JAY CAMPBELL

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Restores Optimal Health In Your Body

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is rapidly emerging as a much-needed medical alternative for traditional treatments:

“…the [list of conditions approved for HBOT] also includes osteomyelitis, sudden hearing loss, burns, severe anemia, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness, necrotizing soft tissue infections, crush injuries and arterial gas emboli.

In the majority of these conditions, hyperbaric oxygen is utilized as an adjunct to mainstream treatment. In the case of chronic wounds, this includes debridement, infection control, specialized dressings and offloading.”

Research estimates the HBOT market will be worth $3.91 billion by 2025, with 30,000 treatments performed per year.

This begs the question of why HBOT is becoming the latest interest of biohackers around the world.

In order to provide a complete answer, we must first understand why oxygen carries such great importance for fully optimized health.

Why Is Oxygen So Essential For Human Health

Oxygen is the most important substance for proper bodily function and survival.

We take roughly 23,000 breaths per day without consciously thinking about it.

Even though oxygen being essential for providing our cells with energy, it is one of the most overlooked and under-utilized nutrients.

(FYI: Oxygen is technically a nutrient as it provides nourishment that is essential for growth and the maintenance of life)

We can live for 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, but only 3 minutes without oxygen:

“Between 30-180 seconds of oxygen deprivation, you may lose consciousness.

At the one-minute mark, brain cells begin dying.

At three minutes, neurons suffer more extensive damage, and lasting brain damage becomes more likely.

At five minutes, death becomes imminent.”

And it turns out we are living in the most oxygen-deficient atmosphere in history:

“Compared to prehistoric times, the level of oxygen in the earth’s atmosphere has declined by over a third and in polluted cities the decline may be more than 50%.

This change in the makeup of the air we breathe has potentially serious implications for our health. Indeed, it could ultimately threaten the survival of human life on earth.

Considering this fact, those who are serious about their long-term health should know about the benefits of enhancing their oxygen levels:

“Increasing your oxygenation levels and being fit and healthy has shown to be important for your health as optimum oxygen levels can improve wound healing, vision, mental clarity and intelligence, boost your immune system, help fight cancer cells, reduce stress levels, improve your heart and respiration and help you to lose weight.”

But is there such a thing as “too much” oxygen?

What Is The Optimal Dose Of Oxygen For Better Health?

We can generally divide the dose for any nutrient into 3 ranges:

  • Recommended Daily Amount (RDA): The minimum amount required before we express obvious disease or dysfunction as a result of deficiency.
  • Optimal Range: The amount required to ensure we have enough of the nutrient to fulfill the complex biological processes taking place within our body.
  • Megadose: Certain situations call for much higher doses to help our body overcome a health problem.

When you think about it, virtually all forms of disease and dysfunction can be reduced to either a deficiency or toxicity.

This goes beyond nutrients – the concept applies equally to our emotional resilience and the way we move our bodies.

In order to achieve peak performance health, we need to get rid of anything which sabotages our efforts towards reaching that state.

If we are toxic, we have an excess of something our body needs to get rid of.

If we are deficient, we are missing something our body requires to perform optimally.

Let’s use this understanding to deduce the right amount of oxygen for optimal health…

An oxygen deficiency is known as hypoxia, a condition where the body cannot efficiently absorb or deliver oxygen to our cells.

Hypoxia can either be systemic yet it can also be local to a specific tissue type or organ.

In the case of local hypoxia, it may be result of an injury or chronic inflammation which does not allow the tissue to be properly oxygenated.

Keep in mind that you don’t need to have hypoxia to be oxygen deficient.

It may be the case you have sufficient oxygenation for your daily routine, yet cannot efficiently increase oxygen supply for an activity such as rigorous physical exercise.

In this instance, your body would have an RDA of oxygen.

Since oxygen is a rate-limiting step in each cell’s ability to produce energy, the conclusion appears to be simple:

Increasing your oxygen absorption increases your capacity to heal, detoxify, produce energy and step up your mental and physical capacities for performing at higher levels.

On the other hand, breathing pure oxygen all of the time is equally deadly:

“Our blood has evolved to capture the oxygen we breathe in and bind it safely to the transport molecule called haemoglobin.

If you breathe air with a much higher than normal O2 concentration, the oxygen in the lungs overwhelms the blood’s ability to carry it away.

The result is that free oxygen binds to the surface proteins of the lungs, interferes with the operation of the central nervous system and also attacks the retina.”

So what is the optimal dose of oxygen?

You ideally want 97-100% of your red blood cells to be saturated with oxygen.

But here’s the catch: Are you are standing right now, most of your cells are already saturated with oxygen and can carry a maximum of 1-3% more.

Commonly Used Methods For Increasing Your Oxygenation Levels

It should be evident that simply buying a mask and a tank of oxygen will not make a meaningful difference in your overall health or rate of recovery.

With this said, there are several tools and techniques which can help you become more oxygen-efficient:

  • Breathing more effectively and deeply via techniques such as Wim Hof breathing and holotropic breathing.
  • Eating foods that are rich in iron
  • Increasing your vegetable intake
  • Spending more time outside in sunshine and fresh air
  • Vigorous exercise
  • Drinking more water

However, all of these methods will lead to an insignificant difference.

Without question, the most powerful way to deliver oxygen and enhance oxygenation of your tissues and cells is through hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy And How Does It Work?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a very straightforward process:

“Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical procedure in which the patient is enclosed in a total body chamber, inhaling 100% pure oxygen (O2) which is not present at normal atmospheric pressure.

HBOT involves the patient breathing in at least five times the oxygen than in normal air, where oxygen is composed of 21% of the total composition and the composition of nitrogen is at 78%.”

Allow me to explain why the first sentence is the most important one in the quoted description.

We need pressure exerted from the atmosphere in order to absorb oxygen.

At sea level, the atmospheric pressure exerted on our bodies at all times is roughly 14.7 psi.

The pressure is sufficient enough for oxygen to flow from an area of higher concentration (the atmosphere) to an area of lower concentration (our lungs).

Here is a simplified diagram which shows how this process of oxygen diffusion works (credit to Dr. Jason Sonners):

Let’s examine this principle in 3 different scenarios:

Oxygen Absorption At High Altitudes

Suppose you are 8,000 feet above sea level, where the atmospheric pressure is reduced.

The pressure of air is 564 mmHg and the pressure of oxygen is 118 mmHg.

Compare that to sea level, where the pressure of air is 760 mmHg and the pressure of oxygen is 159 mmHg (hence why air is ‘thinner’ at higher altitudes).

In this case, you would experience far less oxygen absorption.

Fortunately, your body can “feel” this difference and increase red blood cell production, which in turn improves your body’s ability to efficiently carry oxygen.

This is made possible through hypoxic induction factors (HIFs), which are helps your body adapt as the pressure of oxygen – and oxygen percentages – change.

You can think of them as “oxygen sensors”.

This may not sound like a big deal, but the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2019 was awarded to a group of scientists who discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability:

“…the response by gene expression to changes in oxygen is directly coupled to oxygen levels in the animal cell, allowing immediate cellular responses to occur to oxygenation through the action of the HIF transcription factor”

Oxygen Absorption Below Sea Level

The phenomenon described for high altitudes works the opposite way in lower altitudes.

As we descend below sea level, the pressure increases and therefore our ability to absorb air and oxygen also increases.

Pretty straightforward, right?

Hyperbaric Environments

Here’s where HBOT sets itself apart from other oxygenation methods.

We can actually control the amount of pressure exerted on a person and the amount of time spent in this pressurized environment.

Therefore, HBOT helps the practitioner predictably control the amount of increased oxygen absorption a patient can take into their cells.

Once absorbed, this “extra” oxygen can be used for making ATP and energy, increasing the capacity for working tissues to perform (or increase the capacity of healing and recovery).

This induces a state called hyperoxia, a state where the body has a greater supply of oxygen than necessary.

The University of Iowa provides a straightforward description of how hyperbaric environments work:

“The high level of oxygen in the blood allows improved oxygen delivery to tissues that are not getting enough oxygen at baseline (i.e. hypoxic tissues). 

Having times of alternating hyperoxia and hypoxia (as occurs during a series of HBO treatments) promotes the growth of new blood vessels into the hypoxic tissues, a process known as neovascularization.

Hyperoxia enhances the body’s ability to kill certain bacteria.”

In other words…

Through by-passing the red blood cells and absorbing oxygen directly into our plasma and tissues while in a chamber, we increases oxygen absorption by 28-40%.

If you want to understand the concepts discussed in greater detail, I highly recommend watching this short primer video on HBOT:

The Most Important Health Benefits Of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

With a full understanding of how HBOT works, the health benefits it provides to patients are fairly obvious.

Even though 120 reported conditions (and counting!) are proven to be effectively treated by HBOT, here are the 5 most important ones:

1) Reduces Incidence Of Disease

HBOT has the ability to improve oxidative metabolism in cells without increasing production of harmful reactive oxygen species.

In turn, this significantly reduces the incidence of lifestyle diseases such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

2) Heals Wounds

HBOT has the ability to stimulate angiogenesis, which is the process through which new blood vessels are formed.

Angiogenesis is an essential process for healing wounds, as increased blood flow is necessary to provide nutrients and oxygen to the affected tissue.

This same mechanism allows HBOT to be useful for patients suffering from erectile dysfunction!

3) Reduces Inflammation

Another reason why HBOT is so effective at healing soft tissue injuries is due to its anti-inflammatory effects.

This was observed in a cellular study published in Nature where HBOT was able to oxygenate injured muscle and regenerate skeletal muscle.

4) Possesses Anti-Microbial Properties

HBOT can enhance the immune system’s ability to kill harmful micro-organisms, while working synergistically with other antimicrobial agents.

In doing so, HBOT can be used to treat deep and chronic infections and therefore prevent them from expanding.

5) Assists In Fighting Against Cancer

A very comprehensive review of HBOT’s effects in treating malignancies came to the following conclusion:

“We conclude that the administration of [HBOT] can provide many clinical benefits in the treatment of tumours, including management of highly malignant gliomas.

Applied immediately before irradiation, it is safe and well tolerated by patients, causing rare and limited side effects.

…[HBOT] can also increase the cytostatic effect of certain drugs, which may render standard chemotherapy more effective.”

In particular, HBOT is effective due to its ability to treat areas of tutors where local hypoxia is taking place.

What You Must Know About Your First Session With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

If you are using HBOT for the very first time, you may have some questions:

  • How many sessions do I need to do?
  • Can I use a soft chamber or a hard chamber, and which one is better?
  • What’s the best HBOT protocol for health optimization?

Each patient is a biochemically unique individual, which means there is no universal answer.

Three variables are manipulated during the treatment: Time spent under pressure, pressure levels used, and oxygen levels the patient is exposed to.

Some conditions will require higher oxygen levels and/or higher pressure levels, such as radiation burns and open wounds.

For other conditions, you will notice the following being used: Frequent and longer sessions, mild pressure levels, and lower oxygen levels.

This is especially true if a soft HBOT chamber is being used in the convenience of your home. ‘

As long as you are not exceeding two hours per session and the chamber pressure is 3 times less than normal atmospheric pressure, side effects of HBOT are mild to non-existent.

How You Can Start Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy At Home

Having used HBOT myself, I fully endorse the practice.

If we want to influence our body to improve recovery, performance and overall quality of life, it is a useful tool in any biohacker’s arsenal.

Whenever I feel run down or find myself suffering from soft tissue pains and strains, HBOT helps me rapidly recover and heal.

And if you want to use an in-home HBOT chamber to get the benefits of oxygen therapy, look no further than HBOT USA.

This organization is run by Dr. Jason Sonners, one of the world’s leading HBOT doctors and the author of Oxygen Under Pressure.

When you sign up to receive one of his high-end HBOT machines, you will receive two things:

  • A generous discount exclusive to my subscribers
  • An in-depth consultation to see what your issues are, your health goals, and the protocol that’s both safe and effective for your circumstances.

Be warned: These chambers are a significant financial investment.

Unless you are absolutely serious about your health and optimizing every single facet of your life, you will not experience the full extent of the benefits provided by HBOT.

But if you are fully committed to high-performance health, however, then HBOT USA’s chambers are right for you.

When you’re ready to start using HBOT, you can sign up and get my discount by clicking here.

And as always…

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How To Use Vitamin C To Stop COVID-19 & Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

The race is on around the world to devise – or repurpose – a treatment to stop coronavirus once and for all.

So far, our options are few and far between.

We can supplement with nutraceuticals such as Chaga Mushroom and Vitamin D, as I had explained in my COVID-19 survival guide.

There’s the pharmaceutical interventions of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin making waves in the medical field (even though the potential side effects of HCQ leave a lot to be desired).

We also now know that Covid is attacking red blood cells (heme)and starving the cells of oxygen.

Covid-19 Causing Hypoxia

But there’s one beautifully simple vitamin which may hold the answer to fighting COVID-19 infections.

It’s extremely accessible, insanely cheap to manufacture, and there’s literally nothing stopping us from using it.

I’m talking about Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid.

Why You WILL NOT Hear About Vitamin C From Mainstream Medicine

If you try to do a Google search for “coronavirus and vitamin C”, you’re not going to like what you see.

Reputable health authorities such as Healthline are proactively speaking out against vitamin C before people even have a chance to hear about it:

“With the 2019 coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially important to understand that no supplement, diet, or other lifestyle modification other than social distancing and proper hygiene practices can protect you from COVID-19.”

“High dose IV vitamin C has been used in China to help improve lung function in people with COVID-19. However, vitamin C’s effectiveness is still being tested. There’s no evidence to support the use of oral vitamin C supplements for COVID-19.”

(FYI – I frequently link to Healthline’s articles when I’m writing content, but I really think they missed the mark on this one)

Even the World Health Organization refuses to acknowledge the possibility of Vitamin C treatment, opting to spend its resources on clinical trials for other drugs that may not have the same level of efficacy.

To make a long story short, Big Pharma doesn’t give shit about human health.

Their only concern is making money and profiting off disease through the sale of their expensive drug interventions.

Vitamin C will never be approved by the orthodoxy of Big Pharma as there is no patent opportunity nor financial incentive as Ascorbic Acid is dirt cheap to manufacture.

If you wait for the higher echelons of mainstream media and Big Pharma-owned doctors to offer their stamp of approval”on Vitamin C, it will already be too late.

This is all in spite of early results showing extraordinary promise, such as the ones obtained from Dr. Enqiang Mao in Shanghai:

“..his group treated ~50 cases of moderate to severe cases of COVID-19 infection with high dose intravenous (IV) Vitamin C.

The IV Vitamin C dosing was around 10,000-20,000 mg a day for 7-10 days, with 10,000 mg for moderate cases and 20,000 for more severe cases by the pulmonary status (mostly the oxygenation index) and the coagulation status.

All patients who received IV Vitamin C improved and there was no mortality.

Compared to the average of 30-day hospital stay for all COIVD-19 patients, those patients who received high dose IV Vitamin C had a hospital stay that’s about 3-5 days shorter than the overall patients”

Despite the emerging evidence, some academics are dangerously fighting against Vitamin C supplementation:

“…[Biochemistry professor Peter McCaffery] said that even if IV vitamin C worked to shorten or cure COVID-19, it would likely only be a stop-gap before therapies directed at the virus, such as vaccinations, took over”

Yeah, good luck waiting all the way until next year for a mass-produced vaccine:

“Tests like these are taking place much quicker than would normally be the case, and some are using new approaches to vaccines. It follows that there are no guarantees everything will go smoothly.

But even if these – or any other tests – do prove successful, it’s not expected that manufacturers will be able to produce a mass-produced vaccine until the second half of 2021.”

If people followed the greed of Big Pharma and harmful advice of quack academics by sitting on their hands until 2021 to inject a poorly designed and understood vaccine, millions will likely die.

The Relationship Between SARS-CoV-2 and ARDS

So how exactly does absurdly high doses of Vitamin C (i.e. ascorbic acid) work to stop COVID-19 from doing more damage?

First, let’s review an important concept discussed by Dr. Kenneth D. Wilgers in my most recent article about the coronavirus.

(REMEMBER: SARS-CoV-2 is the virus, COVID-19 is the disease CAUSED by the virus)

One of the main mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 involves depleting ascorbic acid, which then weakens the immune system and results in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS):

“Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurs when fluid builds up in the tiny, elastic air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs.

The fluid keeps your lungs from filling with enough air, which means less oxygen reaches your bloodstream. This deprives your organs of the oxygen they need to function.”

Sadly, ARDS is the most common outcome in COVID-19 patients:

“Among 201 patients with confirmed COVID-19, 41.8% developed ARDS, and, among these patients, 52.4% died.”

“Certain risk factors, such as older age, were associated with developing ARDS and dying among patients with confirmed COVID-19, most likely due to a weaker immune response”

Look at those numbers…the majority of ARDS patients DO NOT SURVIVE!

The damage done to their lungs is simply too great.

The symptoms of ARDS are absolutely horrific:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Low blood oxygen
  • Sepsis
  • Elevated inflammation (i.e. abnormal readings in inflammatory markers), leading to higher rate of organ failure and a greater mortality rate

That’s not the worst part…

EVEN if a patient tests negative for COVID-19, they can still demonstrate abnormal lung damage similar to what ARDS would cause.

Fortunately, a new artificial intelligence algorithm is 70-80% accurate in predicting which COVID-19 patients will develop ARDS based on certain clinical characteristics:

(from most predictive to least predictive)

Mildly elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT), indicating possible liver toxicity

Presence of myalgia (body ache), likely due to higher oxidative stress

Elevated hemoglobin (red blood cells), due to free hemoglobin floating around in the plasma

Liver injury will definitely lessen the odds of survival, as elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is highly prevalent in severe cases of COVID-19.

The Direct Connection Between Ascorbic Acid And Coronavirus

The connection between SARS-CoV-2 and ARDS is clear, but where does Vitamin C fit into the picture?

Allow me to explain in layman’s terms…

Our body contains special types of white blood cells called macrophages, which are responsible for consuming and destroying harmful organisms and cellular debris.

As you can imagine, they are an essential part of our immune response.

In 2002, a pivotal study done in peritoneal cells of mice (i.e. membrane cells located on a thin layer of tissue within the abdomen) examined how ascorbic acid concentration in the cells change when oxidative stress increases.

Specifically, the study was looking at macrophages and other cells responsible for making our immune system functional:

Just take a look at the bars corresponding to “M” (macrophages).

You would think that macrophages are unable to accumulate ascorbic acid.

Not true — it turns out the macrophages exposed to oxidative stress, can accumulate, recycle and reuse ascorbic acid 100 times faster than they normally would.

These macrophages also use ascorbic acid to generate nitric oxide (known to improve blood flow), which is why ascorbic acid has such low concentrations in macrophages.

However, nitric oxide is also part of the main mechanism through which macrophages kill pathogens, known as “oxidative bursts”.

If macrophages have insufficient nitric oxide, they cannot kill pathogens.

Before I move on to the main point, let me elaborate further on how a lack of endogenous (i.e. produced in the body) nitric oxide production can be dangerous…

(By now, it is obvious why nitric oxide depletion is deadly for COVID-19 patients who also have hypertension)

The real reason why nitric oxide deficiency is so terrible in macrophages is that the same “oxidative burst” is also used to kill monocytes (i.e. their “parent” cells).

When you have too many monocytes, they can differentiate and create more macrophages.

This, in turn, leads to a massive cytokine storm, a.k.a. CHRONIC INFLAMMATION!

4 Reasons Why Vitamin C Can Fight Against COVID-19

From the explanation above, we can deduce several reasons as to why ascorbic acid is vital for fighting COVID-19:

1) Ascorbic acid increases nitric oxide production by regenerating an enzyme called BH4.

BH4 regeneration is essential for synthesizing nitric oxide, and no other molecule in existence can replace ascorbic acid.

2) Ascorbic acid stabilizes free hemoglobin, restoring their ability to carry oxygen.

The “free hemoglobin” mentioned earlier are incapable of carrying oxygen.

This is the REAL reason why people with ARDS are unable to breathe and require intubation. ‘

3) Ascorbic acid is regenerated, recycled, and reused by the body.

Ascorbic acid is known as a “redox” molecule, which means it can take electrons from surrounding biomolecules and give electrons away.

Once it is taken, it can continually reuse itself to help the body produce more nitric oxide.

This was proven by a very recent study which demonstrated that up to 4,000 mg of ascorbic acid taken by mouth can produce the same rapid increase in plasma concentration as an intravenous infusion”:

Notice how the peaks representing oral ascorbic acid easily lead to twice the amount of Vitamin C in the bloodstream compared to IV Vitamin C!

4) Vitamin C has a proven history of fighting respiratory infections

Vitamin C has been examined for the past 100 years for its ability to alleviate common colds.

In addition, scientists suggested its use for treating the 2003 SARS virus when it was at its peak.

The Optimal Vitamin C Dosing Protocol For Combatting COVID-19

Doris Loh, one of the world’s TOP Vitamin C researchers, suggests the following interventional protocols for oral ascorbic acid in adults:

Vitamin C Protocols to Stop Covid-19

For Children:

Vitamin C Protocols to Stop Covid-19-in-Children

I STRONGLY recommend reading both of her articles about the connection between Vitamin C, ARDS and SARS-CoV-2 (here and here).

Please watch the profound live stream I did with her Friday April 3rd that provides the scientific research proving the mechanism of action of Ascorbic Acid in fighting Covid-19 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

Additionally, I’ve created my own video to recap Doris’s Ascorbic Acid dosing protocols listed above. 

A Comprehensive Collection Of ALL MY COVID-19 Survival Intel

I can’t tell you what the future holds for the coronavirus.

There is NO telling what new intel may come our way.

But there’s only so many links I can add – both to world-class researchers around the world and to my own material.

So here’s a must-have compilation of all my publicly released content about COVID-19.

I recommend following the instructions found in this graphic for the ‘essential nutraceutical’ interventions.

How To (Actually) Understand The Coronavirus’ TRUE Global Impact – a blog post which examines the global implications of the coronavirus.

How My Family and I Used High Dose Vitamin C to Defeat Covid-19 -How One Man and His Family Used High Dose Vitamin C to Defeat Covid

COVID-19 Wiped Me Out For 4 Days – a heartfelt interview with a first responder who contracted the coronavirus and survived

How To Become Immune To COVID-19 – Genius researcher Clif High shares how he anticipated the virus spreading in December 2019 and started taking measures to protect himself.

Understanding Your DNA to Prevent COVID-19 Infection – This broadcast with Mayo Clinic researcher Dr. Anthony Jay reveals certain genetic patterns that may increase one’s susceptibility to COVID-19.

This highly detailed email to my newsletter subscribers “Ask Jay Tuesday: The Cheat Sheet to Defeat Covid-19.

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How To Receive Fully Optimized Health Care During The Coronavirus Pandemic

With stay-at-home lockdowns being ruthlessly enforced across the world, many patients are left wondering if they can receive the healthcare they need.

Unfortunately, the answer isn’t so straightforward.

Many doctors are forced to provide telemedicine options to patients in an effort to keep themselves safe:

“Starting this week, most doctors will talk to patients on the phone, by video conference or through email as a first-step to determine who needs to come to the office for an in-person appointment.”

“…some patients will be told upcoming, non-urgent appointments will be postponed for weeks or months.”

All of this is being done to minimize the amount of contact between healthy people and potential COVID-19 carriers.

And frankly, I foresee this going on for the next 4-6 months at least.

Why Hospital Visits Are A TERRIBLE Idea Right Now

Here’s the truth: EVEN if you were fully capable of seeing your physicians in-person, this could lead to dire consequences for your health.

Healthcare workers all across the country are getting infected with COVID-19 due to their frequent exposure to sick patients:

“The coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 30,000 people in New York City, is beginning to take a toll on those who are most needed to combat it: the doctors, nurses and other workers at hospitals and clinics.

In emergency rooms and intensive care units, typically dispassionate medical professionals are feeling panicked as increasing numbers of colleagues get sick.”

This is not a “hoax” – I recently hosted a tell-all interview with an emergency medical responder in his prime who got knocked out by COVID-19 for 7 days straight.

Even people who have minor symptoms and injuries are refusing to go near a hospital, and rightly so.

The absolute best thing anybody can do is to NOT GET THE VIRUS!

But this doesn’t change the fact that millions of people still need access to competent medical professionals who can help them optimize their health.

And if you’re a hormone optimization patient who requires access to your treatment, the situation becomes darker.

So what’s the solution to this?

Why Telemedicine Is The Future Of Healthcare In The 21st Century

Without question, the $40 billion telehealth market is going to exponentially increase after we survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just take a look at some of these surprising statistics about telemedicine:

  • 76% of hospitals partially or fully use teleheath, compared to 61% in 2015
  • 39.5% of radiologists use telemedicine to interact with other patients
  • 38.8% of emergency medicine physicians use telemedicine to interact with other providers

And it’s not hard to see why.

There are an endless number of advantages tele-health has over the traditional “sick care” model:

  • Patients can get a response from physicians rapidly, compared to the 18.5 days they would have to wait for an in-clinic visit
  • For every $1 spent on implementing tele-health, the estimated ROI is $3.30
  • Introducing telemedicine into employee wellness programs could save up to $6 billion annually
  • Over 36 million Americans are already using tele-health services

Put another way, tele-health is the future of “done-for-you” healthcare that’s much faster to implement and easier to execute:

“Automatic appointment reminders, stress-free in-app scheduling tools, and remote physician consultations help patients keep up with their healthcare needs over time.

Patients no longer have to cross physical barriers to speak with a healthcare provider, changing the way the average person interacts with and thinks about the healthcare system.”

But what exactly should you be looking for in a tele-health provider?

How can you choose the right one and avoid getting locked into an expensive scam operation?

Use the following questions to vet any telemedicine provider you come across:

  1. Will I have full access to my blood work after it is completed?
  2. How will my blood work be taken (As I explained in The TOT Bible, RUN the opposite direction if they use salivary tests), and how often will it be taken?
  3. How long have you been managing patients on hormone optimization therapy, and how much of your total practice do these patients represent?
  4. Will I be allowed to self-administer my own hormone injections upon receiving a prescription?
  5. What is your cost for an initial consultation, and is there a monthly patient care fee?
  6. Will any of my treatments be covered by my insurance provider?
  7. Can my problems be described to me in a way that is simple and easy to understand?

Fortunately for you, I’ve already done the leg work of finding the best telemedicine provider in the United States.

Why Peak Should Be The ONLY Telemedicine Provider You Work With

Peak is the the easiest and fastest way to receive hormone optimization therapy from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

It was founded by Saad Alam out of his frustrations with the inadequate care he received from mainstream medicine.

Having watched several of his friends contract COVID-19 and end up attached to ventilators, he’s doubled down on his efforts to rapidly expand his telemedicine practice across the USA.

Patients need care RIGHT NOW when it matters most, and that care should not be compromised in the slightest bit when it comes to quality.

Here’s what you get when you sign up with Peak today:

Accessible Healthcare, 365 Days A Year

Have a question for your peak doctor?

They’ll make sure every concern gets answered promptly and with full clarification.

Individualized Treatment From Experiential-Based Physicians

Every Peak physician will take the time to understand:

  • Your health goals
  • Why you are seeking to fully optimize your health
  • How aggressive you want to be with your route of treatment
  • Any side effects you are worried about

Your physician will address different routes of treatment available to you, while also exercising full transparency about their advantages and disadvantages.

You are in the driver’s seat and the doctor is your partner to help create an optimization plan together.

Automatic Shipping Of All Necessary Medicines And Equipment To Your Doorstep

With a plan fully set in motion, you will receive everything you need to fully optimize your health.

Needles, disposal containers, alcohol wipes, blood tests, ancillary medications…it’s all included in the package.

Should you need additional blood work or an in-person consultation, a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner will be sent directly to your house.

Frequent Follow-Ups To Help You Achieve Extraordinary Health

Peak will automatically send you a testing kit to repeat your blood work every 90 days.

This will ensure you are on track towards better health and vitality.

And if you have any questions or concerns, no problem!

You can schedule an additional consultation with your doctor to answer all of your concerns and adjust your treatment plan where necessary.

The Patient Onboarding Process At Peak

So how does the patient experience with Peak play out, from start to finish?

I’ll reveal how the process works when it comes to your blood work, as this is arguably the most crucial part of hormone optimization therapy…

1) Purchase a test kit from the official Peak website.

2) Once you receive the kit, take the blood test.

It will all be laid out with easy-to-follow instructions.

After fasting for 12 hours, wash your hands in warm water and jump around a little bit.

Wipe your finger with an alcohol wipe and inject yourself with one of the lancets provided in your toolkit.

Allow four drops of blood to be transferred onto a dry blood card from the finger receiving the injection.

3) Send the dry blood card to a certified lab.

Put the dry blood card into a bag, and mail it to the address provided in your test kit.

All laboratories used to give Peak the results of your blood test are CLIA and CAP certified, which means they are fully accredited by official government bodies.

4) Wait for Peak to process the results of your blood test.

Eight specific hormones will be examined in your blood sample:

  • Total testosterone
  • Free testosterone
  • Luteinizing hormone (LSH)
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Liver function enzymes
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COVID-19: Novel Interventions For A Novel Virus

This article was written by Dr. Kenneth D. Wilgers. All I’ve done is paraphrased what he wrote and condensed it down into the most important information you need to know. 

Everything you will read here is of sound reason and scientific integrity, but none of this information should be considered medical advice. 

This article is meant to help patients in the shortest amount of time, since there are no *official* medically tested interventions as of this writing. 

The Correct Categorization Of The Coronavirus

Before we begin, it’s important to get some facts straight:

  • SARS-CoV is the SARS virus of the 2003 SARS epidemic.
  • SARS-CoV-2 is the current “coronavirus” which is a SARS coronavirus that is closely related to the SARS virus of 2003.
  • COVID-19 is the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.

As you will see, the novel coronavirus we are observing right now (SARS-CoV-2) is very closely related to the SARS virus (SARS-CoV) that caused the SARS epidemic of 2003.

However, there are some very crucial differences which make the virus – and how it clinically presents itself – unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

How Is SARS-CoV-2 Transmitted?

There is a reason why SARS-CoV-2 can infect your cells and be transmitted at a far greater rate than the SARS virus of 2003. 

This new virus contains furin cleavage sites on its external spike proteins, whereas the virus of 2003 does not.

Here’s what this means…

These furin cleavage sites interact with furin enzymes on the surface of host cells, thereby gaining access to the cell.

(FYI…Furin is responsible for catalyzing the maturation of biological compounds which are then cleaved to form active proteins in your body)

These furin enzymes are present on every cell line in the human body, which is why SARS-Cov-2 is 1000 times more transmissible than SARS-Cov-2. 

This is also why many infected patients show signs of nervous system dysfunction. 

And if you read my previous article on preparing for the coronavirus outbreak, you know how people with pre-existing diseases are more susceptible to catching the virus and having fatal outcomes. 

Since SARS-CoV-2 gains access to the cell via the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor, some doctors advise patients to stop using drugs which block this receptor. 

When you block the receptor with pharmaceuticals, the cells up-regulate these receptors.

As you can imagine, this increases susceptibility to the virus.

(BTW, this is the same reason why men who use phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors like Viagra and Cialis find the drug becomes less effective over time) 

Considering how the receptors are found in the lung, kidney and blood vessels, this is why you find the most damage done in those organs.

As always, please consult a licensed healthcare professional about any changes you wish to make to your current medication regime. 

What Happens When SARS-CoV-2 Enters The Cell?

Like any virus, SARS-CoV-2 will “hijack” the components of the host cell so it can replicate itself via the mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) enzyme. 

mTOR is primarily responsible for controlling cell growth, and is one of the main reasons why cancer cells grow and replicate far faster than the body can handle. 

SARS-CoV-2 starts replicating until the entire cell is filled to max capacity and it bursts, which releases more copies of the virus to infect other cells. 

For those of you who don’t know, viruses are merely tiny packets of DNA or RNA that can “produce” the proteins needed to build their structure and maintain their function. 

Viruses CANNOT survive without interacting with a host, nor can they replicate without a host. 

The virus then targets specific processes in the cell to trigger an immune response.

While this immune response is healthy when acute (i.e. to try and kill the virus), it is fatal when in excess as it will cause even more damage to the host.

This mechanism of viral infection is very similar to how chronic inflammation acts in the body and becomes the root of many chronic diseases. 

By far, you will see the most damage done by SARS-CoV-2 in the lungs. 

This is why the screening exam for positive cases looks for symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath.

It is also why the majority of deaths caused by SARS-CoV-2 are a result of Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a specific type of respiratory failure. 

ARDS develops through the host immune response, and for this reason it becomes incredibly difficult to treat once it has started.

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The picture above shows how ARDS causes damage to the lungs. 

Chronic inflammation is a very complicated and multifactorial process, but you can already begin to understand how SARS-CoV-2 leads to a very unfavorable outcome in the body. 

The Current Rate Of SARS-CoV-2 Injury Death

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If you read my article about surviving the coronavirus, the information above is of no surprise to you.’

Older individuals, patients with compromised immune systems, and anybody with pre-existing metabolic is most susceptible to death. 

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As of March 23, this is where we stand with the OFFICIAL numbers regarding SARS-CoV-2 (of course, the unofficial numbers are probably several magnitudes higher).

 

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And if you look at the graph above, it is undeniably clear that SARS-CoV-2 is spreading at an exponential rate. 

Proposed Methods For Preventing SARS-CoV-2 And Minimizing Bodily Damage

Health officials and organizations worldwide are scrambling to find new medications and novel uses of existing medications to treat SARS-CoV-2

For example, a recent study was published outlining how a protocol of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin was effective in a small sample of patients (an antimalarial drug and an antibiotic, respectively).

Another review published in Cell Discovery also discussed how existing pharmaceutical agents can be repurposed for treating SARS-CoV-2. 

What is about to be presented are some thorough research options for preventing infection and/or reducing the degree of injury caused by infection.

NOTE: None of these interventions are endorsed by any medical authority, nor are they recommended by any medical society or advisory board. 

Vitamin C

High doses of Vitamin C (up to 24,000 mg per day) are already being used in China, with several clinical trials (like this one) already being conducted as we speak.

It’s commonly used to treat colds and prevent infections, and has been for several centuries. 

Vitamin C also…

An amazing article from Doris Loh is also an excellent resource on the power of oral vitamin C to combat and stop Covid-19 in it’s tracks.

Jay Campbell made this video on how to dose Vitamin C if one contracts or believes they have initial symptoms of Covid-19.

For the best Vitamin C you can get your hands on, I recommend using Liposomal Vitamin C.

I think it’s safe to say maintenance dosages of C now are anywhere from 1-5gms per day for everyone depending on size and body weight.

Chaga Mushroom

Cliff High now known as the #Chaga_gangsta has been all over the usage of this supplement either in capsule or tea form.

His video’s are about the best on planet earth providing awareness to defeating Covid-19.

This article on the 5 Phases of Covid and their treatment (summarizing Cliff’s work) is also excellent.

Nitric Oxide (NO)

Nitric oxide helps inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory compounds, thereby protecting against ARDS.

I would not recommend the use of pre-workout supplements, as they also contain large amounts of caffeine. 

Foods such as black pepper, pine bark extract, beet root extract, citrulline and arginine can help boost nitric oxide production as well.

Tadalafil at a precise micro-dosage of 2.5-5 mg daily can also increase nitric oxide production.

If you want a supplement specifically engineered to increase production of nitric oxide, NEONOX comes highly recommended.  

Zinc

Zinc has been proven to have beneficial effects for treating cold sores and common colds.

However, it can exhibit antiviral activity against SARS-CoV (SARS 2003), H1N1, HIV, papillomavirus, and many other viruses. 

There are several forms of zinc available as supplements.

I personally recommend zinc gluconate as it gets absorbed well in the body.

One 1987 study found that the best absorption overall came from zinc picolinate, otherwise known as chelated zinc. 

Vitamin D3

The science on using Vitamin D3 for preventing viral infections is well-grounded, but not so much for SARS-CoV-2. 

I would recommend using it with caution, as some studies suggest Vitamin D3 inhibits the release of pro-inflammatory compounds while others insist Vitamin D3 does the opposite. 

Selenium

The likelihood of successfully using selenium to treat SARS-CoV-2 is unclear, even though it has a similar history to Vitamin D3 of treating viral infections.

Selenium deficiency has often been quoted as risk factor for poor outcomes in viral infections, as certain viral strains can mutate and become highly pathogenic.

However, there is some cause of concern.

Selenium was recently found to be a powerful inhibitor of ACE2, which means there may be some risk in using it.

In short, if someone is deficient in selenium or at high risk of dying from SARS-CoV-2 (via showing signs of respiratory distress), selenium supplementation may be beneficial. 

Melatonin

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Based on what we know, there is an association between melatonin production and age: As we get older, we produce less melatonin.

Here are several reasons why melatonin may play a helpful role in treating SARS-CoV-2:

Interestingly enough, pregnant women in Wuhan infected with SARS-CoV-2 did not die or develop severe pneumonia.

This is likely because pregnant women produce significantly more melatonin for their age compared to non-pregnant women.

And as for why babies don’t succumb to COVID-19 like older adults do? 

Even though they don’t produce melatonin, they produce a LOT of nitric oxide.

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), Resveratrol and Quercetin

NAD+ levels decline with age, and has been investigated as a potential anti-aging target. 

But what makes NAD+ useful in the context of SARS-CoV-2 is how it produces and activations SIRT1. 

SIRT1 blocks the action of mTOR by directly inhibiting it, while also producing AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) to further block mTOR. 

However, immune cells also kill off infected cells through a surface protein called CD38, which depletes the NAD+ supply of infected cells. 

For this reason, supplementing with NAD+ could undo the process describe above. 

The same goes for compounds such as resveratrol and quercetin, which also elevate NAD+ levels. 

If someone were to supplement with the above compounds, I would recommend the following two supplements from Liv Health

Renew will directly increase NAD+ production, while Body Shield contains an ample amount of resveratrol and quercetin.

Both of these supplements target and eliminate senescent cells, which will further decrease inflammation in your body.

Metformin

Metformin can serve as a viable way of blocking mTOR without negatively affecting the CD38 mechanism previously discussed. 

It does not require SIRT1 or NAD+ for its mechanism of action to take place. 

I’ve written extensively about this wonderful anti-aging drug in a previous article.

It does require a doctor’s prescription, but it can be obtained from online pharmacies located offshore (here and here).

What Should We Do Regarding COVID-19?

At this point, there are three modes of action you should take…

First, read my article about preparing for a long-lasting coronavirus outbreak. 

If you don’t have all of the supplies and supplements mentioned, get what you can afford. (If you do have them, make sure to keep them in stock so they last several weeks)

Mission critical is oral Vitamin C (Liposomal is the best form)but any capsule formulation will do.

If symptoms present, 500 mg to 2gms C every 30-60 minutes until symptom resolution. (Please understand high dose VC will cause loose stool).

Second, take a look at the article I wrote about the true global impact of the coronavirus.

I am not about FEAR but it is mission-critical to spread FACTUAL AWARENESS of what’s really going on.

Third, re-read this article as many times as necessary (and its various links) to make sure your treatment is appropriate for your present medical condition. 

I send each of you love and light in these uncertain times!

KNOW THIS:

Raising Your Vibration to create bio-systems that are resonant and coherent, will only help your immunity.

We will defeat the enemy and humanity will march on towards the building of a New Golden Age.

 

The Truth About Statins: A Medical Exposé On Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

If you know anything about medicine or have older relatives, you’ll have heard about at least one person using statins.

And it’s not hard to see why, given how insanely popular and profitable these cholesterol-lowering drugs are:

“Since their introduction in the late 1980s, statins have been a particularly lucrative class of drugs, primarily for pharmaceutical giants Pfizer, Merck Sharp & Dohme and AstraZeneca.

Pfizer’s Lipitor is the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. At its peak in 2006, yearly revenue for Lipitor exceeded $12 billion USD.

Despite their patents recently expiring, revenue for statins is still expected to rise, with total sales on track to reach an estimated $1 trillion USD by 2020. Statins are very big business.”

But what is the REAL truth on statins?

Are these drugs the miracle medical solutions many doctors say they are?

Or is there a bigger cover-up going on – one where ineffective drugs are being promoted in order to put more money in Big Pharma’s pockets?

These questions and many more will be answered in this article.

But first, it is imperative to understand how cholesterol works in our body, followed by a clear picture of the mechanism through which statins “treat” people.

MANY thanks to Dr. Rob Kominiarek of RenueHealth.com and Dr. Kenneth Wilgers for their comments and insights that contributed to the research and writing of this article.

What Is Cholesterol And What Does It Do?

Cholesterol is a steroid molecule which is found in every single cell in your body as a vital structural component of the cell’s membrane.

It is produced in your nerve tissue, liver, brain tissue and your bloodstream.

In addition to helping with digestion, cholesterol is also a very important precursor of several important hormones:

  • Vitamin D
  • Testosterone
  • Glucocotricoids (for generating glucose)
  • Estrogen
  • Bile salts (not a hormone but they do help break down fats found in food)

And as any diet fanatic would know, cholesterol is found in everyday foods such as cheese, meat, and egg yolks.

There are generally two types of cholesterol you need to monitor for your health.

Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL) – The “Bad” Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol is perceived to be “bad” because too much leads to fatty buildup in your arteries, which harden over time and become plaques.

This leads to the arteries becoming narrower and therefore blood flow is restricted (i.e. atherosclerosis).

If this goes on for too long, you leave yourself at greater risk for cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, peripheral artery disease, chest pain (angina) and a potential heart attack.

High-Density Lipoproteins (HDL) – The “Good” Cholesterol

HDL cholesterol is known as the “good” cholesterol because it transports cholesterol from your body to your liver.

While HDL can carry LDL away from the arteries to be broken down, it only carries 25-33% of blood cholesterol.

From here, the takeaway conclusion seems simple:

Elevate your HDL levels while lowering your LDL levels and you’ll be just fine.

So where do statins come into the picture?

An Overview Of Statins: Why Are They Prescribed So Often?

Statins are prescription drugs that have two primary functions:

  1. Stop production of cholesterol by blocking HMG-CoA reductase (the enzyme in your liver that produces cholesterol.
  2. Reabsorb existing cholesterol that built up as plaques in your artery walls (in the form of LDL) so it can perform essential bodily functions.

There are numerous statins currently available in the United States market, such as the following:

  • Pitavastatin (Livalo)
  • Rosuvastatin (Crestor)
  • Simvastatin (Zocor)
  • Pravastatin (Pravachol)
  • Lovastatin (Altoprev)
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

A quick look in the scientific literature will find several purported health benefits of statins.

They include reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and neurocognitive disease, lowering inflammation, and much more.

To date, here’s what we know about statin usage across the country:

  • Roughly 35 million Americans are using statins
  • 17% of adults between 40-59 use statins, and that number jumps up to 48% for adults older than 75 years old.
  • Amongst adults aged 40-64, those who have health insurance are far more likely to be on a statin

Statins are commonly prescribed following a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack, and/or if lifestyle stages have failed to lower your cholesterol.

Should Doctors Be Attempting To Lower Cholesterol?

Here’s the problem we run into: There is no definitive cause-effect relationship established between cholesterol and heart disease, only an association.

An association which may not stand on solid scientific ground.

It turns out the connection is weak at best and more likely nonexistent, according to a comprehensive review of literature studies done in 2018:

“The hypothesis that high TC (total cholesterol) or LDL-C (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) causes atherosclerosis and CVD has been shown to be false by numerous observations and experiments.”

“The fact that high LDL-C is beneficial in terms of overall lifespan has been ignored by researchers who support the lipid hypothesis.”

“That high LDL-C is the cause of CVD (cardiovascular disease) in FH (familial hypercholesterolemia) is questionable because LDL-C does not differ between untreated FH individuals with and without CVD.”

“Our search for falsifications of the cholesterol hypothesis confirms that it is unable to satisfy any of the Bradford Hill criteria for causality and that the conclusions of the authors of the three reviews are based on misleading statistics, exclusion of unsuccessful trials and by ignoring numerous contradictory observations.”

In simpler terms, artificially lowering cholesterol numbers is not effective for reducing cardiovascular risk in patients.

And it’s not so much that a high total cholesterol (TC) number is bad, but how high it is relative to HDL:

“A high TC to high-density lipoprotein (HDL) ratio is the best predictor of cardiovascular risk (hence this calculation, not LDL, is used in recognised cardiovascular risk calculators such as that from Framingham).

A high TC to HDL ratio is also a surrogate marker for insulin resistance (ie, chronically elevated serum insulin at the root of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity).

…A high TC to HDL ratio drops rapidly with dietary changes such as replacing refined carbohydrates with healthy high fat foods.”

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The editorial I just quoted even sums up the issue IN ITS TITLE:

“Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions”

Furthermore, higher HDL levels will decrease your chance of cardiovascular disease:

“Since the first discovery of an inverse correlation between high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and coronary heart disease in the 1950s the life cycle of HDL, its role in atherosclerosis and the therapeutic modification of HDL-C levels have been major research topics.

The Framingham study and others that followed could show that HDL-C is an independent cardiovascular risk factor and that the increase of HDL-C of only 10 mg/L leads to a risk reduction of 2–3%.”

The authors of the paper I just quoted made a very important observation near the end.

Specifically, in a state of chronic inflammation, HDL particles can actually fuel the inflammatory process.

So what can we conclude from all this?

It’s very simple…

When we make healthy lifestyle choices that reduce insulin resistance and systemic inflammation, undesirable cardiovascular events happen a lot less often.

Statins Don’t Actually Help You Live Longer

But the problems with statins do not stop at heart disease.

The guidelines for prescribing statins have changed so dramatically to the point where otherwise healthy individuals are now eligible for these drugs:

“When the US National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) revised its definition of “high cholesterol” by dramatically lowering the threshold, it meant millions more people would become eligible for statins overnight.

The decision was not based on any new scientific data but rather the increasingly popular notion that “lower is better”.

The move sparked a furore when it was revealed that eight out of nine members on the 2004 NCEP guideline committee had direct financial ties to statin manufacturers.

Then, in 2013, the American College of Cardiologists (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) changed their guidelines to reflect a person’s “calculated risk”.

Again, it meant that millions more adults would be prescribed statins, most of whom were older people without heart disease and for whom the evidence for benefit was lacking.”

This makes perfect sense considering the financial benefits doctors get out of prescribing expensive brand-name statins:

“Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reviewed the records of about 1.6 million prescriptions for statins covered by Medicare Part D in Massachusetts in 2011.

Researchers found that physicians who didn’t receive industry money prescribed brand-name statins at a rate of almost 18 percent. Those who did take money prescribed brand-name drugs at a rate of almost 23 percent.

…Overall, researchers found that for every $1,000 spent on doctors, brand-name drug prescriptions increased 0.1 percent.”

Let’s suppose we put aside the lack of any real connection between statin use and lowered risk of heart disease.

What about survival?

Unfortunately, things don’t get any better.

Several studies such as this one (and this one) have concluded that statins are ineffective in reducing the risk of death in older individuals without any history of heart disease:

“In participants older than 74 years without type 2 diabetes, statin treatme
t was not associated with a reduction in atherosclerotic CVD or in all cause mortality, even when the incidence of atherosclerotic CVD was statistically significantly higher than the risk thresholds proposed for statin use”

The same can be said for middle-aged men:

“The Web site of the ALLHAT study says it best: “trials [primarily in middle-aged men] demonstrating a reduction in [coronary artery disease] from cholesterol lowering have not demonstrated a net reduction in all-cause mortality.”

Moreover, it appears as if lowering your intake of dietary cholesterol doesn’t do the trick either:

“Reducing cholesterol blood levels by reducing dietary saturated fats is commonly recommended, but an exhaustive review and meta-analysis of 72 dietary studies concluded that reduced consumption of saturated fat does not reduce cardiovascular mortality”

When a systematic literature review of all the studies are done, you’ll find a “surprisingly small average gain in overall survival”:

“Their literature review found that if you take a statin medication for two to six years to prevent your first heart attack—this is called primary prevention—your death will be postponed by an average of three days and five hours.

If you take a statin for two to six years after you have had a heart attack—this is called secondary prevention—your death will be postponed for just over four days.”

And what about the women?

When statins are used for primary prevention (women with no history of heart disease) or secondary prevention (women with pre-existing heart disease), no changes in the death rate are observed.

I’m not quite done yet…

A major clinical trial known as PROSPER (Pravastatin in elderly individuals at risk of vascular disease) examined seniors ages 70-82 who had a history of heart disease or possessed risk factors for it.

The study DID find a lower incidence of heart disease, but at a cost.

This decrease was almost entirely negated by a corresponding increase in cancer cell deaths – 25% more frequent in the group taking pravastatin!

As a result, overall mortality between the pravastatin and placebo groups after 3.2 years were nearly identical.

This is troubling when you consider how rapidly the rate of heart disease rises in men as they age.

According to the American Heart Association:

  • 70.2% of men ages 60-79 have 1 or more types of cardiovascular disease
  • This number jumps up to 83% for men who are 80 years of age or older
  • For men ages 35-44, the annual rate of first-time cardiovascular events is 3 per 1000. It jumps to 74 per 1000 in men ages 85-94.

With all of the overwhelming evidence available, one might ask themselves how statins developed a stellar reputation in the first place.

How Are Statin Clinical Trials Manipulated To Present False Conclusions?

The answer as to why statins show positive results in trials involving overall survival are simple: Statistical deception.

Statins are certainly effective for reducing cholesterol levels, but they clearly do not substantially improve cardiovascular outcomes.

So how does Big Pharma deceptively create the appearance that lowering cholesterol leads to a lower incidence of heart disease?

Through a statistical calculation called “Relative risk reduction” (RRR).

The best way to show you how this is done is through an example scenario used in a groundbreaking 2015 review debunking several clinical trials involving statin use.

(BTW…credit goes entirely to the authors of the paper. I’m just simplifying what they’re saying to make it easier to understand).

Suppose you have a 5-year clinical trial which involves 2000 middle-aged men of good health.

Your main outcome is to determine if prescribing statins will prevent heart disease.

You give 1000 of the men a placebo, and a statin to the other 1000.

And let’s say we come up with the following results:

  • % of placebo patients suffering from heart attack: 2%
  • % of pravastatin patients suffering from heart attack: 1%

This is not a stretch, as it is typical for 2% of these men to experience a nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI) over 5 years.

1% of men in the statin group experienced a MI, while 2% of men in the placebo group had a MI.

To determine the RRR, we would divide the % of pravastatin patients by the % of placebo patients:

1% ÷ 2% = 0.5

This would represent a 50% risk reduction by the drug in the treated group.

“Look! The statins reduced the incidence of heart disease by 50%!”

Of course that’s how they would say it – nobody in their right mind would be impressed by a 1% point improvement.

But there are two indicators of clinical usefulness which prove to be superior for evaluating the effectiveness of the statin in question.

The first indicator is the “Absolute risk reduction” (ARR), which is the “absolute” risk difference in event rate between a treatment group and the control group.

You calculate it by subtracting the % of placebo patients from the % of pravastatin patients.

In this case, 2% – 1% = 1%.

This means only 1% of the patients benefit by taking the statin.

The second indicator is the “Number needed to treat” (NNT), which tells us the number of patients you need to treat with a medication in order to achieve the desired income.

We calculate the NNT by taking the inverse of the ARR:

1 ÷ 0.01 = 100.

The higher the NNT, the more ineffective the drug is.

If the NNT for preventing a heart attack is 100, it means 100 patients must be treated to prevent ONE patient from having a heart attack.

The authors say it best:

“Put another way, the chance of not suffering from an MI during the 5-year period without treatment was 98% and by taking a statin drug every day it increased by 1 percentage point to 99%.”

I strongly urge you to read the review as it debunks several clinical trials and shows you how the RRR is used in action.

In addition, investigative journalist Dr. Maryanne Demasi’s presentation on the shocking amount of statin disinformation is a MUST-SEE!

Harmful Side Effects Of Statins

I haven’t even talked about the side effects of statins yet, but we already know they are ineffective for improving survival or reducing heart disease.

Putting aside the numerous drugs statins negatively interact with, there are several harmful side effects you should know about:

I could go on forever with this list, but I believe the message is clear.

In the majority of cases, statins are not measurably improving your health.

In the worst of cases, you may be destroying your health with statins.

When Are Statins Acceptable Medical Interventions?

It is quite rare for someone to truly have a clinical need for statins.

You’re talking about very specific population groups in the 40-75 age range who are severely inflamed, such as the following:

  • Their 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease exceeds 7.5%
  • LDL readings are greater than 190 mg/dL
  • Diabetics
  • Individuals with plaque-related diseases like heart disease and stroke.

I would also like to add that Dr. Mark Gordon has successfully used statins in patients with TBI (traumatic brain injury) due to their mild anti-inflammatory effect.

As a side note, I strongly recommend you supplement with CoQ-10 if you are going to take statins.

I explain precisely why in The TOT Bible:

“Statins have been found to significantly lower Co-Q10 levels, however, so it is essential for statin users to supplement with Co-Q10 to help restore depleted levels.

Ubiquinol Kaneka QH Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) is a vitamin- like substance found throughout the body, especially in the heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas.

Coenzyme Q10 may protect against many age-related disorders including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and various neurological disorders.

Taking 200-300 mg a day has been clinically proven to offer powerful disease-resistant benefits.”

The goal should ALWAYS be to gradually titrate off of them once lifestyle interventions are fully in place.

Natural Lifestyle Alternatives To Taking Statins

Fortunately for you, several viable alternatives exist to taking statins.

Most of these can be done for free!

Aspirin

According to a study in the British Medical Journal, aspirin is equally as effective as statins for treating heart disease in people with pre-existing heart disease.

It’s also far safer, with fewer side effects and risks.

And it’s 20 times cheaper!

Diet and Exercise

Who would possibly think the dietary recommendations given to us by health authorities would lead us towards heart disease and eventual death?

Well, apparently they do:

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes”

“Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.”

“Simply, it is the foods that are baked or soaked in soybean oil and ones that are processed for long shelf-life that are creating an extreme imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fats in people’s bodies.

Lundell estimates the ratio of imbalance “ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6.” A healthy ratio is closer to 3:1”

Dr. Alex Vasquez has also commented on omega-3 fatty acids being a far better choice for reducing the risk of cardiovascular death.

Clean eating and intelligent training should always be the first option before statins are considered.

Here are some other related lifestyle factors you should be aware of:

  • Smoking
  • Being overweight/obese
  • Lack of exercise
  • High stress levels and inability to manage emotions
  • Pre-existing medical conditions and medications

Regular Blood Work

By no
, you know why insulin resistance and systemic inflammation are the root cause of cardiovascular disease.

Therefore, it is imperative to get regular blood work done so you know exactly what’s going on.

Here is what you should evaluate in the context of inflammation and cholesterol:

  • HDL – higher than 70 mg/dL for near zero cardiovascular risk
  • LDL – lower than 100 mg/dL
  • high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) – below 3 mg/dL (indicator of plaque risk)
  • Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) – between 10-57 nmol/L for men, 18-144 nmol/L for non pregnant females (first indicator of insulin resistance)
  • Triglycerides – Lower than 150 mg/dL

You’ll notice I didn’t list total cholesterol here – many high-level doctors have advised me that it is ultimately a worthless test.

The total cholesterol reading takes HDL, LDL and triglycerides all into account.

While total cholesterol levels under 200 mg/DL are typically considered to be good, you are not seeing the entire picture.

You could have a total cholesterol of over 300 and yet have an astronomically high HDL reading.

If a physician put you on a statin in this situation, you would only lower your HDL levels and increase the risk of heart disease.

The same goes for treating high triglyceride levels, as that’s usually a problem with insulin resistance which can be treated with Metformin and extended periods of fasting.

Conclusion: Does Cholesterol REALLY Matter?!

The bottom line is this: High cholesterol is not a “cause” of anything.

It is the END RESULT of hereditary factors and consistently poor lifestyle choices – which are the two primary indicators of problems.

This is why it is imperative to focus primarily on lifestyle changes, as it will fix the real problem and lead to the greatest benefit.

If you want to learn more about how statins are damaging our health, I highly recommend reading this article, which details the cover-up of statin research data.

And while I personally haven’t read this book, A Statin Nation appears to be a worthwhile read.

Sending you lots of love and light!

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How To (Actually) Understand The Coronavirus’ TRUE Global Impact

Last week I talked about how to mentally and physically prepare yourself for the coronavirus.

While world-leading researchers are still deducing its exact nature, we have a solid grasp on how it is transmitted.

We also know how the coronavirus will impact human health – starting from when you catch it to when it proves fatal.

But what’s missing in this discussion is a “bird’s eye view” of the coronavirus’ impact on the world.

If you read anything from mainstream media, it’s easy to see why society is in a perpetual state of panic and fear.

And as you already know, FEAR does not do a population well:

“To prove that they’re in control of the situation, governments are shutting off entire communities, school systems and trade routes.

With these measures they are above all spreading even more panic among the population and also perhaps standing in the way of solutions, because the pharmaceutical industry, for example, needs international trade to survive.”

Before we can begin to understand the global impact of coronavirus, we must take a few steps back and familiarize ourselves with a few concepts…

What Does Exponential Growth Really Look Like?

Physicist Al Bartlett is infamous for saying “The greatest shortcoming of the human race is the ability to understand the exponential function”.

In other words, humans are capable of thinking in linear terms but cannot fully comprehend exponential trends.

Unlike linear growth, exponential growth appears to be moving much slower until it is already too late.

The best way to demonstrate this principle in growth is through the well-known “lily pad” story.

It goes like this…

Imagine you have an empty pond, and you put in a single lily pad that grows exponentially.

This means the pond will have 2 lily pads after 1 month, 4 lily pads after 2 months, and so on.

You are told that if the lily pad continues to grow exponentially, the entire pond will be covered in 36 months.

Without pulling out a calculator or thinking for more than 5 seconds, can you tell me when the pond will be HALF full?

Think of your response and hold it tightly in your mind as you continue reading (NO CHEATING!).

At Month 30, the pond will be 1/64 full.

The instinctive response would be 18 months – right at the halfway point.

WRONG! The pond is half-filled at exactly 35 months.

This means the following and final month – Month #36 – will see the pond completely filled because the lily pad population doubles yet again.

One comment I read on the Internet summarizes the outcome of this example perfectly:

“…after waiting until [Month 35] you need to kill off half of the pond’s lily pads every day for eternity just to avoid losing the entire pond. This is the lesson of exponential growth.”

How does this relate to the coronavirus?

Many scientists are already convinced the number of coronavirus cases is presently growing at an exponential rate:

“Some scientists have estimated that the number of cases doubles about every seven days.

If you play that logic out, it is easy enough to see how people might be complacent at first, then in a few months there is a public health crisis.”

And the people who choose to remain ignorant of the coronavirus’ rapid spread can be summarized in two sentences:

“Humans (including economists) DO understand the exponential function.

The problem is they don’t think it applies to them.”

How Easy Is It To Spread The Coronavirus Around?

In order to answer this question, let’s take a few factors into consideration.

First, we already know the coronavirus is highly transmissible because it is likely contagious at a distance of two meters.

Put in easier terms to understand, it’s around 3 times your arm’s length.

Second, the coronavirus’ average fatality rate is currently 2.3% yet this changes significantly depending on which age group you are in:

(Source)

(And for the record, males have a fatality rate of 2.8% compared to 1.7% for females)

Third, we need to grasp just how fast the coronavirus is capable of spreading.

This informative graph from analytical research firm Bianco Research demonstrates the difference between its projection progression and the number of reported infections:

(Source)

If we take the graph above at face value, this would mean roughly 138 million people were infected by February 20 (and who knows where that number is now).

Is this level of growth possible?

Absolutely – as I mentioned in last week’s blog, many people are in Stage 1 or Stage 2 of the coronavirus.

  • Stage 1 = “flu-like” symptoms (2-4 days after exposure)
  • Stage 2 = clinical latency, where the viral infection is progressing without the individual experiencing any symptoms (14-24 days after Stage 1)

And in case you’re wondering what “R0” meant on the graph I just showed you:

“It’s a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is. It’s also referred to as the reproduction number.

…R0 tells you the average number of people who will catch a disease from one contagious person.

…If a disease has an R0 of 18, a person who has the disease will transmit it to an average of 18 other people, as long as no one has been vaccinated against it or is already immune to it in their community.”

So when R0 is greater than 1, more than one new infection can be caused from the existing infection.

The graph from Bianco Research indicated an R0 value of 2.5.

This number varies wildly depending on the rate of reporting the disease:

“The early outbreak data largely follows the exponential growth.

We estimated that the mean R0 ranges from 2.24 to 3.58 associated with 8-fold to 2-fold increase in the reporting rate.

We demonstrated that changes in reporting rate substantially affect estimates of R0.”

Let’s summarize what we have up until now…

We have a disease which has a very long infectious period.

We have unknowingly infected people coming into contact with other people.

And we know the coronavirus travels through the air.

Sounds like the coronavirus is easily being spread around at an exponential rate!

(BTW – this live calculator gives you real-time updates on the numbers of cases and deaths related to the coronavirus)

Is The Coronavirus REALLY Like The Flu?!

Do NOT believe anyone who attempts to tell you the coronavirus is just like the seasonal flu.

Take a look at this graph from the CDC’s “Interim Pre-Pandemic Planning Guidance Document”:

(Source)

If we take the coronavirus at face value (and we already know there’s MANY more cases going unreported)…

…its projected mortality matches what was seen in The Great Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918.

Even the circumstances match up perfectly:

  • Lack of media transparency about the disease’s true nature
  • Powerful people in denial who eventually get sick
  • The useless attempts to wear masks in an effort to avoid infection

But here’s the really interesting part:

The 1918 pandemic was especially lethal for young adults in the 20-40 age range.

If you recall the earlier infographic showing fatality across age groups, the coronavirus is far more lethal to the elderly.

It’s those ages 60 and above (specifically those who are highly inflamed and/or immune compromised) who have a higher risk of lethal health outcomes.

The coronavirus article I wrote last week highlighted the populations who are most at risk for being infected, so you likely knew this already.

Yet I didn’t address how all age groups are secretly at risk, and you’re about to see why.

How Does The Coronavirus Impact Healthcare Services?

Think about it:

What happens when our hospitals and healthcare clinics are overwhelmed?

We lose access to medical care due to the high volume of patients, which makes everyday medical services and interventions unavailable.

When this happens, the overall mortality rate is likely to shoot way up.

Let’s run the numbers and make a few estimates to understand how the coronavirus could potentially shut down healthcare services.

If we go with the CDC’s “pre-pandemic” model, we can expect roughly 1.8 million deaths associated with coronavirus if it continues spreading at its current rate.

And at any given time, let’s assume there are 260,000 acute care / intensive care unit (ICU) beds available in the United States at any given time.

(The real number is around ~650,000, but we will continue with our estimates for this example)

Assuming a 30% infection rate based on CDC data and a 20% hospitalization rate for high-risk groups (i.e. those over 65 years old), you’d need around 3.1 MILLION beds.

This would be 12x the number of actual beds available, and 6x if you are assuming ~650,000 beds available at any time.

Credit to Nick Andrews for this table

As you can see, the rate of high-risk hospitalization is the key factor here.

At our current rate we will end up massively overwhelming the available medical resources.

This means your average Joe will suffer greatly from the scarcity of medicine and lack of medical resources they have access to.

And to top it all o
f, this doesn’t even factor in the economic disruption!

Why The Coronavirus Is More Of A Pandemic Than You Think

In summation, we have a disease which poses a health risk for the entire American population (and the world population at large).

The coronavirus is a low-to-moderate risk for 70% of American citizens, and high risk for the remaining 30%.

If we’re strictly following the CDC guidelines, the coronavirus can be accurately categorized as a Category 4 or 5 pandemic:

(Source)

And while the CDC plan assumes no re-infection, this is certainly not the case with the coronavirus.

“People who have gotten the new coronavirus and recovered can get it again in the future, health authorities say — the body does not become immune after infection”

“For those patients who have been cured, there is a likelihood of a relapse…The antibody will be generated; however, in certain individuals, the antibody cannot last that long.”

But with all of this said, please note this article made several assumptions.

I am only giving you a very broad view of what’s going on, rather than specific forecasts.

We can only work with the case data made publicly available, but cases are under-reported globally for several reasons:

So what should you do?

I’m going to quote the end of last week’s article, as I believe the message still stands:

“Awareness and preparation is essential – there’s a clear difference between a complete understanding of what’s happening, and sticking your head in the sand.”

“But don’t buy into the paranoia-inducing emotions that mainstream media is shoving down your throat through clickbait articles and over-exaggerated fears.”

“Face this virus without fear and in high vibration, knowing your greatest gift is experiencing the contrast while enjoying the ride in physical form.”

I ask you to focus on remaining free of fear and worry.

Elevating your vibration through conscious words, focused thoughts and massive intentional action will keep you grounded and in a state of peace no matter what obstacles are placed in front of you.

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The Essential Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survival Guide For 2020 And Beyond

The coronavirus is a virus unlike anything the global health community has ever seen.

ZeroHedge recently predicted four outcomes of the coronavirus – Bad, Worse, Ugly, Unthinkable:

“In the ‘Bad’ scenario the virus outbreak does not last far beyond Q1. China’s GDP growth for 2020 could drop to below 5%, with production taking the biggest hit and a catch up in Q3 and Q4. This is our base case scenario, although with the recent surge in mind, the second scenario is becoming increasingly likely

In the ‘Worse’ scenario, the virus outbreak lasts beyond Q1. In that case China’s GDP growth could end up below 4% in 2020

In the Ugly scenario, the virus spreads beyond China, and spreads to Asia as well as developed economies. Its effects will likely resemble the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/2009 more than the SARS outbreak in 2003

The Unthinkable scenario is a far left tail scenario, in which the virus mutates and becomes a truly global pandemic”

And while we are unaware of the REAL numbers (cases, deaths, etc.), there is a great deal of suspicion regarding the numbers coming out of China:

“Health experts question the timeliness and accuracy of China’s official data, saying the testing system captured only a fraction of the cases in China’s hospitals, particularly those that are poorly run.

Neil Ferguson, a professor of epidemiology at Imperial College London, said only the most severe infections were being diagnosed and as few as 10 per cent of cases were being properly detected, in a video released by the university.

In Wuhan, the official figures for confirmed cases could capture as few as 1 in 19 infections, according to a paper published by Prof Ferguson.”

Emerging research continues to reveal that the coronavirus is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before:

“…new research from scientists in China and Europe reveal that the disease happens to have an ‘HIV-like mutation’ which allows it to bind with human cells up to 1,000 times stronger than the Sars virus”

“This uncanny similarity of novel inserts in the 2019- nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag is unlikely to be fortuitous in nature,” meaning – it was unlikely to have occurred naturally.”

Is the coronavirus a deliberately engineered bioweapon?

In my highly informed opinion (I have really smart and influential friends, YO), YES without question it is.

But my opinion and answer is irrelevant because I’m not here to promote fear and panic.

This article is written with the sole purpose of helping you get your mind, body and soul right in anticipation of WHAT IS very likely to come.

And staying ‘physically alive’ is what actually matters to most of the population.

You need to know exactly how the coronavirus epidemic affects you if you want to protect yourself and those you care about.

The time to act is NOW!

What Is The Coronavirus (COVID-19) And How Does It Affect You?

Before we get started, it’s important to make a clear distinction:

  • COVID-19 is the disease. The VIRUS that causes it is SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2)
  • NCOV-19 and COVID-19 are used interchangeably – they are generally the same thing.

Here’s a précis of COVID-19, according to the Public Library of Science:

“The “body” of COVID-19 is basically a genome enveloped in glycoproteins, with a smear of fat and bearing the crown of spikes that inspired the name “coronavirus.”

The genome is a single strand of RNA that is termed “positive-sense.” That means that the infected cell treats the viral genome as if were it’s own messenger RNA (mRNA), translating it into proteins.

A “negative-sense” RNA virus requires more manipulation; a host enzyme must make a positive-sense copy.

Once ensconced in a human cell, a half dozen or more viral mRNAs are peeled off. The first, representing about two-thirds of the viral genome, encodes 16 protein “tools” that viruses require to replicate.

Making this toolkit is a little like downloading an installer for new software.

Here’s what this means in simpler terms…

The coronavirus gets into your body and comes well-equipped with numerous “tools” to help the virus spread.

This includes a “cloaking” device to hide itself from the immune system and an assembly line to build and release more virus particles. (Hmmm, seems like the perfect engineered bioweapon to me).

We now know that SARS-CoV-2 binds to receptors in the stomach, intestines, kidney and heart known as ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2).

The ACE2 enzyme raises your blood pressure by constricting your blood vessels, all through converting the hormone angiotensin I into angiotensin II.

When SARS-CoV-2 binds to these receptors, organ damage follows.

As of February 25, over 80,000 cases of the coronavirus have been identified around the world:

“According to the latest epidemiological data on Feb. 25, the total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 80,407 globally, and 2,708 people have died from the virus, which puts the mortality rate at nearly 3.4%.

With recent localized flare ups in Italy (322 cases), Iran (95 cases), and South Korea (977 cases), the total number of affected countries or territories has reached 41.”

The Coronavirus Disease Progression: Stage 0

(credit to Nick Andrews for creating this graph)

Refer to the above diagram for all 3 stages, as it will walk you through how the coronavirus infects you from start to finish.

So how is the coronavirus transmitted?

Briefly, COVID-19 first develops in animals and then it develops in humans:

“Coronaviruses are zoonotic. This means they first develop in animals before developing in humans.

For the virus to pass from animal to humans, a person has to come into close contact with an animal that carries the infection.

Once the virus develops in people, coronaviruses can be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. This is a technical name for the wet stuff that moves through the air when you cough or sneeze.

The viral material hangs out in these droplets and can be breathed into the respiratory tract (your windpipe and lungs), where the virus can then lead to an infection.”

Therefore, wearing surgical masks and buying them in bulk will NOT protect you.

Those marks were not designed with the intention of preventing germs from other people infecting you.

It’s the exact opposite: They were built to stop YOU from infecting people with your germs.

Due to the airborne nature of the coronavirus (even in aerosol droplets), it is extremely easy to transmit this virus from one human to another.

If you’re going to wear a mask, do your best to get your hands on N95 respirators:

“When worn correctly, N95 respirators block out at least 95% of small airborne particles. So the respirators should be able to filter out the droplets that the coronavirus is thought to travel in (The coronavirus itself measures between .05 and 0.2 microns in diameter…)”

Plus, there is a very good chance you won’t be able to buy surgical masks at your local store.

As early as the first few weeks of January, many of my closest friends were shocked to find large cities and stores completely sold out of surgical masks.

The Coronavirus Disease Progression: Stage 1

Roughly 2-4 days after you are exposed, the coronavirus manifests in the form of an acute viral infection.

Here are some of the coronavirus symptoms typically experienced:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Muscle aches

As you can see, it would be near impossible to distinguish these symptoms from a typical respiratory infection (flu, the “common cold”) or a gastrointestinal infection.

So when you see those videos of citizens in China coughing and sneezing go viral, this is Stage 1 in effect.

Here’s where things seemingly start to get grim:

Without treatment, these symptoms disappear within a week or so.

The infected person would shrug them off as a mere cold without giving a second thought to getting tested.

Of course, most western medical systems would be completely overwhelmed overnight if everyone went to get tested!

The Coronavirus Disease Progression: Stage 2

Over the next 14-24 days (depending on age and gender), the infected person is in a stage of clinical latency.

No symptoms are experienced, yet the viral infection progresses at a very low speed.

The coronavirus accumulates in your lung tissue and starts to replicate itself.

With more particles of the coronavirus created, they are shed into the air.

This is why you’ll see medical articles and news reports about the coronavirus being “invisible”.

Furthermore, the virus’ lack of activity means you will pass all control tests typically done in a hospital.

The ONLY way to have a chance of diagnosing the coronavirus at this stage is either through a chest CT/X-ray or a PCR test.

For this reason alone, international authorities are issuing travel bans under the guide that it’s not a great idea to let symptom-free carriers travel and enter other countries (although this will not outright stop it from spreading).

The Coronavirus Disease Progression: Stage 3

This is where things start to get really nasty with the coronavirus.

COVID-19 will severely damage the lungs and lead to a cytokine storm (overproduction of the immune cell’s activating compounds) usually seen in people who are chronically inflamed.

Major lung infections start taking place, and this eventually leads to systemic sepsis due to the inflammation spilling into your body’s circulation:

“Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection.

The body normally releases chemicals into the bloodstream to fight an infection.

Sepsis occurs when the body’s response to these chemicals is out of balance, triggering changes that can damage multiple organ systems.

If sepsis progresses to septic shock, blood pressure drops dramatically. This may lead to death.”

So when you see video’s of people on Twitter randomly “dropping” out of nowhere, it’s because of their blood pressure falling to dangerous levels.

With this being said, there are two “kinds” of Stage 3 you need to be concerned about.

Coronavirus, Stage 3: Mild

Mild Stage 3 encompasses roughly 85% of patients at this stage.

The coronavirus stays in the lung tissue at a low level, but it is still highly contagious at this point.

Even amongst patients who recover, they are left with residual organ damage in the lungs, GI tract, cardiovascular system and the male testes.

Symptoms in mild stage 3 include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Coronavirus, Stage 3: Severe

Severe Stage 3 makes up the other 15%, where patients are most likely to die or remain handicapped for life (i.e. measures such as oxygen support are needed).

Symptoms in severe stage 3 include:

  • Pneumonia (Viral and Bacterial)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Lung Fibrosis
  • Lung Thrombosis
  • Heart Attack (from blood clot)
  • Stroke (from blood clot)
  • Multisystem-Organ Failure

And in case you think the outbreak of coronavirus matches that of other historical viral outbreaks, think again:

(Source)

In summation, what you have is a runaway inflammatory response causing potential biological system failures which potentially proves to be fatal.

And now you know why quarantines lasting 30 days are virtually useless.

Anything else (like the 14-day quarantine in Hubei) is even worse because it provides false security in which people will be unknowingly spreading the coronavirus around.

Your BEST bet at detecting the coronavirus as soon as possible would be within the first 2-5 days of Stage 0 (failing that, Stage 1 and Stage 3).

Who Is Most At Risk For Being Infected With The Coronavirus?

Despite the high mortality risk of the coronavirus (inside stage 3), healthy individuals in the 18-50 age group seen to have minimal risk for a fatal coronavirus-induced outcome.

However, people with a compromised immune system who are already sick due to metabolic disease or other lifestyle illnesses are not so lucky.

(Source)

If you look at the above picture, you will see which populations are most at risk for developing the coronavirus.

Here are some other groups who are at higher risk for contracting the coronavirus:

  • Babies less than 1 year old
  • Individuals older than 40, and especially those above 60(specifically those already immune compromised or full of inflammation).
  • Males have a higher risk than females
  • Anyone frequently exposed to respiratory “irritants” such as air pollution and smoking.

My good friend Clif High recently wrote to me and shared the distribution of people who are infected with the coronavirus:

36% of patients are mildly to severely infected, most of them are ill for weeks BUT they don’t require hospitalization

18% go into serious complications and require advanced medical treatment to avoid certain death. They average 3 weeks in the hospital (NO “in and out”), which is why the ‘sick care’ medical system may be doomed to collapse.

12% have recovered so far, but many are now dying of a second infection or a re-emergence of the initial disease.

Of the individuals who do recover, half of them will have residual damage to the lungs, heart, stomach or testicles.

Now that you know everything about the coronavirus and how it works, it’s time to get yourself ready!

The MUST-HAVE Coronavirus Prep List For Guaranteed Survival

If you have any pharmaceutical needs or medical supplies essential for your day-to-day life, make sure you have at least 3-6 months worth on hand:

“The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the United States’ dangerous dependence on China for pharmaceutical and medical supplies, including an estimated 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients needed to produce drugs in the United States.”

Mike Cernovich wrote a really comprehensive article about preparing for the coronavirus, but here are the main takeaway points:

Essential

  • 100 pounds of dry rice for every 6 people
  • 20 pound bag of dried lentil
  • 20 pound bag of dry oats
  • 50 gallons of water
  • Whey protein powder
  • Canned tuna
  • Spices for cooking
  • Coconut oil
  • Mobile/charging batteries for electronic devices
  • Propane Grill

Nice-To-Haves

  • High-lumens pen flashlight to ward off attackers
  • Electric generator

Clif High also developed his own “survival list” which contains some essential items:

  • Vitamins
  • Masks
  • Bleach
  • Gloves
  • Duct Tape
  • Thermometers
  • Blood pressure wrist units
  • Batteries
  • Medical tape for skin
  • First aid supplies
  • Books

I strongly recommend you watch his informative YouTube video explaining how quickly the “higher powers” knew about the coronavirus before it become a global hot topic:

Cliff has recently gotten much more serious about the end game potential of this virus and subsequently made this video discussing the need for biological contamination readiness.

Highly recommend watching this video as his intel is second to none and he is prepared for anything.

My Recommended Supplement Stack: The Best Defense Protocol For Protection Against Coronavirus

It goes without saying that those who are heavily inflamed are not doing themselves any favors, so make sure you know your inflammatory markers ASAP.

Maintaining as minimal of an inflammatory physical state as possible will help your body respond to a coronavirus infection without possibly experiencing the cytokine storm I mentioned earlier.

A very recent paper outlined some useful nutraceuticals to have on deck for fighting the infection:

Some early evidence also indicates that very high doses of Vitamin C (40,000-50,000 mg per day) may be helpful:

“While they are looking for what would be fabulously profitable approaches, we have with vitamin C an existing, plausible, clinically demonstrated method to treat what coronavirus patients die from: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or pneumonia.”

Keep in mind that taking more than 10,000 mg of Vitamin C per day leads to the vitamin acting as a laxative, so this should only be followed for a short period of time.

There are even reports which indicate the use of anti-retroviral drugs such as Lopinavair and Itonavir to treat coronavirus by blocking HIV’s ability to reproduce (via binding to healthy cells).

But I want to chime in with my own specific supplement stack for optimizing the body and immune system to protect against an initial infection.

These supplements will also minimize the effects in case you do get infected with the coronavirus.

Here they are…

  • Fish oil: 1-1.5 grams per day
  • Curcumin: 1000 mg per day (or more)
  • Ginger: 1600 mg per day
  • Metformin: 500-1000 mg per day for men, 250-500 mg per day for women
  • Chaga Mushroom Capsules: 500-1000 mg per day (give SMALL amounts to children and slowly increase the dose)
  • Liposomal Vitamin C: 30 mg PER kilogram of bodyweight each day (go here to learn more about high-dose Vitamin C for children)
  • Vitamin D: 5000-8000 IU’s per day
  • C60: At least one teaspoon per day
  • Nebulized GHK-Cu: 2-4 pumps per day
  • Probiotics: See label for daily dosage

For the more advanced users who want to take care of potential organ damage, I highly recommend the histamine-suppressing peptides BPC-157 and TB-500, both during and after infection.

Please note that you will get the most out of these vitamins and supplements if your body has sufficient levels of key vitamins (Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K to be exact).

So if you’re missing out on vital vitamins such as Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12, get your hands on them before supplies runs out!

The Mental Mindset Shift You MUST Make To Survive The Coronavirus

Even though I quoted several articles to paint a picture of what’s really going on with the coronavirus, it is critical to avoid a fear-based mindset of scarcity.

As the first law of quantum physics clearly states, you get what you choose to focus on.

Awareness and preparation is essential – there’s a clear difference between a complete understanding of what’s happening, and sticking your head in the sand.

Follow all of the advice in this article: Buy the supplements and vitamins, get your supplies immediately, and stay up to date on upcoming developments.

Cliff High’s Youtube Channel is one I recommend following for the most up to date preparation and readiness instruction.

But don’t buy into the paranoia-inducing emotions that mainstream media is shoving down your throat through clickbait articles and over-exaggerated fears.

One of the most important things you can do to make yourself immune is to choose to consciously elevate your vibration, while encouraging your loved ones to do the same!

If you are vibrating at a level of consciousness of 450 or higher (COHERENCE), your cells and bio systems will be in resonance.

You are incapable of being infected or affected by a dissonant virus, pathogen, microbial invader or any disease whose wave particles have a rate of spin that is INCOHERENT.

This is not woo-woo – this is ancient metaphysics and quantum mechanical laws of the universe.

I would like to make one final point.

Human Beings are resilient.

We have made it through plagues, pestilence, nuclear bombs, extinction level events and we will also make it thru Covid-19.

To fear death however is to be ignorant of the known laws of the quantum.

You at base essence are nothing more than whirring electrons aka cosmic phire.

You as a being in spirit form are infinite and ever expanding.

Death of the physical body is nothing more than a change of focus, an embracing of a new path and journey.

One that we will all surely take.

Face this virus without fear and in high vibration, knowing your greatest gift is experiencing the contrast while enjoying the ride in physical form.

I send each of you tremendous love and light and I ask source creator to place a divine energetic shield of light and protection around you as we collectively face the future together.

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How to stop sabotaging yourself

By Mitch Calvert

Do you ever stay up late and curse yourself the next morning when your alarm clock goes off?

Is it often paired with a bag of chips and bottle of wine? It’s a far too common problem I see clients make.

But you seem unable to see the big picture in the moment, right?

Fittingly enough, watching the Netflix documentary Jerry Before Seinfeld past my bedtime, he addressed this failure of adulthood.

(Paraphrasing Jerry’s words)

“I'm Night Guy. I stay up as late as I want.

“Just one more episode, another sleeve of Oreos”

'What about getting up after five hours sleep?' Oh, that's Morning Guy's problem. That's not my problem.

…Then you get up in the morning, the alarm rings, you're exhausted, groggy… Oh, I hate that Night Guy!

See, Night Guy always screws Morning Guy. There's nothing Morning Guy can do.”

Research shows that when we think about ourselves in the future, it’s like we're thinking about another person.

So Night Guy goes out drinking with his friends and Morning Guy gets stuck with the hangover.

There’s Hungry Guy who leaves Heavy Guy with a beer gut, Young Guy who doesn’t save enough money for Old Guy to retire and so on.

What can you do? How do you become more investment minded, able to put off immediate gratification for your own best interests?

That’s what this article aims to help you with, so let’s get right to it.

Responsibility Debt

I first heard the concept of responsibility debt from Aadam Ali and it immediately resonated not just with me but for a lot of the people I work with.

Basically, it’s when your past/present self deflects responsibility to your future self.

But your future self already has pre-existing responsibilities and now you’ve just thrown a ton more onto him or her.

For example: Let’s say you decide that you’re not going to the gym today because it’s been a tough day mentally. You promise yourself you’ll go tomorrow and pass on responsibility to the tomorrow version of yourself.

But then tomorrow rolls around and your boss says you need to work late, so the gym session gets passed on again. You see where this is going, right?

It’s hard to be empathetic to something like your future self. It’s similar to trying to motivate yourself to lose weight to prevent heart disease or diabetes. Basing your decisions on what ifs down the road don’t tend to drive us like hard, more immediate reasons do (like losing pounds to fit that new dress just right or trimming the belly so it stops over-hanging our favourite jeans etc.)

So, how do you become more self-aware and empathetic to your future self?

Because that’s the thing about weight loss.

The longer you wait to make a change, the more difficult you’re making the process on your future self when you do pull the trigger.

How To Empathize With Your Future Self

Researchers suggest you can change your thinking on this by introducing yourself to your future self.

One clever way they have done this is to show people pictures of themselves that have been digitally aged (you know the Russian-based app that took the world by storm a few months ago?)

To take this further – use pictures of yourself with a few extra pounds added digitally. (I’m sure there’s an app for that).

When you see older/heavier versions of yourself you’re more likely to see your current and future selves as the same person.

As the researchers said, “these types of interventions help people realize that their future selves are ultimately dependent on the choices that they make today.”

If that doesn’t work, you can imagine your future self as a close friend. Would it be fair to put all your own responsibilities on this person? Or, should you handle it yourself now?

“Oh, right, I have a dinner appointment tomorrow which means I’ll have an even harder time getting in a workout. I should go today.”

Start confronting the ramifications of your choices in real time, and become more self-aware – and leaner – as a result.

Make Personal Care A Priority

Every Sunday I put my personal workouts into my Google Calendar along with all my other non-negotiables. If you don’t schedule the important things into your week, you won’t do them. When I don’t do this, I’m reactive to the day and workout adherence drops.

So, identify the area of greatest need and start scheduling it in with equal importance to your work meetings.

If it’s food prep, block off a half-hour on Sundays to prepare some lunches and map out your dinners for the week.

If it’s general inactivity, block off a few short windows of time to go for a walk.

If it’s limited sleep, set a ‘reverse alarm’ to go off every night at 10 that reminds you to put the phone away and turn off the TV.

Eat The Frog

As Mark Twain once said “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

The frog is that one thing you have on your to-do list that you have absolutely no motivation to do and that you’re most likely to procrastinate on. Eating the frog means to just do it, otherwise the frog will eat you meaning that you’ll end up procrastinating it the whole day.

Once that one task is done, the rest of the day will be an easier ride and you will get both momentum and a sense of accomplishment at the beginning of your day.

Think Less, Act More

Whenever you begin to talk yourself out of doing something, that’s the time to do it.

“Folding this laundry can wait.” Do it now. “I’ll exercise after I finish watching this documentary.” Do it now. “I’ll write this article tomorrow.” Do it now.

Take action despite that inner voice in your head telling you not to bother.

As Mark Manson writes, most have this backward. Action isn’t the effect of motivation, but the cause of it. Take a little step forward, gain momentum and inspiration, and be motivated to do more.

If you’re waiting for the right time or motivation to spark on its own, you’ll be sitting around a lot.

Are you talking yourself out of exercising every morning?

Do this: Lay out your gym clothes the night before and make sure they’re staring at you when you wake up tomorrow.

Step 1 – Instead of your work clothes, put on the gym clothes.

Step 2 – Get in 15 minutes of exercise. If that snowballs into more, cool, but it doesn’t have to.

In the end, every our choices today shape your future – good or bad.

Every choice you make is either moving you closer or further from the healthy, fit version of your future self.

Start confronting the ramifications of your choices in real time, and become more self-aware – and leaner – as a result.

Mitch Calvert is a fat loss coach for men like his former self. Obese in his 20s, he now helps busy men find their spark and lose weight the right way and keep it off for life. To inquire about his all-new 2020 Mansformation pilot program where you can lose 15-30 lbs and skyrocket your energy levels without fad diets or crazy gym workouts, email him at mitch@mitchcalvert.com with subject "PILOT PROGRAM"

The BEST Health Optimization Podcast Of 2019: My Top 7 Takeaways

2020 will be the year where we collectively manifest the golden age of health optimization.

As the very first rule of quantum physics states, “You get what you choose to focus on”.

But even though we don’t focus on the dark parts of life, having full-spectrum awareness of the light and the dark is crucial.

For this is 'currently' the realm of duality and good can't exist without evil, light without dark.

In order for humanity to move forward, we must first understand what’s holding us back.

Last year I was privileged to do a 90-minute episode of The Optimized Life Podcast with Dr. Michael Moeller, one of my favorite enlightened physicians to discuss health optimization:

It’s literally one of the most important podcasts you’ll watch this year, and it’s an absolute goldmine of knowledge.

There were so many key insights and ideas we shared, but I want to focus on the top seven.

Let’s begin!

TAKEAWAY #1: Therapeutic Hormones & Peptides Are Being Actively Suppressed By Big Pharma

For the past five years, compounding pharmacies and their medications have been under assault.

There’s a LOT of political motivation behind doing so and the FDA is attempting to bury the pharmacy compounding industry into the ground.

Take a look at this PDF and see for yourself.

Among the many therapeutic compounds they want to ban is Tesamorelin, a phenomenal fat loss peptide that lowers triglyceride count and improves condition.

(Medically, it’s prescribed for abdominal adiposity – abnormal distribution of fat tissue – in patients with HIV)

It may not look like substances are being “banned” on paper, but this new motion would prevent physicians from prescribing them to their patients.

But on what basis?

“Well, um…bro, these medications are not proven to be safe, but this manufactured stuff that’s FIVE TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE is definitely safe”.

Compounding pharmacies are obviously a huge threat to Big Pharma.

Not only can drugs be formulated to meet specific medical needs, but you can also get access to inaccessible drugs for a far more affordable price.

This provides a level of medical freedom to society which threatens the profit margins of the pharmaceutical industry.

And as you already know, Big Pharma (a.k.a. “sick care medicine”) is NOT in the business of saving lives.

They need people to be sick, otherwise they don’t make billions of dollars.

It is in their best interest to keep people fat, depressed, sick, and addicted to their medications for as long as possible.

Doctors LITERALLY prescribe more of a drug if the pharmaceutical company tied to the drug is paying them for it.

“We studied the 50 most-prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare for which drugmakers had made payments to doctors in 2016.

The drugs include treatments for diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol, hypertension, glaucoma and more.

Of those 50 drugs, 38 cost more than $1,000 per year.

For 32, at least 10% of doctors prescribing the drug received payments tied to the drug from the company that made it.

For 46 of the drugs in 2016, doctors who received payments for the drug prescribed more of it compared with doctors who did not.

On average, doctors who received payments prescribed 58% more of that drug than doctors who did not.”

In order for this trend to keep on going, they need to attack people who choose to opt out of sick care and instead focus on wellness and functional health.

All of this is done under the guise of “safety” to prevent people from asking too many questions.

Even though medical errors are the THIRD leading cause of death in the United States, the powers that be feel entitled to dictate what’s safe and unsafe.

So long as they dictate your health and your wealth (and health IS your wealth), you are under their control.

Every single physician I have talked to has seen the writing on the wall for the past year.

Once the medications are suppressed, the medical practices and their doctors will be the next target.

But there is a way to fight back against Big Pharma and say NO!

And if you’re someone using optimization drugs such as therapeutic testosterone, desiccated thyroid or Metformin, pay very close attention!

Go to SaveMyCompounds.com, fill out your information and say something like this:

"I support the use of therapeutic hormones and the idea of wealth and health and wellness"

An active vigilant citizenry is the only way to fight back against the flawed healthcare system.

Therapeutic peptides and hormones have literally saved marriages, prevented suicides and given people meaning when they had no hope.

We do not have to continue getting indoctrinated by people and entities who do not have our well-being as their top priority.

We do not have to way for any political party to take action.

As a collective society, we have to consciously manifest the Golden Age of fully optimized health.

Just look at what we already have right now with all the biomedical advances made in 2019 alone!

The Rocket for male sexual health, Vantis for permanent hair loss reversal, C60 for increased energy and sleep…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Something MUCH BIGGER is also on the horizon, and I'm directly involved.

Soon my Aseir Custom co-founder Nick Andrews and I will be releasing a combination product of copper peptide GHK-Cu with Carbon 60 (ESS60) that will profoundly revolutionize the hair loss game. (Much more about this development can be found here).

To be clear, this is NOT about judging or attacking enemies.

We are simply making other people aware there is an interest actively attempting to limit our rights to using therapeutic medications such as peptides and hormones.

TAKEAWAY #2: Bought-Out Health Influencers Who Know Absolutely NOTHING About Health!

Take a look at who’s on the list of the world’s top 50 influencers, according to this list:

This is an absolute FARCE!

Michael Phelps is a phenomenal athlete and one of the most gifted swimmers to ever grace the Earth.

His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that’s as far as it goes.

I can guarantee you he knows diddly squat about health.

Kelly Starrett is at #50, which is ludicrous considering he’s far more influential than anybody on the list.

Having met in in person, he is a brilliant researcher and an all-around good human being.

David Goggins and Jocko Willink (#30) deserve some props – these are badass ex-military dudes who put out good information about improving your life.

And this is as much benefit as I’m willing to give to the list.

They have Bernie Sanders at #35, a presidential candidate whose proposed “Medicare For All” plan will be our very demise if he gets elected.

Ethan Brown (CEO of Beyond Meat) takes the #45 spot for producing a product that will have devastating effects on your health, both short term and long term.

What’s my point in all this?

Modern society’s perception of what constitutes a “health influencer” is a total sham.

Let’s be honest — many of the people on that list don’t even have body fat levels under 30%!

I can also say with a high degree of conviction that these people are probably being paid a generous amount of money to do this.

It’s a giant corporate conspiracy fed by mainstream media and all the boomers watching CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and CBS are just eating it all up.

Propaganda and fake news have become a staple of the average American’s information diet.

The end result is a society where two thirds of the population is obese, and a medical system obsessed with chasing money.

Want to see how deep this really goes?

One of the most devastating things to ever happen to the medical profession is the Flexner Report, a written report published in 1910 which now defines the standards and educational curriculum for doctors that we know of today.

In order to combat the problem of medical schools operating on a “for profit” basis instead of an educational basis, secondary school teacher Abraham Flexner proposed two things:

Establish standardized requirements to become an M.D., and define an appropriate amount of education for doctors.

Sounds like a good thing, right?

Nope!

In order to bring Flexner’s vision to light, two things had to happen:

“First, use the coercive power of the state to limit the practices of physician competitors such as homeopaths, pharmacists, midwives, nurses, and later, chiropractors.

Second, significantly restrict entrance to the profession by restricting the number of approved medical schools in operation and thus the number of students admitted to those approved schools yearly”

(The American Medication Association even had the goal of shutting down more than 50% of medical schools in existence at the time)

Before I go on, the first thought in your head right now is true — Flexner was NOT a medical authority in any way, admitting he knew nothing about medicine or how to appropriately judge medical education.

Here is the end result, as beautifully written in this takedown of Flexner’s philosophy:

“Ironically, the same author of that report, Abraham Flexner, destroyed accessible effective medicine for many people in the USA by essentially saying things like folk remedies, herbalism, cultural differences, gender differences, and so on were useless knowledge.

Key treatment modalities abandoned as a result included spending time in the sunshine (which we now know gives you essential vitamin D), an emphasis on good nutrition (which is not a "procedure" doctors can be trained in and bill for), and other aspects of having a happier life like humor and so on (e.g. what Dr. Andrew Weil or Patch Adams write about).”

Bioethicist Edmund Pellegrino’s biggest fear that doctors would become “neutered technicians with patients in the service of science rather than science in the service of patients” came true.

To make a long story short, what can you do about all of this?

Make your own decisions, do your own objective research and make up your own damn mind.

The old saying “follow the dollar signs” will reveal a lot more than you think.

TAKEAWAY #3: 5-Amino 1MQ Is the Ultimate Peptide For Maximum Muscle Gain (And ZERO Fat Gain)

5-Amino 1MQ is perhaps the most potent peptide in existence for maximizing lean muscle gain while minimizing fat deposition.

This beauty works by targeting NNMT (small molecule nicotinamide N-methyltransferase), which has a role in the regulation of nicotinamide (NA) and of the methionine cycle.

NNMT inhibition activates muscle stem cells and promotes the regeneration of aged muscle cells, which is exactly what 5-Amino 1MQ does.

It comes with NUMEROUS health benefits:

  • Can reverse diet-induced obesity
  • Can treat related metabolic conditions
  • Can increase cellular energy regulators
  • Can prevent lipogenesis (fat accumulation)
  • Can increase NAD+and SAM concentrations in fat cells
  • Can regulate energy expenditure in fat cells
  • Demonstrates muscle tissue regeneration through muscle stem cell activation in terms of both repair of damage and treatment of “aging based” muscle loss/degeneration
  • Chronic administration showed no toxic or negative effects

When I used this for just four short weeks in 2019, I was shocked at how effective it was.

And 5-Amino 1MQ is not an injectable peptide: It’s an ORAL medication you swallow like any other pill!

Within 14 days of using it, I was bigger (10 pounds) and without any fat gain (without dietary modification or kcal restriction).

Not only was I stronger in the gym, but my ability to recover after grueling workouts was massively improved.

I haven’t felt any delayed onset muscle soreness since I started, even when I train my legs using the Forged Training protocol.

If you’re a bodybuilder and you’re eating to put on size, you absolutely want to use this.

You’ll metabolically burn calories at an accelerate rate regardless of your caloric intake, and gain muscle without putting on fat.

This is especially important if you’re increasing your training volume in the gym.

But as with all things, we are all biochemically individual and unique.

You may not get the same effects as me and that’s perfectly ok.

I’ve been fully dialed in for the past 2 decades when it comes to my hormones and health, so naturally I can benefit more from 5-Amino 1MQ.

For obese person who doesn’t exercise and eats like shit, it will be an entirely different story.

REMEMBER, there are no magic bullets or holy grails.

Just consistently doing the work combined with adjuncts like fully optimized supplements/hormones.

TAKEAWAY #4: Regular Blood Work Is MANDATORY For Fully Optimized Health

(Watch 40:10-1:05:41 on the video to see my FULL blood work I recently did!)

What gets measured gets improved, and your health is no exception to the rule.

In order to get a complete picture of what’s going on in your body, regularly getting your blood tested is essential.

I’ve been getting my blood work done twice a year for the past 20 years since 1999.

I have several fully-filled binders in my office containing all the lab results I’ve had since I first started using therapeutic testosterone.

I know every single lab value of importance, and I’m always comparing and contrasting the results year over year.

If you’re on any form of hormone optimization and you’re working with a progressive-minded doctor, this is not debatable.

Your blood tests help you see how well your body is working, identify any risk factors for disease, evaluate how well your medications are working, and so much more.

Even for an average Joe who will never touch a hormone in their life, blood work is an absolute must.

Don’t wait for your doctor to tell you something is wrong before you finally get one and it’s already too late.

If you are fully committed to better health, you need to take a proactive approach instead of being reactive.

As for what markers to screen for, I’ve detailed them extensively in The TOT Bible.

But you will never go wrong by measuring your inflammatory markers.

TAKEAWAY #5: Therapeutic Testosterone DOES NOT Cause Blood Clots

A normal consequence of injecting testosterone is an increased red blood cell (RBC) count, which leads to erythrocytosis.

Erythrocytosis occurs when ONLY your hemoglobin and hematocrit values are elevated.

Ideally, you want your hemoglobin levels below 20 g/dL and your hematocrit levels lower than 52-54% of blood volume.

However, this is a common occurrence in 40% of testosterone users and it is physiologically harmless.

And it is easily solved by periodically giving blood via therapeutic phlebotomy.

(Side note: Erythrycytosis is also common in people who live at very high altitudes).

Where most doctors go wrong is confusing erythrocytosis with polycythemia vera.

Polycythemia vera occurs when ALL of your blood cell values are elevated, including your platelet count.

This is a harmful condition which leads to blood clotting, thereby increasing your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

When physicians make this mistake, they make their patients draw blood so often that it will lower your levels of iron and disrupt your thyroid function.

Therapeutic testosterone has never been associated with any risk of clotting in all the studies done over the past 4 decades UNLESS someone is genetically predisposed to blood clotting.

TAKEAWAY #6: The Two Fallacies Of Measuring Your Testosterone Levels

The first fallacy involves a misunderstanding of what “normal” levels of testosterone are.

Testosterone levels have been decreasing at an accelerated rate across the globe:

“A study on a large sample of American men found that the average testosterone level has been dropping by as much as 1 percent per year.

Testosterone levels lower naturally with age, but this study found that a 65-year-old man in 1987 had about 17 percent more testosterone than a 65- year-old man in 2004.”

The main culprit, alongside obesity and living a sedentary lifestyle, was pollution:

“Research has shown that chemicals that are commonly found in medicine and pesticides inhibit testosterone."

These chemicals are seeping into our water, contributing to fertility problems in fish. The researchers also speculate that this same mechanism is occurring in humans as well.”

The second fallacy involves the range of total testosterone changing over the past few years.

Since there is an epidemic of obese men with lower testosterone levels, what’s defined as acceptable has changed.

In 2011, the reference range was based on males who were lean and healthy.

In 2017, the numbers changed to accommodate the epidemic I just described.

As I wrote in a previous blog:

“Most people have noticed that the lower end of LabCorp testosterone reference range is now 264 ng/dL, whereas the previous lower end of the ‘normal range’ was 348 ng/dL.”

TAKEAWAY #7: There Is NO SUCH THING As “Estrogen Dominance”

The biggest myth I continue to see in the health optimization space is a man’s estrogen levels being too high can cause problems.

It's also important to clarify there is no such thing as "High Estrogen Symptoms".

That is total bro-science and supported by only idiots on message boards everywhere.

Much more on this in an upcoming podcast with Dr Scott Howell the world's leading androgen researcher.

So the first course of action used by doctors is to prescribe extremely harmful medications known as aromatase inhibitors (AIs).

I debunked this notion heavily in my definitive article explaining the importance of optimal estrogen levels:

“Testosterone MUST be converted into estrogen in order to manifest its numerous therapeutic benefits to the body's many biological systems.

In men not using therapeutic testosterone, the case of 'higher estrogen levels' is a result of imbalance – estradiol levels are increasing and testosterone levels are decreasing due to insulin resistance (IR) from high levels of systemic inflammation.”

Get inflamed enough, and you’ll be on a one-ticket ride towards Type 3 Diabetes:

“This “type 3 diabetes” is a term that has been proposed to describe the hypothesis that Alzheimer’s disease, which is a major cause of dementia, is triggered by a type of insulin resistance and insulin-like growth factor dysfunction that occurs specifically in the brain.”

The solution to this problem isn’t to suppress your estrogen levels.

Doing so will deteriorate your bones, lower your libido, set you up for heart disease, and leave you feeling miserable every waking minute.

STOP chasing lab numbers – the only thing that matters is establishing a balance between testosterone and estrogen where you feel good.

When you screw up a man’s estrogen levels, the outcomes are actually worse than having lower testosterone levels.

The REAL solution is to live an insulin-controlled lifestyle.

It means you need to stop putting junk food, sugar and alcohol in your mouth, as food is the critical element here.

It means reducing your carbohydrate intake, training intelligently with weights and doing cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis.

The Future Of Health Optimization In 2020 And Beyond

The podcast I did with Dr. Moeller was nothing short of exceptional.

But not to worry – there are going to be MANY more episodes of the brand new Jay Campbell Podcast where I bring in thought leaders and industry experts who go beyond testosterone.

Biohacking, spiritual development, quantum physics, and overcoming soul trauma are just small samples of what’s to come.

Make sure you subscribe to my email list at join.totrevolution.com to be notified when a new episode goes live!

And if you’re just getting started on the path, I highly recommend following Living A Fully Optimized Life to the letter.

Here’s Why Suppressing Men’s Estrogen Levels Is Extremely Dangerous

Estrogen: it’s the word that men worldwide love to hate on.

We associate high levels of estrogen with being feminine, being weak and extremely disconnected from being a masculine man.

Many male-focused health authorities are honed in on the best strategies for keeping our estrogen levels low and our testosterone levels high.

But this can be a very dangerous path to take.

This article will show you EXACTLY why men need an optimal amount of estrogen to function properly.

What Is Estrogen?

Before we talk about whether we should be lowering or elevating our levels of estrogen, we need to understand what estrogen really is and how it works.

Dr. Rob Kominiarek has the best working definition of estrogen:

"Estrogen is a pleiotropic hormone that provides numerous health benefits, which include bone and mineral metabolism, cardiac and vascular function, cognition, memory, mood, and neuroprotection."

(“Pleiotropic” is a fancy way of saying that something has multiple effects)

And believe it or not, there are actually 3 different forms of estrogen in the human body:

(Source)

When we talk about estrogen in the context of hormonal optimization, it’s about estradiol (E2).

How does estradiol get made?

It is synthesized when testosterone is aromatized into estradiol via the aromatase enzyme:

(Source)

Unfortunately, this is where the majority of pro-testosterone physicians go wrong.

Especially when they say one should lower their body’s estrogen production when increasing their testosterone levels via therapeutic means.

How 'Estrogen Dominance' Isn't a Real Thing (It's INFLAMMATION Dummy)

You should know by now, chronically elevated levels of inflammation are massively detrimental for male health.

In fact, you can readily see the outcome in people who are FAT!

Why?

I said it best in a guest article I wrote for Ben Greenfield:

"Obese individuals (+25% body fat) have increased aromatase activity, insulin resistance and excess visceral fat, each of which create cytokine storms, leading to high levels of systemic inflammation, further suppressing their testosterone levels"

In fact, being fat literally inhibits your ability to experience optimal results while using therapeutic testosterone.

A higher body fat percentage means you have significant levels of systemic inflammation as visceral fat is the most inflammatory substance in the human body.

Which means MORE testosterone – whether in your body or administered therapeutically (TOT)- can cause your body to become even more inflamed in it's biological response to the testosterone .

I’ve even gone on record to say that men should be under AT LEAST 20% body fat before they even start thinking about using testosterone.

This way, they can minimize any side effects caused by insulin resistance (IR) and high levels of systemic inflammation experienced from their poor lifestyle (which caused the high body fat to begin with) .

And what are the side effects of high systemic inflammation?

  • Increased fat deposition
  • Moodiness(emotional imbalance)
  • Water retention
  • Infertility
  • Poor erectile strength
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Reduced insulin sensitivity
  • Difficulty sleeping at night

Notice how I didn't list 'gynecomastia' ie sensitive nipples as a side effect?

That's because 'gyno' is genetic as I've decoded in my webinar with Dr Anthony Jay and written about many times before on this site.

Gynecomastia can be caused by a massive host of issues and even though using therapeutic testosterone can cause inflamed breast tissue to present, it is still coded in your genes.

But it’s not just being grossly overweight that’s the issue.

The core issue is living a unhealthy lifestyle where you’re binge-drinking alcohol, eating processed GMO foods, never stepping foot into the gym, stressed out 24/7, and refusing to get a good night’s sleep.

Sadly, our lifestyle involves never-ending exposure to hormone-suppressing phytoestrogens, endocrine-disrupting chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA), and environmental pollutants.

To make matters worse, there’s no escaping it: If you live in a modern-day society, you’re already being contaminated.

An infamous study from Hebrew University predicts the fate of humanity if we don’t correct course ASAP:

“Sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined by 50-60% between 1973 and 2011

…if the data on sperm counts is extrapolated to its logical conclusion, men will have little or no reproductive capacity from 2060 onwards”

If you want to go deep down the rabbit hole on everyday artificial estrogens, watch this podcast I did with Dr. Anthony Jay:

While you’re watching it, read his book Estrogeneration and start implementing the action tips in the Appendix IMMEDIATELY!

Why Low Estrogen Levels Are The Greatest Danger (And What Happens)

Contrary to what you’ll hear on Internet forums, estrogen is a vital part of male health.

For instance, I outlined in The TOT Bible how estrogen is necessary for optimal male sexual function and libido.

Unfortunately when I wrote The TOT Bible in 2018, the great Dr. Neal Rouzier hadn't put forth his landmark information regarding 'estrogen dominance' actually being 'insulin resistance' due to high levels of systemic inflammation.

Most of the people screaming about 'estrogen dominance' online don't understand it's really insulin resistance (IR) which is causing high levels of systemic inflammation.

As I've said many times before and will continue to say, INFLAMMATION IS THE CULPRIT to just about everything negative in the human body.

Many of the same symptoms that arise from being inflamed are also present in low estrogen levels:

"This is because estrogen imbalances can result from hypogonadism, a condition that results in a lack of hormone production in your body.

Hypogonadism can lower levels of estrogen, testosterone, and other hormones"

Here’s a short list of the things which can happen when your estrogen levels are chronically low:

  • Sexual dysfunction (lack of interest)
  • Inability to get an erection
  • Brain fog
  • Mood instability
  • Loss of bone mineral density
  • Visceral body fat deposition

If you recall my description of estrogen from earlier, you’ll remember that it’s essential for bone strength, cardiovascular health, cognition, and many other essential bodily functions.

And there’s no better resource for explaining why men NEED estrogen than the 3 groundbreaking podcasts I did with Dr. Neal Rouzier.

PODCAST #1 – Estrogen In Men: Good, Bad, Indifferent?

This is the best primer you will see for explaining how the estrogen hysteria came about.

Rampant misinformation in the medical community is one major factor.

More specifically, a failure to understand the role estrogen plays in people taking therapeutic doses of testosterone versus supra-physiologic doses (i.e. bodybuilders injecting copious amounts of steroids).

PODCAST #2 – The Role Of Estradiol In Fat Accumulation & Sexual Function

Part 2 of my series with Dr. Rouzier examines exactly what happens when you try to block the conversion of testosterone into estrogen.

Increased intra-abdominal fat, sexual dysfunction, breast swelling, and the list goes on.

Believe me when I say you will be LUCKY to experience the above symptoms.

There are serious short-term and long-term consequences to suboptimal estrogen management.

PODCAST #3 – The Relationship Between Estrogen, Bone Density, Body Composition & Prostate Cancer

Dr. Rouzier shows you how suppressing your estrogen levels(via aromatase inhibitor medications) can make your bones more fragile and increase your risk of prostate cancer.

If this final part of the series doesn’t convince you, then nothing will.

By now, I hope you’re starting to understand the key message:

Testosterone MUST be converted into estrogen in order to manifest its numerous therapeutic benefits to the body's many biological systems.

In fact, every single study conducted in the past 80 years showcasing the benefits of testosterone DID NOT involve the blocking of estrogen.

There is ZERO THERAPEUTIC VALUE in artificially lowering estrogen levels in men.

Now, you may be asking “what is the OPTIMAL lab reading of estrogen I need to avoid the side effects of low or high estrogen levels?”

Unfortunately, this is the wrong question.

It’s not so much that estrogen levels need to be an an “exact” number.

It’s about maintaining an optimal balance between testosterone levels and estrogen levels.

One in which there are no symptoms or side effects suffered by the end user.

In men not using therapeutic testosterone, the case of 'higher estrogen levels' is a result of imbalance – estradiol levels are increasing and testosterone levels are decreasing due to insulin resistance (IR) from high levels of systemic inflammation.

And the same goes for low estrogen levels, which normally only happens when one elevates their testosterone levels via therapeutic measures while simultaneously suppressing estrogen levels.

So the right question to ask is “how can I optimally manage my estrogen levels so I have the appropriate balance between testosterone and estrogen”?

Unfortunately, the first solution that comes to a hormone optimization physician’s mind is the use of an aromatase inhibitor (AI).

The REAL Truth About Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs)

What is an aromatase inhibitor?

An aromatase inhibitor is a medication that inhibits the aromatase enzyme and prevents the conversion of testosterone into estradiol (E2).

While initially used to treat breast cancer in women, they have seen increased use in managing male endocrine systems.

In situations where a doctor won’t prescribe an AI, they may instead opt for a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM).

While a discussion of every single AI and SERM is beyond the scope of this article, here are the 6 main estrogen-suppressing & modulating medications you need to know about:

  1. Nolvadex (SERM)
  2. Clomid (SERM)
  3. Toremifene Citrate (SERM)
  4. Raloxifene (SERM)
  5. Arimidex, a.k.a. Anastrozole (AI)
  6. Aromasin (AI)

These drugs are very commonly prescribed by doctors, but for the wrong reasons.

It primarily stems from a total misunderstanding of biological processes and the science of aromatization.

Often times, doctors will use them to resolve “estrogen-related symptoms” and/or keep the patient in a very narrow “range” of estrogen.

Bodybuilders are equally to blame for the overuse of AIs, who themselves oftentimes are also ignorant about estrogen management.

Since they’re using supra-physiologic doses of testosterone, they need to offset the over production of estrogen and its various side effects (water retention, mood imbalance, etc).

This requires them to use AIs, but as you now already know, this leads to disastrous consequences. (We're not talking about BB in this article.)

But here’s the catch: If a testosterone optimization therapy program is appropriately managed by an experiential-based physician, you should almost NEVER require the use of an AI.

Barring men with a specific clinical need to use an AI and sometimes morbidly obese men as the exception, a proper dosing schedule should not require any use of an AI.

If a patient experiences symptoms of 'excess estrogen' (which is actually the body's inflammatory response to too much testosterone), reducing the dosage and/or increasing the frequency of the testosterone delivery system will normally eliminate the symptoms.

But what is it about AIs that make them so dangerous in the first place?

I made a video last year summarizing the health-destroying effects of AIs, but I want to go deeper in this article.

One of the major health risks with using AIs is bone mineral degradation.

This has been confirmed in multiple studies (here and here) examining men who use an AI for a year or longer while using therapeutic testosterone.

I’ve even had progressive physicians tell me stories of men who “look good” on the outside yet have the bone health of 90-year-old women!

And think about the bodybuilders: They’re setting themselves up for osteoporosis (bone loss) and osteopenia (weaker bones), and one day they will end up paying the price.

(SIDE NOTE: If you are ever required to take AIs, get a bone densitometry scan (DEXA) done prior to starting therapeutic testosterone, and another one 1 year after to assess any bone mineral loss or spinal degradation)

If weaker bones doesn’t convince you of the dangers associated with AIs, here are some other negative side effects of using them:

Overall lifelessness, frequent lethargy, poor cholesterol profile, lowered libido, heart disease, and ZERO sex drive.

I highly recommend you watch this lecture Dr. Rob Kominiarek gave on the dangers of estrogen inhibition in men using testosterone:

To make a long story short, ALL studies done on AIs conclusively demonstrate no health benefits associated with their long-term use.

When Are Aromatase Inhibitors Absolutely Necessary?

It is imperative for you to avoid AI usage altogether unless there is a CLINICAL NEED to do so.

As I said in The TOT Bible, the need for estrogen control must be proven first via blood tests.

This involves seeing how your body’s endocrine system is affected by testosterone alone.

Doing so gives your physician a clear picture of how a single medication is affecting your testosterone levels and estrogen levels.

If you’re experiencing any inflammation-induced side effects, the next step is following Dr. Keith Nichol’s NO FAILURE PROTOCOL:

  • Reducing the dose of testosterone administration
  • Increase the frequency of testosterone administration
  • Lowering visceral body fat to minimize aromatization
  • Eliminating inflammatory lifestyle factors that promote aromatization (alcohol use, sugar consumption, smoking weed, etc.)
  • Continually manipulating dosage and frequency of testosterone until all symptoms and side effects are eliminated.

If you did all that and you STILL experience 'estrogenic side effects' ( really just an inflammatory response to the exogenous testosterone) (this only happens to 0.01% of people), your doctor can perhaps consider using an AI.

Should you find yourself in this situation, follow the minimum effective dose (MED) principle.

That means NO MORE than 0.25mg taken once or twice per week, with the goal of titrating off the AI altogether as soon as symptoms and side effects resolve.

Remember: AIs are nothing more than a very temporary last-resort solution and must be treated as such, as even microdosing AIs can be fatal to your long-term health.

And in the majority of cases involving therapeutic testosterone, the easiest way to manage estrogen is to simply leave it alone.

How You Can Optimize Your Body's Estrogen Levels

When it comes to hormone optimization in the context of testosterone and estrogen, you have two primary goals:

Balance the ratio between testosterone and estrogen, and improve your happiness (i.e. “I feel great, full of energy and ready to take on the world”).

When you do this, you will have found the optimal range of estrogen for your body.

This is not a set-in-stone number, as we are all biochemically unique.

The way you feel – in combination with blood work – is far more important to examine when attempting to optimizing your body’s estrogen levels.

Getting to this point of total health optimization requires regular blood work, honest feedback, and a productive relationship between the patient and the doctor.

But on top of using therapeutic testosterone, there are other things you can do to reduce inflammation:

If you want to learn more about the dangers of using AIs alongside therapeutic testosterone, I highly recommend you read either The TOT Bible or Living A Fully Optimized Life.

Beyond this article, those books will give you the in-depth doctor interviews, podcasts and detailed observations you need to make the right decision.

*Special Notice*

Look for an upcoming Podcast with Dr Keith Nichols and Dr Scott Howell where the 3 of us will go supremely deep on EVERYTHING in the world of Therapeutic Hormone administration and optimization.

This will likely be the TOT Bible V2.