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Coronavirus, the Immune System, and a Plant-Based Diet

written by Marlene Watson-Tara April 23, 2020
Coronavirus, the Immune System, and a Plant-Based Diet

Bill and I have received some requests from many countries asking if we would share our thoughts on how they can protect themselves and their families from the coronavirus. The key to good health is a strong immune system.  If we have a weakened immune system we are more susceptible to colds, flu, and other problems. Germs are everywhere and being exposed to them is a natural part of life. Every one of these flu pathogens originates in the animal kingdom. The more animals we concentrate in small spaces, the more these contagions spread and become stronger. The solution is to Go Vegan. We must continue to educate that eating a whole-food, plant-based, vegan diet is where we build immunity.

Natural Ways to Strengthen Your Immunity

Building a strong immune system is your best defense against infectious illness and disease.  Your immune health depends on the lifestyle choices you make every day. By supporting your body’s own natural ability to defend itself against pathogens, you will not only have resistance to colds and flu but to other infectious illness that comes your way.

Consume a diet rich in fresh, whole foods with abundant organic vegetables and fruits, avoid sugar, chemicals, and processed foods; refer to my book Go Vegan for more dietary information, delicious easy to follow recipes and words of wisdom to keep you in great health as you age.

Cutting down on your sugar intake and working towards cutting it out altogether should be your number one priority. Sugar decreases our immune response.

Boost Your Immunity

You can boost your immunity by adopting the following principles.

Eat an Organic Wholesome Diet

It is essential to give your body excellent daily nutrition to keep your immune system healthy and strong. Nutritional deficiencies make it easier for us to be susceptible to viruses and bacteria. Make sure you have a variety of organic whole foods including grains, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and seeds. It is vital to have a balanced macrobiotic/whole food vegan diet with a variety of ingredients.

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