Following the national guidance on infection control policy https://improvement.nhs.uk/documents/4957/National_policy_on_hand_hygiene_and_PPE_2.pdf it’s not good enough!
By the time you’ve Hibiscrabed your hands’ thousands times a day and cleaned all the surfaces thousands of times your immune system will be exhausted and stressed enough to give up on a simple bacteria in the air blown at your face if your immune system is not adequately prepared to fight the bacterias and viruses.
So, how do we protect ourselves from the inside in addition to the national guidance.
Seven gold steps to stay healthy
1. Sleep well. Our bodies recover and recharge naturally during sleep, however, the Corona Virus “…is that one of the times you are most vulnerable to contracting it is while you’re sleeping.” states dr. Bruce L. Davidson, and after that, he continues:
“Coronavirus infects cells below the voice box, in the airways and deep in the lungs, unlike flu viruses which start with your nose and throat. Other than via tiny particles inhaled in air, coronavirus reaches those cells via fluid in the nose or throat that sneaks past your voice box (this is called aspiration) and slides down your windpipe, or trachea.
Studies have shown that at least half of normal people — young, middle-aged, elderly — aspirate at night during sleep. By the end of a week, probably we all have. After taking a sleeping pill or a couple beers or shots — and sleeping more deeply — the chance of aspiration is even higher. And as we age, ordinary swallowing often becomes less well coordinated.
If you have lung damage from smoking, swallowing saliva, which we all do while we sleep, can deliver even more aspirated throat contents into the lungs. The amount of fluid aspirated during sleep is enough to cause pneumonia — in fact, it’s how most pneumonia occur.
So why don’t we wake up with pneumonia every morning? First, most of our noses and throats carry safe bacteria, not microbes like coronavirus that can cause pneumonia. Second, our deep lung has some cells that kill microbes that arrive there.
Lastly, healthy people have a robust system for transporting the aspirated viruses and bacteria up the windpipes and dropping it in the oesophagus, where it is swallowed and begins to be digested with the saliva we make. Some people get mild diarrhoea from this virus because it can infect cells in your gut, too.
Daytime (waking) aspiration, such as when food goes down the wrong pipe, is coughed up — if you have a normal cough reflex and a strong cough. Each of these protective factors for relatively young and healthy people can be impaired with lung disease and advancing age.
Getting sick from coronavirus likely depends on the relative weights of two factors: vulnerability to lung infection, and how many coronaviruses get into the lung. A vulnerable person, with lungs or airway function impaired by years of smoking, or persistent asthma, or immune compromise from drugs or disease, are more at risk from even a small number of viruses.
Healthy, non-vulnerable people are more likely to resist and “clear” a small number of viruses, or maybe just get a little sick, after chance contact from an infected person — but they would still be susceptible if they are exposed to a higher amount.
How can you limit your personal exposure to coronavirus and other microbes? Move away from people breathing in your face, avoid indoor close gatherings of people, and stand some feet away even when outside. Dress warmly so you can seek blowing air, even when it’s cold. Don’t spend long in a poorly ventilated restroom where someone may have coughed hard moments ago.
Be extra careful if you are a vulnerable person. Sufficient masks must be made readily available for hospitals, clinics and other caregivers. Everyone else, meanwhile, should use avoidance to minimize virus particles deposited near your face.
And since you may well have been exposed anyhow, remove any coronavirus already around your nose and throat: Wash your hands and face well with soap and warm water, including — on a finger — a quarter-inch into each nostril. Then gently blow your nose. DON’T use those irrigating devices, like neti pots, that might force virus further inside! Brush your teeth and tongue, swish and spit, and gargle once or twice with an antiseptic mouthwash.
The key is to minimise the virus burden around and inside your face before you go to sleep.
Limit sedation before sleep during an epidemic. If you use a device at night for sleep apnea, make sure it remains away from where people could cough, sneeze and breathe on it, and clean it regularly.
That’s how to minimise exposing your lungs to any lurking coronavirus dosage you might encounter.”
2. Eat healthily.
Eat healthily, means deliver fresh organic rainbow coloured vegetables and fruits every day to your system together with the appropriate amount of proteins and carbohydrates to have enough energy during the day. Yes, I mean everything! Everything you feel the craving for, however in moderate amounts. Eat five to six times a day. If you have any underlying conditions:
3. Use Vitamin Supplementation.
Oral Vitamin Supplementation includes Vitamin C minimum 2g every day during the health crisis time and 1000 I.U. Vitamin D3 before sleep.
Vitamin C and D3 strengthen the immune system consequently protecting you from infections. However, form the amount you take orally your body is able to absorb only 15% of it, therefore the supplements available in Holland&Barrett (most sensible and natural) are effective after a few weeks of taking them.
Another option is a new technology of Vitamin Supplementation called Liposomal. The Liposomal Vitamin Supplements are covered in a special liposomal cover for better absorption than 15%. To find out more, go to https://naturday.pl/partner/05849159 .
If you still haven’t started oral vitamin supplementation it is best to start immediately with giving the body a “bomb” of vitamins delivered intravenously. Vitamin infusions delivered intravenously have 100% efficacy and help instantly to prevent or fight the infection.
Look up http://perpetualaesthetics.co.uk/iv-infusions/ for more information.
4. Prepare your own natural antibiotic:
two crushed garlic cloves (antiseptic)
one lemon juice (antioxidant)
one tablespoon of honey (antiseptic & antioxidant)
half a teaspoon of Turmeric (anti-inflammatory)
Mix it all together in a cup.
Sip 3 teaspoons mornings and evenings.
5. Carry hot water with you at all times.
Infuse your hot water with lemon or honey or ginger and sip it during the day. The key is not to keep your throat moisturised and flash down the bacterias to the digestive system where the acids and other bacs can fight it. The worst-case? diarrhoea.
Keep your hot water by the bedside to use it at times during the night or immediately after waking up.
Exercise keeps your blood flow faster, your metabolism speeds up – it might be very helpful when staying at home for longer periods. Exercise in the garden or around your house can make you feel happier, stronger and you will be definitely healthier.
7. Take care of your mind – Meditate – stay happy
Ten minutes in the morning immediately after you wake up. Count up: five…four..three…two…one…Sit up in a comfortable position. Take a few deep breaths… until you feel the tingling in your fingers…then just go ahead with your own meditation or simply follow this link if you still learning how to meditate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYP_W49o1vQ
At night turn on the night music. Here is just another example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBmgPzwpA5k&t=72s
You might also like to follow simple I AM affirmations that can make your days easier and keep you happier through difficult times. One of my favourites is dr Deepak Chopra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Eq1tetWUeM
I hope you’ll enjoy.
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Stay safe, stay well, stay happy