The coronavirus began in a handful of people in China and then spread to thousands of people across Asia.
Now we are watching as it begins to spread in the United States and it is important that we take physical and emotional precautions to protect ourselves and those around us.
With this in mind, we have prepared a survival guide for you. It includes 5 of the most important ways that you can prepare for the coronavirus:
1. Put a priority on self-care
Taking care of yourself is essential because it will help regulate your emotions, as well as boost overall health and improve immunity.
Self-care involves being aware of how you are feeling, what you are thinking and what your body is telling you and then doing what is necessary to maintain good mental, emotional, and physical health.
A balanced self-care routine should include:
Meditation – Taking a few minutes each day to meditate reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-awareness, and helps bring peace and direction to our lives. Meditation can include a variety of things, including yoga, writing in a thought journal or purposeful thinking about yourself and your surroundings.
Exercise – Exercising burns adrenaline, calms anxiety and encourages the production of happy hormones. These benefits work together to help us be emotionally balanced and content. If you are feeling particularly anxious, practice deep breathing as you exercise to calm yourself even more.
Relaxation – Relaxation gives our bodies and minds an opportunity to escape from day-to-day living and rest. By finding new ways to increase your relaxation – perhaps aromatherapy, essential oils, or a new hobby – you can calm your emotions, improve your quality of sleep and help your body renew itself on a regular basis.
Professional support – Taking good care of yourself includes finding professional help when you need it. Asking for help can prevent a lot of unnecessary complications and help us maintain a great quality of life.
2. Strengthen your immune system
Your immune system is your first line of defense against any pathogen, including the coronavirus. Strengthening your immune system will help you stay healthy and enable your body to recover faster when you do get sick.
Here are 5 ways that you can strengthen your immune system:
- Reduce your sugar intake – Refined sugar works as an immunosuppressant in our bodies. Reducing the amount of refined sugar that you eat will decrease inflammation throughout your body, boost metabolism at every level and strengthen your immune system.
- Use Immunoberry to give your immune system extra support – Immunoberry is a great natural supplement that supports immune functions. Immunoberry gives your body what it needs to regulate killer cell activity and cytokine synthesis, as well as T-cell and B-cell mediated responses.Immunoberry includes vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients and other essential substances taken from astragalus, wild cherry bark, elderberries, and mushrooms. We make it a point to keep Immunoberry in stock at our store. You can order it online or stop by and pick up a bottle.
- Swap to a higher availability vitamin C – When you take regular vitamin C, your body absorbs part of it and the rest is lost. Liposomal Vitamin C is different in that the vitamin C is broken down into tiny liposomes that are easy to absorb. Liposomal Vitamin C will help your body absorb more of the vitamin C that you take so that you receive maximum benefits from it.You can find Liposomal Vitamin C on our website and also in our store.
- Increase your intake of Phytonutrients – Plants produce hundreds of phytonutrients, including carotenoids, ellagic acid, resveratrol, flavonoids, phytoestrogens, and glucosinolates. These phytonutrients function primarily as antioxidants that ward off free radicals, but they also have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce general inflammation and encourage healing.Taking a high-quality phytonutrient supplement is one way that you can build a healthy immune system. We recommend a phytonutrient supplement called PaleoReds. 85% of the ingredients in PaleoReds are certified organic and the remaining 15% are held to strict standards.You can order PaleoReds from our website or buy it the next time you are in our store.
- Fill your plate with foods that boost immunity – Your immune system is directly influenced by what you eat so you need to make sure that you are filling your plate with foods that will boost your immunity. This includes high-quality proteins and foods that are rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, and other specific nutrients. Think vitamin C-rich citrus fruits like grapefruits, lemons and limes, nutrient-dense chicken soup, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, wild salmon, and a variety of mushrooms (shiitake and maitake are great options and super potent). We have more ideas as well; feel free to pick our brains anytime!
3. Build up the microbiome in your gut
The microbiome that lives in your stomach and intestines plays a vital part in your overall health. For starters, the trillions of beneficial bacteria, yeast, and fungi that make up this microbiome help your body breakdown the food that you eat and absorb its nutrients.
Your microbiome also helps keep the mucous membranes along your digestive tract healthy. These mucous membranes are responsible for identifying pathogens that enter through your mouth and keeping them from being absorbed into your body.
You can build up the microbiome in your gut by adding both prebiotics and probiotics to your daily diet.
Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that your microbiome breaks down and uses for food. Here are a few foods that are packed with prebiotics:
Probiotics are helpful yeasts and bacteria that will increase the diversity and strength of your microbiome. Fermented foods are great sources of probiotics. Here are a few examples of healthy fermented foods:
Fermented coconut or almond yogurt (read the label for grams of sugar, NOT added sugar)
Low sugar kombucha (read the label for grams of sugar, NOT added sugar)
Building a healthy microbiome will increase your immunity, improve digestion, and help prevent a variety of diseases.
4. Keep Silvercillin on hand to help kill bacteria & viruses
The coronavirus and all other types of viruses need to enter their host’s cells in order to synthesize the protein that they need to live and multiply. Numerous studies have proven that silver nanoparticles are able to bond with our cells and protect them from a variety of viruses. Researchers have found this to be effective on bacteria and viruses.
Does this mean colloidal silver will work? No, colloidal silver will not work. The studies on nanoparticle silver. Colloidal silver is too large in most cases to impact the virus in the correct way. Silver nanoparticles act as antivirals by interfering with viral infection, particularly during attachment and entry. To impede that process it has to be much smaller than colloidal silver.
Does this mean that silver nanoparticles will work? We don’t know but we do know that they have been effective in other cases. We have included a table below or some of the studies along with some references for you.
If you decided that nanoparticle silver is the right fit for you then we highly recommend Silvercillin. It is one of the highest-rated products with silver nanoparticles and we have been using for years at Cambiati Wellness to kill off bacteria and to support immunity. The silver nanoparticles in it are 100% pure and non-toxic and Silvercillin has proven itself effective against a wide range of organisms.
Want more information on silver nanoparticles and how they work? Check out the table below.
5. Be ready to support others
It is essential that we each be prepared to face the coronavirus, but it is equally important that we be ready to support our friends and family.
Here are 4 ways that you can support those you love:
- Listen – Listening is one of the most effective ways that we can show our interest in and concern for those around us. By listening, we also give them the opportunity to express their anxieties and work through them.
- Encourage a healthy mindset – You can help those around you by encouraging them to cultivate a healthy mindset which should include the desire to grow through their challenges, develop resilience and practice positivity.
- Share what you learn – We need to be constantly learning so that we can continue moving forward in life. Sharing what we have learned with others is a great way to help them grow and thrive in their lives.
- Laugh – Laughter stimulates the brain and body, improves moods, relieves tension, breaks the stress cycle and strengthens relationships. As you support those around you, be prepared to share a funny anecdote, send a quirky card, tell a joke and in short, share a laugh.
As we think about the coronavirus, we can be thankful that it isn’t widespread yet. We have time to prepare for it and perhaps by being prepared for it, we can prevent it from spreading very far at all.
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