Fighting Viral Invaders
Viruses are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. It requires a much higher-powered microscope to even see viruses. Viruses cannot multiply on their own. They must enter a cell and use the cells enzymes and ribosomes to replicate.
Various patterns of viral replication exist. Some viruses enter a cell, replicate and then cause the cell to burst, releasing new viruses. Other types of viruses enter into a long-term relationship with the cell they infect.
Humans and animals can be infected by viruses however, it is more difficult for plant cells to become infected. Plant cells are somewhat protected from viral infection by their rigid cell walls and protective outer, waxy cuticles. Viruses can only enter plants if they are damaged or if other organisms, such as sucking insects or fungi, assist them.
Many diseases are transferred by close contact with an infected individual. Be very selective in your intimate personal relationships, and avoid touching any sores, feces, or body fluids from a sick person.
Viruses penetrate the cell walls of body tissues bringing loads of DNA or RNA that starts replicating the virus inside the infected cells. When the cell dies, multiple copies of the virus are released and continue to infect other cells.
Depending on which genes a virus carries, a virus can often seriously disrupt the normal functioning of the cells it infects. For thousands of years, diseases caused by viruses have been known and feared. Among the diseases caused by viruses are small pox, chicken pox, measles, German measles, mumps, influenza, colds, infectious hepatitis, yellow fever, polio, rabies and AIDS.
Diseases can be classified as genetic, metabolic, or infectious. Genetic diseases are caused by genetic defects inherited from the parents. Sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis are two examples of genetic diseases. Metabolic diseases are those that may develop from the failure of normal bodily functions, but may also be inherited, such as diabetes. Obesity is a major contributing factor to adult-onset diabetes. Infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites that use our body as a host for reproduction. Tuberculosis, malaria, and AIDS are responsible for approximately half of all deaths caused by infectious diseases worldwide.
So what is still the best cure for – Viruses, Bacteria, and Parasites? GOOD HYGIENE
Hygiene is the science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health by reducing harmful levels of germs through cleanliness and sterilization.
The two most common hygienic practices are: washing hands and food preparation areas with soap, and cooking food and boiling drinking water.
Washing with soap removes oils and breaks up dirt particles so they may be washed away, whereas cooking and boiling kill harmful organisms that cannot be removed by washing.
You can prevent diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites by keeping a clean environment and by handling food in a sanitary manner. Most intestinal parasites are transmitted by contact with feces from an infected person or pet. These are some of the most important sanitation practices to help you maintain your health:
* Wash your hands before cooking or eating.
* Wash your hands after using the bathroom, changing a child’s diapers, shaking hands, handling money, touching door handles, elevator buttons, light switches, handrails in public places, and handling pets.
* Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth, or any food after touching any contaminated surfaces
* Keep cutting boards and food preparation areas clean by washing them with soap and water and allowing them to dry thoroughly.
* Cook meats. Cooking to a temperature of 180°F (82°C) will kill disease-causing organisms. EXCEPT PORK, DO NOT EAT PORK.
* Keep raw food away from cooked food. Avoid cross-contamination by using separate plates for the cooked and the raw food.
* Drink purified water and use purified water for washing hands and cleaning food preparation areas. Water can be purified by boiling for a few minutes or by chemical treatments.
* Don’t let cooked food sit at room temperature too long.
* Clean raw vegetables such as carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, etc., should be washed thoroughly. cleaning raw vegetables with vinegar will also kill many types of bacteria.
* Wash fruits that are cut, such as melons, to avoid transferring any dirt or contamination from the outside of the fruit to the inside during cutting.
* Breathe clean air. Avoid smoky, dusty, musty environments, or confined places where people are coughing or sneezing.
* Avoid insect bites. Many viral, bacterial, and protozoan diseases are transmitted by insect bites from mosquitoes, flies, fleas, and ticks.
* Avoid walking barefoot on soil or swimming in water contaminated by feces. Hookworms and infections start when the larvae penetrate the skin. It is possible to get parasites from cats and dogs. Test your pets for parasites regularly and dispose of their feces in a sanitary manner.
* Brush and floss your teeth every day before going to bed to prevent gum diseases and dental decay. A dirty mouth and teeth can greatly affect your health.
Anti-viral herbs should be in the possession of each individual for medicinal uses.
Antiviral herbs will effectively fight and kill viruses in the body. They will also help to prevent viruses from multiplying as well as reproducing.
Synthetic antiviral products can also be effective in fighting against viruses, especially the flu virus, however, antiviral medication has known side effects, synthetic drugs can become ineffective over time or worse yet develop into something else.
Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, antiviral herbs are full spectrum and viruses do not develop resistance to them. Regardless of what kind of viral infections you may have, you can be sure that nature’s pharmacopoeia is much more effective.
Spray your home daily with a mix of hyssop, sage, eucalyptus and garlic; add fresh squeezed lemon juice and a small amount of rubbing alcohol (70%). You can spray this mixture in your home, on clothing in your car or in the work place.
Fight viruses by drinking juniper and lemon balm tea daily, during cold and flu season.
SPRAY MIXTURE: 8 cups of water, 8 tablespoons of herbal mixture (hyssop, sage, eucalyptus, garlic) and the juice of 1 lemon.
TEA: 1 1/2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of juniper and lemon balm mixture, add a small amount of honey or pure maple syrup if desired.