What is a Coronavirus? Are Coronavirus and COVID-19 the same?
RECOGNIZE: What is a Coronavirus? Are Coronavirus and COVID-19 the same?
Recognition of an enemy is necessary to win your body wars. Probably the most complex pathogens to understand and conquer are viruses. You certainly have heard of COVID-19 and Coronavirus, but what are they? Coronaviruses are not a single virus but an extensive family of viruses ranging from many that can cause the common cold to more that cause SARS-CoV-2, that in turn causes by infection the COVID-19 disease. A Coronavirus and COVID-19 are not the same. One is the virus; the other the disease.
The Coronavirus infection – COVID-19 – in symptoms is similar to a normal common cold or flu, which means it has symptoms including fever, cough, runny nose, headache, fatigue and sore throat. A serious symptom common to Coronavirus is difficulty in breathing, especially dangerous for those with other chronic health challenges including but not limited to asthma and respiratory issues, heart related challenges and Type II diabetes. Take a COVID-19 test to (hopefully) verify whether you are infected or disease free. Many suggest if found positive take a second test due to so many problems in testing including false-positives to date.
When your immune system is immuno-compromised or below normal, it is much less likely to recognize and respond timely to kill a virus before it infects body cells (prophylactically). Once you get a coronavirus your compromised immune system must be normalized to enable a successful fight therapeutically against intense inflammation and other harmful COVID-19 disease aspects.
When the immune system isn’t strong enough to successfully battle the virus, or if the person infected has other respiratory-related conditions designated as comorbidities – a Coronavirus infection can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory infections, intense inflammation including cytokine storms, kidney failure, and, even though rare, death. Treatment should be immediate in accord with personal physician determinations.
While highly contagious based on cases to date, the fatality rate is actually about 2-4% for seniors and far less than 1% for children (children have far fewer heart or thrombus issues than adults that cause adult mortality). However, for most a 14 day period can bring misery and for some permanent damage to the lungs, heart and possibly other organs. Others have asymptomatic Covid-19 and have no symptoms while having the disease.
Unfortunately viruses mutate frequently, like the many influenza viruses and Covid-19 mutations have already commenced. Coronaviruses can cause other infectious diseases, with two of the serious upper respiratory diseases being Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). We still don’t have completely effective vaccines for these MERS and SARS RNA Coronaviruses after years of research because of multiple subsets and mutations.
NORMALIZE: How do I know if my Immune Cells are not normal?
When born about 1/5th of our bodies are immune cells to protect us from what in life seeks to harm us. As we age we are subjected to diseases, internal and external negatives from poor diet and hygiene, lack of exercise, poor sleep habits and almost unceasing stress. If our immune systems, particularly after 50, are immuno-compromised or below normal, we need to normalize our defenses to successfully fight off pathogens, including viruses now representing huge challenges. Most are probably immuno-compromised, but the good news is for the great majority, you can change your immune system condition for the better. with the goal to normalize to optimize body defenses.
OPTOMIZE: How can I optimize my immune system to normalize my immune defenses to Defend me against what seeks to harm me?
To protect your life and that of those you love, reverse and permanently change your areas of poor lifestyle and then supplement as appropriate to overcome deficiencies. Eat a healthy diet restricting sugar and transfats; regularly get moderate exercise, sleep 7 to 8 hours nightly, turn off the TV and watch positive entertainment (hard to find now) and minimize stress with prayer, yoga, meditations and other calming influences. Practice good hygiene, washing hands frequently and following health steps required and unique to your area, such as spacing and masks.
Supplementation nutritionally with immune response biological modifiers including MG Beta Glucan from NSC is suggested. Microparticle glucan (MG) with medical school research for more than 20 years has demonstrated nutritional help in normalization of immune cells, including macrophage and other white immune cells. Beta glucan is a food supplement taken orally and classified as GRAS. Other beneficial substances include zinc, astragalus, CoQ10, olive leaf, vitamins A, B12, Vitamins C and D, oil of oregano, elderberry, N-acetyl-L Cysteine (a precursor to glutathione) and a quality multivitamin such as NSC Gold. The NSC-24 Respiratory Formula provides nutritional supplements MG beta 1,3/1,6 glucan, zinc, elderberry extract and more.