While it’s still hard to tell how the Coronavirus will impact us in the long term, it’s become a subject that’s impossible to ignore. While some are advocating we prepare to be quarantined, potentially for months, others are saying the virus is nothing more than a common cold. The World Health Organization takes a more middle-of-the-road approach, advising we take precautions without becoming alarmed.
We’re going to take a similar middle-of-the-road approach, and empower you to make informed decisions for you and your family. Here are some resources to stay up to date on the Coronavirus and to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.
For your reference, here’s a link where you can track infection and death rates over time. As you can see, the numbers are increasing daily. Most of the people who die from coronavirus are over the age of 60. People who have chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes have a 5–10% higher chance of dying from it. So if you have parents who may need information on how to boost their immunity, it would be good to share this article with them.
This video shares that, as of January 30, 2020, approximately 8,000 people had been infected with the Coronavirus, and 214 had died. The video indicates that symptoms are similar to a bad respiratory cold, with fever and cough, and that the only treatment is fever-reducing medication. Taking precautions now to up your intake of immunity-boosting supplements, the same way you might if there was a cold circulating in your community, would be a great idea.
Ideas that may help immunity and prevention
A friend of mine shared some resources they’d compiled to help shore up their immunity, and I’ve included them in the list below. This is not medical advice, neither my friend nor I are doctors, just health conscious individuals. Consult your doctor before taking any supplements at all.
Supplements that may help:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D, 3000 units or more
- Sodium Ascorbate, 1250 mg. or more
- Zinc, 30 – 50 mg
- Black elderberry, 600 – 1500 mg
- Lion’s Mane (Host Defense by Stamets)
- NAC (1200 – 1800 mg)
- Lipoic acid (1200 – 1800)
- Spirulina (15 g)
- Selenium (50 – 100 mcg)
- Glucosamine (3000 mg or more)
- Yeast Beta-Glucan (250 – 500 mg)
- Wash your hands, more than you usually do, and consider wiping down surfaces on airplanes, public transportation, and at the gym with your own sanitizer wipes.
- Have emergency food, water, and medical supplies prepared (always a good idea).
- Practice breathing through your nose instead of your mouth. Nose hairs offer natural protection from airborne viruses. This is especially important for those living in big cities.
- Consider avoiding crowded places like airplanes, churches, theaters, etc.
- Make sure you are drinking plenty of purified water.
- If you smoke, it’s an especially good time to quit to protect your lungs.
Getting prepared for a possible hospital stay
Before you or a loved one gets sick need to go to the hospital – and we hope that you don’t – it’s important to prepare a list of your needs. Include your preferred hospital, your primary care doctor and any specialists, food allergies and preferences, and supplements and medications you take.
In addition, you should name the person or people authorized to make healthcare and financial decisions for you if you cannot make them for yourself. You can also indicate any procedures you desire or don’t desire. We can help you prepare these documents in our office, either to take precautions against coronavirus or for any other reason. Please get in touch if you are ready to get this handled and would like our help.
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