Beyond the Mask: Facing the inevitable Coronavirus threat.
Please calm down, take a deep breath and start preparing yourself.
When there is panic around, a simple cold or flu could also be perceived as a coronavirus infection. The experts say that it is not easy for an ordinary person to wear a respirator mask correctly. Wouldn't it be much more challenging for us laymen to be sure about the nature of the infectious organism when afflicted with cough cold and fever especially during these times? Hence it is best to take preventive measures and treat symptoms in a manner where you do not panic and blow simple issues out of proportion.
What we see in the news is only about those cases who have not made it through. Rarely do we get to hear from the thousands who have successfully fought the infection. If according to the worst case scenario the death rate is 2-3%, you have an overwhelming 97% chance of winning the war. What more do you want?
"What more do I want? Well, how to be in the 97% ?"
I take this opportunity to share with the audience a few preventive as well as protective measures that should help us safely tide over this global- near pandemic Coronavirus threat.
Lets get started:
1. Support your body’s defence system and the immune response.
a. Avoid Junk Food
b. Avoid eating Oily and Highly processed foods
c. Avoid going to Hotels, Eating joints, Pubs and Discotheques
d. Eat food that is easy to digest and have your last meal before sunset or at least 2-3 hours before bedtime
e. Pranayama, Yoga or light exercise everyday. Also try to cover at least 5000 to 10000 steps a day, Sufficient exposure to sunlight in the morning, good nights sleep and activities that will lighten your mood as well as reduce stress.
f. ½ tsp of Triphala Churna with ½ lemon every morning.
2. Stock up your body with the necessary raw materials that will assist the Immune response.
a. Vitamin D3 60,000 IU once a week or 5,000 IU Vitamin D3 everyday for the next 2 weeks.
b. Vitamin K2 200mcg to 1000mcg per day
c. Vitamin A 10,000IU twice a week
d. Vitamin C 500mg once or twice daily
e. Multi-mineral supplements that include the following Zinc, Selenium, Boron, Magnesium, Chromium, Iodine.
f. Coenzymated Vitamin B Complex 2-3 times a week
g. A glass or two of Fresh fruit and/or vegetable Juices everyday.
h. High fibre Foods- Salads, Green leafy vegetables, Citrus fruits etc
i. Include Turmeric, Pepper, Ginger, Coriander, Cumin, Carom seeds, Garlic in your diet
3. Supplements, Herbs and Herbal Preparations that you might need just in case someone shows signs of Corona infection or even Cold and Flu
a. Adathoda Cough Syrup: Make it at home if possible
b. Andrographis paniculata powder or tablets.
c. Trikatu churna.
d. Vitamin C tablets 500mg ( Non chewable kind if possible)
e. Glycyrrhiza glabra 100 gms
f. Tinospora Cordifolia 50gms
g. Fresh Basil leaves or Basil leaf powder
h. Fresh Parijata leaves or Parijata Leaf powder
4. Other Items that you can stock
a. MSM tablets.
b. Fever nut (100 gms)
c. Psyllium Husk, Basil seeds
d. Milk of Magnesia.
e. Lugols Iodine recommended (or Povidone Iodine, if you are unable to get Lugols).
f. Hydrogen Peroxide.
Please Note: I have skipped the obvious parts that includes hygiene, avoiding public places, taking the required rest even if you are sure that you or a family member has ordinary cough and cold etc. Just being aware of your surroundings, avoiding crowded places and taking time to learn more about home treatments will help you tide over this coronavirus wave.
Stay safe, stay protected.
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