WHAT IS COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS?

  • COVID-19 is the illness not the virus (SARS 2)
  • COVID-19 stands for Coronavirus 19 (19 being the year that it was first detected in China – December 2019)
  • COVID-2 is the virus
  • “Coronavirus” is a family of viruses
  • Lower respiratory health is affected
  • Virus is spread without feeling symptoms
  • Case fatality rate reported as 3.4%; varies by country
  • Transmissibility rate is the number of people you’ll infect on average (2.2 currently)
  • Worse on the elderly, mild on children
  • The data is changing by the hour
  • Viruses are extremely small
  • Cold climates are ideal for viruses; they are very rare in tropical climates
  • How are viruses transmitted?
    • Respiratory droplets and other bodily fluids
    • Stringent approach to maintaining cleanliness for prevention and treatment
  • Pneumonia, fever, cough, shortness of breath; affects both lungs
  • Most common symptoms: fever, dry cough, tiredness, muscle pain, confusion, shortness of breath; often there are no symptoms
  • Majority of symptoms are often mild
  • Most common complication is pneumonia
Best practices for avoiding the virus:

    • Avoid traveling to infected places
    • Self-isolation
    • Careful hand washing
    • Gym hygiene
    • Avoid touching T zones
    • Avoid crowded areas
    • Keep your living area clean
T-Zone
How to improve your immune system
  • Try to minimise stress
  • Improve gut health by eating healthy. (Your gut wall houses 70% of the cells that make up your immune system)
  • No better time to clean up your diet  with organic vegetables, fruit, meat and wild fish
  • Reduce alcohol intake – Alcohol can also cause an imbalance of gut bacteria, with an overgrowth of potentially harmful bacteria and a reduction in beneficial bacteria. This may cause inflammation of the gut and the tight junctions in the intestine become leaky, allowing toxins to enter the blood stream and exacerbating the effects.
  • Smoking and obesity is a factor for mortality and enhances your risk of complications from Covid-19
  • Get more and better sleep
  • Exercise without overdoing it – high intensity for long durations can cause gut leak and lower your immune system
  • Green smoothies
  • Supplements:
  • Peptides:
  • Ceylon cinnamon

For guidance for households staying at home with Coronavirus, visit the governments website.

Stay safe.

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