People are recognizing that we can’t believe everything we are told anymore. Government agendas, hospitals getting money for COVID cases, social media censoring and even search engines like Google are now manipulated to provide certain information and hide other information. Hopefully, this prompts us to wake up and stand up. We have to stop living in fear. There are many facets to how we could have handled COVID better, but now it is time to move forward in a positive direction.
The media makes it sound as though getting COVID is a death sentence. That’s not true, most people will survive. We have never been this afraid of the flu virus, even though some years it claims over 60,000 lives. The media talks about positive COVID cases as though it is a bad thing, when in fact we need natural herd immunity to get the virus under control. Positive cases without deaths are a good thing. Most people don’t realize that natural treatments for the virus were heavily censored, even though they were extremely successful. The CDC released information that less than 7% of deaths were solely from the virus, that the remaining 94% had co-morbid conditions. This speaks to the fact that many Americans are unhealthy which has a significant impact on the outcome of this virus.
The virus shouldn’t be our only concern, it should be a wake-up call on so many levels – the over-reach of the government, medical errors, censorship and media influence to name a few. Not the least of which is the general health of America. Our whole culture is geared towards making us sick. Groceries stores are full of factory produced food, non-organic produce and animals; many restaurants use poor quality food; and busy lifestyles that encourage grab-and-go. We’ve become a society that prizes “things” over experiences, leading to financial stress. We have over-packed schedules that lead to stress and lack of sleep. This is a recipe for a sick nation.
The CDC reports that 35.9% of the population is obese and 33.3% is overweight. That is almost 70% of the population! These weight issues lead to high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, increased risk of heart disease and cancer. This is a main reason America spends 1.5 times more on healthcare than any other country in the world, 3 trillion dollars in past years.
Luckily, our bodies have an inherent healing mechanism. Think about cutting yourself and miraculously the cut heals over as if it was never there. The same system is in place for serious diseases, the body can heal itself given the right tools. While this idea of the body healing itself may seem strange in our society of having a pill to “cure” every ailment, this healing principle has long been recognized. Hippocrates, “the father of Western medicine,” believed disease was a product of environmental factors, diet and living habits. He said, “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease”. This ancient principle has never been more relevant than it is today.
What are the tools to reverse disease and prevent illness? We need to recognize how the world has changed. Our food has changed more in the last 60 years than it has in the last 1000. We are exposed to more toxins than ever before, often through lack of knowledge. Think of your body as your terrain, is it healthy or is it depleted? Are you nourishing your body or are you throwing anything in your body and expecting it to deal with it? If we have healthy terrain, then we have a strong immune system and things like the coronavirus don’t seem so scary.
One of the influencers of our terrain is our gut flora. Our digestive system is like its own ecosystem containing hundreds of strains of good and bad bacteria. Optimally, we should have 85% good bacteria to 15% bad bacteria. Unfortunately, for most of us, those numbers are inverse. This makes us more susceptible to illness, short-term and long-term. Many of the physical and mental disorders that plague America today start in the gut. Acid reflux, IBS, colitis, diverticulosis, and food allergies to name a few. Even seemingly unrelated issues such as autoimmune diseases, autism, heart disease, anxiety, depression and behavioral problems in children can be traced back to the gut. The gut helps to regulate weight, sleep and moods. It is estimated that 70% of our immune system is controlled in the gut!
Sugar and refined carbohydrates, abundant in our diets for the last generation, feed the bad bacteria and allow it to proliferate. This coupled with a diet high in processed foods and low in nutrition has created dysfunction within the gut. The good news is our inherent healing mechanism. Stop feeding the bad bacteria, nourish the good bacteria and watch your health improve. What is the best way to combat the virus? Eat truly healthy food, give your gut flora a healthy terrain, learn about toxins, stress management and sleep techniques, and look for ways to be happy, not worried.
Am I overwhelmed by the virus? No. I believe that the virus is serious for some but there are natural therapies that work very well. I think we need to start thinking for ourselves again and get ourselves healthy.
Theresa Edmunds is a Certified Health Coach, in practice for 10 years. She is passionate about helping people feel better and be happier. She counsels to individuals and families, conducts seminars and corporate workshops, and offers keynote speaker services. Interested in a consultation or in learning more about any of these topics, visit: www.theresaedmunds.com.
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