Health Matters

Spike Proteins, Mental Fog, and Depression

By Andy Valencia

This article is a early “heads up” on some very interesting research coming out of Germany. Dr. Michael Nehls is a physician, as well as a molecular geneticist, and has been chasing population-level brain health issues for many years. He is a published author with works in the area of Alzheimer’s disease, for instance.

Most recently, he has been studying the brain health impacts of the spike protein. One of the important differences between SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 is that the protein has changed in a way that greatly increases its ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier. He noted a correlation between exposure to the new Cov-2 spike protein and subsequent indications of depression, mental fog, and other aspects of reduced cognitive performance.

This led him to study brain mechanisms, ultimately identifying significantly impaired hippocampus function. A cytokine storm is an unhealthy immune response; in the lungs, it results in a dangerous reduction of respiration efficiency. What Dr. Nehls found was a cytokine storm in the hippocampus, greatly impacting its function.

One key function of the hippocampus is to refresh the neurons of the brain. Unlike many organs, this function is provided without attenuation, regardless of age. In an affected hippocampus, this production is virtually stopped. The result is indeed the depression, mental fog, and reduced cognitive performance Dr. Nehls had been studying.

The good news is that this condition is likely treatable. Robust vitamin D levels – healthful on so many other fronts – help here as well. Lithium in large doses is well-known as a treatment for bipolar disorders. Interestingly, minute doses of lithium might be quite effective in inhibiting the cytokine cycle caused by the spike protein. There is cautious optimism that these will be among the therapies that can help to restore hippocampal health.

One final “treatment” for your brain health is already well-known: Reduce negative thoughts and emotions. Anger, hate, and other dark emotions reduce your quality of life, but they have an actual physical impact on your brain’s health functions. If you’re consuming media that makes you angry, afraid, or anxious – cut back on it, or avoid it entirely. It’s a great way to optimize for health and happiness.

It’s early days for these findings, but we thought they were interesting enough to be worth mentioning to our readers. The web version of this article has pointers to some related resources.

Our own coverage of vitamin D

Overview of foundational research on lithium and inflammation:

Background on emotional impacts on brain chemistry:

Neuro inflammation and Alzheimers:

The furin cleavage site "innovation" in Cov-2:

How Cov-2 can affect the brain:

Dr. Nehls home page (in German, use auto-translate in your browser):

An interview with Tucker Carlson (focuses as much on theories of why as on his medical research, but includes a pretty good overview of the medicine).
April 8, 2024

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vandys Andy Valencia is a 20+ year islander, tech guy, father, writer