The Panic Virus and How to Cure It

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All viruses have things in common. They prey on those with the weakest immune systems. That’s why building up our immune system with a healthier diet and lifestyle is the best thing that each of us can do at this very moment to prevent the coronavirus.

Panic lowers resistance and weakens the immune system. It also makes you do stupid things because you’re not thinking straight. The more PREPARED you are, the less PANICKED  you are likely to be.

For example, there is no need to panic over the shortage of hand sanitizer, remember this: Hand washing with soap and water is far more effective at eliminating pathogens than hand sanitizer. There’s no shortage of soap!

I am 110% for preparedness. The only similarity between preparedness and panic however is that they both begin with the letter P! I’ve had a few friends over the years who have been in combat. They’ve all told me the same thing about combat: you panic you die. Keep your cool and you’ve got a fighting chance.

If you are not already doing these things, the best time to start preparing your immune system to resist the coronavirus is RIGHT NOW! There are a host of supplements that build immunity and combat viruses. The most famous is Vitamin C. It’s water soluble, which makes it pretty hard to take too much. Most people can easily take at least 3000 mg a day in 3 divided doses with bioflavanoids. And Vitamin C has a hidden benefit. It’s essential for your adrenal glands and when you’re stressed you need more. It will help to calm you down!

The most powerful preventive measure that I’ve found is grapefruit seed extract. It’s antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Grapefruit seed extract comes in a liquid you add to water. A 4 ounce container of it costs about $20, and will provide hundreds of applications. During normal times I  recommend 3 drops in a glass of water 3 times/day as a maintenance dose, 9 drops 3 times/day if you feel something coming on, and 18 drops 3 times/day if you’re sick. For now though, I’m recommending 18 drops  3 times a day as maintenance. Start out low and work your way up.

It’s clear to me that mass testing is the most important long term solution that is effective. This means our emergency response health officials finding the infected people and who they’ve had contact with and isolating them. South Korea has proved this. Tragically, the Trump Administration failed to follow China and South Korea’s lead in mass testing and tracking, and so the United States needs to play catch up ball. Let’s hope our leaders get their you-know-what together and get us free mass testing pronto!

In the absence of mass testing, which, somehow, the wealthiest country in the world still cannot figure out how to manage, social distancing becomes the only weapon left. Unfortunately shutting down  the whole world is unsustainable in the long term and leads to more panic, which leads to more stress. Social distancing is basically the equivalent to society that chemotherapy is to the individual. It kills everything in an attempt to kill a small segment. Testing on the other hand isolates the small segment for a more targeted solution which almost always makes more sense.

At this moment in the U.S. it appears the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. Supposedly testing will be available soon. In the meantime we’ve all been mandated to retreat to our respective bubbles.

So do what it takes to build your immune system and take care of yourself and your loved ones.  Get good sleep, stay hydrated, take walks. Put fresh lemon juice in your water, its loaded with Vitamin C. A study found that 20% solution of lemon juice killed 90% of viruses topically as well. Lower your sugar intake because sugar also lowers immunity. Eat lots of garlic and ginger, and onions. These foods are all readily available and inexpensive.

They are all antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Onions are one of nature’s best sources of Quercetin, which not only fights all the above bad guys, but also is great for allergies. That way if you have allergies you won’t scare anyone near you into thinking you have Corona.

And be mindful of when you are feeling panicked. Turn off the news feeds if they are overwhelming you; there is only so much any of us can do anyway.

Call someone you love, or an old friend you enjoy talking to but haven’t reached out to in a while. Do what it takes to reduce your stress. Keeping the panic virus from infecting you is something each of us has the power to do, right now.

 

 

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Eliot Fiks

Eliot Fiks

Eliot Fiks is a nutritional educator based in Binghamton, New York, where he operates the Whole in the Wall, a nationally recognized whole foods restaurant since 1980. Eliot also operates the celebrated Whole in the Wall Pesto, a line of all natural pestos available in 19 states and nationwide via online store at wholeinthewall.com. He holds a BA in social change from Binghamton University and holds both a nutritional educator and nutritional consultant certificates from Bauman College.

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