I have been following the Corona Virus or Covid-19 since the start of January when just a few reports started to come out of China. For the last two months, I have watched it escape the Chinese control grid to the point where it has now caused more reported cases outside of China than in.
Here at Bar9 we normally focus on how to protect your savings by using allocated gold bullion sitting in top-tier Swiss vaulting facilities outside of the flimsy global banking system, but we realise that money is nothing unless you have your health. For that reason I thought I would gather my thoughts around Wim Hof and if it would be useful if I caught the coronavirus that’s currently sweeping the world.
We have been seeing a huge spike of startups saying that they almost have a Vaccine but a real vaccine will take months if not years to test and produce in mass. There are also reports that some antivirals have helped that was developed for the SARS outbreak a few years back.
But there was another phenomenon that struck me the other day. Wim Hof! I have personally been following and using Wim Hof’s cold exposure and sometimes his breathing techniques for about 3 years now and since doing so my immune system has been much much stronger. I have only gotten a few colds but haven’t had a flue in those three years when I used to get one each year! I do not skip a shower without turning it onto cold at the end, bringing it up to my right leg, down the left, up to the chest then over my head. I then breathe and relax while in a type of meditative state. I turn the fear of cold into a love of it. It’s a must-do ritual for me every morning.
But let’s get back to Wim Hof and why his techniques are interesting for the COVID-19 virus. In 2011 Wim thought that his method was so good at boosting the immune system that he decided under scientific scrutiny to get himself infected with an endotoxin that would normally cause a high fever, headaches and vomiting. Wim managed to pass the disease with the use of hyperventilating, meditation and cold exposure. The study was published and many were gobsmacked. Can a person really influence their own autoimmune system?
Many hypothesised that this was because Wim was genetically special and because of this it’s not that interesting. So in 2015, Wim went back and received randomly selected 2 control groups. A group of people would be trained by Wim Hof in his breathing techniques and the other would not. Both groups were injected with the endotoxin that would cause nausea, headaches, inflammation and even throwing up. Every single person in the control group that did not perform the Wim Hof method got sick and every single person in the control group that did the Wim Hof Method passed the Nero toxin through their body without the typical bad symptoms.
These along with many other amazing Guinness book records has earned Wim Hof the name the Iceman. So can the Wim Hof Method protect you from Covid 19? I’m not sure but it’s free to do and has helped millions of people around the world defeat countless inflictions and diseases.
Why I think it could be interesting is that during the deep breathing and hyperventilation the blood and circulatory system apparently becomes a little alkaline for a little bit. This might not be the best place for the SARS-COV-2 the virus that causes COVID19 (novel coronavirus) to survive. The other thing that happens is that the heightened oxygen levels gives the body more energy, reduced stress levels, and an augmented immune response that can quickly deal with pathogens.
There is also a large reduction in inflammation which as far as I’m aware of is one of the main effects of Corona virus, is inflammation in the lungs. So maybe the rush of oxygen and adrenalin can help fight the Virus.
This is by no way medical advice and I am no Dr but the Wim Hof method is free to learn, free to do and I will definitely be using it if I’m unlucky enough to be struck down during this pandemic.
What do you think? leave a comment bellow;. If you have a correction for me please let me know.
To all Bar9 customers, I’m proud to announce the rebranding of Bar nine and a whole new informative front end.
As we move into 2020 Bar9’s mission is to make it easier for anyone to move in and out of physical hard assets and become a little more bank independent.
The Bar9 brand represents Protection, Strength, Pride and Independence. This is represented by the Lion that stands for proud and is extremely protective of its family and food.
We at Bar9 and Vaultoro Group believe is self sovereignty for our clients. We want to enable our clients to stand proud, to say I have my finances secured, not by banks that gamble unscrupulously with my deposits, but by Physical allocated gold bullion that simply sits in a vault in my name as my legal property.
This is security, this is peace of mind and this is Bar9
Welcome to the future of wealth preservation and saving.
We will now work on getting Silver Platinum and Palladium for purchase and also open up to other countries.
Gold as jewellery is not only stunning but additionally works as a way of linking financial emergencies. This has actually been away for family members around the globe to have a bank independent savings account. As we understand jewellery is not pure gold and has a substantial spread in the buy to offer price.
There are different methods to invest in precious metals like gold and silver. In this article, we will cover the cons and pros of a few of the most popular.
PHYSICAL GOLD Jewellery has been a way of people to save bank and state independently for thousands of years. It’s a way for people to literally wear their wealth and then if a financial emergency was to happen they could sell the jewellery back for cash very quickly.
Different designs go in and out of style changing price
Gold purity is harder to check
Massive spreads! The sell price is usually a lot less than the buy price due to superstition on rings as well as scratches and marks.
Theft is very common
Opens you up to a lot of personal danger as people know what you have.
Can sometimes pick up a good deal
Gold and Silver Coins (Numismatic) Gold and silver coins can be bought at gold merchants, mints, non-bank collectable money shops and websites. If you decide to invest in gold and silver like this then you have a steep learning curve ahead and should know what you are doing. There are a lot of scammers in the Numismatic collectable coin space so be careful and learn first what to look out for.
Easily buy overpriced junk
Steep learning curve
Opens you up to theft
Hard if not impossible to insure
You could find good deals if you know more than the seller
some coins go up in value more than the metal value
It’s your passion and you love the history
Gold Savings Program Gold savings programs are a great way to save bank independently but you should choose a savings plan that deals in allocated and insured gold and silver bullion. A savings plan normally is set up by enabling a company like Bar9 to automatically debit your bank account every month and buy Precious metals like gold and silver with that money. Bar9 will be offering this in the next few months using a credit card, PayPal and bank account.
Easily cost average invest
Fully insured and audited when you use Bar9
no need to think about it “set and forget”
Bank independent savings solution
A private way to protect wealth from others
If using Bar9 it’s easy to trade back to fiat
PAPER GOLD Exchange-traded gold funds (ETF). An alternate means to own gold is to buy “paper gold” This just buying a contract on the price of gold. ETF’s say that you can request physical delivery but they have been known to refuse because the gold is not owned by you but the ETF. There is a famous case from a few 2016 where Deutsche bank was unable to deliver on a clients request for physical delivery of their gold Etf position. This caused shockwaves through the ETF investment circles as gold bugs worldwide screamed: “we told you so”. What they meant was that gold bugs have forever been saying DO NOT trust gold ETF if you are buying gold for its bank independent security because you are not buying real gold but paper.
You are not buying gold that you own but is owned by a bank
You are not bank independent
No transparency, most likely in fractional reserve
Physical delivery is unlikely
Trackable and confiscatable
Easy to trade
Full allocated investment-grade bullion This is what we at Bar9 specialise in and we feel is the best option for most people. Allocated gold means that you buy a bar of gold that is allocated in your name as your legal property. This is off the company books and means that if anything was to happen to Bar9 as a company, liquidators could not touch your gold as it is nothing to do with the company. It will continue to sit in the Top-tier vaulting facility waiting for you to sell it.
Fully insured and audited so you know your gold is safe
Your private property
On bar9 your gold is Secured in a tax-free zone in Switzerland
Very liquid so if you need cash you can sell it in seconds and have cashback in your bank account within 24 hours or less
Protection against inflation, bank collapses and global financial crises.
Easy to take physical delivery if you wish to hold it at home
In conclusion, the easiest and fasted way for anyone to buy gold is to buy allocated gold that is secured and insured for you in a top tier vaulting facility. Many people say that they only like to have gold stored at home but this has a very high chance of being stolen and it can put your family at risk. In fact, the chances of theft when securing gold at home is so high that most insurance companies will simply not insure it or will charge you so much money to do so that most people don’t insure. Gold secured by Bar9 is so cheap to insure because we use the best top-tier vaulting facilities in the world, located in Switzerland a country that has protected private property laws even through two world wars.