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TMHS 405: Global Pandemic, The Human Virome, & Thriving During Chaos

TMHS 405: Global Pandemic, The Human Virome, & Thriving During Chaos

Update: 2020-03-319
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The coronavirus pandemic is undoubtedly a devastating outbreak that has disrupted our society in a widespread manner. Hospitals are overburdened, economies are crashing, and our modern society has been forever impacted. According to the CDC, the United States is amid the acceleration phase of the pandemic. But our country has been in a health epidemic for much longer than the lifespan of this virus.

Today we’re going to explore what viruses are, how they work, and how we can best protect our bodies from becoming infected. On a bigger picture, you’re going to learn about optimizing and fortifying your immune system year-round, and how to proactively create a community-centered on health and wellness. 

I hope to start a conversation that is centered on facts, rationale, and the empowerment that exists when you take care of your body and your community. As always, I wish health and safety for you and your loved ones. I hope this episode inspires you to support and improve your health not only today but for your entire life. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What percentage of the human genome is comprised of endogenous viruses.
  • The link between viruses and their hosts. 
  • How bacteria and viruses differ in size. 
  • Why viruses are medically treated differently than bacteria. 
  • What COVID-19 actually is. 
  • How viruses mutate and adapt. 
  • The problem with naming viruses after places or animals. 
  • How the human immune system works to fight invaders.
  • What humoral immunity is. 
  • Why social distancing protects our medical system.
  • The link between chronic illnesses and coronavirus fatalities. 
  • How fear and worry negatively impact our behavior and body chemistry.
  • What the nocebo effect is, and how it works.  
  • 4 practical things you can do to fortify your immune system.
  • Why walking is beneficial for immune function.
  • What cytokines are, and their relation to sleep.

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Comments (4)

Helen Ross

What a great ep. Such fantastic info with the usual good humour and balance. Thanks.

Apr 4th
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Brent Nuttall

great information about the virus, but didnt care for the preaching at the end.

Apr 1st
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Melissa Telfer

Thaaank you for this well thought out, accurate, intelligent episode!! 💙

Apr 1st
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Ryan Slot

Great episode. Especially the ending.

Apr 1st
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TMHS 405: Global Pandemic, The Human Virome, & Thriving During Chaos

TMHS 405: Global Pandemic, The Human Virome, & Thriving During Chaos

Shawn Stevenson