I spent all day yesterday working at the pharmacy, and I'm not going to lie...... I filled more antibiotics, antivirals, antinausea and (gallons!) of cough syrup than I have in a very long time. People are sick and the flu is kickin' butt and taking names.
Surrounding that hectic day was the constant mention of the coronavirus in China that's making the news everywhere you look.
Can we chat for a minute and put this into perspective? I bring the following information to the table not to minimize the current illness state of affairs, but to truly wonder at the power of the media......
😷The coronavirus (as of yesterday) has a current mortality rate of 2.3% of those 4520 affected
😷 This year's flu strain (the most recent stat I could find) has a current mortality rate of 0.049% of the estimated 9.7 million affected.
🧐 YET.... poor diet is killing people in the United States faster than both viruses combined. An estimated 11 Million people a year die in the USA as a result of a poor diet... that's 1 in 5 people, people. THAT bothers me. A LOT.
🤔Maybe people would pay more attention to healthy living if the media poured this type of information into us instead of the fear based stuff we're getting.
And oh... by the way, there are plenty of ways to avoid both the flu and the coronavirus, and they 100% depend on a healthy diet especially containing natural and supplemental sources of the right kinds of magnesium, Vitamin D,C, &E, selenium, and iodine, an adequate pH in the body leaning towards a mild alkalinity, and keeping known toxins out of the body. All of these basic steps will actually go a long way towards healing what ails ya too 😘.
hugs and much love~ liz
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!