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Bravo for a truly well-written and compelling article. It’s refreshing to see a doctor on board using critical thinking and analysis. Living in the twilight zone with the medical community has been unsettling. I took my mother to her young, hip doctor several months ago and she was pushing the booster. My mother Is 80, has COPD and is in the final stages, and rarely leaves the house, so I made it clear she wouldn’t be getting any more jabs. I believe she had heart damage from her J&J and almost died but she actually had good care and made it through, although a myriad of pills seemingly keep her heart beating. Anyway, the doctor has come to see me as a troublemaker, when in fact, her own ignorance may carry a legal liability one day.

My uncle died within a day of the vax. His wife died in the hospital from Covid, or from the mistreatment of Covid. We’ll never know because she was allowed no visitors. Another relative died in her sleep. And I could go on. The list grows longer everyday.

Turbo-cancers are big now. A friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was dead within two weeks, although I have Facebook pictures of her golfing, swimming, and traveling just last month.

So little is written about the emotional toll the SAD deaths take on individuals and humanity as a whole. Nearly everyone in my beautiful family was vaccinated—including my very pretty and intelligent daughter who just finished her masters in nursing. I can’t entertain the idea of anything happening to her. She now has an autoimmune disease and is sick often since her third vaccine.

I have changed as a person, especially as an unvaccinated person. It’s been a rough few years holding my ground, but now I feel like I go to bed at night hoping everybody I love wakes up. Let me share something with you: Many, many years ago, I had a vivid dream. I never remember my dreams but this one is still as clear as day: I dreamed that everyone around me was dying—shot by powerful people, but I had found a way to stay alive. I was running from my captors but I stopped and asked myself—do I really want to live without the people I love? What is there to live for? I woke up before I could answer the question.

That dream seems prophetic to me. Not very scientific, I know. But yet, here I am, proverbially running from my captors. The emotional toll these years are taking on my fellow humans is unknowable but deep.

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Great Response! : )

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

I too pray for all the ones in my family who bought this—my only child, my only grandchild, sisters and most of their kids. My brother has not jabbed but his wife barely survived Covid or the mistreatment of in a hospital he was forbidden to even enter 50 miles away (he had Covid symptoms). It’s a scary moment in time but knowing I’m not alone thru the friends on substack and true information has helped. I received incredible nasty pushback from people I trusted last fall but I held firm snd much has passed. I believe some are catching on. Nobody talks about it to me. There is such a toll on humanity. But I have a strong faith now and a peace I cannot explain but from my God. Peace to you snd hopeful dreams.

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One of my hopes is to create a nice and supportive community here :)

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Same for me Janet, I am the only one within multiple related families who is not jabbed. I tried to warn them after Dr. Bhaktis first video early 2021. Since then, Substack has been my source for support emotionally and intellictually. Dunno what I would do without it, but have made a few real connections from it, so I guess we are adapting. Best from ORegon

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One of my hopes is to create a nice and supportive community here :)

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Aug 18, 2022·edited Aug 18, 2022

I think you have, one thing allowing all to speak. Thanks for that. I will support as I can but am a low budget gal! One thing that is quite awkward wrt forging connections between people is that to trade email, one of the parties has to display it publicly. The way I do this is to say my email is my whole name as shown (no spaces) , add @pm.me. So there you go, if you need. Thanks AMD

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I have access to everyones emails who subscribed, so if theres ever a need I can use a temporary email account to email both people who want to exchange contact information.

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thanks for letting me know, I have never made a SS page, until the evil Dr. Eric 'shill' Topal goes away...if he is no longer in a featured writers position at SS, I may consider it. But i try not to give his page any traffic so if you know about that, pls inform. I do wonder bout why the SS folks did that, and any reason I come up with isn't so great, like a blood sacrifice. Best

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Great Reflect, you said it real well. Thank you, How do we, how can we, will we be able to continue in any real fashion? As people, as we know. In my little nighmare, I woke up with a bandaid on my arm (in the dream). I have never been so relieved when I realized it wasn't real, but I couldnt sleep near my now ex again, who is double jabbed. I worry I was somehow transfected. I have since found out this can be the case, so I do some protocols. But who ever thought the sci fi would become so real. best

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That is so terribly sad. I am so sorry. A few weeks ago I was walking in the woods and I had a sense that this branch would fall. This might be my subliminal awareness of vibrations or animal perceptions in my adaptive unconscious, but it might've been something less explicable as the branch fell the next day. It was an oak tree, and the dessicated interior was segmented and dry and reddish. I then started intermittent fasting to clear the spike protein, and fell asleep, and dreamt of a piece of feces, just one (being clinical and polite), filled with that dessicated segmented dead oak tree like substance. Many of those who have died among my friends

and acquaintances had pre-existing conditions so it would be bias to singularly blame it on the vaccines, but I wonder. I am so sorry you are going through this. There is a great wave out there of damage and grief, unacknowledged.

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It is immensely difficult to unpack these situations and I feel what I am doing only touches the surface.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

You allow a forum for sharing experiences and also learning from each other. You are a part of this change. Substack has saved my mental and emotional life and perhaps my actual physical life plus the real science ROCKS!

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One of my hopes is to create a nice and supportive community here :)

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Touching the surface is necessary: most people are still only ON the surface! Until they can see through the window-dressing that appears to BE the surface, they cannot see any deeper.

A very wise fellow, Dr. Peter M. Sandman, a risk communication consultant provides a very useful metaphor for what we are trying to do. (In fact, he pretty much created that field decades ago!) His "Risk Communication Seesaw" describes how to ... balance ... our driving NEED to get through to folks, with the requirement to AVOID driving them further into denial! The farther our WE go out on our ''our' end of the seesaw, the farther THEY will go on theirs. The hard thing for us to is to come CLOSER to the fulcrum of the seesaw, which requires THEM to moderate and come closer (to the truth).

I picked three at random:

Advice for President Bartlet: Riding the Seesaw

http://www.psandman.com/col/westwing.htm

Riding the many pandemic seesaws

http://www.psandman.com/CIDRAP/CIDRAP9.htm

Empathic Communication in High-Stress Situations

http://www.psandman.com/col/empathy2.htm

And here's his 'index' to all his corona/covid posts:

http://www.psandman.com/index-infec.htm#corona

(Of course, I'm driven nuts reading him because he, and his collaborator / MD wife Jody Lanard, are always measured in their positions and advice and are still not willing to go on the warpath against the poison-vaxx (as *I* wish they would... big audience, doncha know). Makes me want to SCREAM!)

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I had a nightmare when I was seven or eight. I dreamt bad men where trying to inject me and my friends and we where fighting them off with everything we got. I dreamt I fought them off for a while, but a bad man threw the shot at me and the needle got deep in my arm and I fell down and I thought to myself: now I will die, this is what it feels like to die. I didn't want to take the covid vaccine, but I did. I think about that dream sometimes and I wonder if it was prophetic.

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I think many people may have had prophetic dreams of what was to come. I’m so sorry you felt forced to get the shot against your will, especially in light of your dream. But I’m going to suggest something here: be proactive NOW. America’s Frontline Doctors have a protocol for vaxed people to follow. Do everything in your power to find the protocol and follow it to a T. And Dr. Zelenko, now passed, saved millions with his Covid protocol, including both me and my husband. He also has a protocol for the vax. Listen, it’s really important that each individual person research with every spare minute they have. You must become aware of the issues facing our planet, and the people who are causing them. You must stay one step ahead of the medical news and learn who you can trust and not trust. Become familiar with Dr. Robert Malone, who is on the side of humanity. Go to websites like Citizen Free Press, the Daily Caller, Gateway Pundit and Truth Social. Follow Robert F. Kennedy, Joe Malone, and all the people writing about the vax and other issues on Substack. There is quite a bit to unpack, but the more you know, the better the decisions you will make for you and your family. These people count on us being ignorant and blind. Get on top of what’s happening. Do not get anymore shots—please. Take care of yourself. We all have to be our own saviors right now. I literally believe your life depends on it.

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You left out the FLCCC: Drs Kory, Marik (the MOST cited pulmonologist/intensivist on the planet, save only one 'lab bench' doc), Cadigiani, Urso, Thorpe, and many many more. They have several carefully researched and TESTED protocols AS THEY worked through the early years IN the Covid intensive care units. The have multiple protocols for whatever 'level' you are at, from unvaxxed-not-exposed up through seriously ill in an ICU.

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Nope, I mentioned them in the second line of my reply.

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Thank you so much. I will look into those websites and I had not heard of Citizen Free Press, the Daily Caller, Gateway Pundit, Truth Social, Robert F. Kennedy or Joe Malone before. I read Steve Kirsch's substack now and I have followed a blogger in my country, who recommended zinc, vit D, magnesium, vit C and intermittent fasting and I have been taking that and doing that.

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I totally believe that nightmare was trying to protect you, even though it was decades later that it became relevant. We are the 5th generation of humans that have been vaxxed and many against their will. Please ask if you need help with resources for things you can take, offhand, NAC and VIT D...how are you feeling?

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Thank you. I have read about taking vit. D, C, zinc, magnesium, and that I do. I've also read about intermittent fasting and I'm doing that also. I took a lot of NAC the first 6 month after my shot, almost every day. I refused the second shot. I feel fine. My vision have gone from perfect to needing glasses. I have pain in my legs that I don't know what it is but if it doesn't get any worse I'm Ok with it. My ears have started ringing, but I only notice it when it's quiet. These are all new health issues. I just wonder if there is more to come.

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Check on the FLCCC website; they have migrated their focus from early days prevention, to currents days long-haulers and vax-injured. Just because you are NOT "badly" injured does not mean you are NOT injured. Make sure you're following their 'repair' protocols -- you want to stave off any possible WORSENING or new effects!

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Aug 23, 2022·edited Aug 23, 2022

Wow, good and beyond Emma, your doing alot. 2 tinctures to research for you are Skullcap (re tinnitus) and also Willow bark (and Witch Hazel food grade tincture, not topical) re clots/veinous health. I have a very sedentary job now and don't move as much as I used to. Always check for interactions, of course. Is there an herb shop in your town or do you gather? I am a brewer so I am always searching alley fruits...best j

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Thank you so much, I will research them. I do not gather and I don't think we have a herb shop, but I could buy this stuff online. Thank you.

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Aug 17, 2022·edited Aug 17, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

This is another amazing article. Many of your readers will appreciate the discussion of various syndromes. The metabolic one is of special interest to me as I have a "diabetes gene" and always diet to stay in a reasonable (but not amazing) condition. My distant relative has Raynaud's syndrome that followed her vaccination.

A rabid vaccine advocate David Fisman from Toronto posted this ironic tweet, meant to lampoon antivaxxers: he reports falling off a bicycle shortly after vaccination and he thinks it is totally unrelated.

https://twitter.com/DFisman/status/1559881691174297600

Assuming Fisman is not lying about his bike fall (which he seems to have actually experienced, based on his subsequent comments): I have been riding bicycles for years and I NEVER fell due to a pothole. Why? Because I am in a state of ordinary neurological health, I see potholes and I avoid them appropriately.

Most likely D Fisman experienced some kind of a blackout, syncope or what have you and fell off a bike DUE TO HIS VACCINATION.

He is the author of the study that "proved" that unvaccinated people are a menace to the society.

I am soooo sorry for his bike fall!!!

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With the HPV vaccines, they found there was a large increase in fatal accidents in the young women that received them due to the neurological issues such as POTS it caused.

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Interesting! Do you think that Fisman plausibly had some sort of an issue that made him fall off his bike 2 days after getting a vax? That could be that sort of a borderline case you alluded to.

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It's quite possible, but I have no way to know, and hence goes back to the issue I described above of having two completely opposing narratives (was due to chance, was due to vaccine) that I could follow depending on how I fill in the blanks.

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TBH I’m really reluctant to counter the idea that Fisman lost it due to a shot induced blackout (glad he didn’t lose it lose it), but Bret Weinstein (i.e. control sample member) also had a pothole incident in recent weeks. Perhaps Fisman is also learning to ride a motorcycle and hit the wrong brake?

Re: HPV, was looking at that in the context of it coming up on kid’s schedule, and saw VAERS has a drop in reports from HPV4 to HPV9. Was there some dosage change or something? Response to fatal incidents that prompted a change? Either way my take is my boy, lacking a cervix to get cervical cancer in, likely does not need this shot…

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I would check how long each one was on the market and how many doses were given of each.

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Well I was looking at annual rates, and HPV4 was phased out for HPV9. Rates dropped in HPV9, but yes could have been fewer applied too. Antenna sort of popped up at your mention of fatalities, but I definitely ought to dig out a VAERS number per shots delivered to compare.

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Because It's not for cancer. 8 strains out of 30? Add in boys, sounds more like STD'S. NOW my Granddaughter who was not sexually active nearly Died, was left with RA/Fibromyalgia. Her pediatrician was pushing the shots hard, how much kick back was he getting? The only thing she and her brother have in common have beyond gender, they both were Preeclampsia preemies. Gates used India as his testing grounds, only the very poor and ill informed are used. Same for Polio in Africa, question is who got the 98 Mil doses of HIV JUICED Polio doses, which country saw the HIV INCREASE. RFK JR has a lot of info on both.

Are you willing to eat his Parasite carrying bugs? 80% of your immune system is in your gut. And you'd be ingesting those parasites.

News this morning was you best get your Flu shot early. No thanks, they make me sick.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/17/cdc-to-get-shake-up-after-covid-response-mistakes/?fbclid=IwAR2UEwpXguuWy2KLVSXbQ2YcNfNikBOGI_MpF-d8SMBUbzO4FZrQGEDh9bg

We screwed up https://headlineusa.com/cdc-admits-it-screwed-the-pandemic-pooch-promises-a-reset/?utm_source=HUSAemail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HUSAemail

"Novavax seeks FDA approval for COVID booster - ABC News" https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Health/novavax-asks-fda-emergency-authorization-covid-19-booster/story?id=88451532

links in comments https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/cdc-admits-they-were-wrong-about/comments

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/big-tech-disrupt-united-states-healthcare-market/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=5b323e68-b5fc-411b-85f6-abd6cafb485b

https://jessicar.substack.com/p/the-epoch-times-articles-on-the-menstrual?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

from Jessica's post

Uninformed Consent - Official Full Documentary Release - Watch Now! https://librti.com/uninformed-consent#dpr

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While Bowen's disease is a nuisance, it rarely (probably never) kills.

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I don't know if it was type 2 or type 1, but Dr. Paul Marik completely cured his diabetes with intermittent fasting. He says it is the only way to stimulate autophagy, beyond spermidine and reservatrol, which is impaired by the spike protein. I did read from Dr. Been that coffee does stimulate autophagy too, which means to me that there is still some justice left in the world lol

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I’ve lost 35 pounds since January using intermittent fasting and walking. I’ve also cut out lots of empty carbs. I put myself at risk of a heart attack most mornings (lol). I only eat between 11:00 am and 5:00 or 6:00 pm on week days. I’m considering adding a 24 hour fast occasionally, too. I didn’t think I could do it, but was I got going, it was pretty easy.

Water and coffee help me make it to lunch every day.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

I have intermittent fasted for years. I’m just not hungry in the morning on my ketoish diet. I walk hard and hike in the woods (thank God I have woods nearby) and do interval work on a recumbent bike at the gym so I eat after 11. My weight stays stable. I don’t eat junk food or junky keto processed food. Right now I am closing my evening meal window earlier. I’m 74 in 2 weeks. Unjabbed. Yup coffee is a morning must. I’m Swedish heritage . Strong coffee. Good on you Granny for taking charge. I feel barring unforeseen events I should have many years left. Hopefully my money will last as long. (Forces around us beg to differ 👿😱) stay strong 👍🏻💪🏻

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You, too! Thanks for the encouragement.

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Lots of people reverse their type 2 diabetes with keto and carnivore diets. Type 1 diabetics can reduce their insulin levels too. These types of diets naturally lead to fewer meals and no snacks.

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These often help, and I 100% support them (I also love to fast for long-term periods), but they do not always suffice to treat diabetes.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Many are successful if they can overcome their food addiction and throw out old ideas about a "healthy diet". I'm in numerous communities healing diabetes, autoimmune disease, bipolar, etc. I can give you information on these doctors and programs if you are interested.

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Dear Cynthia Ford,

I cured someone who was sick with diabetes (for over 20 years), and blind (his retinas detached). I told him to quit taking Rx poison, get off ALL grains and artificial foods. He ate fresh fruit and veg, drank a lot of water, sprinkled Himalayan salt on everything, took high dose vitamin C, and even ate red meat. In three weeks, he lost 26 pounds, and all his injuries and wounds healed. He had surgery to re-attach his retinas.

Seemed pretty easy.

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How about all those deaths we hear of car accidents? how about all those airplane pilots having "black out episodes"? You are right to be suspicious ... from what I see, the experimental gene therapy is targeting whatever weakness we already have (whether we are fully aware of it or not).

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Many black out episodes of military pilots were documented after the athrax vaccines.

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would there be a common spice in the recipe?... airlines and military are well aware (but hiding) that it's due to the c0v injection... :-(

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In my small town a woman drove her car thru the entrance of a bank here and ended fully in the lobby. First reports of a medical incident. 🤔 but not much more info even after avid searching around. Not even a name.

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Can you provide any type of documentation (ie. a local news report) this happened?

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"This is another amazing article."

Agreed!

This piece is exceptionally brilliant, a veritable tour de force! You quite accurately portray modern medicine as being stuck in the equivalent of the phlogiston era of physical chemistry, before the discovery of oxygen. Could current medical paradigms actually be so faulty? So in need of a sweeping scientific revolution? So capable of producing a professional tunnel-view in so many of the most talented of our young medically-trained? What is well illustrated by your many examples is that an established paradigm can be exceedingly difficult to change, or even question, until "anomalous data" reaches criticality. For modern medicine it seems this will be even more difficult to arrive at, for "all the money" is supporting the faulty paradigms.

The medical establishment is seen to be a Confederacy of Dunces, almost it seems at no egregious fault of its own but just in the nature of things, the eternal conflict between what science and medicine is perceived to be, vs. what it can be demonstrated to be by those having some "immunity from the herd".

Confederacy of Dunces: https://peterwebster.substack.com/p/planned

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Thank you. Although medicine has many many short comings, one thing I want to note is that the practice of medicine is difficult and the body is really complicated. Although our medical system has a lot of short comings, it has also made a huge amount of progress in understanding how the body works and deal with many challenging conditions that were extremely problematic throughout history.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

I could hardly disagree! I was lucky to have chosen chemistry, where only minor revolutions have occurred (recently),, and nothing too important is pending. A good science to give one a handle on many other areas of professional endeavor. All my admiration for those who chose the deeply difficult pathways...!

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Dear Midwestern Doctor. Thank you so much for these illuminating articles. Your effort to share your knowledge is deeply appreciated, and I hope you will write us many more. I will (one day) print them all out and give to my kids when they learn to read.

This covid lunacy has been such an eye opener, and I now see medicine and pharmacology as corrupt and unethical industries that have become a religion. I wonder what we can do to overhaul it?

While I still have nightmares about not finishing my med school, I'm right now immensely proud of actively excluding myself from that industry. There were many reasons to quit and choose a different career, but in essence, by year 6, I realized that something just doesn't sit right with how we've been taught, and that I'll quite sure kill someone one day, and that I would not be able to live with it.

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Got me. I'm hopeful things will change in a positive direction and I am trying to do my part to help make that happen.

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What do you have against electrons? Their old name was phlogistons. Oxygen is just a sink for them. And yes, I learned this at the University of Illinois, which to its shame now requires covid jabs. (They don't reply to my objections to that, nor to their campaign to murder Russians.)

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I'm curious to know if either (or both) of you have seen this article which claims 1 in every 246 vaccinated people in UK died within 60 days of receiving jab. It looks like credible data - in addition to being shocking Thanks

https://expose-news.com/2022/08/09/1-in-246-people-die-shortly-after-covid-vaccination/

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About a year ago, I was driving through an intersection and a cyclist fell over right in front of me. Luckily, it was a 40km zone and the light had just turned green so I was going very slowly and was able to avoid hitting him. He looked like a very fit man in his 40s. He said he was fine, refused a lift home (also didn't want to go to the hospital down the street, which is the reason for the speed zone) and blamed his bike (which looked fine to me). As I drove off, I realized something shocking: He NEVER tried to brace his fall. That means he must've, however briefly passed out, which led to him toppling over.

I live in a country with a high vaccination rate, so my guess is that was the cause. It's terribly sad, because this man obviously made every effort to live a healthy lifestyle.

I want to thank you both, a Midwestern doctor and Igor, for all you do. These substack communities keep me sane when all around me is one big clown world, populated by NPCs.

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I was an MRI technologist until last year. Before my termination I felt that we were possibly experiencing an increase in patients with vertigo symptoms. I did not have access to billing records to confirm or allay my suspicions. This could have been a personal bias or even a result of Covid infections, rather than the 'vaccines'.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Fantastic article. Timely for me personally, as I just finished reading "Moth in the Iron Lung" last night. I chuckled out loud when you mentioned the use of fancy-sounding Latin terms for medical conditions. As a plucky high school Latin student, I once called my dermatologist's bluff with this... He examined me and informed my mother that I had "perioral dermatitis." I chimed in that we already knew I had a rash around my mouth - that was why we were there. Heh.

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:)

The dermatitis thing is so frustrating. A lot of it is built around creating the illusion of knowledge when there is none.

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Aug 18, 2022·edited Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

I’m an esthetician and frequently send my clients to the derm. It kills me when they come back and tell me the doc told them they have dermatitis. I’m like “ yeah we know your skin is inflamed that’s why I sent you!”

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It's essentially a way to appear knowledgeable without having knowledge.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Hi! I'm an ex-esthetician, I had a nice chuckle from this one! I just wonder if they have other means of treatment besides fongicide or cortisol creams !LOL!

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Inflamed skin is likely a symptom of something wrong inside (gut, blood) or outside (mold, detergent). A competent functional medicine doctor or ND or TCM doctor is much more helpful than a dermatologist.

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Yep, see my comment above. Could be autoimmune Allergic Contact Dermatitis. Much more serious than a simple skin rash...

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Ugh. At this point I think dermatologists are only good for mole checks/removals. Mine completely ignored my autoimmune condition Allergic Contact Dermatitis--much more serious than just a skin rash aka dermatitis. Ends up I was having serious autoimmune skin reactions to all sorts of metals (gold, chromium, nickel) and a couple preservatives (MCI, MI). An MD trained in allergy detection and testing was able to get to the bottom of all my skin dermatitis issues. Today I'm fine because of determined and careful removal of all allergen contact from my environment and continuous vigilance.

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The dermatologists I trained under did check for metal allergies, so I just assumed that was standard.

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No they do not. Very surprising. Based on my online research, administering and interpreting the T.R.U.E. patch test do not seem to be done by many/most dermatologists.

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I can relate because I suffered from terribly painful, ugly rashes and reactions for a couple of years and no amount of elimination of products found the culprit, so my dermatologist actually finally did a patch test (after 1 1/2-2 years of failed elimination tests) and discovered I too, am highly allergic to MI (methylisothializinone) and MCI. I discovered that it was in many of my natural cleaners and health and beauty products at home since it’s a preservative used in a LOT of natural products as a paraben alternative,

from hand soap (Mrs Meyers!!) to dish detergent to cleaning wipes to my shampoo, and several makeup products....no wonder the elimination of single products didn't work--it was in about 10-15 products I was using, so eliminating just one at a time didn't work! Anyway, I avoid it like the plague now. My co-worker was also highly allergic to it (which she discovered when she told me about a painful rash she couldn't get rid of and I told her my experience). We discovered that even all the liquid hand soap at work had MI as an ingredient, so we both had to carry our own soap into the restrooms at work until that problem was solved when we started working from home a few years ago.

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Woke up an hour ago, read this whole thing. Still no comments so I might as well provide feedback. Overall very good starting article for this new series. I think the situation is slightly worse than described here because the CDC seems to be hiding many deaths from its database, which is currently undergoing a suspicious and lengthy "upgrade;" hmm where have we heard that before. I agree it's astonishing watching the media try to normalize this whole SADS thing. The linguistic programming of it is really interesting, SAD for everything, everywhere. What you will of course never hear is the one underlying factor that could be the potential link between all of them. Also imagine this headline: "SADS not impacting overwhelming majority of unvaxxed people, pandemic of the vaxxinated is here!" One can dream. But what one can't dream about, is the reality of the articles which mention a "vaxx" for the SADS. It's worth point out, only after the SADS thing started coming out, did I think that SIDS could be, in fact, vaxx-provoked. Hopefully you'll cover that as mentioned.

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Yup; part 2. Thank you for you feedback! :)

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"When you study the history of medicine, you will frequently observe that the nature of disease..."

The list of syndromes listed above is impressive in all its medical and technical details. It came to my mind that, if we refer to medical history only on the basis of the descriptions of a rich multitude of syndromes evolving through time, we might be missing the forest for the trees. There is a history of medicine that shows that modern medicine did not have the freedom to evolve solely for the benefit of people's health. Before studying the syndromes affecting the people, shouldn't we study first the "original syndrome" that, before affecting the people, has affected medicine itself, namely the "Rockefeller syndrome"?

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I have been trying to hint at a lot of that.

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Hi

Just wanted to highlight the terror and torture of solitary isolation, the IsoLa imposed upon the world couple years back.

Literally torture that destroys neural circuitry, solitary confinement has proven to be the most cruel and effective (tm) technique to induce learned Helplessness that could be arranged.

Constant light, isolation, segregation and removal of prior sanity and society render the subject essentially void, devoid of will and soul.

Then you can get the subject to comply with any demented imposition , for lack of ability to resist.

Take your clothes off , bend over, whatever the jail keepers require to keep you in compliance from one jail to go to the next back in jail.

YesSir. Thanks you master Sir.

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Thank you

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Aug 17, 2022·edited Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Awesome way to fire up some thinking minds. When an obvious cause - effect is not present instead of ignoring it we should try to better understand the factors at play and keep an eye out on any potential root causes that might be responsible for those other identifed factors.

CFS/M.E is similar to both GWS and Fibromyalgia, but isn't the same. It is also similar to long covid and post vaccine long haul syndrome. These conditions/syndromes all interest me immensely. They're giant puzzles. What is the root cause?

Personally I still think its mitochondrial damage eg whether from chronic stress, toxins, iatrogenic complications or specific infections. But no doubt we will find out in time.

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There are a few different big ones, and weakening the mitochondria is one of the common effects they result in.

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How can we prevent or reverse mitochondrial damage?

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But we could possibly slow down the process.

I think systemic inflammation drives mitochondrial activity. It prompts them to accelerate to maintain energy under stress. That leads to mitochondrial exhaustion and often also increases in oxidative stress from poor ATP synthesis.

So to minimize systemic inflammation and the damage from oxidative stress we can.

*Eat a gut health friendly diet.

*Pacing/limiting exercise.

*Developing good mental hygiene habits.

*Sleeping regularly

*Eliminate or minimize environmental toxins and other stressors.

*Suppliment our diet with herbs and spices, which are very nutrient dense pound for pound, have a lot of antioxidants, phytochemicals and many offer antiinflammatory benefits. Eg turmeric, ginger, fennel seeds, rosemary.

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I think there is way more than can be done than just that!

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Thats good to hear Doc. Because I basically just described my daily habits of living with CFS/ME. It's all I can think of or know of.

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I don't think we know how to yet.

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Each of these make me feel I’ve completed a chapter in a great textbook. And then I look for the problem set at the end and become momentarily disoriented. I can confirm in my case at least that disorientation is not shot related. Minor edit: “Shot Adverse Death Syndrome” ;)

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Thank you.

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A therapy I have found extremely useful, after briefly living in a mold damaged home and rapidly developing multiple chemical sensitivity, is called the Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS). You basically spend an hour a day doing positive visualization while consciously addressing/reprogramming your primitive brain (Limbic system).

All of my (extremely debilitating) symptoms vanished within three weeks. For longer term issues people use the technique for 6 months - up to 2 years to heal.

It's practically free (besides first buying the program that teaches you the technique) so no use for pharma. Coincidentally, people are now using it to heal long covid, along with many of the other syndromes you named in this post.

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One of my chronically ill patients with a very similar history was looking into doing that. I should revisit that with him.

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First research it better🚩

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I would never pay money to learn how to do daydreaming.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

I've been a huge daydreamer my entire life and that definitely wasn't it. It sounds simple because it is simple, but there is a method to it that is rooted in neuroscience.

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Rooted in neuroscience? Have you studies on this? Also the founder of that program is not a doctor but it's based on her own experience.. 🚩

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The developer is not a doctor, her background is as a therapist. And yes she developed the program to initially heal herself. It worked for her so she shared it with others.

For those that watch the therapy materials, it does indeed include much research on neuroscience, as was developed by doctors and scientists over the last 40 years. She didn't come up with it out of thin air.

There are endorsements from quite a few doctors listed on the website, anyone is free to look up their credentials and inquire with them about the therapy. I fully encourage everyone to thoroughly research any therapy, drug or otherwise, before use.

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I did research it and well

chacun son goût!

Curious though,

What are you told to visualize ?

Are there videos you know of that I don't need to purchase to see how program really works?

Neuroplasticity is nothing knew.. learning is just that.

But this program by that lady is new and not all it's cracked up to be.. at least for many.. sure some

can get helped by this or even by placebo , but if it was truly a breakthrough it would be known over all those decades.

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I have seen this and the similar "lightning project" being ripped apart by CFS/M.E communities as they believe these interventions are pseudoscience and harmful.

However I have also seen quite a few testimonies like your own supporting it.

Both arguments are strong. Both have reasonable scientific basis. Eg neuroplasticity + Psychoneuroimmunology = change of biochemical habits.

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If it's free and harmless, I don't see any reason not to try it and see what happens.

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It's not really free, I think I paid $300 a year ago to watch the course online (which I think has about 30 hours of content but I can't recall), compared to medical treatments it's nearly free in my estimation. I was suddenly very ill at the time and it helped me immensely.

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Oh got it.

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Aug 18, 2022·edited Aug 18, 2022

I don't know of any strong arguments that could convince me that doing positive visualization for an hour a day is harmful. The visualization isn't even about the disease or syndrome itself, you are simply imagining doing something that would make you happy, along with recounting happy past memories. As an edit - you aren't advised to stop whatever your current medical treatment is either.

The placebo effect works better than a lot of drugs and it's literally only the effect of having a positive outlook.

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Agree 100% with what you are saying but for example CFS/M.E makes you essentially allergic to exercise/physival activity. PEM post exhaustional malaise is a worsening of symptoms after activity. Typically lasting a week or two.

I think the argument is that these mental exercises trick people into thinking they can do more than they can resulting in PEM and worsening of the condition.

However, I follow something called the Silva method. Which is a bit dated by today's standards but also works on relaxation and positive thinking/self hypnosis.

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Another edit: A lot of people simply visualize sitting somewhere beautiful and drinking a cup of tea. It's really anything that makes you feel happy. It's all about baby steps for people who are seriously ill.

I have faith in my healing, which is the major foundation I have leaned on through various illness in my life. I believe that is a key thing a lot of people are missing.

I know about the Silva method and have used it a little. The fact is there is more and more research showing active meditation, visualization, and heart-brain coherence does indeed improve our immune system and brain function. We can up regulate healthier genes when we produce oxytocin and endorphins, just like we down regulate healthy genes when we are in stress and producing lots of cortisol.

Dr. Joe Dispenza has been doing great research over the last two years with the University of California San Diego in showing the effects of meditation on the immune system and brain health. Some people might not take him seriously, but he is working with highly credentialed scientists and their data is impressive.

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I took the Silva course in the early '80s, still use it today.

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I guess it's better than using Latin, but these are just fancy words that mean nothing. Neuroplasticity means that the brain changes, but I challenge you to make your brain not change. Not really, you'd be dead.

Psychoneurorimmunology = nonsense. If you want to daydream, go ahead, but please don't fancy words to call it any type of therapy.

If my daydreams came true, I'd be the healthiest, richest, strongest, smartest, handsomest, man on earth.

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Sometimes visualization exercises really help people. The issue is that the approach does not produce consistent results.

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Comic summary, but I don't think it's entirely accurate.

Now I agree regarding paying to learn to daydream. That is silly. But it is rather apparent biochemical changes occur based on your thoughts alone.

Eg you can make yourself aroused by thinking about something sexually stimulating. You can salivate and produce saliva based on just thinking about eating something like imagining biting into the skin of a lemon. You can make your pulse rate increase by imaging fear and causing an adrenal response. So definitely there is something occuring between mind and body.

And neuroplasticity is just the molecular formation of neurons or the devlopment of a habit. Not dissimilar to going to the gym and getting stronger by using physical stimulus.

More regularly thinking about positive experiences and thus your brain more easily and more strongly falls back on this as an established habit.

I don't see how that's a difficult concept to grasp.

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I sometimes use visualization exercises to change things within people's nervous system, but I only find it works if you are paying attention to exactly how the neurology is changing and calibrate your approach to what is presently occurring (which is an approach most people don't do).

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Yes, I have used positive reinforcement to help me overcome weaknesses in various situations in which I was suffering emotionally and physically.

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I'm quite interested in hypnosis and hypnotherapy I'd love to learn more to the point of being capable of helping people.

Many issues, health issues, money issues etc are those arising from "bad" habits. And all of this is really about correcting or influencing habits. Whether that be a thought based habit like excessive worrying.

Or a physical habit like training for a marathon. Start small. Then a little longer. Then longer again. And in enough time your body evolves or reshapes itself to be better suited at running.

All habits are malleable but it takes working at it to change it. And hypnosis is a good way to speed up that process.

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The unconscious mind has a massive impact on people and many problems in life are a result of a dysfunctional unconscious mind.

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I also use Holosync audio frequency technology for mental, emotional, and spiritual health. In a nutshell, vibrations change brain wave patterns. There are four categories of brain waves: Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta. I am six weeks into this technology and can feel a difference. It's meditation on steroids.

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Yes the brain changes, for better and for worse, and most people have no clue about how that works. What you're saying is like "food is calories" so it doesn't matter what you eat because it's all calories. It does matter what and how you think. Most of people's thinking is unconscious and programmed into us through our childhood and years of conditioning.

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Curious what exactly are you visualizing in that one hour a day?

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I don't have any stake in this therapy, it helped me, but I don't feel a huge need to defend it. People are free to do what they want.

To answer your question, I personally visualized the memories I have of going fishing with my deceased grandfather when I was a child, among other happy memories. Each person chooses whatever they want to visualize.

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Thanks for reply, I hadn't seen this answer, so disregard other post asking same.

Is there more than visualizing happy events

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One hour? You don't have to waste time explaining, I can't find video with quick search, but if you know of any please post Thanks!

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Yes there is a bit more to it than just visualizing. The initial part of the therapy is learning about the anatomy and functions of the brain and nervous system, and how our neurology can impact our immune system. Knowing the "why" and "how" is the first step.

In the practice itself, there are a series of physical/verbal steps where you consciously address your Limbic System (or unconscious/subconscious mind/autonomic nervous system). Then you engage in two very detailed happy visualizations (one of a past event and one for the future) for about 6 minutes each. You do four "rounds" of this which should take about an hour.

The therapy also involves some other things like general mindfulness to help prune old neurons and develop new neurons. It's like going on a mental diet. It helps people shift out of a stress/fight/flight (sympathetic nervous system) and into a rest/digest metabolism (parasympathetic nervous system).

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I wonder if that is related to the therapy sometimes to re-program auditory signals for tinnitus therapy?

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Thanks for exposing yet another part of this colossal fraud, which has been a web of lies from the beginning. I'm sure you are familiar with Yeadon's The Covid Lies, which is an excellent document.

https://doctors4covidethics.org/the-covid-lies/

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Yes. He was one of the first people who was brave enough to speak out openly on this and periodically says hi in the comments here.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Re: Metabolic syndrome. I read Dr Lustig's newest book: Metabolical. I came away thinking that it was another example of where the science is converging on the understanding of how food affects your blood chemistry and how that leads to the rise of diabetes, auto-immune disease, etc. So it would seem to be that "Big Food" and "Big Pharma" are co-dependents.

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Excellent information and very thought provoking way to view what is going on. I started researching health about 10 years ago because I started becoming chronically ill and when I would go to the doctor, they basically had three answers for me. 1. Medication to cover up the symptoms. 2. More expensive and invasive tests. 3. Surgery to remove diseased organs. I finally had this momentous of clarity and realized that I needed to take my health in my own hands. After reading and researching, I realized that I was literally making myself ill due to poor diet and due to swimming in a toxic soup (environmental/dietary toxins) everyday. I had to make drastic difficult changes and it took years to really incorporate serious heathy living practices but I have never felt better and I’ve saved probably hundreds of thousands of dollars on medical and dental expenses.

I’ve only seen a doctor one time since and that was to have a lump checked out in my breast. Of course the doctor recommended surgical removal (to which I accidentally let out an audible laugh because it was so predictable) and then I went home and did a little research. I then remembered that I had neglected taking an iodine supplement and after correcting my nutritional deficiency, the lump was gone within a month, maybe less. Cost? $20. And, the iodine actually improved my health, whereas expensive surgery would have been devastating to my health and I still would have been nutritionally deficient But the doctor/hospital would have had a lot more money from my bank account, so a loss for them.

I’ve obsessed over our medical system, our Societal nutritional disaster and all things related and I honestly think it’s a very complicated situation. I really do think that pharma companies are as corrupt as is possible and almost entirely driven by profits. But at the same time, one of the reasons they have so mulch power over people is because we have neglected our own health for generations. We love convenient everything. When we have convenient food, there is a price to pay. When we ask big AG to grow our food cheaply, there is a price to pay. When we choose taste over nutrient density, there is a price to pay. When we surround ourselves with toxic chemicals that make our lives more convenient, the consequences add up.

You mentioned that often toxicity is a reason for illness but I would suggest that perhaps toxicity is likely second of important to nutritional deficiency(depending on the toxin and dosage of such toxin of course). In my opinion, when one has adequate nutrition, the body is much better equipped to deal with toxicity, thus lowering risk of permanent damage by such toxins. I’ve been studying the microbiome and it’s roll in health and it’s amazing how instrumental microbes are at aiding the body to remove toxins - but this process is only optimal if there is a good balance of beneficial microbes. And having a good balance of beneficial microbes is mainly achieved through proper nutrition (and of course avoiding toxic medications such as antibiotics and any medicine that has upset stomach listed as a possible side effect, which is most of them).

Fiber is also very important in ridding the body of toxic sludge produced by our liver and if we don’t eat regular large amounts of fiber, our bile is essentially re-absorbed back into circulation. Again, a nutritional deficiency. Vit A is so important to aid the body in fighting’s odd disease but few people’s eat liver or brightly colored veggies and fruits. The list just goes on and on.

I guess I’m just wanting to point out that while I think it’s very true that pharmaceutical companies have tried to hide their roll in modern illnesses, part of this equation is individual nutritional choices. Less than one in ten Americans eats the minimal recommendation of fruits and vegetable each day and that’s one simple aspect of have a healthy diet. Because people aren’t taking care of their health, it truly hands the power over to drug companies who offer an instant, easy “solution”. Of course the problems are only made worse by the very profitable “solutions” but it’s truly not a problem drug companies or doctors or hospitals can fix and we need to stop looking at them to fix our chronic diseases. And wasn’t covid essentially at its root a chronic disease problem? And a vit D and zink deficiency problem? The drug companies can’t ‘do the right thing’ because they don’t have the power to solve the root cause of our current problems.

My rant probably doesn’t belong on this excellent article that you have written but it’s where my mind goes when people try to step back and see where things went wrong and how we can change them moving forward. There’s so much focus on the wrong done by pharmaceutical companies and public health agencies (rightly so) but I really think that we, as a society, need to also take a look at how we handed them the power to do these things to our society. It’s the only way to really get to the root of the problem, in my opinion. It’s unrealistic to expect that we can go to our doctors and ask them to fix us (be it a vaccine, medication or surgery etc) if what we really need is proper nutrition, exercise, meditation, a clean environment, fresh air, loving relationships, limited electronic use and sunshine. Doctors and hospitals cannot give us these things but they will continually offer something because we demand it. Pharmaceutical companies are only too happy to fill the void.

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Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

Few thoughts:

•I believe one of the primary things that has been making people ill is the soil becoming demineralized and hence everyone being nutritionally deficient.

•David Brownstein has written a lot about how breast masses can often be due to an iodine deficiency and will shrink with iodine supplementation.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Agree! Mostly.

This is one of the many reasons it’s important to have our own gardens where we can use compost filled with things like seaweed and other mineral rich inputs. If we can’t have our own gardens (which many people can but choose not to) we can often find a local farmer that uses best organic gardening practices.

But mineral deficiency, in my opinion, has less to do with modern produce having less minerals than with most people not eating produce hardly at all and instead eating foods that have had all health properties stripped from them. Chips, breads and other grain products made improperly, cereals, soda and other refined foods not only have most of the nutritional properties removed (including minerals) but they also are prepared in a way that increased mineral/nutrient malabsorption.

I suspect if we were able to pass laws that required industrial farmers to replace missing soil minerals, it wouldn’t change hardly anything, from a public health standpoint, because most people are eating a diet high in foods that are refined, which specifically is defined to remove nutrients (mostly fiber), so they wouldn’t get the increase in minerals anyway.

I would wager that if a study were conducted with three groups 1. Control group 2. People eating their regular diet but with processed foods that come from farms that supplement minerals in the soil and 3. People who transitioned to a traditional food diet (fermented whole grains, pasture raised animal products, adequate fruit and vegetable intake, soaked or sprouted legumes, fermented foods) using foods from our current farms, the third group would surpass both the other groups in health and disease prevention. I am living proof! I have continued to enhance my diet as I learned more by increasing my garden size and supplementing the minerals in my soil but the bulk of my healing occurred before I was taking these extra steps.

When people started buying commercially made grain products instead of using traditional preparations, they began consuming more anti-nutrients like physic acid, which inhibits mineral absorption. Sugar requires something like 11 minerals to digest so it’s a net loss every time we eat sugar. Also, most alkaline minerals are used in the body to buffer the acidic minerals, which are eaten in much higher amounts with processed foods. So people are loosing magnesium, calcium etc just from eating unfermented grains, soda, vegetable oils etc.

Ultimately, our industrial agriculture system is a mess (please eat local as much as possible from responsible farmers and grow your own food!) but I don’t think it’s a cure-all and it still doesn’t address people taking responsibility for their food choices, which I think carries far more weight from a health standpoint. I see it as another well intentioned attempt to shift responsibility for health to another big industry.

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This is a view shared by a number of doctors promoting plant-based whole food diets, notably Dr. McDougall who includes a piece on depleted soils in this article urging caution with mineral/vitamin supplements:

https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2003nl/aug/030800puvitaminsandminerals.htm

"The “Depleted Soils” Sales Pitch

The sales pitch is: “You must take supplements because of the poor condition of the soils – depleted soils – our plants are now grown in.” First understand that minerals are from soils and vitamins are synthesized by plants. If a plant is going to bear roots, seeds, flowers, and/or fruits fit for sale in your market, then it is going to have to produce all the necessary “vitamins” for its own survival.

Mineral deficiency is theoretically possible – but highly unlikely to affect anyone living in a modern society. The classic example of a mineral deficiency is iodine deficiency, which has caused goiters in underdeveloped parts of the world today, such as in Africa prior to the recent introduction of iodized salt.22 (There are also some rare cases of selenium deficiency and possibly zinc deficiency in underdeveloped countries.) These deficiencies occur because of the limited supply of foods for these people. They eat only foods grown in their local region, and the soil in their neighborhood may well be deficient in one of these minerals.

However, the risk of you suffering from vitamin or mineral deficiency caused by depleted soils is so incredibly small that a single case would make national headlines. This is simply because you eat foods grown from a wide variety of soils: corn grown in Nebraska soils, grapes from Chili, bananas from Panama, etc. In the unlikely chance that one food was low in a mineral, your next bite would likely contain an abundant supply."

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Thanks for sharing those thoughts. I think we are generally in agreement with some differences. I completely agree that caution should be taken when supplementing and I don’t think it’s the “cure all”. In my opinion, supplementing is risky because the supplements are often taken in forms and quantities that don’t occur in nature and so they are not accompanied by ALL the nutrients, (many of which would allow for better absorption) or in the quantities that are natural. This balance found in nature supports human health and the microbiome, which is also essential for human health.

What I am saying is that people are not eating a wide variety of healthy whole foods to begin with so to say that people can get nutrients from corn is unlikely because they are eating it in the form of high fructose corn syrup which has almost no nutrients and actually creates mineral deficiency. Not only does high fructose corn syrup have almost no nutrients but corn that is not treated in traditional preparations for eating makes the vitamin A inaccessible.

This principle that vit A is not absorbable from corn that isn’t prepared traditionally is also true of eating grains that are not fermented, but rather it’s zink and other minerals that are inaccessible due to phytic acid.

So, my point is that if people are eating a whole food diet and it’s prepared using traditional methods, it’s likely that they are getting sufficient nutrients (not as many as before industrial agriculture but still decent amounts) but most people are eating highly refined foods that have very few nutrients. I think McDougall is saying this as well but not pointing out the importance of traditional preparation methods.

In my opinion, the reason we haven’t seen widespread nutritional deficiencies up until now is because they’ve been fortifying those cheap refined foods and ingredients with some of the essential vitamins and minerals needed for basic life. But they are often cheap versions that aren’t absorbed well, they are minuscule quantities compared to nutrients found in whole foods, and you can only get by with this kind of minimal supplementation of vitamin and minerals for so long. I still believe that the body does become deficient when we are getting few selected vitamins and minerals vs the wide array of important nutrients from whole foods and traditionally prepared grains and legumes. But the human body is masterful at rationing minerals throughout the body to minimize the most dangerous damage. Tooth decay is an excellent example of mineral deficiency but supplementing calcium does not solve tooth decay because it’s much more complicated than just throwing calcium at the problem. It’s about inflammation, bacteria overgrowth and all the alkaline minerals needed to keep the body in an optimal state of balance.

And, is anyone really looking for deficiencies? Almost everyone I know has some “mysterious illness “ and there’s widespread anxiety and depression. Cancer is skyrocketing. Heart disease is through the roof. Tooth decay and low bone density inMs common. Yet deficiencies are rare? I think the tools needed to detect deficiencies are sorely lacking and misunderstood. Western A Price had fascinating research in this field.

But, I also believe that microbiome disbiosis is probably as big or larger factor in health than specific nutrient deficiency. Incidentally, they go hand in hand because eating refined foods leads to both nutritional deficiency, including mineral deficiency as well as others, AND disbiosis, which creates additional toxins (on top of environmental toxins) for the body to try and remove. This sets up system wide inflammation, which I believe is the main root of most chronic disease. And a simple mineral supplement is not the cure for system wide inflammation.

One thing of note in my mind is that as more people become increasingly aware that they are eating poorly and they try to make changes, often they move to organic food/ingredients but they are still eating refined foods just an organic version. The problem with this is that organic foods are often not “fortified” and so they are actually becoming more nutritionally deficient than they were when they were eating refined foods that were fortified. Spinal bifida is on the rise because of these changes in eating patterns. So fortification and supplementation are not the cure-all but they probably do prevent some level of disease caused by deficiencies.

In my case, I started using natural sea salt instead of iodized salt and I was not increasing my uptake of seaweed so I did become iodine deficient, according to my calculations. This is why supplementing with iodine was important for me.

I do believe eating a diet rich in plant foods is important but I’m not convinced that excluding pasture raised animal products is in the best interest of human health. I’m somewhat aware of McDougall’s research and I appreciate a lot of what he presents. I just think there are points of disagreement, even though I agree with him quite a bit.

Thanks for the link. I’ll definitely check it out more thoroughly when I get a chance. Great topics for discussion!

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Your story is a lot like mine. I avoid doctors at all cost unless it's an emergency. I'm a 12 year cancer survivor because I didn't listen to my doctor who wanted to do chemo and radiation on me. If would have taken that route I would be dead by now. I know most doctors mean well, but they have NO IDEA about health. They do what they have been trained to do......recognize and diagnose the symptom/problem and treat it with drugs and/or surgery. This is NOT healthcare, it is disease care.

Where did we ever get the idea that we could help sick people by feeding them toxic chemicals or chopping them into pieces? People are sick because the have nutritional deficiencies, not because they have drug and surgery deficiencies. Deficiency and toxicity are the two causes of disease, and prescription drugs are toxins, which create deficiencies. Sick people need nutrients, NOT drugs, and they also need a body with ALL of its organs in place and functioning.

Conventional medicine waits for disease to happen. Then it attempts to suppress the symptoms with toxic drugs and invasive surgery, doing damage to the body. One of the books I've read was "Never be sick again" by Raymond Francis. It it he said "There is only one disease: cellular malfunction. There are only two causes of cellular malfunction: deficiency and toxicity. Therefore, there are only two causes of disease: Either cells are getting too little of what they need or too much of something they don't need. The common denominators of all cellular malfunctions are deficiency and toxicity." I am proof that this is true as I changed my life when it comes to eating and removing toxins out of my life. Doctors make cellular malfunction worse by prescribing drugs to mask a symptom and not addressing the root cause of the disease. They need reoccurring patients to make a living.

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I agree with you 100%!!!

The only thing that I would point out to illustrate my point is when you say “conventional medicine waits for disease to happen”, I think that the prevailing attitude is that it’s conventional medicine’s job to do something else. It is our individual and collective responsibility to prevent disease because we are the only ones who have the power to do so. Doctors can not come into our homes and throw away all the convenience food, refined grains and sugars and vegetable oils and toxic grooming and cleaning supplies. They can not take us for walks and check to se if we’ve been sitting in front of a screen too long. They can not call us before we drive through a fast food restaurant’s drive through window and beg us to reconsider or monitor us for drug and alcohol intake. They cannot pull the soda from our hand and replace it with clean toxin free water or flick cigarettes out of our fingertips.

You didn’t say that doctors are responsible for these things but I find that there is a stunning lack of public debate on this issue in light of what has happened in the name of COVID-19. And if we keep focusing primarily on the failings of the industrial medical complex, we are just kicking the can down the road because it will keep happening.

I will say that the medical community does stay willfully ignorant of true health but I honestly don’t blame them. A friend of mine posted to social media asking for a recommendation of a doctor who could treat her mother, who needed knee replacement and she was looking for a doctor who ‘wouldn’t ask her mother to loose weight’. People get what they demand and they often demand instant fixes that don’t require changes on their part.

Medicine for profit is a strange beast. Add in insurance companies and government sponsored health care and it’s a disaster, as evidence by the height cost of “healthcare“ and increasingly high rates of chronic disease. Hopefully people are waking up like you and I about how the power to change our health is truly up to us. And I’m guessing by your wise words that you didn’t for one second believe that the answer to this pandemic was a rushed mRNA ”vaccine”. We need more people to know what we know instead of looking to the FDA to fix this! I’ve been trying to shout it from the rooftops for about ten or so years (I’ve taught nutrition classes and fermentation classes and done everything in my power to warn others) but it’s not very effective. Convenience and indulgence are powerful masters.

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There are a lot of well intentioned doctors who are unable to help many of their patients because those patients are unwilling to give up basic lifestyle problems they have.

Also regarding the surgery; surgeons are penalized by the government if patients die after surgeries for any reason, and this is more likely to happen with obese patients, so many surgeons will try to avoid those cases.

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Interesting. I guess I just found a very pertinent example of how the doctor was telling them the truth but they were not interested. They wanted a more instant fix without the work. I thought it was a very iconic example of why we are in the situation we are in with the COVID-19 disaster.

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Yes, it is up to us to eat right, exercise and change our lifestyles. I for one believe Covid was nothing but a lie. With a wide open Southern Border, so many people exempt from the Clot Shots, a test (the PCR) that was never intended to tell if you are sick or not, and when Dr "King of Quacks" Fauci said in 2017 that Trump would face a Pandemic ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puqaaeLnEww ), the 4 Big Pharmaceutical companies all developed a vaccine for Covid within a week of each other when ALL other vaccines trials failed on the previous 18 Corona Viruses......This was nothing but a manufactured crisis.

And yes there was no way in hell I would ever take these shots. I have not had any vaccines in decades and will NEVER AGAIN. Nor has anyone in my family taken these Clot Shots.

Watch this interview that just came out yesterday. I follow this man and have his book. He does a lot of great interviews for us cancer survivors.

"Dr. Abramson was a family physician for 22 years and now serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, teaching healthcare policy.

He is also a pharmaceutical litigation expert and has served as an unpaid consultant for the FBI and the Department of Justice.

Dr. Abramson was involved in a landmark case you may have heard about, which resulted in Pfizer agreeing to pay $2.3 Billion dollars for making false claims about their pain medication Bextra.

Dr. Abramson has done a great service to humanity by exposing the deceptive, unethical and criminal behavior of the pharmaceutical industry over the years. He is a true healthcare hero.

His latest book is called Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Healthcare and How We Can Repair It.

This interview is so good!

But be warned, your head might explode... Enjoy!"

https://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/dr-john-abramson-sickening-how-big-pharma-broke-american-health-care/

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That was an exceptional video! Thanks for sharing. I was aware of the viox scandal because I had listened to some of Brandy Vaughn’s (RIP) presentations. She was a sales rep for the drug before she realized how criminal the pharmaceutical industry was and when she researched vaccines for her son, she realized how little safety data there was and how pharmaceutical companies hid data that was unflattering, to put it mildly, to push their products. She was also warning about how pharmaceutical industries were coming after adults to force them to take regular injections just like they had with children so I was well aware of what was coming pretty early on in the Covid scam. She died ‘mysteriously’ just a little while before the covid vaccines were mandated. SADS, before SADS was even a coined.

I didn’t know that peer reviewers didn’t have access to all the data from the trials. That’s definitely something that should be considered criminal and no one should put up with that in our society, especially the medical community. But money, of course. I knew that medical journals were basically owned by pharmaceutical companies because most of their revenue comes from them but I didn’t realize it was as scandalous as not even providing all the data to peer reviewers. Disgusting that they parade themselves as “the science” when they are anything but.

I personally believe that covid is a real disease but I have been open to information that refutes that. My research and personal experience is that it is real. My husband and I had Covid and it felt very different than any other virus I’ve encountered. I hadn’t been sick for many years but when we got Covid it felt very foreign and like it was bio-engineer to bypass the body’s normal immune system. I didn’t get very sick because I take very good care of myself and I didn’t even take any medication at all (not even over the counter because it’s poison too) but it definitely felt different. So that is my anecdotal evidence that backs up what they are saying about the engineered virus. However, even believing that it is a real virus, obviously the CDC and NIH etc, were manipulating all the data to make it look much worse than it was and to scare people out of their mind so that they could control people’s behavior and mindset. And yes, I believe that Covid was a tool to usher in a new totalitarian government and that vaccine passports were the preparatory infrastructure for setting up, and getting people to accept, digital IDs and central bank digital currencies.

I’ll definitely be purchasing the book Sickening. It sounds like an important and terrifying read. I’ll recommend it to all my friends and family. Some listen to me and some do not. Those who don’t believe me too the injections. People who can see the lies coming from big pharma were at much lower risk of being brainwashed by them when covid hit. I wish everyone took genuine interest in getting to the truth but the truth is a hard pill to swallow (pun intended). I guess we just keep trying to spread the truth and whatever happens will happen.

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Yes to all that

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I love your post. Interestingly Dr Cowan believes there are only 3 things that make you sick: starvation ( improper nutrition), toxins, injury (ie car accident)

Also interesting to note that pharmacology is Greek meaning poison.🤯

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I understand his perspective, and I agree with many of his ideas, but I do not believe that list is by any means complete even if you use immensely liberal definitions of what each means.

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I have listened to Dr Cowan a bit here and there and I really appreciate much of his thoughts. At this point, I do believe that viruses exist but I don’t believe that they play a very big role in the outcome of infection. Clearly terrain is far more predictive, especially when it comes to sars-cov2. The data was pretty clear who was at risk pretty early on.

I see viruses as part of nature’s clean up crew, much like ants in a forest eating dead trees and they probably help clear out old damaged cells, which is a blessing if you aren’t overloaded with old damaged cells. When you have huge amounts of old damaged cells that die because of a virus, you will end up with ample fuel for pathogenic bacteria or fungus and that can result in either pneumonia or sepsis or candida overgrowth because the body can’t remove it quickly enough and bacteria and fungi fill the role of breaking down and fermenting fuel. That’s my theory anyway. But maybe he is correct about viruses. I agree with him that starvation (or lack of something important, including nutrition, sleep, emotional support, sun, etc), toxins and injury are the main causes of illness and disease but I personally think that there are some other factors that probably play a role such as genetic inheritance (probably mostly influenced by the former three factors, specifically by parents passing on damaged dna due to poor nutrition or toxicity, therefore not completely controllable by the individual who inherits such genetics). I’m definitely not an expert and I recognize that the human body and experience is highly complex and probably not possible to entirely understand at this point in history. I’m pretty sure modern conventional medicine is light years away from helping us to achieve optimal health.

Very fitting Greek translation. Haha! I’ve thought of pharmacies as poison dispensaries for over a decade now. I’m sure there is some good coming out of them but it’s probably a very low percentage of their work.

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I’m starting to think that the best bet is to avoid allopathic medicine as much as possible, perhaps altogether.

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The problem is that in some cases you need it, and I know very famous natural medicine people who died from easily treatable diseases because they were convinced the hospital would murder them.

I am extremely privileged to have the background to know what I do and do not need medical care for, but most people do not have that. My hope over the coming years is to be able to put together a list of the things that do require medical care.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

This would be a tremendous gift.

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Hopefully I can pull it off but I have no idea if I can

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Excellent! Would also pay for such a list when you get round to preparing it.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

Brilliant. I would pay money for such list from you. :)

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Any illnesses that are acute and severe, and for which time is of the essence should benefit from allopathic medicine. Examples are stab wounds, broken/exposed bones, appendicitis, heart attacks.

Maintaining good health is still paramount. For that TCM is very appropriate.

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What’s TCM?

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Traditional Chinese Medicine, I think.

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Thank you for this excellent, thought-provoking, article.

My dad developed dementia when he was 80. He was the picture of health and had not been in a hospital since the day he was born in 1928. The youngest of 4 brothers, his 3 older brothers all lived into their 90s with full mental faculties. Dad's dementia downfall was swift and sobering to watch. His decline frustrated him more as he was always a very healthy man (I use to say if I could sell his blood work and blood pressure results on the web, we'd make a fortune.) We had no idea what could cause this decline, but over the next 4 years, it was a contentious battle to get him the care he needed. He always knew who I was, not so much for other members of the family. When he died, he was 84, and I was beside myself to understand what the hell happened to my dad. Well, going thru his papers and medical records, I found evidence that he had received the annual influenza vaccinations (pushed on him by his then girlfriend who worked for the medical industrial complex) for several years immediately preceding his dementia downfall. Reading up on the flu jabs, I found they contained 25,000 times more Mercury than was found in fish. Was THIS the cause of his dementia? Or was I just fishing for a cause? I don't know. But I will say that I can find very little research on flu vaccination and dementia (I don't say Alzheimer's because that can only be diagnosed postmortem, and that didn't happen.)

Thank you again. I enjoy reading your articles, and I learn so much.

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I have heard many cases of this happening after flu shots (which have never been shown to create any benefit). There are a lot of things to cover or write about so I have gotten close it touching that topic. It is very sad to watch this happen and most people just assume it's the course of nature and don't think about what could have caused it when it happens.

I have also seen what you described happen with the COVID vaccines, except at a much faster pace. You can find the cases in the log I put together (https://amidwesterndoctor.substack.com/p/adverse-reactions-to-covid-vaccines ).

I personally think the primary issue is the aluminum in the flu shots, but it could also be other things

Sorry about your dad

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Thank you. I have many stories from the 4 contentious years my dad fought his dementia. He was a proud man who refused to accept that his mind was slowly going away. His body was strong and healthy and handsome (always looked 20 years younger), but his mental capacity was deteriorating daily. One story happened while waiting to be evaluated at the VA hospital in NJ. It was 2010 and dad, like his 3 older brothers, were all WW2 veterans. As we sat in the waiting room for his appointment with the VA doctor, dad looked around the room in a quiet daze at the young men who were all disabled in one way or another. Missing limbs, steel legs, burned faces and hands, wounds which were visible and shocking. Dad took in the room for a while, then turned to me and said "I thought the war was over."

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Thank you for sharing.

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A dear friend of mine just died in his sleep of a heart attack. He was 92 and up until the age of 91 he was as fit, young-looking & mentally sharp as Lynn's father. A year ago, his mind suddenly & rapidly became very muddled, he could no longer use tech he found easy before, he had a couple of bad falls and became increasingly frail. Guess what he did 18 months ago, even though I warned him repeatedly, but he explicitly said he & his wife would be going with the herd. The herd took him just where I said it would, over a cliff. :(

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Can I quote your story in the next installment?

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Yes absolutely. I have lots of stories from those 4 contentious years with my dad and his dementia. May he rest in peace.

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Aug 28, 2022Liked by A Midwestern Doctor

After diving very deep into vaccine injuries a while ago i would say you are not at all biased , it is only that many people, doctors, nurses scientists were and most still are afraid to speak out due to cancelled, blacklisted, and worse because of the power of the pharmaceutical industry. I see more and more doctors, scientists starting to speak out... thank you for sharing your wisdom! ...there will always be those who blindly follow and criticize any alternative narrative because “they don’t want to know”. To each his own!

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Required reading for anyone doing basic research, or just wanting to advance their understanding of how science really works.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 1962 Thomas S. Kuhn

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