Let’s check-in with facts and possibilities due to the outbreak of the coronavirus that begun in Wuhan China. Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1960s.

What is a coronavirus according to the Oxford Dictionary?

“Coronavirus is any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals.”

According to the WebMD site:

“A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses are not dangerous.

“Some types of coronaviruses are serious, though. About 858 people have died from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), which first appeared in 2012 in Saudi Arabia and then in other countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.”

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Now we have established that the name coronavirus is an umbrella name.

The part of the body that helps fight infections like a coronavirus and inflammation is the immune system. Some people’s immune system is not working to full capacity. It is worth noting here that the body works as a whole. The nervous system plays an important role in all systems. A good wholesome nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle are of value no matter the situation.

The important thing to remember is the growing amount of people of various ages with an immunocompromised system or simply a weakened immune system by drugs or illnesses whereby the body is vulnerable and may not be strong enough to overcome infections or viral attacks – this certain type of coronavirus (2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.)

Immunocompromised people where their immune system is not working 100% or to full capacity include the following situations and conditions:

  • chemotherapy treatment
  • certain cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma
  • transplant patients
  • chronic illness, such as diabetes and liver disease (hepatitis)
  • medications, such as corticosteroids and anticonvulsants
  • auto-immune diseases
  • aging, such as the elderly with fewer immune system cells
  • AIDS

I must add to the above list of what challenges the immune system:

  • 5G networks and technology (our body is electrical and energy)
  • processed foods, such as refined vegetable oils
  • toxins from a number of sources, such as air, water, and food
  • toxins in our homes, from mold to off-gassing of wood and fabric
  • stressors, such as worry and anxiety, fears, and being too busy
  • stimulants, such as caffeine and refined sugars
  • artificial ingredients, such as sweeteners, flavours, and colours
  • preservatives, such as nitrates and MSG
  • toxic side effects of our medications, such as the effects on liver function
  • adjuvants in vaccines for effectiveness and as a preservative
  • injury and operations are forms of trauma and stress the body
  • plus more

With such brief understandings as above, it is worth noting that medicines do not exist to combat viruses, such as the common cold. It is best not to suppress the discharges from colds nor lower the fevers that destroy the bacteria and viruses. At times, intervention is required, and to know the difference is important. (YouTube channel with weekly health talks.)

Rest and plenty of fluids is a common remedy for these and other viruses but I would recommend that you consult a medical doctor especially if you have an immune-compromised system. Deadly viruses are to be taken seriously, hence the following information.

It has come to my attention that certain herbal oils have been shown in vitro to be very effective. My caution is that you consider your unique health situation and that proper diet and rest are part of any solution. When it comes to oregano oil which can kill bacteria, it is worth noting that it kills all bacteria. Bacteria is fundamental to our good health and good bacteria should be replenished if using such oils. Such oils are not to be overused and used in prevention. Good bacteria can be found in Kefir, fermented foods, and probiotic supplements plus for example fresh garden vegetables and fruits. Probiotic supplements are not all created equal as they are limited in the number of strains versus the potential thousands of strains identified in our body. If it is true that there are more bacteria in our body than cells, listen up. I would recommend the following. If you destroy bacteria in large numbers, do so under the supervision of a practitioner. As a practitioner, many factors come into play than the above mentioned in this article.

With the introduction of the wild oregano oil and other plant oils, the study was not carried out on humans and that my friends would be a brilliant next step. However, in light of the healing properties of herbs and plants over the millennia, I would use such oils carefully should I contract the coronavirus.

Here are to key links to review information on the results of using wild oregano oil and other herbs, such as wild cinnamon, wild sage, and wild cumin. Please read carefully to understand and be aware.

2003 in vitro study link:

An article from 2009 but recently updated with an editor’s note:

Best of health and may you remain well through any outbreak of viruses or flu. It is your choice to get a flu shot but my choice is to strengthen my immune system and overall health naturally using the simple practices of wholesome food, good eating habits, proper rest and sleep habits, an active lifestyle, gentle cleansing, the art of thinking well and more. Even if you get the flu shot, you will benefit from the above health mentions.

Here are five things you can today for prevention and your well-being but not limited to:

  • drink enough pure water daily – if it is not water, it has another agenda so the coffee does not equate to a serving of water, in fact, it dehydrates you
  • get enough sleep regularly – shut off all electronics 1-2 hours before bed, remove electronics from the bedroom, do not drink a lot of water 2-3 hours before bed, have a comfortable temperature in your bedroom (not too warm), allow for fresh air to come in during the night and consider early to bed, early to rise and consistency matters
  • eat three meals a day and no snacks – you would be surprised what too much food does to your system
  • consider daily activities to move your body – an easy one is walking
  • eliminate refined vegetable oils and include cold-pressed olive oils, coconut oils, and organic butter/ghee – there are natural fats in many of our foods, such as plants and vegetables/fruits, raw milk, wild game, nuts, and seeds

Hold the presses! Thoughts are things too. Do you look at the glass half-full or half-empty? Your thoughts will change your chemistry instantly. This is a much bigger topic but worth mentioning. This leads to understanding what brews inside your mind plays a role in your health and how it affects you. In other words, we need to consider the mind-body connection for your better health to prepare your body to be strong against potential infections and injuries.

Cheryl Millett Holistic Nutritionist

Cheryl Millett
Champion for your better health…

Before the age of 20, it never dawned on me that what I chose to put in my mouth would have such a dramatic effect on my wellbeing.
On my path of discovery, I learned that our eating choices directly affected how much energy we have first thing in the morning or that it would build our immune system strength during flu season. Part of it was coming to understand how gentle nutritional cleansing directly helped overcome my health challenges. People keep telling me how beautiful my skin is or how I look younger.
As my studies continued, it became obvious that there is an intrinsic connection between the mind, body, and spirit which directly affects our health and happiness. I also learned that Omegas are another critical piece of the wellness puzzle. I became convinced when the Auum omegas alone turned on some switches in my brain in just one day.
I have developed a deep appreciation for the wonderful miracle workers our bodies are in the recovery process.  Our bodies have natural intelligence.  I am passionate to share the connection between nutrition and wellness in my practice and my presentations.

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