A friend asked if I was planning to do a special post on boosting immune health amidst all the panic and paranoia surrounding this corona virus situation. I wasn’t planning to at all, but I decided to just do a short post with some links to pertinent resources and information. Be aware, I am not a doctor and I do not pretend to be an infectious disease expert. But I try to approach health issues with common sense and wisdom and I wanted to share perhaps a different perspective.
I don’t believe ignoring or downplaying the truth of a situation is ever wise or helpful. That being said, panicking and being stressed out and anxious about what might happen, are even more destructive and ineffective. There is a big difference between possibility and probability. You know 95% of what we fear never happens.
Please understand that when you are stressed, worried and fearful your body releases certain chemicals which depress your immune system. Exactly the opposite of what you want. So panicking and living in fear mode could be what is helping this virus spread more. Being proactive is a much better strategy.
If you read my posts regularly, you know I am a Christian and so I approach fear specifically from a biblical perspective. I believe this was addressed beautifully here, in this post entitled Fear, Go.
If you are frightened or overly anxious and having trouble dialing that down, let me suggest EFT. It is simple to do. You can learn to do it yourself anytime you need it and it is extremely effective. I offer a free 15 minute session which will teach you how to do it. Also let me share this article which talks about how to calm your anxiety in 90 seconds.
I just want to make a few points that in my opinion are important. First of all if you are immune-system compromised for any reason, you certainly need to take this seriously – but I would tell you that during regular flu season as well. Take the right precautions to keep yourself protected (see below). Even if you are a healthy person with no underlying health issues, stay calm and use wisdom and common sense.
Finally here are some resources with practical, useful information to educate you as well as give you some tools for addressing this virus. There are strategies for how you can keep your immune system balanced and strong so that you are able to avoid any bug that comes your way.
Dr. Brownstein’s post on what he recommends to his patients.
A comprehensive article on Life Extension.
My e-book, Natural First Aid Kit: How to Keep Your Family Healthy During Cold and Flu Season.
Dr. Daniel Pompa’s take on viruses in general and corona virus speciflcally.
Dr. Jocker’s 8 foods that strengthen immunity.
My purpose was to share some helpful, practical, common sense information that you can use to calm your anxiety and keep yourself and your family protected. Don’t buy into the panic and paranoia, take wise precautions, be proactive, prayerful and stay well.
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