WHAT’S HAPPENED TO ZIKV?
How is it that such crucially important issues waft in and out of our media and attention spans? I mean, aren’t the life and foetus threatening possibilities of the ZikV virus still an issue?
Well, just in case we think it is ‘safe to go back into the water’, I am sharing an article on the matter that made perfect sense to me. It was written by a friend and world renowned Naturopathic Physician, Ted Emanuel. Ted has kindly permitted me to share it with you. Let us continue to value our greatest wealth…our Health!
“THE ZIKA VIRUS
A CASE OF DEJA VUE”.
by Ted Emanuel
“After all its CHIK-V today, it could be a more devastating virus tomorrow”. What could be considered a more prophetic ending to the article I had written on the CHIK-V challenge published in the Jamaica Gleaner December 9, 2014? The ZIKA VIRUS is here and from all indications it’s not “if” but “when” the entire Island will be combating the effects. Unfortunately, on this occasion pregnant women are the ones who must take extra precaution as the brain of the unborn child could be impacted negatively. In subsequent articles I will explain in detail how my expert training allows me to view an ultra sound and explain how features of the foetus will determine how the child develops.
Building natural immunity
The Zika Virus Vaccine may be months or even years away. Learn to build your natural immunity today. The Zika virus and all viruses thrive on any living thing that is ailing/dying. We get it when the physical body is overly acidic. Meaning the body’s ph is at a level where it can barely defend itself. What contributes to this state or condition are things that are acidic such as oils, which we get from different types of proteins such as nuts, seeds, chicken, beef, etc. Carbohydrates also convert to fat which is stored in organs such as the liver, kidneys and mainly the skin which traps waste material creating a weakness in the entire organism ultimately lowering one’s immunity.
Organs and glands which build immunity
Organs involved with immunity start with the stomach. When food is not properly masticated/chewed it creates an environment in the stomach which undermines the function of the organ. The stomach which controls the entire digestive system works hand in hand with the spleen and pancreas. Both these organs, along with the adrenal glands, control glands in the brain such as the pineal and pituitary glands which are our control tower; that’s our endocrine system. This system is a part of our neurological (nervous) system, which controls all other organs and glands of the entire human body. Other key organs involved include those connected with the respiratory and circulatory systems; mainly, if not most importantly, the colon which feeds the entire body. Respiration is key as the colon works best with the lungs. However when the colon is compromised it affects its related partner the small intestines. Frequent or prolonged constipation is a key factor in the lowering of immunity. Lack of exercise also contributes to infrequent bowel movement. Diarrhea will also interfere with the homeostasis (balance) resulting in the loss of electrolytes (minerals) and trace minerals. Exercise is important because of its influence on the circulatory system which transports nourishment to the cells, as well as the removal of waste material.
Oxygen is also very important. Mucus forming foods such as milk, butter, cheese, flour and soy milk will undermine the optimal function of the lung, hence lowering immunity. Oxygen is also responsible for keeping all the vessels clean and healthy. The lack thereof will lead to the accumulation of plaque on the walls of the vessels as well as create tissue damage within the vessels, which attacks the cardio-vascular and pulmonary systems.
The importance of balanced nutrition
In building immunity we need minerals and trace elements. All living things have a degree of minerals. Our fruits, vegetables (land and sea) contain a certain amount to varying degrees. The highest source of minerals is found in sea vegetables (seaweed/algae), namely hijiki, kombu (kelp), wakame, arame and nori. These are mainly used as brain food. Another very important is Hemp (CBD) products, specifically hemp oil which is high in CBD. CBD has among other things strong antioxidant properties and stop or reverse cell damage. Vitamins A, C and D are also important. Herbs which enhance immunity include echanecia, green tea, etc.
A daily diet composed of rich animal meat, dairy food, sugar, fruits, refined products, oily greasy food, together with the frequent consumption of tropical fruits and carbonated beverages produces a more acidic condition within the body. On the contrary however a diet consisting of whole unrefined grains, cooked vegetables, beans and their products, sea vegetables and other natural foods seasoned with sea-salt based condiments and accompanied by non-stimulant beverages produce a more alkaline condition in the body which enhances immunity.
Foods which contribute to an acidic state are referred to as yin foods. Excessive consumption of these foods will result in the following physical disorders: intestinal weakness, liver infection—hepatitis, lymphatic disorder, weakening of respiratory function, pancreatic disorders, weakness of bones, skin disorders, reproductive organ disorders, nervous sensitivity, mental indecision and heightened receptivity toward infectious viruses and bacteria.
Rest & Exercise
Adequate rest does not mean going to bed and falling asleep, as the individual can be over-stressed go to bed but never achieve restful rest. In order to achieve adequate rest one must engage in some form of physical exercise prior to going to bed. These include stretching and deep breathing not rigorous exercise but calming routines. The distinction must be made that morning exercises should be stimulating while those in the evening should be calming, more sedative.
Any discussion on immunity must include the environment, both the external and internal. An untidy space, pollution, noise, unsanitary conditions all contribute. Proper hygiene, internal and external is also important.
The international community is working frantically to formulate a vaccine for the Zika virus. In the interim, over the counter medications will have to suffice. In addition, continued education is also critical to the process.”
THANK YOU TED, FOR CONTINUING TO SHARE AND CARE!