By Jena Griffiths | March 27, 2020
There are lots of ways we can boost our immune system and they all multiply each other.
– get enough sleep (about 8 hours)
– practice gratitude
– exercise, at least 30 minutes per day or dance
– do breath work (relax on the out breath and make it slightly longer than the in breath)
– sing, chant, play music that makes you feel happy
– get your family singing, chanting, dancing together
– just be fully present with others without saying much
– eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Beetroot juice and other bright vegetables
– increase your zinc levels, vitamin C, and D (3)
– spend time outside, if possible in nature
– Listen to sounds of nature or singing bowls, gongs or tuning forks. Sound impacts nitric oxide in your body (see notes 5 below)
– don’t smoke
– avoid alcohol
– avoid eating or drinking cold things. Drink lots of hot or warm liquids. And stay stay hydrated by sipping warm water regularly. Warm drinks instead of cold are recommended to conserve your internal energy power house/core power or chi.
Here’s master qigong teacher Mantak Chia on why warm is better than cold in preserving your life force:
Other holistic suggestions from Dr Norm Shealy, a long standing medical practitioner from Missouri, USA.
Find a medical practitioner in advance who will be willing to give you high doses of vitamin C by IV drip should you become infected. This is particularly important if there are not enough respirators.
Here is an interview with Dr Norm Shealy who has decades of experience using this strategy on himself and others.
He mentioned Orac (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, meaning antioxidants, substances that can quench free radicals or unstable molecules that can cause cellular damage). Orac can be found naturally in most brightly colored (Green, orange, red) vegetables and cruciferous varieties (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and turnips) more on Orac
More on high doses of vitamin C as a cure. (See note 3 below.)
How to self isolate in a home when one person has the virus and also when to send them to hospital
Excellent advice from South Africa, also regarding safe distances and how long the virus floats in the air before landing.
The case for masks – make your own masks to protect others in case you you have the virus, are infectious and don’t know.
Important update and facts about the virus from an Asst. Prof. in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University.
It is quite informative,
and is an excellent summary as to how to avoid the contagion, and it is very clear and easy to follow.
What to do about all the fear and panic?
Right now we are being shaken thoroughly but there’s a gift in this, a huge opportunity for us to free up our energy and potential to shift from the past to the future; from fear based thinking to love.
Join us for 2 free calls with Markus Hirzig on how to digest fear.
Some advice from Thomas Huebl
from call “Honoring Our Fear, Finding Our Resilience In Times of Crisis and Pandemic”:
– Reach out to others (for support or to support)
– Presence how you feel internally without judging yourself. Are you reacting or responding? What’s your Response-ability (your ability to respond and relate intelligently to others.
– Be present without giving advice (to allow each other’s nervous systems to co-regulate)
– Attune with others to make your group more present and therefore raise the intelligence of everyone in the group.
Further summary notes from the call
“We have been thrown into a river. If it feels too overwhelming we reach out to support each other while we are swimming. We don’t have time to look back and point fingers. We are all swimming in this river together and need to be fully present and support each other to survive.” He also said our spiritual practice is our resilience. It helps us swim. we have far more intelligence as a collective. Regarding under equipped medical teams, he said we need to provide relational support to the care givers while we are locked down. We need to be present for each other without trying to give advice. Just being there and feeling each other’s presence we co-regulate each other. Advice often separates us. Heartfelt connectivity creates relaxation. What can we do about fear? “Ground yourself in the body through breath. I slow down my exhaling and follow my breath into my body. Presence allows me to digest my overwhelm….Yes there is collective fear but it shows me my own fears which are often related to past trauma. The collective trauma field is speaking all the time and it has clouded our thinking. The work for many in lockdown is to both individually and collectively presence and help integrate undigested collective trauma from the past. Co-regulation and group presencing enables tremendous healing for all of us. For example, as laid out in Otto Scharmer’s book TheoryU Also, the medical teams need to take time each day to attune to each other as a group. When you have more coherence in the group you are more intelligent and effective as a team.
You can download the guided meditation from this call and get other resources, videos and articles from Thomas regarding coronavirus on this website https://thomashuebl.com/coronavirus-news/
Also watch all the subsequent videos on fear and grounding in the Earthuni open auditorium with Markus Hirzig. (6)
Further Reference Notes
1. Sunlight: 1918 Flu epidemic – article on how sunlight helped
2. Breath work: There are thousands of beneficial methods. Explore why it helps through Steven Porges – polyvagal theory re how your nervous system works.
3. More on Vitamin C – an article by Lynne mcTaggart
4. Peter Diamandis on further ways how to boost your immune system
5. to further boost your immune system, also explore how to elevate nitric oxide in your body. Beetroot juice is one confirmed way. Sound is another. Gongs, singing bowls, chanting, tuning forks. See research by John Beaulieu on sound C128 ( the perfect fifth) and play music that makes you joyful. John’s article on sound and coronavirus Also read research about tuning forks spiking nitric oxide
My interview with John Beaulieu is here with more links.
6. Markus Hirzig – What happens when we project our fear onto others?
Entire interview with Markus Hirzig on grounding and why it is important.