Is it possible that the Coronavirus is all a hoax? Well, I’m not taking any chances. So, I decided to read up on ways to boost my immunity and I decided to share my findings with my readers.

Viral pneumonia can occur when an initial cold virus worsens and causes air sacs in one’s lungs to fill with fluids or pus, making it hard to breathe. Symptoms can include chest pain, cough with phlegm (yellow or green), fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and shortness of breath.

Here’s what one should know about this virus. For starters, remember the swine flu and Ebola viruses? Many people panicked and the mainstream media spread fear throughout the world. Fortunately, neither of these viruses amounted to anything at that time. Most people don’t know that on average 30,000 people die every year in the United States from complications to colds and flus leading to pneumonia.

The coronavirus is part of a family of viruses that typically causes the common cold, but can be more severe at times. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing, and close contact. One can also be infected and not have any symptoms. So, who wants to take a risk in getting sick?

At the first sign of a cold or flu, I take Sambucol, Black Elderberry, Cold & Flu Relief, 30 Quick Dissolve Tablets

There are many things one can do to powerfully support one’s immune function.
First, wash one’s hands frequently but not obsessively. Use organic soap and it is highly-recommended not to use non-organic soaps and hand sanitizers due to them containing triclosan, parabens, synthetic fragrances, and alcohol, which are toxic and stress the immune system. Personally, for myself, I like using Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap. It has almost a five star rating on (Use this coupon code, BER298, to save money during checkout.)

Second, be aware of eating foods that lower immunity, nutritional deficiencies and stress. Foods that lower immunity the most are refined sugar (even just a little), dairy products (yogurt, cow’s milk, cheese), GMO wheat, GMO corn, GMO soy, GMO canola (fried food), alcohol (even wine), pork and artificial sweeteners. Sugar is perhaps the worst offender.

Third, make sure one is eating lots of nutrient-dense foods that support immunity including at least 3 servings (cups) of both vegetables and fruits per day and whole, unprocessed organic food.

Fourth, taking mega amounts of vitamin C can often stop a cold or flu dead in its tracks. Start taking high amounts upon noticing first symptoms. Ask one’s PCM for assistance in determining how much vitamin C one should take as a supplement.

Fifth, taking mega amounts of zinc when one notices early symptoms of a cold or flu. Once again, ask one’s PCM for assistance in determining how much vitamin C one should take as a supplement.

Sixth, taking mega amounts of vitamin D is also a powerful and inexpensive way to stop a cold/flu in its tracks. Once again, ask one’s PCM for assistance in determining how much vitamin D one should take as a supplement.

Seventh, regular consumption of warming herbs during the winter can be very helpful including cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, ginger, garlic, and fennel seeds. Chinese medicine also has many herbal formulas for boosting immune function.

And finally, the eighth suggestion to support immune function, is to deal with one’s stress. The following are a list of articles I wrote about dealing with one’s stress:

Kelley Curl 7’s Articles on Stress and How to Cope:
Stress Part One
Stress Part Two
Stress Part Three
Stress Part Four
Stress Part Five
Stress Part Six
Stress Part Seven
Can’t Feel Pretty if You’re Stressed Out (Progressive Relaxation) part seven
Stress Part Eight
Stress Part Nine
Stress Part Ten

Author's Bio: 

Kelley is the author of the book, "My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder."