According to The Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission published by WHO and a paper by the Chinese CCDC, which is based on 72,314 cases, the probability of dying if infected by the virus increases with age. This is the table:
As You can see, older people are at greatest risk.
Although this sounds scary and age is the major factor, we can't control it. We can't do anything about getting older so we'd like to focus on other susceptibility factors that are in our control.
So what are other susceptibility factors?
Weak immune system
Let's focus on the 1st one; chronic disease (underlying disease). In the table below You can see the breakdown of the patients' data. Data is divided into pre-existing conditions of the patients. These pre-existing conditions had an impact on the recovery from coronavirus.
As You can see cardiovascular disease and diabetes were prevalent.
If You have any of these, You may benefit from following a diet, which will help You with blood sugar balance and taking supplements, which will reduce sugar cravings like Chromium, Coenzyme Q10 or Ginseng.
What about the weak immune system?
If Your immune system is weak, you're more susceptible to getting the virus and having it create more destruction.
Immune system comes down to the health of your intestines.
If You've been recently taking antibiotics or steroids, it's beneficial for You to take pre and probiotics in order to improve health of your intestine flora.
In many cases, thyroid patients may also want to do tests for SIBO and Leaky gut and if present treat these conditions to improve quality of the gut wall.
All of these strategies will improve the strength of your immune system and make You more resistant to the virus.
What are other great natural remedies specifically for the strength of the immune system?
1. Take Colloidal Silver Silver has antiviral properties.
2. Take Resveratrol Resveratrol also has anti-viral properties.
3. Supplement with Licorice root or drink herbal teas
4. Drink Purge Herb (Cleansing herbal tea)
Purge herb (Cleansing) is one of the largest sources of polyphenols - phenolic compounds belonging to the group of plant substances with antioxidant activity and supporting the human immune system, for many years it was used to combat pathogens.
What about the nutrient deficiencies?
Getting the right nutrients can also influence your immune system. So what are the most important nutrients when it comes to immune system and protection from virus?
1. Vitamin C
For adults, the recommended daily amount for vitamin C is 65 to 90 milligrams (mg) a day, and the upper limit is 2,000 mg a day.
Vitamin C may help You to fight off the virus faster. It also contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system.
2. Take zinc daily
50 mg of Zinc will also increase immune system function and give You additional protection.
3. Take Vitamin D3 with K2 MK7
10 000 IU of vitamin D3 and 200mcg of K2 MK7 Daily.
What about the stress and cortisol?
Think of cortisol as nature's built-in alarm system. It's your body's main stress hormone.
When stress increases, cortisol increases. This can boost your immunity by limiting inflammation.
The problem arises when sustained, high levels of inflammation cause constant cortisol release, eventually causing an overworked, over-tired immune system that can't properly protect you.
This is very common situation in thyroid patients. Too high cortisol (during the state of overwork) or too low cortisol (when adrenals "burn out" and cortisol levels drop to minimum).
Both these situations lead to poor immune function and thus weak protection against viruses.
What is the solution for abnormal cortisol? (high stress)
You will find the solution to this in these articles:
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