by RENATO U. PARAGAS, M.D.
After more than two months of enhanced community quarantine, the quarantine status was downgraded to general community quarantine. Then, more anxious people became mobile just like someone set free from a prolonged confinement. With only a limited number of blood tests-viral and antibody tests-to check on who are SARS Corona 2 virus positive or not, carriers or not, asymptomatic or not, the massive movement of people might cause another increase in new cases that the COVID-19 epidemic curve has not yet flattened in the country.
The “premature” downgrading of the quarantine status, most especially in cities where the cases are still high, imposes a high risk of an increase number of cases. Just right after the proclamation of general community quarantine in major cities, new cases have doubled in some areas. When these cases remain uncontrolled, a worse scenario can occur. With the drastic effect of COVID-19 to the economy that left most people in the lower stratum of society craving to earn money to fight hunger, vital factors to suppress the escalation of new cases will be very difficult to implement. One good example is social distancing. Cordoning people into their homes had played an important role in suppressing new cases in most countries. Freeing them into the streets prematurely might rapidly upsurge new cases again. Herb Scribner reported in the Deseret News dated March 17, 2020, that Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong have seen fresh waves of the corona virus despite successfully calming the disease spread. Singapore saw 23 new cases in a day, the highest number in the country since the epidemic started. Taiwan had 10 new cases that was also a single day high. Hong Kong added five new cases to the nine new cases it had the previous day, another most in the country.
With no promising vaccine or drug at hand, what can an ordinary Pinoy do to distance himself from the pandemic? An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure! Dr. Pierre Jacques Antoine Bechamp, the greatest French biologist, in his Cellular Theory of Disease Causation declared that viruses are one of the Earth’s “scavengers”. They are here to fix the mess created by an imbalanced, unhealthy internal cellular environment just like the bacteria and fungi. Dr. Bechamp also cited that to prevent disease, one has to create health. He stressed the importance of wholesome nutrition and the clean, healthy internal environment within the cells. Pathogenic microorgansims have no role in healthy cells and act only on weak and diseased cells.
Wholesome nutrition means the intake of all six essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Water and minerals are most neglected essential nutrients.
Today, most individuals prefer the various commercial beverages over the healthier water that comprises majority of the human body. Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj in his book, Your Body’s Many Cries For Water, stated that most of the problem of bad health today is founded on the misconception that any fluid containing water does the job to quench thirst. He emphasized that water is the only prescribed beverage for the human body and nothing substitutes for water.
Water not only transports the essential nutrients to the various cells of the body. When it exits out of the cells, it carries the acidic metabolic wastes and maintains the clean internal cellular environment. Water is the best cleansing agent the body needs to eliminate all the acidic metabolic wastes generated while generating energy.
Dr. Tim O’Shea in his book, The Doctor Within, declared that the body won’t be able to utilize carbohydrates, proteins and fats without minerals. Vitamins will also be useless without minerals. Minerals triggers the enzyme reactions to occur, thus, generating the energy the cells require to sustain life.
Because of the prevalence of water pollution, water needs to be purified. Unfortunately, the purification also eliminates the healthy minerals. In their absence, water becomes dead, acidic and unhealthy. Drinking this type of water causes various diseases. Martin Fox, Ph.D., in his book Healthy Water for a Longer Life, cited that for very different reasons, both polluted and demineralized (without minerals) water are harmful to our health. The quality of the drinking water is vital to health and may be the vital and missing link in our overall health program.
Since the essential minerals are not readily available in the foods we eat today, mineral supplementation is necessary. As a Medical Practitioner and a Senior Citizen as well, I personally utilize Ionique Concentrated Mineral Drops (IONIQUE CMD) to boost my immune system against infectious diseases including the SARS Coronavirus 2 causing COVID-19. I have also utilized it against the various chronic degenerative diseases suffered by my patients. It is 100 percent, all-natural, very potent, health-giving ionic minerals considered as the world’s golden standard of what mineral supplement should be.
With purified drinking water supplemented with IONIQUE Mineral Drops, the conditions stressed by Dr. Bechamp to fight any form of infection can be achieved. This may prevent the possible second wave of COVID-19, if ever, with massive mobility of people whose primary and sole purpose is to make a living to support himself and his loved ones.
Healthy people do not get sick...ever!!!