Fear and panic will not help us in this situation; education, preparation and resources will. Resources include the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local governments, newspapers and experts in the field. There is a great deal of stories circulating that are incorrect, please check the sources before you continue to spread information that may not help others. Facebook is NOT a news source.
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What Can You Do Today?
Health literacy and patient education are central components of the naturopathic doctor’s approach to patient-centered care. Many current public health practices and lifestyle recommendations are foundational principles of naturopathic medicine and inform our approach to support public health efforts through this current pandemic.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, prevention is instrumental to our practice. Following the guidelines listed and incorporating a combination of diet, lifestyle, herbs, nutrients, and/or homeopathics into your life could prove to decrease the burden on you and our health care system by decreasing the risk of escalation of symptoms once contracted.
There are 3 basic stages to the virus: 1) asymptomatic and a carrier 2) mild to severe symptoms and 3) hospitalization. Do everything you can to assure you are less likely to progress if contracted.
Diet – Food
INCREASE Foods that support optimal immune function: • Raw garlic, walnuts, pomegranate, apple cider vinegar, medicinal mushrooms (shitake maitake, reishi, cordyceps, turkeytail). https://www.bodhiclinic.com/ mushrooms-will-they-make-the-super-food-list/. • SPICES: Oregano, Thyme, Ginger, Tulsi (Holy Basil). • Beets, cooked greens, celery, artichoke, carrots, asparagus. • Horseradish is a bitter that is beneficial for the sinus and lungs, rich in vitamins.
Anti-inflammatory diet. One of the most virulent aspects of COVID-19 is the inflammation and cytokine storm in severe cases. An anti-inflammatory diet can reduce symptoms if contracted. Most of the foods mentioned in this section are part of an anti-inflammatory diet. Include Omega-3 rich foods like fish (wild halibut, cod, salmon), nuts (walnuts) and seeds rich in ALA.
The coronavirus is part of a large family of viruses, and one family of the many viruses that can cause the common cold and other respiratory infections. The symptoms of COVID-19 may vary slightly in different regions/countries due to mutations which are normal in the world of viruses. The most common symptoms include:
Mild Fever (which may not be present in the very young or very old, or immunocompromised)
Generally feeling unwell
Report’s Table of Contents
OFFICE PROCEDURES FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS CORONAVIRUS AND ITS SYMPTOMS?
GENOMICS of COVID-19
CONCERNS AND RISKS WITH COVID-19
HOW DOES THE CORONAVIRUS SPREAD WHO IS MOST SUSCEPTIBLE?
WHAT CAN YOU DO TODAY?
DIET – FOOD
BOTANICAL MEDICINES (HERBS) HOMEOPATHICS