Because our Natural Health principles teach us how to be healthy, we really have no need to fear the coronavirus. It is not disputed that germs can cause disease in susceptible people. But healthy humans are normally resistant to disease microorganisms. Professor René Dubos, attached to the American Rockefeller Institute wrote the book Man Adapting (Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1965). He had observed that throughout nature, peaceful co-existence with disease microorganisms is the rule, not the exception. In other words, in wild animals and primitive people living the way they had for thousands of years, it was normal to be carriers of disease germs but have no disease. Further, for infection to turn into disease, the body has to be in a state of physiological stress. A classic case is that of Arnold Fox, MD, former Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California. In his book, Immune for Life, he states that for many years he was the resident doctor in an infectious diseases ward. “For 10 to 15 hours a day, I was exposed to just about every infectious illness you can imagine – tuberculosis, meningitis, septicemia and other dangerous diseases. They coughed and sneezed on me; I got their blood, sweat and even faeces on my hands, but I didn’t ‘catch’ any of their diseases.” Yet some time later, after transferring to a surgical ward, he came down with meningitis without having been near anyone with that disease. “What happened,” wrote Dr Fox, “was that I was working double shifts, going to every class and lecture offered and moonlighting as well. I had run my immune system down to the ground.” Another coronavirus, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), in 2003 provided a somewhat similar case to COVID19. Between November 2002 and July 2003, 8,098 people worldwide became sick with SARS and 774 died. By late July 2003, no new cases were being reported, and the World Health Organisation declared the global outbreak to be over.
Why did 10 in every 11 SARS cases recover? Medical scientists reported that death occurred only in people already suffering some form of massive shock from another cause, such as road accident, having inhaled noxious fumes or when the body was overwhelmed with septicemia or meningitis. In other words, their bodies were in an advanced state of physiological stress.
There have been many reports of many foods, including meat, not being available in supermarkets yet, the vegan sections in the refrigerators are full! The fruit and vegetable markets have plenty of stock – they are the places we should be shopping to maintain our health throughout this crazy time.
As well as eating mainly fresh fruits and vegetables, get some exercise outdoors, do some deep breathing, get plenty of rest and relaxation and if you are off colour, reduce your food intake or stop eating altogether and stay in bed!