hope you can get some virus fighting food/meds in you ASAP!
great virus-fighting nutrients are as follows: vit A, vit C, vit E8, selenium and zinc.
animal foods with decent amounts of retinol (vit A) include milk, shrimp, eggs, salmon and so on. excellent plant food sources of carotenoids (which your body then converts to retinol) include greens like romaine, spinach, kale, and chard, plus starchy veg like sweet potato, carrots and squash.http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tnam ... t&dbid=106http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tnam ... #foodchart
there are lots of excellent sources of vit C, but some of the highest are papaya, bell peppers, strawberries and broccoli.http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tnam ... t&dbid=109
for vit E, choose chard and spinach for greens, and for nuts/seeds go for raw sunflower seeds and almonds (be sure to mix in some walnuts and flax seeds to balance the omega fatty acid ratio)http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tnam ... t&dbid=111http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tnam ... oodsources
and, you already have the shopping lists for zinc and selenium
by the way, some info on eggplant:http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tnam ... ce&dbid=22
hmm excellent source of manganese - i haven't really looked at manganese and ms before, could be worthwhile to investigate...
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com