Viruses — What You Need to Know

Posted on Feb 1, 2015 in Ailments/Diseases, Exercise & Fitness, Health and Wellness, Newsletters, Supplements | 0 comments

Happy Fall! There is a lot of scare in the public right now as the Ebola virus is spreading. As we know through history viruses can have a grave impact on the population as seen with influenza and HIV.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

The most effective tool in combating a virus is to use the body itself by strengthening the immune system. The key is to strengthen and nourish the body with good nutrition so it can address the virus itself. Obviously once a serious virus has taken hold emergency medical means are necessary that would include IV fluids and possibly antibiotics as secondary infections can arise. I would also suggest IV Vitamin C.

Ways to Boost Immunity and Tackle a Virus

  • Healthy Diet – make sure your daily diet is filled with organic heavy dark green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, chard, broccoli, arugula, and watercress. Fruits such as papaya, mango, banana, and large goose berries are beneficial. Limit fruit to one piece a day to avoid excess sugar intake. Integrate culinary herbs, such as basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, and thyme. Use and cook with ginger, turmeric, onions, and garlic. Organic sprouts such as sunflower, radish, and onion are very beneficial. Stay away from alfalfa sprouts as they are more prone to bacterial problems. Avoid or eat very little red meat, alcohol, sugars, and dairy. Try to avoid tubers/root vegetables and peas because of higher carbohydrate content.
  • Keep Candida (Yeast/Fungus) Levels in Balance – yeast and fungus are a banquet for viruses. Candida overgrowth and its toxins weaken an immune system allowing viruses to take over. Implement antifungals and probiotics as ways to keep the gastrointestinal tract and body in balance.
  • Use Hand Sanitizers After Touching Plastic – plastic is a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, not ones with triclosan after pumping fuel at a gas station, pushing a shopping cart, going to the ATM, etc.
  • Exercise – exercising on a regular basis keeps the blood and lymphatic system working optimally to move out toxins and inflammation. Fast walking, yoga, swimming, or even marching in place watching your favorite tv show for 15 minutes is sufficient.
  • Breathing – take at least 10 deep breaths each hour to maintain a healthy immune system. Do not sit longer than one hour without one minute of pacing and breathing.
  • Hydration –  drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of purified water each day. A bad habit that people do because of heavy workloads is wait too long to void the bladder. This only helps poison the body. Give yourself permission to go to the bathroom, and always be sure that you are completely finished. Don’t get in a hurry and shut the valve off too soon.
  • Meditation – stilling the “monkey mind” as I call it helps strengthen immunity. Quieting the mind greatly reduces stress and offsets imbalances with the endocrine system. The more the adrenal glands are taxed, the more cortisol is released into the body. Chronic cortisol levels weaken the immune system. Mediation can be accomplished in a few ways; sitting for 10-20 minutes when arising; taking a walk and focusing on a silent mantra; chanting; or putting your mental focus into a hobby that you love.
  • Supplementation & Teas – take in higher amounts of Vitamin C, lysine, zinc, and Vitamin D3 to enhance immunity and tackle viruses. Drink therapeutic teas such as pau d’arco, red clover, chamomile, and Essiac. Have a bottle of colloidal silver around and use it prophylatically or when a virus has taken hold. It has effective antimicrobial properties along with herbs such as olive leaf, astragalus, echinacea, and goldenseal.
  • Earthing or Grounding – An excellent way to reduce stress, which strengthens your immune system is to connect with the Earth’s natural surface. Make it a habit to walk barefoot on the grass for one minute; lay on a blanket in your backyard lawn or park; or put your ventral surface of the body against a tree and hug it for one minute. These simple exercises sound silly, but feel your stress and tension melt away.
  • Positive Thinking – there is no denial that viruses, bacteria, fungus and parasites can do harm. The main thing is to take care of your body by nourishing it with healthy foods and positive thoughts. Do not saturate yourself with all the media hype that has made a “Fad of Fear,” in the United States. Consistent fearful thoughts weakens your immune system.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I’m excited to announce the premiere of the documentary I am featured in called The Business of Disease. There will be a free screening on Saturday, November 15th at 10:30 a.m., at the Laemmle theaters in North Hollywood, California. Q & A and book signings will follow after the film. Please reserve a seat by emailing the producer, Sonia Barrett at: info@thebusinessofdisease.com

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