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Been lots of talk about COVID medicine. How about really natural alternatives?

 
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So here's a post I found through an internet rabbit-hole this evening.  It's all about fresh air and sunshine giving patients 3X the survival rate to otherwise treated folks during the 1918 Spanish Flu. Return to Now -Sara Burrows
 
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I think time in the sun is really important, to the extent you can get it. UV-C lights damages viruses ability to replicate as I understand things, and fresh air is good most any time. Moderate exercise, paying attention to your nutrition, sufficient sleep... all these are natural and will support your immune system and regulating hormones better.

For me as a trucker, this whole frenzy has had positive and negative sides... less folks on the road means less traffic, easier to maintain a constant speed on highways especially, plenty of work to do also. I know many folks are not doing so well right now and that sucks! I try to take common sense precautions, keep a bit more distance, not shaking hands but maybe elbow or fist bumping friends, washing more often with soap and water, using hand sanitizer like I never really did much before. I also take a multi vitamin, and have added daily a zinc supplement and quecertin (which is a zinc ionosphere, as is green tea extract and hydroxy chloroquine). That’s mainly the changes I’ve made... be mindful of crowds or folks coughing a lot, cover your mouth to cough, etc. At this point, I still don’t know anyone who has even tested positive for this virus and neither do my two buddies who are/were truckers and have contact with many people.

I hope everyone is using their heads, taking reasonable precautions and getting on with living their lives the best they can! Please do your own research on what makes sense to you, and don’t just take the talking heads/government/CDC/other special interest groups’ advice without some looking into it. Lots of garbage out there these days, especially in Main Street media.

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I agree. I think being outside, in natural healthy ecosystems with biodiverse communities, forest or perennial prairie/savannah soil, clean water, air and sunshine is where we are adapted to thrive. I am also trying to eat even more leafy greens like brassicas and mustards that are rich in Zinc and other nutrients tied to immune health. I am missing my tea and cooking herb beds right outside my door at my old place that I built up over 6yrs, but I have a lot more native wild plants at my new place (.4acres vs 25acres), where we have close to the highest plant diversity in North America.
 
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Thanks to both of you for responding.  i want to keep this thread alive and will be posting more today.  

Moderate exercise, paying attention to your nutrition, sufficient sleep... all these are natural and will support your immune system and regulating hormones better.  

 Yes.  There is an increasing amount of evidence supporting wellness in these seemingly obvious tools.  I also wanted to share some more on this thread page.  

I recently watched this video about epigenetics.  The doctor in this video shares his research and thoughts about how it relates to COVID 19.  The gist of it, is that we have the ability to greatly influence our genetic expression with our thinking and our emotional health.    

Our brains are ultimately responsible for everything that our body does.  Part of our brain activates the sympathetic nervous system, which, when activated, gives us what is called the 'flight or fight' response.  This is a part of our mind/body connection which has enabled us to survive intense dangerous situations.  

Any time we are afraid, we trigger this flight or fight response.  Any time we fall, we trigger this response.  Any danger can trigger this response.   The adrenaline rises for that short time and your breathing becomes shallow and rapid.  Your large muscle groups are charged with blood.  But generally, the natural response is short-lived.  Not so, if we watch too much T.V. or internet assessment of a pandemic virus-in that case we are caught in cycles of fear of this thing that is killing many without putting any of those people's personal health into perspective.  In this case, there is a persistent low-grade activation, with spikes of high-grade activation of your sympathetic system that keep it activated to a lesser degree, but still activated.

The result of this activation is that it removes a lot of necessary energy from our parasympathetic nervous system, which is our restorative regenerative system.  

He also goes into detail about how our DNA is expressed through genes.  But he goes much further in explaining that the situation that an individual cell is in dictates how a gene is expressed, and that is part of the crux of how we can handle this Covid situation.
 
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Missing link in many who scummed to the virus was low levels of zinc available to the immune system. Something lacking in the standard American diet.
 
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Hi, here is a link about vitamin D

“This is a very important study on vitamin D and Covid-19. Its findings are incredibly clear. An 80 percent reduction in need for ICU and a 60 percent reduction in deaths, simply by giving a very cheap and very safe therapy – calcifediol, or activated vitamin D … The findings of this large and well-conducted study should result in this therapy being administered to every COVID patient in every hospital in the temperate latitudes.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/the-effects-of-vitamin-d-and-covid-related-outcomes_3896844.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-07-20&mktids=1e7ad63b6875b8c5fe4742f32769cedb&est=OKYCnhgQye4Ex%2FTpUB67qsJ0MVQGKer6%2BD1wunCg8FcRRR8IYbutzsHjVsLkOq6kS1s2OjIygPOW
 
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Vitamin D and Zink being the recommended supplements then sea vegetables and other sea foods would be a good choice.
My wife and I have discovered we have a craving for sea weed.
 
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I don't know how this thread went so very quiet. Thank you, Hans, for getting it onto my radar! I'm a family herbalist(not a clinical one), so it's of prime interest, too me. We've been using sun, and supplementing with D3, just as a boost. Also taking quercetin, and doing all we can to improve and maintain good gut health, in addition to eating as nutritionally dense as we can, taking elderberry at the first sign of a sniffle or tickly throat(even though we both have lists of seasonal and 24/7/365 allergies, lol), and using adaptogenic herbs as tisanes.
 
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