Health and Nutrition Strategies for Cancer Survivors and Everybody Else April 2020

By: Warren Green

WHAT’S IN YOUR DIET?

Last month I touched on this coronavirus pandemic. Yes, I called it a pandemic because its exceeded many global borders and its far beyond an epidemic. The infected country’s that are handling this pandemic have more efficient systems then the United States. Our system is incoherent, and inept.

I’ve been sounding the alarm that our government has been permitting substances that depress our immune system, and there will be a day of reckoning.

This outbreak refreshed my memory of a prior article that reinforces my position. The article was about antibiotics in poultry and how they weakened the immune system, and was published 2014 , in the Albemarle Tradewinds magazine. Here’s a paragraph from the article:

(We now have the phenomena of antibiotic resistance as a result of antibiotic overuse. What do you do if an exotic organism such as MERS enters the country? What does the Healthcare/Medical community have in its arsenal to address a potential epidemic/pandemic if antibiotics are not effective).

Now we have this thing. So, what is a virus anyway? And, how is it possible that this deadly virulent coronavirus got out of hand? A virus is an infectious agent, a parasite, that replicates in its host. Your immune system determines the extent of the damage. This virus is new, or novel, so your immune system won’t recognize it. There’s no cure, so the only thing that protects you is your healthy immune system.

Removing age and underlying illness from the equation, how do you know whether you are one of those folks with a weakened immune system? The answer is, you don’t know until you become ill.

Let’s drill down a bit there. If you consume animal based products (cheese,butter, meat, poultry,etc.) that don’t have a “no antibiotics” disclaimer, you are consuming antibiotics and weakening your immune system. Pesticides, like glyphosate, also weakens your immune system. Glyphosate is legal in any processed food that’s not labeled organic, including beer.

If you’re self-quarantining use the time to reboot by eating healthy, and avoiding antibiotics. Your immune system needs Vitamin D to fight off viruses. If you don’t get a lot of sun, supplement your diet with tuna,salmon or mackerel. Red wine is a great antioxidant that protects against viral damage, and you might want to get 7-9 hours of sleep for repair of essential functions including your immune system.

Stay healthy and be diligent my survivor friends.

Let food be your medicine.

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