Some friends have made some questions and comments that I would like to clarify.
Another aspect, which I consider important, is the circulation of news called “fake” or false. Please read well, analyse and investigate the source from which the information comes.
Does the COVID 19 spread in hot or tropical climates?
Someone sent me a news saying that COVID 19 does not spread in hot or tropical climates, consider for example the Philippines, a truly tropical country, whose population is also affected by COVID19.
Coronavirus 19 does not respect climates; the pandemic is worldwide. We have the example of countries in South America, like Perú, the Philippines in Asia with the number of cases that are increasing every day.
But it is important to know that the hot climate, or the spring and summer seasons (in cold countries) will help the population to defend themselves against COVID19, since the human organism in hot climates has the advantages of the solar rays that they promote the production of Vitamin D (actually a metabolic process that occurs under the skin), a great natural antioxidant.
The warm climate helps the state of health in general, but do not forget that the lifestyle principles affect directly our immune system, without them the warm climate do nothing.
So, the climate it does not affect the virus directly, but indirectly.
How many Coronaviruses are there?
Exist several coronavirus that have been discovered long ago, the human coronaviruses were discovered in the 1960s.
The Coronavirus that is currently attacking us is the so-called Coronavirus 2019, or COVID-19.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the new strain of coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Sometimes coronaviruses that infect animals can evolve and make people sick and become a new human coronavirus. Three recent examples of this are SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV.
What population is most at risk of dying?
The population most at risk of dying is the elderly population, especially with other underlying health problems (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc.) because their immune system is weakened or compromised.
People (young or old) who have a weakened immune system are also at high risk of dying. In the study presented by the Lancet (a well-known journal of Medicine) on one of the first cases in Wuhan (China), the patient who died was 50 years old.
(In the bottom there is a link to the journal of medicine Lancet, for those who are interested in more details).
Official sources alert the spreading of false news for those seeking “alternative” remedies to prevent or cure COVID-19
“There is no scientific evidence that any of these alternative remedies can prevent or cure COVID-19” (NIH)
This statement makes me to question:
Does the flu vaccine cure the flu? Or do we need to get the vaccine every year?
Does any medication cure a disease? Or do we need to continually and sometimes take the medication for all our life?
What is the reality? What are the facts?
The fact is that in order to be healthy, we need a healthy lifestyle, a healthy diet, a healthy environment.
The reality is that the number of persons that are becoming sick, specially with chronic diseases, is increasing.
It is possible that some (or perhaps all) governments consider some aspects of “Complementary Medicine” or Natural Medicine, as “false or fake” news.
Reading some of the news or “alerts” from official sources could lead us to think that everything that is called “natural remedies” is not reliable. It is true that there are some unscrupulous people that try to take advantage of critical situations like this that we are living now.
Remember that in Natural Medicine there are hundreds or branches, but there are two main classifications, one based on oriental philosophy and oriental and traditional practices, without scientific or physiological or biochemical foundation. Some of its practices can help some, in the aspect of stress control, although now I am not going to expand on the analysis of what Natural Medicine is, maybe we will address this issue in another article.
And the other branch (whose followers are a minority) is the branch of Natural Medicine based on science ((called Complementary Medicine or Lifestyle Medicine, or Functional Medicine).
In this aspect, the Natural Medicine that I personally practice and teach is based on true science, on physiological and / or biochemical concepts.
All information that I provide in this medium is based on studies and scientific or testimonial evidence with stories of patients who were treated in Healthy Lifestyle Institutions where doctors, naturopaths (that use Lifestyle Medicine or Functional Medicine), physiotherapists, counsellors and health instructors were trained and based on true science.
Someone asked, how to strengthen the immune system?
Healthy diet (the ideal is vegan), healthy lifestyle based on the 8 pillars of health:
- Pure water 8 to 10 glasses a day
- Pure air: where there is breeze or waterfalls, or trees that purify the air.
- Daily exercise: 20 to 30 minutes, walking is free and almost anyone can do it.
- Proper rest: sleep before midnight.
- Healthy nutrition.
- Daily sun: even if there are clouds, the ultraviolet rays pass through the clouds but not the windows. Be careful in summer at peak times.
- Temperance: the good in moderation and the bad nothing.
- Faith and trust in God: and for those who do not believe, trust someone or something (in theories or traditions, although various studies show that religious faith strengthens the immune system).
Some practical tips:
Consume garlic, lemons, pure honey, Curcumin, ginger, green leaves, vitamin C and other antioxidants.
Remember that the human body and the immune system in particular take time to get strong and in good shape.
Pathological findings of COVID-19 associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome
In the News: Coronavirus and “Alternative” Treatments (NIH)