Podcast 395: How to Avoid the Ventilator

Let’s talk about the immune system, and how we can support it in order to avoid intensive care, even though there is no doubt that we will all meet the Coronavirus eventually.

Welcome! This is Martin Pytela, presenting to you about the dangers of being caught in an emergency room, in intensive care, and being intubated. That is probably the worst outcome we can imagine for a person these days and the consequences of what we are dealing with right now. I titled it How to Avoid The Ventilator After You Meet the Coronavirus. There is no doubt that we will meet the Coronavirus. I don’t think that any one of us will be deciding if, it is when. And of course, the reason for that is the following: It’s just like any other virus. It’s going to spread through society. Eventually, we will encounter it. So we get to control the when, and we get to control the outcomes.

My name is Martin Pytela, I work as a health coach and a Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor at Life Enthusiast. I was also trained as a clinical hypnotherapist and I spent a good amount of time as a trainer in the computer industry before I became a health coach. I’ve lectured plenty. I was a systems analyst and management consultant. That’s where I went to school. I had the equivalent of an MBA in business administration and I was working in that field until I realized that the only way I was going to get out of the mercury toxicity hell that I got into after 12 mercury amalgam fillings were put in my mouth and I became very sick. The moment came that I had to start fixing myself because I was not going to be fixed by the mainstream health system. They are not set up for that. I realized that the healthcare industry shouldn’t be really called healthcare. It should be called the treatment industry. They’re not really interested in curing things. They’re interested in treating things.

“Root cause resolution” is the term used by functional medicine practitioners. The part of the medical system that calls itself that, functional medicine, focuses on cellular function rather than on dealing with symptoms. And when we resolve the cause of the malfunction, we usually have success, a health success. But this is not what’s being practiced in the mainstream medical system. As the metabolic typing advisor, I’ve now had a decade of practice, and I’ve been working in the field for about 35 years now.

So let’s talk about the immune system. What’s its normal response versus the system overload that lands a person in intensive care? When I try to explain to somebody the immune system, I use the nightclub model. Think of it this way: you have three roles involved in managing the flow and the happiness of the guests. You need to have somebody at the door keeping out the people that you don’t want to have in the club, but you need to keep out only the most obvious troublemakers because if you keep out everybody, there’s not going to be a whole lot going on in the club. You have the bouncer, that’s the person that’s inside the club that gets to eliminate the trouble once it erupts on the inside, and of course the bartenders, they’re involved in lubricating the crowd with alcohol. That’s the business of the nightclub, after all, selling you the alcohol, but they also need to be careful enough not to oversell it or over serve it, and they also need to be alert enough to point out the obvious trouble. Here we’re going to focus on the part that’s called the bouncer. The part of the system that’s involved in dealing with trouble once it’s on the inside.

So why do I say that we will all eventually have to get the virus? Because microbes are transmitted throughout the community, throughout the society. They get to move on the wind, on the water, they come in all kinds of forms. We’re mostly concerned about the viral infection right now, but there, of course, are bacterial and protozoal and fungal microbes that come our way. 

Our immune system has two branches. One is the innate, the one that has the generalized, nearly instant response to dangers, and then there’s the slower one, the acquired or the adaptive, where antibodies are developed for diseases that we may end up encountering in the future. And as you can see on the slide, we have a lot of specialized cells in the body, such as the phagocyte, macrophage, mast cell, neutrophil, basophil, and natural killer cells, all involved in handing off the function from one to the other, attacking the invaders, making sure that they do not overwhelm. And they need to control one another because if they overdo it, they start damaging the body itself. That’s not a good thing. In fact, when the immune system starts malfunctioning, that is the trouble with the body. Essentially, it’s starting to destroy itself.

The solutions that are being offered now are essentially focusing on the adaptive, on the vaccine. We’re hoping to hear from the CDC that they have found a way to develop a vaccine that they can pass from person to person, to many people and they can jumpstart the process of creating this immunity to the virus. However, if the innate, the generalized system is in good shape, it would actually deal with it anyway, so we might not need the vaccine if our internal works were working correctly. The way the instant response system works, you can see that the phagocytes are on patrol, looking for things and suppressing them. The macrophage is the one that releases the cytokines, the signaling molecules that we are worried about now, because if there are too many, it leads to this overwhelming response, too much of a response. Mast cells are involved in the inflammatory response.

People have had a difficult time in a hospital when the secondary infections set in. The way we understand things to happen these days on the most worrisome infection, the coronavirus, is that a person will present with hypoxia, essentially a blue patient, a person who’s unable to oxygenate sufficiently, and the solution that’s being offered is to push more oxygen into the body, into the lungs. However, that may not be the smartest response, because if the red blood cells are somehow malfunctioning and they’re not able to carry sufficient oxygen, the correct response would be to try and correct the carrying capacity, rather than to try to push more oxygen in. Anyway, in the hypoxic state, we are now in bed, in the hospital, and it will lead to inflammation and water accumulating in the lungs, and secondary infection setting in, and the mast cells now flooding the tissues trying to cause healing. But in the process of trying to cause healing, they’re actually causing more damage. The neutrophils are now piling on, trying to deal with the bacterial secondary infections, for which the patient is prescribed antibiotics. However, that’s a downward spiral for many people.

So the cytokine storm is defined as the immune system being too intense, where the local inflammation is going to cause swelling in the tissue, and it’s essentially caused by the overactive immune system. And that is triggered by the weakened barriers that allow the transgression or ingression, the entering by things that shouldn’t be on the safe, sterile side of the barriers. And when the immune system gets confused, we are now dealing with the autoimmune conditions. There are 200+ defined named diagnoses with names like Sjogren’s and Hashimoto’s and many others. A corona, SARS virus, now named COVID-19, we now know is getting inside people through the eyes, the nose, or the mouth on droplets. So when we are wearing a mask or some face shield, we’re protecting others from us.

We have also found out that it requires a fairly large amount of droplets to get inside us for us to become infected. That means that when we’re outdoors where the air is moving, we have a very small chance of becoming infected. Whereas if we are in a closed space with somebody who is a carrier, the risk goes up dramatically. The biggest infection risks are in cold rooms, like a meatpacking plant, where employees are working close to one another, having to shout at one another over a loud noise of equipment, and in a refrigerated space. Another big infection came from a choir practice meeting, where a large number of people spent two and a half hours singing together. The infected person was able to infect many others. Another classic chain that was followed was a person who attended a funeral and a dinner afterward, where dishes were shared and hugs and handshakes and other personal contact were exchanged. Those are dangerous situations.

The difficult bit is that most people are asymptomatic, indeed somewhere between 70-80% of people who are infected actually have no symptoms. The way this works is that the virus enters into the lungs, and breaks through the angiotensin controlling enzyme receptors (ACE 2). Angiotensin is a blood pressure controlling enzyme. That is the enzyme that’s within you that controls how your blood pressure is regulated. So when this viral infection is not controlled, when it’s not stopped by your innate system, and your immune system is weak, it just goes into overdrive, and then you end up with overreaction of the immune system because it has not been able to suppress it soon enough, fast enough, it’s festering, and the response is getting more and more intense. You start getting fluid on the lungs, you start becoming unable to process oxygen.

An interesting question is this: what comes first? Is it your oxygen-carrying capacity in the blood, or the virus? Does the virus sort of uncover the oxygen-carrying capacity deficit and make it worse? I actually think it’s that way. I have gone to the Worldometers website, where we have looked at the statistics worldwide for the health conditions that caused the most health damage, or actually the worst outcomes, essentially death. And it turns out that people who already have an underlying medical condition are the ones who are the most vulnerable, and these conditions are cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, hypertension, and cancer. And in New York City, what was found was that the deaths, if you look at the table here, you will see that most deaths were in the older patients, but only in older patients who had an underlying condition. So you could say that even old people, as long as they were healthy, were recovering. But the ones who were ill were not recovering.

Where does this come from? The chronic inflammation in the body; systemic heart disease, or circulatory disease and high blood pressure, or glucose regulation, diabetes, the metabolic problems which lead to obesity, or immune disruption, which leads to cancer. What do these things have in common? Toxic burden and overall metabolic challenges. 

So how did we get there? How did we become so sick? Well, first of all, we need to repair. To repair a person’s body, we need to be in the parasympathetic mode, where we need to be fixing the underlying problem. When we sleep, we repair, or when we rest, we repair. The parasympathetic is also called “rest, repair, or digest.” Whereas the sympathetic is called “fight or flight.” So when we are on the stress side, fighting for our survival, we are not repairing. The other issue is stagnation. The lymphatic system needs to move. It needs to move the nutrients toward the cells, and the toxins away from the cells. So when there’s lack of circulation, when we stagnate, which essentially turns us into swamps on the inside, and that’s not a good thing.

And then there is toxicity. I’m talking about the toxicity from the industrial age. I’ll get to that in just a moment. Our resilience in preventing the toxins from getting in is determined at the mucosal barrier. The mucosal barrier is the tissue that lines your nose and your lungs, your mouth and your guts, the digestive system, and your urethra and your reproductive canal in women. And this permeability is greatly affected by the availability of iodine, the element that is found in seaweed and seafood; sulfur, the element that’s found in cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cabbage and also in garlic and onion. But we can, of course, supplement it using bioavailable sulfur. And lecithin, which is the universal emulsifier.

How do you help restore your lungs’ health? You need negative ions. Negative ions are electron-rich. Positive ions are electron-poor, they steal the electrons. And the electrons are essentially the currency of health. The more electrons you have, the more resilient you are healthwise. So where do they exist? They are in forests and parks. Go visit with trees, hug the trees, touch the trees, walk barefoot on the grass and on the beach. You can help with air filters by removing the particulates from the air. You can get yourself a better air quality using negative ion generators. And in case you are already infected, you could use ionic silver as a means of blocking the microbes from reproducing. You can also improve your situation by raising your oxygen level, using reactive oxygen species with a product that includes bio-hydrox. The product is called Amazing Soak.

We need to first and foremost lower the load, lower the chances of having a body that would likely be overwhelmed or have a less than perfect response. How do we control that? Well, I mentioned the air. We also have to control the water and food inputs. We want to eliminate toxins from our lives, so filtered water for sure. Structured is even better. You can talk to us about structured water. We sell tools from inexpensive to fancy and convenient. When you eat raw, uncooked food that has grown in healthy soil, you will be ingesting a lot of electrons. That’s why cucumbers and lettuce or carrot juice and celery juice are good. Once you cook it, the electrons are taken out. So cooked potato or baked pasta is no longer the source of the electrons that you desire. That’s why raw foods are so good for us.

It would be advisable to watch what you’re putting on your body in the way of cosmetics, and what you’re breathing in or touching in the way of cleansing or cleaning products. You definitely don’t want to be using air fresheners. Those are very detrimental to your health. Your clothing, furnishings, and packaging of the products that you buy off-gas all kinds of toxins that you probably want to have less of. Try to buy things that are made with natural fibers, are not loaded with fire retardants and protectants and Perma press and who knows what else. The less toxins the better.

Another important part of the load on your immune system are electromagnetic frequencies. This has become more and more noticeable as the EMF load is increasing. The 5G rollout of the millimeter waves is happening in the cities where there is the largest amount of illness. Seattle, Washington, New York City, they are rolling out the 5G now. I’m already getting calls from there, from people who are finding themselves permanently stuck in the fight or flight mode. They find themselves anxious, nervous, not sleeping well, wondering why this happened. Oftentimes it is because the 5G antenna just got lit up in their neighborhood. We have some tools to deal with that, and we can talk about it later.

Here’s an important factor. America is one of the most drugged societies, and by drugs, I mean prescription drugs. A lot of people take ACE inhibitors. We were talking about the angiotensin controlling enzyme being the pathway through which the coronavirus gets into the lungs. Well, when you have high blood pressure, the first thing that doctor will prescribe to you is an ACE inhibitor. Check what you’re taking. If you’re taking that, you’re probably affected in a negative way, making your situation more vulnerable. The other thing that makes your situation very vulnerable are statins. Statin drugs are messing with the cholesterol absorption system in the body, which is then messing around with the immune system’s ability to recognize the viruses. I mentioned lecithin a little earlier, lecithin is the tool or the supplement that makes this function better. Statin drugs are the supplement if you want to call it that, that makes the situation worse. And lastly, dust, indoor dust and outdoor dust, microparticulate from traffic, from factories, from coal-burning power plants, and all of that. So this economic shutdown has been actually very beneficial because it has caused the air to become a lot cleaner, an interesting unexpected benefit.

What do we need to do to offload the burden on our immune system? We want to promote gut health. 80% of your immune system is actually residing at the interface between the gut and the bloodstream. So you want to make sure that your microbiome is in good order. For that we use probiotics, those are the microbes, and we feed them with prebiotics, those are the plant materials. Humic and fulvic acid, that’s the dirt that actually provides the milieu, the terrain in which these microbes exist. Fiber and herbs, those are the necessary bits that help the digestive and eliminative systems to function better., Try to reduce the foods that are making things worse. We’re finding that grains high in gluten are making the gut more permeable, and homogenized dairy, as in homogenized milk or pasteurized milk, is making things worse. If you’re committed to dairy, try and use goat and sheep rather than a cow, because those are much more compatible with human physiology.

Additionally, it would really help if you understood how to feed yourself because when you feed yourself right, your pH balance is managed. People talk a lot about acidic versus alkaline. Acidic, that’s when you are short-tempered and energized, and at an extreme you become anxious. Alkaline, that’s when you are sleepy, indecisive, procrastinating, and at an extreme you become depressed. We want to be in the middle, so if you’re over alkaline or over acidified, you need to bring it back into the middle. You can figure out through Metabolic Typing, which you are, and which foods are doing this. Either more carbs or more fats are going to be the tools, and when you get it right, your moods will improve, you will be more balanced, your memory will improve, you will actually have a sharper brain, your energy will improve, you will feel more energized throughout the day, and you will be able to manage your weight better. Because as part of the metabolic testing, you will also discover your endocrine dominance. It’s also called body type. Depending on which dominance you are, we can predict what diet will get you slimmer and what diet will get you fatter. And for some people, it’s the high fat ketogenic diet. For another, it’s the more vegetarian carbo diets. For another one, it’s the out and out hunter diet that’s required to make things work right.

An underlying problem affecting biological individuality is the MTHFR mutation. You may have heard of it. There’s a particular gene that deals with the methylene-tetrahydrofolate-reductase enzyme. That enzyme itself dictates how well your body is able to methylate. Methylation is the neutralization of toxins, and when you’re a poor methylator, you’re going to find yourself being less effective at removing toxins, and your cellular functioning will be affected. So, depending on whether you have none, one or both parents with the gene, and whether it’s expressed or not, your outcomes may be very different. In fact, we’re finding that people who are getting a difficult course of illness are the ones with the MTHFR from both parents and also activated.

So what is my suggestion to prepare and to avoid dramatic, difficult outcomes? Are you digging your grave with your fork? It really could be that. When you’re eating the wrong foods, you’re making yourself worse. I mentioned 80% of the immune system is actually residing at the interface of your digestive system and your bloodstream. Think about it. 

There’s this bizarre distortion of food costs because the government is subsidizing grains, wheat, soy, and corn. There are billions of dollars being given to farmers to grow more of this. So much so that it is now being used as a feed to feed animals, and it’s made into the high fructose corn syrup, and alcohol to drive automobiles. all kinds of bizarre distortions of the market. If we are going to subsidize something, we should be subsidizing organic vegetables.

Anyway, so by eating inexpensive foods, the government-subsidized foods, we end up with too much glucose in our bloodstream, because the starch from the grains breaks apart into glucose, which then gives us type 2 diabetes, or if you are thyroid dominant, it gives you obesity, or you can end up with COPD, that’s a congestive obstructive pulmonary disease, essentially a lung problem. You should start matching your genetics to your food choices. If your ancestors were hunters, you want to eat like the hunters. If they were fishermen, you would want to eat like the fishermen. If they came from the tropics, you want to try and eat like that. If your ancestor was an African grandfather, who was taken from Senegal or Ivory Coast, think on that, there was probably lots of coconut and a lot of fish, probably no fried food and probably no corn or grits. We have a lot of products available at Life Enthusiast website that might be helpful to you, including the Metabolic Typing test. We are going to try and support you as best as we can. We created a category that deals with immunity as best as we can, check out the links in the description box of this video.

I mentioned concerns about 5G use. Voltage-gated calcium channels are the cell membrane gates that get activated by the EMFs. When you open the calcium gate, the cell goes into stress mode, so you will see headaches, mood swings, itching. I looked up some websites with maps where you can see where the 5G antennas are being activated. These links are to very well constructed websites where you can find out just how saturated your neighborhood might be. 

You can talk to us at www.life-enthusiast.com, or call me directly at (866) 543 3388. Thank you for listening!

Author: Nina Vachkova