DUHF presents Follow the Science with Zach Bush MD

When: Thursdays October 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: The Commons Theater
Cost: Free (donations for DUHF and/or The Commons are very welcome)

Zach Bush MD is a physician and scientist, trained in endocrinology and metabolism, internal medicine and hospice/palliative care. He is a clinician, researcher, educator and thought leader. Zach’s Global Health Education initiative covers many disciplines and includes topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health. After many years in the conventional medical system, Zach decided to pursue study in nutrition and agriculture in search of root causes of illness and disease. He is the founder of the nonprofit Farmers Footprint, an initiative to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. The Farmer’s Footprint grassroots movement is targeting a goal of regenerating 5 million acres of U.S. farmland by 2025. 

Driftless United for Health Freedom (DUHF) presents 3 video webinars (in 4 parts, see below) from Global Health Education dedicated to bringing forth free and accessible information about regenerative health and food systems. There will be opportunity for discussion after each webinar.

These uplifting and highly informative video webinars are just a few from the Global Health Education Initiative. Read about each webinar below.

Vaxx’d, unvaxx’d, masked, unmasked, all are welcome. For those who wish, there will be N95 masks available for purchase at cost from The Commons.
Please email duhf@protonmail.com with questions or comments and/or to find out how to view the webinars from home.

I. October 7 The Virome: A Template for Regenerative Future

“The last 30 years of microbiome research necessitates a radical shift in our model of human health. For centuries, Western medicine has waged war against microbes. Ironically, this war is not saving us. It’s killing us. Why? We are not against nature. We are the result of nature. Our very survival now requires us to embrace this reality – fast. And there is something else we need to understand. Nature is intelligent. Science has discovered that this intelligence saturates and connects all life through a natural system we have named the microbiome.”
“The microbiome expresses extraordinary capacity for genetic diversification through the mechanisms of horizontal gene transfer, exosomes, and viruses. The microbiome, and the remarkable communication pathway of the virome, must be understood as our salvation rather than our enemy. If we shift direction quickly, we can become co-creative partners with nature and prevent our own extinction. If we do this, we have the opportunity to bring forth the richest biodiversity and vitality our planet has ever seen.”

II. October 14 Immunity: The Innate Immune System

“The revolution that we are in the midst of — the massive paradigm shift that is one of the biggest scientific discoveries of human kind — is that human health does not reside within the human cell. Human health is dictated by the biodiversity that is at the center of our vitality, the biodiversity of the microbiome.”
“It’s exciting for us to expand our concept of the innate immune system beyond the word human. When we talk about innate immunity, we’re talking about a planetary event. We’re talking about an ecosystem event in which we stay in balance with ecosystems and, therefore, we have human life.”

III. & IV. What Happened Last Year: A Macro Look at the Ecological and Public Health Crisis Part 1 October 21 Part 2 October 28

“In recent months we’ve been bombarded with narrow glimpses of information around viral cases and deaths. Johns Hopkins, one of the world’s leading healthcare facilities, even has a real-time death counter. As a result of this saturation of data ‘we’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with “body counts”. To really understand what these numbers reported by the media actually mean and understand their importance and limitations, we’ll need to fill in some blanks.”
“Our average lifespans increased in the latter half of the last century, then plateaued, and now may be on the decline throughout the Western world as chronic diseases increase, accounting for over 70% of global mortality. The current pandemic has forced us to confront our mortality in real-time on a daily basis. Spending so much time thinking about death can make you feel anxious or depressed.”
“We will consider the broader picture of this pandemic in the context of public health trends of the last decades, and focus on deep lessens that must be learned quickly if we are to end this current situation, and mitigate the future events that have much greater potential to harm than anything we have seen in recent memory.”
“This pandemic and its surrounding events can give us the perspective to be grateful because the things which really matter to us have become apparent— family, friendship, nature, beauty,and laughter being high among these. To find happiness in difficult times is not an easy thing, but it’s the reward for being honest and vulnerable. Adversity provides opportunity, and now we have an opportunity unlike any we’ve had before in the existence of our species. We have an opportunity to reconnect with nature and with ourselves. We have the opportunity to recognize we are all part of nature and how we live often determines how we die.”