All of you are aware of the recent outbreak and spread of Coronavirus or COVID-19. It is easy to fall into fear and anxiety because of the rapid news reports. Fear will not serve any of us so we at Healing Unleashed want to reassure you that there are definite steps you can take to boost your immune system and keep you healthy and safe.
There is a lot of misinformation from the media and social networks. The truth is that the information about this novel virus is being updated constantly. For more up-to-date information go to: www.coronavirus.gov. Our Colorado governor, Jared Polis, is also giving current updates. Go to this website for news: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus
Now let’s get down to some basic common-sense things you can do:
Diet: Limit the amount of sugar, white flours, and pastas. A high-glycemic index diet increases the glucose/sugar into your bloodstream. Glucose will decrease your immune cells’ effectiveness by lowering your white blood cells in your blood. This includes even healthy treats that contain a lot of sugar. Focus on phytonutrients in vegetables, grass-fed meats, organics as much as possible, and gluten-free grains. Buy nonGMO as much as possible.
Drink plenty of filtered water to stay hydrated.
Sleep: Yes, sleep-depravation also suppresses your immune system. Get at least 7-9 hours/night. This is especially important for your children and teens.
Wash your hands: 20 seconds with warm water and plenty of soap. This kills the virus. Wash your hands frequently throughout the day, especially if you are at work.
Nasal rinses: Use saline rinses twice a day with something like a Netipot or similar device.
Stay home: If you have any kind of illness, stay home. Check in with your employer and tell them you are taking this precaution. Yes, it may just be a cold, but with the current lack of testing, use all precautions about spreading any acute illness to co-workers. You never know if one of your co-workers or someone in their family may be immune-compromised.
We recently sent out an email with more specific recommendations and dosage for vitamins, mineral and other immune boosters.
• Vitamin D3 with K2 (sold as a compound) 2000-8000 IU per day
• Vitamin A 5000 IU per day
• Vitamin C with flavonoids 500-5000 mg per day
• Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) 400-800 IU per day
• Probiotics (L acidophilus, L plantarum, L paracasei, B lactis) 1 per day
• Yeast beta glucan 250-500 mg per day
• N-acetylcysteine (NAC) 500-1500 mg per day
• Larch arabinogalactan 1000-5000 mg per day
• Astragalus 1000-2000 mg per day
• Vitamin D (these are large doses for a short time) 50,000-100,000 IU per day X 3 days
• Vitamin C with flavonoids 5000-10,000 mg per day
• N-acetylcysteine (NAC) 1500-3000 mg per day
• Andrographis 300-1000 mg per day
• Licorice root (careful if you have high blood pressure) 500-2000 mg per day
• Umckaloabo 1-2 droppers 4 x daily
• Olive leaf extract 500 mg 4 x daily
• Elderberry (liquid) 1-2 tablespoons daily
• Garlic (freeze-dried) 500 mg 4 x daily
If you need help in ordering any of these natural supplements, please call our office at 303-986-0492.
During this time of uncertainty please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help you and ease your anxieties about this global health issue.
If are sick, please call us. If you are seeing Dr. Bedinghaus, she may be able to do a phone appointment whether you are ill or just concerned about exposure. We do understand that staying away from people is one way to stop the spread of this virus. We are doing everything we can to be sure your visit to our office is safe.
Compassion for others: Please remember that hoarding supplies means other people who may be in more need than you are, will not be able to purchase items that will help protect them.
Let us reassure you that you are not at the mercy of this virus. You can do much to reduce your risk of infection. And if you do get infected, your recovery is NOT out of your control. It is our prayer that even though this is a serious issue, we can all come together spiritually to love and support one another.
We are here for you.
Blessings for a safe and healthy life,
Your Healing Unleashed Team,
Dr. Bedinghaus, Dr. Joan and Tom
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