Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has begun changing rapidly— economically, ecologically, technologically, and socially.

I have never seen so many scared people before; I am sure I am not the only one to notice this. The sense of fear and panic in people’s faces puts me off from going out to shop for food.

Many people in the natural health field seem to have lost the plot. Some put out statements contradicting themselves from one day to the next, others are unusually quiet, other reacts nervously to events, and conspiracy theories are rife.

I think Covid-19 is a terrible disease. We all know someone who has died or has been affected by it and it’s very sad; but it is equally important to put things in perspective.

According to the medical community, most people who die from this disease have pre-existing physical conditions, sometimes chronic.

You also read the headlines: Healthy boy of 13 dies with virus. With no underlying health conditions. And I think: hold on a second, saying that someone does not have underlying health conditions doesn’t necessary mean they are healthy.

Health does not equate the absence of symptoms. You can be asymptomatic today and find out tomorrow you have cancer, when the cancer had been growing inside of you for many years, even decades.

A top politician goes into intensive care with coronavirus symptoms while a journalist from a credible news channel describes him as being “relatively healthy”. This politician in question – whom I am not going to name is 5’7, and weighs 16st (102 kilos).

Pardon me if I am wrong but I wouldn’t call someone who is clinically obese “relatively healthy”. I am a couple of years younger than this person, my height is also 5’7 and I weigh 10st (67 kilos). Hello?

I believe a large number of people are behaving irrationally and fear this disease disproportionately to other illnesses.

I agree with the authorities imposing lockdown measures as to not overrun healthcare systems. I have followed the rules, staying at home and so on.

But seeing people panicking about this disease totally freaks me out because I can think of literally hundreds of other diseases, which I am not going to name here, which would be much worse than Covid-19.

Just imagine you survive Covid-19, only to find out a few weeks later that you have Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s, or peripheral neuropathy, or cancer, or you suffer a fatal heart attack.

I don’t know you, but I am more aware of getting a stroke and being left paralysed for the rest of my life needing help to even going to the fecking toilet than getting Covid-19.

So, why exaggerate the dangers of this disease while not really doing anything to prevent others? This is what I don’t understand. Because if you analyse most people’s diet and lifestyle, they don’t act in ways to protect themselves from getting a stroke, cancer, or other life destroying illnesses. It’s a big party out there!

My view of health dramatically changed after I discovered Natural Hygiene because I understood there is a lot we can do to improve our diet and lifestyle in order to recover from, and prevent, diseases, without the need for medicine.

Diet and lifestyle may not be enough from preventing someone getting a virus, but it could certainly help with the recovery. Medical professionals would agree with this, in fact they do! That’s why doctors recommend staying fit and healthy before getting surgery, for instance.

I don’t mean I can’t get sick with COVID-19 and even die, who knows; but that’s not the point of this article. It is my basic understanding of natural health that helps me not be afraid, that’s all.

Being paralyzed by fear is not good for the immune system either.

Sadly, most people don’t want to take responsibility for their actions, they want to eat whatever they like, and behave however they do, and then expect a magic pill to cure their problems.

It is because of this human attitude that we are the mess that we are in. They blame the Chinese for eating bats while holding a chicken burger. After all, if the entire planet ate a plant-based diet in the first place, this pandemic, as well as others, would have probably never occurred.

Consider this: it has taken four billion years for our planet to evolve to its present state, but only in the last 150 years has technology exploded to its present level.

When history looks back on these years and see them in true perspective, what do you think the most significant event will be? The invention of the internal combustion engine? The internet? Television or smart phones? Putting a man on the moon? Or do you think that the most significant event would be that, in less than 150 years, the human race invented a number of ways to destroy what took four billion years to create and, even though the vast majority of us are fully aware of the dangers, so far we have failed to eliminate even one of them?

Perhaps I’m only looking at one side of the coin. I cannot deny the incredible advances that the human race has made in the field of medicine. In fact, I believe it is because the advances are so astonishing that we are blinded to the fact that the diseases they are attempting to cure are also the results of civilization.


Ariel Belloso

Ariel Belloso is a writer who transformed his health through the power of raw food. The former DJ and music producer's life changed forever in 2001, when his mother was diagnosed with leukaemia. Already a keen nutrition researcher, Ariel calculated that eating a raw, plant based diet could help his mother overcome her cancer. This became his motivation to learn more about natural health and the raw food lifestyle. Following her son's advice, not only did Ariel’s mother beat her cancer, she recently celebrated her 85th birthday! Using the knowledge gained from his years of ongoing study into natural health, Ariel has also managed to overcome several serious health issues himself, as well as helping many others regain their health and improve their quality of life. Ariel has written 5 books on the subject of natural health, nutrition, and fitness.

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