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May 17, 2020 | A Simple Way to Stop the Virus from Killing

Rick Ackerman

Rick Ackerman is the editor of Rick’s Picks, an online service geared to traders of stocks, options, index futures and commodities. His detailed trading strategies have appeared since the early 1990s in Black Box Forecasts, a newsletter he founded that originally was geared to professional option traders. Barron’s once labeled him an “intrepid trader” in a headline that alluded to his key role in solving a notorious pill-tampering case. He received a $200,000 reward when a conviction resulted, and the story was retold on TV’s FBI: The Untold Story. His professional background includes 12 years as a market maker in the pits of the Pacific Coast Exchange, three as an investigator with renowned San Francisco private eye Hal Lipset, seven as a reporter and newspaper editor, three as a columnist for the Sunday San Francisco Examiner, and two decades as a contributor to publications ranging from Barron’s to The Antiquarian Bookman to Fleet Street Letter and Utne Reader.

Although the spread of Covid-19 has gripped the world with fear, there has been precious little discussion of the one thing that could stop the disease in its tracks: our natural immune systems. Although we habitually seek cures in the form of vaccines and other drugs, our bodies are capable of outperforming them with little risk to our health. This fact is well known to those who have explored cancer remedies, only to discover that even the most renowned treatment centers still employ primarily “slash-poison-and-burn” methods that have not changed much over the last 50 years. Nor could any of these tactics be said to have beaten the disease.  While surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can sometimes prolong the lives of those afflicted with cancer, they are hardly a cure. Far from it. The toxic combination of radiation and chemotherapy, for one, can have a devastating impact on the quality of one’s life by destroying vital organs, blood vessels and nerve pathways, along with T-cells and the body’s ability to regenerate healthy tissue.

Is there a better way? Fortunately, yes. In the case of Covid-19, rather than waiting indefinitely for a miracle vaccine to come along,  here are ten steps you can take immediately to help protect yourself. This indispensable list comes from two good friends who live in Boulder, Dr. Joel Rauch and Alexia Parks. Alexia is a world-changing dynamo and one of the most remarkable women I’ve ever met. Joel is a retired physician, Baylor trained, who specialized in bone-marrow transplants. He has become Boulder’s go-to guy for world-class triathletes, bicyclists and rock-climbers seeking a nutritional edge. Their Ten Steps spells out simple things anyone can do to help fortify the immune system against the coronavirus and other diseases.  If the plan engages you, please send a copy of it to your local newspaper and disseminate it online so that it can reach the largest possible audience.

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May 17th, 2020

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