Coronavirus: Lifestyle Tips for its Prevention
The Coronavirus Doubles in Cases Every Five Days. It is crushing tourism, the markets, trade, and the news cycle.
Right now, more than 109,000 people around the world have contracted the coronavirus, and more than 3,800 have died. But not your average five-year-old. They've got this.
There is an interesting if little-reported fact about the Coronavirus, and it is this: Children appear to be, largely immune.
They may test positive for the bug, but very few are actually getting sick from it. In fact, they may lack all symptoms, so will never know that they were infected. Scientists are puzzling through why this may be but they posit that it has something to do with how quickly the childhood immune system springs into action.
For whatever reason, kids' immune systems are more nimble and able to leap at the virus, pulverizing it before it can get strong enough to make them sick. One scientist theorised it's because kids' immune systems are used to fighting off every new or strange bug that comes along.
What is there to be learned from this? You need to eat to boost your immune system. It's the one thing that seems to kill the virus. Being strong, from the inside out.
So if you are unlucky enough to catch it, you need to be strong enough to beat it. There is one extremely strong defense against it and you control that lever. It is your immune system. It can fight back against any virus or bacteria.
I am a big fan of "Food as Medicine", the body recognises food as food and absorbs it, unlike synthetic oral supplements. Put your immune system in overdrive with these lifestyle tips.
Load Up on Fermented Foods
Kimchi, tempeh, miso, and even kombucha are killer when it comes to combating germs. Fermented foods, and the probiotics they contain, are beneficial for the gut ecosystem. The majority (about 80% ) of immune cells are housed within the gut, which reflects the importance of our diet in maintaining proper functioning.
Citrus for Your Cells and Healing
Your body does not produce vitamin C, which means you need to get it daily to have enough to create healthy collagen (the building blocks for your skin and healing). Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient found in leafy greens and citrus, especially grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, and clementines. It acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Garlic, Eaten By the Clove
Garlic isn't just a great flavour enhancer, it's essential for your health, in fact ancient humans valued garlic as an infection fighter. Use it liberally for fighting infections. Garlic has anti-microbial and anti-viral properties thought to fight off infections.
Ginger is a Power Player
Ginger is another ingredient that has super properties when it comes to fighting off illness. It has been shown to decrease inflammation, which can help if you get swollen glands or a sore throat or any inflammatory ailment. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
More Magnesium Mama
You can reap additional benefits from magnesium by absorbing it transdermally, in the form of foot soaking or bathing with dissolved magnesium chloride salt flakes.
The chloride version of magnesium is the most bio-available form of magnesium, because it’s already in the right form for cells without further digestion required: Just add water and your skin will soak it in, in the same way it soaks in electrolytes when you take a swim in the ocean.
Prepare — but don’t over-stockpile
Remember that not everyone is able to get a supply of household essentials in advance, like the elderly for example. Isolation measures will cause more people to depend on delivery. But there are only so many delivery workers and while deliveries are better than people going shopping, it’s still a risk to everyone involved.Not to mention it could make it harder for low-income people that are unable to purchase bulk volumes. They have the same ablution needs as you and me.
Stay safe and be kind.