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Little Germ. Big Fear. How to Catch the Coronavirus.

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Image by Sarah Richter from Pixabay

Little Germ. Big Fear.

Posted by Bill Esteb on Feb 29th 2020, Patient Media, Inc.

How to catch the coronavirus:

Eat a poor diet. Make sure your body lacks the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and micronutrients needed for optimal health.

Avoid adequate rest. Stay up late and rely on sugar, tobacco, coffee and energy drinks as needed.

Become dehydrated. Reduce the effectiveness of your natural defense mechanisms by shunning adequate water.

Stop exercising. Reduce the efficiency of your lymphatic system, which depends on movement to circulate this vital germ-fighting fluid.

Rarely wash your hands. Use your dirty hands and fingers to rub your eyes, pick your nose or wipe your lips.

Think negative thoughts. Worry that you’ll be a victim. Closely monitor news reports about outbreaks, fearing a pandemic.

Skip your chiropractic adjustments. Handicap your nervous system, the master system that controls your entire body. Wait until symptoms are present before doing anything.

The only way to catch anything is to make yourself a hospitable host.

You may click here to print a poster for your workplace:  How to Catch the Coronavirus

The germ theory of disease is a common belief. This belief, like many in the health arena, causes all kinds of strange behaviors.

Many will wear flimsy, ill-fitting paper masks. However, the perforations that permit breathing are huge compared to the single-cell virus they are trying to strain out.

Many will avoid Chinese restaurants. Or drink Corona beer.

Many will apply all manner of disinfectants in the hope that killing enough germs will cause health to manifest.

Meanwhile they set about the business of compromising their immune system, which if vibrant, would be more than capable of keeping them disease free.

Fed by the 24/7 news cycle, the fear mongering is the perfect way to attract more eyeballs that can be sold to advertisers. Which these days are increasingly to pharmaceutical companies.

What many forget is that Louis Pasteur, the father of the germ theory, recanted his assertion on his deathbed. “It’s the soil, not the seed,” he observed. In other words, without a hospitable host, germs can do very little. Too late. By then the meme had been released and the rest is history.

The human immune system has successfully shunned the black plague of the Dark Ages, the Spanish Flu of 1918, polio, measles and many others. If the germ theory were true the human race wouldn’t still be around to worry about it!

Germs are a lot like seeds. In fact, when seeds begin to grow, we refer to it as ‘germination.’ If you’ve ever tried to start a new lawn from scratch, you already know that conditions have to be just right for the grass seeds to germinate.

And it takes a lot more than just the seeds (or germs) to become a seedling (or a disease). For example, if you were to spread grass seed (germs) on your adjusting room carpet, it wouldn’t become a new lawn. The necessary conditions for growth – soil, water and light – wouldn’t be correct. Same with germs. The conditions have to be just right for germs to cause disease.

Try to rise above the hysteria and mob mentality. Be a voice of reason and composure. And the truth.

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  1. MaryKate DeBoer says
    Mar 06, 2020 at 5:45 PM

    To play Devil's advocate here, what we SHOULD be worried about are those whose immune systems are NOT in the best shape-such as my 7 month-old baby's....so I disinfect and keep him away from possible contagions as much as possible. It's all well and good to keep ourselves in a condition that doesn't allow germs to “germinate” within us, but there are plenty of people who can't do that...hence the need for sanitizing and avoidance practices.

    • frontdesk@swaimchiropractic.com says
      Mar 09, 2020 at 9:36 AM

      Ah MaryKate, at least you did not accuse me of being the devil's advocate. Since you are willing to assume that role, I'll pretend to be the voice of reason! As usual you make a valid point. But I would encourage you to consider the human immune systems need for challenge. We need regular and robust interactions with the environment for this process to occur. Constant sanitizing and avoiding does not allow the immune system to exercise its muscles and the usual outcome is weakness later. I realize you are a very busy working mother of three young lads and their health is largely in your hands. But worry is deleterious to our immune systems and overall health. Thank you for engaging us in this discussion, Mrs. Screwtape!

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