There’s much we can do to decrease the impact of the novel coronavirus on ourselves and our communities. It acts much like other flus and viruses, so there are tried and true ways to limit our potential exposure and increase the strength of our immune system.
Strengthen your immune system:
• Regular, moderate exercise (~ 30-60 minutes, most days)
• Eat a variety of foods that your body processes well - especially fruits and vegetables.
• Sleep! Try for 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
• Probiotics shorten the duration of acute respiratory infections
Limit your exposure:
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based (>60% alcohol) hand sanitizer instead.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Sneeze or cough into your inner elbow or a tissue rather than your hand.
• Avoid close contact with people who appear sick.
• Avoid handshaking. Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.
• Use only your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc..
• Open doors with your closed fist or hip
The symptoms associated with this virus are: chills, fever, sore throat.
If you do become sick, please stay home and rest - for your own good and for the good of your community. Staying home decreases the number and ways that others are exposed. Call your practitioner/doctor to see if you should come in for care. They may schedule a home-visit, prepare proper containment measures
If you’d like to learn more about remedies suggested by our practitioners you can find those
Let’s all do what we know how to do best: care for ourselves and for each other. We are all in this together.