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“VACCINATE….VACCINATE….VACCINATE….IS THERE NOTHING WE CAN DO TO STRENGTHEN OUR INNATE IMMUNITY?
Every day I spend 15 minutes with “full body sun exposure” in peak sunshine hours?
Why would I do something so “crazy”?
Why not sunblock and shade hugging?
Remember I said only 15 minutes….and why? Because this summer (more than ever before) I have consciously worked to build up my vitamin D levels, ready for the long winter months ahead.
Why now more than ever?
Because study after study after study after study (you get the picture) illustrates that one of the self protective steps we can take, to boost our natural protection and resilience against Covid 19, is to elevate our vitamin D levels.
New Zealanders are chronically vitamin D deficient…largely because of our Sun Smart messaging of sunblock, hats and shade hugging.
While the benefits of this may be skin cancer reduction…the price we pay is a nation hovering on the brink of endemic Vitamin D deficiency.
Which New Zealanders are MOST vitamin D deficient?
Elderly, frail, and living in care (they rarely get outside)….and those with naturally dark skin (Maori, Pacifica etc).
To care for myself I will also be supplementing my diet with vitamin D throughout the winter months…but more on that in a post to come.
Sharing below, the insights from Dr James Chestnut ….Gross Negligence, Malpractice, and Preventable Death and Suffering – Where is the public health recommendation for sufficient Vitamin D intake?
There is unequivocal evidence regarding the importance of Vit D for immune function in general and, specifically, with respect to immunity against COVID-19 and influenza. As I have pointed out many times, physiological and biochemical research evidence is clear that Vit D is required by the white blood cells of the innate immune system to epigenetically upregulate the production of AMPs or antimicrobial proteins, and by the T-cells of the humoral immune system, especially the Treg or T-regulatory cells, to control inflammation and thus prevent Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) – the leading cause of death associated with both COVID-19 and Influenza. For months, in fact years, I have been lecturing, and writing research reviews, newsletters, and articles, about the peer-reviewed evidence regarding the importance of Vitamin D (and proper synergistic amounts of Vitamin A), and Omega-3 fatty acids, for both immune health and the prevention of, and risk reduction from, respiratory illnesses caused by influenza, Corona, and Rhino viruses, and severe complications from these respiratory illnesses such as ARDS caused by excess inflammation. I have also lectured and written extensively for two decades about the importance of these essential nutrients for the prevention of, and risk reduction and healing from, the most common chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, digestive problems, and emotional anxiety and depression. Keep in mind, these are the comorbidities that also lead to higher hospitalization and death rates from COVID-19 – and FLU. The research illustrating the fact that deficiencies in these essential nutrients are significant factors in the underlying causes of both acute respiratory and chronic systemic illnesses (immune system dysfunction, chronic inflammation, high blood sugar/insulin resistance, gut dysbiosis and inflammation, and depression and anxiety – to name a few) is unequivocal and undeniable.
Years ago, based on the research evidence, I created Innate Choice OmegA+D Sufficiency, a combination of cod liver oil (Omega-3, Vit D, and Vit A) and Omega-3 fish oil (Omega-3 fatty acids), with added extra Vit D, in order to supply sufficient amounts of these essential nutrients as well as the proper synergistic combination of these essential nutrients. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic I also created an Evidence-Based COVID-19 and FLU Prevention and Risk Reduction Protocol that was based on the best available evidence. Please go to www.innatechoice.com for more information.In what can only be considered a carte blanche endorsement and validation of this Evidence-Based COVID-19 and Flu Prevention and Risk Reduction Protocol, is the recent December 2020 open letter signed by over 100 top scientists, doctors, and leading health authorities, and sent to all governments, public health officials, doctors, and healthcare workers calling for universal supplementation with Vitamin D to reduce COVID-19 infections and related deaths. Here is the link to this open letter http://innatechoice.com/…/Dec_2020_COVID-19_Vitamin_D.pdf
PLEASE ensure you and your loved ones are getting sufficient intake of these essential nutrients. There simply is not a more evidence-based, more cost-effective way to improve your immune function and protect yourself from COVID-19 and FLU. (To follow Dr James Chestnut on Face Book…. https://www.facebook.com/drjameschestnut