What They Are and How They Spread
Pathogens are any organism or agent that invades the body and causes disease. They can be viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, flukes, or worms/parasites. These organisms can enter the body through various means and spread quickly, causing harm to the body’s tissues and organs.
How do Pathogens Spread?
Pathogens can spread through various means, including coughing and sneezing, which can cause tiny droplets containing microorganisms to spread in the air. These droplets can be inhaled by other people, leading to infection. Pathogens can also enter the body through contaminated food or water, which can travel straight into the gut when a person consumes them. Bites from infected insects can also spread disease. Pathogens can spread through skin contact, bodily fluids, airborne particles, contact with faeces, and touching surfaces touched by an infected person.
Pathogens: Viruses and Bacteria
Viruses and bacteria are the most common cause of diseases ranging from AIDS and smallpox to the common cold. Viruses make us sick by killing cells or disrupting cell function. Our bodies often respond with fever (that inactivates many viruses), with the secretion of a chemical called interferon (which blocks viruses from reproducing) or by marshalling the immune system’s antibodies and other cells to search for, attack and destroy the invader.
According to Dr. Hulda Clark, the relief is often temporary. Viruses can infect a larger parasite such as roundworm. You need to kill off both roundworm (parasite) and virus to recover and heal properly.
The Importance of Immediate Action
Pathogens reproduce quickly in your body, many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Immediate action at the first signs of infection is key for quick positive results.
Tips for Self-Care When Infected
If you are infected with a pathogen, there are several things you can do to take care of yourself. These include:
- STAY HOME AND REST
- HYDRATE (water, warm herbal tea, thin chicken soup)
- TREAT YOUR SYMPTOMS (BODY ACHES, HEADACHE, FEVER) with medication.
- SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM with nutrition and herbs.
- SLEEP well. The immune system’s battle against invaders reaches its peak activity at night.
- NO SUGAR, sugar breaks down your immune system.
- RELAX, everything is better when you are calm.
It is also important to build your emotional immunity by taking time for yourself away from screens, connecting and talking to people, being active and spending time outside, doing things you enjoy, laughing, having fun, and being kind to yourself. No physical healing is sustainable without also healing our emotions and reprogramming our thought patterns.
Understanding pathogens and how they spread is key to protecting yourself from getting sick. Taking immediate action is crucial for a quick recovery. Taking care of your emotional well-being is just as important as taking care of your physical health.
You only have one body. Take care of it.