COVID-19 Suggestions for Supporting the Immune Response
I hope you and your families are healthy and safe from both the stress of the pandemic and COVID-19. We are here to help.
At this time, I highly recommend these lifestyle choices to keep you healthy.
- STAY HOME
- Practice Social Distancing
- Don’t share food and beverages.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Shop wisely. Avoid being in crowds.
- Don’t eat off the same utensils as others.
- Wash your hands and stay clear of people who are sick.
- Get 8 hours of quality sleep at night.
- Manage your stress with yoga, meditation/prayer, and laughter.
- Try intermittent fasting. This means only eat between 8 am and 6 pm. Eat regular meals during this eating window but do not skip meals during this time of year. It is very hard on your adrenals and you will get sick if your adrenals are stressed.
- Avoid sugar and high carbohydrate foods. Spiking your blood sugar is the fastest way to inhibit your immune system from working well.
- Avoid Alcohol.
- Get more sunlight by getting outside and taking a walk. Even short walks count.
- If you have access, get in the infrared sauna and keep sweating everyday. (Call High Tech Health at (303)413-8500 ext.2 and give them my name to get a great discount on their amazing Far Infared Saunas!)
- Practice Deep Abdominal Breathing. Breathing exercises help boost your ability to circulate your blood properly so you can fend off pathogens.
- Stay hydrated. Drink ½ of your body weight in ounces per day. If you weigh 150 lbs, you will need 75 oz of water/day. If you drink coffee or other caffeine, you will need to add 8 oz of water per caffeinated beverage. I recommend using Berkey Water Filter Systems to purifiy your water because they remove bacteria and viruses that conventional filters cannot. (Use Coupon Code PRATT5 for 5% OFF!)
If you are a current patient, please call the office to get a list of nutrients that I suggest for keeping you healthy or support the immune system in case you get sick
If you are quarantined at home or you get sick and would like to schedule with me, please call the office. We are here to help.
The Pratt Clinics is also happy to announce that we now have access to a COVID-19/SARS-CoV2 antibody test and PCR testing. If you are wondering if you might have been exposed earlier this year or have been experiencing symptoms, we can send you for testing. Please contact out office to learn more.
Dr. Shelese Pratt N.D.