Myths, Truths, and Covid 19
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Let me preface this discussion by saying I'm not a doctor, nor am I giving medical advice. If you are ill, if you are having symptoms related to COVID19 or have been exposed, please get tested immediately and contact your physician. With that being said....
I have been in contact with numerous people the last three days who have now tested positive for Covid 19. Most are struggling with pain in the chest, a low grade fever, an ugly cough and feel like they have had the crap kicked out of them. Some young, some not so young. We have been able to share some herbs to help with symptoms, to encourage movement and breathing exercises. After discussions with many about what they wish they knew or had done, I want to sort out some myths and facts.
MYTH #1 Drinking hot water will kill this virus. FALSE. What it will do is help keep the fluids in your body moving and help to thin mucous. Drink warm/hot teas, soups, warm water instead of cold. Stay away from alcohol and sugary drinks.
MYTH #2 Drinking a lot of fluids will flush out Covid 19. FALSE Once it's in there, it's in there. Once it's in your mouth or your nose, it's not leaving. Nasal inhalers aren't going to move them out nor is drinking copious amounts of water. Drinking alcohol at the bar isn't going to kill it. There is a reason why you're told not to touch your face unless you have washed your hands. You DO want to make sure you are getting enough fluids so you don't become dehydrated.
MYTH #3 Elderberry Syrup will prevent me from getting Covid 19. FALSE What it will do is help to keep your immune system healthy. Taking Elderberry as a preventative is always a good idea unless you already have a compromised immune system. Then please discuss with your physician before taking. IMPORTANT If you begin having symptoms or have been diagnosed with COVID 19, I would suggest that you stop taking Elderberry Syrup. There really is no good evidence that it helps treat Covid 19 and I personally believe other herbs/products would be more beneficial. I encourage you to do your own research and reach out if you have any questions.
The news is all over the place. There are more cases, there aren't. This works, this doesn't. Testing is good, testing isn't being done correctly. Please! Keep washing your hands (although this should be a given!!) and use hand sanitizer if you aren't able to wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face. I know that wearing a mask is a personal decision. Only a few of the folk I'm helping right now wore masks. Did it stop them from catching it? No. But it very well may have stopped someone else from catching it. Please reconsider wearing a mask when you are out in public. For those around you who are parents of kids with cancer, sons/daughters of parents with compromised systems, people going through chemo. You know where I'm going with this.
Make sure you are drinking enough fluids, cutting back on sugar, moving your body, eating healthy, taking normal dosages of Vitamin C and D. If you haven't started taking Elderberry Syrup or other immune supporters, I suggest you start taking it as a way to keep your immune system in great shape.
Please PLEASE reach out if you are having symptoms or have recently been diagnosed. Stay healthy Blessed Ones. We are here if you need us.