Lions, Tigers & Viruses… OH MY!

Let’s talk about your immune system for a moment or two….  First, let me start by saying that the majority of you reading this are going to get sick.  We ALL get sick.  It’s impossible to avoid ALL pathogens!!!  Some of you will know it because it becomes an acute infection and others will have no idea they are harboring a chronic infection.

IMG_3496Take a look at this chart about recent viruses and the severity of each one…  And while the COVID-19 numbers could still rise, we are nowhere near epidemic proportions!  Corona is a type of virus that has an affinity for lung tissue.  Just like many other viruses.  More importantly it doesn’t leap through the air or travel on wings!  WE HAVE TO SHARE IT!!!!  Which means we would have to come in contact with it and then touch our face (hands, nose, mouth or eyes) for it to be able to get inside.  A mask isn’t going to protect you unless it keeps your hands off of your face!

Given that we are exposed EVERY DAY to unwanted pathogens, what can you do to help yourself?

First…STOP PANICKING!!!!  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a quote from Benjamin Franklin and it has never been truer.  Stress, loss of sleep and stress eating will weaken your immune system.  It won’t make it stronger!

There are some very simple things we can all do for prevention.  And if you do happen to get sick, you will be in better shape to handle it!

PREVENTION
WASH YOUR HANDS FOR 30 SECONDS (especially after touching public surfaces)Screenshot 2020-03-07 at 9.40.19 AM
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF YOUR FACE
COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE IF YOU COUGH OR SNEEZE
GET PLENTY OF REST
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
CUT OUT THE SUGAR
DO ANYTHING THAT REDUCES STRESS

You can also supplement with key nutritional support to strengthen your immune system so that if you should “catch a bug” you can fight it off better!

KEY NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT
CALCIUM
VITAMIN C
VITAMIN A & D
ECHINACEA
ANDROGRAPHIS
ST JOHN’S WORT
LICORICE
THUJA
MYRRH
BERBERINE
PRE AND PRO BIOTICS

Some of these herbs and vitamins can be found in combinations that are real powerhouses when it comes to fighting infection.  You can always check with me or a physician that carries Standard Process and MediHerb to get the highest quality support!

Please stop letting the media dictate how you should feel on a daily basis.  Fear and stress are way worse than any virus out there.

Be well, and wash your hands (for 30 seconds at least!) !

Dr. Annette

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