Body Mind Spirit Approaches to Health as Coronavirus Spreads
The fast spread of coronavirus is certainly concerning.
Medical and governmental officials recommend extreme caution for people over sixty and those with underlying conditions like diabetes, heart disease and lung disease. These groups are more likely to have immune systems that don’t function as efficiently as the immune systems of younger people and/or those without chronic health issues. While handwashing, social distancing, and working from home should help you avoid the coronavirus, supporting your immune system with smart daily behaviors goes a long way to keep you healthy, too.
- Immune boosting IV infusion therapy – Intravenous fluids carrying vitamin C, zinc and more fight viruses and infections. Micronutrient deficiency can interfere with the immune system’s optimal functioning. Those recovering from a poor diet, surgery, cancer treatments, chronic fatigue, leaky gut, celiac disease often derive great benefit from IV infusion therapy.
- Anti-viral protocol – Many herbal supplements contain robust concentrations of potent plant compounds that have anti-viral properties. Pacific Pearl at La Jolla clinicians have put their heads together to create a list of nutraceuticals that can be used uniquely or in combination to support the immune system. If you are interested in a custom anti-viral package, please call 858-459-6919.
- Focus on Phytonutrients: The more than 10,000 phytonutrients available to help fight disease by supporting the immune system. Some phytonutrients can even act like antibiotics. Foods with high concentrations of phytonutrients include deeply-colored fruits and vegetables like deep purple grapes, raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate, spinach, kale, deep red beets and sweet potatoes with a deep orange color. Try dark chocolate with 70% cacao shaved over berries for dessert.
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- Keep your body calm through meditation and breathwork – Meditation decreases cortisol, an important stress hormone. Slow, belly or heart-centered breathing calms the stress response as well. Try these breathing techniques, including basic deep breathing, circular breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation. One effective method is to breathe in on the count of 4, hold it for a count of 2, and breathe out on a count of 7. Pearl exercise #45 in my book 108 Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential goes into more detail.
Support your immune system with meditation, breathwork and time in nature.
- Rely on the best information from the best sources. While many can create the calm mind that supports the healthy body through breathing and meditation, others find facts to be their most effective friends. Binging on news about the coronavirus frequently puts your body into an anxious state. Networks compete for eyeballs often by unleashing increasingly intense scare tactics. Instead, turn to the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Surgeon General and the World Health Organization for the most clear-eyed information.
If you have any concerns that you’re exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus—dry cough, fever, shortness of breath and general breathing difficulties—call us at (858) 459-6919 if you are a patient or reach out to your own doctor.
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