The Coronavirus as of this writing has been confirmed in ninety-one countries and is continuing its march around the world. I want to tell you that there is a multitude of immune-boosting and respiratory remedies you can use right now to keep your body healthy and happy. You’ll be able to make it through this outbreak, and other viral outbreaks, that inevitably make their way around the globe.
The likelihood of contracting coronavirus increases among the elderly and people that have pre-existing conditions (like high blood pressure, weak immunity, autoimmune conditions, respiratory ailments, asthma).
The whole world seems to be slowly adopting the idea of or even embracing the fact that to stop this pandemic spread is for each country to go on a total lockdown, while searching for treatments.
This is the time for you to start your self care.
As of this writing, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, has declared a state of emergency, with 100% of non-essential workers staying at home, as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow statewide.
One of ways to reduce your risk from this virus that is consistently being repeated is to wash your hands often and avoid people that are sick. Further, the CDC says there is nothing available to protect you against a human coronavirus infection.
The coronavirus, the CDC states is similar to a cold or Flu. The difference here is that it attacks the respiratory system. A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat.
Most coronaviruses are not dangerous. Some types of them are serious, though, as stated by Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The most serious coronaviruses, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) were considered dangerous.
That is all great advice, but I am here to help you be a bit more proactive. Here are some things you can do right now to boost your immune system and support your respiratory system.
The immune system and the lymphatic system are intricately entwined; they are the body’s protector; they create:
It is comprised mostly of water, as is the whole human body, plus protein molecules, glucose, urea and the disease fighting white blood cells. Most importantly is that the water in our body supports all physical processes and is ruled by the kidneys.
It is essential therefore that we nourish the body with plenty of water to ensure that everything flows smoothly, so to speak.
These three simple things you can do right now to nourish your body and support both your
lymphatic and immune systems.
It is only after an individual is sick that they start to take measures to boost their immune system. To most people their immune system is an afterthought. No, no!! Supporting your immune system is an ongoing action for good health.
I first learned of this immune boosting food, vegetable congee, from the instructor, Andrea, of my nutrition school, and can state I enjoy this delicious soup. So I am encouraging you to include it into your body’s nutrition treatment today.
Support your lungs and respiratory system by sipping on these amazing herbs. If you are prone to contracting the flu then these herbs will work wonders for your body and immune system.
It is another great way in lowering your risk of contracting the coronavirus.
Increase your intake of these everyday kitchen remedies, that I’ll bet you have in your cupboards right now, for respiratory support at the first sign of a little tickle in the throat. They will ward off viruses and potentially bigger threats.
Garlic (Allium sativum) is both antimicrobial and antiviral. At the onset of respiratory invaders, it can work like magic to keep them at bay!
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) contains thymol and carvacrol, that have powerful antiseptic and antibiotic properties.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) contains volatile oils that are strongly antiseptic and promote expectoration (help you cough out mucus and unsavory invaders). Thyme is an excellent remedy for respiratory. Do not drink if pregnant.
When your immune system is slow to respond, catching the bugs just as soon as your nasal passage starts to run or you are building mucus in the throat, before it moves into your chest, is a great way to put a break on the infection getting worse.
I usually take three to six sprigs of thyme and put into a big cup and cover with boiling water. Steep, covered, for 15 minutes. Add 1 tsp. honey and 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice.
Drink 3-4x per day.
If you don’t have fresh thyme, you can use 2 tsp. dried thyme. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) contains volatile oils that are strongly antiseptic and promote expectoration. It is an excellent remedy for respiratory infections and coughs.
There’s a lot you can do to support your respiratory system when you know what to do and how to do it.
Also, I am encouraging you to take the current situation seriously. Listen and put into action the ongoing advice of the medical professionals in order to keep yourself and others healthy.