In my last Face book live, I shared some tips on how we can protect ourselves during the recent Coronavirus outbreak. Strategies that go well beyond the often talked about washing hands for 20 seconds, covering your mouth while sneezing or coughing and avoiding crowded areas with other Coronavirus prevention tactics.
(Scroll down for my Diet, Detox, Daily Routine and top antiviral and immune supplements, or read full article).
In my live event, I dove into the #1 thing you can do to strengthen your chances of staying well as well as the framework I use when looking at ways to stay healthy.
Since that time, I dove even deeper with the recent news of the Coronavirus now being officially declared as a pandemic. You may be worried about contracting the disease yourself and protecting your family. There are ways you can protect yourself and be armed with some Coronavirus prevention tips.
Starting with what the Coronavirus is, the up-to-date facts, precautions and preventions.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that get their name for spikes on their surface, resembling a crown (or “corona”, in Latin). Coronaviruses can cause mild illnesses, such as the common cold, and occasionally, coronaviruses are associated with more severe illnesses. We have had a few coronaviruses move across the globe, including SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), first recognized in 2003, and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) in 2012-14, and now COVID-19.
The correct name for this viral infection (in people) is Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, caused by the virus called 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV also known as SARS-CoV-2. Reports Dr. Jaclyn Chasse Medical Director, Emerson Ecologics
Coronavirus likely origin and important facts
There was a brief article recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on February 28th, 2020, summarizing the likely origin and clinical effect of 2019-nCoV.
Here are a few takeaways from the article
- Based upon its genetic proximity, it is likely that this virus is a novel human-infecting virus that likely originated in chrysanthemum bats, possibly also with an intermediate host of a pangolin.
- The incubation period is currently estimated to be 1-14 days, with a median of 5-6 days, though recent cases raise concerns that the incubation period may be as long as 24 days
- The virus is mainly transmitted through large respiratory droplets but has also been found in stool and blood, raising concerns about other potential modes of transmission.
Who is most at risk?
Some individuals may have more of the type of receptor that the virus latches onto to get into the cell than other individuals (viruses attack cells by attaching to receptors on the outside of the cells). Some people might not even have any of the receptors that the virus targets which could make them immune to attack by that particular virus. This genetic variability in people may explain why some people who are seemingly healthy are at greater risk and get sick. Interesting isn’t it?
- Those with lung disease, cardiovascular and diabetes are more at risk.
- Elderly and those with poor health.
Up-to-date facts as of 3:20 pm ET, March 11, 2020
According to the CDC, Centre for Disease Control,
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and has since spread globally, resulting in >95,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide by March 5, 2020.
The COVID-19 viral disease that has swept into at least 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday.
Eight countries — including the U.S. — are now each reporting more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19, caused by the coronavirus that has infected nearly 120,000 people worldwide.
“In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled,” Tedros said.
Take precautionary steps by doing this
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Health expert Wendy Myers, recommends making a solution with hydrogen peroxide 3% and water or colloidal silver and water as a replacement to alcohol solutions.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough with your elbow or tissues (then wash your hands!)
- If you or your children are sick, stay home
Prevent your risk of illness by doing this
The two primary areas you want to consider – antivirals and immune support.
Diet, Detox, and Daily Routine as my framework. Supplements included here too.
Load up on food and spices with antiviral and immune-supportive properties, including raw garlic, coconut oil, oregano, ginger, kimchi, fermented foods, walnut, pomegranate, green tea, apple cider vinegar, and mushrooms (shiitake, reishi, cordyceps, and turkey tail).
Mushrooms have medicinal compounds called beta glucans that have been shown to modulate immune system. I’ve been loading up on these since I learned of this.
Broccoli sprouts naturally contain a compound called, Sulphoraphane helpful for phase 2 detoxification.
Eat a colorful plate loaded with fruits and veggies to get a variety of antioxidants
Stay well hydrated- water, herbal teas (particularly rose hip, ginger, Pau d’Arco, and camomile), and bone broth.
Check out the dinner I made for my family tonight
My dinner included – Previously soaked and sprouted mixed beans, grass finished stewed meat, homemade bone broth, a variety of mushrooms, all colored peppers, onions, garlic, chilli peppers, salt, oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, coconut sugar, cumin and black pepper. I sauteed veggies with extra virgin olive oil and cooked the entire dish for a few hours on simmer. AMAZING! I squeezed fresh limes and added chopped cilantro and parsley along with mashed avocado and organic asiago raw milk cheese sourced from pasture raised A2 cows.
After dinner, I had herbal tea – Chamomile and Pau d’Arco with stevia.
Detox – It’s all about your inner terrain. Get clean to stay healthy and well.
Many Doctors share that It’s NOT AT MUCH ABOUT THE PATHOGEN as it is the state of your inner terrain. I agree. This is why I personally have started a set of UNDAS to clean up my inner terrain and I do the same for my personal clients too.
Biotherapeutic Drainage And Unda Numbers
This approach involves a process of detoxifying the body through opening the emunctories (organs of elimination) and excreting toxic accumulations. It differs from “detoxing” in that it works intra-cellularly as well as extra-cellularly, thereby restoring optimal cellular function. UNDA numbers, the primary remedies used in the process, not only remove toxins from the inside of cells as well as the inter-cellular spaces, but they also restore enzymatic and biochemical pathways to their optimal functioning, so as to increase physiologic function into the future.
The UNDAS I am currently on are UNDA 243 (liver, 226 (gall bladder), 44 (kidneys), 7 (urinary tract), and 39 (small intestine).
The message here is ‘Clean up your inner terrain’. If you are exposed to viruses or any other opportunistic pathogen, your body has a better chance of fighting it due to a stronger and more robust immune system.
Daily Routine tips
Get morning fresh air and sunshine and daily exercise. Moderate exercise can boost the production of macrophages, an important white blood cell/immune cell that assists with the breakdown of bacteria and viruses. If you exercise too much, reduce. If too little, increase. Exercise every day and always check in with your own personal body.
One of the best things you can do for our immune system is to ensure adequate sleep. Getting enough sleep can increase white blood cell production, and loss of sleep, even just a few hours per night, can increase inflammation in the body and decrease immune response. I cannot overstate this enough.
5 Top Supplements targeted to viruses and immune
- Vitamin C – for its powerful antioxidant properties (helpful to mitigate inflammation)
- Vitamin D3K2 – needed to enhance the immune system (helps to dampen reactions).
- Probiotics – supports immune system by enhancing T cell response.
- Zinc – inhibits further replication of virus.
- Astralagus R Membranaceus – Used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years to strengthen one’s Qi (increasing stamina, vitality, and daily strength).
I use the Genestra Brand for its purity and potency. Go here for Specific Supplements for Immune Health
Others include Quercetin (shown to has been found to inhibit kappa b and keep inflammation at bay), NAC (precursor to glutathione our master antioxidant), NAD (important to support the mitochondria – energy center of the cell), selenium + E, magnesium and colostrum (helps to balance immune system).
Not all supplements are the same. Look for professional brands properly formulated and proven to be free of extra excipients, colors, and unwanted chemicals and dyes.
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I am personally taking this supplement stack
Vitamin C, zinc, astralagus, HMF Intensive (probiotic), Digestive Enzymes, Liquid Chlorophyll, NAC + ALA, Quercetin, NAD, CoQ10, Berberine, MSM, L Carnosine, Acetyl L Carnitine, B Complex, Magnesium, Cal/mag, and Phosphatidyl Serine, L Glycine, and melatonin (on occasion). No holds bar for me.
Along with my UNDA set (243, 226, 44, 7, and 39) as my detox strategy.
For my kids, bare minimum I give them Vitamin C, HMF Intensive (probiotic), zinc, B complex and magnesium.
I truly hope this has been helpful in your search for a Coronavirus prevention strategy. In summary, the best thing you can do is clean up your diet, clean up your inner terrain, get a daily routine that helps with stress, sleep, and mood, along with smart supplementation.
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