Staying healthy in the time of the plague

Hi beautiful people,

 

This is an absolutely strange time we are in right now, but it doesn’t have to be scary.  Now is the time to rediscover books, board games and talking face to face with your teenager. 

Here are some things to know:

Vitamin C and Zinc are two natural products that help boost your immune system, and you want a strong immune system.  I strongly recommend them.

I learned today that soap molecules have two parts; a water-loving “head” and a water-hating “tail”, so when you use soap with water, half dissolves with the water while the other half surrounds the fat, oil, dirt, bacteria, etc, and removes those molecules from the surface of your skin.  So soap doesn’t kill the bacteria or oil or dirt, it removes it.  This is why it’s important to wash your hands for 20 seconds; time enough to remove all foreign particles.  Also, in the case of viruses and other little nasties, the soap’s chemical make-up easily destroys the thin, lipid membrane of the virus, so it doesn’t have a chance of surviving against soap and water.  Much, much better than hand sanitizer.

 

Maintain a routine while quarantined at home.  If you exercise at the gym, workout in the house or outside. (Watch for an upcoming video on how to exercise at home, using what you have) Go for walks, just stay six feet from other people who are not your family.  If you’re working from home, block out distractions and don’t be in the same room as your refrigerator.  Call up friends and family you haven’t seen in awhile.  Maintain some social contact, even if it is by phone.  You can also use Zoom or Facetime and see the other person on your computer.

 

It’s not the end of the world, it’s just a major hiccup in our normal routine of life; it will resolve itself, hopefully in the next month or so.

 

Be patient, gracious, forgiving and understanding.  Stay calm and don’t panic.  Be the clock in the thunderstorm.

 

Stay healthy, my friends,

 

Dr. Ben

 

 

 

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