Once again, as a natural healthcare doc, with a wife with a Lymes disease diagnosis, I have been researching antibodies, their presence, their testing, and their responsiveness for years.

One advantage I have as a natural doc, is that I don't have any drug therapy in my satchel which leaves me with a deep desire to understand the natural. I don't have any hopeful short-cuts, so I have been left with a desire, and dare I say an ability, to understand how to influence a positive natural response, and to monitor and evaluate that response. Medical docs living in the medical world tend to be less concerned with the natural. Not meant to be a sweeping generalization addressing all medical docs, but on average.

So with that lens to look through, I understand that doctor Gupta would automatically have a different opinion on immunity than I would, but let me tear into this article, and help you read between the lines.

That's the holy grail, of course — the ticket to freely visiting your parents, friends and loved ones again, to going back to work in the office again — basically, to getting your life back.

Not so fast.
In today's reality, testing positive for antibodies to Covid-19 means nothing of the sort. In fact, it may not mean much at all — at least right now.

When we see this ending comment, "In fact, it may not mean much at all - at least not right now", the article makes a huge claim, which is that antibody tests for covid-19 are relatively useless, but then backs up by saying "RIGHT NOW".

And the article then proceeds to fail to back up the statement, but rather gives a general statement without going anywhere - "There are still too many unknowns, both about the accuracy of the antibody tests that are available and about the nature of the virus itself." This lack of detail is the best cover-up for a pre-established narrative. The accuracy of antibody tests is the accuracy of antibody tests. 5% false positive, 15% false negative... this is a pretty standard level of accuracy for any test. Thus the value isn't in testing one person and telling that person "Yay! You are immune". But it is in testing 10,000 people, running the statistical regression, and then saying "Yay! We are more immune" or saying "Darn... we aren't that immune".

Here the article states a FACT that is disguised in the murk of the title of the article, as well as the focus of the article, but right here in this statement is the fact that you need to understand.

Even if you've never had any symptoms of Covid-19, the presence of antibodies in your blood would show your body has encountered the virus.

If you are positive, then you have encountered the virus. Not, you might have encountered seven different versions of SARS-CoV... no, you have encountered SARS-CoV-2... period. If you are a false positive, then you did not, but it says you did, and you just won't know. But if you are a false negative (much more likely), then you do have them, but won't know from this test. Guess what... a false negative only serves the narrative of "it has not spread that much" and "it is more deadly". My point is that a false negative only maintains the reason for fear and for staying home... so guess what, who cares?? No, seriously. To build on the idea that "these tests aren't reliable" because of a false negative, is throwing mud into a mudpit. It actually doesn't matter, because the only thing that anybody is going to hang their hat on, is a positive.

Next, we find more of the garbage trying to confuse with garbage in the following statement -

 In addition, both antigen and rt-PCR tests can only give a "snapshot" of your status at that specific point in time. If you were exposed to Covid-19 the next day, you could easily become sick and not know it.

While the PCR test is most definitely a snapshot test of "you have it" or "you don't have it". An antigen based antibody test is and will always be a "you were exposed" test. And that means that you have an extremely high chance of having antibodies, at some level for some amount of time, and in almost all instances of viral interaction... longer than 6 months worth of protection. And in most cases, years and years. I heard somebody say "well you don't get immunity to a cold", to which I thought... "ugh, here we go again". No, you don't get immune to getting a cold, because there are at least 200 cold viruses circulating the globe at any one point in time, and potentially thousands of variants over several years. You can gain immunity to so many of those viruses, which is why people you know will say "I haven't gotten sick, not even a cold, in years... I don't know how I caught this one". Good job person, you are doing a wonderful job of building your immune system through interaction with viruses, and you are becoming more and more of a titanium immune system individual along the way. And, all you had to do to catch this one was connect with a completely unique virus, one that you have not fought it, or one of its cousins before. But what about people who are completely asymptomatic from SARS-CoV-2? They likely fought a cousin before. Something similar, with a similar protein shell, that their immune system mapped, and closely related this virus to that, and had a fabulous time kicking its butt before it ever got a grip on that person.

That... or it was a small enough dose... kind of like wiping a surface, then wiping your mouth vs. having an infected person cough in your face. We might call that an inoculating dose... just enough to get you an immune response. With a strong immune system, that kind of dose would be just enough to create antibodies and rid yourself of it. FYI - doctors like Fauci do not make it their life work to figure out how to have a stronger immune system. They simply look at viruses and try to find ways to create artificial immunity. An entirely different study than that which so many natural doctors have spent their life work with.

So to drive home the antibody point, imagine you are exposed to a rhinovirus, SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 on the same day. The cold virus develops some antibodies, but your body fights this infection off quickly, and without much effort. Where meanwhile, it has to mount a significant fight against these other viruses.

Your sensitivity to these viruses will change over time based upon factors that are not necessarily known or fully understood. This is why in the artificial immunity world, booster shots can become necessary in order to retain immunity. But vaccination doesn't guarantee immunity, just like infection doesn't. Infection does however give immunity in some period of time, where vaccine might not if the dose wasn't enough to develop full antibodies. Testing immune titers of everybody whom you hope to have an understanding of is the only way to be sure.

You can see, in the chart below, the hypothetical suggests you lose immunity to the cold virus faster than Covid-19 which is faster than SARS. But... we really don't know. I just know that to suggest NO immunity, is ludicrous, and it actually isn't even being suggested in this article, just ever so slightly hinted at. Serving the CNN narrative.

This statement has no place in the article, as the answer is "yes, all approved antibody tests have this ability"

The tests also need to be able to differentiate between past infections from SARS-CoV-2 and the other known set of six human coronaviruses, four of which cause the common cold and circulate widely.

And of course, any test that will be presented to peer-review for a published study will absolutely be put under the microscope for validation of this statement, and will be public knowledge in the write up of any such article, but would first concern anybody hoping to publish their results, and they would choose an approved test and approved methodology. Duh. Yes, I used the word duh, because I find this article so ridiculous.

"There are plenty of antibody tests floating around that haven't been reviewed or validated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It's been a big problem," Gupta said.

Again, I feel like Dr. Gupta generally has some quality information out there, and in this case he has less to do with being forced to fit the narrative, than what the article is attempting to portray. Shoddy news designed to be more of a politically fulfilling article, than to actually report any truth on what we will find from antibody testing. Sad, when the lives being lost from the virus deserve more, and when the lives being lost from the lockdown also deserve more.

My last point to make...

While studies of blood samples taken from people who have recovered from Covid-19 do show an immune response to the virus, some have "very low levels of neutralizing antibodies in their blood," WHO said.

Low levels doesn't mean low immunity. Antibodies rise and fall as they need to, and the low levels of antibodies post-infection suggest that they are looking at a fully recovered individual who is ready to produce more in a moment. The cascade of immunity doesn't mean you are walking around with 1 trillion antibodies to each of measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, diptheria... at all times. In an infectious event, those numbers rise immediately. Otherwise we would, by definition, be more and more swollen with fluid and cells, the stronger our immune systems became. Now just picture that for a moment, and please laugh at the commentary with me.

But think about the narrative. The article finally supports the WHO at the end of it and does so in a very gentle manner. But nonetheless, I feel like I should trust the knowledge of the WHO by reading this article. It lends itself to supporting the idea that we aren't safe yet... having antibodies doesn't make you safe... well, I will call that an outright lie, and so far I have been found to be correct on every statement I have made about this virus going back 12 weeks. It isn't unique, it is a virus, like all other viruses, there are rules that surround it, and those rules have been ignored for the narrative.

"At this point in the pandemic, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of antibody-mediated immunity to guarantee the accuracy of an 'immunity passport' or 'risk-free certificate,'" WHO stated.

There is NO WAY I will carry any kind of risk-free certificate anywhere in my lifetime without putting up a fight. A very serious fight where I will invite all of you to join me in identifying that the moment you give away health freedom, you give away all freedom.

Be well and be blessed! - Dr. E

May 13th. The information being thrown around is an absolute overload on all sides, from all perspectives, leaving people who don't have a strong background in health, immunology, virology, epidemiology, or economics... wondering what to think.

Philosophy. Your health decisions always start with philosophy. I have written many pages on this topic over the last two decades, as it has become increasingly clear that the first reason why people should fall on one side of the fence, or the other, is based on their beliefs coming into any health discussion.

For example. I believe we are created. Though it doesn't necessarily have an impact on what we know to be true, it definitely has an impact on what we think MIGHT be true. I believe that God created Adam, and from there we have all been born. Therefore, my belief is that the best version of humanity, started from the hand of God, and we have since become less and less functional, and have fallen further from that original man. If you believe we formed from an amoeba, and then at some point primates were the first man, it would make sense that you believe we are continually getting better and better over time, thus science, technology and the rise of man is what will equate to better health and ultimately the best version of man.

Philosophy makes a HUGE difference in how you look at where we are right now, and it is why in the end, any truly thinking individual, will respect the rights that I have, that you have, or that anybody has, to make their own decisions regarding their health.

So as it relates to Covid-19. It appears as though the rise in cases from the end of the shelter in place order, might come a little slower than what many of the "experts" thought, including myself, however it is early to tell what the true outcome will be. It is possible that this virus is less resilient to warmer weather than what anybody thought, and we could see the decline come swiftly.

In addition, it is possible that the virus has spread significantly in our country since early January or late December, thus greater immunity will have been achieved. I ordered antibody tests well over a month ago, but as they sit in customs, I miss out on an opportunity to bring these results to the market, but other companies are reporting results. Thus far it seems like the spread in GA has been minimal, which is too bad. I have been hopeful that we would see many positive results. Meanwhile, in California and New York, it appears as though there are many positive results out there in the community.

Continuing to cloud the understanding of what comes next with Covid-19? Let me make this perfectly clear now. The one thing that is definite, regardless of the cloud of doubt that anybody casts on it. Children have extremely low risk. No matter what you read about Kawasaki-like disease happening among children, this is still representative of an extremely low level of risk, and we should feel confident in that. Adults over the age of 80 have the highest risk, but still, all results point to that risk being significantly dependent on co-morbidities. Do you have diabetes or heart disease? Do you have a history of cancer and weakened immunity? These matter... a co-morbidity does not appear to be "colds always go to my lungs". Over the age of 65 are also a higher risk, but a factor of ten less at risk than those over 80... which means a lot.

The only way the group of people over 80 who are at risk, will be able to come out into the world at low risk, will be if a significant number of people in the low-risk profile get this illness, and get it fast. Will they even know? Only with positive antibody tests which are currently being considered highly suspect when it comes to accuracy. So... what do we do? We trust the data that has come in, and we trust that there is a low level of fatality, and we rely on individuals to make their own choices.

If you feel like you are at risk, stay home, and when you go out, assume everybody has it, and all contacts will give it to you. If you are like me, and you feel like there is no risk of severe illness to you, then you go out, and you live like normal. BUT, identify the person who feels at risk, and give them the space and the level of interaction that they request.

It is clear to me that a vaccine will never be the choice. The fact that they have never successfully manufactured a coronavirus vaccine is my first reason. But my second reason is that I am not alone. I believe, from the best numbers we can see out there in the world, that no more than 30% of Americans are eager to get a vaccine for Covid-19. But possibly up to 50% would, but even those numbers are a stretch. People do not trust the vaccine to come out safe, nor do they trust it to come out effective, which will reduce the chances of such a vaccine ever providing hope of herd immunity (60% of the population is necessary for such immunity to truly protect the majority of our at-risk population). With scientists ripping on natural immunity, suggesting that it won't be effective for long term immunity, I wonder what they think the difference is with artificial immunity (vaccination). Most diseases with vaccine-based immunity, have demonstrated the need for boosters, or multiple injections in the first months or years of vaccination in order to achieve a level of immune titer (serological testing) that suggests immunity. This alone would suggest that a vaccine will be ineffective to prevent the spread of Covid-19 if indeed natural immunity is truly ineffective. The argument being made against natural immunity is absurd, and will surely be debunked across the board, but the science that supports vaccine is pushing this narrative very strongly right now.

So as I suggested... making this perfectly clear... your hope is to have the world go out into the world and get this virus. Otherwise, you better hope that the warm weather treats it like flu and beats it down. But we would have to assume that just like any flu virus, it will come back strong in October. To be prepared for that time, we need to have people get the virus.


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