A virus is a microscopic pathogen that invades cells and then replicates itself until the cell bursts and spreads to other cells. The Latin meaning of the word virus is toxin or poison. That gives you a pretty good idea of what you are dealing with when you contract one. Many diseases stem from a virus and today we will share with you some ways to treat a viral infection.
First lets make one thing very clear - your immune system is the only thing that will kill a virus. That means you can work on preventive measures to strengthen your immune system so that when a virus invades, your body immediately can kick into action to attack and remove it.
Keep your body healthy by consuming whole foods (no processed or refined "food")fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds and animals products sparingly. Incorporating cultured foods and/or probiotic supplements will strengthen you immunity and also aid in treating pathogens. In addition to your diet you can also take the following supplements:
All viruses are not created the same but the treatment for them can be. The first step is the prevention mentioned above. Most healthy persons will not even know they had a virus because the body took care of it before it became a problem. For those that start showing signs that there is a problem we have found the following protocol to be very helpful:
Some viruses are nastier than others and will take a little more work to get through the protein coat protecting the virus. That is where protease enzymes come in. Protease enzymes break down or change the composition of proteins, which will break down that coat so the immune system can recognize the virus and start the attack process. Some protease enzymes are thought to improve inflammation and strengthen the immune system so we highly recommend incorporating them in your diet. The following food contain protease enzymes:
Once the protein coat is dismantled and the virus is revealed, antiviral herbs would then be helpful in fighting the virus. Some of the best antiviral herbs include:
It is important to help the body remove the toxins produced by the virus through the eliminative passageways. Thus, herbs that assist the lymphatic system such as mullein, cleavers and calendula would be helpful. Drink plenty of fluids, including distilled water and bone broth. The following herbs are great for helping the body get rid of toxins.
Viruses affect people differently and some viruses have specific body systems that are affected, such at COVID 19 affecting the respiratory tract. Once the protein coat has been broken down, antiviral herbs taken and detox herbs flushing out the waste it is time to focus on the systems being affected. We will not go into each body system here but will be using COVID 19 as our example for a treatment protocol to support, strengthen and cleanse the respiratory system.