Jan 12, 2021
What is a syndemic? We've been told that this virus is a
global pandemic but we know that it disproportionately affects
people with chronic conditions. So, we have two epidemics meeting
and that's what a syndemic is; when you have one epidemic affecting
the other one. Without one, the other one is not as severe. -
Wellness Force Radio Episode 380
What the health do we do now
Find out why calling the
virus a global pandemic is misguided
because it's actually a syndemic.
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Listen To Episode 380 As Mike
[1:30] The Syndemic Model
[10:30] Making Lifestyle Change Part Of The Narrative
The fact that we are not seeing lifestyle change
part of the narrative in the mass media
people need to hear that message from them.
What we can do to make greater lifestyle change happen.
Looking at the statistics and seeing that 95% of North
Americans over the age of 45 have two or more chronic diseases
thus having a much higher chance of a negative outcome with
Why we should be questioning why gyms are being forced to
close yet fast-food restaurants can remain open.
How else we can be more conscious
in our decisions
as consumers by not ordering takeout that comes in Styrofoam
containers or brands that use single-use plastics such as
Unpacking what exactly is a Syndemic and why it’s
Simple, easy changes we can make to improve our health
such as breathwork
meditation, nature, nutrition
and stress-management practices.
[15:30] The Questions About CV19 We Should Be Asking
- The COVID-19
syndemic is not global: context matters
The confusion by design
we’re so clearly seeing that is creating more and more division
Why many Americans especially those in black and brown
communities don't have easy access to real food
The harm that is caused by politicians
making any changes to subsidized crops like corn, sugar, and
Unpacking why mainstream medicine
inefficient and ineffective at managing chronic disease where
lifestyle is what really matters.
The problem with mainstream medicine using an acute care model
to manage chronic
[26:30] The Top Three Unintended Consequences Of Lockdown
The devastating impact of social isolation
as it is linked to
our physiology, depression
health habits, and substance abuse.
good for our blood sugar
making people more susceptible to severe outcomes.
The high risks that are at stake for children from the 2020
lockdowns and pandemic.
What quality adjustment life years are and how to maximize
them to support our health.
Looking closely at the pool of quality-adjusted life years to
help us break down the aggregated health model.
The negative impact of hand sanitizer
wipes for children as it can change their bacteria and is linked to
asthma, allergies, and obesity
[34:30] Mass Media Mind Control
What he thinks is really going on with all these narratives
media to politicians to the big business to impact our
How people are merchandising the virus
to boost their
profits and influence.
Why we’re so terrified to explore the shadow side
Exploring the unconscious capitalistic model that has been
created from COVID-19
Unpacking the immense amount of unintended damage that we are
doing to the environment
just making it easier to control us rather than empower us to make
change happen for our health.
The fact that most people who are living in fear of the
ones who lack spirituality
peace in their lives.
[43:00] The Real Solutions To Take Back Our Health
[53:30] The Truth About ‘Healthy’ Looking People Getting
[59:30] Exploring The Real Data on COVID-19
Why relying completely on the CDC and seeing them as a ‘God’
figure is not good for our minds.
Examples of how science
wrong including to our health such as nutrition and portion
- The Big Fat
Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
by Nina Teicholz
The fact that yes, scientists, can be bought to push the wrong
information onto the public.
Why he insists that people start exploring the history of
the influence of organizations such as the American Heart
Unpacking why science is never settled as we’re constantly
learning new things.
The randomized study that has been done in Europe on face masks
summer and the conclusion that it didn’t matter if you wear a face
mask or not.
Why the math on COVID-19
has been way
off and over vamped since the beginning when Fauci said that 2
million people were going to die.
[1:05:30] Healing Ourselves With Nature & Breathwork
Power Quotes From The
COVID-19 Guidance That Actually Helps
"If you look at the data, the individuals that are
disproportionately affected and have a more likely severe outcome.
They have multiple comorbidities and chronic conditions that can be
ameliorated and helped with diet and lifestyle change but this has
not been part of the narrative which has been really frustrating.
So, of course, the government and organizations have been saying
that their approach has been all about health and 'staying safe'
yet there's really no proactive, preventative measures being
communicated from 'the powers that be.' Guidelines from these
organization that explain how to support our health from breathwork
to optimizing sleep to losing weight to exercise to stress
management - none of those things have been prioritized by pretty
much anyone until the World Health Organization finally came out to
share the data on this in September 2020 that I've been talking
about since March 2020." - Mike Mutzel
Why Lockdowns Are Bad For Your Health
"On the individual level, I really think that the biggest
unintended harm that we're doing to ourselves is social isolation.
We know that social isolation's impact on our health is on par with
smoking. I see a lot of depression amongst my clients that is
reverberating and causing deleterious health outcomes from weight
gain to diabetes. We are tribal creatures and lockdowns are not
good for your blood sugar and what is paradoxical is that they are
making people more susceptible to severe outcomes. This 'treatment'
is increasing the probability that when people are exposed, they're
going to suffer more severely from the disease that we're trying to
prevent them from getting." - Mike
Enough With The Fear-Mongering
"Enough with all of the fear-mongering; we need to empower
people because fear-mongering just makes you more controllable and
it doesn't empower you to make more intentional decisions about how
to improve your health. So, we need to help people shift their
attention and realize that they have to start taking care of their
health. Start exercising and if you're afraid of being around
people - take off your mask and go for a walk. The risk of outdoor
exposure transmission is really low. We need to do things to help
empower people and wake them up. I feel that the people that are
the most scared and the most convinced that they're just going to
die from this virus if they ever get exposed to it are the very
people that are not meditating or doing any spiritual type of work;
they're just believing in what this authoritarian state is telling
them to do. The more intentional people can be about their health,
the less fear they're going to feel." - Mike
Links From Today's
Mike Mutzel has an B.S. in
Biology from Western Washington University and an M.S. in Clinical
Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Mike has completed the
Institute for Functional Medicine's (IFM) Applying Functional
Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) and all Advanced Practice
In April of 2014 Mike published Belly Fat Effect: The Real
Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria
Help You Burn Fat.
To continue his quest for knowledge Mike attends many Continuing
Medical Education (CME) events held by various organizations around
the country, learning from top researchers in the field through
groups like AACR, ACAM, A4M and IFM. He has currently completed
four of six Advanced Practice Modules (APMs) to earn the only board
certification in Functional Medicine through IFM.
Learn With Mike
Mike regularly conducts workshops for health care practitioners,
teaching leading-edge science in a concise format that can be
utilized by progressive clinicians for the prevention of chronic
disease. Often termed Translational Medicine, this bench-to-bedside
approach is key to ensure the application of pioneering research
and concepts in systems biology a preventative health care setting,
optimizing patient outcomes.
Mike lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife Deanna Arnill- a Doctor
of Chiropractic- with their daughter and two dogs Shasta and
They enjoy cooking locally grown whole foods and adhere to an
active outdoor life of skiing, hiking and biking. Dr. Deanna
practices in Bellevue, WA with her twin sister Dr. Pauline Haugen.
They can be contacted a bellevuewachiropractic.com
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