Worried about the Corona Virus? Read on!

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Worried about the Corona Virus? Read on!

Written by Dr Sandra Miranda, ND

The safety, health and well-being of my patients and loved ones is my priority. With this in mind, I decided to write a blog with regards to the concerns surrounding the Novel Corona Virus.   

First of all, there is no reason to panic! According to the Durham Region Health Department, the risk is low for Durham Region.  To date, there have been no presumptive confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that have been reported in Durham Region. The Health Department continues to monitor the situation closely though.

Did you know that the Wuhan corona virus belongs to a large family of corona viruses which include the common cold? Everybody may have likely experienced dozens of corona virus infections in their life.

So far the information on this virus suggests that it will be mild and can be easily managed at home. However, here are some good tips to take in order to reduce the risk of transmission of the flu and respiratory illness:

  • Practice good hygiene! Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  Also remember to keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
  • If you or your family members have any flu like symptoms, stay at home and isolate yourself from others.
  • Keep your immune system healthy by eating enough protein and veggies, avoiding sugar and keeping well hydrated (2 L per day ideally)
  • What vitamins should you take? Vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc are great options to prevent getting sick
  • We love having Oregano oil handy.  Taking 2 drops a couple of times a day is great way to kill off any virus that you may have been exposed to. Be careful if you have a sensitive stomach because it is quiet spicy.
  • Don’t forget to come in for your monthly “Booster shot”.  We have been using it successfully for years.  It is a safe drinkable shot that has been proven to decrease your frequency of colds and flus by boosting up your immune system.  Call our clinic if you want more information 905-239-3900.

The bottom line is this, yes, there is a new corona virus circulating but it may just be like a common cold. Prevention is best! And if you do get sick you may not need to do anything beyond what you would normally do to treat a common flu. Keep yourself healthy.  Keep calm and carry on!

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