Censorship and COVID-19
Mary Holland from Children’s Health Defense (CHD) is discussing potentially dangerous censorship issues around the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, Mailchimp recently cancelled service to the CHD siting “spamming” as the reason for terminating the account. They essentially tried to deter the group from sending out informational emails. Is this a way of censoring CHD? Mailchimp also cancelled the Texans for Vaccine Choice account last year citing a similar reason. Holland believes that they were removed because of their stance regarding the worldwide COVID-19 response. She says this type of censoring is a violation of their first amendment rights and needs to be addressed immediately.
What information is Mailchimp trying to censor? Holland and the CHD have some serious concerns regarding the research being used to make COVID-19 mandates such as wearing masks in public places, sheltering-in-place, business closings and restricting hospital visitation for relatives. Our first amendment rights may be violated because decisions are being made using flawed scientific data. Holland and the CHD want to be sure that the scientific data the governments are using is accurate, credible and non-partisan.
To hear even more about the CHD’s stance on censorship and government response to COVID-19, listen to the podcast. You can also visit the CHD website or visit Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) for more information.
Are You Getting Enough Protein?
Jill Lane joins us to discuss proteins. Why do we need it, and how much do we need? Protein joins fats and carbohydrates as one of three primary macronutrients needed for the human body to thrive. Lane suggests we think of proteins as a lego set. When we ingest a protein, our body will take it apart, dividing the amino acids (legos) and reusing them in a variety of ways. Building muscle is the most well-known, but proteins also help with mood, heart health and collagen and enzyme production.
Are we eating too much protein? Jill says no. We all need amino acids, many of which are only found in the foods we eat. Lane says to get enough protein, variety is king. Beef and poultry, seafood, quinoa, legumes, broccoli and oatmeal are good examples of foods containing a range of proteins and amino acids. She goes on to say that the key is a variety of foods throughout the day along with the right combinations. To learn more, visit Jill at fuelingchampions.org.