COVID-19: IMMUNITY AND OUR COMMUNITY

Dear patients and our community,

New York is still on PAUSE. As you already know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very real, and it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance of caution to help protect you, your family, our community and our healthcare system. 

Because there are many unknowns about Coronavirus and no vaccines currently, we believe using common sense is the best measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

Prevention is the best medicine.  Here are some additional resources for our patients and community during this critical time.

 

What You Can Do To Take Care Of Yourself

The most important things you can do to support your immune system are really basic:

  1. Don’t panic.  Stress is bad for your immune system.  It’s normal to have worried thoughts. Just don’t entertain them for too long.  Make some time to do something enjoyable each day and connect with loved ones.
  2. Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face unless you just washed your hands.
  3. Wear face covering or Keep social distance at minimal 6 feet in the public.
  4. Get enough sleepTurn off the screens and start winding down a little earlier.
  5. Drink lots of water to support healthy mucous membranes as a first line of defense.  Hot water and tea have been shown to inhibit viruses in our throat.
  6. Eat more nutrient dense whole foods, soups, and bone broth.
  7. Eat less inflammatory foods: sugar, industrial seed oils, processed foods, alcohol, and foods you are sensitive to (wheat, dairy, eggs, nightshades etc.)
  8. Support lung health by doing some even breathing, preferably outdoors in fresh air, to move circulation and clear out toxins.  Breath in through your nose for a count of 5, hold for 1 count, then out through your mouth for a count of 5, hold for 1 count. Repeat.  Make the counts even and not too long that you struggle.  

 

What You Can Do To Help Boost Your Immune System

  • Immune boosting and antiviral herbs!  Herbs boost and support your immune system.  Let us know you are interested in herbs and we’ll figure out the best way they can help you.
  • Probiotics are an important part of your immune system.  They are available in fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, raw sauerkraut, specifically labeled pickles, miso, kombucha (careful because it can contain lots of sugar and some caffeine).  Consider supplementing with a concentrated pill or powder.
  • Elderberry syrup is a go to recommendation for antiviral support that you can order online or get at Whole Foods.
  • Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc are also good supplements to boost your immune system.

 

To the Point: Immunity System Support PDF

As part of our ongoing support to you and our community, we’ve included a FREE PDF download to help give you the tools to strengthen your immune system at home.  Click here to download this FREE PDF resource.

 

Up-to-date COVID-19 Data from the World Health Organization

For the current number of cases worldwide, the World Health Organization maintains a COVID-19 Situation Report worldwide. Click here.


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