I wanted to reach out to everyone and address some of the psychological effects
of the Coronavirus. How many of you have expressed feeling hopeless, terrified,
anxious and even despair. Asking, how can I protect myself and my family?
What should I be doing? What can I do? Are there things, I can do starting now
to help prevent my getting the Coronavirus?
The answer is yes!
There are several things that you have the control to do, starting right now, to protect yourself and your family.
1st - With many of you, either doing self-quarantine or self-distancing, this
can feel extremely isolating and can take a toll on you mentally and emotionally.
There are a number of activities that you can do to not feel so isolated.
Facetiming and Skyping can help to feel connected with family and friends
No texting and Going old-school and talking on the phone
Outdoor Activities like Hiking, Bike-riding, Walking, and in more Northern States that might have snowfall Skiing - these are activities where you can maintain a 3 feet distance between you and another person.
2nd - Improve your Immune System. Even those that are Immuno-compromised, Elderly, and Young can do - LAUGH!
Watch a funny movie
Watch a comedy show
Whether you're Facetiming, Skyping or talking on the Phone - tell each other jokes!
3rd - For those, that supplements, vitamins, and herbs can be taken safely.
Where there is no known interaction/contraindication/or side effects, you can take
and many others.....
4th - Continue to follow the CDC's guidelines as to Hygiene and Sanitation
Washing hands with soap and water/ make sure to create a lather with the soap/wash for 20-30 second
Use Hand Sanitizer and wipes (alcohol based at least 60%) when there is no access to soap and water. Can make your own with 60% or more Alcohol, Aloe vera and Essential oils (Thieves oil, Tea Tree oil, Thyme oil, and many more).
Wash clothing worn for work or outside of the house after wearing them once. Don't wear same outfit twice if possible.
Put clothing straight into the hamper after wearing them to work or outside of the house
When you come home wash your hands and face, if possible, take a shower.
Cover your sneezes and coughs using the inside of your elbow, piece of your clothing, or tissue. Then wash or disinfect your hands.
Clean/disinfect surfaces, phones, keyboards, arms of chairs, doorknobs, staircase railing - anything that many people with have contact with.
Do not share utensils, straws, toothbrushes, drinking glasses, cups, napkins, scarfs, and gloves (unless washed first).
Bethel Naturopathic Medical