How to Avoid Infections

As advice from the Government has come thick and fast concerning Covid 19, mostly u-turned in the same week it has gone out, one of the most important facts that has been ignored is –

‘How to prevent the human body from infection with the virus named ‘Covid 19’?’

The answer is to go back to the beginning and take a look at how the human body deals with infections.

Introducing The Amazing Immune System

The Human Body comes into contact with viruses and bacterial infections when we are relatively young.  Measles, chickenpox, rubella (German measles), coughs, ear infections, colds, etc,.etc,.  For each infection had, the Immune System builds up a record of what that infection feels like, almost an imprint of how a certain infection is made up.   This record is stored in the Immune System’s filing system until it’s needed.  If we are locked away (as it seems to be happening) from illnesses, no matter what they are, and this includes Covid 19, then the body can’t build its imprint of what the infection looks like, so next time it comes around the Immune System doesn’t recognise it, and doesn’t have the antibodies ready to kill it.

If we are to stop the respiratory system from catching whatever may be lurking around, how can the Immune system do its job, and build up its record?   Keeping people in isolation is doing a great disservice to the body and its systems.

The Immune System is the body’s defence system.   It protects the body against infection and disease.   It recognises the cells that belong to our bodies and tries to eliminate anything that shouldn’t be there.   This includes bacteria, viruses, parasites and poisons.   The Immune system also helps to destroy cells that are old, damaged or have become abnormal.

The best way of fighting any infection is to boost the Immune System.

Why didn’t the government tell the general public this simple fact when Covid 19 was first experienced in Wuhan City and looked to become the infestation it has?   If, rather than spending millions of pounds on test and trace that hasn’t worked, on keeping schools closed, on putting up hospitals that have hardly been used, the government had sent a year' supply of what is required to boost the Immune System to everyone in Britain, it would be at the bottom of world statistics for cases dying from Covid instead of near the top!

How to support and boost the Immune System, so it will have the capacity to fight off Covid 19.

Just like any fighting force, the immune system army marches on its stomach, a healthy immune system needs good, regular nourishment.

What we eat and our lifestyle affects the Immune system, either positively or negatively.

What the body needs are:

Vitamin C, Vitamin

Vitamin A & E

Vitamin D

Vitamin B6

Zinc, and other minerals.


More information on vitamins and minerals, how they work and where to find them can be found here.  Vitamins and Minerals. at (Possums Planet)


Vitamin C is a prime Vitamin for boosting the Immune System; we can get this by eating any citrus fruit, oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, grapefruit and some vegetables.

The body does not store Vitamin C, so it’s needed daily.   There are also Vitamin C tablets that are available to buy, but be careful to buy from a reputable supplier.

Red Bell Peppers have more Vitamin C than any other vegetable.   They are easy to find in any shop or supermarket, make sure to buy red peppers because these are the ones with the highest amounts of Vitamin C.

Broccoli is supercharged with vitamins and minerals.  Packed with Vitamins A, C, and E, all Vitamins the Immune System need to fight off infection.  A tip here is to cook it as little as possible, or better still, not at all.  Steaming is the best way to keep more nutrients in the food.

Spinach is packed with Vitamin C, its also packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which can increase the infection-fighting ability of the Immune System.  Again, don’t cook it too much, steaming is much better.

Plain Yogurts, and look for the ones with ‘live cultures’ on the label, these are the ones that will boost the fighting ability of the Immune System.

Vitamin E tends to take a backseat to vitamin C. However, this powerful antioxidant is key to a healthy immune system.

It’s a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it requires the presence of fat to be absorbed properly. Nuts, such as almonds are packed with the vitamin and also have healthy fats.

Vitamin E is important in regulating and maintaining immune system function. Other foods with high amounts of vitamin E include avocados and dark leafy greens.

Sunflower seeds are full of nutrients, including phosphorous, magnesium and vitamins B6 and E.

Papaya is another fruit loaded with vitamin C. You will find vitamin C in a single medium fruit. Papayas also have a digestive enzyme called papain that has anti-inflammatory effects.

Papayas have decent amounts of potassium, magnesium, and folate, all of which are beneficial to overall health.

A herb that’s been around for a long, long time is Echinacea. It's not long back chemistry boffins were hailing Echinacea as ‘the cure for the common cold’, in fact, what it does is to boost the immune system, allowing the body to heal itself quicker, it doesn’t cure a cold, but goes a long way to helping the body to fight it off

As soon as we start to get into the time of the year when colds are most common, or when we get a sniff of a pandemic, it's useful to boost the immune system with a course of Echinacea, take it for a month, leave it for a month, and continue in this way for as long as it's needed.

As soon as a cold is imminent take it again to give another boost.  It doesn’t cure a cold, but it certainly allows the body to fight it off quicker.   It isn’t necessary to make a medication from Echinacea, it’s easy to find in any health shop in tablet form.

It’s simple but very effective in keeping the body running to its optimum as much of the time as possible.