Has Our Over-Medicated, Immunosupressed Society Made Us Ripe for Ebola Deaths?
3 John 1:2
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Americans take more drugs than any other nation in the world, While the industry would have us believe that means we have better medical care, the reality is that many of these drugs are unnecessary and actually suppress the immune system. Given the current fear over Ebola, this is something everyone should think about seriously. For instance, in this post one article links prescription drugs with low vitamin D levels, and vitamin D is crucial for a functioning immune system.
The new drug which may cure Ebola, ZMapp, works through antibodies which the immune system uses to attack foreign objects, like viruses. Sounds promising, right? But what happens when a patient’s immune system is suppressed so that it cannot work as it is supposed to? Then the drug cannot provide the promised benefit. Even with the best medical care in the world, if an immune system is compromised the likelihood of death is greatly increased. Our bodies are designed to fight off invaders like viruses, and to heal themselves from many illnesses and injuries. But without proper nutrients and attention, this system can’t function and do what it was designed to do.
The featured article, below, addresses this problem and is followed both by articles relating to building immunity and to articles about the outbreak of Ebola, which is dominating the news. We shouldn’t be surprised that this disease is spreading so rapidly. Jesus told us that in the last days one of the signs of His soon return would be increasing plagues.
In Matthew 24:7 and in Luke 21:11 He said, “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
If we’re wise, we’ll do all we can to strengthen our own immune system for the plagues and pestilences that are ahead, since it appears that Ebola is just the beginning.
Babylonian Health System
Over-medicated, immunosuppressed Americans likely to suffer high fatality rate if Ebola sweeps across USA
“The mass medication of Americans has created a nation of immunosuppressed individuals who are unique[ly] vulnerable to an Ebola outbreak. That’s because medications rob the body of essential vitamins and minerals as documented in the book “Drug Muggers” by pharmacist Suzy Cohen.
All the popular mass medications, it turns out, deplete the body of precisely the same crucial nutrients needed to activate the immune system to fight off viral infections. These includes minerals like zinc; pre-hormones like vitamin D; and common vitamins such as thiamine and niacin.
The result is that most Americans exist in a never-ending state of chronic nutrient deficiencies that strongly suppress their immune function and make them more vulnerable to not just degenerative diseases like cancer but also infectious viral diseases such as influenza.
Ebola …may find fertile ground for spreading like wildfire across a population that is unique[ly] weakened by a profit-driven medical system which places absolutely no value on nutritional support for a patient’s immune function. In fact, much of America’s medical industry depends precisely on the profits and repeat business that come from keeping the population in a never-ending state of chronic nutrient depletion.
The processed food industry further amplifies this potentially fatal problem by mass marketing factory-made foods which are almost entirely devoid of any real nutrition. Making matters even worse, much of the corporate-sponsored “scientific” community has been trained by industry-funded junk science studies to believe that nutrients play no role in human health, so they refuse to recognize any benefit whatsoever from lifesaving nutrients like vitamin D and zinc.”
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Israeli company offers cure for Ebola I saw a brief reference to this story and had to do some searching to find the article. The question is, why? Shouldn’t this be front page news, given the rapid spread of Ebola and the panic that’s ensuing with each new case? It seems to me that the answer is the political correctness which trumps everything else, including health, even in life/death issues. With more nations turning against Israel and instituting boycotts of products from that country, a story such as this should demonstrate the utter foolishness of that position.
“[S]upplies of experimental medicines — including the prototype drug ZMapp — are limited, and “will not be sufficient for several months to come,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Friday.
Protalix, an Israeli biopharmaceutical company, said Saturday that it has the resources to produce the coveted ZMapp, which has recently run out, Israeli site The Times of Israel, citing Channel 2 TV’s report, said Sunday.
In an interview with Channel 2, Dr. Yossi Shaaltiel, the executive vice president of research and development at Protalix, said: “Today our production capacity exceeds our needs, and we would certainly be happy to have the company producing the Ebola drug have us produce the drug for them. We would know how to do it effectively, in large quantities, and in a relatively short period of time.”
When the company started out, Shaaltiel said, “We were considered crazy.”
“Now we are proving that we are the only ones working with the [kind of] plants that [are developed into] pharmaceutical drugs which are approved,” he said.”
Ebola – What You’re Not Being Told The mainstream media has repeatedly told the public that it is very difficult to contract Ebola, that it only can be spread through physical contact with bodily fluids. This article was updated on October 16th, but the original version ran in July of this year. So this is not new information although it contradicts what the public has been told for months. This article also points out the discrepancy between the actual facts, and the spin put on those facts by the media before they reported the stories.
“A study conducted in 2012 showed that Ebola was able to travel between pigs and monkeys that were in separate cages and were never placed in direct contact.
Though the method of transmission in the study was not officially determined, one of the scientists involved, Dr. Gary Kobinger, from the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Canada, told BBC News that he believed that the infection was spread through large droplets that were suspended in the air.
“What we suspect is happening is large droplets; they can stay in the air, but not long; they don’t go far,” he explained. “But they can be absorbed in the airway, and this is how the infection starts, and this is what we think, because we saw a lot of evidence in the lungs of the non-human primates that the virus got in that way.”
“Translation: Ebola IS an airborne virus. (as is annotated in the video and below, I am using this term in the layman’s sense as TRAVELS THROUGH AIR) …On one hand this is a question of semantics, and the point is well taken, but keep in mind that the study did not officially determine how the virus traveled through the air, it merely established that it does travel through the air. … For the average person however what needs to be understood is very simple: if you are in a room with someone infected with Ebola, you are not safe, even if you never touch them or their bodily fluids, and this is not what you are being told by the mainstream media. Essentially I am using the word “airborne” as a layman term.”
INFOGRAPHIC: What you need to know about the Ebola virus
“Signs and symptoms of the deadly virus can be noticeable within five to 10 days of infection. Early signs of the virus will be similar to flu symptoms. They may include:
Joint and muscle aching and discomfort
As the virus develops, symptoms will become severe and may include:
Chest pain and coughing
Severe weight loss
Nausea and vomiting
It is advised that you see a doctor if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms.”
GMO and Contaminated Food
Govt OK’s Growing Rice for Public Sale Within Fukushima Contamination Zone The American government also attempts to suppress all information that shows the dangers of GMO food! Most people have no idea how dangerous this food can be, and it is banned in many countries.
“Just recently, farmers in the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, have begun planting rice in a district previously designated as a ‘no-plant zone’ due to of radioactive fallout. This will be the first time since March, 2011’s core meltdowns that rice intended for public sale will be planted in fields that are possibly still contaminated with radioactive cesium and other toxic materials.
While the Japanese public is vehemently opposed to GMO, do they really want to eat radioactive rice? The government of Japan seems not to care.
Despite the urging of the people of Japan, the government continues to allow farming in radioactive areas while also permitting large quantities of imported GM canola from Canada. There is also now GM canola growing wild around Japanese ports and roads to major food oil companies.
Thousands of farmers lost their livelihoods when their farms, produce, and livestock were declared off-limits and unsafe, but allowing radioactive farms to plant now doesn’t solve the problem, and neither do genetically modified foods. It seems the corporate biotech bullies won’t stop their own agricultural terrorism, even when a country is down on their luck.”
Comprehensive new review suggests certain drugs may contribute to lower vitamin D levels
“A review of various human clinical and epidemiological studies determined that certain medications commonly used by elderly individuals are related to lower vitamin D levels.
Drug-nutrient interactions are the interactions between a food, a nutrient, or nutrition status and a pharmaceutical drug. They are considered to be side effects. For example, deficiencies in calcium, magnesium, or zinc may impair drug metabolism, and certain diuretics and corticosteroids deplete the body of vitamin K.
While polypharmacy, or the use multiple medications by a patient, is very common among elderly individuals who have multiple conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, it is associated with decreased quality of life and decreased mobility and cognition.”
New trial shows treating vitamin D deficiency significantly improves fatigue symptoms
“A new study published in North American Journal of Medical Sciences found that vitamin D deficiency was common among patients with fatigue, but also found that bringing vitamin D status to a sufficient level significantly reduced symptoms of fatigue.
Fatigue can impact almost every aspect of your life, including your social life and work performance. However, most diagnoses of fatigue are idiopathic, meaning they have unknown causes.
It has been suggested that vitamin D deficiency and fatigue are closely related. Some researchers think that fatigue is a symptom of vitamin D deficiency, while others think there are other factors involved.
For example, osteomalacia is a disease that can be caused by vitamin D deficiency. Muscle weakness is a common symptom of osteomalacia and can lead to fatigue.”
Health and Nutrition
What Are Lemons Good For? This very informative article discusses the health benefits of eating lemons, nutritional facts, and studies on lemons. It also contains information about what to look for when purchasing lemons to ensure peak flavor and benefits. It even includes uses for lemons and give recipes.
“DNA cell protection, immune system regulation, and inflammation relief are just a few of the many nutritional advantages offered by lemons. But what they don’t have a lot of – calories – may be another reason they’re so popular. This cheery yellow fruit with an ancient history is revered, perhaps equally, for its health advantages and as a food. Who doesn’t like lemonade, and the bright, fresh flavor lemons add to so many dishes?
As for the vitamins and minerals, lemons come with infection-fighting vitamin C, as well as thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, and magnesium, fiber, lots of B vitamins, calcium, potassium, copper, folate, and potassium. Whew! Just think – the antioxidants and flavonoids you get in the lemons you eat today are probably directly descended from the lemon trees Columbus planted more than 500 years ago!”
Dogs and Ebola: What You Need to Know At the time this article was published, although they were monitoring people who had been exposed to the Ebola patient from Africa, Texas was not monitoring any animals. Since then, the pet of a nurse who contracted the disease has been quarantined as a precaution, though no other animals are being watched.
“Monkeys, bats and a menagerie of animals can spread Ebola. Now there’s worry that dogs – or one dog in particular – might spread it, too. Officials in Madrid got a court order to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant who has the deadly virus.
No case of Ebola spreading to people from dogs has ever been documented, but “clearly we want to look at all possibilities,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In Dallas, health officials are monitoring 48 people who may have had contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, but “we are not monitoring any animals at this time,” said Texas Health Commissioner David Lakey.”
Can Dogs (And Other Animals) Get Ebola? There was an enormous public outcry when Excalibur, the dog owned by a Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola, was euthanized by the government. Although it is clear that dogs can get the virus, they are asymptomatic and normally do not die from it. But because of the uncertainty over the disease, the dog was destroyed. In Texas however, the pet dog of a nurse who recently contracted Ebola has been quarantined, fed and cared for. This seems to be a more reasonable approach, not only to those of us who love dogs but to those who can empathize with a nurse who, while fighting for her life, had to face the trauma of losing her best friend as well. Moreover, the Texas approach provides an opportunity for professionals to study the question of transmission from pets.
“To date, there is no documented case of Ebola spreading to people from dogs or dogs to people, and only one study, carried out by the CDC, looks at whether dogs can get Ebola at all. This research into the prevalence of Ebola-virus antibodies in dogs from regions of Gabon affected by the 2001–2002 outbreak showed that “dogs can be infected by Ebola virus” but exhibit no symptoms and the infection eventually clears.
David Moore, an expert in infectious diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said that since no dogs showed symptoms of the Ebola virus “there is absolutely no evidence to support a role for dogs in transmission.”
The study also suggests that differences in behavior and diet of pet dogs may alter risks in Ebola transmission. Whereas most dogs in Western Europe are fed dog food, many of the dogs studied in Gabon scavenged for their food, eating small dead animals that could have exposed them to the virus.
Relatively little research has been carried out into the existence of Ebola in many other animals. It is thought that domestic cats are probably immune to it since the virus has not yet been found in any wild felines in Africa.”
Your physical health is very important, but of even greater importance is your spiritual health. Man suffers from a fatal spiritual disease called sin, which always leads to death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.