How To keep your family healthy and keep the Coronavirus away is something everyone is talking about but it is very important for us to verify what is being reported in the news media
The CDC reports that the Corona Virus is generally thought to be spread from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The simplest way to keep your family healthy and keep the Corona Virus away is to wash your hands often, and if you can’t wash your hands at least sanitize your hands. cough into a tissue or your sleeve, and don’t touch your face nose or eyes with unwashed hands.
In 2010 both my wife and I were infected with the Swine Flu and were out of commission for two weeks and we isolated ourselves in our home to keep from spreading the virus to any other family members so I know what some fo these families are going through. But when I look back the week before I could see clear as day how we became sick. That week we were traveling to Atlanta for a conference and the night before our flight we slept about 3 hours, and the next 4 days we averaged 6 hours of sleep or less and we rode public transportation to the conference and back each day. All these factors compromised our immune system and made us more susceptible to the virus.
These are some of the ways to avoid the virus but what is most important is to keep your immune system operating at peak performance in order to prevent yourself from being infected and if you do get the virus you can recover. You can do this by introducing more organic fruits and vegetables into your diet and be sure to get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Many people have compromised immune systems by not making these two vital needs a priority.
Another sure way to avoid the virus is to educate yourself with the correct information about the virus, how many people have been infected the correct incubation period and why some people died from the virus and why some people survived.
I read a lot of health information each week because I want to know what I can do to be and stay at optimum health. Dr. Mercola is one of the sources I look to for honest advice I can understand and he has 6 tips you should follow the first we already covered.
- Wash your hands, Frequently wash your hands with soap and water. Also, be sure to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoid close contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms of cold or influenza.
- Take Vitamin C. Vitamin C has two major functions that help explain its potent health benefits. First, it acts as a powerful antioxidant. It also acts as a cofactor for enzymatic processes. Quercetin supplements can also be helpful.
- Boost immunity with nutrients. As for prevention, nutrition plays a crucial role and several nutrients are known for their immune-boosting properties and the ability to ward against viral infections. There are several nutrients available in supplement form that may be of particular benefit against COVID-19
- Increase Vitamin D. Research shows high-dose vitamin D supplementation lowers the risk of respiratory illnesses and lung infections in the elderly by 40%. I recommend boosting your immune system with regular sensibly controlled sun exposure and, when unable to do that, taking oral vitamin D3.
- Try Pre- Pro- and Sporebiotics. Should the inclusion of Prevotella bacteria in COVID-19 turn out to be accurate, prebiotics, probiotics and sporebiotics may be of significant use. A number of studies have shown Bifidobacterium bifidum strain probiotics can help reduce Prevotella.
- Use Quercetin. It may offer benefits as a treatment for SARS coronavirus infections. Quercetin offers great promise as a potential drug in the clinical treatment of SARS. Resveratrol is another antioxidant that could be useful. It’s been shown to inhibit MERS-CoV infection, at least in vitro.
If we all work together to do our part we can stop the virus from spreading and someone’s life.