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COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens: What we do — and don’t — know

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Every day, more and more adults are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, helping us build toward herd immunity. But what about children and teens? What is the status of research on the vaccines in these groups, and when might vaccines be available for them?

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A COVID Lifeline Is Being Severed

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The growing fear during this pandemic is second to nearly no other time in medical history for the depth and breadth of the strategies used to stoke those fears. Emergency use orders, mask mandates and the suppression of health information all support …

US-Funded Lab Helped Chinese Army’s Bioterrorism Program

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In the featured video, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson investigates the origin of SARS-CoV-2 and reviews the U.S.-China ties with regard to gain-of-function research on coronaviruses.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is a prominent figure in this scheme, h…

Ways to Get Your Electrolytes (That Aren’t Sports Drinks)

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When we talk about “getting enough electrolytes,” we usually mean the big three: sodium, potassium, and magnesium. There are many others, including calcium, chloride, and bicarbonate, but the big three are the ones targeted by supplement and sports nutrition companies. In part, that’s because sodium especially, but also potassium and magnesium, are lost through sweat. Athletes need to replenish these electrolytes during and after hard workouts or endurance outings in order to maintain optimal hydration and performance. Sodium and potassium work together to manage fluid balance throughout the body and facilitate muscle contractions and nerve firing. Magnesium is critical for cellular energy production and the transport of sodium and potassium across cell membranes. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail about the other functions of electrolytes in the body since Mark recently covered the topic in his Electrolytes 101 post. Suffice it to say that if you don’t maintain the proper levels of electrolytes, you’re in a world of hurt. Should I Be Taking Electrolyte Supplements? Not everyone needs to supplement with electrolytes, but everyone needs to get the right amount. Your kidneys do a good job keeping electrolytes in balance by retaining or excreting specific electrolytes as needed. However, the kidneys can only do their job if you provide enough electrolytes to begin with, and there’s the rub. Even Primal folks who consume abundant produce and animal products may struggle to get enough electrolytes from their food due to mineral-depleted soil. Paleo godfather Loren Cordain speculates that potassium intake in particular lags behind our biological needs. Furthermore, if you’ve jumped on the ketogenic train, you need more electrolytes than the average person. When you drop your carb intake, insulin secretion decreases accordingly. This triggers ketone production as well as a rapid flush of electrolytes. Failure to replenish lost electrolytes, particularly sodium, is probably the number one culprit behind the dreaded keto flu. Sports drinks are not the best way to up your electrolyte intake, though. Most of them are designed to provide energy (read: sugar) and hydration first and foremost. They probably won’t offer the amount of electrolytes you want, plus they usually contain other undesirable ingredients you don’t need. Luckily, it’s easy to up your electrolyte intake with better, more Primal-friendly sources. I know meditation is good for me, but I don’t know how to start. I’ve tried to meditate before, but my mind is too busy. It sounds easy, but it feels hard. Not sure what the hype is all about? Find out why millions of people have been meditating for thousands of years. Meditate with us for 21 days, complete with video meditations, a tracker, and community support! How Much Sodium, Potassium, and Magnesium Do You Need? Sodium: The current recommended daily intake for adults is 1,500 mg per day, but that’s probably not enough for most people. The sweet spot seems to be between 4 and 6 grams per day for adults who do not have salt-sensitive hypertension or kidney disease. Potassium: … Continue reading “Ways to Get Your Electrolytes (That Aren’t Sports Drinks)”

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Happy trails: Take a hike, now

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After too much time spent indoors (and probably less active than is healthy), getting outside and taking a hike is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying nature. But before you hit the trail, make sure you’re well prepared.

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How DARPA Took Over Pentagon Internet on Inauguration Day

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Just three minutes before Donald Trump left office on inauguration day, a “shadowy” company1 called Global Resource Systems LLC received control of tens of millions of Pentagon-owned IP addresses that were previously dormant.2

The U.S. Department o…

Why I’m Removing All Articles Related to Vitamins D, C, Zinc and COVID-19

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Over the past year, I’ve been researching and writing as much as I can to help you take control of your health, as fearmongering media and corrupt politicians have destroyed lives and livelihoods to establish global control of the world’s population…

Sleep well — and reduce your risk of dementia and death

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Although it has been known for some time that individuals with dementia frequently have poor, fragmented sleep, two new studies suggest that if you don’t get enough sleep in midlife, you are at increased risk for dementia later in life.

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Weekly Health Quiz: Technocracy, Influenza and Lockdowns

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1 Recent data analysis found areas with the highest influenza vaccination rates among elderly had:

The lowest COVID-19 mortality rates

The highest COVID-19 mortality rates
An October 2020 data analysis found a positive association between…

Glutathione Deficiency and Risk of Severe COVID-19

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The symptoms of severe COVID-19 frequently include hypercoagulability, or an increased tendency to produce blood clots. While the pathophysiology is not completely understood,1 the characteristic changes have been identified.2 Researchers have found an…

CDC Officially Recommends COVID Jab for Pregnant Women

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The beyond conflicted U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has struck again: Pregnant women are now urged to get the COVID-19 gene manipulation jab, based on preliminary findings.
The postmarketing surveillance data, published in The N…

CDC Violated Law to Inflate COVID Cases and Fatalities

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Dr. Mercola Interviews the Experts
This article is part of a weekly series in which Dr. Mercola interviews various experts on a variety of health issues. To see more expert interviews, click here.

In this interview, Dr. Henry Ealy, ND, BCHN, bett…

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