Coronavirus: 5 lifestyle Tips & Tricks
1. Make sure your sleep rhythm is alright!
This means having a deep quality sleep at set times and being awake at set times very day. Viral resistance is determined, among other things, by a good awake sleep rhythm. This works via melatonin and so-called clock genes and their influence on the immune system and viruses.
2. Take vitamine C
Preferably in the form of an ascorbate-complex for extra anti-oxidants and to make sure it doesn’t damage the stomach and teeth on the long run. Preventive and to increase your resistance, 500 mg/p/d is not only sufficient, but most likely even better than a higher dose. Do you have the corona virus already? Then take higher doses, starting at 3 grams per day divided over your meals.
You can try 6 grams when you are sick, but be careful: some people get diarrhea or high blood pressure or a high heart rate!
3. Reach a good vitamin D status
In the Netherlands my advice is that almost everyone could use some extra vitamin D, all year round. This is because of the moderate sun power, but also because most people are covered with clothes or avoid the direct sun, even when living in a sunny place. A safe dose for adults is 50 mcr/p/d or 2000IU/p/d.
No risk: with the exception of Sarcoidosis & Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis patients or people with systemic candida! If you have these conditions, try to improve these first because else vitamine D can make it worse.
4. Take some extra zinc
If you’re not a fish eater, some extra zinc might be worth it for a while, especially if you’re sick. Dosages between 15 and 30 micrograms (mcr) of zincmethionine are fine. But it is better to eat crustaceans or shellfish! If you do get corona, you can TEMPORARILY increase the amount to 90 mcr daily around these weeks, but do divide them over the meals of the day and always after food intake, or else it will hurt your stomach for sure!
Mensen met een depressie voelen weinig lust voor het leven, terwijl het bij een burn-out meer om een overbelasting gaat. In mijn praktijk kom ik met mensen in aanraking die te lang en zonder duidelijke oorzaak in een dergelijke staat blijven hangen.
5. Put it into perspective
Try to put Covid-19 into perspective for yourself and your loved ones when you are otherwise healthy. The risk groups mainly concern the elderly, people who are already (unknowingly) sick or vulnerable. Risk groups are people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes or people with (a history of) lung problems, as the virus targets the respiratory tract, among other things.
If you do not fall under one of these groups and you are otherwise healthy, the chance of serious complications are much smaller. Current social measures are intended to slow down the rapid spread, so as to be able to offer better help especially to these vulnerable groups.
The total death toll right now is estimated at 0,26% which is the same as a strong flu. It is more contagious though and it tends to damage the lungs even in fairly healthy people, with up to 6 months of recovery needed for these. This is where a healthy lifestyle and possibly my tips come in for both risk and non-risk groups: they can decrease the damage done during sickness and increase recovery rate afterwards.