MB #030: Why Tylenol Is From The Devil And What To Do When You're Sick

lifestyle Aug 13, 2023

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Hey friends,

Welcome back to The Mission Briefing, the weekly newsletter with the goal to equip you with what you need to accomplish your family's unique mission.

We've been sick and traveling so today will be short and sweet.

Today at a glance:

  • Fitness Tips: What to do when sick and why Tylenol is not advised
  • Book: Dialogical Preaching
  • The Free MFD Community Space + More

💪 Health And Fitness Tips:

Our family has been on a 2-month road trip and recently got hit with a cold so I thought it might be fitting to share with you what we do (and don't do) as a family when we're sick.

OK, so Tylenol isn't "from the devil" as I mentioned in the title, but we stay away from it. Why? Glutathione.

At this point, you're probably wondering what the heck Glutathione is. Simply put, it's the most powerful antioxidant in our bodies. If you want to nerd out, you can read this, or you can take my word for it.

So why skip Tylenol (Also known by its drug name, acetaminophen)? Because it depletes glutathione and can actually limit your healing and detoxification processes while sick.

So what does our family do when sick?

Elderberry syrup - Elderberry is an effective anti-inflammatory and fights respiratory viruses but limit intake only to when you're sick because it has diminishing effects when taken for longer durations.

Homeopathics - We use Cold Calm, Sinus Calm, and other appropriate products from Boiron instead of traditional cold medications. We're not opposed to using NSAID anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen in cold medication, or Tylenol when absolutely necessary, but honestly in the last 7 years with kids, we've never needed it. Even when we had COVID. For fevers we use Belladonna and it works great.

Colloidal Silver - During COVID folks were touting silver as a great treatment for COVID with great effectiveness and yet it became demonized by the media and the CDC and others just like other effective treatments like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine. As we all know by now, there were a lot of questionable things going on during COVID - which we could talk about for days, but for now just know that our entire family, babies and all, have been safely using silver for years without a single adverse effect, and with great effectiveness fighting against illness. Here's some information about silver and COVID specifically if you're interested. It's also hard to argue with 3,000 - 4,000 5-star reviews and endless anecdotal evidence for immune support. That said, do your own research and decide for yourself.

Completely remove sugar intake - Sugar intake can inhibit proper immune system function and delay healing. We opt to remove carbs as much as possible from our family's diet when we're sick to allow our body to heal more quickly. The same goes for alcohol.

Ground - As I outlined a couple of weeks ago in the newsletter, grounding is very beneficial for reducing inflammation. This also supports a healthy environment in the body so healing can speed up.

There's a lot more to discuss here, but those are some basics behind our protocol when sick. If you have any questions or comments drop them below or shoot me an email.

📚 Book Recommendation:

Ever wonder why it's difficult to remember parts of your pastor's Sunday sermon? It's because the monologue sermon without interaction, discussion, or memory aids is one of the worst ways to support retention. I found this super short ebook read by Dan White Jr. a compelling and helpful picture of one of the many ways the Church can improve its approach to discipleship through the Sunday sermon.