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Reflections and Projections of the COVID-19 Lockdown From a Naturopathic Doctor

By Sharon Stills, ND

This is the first time I have sat down to write anything of substantial length regarding what has happened across the globe over the last 16 months. You make think the reason is I have been too busy treating patients, recording my podcast, going hiking to get my nature time in or just pure laziness. However, the real reason why I have not put pen to paper is simple - all my children have asked me not to. And their reason is not because they thought it would distract me from spending time with them, or because they thought writing is not my forte. Their real reason is because they have seen what happens to physicians who have spoken out about vaccines and big pharma. They know there is a long list of physicians who have mysteriously died or disappeared, they know many doctors who have lost their licenses, and many more who have been called quacks, conspiracy theorists and had their names dragged through the mud while being censored for simply speaking out. Yet all this time the words of Martin Neimoller kept piercing through my mind….


“First, they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out -because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out -because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me -and there was no one left to speak for me.”


And because I truly believe that if you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor. And because I am so damn angry after hanging up the phone with the mother of a patient of mine. This patient is in college and was told he cannot return after the summer break unless he is vaccinated. Now that alone is a violation of the right to have medical freedom and choose what you put into your body. But what is the most absurd thing is that he has already had covid and has the antibodies in his bloodwork to prove it. Hearing this made me disgusted. How has the mainstream narrative convinced people and large organizations that natural immunity no longer counts? That the antibodies his own immune system produced do not contribute to herd immunity? I want you to really stop and think about this because it makes no medical sense. And that was the moment I pleaded with my children to let me speak out because if just one life is saved from reading this article, then I have done my part. So, I humbly ask of you to open your mind, take a few moments, and digest what I have to say.


I would just like to acknowledge that it has been quite a journey for each one of us in our own way. People have been affected in many ways. Some have lost their jobs, their homes, their lives. And before I go any further, I want to make it clear that I understand that lives have been lost and I weep for any loss of someone for even if I did not know them, they meant the world to someone.

The world came to a standstill last year on March 13, 2020. How do I remember the exact date? I remember because it was my 52nd birthday and it was the last time we would see my 83-year-old mother in person for quite a while.


There was a strange new virus, and we knew nothing about it. Even though I am a Naturopathic Physician who preaches and practices terrain theory, my initial basic instinct was fear; because I am still a human being with a sympathetic nervous system who does not want to die and who would protect her family at all costs, and I mean all costs! What is it? How is it? Where is it? Why is it? These questions and more were questions that pulsed through my brain and body. They said we should stay home for two weeks -that the incubation period was 14 days. If you scroll through my Facebook feed, you will even see I had the profile frame that said, “Stay the Fuck Home”. It made sense to me that if this virus were truly so horrific and if we could all just stay home for 14 days it would stop the transmission and we could return to business as usual. But two weeks to flatten the curve came and went. Unless everyone and everything stopped for two weeks, and we did not go anywhere there was no way to entirely eradicate the virus. So “they” decided what was essential and what was not. Gyms shut down but McDonalds stayed open. Mom and Pop stores had to close their doors while Amazon and Walmart thrived and raked in the dough. You could literally go to a liquor store, but g-d forbid you went to the beach in California. And the social distancing made up rules were ridiculous. People had to stand on the tape keeping them 6 feet from the person in front of and behind them, but nobody cared about the people right next to them online at the adjacent cash register. You had to wear a mask to walk to your table at a restaurant but once seated the virus knew not to get you and you could be mask free. Do not even get me started on how anything other than an N95 mask does nothing to prevent spread due to the particle size of the actual virus. The rules of social distancing quickly became a joke to me. And I still sit here and scratch my head wondering where the magic holy number of 6 feet came from…. What a smart virus to know such strict and extreme boundaries. It did not take long for me to start to question what was going on.


As I saw the insanity begin to unfold my nervous system settled, the fear subsided, my knowledge of how the body works resurfaced and I began my research. Oh, and one other thing… I turned off my TV. Having always enjoyed receiving my news from Anderson Cooper and wrestling with the pages of the NY Times every Sunday I realized they had an agenda, and it certainly was not that of our actual health.


Surely, just as I help patients dealing with cancer who are lied to in their oncologist’s office and told their only option is chemo and radiation, I learned quickly that there were many nutrients that could be utilized for prevention and treatment of this virus. I put together protocols, got my patients, and loved ones protected. To this day we all remain on those protocols.


While I was helping hundreds of patients the media was telling us that there were no solutions other than to stay home and wait for a magic vaccine to appear. The fear they instilled was intense. And I understand that we want to rely on and trust our media, but the truth is we no longer can. Not when the media relies on mainstream pharma to bankroll them. Not when every other commercial on TV is pushing a pharmaceutical drug that may kill you as one of its side effects but that is downplayed while you watch a woman dance and sing with puppies and flowers in her hair.


What if CNN had reported something like this?


There is a new Virus on the block. We are just learning about it and will keep you posted as we learn more. In the meantime, we understand that a strong healthy immune system is the best defense against anything so if you have not been taking care of yourself now is the time to start! Basic lifestyle measures should be taken. Stay hydrated, eat healthy organic foods, move your body, and get enough sleep every night. Have your vitamin D levels checked -they should be between 80-90 for optimal virus protection. Remember that fear lowers your immune system so start off your day with a list of 5 things you are grateful for. There is ample early data showing us that Vitamin C, Vitamin D with Vitamin K2, Zinc, Quercetin, Vitamin A, Andrographis, and Melatonin are all-natural items that can protect you from the virus. Being obese, being over the age of 65, having previous diagnosis of diabetes or cardiovascular issues all put you in the high-risk category so you should be extra cautious and work on getting your health issues resolved immediately. The rest of you should support your immune system and continue to live your lives knowing that if you catch the virus, it will most likely be mild and that catching, experiencing, and recovering from the virus is the best protection you can get and will help contribute to herd immunity.

A girl can dream about a news broadcast that supports health… can't she?!


Yet then I then got transported back to where my journey began over 30 years ago when my children were younger, and I was just beginning my journey to become a Naturopathic Physician. I can remember vividly being considered the “weird” one because I would replicate what was being fed to them at a birthday party or for a school snack with natural ingredients. I saw then and still do not see any place for the artificial colors, cow dairy or gluten that was being freely fed to these growing bodies. I never understood why I was the one who was considered weird…… I mean if artificial colors and flavoring are known to contribute to ADD (which they do) wouldn’t you think that feeding them to your kids would make you the “weird” one??? And why is cow dairy widely used and considered acceptable when it is perfectly made for supporting a baby calf to grow into an adult cow not to help a human baby thrive? And which, news flash, causes ear infections, allergies, eczema, and a multitude of other symptoms in a human. Wouldn’t you think that feeding it to your kids made you the “weird” one??? Honestly, it seems pretty darn warped to me that we are the only species drinking from the nipple of another. So let me proclaim right here and now if you are a human and not a cow reading this then there is no place for cow dairy in your diet. I am a reasonable person, so I will not harp on the gluten issue from 30 years ago since it has only become knowledgeable lately regarding the harmful inflammatory effects of gluten. But still that a mother who makes diet changes for the health of her children to be considered nuts just seems downright ridiculous to me. How about Wow!!! - you are a dedicated mother, going out of your way to provide healthy options for your children, doing the research, going the extra mile, and most importantly NOT trusting what the mainstream is telling you. If I had trusted the corporations that constantly aired the sugary cereal commercials that told me this is what I should feed my children or the pediatrician who said diet had absolutely nothing to do with the constant ear infections my son was suffering from then I guess I would have thought I was weird too. At least back then I was not called a conspiracy theorist. But thanks to an extremely effective gaslighting campaign by the powers that be now my medical beliefs are considered a conspiracy. Even though myself and my colleagues have living proof that what we practice works.


You see I understand what it is like to trust the mainstream, to trust the authorities, to trust the people you think have your back. I have done this my whole life in most areas as many of you have. There is a part of me that is yearning to do this - to not have to carry it all on my back and believe there is someone telling the truth out there. I understand how scary it can be to make a different choice than what the “authority” is telling you to do. This is how I felt as a young mother with no medical training making the choice to research and “disobey” the pediatrician who had no answers for my young son and just wanted to keep medicating him. The same pediatrician who rudely ridiculed me for not wanting to vaccinate my baby and who certainly was not there asking how I did it when I helped my son heal his eczema and constant ear problems.


Let us have a reality check here for a moment! There are only so many hours in the day and it is just not possible to be an expert in everything or even in many things if you value a balanced life and/or are working long hours and taking care of a family. It is comforting to think that we can just read a headline or catch the evening news to get ourselves up to speed. Perhaps in the past it used to be that way but not anymore. Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Agra, etc. are now all in cahoots with each other literally controlling and censoring what you hear. The truth is not always where you would expect it and you must diversify and get your info from multiple sources who are not looking to make financial gains from selling you a poisonous solution and making billions.

The reason why I am writing this is because I am considered an “expert” in Medicine. I have been a practicing physician for over 20 years now and have the personal and professional experience to back what I say. I have found myself on the “alternative” side of medicine now not only as a mother looking out for her children’s best interests but as a physician doing everything possible to save her patients’ lives. Looking at the root cause of disease, realizing that most cures do not reside in a pill bottle and that each person must be treated as an individual with a multi-factorial list of causative factors for their illness. As my specialty became Oncology, the same theme resumed itself in my life. Here again I was the “weird” one wanting to support my patients with natural means. Focusing on building up their immune system rather than shutting it down with toxic chemotherapeutics. Not trusting in the standard of care of radiating, poisoning, and cutting. Yet, holding true to what I know works and watching my patients not only survive but thrive when they were told they had no more than 6 months left to live. Which, by the way, is something that should never be predicted by anybody!


And then we come to the idea of prevention – why on Earth would someone consider paying attention to their health when they were not even sick??? (Sarcasm definitely intended!) This is certainly not a touted theory in our mixed-up society where we mistreat our bodies until they are screaming with symptoms and able to be diagnosed with a disease so a pill can be given. If nothing more let this virus wake you up to getting healthy! To caring about your health before something goes wrong.

I saw something that made me quite sad the other day. A male probably aged 30-35 driving ALONE in his truck on the highway with a mask on. Now, normally I'd chuckle and think how ridiculous that is. But this time I was overcome with a wave of compassion. How afraid was this person? How unaware was he of the way his body worked? How had he not cared for his body that he was diminished to thinking wearing a mask would save him?


On the other hand, back to the reality check a few paragraphs above, if you want to talk politics, the stock market, war and peace, weather patterns, or international news my contribution will be from mainly headlines -perhaps a news article or two, my social media feed and from what friends and colleagues may have shared with me in a private conversation. I am happy to engage, learn and discuss but there are many unknowns that I could not possibly pretend to know. I have an open mind and over the years have learned that other people can profoundly disagree with my views and beliefs but that does not mean we cannot still communicate and even learn from each other.


And this is where things have become even more absurd to me. I swear I keep waiting to hear the music and for Rod Serling to step out from behind the wall and tell us we are just in a bad episode of The Twilight Zone. I am not sure how it happened, but a virus became political. Let me state loud and clear right here that THERE SHOULD BE NOTHING POLITICAL ABOUT A VIRUS!!! It is medicine!!!! All decisions should be based on anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, virology (a totally different article!) and pathology. As a proud New Yorker of the Jewish Faith who has always been a registered Democrat, I cannot tell you how sad it makes me to see so many intelligent liberal people I know lump anyone who questions the vaccine, the masks, or the lockdowns with the alt right. One thing I have learned throughout this whole ordeal is that it is ok to agree to disagree and we can align on certain issues and not others. For example, I cannot tell you how many times recently I have attended a medical lecture to learn more, and the leaders started off with a prayer to Jesus Christ. In the past, I would have immediately shut down and not listened. Because Jesus is not my savior, and I honestly do not see the reason for starting off a medical lecture with a religious prayer. But it is what it is, and I can still learn and grow from people whose religious and political beliefs differ from mine. It seems ever since Trump took office the divide has become so wide, and the liberals have stopped listening to others. How do I know this? Because that was me before this virus started. Just because we differ politically or religiously it does not automatically make their medical opinions wrong. And in this case keeping an open mind and learning from those whose beliefs may differ from you in so many other areas can save your life!! For now, I am politically homeless like so many others in my field and of my religious views that I have spoken to. And if you want to judge - a woman who would lie down and die to fight for abortion rights, LGBTQ rights, and racial/religious equality, a woman who is the proud mother of a gay son and the happiest bubbe (grandmother) of a bi-racial granddaughter - for not wearing a mask, for taking my mother out of lockdown so she can see her great-granddaughter or for allowing an experimental jab injected into my body when I have faith in my immune system and understand the actual science not the pharmaceutical industry backed science, then I think you need to continue reading….


I want to share another story with you. I have been lecturing and teaching other physicians from the time I was in medical school myself. With my early introduction as a med student into European Biological Medicine I had lots to share with physicians here in the US who had open minds and wanted to learn. One of the most difficult lectures I give is to Dentists. Men and women who went to school to help their fellow human beings by healing their oral health. Men and women who had been placing amalgam (mercury) fillings into their patients thinking they were helping them; and now hearing from me that they were doing harm and contributing to a major toxic load in their bodies that set the stage for Cancer, MS, and many other major illnesses. This fact sets up a major cognitive dissonance. Knowing that you went into a profession to help people and unknowingly following what you were taught you were hurting them. And then I saw two reactions – one was from the dentists unwilling to come to terms with the facts I presented them even though they were undisputable. They would get angry, shut down, be unwilling to discuss, process and move on. They stayed stuck in their beliefs even though they had received evidence they were harmful. And then there were the other dentists -shocked, confused, angry but open. Open to learning, open to changing, open to forgiving themselves for doing the best they could with the knowledge they had. They were brave and they were open to new ideas and leaving the dogma behind.


So, let us be honest…. who are you? What are you attached to? It breaks my heart and seriously makes my brain feel like it is melting when so many people have been fooled to believe that the vaccine is the only solution and that those of us who do not get it are lesser for it. People bragging about it on Facebook that they got their shot and are doing their part. People shunning those who have chosen not to inject an experimental never used mRNA technology that when tested prior in animals resulted in Antibody-dependent Enhancement. A technology that mass produces spike proteins in your body that are known to cause disease. An experiment that already has over 6,000 deaths reported to VAERS, and the number keeps climbing? I understand that it is overwhelming and so much easier to just listen to the headlines and get in line with what is being touted from all the mainstream outlets. I am still learning new information every day and at times find it extremely difficult to keep up. But there are people like me who care about your health. People who ask the right questions and dig into the research. BRMI through our various resources, including my podcast, is committed to bringing you the truth; all you must do is make some time to listen. And if after hearing the other side of the story you still decide to get an injection, stay locked in your house forever or never give up your mask that is your choice just like the choice to do the opposite is mine. The important thing is that you hear both sides of the story. This is serious business here. We are talking about your health. The long-term side effects are not known. We have our theories, and they are not looking pretty. If you choose to play Russian roulette with your health that is your choice. I will just be watching from the juice bar.

So, ask yourself the following:


How are you allowing this experience to change who you are in the world?


Did you jump for joy when you found out you would get a free donut? Or did it make you angry knowing that obesity is a leading cause of severe cases of COVID leading to deaths.


Will you be the dentist that shuts down and does not listen to anything I have to share, or will you be the dentist who turns inward and starts to question your motivations, where your info is coming for and who really has your best interest at hand?


Will you be falsely led to believe that the unvaccinated are going to be responsible for the second wave? Because I can tell you we are not!


And let me remind you that the only conspiracy going on around here is that I am conspiring to make sure you stay alive and lead a healthy life!


To Your Good Health!








Dr. Sharon Stills

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