Safe Computer Workstations For Kids
OCTOBER 12, 2020 BY ZEN HONEYCUTT LEAVE A COMMENT
Share this: low-EMF computer/laptop/tablet workspace for all the families setting up telework for themselves and their children now doing school online at home.
With COVID-19 rapidly spreading around the globe, families are sheltering in place and setting up telework and education at home. People are on screens more than ever before. Thus it is more important than ever to take care of our eyes and health by reducing electromagnetic exposures. Environmental Health groups are sharing strategies for safer tech use for kids at home to go along with regular chiropractic checkups to ensure their healthy posture, spine, and nervous system.
A Healthy WorkstationEHT has created this resource on how to set up a low-EMF computer/laptop/tablet workspace so that your workstation is as healthy as possible.
Disclaimer: If you are experiencing symptoms – headaches, sleep issues, rashes, etc.. from EMF exposure (microwave sickness) you will need to take additional measures than are on this page. www.electricalpollution.com is a great online resource. We also highly recommend contacting a professional, such as Building Biologist, who can inspect your home or other location, take measurements, and create a professional remediation plan. This is not medical advice.
Electromagnetic ExposuresCell phones, computers, and all the wireless screens now ubiquitous in our lives create electromagnetic (EMF) exposures from both the wireless networks and the electrical systems they use. Medical organizations and hundreds of scientists recommend reducing these wireless radiation and EMF exposures. In addition, screens have very high levels of harmful blue light, also a type of electromagnetic radiation and blue light can damage our sleep and risk irreversible eye damage, especially for children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has repeatedly written to the US government calling for a review of our wireless radiation limits because children are more vulnerable to cell phone and wireless radiation because they have thinner skulls, unique physiology, and bodies that are still developing.
In short, here are some steps you can take right now.
Vaccination: What’s Trust Got to Do with It?
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As the National Vaccine Information Center prepares to host the three day, three night Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination that will be broadcast online Oct. 16-18, 2020, the theme we have chosen is Protecting Health and Autonomy in the 21st Century, because at no time in modern history has it been more important for all of us to take a stand and do just that. This year, the orchestrated actions by governments around the world to restrict or eliminate civil liberties in response to the emergence of a new coronavirus has been unprecedented, and it has had profound effects on the global economy and on the physical, mental and emotional health of billions of people. 1
By mid-September 2020, there were about 29 million cases of the new Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) reported worldwide with about 925,000 associated deaths. The United States, the third most populated country in the world at 330 million people, had recorded over seven million cases and 198,000 deaths, with an estimated 598 deaths per million people, which is a higher death rate pthan Sweden, 2where health officials have refused to order masking or lock down the country and allowed the population to acquire natural herd immunity to the virus. 3 4
Overall COVID-19 Mortality Less Than One PercentAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), the overall mortality rate for the new SARS coronavirus causing COVID-19 is about 0.6 percent, 5 although some scientists say it is lower, 6 while others estimate it can be as high as one to two percent in some parts of the world. 7 Compared to Ebola with a 50 percent mortality rate 8or smallpox, at 30 percent; 9 tuberculosis at 20 to 70 percent; 10 diphtheria at 5 to 10 percent; 11 or the 1918 influenza pandemic with a 2.5 percent mortality rate, 12 COVID-19 is near the bottom of the infectious diseases mortality scale with a less one percent mortality rate in most countries.
Those at highest risk for complications and death include the elderly and those with one or more poor health conditions. 13 The CDC recently reported that only six percent of COVID-19-related deaths were solely due to coronavirus infection and 94 percent of the people who died also had influenza or pneumonia; heart, lung or kidney disease; high blood pressure; diabetes, or another underlying poor health condition. 14 Most studies suggest it is rare for children to suffer complications and die from COVID-19. 15
But seven months after the World Health Organization 16 declared a coronavirus pandemic, 17 and public health officials persuaded lawmakers to turn the world upside down, a lot of people are asking questions and so are doctors who disagree with each other about the facts. Questions like:
Where did the new respiratory virus come from?
The most popular narratives about the mutated coronavirus is that it either jumped out of a bat or another animal in a Chinese wet food market 18 19 or escaped out of a biohazard lab in 2019, 20 21 but scientists continue to argue about which scenario is more likely. 22
And this question:
If I wear a cloth facemask, does it really prevent me from getting infected with or transmitting COVID-19?
There is an ongoing debate in the medical community about whether it is a good idea for all healthy children and adults to wear cloth masks when they leave their home. 23
In March 2020, the US Surgeon General ordered the American public to stop buying and wearing masks because “they are not effective in preventing general public from catching coronavirus” 24 and “actually can increase the spread of coronavirus," which was the position of the World Health Organization. 25 But in April, the CDC walked back its “do not mask” order and urged all healthy Americans to voluntarily wear homemade cloth face coverings when entering public spaces. 26
In June, the World Health Organization was continuing to say that, “At the present time, the widespread use of masks everywhere is not supported by high-quality scientific evidence, and there are potential benefits and harms to consider…Masks on their own will not protect you from COVID-19,” 27 But by June, a number of state Governors and local governments had mandated facemask wearing and an epidemic of mask shaming had begun, 28 29 which led to public protests against masking mandates.30 In August, the CDC doubled down and expanded face masking directives to include all children over the age of two, 31 while the World Health Organization warned that children under the age of six should not wear masks but children over age 12 should. 32
So confusion reigns. While some scientists are saying that if all healthy people are forced to wear face masks it will not stop the coronavirus pandemic and gives a dangerous and false illusion of safety, 33 other scientists are demonizing the refusers, alleging that people refusing to mask up are “sociopathic” and have lower levels of empathy. 34
About 30 U.S. states require masking for young children and adults who enter public spaces, 35 and some states are leveling steep fines of up to $1,000 or threatening jail time for anyone who fails to comply. 36 Washington state has made not wearing a mask in public a misdemeanor crime 37 and central Texas officials say they wish they could put people in prison for refusing to wear a mask. 38 More than 50 countries in the world now require people to cover their faces when they leave home and some do fine and imprison people who go outside without wearing a mask. 39
So what about getting tested for COVID-19? The CDC says that people should get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the infection. There is also an antibody test to identify whether or not you have been infected in the past. 40
But lab tests are not always reliable and people are asking this logical question:
If I get a lab test, will it accurately identify if I am currently infected or have been infected with COVID-19 in the past?
Unfortunately, it’s not clear how accurate any of the tests are, especially the antibody test for past infection because the presence of antibodies may not be the only way to measure immunity. 41 The best guess is that the range of reported false negative results for the nasal swab test is between two and 50 percent, and the reported false negative results for the antibody blood test is up to 30 percent, depending upon when during or after the infection testing is performed. 42
In July, a state lab in Connecticut admitted that 90 out of 144 people tested during a 30 day period - most of them nursing home residents - were inaccurately informed they were infected because of faulty, false positive lab tests. 43 In August, 77 football players in the National Football league were given false positive test results when, after retesting, all the tests came back negative. 44
People are also wondering about what happens after they get COVID-19, asking this question:
If I recover from COVID-19 will I only get temporary immunity or will I have long-term immunity against re-infection?
The CDC says it is unknown how long immunity lasts or whether you can get the new coronavirus infection twice. 45 However, last spring researchers found that out of 68 uninfected persons, the blood from one third of them contained helper T-cells that recognized the mutated SARS coronavirus. They concluded the presence of these defensive helper T cells gives evidence for some residual immunity that may have been produced after common cold infections caused by other types of coronaviruses. This, the scientists said, “bodes well for the development of long-term protective immunity.” 46
Another important study was published in the medical literature in August providing evidence for robust memory T cell immune responses in people who had recovered from even mild or asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 but had no detectable virus-specific antibodies. 47
If people can have strong immune responses without symptoms and traditional antibody tests for proof of immunity don’t apply to COVID-19, public health officials may be underestimating the extent of population-level herd immunity that already exists in the U.S., where there have been more cases reported than anywhere else.
COVID-19 Public Health Laws A Public Relations DisasterWhile doctors debate the science, it is becoming clearer that the response to the new coronavirus infection by government health officials has been a public relations disaster. The anxiety, fear, and chaos created by regulations instituted by most governments after the declaration of a COVID-19 pandemic in March 2019 has torn the fabric of societies and affected public opinion about public health laws and vaccination. 48
Now the people are being told that there is one - and only one - simple solution to resolving the crisis and getting back to normal: that is, the only way we can take off our masks and touch, hug, kiss, or come close to each other again 49 50 51 52 53 54 is for every person living in every country to get injected with one of the liability-free COVID-19 vaccines being fast tracked to market. 55 56 57 58 59
In April, World Health Organization officials at the United Nations launched a global initiative “to end the Covid-19 pandemic, ”proclaiming that, “no one is safe until everyone is safe.”60 By May, they were warning that if every person in the world doesn’t get injected with a COVID-19 vaccination, the virus “may never go away.” 61
The World Health Organization, 62 US government 63 64 65 66 and lawmakers in the European Union, 67 along with wealthy and politically powerful non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like the Gates Foundation, 68 69 70 GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, 71 and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) 72 have given the pharmaceutical industry tens of billions of dollars to develop and fast track experimental coronavirus vaccines to market and promote their universal use. 73 74 At the same time, governments have given pharmaceutical companies a liability shield from lawsuits when COVID-19 vaccines injure or kill people. 75 76
The hard sell is on, but a lot of people are not buying it.
People Are Rejecting the COVID-19 Vaccine Sales Pitch
Every poll taken this year has revealed that between 40 and 70 percent of people living in the U.S. and Europe don’t plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is licensed. 77 78 79 80 81 82 Populations in developed countries are resisting the siren call for “solidarity,” as doubt about COVID-19 vaccines is becoming more common in developing counties, too. 83
Apparently, the pushback by a wary public has taken government officials by surprise. Apparently, they were banking that the economic and social deprivation, fear and chaos surrounding lockdowns would produce a bull market for experimental mRNA and DNA COVID-19 vaccines using technology that never has been licensed for humans. 84
It is widely acknowledged now that a solid two-thirds of Americans or more will “just say no” to getting injected with a vaccine containing lab altered parts of a new coronavirus that scientists admit they still don’t know much about, 85 vaccines that preliminary clinical trials have revealed may well cause more than just a few minor reactions. 86 A frustrated top U.S. health official has name-called Americans, who refuse to go along with public health policies and laws, calling them “anti-science” and “anti-authority.” 87 88
The truth is, people in this country and many others just don’t have confidence in the quality and quantity of the science or government health officials they are being told to trust. 89
Angry that a growing number of people are reluctant to roll up their sleeves for a vaccine that is being rushed to market at “warp speed,” public health officials, 90 billionaire Silicon Valley technocrats, 91 92 93 doctors, attorneys and bioethics professors, 94 95 96 97 98 and politicians 99 are beating the drum for swift enactment of “no exceptions” mandatory vaccination laws as soon as COVID-19 vaccines are licensed. 100 Already, some cheerleaders at leading universities are banging that drum for approving and using experimental COVID-19 vaccines even before testing is done, 101 and are calling for young, healthy people to be the first to get the vaccine because it is their “civic duty” to protect everyone else. 102
They warn that “herd immunity may not be achieved if people refuse to take the coronavirus vaccine, 103 104 and say that, in order to keep society “safe,” laws must be passed to threaten and coerce you and your minor children to get vaccinated or face crippling social sanctions that will effectively take away your liberty and destroy your life. 105
People in U.S. and Other Nations Rise Up to Protest Lockdowns, Defending FreedomThis summer, huge public demonstrations defending freedom in Berlin, 106 London, 107 Paris 108 and Copenhagen saw tens of thousands of citizens gather to protest masking 109 and other oppressive coronavirus lockdown policies, which have severely restricted normal physical contact between people, caused widespread unemployment, 110 and harmed their physical, mental and emotional health. 111 Like in Europe, people living in Canada, 112 Australia 113 114 and New Zealand 115 also are resisting months of social distancing policies that have eliminated fundamental human rights, such as freedom of speech and assembly.
The U.S. has seen similar but smaller public demonstrations opposing forced masking, social distancing and lockdown laws and defending freedom in Virginia, 116 Pennsylvania, 117 Wisconsin, 118 Michigan, 119 California 120 and other states, as record numbers of Americans struggle with unemployment, 121 122 the destruction of small middle class businesses, 123 mortgage defaults 124 and bankruptcy filings; 125 steep increases in anxiety and depression, 126 127 drug and alcohol addiction, 128 child and spousal abuse, 129 and divorce. 130
Social Sanctions for Failure to Get Vaccinated May Align with Lockdown SanctionsThe punishing social sanctions being talked about if you refuse a COVID-19 vaccination are likely to be enforced using government-operated electronic tracking systems linked to digital “immunity passports” that require you to “prove” you are immune to the new SARS coronavirus before you are allowed to work in an office building or enter other public spaces. 131 132 133 134 These social sanctions for failure to vaccinate may closely resemble the types of social interaction restrictions enforced in the U.S. and other countries over the past year.
In the U.S., most public health laws, including vaccine laws, are enacted by the states, 135 while the federal government makes vaccine use recommendations and can mandate vaccines for people crossing national or state borders. Local city and county governments also can impose their own public health regulations. 136 That is why some states and cities have seen very restrictive COVID-19 pandemic masking 137 and lockdown regulations 138 and others have been more open. 139
So whether or not you will be punished for refusing to get a COVID-19 shot next year primarily will be determined by your state’s Governor and the representatives who have been elected to make laws in your state Capitol. 140 Depending upon where you live and the political philosophy of the majority of representatives in your state legislature, after the COVID-19 vaccine is licensed by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the CDC for use by all children and adults, 141 if you refuse to get a COVID-19 shot, you could be blocked from: 142
In other words, if you refuse to get a coronavirus vaccination, you could be subjected to the kinds of punitive social sanctions I have been predicting and publicly warned about since 1997, 143 144 145 146 sanctions that are already being applied to Americans who decline to get or give their children dozens of doses of CDC “recommended” liability free vaccines 147 and already are being denied an education, medical care, and employment. 148 149
Broken Promises Leads to Broken TrustDoctors and public health officials wondering why people don’t trust what they say about infectious diseases and vaccination, including coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines, only have to look in the mirror to answer the question.
Since 1982, parents of vaccine injured children have been begging doctors to do the kind of science that will explain why so many highly vaccinated children, who don’t get measles or chicken pox anymore, are stuck on sick and suffering with brain and autoimmune disorders that never go away. 150 For four decades we have been asking doctors and government health officials to stop sweeping casualties of inhumane one-size-fits all vaccine policies under the rug. 151
What we get from medical professors in universities receiving lots of money from the government and pharmaceutical companies, and from doctors developing vaccines, and from public health officials pushing “no exceptions” vaccination policies is threats, name-calling, bullying and punishment if we try to exercise informed consent to vaccination. 152 153 154
There is no other word for it but abuse.
They order us to obey them but refuse to take responsibility for what happens when we obey the orders they give. They expect us to trust them and refuse to care about the victims of vaccination when the benefits do not outweigh the risks. Instead, they act to protect the power and profit-making of their business partners: the pharmaceutical industry, medical trade associations, multi-national media corporations and Silicon Valley billionaires, and leave vaccine victims to take care of themselves.
What’s trust got to do with it?
Broken trust has everything to do with why the majority of people in the U.S. and Europe do not want to roll the dice and find out whether the odds of surviving a COVID-19 vaccination are in their favor.
It is during this extraordinary time of great challenge and opportunity that NVIC is sponsoring the Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination. Our conference will create an expanded base of knowledge about vaccine science, policy, law and ethics brought to you by more than 40 distinguished speakers, who will empower you with information you need to become an effective vaccine freedom advocate. Go to NVIC.org and register today for this historic conference celebrating freedom of thought, speech and conscience and gain permanent online access to this valuable video library of information.
It’s your health, your family, your choice.
And our mission continues: No forced vaccination, not in America.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 BY ZEN HONEYCUTT LEAVE A COMMENT
Today we launch a new campaign to Women of Authority, our elected female officials in Congress and the Senate, from Moms Across America.Dear Female Representatives and Senators,
A new study from Argentina on glyphosate and glyphosate herbicides shows that “exposure to low doses could alter the development of the female reproductive tract, with consequences on fertility.”
This finding is significant considering that glyphosate proponents argue that low dose exposure to this chemical through food consumption is not of concern to human health. This means the conventional food you or any female constituents eat such as wheat, dairy, beans, eggs, orange juice, breast milk, wine, beer, and more, that has been shown to contain low levels of glyphosate. And could be responsible for your/their miscarriages and reproductive harm. The low doses a pregnant woman is exposed to when she walks by her neighbor who is spraying Roundup on their driveway could cause her to miscarry. Monsanto/Bayer could be responsible for countless miscarriages over the past four decades that their flagship product Roundup has been used in our agriculture and landscaping industries. Over 300 million pounds of glyphosate are used each year in the United States. Roundup continues to be sprayed on food crops and be sold at Home Depot and Lowes despite recent lawsuits. Juries awarded 4 plaintiffs a total of over 2.5 billion dollars for the “malice and oppression” concerning the knowledge that Monsanto’s product could contribute to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The Five Argentinian Scientists Further Revealed
“Studies have also demonstrated that the exposure to GBHs alters the development and differentiation of ovarian follicles and uterus, affecting fertility when animals are exposed before puberty.” Glyphosate herbicides do not wash, dry, or cook-off. Our children are eating these residues in food thousands of times before puberty.
In landscaping use, 90% of runoff into our streams, oceans, swimming, and drinking water is from city use of pesticides. Our city sprays glyphosate herbicides in order to have “clean” looking sidewalks and playgrounds. Which impacts our daughters who are playing barefoot in their neighborhoods. These exposures could unknowingly be causing reproductive damage to girls long before they reach reproductive years. What our daughters are exposed to when they are two effects whether or not they will be able to have a child when they are twenty-two.
Monsanto has known for decades that their glyphosate products could cause miscarriages.In the Monsanto Trials the discovery process revealed that a study stated, “…although the results suggested, they failed to prove that glyphosate causes miscarriages.” Donna Farmer, Monsanto’s lead toxicologist, crossed out the words “although” and “suggested”, leaving the sentence to read, “The results failed to prove that glyphosate causes miscarriages.”
This is an assault on motherhood; a crime against humanity. Her action retracted vital information from the scientific community which could have led to further studies on the connection between glyphosate and miscarriages. How many mothers have lost their precious, sacred babies because of Donna Farmer and Monsanto?
What has America lost, as a whole, due to the human beings that are not here and will not contribute to our families and society because of the use of this herbicide?
This silence must be broken. Mothers who have lost children must be heard, not threatened, and denigrated. Females must be protected and afforded the right to procreate if they wish to someday.
Endocrine-Disrupting Toxic ChemicalsBayer/Monsanto’s product, glyphosate herbicides, and all other endocrine-disrupting toxic chemicals must NOT be allowed to be used in any capacity. High or low dose exposure, both can be life-threatening to our fetuses and the future of America. This is a matter of preserving the future of the human race. No amount of profit, no amount of money, will be able to replace what we have lost or will lose in the future if this is allowed to continue.
We ask you, women of authority – our female elected officials- the women who speak for us- to end Monsanto’s Assault on Motherhood.
We ask you to co-sponsor the Protect Our Children From Toxic Pesticides Act and insist that glyphosate herbicides are included. #ForOur Babies – the ones we lost and the ones to come.
Moms Across America and the American People
JUNE 14, 2020 BY DR. ERIC PLASKER LEAVE A COMMENT
If you’re reading this article, I have some good news for you. You just survived a pandemic!
Yes, your 100 may be coming – whether you like it or not! The Pew Research Center recently reported that the world centenarian population is projected to grow eight-fold by the year 2050. This is a staggering statistic considering that the population over the age of 80 and 90 is also expected to skyrocket.
The evidence is everywhere. Assisted Living Centers are popping up like coffee shops in nearly every community. The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of these aging seniors are moving their beloved elders closer to home to oversee their care and ease their suffering.
You have their genes and this is your advance notice!
Whether you like it or not, the likelihood that you and your loved ones will live at least this long or longer is increasing every day. The important question for you is, “what will your quality of life be like when you get there and will you enjoy the journey every day along the way”? It’s time to embrace the reality of your extended life span from a completely new and exciting perspective.
Welcome to 100yearlifestyle.com where we are Transforming Health and Longevity Consciousness Worldwide. Check our site often as we add new information, tools, products and providers to help you change your life and get on track for living YOUR ideal 100 Year Lifestyle – 100% for 100 years.
It’s never too early or late to start! Be proactive physically, mentally, financially and in every other area of your life rather than waiting for a crisis to force you to take action. Adjust your lifestyle now and enjoy a sensational century.
Your best is yet to come! Here is some poetic motivation to get you started:
If you want to perform at the top of your game
Eat healthy foods and take care of your frame
The choices you make will direct your Innate
To a life of decay or an optimum state
Take care your body your mind and your spine
Make healthy choices that keep you in line
You’ve got to have nerve to adjust to it all
Your 100 is coming you make the call!
September 1st, 2020|Energy, Weight Loss, Weight Management
Your mom always told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Of course, mom’s always right. But does the science back her recommendation up?
From an array of studies, scientists have demonstrated the efficacy of breakfast for a variety of health benefits. The number of these benefits also increase if that early morning meal is higher in protein, particularly in the form of a protein-dense shake.
Here is a running list that should give you more reasons to start every day with a nutritious, high-protein meal. Or, better yet, a protein-dense meal-replacement shake:
1. Improved Concentration and Memory
From large observational trials, mainly targeted toward children, breakfast is shown to be strongly associated with improved concentration and memory (1) Scientists suggest that this is due to breakfast’s immediate impact on blood sugar to fuel young brains (2,3).
In one of the largest systematic reviews that included more than 40 studies, eating breakfast compared to skipping breakfast was strongly associated with enhanced cognitive function, learning, and memory in adolescents and children (3). In addition, breakfast was linked to improved mood, reduced feelings of tiredness, and enhanced academic performance (3).
2. Improved Nutritional Status
Eating breakfast daily is consistently associated with having an improved nutritional status. The likely reason is because the morning meal compared to other meals generally consists of foods that are higher in protein, fiber, and vitamin and mineral content (4). These include whole-grain cereals, fruits and berries, and dairy products like milk or yogurt.
From another systematic review of more than 47 observational studies in children and adolescents, consistent breakfast eaters are associated with an improved overall nutritional status compared to their breakfast-skipping peers (4). Interestingly, the kids who ate breakfast consumed more calories daily compared to breakfast skippers, and yet were less likely to be overweight.
3. Improved Energy Expenditure
Here’s at least one explanation for why breakfast might have a positive impact on weight management – increased energy expenditure from physical activity. In a randomized controlled trial, scientists showed that eating breakfast led healthy adults to be more physically active and increased the likelihood that they would exercise during the day (5,6). That increased energy expenditure from physical activity may represent a notable burn of additional calories supporting weight management, although the researchers didn’t note an impact from breakfast on overall metabolism.
4. Improved Metabolism (with more protein)
More protein at breakfast could be the key to improving metabolism. In a long-term study on participants attempting to lose weight, a diet higher in protein (1.5 g/kg/d) versus a diet normal in protein (0.8g/kg/d) increased thermogenesis and energy expenditure after meals (7). In a short-term section of the same study, the scientists also evaluated the effects of a breakfast meal consisting of 30 percent protein on metabolism (7). They found that the high-protein breakfast led to improved metabolism, higher fat oxidation (fat burning), and lower perceived hunger throughout the day.
5. Improved Control of Hunger
A high-protein breakfast’s ability to satisfy hunger can have direct impacts on weight management. One randomized crossover trial compared eating a high-protein breakfast (35 g protein) with a normal-protein breakfast of equal calories (350 Kcal) and breakfast skipping in overweight late-adolescent girls. After 12 weeks, the study found that the girls who ate a higher-protein breakfast led to improved satiety and a reduction in reward-driven eating (8). Notably, the girls who ate breakfast higher in protein consumed fewer high-fat evening snacks and didn’t see any weight gain during the trial compared to the girls who skipped breakfast or ate a normal-protein breakfast (8).
6. Normal Blood Sugar Balance
In another randomized controlled trial, scientists compared the impacts of three equal-calorie breakfasts – high-protein, high-fat, and high-carb – on the blood sugar of 20 healthy adults (9). After breakfast, the subjects followed up by eating a 50g piece of white bread or a glucose drink of equal calories. The researchers reported that only those who had consumed a high-protein breakfast had an attenuated postprandial rise in glycemic response (9).
7. Improved Muscle Maintenance
A daily high-protein breakfast also helps adults with maintaining more muscle as they get older. Because of a blunted anabolic response that comes with age, scientists suggest that older adults should consume meals containing 30 to 40 grams of protein three times a day to maximally stimulate muscle synthesis (10). Breakfast represents an important target for intervention for older adults because lunch and dinner are typically when adults consume most of their daily protein.
8. Improve Sleep During Weight Loss
Finally, a higher protein intake supplemented with a protein-dense shake in the morning can help protect against the sleeplessness caused during a weight loss regimen, according to the findings of two recent randomized controlled trials. The first trial found that overweight adults who get more protein earlier in the day got to sleep earlier and had fewer waking episodes during the night (11). A follow-up pilot trial also demonstrated that a whey-based shake consumed at breakfast led to better satiety and sleep efficiency, which is a combination of falling asleep earlier, total sleep time, and perceived sleep quality (12).
Rest easy! As it turns out, science suggests breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. But for best results, make it a portion-controlled meal higher in protein. This is most conveniently achieved with a protein-packed shake.
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SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 BY ZEN HONEYCUTT LEAVE A COMMENT
COVID-19 has impacted our society in many ways. Health challenges, loss of loved ones, economic struggles, and stress are high on our list of where we are directing our attention. Our hearts go out to everyone who is being challenged today. And also high on the list of public attention is the focus on solutions.
We want solutions now! Unfortunately, some are focusing on and putting all their eggs in one basket. Including possibly ineffective solutions. The COVID-19 situation has turned out to be an opportunity for mass media commercials to promote unproven vaccines as the be-all, end-all solution.
At Moms Across America, we have seen and heard from thousands of families who have been impacted by the toxins in today’s vaccines (mercury, glyphosate, aluminum, Polysorbate 80, etc.) and the number of vaccines (16 vaccines, 69 doses by age 18). This is not your mother’s vaccine schedule!
A Fully Informed CommunityWe are committed to empowering mothers and others with actions and solutions to create healthy communities. That includes providing information about vaccine contaminants, the overwhelming vaccine schedule, and lack of safety testing. Our belief is that parents and everyone deserve to be fully informed, that their health is more important than the profits of vaccine manufacturers or the false comfort of the misleading concept of herd immunity.
The fact is that new reports say that the COVID-19 virus has already mutated 30 times. Experts in the field have reported that creating a vaccine for coronavirus in cats was ineffective. It is most likely going to be impossible to develop a vaccine based on the fact that the virus mutates.
Based on historical data from previous flu vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine is likely to either not be effective (flu shots have been about 20% effective) or could shed the virus, spreading it further. That is not acceptable.
The FactsIn fact, based on previous testing of childhood vaccines, this new vaccine is likely to contain glyphosate weedkiller, aluminum, Polysorbate 80, and other toxins which can be permanently harmful. Again, unacceptable.
In addition, we do not believe that an ineffective, toxin-containing COVID-19 vaccine, that we have to wait for 18 months, is the solution. It is vital that we boost our immunity NOW and can do so.
In addition, we also research and provide possible solutions. Experts from many areas of the naturopathic, holistic, integrative, and functional medicine health care sector advise boosting our immunity naturally. There are so many easy ways to boost our immune systems naturally – you may recognize many on this list and comment below to add a few more of your own.
The SolutionIn addition to finding a drugless healthcare provider like the doctors, chiropractors, in The 100 Year Lifestyle Network, adjust your lifestyle in the following ways…
Let’s be the ones to bring the truth, to inspire actions, and to rally the hope that we all so desperately need right now.
You are invited to be a part of a social media campaign called “Show Us Your Natural Immunity Booster!” Will you post a photo of yourself, every day for 1 week (dates), doing something, drinking something, or eating something that boosts immunity naturally? Photos of you in your garden, eating whole fruit, juicing a handful of greens, doing yoga with your kids…images of these positive, happy and healthy activities could really make a difference for all of our communities.
Imagine all the smiling faces and good actions we can create together!
Join us and post at least one – feel free to post more – photo per day on social media – on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. with the hashtags #NaturalImmunity #ImmunityBoost #NotWaitingForAVaccine
Listen to the podcast UNSTOPPABLE with Zen Honeycutt here.
How Does COVID-19 Affect the Body?After the incubation period, the virus moves into the lungs where it begins its replication process. When this occurs, the immune system releases a plethora of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines to initiate and drive the immune response. At this point, three factors can occur which determine whether an individual experiences few symptoms with a good outcome or becomes severely ill.
Immune overdrive from the virus can cause a cytokine storm which injures the host cells. The cytokine storm involves high levels of proinflammatory cytokines such as IL-6, IL-10, and tumor necrosis factors (TNF-α) being released. Acute resiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can occur as a result of the cytokine storm.
In some individuals who are infected by SARS-CoV-2, the activation of the complement system induced by the virus becomes unrestrained which causes inflammation, endothelial cell injuries, thrombus formation, and intravascular coagulation. Microcirculation blockage in the lung can lead to decreased oxygen intake.
When the epithelia of the vascular system are severely damaged, it triggers blood clot formation which, along with the cellular debris that falls off from the lining, can block the body’s circulation in other organs. Patients can develop severe circulatory problems such as deep venous thrombosis and thrombotic arterial complications resulting in serious conditions.
T Cell Levels
The outcome of COVID-19 has a wide spectrum of symptoms ranging from asymptomatic, mild response with symptoms just like the regular flu, to terminally ill. Researchers have tried to identify the cause of the difference and have found that the mild form of COVID-19 have healthy levels of circulating T cells including CD4 and CD8.
T cell exhaustion markers and serum cytokine levels from 522 patients with COVID-19 and 40 healthy controls showed that in COVID-19 patients requiring Intensive Care Unit (ICU) care the number of total T cells, CD4+, and CD8+ T cells were dramatically reduced.
In summary, the unfavorable clinical outcome in some individuals with SARS-CoV2 infections are caused by multiple factors which include a cytokine storm that causes ARDS, unstrained complement activation which causes epithelial damage and blood clot formation, and low circulating T cell levels which renders a decreased immunity to the viral infection.
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Boosting your nutrientsEven in the diets of registered dietitians such as myself, there is room for improvement when it comes to getting all the necessary nutrients our bodies need. Although your body will let you know if you're running low on key nutrients, it's better to be ahead of the curve and give it all the vitamins and minerals it needs. Here are tips from dietitians on how to squeeze more nutrients into your diet—especially ones you might be lacking.
PotassiumThe DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) uncovered a crucial link between increased potassium intake and improvement in blood pressure levels. Multiple fruits and vegetables supply potassium, most notably broccoli, tomatoes, sweet and white potatoes, citrus fruits, bananas, and dried fruits. (This is a great example of how a diet with a wide variety of foods is the best bet.) A potassium deficiency may affect your heart, kidneys, and muscle functions. Avoid high potassium supplements, however, especially if you take heart or kidney medications.
Essential fatty acids"My nutrition shortfall is definitely omega-3 fatty acids. I worry that I am not getting enough because I don't eat seafood. We all have foods that we don't like and seafood is mine. I don't take supplements. Because of this, I am constantly aware that my body may be lacking. I vary my cooking oils and use canola oil when I need a flavorless oil, I eat walnuts regularly and use them in foods like pesto (instead of pine nuts) and add them to breads, and I eat eggs that contain omega-3 fatty acids. I think that being aware of what is lacking in our diet is half the battle." --Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN, LDN owner of salubriousrd.com.
Vitamin CNope, it won't free you from the common cold forever, but getting enough vitamin C does boost your immune system and provide antioxidants for preventing chronic diseases. The best food sources include bell peppers, oranges, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries, and Brussels sprouts. If these foods aren't in your typical repertoire, consider supplementing with 75 mg vitamin C daily. Add an additional 35 mg per day if you're a smoker.
Vitamin D"A few years ago, I got tested at my doctor's office and it turned out that I had very low vitamin D levels. I wear sunscreen daily and work indoors so I knew that my access to vitamin D through sunlight was pretty limited. I started taking a vitamin D supplement daily and also try to include good sources of vitamin D in my diet every day, like eggs (keep the yolks for the vitamin D!), salmon or tuna, and cheese. My levels have improved, but I still need to be vigilant to keep them in the normal range." --Andrea Goergen, MHS, RDN, LDN, owner of Cultivate Healthy in Washington, D.C.
IronVegetarians miss out on one of the richest sources of iron—beef. Thankfully, iron-fortified breads and cereals, as well as legumes—kidney beans, chickpeas, white beans, and lentils—are excellent sources for iron. Iron is essential for healthy blood, growth, and development. No surprise then that pregnant women need significantly more iron (27 mg per day) than non-pregnant women (18 mg per day). Dietitians who are pregnant can usually be found with iron supplements in their cupboard to enrich their diet.
CalciumThis is my weakness: Because I've never liked milk or yogurt, and I limit my cheese intake due to genetically high cholesterol, calcium is the nutrient I struggle with. I rely on almond milk, tofu, kale, almonds, and sneaking Greek yogurt into recipes. Even so, I do not meet the recommended intake level of 1,000 mg per day. Calcium is essential for bone health, especially with my family history of osteoporosis. Supplements help me reach that goal every day.
ProbioticsEssential for healthy gut function, and potentially helpful for mood regulation and improvement of allergies, probiotics can be difficult to come by in a regular diet. Foods rich in probiotics include fermented foods such as kefir, tempeh, sauerkraut, and miso, or fortified yogurt. If these aren't part of your routine, a supplement may be a good call.
Choline"This is a nutrient that most Americans (89 percent!) aren't getting enough of, and it's now pegged a nutrient of concern by the 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines. The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) is 550 mg. Because many of the great choline sources are things like beef, salmon, and chicken, it can be hard for vegetarians like me to get enough. So on days that I know I'm not eating enough vegetarian sources, I'll take a supplement. Choline plays an important role in liver health, as well as the transport of fats throughout the body."--Amy Gorin, MS, RD owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Vitamin EFood allergies to certain nuts (sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts) or oils (corn, safflower, soy) can interfere with ability to consume enough vitamin E. With the DRI for adults of 15 mg, these allergies or very-low-fat diets affect adequate intake. Even dietitians admit to the investment of supplementing vitamin E. A powerful antioxidant, vitamin E may prevent chronic diseases and improve immune function.
FiberEssential for healthy gut function, but also shown to play a role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, fiber is lacking in the typical American diet. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adults is 25 grams per day. Without a strong presence of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your day, you will struggle to reach this goal. Sneaking fiber into breakfast smoothies with fresh berries or ground flaxseed or eating a high-fiber cereal first thing in the morning makes for a great start to the day.
Vitamin B12"Vitamin B12 is hard to get enough of as a vegetarian since many of the good sources are animal-based. While I aim to eat foods like eggs and dairy that contain vitamin B12, I often don't get enough, so I do take a supplement daily. Vitamin B12 is important for important bodily functions like production of red blood cells and proper maintenance of the central nervous system." --Gorin
MagnesiumYou may be surprised to learn that magnesium is essential in more than 300 metabolic functions. It's hidden in a variety of foods, including almonds, spinach, cashews, shredded wheat, beans, and soy milk, so it's certainly possible to eat enough through diet alone. However, if you're one of those super picky eaters, you may not get enough. Most multi-vitamin/mineral supplements contain magnesium, so that can cover your shortfall.
Vitamin K"I fall short on vitamin K which works with vitamin D to strengthen bones. Those taking vitamin D need adequate vitamin K (among other things like calcium) to help build and preserve bone. Try to get as much as you can from food sources via dark leafy greens, beans, scallions, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and prunes (dried plums). Make sure not to take vitamin K supplements without speaking to your doctor as it can interfere with medications." --Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN, owner of NutritionStarringYOU.com.
In addition, studies show that if you walk regularly and quickly enough, it could be the only aerobic exercise you need to keep your heart and lungs healthy.
It's also accessible, easy, and free. So if you're one of the 47% of adults in the US who don't meet the CDC's Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic activity, then walking is a habit worth pursuing and keeping.
Here's seven research-backed health benefits of walking, as well as how fast, long, and regularly you should walk to reap them.
1. Burn calories and lose weight Walking increases your heart rate, causing you to expend energy and burn calories just like other forms of physical activity such as running, swimming, or cycling. How many calories you burn depends on how fast you walk, for how long, the terrain, and your weight.
A 2020 study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that participants burned an average of 89 calories walking 1,600 meters (about 1 mile). That was only around 20% less than the 113 calories other participants burned running the same distance.
And across the results of nine different walking studies in this 2008 review published in the Annals of Family Medicine, participants lost an average of 0.05 kilograms (0.1 pounds) per week as a result of increasing their step count by between 1,827 and 4,556 steps per day. Overall, that translated to a weight loss of about 5 pounds a year on average across all studies.
The American College of Sports Medicine offers recommendations for how much time people who are overweight or obese should dedicate to physical activity each week to prevent and promote weight loss. It goes as follows:
2. Increase energy levelsWalking increases blood flow around the body so that more blood — containing oxygen and nutrients for fuel — can reach the large muscles in the legs as well as the brain. This is what makes you feel energized, according to Pete McCall CSCS, exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and author.
In addition, walking and other types of physical exercise have been shown to increase the amount of a type of protein found in the brain, called brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF may be responsible for how well you can think, learn, and memorize — amongst other functions in the brain.
"There is a correlation between a brisk walk and elevated levels of BDNF, which can help improve overall cognition, or thought processing," says McCall.
A 2008 study published in the Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic journal found that previously sedentary adults reported feeling more energetic and less fatigued after just 20 minutes of low to moderate aerobic exercise — including walking — for three days a week over a six week period.
And this 2017 study conducted on sleep deprived women aged 18 to 23, published in the journal of Physiology & Behavior, found that walking up and down the stairs for just 10 minutes at a low to moderate intensity was more energizing than consuming 50mg of caffeine, or about half a cup of coffee.
3. Boost immune system Walking briskly and regularly can also help protect you from getting a cold, the flu, or other immune-related illnesses.
That's because physical exercise like walking increases the amount of white blood cells circulating in your blood. These cells fight infection and other diseases as part of the body's immune system.
A 2013 study of 800 young adults over six years published in the World Journal of Experimental Medicine showed that white blood cell count increased significantly after just five minutes of exercise.
And this 2005 study published the American College of Sports Medicine's flagship journal measured the white blood cell count of 15 adults immediately after a 30 minute walk as well as after sitting down for the same amount of time. It also found a significant increase in white blood cells.
Walking has also been linked to a lower number of sick days taken. A 2011 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine tracked 1000 adults during flu season. Those who walked at a moderate pace for 30 to 45 minutes a day had 43% fewer sick days and fewer upper respiratory tract infections overall.
Their symptoms were also less severe if they did get sick. That was compared to adults in the study who were sedentary.
4. Ease painWalking can also help relieve pain from stiffness in your body by warming up your muscles, making it easier to move, according to McCall.
"The motion can elevate tissue temperature making it easier for muscles to lengthen and shorten — as temperature increases, muscles move more easily," says McCall.
In addition, walking can increase levels of certain types of chemicals in your brain — known scientifically as neurotransmitters — which help your nervous system work effectively. This can include a type of neurotransmitter that reduces pain.
"The first few minutes of walking might be uncomfortable but after five to seven minutes the body warms up, blood is flowing, and neurotransmitter production increases helping reduce pain," says McCall.
For this reason, walking is often recommended to alleviate pain and reduce disability in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions — that is, pain that affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves — such as lower back pain.
There is also evidence of patients who are hospitalized with chronic musculoskeletal pain in the spine or limbs reporting less pain the more they walked.
5. Improve heart health Walking has been found to reduce your risk of cardiovascular events — that's any incident which causes damage to your heart, such as a heart attack — by 31%.
This was evident even at a moderate pace of about 2 miles per hour and at distances of just over one mile a day for five days a week, or 5.5 miles per week.
But the longer and faster you walk, the greater the benefits and protection of your heart. A 2017 study of more than 50,000 adults in the UK, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that people who walked at an average or quick pace between five and 10 hours a week were about 24% less likely to die from heart disease compared to slow walkers.
6. Reduce stress, improve mood, and fight depressionAerobic exercise including walking can help you feel more relaxed, reduce stress, and fight depression.
The reason aerobic workouts lift our spirits seems related to their ability to reduce levels of natural stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, according to this 2015 study in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science.
Just a 30-minute walk is enough to lift the mood of someone suffering from major depressive disorder, according to a 2005 study published in the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
And a 2019 study published in the official journal of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) found that three hours of exercise a week, no matter the type of activity, decreased the risk of depression in people who had already experienced feeling depressed.
7. Extend life expectancyWalking has also been linked to a decreased risk of mortality, or a longer life expectancy. And the longer and faster you walk, the more it increases your life expectancy.
This 2011 study published by the British Medical Association followed 27,738 participants aged 40 to 79 years for a 13 year period and found that participants who walked for more than one hour a day had a longer life expectancy than participants who walked for less than one hour a day.
Following 50,225 walkers over 14 years, another 2018 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine looked at the association of walking at a faster pace with factors like overall causes of death, cardiovascular disease, and death from cancer.
The researchers found that the quicker you walk, the lower your risk of overall death. For example, walking at an average pace resulted in a 20% reduced risk of overall death when compared to walking at a slow pace. And walking at a brisk or fast pace — at least 4 miles per hour — reduced the risk by 24% compared to walking at a slow pace.
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Analysis: Is now a good time to buy stocks?Cathy Borland sits on a lawn chair at the end of her daughter’s driveway. She’s with her husband, Bob. The two watch from afar as their grandchildren chase one another around the front yard. While she smiles on the outside sadness lies within. Cathy and Bob are social distancing—times five. That is, if the couple were at a ball game, they’d be in the nosebleed section.
© Provided by FOX News Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat explains.Borland lives just north of New York City, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus. Aside from the one visit to her daughter’s house, Borland hasn’t left her home in four weeks.
“You worry because it doesn’t seem to be getting any better and I’m just so afraid for my kids and my grandchildren,” Borland said. “You just don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s stressful…it’s stressful.”
Borland will pick weeds in her garden to ease her anxiousness, watch a movie or experiment with new recipes. At the end of the day, Borland says her prayers, lays her head on her pillow and falls asleep. The next six hours will be her only respite from worry.
Health experts are urging people to stay calm during the COVID-19 pandemic— to try meditating, exercising or learning a new skill to name a few. People know what to do, but the question is why they should do it.
A bidirectional relationship exists between chronic disease and anxiety. The more one worries, the more likely a person will develop a chronic condition. At the same time, a chronic condition induces anxiety.
“Anxiety is meant to pass through the body,” Carol Ewing-Garber, PhD and director of the applied physiology lab at Columbia University, Teachers College, told Fox News. “When a person holds onto stress, harmful biological changes occur causing damage making a person more susceptible to heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer among other illnesses including the coronavirus.”
The biological changes activate a person’s sympathetic nervous system -- the part of the body that is responsible for our fight or flight response. When under stress, the system releases hormones called catecholamines. Under the umbrella of catecholamines are hormones, including adrenaline, epinephrine noradrenaline and norepinephrine, Ewing-Garber said.
“The release of these catecholamines ramps up the cardiovascular system and affects blood flow to the body. In itself, this response does not cause damage to the body—it facilitates necessary bodily functions to meet immediate needs and is quickly resolved,” she said.
However, if the response remains consistently in high gear and a person remains in a chronic period of stress, the result is damaging and reduces our immune function. This potentially puts a person at-risk of contracting a COVID-19 infection. Also, if an anxious individual contracts the virus, the person is more likely to experience complications.
John Allegrante, PhD and professor of health education, also of Columbia University, agreed. Anxiety has a deleterious impact on bodily functions such as breathing, the heartbeat and digestion, he said.
“What’s so damaging about the current situation, where there is not only the uncertainty of the seriousness of infection with COVID-19 and the uncertainty of what we face in the aftermath, is that chronic stress and the prolonged state of heightened vigilance can be exhausting to the human spirit, which only furthers the spiral of anxiety,” he said.
That is, not getting the pause from anxiety is likely to be almost as debilitating as the risk of acquiring the virus itself.
But it’s not only about the anxiety-related risk of a coronavirus infection. It’s also about what’s to come in terms of economic repercussions. The economy is in turmoil. Businesses are closing. Unemployment has skyrocketed. And people are glued to the stock market as they watch their retirement funds disappear.
This is called financial anxiety, according to Dan Gertrude, CPA and founder of New Jersey-based Gertrude and Company, and it has the same deadly effects.
“As far as anxiety and financial anxiety [during the COVID-19 pandemic]…I’ve been dealing with it as much as my clients,” he said. “That fear comes from the unknown. The unknown triggers financial anxiety especially now and I have to get my clients to a point where they can be certain about uncertainty.”
Part of that is, Gertrude, also the author of best- selling book, Positive Financial Karma, said, is getting his clients to recognize that everyone is going through this. But if his clients are so caught up in anxiety, they aren’t listening making it difficult for them make good financial decisions.
The world is not going to be the same after this and those who are going to be most financially successful are going to be the ones who adapt to the new normal and we can’t be afraid of that,” he said.
But aside from the economic anxieties, worrying that a loved one will become infected with COVID-19 or die as a result of complications from it seems to be hitting people the hardest, at least for Borland.
“The fear and anxiety that someone I love will contract the coronavirus is a feeling that might never go away,” she says. “I’m trying to be strong, but it’s heartbreaking. It’s just heartbreaking."