Corona virus is here already all we can do is prevent it from spreading beyond where it has gotten to. The house is already burning, we have to curtail the fire and put it out! Corona is not a bacteria, antibiotics cannot clear it. It is a virus we need a strong healthy body to fight it! We need to make sure we are boosting our immune system. Our immune system is our body’s defence department, it prevents foreign invasion and fights invasion as well. We boost our immune system by eating and drinking the right food.
Symptoms of Covid 19
Day 1 – Common cold similarity
Day 2 – Dry throat, Itchy throat or Slight sore throat
Day 3 – Normal appetite, no fever, no tiredness.
Day 4 – Hoarse voice, body ache, rise in body temperature, loss in appetite, slight headache, minor diarrhoea or indigestion.
Day 5 – Slight fever, weak body, joint pain, temperature between 36.5 – 36.7 degrees centigrade
Day 6 – temperature increases to 37, cough, fatigue, neusea, occasional breathing difficulty, diarrhoea, vomit, pain in fingers.
Day 7 – Higher fever, temperature increases to 37.4 – 37.8, body ache, severe diarrhoea
Day 8 – Temperature increases to 38 or higher, heavy chest, difficult breathing
Day 9 – laborious breathing, persistent coughing, even higher fever.
Keep your hands clean – wash your hands with soap more frequently. And each time you wash your hands keep washing for 20 seconds. – use hand sanitizer. Wear gloves when ever you go out.
Maintain your distance – maintain a 1 or 2 meter distance from anybody especially anyone with a cough
Sneeze into your elbow or cover your mouth and nose with tissue . Avoid touching your face. No hand shakes.
Wash cloths – the corona virus can live on fabric up to 9 hours but it is killed when the fabric is washed (UNICEF)
Stay at home. Only go out if it is very important. Your staying at home will protect you from getting infected.
When you go out – on getting back home, wash your hands with soap, remove your clothes and put them in the wash. Wash your phone and glasses in soapy water
Sauna treatment – put boiled water into a 10 litre bucket. Position your face on top of it so the steam can heat you up. Place a blanket or duvet over you to lock in the heat for about 15 minutes. The corona virus is killed when exposed to temperatures above 26 degrees centigrade.
Keep hydrated – take a lot of healthy fluids and drink them hot.
Boost your pH – Corona virus pH varies from 5.5 – 8.5 (Journal of virology, 1991). Consume foods with higher pH. Such as Dandelion-22.7. Avocado-15.6. Garlic-13.2. Pineapple-12.7. Lemon-9.9. Orange-9.2. Mango-8.7. Tangerine-8.5. Lime-8.2.
Build your immune system – I’ll expand on this.
Build your immune system
A strong immune system helps fight off any antibody such as colds, coughs, flus or coronavirus. Any meal containing 1 or more of these nutrients will build the immune system.
Vitamin C. Vitamin E. Vitamin A. Zinc. Carotene. Omega-3.
To build your immune system, stay away from anything that would weaken it such as: Stress, Insufficient sleep, Alcohol, Smoking and bad nutrition.
Tips for building: Exercise regularly. No Smoking. No Alcohol. Loose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Good sleep. Healthy blood pressure. And Healthy Eating.
Lemon drink – cut a slice of lemon into 50 cal of warm water. Drink at least once every day. Ideally this drink should be taken in the morning and in the evening.
Citrus juice – squeeze fresh oranges, grape fruit and a little lemon juice.
Vitamin C & E smoothie. This smoothie should have fruits and vegetables high in vitamins C and E such as guava, kiwi, cucumber, citrus
Fruit salad – Kiwi, mango, banana, apple, pawpaw
Vegetable salad – bell peppers, cucumber, carrots, spinach, tomato, avocado
Fruit and vegetable salad – you can also have a salad that has both fruits and vegetables.
Stew- blend bell peppers, tomato, garlic, onion and scotch bonnet pepper and make it into a stew.
Garlic – make a garlic and ginger drink. Add garlic to your meals
Okra soup. Chop okra and make it into a soup or Stew
Ewedu soup – also called jute leaves
Chicken – Cook chicken in your Stew, soup, stir fry
Vegetables – USDA recommends 2 – 3 cups of vegetables daily. Add vegetables to your omelette, smoothie, stir-fry, soup, pasta and dips.
If you have travelled recently and think you were an infected area. Stay home for 14 days to make sure you don’t spread the virus.
If you notice any symptoms. Get medical help immediately.
Mix some salt in warm water and gargle. This kills germs in the tonsils and stops germs from getting to the lungs.
Sauna treatment. Get boiled water, it is advised to boil food like garlic, red onions and orange peel in the water. Inhale the steam while you cover yourself over the water for 15 minutes. This should kill the virus before it gets to your lungs. It can only survive below 27 degrees centigrade.
Isolate yourself – Stay at home while your immune system fights the virus and your staying at home will stop the virus from spreading.
Neem leaf has been suggested to help. It is a herbal tea, so it’s safe to drink
Chloroquine – There is enough scientific material to justify its efficacy, however it should not be indiscriminately used for the slightest symptoms. (It doesn’t have a label for Covid – 19)
Get busy at home
Make the “Stay Home” time an eventful time with yourself and with family. There is so much you can do: play a musical instrument. Play board games. De-clutter the house, cook, bake or watch movies.
Being healthy is not what you do, it’s who you are!
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