There’s one particular virus that seems to be the topic of conversation everywhere you go. By infecting more than 120,000 persons in over 100 countries, the virus has earned this distinction. We want to give you the best information regarding coronavirus while also providing expertise on how to navigate times of sickness. At Faithfully Guided, we are committed to guiding you to healthy living at all times.
What We Know About COVID-19
COVID-19 (coronavirus) has the entire world watching and waiting for information. It is a novel virus, meaning it’s particular characteristics have not previously been seen so we have no innate immunity to the virus. This virus is contagious and it’s spreading. In most cases, people will become sick but not critically ill. But there are some cases where people will become very sick, very quickly.
The most at risk are those that are 80 years old or older and those with chronic illnesses or compromised immune systems (CDC, 2020.)
We are currently working closely with the Marion County Health Department and are ready to report cases of concern.
Symptoms caused by the coronavirus are the same as common flu symptoms, which include:
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
Are you or someone you know exhibiting the symptoms listed above? The first thing to do is to remain calm. You can call Faithfully Guided to explain your symptoms and receive guidance on your next steps. We are glad to offer televisits to help avoid unnecessary exposure. We first use a CDC screening tool and then we can order confirmatory testing through Quest Diagnostics.
Boosting Your Immune System: Four Areas of Focus
How to Boost Your Immune System
If you aren’t experiencing symptoms, you may still feel overwhelmed on how to protect yourself and your family from any illness. We’ve outlined four areas of focus when boosting your body’s defense.
There are simple ways to protect yourself and your family from catching any of the illnesses that are popping up in your area. These daily practices include:
- Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds
- Avoiding touching your face
- Reducing your time in large crowds
- Regularly clean surfaces
- Coughing into your elbow
- Sneezing into tissues and dispose of them
Being mindful of these habits and practicing them daily will reduce your risk of catching an illness.
Resting and Detoxification
A common indicator of a weak immune system is a worn-down body. Taking the time to get the proper amount of sleep will give your body much needed rest so it can better fight off any potential illnesses.
We also recommend detoxification of the body to rid of toxins and infections while also improving the health of your immune system and internal organs. The services we offer that aid in detoxification of the body include:
The more stress you experience, the less your body can properly defend against illnesses. You are more prone to catching a virus in times of stress while your immune system is weaker. Managing your stress can be one of the most effective ways to protect yourself. Our team is equipped to help you identify stressors and help you implement ways to reduce the stress in your life.
Lastly, you should be mindful of what you are putting into your body. What you eat can largely affect how your body responds to the threat of illness. We recommend adding plenty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables to your diet to increase the number of nutrients and vitamins your body receives.
Additionally, we recommend IV nutrients to give your immune system an extra boost, especially if you are planning on traveling. At Faithfully Guided Health Center, we have many different supplements that can also strengthen your immunity towards illness, such as Olive Defense by Xymogen. These supplements help you achieve optimal health, balance, and vitality daily.
We Are Committed to Your Recovery
At Faithfully Guided Health Center, we want to ensure the health and wellness of each and every one of our clients. Even if you have never stepped foot into our health center, we are committed to making sure that you are taken care of.
For more information on how to achieve complete wellness during this time, view our webinar here.