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Discussion #9 - Health Tip

The human body is an amazing (biological) machine. It can recover/heal from just about anything, if you do one simple thing; reduce your daily level of anxiety. Stop worrying about, well, everything! Stress/worry/anxiety greatly increases free radicals, compromises your immune system, accelerates aging & generally puts a lot of extra strain on your body. How to do this in modern society? (In my opinion) work hard, play hard, enjoy life & when you start feeling stressed out, take a break! Do very little for a day or two.

Many people find vacations more stressful than work. This is due to the common modern attitude that we should always remain busy, even on vacation. Many are concerned about being labelled "lazy", if they do nothing for a bit here & there (more common in type "A" personalities). Everyone is entitled to their opinions/attitudes in life, but they must also live with the health consequences of these attitudes. Also, stress-related illnesses put a huge strain on health care systems.

Another completely bizarre and nutso attitude would be the idea many people have, that it's socially weird to be seen enjoying time alone in public. It is incredibly cathartic and relaxing to have a bit of solitude, & even people-watch, read the paper, or spend time on the internet, etc. IN PUBLIC! What is the big deal people, it does NOT mean that you're a loner, a loser, a social outcast, a bum, a slacker, or anything similar! This notion is completely paranoid and insane, and is robbing many out of one of the most relaxing and enjoyable activities on Earth. We do not ALWAYS have to be social butterflies (even though it's obviously a blast much of the time)!

Everyone needs a different amount of overall stimulaton to stay amused in life, but everyone can also use a break now & then, no matter how high or low your entertainment needs are. It's not a good idea to wait until you're sitting on a beach in the Caribbean, unless you've got enough money and time to do it on a pretty regular basis.

Where we set our daily variety expectations is a huge factor in our life. No matter how rich and successful we are, there are still many aspects of our daily lives that are somewhat routine. Eating meals, brushing our teeth, sleeping, injecting exercise into our day, and so on. One of the biggest personal ideological differences between people, is how much variety should be in our daily lives. While it's definitely true that variety is the spice of life, the routine in our life can be compared to the meat and potatoes. The variety we can successfully inject into our day, week, month, or year definitely enriches our lives considerably, but the routine can also be enjoyable, feel satisfying, and be extremely productive.

It's all about our attitude in this aspect of life, and this attitude will dramatically affect our stress levels. The recent pandemic has definitely put a damper on the variety levels for many in the world. Luckily, this is temporary, but in a very large way, we'll likely never take our normal lifestyles for granted again.

Another huge issue in modern day societies is that in many affluent countries, the average person sits an average of 75% of the time (awake) in a day. The human body was not designed for this, so it's a really good idea to keep this in mind and choose a lifestyle that is far less sedentary in nature. We can mainly thank technology, automation and modern transportation for this little goodie.

Sitting is the new smoking. You don't have to run, jog, or do hard-core workouts, etc., just get up off your butt and move a little (as often as possible), maybe climb a few stairs or go for a walk. This is what our bodies were designed to do, not sitting around for hours on end. Running & jogging are obviously awesome too, and much better for weight loss and building cardio capacity etc., just a little hard on the joints as we age.

Another serious problem that can sometimes be a result of the above issues is sleep quality. Think of anxiety as being like the engine in a car. If our anxiety motor is revving too high, it can be extremely difficult to get enough quality sleep, which in turn results in a higher daily anxiety level. I personally believe that this "catch-22" or "vicious cycle" is mainly responsible for most serious sleep issues.

The combination of high-anxiety and sedentary lifestyles that many are living is creating an environment for this, along with an epidemic of people with high blood pressure (hypertension). 26% of the world's population currently suffer from this condition (soon to be approx. 29% by 2025). The huge surge in demand recently, of cannabis products like CBD & THC, are proof of just how desperate many people are to relax these days.

Poor sleep quality is one of the most important and yet most under-researched and under-knowledged areas of modern medicine. The specialty of Neurology attempts to address it with sleep studies, etc., but in reality there is very little that is understood about the sleep processes in the human brain. Even the location in the brain where sleep takes place is not completely understood. Given the complexity of this biological process, the medical treatment options are extremely primitive at best. In my humble opinion (based on my own experiences), controlling anxiety with natural methods is by far the best solution for this problem. It will break the cycle, and the magical self-healing powers of the human body will do the rest. In many cases, a common symptom is fairly serious and painful back issues. Back pain is also becoming a bit of an epidemic in many countries around the world.

Many try to remedy the problem by buying a better mattress or taking medication. The mattress is not a bad idea, but sleep medications normally wear off quickly and are highly addictive (not a great long-term solution). A better solution would be to take up meditation or yoga, or just try and de-stress your life somehow (commonly easier said than done). Sleep is not just for the lazy, it slows down aging and is critical for survival. And let's face it, much of life is about survival. The harsh reality is that the aging process is designed to keep the human population under control. The genetic portion of this (so far) we can do nothing about, but there is still a huge element that we do control.

If you're currently (or will soon be) lying there in frustration, trying desperately to get to sleep, here is a 100% natural remedy that works 100% of the time. Pretend that your current anxiety level is the engine of a car, and start taking your foot off the gas. Keep bringing the rpm's of your anxiety engine down until you fall asleep. It sounds ridiculously simple, but it works every time. Why, you ask? The only reason you are ever awake, is because of the anxiety level in your mind. There is always some, it's just a question of how much, at any given point in time. Once you bring it down below a certain level, you are going to fall asleep, guaranteed.

Again, think of how a (fossil fuel) engine must remain idling at a certain rpm level, in order to keep running. Once this level falls too low, it's gonna stall. In principle, this is similar to how our anxiety level functions to keep us awake. If it, as well, falls too far below this idling level, then it is extremely difficult to stay awake. Think about how hard it can be at times, when driving on the highway late at night. It can be so relaxing, and so boring, that if we're extremely tired, it's dangerous, and a huge challenge to stay awake.

Some people find it much harder to turn off their mind than others, but everyone has the ability to do this. It might take a little bit of practice to get the technique perfected, but once you get it, you'll never lose it. It's just like learning to ride a bike. Some people use the "counting sheep" method to accomplish this, but I prefer a different technique. I personally don't find counting all that effective. Simply clear you mind of everything, except for two things: breathing deeply, and your anxiety level. Focus on these two things, and nothing else. Once you do this for 10 or 15 minutes, you will start to feel dramatically more relaxed, in every area of your body. A few more minutes after that, and you'll be asleep.

If there is something really bothering you on that particular night (or day), it may take a little longer, but it will still work. It'll just be a bit tougher to clear your mind. In these (hopefully) rare situations, you may have to add one additional simple step. Every now & then, focus on something in your life that brings you incredible joy & happiness. However, do not let your mind wander too much from this one thought, or it'll start to race again, and you'll be right back to square one.

Endorphins are powerful chemicals that your endocrine system will create & secrete into your bloodstream, when an enjoyable thought is in your mind. These powerful hormones will help you to relax, and further bring down that revving anxiety engine. Super-relaxation will not only help you get to sleep, it will also give you a much better quality sleep.

While some may choose to use relaxation apps for this purpose, it's simply not necessary. However, whatever works for you! Natural super-relaxation is also an incredibly enjoyable sensation, so focusing on the way your body feels while in this state, will also help you get to sleep faster, and further enhance sleep quality.

If you're skeptical, just give it a try. You have absolutely nothing to lose, and a whole lot to gain. Even try experimenting a little, always paying attention to how your body is responding. Falling asleep should be one of the most enjoyable & relaxing activities on this Earth. If it's not, then you're definitely doing something wrong, (no disrespect intended). Will power, and the power of your mind, are far more effective than any medication or external substance, for treating insomnia or related sleep issues. There may be, of course, other underlying medical conditions causing this problem, such as sleep apnea. Definitely seek out medical treatment if you feel this is your issue. All I'm saying is, give this a try. It's completely safe & natural, and you will very likely be pleasantly surprised at how incredibly effective it is.

Also, whatever you do, do NOT spend the majority of your life living on "pins & needles", or "walking on eggshells", especially in the areas of marriage and career. It's in these two main areas of life, that people either derive the most pleasure, enjoyment, & satisfaction, or, the most stress & anxiety. Believe it or not, you could potentially survive & thrive after the loss of either one. In fact, not living in fear of this will actually dramatically improve your odds of keeping both, as you'll be overall far less stressed & anxious in life, & therefore will be far more fun to be around.

The list of aging-related illnesses is quite long. It's probably safe to say that in the end "natural causes" is normally a unique collection or singular illness from this list. In my opinion (and many others), superficial cosmetic procedures are a complete waste of time and money. They do absolutely nothing to extend our healthy lifespan. In fact, if we do REAL things to accomplish this, the cosmetic aspects of aging will also improve naturally (and far more dramatically). In most societies around the world, this seems to be a much bigger deal for women than it is for men. That being said, most men aren't overly thrilled about the aging process either (especially after the age of 60 or so).

Most people do not realize just how much money is being spent in the cosmetic industries, and those on the receiving end certainly aren't complaining, but it's still pretty ridiculous. Reduce your daily anxiety levels, get better sleep, stay young (for real/below the surface). It's that simple.

Another little nugget of advice would be, when & if you engage in activities such as running, jogging, shoveling snow, working out at the gym, etc., be very mindful of how out of breath you become. Shortness of breath is obviously extremely common when exercising, but it's also the best indicator of how hard you're pushing your body.

When your physical activity is fairly intense, the energy required is also extremely high. This means many calories burn, but the process is also extremely demanding on the respiratory system. The amount of oxygen required by the circulatory system goes up dramatically, as does the amount of carbon dioxide needing to be disposed of.

The old saying "no pain no gain" is true to a point, but there is definitely a limit, and if it's crossed, it puts a huge amount of extra strain on both the heart, and the entire circulatory system. According to Harvard Medical School, the rule of thumb is, if you can talk normally (without gasping for air) during your activity, you're not overdoing it. If you can sing normally, then you're probably not pushing yourself hard enough.

Obviously, this entire page is a huge oversimplification of a very complex issue, as diseases like cancer, heart & stroke, and many others often have genetic or birth defect causes. Human life overall is incredibly complex, and we are all just doing our best to make some sense of it all. Zooming out and looking at the bigger picture (now & then) is a powerful tool in accomplishing this.

Currently, the biggest source of stress and anxiety is the coronavirus pandemic. As difficult as it may be during this crisis, it's actually more important than ever to de-stress and reduce our anxiety levels. We all need to keep our immune system strong, in case we do (God forbid), actually catch this virus. Mental health is not just a good idea for it's own sake, it will also dramatically increase our odds of physically surviving this virus. Mainly due to the positive effects on our endocrine system, which dramatically boost our immune system. Exercise and nutrition are also extremely important, but deliberately taking control of our emotions, and focusing on things that will calm (or excite) our soul, are the most powerful tools in the box.

Governments and political leaders want us to have a healthy level of concern, which is of course extremely effective in getting people to behave. There is a massive difference however, between a healthy level of concern, and health-degrading stress and anxiety. World leaders' main objective is to reduce the spread, which of course benefits every one of us. We as individuals however, also need to do our best to survive this thing, if we do actually get it. Hospitals having enough ventilators & PPE are not the only ways to accomplish this. If we allow ourselves to become run down from weeks, months, or years of worry, this will make our body's ability to fight off the virus that much worse.

As to why this pandemic is happening, it's difficult to know for sure. It may have something to do with the carrying capacity of our species on this planet. Most experts believe that we may be nearing, or have actually surpassed this limit already. Nature has a tendency to want to suppress the number of people, living organisms, or crops if they excede what a region can support without environmental degradation. There definitely seems to be a correlation between population density, and the spread of this virus.

Just as there are with insects and animals, there are mechanisms in this natural world, that are designed to keep all species of creatures (including us) at a reasonable population level. We may not like this idea, as it takes away some of our beloved control over things, but unfortunately, there are still some things which will always be a challenge for survival.

You may be currently thinking, how is this line of thinking supposed to reduce our anxiety levels? Especially for seniors and those with underlying health conditions. The answer is simple. Just as with the common flu virus, covid-19 is not a death sentence, we must all view this as a challenge, similar to most other areas of life. This does not mean that we should all become germophobes (as our immune system needs to be exposed to a healthy dose of germs, on a regular basis, to stay strong!). What it means, is that we need to stay as healthy as we possibly can. We cannot take our health for granted any longer.

If we're overweight, and living with high or borderline high blood pressure, we need to do something about it. If we're living a high stress lifestyle, we should do something about it. We're not all helpless victims in all of this. Other more drastic solutions would include relocating to a far less densely populated area of your state or province, especially if you are retired.

We also, of course, must do all that can be done to prevent the spread, like hand-washing, wearing a mask, and social distancing, etc. The bottom line, is that all of the worrying, stressing, and anxiety in the world will not do a damn bit of good. In fact, it will do an incredible amount of harm, physically. So, do whatever you can do, prevent the spread, and then relax. We all know that this is a really tough thing for all of humanity right now, but keeping an optimistic, cheerful mindset through this will not only make it less painful, it will literally and dramatically increase our odds of survival.

While I would never want to sway anyone in their decision whether to vaccinate or not, I will say this. The decision itself must be preserved at all costs. The biggest and most important aspect of democracy & freedom, is the right to choose. If these freedoms and rights are taken away or lost, then we are all in very serious trouble.

Ask any medical expert, and they will tell you that with the covid virus mutating into various new (& more powerful) variants, the odds of this being a one or two shot deal are very slim. This means that, similar to the flu shots, these will likely be annual & ongoing vaccinations (labelled booster shots). No matter what the label, not everyone is comfortable about the idea of this. I'm personally not a big fan of the term "vaccine hesitancy", as it infers that we should not have a choice.

Added to this is the fact that if (God forbid), there are some serious negative side-effects that could potentially show up years down the road, it would be very unwise for virtually everyone to get vaccinated. Especially when this is not required to achieve herd immunity. This would also be exponentially more tragic if this/these side-effect(s) were to show up somewhere in the reproductive system.

The solution? No one wants to live in a police state, so we need to let people continue to make this very personal decision, without guilt or shame. These vaccines are powerful drugs, and we are not cattle or any other form of livestock. If we were, then we'd obviously have no say in the matter. We would be routinely vaccinated whether we like the idea or not. Let's not allow this to happen to us. Governments should never be in control or dictate what drugs are put into our body, especially in an ongoing or continuous manner.

Those who wish to get the shots (& most will), should get them. Those who do not, should not, pure & simple. This will solve the problems of achieving herd immunity AND prevent our species from any other potential tragic outcomes. Every health professional will agree that while very slim, the chances of unforseen side-effects down the road are definitely not zero.

Some are indeed nervous about the vaccine & hesitating, but far more are nervous about getting covid, & will choose to get vaccinated. Problem solved. Then, there is the third group of people, who are just not big on drugs, period. Whether prescription, street, over-the-counter, or vaccine. Let's face it, we live in a drug-happy era. There are so many people taking drugs for all sorts of things (& reasons), that they're even starting to creep into the water supply from people's urine (etc.). That, is the scariest thing of all. Not to mention all of the antibiotics and hormones that are given to the animals we eat. Drug companies certainly aren't complaining, but it's definitely not healthy for the rest of us.

For this reason, and many more, a smaller percentage of people will choose not to vaccinate. Not from hesitation or fear, but by choice. This is democracy & freedom in action, & it's a beautiful thing. YOUNG PEOPLE OF EARTH, HOW THRILLED ARE YOU ABOUT SPENDING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE GETTING VACCINATED EVERY 6 MONTHS??? If this is not something you want, now is the time to speak up! Then, once you've made your decision, let it go & have peace about it. Getting back to the original point of this health tip page, we all need to push as much stress, worry, and anxiety out of our lives as humanly possible. This will allow our overall health to spiral up instead of down. We'll get much better quality sleep, giving our immune system it's best chance to fight off any virus or variant that may come along. Including those which the drug companies are not fully aware of.

Currently, the vaccinated are basically demonizing the unvaccinated in most areas of the world. While this is definitely typical tribal behaviour for we human beings, this is not smart. The virus is mutating, and that means more vaccine shots are coming down the pipe. Most people are fine with the first two, but once the third, fourth, and so on, start being pushed onto people, this is going to change. The main thing is that people do not lose their freedom to choose what's right for them. If you have a strong immune system, and are more afraid of the long term effects of taking vaccine after vaccine, year after year, then this needs to be your choice. If your health is generally poor, or you are older, or have underlying health conditions, you will likely want to keep getting vaccinated.

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY BEING SELFISH HERE, ARE THOSE WHO ARE ATTEMPTING TO VACCINATE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE!!! Folks with underlying health conditions, at any age, should probably get the vaccines, but again, this should be the choice of the individual or parent, not the government, employers, or big business. There have been NO studies done on the long-term effects of these drugs, so to force young people to all become covid vaccine junkies seems apocalyptically wrong, and dangerous on so many levels. There will always be many in this world, who barely care what drugs they consume on a regular basis. Not everyone is having such a strong love affair with these drugs.

The biggest danger, along with massive casualties from covid, is societies around the world losing their liberty & freedom. When governments start taking away people's personal freedoms, this is a massive problem, even if it is in the name of public health. The bottom line here, is who should have the right to control what drugs are being pumped into our body, on a regular & ongoing basis. The government, the people around us, or us. Globally, an unbelievable number of healthcare workers, which includes nurses AND doctors, are refusing to get vaxxed. They are choosing to go down the natural immunity road, instead of the drug-induced. Partly due to their already enhanced immunity, and partly as a result of their bird's-eye view of what's really going on in the hospitals with this pandemic. In Quebec, 17,000 healthcare workers will be suspended without pay Oct. 15 (2021), for refusing to get vaccinated. This is not hesitancy folks, this is a choice that doctors & nurses are making. And they're willing to pay for this decision with their careers.

Make no mistake, this is a tricky situation. Many people (including politicians), now feel like they're stuck between a rock & a hard place. This is why it's so important for all of us to make our decision, and then try to relax and not stress over it. Watching the news is important, but there are a lot of political tensions over this pandemic. It's pretty obvious that nature is desperately trying to reduce our consumption, basically by reducing our numbers. Dramatic changes in our global consumption, especially energy, take time, so vaccines (for those who want them) and indoor masking are the most powerful and effective short-term options.

Not trying to be overly patriotic, but most areas of my own country (Canada) have kept their indoor masking policy all along, and our new cases (per day) are approx. one twentieth (per capita) the number of new daily cases in the US and UK (as of July 2021). Masking is unfortunate, as it does make it harder to breathe. But it may be the only way to prevent us from chasing neverending variants with neverending vaccine shots. It seems that we are at war with nature here, let's not create a war with each other over this as well. India, which did have a huge covid outbreak back in May 2021, now has one fifth the new daily cases of my country per capita, and has a double vax rate of only 28%! They may spend less time indoors perhaps, but natural immunity is more than likely the main reason for this dramatic improvement in India!

And not just India, if you look at the number of Covid cases, hospitalizations, & deaths in virtually ALL of the poorer countries in our world, they're dramatically lower than ours in the richer nations. The differences, in fact, are so dramatic, that in the poor and developing countries of our world, the pandemic is basically over. All of this, with vaccination rates that are tiny compared to us. As of Nov. 2021, only 6% vaccination rate for all of Africa. Many others are anywhere from 2% to 20% fully vaccinated, and are enjoying a Covid pandemic that is virtually non-existent now.

Scientists around the globe are, understandably, very confused by this undeniable reality, and are desperately trying to downplay it's significance. But the truth is, that these countries have NOT been heavily suppressing viral illness with intense vaccine use for just as long as we in the richer, & more developed countries HAVE been. This has given their populations dramatically superior natural immunity to viruses such as Covid-19, along with whatever comes along next. They simply do NOT need to "engineer" or "Frankenstein" their immune system to provide protection for them. Their immune systems are doing this naturally, all on their own.

The efficacy of the first 2 shots is waning, & is only approx. 39% effective 5 months after inoculation. This is why the 3rd shot has arrived, & most experts agree, there will be many more, as the virus is behaving very similar to the flu. The fairytale end to this pandemic is not happening. It'll be around and mutating for many years to come (in the richer countries). This is why we need to protect our basic human rights, & not force vaccinate. Once we do finally get serious about reducing our global consumption, then we can all stop pumping ourselves full of drugs, and take off the masks as well.

The true realistic solution to this pandemic, for all countries, is therapeutics such as the new Pfizer Covid pill. This, according to Pfizer, is 89% effective at preventing, or more accurately curing Covid AFTER someone has become seriously ill. This will keep the vast majority of our vulnerable people OUT of the hospitals, and ALSO allow our immunity to build up naturally, the way it was designed to do in the first place. Before this can happen, we need to stop this vaccine mandate freight train. This however, might prove to be a much tougher thing to do than anyone could have ever imagined.

With therapeutics, nothing will ever have to (or should be) mandated. Everyone will have the choice, if and when they become seriously ill, whether they would like to fully recover and survive, or take their chances without the treatment. It's not difficult to believe, that the vast majority will choose to take the pills (I believe it's 2 a day for five days). The big advantages here, are that for the vast majority of people, they will NOT be necessary. Therefore allowing our natural immunity to build in a way that is far more powerful, broad-spectrum, durable, and long-lasting compared to vaccine-induced immunity. The other huge advantage is that this treatment takes place at home, not in the hospital. This will prevent the overloading of health care systems.

The only challenge to switching or transitioning over to this dramatically superior health strategy, is the psychology of it. Most people in the richer countries have now been brainwashed to think that mandated vaccines are the only solution to this pandemic, and this is scientifically completely false information. (And this is according to Pfizer!). Worldwide, we need to fix this problem, immediately. There are some people who are getting a big kick out of the scapegoating of the unvaccinated. To those people, I say find a better hobby to get your entertainment needs met.

Thousands of people are dying needlessly every single day that this insanity continues, again, in the wealthier countries of our world. Vaccines could & should still be used for additional protection, but should only be taken voluntarily by those who are extremely vulnerable. The entire world has proven that there is NO advantage to forcing everyone to be vaccinated. This does NOT additionally protect the far more at-risk people in our populations. It actually does incredible harm, as is currently being witnessed around the globe.

Experts are now also completely baffled by what is happening in South America. Their daily cases & deaths have plummeted to almost nothing as well. The reason? They were hit hard in the beginning, and most experts are saying that because so many South Americans actually got Covid, and recovered, they now have dramatically improved natural immunity. This is the big difference folks, we're going to have to get used to some very different headlines in the future.

Natural immunity also evolves in a far more advanced way, which allows it to adapt to new variants and mutations much more efficiently. An individual who has natural immunity should NOT get vaccinated, as this will decrease durability, or their ability to fight off reinfection from a similar virus, variant, or mutation. Following the Sars CoV outbreak in 2003, T-cell immunity responses were detected up to 17 years later.

Artificial immunity, no matter how big the vaccine freight train is right now, will never be able to compete with the real thing. Unfortunately, it's becoming increasingly clear that the world will probably have to learn the truth about this issue the hard way. The paranoid and fearful avoidance of people not wanting to ever get sick, and therefore avoiding building up natural immunity to Covid or even the flu, is going to bite people in the butt in a big way.

Our human obsession with trying to eliminate all risk in this pandemic, is actually creating far MORE risk. As we wander around fully masked, vaccinated, and hand-sanitizing every 10 minutes, most really do believe that this obsession is going to protect us, but it's not. If someone does come down with a cold or the flu, many around them freak out and are terrified. This paranoid, OCD behavior is so completely over-the-top fanatical, that it's complete and utter insanity, bordering on mass mental illness.

According to a recent, very large Israeli study, natural immunity increases our chances of fighting off Covid by a multiple of 13 TIMES more than the vaccine!!! It not only increases our antibody levels, but also creates powerful T and B cells known as lymphocytes. These cells help prevent disease and kill virus-infected cells, thus ending the infection.

It is our human nature to want to control everything and everyone around us. But in reality, this control freak nature of ours will in the near future be killing thousands upon thousands of additional people, unnecessarily, every single day that goes by. As if this isn't bad enough, we're also creating an entire generation of fearful, OCD germaphobes, who are being taught that we should never get sick. And if we do, we should run and hide in shame like diseased lepers, isolated from the rest of society.

This is complete madness people. Since humanity has been on this planet, we all get sick from time to time, the vast majority recover, build up our natural immunity for the next time, and carry on. This is how our body is designed to work. If we attempt to eradicate all viral illnesses, it will only end up doing serious harm to our immune system, along with everyone's mental health AND the economy.

We all know that getting older is, in many ways, not that much fun. And that our chances of surviving these illnesses does go down significantly the older we get. The solution however, is not what we are currently doing in the richer nations. The solution is to treat our vulnerable people, whom we love dearly, with powerful new, and thoroughly tested therapeutic antiviral treatments, if and only if they become sick enough to need them. These are MORE effective than vaccines, and will NOT diminish in efficacy over time. This will allow the younger and healthier segments of our populations to stay much healthier, both physically AND mentally.

Remember, science does not care who the biggest bully is in this debate. Science simply is what it is, and does what it does. If you're going to fear anyone, or anything, it should be what the scientific truth really is. This, along with the decisions you make, are what will determine the fate of yourself and your loved ones. Science also does not care if 99% of populations are making the wrong decisions, and only 1% are making the right. Those who get it right will still reap all of the health benefits from this.

It's also a big part of human nature, to feel that we already know everything, and that there is very little new information left to learn. It was not that long ago in human history, that we as a species had no knowledge that smoking caused lung cancer. Prior to that, (and many people alive today still remember), the tobacco companies were desperately attempting to convince everyone that smoking was just fine for our health, no problems at all. In the 1920's, many mainstream media editors refused to report any of the health issues that were being discovered, like always, because of the money. Tobacco companies spent a fortune on advertising back in those days.

My point is not to try and compare drug companies with tobacco companies. My point is that we all tend to feel that we're not going to be learning or advancing dramatically moving forward, especially in the short-term. Our egos make it seem like our societies are fairly advanced already. And compared to the past they are. But compared to the future, not even close. The people who trusted their instincts about smoking, long before the deadly health consequences were fully known by the masses, indeed benefited in a very dramatic way. Even though they were completely outnumbered by those who did not.

Another far more recent example of this principle, would be the discovery that a known cancer-causing chemical (benzene) was found in over half the batches of 30 different brands of antiperspirant and deodorant body sprays. Exposure to high quantities of benzene, especially on a regular and long-term basis, can dramatically increase the risk of developing leukemia, along with other blood disorders.

We all know that as more variants keep popping up, like the Omicron from South Africa, that this will put a lot more political pressure on governments to make the 3rd shot, the 4th shot, and so on, and so on, mandatory to be considered fully vaccinated. This could mean a lifetime of forced inoculations for everyone in the richer countries of our world. (We've been trying to eradicate the flu now for over 90 years!). We'd be vaxxed routinely for life, just like our livestock.

We are better than this people. We need to transition over to voluntary therapeutics as soon as humanly possible, and stop the madness freight train now. The poorer countries are not worried at all about Omicron, (even in South Africa), because they are NOT relying on artificial immunity for their protection. The richer countries, on the other hand, are freaking out. Because the Omicron-targeted vaccines will take at least 2 to 3 months to develop, let alone the time required to distribute and inoculate everyone (again).

No matter how much political spin gets put on this, we are all about to find out very quickly what the real truth is on this issue. They even want to remove the patents so that we can vax everyone on Earth. The world is about to realize however, why this is simply not necessary or wise. Natural immunity casts a much wider and more powerful net of protection, whereas vaccines are far more targeted and narrow to a specific strain of the virus. And are far less efficient at evolving to combat the mutations.

Basically, vaccines are far less "intelligent" and "alive" than natural immunity, the two most important factors in battling a constantly and quickly mutating virus. It's easy to understand why people have been so quick to put all their faith in vaccines. After all, they have worked successfully in the past, with viruses such as smallpox and polio. However, coronaviruses, influenza, and the common cold are very different, because they infect and are transmitted between animals AND humans. They will never stop mutating, will never be eradicated, and apparently their mutations are starting to speed up dramatically.

New vaccines take months to develop, and many more months to distribute to and inoculate billions of people. This is obviously far too long. We need our natural immunity to take over, or we'll never be able to keep up with the speed of these currently evolving mutations. We can scapegoat the unvaccinated all we want for this entire problem, but in the very near future (the coming months), this massive scientific advantage will be on their side.

For those people out there, who are desperately taking extreme measures to try and keep from ever getting sick, from anything, you're making a very big mistake. We all know that within 2 or 3 months there will be another vaccine shot for Omicron, and likely a booster for it as well shortly after. That'll make 5 vaccine shots in just over 1 year, and the mutations are just now starting to accelerate. It's a good thing that people in the richer countries are having such a big love affair with these vaccines, because we're gonna be getting a lot of them, and most likely for the rest of our lives.

Even if we could eradicate Covid-19, another equally powerful virus would likely just pop up to replace it. In fact, this is basically what the Omicron variant is, almost a completely new virus. Everyone is vaxxed for the older strains, so nature just pops out a new one, that is different enough that it can possibly evade the current vaccines. We can continue to play this ridiculous cat & mouse game forever, or we can use a much wiser health strategy, starting almost right away.

The world should NOT be shot up full of these drugs for the rest of eternity. That is NOT the solution to this pandemic. And, we all pretty much know by now that this is not just a pandemic, it's likely our future on this planet if we don't dramatically reduce our global consumption.

Now that these coronaviruses are starting to mutate quickly and evade the vaccines, (and they were only effective for about 6 months in the first place), these drugs are now more of a psychological security blanket than anything else. Whether or not they are actually still working is not the main point currently. The issue is more that they're providing people with a sense of safety, security, and control over our health, which we all so desperately desire right now (in the richer countries).

The fact that they're not really doing much of anything to actually protect us from Omicron, or any other future variant, is irrelevant to most people at this point. Linus (from the Charlie Brown cartoon series) would be quite happy about this reality, but whether this is a wise health strategy, I'd say it's probably not.

With these passport systems in place, governments around the world have an unbelievable amount of control over their citizens (those who want to participate in society). If these governments decide tomorrow that we should all take the flu shots as well, then who can stop it? Then there are literally dozens of other vaccines out there, for all kinds of different things, many of which can and likely will be forced on people eventually. Not to mention, other drugs and procedures potentially as well.

The big problem is, we're giving away our medical freedom with this system, and it's the single biggest mistake we humans have ever made. Everyone is looking for the security blanket, but I guarantee you, this is not it. It was supposed to be temporary, emergency use only. Does ANYONE actually believe this to be true?

I am NOT anti-government!! I think that most people can tell from this blog that I generally LOVE my government, but I think a large number of politicians, judges, AND doctors would agree that this is some really scary s##t!

Then when you also factor in all of the flu shots that drug companies and governments want us to get, we'll be getting so many needles from now on, we might as well all get a port-a-cath (the port for chemo drugs) permanently installed on our body! You may be laughing, but I'm only half kidding, it's getting that extreme. Also, out of respect, this is a very serious issue, and not something we should be taking lightly.

If someone does have a weakened or compromised immune system, for whatever reason, including cancer, they really should get all of the shots (if they so choose). But healthy people, with a healthy immune system, again, it should be everyone's own choice. Without our basic rights and freedoms, we are nothing but property that is owned by our government, and that is how much power we will have over our own lives. If we've lost these rights temporarily due to an emergency, that's one thing, but if we're losing them permanently or long-term, (I wish I could sugar-coat it for you kids), then welcome to hell on Earth.

What is currently happening in South Korea should be a huge wake-up call to the world. They have one of the highest vaccination rates on the planet (81%, which is even higher than my own country, Canada, at 77%), and their cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are exploding, and the highest they've ever been. Their hospitals are now out of beds, and this wave (their biggest) is just getting started. As horrifying as this news is, for the world to ignore & deny what is happening here, and in other countries as well, is far more horrifying.

Vaccines are NOT the security blanket. Our healthy, natural immunity is the security blanket. Extremely poor, almost unvaccinated countries are experiencing virtually NO deaths or hospitalizations, and highly vaccinated, richer countries are going bananas. I'm not sure how much more proof the world can provide on this issue. Open your eyes people! Artificial immunity (vaccines) can no longer keep up with the speed of this mutating pandemic.

Sure, we can give everyone more and more boosters, but the citizens of the poorest countries in our world simply do not need them, and they don't want them. Most of the vaccines that are being shipped to these countries are being thrown out. Artificial immunity is losing this war so badly, and the richer nations are just stubbornly sticking to the main narrative that is being promoted. It's time to start looking at the bigger picture people, we live in a very large world.

Putting blinders on, and refusing to look at what is really happening may be good for our egos, but it is starting to cost us a lot of lives, and cause a lot of collateral damage. Science is not just about embracing and using the latest technology all of the time. Science is also about knowing and fully understanding what is really going on, and when or if we should be using it.

There is a brand new scientific product from Merck, that is about to start being manufactured in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, (about an hour's drive from where I live). Pfizer also has a very similar product as well, with effectiveness of 89% in recent testing. These antiviral products are the solution to this problem in the richer countries. These are also science, but far wiser to use in this situation than vaccines, for most people, because they are only used if and when individuals actually become seriously ill.

This treatment also keeps people out of the hospitals, since it happens in their home. It will allow healthy people, with a healthy immune system, to naturally build up their immunity to these quickly evolving and mutating variants. This health strategy is NOT anti-science, it's more big picture science. In true human form, we are all tribing up as either pro-vax or anti-vax. And when you look at the entire globe, it's about 50/50. We are at war with nature here, let's not go to war with each other over this as well. We need to be careful, because that is our human nature.

The speed of this variant is so fast, that there will NOT be enough time for everyone to get their third shot soon enough. This is why taking care of all of the other aspects of your health is so important right now. Avoid stress & anxiety, relax and enjoy your life whenever possible, even if there are restrictions (& still obeying them). Fun & enjoyment, even if it is much tamer than you're normally used to, eat stress & anxiety for breakfast.

Maybe try and lose a few pounds if you're overweight. Get some light exercise. Eat & drink less unhealthy food and beverages. Get better quality sleep. Reduce the intensity of the drama in your life, which basically means be nicer and less grumpy to the people around you, which will result in them being nicer back to you. These are the most powerful tools in the toolbox right now, that we all have access to, in this pandemic.

Do not rely solely on vaccines for your survival here. Even if you do get the third shot in time, this is only partial protection. In fact, with or without a pandemic, these are still the most powerful tools for achieving optimal health and boosting your immune system naturally. Worrying is completely unproductive, and will only reduce your chances of surviving Omicron, or any other future variant, if and when we do get it, keeping in mind that future variants may be more severe.

This may be easier said than done, turning off worry can be challenging, but we all possess the necessary will power to control these thought processes, if we just pay a bit of attention to them. This is especially important at night before going to sleep. Focus on keeping that anxiety level down as low as you can, to keep your sleep quality as high as you can. This will serve to keep your immune system much stronger, to help prevent getting or fight off these variants if you do get them.

This viral war that we are now waging with nature is mutating and changing much faster than anyone could have predicted. Keep in mind that we have been waging a very similar war with the flu variants using vaccines for over 90 years now. Whether you are a lover or hater of vaccines, or somewhere in between, we are all still fighting the same war, against the same enemy, and if we start fighting each other, this will just dramatically weaken our position in this war.

Given that it takes months to roll out a third vaccine dose to billions of people, you will likely find it nearly impossible to book a booster appointment now, no matter what country you live in. Do NOT panic, you still have a LOT of tools to work with to fight off these variants, and many experts believe that these are by far the best.

Staying strong emotionally, and not allowing anxiety from the pandemic or anything else in this life to take over, is one of the biggest weapons we all have in this new war. This is also a weapon that we ALL have access to, no matter where we live in the world, and no matter how much money we do or do not have.

In many richer areas of the world, health care systems are on the verge of being completely overwhelmed. This means that we'll be forced to use our own inner strength, and strength from God if you believe. We will not have access to nearly as much from our health care systems.

If you're having trouble sleeping well at night, or relaxing in the day, you'll want to try and remedy this by using this inner strength to give you peace. And the power of your mind and God are by far the best ways to accomplish this. Whatever your source of inner strength and peace is, now is the time to be tapping into it (travel may not be the best option right now), for the seas of life are definitely about to get a bit rougher.

Poorer nations will not have nearly as tough a time with this crisis, which to many seems more than fair, since they have been doing far less damage to our environment for over a century now. And most of us know deep down inside, that this damage is more than likely the main cause of the entire pandemic. I find it extremely difficult to believe that one little lab accident in Wuhan, China is causing all of this.

Nature is making very certain that we will NOT be able to vaccinate our way out of this. The natural world is screaming at us to reduce our consumption and stop climate change. And in the coming days, we are going to see in a very dramatic fashion that nature is going to get it's way, as the world shuts down yet again in a desperate attempt to prevent health care systems from overloading around the globe.

Like an angry teacher, nature is sending us back to class, to try again to teach us the same lesson we didn't learn the first time. The big problem is, the world (including myself), REALLY does not want to learn this lesson. The #### is about to hit the fan, and it's gonna make a big mess.

The vast majority know that this lifestyle many of us have been living for quite a while now is unsustainable. But most of us felt (selfishly), that we would at least make it through the rest of our lives living this way (more or less). Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this will be the case.

The party is not over by a long shot, but it will definitely be changing dramatically moving forward. If it were up to us this would never happen, at least not in a time frame that would be of any real benefit. But alas, this is not largely up to us. In the end, we will all benefit greatly from this huge lifestyle adjustment that many of us are about to experience. But in the short-term, it will definitely take some getting used to.

We all just want to go back to living the way we have been in recent decades. I'm afraid the chances of that happening are very slim, bordering on impossible. Even if we did vax every human being on Earth every 3 months, and force everyone to breathe through ten layers of masking.

The natural world is "dealing" with us, because our species is destroying our environment. This is something that nature does to EVERY species on this planet if and when it does the same thing. We may foolishly think that we have the power to stop it with medical technology, but the only thing we can do to keep it from happening is to stop destroying our environment. This may not seem like rocket science, but it is the big picture solution.

And this is no longer going to be a choice that we get to make. The prevention of this destruction is something that we are now going to have very little control over. The control that we do have is to do our best to survive it. While the powerful in our world are busy taking away people's rights and freedoms, nature has much bigger plans for everyone.

And no, the world is NOT coming to an end anytime soon. Our species, along with many others, will survive and thrive on this planet for eons to come. We just have a few speed bumps to get over.

These built-in mechanisms are there to prevent us from destroying ourselves, along with other species. We are desperately attempting to override these mechanisms with very extreme measures, but we will all benefit dramatically from the fact that nature will inevitably win this war. What's really throwing people here is that we've had viral outbreaks before in recent history. But this is very different, because these viruses (Covid and the flu) will obviously never be eradicated.

And on top of this, they are quickly mutating and evading our vaccines and even our masks. This time will be an ongoing apocalyptic battle, which does not give us a warm and fuzzy feeling, but it's much wiser for us to look at the true reality of the situation.

Because of the ongoing reality of this global outbreak, we need to get rid of these mandates and ENCOURAGE people to use the new antiviral pills, along with masks, AND vaccines IF they need them and want them. In most cases, those who are elderly or have a weaker immune system will be in this category.

This will allow natural immunity to build in the younger and healthier segments of our populations in a far more powerful way than heavy vaccine and masking suppression. For those who are at high risk, they should be strongly encouraged to remain using viral suppression methods IF THEY SO CHOOSE! This will provide EVERYONE with their best chance of NOT ONLY surviving this pandemic, but also maximizing their quality of life and economic situation.

In other words, minimize the unbelievable amount of collateral damage that is being inflicted on the vast majority of young people on this planet. This will ALSO drastically reduce the excess pressure and burden that is currently being inflicted on health care systems.

A vaccine is supposed to be administered once. One shot, and it's good for life. This is what eradicated smallpox, and has almost eradicated polio. To expect, or more accurately force every human being on Earth to shoot up every 3 to 6 months is NOT reasonable, healthy, or wise. There is NOT and will never be worldwide support for these mandated, ongoing, routine Covid shots, because in most countries, they're simply not necessary, and do far more harm than good.

There are many brilliant expert scientists, along with many politicians and judges, who are on both sides of this debate. This is why we all need to be able to decide for ourselves which road will lead to our long-term health, well-being, and ultimately, survival.

South Africa, the country where Omicron was first detected, is now past it's peak of this wave. Their new daily cases are down 50% from the peak in the last 2 weeks of 2021, and they experienced very mild symptoms along with only a minor bump in hospitalizations during their entire Omicron wave. South Africa has a fully vaccinated rate of approx. 27%, and this rate is tapering off, and will NOT be climbing much higher. Their single dose rate is only 32%, and no boosters doses.

The richer countries of the world, on the other hand, are obviously locking down hard right now. All other poor nations on Earth are experiencing a similar, if not less intense wave of this variant as SA, and the similar lack of interest in vaccines as South Africa. I'm not trying to be a trouble-maker here, but facts are facts.

South Africa is also extremely advanced in the area of epidemiology, and their testing and reporting methods, along with their medical doctors and facilities, are top-notch and world-class. While there are definitely inequalities in their healthcare system, which is in some ways very similar to the United States, their private system is very strong and modern. Also, Johannesburg and Cape Town, along with those connected to major universities, are known for their excellent public hospitals. This means that we are NOT dealing with a serious case of underreporting here, even though no system is perfect.

With all of the misinformation and one-sided propaganda that is prevalent everywhere in the world right now, it's more important than ever that we all seek out hard facts and not destroy, ignore, or suppress them just to support our own biased ideologies. Unless we really just don't care about the truth anymore.

Along with being incredibly tragic, it's also fascinating how stubbornly determined we all are to NOT connect the dots between climate change and this pandemic. Despite the obvious fact that both of these issues are dominating the headlines in recent years. We REALLY don't like the idea of blaming the damage we're doing to our environment for this pandemic.

We much prefer the idea of scapegoating one group of people, namely the unvaxxed. It may be human nature to do this, but it doesn't make it any less unintelligent. The big problem with this line of thinking, is that (by far) the countries with the most unvaccinated people, are the same countries that are doing dramatically better in this pandemic.

This is why we are seeing the vax rates in these developing or poorer nations of the world stay roughly the same for weeks now, and this will continue moving forward. It doesn't matter how many vaccine doses are shipped over from richer countries, the vast majority will be thrown out because they don't want them, and they don't need them.

Vaccine equity is just another Western way of us thinking we know better on this issue, but the facts that are currently unfolding around the world say otherwise, and tell a very different story. I think that if any of us were to spend a week in South Africa right now, the vast majority would likely see it the same way.

Every day that passes, thanks to this pandemic, the world is becoming more like China, with governments becoming more strict, and far more controlling. There may even come a day in the near future, where we won't even be able to talk about these sorts of issues. We all need to peacefully fight this with everything we've got, BEFORE it's too late. Because similar to democracy, once freedom and rights are lost, they are INCREDIBLY difficult to get back.

We ALL want to protect the vulnerable people in our societies. But the best way to do this is NOT to destroy or risk the long-term health of EVERYONE by forced routine inoculations, masking, and strict lockdowns. By far the best way to do this is by using the antiviral treatments (oral pills) which have already been approved for safe use in the US and the UK, and very soon will be approved everywhere. They should be used by the very small percentage of people who are actually becoming seriously ill from Covid-19.

When you look at the bigger picture, this is the true solution to this pandemic. And by that I mean the pandemic of emotional turmoil and collateral damage as well as the virus itself. The richer, more vaccine-obsessed countries of the world, who are dragging their heels on approving these antiviral treatments as a result, are going to be in big trouble very soon, as their hospitals are starting to buckle under the pressure already.

According to experts, these antiviral pills will keep 9 out of 10 patients OUT of the hospitals, and keep them safe in their homes. THIS is what will prevent the vast majority of the deaths and serious illness moving forward, in the months and years to come. Freedom is not a right-wing or a left-wing issue, it does not have political "wings" or parties in charge of it. It is a "human being" thing, and ESSENTIAL for the ongoing health and well-being of all people on this planet. This is exactly why the current freedom movement is spreading like wildfire, all over the world. Without our basic human rights, we have nothing. Not much else matters in this life without them.

In the minds of most protesters this was, and is much more a CELEBRATION of freedom and patriotism than a protest. This is why they felt more than comfortable allowing their children to join in on the excitement (in Ottawa) before things became too intense. It was actually a great life lesson for them, especially in light of the fact that it's their futures that people are really fighting for.
Discussion #9 - Health Tip

The human body is an amazing (biological) machine. It can recover/heal from just about anything, if you do one simple thing; reduce your daily level of anxiety. Stop worrying about, well, everything! Stress/worry/anxiety greatly increases free radicals, compromises your immune system, accelerates aging & generally puts a lot of extra strain on your body. How to do this in modern society? (In my opinion) work hard, play hard, enjoy life & when you start feeling stressed out, take a break! Do very little for a day or two.

Many people find vacations more stressful than work. This is due to the common modern attitude that we should always remain busy, even on vacation. Many are concerned about being labelled "lazy", if they do nothing for a bit here & there (more common in type "A" personalities). Everyone is entitled to their opinions/attitudes in life, but they must also live with the health consequences of these attitudes. Also, stress-related illnesses put a huge strain on health care systems.

Another completely bizarre and nutso attitude would be the idea many people have, that it's socially weird to be seen enjoying time alone in public. It is incredibly cathartic and relaxing to have a bit of solitude, & even people-watch, read the paper, or spend time on the internet, etc. IN PUBLIC! What is the big deal people, it does NOT mean that you're a loner, a loser, a social outcast, a bum, a slacker, or anything similar! This notion is completely paranoid and insane, and is robbing many out of one of the most relaxing and enjoyable activities on Earth. We do not ALWAYS have to be social butterflies (even though it's obviously a blast much of the time)!

Everyone needs a different amount of overall stimulaton to stay amused in life, but everyone can also use a break now & then, no matter how high or low your entertainment needs are. It's not a good idea to wait until you're sitting on a beach in the Caribbean, unless you've got enough money and time to do it on a pretty regular basis.

Where we set our daily variety expectations is a huge factor in our life. No matter how rich and successful we are, there are still many aspects of our daily lives that are somewhat routine. Eating meals, brushing our teeth, sleeping, injecting exercise into our day, and so on. One of the biggest personal ideological differences between people, is how much variety should be in our daily lives. While it's definitely true that variety is the spice of life, the routine in our life can be compared to the meat and potatoes. The variety we can successfully inject into our day, week, month, or year definitely enriches our lives considerably, but the routine can also be enjoyable, feel satisfying, and be extremely productive.

It's all about our attitude in this aspect of life, and this attitude will dramatically affect our stress levels. The recent pandemic has definitely put a damper on the variety levels for many in the world. Luckily, this is temporary, but in a very large way, we'll likely never take our normal lifestyles for granted again.

Another huge issue in modern day societies is that in many affluent countries, the average person sits an average of 75% of the time (awake) in a day. The human body was not designed for this, so it's a really good idea to keep this in mind and choose a lifestyle that is far less sedentary in nature. We can mainly thank technology, automation and modern transportation for this little goodie.

Sitting is the new smoking. You don't have to run, jog, or do hard-core workouts, etc., just get up off your butt and move a little (as often as possible), maybe climb a few stairs or go for a walk. This is what our bodies were designed to do, not sitting around for hours on end. Running & jogging are obviously awesome too, and much better for weight loss and building cardio capacity etc., just a little hard on the joints as we age.

Another serious problem that can sometimes be a result of the above issues is sleep quality. Think of anxiety as being like the engine in a car. If our anxiety motor is revving too high, it can be extremely difficult to get enough quality sleep, which in turn results in a higher daily anxiety level. I personally believe that this "catch-22" or "vicious cycle" is mainly responsible for most serious sleep issues.

The combination of high-anxiety and sedentary lifestyles that many are living is creating an environment for this, along with an epidemic of people with high blood pressure (hypertension). 26% of the world's population currently suffer from this condition (soon to be approx. 29% by 2025). The huge surge in demand recently, of cannabis products like CBD & THC, are proof of just how desperate many people are to relax these days.

Poor sleep quality is one of the most important and yet most under-researched and under-knowledged areas of modern medicine. The specialty of Neurology attempts to address it with sleep studies, etc., but in reality there is very little that is understood about the sleep processes in the human brain. Even the location in the brain where sleep takes place is not completely understood. Given the complexity of this biological process, the medical treatment options are extremely primitive at best. In my humble opinion (based on my own experiences), controlling anxiety with natural methods is by far the best solution for this problem. It will break the cycle, and the magical self-healing powers of the human body will do the rest. In many cases, a common symptom is fairly serious and painful back issues. Back pain is also becoming a bit of an epidemic in many countries around the world.

Many try to remedy the problem by buying a better mattress or taking medication. The mattress is not a bad idea, but sleep medications normally wear off quickly and are highly addictive (not a great long-term solution). A better solution would be to take up meditation or yoga, or just try and de-stress your life somehow (commonly easier said than done). Sleep is not just for the lazy, it slows down aging and is critical for survival. And let's face it, much of life is about survival. The harsh reality is that the aging process is designed to keep the human population under control. The genetic portion of this (so far) we can do nothing about, but there is still a huge element that we do control.

If you're currently (or will soon be) lying there in frustration, trying desperately to get to sleep, here is a 100% natural remedy that works 100% of the time. Pretend that your current anxiety level is the engine of a car, and start taking your foot off the gas. Keep bringing the rpm's of your anxiety engine down until you fall asleep. It sounds ridiculously simple, but it works every time. Why, you ask? The only reason you are ever awake, is because of the anxiety level in your mind. There is always some, it's just a question of how much, at any given point in time. Once you bring it down below a certain level, you are going to fall asleep, guaranteed.

Again, think of how a (fossil fuel) engine must remain idling at a certain rpm level, in order to keep running. Once this level falls too low, it's gonna stall. In principle, this is similar to how our anxiety level functions to keep us awake. If it, as well, falls too far below this idling level, then it is extremely difficult to stay awake. Think about how hard it can be at times, when driving on the highway late at night. It can be so relaxing, and so boring, that if we're extremely tired, it's dangerous, and a huge challenge to stay awake.

Some people find it much harder to turn off their mind than others, but everyone has the ability to do this. It might take a little bit of practice to get the technique perfected, but once you get it, you'll never lose it. It's just like learning to ride a bike. Some people use the "counting sheep" method to accomplish this, but I prefer a different technique. I personally don't find counting all that effective. Simply clear you mind of everything, except for two things: breathing deeply, and your anxiety level. Focus on these two things, and nothing else. Once you do this for 10 or 15 minutes, you will start to feel dramatically more relaxed, in every area of your body. A few more minutes after that, and you'll be asleep.

If there is something really bothering you on that particular night (or day), it may take a little longer, but it will still work. It'll just be a bit tougher to clear your mind. In these (hopefully) rare situations, you may have to add one additional simple step. Every now & then, focus on something in your life that brings you incredible joy & happiness. However, do not let your mind wander too much from this one thought, or it'll start to race again, and you'll be right back to square one.

Endorphins are powerful chemicals that your endocrine system will create & secrete into your bloodstream, when an enjoyable thought is in your mind. These powerful hormones will help you to relax, and further bring down that revving anxiety engine. Super-relaxation will not only help you get to sleep, it will also give you a much better quality sleep.

While some may choose to use relaxation apps for this purpose, it's simply not necessary. However, whatever works for you! Natural super-relaxation is also an incredibly enjoyable sensation, so focusing on the way your body feels while in this state, will also help you get to sleep faster, and further enhance sleep quality.

If you're skeptical, just give it a try. You have absolutely nothing to lose, and a whole lot to gain. Even try experimenting a little, always paying attention to how your body is responding. Falling asleep should be one of the most enjoyable & relaxing activities on this Earth. If it's not, then you're definitely doing something wrong, (no disrespect intended). Will power, and the power of your mind, are far more effective than any medication or external substance, for treating insomnia or related sleep issues. There may be, of course, other underlying medical conditions causing this problem, such as sleep apnea. Definitely seek out medical treatment if you feel this is your issue. All I'm saying is, give this a try. It's completely safe & natural, and you will very likely be pleasantly surprised at how incredibly effective it is.

Also, whatever you do, do NOT spend the majority of your life living on "pins & needles", or "walking on eggshells", especially in the areas of marriage and career. It's in these two main areas of life, that people either derive the most pleasure, enjoyment, & satisfaction, or, the most stress & anxiety. Believe it or not, you could potentially survive & thrive after the loss of either one. In fact, not living in fear of this will actually dramatically improve your odds of keeping both, as you'll be overall far less stressed & anxious in life, & therefore will be far more fun to be around.

The list of aging-related illnesses is quite long. It's probably safe to say that in the end "natural causes" is normally a unique collection or singular illness from this list. In my opinion (and many others), superficial cosmetic procedures are a complete waste of time and money. They do absolutely nothing to extend our healthy lifespan. In fact, if we do REAL things to accomplish this, the cosmetic aspects of aging will also improve naturally (and far more dramatically). In most societies around the world, this seems to be a much bigger deal for women than it is for men. That being said, most men aren't overly thrilled about the aging process either (especially after the age of 60 or so).

Most people do not realize just how much money is being spent in the cosmetic industries, and those on the receiving end certainly aren't complaining, but it's still pretty ridiculous. Reduce your daily anxiety levels, get better sleep, stay young (for real/below the surface). It's that simple.

Another little nugget of advice would be, when & if you engage in activities such as running, jogging, shoveling snow, working out at the gym, etc., be very mindful of how out of breath you become. Shortness of breath is obviously extremely common when exercising, but it's also the best indicator of how hard you're pushing your body.

When your physical activity is fairly intense, the energy required is also extremely high. This means many calories burn, but the process is also extremely demanding on the respiratory system. The amount of oxygen required by the circulatory system goes up dramatically, as does the amount of carbon dioxide needing to be disposed of.

The old saying "no pain no gain" is true to a point, but there is definitely a limit, and if it's crossed, it puts a huge amount of extra strain on both the heart, and the entire circulatory system. According to Harvard Medical School, the rule of thumb is, if you can talk normally (without gasping for air) during your activity, you're not overdoing it. If you can sing normally, then you're probably not pushing yourself hard enough.

Obviously, this entire page is a huge oversimplification of a very complex issue, as diseases like cancer, heart & stroke, and many others often have genetic or birth defect causes. Human life overall is incredibly complex, and we are all just doing our best to make some sense of it all. Zooming out and looking at the bigger picture (now & then) is a powerful tool in accomplishing this.

Currently, the biggest source of stress and anxiety is the coronavirus pandemic. As difficult as it may be during this crisis, it's actually more important than ever to de-stress and reduce our anxiety levels. We all need to keep our immune system strong, in case we do (God forbid), actually catch this virus. Mental health is not just a good idea for it's own sake, it will also dramatically increase our odds of physically surviving this virus. Mainly due to the positive effects on our endocrine system, which dramatically boost our immune system. Exercise and nutrition are also extremely important, but deliberately taking control of our emotions, and focusing on things that will calm (or excite) our soul, are the most powerful tools in the box.

Governments and political leaders want us to have a healthy level of concern, which is of course extremely effective in getting people to behave. There is a massive difference however, between a healthy level of concern, and health-degrading stress and anxiety. World leaders' main objective is to reduce the spread, which of course benefits every one of us. We as individuals however, also need to do our best to survive this thing, if we do actually get it. Hospitals having enough ventilators & PPE are not the only ways to accomplish this. If we allow ourselves to become run down from weeks, months, or years of worry, this will make our body's ability to fight off the virus that much worse.

As to why this pandemic is happening, it's difficult to know for sure. It may have something to do with the carrying capacity of our species on this planet. Most experts believe that we may be nearing, or have actually surpassed this limit already. Nature has a tendency to want to suppress the number of people, living organisms, or crops if they excede what a region can support without environmental degradation. There definitely seems to be a correlation between population density, and the spread of this virus.

Just as there are with insects and animals, there are mechanisms in this natural world, that are designed to keep all species of creatures (including us) at a reasonable population level. We may not like this idea, as it takes away some of our beloved control over things, but unfortunately, there are still some things which will always be a challenge for survival.

You may be currently thinking, how is this line of thinking supposed to reduce our anxiety levels? Especially for seniors and those with underlying health conditions. The answer is simple. Just as with the common flu virus, covid-19 is not a death sentence, we must all view this as a challenge, similar to most other areas of life. This does not mean that we should all become germophobes (as our immune system needs to be exposed to a healthy dose of germs, on a regular basis, to stay strong!). What it means, is that we need to stay as healthy as we possibly can. We cannot take our health for granted any longer.

If we're overweight, and living with high or borderline high blood pressure, we need to do something about it. If we're living a high stress lifestyle, we should do something about it. We're not all helpless victims in all of this. Other more drastic solutions would include relocating to a far less densely populated area of your state or province, especially if you are retired.

We also, of course, must do all that can be done to prevent the spread, like hand-washing, wearing a mask, and social distancing, etc. The bottom line, is that all of the worrying, stressing, and anxiety in the world will not do a damn bit of good. In fact, it will do an incredible amount of harm, physically. So, do whatever you can do, prevent the spread, and then relax. We all know that this is a really tough thing for all of humanity right now, but keeping an optimistic, cheerful mindset through this will not only make it less painful, it will literally and dramatically increase our odds of survival.

While I would never want to sway anyone in their decision whether to vaccinate or not, I will say this. The decision itself must be preserved at all costs. The biggest and most important aspect of democracy & freedom, is the right to choose. If these freedoms and rights are taken away or lost, then we are all in very serious trouble.

Ask any medical expert, and they will tell you that with the covid virus mutating into various new (& more powerful) variants, the odds of this being a one or two shot deal are very slim. This means that, similar to the flu shots, these will likely be annual & ongoing vaccinations (labelled booster shots). No matter what the label, not everyone is comfortable about the idea of this. I'm personally not a big fan of the term "vaccine hesitancy", as it infers that we should not have a choice.

Added to this is the fact that if (God forbid), there are some serious negative side-effects that could potentially show up years down the road, it would be very unwise for virtually everyone to get vaccinated. Especially when this is not required to achieve herd immunity. This would also be exponentially more tragic if this/these side-effect(s) were to show up somewhere in the reproductive system.

The solution? No one wants to live in a police state, so we need to let people continue to make this very personal decision, without guilt or shame. These vaccines are powerful drugs, and we are not cattle or any other form of livestock. If we were, then we'd obviously have no say in the matter. We would be routinely vaccinated whether we like the idea or not. Let's not allow this to happen to us. Governments should never be in control or dictate what drugs are put into our body, especially in an ongoing or continuous manner.

Those who wish to get the shots (& most will), should get them. Those who do not, should not, pure & simple. This will solve the problems of achieving herd immunity AND prevent our species from any other potential tragic outcomes. Every health professional will agree that while very slim, the chances of unforseen side-effects down the road are definitely not zero.

Some are indeed nervous about the vaccine & hesitating, but far more are nervous about getting covid, & will choose to get vaccinated. Problem solved. Then, there is the third group of people, who are just not big on drugs, period. Whether prescription, street, over-the-counter, or vaccine. Let's face it, we live in a drug-happy era. There are so many people taking drugs for all sorts of things (& reasons), that they're even starting to creep into the water supply from people's urine (etc.). That, is the scariest thing of all. Not to mention all of the antibiotics and hormones that are given to the animals we eat. Drug companies certainly aren't complaining, but it's definitely not healthy for the rest of us.

For this reason, and many more, a smaller percentage of people will choose not to vaccinate. Not from hesitation or fear, but by choice. This is democracy & freedom in action, & it's a beautiful thing. YOUNG PEOPLE OF EARTH, HOW THRILLED ARE YOU ABOUT SPENDING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE GETTING VACCINATED EVERY 6 MONTHS??? If this is not something you want, now is the time to speak up! Then, once you've made your decision, let it go & have peace about it. Getting back to the original point of this health tip page, we all need to push as much stress, worry, and anxiety out of our lives as humanly possible. This will allow our overall health to spiral up instead of down. We'll get much better quality sleep, giving our immune system it's best chance to fight off any virus or variant that may come along. Including those which the drug companies are not fully aware of.

Currently, the vaccinated are basically demonizing the unvaccinated in most areas of the world. While this is definitely typical tribal behaviour for we human beings, this is not smart. The virus is mutating, and that means more vaccine shots are coming down the pipe. Most people are fine with the first two, but once the third, fourth, and so on, start being pushed onto people, this is going to change. The main thing is that people do not lose their freedom to choose what's right for them. If you have a strong immune system, and are more afraid of the long term effects of taking vaccine after vaccine, year after year, then this needs to be your choice. If your health is generally poor, or you are older, or have underlying health conditions, you will likely want to keep getting vaccinated.

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY BEING SELFISH HERE, ARE THOSE WHO ARE ATTEMPTING TO VACCINATE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE!!! Folks with underlying health conditions, at any age, should probably get the vaccines, but again, this should be the choice of the individual or parent, not the government, employers, or big business. There have been NO studies done on the long-term effects of these drugs, so to force young people to all become covid vaccine junkies seems apocalyptically wrong, and dangerous on so many levels. There will always be many in this world, who barely care what drugs they consume on a regular basis. Not everyone is having such a strong love affair with these drugs.

The biggest danger, along with massive casualties from covid, is societies around the world losing their liberty & freedom. When governments start taking away people's personal freedoms, this is a massive problem, even if it is in the name of public health. The bottom line here, is who should have the right to control what drugs are being pumped into our body, on a regular & ongoing basis. The government, the people around us, or us. Globally, an unbelievable number of healthcare workers, which includes nurses AND doctors, are refusing to get vaxxed. They are choosing to go down the natural immunity road, instead of the drug-induced. Partly due to their already enhanced immunity, and partly as a result of their bird's-eye view of what's really going on in the hospitals with this pandemic. In Quebec, 17,000 healthcare workers will be suspended without pay Oct. 15 (2021), for refusing to get vaccinated. This is not hesitancy folks, this is a choice that doctors & nurses are making. And they're willing to pay for this decision with their careers.

Make no mistake, this is a tricky situation. Many people (including politicians), now feel like they're stuck between a rock & a hard place. This is why it's so important for all of us to make our decision, and then try to relax and not stress over it. Watching the news is important, but there are a lot of political tensions over this pandemic. It's pretty obvious that nature is desperately trying to reduce our consumption, basically by reducing our numbers. Dramatic changes in our global consumption, especially energy, take time, so vaccines (for those who want them) and indoor masking are the most powerful and effective short-term options.

Not trying to be overly patriotic, but most areas of my own country (Canada) have kept their indoor masking policy all along, and our new cases (per day) are approx. one twentieth (per capita) the number of new daily cases in the US and UK (as of July 2021). Masking is unfortunate, as it does make it harder to breathe. But it may be the only way to prevent us from chasing neverending variants with neverending vaccine shots. It seems that we are at war with nature here, let's not create a war with each other over this as well. India, which did have a huge covid outbreak back in May 2021, now has one fifth the new daily cases of my country per capita, and has a double vax rate of only 28%! They may spend less time indoors perhaps, but natural immunity is more than likely the main reason for this dramatic improvement in India!

And not just India, if you look at the number of Covid cases, hospitalizations, & deaths in virtually ALL of the poorer countries in our world, they're dramatically lower than ours in the richer nations. The differences, in fact, are so dramatic, that in the poor and developing countries of our world, the pandemic is basically over. All of this, with vaccination rates that are tiny compared to us. As of Nov. 2021, only 6% vaccination rate for all of Africa. Many others are anywhere from 2% to 20% fully vaccinated, and are enjoying a Covid pandemic that is virtually non-existent now.

Scientists around the globe are, understandably, very confused by this undeniable reality, and are desperately trying to downplay it's significance. But the truth is, that these countries have NOT been heavily suppressing viral illness with intense vaccine use for just as long as we in the richer, & more developed countries HAVE been. This has given their populations dramatically superior natural immunity to viruses such as Covid-19, along with whatever comes along next. They simply do NOT need to "engineer" or "Frankenstein" their immune system to provide protection for them. Their immune systems are doing this naturally, all on their own.

The efficacy of the first 2 shots is waning, & is only approx. 39% effective 5 months after inoculation. This is why the 3rd shot has arrived, & most experts agree, there will be many more, as the virus is behaving very similar to the flu. The fairytale end to this pandemic is not happening. It'll be around and mutating for many years to come (in the richer countries). This is why we need to protect our basic human rights, & not force vaccinate. Once we do finally get serious about reducing our global consumption, then we can all stop pumping ourselves full of drugs, and take off the masks as well.

The true realistic solution to this pandemic, for all countries, is therapeutics such as the new Pfizer Covid pill. This, according to Pfizer, is 89% effective at preventing, or more accurately curing Covid AFTER someone has become seriously ill. This will keep the vast majority of our vulnerable people OUT of the hospitals, and ALSO allow our immunity to build up naturally, the way it was designed to do in the first place. Before this can happen, we need to stop this vaccine mandate freight train. This however, might prove to be a much tougher thing to do than anyone could have ever imagined.

With therapeutics, nothing will ever have to (or should be) mandated. Everyone will have the choice, if and when they become seriously ill, whether they would like to fully recover and survive, or take their chances without the treatment. It's not difficult to believe, that the vast majority will choose to take the pills (I believe it's 2 a day for five days). The big advantages here, are that for the vast majority of people, they will NOT be necessary. Therefore allowing our natural immunity to build in a way that is far more powerful, broad-spectrum, durable, and long-lasting compared to vaccine-induced immunity. The other huge advantage is that this treatment takes place at home, not in the hospital. This will prevent the overloading of health care systems.

The only challenge to switching or transitioning over to this dramatically superior health strategy, is the psychology of it. Most people in the richer countries have now been brainwashed to think that mandated vaccines are the only solution to this pandemic, and this is scientifically completely false information. (And this is according to Pfizer!). Worldwide, we need to fix this problem, immediately. There are some people who are getting a big kick out of the scapegoating of the unvaccinated. To those people, I say find a better hobby to get your entertainment needs met.

Thousands of people are dying needlessly every single day that this insanity continues, again, in the wealthier countries of our world. Vaccines could & should still be used for additional protection, but should only be taken voluntarily by those who are extremely vulnerable. The entire world has proven that there is NO advantage to forcing everyone to be vaccinated. This does NOT additionally protect the far more at-risk people in our populations. It actually does incredible harm, as is currently being witnessed around the globe.

Experts are now also completely baffled by what is happening in South America. Their daily cases & deaths have plummeted to almost nothing as well. The reason? They were hit hard in the beginning, and most experts are saying that because so many South Americans actually got Covid, and recovered, they now have dramatically improved natural immunity. This is the big difference folks, we're going to have to get used to some very different headlines in the future.

Natural immunity also evolves in a far more advanced way, which allows it to adapt to new variants and mutations much more efficiently. An individual who has natural immunity should NOT get vaccinated, as this will decrease durability, or their ability to fight off reinfection from a similar virus, variant, or mutation. Following the Sars CoV outbreak in 2003, T-cell immunity responses were detected up to 17 years later.

Artificial immunity, no matter how big the vaccine freight train is right now, will never be able to compete with the real thing. Unfortunately, it's becoming increasingly clear that the world will probably have to learn the truth about this issue the hard way. The paranoid and fearful avoidance of people not wanting to ever get sick, and therefore avoiding building up natural immunity to Covid or even the flu, is going to bite people in the butt in a big way.

Our human obsession with trying to eliminate all risk in this pandemic, is actually creating far MORE risk. As we wander around fully masked, vaccinated, and hand-sanitizing every 10 minutes, most really do believe that this obsession is going to protect us, but it's not. If someone does come down with a cold or the flu, many around them freak out and are terrified. This paranoid, OCD behavior is so completely over-the-top fanatical, that it's complete and utter insanity, bordering on mass mental illness.

According to a recent, very large Israeli study, natural immunity increases our chances of fighting off Covid by a multiple of 13 TIMES more than the vaccine!!! It not only increases our antibody levels, but also creates powerful T and B cells known as lymphocytes. These cells help prevent disease and kill virus-infected cells, thus ending the infection.

It is our human nature to want to control everything and everyone around us. But in reality, this control freak nature of ours will in the near future be killing thousands upon thousands of additional people, unnecessarily, every single day that goes by. As if this isn't bad enough, we're also creating an entire generation of fearful, OCD germaphobes, who are being taught that we should never get sick. And if we do, we should run and hide in shame like diseased lepers, isolated from the rest of society.

This is complete madness people. Since humanity has been on this planet, we all get sick from time to time, the vast majority recover, build up our natural immunity for the next time, and carry on. This is how our body is designed to work. If we attempt to eradicate all viral illnesses, it will only end up doing serious harm to our immune system, along with everyone's mental health AND the economy.

We all know that getting older is, in many ways, not that much fun. And that our chances of surviving these illnesses does go down significantly the older we get. The solution however, is not what we are currently doing in the richer nations. The solution is to treat our vulnerable people, whom we love dearly, with powerful new, and thoroughly tested therapeutic antiviral treatments, if and only if they become sick enough to need them. These are MORE effective than vaccines, and will NOT diminish in efficacy over time. This will allow the younger and healthier segments of our populations to stay much healthier, both physically AND mentally.

Remember, science does not care who the biggest bully is in this debate. Science simply is what it is, and does what it does. If you're going to fear anyone, or anything, it should be what the scientific truth really is. This, along with the decisions you make, are what will determine the fate of yourself and your loved ones. Science also does not care if 99% of populations are making the wrong decisions, and only 1% are making the right. Those who get it right will still reap all of the health benefits from this.

It's also a big part of human nature, to feel that we already know everything, and that there is very little new information left to learn. It was not that long ago in human history, that we as a species had no knowledge that smoking caused lung cancer. Prior to that, (and many people alive today still remember), the tobacco companies were desperately attempting to convince everyone that smoking was just fine for our health, no problems at all. In the 1920's, many mainstream media editors refused to report any of the health issues that were being discovered, like always, because of the money. Tobacco companies spent a fortune on advertising back in those days.

My point is not to try and compare drug companies with tobacco companies. My point is that we all tend to feel that we're not going to be learning or advancing dramatically moving forward, especially in the short-term. Our egos make it seem like our societies are fairly advanced already. And compared to the past they are. But compared to the future, not even close. The people who trusted their instincts about smoking, long before the deadly health consequences were fully known by the masses, indeed benefited in a very dramatic way. Even though they were completely outnumbered by those who did not.

Another far more recent example of this principle, would be the discovery that a known cancer-causing chemical (benzene) was found in over half the batches of 30 different brands of antiperspirant and deodorant body sprays. Exposure to high quantities of benzene, especially on a regular and long-term basis, can dramatically increase the risk of developing leukemia, along with other blood disorders.

We all know that as more variants keep popping up, like the Omicron from South Africa, that this will put a lot more political pressure on governments to make the 3rd shot, the 4th shot, and so on, and so on, mandatory to be considered fully vaccinated. This could mean a lifetime of forced inoculations for everyone in the richer countries of our world. (We've been trying to eradicate the flu now for over 90 years!). We'd be vaxxed routinely for life, just like our livestock.

We are better than this people. We need to transition over to voluntary therapeutics as soon as humanly possible, and stop the madness freight train now. The poorer countries are not worried at all about Omicron, (even in South Africa), because they are NOT relying on artificial immunity for their protection. The richer countries, on the other hand, are freaking out. Because the Omicron-targeted vaccines will take at least 2 to 3 months to develop, let alone the time required to distribute and inoculate everyone (again).

No matter how much political spin gets put on this, we are all about to find out very quickly what the real truth is on this issue. They even want to remove the patents so that we can vax everyone on Earth. The world is about to realize however, why this is simply not necessary or wise. Natural immunity casts a much wider and more powerful net of protection, whereas vaccines are far more targeted and narrow to a specific strain of the virus. And are far less efficient at evolving to combat the mutations.

Basically, vaccines are far less "intelligent" and "alive" than natural immunity, the two most important factors in battling a constantly and quickly mutating virus. It's easy to understand why people have been so quick to put all their faith in vaccines. After all, they have worked successfully in the past, with viruses such as smallpox and polio. However, coronaviruses, influenza, and the common cold are very different, because they infect and are transmitted between animals AND humans. They will never stop mutating, will never be eradicated, and apparently their mutations are starting to speed up dramatically.

New vaccines take months to develop, and many more months to distribute to and inoculate billions of people. This is obviously far too long. We need our natural immunity to take over, or we'll never be able to keep up with the speed of these currently evolving mutations. We can scapegoat the unvaccinated all we want for this entire problem, but in the very near future (the coming months), this massive scientific advantage will be on their side.

For those people out there, who are desperately taking extreme measures to try and keep from ever getting sick, from anything, you're making a very big mistake. We all know that within 2 or 3 months there will be another vaccine shot for Omicron, and likely a booster for it as well shortly after. That'll make 5 vaccine shots in just over 1 year, and the mutations are just now starting to accelerate. It's a good thing that people in the richer countries are having such a big love affair with these vaccines, because we're gonna be getting a lot of them, and most likely for the rest of our lives.

Even if we could eradicate Covid-19, another equally powerful virus would likely just pop up to replace it. In fact, this is basically what the Omicron variant is, almost a completely new virus. Everyone is vaxxed for the older strains, so nature just pops out a new one, that is different enough that it can possibly evade the current vaccines. We can continue to play this ridiculous cat & mouse game forever, or we can use a much wiser health strategy, starting almost right away.

The world should NOT be shot up full of these drugs for the rest of eternity. That is NOT the solution to this pandemic. And, we all pretty much know by now that this is not just a pandemic, it's likely our future on this planet if we don't dramatically reduce our global consumption.

Now that these coronaviruses are starting to mutate quickly and evade the vaccines, (and they were only effective for about 6 months in the first place), these drugs are now more of a psychological security blanket than anything else. Whether or not they are actually still working is not the main point currently. The issue is more that they're providing people with a sense of safety, security, and control over our health, which we all so desperately desire right now (in the richer countries).

The fact that they're not really doing much of anything to actually protect us from Omicron, or any other future variant, is irrelevant to most people at this point. Linus (from the Charlie Brown cartoon series) would be quite happy about this reality, but whether this is a wise health strategy, I'd say it's probably not.

With these passport systems in place, governments around the world have an unbelievable amount of control over their citizens (those who want to participate in society). If these governments decide tomorrow that we should all take the flu shots as well, then who can stop it? Then there are literally dozens of other vaccines out there, for all kinds of different things, many of which can and likely will be forced on people eventually. Not to mention, other drugs and procedures potentially as well.

The big problem is, we're giving away our medical freedom with this system, and it's the single biggest mistake we humans have ever made. Everyone is looking for the security blanket, but I guarantee you, this is not it. It was supposed to be temporary, emergency use only. Does ANYONE actually believe this to be true?

I am NOT anti-government!! I think that most people can tell from this blog that I generally LOVE my government, but I think a large number of politicians, judges, AND doctors would agree that this is some really scary s##t!

Then when you also factor in all of the flu shots that drug companies and governments want us to get, we'll be getting so many needles from now on, we might as well all get a port-a-cath (the port for chemo drugs) permanently installed on our body! You may be laughing, but I'm only half kidding, it's getting that extreme. Also, out of respect, this is a very serious issue, and not something we should be taking lightly.

If someone does have a weakened or compromised immune system, for whatever reason, including cancer, they really should get all of the shots (if they so choose). But healthy people, with a healthy immune system, again, it should be everyone's own choice. Without our basic rights and freedoms, we are nothing but property that is owned by our government, and that is how much power we will have over our own lives. If we've lost these rights temporarily due to an emergency, that's one thing, but if we're losing them permanently or long-term, (I wish I could sugar-coat it for you kids), then welcome to hell on Earth.

What is currently happening in South Korea should be a huge wake-up call to the world. They have one of the highest vaccination rates on the planet (81%, which is even higher than my own country, Canada, at 77%), and their cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are exploding, and the highest they've ever been. Their hospitals are now out of beds, and this wave (their biggest) is just getting started. As horrifying as this news is, for the world to ignore & deny what is happening here, and in other countries as well, is far more horrifying.

Vaccines are NOT the security blanket. Our healthy, natural immunity is the security blanket. Extremely poor, almost unvaccinated countries are experiencing virtually NO deaths or hospitalizations, and highly vaccinated, richer countries are going bananas. I'm not sure how much more proof the world can provide on this issue. Open your eyes people! Artificial immunity (vaccines) can no longer keep up with the speed of this mutating pandemic.

Sure, we can give everyone more and more boosters, but the citizens of the poorest countries in our world simply do not need them, and they don't want them. Most of the vaccines that are being shipped to these countries are being thrown out. Artificial immunity is losing this war so badly, and the richer nations are just stubbornly sticking to the main narrative that is being promoted. It's time to start looking at the bigger picture people, we live in a very large world.

Putting blinders on, and refusing to look at what is really happening may be good for our egos, but it is starting to cost us a lot of lives, and cause a lot of collateral damage. Science is not just about embracing and using the latest technology all of the time. Science is also about knowing and fully understanding what is really going on, and when or if we should be using it.

There is a brand new scientific product from Merck, that is about to start being manufactured in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, (about an hour's drive from where I live). Pfizer also has a very similar product as well, with effectiveness of 89% in recent testing. These antiviral products are the solution to this problem in the richer countries. These are also science, but far wiser to use in this situation than vaccines, for most people, because they are only used if and when individuals actually become seriously ill.

This treatment also keeps people out of the hospitals, since it happens in their home. It will allow healthy people, with a healthy immune system, to naturally build up their immunity to these quickly evolving and mutating variants. This health strategy is NOT anti-science, it's more big picture science. In true human form, we are all tribing up as either pro-vax or anti-vax. And when you look at the entire globe, it's about 50/50. We are at war with nature here, let's not go to war with each other over this as well. We need to be careful, because that is our human nature.

The speed of this variant is so fast, that there will NOT be enough time for everyone to get their third shot soon enough. This is why taking care of all of the other aspects of your health is so important right now. Avoid stress & anxiety, relax and enjoy your life whenever possible, even if there are restrictions (& still obeying them). Fun & enjoyment, even if it is much tamer than you're normally used to, eat stress & anxiety for breakfast.

Maybe try and lose a few pounds if you're overweight. Get some light exercise. Eat & drink less unhealthy food and beverages. Get better quality sleep. Reduce the intensity of the drama in your life, which basically means be nicer and less grumpy to the people around you, which will result in them being nicer back to you. These are the most powerful tools in the toolbox right now, that we all have access to, in this pandemic.

Do not rely solely on vaccines for your survival here. Even if you do get the third shot in time, this is only partial protection. In fact, with or without a pandemic, these are still the most powerful tools for achieving optimal health and boosting your immune system naturally. Worrying is completely unproductive, and will only reduce your chances of surviving Omicron, or any other future variant, if and when we do get it, keeping in mind that future variants may be more severe.

This may be easier said than done, turning off worry can be challenging, but we all possess the necessary will power to control these thought processes, if we just pay a bit of attention to them. This is especially important at night before going to sleep. Focus on keeping that anxiety level down as low as you can, to keep your sleep quality as high as you can. This will serve to keep your immune system much stronger, to help prevent getting or fight off these variants if you do get them.

This viral war that we are now waging with nature is mutating and changing much faster than anyone could have predicted. Keep in mind that we have been waging a very similar war with the flu variants using vaccines for over 90 years now. Whether you are a lover or hater of vaccines, or somewhere in between, we are all still fighting the same war, against the same enemy, and if we start fighting each other, this will just dramatically weaken our position in this war.

Given that it takes months to roll out a third vaccine dose to billions of people, you will likely find it nearly impossible to book a booster appointment now, no matter what country you live in. Do NOT panic, you still have a LOT of tools to work with to fight off these variants, and many experts believe that these are by far the best.

Staying strong emotionally, and not allowing anxiety from the pandemic or anything else in this life to take over, is one of the biggest weapons we all have in this new war. This is also a weapon that we ALL have access to, no matter where we live in the world, and no matter how much money we do or do not have.

In many richer areas of the world, health care systems are on the verge of being completely overwhelmed. This means that we'll be forced to use our own inner strength, and strength from God if you believe. We will not have access to nearly as much from our health care systems.

If you're having trouble sleeping well at night, or relaxing in the day, you'll want to try and remedy this by using this inner strength to give you peace. And the power of your mind and God are by far the best ways to accomplish this. Whatever your source of inner strength and peace is, now is the time to be tapping into it (travel may not be the best option right now), for the seas of life are definitely about to get a bit rougher.

Poorer nations will not have nearly as tough a time with this crisis, which to many seems more than fair, since they have been doing far less damage to our environment for over a century now. And most of us know deep down inside, that this damage is more than likely the main cause of the entire pandemic. I find it extremely difficult to believe that one little lab accident in Wuhan, China is causing all of this.

Nature is making very certain that we will NOT be able to vaccinate our way out of this. The natural world is screaming at us to reduce our consumption and stop climate change. And in the coming days, we are going to see in a very dramatic fashion that nature is going to get it's way, as the world shuts down yet again in a desperate attempt to prevent health care systems from overloading around the globe.

Like an angry teacher, nature is sending us back to class, to try again to teach us the same lesson we didn't learn the first time. The big problem is, the world (including myself), REALLY does not want to learn this lesson. The #### is about to hit the fan, and it's gonna make a big mess.

The vast majority know that this lifestyle many of us have been living for quite a while now is unsustainable. But most of us felt (selfishly), that we would at least make it through the rest of our lives living this way (more or less). Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this will be the case.

The party is not over by a long shot, but it will definitely be changing dramatically moving forward. If it were up to us this would never happen, at least not in a time frame that would be of any real benefit. But alas, this is not largely up to us. In the end, we will all benefit greatly from this huge lifestyle adjustment that many of us are about to experience. But in the short-term, it will definitely take some getting used to.

We all just want to go back to living the way we have been in recent decades. I'm afraid the chances of that happening are very slim, bordering on impossible. Even if we did vax every human being on Earth every 3 months, and force everyone to breathe through ten layers of masking.

The natural world is "dealing" with us, because our species is destroying our environment. This is something that nature does to EVERY species on this planet if and when it does the same thing. We may foolishly think that we have the power to stop it with medical technology, but the only thing we can do to keep it from happening is to stop destroying our environment. This may not seem like rocket science, but it is the big picture solution.

And this is no longer going to be a choice that we get to make. The prevention of this destruction is something that we are now going to have very little control over. The control that we do have is to do our best to survive it. While the powerful in our world are busy taking away people's rights and freedoms, nature has much bigger plans for everyone.

And no, the world is NOT coming to an end anytime soon. Our species, along with many others, will survive and thrive on this planet for eons to come. We just have a few speed bumps to get over.

These built-in mechanisms are there to prevent us from destroying ourselves, along with other species. We are desperately attempting to override these mechanisms with very extreme measures, but we will all benefit dramatically from the fact that nature will inevitably win this war. What's really throwing people here is that we've had viral outbreaks before in recent history. But this is very different, because these viruses (Covid and the flu) will obviously never be eradicated.

And on top of this, they are quickly mutating and evading our vaccines and even our masks. This time will be an ongoing apocalyptic battle, which does not give us a warm and fuzzy feeling, but it's much wiser for us to look at the true reality of the situation.

Because of the ongoing reality of this global outbreak, we need to get rid of these mandates and ENCOURAGE people to use the new antiviral pills, along with masks, AND vaccines IF they need them and want them. In most cases, those who are elderly or have a weaker immune system will be in this category.

This will allow natural immunity to build in the younger and healthier segments of our populations in a far more powerful way than heavy vaccine and masking suppression. For those who are at high risk, they should be strongly encouraged to remain using viral suppression methods IF THEY SO CHOOSE! This will provide EVERYONE with their best chance of NOT ONLY surviving this pandemic, but also maximizing their quality of life and economic situation.

In other words, minimize the unbelievable amount of collateral damage that is being inflicted on the vast majority of young people on this planet. This will ALSO drastically reduce the excess pressure and burden that is currently being inflicted on health care systems.

A vaccine is supposed to be administered once. One shot, and it's good for life. This is what eradicated smallpox, and has almost eradicated polio. To expect, or more accurately force every human being on Earth to shoot up every 3 to 6 months is NOT reasonable, healthy, or wise. There is NOT and will never be worldwide support for these mandated, ongoing, routine Covid shots, because in most countries, they're simply not necessary, and do far more harm than good.

There are many brilliant expert scientists, along with many politicians and judges, who are on both sides of this debate. This is why we all need to be able to decide for ourselves which road will lead to our long-term health, well-being, and ultimately, survival.

South Africa, the country where Omicron was first detected, is now past it's peak of this wave. Their new daily cases are down 50% from the peak in the last 2 weeks of 2021, and they experienced very mild symptoms along with only a minor bump in hospitalizations during their entire Omicron wave. South Africa has a fully vaccinated rate of approx. 27%, and this rate is tapering off, and will NOT be climbing much higher. Their single dose rate is only 32%, and no boosters doses.

The richer countries of the world, on the other hand, are obviously locking down hard right now. All other poor nations on Earth are experiencing a similar, if not less intense wave of this variant as SA, and the similar lack of interest in vaccines as South Africa. I'm not trying to be a trouble-maker here, but facts are facts.

South Africa is also extremely advanced in the area of epidemiology, and their testing and reporting methods, along with their medical doctors and facilities, are top-notch and world-class. While there are definitely inequalities in their healthcare system, which is in some ways very similar to the United States, their private system is very strong and modern. Also, Johannesburg and Cape Town, along with those connected to major universities, are known for their excellent public hospitals. This means that we are NOT dealing with a serious case of underreporting here, even though no system is perfect.

With all of the misinformation and one-sided propaganda that is prevalent everywhere in the world right now, it's more important than ever that we all seek out hard facts and not destroy, ignore, or suppress them just to support our own biased ideologies. Unless we really just don't care about the truth anymore.

Along with being incredibly tragic, it's also fascinating how stubbornly determined we all are to NOT connect the dots between climate change and this pandemic. Despite the obvious fact that both of these issues are dominating the headlines in recent years. We REALLY don't like the idea of blaming the damage we're doing to our environment for this pandemic.

We much prefer the idea of scapegoating one group of people, namely the unvaxxed. It may be human nature to do this, but it doesn't make it any less unintelligent. The big problem with this line of thinking, is that (by far) the countries with the most unvaccinated people, are the same countries that are doing dramatically better in this pandemic.

This is why we are seeing the vax rates in these developing or poorer nations of the world stay roughly the same for weeks now, and this will continue moving forward. It doesn't matter how many vaccine doses are shipped over from richer countries, the vast majority will be thrown out because they don't want them, and they don't need them.

Vaccine equity is just another Western way of us thinking we know better on this issue, but the facts that are currently unfolding around the world say otherwise, and tell a very different story. I think that if any of us were to spend a week in South Africa right now, the vast majority would likely see it the same way.

Every day that passes, thanks to this pandemic, the world is becoming more like China, with governments becoming more strict, and far more controlling. There may even come a day in the near future, where we won't even be able to talk about these sorts of issues. We all need to peacefully fight this with everything we've got, BEFORE it's too late. Because similar to democracy, once freedom and rights are lost, they are INCREDIBLY difficult to get back.

We ALL want to protect the vulnerable people in our societies. But the best way to do this is NOT to destroy or risk the long-term health of EVERYONE by forced routine inoculations, masking, and strict lockdowns. By far the best way to do this is by using the antiviral treatments (oral pills) which have already been approved for safe use in the US and the UK, and very soon will be approved everywhere. They should be used by the very small percentage of people who are actually becoming seriously ill from Covid-19.

When you look at the bigger picture, this is the true solution to this pandemic. And by that I mean the pandemic of emotional turmoil and collateral damage as well as the virus itself. The richer, more vaccine-obsessed countries of the world, who are dragging their heels on approving these antiviral treatments as a result, are going to be in big trouble very soon, as their hospitals are starting to buckle under the pressure already.

According to experts, these antiviral pills will keep 9 out of 10 patients OUT of the hospitals, and keep them safe in their homes. THIS is what will prevent the vast majority of the deaths and serious illness moving forward, in the months and years to come. Freedom is not a right-wing or a left-wing issue, it does not have political "wings" or parties in charge of it. It is a "human being" thing, and ESSENTIAL for the ongoing health and well-being of all people on this planet. This is exactly why the current freedom movement is spreading like wildfire, all over the world. Without our basic human rights, we have nothing. Not much else matters in this life without them.

In the minds of most protesters this was, and is much more a CELEBRATION of freedom and patriotism than a protest. This is why they felt more than comfortable allowing their children to join in on the excitement (in Ottawa) before things became too intense. It was actually a great life lesson for them, especially in light of the fact that it's their futures that people are really fighting for.