By now you’ve probably seen the headlines claiming the new coronavirus out of China this Winter is the worst ever. While the cases of coronavirus from China is estimated to be nearly 20,000 currently with over 400 dead, we can't be certain how severe this new virus will be. To be on the safe side, remember to be cautious about who you're around and keep your hands clean! For a primer of natural ways to fortify your immune system... read on.
Conventional Prevention: Both types of virus are most commonly spread by respiratory droplets from infected people, so preventing that spread is key. The CDC recommends symptomatic people (cough, runny nose, fever, etc) wear a face mask to prevent spreading the disease, practice frequent hand washing or hand sanitizer use, avoid exposure to sick people and stay home when you’re sick. People who are healthy enough for a vaccine are recommended to get a flu vaccine.
Natural Prevention: The main idea in the complementary and alternative medicine world is our best course of action is readying the body to be able to withstand any kind of immune insult. That means that maintaining a healthy body is our best chance at preventing infection. In addition to the CDC guidelines, I would recommend patients add immune boosting nutrients, herbs and naturopathic practices:
All supplements listed below can be found by following this link to my online dispensary. Once you sign up, they are listed under my “Anti-Virals” category. Of course, it is best to be checked out by your family healthcare provider if you suspect you may have any type of serious disease especially if you are immunocompromised, pregnant or medically frail.
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