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Why do People Die from Viruses?

Published on October 15, 2014

Do people die from Ebola, influenza or the common cold or do they actually die of something else? If we look deeply at the human condition we can answer this question and guide intelligent treatment programs to save more lives than the western medical establishment has planned. It is exactly because contemporary medicine has no legitimate or intelligent treatment for viruses that so many people die premature death.

In medicine the terrain (the underlying condition and health of the body) counts for little to nothing and that is why in the press we rarely hear about it, though below we will read new research that indicated how badly we are destroying our environment, and thus ourselves, with pharmaceuticals and pesticides released into our biosphere.

The terrain expresses the medical wisdom known to wiser physicians. Even Louis Pasteur on his deathbed relented from his obsession with microbes and admitted that the terrain counts for something. Since most doctors and even people don’t know or worry about the terrain they continue to expose themselves and their children to harmful contaminants that catch up on them by surprise when they come down with a virus. In general, perfectly healthy people do not come down with viral infections. 

The Huffington Post writes, “The very fact that flu season is so routine might seem like a reason to shrug it off. Mild cases bring about symptoms that are similar to colds or other minor ailments, making it seem like less of a big deal. But that kind of thinking could be dangerous, especially if you or someone in your home is susceptible to the worst effects of the virus. Such people include little kids, senior citizens, pregnant women and people with health conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease.” Your body is going to be susceptible if it is plagued with toxicity and nutritional deficiencies starting with the most basic nutritional deficiency there is—which is oxygen. When it comes to dealing with nutritional deficiencies (safe to say over 90% of the population is affected) and toxic exposure (closer to 100%) western medical officials are deaf, dumb and blind and that is why they hurt more than they help.

One of the most basic contributors to a healthy terrain is a body’s oxygen status, which happens to be dependent on our carbon dioxide status. Take a child who is breathing too quickly to begin with, they will already have a compromised physiology because they are blowing off too much CO2. Low CO2 drives down oxygen delivery to the tissues. The body’s tissues do not enjoy the effects of hypoxia and that includes the immune system. Introduce a virus, common or not, and you will have complications a high oxygen status child will not.

Dr. Jerry Tennant writes, “As oxygen levels continue to drop, you get infections. Each of us contain about a trillion “bugs”. They are suppressed when oxygen is present. However, as oxygen drops, the “bugs” wake up and want to have lunch—-they want to have you for lunch. Since they don’t have teeth to take a bite out of your cells, they put out digestive enzymes to dissolve your cells. As they consume your cells, you get sick.”

One of the basic reasons sodium bicarbonate is such a good medicine is that it almost instantly improves oxygen status through raising CO2 and bicarbonate concentrations in the blood. The blood vessels dilate with increased bicarbonate and CO2 allowing more blood to flow. Also the oxygen disassociation curve is moved favorably. Sodium bicarbonate saved lives in 1918 during the Spanish flu pandemic and it will do so again this year if people learn about it.

Hydration levels are also important, crucial in fact with any type of flu. Dehydration, which is the condition of many children and adults today, causes chronic inflammation. Dehydration, chronic inflammation and low oxygen are a strong invitation to viruses to set up shop in our cellular houses. Here we have the basics of terrain, which either invites virus in through physiological vulnerability or repels them quickly because of physiological health.

Sudden Death Through Cardiac Arrest

Unfortunately for all of us today it does not stop here. The story only begins with the most basic elements. Did you ever hear a doctor say a person died of magnesium deficiency? Due to lack of magnesium the heart muscle can develop a spasm or cramp and stops beating. Most people, including doctors, don’t know it but without sufficient magnesium we die. When someone dies of a heart attack doctors never say “He died from Magnesium Deficiency.” Allopathic medicine is designed to ignore the true causes of death and disease.

Chernow et al. in a study of postoperative ICU patients found that the death rate was reduced from 41% to 13% for patients without hypomagnesemia (low magnesium levels). A ten-year study of 2,182 men in Wales found that those eating magnesium-low diets had a 50% higher risk of sudden death from heart attacks than those eating one-third more magnesium.[1] Lack of magnesium permits unstable electrical impulses in the heart to emerge,[2] generating abnormal heart rhythms.[3] In fact, much magnesium research over the years has focused on its administration during heart attack to reduce death from fatal heart rhythms.[4]

This same pattern is repeated for the lack of many other minerals and nutritional elements. The lack of iodine in people’s diets make them sitting ducks for the damage caused by radioactive iodine that was released in massive quantities from Fukushima but the CDC does not want you to know about the high rate of iodine deficiencies in the public nor the increasing level of radiation that is impacting everyone.

Dentists have been poisoning their patients with mercury fillings for a century and a half and this leads to neurological disease, cancer and death. Pediatricians themselves inject mercury into children with the flu vaccines each year. Add fluoride and chlorine in the water, the massive amount of pollutants in the air in all major cities, and floods of preservatives and pesticide residues in the food supply. Do you hear in the news of anyone dying of air pollution or mercury fillings?

Poison Kills

More than half of the world’s vertebrates have disappeared between 1970 and 2010. (In the same period, the human population nearly doubled.) The nature world is under assault and this boomerangs directly back to us. Finally science is waking up to the massive amount of pesticides sprayed (especially in North America) on our food that have not only been linked to human disease, but a massive die off in the global bee population, which threatens future happiness and health because so many crops are dependent on bees.

A new study out of Harvard University, published in the June edition of the Bulletin of Insectology puts the nail in the coffin, neonicotinoids are killing bees at an exponential rate they are the direct cause of the phenomenon labeled as colony collapse disorder (CCD).[5] Neonicotinoid’s are the world’s most widely used insecticides thanks to our most friendly companies like Monsanto who do not care who they kill as long as they can produce and sell their poisons. Are people dying from their constant exposure to pesticides?

Potent pharmaceuticals flushed into the environment via human and animal sewage could be a hidden cause of the global wildlife crisis, according to new research. The scientists warn that worldwide use of the drugs, which are designed to be biologically active at low concentrations, is rising rapidly. A new study, led by Karen Kidd at the University of New Brunswick, showed synthetic oestrogen used in the birth control pill not only wiped out fathead minnows in lakes used for experiments in Ontario, but also seriously disrupted the whole ecosystem.

The general population is physiologically compromised. Even relatively healthy people are walking time bombs and are surprised when they come down with a diagnosis of cancer that eventually kills them. Most have nutritional holes miles wide inside their bodies and are flooded with toxins that are even dangerous at the lowest levels. Then add the increasing stress that most people are feeling today for numerous reasons and we have a recipe for disaster that has little to do with common viruses.

Death by Radiation Contamination

I am not sure if anyone in the northern hemisphere today could be called healthy after Fukushima. Most are cognizant of the fact that because of Fukushima, the fish of the earth are becoming inedible and the ocean currents as well as the prevailing ocean winds are carrying deadly radiation and the net effect is a lowering of life expectancy over the next generation.

Additionally, the radioactivity has made its way into the transpiration cycle[6] which means that crops are being dowsed with deadly radiation. This is a huge problem made even more stultifying in front of nutritional deficiencies that weaken a person making them even more sensitive and vulnerable to radiation exposure.

People are beginning to call Fukushima an extinction level event because no one and nothing can be done to stop the release of radiation from the nuclear plant. It is forever land there. Because no one can stop Fukushima, and thus the incessant poisoning of first the northern Pacific and then the northern hemisphere and then eventually on down to the south, the radiation will be relentless. Year after year it will be an invisible hurricane wind of toxic radiation. Imagine our immune systems eventually wearing out and you get the picture of what will happen when a simple virus knocks at the door.

It is a tragic shame that humanity has to eventually face that their world governments are doing nothing to stop Fukushima from further contamination of the entire earth because there is nothing that can be done. We are literally up the creek without a paddle. What is done is done and we seem helpless to prevent another nuclear tragedy from eventually happening.

Vaccines and Mercury Kill

A source of deaths from the flu are from the vaccines themselves. Each year the medical establishment attacks the public with a toxic vaccine that has neurotoxic mercury and other harmful chemicals in it and that wears on the immune system year after year. A flu shot, for some people, is the toxic insult  that breaks people’s health and sometimes their life.

Power plants in the US put 48 tons of mercury a year into the atmosphere through burning coal.  China spews 600 tons of mercury into the air each year, accounting for a great part of the world’s non-natural emissions. Is this massive contamination killing anyone? Some medical scientists connect influenza with mercury as they do mercury contamination with cancer.

According to the World Wildlife Fund in 1929 the world was producing 1 million tons of chemicals and pharmaceuticals a year. Today that number has climbed to 400 million tons. Have you heard of anyone being killed by this?

Before Fukushima’s radiation avalanched onto the world researchers from the Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative had documented elevated mercury levels in non-aquatic and non-fish-eating animals, including songbirds that live in mountaintop forests of the northeastern part of the United States. "Mercury’s reach in our environment is much greater than we ever imagined," said Felice Stadler of the National Wildlife Federation. The most troubling discovery to researchers was the mercury found in the blood of songbirds. The songbird data show that methylmercury is also forming in drier, forested areas, raising new questions about the extent of environmental damage. The birds exhibited the following problems from non-aquatic environmental exposure to mercury:

Fewer eggs produced, lower reproductive success, offspring less responsive to maternal calls, reduced chick survival, and decreased egg volume, compromised embryonic development, less likely to hunt, seek shade, less time flying, walking or pecking. Exaggerated response to fright stimulus. brain lesions, spinal cord degeneration, central nervous system dysfunction, tremors, difficulty flying, walking and standing, inability to coordinate muscle movement, reduced feeding, weight loss and progressive weakness in wings and legs has also been observed.

It takes no stretch of the imagination to understand that what is happening to these songbirds is happening to our children. None of this is ever reported but each year that goes by sees increasing bioaccumulation of mercury. They keep burning that coal and now we have radiation from Fukushima being added into the accumulating chemical and heavy metal toxic soup that is now part of the life of everyone. If fifty million people die of the flu this year as predicted what are they really dying from?

The Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate is reporting that the “mercury levels are increasing by about 0.5% per annum in the topmost layer of its forest soils and southern Sweden is already above the levels which have been shown to affect biological process and organisms in the soil.”[7] Year by year we are poisoning ourselves and our children are the most vulnerable. How can we expect them not to die from such poisoning?

Data suggest that moderate levels of mercury administered over an 8 week period can affect adversely the integrity of mitochondrial membranes.[8]When someone dies and they have a body full of compromised mitochondrial membranes, what are they dying from?

The prolonged effects of low grade concentrations of toxic substances depend on individual susceptibility,” says Professor I.M. Trakhtenberg from the former Soviet Union. “Thiol poisons, especially mercury and its compounds, reacting with SH groups of proteins lead to the lowered activity of various enzymes containing sulfhydryl groups. This produces a series of disruptions in the functional activity of many organs and tissues of the organism,” Dr. Trakhtenberg said.

According to the Huffington Post, “The even better news is that getting the flu is extremely preventable through vaccination. Flu vaccines, which change every year based on scientists’ assessment of which versions of the flu are most likely to spread, are proven effective, if imperfect.” The federal vaccine court dishes out billions of dollars to pay for all the damages from these imperfections.


"Toxicology is avoided by the medical media, like the plague. Without toxicology, the intellectual, scientific intrigue of virology is a wasteland. Without toxicology, virology is a mere mind-trap, a parasite, a mind-virus," writes Jim West, who has assembled mountains of information about this highly sensitive subject.

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[2] Eisenberg MJ. Magnesium deficiency and cardiac arrhythmias. NY State J Med. 1986 Mar;86(3):133-6.

[3] Purvis JR, Movahed A. Magnesium disorders and cardiovascular diseases. Clin Cardiol. 1992 Aug;15(8):556-68.

[4] Smetana R, Stuhlinger HG, Kiss K, Glogar DH. Intravenous magnesium sulphate in acute myocardial infarction—is the answer “MAGIC”? Magnes Res. 2003 Mar;16(1):65-9.

[5] Sub-lethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder; Chensheng LU et al; Bulletin of Insectology 67 (1): 125-130, 2014;

[6] process where water contained in liquid form in plants is converted to vapor and released to the atmosphere

[7] Kemi Report. Mercury – Investigation of a general ban. Report by the Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate. 3.1

[8] The effects of mercury ingestion on hepatic mitochondrial membranes of chicks. Poult Sci. 1976 Nov;55(6):2280-4.

Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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