“Do not look forward to the changes and chances of life with fear. Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God to whom you belong will in his love enable you to profit from them. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then, and put aside all useless thoughts, all vain dreads, and all anxious imaginations.” -St. Francis de Sales
St. Francis de Sales is one of my favorite saints because he wrote extensively on the age old question we human beings have on the question why does God allow suffering? Over the course of my life, I have pondered this question many times myself. While this post is not a post about theology, it does provide a pretext for understanding the place we find ourselves in. What is the purpose of all this viral sickness and quarantine?
The third full week of April has now passed. I have now personally seen a total of 154 patients who tested as positive for COVID-19. I have seen entire families who have dealt with it. In 154 cases, the same issue is presented: the plasmacytoid dendritic cells get knocked down and do not get up. I have expressed my thoughts in previous posts about where this is all going. And now, I have confirmation that I was correct in my thinking. Let me explain my first case study that strongly illuminates my point.
Patient H is a male in his late twenties who began seeing me a few months ago for digestive, bowel, and biliary dysfunction. He did excellent on his program and saw some very nice results. Then around two weeks ago my staff received a call that he was feeling very run down and had developed a mild to moderate cough. I examined his body energetically using Holistic Reflex Analysis and he tested positive for COVID-19 energy. I determined what his nutritional needs were and put him on a new program that I knew to be effective at helping the body cleanse the virus. Overall, this was very typical. Case closed… or so I thought.
Patient H called my office again earlier this week complaining that his symptoms were much worse even though his program was almost finished. He said he had a deeper cough now much like bronchitis, a fever, his energy was worse and now he had an odd pain in his upper torso. I met with him again on Thursday and reassessed. What I found shocked me.
The program to cleanse the COVID-19 was successful; the virus was almost totally cleansed. However, the coronavirus was NOT the cause of the symptoms. Instead, the body identified the cause of the symptoms as something else- babesia microti. Babesia are not a virus, they are a type of microscopic parasite. Where did they come from? With the energetic testing, it was revealed that 15 years ago he had sustained a tick bite and that was how the microscopic parasites had entered the body, which is the normal vector or transmission. There were about 30 of them and even though the immune system was not strong enough to defeat them, it had successfully kept them imprisoned for all these years. But since the introduction of COVID, the plasmacytoid dendritic cells had crashed and control was lost. The babesia broke out of their cell and began multiplying immediately- I counted 82 on the day I examined him! As you may have guessed, I created a new natural healing program to address this problem. Thankfully, I expect a full recovery for Patient H but I am left in uneasy contemplation in regard to what I found.
I have thought about this event a lot over the last few days. My conclusion is that I am 100% correct in my original line of thinking: strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter. The discovery of the importance of this cell could not be more paramount and I hope other doctors will take notice. COVID-19 itself is not a dangerous virus, but the aftermath very likely could be. If the PDCs are not able to function as God designed them then our immune systems are at a serious disadvantage against new threats, and in the case of Patient H, old threats as well.
I am hard at work coming up with an answer to this problem. I have learned that PDCs come from the bone marrow and are matured to their full adult form via the bulbourethral (Cowper’s) glands in males, and Bartholin’s glands in females. If the current set of PDCs are lost from COVID-19, then the most likely solution is to stimulate the body to make new ones that function again immediately after the virus has been eliminated. I have already seen some patients recover their PDCs by helping supply nutrients to these organs. I am hopeful most people can recover them without much trouble and that time is on our side. If not, then there will be a great deal more suffering down the road.
Returning to my original question, what is the purpose of all this suffering and quarantine? I see it is as a challenge sent to us to help us bring about a greater good. Challenge equals opportunity to grow and become better. Viruses challenge us to grow stronger and more resilient. I remain optimistic that this suffering will bring forth a renewal of mind and spirit for each of us.
Daniel McDonald, DC