By now, we’re sure you heard about the coronavirus that is affecting thousands of people globally. No, we’re not talking about beer, but the fatal epidemic that currently has no cure. The virus itself belongs to a family of viruses that stems from animals that cause symptoms ranging from the common cold and flu, that can easily turn into pneumonia and affect the respiratory system. While there is no cure, death is not likely and those who do die from it, already suffer from a weaker immune system. Being in contact with anyone who has the coronavirus can likely lead to contraction.
Ok, but what does this really mean?
All hope is not lost. While modern medicine may be the go-to for most, treating and preventing coronavirus holistically is an option as well. Because it’s not bacterial, an antibiotic will not work, nor is there a vaccine or treatment for this virus. The only way to truly endure the epidemic is to keep clean and build your immune system.
First things first: you need to wash your hands, constantly. Running your hands under hot water for 11 seconds doesn’t kill germs. But, using antibacterial soap and scrubbing for 30 seconds does. If you’re not able to wash your hands, carry an alcohol-based germ killer, but note that it doesn’t substitute for handwashing. You need to wash your hands.
What can I do to strengthen my immune system holistically?
-Add probiotics to your diet
-Adding herms like oregano, basil, sage, garlic, and peppermint to your diet offer benefits ranging from anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, and aids against the viral activity.
-Slow down on alcohol as it weakens and impairs the immune system. This can increase vulnerability to the virus and infections
-Managing your stress and sleep increases the hormone cortisol that directly impacts your immune health.
-Try natural Vitamin D by allowing a bit of sunlight in your daily routine.
In all, we understand how scary the coronavirus can sound, but there are several ways to prevent getting sick holistically. Stay up to date with the coronavirus by following the news in your area.