Bolster Your Immune System, Regardless of Vaccine Choice: Dr. Mark Sherwood

By American Faith – October 14, 2021

With all the attention on the pandemic, it’s amazing how little people still know about the novel coronavirus. Covid-19 is one of seven types of known human coronaviruses. Like the MERS and SARS coronaviruses, it likely evolved from a virus previously found in animals. These other known coronaviruses cause a significant percentage of colds in adults and children, and are not a serious threat for otherwise healthy adults.

All viruses accumulate mutations over time and the virus that causes Covid-19 is no different. Therefore mutations, now changed, are harder to identify and control.

How is Covid-19 spread?

This coronavirus, Covid-19 is mainly spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that “the air” will likely not infect you, but direct contact with these droplets can lead to infection, and the surfaces where these droplets land can be infectious for about a week on average.

Because of this, everything associated with infected people could be contaminated and potentially infectious. You are unlikely to be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus seems to attach to cell receptors in the nose and throat area. So, if your hands were to touch an infected surface, and you put your hands into or near your mouth or nose, infection could occur.

However, please keep in mind that exposure does not equal infection. In some persons, the virus is actually prevented entry.

An ounce of perspective

There have been many predictions, recommendations, and government mandates—many of which, in hindsight, have been completely wrong. For example, in the Spring of 2020, many “experts” were warning that millions of Americans would die from the virus. Thankfully, predictions like this have not become reality.

Every life is precious, and each casualty of Covid-19 is a tragedy. And we must never minimize the fallout from the pandemic. At the same time, it is critically important to align our perspective with historical records. The following data is the annual number for leading causes of death in the United States, provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2019:

  • Heart disease: 659,041
  • Cancer: 599,601
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 156,979
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 150,005
  • Diabetes: 87,647

Since these statistics were reported, the numbers have only increased. Contrary to the impression the news media creates, many more people die from these ailments each and every year—many of which are preventable through lifestyle choices. Additionally, according to a Harvard University Center for Ethics study, about 128,000 people die annually from drugs prescribed to them, even when they are taken as directed.

And when it comes to Covid-19 deaths and hospitalizations, the medical community acknowledges that these co-morbid conditions, like those above, greatly contribute to the mortality of Covid-19. So far, the government is not releasing transparent data that shows other factors in deaths they attribute to Covid. In late 2020, a county in Colorado reported two fatalities caused by gunshot as Covid deaths, because both parties had been diagnosed with Covid prior to their death.

We’re rightly focused on Covid-19 in this country, but let’s not be ignorant of the other statistics, which reflect needless human suffering. Many of these deaths are preventable.

We now have an opportunity to view our current pandemic from a different lens. The question then becomes, are you in panic-mode, reacting to the pandemic, or being proactive about your long-term health?

Reactive or proactive?

Obviously, we all are affected by the mass hysteria created with consistent media coverage, ever-changing government mandates, and vaccine confusion.

It is no secret that immunocompromised persons are more likely to have serious effects from any virus. On the other hand, those with younger and more robust immune systems generally get sick less, have less severe symptoms, and recover faster. Athletes generally have few symptoms, for obvious reasons.

So how does a person become immunocompromised?

Here are some definite contributors:

  • Consistent consumption of the “standard American diet” consisting of highly processed and refined foods which contain few nutrients, and often contain carcinogens.
  • Lack of adequate sleep
  • Uncontrolled stress and fear
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle

On the flip side, there are ways we can strengthen our immune system.

7 ways to bolster your immune system

  1. Do not live in fear. This will only weaken your system by producing massive amounts of cortisol.
  2. Maintain adequate sleep.
  3. Use colloidal silver products to wipe your hands and spray in your nasal passages and mouth. Wipe down seats frequented by multiple persons.
  4. Consider adding supplements, Zinc, Vitamin D+K, Omega 3, Vitamin C, Phytonutrient Powder, and Immunoglobulin. Our clinic created a special Immune Protocol available at
  5. Eat real food containing plenty of fruits and vegetables. When selecting, use the following criteria: organic, grass-fed, hormone/antibiotic free, free range, wild caught.
  6. Enjoy at least three hours of moderate exercise per week.
  7. Become “health confident.” This means do not expect to get sick. Expect to be one of the healthy majority. 

Our bodies have an amazing ability to protect us from the many dangers we face on this earth. As we re-emerge into more social interaction, it’s also the perfect time to make positive changes to your own lifestyle.

Drs. Mark and Michele Sherwood are the founders of a successful medical practice and help patients from around the world find the health they were created to enjoy, in every area of life. As bestselling authors, podcasters, movie producers, and media personalities, they founded Hope Dealers International to reach beyond their clinic.

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