Dija Know… Joe’s Restaurant Newsletter -155 Summer 2020

“Dija Know…”
Joe’s Newsletter #155 SUMMER 2020
Sheila   (archives available at JoesDining.com)


Yes, Joe’s is open – both Patio & curbside !!!

and sometimes inside,  check with the Governor


It’s summer!  And Joe’s is open both inside and out.  Yes, we are observing common sense procedures.  And you can bet that behind the masks are smiles.

It’s been a heck of a Spring.  We’ve been rocked personally, nationally and globally like never before.  We’ve got Easters and Mothers Days and birthdays and weddings and anniversaries and graduations to catch up on.  At Joe’s we missed Burger Week, St. Paddy’s, Memorial Day.  And Santa Fe lost all of its defining events. ( Here are a just a few, please check for updates: Rodeo de Santa Fe, Opera de Santa Fe, Pancakes at the PlazaPerformances at the Lensic, Las Golondrinas, International Folk Art Market, Spanish Market, Indian Market, Fiesta de Santa Fe, Zozobra, Wine and Chile…)  And we will never get them back.  They are marked in memory as Corona year events.  Just as babies born in 2020 will be Corona babies.

But . . . the skies are bluer.  The air is cleaner.  People are kinder.  Neighbors more friendly.  Our pets have kept us grounded.  And more than ever, people are gardening.


 Speaking of gardening, Dave Fresquez (Monte Vista Organics) gave us our annual tomato seedlings to grow at Joe’s.  They are doing just fine.  Nature continues her rhythms and we can watch the tomatoes growing on the patio.

 Richard Eeds normally broadcasts the Richard Eeds Show live from Joe’s each 1st Friday of the month from 1- 4 pm on Hutton 1260 AM KTRC.  We’ve missed Richard during lock-down and hope to see him in July.


  Wow – in just the ten decades the human race has been exposed to escalating crises, one after another – hurricanes, tsunamis, social unrest, drug wars, World Wars, looting, police brutality, etc. And now this multi-layered crisis, this current strain of Corona virus.


In a recent spontaneous and serendipitous meeting with two local doctors,  the three of us were of course consumed with this health crisis – its causes, its symptoms but most of all, its treatment and its cure.  More on that very hopeful meeting later.


This particular strain of Corona virus has been so relentlessly spotlighted by the media and the internet that it has influenced every layer, every aspect of life on a scale that dwarfs any pandemic or battle or war or catastrophe in our past.  Our social fabric is being re-woven at warp speed.


When viewed dispassionately, this virus is the biggest fear-fed, media-supported, panic-inducing, freedom-reducing, corporate and pharmaceutically-profitable event  in recorded history.

The Corona virus is real (as all the previous Coronas have been).  No one wants to get it.  Even a single death is a tragedy.  But is this flu measurably different from others?  We may never know the answer to that because, so far at least, the statistics from the CDC and the WHO have been contradictory and their guidance changeable and unreliable.


Beyond a doubt, the most contagious virus is fear.  And when it escalates into panic – well, have you ever seen a spooked horse run right through a barbed wire fence?  Out of control and often seriously injuring himself.


I’m no expert on historical crises.  But decades of observing events and human behavior (the advantage of age!! – ha ha you millennials) affords me a certain perspective.  And I have learned that if you can get past the fear and drill down to seminal factors, one inevitably is  –  who or what entities are perfectly positioned to profit from the current disaster?  Wasn’t it former Whitehouse chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said, “never let a crisis go to waste”?


One consequence of the virus that we are embracing, (prematurely IMO) is the creation of a vaccine. They are calling it Operation Warp Speed.  Hmmm… Wisdom dictates careful measured progress here.  Too much is at stake to rush this.  Fast-Tracked COVID-19 Vaccine — What Could Go Wrong?

Urgency to “eradicate a virus” with a vaccine has led to ancillary programs like tracing, tracking, enforced quarantine and forced vaccination.


But what if there is another answer?  One that is simple, cheap and effective?  One that does not require draconian measures, vast expenditures and rushing into under-tested drugs?


I’m glad you asked!  So, back to my meeting with
Dr. Dan CobbDr. Dan Cobb and Dr. Robert Campbell, two local DOM’s whom many of you know.  They have produced a protocol that I will present here.  It is CHEAP, ANYONE can do it and IT WORKS.


They gift it to you.  No profit motive.  Just driven by the need to heal humanity, to offer their decades of experience and success in preventing and reversing disease, to very simply guide us back to common sense healthcare.


The premise of their protocol is that true immunity is our own healthy immune system.  These are very simple actions and when adhered to, can be very effective.


As well, this program could/should be presented to the NM Dept of Public Health and further activated in our most vulnerable populations – first Nations and nursing homes.


Here is the Cobb-Campbell Protocol:


Optimizing Your Immune System

The following nutritional factors for optimizing the immune system are listed in order of importance.  Daily adult doses are listed.  Doses for children should be reduced according to body weight.


Vitamin D – This needs to be vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).  Typically take more vitamin D3 in the winter months than the summer because summer sun naturally produces Vitamin D in exposed skin.  Vitamin D can produce overdose symptoms.  Keeping a preventive dose at 500 iu per day in the summer and 1000 iu per day in the winter months should keep one in safe parameters.  Take with a meal that contains fat.
(Sheila respectfully disagrees with the doctors on Vit D oral dosing.  Her research suggests that to sustain a Vit D blood level sufficient for immunity, 45 – 65 ng/ml range, requires considerably more than 1000 iu per day.  It is important that you KNOW your D levels. There are self-tests or ask your doctor.  Sun is the superior source of D.)


Selenium – Selenium is highly effective in viral infections.   If you frequently eat Brazil nuts, you are already getting enough selenium, and you should not supplement because selenium can generate overdose symptoms.  A conservative preventative dose is 100 mcg per day.  Take with a meal that contains fat..


Iodine – Iodine is important for thyroid health, and also used by every cell in the body.  It is a universal antiseptic both internally and externally, necessary for proper insulin function, thins mucus, and play a major part in the health of skin and all reproductive organs.   I recommend  “Lugol’s Solution”.  This is superior to most common iodine supplements because  it contains both  elemental iodine and potassium iodide.  I recommend 2 drops of Lugol’s solution per day.  It is almost impossible to overdose on the iodine in Lugol’s solution.


Vitamin C  performs a lot of extremely valuable functions. It is a primary antioxidant, is required for the repair of connective tissue (collagen fibers), chelates out heavy metals, is required for stress response, and is a major contributor to the proper functioning of the immune system.

Take one gram (1000 mg) 3 or 4 times per day from supplements.  Best taken on an empty stomach.


Zinc/Copper – Zinc and copper need to be kept in balance, and therefore should be taken together.  Zinc is known to suppress viral replication inside cells.  Both zinc and copper play important parts in immune function.  A “generic” dose would be 30 mg zinc with 2 mg copper.  Take with a meal that contains fat.  Do not take zinc on an empty stomach.

Vegetarians who do not eat fish or eggs tend to be deficient in zinc and high in copper.  Therefore they should consider taking the 30 mg zinc but skipping the copper.  Heavy meat-eaters tend to high in zinc and low in copper,  therefore they should take a reduced zinc dose (20 mg) along with the 2 mg copper per day.


Vitamin A – Many people get enough from their food, but conservative supplemental doses can be valuable.  In this case take the retinol (fat-soluble from animal sources).  The carotenes from vegetable sources need to be converted in

carotenes from vegetable sources need to be converted in the kidneys and liver.  Vegans, be aware this conversion process is inefficient and is often unreliable in the case of illness.  Preventative dose – 5000 iu per day.  Take with a meal that contains fat.


Daniel Cobb, DOM    Website: dancobbdom.com

Robert Campbell, DOM Website:  plantherbaltreasures.com


◆  “For a Good Time Call Joe” and “Nobody Does It Like Joe” tee shirts are available for sale.  They are made in the USA of 100% organic cotton. $24.  A tongue in cheek Joe’s tee is a great gift for the right person.


   A sweet treat or impromptu gift for your dear ones?  Joe’s melt-in-your-mouth French chocolate truffles. 


  Joe’s will give you $10.  What’s the catch?  Well the way we figure it, if you cut out the middleman by NOT using a credit card, we can give that back to you and then some.  Credit cards cost the retail merchant about 3-5% and extra time & paperwork.  Now let’s be real – in today’s world one cannot function without one.  But there are a few (legal) alternatives that reduce our dependency on the Big Banks and actually save us all money.  We have a couple of suggestions: (1.) Joe’s Check List – If you are a “regular” and wish to pay by check, please ask your waiter to get you on the list.  (2.) Joe’s gift card – purchase  $100 gift card with cash or check or silver or gold coin, get a $10 free bonus! Your $100 gift card will actually buy you $110 worth of meals at Joe’s.


  Some of the farmers & ranchers who supply Joe’s: They get their seeds from heirloom seed banks, family and friends, their fertilizer from animals and compost and their agronomic advice from tradition:  Monte Vista Organics, Berry Beef Ranch, Mr.G, Jacona Farms, Green Tractor, Camino de Paz, Synergia Ranch, Romero Farms, Shepherd’s Lamb, Sweetgrass Co-op,  Susan’s Sprouts and others.

Giggles: Bumper Stickers

  • You’ve got no reason to tailgate me when I’m doing 50 in a 35 zone. Besides, those flashing lights on the top of your car really look silly.
  • Buckle up. It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you up out of your car. (Seen in Roswell)
  • I believe in a better world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned every time.
  • To fight the Corona virus, chew at least 3 garlic cloves a day. It won’t prevent you from getting sick, but it will keep everyone 6 feet away.


Joe’s Dining
2801 Rodeo Rd (at Zia Rd) Santa Fe, NM   87507  505-471-3800       www.JoesDining.com
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