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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.