Column #282Arabic Talisman Amulet

I don’t remember a time when there has been more conflicting information. Fifty-five years ago I was advised (frequently) by old hands to follow the advice of Otto von Bismarck. He said, “Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.” Well, there’s a lot of information out there being officially denied by our new government, the MSM, and the social media/internet oligarchy.

When it comes to the many aspects of what it takes to be healthy, there is more than just a little conflicting advice. Just in the past year of COVID-19 “the science” has been batted around like a ping pong ball. What’s been left out of the conversation is some of the most practical and least expensive advice. Most of what we hear has come from professional bureaucrats via the MSM along with what is allowed on the internet. All too often the bureaucratic ideas have been amazingly myopic and counter to science. In fact, too often they have ridiculed the best solutions that have come from professionals on the front lines.

For instance, it was recognized nearly 12 months ago that the people who are most vulnerable to a severe case of COVID-19 were overweight and/or over the age of 70 with multiple chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory and autoimmune issues. The bureaucrats knew this, but their advice did not include curing chronic conditions, improving individual immunity, isolating only the most vulnerable, or even putting the elderly first in line for vaccines. Instead it focused on everyone wearing face masks, social distancing, shutdowns, waiting for a vaccine, and then vaccinating mostly healthy people. That was all done after decades of history proved their favorite tactics were ineffective talismans rather than solutions.1

The simplest, quickest, and most effective steps for improving immunity are for people, especially black people, to take vitamin D supplements which support immune health. Black people have more melanin in their skin which naturally provides more protection from the sun. Unfortunately melanin reduces the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight. Yet instead telling people to take a vitamin D supplement, the bureaucratic message was to stay off the beaches, stay home, wear masks (skin coverings), and social distance while bemoaning the fact that in terms of percentages more black people died of COVID-19 than others.2

Another readily available cheap health benefit everyone can take is a zinc supplement which also boosts immunity. Months ago Spanish researchers reported that every unit increase of zinc in the blood was tied to a 7% lowering of the odds that a COVID-19 patient would die while in the hospital.3

The mask debate may go on for years. But the science is clear. N95 respirators are made with a 0.3 micron filter and 95% of the particles having a diameter of 0.3 microns are filtered out by an electrostatic mechanism. Coronaviruses are approximately 0.125 microns in diameter which is way smaller. With that information it’s easier to see why the N95 mask can’t even protect against the common cold. The cheap masks most people wear are worse. This is why masks are the ultimate talisman.4 5 6 7

Except in a very limited capacity, social distancing and shutdowns have never been used in all of time. But they have been the bureaucratic solution of choice in the past 12 months which has been backed up by MSM scaremongering. The positive side is that those prevention tactics have provided scientists an opportunity to analyze their impact. To date, the majority of studies (by scientists and medical personnel in the field along with many from academia) are adamantly opposed to shutdowns because they’re destructive. The recent Stanford University study titled “Assessing Mandatory Stay-At-Home and Business Closure Effects on the Spread of COVID-19” is a prime example of the findings.8 9

About an hour after Biden was inaugurated WHO again announced that positive PCR assays are just a COVID-19 diagnosis aid. When the test’s “cycle threshold” (Ct) exceeds 30 it’s less likely to be detecting anything significant. This is true for new cases and deaths. There are some scientists who believe that up to 90% of the positive PCR Ct 40 tests are false readings! Consequently, deliberate misuse of the data can cause panic and, it’s quite possible, that is exactly what occurred these past four months. It’s also why there have been virtually no cases of influenza anywhere in the entire world this winter because influenza is being detected as COVID-19. As the sensitivity of the PCR tests are toned down, expect the reported number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths to plunge resulting in the declaration that the plague has been defeated.10 11

Of course, there are many people who believe governments are all knowing and totally just. If they do, they don’t understand they’re supporting a power structure controlled by a small number of people who want to control them. Never before in history of the world has any one government or small group of elitists been able to control more than a few countries. But today, the big tech oligarchs (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon) control the entire world’s communications structure. This should concern everyone because whenever a small number of people control the narrative, freedoms disappear. According to historians, “throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical, relying on public obedience or oppression to exist.”12

So, who are we to rely on? Do we answer to God? Or do we put our faith in oligarchs and government bureaucrats?13

If we worship God from whom all blessings flow, rather than material things and government handouts, we are free. This is why by following the inerrant word of God and trusting in His grace and Spirit, we can say: “I can be what it says I can be, I can do what it says I can do, and I can change what it says I can change.” This is why our nation’s Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, . . .”

I know some people believe its nonsense to talk about a dictatorial government, manipulated by oligarchs, actually controlling the USA. But for some citizens it’s already as real as rain. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has been a big Trump supporter, says several retailers have stopped selling his brand's products. Rudy Giuliani, who took down mafia deans in his day, is afraid to discuss his evidence regarding election fraud because his internet connections will be severed. China has permanently barred 28 Trump administration figures from travel or doing business either on the Chinese mainland or Hong Kong. Many people who worked in the Trump administration have been blackballed in the American workspace. The world’s social media platforms (controlled by American Oligarchs) silenced the president of the United States because they don’t think he deserves a public platform. Parler Free Speech Social Network was wiped out because it was nonconformist. This kind of blatant censorship in unprecedented in American history.14

But back to diet and health. We know from extensive research by many thousands of scientists around the world, that the Caveman diet, or Keto diet, or whatever you call it does wonders for subduing chronic diseases and strengthening the immune system. The common element of these diets is the green leaf at the bottom of the food chain. Just like in the sea, where life is supported by the one-celled green plant in the plankton soup, on land the animal life is also supported by edible green leaves. Green leaves are the primary source for Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) and, because they are low in Omega-6 EFAs, that’s the reason why the Omega-6 to Omega-3 EFA balance in green leaves governs animal body health!15 16

The importance of the green leaf is why spinach, kale, collards, seafood, and grass-fed meats are good for your health. In all cases, as long as green leaves are at the bottom of your food chain rather than nuts, seeds, grain, and fruits, your body will get all its required nutrients in perfect balance. In so doing odds of getting chronic diseases drop significantly and the immune system operates optimally.

To get there you need to learn about food chemistry and act independently. You can be what your maker says you can be. You can do what He says you can do. And you can change what He says you can change. For sure, what we’ve learned in the past year is that for our own personal health we don’t need dictatorial pied pipers demanding that we wear their talisman.17

To your health.

Ted Slanker

Ted Slanker has been reporting on the fundamentals of nutritional research in publications, television and radio appearances, and at conferences since 1999. He condenses complex studies into the basics required for health and well-being. His eBook, The Real Diet of Man, is available online.

Don’t miss these links for additional reading:

1. Want to Save More Illinoisans from COVID? Vaccinate the Elderly First From Wirepoints

2. What Black People Need to Know About Vitamin D and Covid-19 by Terri Huggins Hart from Medium

3. Could Zinc Help Fight COVID-19? by E.J. Mundell from WebMD

4. The Science: Masks Are Neither Effective Nor Safe by Dr. Colleen Huber, NMD

5. Face Masks Are A Religion Now. All Hail The Almighty Mask! by Scott Morefield

6. New Study Shows Mask Mandates Had Zero Effect in Florida or Nationwide, But the Lie Continues

7. The Empirical Case for a Mask Mandate Lacks Scientific Grounding by Phillip W. Magness from American Institute for Economic Research

8. Assessing Mandatory Stay-At-Home and Business Closure Effects on the Spread of COVID-19 by Eran Bendavid, et al.

9. Great Barrington Declaration

10. WHO (finally) Admits PCR Tests Create False Positives by Kit Knightly from OffGuardian

11. False Positives by Ted Slanker

12. Oligarchy from Wikipedia

13. Why Hardly Anyone Trusts The Virus Experts by John Rubino

14. Another Frame Up | Rudy Giuliani | Ep. 102 from Rudy Giuliani's Common Sense

15. The Importance of the Ratio of Omega-6/Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids by Dr. Artemis P. Simopoulos

16. Man Is an Extension of the Leafy, Green Plant by Ted Slanker

17. Food Analysis: EFA, Protein to Fat, Net Carbs, Sugar, and Nutrient Load by Ted Slanker