One of the latest topics – Coronavirus- In this article I will introduce you to what the coronavirus is, what are symptoms and how to protect yourself.
The first reports outlining initial corona virus cases started in 2019 in China. Accordingly, to The Lancet this virus can spread very quickly between people and animals and from city to city. The symptoms are similar to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) initially flulike so this will include headache, fever, cough, muscle pain and fatigue.
Corona virus is a group of viruses attacking and causing respiratory infection. It’s a viral infection. Most viral infections are mild but, in this instance, there have been 41 reported cases which that were hospitalised and developed pneumonia to date. We don’t know how many people have had this virus but recovered without any problems or seeking medical help.
So what to do to protect yourself and your family from this or any other viral infection? So far there is no vaccination or antiviral medication being prescribed for this virus. If you would like to prevent infection you need to do simply adhere general rules in the same way you would try to avoid a common cold.
The most important is keeping your nutrients at the right level. I would recommend focusing on vitamin A, C and D, iodine and zinc. The right level of these nutrients will support your immune system and help your body to fight any viral strains.
Vit C. I believe that the best absorption can be achieved by using Liposomal forms. For a healthy adult person, I suggest taking one teaspoon a day. In cases of illness 2 teaspoons a day.
If you would prefer using Vit C in form of ascorbic acid, you may want to consume 1000mg every hour until diarrhea develops then give it break for the rest of the day and repeat from the next day early morning.
Natural sources are the most accessible to our bodies so you will most likely benefit out of them comparing to artificial supplements. Try camu camu or rose hip powders.
Vitamin A and D. Both vitamins are fat soluble. Many sources suggest that both will support the immune system only if they are taken together. My favourite source of both vitamins is fermented cod liver oil. In addition to cod liver oil tablets absorbing levels of vitamin A and D quickly, the they also contain Omega 3 which is crucial for our body.
Iodine. It’s crucial to the immune system as there is no virus, bacteria, parasite or fungus that can stay resistant to iodine currently to our knowledge. Unfortunately, most of us are deficient in iodine.
Iodine best absorbs through the skin so the best source is iodine painted patches, alternatively, you can also consider seaweed (for example kelp supplement). You can buy them in tablet or powder form.
The best way to check if your body needs iodine is to paint a patch on the skin, the size of your hand. Your body will absorb iodine from the stain which will leave a brown colour. If the colour has gone after 24hours it will means that you need more iodine in your body as it has absorbed it. In this instance the following day before bedtime, paint another patch on a different part of the body and check it again after 24 hours. If the brown colour is still there, skip the painting and check on it is following day, if the tincture has disappeared paint another patch in a different part of the body and come back to the process after 24 hours.
Another nutrient that we often lack is zinc. Once you feel under the weather take 30mg a day of zinc picolinate.
Remember, in order to develop strong a healthy immune system you need to have a good diet. Stay away from sugar, alcohol and any processed foods whilst trying to cook at home from ingredients such as good quality fruit and vegetables.
This article is not appropriate to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult your doctor before using any nutritional programme and supplementation.