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Natural Remedies vs. Vaccination Against COVID-19

There are many natural remedies that can help prepare your immune system to fight off disease–both against COVID-19 and any other viral or bacterial infection like the flu, common cold, and even strep throat. But vaccination is still the very best way to prevent severe infection, especially for COVID-19.  

 

Natural Remedies 

Fruits and vegetables are proven to help keep the immune system healthy and strong. Ginger, raisins, aloe vera, cinnamon, honey, chamomile, orange or eucalyptus can alleviate certain symptoms of minor respiratory conditions, but their effectiveness as a cure for COVID-19 has not been proven.

 

Other methods to boost your immune system and generally maintain a healthy life are taking Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, eating garlic, getting eight hours of sleep, and hydrating sufficiently. Elderberry also helps stimulate killer cells to help your body prepare to fight off a virus. 

 

Taking steps to improve your health is never a bad thing, but there is more to consider in preparing your body to fight off a disease as deadly as COVID-19. 

 

Vaccination 

While there are some natural remedies that can help keep your immune system strong and healthy to better prepare you to fight against the coronavirus, the best way to prevent a severe case of COVID-19 is through vaccination. 

 

Vaccination introduces your body’s immune system to either a weakened virus or virus fragment so it can build antibodies that learn how to identify the virus and fight it when it sees a full infection.

 

Current science indicates there is no better way to protect yourself from COVID-19 than vaccinating. For example, the Pfizer vaccine is 97% effective against severe COVID-19 cases. 

 

Self-Medicating Can Be Dangerous 

Before choosing to use a natural remedy or medication, you should always consult with your doctor. In the case of COVID-19, this is true for natural remedies and over-the-counter medication. 

 

Self medication of ivermectin is proving especially dangerous. Several people in the United States have died from ivermectin overdoses because they took it without medical guidance, even though current data does not show that ivermectin is effective against COVID-19.

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