Hello everybody and welcome to the Winner Wellness Podcast with your host, Mike Stewart, and resident expert, Dr. Jack Winner. As of today in April 2020, and I want to timestamp this because you might be listening to this far in the future, but as of today, April 2020, we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. So Dr. Jack, what are your ideas and suggestions for us to prepare for the future?
Well, Mike, that’s a great idea because if it’s happening now, it certainly could happen in the future. So Mike, what I’d like to do is going to take our listeners through this process so they begin to see really what’s going on.
First of all, let’s start with what we already know. At this point, and this is April of 2020, there’s 42,000 deaths worldwide that we reported. The 42,000 seems like a large number. However, I looked back at last year for the CDC, which is our agency that looks at disease processes in America, and come to find out last year they had anywhere from 24 to 65,000 people die of the flu. Now this is actually what this pandemic is, Coronavirus-19, is actually a flu, which is a virus is actually in the system. So we had 24 to 65,000 in the last year. We didn’t consider that pandemic. That’s just normal flu season. In fact, that’s actually what it was.
So I had a chance also … So again, I want to bring this to light with people because again we now start to play off of fears here, when people are doing things out of fear that because we’re being told by the news media this is a pandemic, this is terrible. So let’s talk about what’s this really doing to us as a society. By the way, I just to put some things in perspective or by the way also again, I told you there’s 42,000 people that we think died from the flu. Now we’re not even sure they really died from that virus, but we’re just going to take it for granted that maybe that’s true. But to give you a perspective here, last year, 647,000 people died of heart attacks. 800,000 people died of suicide. Cancer, 558,000 died of cancer.
Diabetes last year … 1.6 million people died of cancer and 187,000 of those were children. So we start looking at all these numbers and say 42,000 compared to again just suicides in this country is we’re really out of balance here. If we were to go after some kind of pandemic, we should go after heart attacks or suicides. So again, what I think we’re a little out of balance on this one. So when we consider as a pandemic or not, suicide would be considered a pandemic. So right now, our healthcare professionals are saying that now we need, or we have to have vaccine. If we had a vaccine that would stop a lot of this. Again, last year we didn’t have vaccines for that flu or we thought we did to some degree, but we still have that many people dying. So let’s just talk about the virus to put this into perspective as well.
Did you know that the viruses of the body reproduce every 20 to 30 minutes? Not days and months, every 20 or 30 minutes. We know there’s more than a thousand different viruses in your system that are consistently, continually, you produce it all the time. So to go after some kind of a vaccine to stop this problem, as soon as we find one, it’s going to change again. You kind of see it’s changing this all the time. So it’s difficult to find out to say, well, if we get a flu shot, it’s going to solve our problems. We know better than that now.
So another thing we’re looking at is also that we have viruses in our body all the time. It’s consistent. If we’re going to start doing some testing now, and the healthcare professionals have worked real hard to say we can test everybody and they’ve started to come up with the idea that we’ll design this testing procedure and then we can work with this testing procedure.
I don’t know if you all know this right now. Right now we can find cancer cells in your body. You can find those. Does that mean you have cancer? No. You have the cells which are called undifferentiated cells in your body. Does that mean you’re going to have cancer? It doesn’t mean you have cancer. It just means you have cancer cell. How about herpes zoster or shingles? That viruses is in your body. Most of the people have had mumps or measles. That virus is still in your body. If we do a test, we are going to find that virus in your body. It doesn’t mean you’re going to have viruses from shingles and/or herpes zoster. Not necessarily. But then we’re going to talk about immune system, why that would happen. But those viruses are still in your body anyway.
But also all … I also think we have to advise on right now is bacteria, molds, funguses, those are also found in your body. They are found throughout your lifetime. Does that mean you get sick and that’s a pandemic? No, that doesn’t mean that at all. It just means you’re sitting in your body. So it probably comes back to the fact that we have a problem with the immune system. That’s what the problem is. And then you’ve all known and heard about this before: Somebody who has what we consider the coronavirus, that person dies, but the family members don’t die. They didn’t get the vaccination. How did that possibly happen? It’s called resistance. The higher the resistance, the more likelihood that you’re not going to have the problem. So a problem, it really is resistant and that’s what we’re working toward. We want to increase your immunity, what they call it. You constantly hearing in the news, they’re talking about humanity, how important that is.
It is the ultimate importance. That’s what we’re going to. So if we’re going to look this possibility of a pandemic again next year, where we need to look at it is our immune system, each and every one of us with our immune system. That’s some kind of shock we put on our system. But how we actually do the things daily to make sure our systems are healthy.
So let’s talk a bit about immunity. Now last week in our podcast, we talked about white blood cells. White blood cells are the new guys that float through your blood system and their job is to seek out viruses and bacteria and mold and mildew. Their job is to seek those out and kill those. And they do a great job as long as everything works well. So what we find with people that have the problem is their system actually has the white blood cells and that’s not new. That’s everybody’s got those. The problem is the system has too many fires to put out. What I mean by that, when there’s so many things going on in your life, like the body says, No, I got bacterial growth. I got stress in my family and I’m not eating properly. I’m working too hard. All those things basically break the body down.
We talk a lot about if we see the body from three perspectives and I mean when we all get down here, I want to lay those perspectives out so you can very naturally begin to change these things for the next year. Here’s what we see. Physically, your body can breakdown physically, chemically, or emotionally. Let’s start with physically. What we found is people are too sedentary. They sit too much. They don’t want to move too much. We want that to happen because we want to increase blood flow. It’s what movement does. That blood now is taken all over yourself, all over your body into each cell killing bacterial and viral infections. So circulation is necessary.
Also is you’re physically moving. Your muscles are also pushing the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is like the garbage pail system of the body. It’s actually taking those toxins out of your system, taken through the heart and kidney and eventually up the urinary system out your body. We’re taking those toxins back out and that’s got a flow and that’s where water helps us so much to make that happen.
Also, we’re finding people are not sleeping so well. We find that almost that’s an epidemic out there, that people are not sleeping well from generalized stress. I’ll talk about stress in just a moment. Also pains. We have pains. Oftentimes we say, “Oh, I’ll just take some kind of medication or something to make the pain go away.” But that pain is going on and your body is alerted, the pain is there. It’s still an energy to solve that problem. If it’s still an energy to do that or hold that problem off, your body now has another fire it has to put out. So we want those fires put out. We don’t want the body to be physically going through a lot of activity that it has to deal with. It can’t deal with immunity.
Next thing we’re very thoughtful about is chemically. What’s happened to our society, and you can look around this and see this for yourself. Last 20 years, the overweight population in this country has dramatically increased, obviously increase in diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, obesity, is due to our poor diets. What I would ask you to do over time is look at your diet. You got to change that. You want to give your body the possibility and the opportunity to heal itself with good food. Remember food is your medicine. All the pesticides, herbicides, they’re putting on food, the additives are the things that are actually hurting you. Getting good food in your system is necessary so the body doesn’t have to put that fire out as well.
The last thing we see with people is emotional breakdown. People are stressed out. They’re dramatically stressed out now, more than they’ve been in a long, long time. Loss of a family member, fear, anger and frustration. All those things run rampant in our society. And the more they do that, the more fires they add to your body that you have to deal with. There’s an interesting statistic I looked up. You realize that more people die at Christmas time in the years than any other time of the year? Pretty interesting idea. What’s going on with that? What we find is that people are holding themselves emotionally into a position where they can make it through Christmas, then die shortly after on New Year’s. Statistics are very high in that number.
Knowing that the emotional stress of your body affects your physical body as well. So you mean, stress is causing death? Absolutely. What you’re doing with the newspapers and the media that are stressing people out are actually pushing them toward a broken down immune system which we got to bring it back up and maintain as well.
Right. So, that’s kind of the problem. Again, so how are we going to solve that? Well, the first thing we ask you to do is clean up your diet. So just real basic things here. First thing, when you walk into a grocery store, walk on the outside aisles of the grocery store. That’s where the live food is. In other words, fruits, vegetables. Those types of things we want to get into the systems. We want to go with as much as … If we can, as much organic and live food as we can. The reason is because they have vitality and energy. They are healers of the body. Remember: food is your medicine. The better the food, and healthier you’re going to be.
Also water. You can’t overlook water. It’s a basic foundation of your system. Consider the body is 70% water. You got to have that water in the system. How much water? What kind of water? What we like here a lot is hydrolyzed water; you want water that has electrical charge. If you can’t do that, just clean your water up as much as you can. Filter it and get the chlorides and fluorides out of your water, doing it as naturally as you can, and hope anywhere from 24 to 64 ounces of water a day would be a great way to go about things. You can do more if you choose to.
Then also consider a thing called fasting. What fasting is, it’s an area, a time in your day, where you stop, actually stop eating and let your body heal itself. If you can remember back to caveman time, those guys weren’t eating three meals a day. They had a meal today. That was great and they might miss tomorrow and the next day. They did a thing called fasting. When they were fasting, their body became stronger, more vital. They were thinking more clearly because they had. They had to make the body work and have to make a living. So fasting is something we don’t do. Now we overeat. So we reverse that when we actually stop eating and let the body heal itself. You might just want to consider maybe a day a month or just go from the evening meal through until your lunchtime meal and give your body a chance to heal back up, getting out some of these fires.
And also next thing we’d like to do besides the diet, we’d like to look at exercise on a regular basis. What a lot of people say, well, I exercised really hard last week but I didn’t exercise this week. Well, we got to be consistent. So find some kind of exercise you choose to do. Then get with some friends, which is a wonderful way to go about this because you guys can go out and socialize and exercise at the same time or join a gym or just go out for a walk and just get outside, get some fresh air. Also, there’s obviously yoga, Pilates, join a dance class, get involved in some kind of martial art, pickle ball, anything you do just to get the body moving and make it fun. If you make it fun, you have a chance and tendency to make it, do it on a regular basis. Again, you’re building your immunity by that movement.
And then lastly is take time emotionally with yourself each day. If that’s a prayer, that’s meditation, that’s having conversation with somebody, some way to kind of get out of your head and let your body work with the mind, exactly clear and healthy. So we can get the negative thoughts out of your head. You can go online. A lot of YouTube and Facebook and podcasts, like this podcast here to talk about things that you might want to consider. They give you an open possibilities that you haven’t thought about before. This is a wonderful time to live because there’s so many people out there with great information on these podcasts and again, YouTube and Facebook, but you can hear other ideas and just have to think about those ideas will withstand you again.
Then finally is to find and follow a healthcare professional. Someone who sees your body as a whole. Someone who helps empower you. You can use positive things like positive mindsets, exercise and good food to help the body heal itself. Put the body back into a state of harmony, in a state of peace.
So to sum all this up, just be conscious about your food. Make sure you’re eating foods as organic as much as you can. Move, exercise, keep moving the system that’s helping all parts and portions of your body, not just your legs and upper body, but the whole body as well. Hands and fingers and neck, so forth. But also be positive. Think about what you want. Your mind is going to go someplace. Put your mind on something you want to have. Power, priority, power of positive thinking. Be around people that are happy and upbeat. Smile. Make this life easy and enjoyable. The challenge is going to be there and you can deal with the challenges, but when you’re healthy, it’s a lot easier to make that happen.
Very finally, stick with professionals. Find a professional that is actually thoughtful about your body as a self healer and do the things they ask you to do, follow through. Use them as a coach to help you prepare for the years to come instead of patterning your life. They actually will help you be healthy and put all these fires out. So Mike, in a nutshell, these are our possibilities and this is where we can go if people decide this is not going to happen again. We don’t need this pandemic thing to happen.
Well, I can’t believe all the great information you’ve given today. Pandemic or no pandemic, this is just the way you should live if you want to have a healthy, prosperous life physically and emotionally. And so thank you again for such great information. Obviously folks, Google Winner Wellness. If you want to get in touch with Dr. Jack, you can go to winnerwellness.com, and there are all kinds of ways that you can connect with him and do the things to have a better life. And more importantly, share this podcast on social media. Subscribe to it in Apple, Google, and all the popular places, Spotify, where you can get podcasts and know that we are here to make it better for you. So thanks again, Dr. Jack.
You’re sure welcome, Mike.