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Authored by Marina Zhang via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who took spirulina had a lower risk of death than those who did not, according to results of a randomized controlled trial recently published in Frontiers in Immunology.

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Study participants took spirulina for six days. No deaths were recorded in the spirulina group, while 15 percent of those who only received standard treatment died.

“The overall results of the present study showed that a six-day course of Spirulina platensis plus the standard treatment of COVID-19 was superior in the recovery of patients compared to standard treatment alone,” the authors wrote.

The study was conducted at two Iranian hospitals, where 189 patients were randomized to take 15.2 grams of spirulina capsules alongside standard COVID-19 treatment or only receive standard treatment. Previous research showed that this dosage of spirulina would provide potent anti-inflammatory and oxidative effects.

In both the experimental and control groups, half of the patients were in the intensive care unit (ICU), while the other half were in a non-ICU.

Ninety-one participants were assigned to take spirulina. Some withdrew, but there were no deaths. There were 98 people in the control group, 46 of whom were in the non-ICU. Four of these died, alongside 11 ICU patients. All patients received follow-up for seven days.

The authors noticed that the spirulina group had significant reductions in inflammatory markers in their blood and higher oxygen levels.

Both groups received standard treatment, which included antiviral therapy (remdesivir), corticosteroids (dexamethasone), and anticoagulants (heparin or enoxaparin). Patients who rapidly developed inflammatory disease were also given tocilizumab or other steroids to control inflammation.

What Is Spirulina?

Spirulina, or Arthrospira platensis, is a nutrient-dense type of dried-up blue-green algae that can grow in both fresh and marine water environments.

It doesn’t surprise me that there are benefits from adding this to the diet and regimen of those in hospital,” Dr. Yusuf Saleeby, an integrative medicine doctor and director of Carolina Holistic Medicine not involved in the study, told The Epoch Times.

Spirulina is rich in beta carotene, B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, and minerals such as manganese, copper, zinc, and selenium. “All these are important in maintaining health and a healthy immune system,” he said. It also contains an essential fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid.

Dr. Saleeby said that functional and integrative medicine uses spirulina, chlorella, and other relatively simple plant foods “to detoxify patients with chronic diseases, toxicities, and poisoning.” Spirulina is found to absorb heavy metals from the body.

Dr. Elias Mazkopakis, director of internal medicine at the Naval Hospital of Crete in Greece, was the first to conduct a worldwide clinical trial on spirulina use in COVID-19.

In his trial, 102 unvaccinated individuals were assigned to take 6 grams of spirulina for six months, while 84 participants in the control group took nothing.

Among those who took spirulina, less than 14 percent contracted COVID-19—caused by the Delta variant at the time of the study—and had only mild symptoms. Two needed hospitalization due to gut problems. In the other group, about 74 percent contracted COVID-19 and experienced mild symptoms, with one-fifth of them requiring hospitalization.

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The Israeli army confirmed that one of its bases was damaged in the Iranian drone and missile attack on Israel on 14 April. 

“Some damage has been recorded, including at a military base in the south of the country,” Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari said, adding that minor damage was inflicted on the base and that one girl in the Negev region was injured by shrapnel. 

Iranian media confirmed Tehran’s ballistic missile attack on Israel’s Nevatim air base in the southern Negev desert. The ballistic missiles were launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, in coordination with other units of Iran’s army. 

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Official government data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a shocking spike in cancer among Americans who received Covid mRNA shots.

The latest figures published by the CDC confirm that the injections caused a staggering 14,000% increase in cancer cases in the United States up to the end of March 2024.

The data also reveals an alarming 6,113% increase in cancer cases reported among children and young adults.

The shocking spike is revealed in comparisons between the official data for Covid shots compared to figures for influenza vaccines.

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President Joe Biden has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States will not be participating in a counter-strike against Iran.

According to a U.S. official, Biden told Netanyahu that he should view Saturday’s interceptions as a victory because Iran’s attacks had been mainly ineffective and showed Israel’s superior military capability.

The ability to avert extensive damage, according to White House national security spokesperson John Kirby, is evidence of Israel’s “military superiority” and shows that Iran is not the “military power that they claim to be.”

According to another U.S. official, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin requested that Minister Yoav Gallant, his Israeli counterpart, inform the United States in advance of any possible counterattack by Israel.

Biden called a meeting with the other leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) on Sunday to talk about a “united diplomatic response,” with a focus on non-military measures that would reduce the likelihood of a larger conflict.

Webmaster addition: Netanyahu does not respond to diplomacy.

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Secret Service agents protecting Hunter Biden at his Malibu mansion spent more than $4.5million in taxpayer funds in a year while they kept round-the-clock watch, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

More than $2.8 million in transactions were recorded on a government credit card and $1.12 million was spent on a variety of expenses including hotel rooms between 2021 and 2022, according to newly-obtained records.

DailyMail.com obtained the list of financial transactions through a Freedom of Information Act request.

It showed $632,071 was spent on rental cars used by the agents keeping an eye on the president’s scandal-plagued son while he was staying at a $20,000-a-month property.

Webmaster addition: But RFK Jr. has been denied Secret Service protection 5 times despite being a presidential candidate!

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With several polls showing President Joe Biden trailing former President Donald Trump in multiple swing states, Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday revealed how Biden plans to beat Trump.

Hannity, during Friday’s opening monologue of “Hannity,” insisted that Joe Biden is not planning to win the November election based on his qualifications or his White House record. Hannity revealed that Biden intends to “lie, smear, slander, besmirch his way to reelection.

Webmaster addition: Already seeing this on social media!

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