What Can We Do About the Coronavirus?

According to a hospital executive I spoke to yesterday, the coronavirus is a weak virus that attacks lung tissue. Immune challenged people are the highest risk. If an affected person sneezes on you, or you touch something that they touched, the virus can live on your skin or clothes for about 4 to 5 hours. Wearing a mask and gloves when you have to be in public adds another layer of protection. With the "shelter in place" ordered by our Governor, it is advised to limit exposure until this crisis passes.

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with regular soap, fully interdigitating for at least 20 seconds. Wash as often as you can during the day. Until then, keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth. Your skin is the first line of defense against all diseases. 90% of all diseases disappeared when people started washing their hands with soap. Take a shower or bath and wash your clothes when you come home from being out.

  2. Your small intestine is your second line of defense against disease. Unless you are milk intolerant, I highly recommend taking one or two capsules of bovine colostrum every day (on an empty stomach) to boost internal immunity. This is a long-term strategy. If you are milk intolerant, Amazon.com has colostrum that comes from goats

  3. Viruses thrive when people eat acidic sugary foods. Three quarters of your plate every meal should be vegetables or fruit, which are alkaline, and as organic as possible.

  4. Healthy people are naturally immune to flus or colds. People get the flu when they have gotten into a pattern of eating too much sugary acidic food for too long. Flu bugs are immediately killed off and cannot replicate when they enter the gut of a person who eats mostly vegetables and fruit. Wash your hands and face anyway!

  5. Get exercise. At least go for a brisk walk every day.

  6. Finding healthy food today has become as difficult as it was in cave-man days. You go to the supermarket and most of the food there will steal your health. For example, “organic eggs” means the chicken was kept in small, dark cages and fed GMO corn that, through FDA loopholes gets labeled “organic.” You have to buy “pasture raised” eggs to get an egg that has any actual nutrition in it. Crack a pasture raised egg in a skillet, then crack an organic egg next to it and you will see just how puny and sickly the “organic” egg actually is.

  7. As much as possible, avoid watching, reading or listening to the news. What passes for news these days is wicked sensationalism designed to scoop the other networks and get the highest ratings/advertising dollars. And fear sells.

Consider this: Watching the news about a war in Syria causes every cell in your body to believe that when you open your front door, you will see tanks and soldiers running by. Watching the wall-to-wall news coverage about “the dangers of coronavirus” causes your nervous system to go into sympathetic dominance, which is also called “fight, fright, flight.”

Going into sympathetic dominance immediately shuts down your immune system, digestive systems and sexual system, and shunts all that energy into your muscles and sense organs so you can survive the (contrived) threat. So, when you most need your immune system, watching what passes for news causes it to shut down. Ugh!

Our healthy nervous system is called the parasympathetic nervous system. If it could talk, it would be saying, “People and the universe loves and supports me. Things always work out for the best. All the things I do help humanity. Life is good. I am safe and loved. All is well.” If that is not how you talk to yourself, CHANGE! Self-talk is your very best medicine.

Society, in general, makes daily choices that impairs their health and we are observing the fall-out. For example, the antibiotics in hand sanitizers go right through our semipermeable skin and into our blood system where the antibiotics build up.

The food industry uses very large amounts of antibiotics so they can raise large numbers of cattle, pigs and fowl in very small stockyards, same with farmed fish. When we eat meat, chicken and fish that is not organic, we are taking in dangerous levels of antibiotics every day and they build up in our bodies.

The build-up allows antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses to flourish and multiply when they enter our body, seriously compromising our immune system, making us easy targets for every passing flu epidemic.

Consider food as fuel. The food you eat and the inner dialogue you have with yourself is your best medicine. Get plenty of rest, fresh-air and exercise every day. But the main thing is: As a spiritual being, your main job is to teach this body you live in that it is safe and loved.

John L. Mayfield, D.C. March 19, 2020