The novel coronavirus, called Sars-CoV-2, and the disease it causes, Covid-19, are sweeping the globe.

Since the outbreak began in December 2019, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 90,000 people and claimed the lives of more than 3,000 – sounds terrifying, doesn’t it?

The virus has created an apocalypse-like situation in China, where many cities have been put on lockdown with strict measures in place to prevent the outbreak from spreading further. Outside China, citizens of various countries are being quarantined in different locations, raising concerns about the severity of the virus and a potential pandemic.

People following mainstream media these days and witnessing the daily increase in deaths caused by the new coronavirus are going into panic mode. While our attention throughout the outbreak has been focused on the number of confirmed cases, deaths, and contagion of COVID-19, the virus’s official name announced by the World Health Organization (WHO), we may have ignored several key facts.

For example, the recovery rate is significantly higher than the death rate. As of the time I wrote this opinion piece, 51,443 people had already recovered from the virus and most of the ones who died had underlying health conditions or were in poor health.

Besides, while there is no vaccine for the novel coronavirus, supportive care substantially helps in curing the symptoms – fever, dry cough, and breathing difficulties – which allows our body to fight the virus itself. And guess what? It is working.

Many people who contracted the coronavirus experienced relatively mild symptoms and in many cases, supportive care has been enough to get the patient back on track without complications.

As we know too well, there are few natural precautions we can take in order to prevent, and assist, with flu and other respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and possibly coronavirus.

“3-Keys to Gaining Immunity to Pneumonia, Influenza, and Bronchitis”

1. Avoid mucus forming foods:

When I used to eat cooked food, I had a tons of mucus in my system that affected every bit of my daily existence.

I remember even the nightmare of visiting my dentist each time as I couldn’t breathe properly while my mouth was open; mucus obstructed my nasal passages.

If I had continued eating mucus forming foods, I’m quite sure that would have eventually led to me to getting pneumonia or bronchitis.

Once I switched to eating a 100% raw food diet the change was obvious, my mucus disappeared almost immediately. And for the first time in a long time, I could breathe deeply again through my nose.

Furthermore, every time I cheated on my raw diet and eat cooked foods, especially grains, the mucosity returned, just like clockwork.

Eating a diet of raw fruits and vegetables is the absolute best thing you could do for longevity and for cleaning your lungs and removing excess mucus.

However, if you’re not ready to go fully raw with fruit and veg, you can simply decrease or eliminate your intake of mucus forming foods.

* List of Mucus Forming Foods *

  • A. Cooked grains:

Bread, crackers, rice, pasta etc.

(NOTE: This is just one of the many reasons why a starch based diet is not nearly as beneficial as a raw food diet done correctly.)

  • B. Dairy (raw or cooked):

Cheese, milk, yogurt etc. (All stuff I’ve not eaten for over 12 years. Though I have tried some raw cheeses only to realize they were mucus forming as well.)

  • C. Dehydrated Raw Crackers:

Yes, I’ve found over the years that even eating dehydrated raw crackers made from nuts and seeds can be quite mucus forming.

Eating a little bit of this stuff from time to time is OK, just don’t overdo it.

There may be other such mucus forming foods, but the ones listed above are definitely the main ones.

2. Vigorous Exercise to Grow Your Lung Capacity and Hence Have Higher Oxygen Levels Throughout Your Body:

One problem as you get older is that your lungs will shrink in size dramatically if you don’t do anything to prevent it.

The average adult will have lost 40 to 50% of lung size, and hence capacity, by the age of 70. And when your lungs get that much smaller you’re much more likely to get these severe respiratory illnesses due to dramatically reduced lung and oxygen capacity.

This is why the voice of many seniors gets higher in pitch. It’s because they have significantly smaller lungs than in their youthful twenties.

The easiest way to insure that your lungs don’t shrink is to do vigorous exercise at least 2 or 3 times a week.

3. Get plenty of sleep

Not getting enough sleep, as well as poor quality sleep, can have an effect on your immune system.

Cytokines are proteins that are released during sleep and play an important role in your body’s ability to fight infections.

Taking high doses of vitamins can also be advisable in some cases, but you ought to know what you are doing.

Our friend and colleague, Roger Haeske, has been working on a system for preventing many respiratory diseases such as cold and flu that has created a lot of buzz in the raw food movement lately.

I have not tried his method yet, but it’s worth taking a look, especially now.

Click on the link to learn more:

Least but not last, if there is anything we can learn from the novel coronavirus, it should be how human beings have abused animals. Like any other coronavirus and major modern diseases, such as Ebola, the novel coronavirus emerged due to the human exploitation of animals.

Until we stop exploiting animals and their natural habitat, we shouldn’t be surprised to see more viruses like the novel coronavirus in the future. The ball is in our court, and only we can determine the future.

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Ariel Belloso

Ariel Belloso is an author and writer who transformed his health using the power of raw food. The former DJ and music producer’s life changed in 2001 when his mother was diagnosed with leukaemia. Already a keen student of nutrition, Ariel calculated that eating the correct raw 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 81st birthday! Using the knowledge gained from his years of ongoing study into natural health, Ariel has also managed to overcome some serious issues himself, as well as helping many others to regain their health and improve their quality of life. Ariel has written 4 books on the subject of natural health, nutrition and fitness.

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