Shikimic Acid might interrupt spike protein functionality
There is accumulating evidence that the spike protein that conveys the SARSCovid-2 virus into human cells is itself damaging cells, independent of any virus being transported. That damage includes deforming mitochondria, at least according to research conducted by the Salk Institute in collaboration with the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), and funded in part by NIH. According to the Salk news release, “scientists studying other coronaviruses have long suspected that the spike protein contributed to damaging vascular endothelial cells, but this is the first time the process has been documented.” What Salk has confirmed is that SARSCov-2 is a vascular disease, not a respiratory. The vascular nature explains the wide range of symptoms people exhibit when they contract Covid-19. (Source.)
Recently, a number of articles from natural health and anti-vaxxing websites have been shown me that point to the Salk institute material as smoking gun evidence that the spike proteins in the vaccinations – or the mRNA method of inducing human cells to produce spike proteins – is the reason so many vaccinated persons are suffering death and serious side effects. But that’s a bit too fast, for me. Salk’s press release and paper specifically distinguish between the damage caused by the virus’ spike protein – which is what they studied – versus the spike protein being used medicinally, which they say is “safely embedded in the vaccine.” It is not clear whether the medicinal version of the spike protein is the same or if it has been somehow altered to make it “safe”. Nor does it appear the spike protein (whichever it is) has been examined in situ as it exists in the vaccine, certainly not by Salk Institute (if I read the Salk material properly.) Perhaps the “safe” spike protein is not safe after all, as the high rates of self-reported adverse effects would suggest, but I think that still needs to be documented. (Nor can I imagine we can mess with the mRNA without producing unintended consequences.)
I am self-admittedly not very science conversant, so I don’t want to leap too far onto thin ice. I have learned a lot over the last year, but I don’t have the knowledge to intelligently extrapolate from what is reported to any scientifically likely but unstated follow-on processes and outcomes, I can only read carefully what’s written and draw conclusions from and make distinctions within what is said. But I can’t ignore the mounting body of evidence that the vaccines cause significantly more adverse effects than officials acknowledge. So, what to do?
Addressing that, at least in part, is why I’m writing. It turns out that a substance called shikimic acid has shown to be very effective in preventing vascular disease effects. According to a 2014 article, in the International J. of Agricultural Science and Technology, shikimic acid has long been known and used to prevent platelet aggregation. In both its natural and extracted forms shikimic acid is used to treat clotting, coagulation, and menstruation irregularities. (Secondary source: Food and Function journal, 2016.) Even better, shikimic acid is found in nature and can be easily extracted by making tea from any of these: pine needles, star anise seed, and fennel seed. (This source is too alarmist in tone for my liking, and I think they misinterpret the Salk study, but the relevant information about shikimic acid is supported, and they offer some nuance on which needles to use, sources if one prefers to purchase, and how to make tea.)
It seems to me that consuming shikimic acid is another good prophylactic whether one gets the jab or not. It might help prevent spike protein functionality in non-vaxxed persons, and mitigate or obviate the consequences of spike protein production in those who take the jab.
I’m interested in hearing the evaluation of the above material from anyone here who has a good grasp of the biological and/or chemical sciences.
Seems I remember Chris talking about the shikimic acid pathway in relation to glyphosate and our gut bacteria.
You are right, shikimate is toxic to our gut flora. It’s one reason why glyphosate is harmful to humans. It would make a horrible prophylactic.
EDITED: Apologies, I was reading this in the wrong context. Perhaps shikimic acid would be ok. What you don’t want to do is to disrupt it. But I wouldn’t want to mess with my gut flora without a lot of study.
Humans do not have the shikimic pathway. Shikimic acid pathway leads to production of, among other compounds, of the essential amino acids phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan. Most Bacteria have this pathway. They make shikimate and convert that to amino acids.
Spike protein… if the production of spike protein is harmful from vaccines for some people, wouldn’t the production of spike protein during a natural course of infection also be harmful? The question in my mind is: does a natural infection or a vaccination generate more spike protein. I have no data to back this up, but my first guess (as a biologist) would be that a natural infection generates more spike protein.
The natural infection, if treated early, may generate far less spike proteins than the billions that the vaccine can generate. (Wasn’t this one of the things that Dr. Fleming brought up?) As Chris has said, treat early before your viral load gets out of hand because it will be harder to stop.
Agree humans do not have a shikamate pathway (if you completely ignore the impact on our gut flora). That was Monsanto’s excuse for recommending the use of RoundUp.