“Gag order” given to doctor over his advice to help improve immunity
(NaturalHealth365) Wear a mask. Get a COVID-19 vaccine. Spray down your entire house with powerful disinfectants. Assume everyone you meet in public is infected with SARS-CoV-2. It seems like our natural immunity to dis-ease is no match against this current pandemic.
These tips to slow the spread from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aren’t necessarily “intended” to inspire fear and paranoia, but it’s not hard to see how this is exactly what’s happening as a result.
So, one doctor tried to offer an “alternative” and got in trouble for it.
Of course, what we hear a lot less about from the mainstream media is arguably the most important thing you can do to keep yourself and your family healthy: strengthen your immune system. Yet for some reason, doctors who promote natural ways to boost immune health are being censored by the government.
Is this simply a no-holds-barred attempt to protect Big Pharma’s profitable COVID-19 drugs and vaccines coming down the pipeline?
“The Crackdown” is here: Medical doctor attempting to share natural health benefits of immune boosting compounds silenced by government health agency
David Brownstein, MD is a popular holistic medicine practitioner who has been freely sharing information with his community about his success with natural remedies that can support immune health during COVID-19. These remedies include many that our NaturalHealth365 readers know about, but we’re not allowed to say, according to the Federal Trade Commission – including the use of a nebulizer.
Sadly, censorship isn’t anything new, especially during a worldwide pandemic when those in power are likely tempted to take even more control. And on May 15, Dr. Brownstein was told by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to stay quiet. Backed by politicians such as Senator Chuck Schumer, the FTC sent a letter to Dr. Brownstein containing this warning:
“It is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C Sec. 41 et seq. to advertise that a product or service can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made. For COVID-19, no such study is currently known to exist for the products or services identified above. Thus, any Coronavirus-related prevention or treatment claims regarding such products or services are not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. You must immediately cease making all such claims.”
Meanwhile, research is continuing to clarify the link between deficiencies in many vitamins and severe COVID-19 infections, with doctors and hospitals around the world trialing vitamin supplementation for many of their sickest patients.
Yet for some reason, a licensed doctor who is sharing his patients’ success stories with similar remedies is in the “wrong?” (what is this world coming to?!)
While we agree that no one should ever make a claim that they can “cure or prevent” COVID-19 without legitimate evidence, we think it’s wrong to deny people the right to explore alternative options that can boost their immune health. After all, relying on just cleaning supplies and medications to clean up the COVID-19 mess is just going to lead to a lot of unintended consequences.
Cleaning craze: Parents should be aware of the unexpected risks linked to excessive use of disinfectants
Popular home cleaning brand Lysol probably doesn’t mind the recent worldwide obsession with disinfecting everything. The company has enjoyed through-the-roof demand, although they have been tripped up by some supply chain problems. But just how far is too far when it comes to spraying all the surfaces inside your home?
Nobody is suggesting not to practice good hygiene and cleanliness – such basic life skills are necessary whether there’s a global pandemic or not. But health experts have long been wary of worrisome parents and caregivers trying to turn their homes into close approximations of sterile environments.
For example, depriving children of exposure to normal everyday microorganisms may lead to unintended health consequences, according to a 2014 study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The study found that children who are raised in overly clean homes appear more likely to have health problems like asthma and allergies.
The evidence-based theory, also known as the hygiene hypothesis (alternative: the microbe deprivation hypothesis), says that some amount of exposure to bacteria and other organisms actually primes a developing child’s immune system and helps it become stronger. This doesn’t negate the need for cleanliness – but it should remind parents that dousing their home in disinfectants is not only unnecessary but potentially harmful, as well.
The takeaway is clear: In addition to reinforcing good hygiene habits within your family, remember to look for natural ways to stay healthier, including holistic methods to boost your immune system. For much more detail: check out the Immune Defense Summit, hosted by Jonathan Landsman.
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