Health in the time of COVID-19
Updated: Feb 11
There is a lot of misinformation out there right now regarding COVID-19. Does it exist? Was it man-made in a laboratory? Is it a side effect of the flu vaccine? Is the test fake? Why do all cases of COVID-19 and especially the deaths linked to it, have underlying life-threatening health issues? Why are all natural treatments being banned or ridiculed? Why is COVID-19 being recorded as the cause of death in fatalities unrelated to symptoms of respiratory infection? Regardless of what is truth or fiction, I can only encourage readers as to the astounding number of traditional treatments returning to the fore, and to the ingenuity and resolve in the backlash time of unnecessary self-isolation and lockdown.
To anyone who has worked in quarantine or isolation in a situation which posed a real threat, you would know that the over-the-top measures being utilised by the public and businesses are useless and ineffective. The media has a lot to answer for, but the onus must lie with our political leaders who have proven that they take their orders and advice from pharmaceutical spin doctors. The facts surrounding this are extensive, but suffice to say that a mask and gloves will not protect you from any sickness. Nor will staying indoors, out of fresh air and sunshine. Especially when no means to build your health and wellbeing are advised at any level. Aside from the fact we have lost the ability to wash our hands in favour of applying toxic sanitizer, there is no reason not to adopt a few old habits and remedies.
Those who are successful in treatment are taking advantage of the myriad God-given measures, some of which I will outline below. Treatment should never be expensive; this is just a reflection of human nature hoping to make a quick buck from any situation. So, what can you do? Firstly, stop relying on a diagnosis - for anything. All dis-ease should be treated symptomatically because no two cases of anything are identical. This is the pivotal reason why most medical treatments are failing in all aspects of medicine.
This simple measure is not to be sneezed at (no pun intended). Staying indoors and wearing a mask especially, ensure high levels of carbon monoxide and low levels of oxygen which is required for cell health. If you have an ozone generator, use it! Ongoing exposure to carbon monoxide even at low levels, can result in the following symptoms - I am sure you will find it sounds familiar right now, especially in our elderly:
Meanwhile, high oxygen levels are capable of turning each of these symptoms around. Sadly today's air quality especially in urban areas is poor. Again, if you have an ozone generator which are available cheaply online, use it!
Vitamin D and Sunshine
Vitamin D is the immune vitamin, generated in the body after sun exposure. In countries where there is no sun, or for bed-ridden patients, you will need to supplement with D3. And as I always advise, don't wear sunglasses because more than 90% of beneficial rays are absorbed via the pupils which sunglasses block. The skin absorbs the rest, but thanks to the whole slip, slop and slap mantra, most people are covered from head to toe.
Let your skin breathe! Some of the benefits of adequate vitamin D levels include -
Protection against asthma (especially steroid resistant)
Improves cardiovascular health
Improves immune function
One of the major symptoms of COVID-19 is dehydration. People simply forget to drink, or they drink liquids which do not assist the kidneys in any way. Tap water is better than nothing but if you read my article on the shocking state of our tap water today, you will know that you are self medicating in the worst way just by drinking a glass of water. Filtered water is important - vital in fact. Get a water filter, use a distiller or reverse osmosis machine. Boiling water will kill harmful bacteria but it will also concentrate levels of other pollutants and heavy metals. As a rule, get into the habit of drinking a small glass of water every waking hour. PS alcohol, coffee, tea, soft drinks, flavoured milks and cordial are not water...
There are too many herbs on this planet to list every single one which will assist with the symptoms of COVID-19. The rule here is to try to utilise herbs that grow in the nation where you live. It is not just an old wive's tale that you will respond better to plants grown where you reside. Herbal teas are the best way to get beneficial herbs into your body and build up your immune system, or treat existing symptoms. Many of these herbs were mentioned in the Bible. The general rule is 1 flat teaspoon per cup of hot water. If dried, you can use a little less. If fresh, pick a few leaves, chop and steep in boiling water. Just a few of the herbs proven over time to assist with COVID-19 symptoms include -
White willow bark
Sadly, while publicly fighting against the use of supplements, modern medicine is doing a grand job of taking over the domain of supplements ie nutraceuticals. The truth is, the only people who should be recommending any modality are those actually trained and educated in all facets of their use. Thankfully, and despite the massive push to remove natural health professionals from their fields, there are still many professionals available and so much sound advice online today. There are also countless books available for home use. While a visit to a natural health professional will usually pinpoint your personalised treatment plan, just a few recommended supplements for COVID-19 symptoms include -
Herb-biotics in capsule, tablet or liquid form
Antioxidants - A, C, E, pinebark, turmeric (curcuminoids), green tea
As with any treatment, no two cases are alike, so anyone who states that one size fits all in any illness is simply not being truthful, and as mentioned many times on this site, is the main reason why people are dying from simple symptoms. Homeopathy is possibly the safest form of health care available today. It does not possess side effects as it does not create a response unless the body identifies with the remedy - because it is energy based rather than containing morbid matter capable of causing a reaction. I have had a number of people refuse homeopathic treatment over the years as they have been led to believe it is witchcraft. I have dealt with this belief a number of times so I wont delve into that on this article. I have also been told by a few people that they cannot take homeopathy because it could harm them and made them sick last time. It is not possible. That would be like saying breathing or water could harm you. Due to the deliberate crack-down on homeopathy in some countries, you may need to order online unless you are fortunate enough to have a dispensary close by. Some pharmacies and health shops stock remedies with titles such as cold and flu; these are the ones you would benefit in using. There are literally hundreds of single or simplex remedies which could identify with the different, multiple and varied faces of COVID-19. In Australia, there is a range of medicines which assist with respiratory symptoms in all their manifestations (click on links):
Flu-like symptom relief
Ear, nose & throat symptom relief
Infections needing biotic relief
Sneezing & allergy type symptom relief
Cough & cold symptom relief
Exercise and movement
Stasis is one of the worst aspects of sickness, especially around isolation and shutting yourself away, simply because depression and boredom kicks in and exercise becomes the last thing you want to do. This is when you must overcome your emotional feelings if and when possible. Even if it means walking around your house or yard. Using small weights to exercise. Did you know that some of the best workouts available today involve no specialised equipment? Get the blood moving, get your lungs moving - breathe deeply.
Diet and nutrition
Possibly the most glaringly obvious thing I have noticed since the COVID-19 farce began, was the deficit in nutritional advice. Not a single politician, leader or media outlet has encouraged the public to avoid poor diet and take up vital holistic nutrition. Healing requires healthy cells. To get healthy cells you need a wide array of nutrients. As many and varied as possible. This means throwing out the old staid diet of fried food, microwaved meals, meat and dairy, sugar and processed flour. Your diet needs to consist of wholefood, organic and non GMO - with as much raw food as possible. Breakfast should be fresh juice and smoothie preferably. If this is not possible, then organic porridge or chia pudding.
Snacking should be avoided unless it is made from fruit and seeds. Get baking - make healthy snacks to nibble on through the day. Remember, a snack is something you eat between meals - it is not a meal in itself! Lunch should be a mix of vegetables and pulses such as chickpeas, beans, lentils and quinoa or brown rice - organic if possible. An organic multigrain bread can be used to make a 'burger' or sandwich. Evening meals can be soup or salad (which should go with every evening meal), sprouted seeds, nuts and healthy grains, organic vegetables - either steamed or roasted in a good oil. Organic jacket potatoes with a mix of salads and vegetables wins hands down every time and gives you almost 100% more nutrients than any grab and go fast food or fried option.
Most of these ideas can be found on this plant based recipe page. It does contain fast food ideas which are there just for occasion. Please focus on the recipes attached to the photos in 'albums' which are high raw and healthy.
Avoiding triggers and aggravating factors
This is where it gets controversial. Sorry, but if you have agreed to, or been coerced into a flu vaccine, your risk of developing covid symptoms increases. Don't just sit back and wait to get sick. Be prepared. Did you know that perfumes and many different chemicals can not only create hayfever type allergies but respiratory illness? Research any medication you are taking - chances are, it will include respiratory symptoms as side effects. Find alternatives (preferably natural). Dairy is a known mucous membrane irritant. Avoid it - all ages. All forms of dairy. There are alternatives available today.
Balance your pH
I challenge you to test your pH. You can use a pH strip or pool testing apparatus - test your saliva or urine. Most of you will have a pH less than 7 which is exponentially lower than ideal, which is 7.2 - 7.4 at the highest. Symptoms of a low pH include inflammation, poor immunity, sickness and disease. All disease. You cannot risk a low pH but I am almost willing to be you have one, unless you are already going all of the above. If so, you need to change what you eat and drink. To help you adjust, taking a flat teaspoon of bicarb in warm water every morning and night every day will improve your pH. You will notice less inflammation and sickness as a general result.
If you can, get out in the garden
One of the most catastrophic fallouts of modern living is that by moving to city areas and smaller houseblock sizes, plus the fact so many are now living in apartments, is the lack of exposure to good, honest, clean dirt. This is not a joke. Many people take B12 supplements today, especially because of the vegan link fallacy. Most people think that you need to eat meat and dairy to get your B12. How do cows get B12? From the dirt attached to the grass they eat. It was discovered a few years ago that primarily grain fed cows produced milk and meat low in B12. It was also discovered that in order to make B12, you need a certain bacteria in your gut, which is only found in healthy soil. It can be absorbed through the skin (another reason why barefoot is best) or pulling fresh vegetables out of the soil, wiping off and eating. More on the B12 cycle can be found here - it is intricate and extensive, but an entire life's supply of B12 can be found on the head of a pin and recycles for years, even for life IF your gut is healthy. And that only comes courtesy of a healthy lifestyle and diet. So, what are the benefits of B12 aside from fresh air and sunshine?
Improves heart health
Benefits digestive processes
Builds healthy immune system
Builds healthy red blood cells
So, now you have it in one easy to read article, you have no excuse to not be healthy - and stay healthy. If you are concerned, see a natural health professional near you. One who does not tell you that they can 'fix' you even if you have had the juice.