2 ways to help survive the virus covid-19
..... survive the virus....
15 super foods and 2 Gemstones
Keeping your immune system healthy is vital for all of us but especially for those with underlying health issues.
There is a lot of truth in old wives tales...such as an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Apple cider is fantastic for our gut(Our gut health affects our immune system.) Apple contains vitamin C, along with important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fibre. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
Before I give you the benefits of certain foods.....think on this POSITIVE view of the covid-19 virus affect for a moment.
A friend sent this to me...
The air around the world is getting cleaner. Less pollutants are entering the sea & streets are less noisy and filled with less carbon dioxide. Families are spending more time together , while communities are learning to help each other. Fewer planes are flying around the world, luxury cruise ships are no longer polluting the seas and oceans. People are looking at local solutions to care for those that need help. We are taking the time to wash our hands and practise hygiene. Even our eating habits are changing.
The hectic pace of the world has slowed down significantly. We're breathing consciously, and are grateful for being alive.
Yes, we will overcome this virus, sooner or later. But, I hope that before we jump back to our previous lifestyle, we use this time as an opportunity to introspect, to know that slowing down is not a bad thing. Let us learn that caring for one another, and our planet , is far more important than how we have been living.
For the last 50 years, it’s been a mad mad race...trying to overtake nature while destroying our planet.
It’s the right time to be calm, to breath, and to clean up our world. It’s time to do a detailed analysis of our lives, and create a harmonious balance with other stakeholders of this Earth.
Eating sensibly, healthily and organic is vital.
Natural foods that are un-processed are the best, such as fruit and vegetables. Nuts and seeds are super boosting foods that contain some amazing properties to help our bodies fight viruses.
Here are 15 foods to boost your immune system.
Try to incorporate as many as possible of these into your diet.
Citrus – Red peppers –Apple cider - Broccoli – Garlic – Ginger – spinach – Yoghurt – almonds – Turmeric – Green tea – Papaya – kiwi – poultry – sunflower seeds
Truth in the old wives tales.
Witchcraft & Alchemy have always known of the power within natural remedies made from plants and nature. Chicken soup when you have a cold. Hot lemon and honey, to fight off viruses. Ginger, mustard and garlic paste to put on boils and wounds...and so it goes on. These so called wives tales hold a lot of truth...here’s why.
Garlic is found in almost every cuisine in the world. It gives a bite to most dishes and is a must-have for your health. Early civilizations recognized its value in fighting infections. Garlic may also help lower blood pressure and slow down hardening of the arteries. Garlic’s immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
APPLE CIDER VINIGAR
Vinegar can help kill pathogens, including BAD bacteria. People have traditionally used vinegar for cleaning and disinfecting, treating nail fungus, lice, warts, and ear infections. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used vinegar to clean wounds more than 2,000 years ago. Mother apple cider vinegar is the best to use in food. Try a spoon full with honey and hot water. Add a piece of raw ginger to make a tangy hot drink.
You need daily vitamin C for continued health, as our bodies don’t store it. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C. Try adding a squeeze of lemon or lime over any meal.
Red peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus. They’re also a rich source of beta carotene. Vitamin C helps maintain healthy skin, boosting our immune. Beta carotene helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.
Broccoli is a super food, packed with vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as many antioxidants and fibre. Try not to over cook broccoli & eat it raw, as is one of our healthiest vegetables.
Ginger is another ingredient many turn to after getting sick. Ginger may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses. Ginger may also help decrease nausea.
Spinach is rich in vitamin C. It's also packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems. Similar to broccoli, spinach is healthiest when it’s eaten raw, so that it retains its nutrients. However, light cooking enhances its vitamin A and allows other nutrients to be released from oxalic acid.
Look for yoghurt that have "live and active cultures" printed on the label, like Greek yoghurt. These cultures may stimulate your immune system to help fight diseases. Try to get plain yoghurt rather than the kinds that are preflavored and loaded with sugar. You can sweeten plain yoghurt yourself with healthy fruits and a drizzle of honey instead.
Yoghurt can also be a great source of VITAMIN D so try to select brands fortified with vitamin D. Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and is thought to boost our body’s natural defences against diseases.
Almonds contribution to a healthy immune system, as they contain vitamin E. Nuts, such as almonds, are packed with the vitamin and also have healthy fats. A serving of 46 whole, shelled almonds, provides nearly 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin E.
Turmeric is a key ingredient in many curries. But this bright yellow, bitter spice has also been used for years as an anti-inflammatory in treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis Also, research suggests that high concentrations of curcumin, which gives turmeric its distinctive colour, can help decrease exercise-induced muscle damage.
Green tea really excels is in its levels of epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, another powerful antioxidant. EGCG has been shown to enhance immune function. The fermentation process black tea goes through destroys a lot of the EGCG. Green tea, on the other hand, is steamed and not fermented, so the EGCG is preserved.
Papaya is another fruit loaded with vitamin C. You can find 224 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C in a single papaya. Papayas also have a digestive enzyme called papain that has anti-inflammatory effects. Papayas have decent amounts of potassium, B vitamins, and foliate, all of which are beneficial to your overall health.
Like papayas, kiwis are naturally full of a ton of essential nutrients, including foliate, potassium, vitamin K and vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts white blood cells to fight infection, while kiwi’s other nutrients keep the rest of your body functioning properly.
When you’re sick, chicken soup is more than just a feel-good food with a placebo effect. It helps improve symptoms of a cold and also helps protect you from getting sick in the first place. Poultry, such as chicken and turkey, is high in vitamin B-6. About 3 ounces of light turkey or chicken meat contains 40 to 50 percent of your daily recommended amount of B-6.
Vitamin B-6 is an important player in many of the chemical reactions that happen in the body. It’s also vital to the formation of new and healthy RED BOOD CELLS.
Sunflower seeds are full of nutrients, including phosphorous, magnesium and vitamin B-6. They’re also incredibly high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.
Vitamin E is important in regulating and maintaining immune system function. Other foods with high amounts of vitamin E include avocados and dark leafy greens.
Hope this helps you to understand that by eating a fresh well balanced plant based diet we can do a lot to fight off viruses.
The power of crystals
Wear gemstone jewellery, especially fluorite and turquoise...or carry a small tumble stone with you.
A healing crystal and will protect you against harm.
Fluorite is known to hoard off negative energies, and purify toxins from your body, as well as increasing intuition and confidence. Fluorite has been used as a healing crystal for centuries and many tribes people would make a tincture to heal the body from sickness.
The most legendary of all the stones. Turquoise crystals have reached rock star status, in the world of healing minerals. Its dazzling blue-green shade was worshipped by ancient Egyptians around 6000 BCE. It was incorporated into protective amulets and royal talismans for Kings such as Tut and Queen Cleopatra.
Considered a sacred stone by the Native Americans, who used it as a powerful healing tool. Believed to be a master healer because it promotes an energetic flow of the highest vibration of love, the spiritual super food to heal the world.
Many people believe that turquoise healing properties can help to relax and detoxify the body to promote health, while encouraging mental and emotional stability. It can ward off viruses as it boost the immune. It protects the body from most negative energies.
It can also help the wearer communicate better and resolve issues in their lives. The properties of turquoise promote healing and calmness, as well as providing protection from negative forces and influences. Turquoise healing properties can lead to increased confidence, decreased depression, and connection and harmony between the physical and spiritual worlds.