May 20, 2024
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PODCAST: Dr. Alex Jimenez, chiropractor in El Paso, TX, and Dr. Marius Ruja, chiropractor in El Paso, TX, discuss how our immune system can help maintain our health during these COVID-19 times. Inflammation is the immune system’s natural response to protect the human body from injury, infection, and illness. However, chronic inflammation can ultimately cause more harm than good, according to healthcare professionals. While further evidence is still required, people that have underlying health issues, such as diabetes and asthma, can have a higher risk of getting COVID-19. Dr. Alex Jimenez and Dr. Marius Ruja discuss how following a proper diet and participating in exercise can help decrease inflammation and regulate our immune system in order for the human body to much more effectively protect us against the effects of COVID-19.  – Podcast Insight



[00:00:05] It is going live. Mario, hi. How are you doing, man? Today we’re doing a presentation, my brother on health and immunity. How you doing, my brother? [00:00:16][11.0]


[00:00:17] Excellent. Excellent. You know what? This is a topic that everyone’s talking about and we all deserve to have a great conversation and most of all to support each other with knowledge and with positive intent. Absolutely. [00:00:35][18.4]


[00:00:37] Mario, what we’re gonna do today is you and I, as we discuss, we want to present this information for the public so that they can kind of understand that, first of all, this is by no means any sort of treatment, any sort of, it’s a basic disclaimer that I have to say that all treatment must be performed by a licensed doctor. This is only for educational purposes. Clearly, it is not a treatment and it is not a diet. It’s not used for diagnosis and treatment as a standard disclaimer would go, typically I’ve had that presented. But what we’re gonna be doing now is we’re gonna be doing a webinar series, Mario and I, we’re gonna be doing a four series webinar where we’re gonna be discussing health and immunity and how we can improve our immunity in the process of getting our bodies to be strong enough. [00:01:23][46.3]


[00:01:23] Now, we’ve been going through this process of COVID-19 and the SARS. And what we want to do is we want to give ourselves a better option, a better treatment protocol that is there for us so that we can kind of come up with a plan to help our body support itself. So Mario and I put together these program protocols here. And what we want to do is we want to present a nice presentation where we’re gonna go over natural approaches to health and immunity. Now, Dr. Ruja, he practices on the central side of town. I practice in the far east of El Paso. And we provide our patients with quite a bit of information. But many times people want to know what they can do. So what we’re gonna start doing today is we’re gonna basically start talking by what we can and cannot control about the virus. Now, one of the things that we’ve learned is that separation is probably the best key and we’re using social distancing as one of the things that prevent us from getting proximity. Now, I like to give people a little bit of insight as to what we’re doing in our offices to prevent the virus from spreading. Mario, tell us a little bit about what you’re doing in your particular practice when you’re doing prevention for when you’re treating patients and you’re working through your protocols with your patients. In my office… [00:02:39][75.8]


[00:02:39] We have a system through that we used through environmasters in each one of the rooms, fumigating each room, and then also we utilize U.V. light for a specific use of disinfectant all the way from bacteria, virus and fungus, U.V. light, and the other thing that we use is obviously the masks. We wear masks inside, we space patients. And we also ask them if they could wait in the car until they get to be seen and they can call us directly. And that way they feel more comfortable. So if we get more than, let’s say, three patients at one time where we can’t place them in different rooms and we like to place everyone in different rooms. So they’re not together, you know, next to each other. We ask them to wait in the car and then we will actually call them and let them know we are ready for you. And then they walk in. They go directly into the room and the procedure is done. And so those are things that we’re doing. And then, of course, you know, we’re disinfected tables. We’re doing all of that. We use a lot of UVB lighting. That one is really, really positive in terms of prevention. Everyone washes their hands when they walk in. The first thing they do is they go wash your hands. And we’re really, really encouraging people to do the same thing when they get home. We want to be a model for our community to say, look, don’t just do this because you come to my office, do this at home with your family, how about that [00:04:33][113.6]


[00:04:34] Likewise in terms of our office. We’ve taken the no-touch approach. One of the things that we do is we don’t have any sitting areas in our office no more. We have quite a few rooms. So what we have is the ability to open the door and we make sure that everybody has a mask. When we walk them in now, they don’t touch anything. They’re there. We’re totally touchless. We walk straight into the room. We have them laid down. We actually have the tables covered with special paper that actually prevents viral static. And we also once we work on them, they get up and they walk out a different door and they basically don’t touch anything other than the table. [00:05:15][41.2]


[00:05:16] So one of the things is that we don’t allow anyone to get near each other and they walk in, walk out almost in the design of our office. It’s a flow in and flow out a process. There is no treatment in the sense of touching the diagnostic treatment protocols as much as the computers. [00:05:37][21.4]


[00:05:38] None of that goes on. We ask all the questions. And the moment before the patient comes in, we sterilize the room. And after the room is also sterilized as well. So it’s a great process because if we look at the area of contact the doctors are wearing gloves and a face mask, they are protected. We have masks on and we also provide the mask for the patient itself. So we try to give it the most comfortable thing like yourself. We also do the process by which we have them wait in the car until they’re ready. Once they call. They go in. Okay. Ready. And as soon as we got the room ready, cued, it allows us to bring in a patient. So one of the most important things is to do the pre-post-treatment protocols on the viral static processes. And that’s the way we control the host. You know, sort of we are the potentials. Right. So together with the doctor, with the mask and the staff, with the mask and gloves. This prevents all the processes from occurring, at least in our area, because in your side of town, we’ve noticed that there’s also this predisposition as well as on our side. My side of town has a larger number, so of numbers that are showing up. So we have to be very careful that we have to control those hosts in that capacity. Now, I’d like to go over and begin the presentation and we’re going to talk about the things that create predispositions. And you and I were going over this. Coronary vascular disease is one of the highest predisposing factors. Diabetes. [00:07:07][89.2]


[00:07:09] We’ve talked about things like obesity, hypertension, age. Tell me a little bit about in your situation where, Mario, when you look at this list here, when you’ve seen that in the studies, what have you learned in terms of the predisposing factors that are also out there causing dramas to our patients? [00:07:27][18.3]


[00:07:28] You know that, Alex, is something that we all have to not just be mindful of, but we need to motivate people towards the highest level of health, which means decreasing your inflammatory process or inflammatory state of your body. OK, so when we’re talking about cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension. [00:07:57][28.7]


[00:07:59] I connect that with metabolic syndrome, which we’ve had other shows before I can remember. And this is unbelievable because we talked about that prior three or four months. I mean, do you remember that, Alex? Yeah, we were talking about it. You know, we talked about it before anything COVID-19. And we really wanted to inspire our community and everyone to, again, decrease their risk for metabolic syndrome, which is what, the biggest one is, it’s obviously, you know, 150 plus triglycerides, the belly fat, obesity and type 2 diabetes. So that is huge. [00:08:41][42.4]


[00:08:42] So this is such a how shall I say it’s a connection. It’s a follow through with our insightful conversation that you and I had three or four months ago, Alex. [00:08:58][15.4]


[00:08:58] So, you know, the studies were presented and it became very clear early on in the COVID-19 saga that it’s just it’s still going on, that those that were unhealthy were the predisposed ones. It’s seamless when other, I hate to say it. But you could tell sometimes people were morbidly obese. It wiped out the whole family. And in one case where you could see that many were well, you have to ask yourself, why the whole family? But then we find out there were underlying issues regarding their health, whether they were diabetic or they had issues of hypertension. Now, one of the ones that are also really big is chronic kidney disease. I heard the number and then the statistics are showing that from 2 percent higher increased mortality to over 16 times more mortality rate with kidney disease. There’s a clear link between the blood pressure, the ability for the body to profuse that gets limited when the oxygen level goes down, that the failure of the kidneys, the heart, and the liver gets compounded by this disorder that affects the alveoli of the lungs. From what we’re understanding, it’s not so much the virus that kills us. It’s the inflammatory cytokine storm that actually causes this drama. So they’ve learned that people with radiation therapy, people that have predisposing chemotherapies, their lungs are predisposed to injuries, autoimmune conditions like lupus. Some disorders like even chronic neurological diseases like M.S., those people are predisposed because their immune system is in a different responsive state. So when we talk about these treatment protocols, one of the things that we have to do is how do we squelch? How do we deal with these reactive oxygen species that cause this cytokines storm? So our goal and our emphasis are until we have an inoculation or a vaccine for this process as we develop it. Our job is to mitigate the inflammatory reaction. And there are quite a few things naturally that we can do to mitigate this inflammatory response. [00:11:09][130.9]


[00:11:10] Now, what we can do is we’re gonna continue with here and we’re going to take a look at certain areas here. We talk about the comorbidities, Mario, tell us a little bit about that, a little bit about what we’ve seen here in terms of the comorbidities. And by the way, we have all the studies here. So as we do this presentation, all the links are going to be provided down on the bottom so that you can look at these studies individually and they make more sense to you when you can pull them up. [00:11:34][23.3]


[00:11:35] Alex, as we spoke earlier, three or four months ago when we started… [00:12:02][26.3]


[00:12:02] So getting back to what we’re talking about, again, the better we are prepared in terms of our optimal health. Our natural innate immune system, which is again, that blueprint through our DNA, RNA, and our recovery resilient pattern within ourselves, we are able to adapt and thrive. And get through all of these variables in life. I mean, we’re dealing with viruses all the time, Alex. I mean, last year it was, again, influenza, you know. I mean, you know, fifty thousand people. Again, I don’t have the exact numbers, but fifty thousand people died. OK. And, you know, through that, we’re looking at who, what are the risk factors, what are the comorbidities? What are those things that set us up for the largest failure rate? So when we’re looking at seventy-one percent and seventy-eight percent of those cases that there are really not working through and creating that resilience and working through the COVID 19 or other things, I mean, again, that’s what we spoke about three, four months ago. I mean, I just want to say, like we’re psychic, you know, like, wow, you know, this is like, you know, it affects it. [00:13:38][95.9]


[00:13:38] You know, and one of the craziest things is that the school’s out. And you know as well as I do is that every time we hear about this, we may find out that this virus is present in our population way before we’re even talking about it. We’re talking about. It’s gone from March to February to now early January. We’re going to hear about facts that this thing was present even in mid-December. [00:13:59][21.3]


[00:14:00] You’re going to see. I wouldn’t be surprised. [00:14:03][2.9]


[00:14:04] There is no logic behind the fact that it keeps on increasing. Other than the fact that this thing got out of hand way before even there was a notification. [00:14:13][8.5]


[00:14:13] And you don’t want, Alex, just to be on point with what you mentioned, the three things, whether it’s COVID-19 or whether it’s influenza or whether it’s anything, you know, stressing our immune system, we will fail if we have these predispositions. [00:14:32][19.2]


[00:14:34] Alex, diabetes, just like diabetes gives us a predisposition for cancer, doesn’t it? Yes, it does. Diabetes gives us a predisposition for cardiovascular disease, correct? Yes, diabetes gives us all that. And then you’re looking at chronic lung disease, obviously, because of the again, the ecosystem where COVID-19 thrives is, again, that respiratory, you know. Environment. So, of course, if that is at risk or it’s altered or it’s at a very low resilience pattern. You’re done. I mean, you will know definitely people who have asthma. Okay. Like my wife, Karen. She has asthma and she has chronic health issues. I mean, my gosh, you know, I mean, it’s critical that we are aware, Alex. We are aware. Mindful. Again, let’s not panic. Okay. But we’re aware, mindful, and strategic planning to deal with and work through these times. So if you have diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or type 1 diabetes, please be extra cautious. If you have asthma and/or any type of chronic lung disease, you know, please. I mean, you know what? You’ve got to decrease your exposure because your body is not able to deal with it. Right. [00:16:04][90.5]


[00:16:05] And one of the craziest components of this virus is that it’s very silent in most cases. [00:16:11][5.8]


[00:16:11] And most of the situation as we’re seeing the numbers come in, it’s those in the 70s and 80s range that are suffering the greatest amount. So, many times it’s the kids who bring it to their homes. And when we look at places like Italy, we look at places like Pakistan, wherever there’s a high concentration of populations and then the youth. It’s almost like they’re inoculating the homes and then those with these predisposing issues become the victims. So clearly what we’re seeing is that the individuals that may have nothing to do with being exposed are being indirectly exposed by those that visit them. So that’s why we as a population, you’re going to hear it everywhere in the news, as you hear it consistently, we have to be mindful of those that certainly surround in our situation. [00:16:55][43.2]


[00:16:57] I want to jump in and make this correlation that you just mentioned right now, the youth with the elderly and the secondary morbidity risk factors within our population. And I really, really honor and respect the fact that we as a nation, as a society in a city, I’m just gonna verbalize this. I know it’s not comfortable. I know it’s very irritable. It has economic, you know, effects. It has emotional effects. It has all of these things. But let me say this. OK. Number one. The youth, the children, them not going to school. [00:17:33][36.7]


[00:17:36] The… [00:17:36][0.5]


[00:17:38] Childcare facilities shutting down. That makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it, Alex? Because now the symptoms really with children, you won’t have any symptoms. I mean, we’ve seen a study right here. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of CDC. March 31, 2020, we’re talking about less, you know, 25 percent, how symptoms so children and the studies. [00:18:07][28.9]


[00:18:08] Twenty-five percent, like you said 25 percent of people. [00:18:11][3.1]


[00:18:11] What happens if those children have. They’re very resilient. They’re very strong. So now if they are exposed, they have multiple exposures with other children, with teachers, with all that. Then they go back to their parents and then their parent is either diabetic or has, you know, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia, or asthma. They are actually putting their own family at risk. So, you know, I mean, it’s such a sensitive area, Alex. And nobody wants to stay at home. And we definitely want our kids at school. I mean, I can tell you right now, you know, it gets to the point where it gets irritable. But I think for the greater good. Right. [00:18:56][45.3]


[00:18:57] Alex? For the greater good. We have this on the fact that these underlying issues are, you know, as the studies are, it was 60 percent of the people, as you see right there, have one underlying issue. If these had one, just one, whether it’s heart disease, kidney disease, a chronic liver disorder, these are the underlying diseases that basically and asthma and asthma is an issue. OK, so these of the three hundred. [00:19:23][26.0]


[00:19:23] Let me ask you this. What is the percentage? OK. You may or may not know this, but it just came to mind. What is the percentage of our population that is dealing with asthma or asthma-related issues? What are they? [00:19:38][14.6]


[00:19:38] That’s a pretty good substantial amount. I mean, I don’t know the percentage. It’s at least about 5 percent of our population is chronic or it has a predisposing issue with asthma. And if not, they’re in the triggering zone. Yes, they trigger that area where let’s assume they get it and their body becomes distressed in some capacity. They launch themselves into an asthma attack. That’s just asthma, not including the inflammatory response of this virus in terms of the cytokine storm. [00:20:07][28.7]


[00:20:08] You know, Alex, earlier this year, my wife Karen actually had to go to E.R. due to, again, respiratory issues and things like that. And I mean, it was a trigger. Again, December, January, you know, it’s like the little you know, that time where if you’re on the edge. That’s it. OK. That’s it. You won’t recover. [00:20:33][24.8]


[00:20:34] And it’s like, thank God that that happened then as opposed to now, Alex. Absolutely. I just think. I mean, and then my oldest son, Gabriel, he’s always had challenges. You know, kind of like, seasonal kind of like that. It’s like, man, it’s so frustrating for children. But I could just imagine for people 50 and older. This is devastating. [00:20:58][24.4]


[00:20:59] Exactly. It really is. It’s an issue that what we have to do is we have to figure out what’s going on. We’re noticing it’s most likely, males are one point three times the chance more… Males again? [00:21:12][13.1]


[00:21:13] Why is it always the males? Yes. Yeah. [00:21:15][1.6]


[00:21:15] Look at this percent, smoking 2.5 times a morbidity risk. COPD, congestive obstructive pulmonary disease, two-point-five to eleven times. Smoking is almost devastating if you’ve done it and you’ve been ill overnight. [00:21:34][19.0]


[00:21:35] This is a game-changer. And I want to advocate, motivate, and support, show love if you are smoking. Not just smoking, but vaping also. OK. I’m just going to throw that out. Absolutely. You have to agree with me. But just hear me out for the greater good again. [00:21:55][20.1]


[00:21:55] OK. Vaping. Smoking, any of those things. Please. It will put you at risk. And of course, certain people need to, you know, again, medications. I mean, I have, you know, patients that are using cannabis and CBD and all that for chronic pain. And you know what? I totally understand. Again, it’s for the greater good. The greater good. But the thing is, do you notice, Alex, within our conversations that we started five months ago, six months ago. Do you notice the same culprits show themselves over and over and over again? [00:22:35][39.6]


[00:22:35] Do you see that? Looking at it. I mean, metabolic syndrome. Didn’t we have the same conversation four months ago? Look at that. Smoking. Males. Remember, smoking and overweight. Remember that one? Crazy. [00:22:49][13.6]


[00:22:50] It’s crazy. A kidney, if you can see the disparity between 2 and 60 percent. That’s one that kind of is perplexing because the range. But when you understand kidney pathology, there are five stages of kidney disorder from kidney stage level 1, which is a mild amount of kidney issue all the way to a severe extent. And usually, we have blood testing but if you’re in stage 5 or stage 4, I mean, dialysis. No, the ability to breakdown the byproducts and to purify the blood, so to speak, and to clean it, so to speak, is going to be diminished of the kidney function is impaired in any way. So these are things that we have to look at in terms of what we’re doing now. We have some studies here in China and they’re already coming in. And they’re saying that 3 percent of the 8-year-olds, as with the first reports of this. Eighty-seven percent of the people live between the ages of 30 and 79 years of age, 8 percent, 8 percent. Only 8 percent are in their 20s, Mario. However, it’s a small mortality rate in the 20s, teens, less than 1 percent. [00:24:05][74.1]


[00:24:05] So it’s the teens. And we live in a very culturally similar environment, such as in Italy, where the children and the grandparents do co-mingle. Specifically, we rate we stay. And it’s very common that grandmas live with their families and the young are involved in that situation. It’s like the perfect storm if the kid gets it and brings it to the parent. Well, that’s exactly what’s going on. The love of the passion of hugging those children, though, they carry it and they don’t have the presentation of the symptoms, which most you know, a large number of people don’t have this presentation at all. Of their symptoms. Eighty percent of people don’t even have symptoms. So when they get that 20 percent of the more death of mortality, that’s the ones that associate with people that have issues. And when they’re in their 80s and 90s, that’s what happens here. We have fatality rates averaging in the US, of 2.3 percent. [00:25:01][55.9]


[00:25:02] When you threw this out. We’re talking about China now. We’re not talking about the US. [00:25:07][5.4]


[00:25:08] No, no, but this is China. But if you look at this, what is this? This is the fatality rate in China. So this is the same very similar to what’s going on in Italy. [00:25:16][8.4]


[00:25:17] Right. What I’m thinking about because I’m looking at 3 percent, 80 years old and older. Right. [00:25:25][7.8]


[00:25:26] And then huge. Eighty-seven percent. Thirty to seventy-nine. And I’m thinking. It should be a lot more for an older right, Alex. I’m just thinking. [00:25:38][12.3]


[00:25:39] You know what? Sure, there’s a reason. The reason is… Well, no, it’s not so much that at the elderly age, the immune system isn’t as vigorous as it is when you’re younger. So as what they’re seeing is that the immune system when you’re younger is a much more explosive potential. Right. So in that situation, someone in their late 80s, 90s, because we’re having even in our own town, we’ve only had one person over 80s that actually passed away. The majority of our people are, again, in exactly these ranges, which is… [00:26:12][33.1]


[00:26:13] Are they saying this? Because I want to really understand the article from February with JAMA. [00:26:19][6.1]


[00:26:20] Are they saying that the mortality is 3 percent death or 3 percent survival? Mortality percent is mortality. The death rate? The death rate. So that’s what I’m saying. I was expecting 80 and older to have higher mortality. [00:26:36][15.7]


[00:26:37] Yeah. OK. So that makes sense. [00:26:38][1.1]


[00:26:38] Yeah. Does that make sense? I was expecting them to be like 90. [00:26:41][2.8]


[00:26:42] No. No. And actually, if you look at El Paso Times and the El Paso presentation, you’ll see that the parabolic curve happens between actually in the 70s and 60s. So that’s where the big amount of people that are passing away in… [00:26:55][12.7]


[00:26:55] And are there more surveys? There’s more. You know what? I’m trying to understand the why factor, Alex. So what I’m thinking about is those people from 30 to 79. They have more interaction, social interaction with diversity. People who are 80. Again, I hate to say this. They’re pretty much secluded, like on their own. And we visit like grandma once a month. Exactly. Yes. [00:27:23][27.7]


[00:27:23] You know, so that’s what I’m thinking. That’s got to play into it. You know, that’s got to play into it. Because the reality is when I see my elderly, many of them want to live on their own. And many of them. And the perfect storm is having the elderly come cooped up together. And that’s where we have the rest homes where people are actually in the health care, in the hospice areas, in for the elderly sick homes. Those people have high numbers. And you see in the news where those areas are very large and we see that happening. So I think there’s a lot to be learned as we’re going in this. One of the things that we’re trying to do here is to give people a heads up as to what’s going on. [00:28:04][41.0]


[00:28:04] And we’ve noticed that an early sign of susceptibility or that you’re being exposed to this is actually the lack of smell, that was very surprising to me, like the inability to smell it resembles like, you know, what’s happening. But again, I’m thinking, you know, because of the pathway, the pathogenic pathway, again, your breathing in all of that. But again, taste. Correct. [00:28:40][35.1]


[00:28:41] Well, they both go into effect, much of the smell is what we taste on. So we’re seeing that these kinds of parables or parallels are being noticed. Well, the things that we’re noticing is high inflammation, burden induced by vascular inflammatory myocarditis. So in the inflammatory response. What we’re noticing is that if the person is having some sort of inflammatory response and it goes from the lungs to the heart and the liver, these people that have myocardial issues and inflammatory areas because they work on the type 2 receptors, the type 2 receptors, easy to remember. Type 2, there’s two lungs, two valves, two kidneys, OK. So those areas that have the two in the type 2s are the ones that are going to get pounded really hard. So when we see that, we understand that there is an association with inflammatory vascular issues for that. Now, we also notice that there’s a lag time. Now, what we’ve noticed here is that there’s a five day lag time now the influenza virus hits you at a rate of actually almost two days, two days. We’ve had a range between actually it’s almost seven, but they’ve averaged the number to five days. Meaning by the time the symptoms are present, you can actually know that something’s affected you. The influenza virus nails you at two to three days, which is a very fast-moving bug. This one doesn’t move as fast. But it does have the symptoms within about five days. [00:30:10][89.2]


[00:30:11] And actually, what you’re saying in reference to. Can you move that to the previous one? Yes, please. Absolutely. So, again, I just want to reiterate in our conversation, the first five minutes of the conversation when we talked about was about the inflammatory processes of the body. Yes. That just reaffirms that anything in your body that is at a risk factor. The risk factor of inflammation, whether it’s your heart, it’s your lungs, it’s your kidneys. Those are direct, very direct markers, risks and morbidity factors of, you know, what of ours. [00:31:02][51.2]


[00:31:04] Outcomes with COVID-19. Absolutely right. There’s no question. So if you are dealing with heart issues, if you are on heart medication, if you are on beta blockers, if you are in that conversation, please be not just mindful. [00:31:22][17.8]


[00:31:24] Again, don’t panic. But listen to our conversation on our podcast and… [00:31:32][8.2]


[00:31:33] Future presentations because we want you to plan and understand, but not to panic and just, you know, be all over the place. You know, we want to make it through this time. You know, and not just to, you know, buckshot, you know, just wear a mask and because I wear a mask. I’m going to be fine. No, you’re not. [00:31:57][24.2]


[00:31:58] Mario, we were talking about the common symptoms presented because there’s a lot of confusion as to sneezing. There you go. Right. Yeah. So one of the things is that we have to look at the common presentation. The virus stimulates Interleukin 6 and Interleukin 9, Interleukin 8 too, these particular ones, affect the hypothalamus through the prostate gland and approach through. What that does, that creates the immediate response for temperature. So, once the body releases those inflammatory cytokines, it causes the immune system to kick off so that the immune system is kicked off. It’s usually done at the launching of the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus raises body temperature. The first one of the very first signs that people have. So when we look at this, it’s not uncommon that the most common symptom in this presentation is a fever. The fever is the thing that we actually assess, which we knew. And you mentioned that one of the things that we also do is to assess this dynamics is to determine if you have a fever. [00:33:06][67.7]


[00:33:06] In the beginning, people were sneezing and it caught us at the same time as the hay fever stuff, you know, in the sneezing that happens locally. It’s almost if you sneeze, you felt like you were exposed to it. But the reality is sneezing is not the presentation that is noticed on this virus. This virus starts replicating. And by the end, it really makes its heyday when it hits the lungs. So by the time it hits and it causes a reactionary thing at the longwall or the alveoli, that’s when it causes the inflammatory reaction to spill out the cytokines that trigger the temperature change. So it’s like it does not like the normal. Like I got a hay fever, I got nasal congestion. These people are actually being affected in a much more drastic way. It goes directly for the lungs. It enters the blood system. It goes and it later does translations of the DNA. And once it starts producing that the body identifies that the cells die and then the immune system kicks in. By that time, you start having congestion. So the cough and the fever are somewhat kind of misplaced sometimes. So we have the one that usually tipped us off. The earliest is the fever. So the fever. And this is where again. [00:34:20][73.7]


[00:34:21] It is the same pattern. Same pattern as the flu. [00:34:26][5.2]


[00:34:28] Things that need to be mindful. I mean, this is not something. It’s not a different animal. No, it’s not. It’s a different species, but it’s in the same family that we’re talking about. Fever is the body’s response to fight the virus. Correct. Correct. So that’s what it’s doing. Your body is responding to fight and to increase temperature. And look at the correlation again. I want to make things simple because sometimes we get so, so complicated and things like that. I want to kind of bring it down to the common conversation. Number one, what do you hear in the news and media? The higher temperature in your environment, once it goes over 80 degrees, the COVID-19 decreases is that what we’re hearing? Absolutely. That’s it. It correlates with fever. So now the body is attempting to do the same thing. The body is fighting to increase its own heat for a lack of better words to fight the virus. Okay. And then with that, you’re talking about cough now again, clogged shortness of breath. Now it gets a little more specific because again, it’s not just runny nose. A lot of people, you know, they all have runny nose. And this is oh, I have COVID-19. Well, that’s not such a big marker, too. I have shortness of breath. Yes. And this thing. And I have fever. Okay. With coughing. Now that we need to get real. Because just for you, coughing without fever and shortness of breath is a different conversation. See, Alex? [00:36:12][104.6]


[00:36:13] Yeah. And one of the common things is that people have headaches. They have dizziness. These are all the chills. That’s a big one that people sometimes start feeling overall aches. They start having shortness of breath once the lungs are involved in the pulmonary exchange of oxygen is limited. That’s where the body starts trying to produce. The heart kicks up. The same receptors in the heart along with temperature increases to tachycardia. So these are the areas that are being identified. So we can see that there is a correlation of those coronary issues that are secondary sputum production. So from here to here, we can actually see from this area here we’ve got the majority of symptoms. We do end up having headaches. But look where you notice nasal congestion. It’s way down there, 2 percent to 5 percent of the people actually have the presentation in COVID virus of nasal congestion. There are cases where we’ve noticed that the method and the mode of transmission sadly is hand-washing and touching the face in the triad, in the triangular region of the nose. That’s the eyes and the nose area in the mouth. This is an area also oral fecal is also a place where the virus kind of propagates. So when we’re looking at that, we have to make sure that we wash our hands very good when it comes to oral fecal. It seems kind of disgusting. But the reality is in our population, people may sometimes not wash their hands or if they do wash their hands, they touch the faucet before they wash their hands. Does it make sense? So at that point, someone comes in after and touches the faucet in a public restroom and bam, you got it. And you basically touched your face, makes sense? [00:37:52][99.4]


[00:37:53] And you know what Alex? This same conversation, again, is nothing new. So people need to use common sense. They need to be mindful and focused when I go to the gym. OK, let’s just and forget COVID-19, forget all this stuff, OK? You know, go to the gym to work out. You have everybody’s stuff on the bench, on the dumbbells, on everything. Correct. [00:38:26][33.1]


[00:38:27] Everywhere. So let’s look at it this way again. Go back to the basics of life. The basics. Number one, wash your hands before you eat. Wash your hands after you go into a different environment. Wash your hands. Sanitation. Hygiene. Let’s step it up, everybody. Step up your hygiene. Don’t take it for granted. OK. And just because you wear a mask. But you’re not washing your hands. Well, let me tell you, you have your mask over your nose. In your mouth. Correct. Close to your eyes. Exactly. That’s a conversation, right? OK. So that comes in through the eyes. Why? And then let’s say you eat well, you’re going to have to take your mask off to eat. So this is where that exposure is if you don’t go wash your hands. And a lot of people are using these hand sanitizers like crazy right in there. Don’t put it and dump it. My point is to wash your hands. Correct. Absolutely. And really do that. So that’s a very good point, Alex. Again, when we go to the gym and work out how many times do we wash our hands after we leave the gym? How many times, Alex? [00:39:42][74.6]


[00:39:42] Every single time. We don’t leave. We don’t. We don’t leave. I wash them many times. Oh, I really want to wash it. The first time. The second time. Get the bugs off and then spend a little bit washing the arms and the elbows. Nice. [00:39:54][11.7]


[00:39:55] Because you have to know what’s going on. We’re finished. No. 3. You want to, like, get that movement in and wash it all the way here, you know, like all the way to this, not just here. Don’t just drench your fingers. [00:40:07][12.6]


[00:40:09] The virus protects itself by an outer coating. That is liposomal. It’s fat. Right. So one of the crazy things just kind of think about it. How do you get fat off your dishes? You wash it with soap. Soap destroys the cell wall of the bacteria. Of the virus. So in this situation, you could see that just hand washing. That’s why everyone talks about it. Is one of the main reasons that we can discuss that. [00:40:36][27.6]


[00:40:37] We notice that the eyes we heard early reports that the eyes would be like almost they’d all have like bloodshot eyes in the beginning. It was a very common presentation. Well, the reason is the immune system is protected very much at the eye level with the conjunctive level. So one of the things, if something enters through the conjunctiva. You will have a reactionary response at that level. So a lot of times you’re going to see a lot of people producing kind of eye weeping and because it enters through the eyes as well, it’s not as much as common as it does in the nose and in the mouth. [00:41:09][32.1]


[00:41:10] But it is an area which goes to your point, we have to have eye protection. So in that sense, the best thing we can do if we’re in an environment such as a clinic is to have at least some sort of face coverage to prevent that stuff from occurring, from floating around anywhere that it goes. Did you want to add anything on that particular point? [00:41:29][19.5]


[00:41:30] Yeah. You know, what I wanted to add is, again, the connections with other viruses. You know, I remember when we were dealing with AIDS. Right. Fluid exchange, eyes, you know, and again, you know, AIDS, HIV. But again, those types of things need to be renewed in our daily usage and function. Again, be aware that just because you’re not touching your mouth, you’re touching your eyes. That’s an open portal. It’s going to see it as it’s an open portal to our brain. Brain blood barrier. It’s an open portal to our system. And so with that, it’s very important that we are not only aware of it, but we protect ourselves in those areas. And what I would say is overall the distancing. You know, I think this is a distancing. I mean, we’re not going to wear goggles everywhere we go. OK. I mean, that’s just OK. You know what? The distancing is important. And again, that spread, that coughing, OK, you’re not going to catch it by walking next to someone and all of a sudden it jumps into your eye. [00:42:54][83.8]


[00:42:55] Exactly. That’s right. Is it OK to say, it’s not going to jump into your eye? [00:42:59][4.5]


[00:43:00] No. Yeah. And that’s what they’re talking about. [00:43:03][2.6]


[00:43:03] So what we’re talking about is we’re talking about those things. So I don’t want people to kind of. Get confused and go, oh, my gosh, I got to wear goggles all day, everywhere. [00:43:14][10.4]


[00:43:14] So, you know, in terms of once it breaks into the cells and once it does that, one of the graces that once inside the cell, the virus can make up to 10000 copies itself per hour. Ten thousand copies. Mario the cell, once it enters the liposomes in the ribosomes, it takes over the system. It uses an Android system where it basically just re-creates its body parts and it creates all the parts for itself to propagate. Ten thousand per hour. That’s per cell. [00:43:44][29.9]


[00:43:45] Hey, Alex. I love this quote. OK, by Andrew Pekosz. I love that guy, John Hopkins. So he knows exactly what’s going on. I love this quote. It’s kind of like, you know, you have these unexpected visitors breaking into your house and they’re there for a while and they’re going to eat your food. You know what? They’re going to use your furniture and they’re going to produce 10000 babies and just trash it. And there it is. I love that because that’s where our own immune system has to block these. You know, again, unexpected visitors say no. You know what? We’re going to quarantine you and we’re gonna kick you out. And that’s where the older we are, the more susceptible we are, the less resilient we are. [00:44:40][55.0]


[00:44:41] And with our secondary morbidities of CVD, of diabetes, of obesity, of stress, of sleep. [00:44:50][8.6]


[00:44:50] We didn’t talk about that, Alex. Lack of sleep. Right now, you and I haven’t covered that with these guys. [00:44:57][6.5]


[00:44:57] We are going to be discussing at length the things that we can do, Mario, in terms of the treatment protocols, because, well, we’re just doing as it is kind of a beginning of this process. But here we discussed and we discussed this earlier. We talked about the ranges. You can see here that the fatality rate is one point three eight. But you can see that the ratio is the highest in this particular group here. And as you look at that age group between the 60s and the 70s, that much falls in line with our town. And what we’re seeing is that in ours, ours is more like this in this town and it’s going like this in our side. We don’t have this because usually, we’ve done a good job. And we were able to identify early that the carriers of these things were nonsymptomatic. So we’ve been able to hold that number of the elderly, elderly. [00:45:48][50.4]


[00:45:48] We are doing a great job in our town. [00:45:53][5.0]


[00:45:54] So, you know what I mean? We looked at the again, the ratio from the Chinese model earlier, Alex. But again, I want to edify and compliment the again, the mayor, Mayor Margot, and all of the county and city officials working diligently, Veronica Escobar and the other representatives. You know what? We are doing great. We’re doing a great job. We’re doing extremely well compared to Houston, Dallas, Austin. We’re doing tremendous. And we need to pull together, work together, support each other. [00:46:40][45.8]


[00:46:40] I got to tell you, it only gets to that point, d’ margo. You almost had like a linear cut to this day. As soon as we had sixty-five that were positive. He shut the town down. He shut the town down. He just basically shut it off instantly. He put into the effects of the greater order, which was the governor’s orders. He put that into effect, closing down the schools, closing down all the aspects, closing down the parks, closing down everything because he knew then that his job and that was prior to us having one loss of life, just one loss of life. [00:47:15][34.8]


[00:47:16] That’s before all that happened. [00:47:17][0.8]


[00:47:17] Our mayor jumped on it, and we’re actually very lucky in this particular town where we live in that we’ve been able to stop the massive hits that happened because we actually triggered the I guess the parachute push or the pull to slow down the city way before most towns would ever. I doubt there were very many towns that after 65 people were positive, they shut it down. We are the 17th largest city in the United States. We are bigger than guess where we are bigger than Miami, Mario. Do you realize that we are bigger than Miami and we were able to stop it? So to your point, our mayor did very well by shutting down the city and brought all those positives. During tough times. [00:48:01][43.6]


[00:48:03] Leaders have to make tough decisions. Period. You know, we have to. They have to step up. May not be popular, may not be, you know. Warm and fuzzy. But again, for the higher good, the higher good. [00:48:21][17.6]


[00:48:21] Exactly. Exactly. [00:48:21][0.6]


[00:48:22] We have to do that in another component that I’m not sure if you have a slide on this one. [00:48:28][6.2]


[00:48:29] But in terms of our exposure also, you know, with our sister city, Juarez, Mexico? [00:48:38][9.2]


[00:48:40] It’s a totally different conversation, isn’t it? Yeah. [00:48:42][2.5]


[00:48:43] I can see a delineation because they shut the borders that much of what happened in terms of let’s say our sister city has a lot to do with the awareness, also the proximity and the close quarters of how people live here. We’re probably a little bit more spaced out. We. We closed down the city and we really did a lot of mitigating factors to prevent distinct from getting out of hand on us. So as we kind of looked at this, we have been able to respond in a little bit much more aggressive fashion than what most people would have been able to do. So why does it spread so quickly? This is what we were talking about earlier. We’re talking about this is getting into the points of where the mechanics of it. The ACE-2 area, these are receptors. The virus has these little prongs and these little spikes they call it’s engulfed. It’s a bi lipid layer area that protects it. And inside it has an RNA molecule, a chain that is when it’s going to deploy on you. [00:49:48][65.6]


[00:49:49] But the question is, it’s going to land on some component of the body. And what we’re learning and this goes to the treatment protocols that we’re gonna be discussing it a little bit later, that when we discuss these areas, we can see that the receptors in these areas are the ones that actually receive it. And from there it deploys, it’s pod. And once it deploys its pod, then the virus actually enters the system through that area. In this area right here through the membranes, typically through a membrane wall, usually at the alveoli or the tissue that it actually affects. So these are the areas where the body works on it. So the treatment of the anti ACE antibodies disrupts the interaction between the virus and the receptors. So what we’ve been trying to do is to stop it here. We’ve been trying to directly vaccinate against it. And then now when we do natural effects, we go from the inside’s ability to mitigate the messy reaction that happens in this whole area here. So those are the dynamics of what’s actually going on. It’s not so much that the virus itself does the killing, but it’s the inflammatory reaction that the body strikes against it that causes the direct reaction to the virus. So because once the virus kills the cells, the cell membrane dies, then what? Because macrophages, granular sites, and all the kind of cool things we’ve can talk about actually cause inflammation in the body. This is what the deal is with a virus that we have seen. We talk about the spikes. This is the spike. This is where the ACE-2 blocker or the receptor is received. And this is would be the cell in this area. So in that particular region, that’s how the science of soap because this right here, this is what you and I were talking about. That layer there is a bi lipid layer. That lipid layer gets totally disrupt with. [00:51:36][107.6]


[00:51:38] Soap Mario. Believe it or not. So just hand washings would be very, very useful in this area. [00:51:44][6.0]


[00:51:46] I know you’ve been doing a lot of hand-washing in your office, correct? Yes. [00:51:48][2.3]


[00:51:51] So avoid certain foods. OK. So, you know, we have a DNA of foods, anti-inflammatory diets. We talked about that. You know, one of the things that you and I were discussing, we were talking about the metabolic diet and the metabolic syndrome diets. You know, these Mediterranean diets, when we’re dealing with anti-inflammatory diets, this is the things that are that we would be focusing on. [00:52:13][22.6]


[00:52:14] And what we’re going to be talking now is specifically focusing on anti-inflammatory foods and foods that are preventing sensitivities to our body that cause immune reactions, because if we mitigate the inflammation, it’s almost like we slow down the inflammatory process in our body or almost create a body that is less susceptible to inflammation. That’s the key. That’s the key. That’s the kind of treatment protocols we want to focus on. Now, when you looked at these diets, what was kind of proper diets would you recommend in terms of helping with the immunity for your patients? [00:52:48][34.3]


[00:52:50] Very, very simple. Then if you can go back to the prior slide once. So let’s look at this one. Let’s look at the GPS conversation. Can you circle that one right there? Excellent check. GPS number one. Get rid of gluten foods. Gluten again. Real simple. Gluten is all about the glue that is the glue in your foods, in your bread, preservative. Get it out. Eat raw. OK. There you go. Or gluten-free. How about that one. You can’t go wrong with popcorn. It’s great with me. All right. The other thing that we’re looking at again is to decrease processed foods. Alex, process, P is for processed. So, if it’s in a can? If it’s in a box and it’s been sitting there for more than 24 hours or 48 hours. You know what? Let’s not put it in your body because obviously those artificial flavorings, those preservatives, which is what? Chemicals preserving the taste and the process of that food. Right. For storage, that is not something that your body really needs. It’s not going. You know what? I just need more preservatives to my body because I want to be stronger and increase my immune system. So that’s the P, P is for preserves. Get rid of them. OK, and then that S is our favorite s and it’s not for supersonic. It’s sugar. Sugar. Get rid of it. Get rid of it because sugar is the most powerful inflammatory sizzle. [00:54:45][114.4]


[00:54:46] It’s that atomic nuclear bomb. OK. The sugar. [00:54:52][6.2]


[00:54:53] See, this is when you and I go to the store. We’ve noticed that everything is gone in the processed and the sugar isles. [00:54:59][5.8]


[00:55:00] Yes. Yes. The shelves are empty. If it’s a box, it’s gone. And then you go and then you go to the produce man, guacamole and you got tomatoes and you got the spinach. It’s there. But we got the boxes. Exactly. That’s amazing. You know that… [00:55:23][23.0]


[00:55:24] Of course, the feel-good foods that we really need to be mindful of that, because the longer you stay in your house, the longer you stay in your house, you are going to start to munch and crunch and start to have snacks. And usually those snacks are not baby carrots. They’re not celery sticks. No, no, they’re not. They are. Those snacks that you buy at the Dollar General. For a dollar and they have a lot of sugars. So that is what we call emotional foods. Emotional food. You want to feel good. You know, drink some wine. Let’s not forget about the wine. Very emotional. Yes, I know that. Just because I love you. [00:56:08][44.2]


[00:56:08] OK. Well, I don’t mind. I don’t go. Anyway, I know you use it. The red wine especially. But those are things that we want to be mindful of. [00:56:19][10.3]


[00:56:19] You know, stop the inflammation. And as we’re looking at those anti-inflammatory foods, the same kind of approach to a metabolic free diet, even a ketogenic diet is the whole focus is stopping inflammation. And inflammation is at the core of this. If we can squelch the inflammation in our bodies, we prepare our bodies in the event that we become exposed to this virus. So it is a simple approach to almost whenever you prepare your body for an event, a competition, you want to allow it to be as ready as possible. You don’t want it to be beaten down with processes that are inflammatory or reactionary that can burden itself. So it’s a very important component that where you’re saying, no, we have to look at a proper diet equals increased enhanced immunity. It’s that simple. When we look at it, it’s proper. A poor diet impairs the immunity reaction, which is going to cause a more reactive oxygen species. Now, our OSs, which are known as the body’s way, and mechanism of destroying things are good winning control. But anything in excess is what causes the issues. If our body is already cued up, if we have inflammatory foods, if your BMI is above, what’s the main number now that we’re using what’s twenty-six. Twenty what. Twenty-six is twenty-six if you’re BMI and that’s a measurement of waist versus hip and height. So we have to look at those numbers and you’re starting to notice that people that are not as healthy, that don’t exercise to a certain extent those are the people that are more predisposed to this event when it happens. [00:57:56][96.4]


[00:57:56] So it’s wise now under a doctor’s watchful eye to exercise, to do cardiovascular exercising, to drink the right amount of water, to make sure you get the proper sleep. Simple things like that are going to go very far in the healing process or preparing your body for it. Let’s say an event where, as they’re saying at this point in New York, they did a sample of the population. They said that at present, even of the nonsymptomatic populations that are testing in the suburbs, thirteen point nine percent, only 14 percent of people already have been exposed to it. [00:58:32][35.3]


[00:58:33] So when we’re looking at that, if this thing is going to go throughout a population at the rate that it is, it is wise to prepare our bodies. It is wise to prepare our body in an anti-inflammatory way. It is wise to get sleep. It’s wise to get the body mentally prepared and give ourselves this opportunity to eat properly so that we can actually prevent a massive assault in inflammation or an inflammatory way that helps the body. So things that we can do here, so support our immune system. [00:59:04][31.0]


[00:59:07] Take a look at that, Mario. So we have here. I love the stuff, Alex. [00:59:10][3.8]


[00:59:11] Yeah. [00:59:12][0.6]


[00:59:13] So when we look at, you know, wild animals, smash fish. OK. So we look at that. What is SMASH fish? [00:59:19][6.2]


[00:59:20] Alex. Come on. I’ve got to tell you. Well, salmon, what is this smash? [00:59:24][4.4]


[00:59:25] It is basically organic fish. [00:59:27][2.3]


[00:59:28] When you look at that, wild, wild, and loud salmon smash with its own eyes. Yeah, we need to call me on my hotline when we also put my hotline at the bottom, Alex. [00:59:46][18.5]


[00:59:47] I think we need to make sure that. And by the way, we’re gonna get to this one in a few minutes. So in terms of the plant-based diet, we want to make sure that that goes on, too. So what kind of things do you do for a plant-based diet, Mario? [00:59:58][11.8]


[00:59:59] You know, I will say this. I am basically vegan, Alex, with this wonderful COVID-19. I have become vegan. Yes, that’s right. So I am doing lentil soups. I am doing spinach with balsamic vinaigrette. I. Oh, man. I’m telling you, I’m going crazy. [01:00:23][23.7]


[01:00:23] Fruits and vegetables?. Oh, all the time. Grass-fed meats. [01:00:32][8.1]


[01:00:33] I don’t know if they’re grass-fed, Alex, but I’m still looking for those. OK. [01:00:37][3.9]


[01:00:38] You know what we’re we’re talking about here? [01:00:41][3.1]


[01:00:41] It was we’re also going to be talking and we’re going to have a special addition to this process because one of the areas we’ve learned that the gut-brain is a well-connected organ system, so to speak. [01:00:55][13.8]


[01:00:57] The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal connection is. It’s established. Now we’ve learned of one that is a great one, which is the intestine to lung connection. OK, so we’re starting to see that the intestine and the flora in the intestine has much to do with the reactionary or the inflammatory response in the lung. We’re gonna be discussing that, too, here. We have a lot of special stuff that we’re gonna be talking about. But the gut-lung connection. Right. So we’re gonna be discussing that. So when we’re dealing with things like high fiber, the whole purpose of the fiber is to feed our bugs. Right. To feed our probiotics or our bacteria that are evident at different stages of the colon. So what we want to make sure is to establish that a high fiber diet just does not have roughage, but a variety of types of fibers. It’s not good just to have one type of kale, but different types of vegetable. Green, leafy are different hard celeries, all different types of fiber assist different stages of the bacterial growth in the intestinal wall. And so it’s very important that we do this in terms of the nuts and the seeds. The oils, chicken soup. Yeah. You know, chicken. So why would chicken soup be so good? [01:02:11][73.8]


[01:02:11] We’ve learned that when we look at the ingredients in chicken soup, it really has everything from the enzymes to the bio mechanisms that help our body heal better. The bioflavonoids, all those things that actually help our body heal properly are in the chicken soup. [01:02:33][22.5]


[01:02:34] You know. I hear this, I don’t know if it’s correct, but it’s an old wives tale and it goes something like this. [01:02:43][9.1]


[01:02:46] Chicken soup was Jewish penicillin or Mexican penicillin? [01:02:51][5.1]


[01:02:51] I’m not really sure, but you know what? It’s powerful. Yeah, because I mean, you hear that it’s like all of a sudden it goes, right? Yeah. [01:03:00][8.8]


[01:03:01] I mean, it allows the body to react to all these things. Right. So when we look at these kinds of things, we actually see that these foods are all put together in chicken soup. You know, it’s great. It’s got everything it needs, man. So when we deal with snacks, we deal with ginger. We deal with turmeric, turmeric, anti-inflammatory. [01:03:19][18.4]


[01:03:20] It’s awesome. It’s like gold. I call it liquid gold for your immune system. Anti-inflammatory. Liquid gold. Yes, organic coffee. [01:03:35][14.4]


[01:03:35] And one of the things about coffee is that when we look at the coffee if it doesn’t say organic, it’s full of pesticides. [01:03:42][6.8]


[01:03:43] So we need to make sure that all your coffee and your tea is very much organic. The oils, the avocados, the macadamias, these are important because they basically establish the normal inflammatory response. [01:03:58][15.4]


[01:03:59] I love guacamole, avocados. Great fats, great I mean, I’m telling you, that one, I can eat that for like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. [01:04:09][10.4]


[01:04:10] I can too. The problem is, is that it’s too good and actually it’s kind of really good. We got all these things like turkey tail. Turkey tail. Mario mentioned turkey tail. Now, why would turkey tails be so good, huh? If so, it doesn’t look like the turkey tail is like even when you think about that, culturally speaking, my parents would love that. Just they just eat. That is the most important part of the turkey, oysters, lion’s mane. We’re going to have to kind of figure out where to get these kind of things. But like, OK. [01:04:42][31.4]


[01:04:42] OK. I’ll go with this one. And you can circle around a red circle around this one. Shiitake mushrooms are my favorite. They’re awesome. [01:04:51][8.9]


[01:04:52] And why is that? I just like to, it’s right there. Here it is. Hey, so what are you eating? Shiitake, I don’t know. It’s cool stuff. Do you know what I mean? Turmeric. I don’t know. It sounds kind of deadly, man. Like that tomb. Turmeric. What are you going to do? I’m gonna break. You know what. Shiitake is cool. You got to eat fun foods, Alex. [01:05:17][24.5]


[01:05:17] And as is it Mario. Mario, you said it right here. Clean eating is one of the most important foods. [01:05:24][6.4]


[01:05:25] Red peppers, blue peppers, green peppers, purple eggplants. I mean, the more color the better, the rawer, the better. I mean, keep it simple and of course there are so many things like… you can go into like the herbs like crazy. [01:05:42][17.5]


[01:05:44] Yes. I’m telling you. Just go to basics. Basics. You may not find my grass-fed meat. I mean, I don’t know if you have a farm or something where you’re gonna go after two chickens, but just make it simple. And I would say during this time of quarantine, being at home with your family, spending more time than you ever have, maybe wanted to spend with your husband or wife and children. Maybe. But also, there are no more excuses for you not to eat healthy. Yes. Not to cook your own meals. OK. There’s no more excuses. [01:06:28][44.0]


[01:06:29] And I would say again, in our prior conversations, the blessings of COVID-19, I know, I know people probably like, well, what’s he talking about? What’s Dr. Jimenez and Dr. Ruja talking about this is like risky. They’re crazy guys. [01:06:45][15.8]


[01:06:46] OK, well, let me tell you. Make the test into your testimony. Yes. Utilize this time to come closer together to your family. Start to cook together and eat together. You have no excuse now. You can’t say, well, I have a meeting at 7 o’clock. And you know you have no meeting. How about that one? You have all day to cook. Look at us, go somewhere and cook your own meal with your wife, with your daughter, with your son. Let’s start cutting some stuff. Make sure you don’t cut your fingers. I know that’s a new art for you. OK. And fix it and like eat over it. And like, hey, how does it taste? I think it needs more salt. You know, and you know what? Let’s make it more spicy. This is such an unbelievable opportunity. [01:07:42][56.2]


[01:07:43] Take advantage of it, guys. Yes. You did not see this time ever in your lifetime. You know, I want to say, Mario. I got to tell you that. [01:07:53][9.3]


[01:07:53] You’re absolutely right. You hit it on point. It is a very important time to retool our bodies, to fix it, to replenish it. It almost seems as if the reports are coming in, because, since that first presentation we made, the world is different. The carbon footprint is a whole lot smaller in the skies. The seas are clearer than they’ve ever been before. If that pause is good for the earth, that pause is good for us as humans. So we need to take that moment and to appreciate it. We’re gonna be coming across with these you and I, we’re gonna be doing these presentations and we’re gonna be doing this webinar to the next one next week particularly. And we’ll probably do more this week on other subject matters. But this particular on health and wellness and specifically on immunity, we need to hit. It’s a four-part series. We’re going to be hitting this. And as we got many more components to discuss, we’re gonna be going deep into the actual things that we can do, because from what we gather, the initial onset was to give us some list of supplements that we could take. We gave those on our prior presentations in our YouTube presentations and they’re there for you to review. It’s under the antivirus strategies that we did. But this is going to be an elaborate one as to the things that we can do to supplement our immune system and to make our immune stronger, not just the supplementation and the nutraceuticals. We’re looking at it from a nutrigenomics area and nutrigenetics component. We’re gonna be talking biochemistry, but we’re gonna be dealing in a more realistic way. So today was the beginning of our new presentations that we’re gonna be doing here with Eventbrite and through Eventbrite protocols, we’re not gonna be able to discuss our topics and presented to the population out there, not just to El Paso. Hopefully, we can help change more than just the clinical components and the biochemistry of people’s lives, but also the spiritual components of their lives, because that’s the functional medicine approach. Functional medicine. Our whole goal is to prepare the body’s ability to heal itself, to deal with, you know, accomplish degenerative issues, and to assist the body in a holistic fashion. So wellness components and natural medicine is a very important part of what we’re gonna be doing. So we look forward to doing that. And Mario, thank you so much for being part of this because you and I are going to make an impact a little by little, day by day, hour by hour. [01:10:27][153.5]


[01:10:28] We’re going to be making some impact. So it looks very, very good in terms of our presentation. And we look and see if you can share this out there and I’ll give it to the people. Anything else, Mario? [01:10:38][10.0]


[01:10:39] Yeah. Just to reaffirm and edify you, Alex. The vision that you started and being so gracious and inviting me to the party, as they say, this is not fun. It’s not about us. This is about. Impactful health, functional medicine. It’s about motivating, inspiring and giving support to life change and legacies. And I am very pleased and look forward to connecting with as many people as possible, not only in our community, but the viewers. We are here to share. And we’re here to be real and we’re here to create the simplicity of life function. So please take the time for you and your loved ones. Take time. Because you have it now to let them know how much you love them, how much you forgive them, how much you care for them. And then I will say this cook a meal together, eat it together, and share the love. [01:11:58][78.9]


[01:11:59] We’ll catch it there. We went a few minutes over, but we’ll be ready for next week. Brother, I love you. And we’ll keep on going forward. OK. But so I ended. I’ll call you at the back end. Bye-bye. [01:11:59][0.0]




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