Over the past year, I have been called irresponsible and dangerous for my articles and posts relating to the pandemic.
I agree with Shelby that we must (and will) get through this pandemic.
Taking “a v*accine and following mask and social distancing protocols” is the way Shelby believes will get her through these challenging times, but it is not the only way.
And, it is certainly not my way.
Especially, as it relates to reclaiming our overall health, vitality, and happiness.
Some folks have said that my opinion as an influencer can kill people:
I am NOT anti-science (check the scientific footnotes on all of my articles), nor am I fear-mongering, and I’m not a conspiracy theorist.
I do not believe the many conspiracies floating around out there on the web. There certainly are a lot of them, but that’s not what I believe in.
I do, on the other hand, believe in promoting good health practices that support our existence and ability to thrive while we are living in a human body on planet earth.
I also believe that what is being promoted by many influencers in the world today is the exact opposite of that, and we need to question why.
It has been scientifically proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that people with co-morbidity factors like hypertension, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, run a higher risk of death by C*ovid due to poor health.
Everyone knows that, right?
I think everyone on every side, everywhere in the world, understands the scientifically researched medical data on reducing co-morbidities to prevent death by c*oronavirus.
And yet, what is being promoted in the media and advertised by the biggest influencers, directly contributes to those same underlying health conditions.
Here are a couple of examples:
According to an article in NBC news, you can get a free glazed Krispy Kreme donut, not just for one day, but the rest of the year, if you show your v*accine papers.
“Krispy Kreme is offering customers an extra incentive to get vaccinated — a free Original Glazed doughnut to those who present their vaccine card at any Krispy Kreme store in the U.S. And it isn’t just a one-time offer — those with vaccine cards can return every single day for free donuts through the end of 2021.”
That’s a LOT of donuts.
My spidey-sense says this is not going to reduce those lethal co-morbidity factors.
Not only news sources (who are the biggest influencers in the world), but our elected officials are also promoting poor choices.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio let the people of his city know they can get free fries from Shake Shack by showing their vaccine card. “Want some fries with that vax?”
I’m not against donuts and fries, but c’mon!!
Is this real life?
What is being promoted by the BIGGEST influencers in the world directly contributes to those same deathly co-morbidity factors.
Why on earth are they promoting these poor health choices while trying to convince you to get this injection?
This simply doesn’t make sense. At least, not if they actually gave a crap about your health and well-being.
I encourage you and your loved ones to question what is being sold to you and why.
Ask yourself… “Is this influencer’s message going to support my vitality, immunity, or protect my health in any way? Should I buy into what they are selling/telling me?”
Here’s one final note from a former follower.
“I’ve been following you for years, ever since I started my schooling at IIN. You are funny, kind, and passionate about health. But your views on COVID and masks are just dangerous. They’re certainly your beliefs/opinions, but that doesn’t make them facts. As an influencer, I hope you’ll consider that people listen to you and believe what you say. I thought I would say my peace before I unsubscribe from your newsletter and Instagram feed.” Cate
As an influencer, I do consider that people listen to me and believe what I say.
I am passionate about promoting good health, and that is exactly why I say it.
I also understand that what I am saying may rub some folks the wrong way, but I’m going to say it anyway because it needs to be said.
And, I’m not being paid by any industry to say it.
If that makes me irresponsible, then so be it.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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