SomaVeda® Uncomplicating Corona, The Good News and The Bad!
How and Why we (The World, The US) are vulnerable to Corona and Novel Viral and other pathogens and HOW TO FIX IT!
by By Ajahn, Dr. Anthony B. James, Dean of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, College of Ayurveda Medicine, Thai Yoga Center
The Bad News! So far as of today… the risk of death associated with Covid exposure is proportional to complicating , underlying chronic and or acute pre-existing issues. As I read through the numbers I see the vast majority on morbid outcomes occur for those individuals who ALREADY have severe health issues before becoming infected… Keep in mind the reason why so many are surprised or shocked when people die is because they didn’t consider the underlying, chronic diseases the patient was already dying or at risk of dying of a serious!
Read the whole article…But then try to find a way to wrap your head around the idea that the greatest health risk by far of Covid-19 to you and everyone you know is underlying unresolved heath issues and the chemical prescription drugs used to treat or control them!
Coupled with deficient nutrition and rampant malnutrition, poor diet consisting of “Franken-foods” GMO’s, Artificial everything, anything, artificial sweeteners, out right malnutrition from common deficiencies of vitamin, minerals, Iodine, vitamin D, C etc. Lack of grounding, lack of sunshine, lack of fresh air, lack or insufficient exercise including load bearing and aerobic, chronic dehydration, insufficient deep sleep, Chronic constipation, Chronic Diarrhea, Gut Dysbiosis, Pre and Pro-biotics out of balance, ELF/ EMF Harmful energy exposure, Radiation from Chernobyl and Fukoshima…
Add in a real infectious vector Corona… Well you get the picture, right? It’s a perfect storm and the big numbers start to make sense!
Add in a real infectious vector Corona… It’s a perfect storm and the big numbers start to make sense!
The Good News! The solution? What we have been saying literally for the past 50 years. Concepts which still appear “novel” to the mainstream medical community and or industry. Conceptes which are labeled at best CAM i.e. complimentary and alternative medicine practices and at worst “Quackery”. Concepts such as Indigenous, traditional, Natural and Holistic Medicine and Health practices which reduce both the frequency, duration and morality of over 90% of the underlying chronic and acute issues which contribute to mortality (Death) including “Physician” caused death by malpractice and prescribing of harmful chemical and toxic drugs.
These CAM practices come by many names: Ayurveda, Traditional Thai Ayurveda- Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Yunani Medicine, Hilot Medicine, Naturopathy and Nature Cure Medicine, Monastic Medicine and or Religious Therapeutics, Native American Medicine, Herbology, Aroma-therapy, Acupressure, Light therapy, PEMF (Pulsed Electro-magnetic Therapy), Homeopathy, Chelation Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Health Coach etc. These are all recognized by The Who, provide care for billions of people to some degree or another in the world today. What these all share in common is that they provide relatively safe, predictable and functional medicinal outcomes towards reducing or eliminating underlying chronic and or acute health issues with little or NO risk of associated death. They share aims for example to KEEP YOU OUT OF THE Hospital, the emergency room.
Short Term, What Do I DO? Sixteen Helpful Suggestions from the Doctor!
What to do until or while your waiting for an appointment for counseling or treatment protocol from your chosen provider?
- Follow all “Stay at Home” or social distancing guidelines recommended by your local authorities… Remember Corona is real! These guidelines will also reduce any exposure to ANY other contagion such as the common FLU which can Kill You!
- Wear a mask in public… Clean and re-sterilize your mask regularly: Wash with hot soapy water, rinse, dry in regular over at 130degrees for at least 20 min. Spray with Colloidal Silver and let air dry.
- If you have a fever Do Not Go Out… Do Not Socialize and observe a voluntary stay at home. There are many reason other than Corona to have a fever, but for the care of those you love stay at home if you have a fever.
- Wash Your Hands Frequently… There are many guides to this now that everyone is an expert! If unsure if your doing it right… go to YouTube and search!
- Stay Healthy, drink plenty of water, eat right, get rid of the junk food, go outside, get plenty of sunshine, be happy , have some fun, enjoy your family and your pets!
- Take your supplements! Now is not the time to be slack! If you need to order or restock, do so now as delivery times could be slower for a while. Take those minerals, Iodine, Vitamen C, D, Zinc. Take your probiotics.
- Manage your diabetes by eating a mostly plant based diet. If necessary take a fortified meal supplement with digestive enzymes.
- Eat more Sprouts!
- Use an Infrared Sauna or Infrared Lamp, Bio-Mat etc.
- DO NOT take any drug as protection AGAINST infection! Remember ALL Chemical Drugs and or Vaccines have serious adverse effects! Don’t take any drug unless you know what those side effects, even death, are and are making an informed decision.
- Obtain a Nebulizer for both O2 therapy and or Colloidal Silver if need be.
- Work on your emotional, mental and or psychiatric health and stay balanced! Use your BET/ Tapping/ EFT/ Energy Psychology to stay healthy and happy on the inside.
- Let go of the minute by minute social diarrhrea and endless news updates… Once you know what your dealing with and where the real risk are coming from, then that is your point of focus! One more statistic is NOT going to assist you in either not becoming sick or dying of Corina!
- Spend time with attractive and positive people! Phone, video, yelling over the fence! However, you can do it. Socializing is also a necessary part of an over all health plan.
- Get real help for your pain issues! Back pain, neck pain, Knee pain… whatever it is there is a CAM Provider who can follow a safe protocol and treat your pain. Don’t suffer in silence because you don’t have to.
- Make that appointment for a personal consultation. Most good SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda, TCM, Chiropracters, Holistic Health Coaches and Nutritionist Counselors are really busy right now, so you likely will have to plan ahead.
- Schedule and start a SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Protocol with an NAIC Authorized Professionally Certified Professional to both reduce underlying health issues and build support for proper immune system function, to de-compress, de-stress and bring a joy for living back into your life!
In fact many hospitals and emergency rooms are turning sick people who are not severe and obviously infection (option) as it is. So where are these people, where are you and your family and or patient to turn to at this time? I say… same place recommended last year, and the year before… US! The holistic CAM provider is more your resource now than ever before. We are everywhere and in reality not hard to find. Seek out your provider and get cracking with some helpful counseling and therapy today. Don’t continue to procrastinate resolving the underlying health issues that yesterday might not have seemed so important but which today could contribute to taking your life!
Here’s an article “SomaVeda® Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Solutions for Corona Issues” (https://thaiyogacenter.com/somaveda-thai-yoga-and-ayurveda-solutions-for-corona-issues/)
PLEASE NOTE: We also have more in-depth Courses and lessons addressing both Corona and Strategies for solving many underlying health issues on our LearnThaiYoga.Teachable.com on-line learning platform… Specifically in the “Jump Start Your Healing Practice and Improve Your Income” All Inclusive Course, program. (https://learnthaiyoga.teachable.com/p/jump-start-your-healing-practice)
Underlying contributors leading to premature death complicated by Covid-19
Metabolic X syndrome: (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/metabolic-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351916)(https://www.the-hospitalist.org/hospitalist/article/219144/diabetes/covid-19-extra-caution-needed-patients-diabetes)
Obesity: Medical or otherwise (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5819164/)
Diabetes: All (https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/24/6/1044), (https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/landia/PIIS2213-8587(15)00379-4.pdf), (https://www.the-hospitalist.org/hospitalist/article/219144/diabetes/covid-19-extra-caution-needed-patients-diabetes),
Heart Disease including Hypertension: (https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circep.108.816868), (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/heart-disease.htm)
Cancer: All (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24706221), (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer)
Chronic Respiratory: i.e. smoking related, emphysema, COPD, Asthma etc.
Influenza A, B etc:
Pneumonia, Chronic Bronchitis:
Clinical Infection: Sepsis, MRSA etc. bacteremia, sepsis, and septic shock:
Tropical Infections Diseases: malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, chickengunya and dengue.
Sub-clinical Infections of any kind: Bacterial, Viral or Fungal: UTI, Candidiasis
Emotional, Psychological and mental health disorders: (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048500/), (https://www.who.int/mental_health/management/info_sheet.pdf), (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/4/1/98-0118_article)
Medical Malpractice i.e. Iatragenic or Physican caused Mortility and or Death: (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/22/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-america.html), (https://hub.jhu.edu/2016/05/03/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death/), (https://www.headlice.org/news/2005/july/deathbymedicine.htm)
Please note: I am not going to attempt to list all of the sources here! It’s overwhelming. There are literally thousands of scholarly and or scientific literature describing th morbidity and co-morbidity or these complication health issues.
Primary Immune disorder:
Usually inherited or caused by problems in genes of cells in the immune system, Characterized by infections that are severe, recurrent, and challenging to treat, More common than cystic fibrosis, affecting 1 in 1,200 people in the US:
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID): People with CVID have decreased levels of antibodies (immunoglobulins) in the blood and are therefore more likely to get infections.
X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA): People with XLA—an inherited form of PI—have very few B cells, which are specialized white blood cells that help protect the body against infection.
Immune globulin G (IgG) Subclass Deficiency: IgG is divided into 4 subclasses: IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, and IgG4. People are said to have an IgG subclass deficiency when they lack or have very low levels of 1 or more IgG subclasses, but their total IgG levels are normal.
Hyper-IgM (HIGM) Syndrome: People with HIGM syndrome have an excess of IgM and reduced levels of other immunoglobulins, including IgG and immune globulin A (IgA).
Selective IgA Deficiency: One of the most common types of PI in Caucasians, selective IgA deficiency, often goes undiagnosed in some people because they are never sick enough to be seen by a doctor. Others, however, may develop a variety of challenges that need medical attention.
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID): SCID, a serious form of PI, is a rare syndrome with multiple genetic causes.
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome: Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a PI disease that affects both the T and B lymphocytes.
DiGeorge Syndrome: DiGeorge syndrome is a PI disease caused by abnormal formation of certain tissues during fetal development. The defect may affect the thymus gland and impair production of T lymphocytes.
Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T): A-T is a PI disease that affects a number of organs.
Pharmaceutical Drug Issues:
A) Drugs that cause side effects that can exacerbate mortality…
B) Drugs that either are known to cause or to increase risk of induced Pulmonary Disease:
C) Types of lung problems or diseases that may be caused by medicines include, but are not limited to:
Drug-induced interstitial lung disease
Symptoms of Drug-induced interstitial lung disease: dry cough and shortness of breath due to interstitial lung disease, an imaging study may be ordered. A CT scan of the chest would show changes (reticular or ground-glass opacities). Pulmonary function tests may also be ordered by your physician, which can show moderate-to-severe decreases in carbon monoxide diffusion capacity.
- Allergic reactions — asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, or eosinophilic pneumonia
- Bleeding into the lung air sacs, called alveoli (alveolar hemorrhage)
- Swelling and inflamed tissue in the main passages that carry air to the lungs (bronchitis)
- Damage to lung tissue (interstitial fibrosis)
- Drugs that cause the immune system to mistakenly attack and destroy healthy body tissue, such as drug-induced lupus erythematosus
- Granulomatous lung disease — a type of inflammation in the lungs
- Inflammation of the lung air sacs (pneumonitis or infiltration)
- Lung vasculitis (inflammation of lung blood vessels)
- Lymph node swelling
- Swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the chest area between the lungs (mediastinitis)
- Abnormal buildup of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema)
- Buildup of fluid between the layers of tissue that line the lungs and chest cavity (pleural effusion)
Many medicines and substances are known to cause lung disease in some people. These include:
- Antibiotics, such as nitrofurantoin and sulfa drugs
- Heart medicines, such as amiodarone
- Chemotherapy drugs such as bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, and methotrexate
- Street drugs
According to Merk…
Drug-induced pulmonary disease is not a single disorder, but rather a common clinical problem in which a patient without previous pulmonary disease develops respiratory symptoms, chest x-ray changes, deterioration of pulmonary function, histologic changes, or several of these findings in association with drug therapy. Over 150 drugs or categories of drugs have been reported to cause pulmonary disease; the mechanism is rarely known, but many drugs are thought to provoke a hypersensitivity response. Some drugs (eg, nitrofurantoin) can cause different injury patterns in different patients.
Depending on the drug, drug-induced syndromes can cause interstitial fibrosis, organizing pneumonia, asthma, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, pleural effusions, pulmonary eosinophilia, pulmonary hemorrhage, or veno-occlusive disease (see Table: Substances With Toxic Pulmonary Effects).
List of Drugs Known to cause Lung Failure and Disease…
FURADANTIN, MACROBID, MACRODANTINbromocriptine
No US brand nameAmiodarone
List of Drugs that cause Lung and Heart Injury
Amiodarone is the most common heart drug that causes pulmonary abnormalities. Used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, pulmonary toxicity affects as many as 6% of individuals on amiodarone. Among these cases, fatality rates range from 10-20%. Eek. A safer, similar medication used for atrial fib is Multaq (dronedarone) which is more expensive than amiodarone but may be a better first choice given the lower risk of lung injury.
Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) is a commonly prescribed antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections. Nitrofurantoin has been linked to both acute and chronic lung injury, believed to be a hypersensitivity reaction from the drug.
Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis as well as other serious skin conditions and carries a known risk of acute interstitial pneumonia.
Biologic agents. Cetuximab (Erbitux), bevacizumab (Avastin), trastuzumab (Herceptin) and alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) are just a few of many in this newer class of medications that have been reported to cause drug induced interstitial lung disease. Again, these are medications used for serious illnesses like cancer and accepting the rare risk of interstitial lung disease may be “worth” it as you will be closely monitored.
Seizure medications. Phenytoin (Dilantin) and carbamazepine (Tegretol)—which is also used to treat pain from trigeminal neuralgia or shingles—are both known to cause drug-induced acute interstitial pneumonitis.
Aspirin and other NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naproxen) may cause acute pulmonary hypersensitivity reactions which may occur within the first week of treatment—or as late as three years after first exposure.
Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Bactrim) is a sulfonamide-containing antibiotic used for bacterial infections. It is a rare cause of drug-induced interstitial lung disease.
Hydralazine is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure, and cases of nonspecific interstitial pneumonias have been reported.
Cholesterol medications aka “Statins.” This is tricky because while drug-induced interstitial lung disease has been reported with most statins including pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor), and atorvastatin (Lipitor), they have also been shown in studies to be associated with lower mortality in people with interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis.
Drugs that can Lower or act as Immunosuppressants
- prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone)
- budesonide (Entocort EC)
- prednisolone (Millipred)
Janus kinase inhibitors
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, SangCya)
- tacrolimus (Astagraf XL, Envarsus XR, Prograf)
- sirolimus (Rapamune)
- everolimus (Afinitor, Zortress)
- abatacept (Orencia)
- adalimumab (Humira)
- anakinra (Kineret)
- certolizumab (Cimzia)
- etanercept (Enbrel)
- golimumab (Simponi)
- infliximab (Remicade)
- ixekizumab (Taltz)
- natalizumab (Tysabri)
- rituximab (Rituxan)
- secukinumab (Cosentyx)
- tocilizumab (Actemra)
- ustekinumab (Stelara)
- vedolizumab (Entyvio)
- basiliximab (Simulect)
- daclizumab (Zinbryta)
PLEASE NOTE: The above is NOT comprehensive. A list of possible drugs causing and or exascerbating would easily run into the thousands of possible suspects. I personally interviewed a past VP Pharmacology of CVS Pharmacy, who told me emphatically it is scientifically and procedurally impossible to calculate the side effects, adverse reactions and co-morbidity of three or more drug simultaneously.
Considering that the average person in the US (48.4%) takes at least One drug per month more than 36.6% of person in the US take between 3 and 5 prescription chemical drugs per month (CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/drug-use-therapeutic.htm) it doesn’t take a science degree to see that 100% of all of these are likely to have one or more adverse effects and 36.6 % will likely have severe and complicated, un predictable list of adverse effects just from the drugs alone.
A) Profiles for prescription drugs… https://hpi.georgetown.edu/rxdrugs/#
Let’s not forget the OTC Meds, NSAIDS etc. like the recently banned “Zantac” which also have a huge list of adverse effects including death.
Add GMO’s and Artificial sweeteners no to this growing list of factors which can cause or exacerbate co-morbity with … well… anything! Including with Covid.
List of side effects/ adverse effects of Artificial Sweeteners:
First names of Artificial Sweeteners:
ACESULFAME POTASSIUM: ACK, Ace K, Equal Spoonful (also +aspartame), Sweet One, Sunett
ASPARTAME: APM, AminoSweet (but not in US), Aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester, Canderel (not in US), Equal Classic, NatraTaste Blue, NutraSweet
ASPARTAME-ACESULFAME SALT: TwinSweet (Europe only)
CYCLAMATE: Not in US as per FDA, Calcium cyclamate, Cologran = cyclamate and saccharin; not in US, Sucaryl
ERYTHRITOL: Sugar alcohol, Zerose, ZSweet
GLYCEROL: Glycerin, Glycerine
HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE (HSH): Sugar alcohol
ISOMALT: Sugar alcohol, ClearCut Isomalt, Decomalt, DiabetiSweet (also contains Acesulfame-K), Hydrogenated Isomaltulose, Isomaltitol
LACTITOL: Sugar alcohol
MALTITOL: Sugar alcohol, Maltitol Syrup, Maltitol Powder, Hydrogenated High Maltose Content Glucose Syrup, Hydrogenated Maltose, Lesys, MaltiSweet (hard to find online to buy), SweetPearl
MANNITOL: Sugar alcohol
POLYDEXTROSE: Sugar alcohol (Derived from glucose and sorbitol)
SACCHARIN: Acid saccharin, Equal Saccharin, Necta Sweet, Sodium Saccharin, Sweet N Low, Sweet Twin
SORBITOL: Sugar alcohol, D-glucitol, D-glucitol syrup
SUCRALOSE: 1′,4,6′-Trichlorogalactosucrose, Trichlorosucrose, Equal Sucralose, NatraTaste Gold, Splenda
XYLITOL: Sugar alcohol, Smart Sweet, Xylipure, Xylosweet
List of side effects, adverse effects of Artificial Sweeteners:
Studies have suggested an association between the use of non-nutritive sweeteners and health outcomes (such as body weight, diabetes, cancer, and oral health)… See earlier in this article references for these specific issues relating to co-morbidity!
According to Dr. Osborne: “Current research is limited on the beneficial effects and the long term health risks associated with the ingestion of artificial sweeteners. However, cyclamate (an early artificial sweetener), was banned by the FDA in 1970 due to carcinogenic risks in experimental animals. With this ban, the artificial sweetener market took a hit. Consumers were left scared knowing there could be a cancer risk associated with ingestion of artificial sweeteners. Shortly after, manufacturers replaced one toxic artificial sweetener with new equally toxic sweetener. Many consumers report headaches, dizziness, rashes, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, and digestive problems after ingesting artificial sweeteners. These side effects could build up over time and cause serious long term diseases with regular consumption of these processed sugars.
Currently, the great debate is between the FDA and scientists. In a study determining the effects of saccharin, sucralose and aspartame consumption in both mice and humans, the ingestion of artificial sweeteners altered microbial metabolic pathways6. Studies indicated glucose intolerance was elevated due to changes in gut microbiota. Gut health has to be optimal in order to maintain a healthy immune system and normal metabolic functions in our body. Such metabolic functions include maintaining normal blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol levels. More studies need to be conducted, but scientists believe that there is also a relationship between sweeteners and certain cancers, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, and systemic lupus.7
In numerous studies observing weight loss with the ingestion of artificial sweeteners, there is not enough proof that consumption is beneficial in weight management2. Studies are able to show short-term weight loss, but lack any long term weight loss results. However, consumers are still consuming artificial sweeteners in order to reduce their caloric intake with the intent of weight loss based on physician’s recommendations.
Artificial Sweeteners can also develop into an addiction. These processed sugars are 200-13,000 times sweeter than regular sugar5. Over time, the consumption of these artificial sweeteners can alter taste buds and result in a constant craving for foods that are overly sweet. More nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables become less palatable, so less nutritious sugar-free substitutes and carbohydrates are consumed instead. Consequently, risks for nutrient deficiencies and weight gain increase.”
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Disclaimer: Ayurveda based recommendations are not FDA Approved: These recommendations are under religious therapeutic advice and All treatment recommendations are for either NAIC Tribal Org Members and or Practitioner Ministers only: Please note the following recommendations are in addition to the really good overall advise and NAIC Monastic Medical Recommendation’s guidelines as well as legal edicts as per governmental authorities. All health and medical recommendation’s on an individual level must follow your personal physicians recommendations.