As the Corona virus has expanded throughout the country and the world, we have been asked by authorities to hunker down, wash your hands, stay out of crowded areas, and be aware of your personal distance (social distancing) with others.
What else can we do?
Well, I would advise people not to panic. I would advise people not to hoard toilet paper. I’m sure you’ve seen the lines at Costco, Walmart, etc.
Here are some things you may want to get as a preventive measure against the Corona Virus. Anything that boosts your immune system would be helpful. Antioxidants are a great option.
Some good supplements to pick up would be:
Alpha Lipoic Acid
You can get antioxidants from food, if there is any food left on the shelf.
For example, vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, tomatoes, and bell peppers, as well as fruits like berries, cantaloupe, kiwi, lemon, orange, papaya, strawberries, and grapefruit contain vitamin C.
Almonds, avocados, beets, turnips, peanuts, red peppers, spinach, and sunflower seeds have vitamin E. Beta-carotene and lycopene can be found in asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, kale, mangos, collard greens, pumpkin, winter squash, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon, tangerines, apricots, cantaloupe, oranges, pink grapefruit, and peaches. (hsph.harvard.edu)
Since the Corona virus is a viral infection, taking anti-virals could also be helpful in reducing your risk of getting the virus. Anti-viral herbs can be used in cooking or can be taken in pill or tincture form. Some good anti-viral herbs include oregano, sage, basil, fennel, garlic, lemon balm, peppermint, rosemary, echinacea, sambucus, licorice, astragalus, ginger, ginseng, and dandelion.
My wife enjoys cooking with these herbs, while I like taking the tincture form.
In addition to anti-virals, there are herbs that have antibiotic effects, as well. These foods include garlic, honey, ginger, echinacea, goldenseal, clove, and oregano. You may notice that some foods are both anti-viral and antibiotic.
Lastly, there are anti-microbial herbs: garlic, ginger, thyme, goldenseal, Oregon grape root, and cinnamon. These are also beneficial.
What you’ll notice is that by eating certain healthy foods and herbs, you can increase your health and your immunity to lessen the likelihood of catching the corona virus. How many of you consume these vitamins, herbs, and nutrients every day? At the very least, you should take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement.
Dr. Mercola has a good article and video with an update on the Coronavirus and some natural immune boosters.
In addition to taking quality supplements/herbs, you should be exercising on a regular basis. I think everyone knows the importance of exercise, so I won’t go into the details of how exercise boosts your health. Here’s the problem with getting out to the gym during the Corona virus pandemic – nobody is going to the gym! At this point, we don’t know how long we’ll be asked to keep our distance from others. Gyms may still be open, but people are just not going.
So, what can we do?
Online, remote workouts are a great option. Streaming workouts online where people can workout in the
privacy of their own home. This is what I have done with Ultimate Health.
People have various options. They can sign up online and become a member. A monthly membership will give them daily workouts, diet programs, PowerPoint presentations, and more. Or, people can log onto their computer and take online classes live with me. People can also purchase and download specific workouts. Lastly, if people are in the local area, I can work with them directly through my Concierge Service.
We can all get through this Corona virus pandemic together. Let’s stay healthy and safe.