Earth Lover's Life | Collected Writings During this Covid-19 pandemic, there are many more unknowns than knowns. People all over the globe are working to find solutions but are hampered by lack of data because this virus is so new to humans. So the logical thing to do while waiting for science to catch up, is to look at existing remedies that help boost your immune system. That is why health authorities are telling us to wash our hands (soap and water disable the outer covering of the virus), not touch our faces (the threat is that the virus may infect the lungs) and physically distance from other people (the virus is airborne and may be transmitted by people who have no symptoms). This article will look at existing data and possible remedies, keeping in mind that these things may change as more data and solutions become available. Animals Scientists believe the virus originated in bats and then either jumped onto humans or travelled through an intermediary animal in the environment of the wildlife market in Wuhan, China. In spite of the panic that ensued, companion pets such as cats and dogs are not able to transmit Covid-19 to humans according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control, and the US Department of Agriculture as quoted by Nathan Winograd. Factory farm opponents note that other viruses have jumped to humans from farmed animals and the massive use of antibiotics in farmed animals encourages antimicrobial resistance. Wildlife advocates say healthy wildlife ecosystems "can restrain" pathogens. However, a tiger in the Bronx zoo testing positive has led to concerns that humans can transmit Covid-19 to animals. The Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois Veterinary School makes the point that tigers are not the same genus as domestic cats and considers human to pet transmission unlikely though some vets suggest extra caution and not snuggling with your pets if you are ill. Shelters have been happily surprised by the widespread fostering and adoption of shelter animals during this time as companion animals help ease the stress of quarantine. So it is important to not undermine this with baseless rumours of human-animal transmission. Plots and Theories Differences in data collection, Covid-19 testing methods and strategies have made comparisons of data across countries difficult. Case in point is the new edict of the US Centers of Disease Control to list cause of death as Covid-19 even if only presumed. But widespread distrust of government, big business and individuals have filled the gap. Some of the theories are: 1) The virus was deliberately invented and loosed; 2) The pandemic is an excuse to take away personal liberties; 3) The pandemic is a plot to smear Donald Trump before the US election; 4) The pandemic is a plot by Bill Gates and the pharmaceutical companies he invested in to create a depopulation vaccine; 5) and my own observation in British Columbia, that pipeline layers allowed to continue working through Indigenous territory (with those Indigenous having extra health concerns and poor living conditions) have a likelihood of causing genocide which would reduce future opposition to the invasion of extractive industries. I'm not saying yay or nay to any of these. You decide. Natural Remedies This is the part where I say I am merely an animal rescuer, not a doctor nor veterinarian. Neither the US FDA nor Health Canada have evaluated the following statements. However, years of exploring natural remedies for myself and my animals, have shown me that there are many useful remedies that could also be tried with Covid-19. For the sake of transparency, I'll also point out here, that I am an affiliate marketer for some frequency remedies. Herbs Many people are familiar antiviral herbs and mushrooms. You will notice many are used in food preparation as spices. Your immune system is based in your gut, so food becomes medicinal. Except when you have allergies to certain foods. Then you need to remove those allergens from your diet. In my case, I am allergic to milk products. Milk products in general produce mucus and are less healthy than the dairy industry would like you to believe. Some people are lactose-intolerant and the milk will give tummy aches or indigestion. I found I am allergic to a milk protein called casein (in both cow and goat milk) which makes me congested and sniffly. For some unknown reason, some "fake cheese" or "dairy alternatives" contain casein. So you need to check product labels when substituting foods to avoid allergic reaction. Vitamins & Supplements Vitamins and supplements can also support your immune system. Vitamin C is well-known for boosting immunity and intravenous vitamin C (as sodium ascorbate) is how Wuhan, China is now treating Covid-19. Some naturopaths and veterinarians in North America administer intravenous vitamin C but with all the clinic closures now, that treatment may be hard to find. Zinc is also well known for reducing respiratory symptoms. Negative Ions Negative ion generators are rarely considered in this context but may help with stress during seclusion and possibly with disabling viruses. The negative ions combine with particulate matter in the air (such as dust, mold spores, pet dander, bacteria and viruses) giving it a negative charge so falls out of the air, to be cleaned up by your vacuuming or dusting. As such, they are a type of air purifier. Negative ion generators produce negative ions by adding an electron to an air molecule thus giving it a negative charge. You may have experienced negative ions near moving water: a waterfall, a storm, or even in your shower. There are many types of negative ion generators on the market but you need to research which ones are healthier. Some are said to use radioactive materials and some also generate ozone which above certain levels is unhealthy for you and can be very unhealthy for your pets. When my old ionizer wore out, I replaced it with an air purifier when I noticed my cats coughing. That helped somewhat but after the purifier wore out, I recently replaced it with a very small and inexpensive negative ion generator. I confirmed with the manufacturer that it does not generate ozone, and it works via the small needles said to not require radioactive materials. I notice a positive mood effect on myself and the animals as well as less coughing and sneezing. Homeopathy Homeopathic remedies are pooh-poohed by some because they work on completely different principles than accepted western medicine. However they are a main go-to for me and my animals because I've seen them work. You can purchase them in health food stores and some (usually compounding) pharmacies. You avoid touching them with your fingers. Speaking with a homeopathically -- educated friend, we agreed both of us would reach for aconitum napellus or gelsemium sempervirens. These can also be given to animals. Aconitum is taken at the very first symptoms of feeling ill. Once while working overnight as a hotel desk clerk, I gave one pill to the security guard when he started his rounds. He had just started to sniffle. Next night he wanted to know what I gave him because he said the symptoms were gone when he got home. Gelsemium is taken for general flu-like symptoms (and also for "kitty flu"). Frequencies My other main go-to, as many people know, is frequencies. Frequency developers have invested their energies in specific frequencies to fight Covid-19. A YouTube search for covid-19 frequencies will show the efforts of many different developers. Bear in mind that you require headphones if you are listening to binaural beat frequencies. This is because they work by supplying a slightly different tone to each ear thus prompting your brain to supply a third tone between the first two. Spooky2 is a manufacturer of small Rife frequency machines and offers a silent Covid-19 frequency here. CoronaFrequencies.com offers a download here. Eric Thompson of Subtle Energy Sciences has produced free audio and image-encoded Covid-19 frequencies, downloadable here. SES also has audio and image frequencies called Virtual Oxygen, which I found very helpful a couple years ago when my area was getting air quality warnings due to drifting smoke from the wildfires. Sharry Edwards, who analyzes frequencies in your voice, believes from her research (though I don't agree with all of her methods and conclusions) that glutathione is helpful against the virus. Dietary glutathione is poorly absorbed but SES provides an energy app of glutathione. SES also provides energy apps for a number of herbs that may be helpful including curcumin and ashwagandha. What You Personally Can Do All by Yourself These other items may also prove helpful. That is, keeping the humidity of your environment at a comfortable level and learning this breathing technique. It is also helpful to control your stress level and the body chemicals generated by stress. Check out the GreenMed database for other ways to fight Covid-19.
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