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Fighting COVID-19

By guest blogger Valerie Pruitt RN

Topic from July 2020 The Well CWN meeting




Every Coronavirus illness has both physical and spiritual roots and today I will focus on the physical things we can do to help maintain our health.

Coronavirus is a virus that has an affinity for the lung cells where it’s aim is to enter your lungs undercover then spread to varying organs wreaking havoc.

I believe God has placed things in nature to help promote our healing.

There are things that make us susceptible to illness:

Our age and strength of our immune system, plus our genetics are factors to consider with fighting the illness. We cannot change our age or genetic makeup but we can help strengthen our immune system through the nutrients; vitamins; and minerals.

Research has shown that nutritional deficiencies make viruses stronger and COVID-19 is a virus.

Have you ever wondered why the flu is so prevalent in winter months? Research says it’s because in winter months we have less Vitamin D levels

Vit D Foods:


Foods include: Fatty fish-Salmon, tuna, mackerel Foods fortified with Vit D like milk, cereals, cheese, egg yolks, beef liver.

Vitamin C


Vitamin C is long known for its antiviral properties it helps increase White Blood Cell production and WBC is your body’s fighting cells.

Foods include: Sauerkraut, oranges, tomatoes, strawberries, snow peas, guavas, Kiwi fruit We need 70 to 90 mg of Vit C daily.

Vitamin E


Foods include - Spinach, avocado, shrimp, olive oil, sunflower seeds, almonds, broccoli Selenium is used for cell reproduction and protects from infection.

Foods- Dairy,whole grains,yogurt,meat,fish,eggs,shellfish.

Vitamin A and Zinc also help boost the inflammatory use system.


Spices


Ginger is anti-inflammatory, it helps morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, lowers blood sugar, and chronic indigestion.

Cinnamon: 1/2 tsp a day reduces cholesterol reduces blood pressure, helps regulate blood sugar, and fights infection.

Turmeric: 1gm contains curcumin. Is not well absorbed unless it is used with black pepper is anti-inflammatory, improves brain function, said to reverse heart disease because of its actions on the lining of blood vessels, and works as an antidepressant.

Other tips to help fight Coronavirus:

Deep breathing. Exercise. Rest. Learn to do chest percussion or cupping to loosen secretions.

About the Author:

Valerie Pruitt is a poet, video blogger,  and missionary to Africa. Find her on Facebook at Valerie Pruitt and Not Bread Alone.



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