Picture of a woman feeling illListening to the news can make you feel like the coronavirus or flu is just lurking outside, waiting to consume and kill you. It can be so scary that some people have already said they aren’t leaving their homes, hunkering down until the scare passes. It doesn’t have to be this way. Natural treatment against the coronavirus comes in many forms. Building a strong microbiome and having the tools on hand, in case a virus breaks out, is not just proper defense against a virus but is proper health.

There are several tools that can help you if a virus attacks. These should be at your fingertips when needed. When the first sign of symptoms arrive, the tools in the toolbox should be used. The earlier it is treated, the more effective the treatment.

It goes without saying, no body can be healthy eating dead food: candies, pastries, fast food, packaged food, chemicals, preservatives, dyes, and the like. A healthy body thrives on vitamins, minerals, and nutrients made from fresh foods cooked into a meal. It’s not just better for you, it’s better. Building your system with food that was alive and is now feeding your body is essential to building a strong terrain in the microbiome. Everyone has 24 hours in a day. If you’re not using your time wisely, to properly feed your body, it may be time to adjust priorities. It’s worth it.

When choosing foods to nourish, it’s a well known fact that vitamin A is a powerhouse for fighting disease. Foods high in vitamin A are pastured yolks, beef liver, lamb liver, cod liver oil, mackerel, salmon, pastured butter, as well as others. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, which means if you are taking a supplement, first of all it’s synthetic and not often absorbed by the body, but also can’t absorb if it’s not taken with fat. Food forms of vitamin A are best. Even the National Institute of Health says measles treated with vitamin A shortens the disease, diarrhea, and fever. Orange foods, high in beta carotene, like carrots, butternut squash, and pumpkin, are powerful vitamin A support as the beta carotene goes to your liver, where it is converted to vitamin A. Some say all disease is a vitamin A deficiency. Signs of a vitamin A deficiency include dry eyes, difficulty seeing or driving at night, keratinized bumps (which are generally white bumps found often on the backs of the upper arms), frequent respiratory infections, and acne. If you already present with these symptoms, you’re more vulnerable.

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Vitamin D is also known as a healthy powerhouse to fight disease. Foods high in vitamin D include pastured yellow butter, seafood, fish eggs, organ meats, insects, and animal blood. The sun is a well known way of getting vitamin D, however sunscreen blocks vitamin D from getting into our skin. Building up your sun tolerance is optimal. To read more, click here.

Still there are times when building the body with foods requires further support. Upon the first sign of virus symptoms, using natural methods are highly effective. Using all of these tools together is even more effective, however, each is a powerhouse on its own.

Probiotic food brines that go directly into the blood stream fills the body with beneficial strains where pathogenic strains can’t compete. Drinking home fermented kraut juice or fermented garlic brine are both great options. Click here to read more. Clinically we see this method of thwarting a virus is the most effective method. Small doses are not recommended, however die off must be considered as the amount is increased. Making kraut juice is easy and inexpensive, yet extremely effective.

Homeopathy is enormously effective and provides many options. Having these options in your medicine cabinet is imperative. Kids love homeopathic remedies!

Oscillococcinum is a broad homeopathic remedy designed for a virus. It can be used if you aren’t sure what to use and is easily found in most health food stores. The box is filled with small vials with a push down lid, like a plastic cork. One vial is opened and dumped into the mouth, where the pellets can be chewed or melted. Click here for Oscillococcinum.

More specific remedies can address the virus:

Gelsenium is specific to when a person is just feeling worse, they feel it across their shoulders and back. Generally they feel like they were hit by a car. Click here for Gelsenium.

Bryonia (which comes from the jasmine flower) is specific to when a person wants to be left alone. If you come to sit with them, they feel so bad they don’t even want you to touch the bed. Click here for Bryonia.

Eupatorium perf. is specific to when a person feels so bad that they feel like a Mack Truck hit them. Click here for Eupatorium perf.

Elderberries are commonly used with the onset of of a virus as it stops a virus from mutating inside the body. It is not recommended for the coronavirus due to an increase in cytokines. For a flu virus it’s is known to stop the virus from mutating inside the body. It can be made into tea by putting a tablespoon of berries into a cup of boiling water and steeped for 5 to 20 minutes. A bit of local honey and a shake of clove makes it taste great! It can be made into a pie, or a syrup like cough syrup. Many people err on the side of using small doses, however there is no reason to be shy. If too much is taken, it’ll lead to loose stools, which is desired to flush a virus from the body. Click here for elderberries.

High dose vitamin C was discovered by Linus Pauling to fight disease, where he experimented with so much that it created loose stools, known as bowel tolerance. High dose vitamin C shows effective for many illnesses. Food form vitamin C, like this one, is optimal. Some show strain on their stomach acid when using portions of the C molecule with versions like ascorbic acid, while others show great success. It can be made into buffered C by mixing it half and half with ascorbic acid and baking soda.

Needless to say, you are not a victim or prey, waiting to be consumed. You have all the support needed at your fingertips.

*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, CGP, D.PSc. who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. She works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, Skype and phone. She has been published in Wise Traditions, spoken at two Weston A. Price Conferences, Certified GAPS Practitioner Trainings, has been on many radio shows, television shows and writes for Nourishing Plot. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia, through food, she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. She is a Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation. [email protected]

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