HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR VIRUS LIKE CORONA?
You need to have respect for the virus and try to avoid infection as far as possible. It can be serious for the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. If you suspect an infection, contact your healthcare provider immediately!
Is the vaccine a good idea to protect yourself against viruses?
Before we start, I would like to point out that something that does not work very well against the flu is a seasonal vaccine. (There is no vaccine against Corona yet.)
First, a vaccine does not confer immunity to viruses. The vaccine should only start the body’s immune system so that it recognizes faster and can take care of the flu virus if you should get it.
You can thus both infect and infect others despite vaccination. Then come a new flu virus and a new vaccine every year. The flu vaccine is based on pure forecasts and with the facts in hand, it has been seen that for some years it has been almost ineffective.
Therefore, we should focus on hygiene and on building our immune system instead! And that’s exactly what we’re going to do now.
PROTECT YOURSELVES FROM VIRUS
Hygiene is crucial! Avoid touching as much as possible when away from home and wash your hands regularly. Also, always breathe through the nose (not through the mouth)! In the nasal cavity, we have our first immune system to take care of pathogens.
Tips for better hand hygiene
You can protect yourself against viruses by maintaining good hand hygiene. Here are 8 points you can think of.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water. I use an activated carbon soap.
- when you come in from outside.
- before cooking and meals.
- after a toilet visit or diaper change.
- when you come to work/school/home.
- after you have turned around, coughed or new.
- if you touch the same surfaces as a cold person.
- Do not shake hands or hug as long as the situation is ongoing.
- Finish off with a small hand-sprayed shower or a hydrogen peroxide solution in a small spray bottle.
- Only touch your face with freshly washed hands and wash them again afterward.
- Change frequently to clean towels at home, and wash the old ones in high temperatures. Preferably 70-95 degrees.
- Choose paper towels in public toilets. Avoid using towels and old air dryers.
- Use gloves or elbow to open doors or push lift buttons if possible and avoid touching railings and posts.
- Avoid cash.
- Often clean the phone, computer keyboard, remote controls and jewelry with liquor or hydrogen peroxide solution. (NOTE:
- Hydrogen peroxide can damage computer screens and phone screens!)
2. Avoid infection
You can also protect yourself against viruses by avoiding places and situations where the risk is more likely to be infected.
Do not eat or place food in public places.
Avoid large or crowded crowds – especially in poorly ventilated areas.
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable handkerchief when coughing or sneezing, and immediately dispose of the used handkerchief in the garbage.
If you have no handkerchief, cough or sneeze against the arm fold, not in your hands.
3. Rinse your nose
Use a nose buddy or other nasal can to rinse the nasal cavities with. Mix a saline solution. Salt is bacterial and virus killing.
Mix 4.5 g of pure fine-grained table salt/saline without additives in 5 parts lukewarm (37 degrees) of pure water. Stir so that all the salt dissolves. The water reaches the same salt concentration as the body’s cells, ie a physiological (isotonic) solution with 0.9% salt.
The right saltiness and temperature give a pleasant feeling while for example, too little salt can give a searing feeling.
Stand at a sink and press NoseBuddy’s mote on one nostril to close tightly. Breathe calmly through your open mouth. Bend your head and torso forward and turn your head slightly to the side so the pitcher follows up. Now the water by itself flows in through one nostril and out through the other free nostril. Rinses, pathogens, cords and mucus are rinsed out. Then change and do the same from the other nostril. Finally, gently prick your nose through one nostril at a time.
Rinse the jug in hot water before and after each time you rinse your nose and allow to air dry. If necessary, hand wash or disinfect the jug.
STRENGTHEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO PROTECT YOUR VIRUS
The most important tool you have for protecting yourself against viruses is to build natural protection against infection through the diet and with extra supplements of vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants and fats. In particular, studies have shown that vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin C, as well as the selenium and zinc minerals, are effective in flu. Likewise probiotics.
Keep in mind that daily exercise gives you better public health. Take brisk walks, yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises to oxygenate the cells.
Here is a good multipurpose preparation to strengthen the immune system or invest in our native super berries filled with antioxidants.
Eat liver for vitamin A
Eat liver to ensure, among other things, a good intake of vitamin A and make sure it is liver from grass-fed animals. I avoid chicken liver that often comes from chickens that have eaten grain and feed, not pick worms and grass in the wild.
Vitamin A can be formed in the liver and intestinal walls from carotenoids and 50-85% of the body’s vitamin A is stored in the liver for up to 100 days, but in case of illness, the liver’s supply can be emptied within 2 days. Acute infections such as flu and high fever rapidly deplete vitamin A stores.
An unbalanced intestinal flora, ulcerative colitis, cirrhosis of the liver (biliary cirrhosis), gallbladder stasis, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and chemotherapy and radiation treatment of cancer impairs the conversion to vitamin A.
- Best Sources of Vitamin A (Retinol) in Foods (Pg / 100g) (1 IU = 0.3 Pg)
- Liver (beef) 14,200
- Liver (chicken) 9,500
- Smoked eel 3,600
- Tuna 370
- Carrot 567
- Spinach 275
- Egg 204
Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and provides increased resistance to colds, flu, and infections. Vitamin C values in blood and tissue decrease over the years.
Since the body only absorbs what it needs right now, you cough out the excess if you take single large doses a day. Vitamin C intake should, therefore, be divided into 3 to 5 times a day to keep vitamin C levels high in the blood. The more difficult the problem, the higher the dose of vitamin C that is taken more frequently, e.g. every hour for flu, infections, bronchitis, etc.
There are thousands of studies demonstrating a very effective and safe effect of vitamin C in megadoses. A good preventative dose is between 2,000 and 6,000 mg per day. Once you have been affected by the infection, e.g. a cold or flu should be taken 2–3 g every hour until you get loose stools.
Vitamin C has been shown to reduce the time a cold goes on by about 23%.
Use a vitamin C that has a neutral pH and contains bioflavonoids. In infections, it is smart to combine vitamin C with vitamin A and zinc for an even better effect.
Vitamin D from the sun and supplements
Vitamin D regulates the immune system and prevents the development of autoimmune diseases. It is the rarest vitamin in the food, so vitamin D intake should be combined with supplementation and exposure to sunlight. You do not get enough vitamin D from only sun exposure during the winter season.
Best for nucleotides
Swiss research over the past 15 years has shown that nucleotides stop colds and flu by activating the immune system and reducing the risk of getting sick due to virus infection.
Many pathogens carry harmless carbohydrates of the beta-glucans type, which cannot be broken down by the digestive system. Therefore, throughout human history, our immune system has learned to recognize beta-glucans as warning flags. This defense mechanism is utilized ImmunBalans which contains a patented beta yeast from bakery yeast.
The beta-glucan is absorbed by the intestinal mucosa and binds to receptors on macrophages (a type of immune cells) that break down the beta-glucans into smaller constituents so that it can be absorbed by neutrophils (another type of immune cells). Then the neutrophils are activated to be on guard for intruders and also react much faster.
An easy way to increase the intake of beta-glucans is to sprinkle the food best. In part, it enhances the taste (tastes much like cheddar cheese), but it is also rich in nucleotides.
Nucleotides can give the immune system an increased vitality in no time. In general, nucleotides are found in all protein-rich foods, with the most biologically active nucleotides found in beer yeast that has been purified, concentrated and specially produced to obtain a high bioavailability.
Taking nucleotides together with important synergists, cofactors and essential transport substances result in rapid uptake, use and efficient detoxification as the cell regenerate and nucleotides are effective in recovering from a cold or flu.
After a hard sports performance, you usually have a weakened immune system for 2-6 hours afterward (“the open window”. The immune system recovers for the next 24 hours and then becomes more susceptible to infections. However, studies show that the beta-glucan extract Wellmune closes this window.
Elderberries contain many different substances that can help fight viruses and strengthen the immune system. In the past, tea was brewed on the flowers and the tea seemed to sweat at e.g. colds and fever. Both flowers and berries are expectorant and can help with coughing.
Cook the ripe berries 15-20 minutes. Both berries and flowers can be dried and used for herbal teas. Do not eat elderberries raw or immature.
Laboratory studies show that elderberry has a virus-inhibiting effect. One study shows that elderberry extract can shorten the flu by several days, and according to a Chinese study, the extract can relieve the first flu symptoms.
Salvia is an example of a herb that has virus-killing properties. But there are many different herbs you can use. Eat them in salads or mix a herb oil, or brew tea of dried herb leaves.
Or use them in the form of essential oils, which are extremely potent.
There are several essential oils that are effective against viruses. Inhale them in a steam bath or use them in humidifiers.
In a new study in mice (not necessarily applicable to humans given that humans and mice have different diets), it is shown that a ketogenic diet (low proportion of carbohydrates) protects mice from fatal influenza infection (influenza A / IAV infection). The ketogenic diet resulted in an expansion of γδ T cells in the lungs, which improved barrier functions and thereby improved the protection of mice against viruses.
Even if you do not want to switch completely to a ketogenic diet, it is worthwhile to eat more qualitative LCHF where you reduce carbohydrates and increase your intake of fat and anti-inflammatory foods.
The protein AcPb in the brain helps the body defeat the flu while you sleep, according to a group of researchers at the Center for Sleep Research at Spokanes University in Washington, USA.
When mice lacking the protein had their sleep disturbed by the researchers, they could not catch the sleep deprivation afterward when given the opportunity. Instead, they slept less. Sometimes animals can sleep deeper and more intensively to compensate for the lack of sleep. But these mice did not recover.
The researchers also infected them with the mouse variant of H1N1, the swine flu virus. The mice without AcPb slept less, moved less, got worse symptoms and had much higher mortality.
Thus, the protein seems to be necessary for both sleep and the immune system. The researchers are surprised that a brain protein can have such great effects when the flu virus can’t spread in the brain. We see the flu as lung disease, and do not yet know how the brain is involved in fighting a virus in the lungs. But the more we can sleep when we are sick, the better it is.