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The Fear of the Coronavirus is Worse Than the Disease Itself! By Dr Nick Delgado

Dr. Nick Delgado

Dr. Nick Delgado

Helping people with their journey to health, happiness and their goals in career, relationships and longevity.

Studies show negative expectations can bring about adverse outcomes. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy in which the expectation of an adverse outcome can cause it to develop - this is called the nocebo effect. The nocebo effect is the opposite of the placebo effect, which manifests when one's positive beliefs alone bring about healing and positive outcomes.

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The media (perhaps in conjunction with the pharmaceutical industry) is compromising people’s health by spewing negativity and using the fear card! 

Studies show negative expectations can bring about adverse outcomes. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy in which the expectation of an adverse outcome can cause it to develop – this is called the nocebo effect. The nocebo effect is the opposite of the placebo effect, which manifests when one’s positive beliefs alone bring about healing and positive outcomes.

The negativity and fear-mongering in the media is also creating stress which is the enemy of the immune system. As presented in The Biology of Belief, by Bruce Lipton, stress is responsible for up to 90% of illnesses, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. I will go further to say that stress causes people to eat poorly, consume more candy and junk food, and skip exercise which further weakens immunity and increases disease risk.

Stressing about an illness also causes anxious people to stay closed up indoors in stale air, and avoid friends and family. This is the worst thing they can do for their health. It leads to depression and causes protective hormones such as testosterone, vitamin D3 and DHEA to decrease. Fear and panic also cause the stress hormone adrenaline to be released in place of cortisol and cortisol is the frontline hormone that protects us from colds and viruses.

“The conclusion is clear: The fear of the coronavirus is more deadly than the virus itself!” – Bruce Lipton

What people need to understand is that the health of all those that died with the coronavirus was already compromised; so if you are not sick or elderly you have nothing to fear. Even if you do get infected with the virus, you will likely only end up with cold and flu symptoms and/or a slight fever. In fact, most people with a healthy immune system and good adrenal function can recover from the flu or coronavirus rather rapidly so long as they’re able to produce enough cortisol (40 mg a day). If you get sick, taking hydrocortisone prescribed by an anti-aging doctor (also available by cream as 1% over-the-counter), will typically reverse the flu within a day or two. 

The danger of fatality is for seniors or those on street drugs or excessive prescription drugs with side-effects that compound each other. These people are vulnerable because healing hormones decline with age and ill-health, and a reduced production of healing stem cells leaves one at a greater risk. If these individuals also have weakened immune systems or adrenal health, they will have a decreased ability to produce natural killer cells and form antibodies, which will leave them susceptible to illness and less likely to recover.  In these cases, the symptoms can linger on for months. 

The worst situations happen when a person suffers from dehydration, poor nutrition, and lack of outdoor air, sun and movement – all of which depress the person’s ability to recover especially in older individuals. In these instances, a complete shutdown of the immune system may occur to conserve the body’s energy for running away from the perceived stressor, that proverbial “saber-toothed tiger.” Stress hormones are so effective at compromising the immune system, that physicians therapeutically provide recipients of organ transplants with them to prevent their immune system from rejecting the foreign implant. 

We must consider supporting our seniors with endocrinological intervention to bring their hormones and adrenal function to youthful levels. It is no coincidence that many of the longest living people in the world (such as in Okinawa) consume a mostly plant-based diet, have daily exercise built-into their lives, and use herbal rather than pharmaceutical medicines. These populations maintain more youthful levels of many protective hormones, including testosterone, DHEA and healthy forms of estrogen, throughout their lives. In fact, one study found people who reached 100 in these zones had levels of the aforementioned hormones that were equivalent to people who are 30 years younger in the USA. 

We must understand that a healthy lifestyle is our greatest defense against coronavirus. The best thing you can do is to make efforts to stay healthy, with good nutrition, exercise, and nutraceuticals to support your adrenal glands and immune system. If a cough, congestion, sinus problems or fatigue last longer than a few days or weeks; it is a red flag that the immune system and adrenal glands are not functioning optimally. To boost your immune system, take Beet Vitality daily; it contains concentrated beetroot which releases a molecule called nitric oxide that plays a vital role in immunity. It also contains several bioavailable nutrients that are rapidly absorbed and support your immune system in doing its job.

To boost your adrenal function, eliminate sugar, caffeine and alcohol; improve your sleep habits, practice a stress-reduction technique daily and eat a wholefoods based diet. Also start taking Adrenal DMG daily, it contains a blend of adrenal nourishing and stress-fighting (adaptogenic) herbs as well as adrenal cortex. This proprietary combination leads to an immediate boost in adrenal function and immunity.

Love, family, and extended family also contribute to healthy hormones and a stronger immune system. Make sure to spend time in nature, expose your skin to sunlight (or take vitamin D3), and think positive thoughts. Perhaps most importantly of all – avoid stress (e.g. the “fear” of the virus). These precautions are especially important if you are elderly or have a weakened immune system.

Following your intuition about what is best for you is key! The point here is that no matter who you are and what your current state of health is, you will benefit from steering clear of the fear and propaganda and supporting yourself in whatever way feels best to you. 

Bruce Lipton states:  “Quantum physics, the most valid of all the sciences, emphasizes that our life experiences are founded in our consciousness.” Are you being conscious of disease … or of health? 

Wishing you all Health, Happiness and Harmony,

Nick Delgado, Author, ABHAAP, World Strength Endurance champion