First and foremost, let me put it out there… I am not a doctor. But if I was, you may not want to take my advice. Doctors don’t study virology. They study medicine. They write prescriptions for medicine. Sometimes, medicine can harm you. So, it may be a good thing that I’m not a doctor. I don’t have a bias towards harmful drugs which provide temporary relief.
This is going to be advice on simply staying healthy and avoiding getting sick. I don’t think there is any possible way to avoid exposure to the virus at this point. But I do believe that you can avoid the awful symptoms if you are exposed to it.
Let me explain.
Boost Your Immune System
From my limited knowledge of the immune system, if it is healthy, you will fight off viruses and bacterial infections like a pro. If your immune system is compromised, you will come down with every flu and cough that is going around.
Boosting the immune system’s health will help you to avoid getting the covid-19 virus symptoms. It may also decrease the intensity of any symptoms that you feel.
It is unlikely that you’ll be able to avoid the virus altogether. But consider who is telling you to avoid the virus. Politicians. And do you really trust them? Yes, they have their advisers who are well-paid by the pharmaceutical companies who create the vaccines.
If your immune system doesn’t work, it won’t matter how great the vaccine they create is going to be. Your immune system needs to be functioning properly to create antibodies. Otherwise, the vaccine is going to cause more harm than good.
So, we should all be ensuring that our immune system functions. To do that, eliminate the processed foods in your diet. Forget about eating any sugar. That depletes your immune response by 50%.
One of the things that stresses out the immune system’s response is an overload of toxins. This can be anything from the chemicals in your cleaning products to the pesticides on your foods.
Throw out cleaning products that are not organic. Buy a spray bottle and fill it with a solution of apple cider vinegar and water to clean windows. Dilute some bleach and use it to sanitize surfaces in the bathroom. Look for products that are organic and only have a few ingredients to clean your home.
Stop using non-stick cookware. The chemicals that make it non-stick often start to come off within a few months of use. The ‘poly- and perfluoroalkyl’ substances used in cookware are linked to thyroid disease, infertility and organ damage. Instead, opt for cooking with a cast-iron skillet.
I’m sure you’ve heard this advice before. Eat clean. But what does that even mean? Many people go vegan. There are hundreds of diets out there promoting good health.
I will tell you what it means to me. It means eating foods that are unprocessed and unpackaged. I focus on buying pasture raised beef and eggs when I have the money. During the summer months, I grow a garden and will eat some of the vegetables out of there.
Avoid packaged and processed foods. Cereals, breads, and pastas. Packaged foods tend to have preservatives in them. Do you really want your organs preserved or well-functioning?
I learned the Buteyko Breathing technique years ago. It is a method of correct, diaphragmatic breathing through your nose. Apparently when you breathe through your mouth, you don’t tend to get enough oxygen for your body to function properly.
Buteyko noticed a correlation between disease and the rate of breaths per minute. As people became sicker, they often increase the number of breaths they took per minute. He taught people to slow down their breathing and breathe through their nose. Patients started to eliminate their health conditions as they did this.
As a substitute teacher, I was able to observe many students in a variety of classes. I noticed that the students in honors classes often breathed through their nose with their diaphragm. In non-verbal autism classrooms, the students were often mouth breathers who rarely relied on nasal breathing.
Get Fresh Air
We are being told to stay indoors, but the indoors has many environmental toxins. There is off-gassing from carpets, chemicals that we use to clean, and some places even have mold. The more you connect with nature, the better you will feel.
Sunshine provides you with vitamin D, which is an essential hormone for many bodily functions. Vitamin D has been shown to fight off respiratory infections that are similar to the Coronavirus. While sunshine is the best way to get your vitamin D, you can also supplement with it.
Scientists also believe that breathing in the airborne chemicals produced by plants known as phytoncides increases our levels of white blood cells. This in turn helps us to fight off diseases and infections.
While none of these recommendations will help you completely avoid covid-19, each of them may better equip you to handle the virus when you do come in contact with it. As you incorporate these into your life, you may discover that your health and overall happiness improves!