Viruses are a part of our lives, like it or not. Whether you believe in the research of Pasteur or Bechamp, the germ theory vs the host theory, one cannot deny the reality and science supporting the idea that germs (a broad term for viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc.) cause infection and disease. However, to prevent disease we have to create health and that disease is built by unhealthy conditions.
Our current reality with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and now here in America, I wanted to remind us all of the facts and not panic with the media.
There are different types of viruses with different means of contraction, symptoms and treatments. H5N1, Influenza, D68, Ebola, HIV, Hepatitis…just to name a few. They all may be different, but a common denominator of all of them is prevention.
Prevention is our best chance of beating a disease contracted by a virus. It is a regime that is performed everyday…never knowing when the battle could occur.
- Practice good Hygiene
- Eat healthy diet full of antioxidants. Cook more at home.
- Don’t touch your face
- Get rest, 7-8 hours of sleep per day
- Daily exercise
- Plenty of Vitamin C
Sounds simple…it is. Don’t believe everything you hear in the media. Most of it is accurate, but some is to scare us or keep us in the dark, it is hard to siphon what information to use. Know that not all who contracted Ebola in this outbreak have died. Those that had strong immune systems fought off the disease and survived.
You have to ask, why is that?