So how do you beat viruses in 2020? Three months in and we’re faced with the most alarming virus in 100 years. People feel lost, doomed and as if they’re in the firing line of hell. A virus is a stealth infection. After the initial assault which can leave a trail of destruction from mild illness to death, there is the underlying damage it can do if left untreated.
So, what is a virus?
A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including bacteria and archaea (Wikipedia). A virus is actually a microscopic infectious agent that requires a host to replicate itself in the cells.
To be specific, viruses are small particles of genetic material (either DNA or RNA) that are surrounded by a protein coat. Some viruses also have a fatty “envelope” covering. They are incapable of reproducing on their own. Viruses depend on the organisms they infect (hosts) for their very survival. Viruses can perform many important functions for humans, plants, animals, and the environment. For example, some viruses protect the host against other infections.
Viruses also participate in the process of evolution by transferring genes among different species. Any virus can sit dormant for many years until it finds a suitable host or even a set of circumstances within a host to begin its replication. A virus can be activated by as little as a lack of sleep, a breakup, a loss of work, poor nutrition or by more traumatic events like a death in the family, a car accident or an injury.
In fact, a virus can wait for you to let your guard down just a fraction before it begins the process of replication and with enough replication, you pay the price. No matter what a virus is, it is terrifying in many circumstances, especially like those we are facing currently.
In our current climate, we have one of the deadliest, most difficult viruses we have seen since the Spanish Flu. It seems to almost have popped up from nowhere but as a virus, that is actually not the case. Viruses can be transmitted in a number of ways. Some viruses can spread through touch, saliva, or even the air. Other viruses can be transmitted through sexual contact or by sharing contaminated needles. Insects including ticks and mosquitoes can act as “vectors,” transmitting a virus from one host to another. Some viruses are known as zoonotic diseases, which means that eating an animal, getting bitten or scratched by an animal can lead to infection. Contaminated food and water are other potential sources of viral infection.
How we can help
The team at Wholistic Natural Health Australia are among a select group of worldwide practitioners known collectively as Functional Health Solutions practitioners. We help people overcome viruses and other stealth infections every day. We work with the immune system, one of the most fascinating and powerful systems of the body. The human body is comprised of 11 systems that all work together to provide life. The immune system is the one that deals with stealth infections every day. It directly communicates with the circulatory system and uses the white blood cells as detectors of infection.
Your Immune System
The immune system has long been played down in health discussions. We often hear as a throw away phrase “I have a crappy immune system” or You’ll be right, just build up your immune system” or even phrases such as what we hear more often now “If you have a compromised immune system, you are at risk”. But what many do not know is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the immune system. There are actually several immune types and each must be treated, approached and nurtured completely differently. The one thing each type has in common is that it will succumb to a virus if stressed. Stress can occur at any time, to any degree and have consequences of many magnitudes. No matter what immune type you are, your immune system will fight viruses and other infections through innate and adaptive responses. The innate immune system is comprised of leukocytes including: natural killer cells, mast cells, eosinophils, basophils; and the phagocytic cells include macrophages, neutrophils, and dendritic cells, and function within the immune system by identifying and eliminating pathogens that might cause infection. The adaptive immune system, also known as the acquired immune system or, more rarely, as the specific immune system, is a subsystem of the overall immune system that is composed of highly specialized, systemic cells and processes that eliminate pathogens or prevent their growth. No matter what immune type your body is, you have the innate and adaptive working for you.
A Functional Health Solutions practitioner will work directly with you towards identifying your immune type, treating it in ways that can support it and strengthen it. We guarantee a better level of health and a lessened burden of stealth infections. There are no risks in treating your immune system when you know which type of system it is. Even viruses like what the world is facing today, cannot control your life when your body has all defences it needs. Will it cause you some concerns, yes. All stealth infections are biologically designed to live and reproduce despite the host. Is it a given that it will take your life- no. A strong immune system is much more potent and aggressive than any virus or infection can be.
In these uncertain times, we implore you to do everything you can to eliminate or conquer any past infections such as Herpes, Chickenpox, Epstein Barr Virus, Shingles or even the most recent virus in our midst. Our team is here to support you, as is our practitioner base.
Strengthening your immune system takes one simple step to begin. Contact us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or by email. Alternatively reach out on our website so that we can help you understand the current virus implications to you and your family. There is no better time to arm yourself against this stealth infection and heal yourself from previous stealth infections than now.