The Coronavirus is the new expected pandemic. There is so much fear that the Coronavirus is going to spread and kill tens of thousands of people. This is the time when I receive calls from many of you asking about what to do to strengthen your immune system naturally. Before giving a list of foods that can keep your immune system strong, it’s important to address the concept of the “Germ Theory” and its validity or lack of same.
The Germ Theory
The Germ Theory is a concept claiming that disease is primarily caused by “germs” (bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites, etc.). This theory suggests that we are not responsible for disease, for there is little anyone can do to prevent germ invasion. This theory is an accepted theory of modern medicine.
Louis Pasteur was one of the main instigators of the germ theory. Until the end of his life, he believed that disease is caused by an outside enemy which attacks our bodies. If that enemy, sometimes called germs, bacteria, parasites, or virus, finds entry into our bodies, we then become victims, acquire a disease, suffer, and perhaps are even killed by these microscopic entities.
And, there is evidence to support this germ theory; enough evidence to convince many intelligent people. We are all aware that if we travel to a foreign country we take a chance of getting “Montezuma’s Revenge!” Also most people fear getting the flu right around Christmas, and most people have taken antibiotics because somewhere along the line they have “picked up” a bacterial infection. It’s been hammered into us through all sorts of advertisements, doctors, and teachers, that we need vaccines to ward off the evil attacks made by all these “germs”.
Do note that not everyone exposed to harmful viruses has come down with sickness, the threat of loss of life or death. Upon testing, some simply show that they experienced exposure but didn’t get any other kind of symptoms. Why? Could it be that their immune systems were stronger? And if so, what can you do to increase your potential resistance to germs?
Our experiences have given credibility to the “Germ Theory”, and in the minds of many, is all the evidence needed to believe in this theory. As will be shown in this article, with very few exceptions, we do not “get” these bugs, germs, or whatever you want to call them, and assure ourselves of dire consequences, unless we have first abused our bodies in some unnatural way, which not only weakens, but pollutes our bodies. Usually, only after we have chemically changed our internal environment (chemistry of blood, lymph, cells, and other fluids), from healthy to unhealthy, are we susceptible to successful attacks from germs. It is important to understand that, as with every other species of life on our planet, our survival depends upon creating and living in a specific environment. In short, germs have difficulty creating disease in a pure, healthy body and can far more easily create disease in a polluted body.
In our modern lifestyle, we attack our own bodies principally by eating the wrong foods and generating stressful emotions, both of which alter our internal environment. We eat unnatural, highly processed foods, we ingest unnatural chemicals in foods, water, and air and through stress and negative emotions, we acidify, deplete, and pollute our bodies with acids, mucus, and toxins. These acts cause mineral deficiencies, changes in pH balance, production of mucus and other conditions of congestion, hormonal imbalances and may trigger hereditary weaknesses.
Because of the changes in our internal environment, previously harmless germs can gain the power to become harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungus. Most of these life forms can be seen under a microscope, it is like looking into a warm summer pond and seeing mosquito larvae and other bugs growing and darting about.
The entry of an outside entity (bacteria, virus, parasite) usually has little effect upon our bodies unless our internal environment has become acidic and polluted. It is when our cells and organs have become overburdened with excess toxins, our storehouse of vitamins and minerals depleted, our pH out of balance, and our immune system weakened, then germs can be activated and can cause serious illness.
Germs can’t insist, if the cells can resist
The strategy for avoiding infectious and degenerative diseases is not to kill off all germs. The best course is to make sure our cells are healthy enough to keep our vitality at its peak. How vital are your cells? How “alive” are you? Your health, vitality, and resistance to germs is determined by the health of your cells.
Every system of the body is made up of individual cells. Any time a cell does not perform to the benefit of the greater whole, the vitality of the system decreases. If a system can’t function up to par, the body suffers. When the vitality of the body drops, resistance drops. The body as a whole is then susceptible to invasion and potential domination by germs.
When the germs find a congenial host, they begin to multiply and sometimes mutate. Germs don’t have the ability to dictate their actions or create their environment. They can survive only in an environment that is hospitable (inviting) to them.
What, then, determines the health of your cells? Lifestyle is the primary determinant of your health: what you eat, how rough you are on your body, how well you rest, and what sort of attitude you have.
A physiological response occurs every time any of your five senses is stimulated by food, activities, impressions, environment, attitudes, memories, anger and frustrations. And your cells are affected by every physiological response. When the vitality of your cells is reduced, the vitality of your whole body suffers and your resistance to germs and their potential disease(s) are decreased. Consider, that we live or die at the cellular level.
What can we do to keep our vitality and resistance strong:
Realize that pathogenic germs can only function in specific environments. Therefore, change your internal environment through changing your diet and using natural supplements that not only cleanse, but strengthen your body organs and immune system.
Changing Your Diet: What’s an ideal diet (my opinion)?
When you think of an ideal diet that will keep your body’s defenses strong, think in terms of alkaline and acid foods. An ideal diet should consist of: 80% alkaline foods and 20% acid foods.
Raw fruits, dried fruits, raw vegetables, frozen fruits/vegetables, sea vegetaqbles, algae, lightly steamed fruits and vegetables and sprouted almonds.
Raw sprouted nuts (except almonds), raw sprouted seeds (sesame, pumpkin, squash, sunflower), some raw fruits and vegetables (cranberries, blueberries, plums, prunes, squash), whole grains (organic brown basmati rice, qinuoa and sprouted breads), overcooked fruits/vegetables, dairy products (cheese, eggs, milk), sugar and refined grains, white meats (sea foods, fowl), pastries, red meats, some herbs, spices, condiments, spicy foods (garlic, hot peppers, onions), coffee and tea (only based foods teas), salt, alcohol and tobacco.