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In fact, it has but not to feel that the reaction to the Food Movement’s Fulvic Pom has been unfairly politicized.

So, it’s no surprise that the product Fulvic Pom, made by the Food Movement Company from Chicago, was targeted by the huge multi-national when they discovered the supplement was based on anti-viral research originally published in the journal Vaccine.

The truth, however, is that Fulvic Pom is a very safe combination of organic Pomegranate juice powder and humic fulvic trace minerals. There is absolutely no reason the supplement should be banned from Amazon, even if the research on the powerful combination’s anti-viral activities were originally published in a journal on Vaccine research.

In fact, this is the kind of internet censorship, and blacklisting of products that challenge the status quo, that has many concerned. All the more reason that discerning consumers should support independent health food stores instead of corporate giants like Amazon, further consolidating their power and their ability to stifle free speech and shut down products (and points-of-view) that they deem unacceptable!

Independent health food stores, and alternative medical practitioners, across the country – and the world – carry Fulvic Pom because there is no other supplement like it. There are other antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, herbals nutraceuticals – but how many other have been proven to contain EVNCs ‘ Enveloped Virus Neutralizing Compounds.’

The truth is that Pomegranate is known to be a highly beneficial super food! Humic fulvic ‘black Earth’ minerals are a highly bioavailable source of trace nutrients and electrolytes. Together they are no available in this powerful supplement Fulvic Pom.

Dietary supplements like Fulvic Pom aren’t sold to treat or prevent disease, but broad spectrum nutrition such as this can provide a truly wide range of benefits. While medical journals may publish research on every day food medicine, such as these, the truth is that food is a powerful way to potentially change our health outcomes.

What are nature’s best kept secrets for a healthy immune system? The secret may be in traditional food-based supplements.

Lots of people look to support their immune system naturally, using high quality nutritional and food-based supplements. Is there a scientific basis for this? What supplements should you be taking?

Omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA are essential for human health, and are very often low in modern diets. A 2017 study called “High DHA Fish Oil Linked to Immune Boost in Humans” published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that fish oil rich in these Omega-3s may help to modulate B lymphocytes in the human body.

It is interesting to note that high EPA & DHA cold water fish, and the extracted fish oil, have been relied on in places like Norway as a natural food/wellness provision for generations. This scientific validation of EPA & DHA fish oil is truly an example of science finally catching up to traditional food medicine!

Another study in the British Journal of Nutrition called “Immune Parameters Improved in Response to Fish Oil”  found that fish oil Omega-3 supplementation could improve a number of immune function markers as opposed to strength traninig exercise. It was found that fish oil supplementation could improve markers of both innate (zymosan phagocytosis, lysosomal volume, superoxide anion, peroxide of hydrogen) and acquired immunity (cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4), CD8, TNF-α, interferon-γ (IFN-γ), IL-2, IL-6 and IL-10 produced by lymphocytes). It was found that supplementation with fish oil improved these immune markers in the body, but strength training did not.

Another traditional food medicine is mushrooms/mycelia. You may have eaten Shittake fruiting bodies in your food without realizing you were taking in powerful medicine as well as a yummy food ingredient. The same goes for Maitake, Lion’s Mane and many other traditional food mushrooms/mycelia. Science is also finding that these mushrooms may have much to offer our immune system.

Well-known mycologist and star of the film “Fantastic Fungi” Paul Stamets was one of the most requested guests on the Joe Rogan Experience. Check out the fascinating interview here.

A 2017 meta-analysis published in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms called “Medicinal Mushrooms in Human Clinical Studies. Part I. Anticancer, Oncoimmunological, and Immunomodulatory Activities: A Review” found “Numerous bioactive polysaccharides or polysaccharide-protein complexes from [medicinal mushrooms] seem to enhance innate and cell-mediated immune responses, and they exhibit antitumor activities in animals and humans. While the mechanism of their antitumor actions is still not completely understood, stimulation and modulation of key host immune responses by these mushroom compounds seems to be central. “

What other natural immune-boosting and balancing natural food supplements are there? Well you could peruse some of my previous writings in this blog on Pomegranate , Miso and Moringa. The truth is nature has a cornucopia of health-supporting foods, supporting immune response and the whole body. Start incorporating these foods into your diet, and check out the highest quality possible supplements in their categories and shop in a health food store!

Two great natural ways to kill enveloped viruses (such as coronavirus).

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You would have to been living under a rock to not know you should be washing your hands with hot water and soap, and also using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, even when there isn’t an international outbreak of cornoavirus that causes Covid-19.

But did you know one reason alcohol is so effective is that it neutralizes the envelope around such virulent strains? That envelope is the main reason these viruses are so hard for the immune system to kill. Alcohol in hand sanitizer is high enough alcohol by volume (higher than alcohol such as consumed recreationally) that it breaks through that envelope the virus uses to protect itself from our bodies’ white blood cells and general immune system.

A molecule of the SARS-coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Beneath those spikes is a protective envelope that makes viruses such as this especially hard to kill.

Another way is with natural foods, particularly colorful and phenol-rich foods such as pomegranate, elder berries, and even other more common berries such as black berry, blue berry and most edible berries. Research shows that these foods and specific herbs have not just general antioxidant and immune-supporting benefits, some of their are specifically anti-viral.

Pomegranate in particular has been show to be a food (dare I say “super” food?) that can be an effective immune support supplement, and so are wonderful beverages like polyphenol-rich green tea and red wine.

A combination of fulvic acid and pomegranate juice was researched in the Journal Vaccine, in an article called “Genetic diversity-independent neutralization of pandemic viruses (e.g. HIV), potentially pandemic (e.g. H5N1 strain of influenza) and carcinogenic (e.g. HBV and HCV) viruses and possible agents of bioterrorism (variola) by enveloped virus neutralizing compounds (EVNCs).” That’s a mouthful huh? Interestingly the study, from 2008, focused on enveloped SARS and coronaviruses as well.

To see the published research click here.

Fulvic Minerals and Pomegranate Juice : A Powerful Combination for Good Health

Researchers and health experts are always looking for synergistic combinations of natural health agents that may work together in a powerful way. Fulvic acid and Pomegranate Juice are two substances that have been well researched individually, and have also been shown to work together synergistically.

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Analysis published in the journal Vaccine found that a combination of Fulvic acid and Pomegranate juice contained EVNCs – enveloped-virus neutralizing compounds, which can be effective in helping the body to neurtralize especially strong and potentially deadly viruses.

Researchers wrote  “Pomegranate juice was previously reported to inactivate HIV and further shown by our group to inactivate influenza, herpes viruses and poxviruses. A formulation consisting of fulvic acid, a complex mixture of compounds was previously reported to render vaccinia virus, HIV and SARS virus non-infectious.

“Recently, both fulvic acid and pomegranate juice have been shown to inactivate genetically diverse strains of influenza including H5N1, further confirming the broad spectrum nature of these agents.” Vaccine. 2008 Jun 6;26(24):3055-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2007.12.008. Epub 2007 Dec 26. In the same way these researchers identified anti-viral activity in both fulvic acid and pomegranate, other studies have shown both to have positive effects on sexual function.

In a study published in the Journal of Urology, it was found that Pomegranate Juice may also help with Erectile Dysfunction. “Long-term Pomegranate Juice intake increased intracavernous blood flow, improved erectile response and smooth muscle relaxation in Erectile Dysfunction and control groups while having no significant effect on NOS (nitric oxide synthase) expression. Pomegranate Juice intake prevented erectile tissue fibrosis in the Erectile Dysfunction group.”J Urol. 2005 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15947695Jul;174(1):386-93.

Polyphenol-rich whole food supplement and Prostate Cancer : a double-blind placebo-controlled study

This scientific study comes to us from the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease, and it is an amazing validation of the ‘whole food’ approach to healing.  To cut to the chase; this supplement consisted of equal parts (of 100 mg each per dosage) of Broccoli, Pomegranate, Turmeric and Green Tea taken 2x per day. To make it even more inspiring they didn’t use standardized Curcumin they used whole Turmeric (Curcuma longa) root as any self-respecting Hindu chef or Western herbalist would do.

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The average age of the men in this study was 74, and the researchers concluded “This study found a significant short-term, favourable effect on the percentage rise in PSA in men managed with AS and WW following ingestion of this well-tolerated, specific blend of concentrated foods. Its influence on decision-making suggests that this intervention is clinically meaningful, but further trials will evaluate longer term clinical effects, and other makers of disease progression.”

In the meantime, as has been said so many times before, what in the world do you have to lose by including these amazingly healthful foods in your daily diet? Why would anyone over the age of 30 NOT be eating Broccoli, Turmeric, Pomegranates and drinking Green Tea (not to mention a long list of other health foods you can find easily sprinkled around this very blog).  If you think they haven’t been proven as effective preventive measures then you just haven’t been reading the right stuff on the internet. Try going here instead.