Not Just Elderberry – More Information On Cytokine Storm

Once again I will reiterate that I am not a medical professional. If you have health concerns please consult with your doctor or health professional. They have the ability to diagnose your condition and determine the best course of action. I’m am, however, sharing this information because I fear that my earlier post about having a strong immune system could have devastating results for some people. After reading fellow blogger Joni’s recent article about The Great Influenza and this article on cytokine-storm I am retracting my “motherly advice”.

I will no longer share information or advice about health or well being either my personal practices or things that I have read.  I will leave that to the professionals.

This is the message I received in an email letter from herbalist Jim Mcdonald –

“Everyone is wondering – rightly – “what do we take for the coronavirus?” While there are numerous theories and ideas, the truth of the matter, at this point, is that we don’t entirely know. There’s so much we don’t know about COVID-19.

But there are things we do know, about the body, about supporting fever and immune responses, and about working with the person and not just the disease they’re responding to. As I study cases and as I’ve begun to work with cases, what’s clear is that people are responding differently: some people have high fevers, some people respond with low grade fevers. Some people have more pronounced upper respiratory issues, while other are just feeling it in their lungs. Some people are safe managing the infection at home, and some will need medical intervention. It’s clear that we can’t make one size fits all suggestions, and clearer than ever that truly holistic, energetic considerations need to be made when choosing a course of action.”

That letter along with a discount offer on his Foundations in Holistic Immunity series can be found at this link.

Personally I will now refocus my energies on things like garden planning, soap making, and taking care of myself, my husband and the boys.

I will also continue to pray for strength, wisdom and well being for all.



19 thoughts on “Not Just Elderberry – More Information On Cytokine Storm

  1. Praying for you Ruth. And I do like your advice to be honest. Yes….we don’t know enough about the virus…but we do know there are things that will help our bodies for normal stuff.
    Keep us posted about your gardening!

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    1. Thank you Faye. I am so happy you stopped by. I have missed seeing/ hearing from you lately. I hope you are well. I’d have to say that prayer and gardening are the perfect prescription. You will be in my prayers as well.
      Will keep you posted.

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  2. You can continue to dispense health wisdom Ruth. There is lots of info out there – almost too much to absorb. I’m spending way too much time listening and dwelling on all the info I hear every day and it changes from hour to hour it seems. We can be overwhelmed just listening to all the news reports.

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    1. Seriously Linda, I think the stress that listening causes will weaken our immune system and/or drive us crazy. I have been trying to limit my news time. I really don’t think we need more than 1/2 or maybe an hour in the morning and the same in the evening. Take of care Linda.

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      1. I listen to WWJ AM 950 as I don’t have TV but follow news on social media as well and WWJ did nothing but have breaking news alerts all day it seemed – today’s alert was that all establishments that are nail salons, hair salons or spas must close down as they stand closer than six feet. You take care too Ruth – I am only going out for a walk and when I finally have to go for my allergy shots in another 3 weeks’ time. I’d go without it if I could, but I have Spring allergies – I’ll see how it goes by then, but I see buds everywhere so I believe it’s going to be an early Spring.

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      2. I don’t need to know all the news the minute it breaks so when at home I mostly listen to music or enjoy the quiet, I’d like to think things will be better in 3 weeks but I’m not holding my breath.

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