Remember when…you would cancel work or school and tell your friends you had the flu and stay home, and people would come over to bring you soup and refresh your tissues? These days, with Covid, you have to lock down, quarantine and can't go anywhere nor can your family or anyone with whom you come into contact. It's not a fun snow day at home.
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Is it Covid-19? Flurona? Maybe seasonal allergies? Or a common flu that requires no panic?
As we move into what some people are calling “Junior Year” of the coronavirus pandemic, as with any illness that we are all likely to contract, there has proven to be an overwhelming amount of information about what steps to take if we contract it and become unwell. I think one of the best questions to ask yourself is: what am I doing to keep my immunity strong?
In April 2020, I had a memorable interaction with a 65+ year old man; his age delegated him as part of one of the age groups considered at high-risk, and he received special grocery shopping hours amongst other recommended precautions. I asked him what he was doing to prevent Covid, as I stood there in my rubber gloves, face mask and holster ready to hose down anything with a heartbeat that moved with antibacterial gel. His response included A) eating twice as many collard greens B) walking 30 minutes more per day, and C) maybe trying to get to bed earlier so he could wake up and have more time outdoors.
Hmm. It sounded logical, practical, affordable and not panicked. I have seen him since then, and despite his high-risk classification, he has remained healthy over the course of the pandemic. The takeaway was that, in addition to being cautious and prepared for COVID, taking care of yourself and prioritizing your daily health in simple but effective ways has always mattered - but it matters more today.
If you do feel symptomatic, or have taken a test and are awaiting a result, here is my personal protocol:
- Hydrate by drinking at least 3 liters of water per day, and add one pack of DripDrop to each liter.
- Consume a mineral-rich broth. I love Sally Fallon's recipes, especially the bone broths.
- Eat more greens - add at least 1 salad to your daily diet, and 2 servings of very fibrous fruit, or 1 easy green smoothie free from fake protein powders and full of greens and fibers.
- Soak in a mineral-rich sea salt bath each night. Pursoma baths help you sweat out toxins, promote better sleep, and are an all-natural alternative to Epsom. Our baths contain healing, naturally harvested sea salt and remineralizing French green clay as opposed to manufactured magnesium sulfate flakes.
And if you do become ill, here are additional suggestions to help support immunity - and because our bodies and health situations are all different, please consult your doctor or healthcare team to confirm what is right and safe for you: