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Ways to protect yourself from viruses.

A clever person solves the problem. A wise person avoids it. ~ Albert Einstein

There are already over 2000 identified viruses out there and about 10% of them infect us, humans. This statistic will eventually grow if we soon don't make some changes in our lives and environment. Virus mutation process sarts when 2 different viruses (bird virus and human virus for example) invade the same cell, their DNA can potentially form a new virus. The same is true if two animal viruses combine and transfer species to humans. The CDC has estimated that three out of every four new or emerging diseases in people come from animals and yet we haven’t taken the elementary step of eliminating our animal exploitation practices.

The reason why many of those viruses start in China is the dense population of humans and animals. But also countries less populated like Australia have developed their own highly deadly viruses like Hendra. So, blaming the Chinese for eating bat soup is not going to solve the problem, it can only make it worse. The racial memes targeting Chinese eating habits, especially under the Trump administrations can only add more fuel to the political situation. As the virus keeps invading our cities, the Chinese are likely to be blamed for its incubation and spread. In countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, where there are already clashes around ethnic Chinese, those sentiments could cause irreversible conflict. Do we really need a war on top of all this shit we are going through right now?

It is true that Chinese culture likes to experiment in dishes that we find it pretty weird in the western world, but criticizing dishes made out of dogs while we happily dig into dishes that contain pretty intelligent and highly emotional animals like a pig doesn’t justify anything and doesn't make us any better. On the contrary - it's pretty shady and hypocritical. The Chinese for instant find us eating lamb pretty disgusting as well. The primary cause of zoonotic diseases like coronavirus is not the consumption of wildlife—it’s the consumption of animals, period.

The study claims, that pigs exhibit complex emotions and can outperform 4-year-old human children on cognition tests and are smarter than any domestic animal. Animal experts consider them more trainable than cats or dogs. Pigs can feel optimistic and pessimistic according to how they are being treated. We do already have the idea that our energy and emotional health are a part of our wellbeing, and if we are emotionally hindered, depressed or stressed then our immune system weakens and it is easier for us to get sick. Now imagine that pork chop sitting on your plate. If the study of emotions in animals is right, then that pig has spent its whole life being depressed and crying. How is this meat supposed to be healthy for us? That animal could have not been healthy. When we're stressed, the immune system's ability to fight off antigens is seriously reduced. That is why we are more susceptible to infections and viruses. And animals are not miraculously protected from this process.

The mortality rate of COVID-19 is highest among adults who have underlying risk factors such as diabetes and heart disease. Diabetes and heart disease can be mitigated and even reversed if we stopped eating animals and adopted a whole food plant-based vegan diet. For the sake of the animals, the environment, and your own health, going vegan is your safest bet. If you don't know how to start, here is a link to a site where you can order a free vegan starter kit. I will also be available to you during the transformation that can be difficult or seem impossible for some.

I do not want you to panic. Like I have mentioned earlier, most viruses do not infect us but you need to know the basics that can protect you from them or at least make you stronger and be able to fight off the disease. It is important to know, that our immune system depends mostly on our gut health. The healthy digestive system has an abundance of beneficial bacteria and sick one has an abundance of fungi and other pathogens. A lot of people start taking antibiotics soon after they get sick without realizing that antibiotics don’t fight the virus at all. Antibiotics kill bacteria, and not only the bad one but also the one that is essential for our gut health. Antibiotics can cause candida overgrowth, giving the immune system an additional system-wide infection to deal with when it needs all of its resources to fight a viral infection. Probiotics are always helpful in maintaining gut health, especially when the body is under a viral attack that involves the digestive system.

If you become ill, you need to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. Make sure to eliminate sugary drinks like sodas and high in sugar juices. Viruses and candida feed of sugar. Colds and flu often start in the throat or the nasal cavities, flash those with apple cider vinegar and gargle. Gargling lowers the viral load, leaving your body with fewer invaders to replicate. To give yourself an immune boost, take vitamins A, D, E and C. Garlic is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial. You can take garlic in a tonic or if you can handle it, chew raw garlic. It not only will help fight the virus, but it will also help kill any secondary infections trying to take root. If you’re prone to viral infections or are dealing with a chronic infection like HIV, as mentioned above, the first step is to get your gut in shape. This is absolutely imperative. Everyone who is chronically ill has an abundance of Candida.

Although supplements may offer benefits for our immune health, they should not be used as a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, engaging in regular physical activity, and not smoking are some of the most important ways to help keep your immune system healthy and reduce your chances of infection and disease. Remember about your emotional health as well. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for a lot of people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Not being able to cope with the disease can make you particularly vulnerable. Feel free to contact me for tools and strategies on how to help yourself and your loved ones to overcome these uncertain times with as little damage to your physical and emotional health as possible.

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