Help Prevent the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19), a virus that started in another country, migrated across the United States in a matter of weeks. To most people, it would be a script for a monie, but this is no movie. Just mention this virus to a person and it stirs up several emotions, all within a matter of minutes:
- Fear → feeling of being afraid, frightened, scared;
- Anger → feeling angry/rage to how you feel that the government or the public may have demanded more than what is actually necessary;
- Disgust → feeling something is wrong, strong disapproval for how the governement reacted to it, or how the Arizona citizens dealt with it;
- Sadness → feeling sad for those that have suffered with it, sorrow or grief for those that paid the ulitimate price due to it;
- Confusion → regading how people could react to it, what to do about it, how long could this last, as well as other subjects;
- Anticipation → in the sense of looking forward to what may happen (negatively or positively) to something which is going to happen. Expectation is more neutral;
- Dis-trust → feeling that you cannot trust what the media, the government (federal or state) or even the medical field is working in your best interest (usually due to greed, political gain or situational extortion;
All of these emotions cause reactions within our body which are usually negative and can cause severe medical issues. The positive thing is, by doing some simple things, change the amount of impact your body reacts to this situation, thus possibly reducing your chances for either catching the COVID-19 virus or the damage it does to your body. It should be noted that by doing any of the following can help you with a lot of other viruses that we might come in contact with on any giving day.
Special Note:We would like to say thank you to ExploringArizona.org for their contribution in the data and organization of this page.
Why Avoid Getting Sick?
Most people would say this is a dumb question, but a person usually doesn’t understand the repercussions of getting sick. Sick people usually get other people sick.
Taking time off for being sick, open doors for many negative issues, here are just a few of them:
- You are physically sick, and in most cases not up to par mentally;
- You stress out (both mentally and physically) about losing a day's (or longer) pay;
- You stress out (both mentally and physically) about your unfinished workload (when you finally return);
- You make other people physically sick, at home, work or school;
- You cause other people more stress about you unfinished workload (i.e. people that depend on you, including your boss);
- If you’re a student, then you have more stress from the missed day (missed assignments) or making up the time;
- Any missed positive opportunities that might have been available to you.
For starters, getting sick is usually caused due to a person 1) "not understanding" or "not identifying" their body signals or 2) not taking precautions to avoid situations or places that will increase their exposure to harmful virus' or bacteria.
The following is a list of actions a person can take to increase their chances of staying healthy, even during a flu or cold type epidemic.
Change or Wash Your Bath Towels, Often. Some doctors recommend washing them every two or three days. Also the American Cleaning Institute recommends towels be washed every three or four "normal uses", and always allow them to fully dry before using them again.
Disinfect Your House or Vehicle. Use a disinfectant on all shared surfaces, such as counters, tables, telephones (especially your own), doorknobs, remote controls, key boards and computer mice;
Get Vaccinated. Getting vaccinated is a controversial topic for different people, especially the yearly recommended "flu shot". One of the things that people should understand is that a vaccine is not a "Block Virus Miracle Drug". According to the PublicHealth.org website, "A vaccine works by training the immune system to recognize and combat pathogens, either viruses or bacteria. To do this, certain molecules from the pathogen must be introduced into the body to trigger an immune response. These molecules are called antigens, and they are present on all viruses and bacteria". Some other things that you should know about vaccines:
- Wash Your Hands Often. This is usually one of the easiest (and best, per American Journal of Infection Control) thing to do. And while this might seem like a no-brainer, there are a lot of people that do not use proper hygiene care like they should. On top of that there is a proper way to wash your hands; here is a list of some good proper hygiene care:
- Wash your hands with "CLEAN" water and soap. Lather your hands, front and back, and under your finger nails for AT LEAST 20 seconds (sing the song "Happy Birthday" or "ABCs", then dry off your hands with a "CLEAN" towel.
- Wash your hands at least;
- When you use the restroom;
- After changing a baby's diaper;
- After you cough, sneeze or blow your nose;
- Before you handle food (cooking or eating);
- Before AND after dealing with a senior or a child (they are more susceptible to illness);
- Before AND after using a public item like door handles, shopping carts;
- Before AND after visiting people that are sick;
- Before inserting contact lenses;
- Before any contact with your eyes or mouth.
- Use a Hand Sanitizer. If you cannot wash your hands due to location, you can use a hand sanitizer that is alcohol based with a 60% or higher (95%) of alcohol. There are many commercial products such as Young Living’s “Thieves Waterless Hand Sanitizer” (which is infused with soothing aloe vera gel and the cleansing properties of 100 percent pure Thieves® blend and Peppermint essential oil) or you can make your own. Using Essential Oils is a great option for homemade mixtures. We have placed a couple of videos on our Facebook for homemade sanitizers.
Special Note: If you need to cough or sneeze, you should always use a tissue and cover your mouth. If you do not have a tissue, you should cough (or sneeze) into your arm by your elbow, this will HELP stop the droplets from being propelled (up to six feet) in front of you. Again wash your body parts as soon as possible to avoid contact.
- Shower Twice a Day (even quick ones). Depending on who you talk to and for the reason, you will get different opinions. Some of the things that showering does, is it cleans the skin and removes dead skin cells (which clears the pores). Showering in the morning can refresh the body, help clean the skin of sweat and body odor (from sleeping) and help you "wake up" to attack the day’s work. We believe, showering in the evening, is even more important, as it does some other things, like:
- cleans the skin of any bacteria that has "attached" during the day;
- reduces the chances of taking the day’s germs (or bacteria) to bed;
- can help relax the mind of the day’s events and lower stress;
- separates the day and night.
Special Note: If you talk to Dermatologists, they may warn you not to bath too often, stating it dries out your skin, removing essential oils. Considering we can use essential oils (for our skin) and we are focusing on "not getting sick", we believe that we can do both and still have healthy skin. Some of the essential oils for skin are:
Don’t Share Utensils. While this might be a thing for couples to do without thinking of it, according to the Cleveland Clinic, cold and flu viruses can be transmitted via saliva, so keep those forks to yourself.
Take Your Shoes Off at Home. If you were taught to take your shoes off when you came home, this was a good lesson. By doing this, you prevent tracking viruses and bacteria in the home.
Increase Your Intake of Fresh Ginger. According to Dr. Tania Elliott, a clinical instructor of medicine at NYU Langone Health (via Woman’s Day), fresh ginger can also keep you from getting sick. “It can help decrease inflammation in your nasal passages and sinuses”
Get More Sleep. "Deep sleep is your body's prime time for building infection-fighting antibodies and interleukins, [which are] natural inflammation and illness fighters," Dr. Peeke says. Studies have also shown that being chronically tired can almost double your risk of catching nasty infections, not to mention you'll stay sick longer. Fortunately, snoozing for eight hours can reduce your risk, so power down and hit the hay.
Clean Your Phone. Though colds and flu are largely airborne, you can still transfer germs from your fingers to your device and back again, according to a Stanford University study. (Not to mention about 30% of viruses on the surface end up on your eyes, nose, and mouth.) Clean the screen with a slightly damp microfiber cloth, which removes 100% of MRSA pathogens without damaging the phone. Be sure to swab your phone case with a disinfecting wipe, too.
Don’t touch your face. The CDC and WHO are always sharing this tip. A 2013 study published in the Journal of Occupational Health found that doing so makes you 41% more likely to develop frequent upper respiratory infections.
Meditate Daily. Did you know that high levels of cortisol, suppresses your immune system? Meditating once a day can help lower rates of acute respiratory infections (ARI) One of the best things you can do while meditating is use an essential oil in a diffuser. This way you increase the benefits. The following essentials are best while meditating:
- Getting a flu vaccination is a way to help prevent the flu, while it won't cure the common cold, it can boost your immune system during the flu season;
- Getting vaccinated is more than just your health; it’s about protecting those that are around you (even for a short time at an event) whose immune systems might be at a greater risk for getting the illness and not being able to fight it off. This is usually the elderly or young children whose immune systems are still developing or might have other illness that the flu may compound.
- Many extremely harmful and deadly diseases are currently eradicated or extremely rare because of immunizations. It may seem like there is no longer a need to vaccinate against some diseases because they are so rare, but the truth is that continually vaccinating people is the reason these diseases have faded away;
- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) stresses the importance of immunizations to prevent disease. Vaccines are required for most children to enter school, and for travel outside the U.S.;
- The CDC and FDA work to ensure the overall health of the population by recommending vaccinations and the safest schedule to introduce them to children and adults;
- A lot of pharmacies like Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, VA Medical Centers and doctors office can give you the flu shot.
Special Note: You should always discuss any vaccinations with your doctor, especially if you have had a severe reaction in past years.
Exercise Daily. Just like meditating, exercising daily can help lower rates of acute respiratory infections (ARI). Not only that, but exercising can do multiple things for you
- Could cut your risk of catching a cold by a whopping 50%;
- Helps you lose excess weight;
- "Regular exercise stimulates the brain to produce more serotonin, dopamine, and human growth hormone," Pamela Peeke, M.P.H., an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland.
If you or your little one is already sick, following the above cautions, suggestions and actions, will most likely NOT cure you; HOWEVER, they may PREVENT you from getting worse, help protect the ones around you or even HELP you get over your illness quickly!
We list the following products to make it easier to de-toxify your house. We know that your family is the most important thing in your life, and we want you to be sure that your using the right products. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on Facebook or through our online form.
The following websites are provided for our visitors to learn more or stay up to date regarding this "deadly" virus. These websites were vetted by us to make sure you have the most accurate information. We hope that you and your family will take all safety measures to keep your family (including 4-legged loved ones) safe. If you have any questions regarding this list, please contact us through our online form.
None of these statements or products are intended to provide medical information and do not claim to cure or treat any disease. Always speak to your doctor about health concerns.
Any statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp-based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest our products. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug testing company or employer.