April 2, 2020 Nutrition and Our Immune System - Battling Corona, Flu and other viruses
In addition to those helpful tips listed on Feb 24, 2020, here are some more tips.
Things to help:
The best defense is a healthy body. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables like greens, celery, asparagus, radishes, and cucumbers. Ideally we eat 2 vegetables for every 1 fruit serving.
Herbs high in menthol help with a number of respiratory functions, but especially improving the ability of the lungs to uptake oxygen and release carbon dioxide, as well as clear phlegm. Best menthol options are herbs like Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen and Sage.
Spicy foods like horseradish/wasabi, hot peppers and cayenne also help to clear mucus.
Fenugreek is a mild spice that does wonders for the lungs. It also makes for great breast milk, making an option for pregnant and nursing women.
If you are client, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you with additional options specific to your body and its needs.
Things to avoid:
Dairy products are mucus producers, even in people not allergic or intolerant of them. A congested lung is going to have more difficulty fighting off an infection. So eliminate, or at least limit, milk and cheese in your diet. (Butter and heavy cream, which are pure fat, do not have the same impact and are fine to use.)
Sugar and carbs - With all the stress of this declared pandemic, it's easy to want comfort foods like cookies, candy, cake and good ole standards like mac n cheese or other pastas, breads, etc. While a little indulgency from time to time is ok, keep in mind that bugs LOVE these things too, especially viruses, bacteria and yeasts. So go easy on these.
Stress - it's the number one cause of illness. We know how difficult a time this is for so many people. Since stress tends to make many of us hold our breath or breath improperly, we want to remind everyone to just BREATHE. It's FREE and anyone can do it!
The Mask Debate
While social media and even many health care professionals are all about wearing a mask, the studies over the last couple decades have shown that wearing a mask will not keep us from getting sick from a "droplet" spread virus like the Coronavirus. Experts in epidemiology like the CDC, WHO, etc. once insisted that that wearing a mask is only effective at keeping someone who is already sick from spreading the disease. It is only recently that there has been so much conflicting claims about masks and viruses. Wearing a mask can help someone already sick from spreading it, but it will not keep someone from catching it. There are even some experts who warn that wearing a mask can make us more likely to touch our face more often, which will introduce the virus into sights like the eyes. The take away from this data is: if you are going to wear a mask be extra vigilant about not touching your face and make sure you still wash your hands frequently.
March 20, 2020 More Coronovirus Data
French researchers have done a small study on Coronavirus (CoVID-19) and the impact of malaria medications. Thus, the latest craze on the news is the Rx drug hydroxychloroquine. It is basically a form of quinine which has been used to prevent and treat malaria since the mid 1600's. Tonic water is made with quinine. The term "tonic water" is actually a reference to it once being considered a tonic to prevent malaria and various illnesses. It was once common for people to drink their tonic water daily.
While drinking a little tonic water (4 to 6 oz) on a daily basis may be helpful for most people, there are some drawbacks to quinine. So, before you start stocking up on quinine pills and tonic water, be aware of the fact quinine has long been considered a toxin as well as a tonic, especially for certain people. It's a good idea to keep the following in mind:
First, people of middle Eastern and African heritage have been known to react negatively to quinine. They are prone to getting severe flu-like symptoms from it such as exhaustion, muscle weakness/body aches, stomach upset, etc.
Feb 24, 2020 - The Coronavirus - Deadly Pandemic or Hype?
We have known about Coronaviruses since the 1960’s. These earliest strains of Coronavirus were responsible for infectious bronchitis in chickens and two that caused symptoms of the common cold in human patients. Since the 1960’s other members of this family have been identified, including a strain that was responsible for the SARS outbreak in 2003.
With all this in mind, we have a Virus Prepared Kit available. The kit contains an old-fashioned homeopathic Virus antidote as well as bottle of herbs, essential oils and other complimentary homeopathic remedies, along with instructions for use.
In the meantime, if you haven’t had a health assessment in awhile, now’s the time to make sure you are functioning at optimal levels. As the saying goes: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!" Other helpful preventatives are:
Also keep in mind, a cold nose is less able to repel viruses and other pathogens, than a warm nose. So although going outside without a coat in cold weather will not make you sick, a chilled nose that is slow to fight off an airborne virus will. So if your nose is likely to be subjected to the cold, keep some kind of strong mint/menthol available to help it fight. A cup of hot mint or sage tea, a dab of Vick’s Vapo Rub on your collar, a strong mint gum or eucalyptus lozenge in the mouth can all be helpful.
UPDTE Feb 28, 2020
Researchers are looking into whether dogs might be carriers of the latest strain of Coronavirus.
Canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV) is a group 2 coronavirus that we have known about for some time. It is genetically related to the bovine coronavirus (which can cause respiratory infections in cattle) and the human coronavirus that causes the "common cold" in people. There is also another strain in dogs known as a group 1 Enteric Coronavirus that can cause diarrhea in dogs. This enteric group is not the same as the respiratory one that has everyone concerned.
So far, researchers claim one dog "weakly tested positive" for the new human respiratory strain. It was found in a nasal swab, in a dog living in the home of a person confirmed to have COVID19. This is of particular concern as historically, the big pandemic viral outbreaks have been due to a fusion of animal and human strains, or a human strain that animals can carry (though not sick themselves) and infect humans. For example the Bubonic Plague was widely spread to humans by rats. However, the pillow of this same person tested more positive than the dog. So, is it noteworthy or not?
If you own a dog (or any animal) No Panicking Needed, just a bit of caution. Until we know for certain whether dogs are getting and/or transmitting this new Coronavirus, it is best to use a little common sense precaution:
Avoid taking your dog everywhere with you unless you absolutely have to. When you do take them out, keep contact with other dogs and humans to the bare minimum.
Don't let your dog share food and water bowls, balls or other toys with other animals while out in public.
Washing is still key! Most kennels, groomers and quality doggy day care facilities have strict rules about hygiene. But if you do have concerns about such a place - take your dog somewhere else. And if you take your dog out in public, be sure to wash their paws before entering your home again.
AGAIN - NO need panic at this time!
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