As we continue to grapple with the devastating medical and economic fallout of the Coronavirus, the smart money is on taking this time at home where we are aggressively isolating ourselves and practicing social distancing, to level up our health. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform your health and become a role model for others. This pandemic will change how people view health permanently.
One upside is the planet has rapidly cleared much of its air pollution. In the photo above taken on my morning walk, the San Bernadino mountains are visible in the background which doesn’t happen very often.
But first of all a very warm welcome to my new subscribers. I would have to say that this recent health crisis has inspired all of you to action- this is the biggest increase in people on my email list in many years. So congratulations for taking action! For those of you who don’t know me that well, the video below is a brief introduction to me and my message:
A recent Bloomberg article titled 99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says, found that 99% of the fatalities occurred in people who had at least one chronic illness. A whopping 48.5% of the fatalities had 3 or more chronic illnesses.
These numbers illuminate the role of our immune system in becoming susceptible to any infection, and highlights that our immune status and health are key indicators in morbidity and mortality. This is an important take-away from the current pandemic situation, and the basis for taking action now to create optimal health.
The CDC has been tracking toxicants in our blood for decades. Surprised? The updated CDC National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals (www.cdc.gov.exposurereport) has now measured 242 toxic chemical and metal pollutants in the blood and urine of U.S. residents. Half of those- 120 of the toxic compounds, were found in 100% of the participants! And we have released over 85,000 new chemicals into the environment in the last 80 years, of which only 242 are getting tested. It makes you wonder how many chemicals we really have inside of us. Some research labs have done expanded testing and found 20-30,000 chemicals in the blood of those tested.
These chemicals have already demonstrated immunotoxicity and damage to mitochondria (our energy factories in our cells) in the published literature. Is it any wonder that the top complaint I hear is fatigue? All are potent pro-oxidants and deplete glutathione, our body’s top detoxifying enzyme and endogenous anti-oxidant. These ubiquitous toxicants have demonstrated not only immunotoxicity, including autoimmunity (a global epidemic), but neurotoxicity (rising rates of Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons), and endocrine toxicity (they mess up your hormones).
This means there is an inverse correlation between toxins and immune function – meaning toxins dysregulate the immune system making it less vigilant against invaders and more likely to create negative immune reactions. Toxic load must be addressed in order to achieve optimal immune function.
Speaking of pollution, the LA Times ran an article yesterday that suggests air pollution may make the virus worse for us. The two areas hardest hit so far, China and Northern Italy have high levels of air pollution and also high rates of smoking.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 7 million people died in 2012 from air pollution (https://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/air-pollution/en/
). While the U.S. is not nearly as polluted as China or India, we do have enough particulate matter and other pollutants in the air to affect our health and that is why I recommend having a high quality air purifier in your bedroom.
According to the WHO:
“In particular, the new data reveal a stronger link between both indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure and cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and ischaemic heart disease, as well as between air pollution and cancer. This is in addition to air pollution’s role in the development of respiratory diseases, including acute respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.”
I am putting the finishing touches on my personalized protocols for a 3 month and 12 month program of health transformation. Right now my early adopters are following my protocols in the E.U., Canada, and the U.S. These are available through the wonders of telemedicine and do not require any travel. These programs include lab testing for toxicants, heavy metals, and other biomarkers of poor health that your doctor does not test for, as well as an epigenetic test to look at how you are aging on a DNA level as opposed to your chronological age. As you may know, I wrote a best-selling book on epigenetics Cracking the Beauty Code: How to program your DNA for health, vitality, and younger-looking skin
and my techniques work- via the epigenetic testing that I just mentioned, I have tested out to be younger than 93% of my age peers. More on that later. If you would like more information now or are an early adopter, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am here to help.