Today scrolling the news on my break I notice a lot of articles on Facebook about the outbreak of a “Mutant Virus” Eeeepp.
That just encourages me to boost my immune system.
To be healthy, we need to have a good compliment of gut bacteria—probiotics.
Without them nothing survives, no plant, no animal and no human. They are the life source of every living thing. They prevent disease, they are our immune system and they assist in getting nutrients to the cells.
Our gut should have over 500 species, nearly two kilograms, of strong healthy bacteria. 80% of our immune system is in the gut alone. Each species plays a specific role and we are yet to learn what the entire 500 species do, but we do know of many conditions that relate to the lacking of even just one single strain.
“The rotavirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis for babies and young children and is highly contagious. According to Health Direct infectious gastro also spreads very easily through contact with an infected person or through contaminated food or water.
The outbreak is considered a serious health risk for babies, young children and the elderly largely due to dehydration.”
Here are some handy hints to fight the germs!
- Remove White Foods– At the first sign of illness, completely remove all white foods from the diet. This includes grains, sugars, milk, cheese, dairy, sweeteners, soda, etc. These foods suppress immune function and slow the body’s healing ability. When you are ill, you don’t actually need to eat a lot of food, as the body needs to focus more on healing than digestion. Eat fresh soup and drink hot liquids to keep strength up.
- Hydrate and Rest- If the body is running a fever (which means it is fighting the illness) the best support you can give is to stay well hydrated on water and herbal teas and to rest enough. The body needs several extra hours of rest a day when ill, and often several extra glasses of water also. If you are running a fever, it is easier to get dehydrated, so drink enough water!
- Probiotic Foods-When you have an abundance of probiotic bacteria in your gut, it’s harder for the pathogenic bacteria, that comes with a cold or flu, to take hold. Probiotics also help the body to produce certain vitamins that help keep us strong and they fight viruses on three different levels:
Those in the above categories are advised to seek medical attention should they develop these symptoms. SEVERE HEALTH ALERT: Virus outbreak in Australia