Health: A Nerd's Eye View

Julie Brown

With a nerds eye view and a learners lens we explore multiple dimensions of health - for one and all. Practical knowledge dished up with perspective, awareness and a bit of sass.

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Episodes

Children's Super Powers in the time of Covid
Oct 28 2021
Children's Super Powers in the time of Covid
Dr. Laiqua Khadri graces us with her knowledge and important message about the superpowers of children’s mucosal immune defences in the face of Covid. She gives us a lecture on the journey of the virus into the nose, mouth and upper airways and the resistance it encounters in our immune system.This discussion is filled with important knowledge, and practical information to help you take care of your mucosal health - your first line of defence against airborne pathogens. An introduction to the importance of psychoneuroimmunology, and its relevance to the reality our children are living is perhaps the highlight of this conversation for me. Children’s nervous systems and immune system are developing in synergy throughout their early years. Childhood traumas in these early years contribute to vulnerabilities to pathogens and disease later in life.It is incumbent upon all of us to become conscious of the reality we are giving permission to. Our children have unique superpowers and innate defences against this pathogen that has rocked our world. Without long term data, and a deeper understanding of how mRNA technology is augmenting the immune system, good or bad - we are rolling the dice. Risk of severe covid is exceedingly low in our young and healthy, so our tolerance for harm in the proposed solution should zero. Parents are facing an important decision, and it is important to be informed and make decisions from clarity, not fear. Everyone is suffering in this covid era - in different ways, at different times. My aim is to be a messenger of peace, love and knowledge that empowers to you claim your innate health and nurture it. It is better to have questions that can't be answered, than answers that can't be questioned. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Many Faces of Covid
Oct 12 2021
The Many Faces of Covid
On todays episode, I bring you a guest that has recently experienced Covid, along with 20 of her family and friends. She shares with us the symptoms and realities, organized by age. Covid has many faces which is largely depending on age, health and nutritional status. For those that are at higher risk of severe covid, knowing how to respond, when to respond and what it looks like when you need help is critical information. As everyone moves inside for the fall, and with delta's insistence on meeting everyone it can, we need to be empowered with information.There are several protocols for prevention and early home treatment that have been developed by various groups around the globe. I am including links to these resources here, for your education. Some of the suggestions will not be available to everyone, depending on your geography. While this information is very helpful to understand your options and how to add nutritional supplements to your diet to support you with covid (and other viruses), it is wise and advisable to seek specific guidance for your personal circumstance from your health care provider. This information is not a substitution for personalized advice from a licensed professional.I cannot stress enough the importance of good hydration, good nutrition, ensuring your vitamin D status is sufficient, and getting enough rest. Early response is the key to improving outcomes, ensuring you are moving, breathing and drinking warm liquids. Steaming over hot water helps keep your mucosal membranes of your nose, mouth and throat at their best - and these are your first line of defence. I will dedicate an entire episode to this topic soon.C19 ProtocolsFront Line Covid Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC)Wishing you all health and hugs for this fall. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Love in the time of Covid
Sep 20 2021
Love in the time of Covid
In what was a synergistic and accelerated process, a group of mamma bears in Invermere, BC were called to action. With love and community well being in mind, these women are here to share perspectives, information and many many questions. The issue is one of ethics. The topic, well covid. We might be over covid, but it isn't over us. It is also a time, when we should be asking ethical questions. We are living in a time of mandates, division, hostility and good people fighting with good people about who is 'right'. Dr. Julie Ponesse, Ethics Professor at University of Western Ontario gave us a lesson in ethics to remember. If you haven't seen this, it is a very powerful 5 minutes.Sean Avery former NHL player, teams up with Dr. Byram Bridle University of Guelph to discuss the implications of mandates in minor hockey, and the risks associated with it. It is a very important conversation, and one that added inspiration this podcast. No Gruffs Given, Courage couldn't come at a worse time.In some provinces in Canada, children as young as 12 are being given the responsibility to offer mature minor consent (MMC) for covid shots, and through the Infant Act parents do not need to be notified of this action. With the introduction of covid shot clinics at elementary schools, it seems very appropriate to question the ethics behind the application of MMC in this circumstance. It is certainly unprecedented, but is it warranted? While this episode will invariably trigger emotions, we believe it is a conversation we should be having. So, we are getting it started. With balance, peace and love.Julie Brown, Shilo Cameron, Gwyn Robinson, Lisa and MP. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.