Renovare Wellness is proud to announce that Dr. Timothy Gerhart currently working on his 5th book titled “Creating an Invincible Immune System – Empowering You to Stay Well in Challenging Times”.
Read the Introduction below that will guide you to an “Invincible Immune System”.
What is an “Invincible Immune System”? It is an immune system that easily fends off viral threats with potent anti-viral weapons. Then it quickly stops to avoid damaging healthy tissue. It is vigilant and only responds when needed and maintains the complex balance between friendly microorganisms that live in and on us and the potential pathogens that could make us sick.
When the seasonal flu, common cold, SARS, COVID or whatever virus is making its rounds, there are always those who, even though exposed, don’t get sick. They have an Invincible Immune System.
The fact is germs (viruses, flu, SARS, COVID, bacteria) don’t make us sick. If they did, 100% of those exposed would get sick every time they were exposed. Recent data on COVID 19 shows from 25% up to 50% of those exposed to the virus don’t get sick – many don’t even know they were exposed.
What makes us sick is a WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM combined with exposure to a “germ” trigger. Louis Pasteur, the famous microbiologist who discovered germs is reported to have said on his deathbed that: “The germ is nothing, the terrain (immune system) is everything”.
Our immune systems have been keeping us well since the dawn of time. Yet, many live in viral fear. Annual flu epidemics kill 250,000 – 500,000 people each year. We have a long history of viral infection epidemics and pandemics. Recent history includes:
- 1918 Spanish Flu – led to up to 100 million deaths
- 1957 Asian Flu – led to 1-4 million deaths
- 1968 Hong Kong Flu – led to about 1-4 million deaths worldwide
- 1981-present AIDS Pandemic– led to over 32 million deaths worldwide
- 1997 Bird Flu – led to 352 deaths (a lot of scare at the time, few deaths)
- 2002-2004 SARS (from a coronavirus) outbreak – led to 774 deaths worldwide
- 2009 Swine Flu – up to 575,000 deaths worldwide
- 2012 MERS (another coronavirus) – led to 862 deaths
- 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic – led to more than 11,000 deaths
- 2015-present Zika Virus epidemic – led to over 50 deaths
- 2017-2018 United States Flu season – led to 60,000 to over 80,000 deaths
- 2019-2020 Coronavirus epidemic – 149,884 deaths worldwide as of 4/17/20) (Note: Death toll may be inflated since many deaths not conclusively linked to COVID 19)
Sobering, even scary list. The list above of diseases is sobering reminder that the latest COVID 19 pandemic is not the first and certainly not the last viral disease challenge we will face. Also, that the COVID 19 pandemic is not even in the same league compared to past challenges. The Spanish Flu led to 100 million deaths, COVID 19 to April 17th just 150,000 deaths. We are fortunate to have escaped a really serious immune challenge this time around.
With this long list of disease and death, how are any of us even still alive? What is the difference between those who get sick and die and those who not only survive, but often don’t even get sick?
Our wonderous, miraculous, incredible immune system is the difference. With the COVID 19 pandemic, over 25% (and rising with more testing) of those infected don’t get sick at all! Is now a great time to start creating a more Invincible Immune System so we stay in the “over 25%” group?
This “over 25% group” is a practical example of “Invincible Immune Systems” at work. This is the opposite of weakened, stressed, beat-up, toxic, drugged, diseased immune systems.
In active practice since 1983, often treating patients who are sick, I have been exposed to LOTS of viruses and other microbes. I have learned that the most important factor to me staying well is how well I am taking care of my immune system. Using many of the approaches I describe in this book, I am very rarely sick – less than one sick day every 5 years by my count. I now understand that when I get sick, it is my own darn fault. I have let excessive stress, overwork, under-rest, and more weaken my immune system while neglecting what is needed to build my immune system. As Louis Pasteur, the famous scientist who championed the “germ theory”, reportedly said on his deathbed, “The terrain (bio terrain or immune system) is everything, the germ is nothing”. To me this means our immune health is primary – the “germ” or microbe is secondary.
Immune challenges have been mounting to weaken large swaths of our population. We are woefully unprepared for major challenges like COVID 19. Make no mistake, this is not the last of our immune challenges.
Let me guide you through this book on the journey towards creating a more “Invincible Immune System”. This involves reducing the “bad stuff” (toxic and stressful loads) that weaken our immune system while a adding the “good stuff” to support our high-level immune wellness.
Let’s start together the journey to learn how to do just that.
Renovare looks forward to keeping you informed of the future release of “Creating an Invincible Immune System – Empowering You to Stay Well in Challenging Times”.