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I’m Bettina from the Culinary Medicine School. I wish to make a short note on the coronavirus: there are many unsettled inquiries about this topic.
The virus itself is ultimately not really threatening. Only if your immune system is weak is it important to strengthen it or to be cautious and of course, I will be happy to give anybody specific recommendations on how to strengthen their immune system (and other weak areas of the body, such as the respiratory system). But generally, it is very important not to overeat, not to eat foods on either extreme of the spectrum of foods like sugars, alcohol, sodas, sweets on one side of the spectrum or extreme amount of animal foods, also chips, crackers, and other salty snacks are not so wonderful. Helpful foods, of course, are eating miso soup on a regular basis, eating whole grains, beans, eating plenty of vegetables especially leafy greens when short cooked they provide a lot of vitamin C (and antioxidants for detox) which is important for the immune system, the round, and root vegetables have strengthening and enduring effect also on our body. So, including plenty of vegetables, also pumpkin seeds are a great addition as they add zinc to our diet to boost the immune system and you know all whole foods generally are more strengthening (than processed foods).
I believe that the Coronavirus is an excuse to take measures of extreme control and these measures are to be introduced worldwide and the media, of course, is coordinating that in a manner of speaking. It is about intensive control on all levels trying to curtail our freedom of movement and assembly and unfortunately, the global economy will suffer and already is suffering severely as a result and there will be unnecessary hardship and fear. And, of course, people who are afraid are easily manipulated, are easily controlled. They are willingly accepting all arbitrary measures which may not be in the best interest of humanity. Therefore, I ask you not to be scared. It is certainly good and helpful if you take precautions and use your common sense but don’t let yourself go into fear. All will be well and again please contact me if you have any questions or would like specific recommendations for you to help you get through this time more elegantly and easily.
Take care and be well, bye-bye.
Bettina Zumdick is a teacher, counselor, humanitarian, and author who is integrating the modern knowledge of the West with the ancient wisdom from the East. With a strong background in Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition from the Wilhelms University in Muenster, Germany she has been involved in sharing her knowledge about food as medicine – using foods to maintain good health and to heal oneself. With over 30 years of experience in the field of holistic health, wellness, and macrobiotics she has helped many people to regain and retain their health and vibrancy.