The novel coronavirus is spreading across the globe.🦠As of now, there have been 89,073 confirmed cases and 3,048 deaths, mostly in China. Though it is said to be a mild illness with the majority of those affected being the elderly with comorbidities such as asthma, diabetes, cancer or cardiac or renal disease, it does cause us worry. So what do we do?!
Eat mushies! Shiitake mushrooms have been used in folk applications to treat respiratory diseases such as colds and flu. The spores of the shiitake carry virus like particles, which induces the production of interferon - a powerful protein component of the immune system that interferes with viral reproduction.