Coronavirus: What The Media Portrays Is Not The Entire Story
New details are emerging about the coronavirus (aka COVID-19), and the only thing that’s spread faster than this virus is our fears. The reason we have these fears is that no one likes to be sick; being sick is costly physically and ﬁnancially. What the media portrays about the Coronavirus IS NOT the entire story.
While we can't control the sick people around us, we do have more control than we think, and it all starts by improving our immunity or boosting our body's immune response to better protect our body from harm. Boosting our immune system increases the odds of winning the fight against deadly diseases, not just the coronavirus, but any virus we come win into contact with, including cancer prevention. But first, it helps to understand exactly what viruses are and why they are so difficult to treat.
A virus is a microscopic parasite that is 100 times smaller than bacteria that can infect living organisms and cause disease.
I’m sure you're asking why are these little microscopic organisms so feared. They multiply quickly, so while these viruses don't have all the characteristics of living cells, they do need a host (you or me) to live off of, and they like human hosts. Once they find one they multiply and spread quickly unless we don't give it the proper ammunition, which would kill it off. We can do that by boosting our immune systems to fight against it. Being healthy does this best whether we are talking about the coronavirus, the flu, or cancer for that matter. If we aren't healthy, it can easily make copies of itself, once it's inside us. We become a very hospitable host, in a short speech.
Here are a few more interesting facts...
Once you get the regular ﬂu, you give it to nine people in that week. If you get the coronavirus, you’ll give it to 45 people. The bottom line is it's not that it’s more deadly, but it does spread faster, so more people get it. Yes, it is coming, and yes, it’s most likely going to be everywhere.
I don't say that to get you to hit the "buy" button. I'm surely not going to hitting the panic button after researching and learning that on a scale of one to ten, the new coronavirus is only a three to four unless we allow ourselves to get so run down that we become too good of a host.
So, how do we make sure we don’t become host to viruses and other diseases?
It's easier than you might think! It all starts by taking better care of ourselves, which is the best way to boost our immunity. Everyone should be doing these things as it may be another 12-18 months before there is a vaccine available that works against it. Even once there is a vaccine available, availability will be limited and the healthcare workers will get it ﬁrst and as they are always the top priority, due to their exposure. Because of that, they get the first doses to stop the spread, so the best thing we can do is prevent it from taking up residence in our bodies in the ﬁrst place.
The best way we do that is by strengthening our bodies, our first line of defense, so they are healthy and strong enough to WIN THE FIGHT.
What NOT to do if you want to avoid the coronavirus...
Allow yourself to become overly tired or stressed, or overeat on excessive amounts of saturated fats (attention all you bacon, butter, and cheese-eating Keto followers).
But what does work to avoid this virus is to clean up your keto, which will improve your immune system because it won't have to work so hard to deal with these health-harming offenders.
In addition to living leaner (cleaner keto), continue to avoid sugars and carbs, and this includes juicing due to excess sugars being quickly absorbed. Sugar causes blood sugar ﬂuctuations, which leads to weight gain and fat-storing. It also cripples your immune system. Sugar depletes our bodies and deletes it of critical immune-supporting nutrients such as zinc, vitamin C, and glutathione. Sugar (yes, even from eating excess fruit) also feeds parasites in your body and can also lead to abnormal tissue and cancerous growths.
Also, what most people don't realize is that when it comes to sugar and immune systems is that sugar competes with vital nutrients, and often the nutrients lose the competition when we need their help the most.
This happens in part because their chemical makeup is similar, and both sugar and nutrients (like vitamin C) both depend on insulin signals, which allows them to get into our cells. Sadly, many of us have more sugar present in our systems than we do nutrients, and sugar wins out unless we are taking our Daily Power Shot, which supplies all of the nutrients our bodies need, in the amounts needed, to not only stay healthy but also boost our immune system. So we win the ﬁght against deadly viruses and diseases.
In short: If there is too much sugar, nutrients like vitamin C lose the competition because of the excess sugar being present that restricts them from entering your cells where they are needed for immunity.
DURING THE DAY
Boost immune health to nourish and pretreat our bodies with nutritional supplements to ensure that our bodies get the essential nutrients they need, like the ones found in LynFits Daily Power Shot. It contains all the essential nutrients that are now in higher demand and needed more. They are critical players when it comes to handling oxidative stress and ﬁghting off pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms in your body. Without them, we open up the doors, making our bodies more vulnerable to becoming sick, and make ourselves good hosts, including to the coronavirus infection.
NIGHTTIME PROTECTION: TAKE LYNFIT LEAN SLEEP TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR SLEEP
Our body needs regular sleep and rest to repair and rejuvenate. Regular sleep deprivation leads to fatigue, exhaustion, and low concentration. It can also heighten our stress response, which reduces our immune coordination and increase inﬂammatory processes (your aches and pains become magniﬁed), all leading to a more compromised immune function and higher vulnerability to infections and illness, including, but not limited to, the coronavirus.
Even if you're sleeping, make sure you're taking Lean Sleep, which is pure melatonin. Melatonin is one of the best antioxidants you can take, especially at night, when our body's healing and repairing itself (strengthening our immune responses). I always suggest it instead of taking over-the-counter medications like Tylenol or Advil PM (or prescription sleep aids) because they negatively interfere with weight loss. They can also harm our immune systems, making it easier and more vulnerable to viruses and diseases, which is exactly what we don't want.
HYDRATE (PREFERABLY WITH BLACK OR GREEN TEA)
Drinking enough water to stay properly hydrated is more critical when it comes to keeping your immune system strong. Hydration levels also affect our circulation, nervous system, and all organ function. Chronic dehydration can also result in too much histamine in our bodies. Extra histamine may help to make sure your organs get enough ﬂuids (especially when you are dehydrated); however, elevated histamine may also increase chronic pain and inﬂammation, allergies, headaches, digestive issues, and also weaken your immunity, which increases your risk of infections, illness, and just about every disease.
LOW LEVELS OF VITAMIN D
If we spend too much time indoors, we miss out on the protective factors we receive from nature in the form of vitamin D from the sun. Not getting outside enough also increases our exposure to indoor air pollution.
To boost your immune system and protect yourself from viruses and other diseases, it's important to ﬁnd a healthy balance and spend some time outside daily. Don't think you need to take vitamin D? Here are important facts about low levels of vitamin D...
- Greater pain sensitivity: Insufﬁcient levels of vitamin D have been linked to chronic pain.
- Mood issues: Low levels of vitamin D affect serotonin levels in our brain, which negatively impacts mood.
- Women with low levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to suffer from depression.
- Lower levels of vitamin D can cause daytime drowsiness.
- Decreased muscle mass, which translates to decreased strength, is a direct result of low vitamin D levels.
- Low levels of vitamin D can allow blood pressure to rise and negatively affect heart health.
- People with low vitamin D levels tend to get sick more often.
Your immune system’s job is to protect you from infections and illnesses, and the stronger your immune system is, the better your chances are of avoiding becoming sick in the ﬁrst place, including the coronavirus.
The best thing we can all do to protect our health is take a shot of Daily Power Shot (or two if you're around anyone who is sick, or you've been under a lot of stress or getting too little sleep every day). For more powerful protection, add LynFit Pure Omega 3 twice daily, and make sure you're getting enough sunlight, sleep... and laughing a lot!
The good news is that the spread of this virus will most likely slow down over the summer because viruses don’t like warm weather. This gives you lots of time to boost your immune system before the cooler months arrive. In the meantime, here is your health-building, immune-boosting daily checklist. I suggest making sure that everyone incorporates these healthy habits as a way of life for you, your friends, and your family. A leaner lifestyle is also the healthiest kind of lifestyle, so keep your diet clean!
Health and Immune boosting checklist:
- Daily Power Shot: (1 shot) 1-2 times daily
- Pure Omega 3: (1 capsule) 2 times daily (a.m. and p.m.)
- Vitamin D3 Boost: Take one (1) full dropper daily.
- Lean Sleep/melatonin: (1-2) before bed for nighttime protection
- Drink at least 8-10 cups of water daily
And as always, make sure you're drinking at least one LynFit Complete Protein Shake every day because if your body doesn't get the amino acids it needs, nothing you do can work.
On a side note: Steer clear from buying face masks. The average face masks seen on the streets are ineffective, so save your hard-earned money. Never forget, the best thing you can do is to wash your hands with regular old-fashioned soap (NOT hand-sanitizing soaps or gels) for 20 seconds and follow the suggestions above.
Studies cited: The coronavirus: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1395802/
- Lisa Lynn