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The Silent but Deadly Effects of Sitting, By Craig Weatherby with Jason Boehm

  • Australian researchers found that the benefits of 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous exercise were canceled by long periods sitting in front of the TV.
  • The consequences of constant sitting: raises your risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
  • Canadians who reported sitting several hours a day were found to suffer risks of early death, compared with their more active counterparts. Those higher mortality rates were found even among sedentary people who exercised (Owen N et al. 2010). 
  • Australians who reported high levels of TV watching over 6.5 years were more likely to die from heart disease. Every hour of TV time = 18% percent increase in the risk of death from heart disease. 
  • Watch 4 or more hours of TV daily = 80 percent more likely to die from heart disease, independent of other risk factors like smoking or diet (Owen N et al. 2010). 
  • A 21-year University of South Carolina study involving 7,774 men found that those who spent more than 10 hours a week in a car were 82 percent more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, compared with those who rode less than four hours per week. (Warren TY et al. 2010).

Are you taking care of your immune system?

I (and I suspect you) am getting somewhat fatigued from all of the newscasts and emails about the COVID-19 virus. Should we ignore it? Definitely NOT. However, almost all of the news seems to be about distancing, cleaning your hands, and protective gear. What about toilet paper? As a practical matter, this seems to be of equal significance for many. 

Seriously though, what remains important is our immune system – regardless of the type of virus, bacteria, or illness. As noted above,  your personal genetic profile gives us the most advanced information about your genetic weaknesses and what you might need to combat these weaknesses. 

“The only real defense against COVID-19 is your own immune system, which works best when fed right. While changing your diet is a commonsense solution for the long term, a rapid-response strategy would be to use vitamin C and some other supplements listed below –  PLUS No. 1 Diet. “

Facts: 

  • Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and kills pathogens, including viruses,
    when taken in high doses. Prevention: 2,000 mg  to 3,000 mg per day.
    Treatment: Much more including IV drip.
  • Food Sources: Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamin C: Apples (organic definitely with skin), Oranges, tomatoes, and tomato juice, even potatoes are major contributors of vitamin C to the American diet. Other good food sources include red and green peppers (red peppers have more Vitamin C than oranges), kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe.
  • Other important immune-boosting nutrients are vitamin D, magnesium and zinc.
  • High doses? A Korean doctor who’s giving patients and hospital staff 100,000 IUs of vitamin D and 20 to 24 grams of vitamin C by IV reports virus-infected patients are getting well in a matter of days.
  • Sauna? By increasing your core body temperature, which is what happens when you have a fever, your body becomes more efficient at killing pathogens. 

Stay healthy. 

If you have questions, please email me at mikeclark@seekingperfecthealth.com or text me at 512-736-5033. If you would like to order any of the suggested products (or others), let us know. Thanks 

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