The coronavirus is creating mass panic. This is problematic as fear and stress makes us acidic and lowers our resistance to illness. When we are acidic we are not able to utilize oxygen properly and immunity and many bodily processes are weakened. So it is even more important to start or keep to a healthy diet and lifestyle. Dietary and lifestyle practices that are naturally alkalizing make abundant nutrients and more oxygen available in our blood. In addition to strengthening our immunity, all bodily processes and thinking ability.
Hopefully, it will turn out that the coronavirus is no worse than the common flu even though it seems to spread more easily. In my experience if a healthy person gets the flu it turns out to be a mild case. Strong health does not mean that we never get sick. If you are tired, over-stressed or rundown you may get a cold, flu or possibly even the coronavirus. Strong health means that we have the ability to recover quickly and efficiently by natural means using daily foods and home remedies. Sickness is always a warning sign that we need to make some changes and take better care.
We all have the natural ability to maintain health. It may be wise to use the coronavirus as an opportunity to strengthen our own health and that of our loved ones. Here are some guidelines to strengthen resistance to all viral and bacterial infections. Of course, good nutrition, keeping your home clean and orderly, getting good sleep by early to bed and early to rise, washing your hands and avoiding contact are the first measures to adopt.
- Eat slowly and chew your food well until it is liquid.
- Try not to overeat.
- Walk outside at least 30 minutes a day.
- Rub your entire body gently with a hot, damp cloth daily for about 15 minutes to activate your lymph and circulation and deeply clean your skin.
- Practice breathing, meditation, yoga or chi-kung daily.
- Laugh and have good conversations.
- Reflect on and marvel at nature, it’s beauty and endless ability to regenerate.
If you should come down with the coronavirus or flu, contact a qualified macrobiotic counselor for guidance, in addition to seeking medical attention. I have found that steamed green apples and oranges are the most effective for the flu.
A LIVE Webinar on the coronavirus will be hosted Saturday, March 14 @ 4pm EST. I will expand upon this information and explain what it means for you. For more details, click here.
Check out The Ultimate Guide to Eating for Longevity for more details about health supporting lifestyle practices and delicious healthful recipes. There are also a variety of macrobiotic cookbooks that have wonderful and supportive recipes.
For more interesting articles about nutrition, macrobiotics, and living a healthy lifestyle, please visit Denny’s macrobiotic blog.