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Tumbleweed is seen blowing through Oxford Circus. Times square is barren. We have been forced to take a break from our fast-paced, busy lives and now face an unprecedented amount of free time. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are currently shacked up in isolation, bingeing on the holy trinity of Netflix, pizza and wine, disregarding the apocalyptic world crisis in another episode of Narcos. This seems strange if people are genuinely worried about their health since the immune system is weakened by junk food, alcohol, and lack of exercise. We should be doing the opposite, boosting our immune system through healthy eating, supplements, and lifestyle.
We hear a lot about how there is no treatment for covid-19, but even if there was, it would be your body’s immune system that does the healing. Medicines only work by supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. People with a compromised immune system are at risk from all sorts of illnesses that the body should be able to recover from naturally. In the case of a pandemic, instead of creating panic and confusion, the media really should be advising people on how to stay healthy. Much of the information flying around at the moment only creates drama and does not offer anything of practical benefit. This is true for both the mainstream and alternative sources of media. Maybe it is our addiction to drama that causes us to focus on the fear-inducing stories and neglect to notice the pieces of information that can actually help us.
The panic could actually be making people sick. We know that stress makes people more likely to get ill: when the body is in fight or flight mode, the immune system is not a priority. The stress can be reduced by avoiding the hysterical information out there and taking measures to improve your health. In this article, we provide some positive information about some of the wonderful healing substances that nature has provided. We will talk about our favourite immune-boosting supplements. So, fight back against corona and swap out your glass of echo falls rose for a strong shot of black seed oil.
Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil is made from the cold-pressed seeds of the nigella sativa plant. It is important to use oils that are cold-pressed because this means that no chemicals were used in the refining process and many properties that are destroyed by heat will remain in the oil, maintaining its integrity. Black seed oil has a very distinctive flavour, it is definitely an acquired taste but most people do not find it unpleasant. It one of the most celebrated healing herbs of all time, and it has been used since the times of Ancient Egypt. Is said to ‘cure everything apart from death’. This may sound a bit far-fetched, but scientific research has shown it is effective for many problems, working at the DNA level. Studies have proven its abilities in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, inhibiting tumour growth, killing parasites and as a powerful immunity booster. To maximize the black seed oil’s potential, take two tablespoons a day on an empty stomach. You can read more about it in our in-depth article here.
Colloidal silver is a broad spectrum potent anti-viral agent and was also used as the primary treatment for bacterial infections before the creation of penicillin. The healing properties of silver have been well documented for thousands of years and are still used in a wide range of medical treatments worldwide. It promotes the regeneration of damaged cells and possesses powerful anti-pathogenic properties. Now that more and more strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are forming, colloidal silver is making a steady comeback. Studies have concluded that colloidal silver is highly effective in inactivating a wide range of viruses and have even been shown to exert antiviral activity against HIV-1. If you are sick, consume 20mls of colloidal silver 4 times a day as a treatment method, for preventative measures drink 20mls in the morning to support your immune function. Using a metal spoon will interfere with the effectiveness of the colloidal silver. Modern technology has given us a new way to take colloidal minerals, in the form of tiny nano-particles which are better absorbed. Read our in-depth article here.
Noni juice is a not-so-delicious fruit from the tropics jam-packed with minerals and vitamins. Think of it as nature’s own multivitamin, an essential to add to your medicine cabinet. Noni juice contains the minerals calcium, sulphur, potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and selenium. Without minerals, vitamins cannot be absorbed by the body, and 92 per cent of the population is suffering from at least one mineral or vitamin deficiency based on the Dietary Reference Intakes. In addition, it is a great source of antioxidants such as beta carotene, iridoids, and vitamins C and E. Anti-oxidants neutralise free radicals preventing and reversing cellular damage. Noni juice also contains a powerful alkaloid that strengthens the proteins in our cells, repairing and supporting our cells back to health. This makes it effective in treating a broad range of ailments as it works by promoting our own body’s repair system and immune response. Read our in-depth article here.
Sarsaparilla is a medicinal herb native to Jamaica and Latin America. It is a well-known detoxifier that flushes impurities out of the body through the kidneys. When prepared as a tincture of tea it reduces fever, improves coughs, sore throats and clears mucus from the system. The saponins found in sarsaparilla render endotoxins (bacterial compounds) ineffective. Endotoxins are often found in the bloodstream of people with immune disorders or inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis and psoriasis. In addition to being an all-round anti-inflammatory, it also protects the liver, supporting the body’s primary detoxifier. Read our in-depth article here
We encourage you to take extra care with your well-being and body and to strengthen up your immune system. During this time, its highly recommended to bring attention to not just your physical health, but your emotional and spiritual well-being also. Stress takes a huge toll on the body, releasing cortisol and decreasing the strength of your immune system. We suggest practising meditation, yoga, or any healthy activity that lowers your stress levels as this plays a critical part in maintaining your well-being.