No hand sanitizer? No problem. This article will give you some ideas on what you can do to stay healthy through the disease outbreak. But first, let’s talk about why not having hand sanitizer isn’t a big deal.
Why No Hand Sanitizer?
Hand sanitizer is a “better than nothing” solution for places where soap and water aren’t available, like petting zoos. It’s not a great idea for routine disease prevention for several reasons. While hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol will kill germs, it also strips your skin of beneficial bacterias and oils that protect you from disease. If it doesn’t contain alcohol, it probably contains an antibacterial agent which can lead to the development of bugs that are resistant to antibiotics. Finally, most contain toxic chemicals. Plain soap and warm water is effective at killing bad bugs while keeping your natural defenses intact.
Why No Masks?
There was a run on masks early on, but a mask is not a great prevention tool because there is a shortage. Medical professionals need them. If they can’t have a safe work environment, why should they go to work? Sick people need them to keep from spraying their germs to healthy people. While masks do prevent healthy people from inhaling toxins, I wouldn’t worry about not having one if you are not sick.
There are conflicting reports about whether Vitamin C actually helps with COVID-19 or not, but Shanghai is endorsing it as an official treatment. They say that intravenous Vitamin C taken as soon as symptoms appear lessen the severity and length of the disease. Vitamin C is cheap and seems to be in plentiful supply.
Most Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is related to a compromised immune system and depression. Studies show that taking vitamin D daily or weekly was more effective than larger doses taken in single or monthly boluses. The most common supplementary daily dose used was vitamin D3 300-4,000 IU. (Note: it takes 90 days for Vitamin D supplementation to make a noticeable change).
Garlic has been used by lots of people around the world and throughout time for preventing disease outside of and within the body. In 2005, researchers at the University of Ottawa tested 19 natural health products that contain garlic and five fresh garlic extracts for active compounds and antimicrobial activity against three types of common bacteria: E. faecalis, which causes urinary tract infections; N. gonorrhoeae, which causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea; and S. aureus, which is responsible for many types of infections that are common in hospitals. The products most successful at eradicating these bacteria were the ones with the highest allicin content.
I always say taking a deep breath helps with everything! It is helping with Coronavirus in South Korea, too. They have increased oxygen through a mask, but there are other ways to increase oxygen. BEMER brings more oxygen to the micro vessels. Ozone water also helps.
Umcka is an herbal remedy from South Africa. It plays a role in the production of a specialized protein, called cytokines, that may protect the body’s cells from viral infection. If you’d like to try this, supplement with 1.5 mL 1-3 times daily.
Most people are low in zinc. It’s not easy to balance zinc in the body because it’s a mineral and minerals work in ratios. If you add one, it can unbalance others. This shows up in studies about zinc’s effectiveness against cold and flu. It appears to help if you take it within 24 hours of symptoms appearing. However, if you take too much, it can cause problems. 150 mg per day of zinc acetate is the maximum recommended dose.
Close Your Mouth
Lots of people are mouth breathers. The nose is a filter that keeps out pollen, dust, and pathogens. If your breath comes in through the mouth, you don’t get that filtration. An easy way to inhibit all airborne disease is to breath with your mouth closed.
Crystals have been used for healing for centuries. If you are a crystal practitioner and already have a stash, why not use them now? I wouldn’t go out and buy some right now because you probably want to hold them to see what feels right. Now is not the best time to touch things that many others have had their hands on. If you don’t already have crystals, I’d opt for something else. For more information on which crystals to use and how to use them, click the link above.
Thieves oil has been used to prevent sickness for centuries. It’s a tried and true remedy that lots of people swear by. You can make your own or buy it. This also seems to be well stocked.
The immune system needs rest and routine to stay in top shape. Sleep is restorative. Be sure to get enough sleep.
Stress depletes you and makes you more susceptible to dis-ease. The calmer you are, the healthier you are. If situations are stressing you out, do something. Meditate. Read. Talk to someone. Help someone. Sing. Breathe. Fix something. Dance. Distract yourself with pleasant or useful activity. It will pass the time in a more joyous way.
Minimize Social Contact
People are carriers of disease. It only takes exposure to the wrong one to get a disease. If you want to limit the risk, minimize social contact. Have only one person make bank, grocery, and other necessary runs. If you don’t have to go out, don’t. Think of it as time to do all those things you wanted to do and never had the time.
I’m not a doctor, so I can’t say what is the right thing to do right now. Most doctors don’t know much about COVID-19 either because it’s so new. I do know that people feel more empowered and calm when they feel like they have a sense of control.
So while perhaps none of these ideas are proven to help against COVID-19, I wouldn’t wait for someone to tell you what to do. Do your research. Then help yourself by doing one or more of these things or coming up with your own solutions.
Empowerment reduces anxiety. It’s your life. Take charge. And if there is no hand sanitizer, so what? Doing something is better than doing nothing. Things are not hopeless. Take charge of your life and your health. Work with Nature. Focus on what you can do and let go of the rest.