Coronavirus Isolation| How-To Take Advantage of the Time

Update on Coronavirus| March 30, 2020

According to Dr. Fauci of the Center for Infectious Disease Control, we’re going to need to be required to stay in isolation until at least the end of April. As he was able to advise the President, he acknowledged that his Easter plan is not suitable for the American people to stay healthy.  According to the New York Times, President Trump has agreed to extend the isolation for another month…at least. With all this information coming out today, people need to focus on how to stay, healthy in both body and mind. This blog will focus on some of the things you can do to keep your mind and body safe during this troubled time.

How-To Guide: Keep My Body Healthy During Coronavirus Isolation

Regardless of your knowledge of this pandemic, everyone needs to take care of their bodies to help you prevent getting the disease and fighting it off if you do get infected.  This is as serious as it can be with an estimated 100,000-200,000 American’s dying from this disease before it’s all said and done. Fortunately, we have many ways that are backed by doctors to help you build your immune system up enough to fight off this nasty disease. The very first thing I recommend is listening to “How to Proactively Protect Yourself from Covid 19 with Dr. Paul Anderson”( Gabby Reece Show) in full to get a better understanding of what to take and why you should take it. If you’re willing to take my word for it, I have listed the items you should be taking every day to help you survive this pandemic.

Vitamins I Should Take Everyday

Vitamins For COVID-19

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most popular vitamins to take to increase your immune system. Everybody is built differently, so Dr. Anderson encourages us to do a trial and error method of tolerance. For example, you should take upwards of 3,000-4,000 mg of Vitamin C with each meal you eat (up to 3 times per day) and see how your bowels handle it. If you’re running to the bathroom with discomfort and abnormal bowel movements, take less. I can only handle 2,000 mg 3x/day before I run to the bathroom in distress. Once you dial in your own tolerance, your body will naturally ramp up your immune system to fight off any virus.

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor and only can recommend what professionals state works best for their patients. Please consult your doctor before taking anything.

N-Acetyl-Cysteine

N-Acetyl-Cysteine is an amino acid that increases the anti-oxidants in your blood to help sustain a healthy immune system. Cysteine can neutralize chemicals known as aldehydes produced by air pollutants (i. e., smoke), some drugs, and by the liver as a byproduct of alcohol metabolism.* N-A-C is therefore important for maintaining the body’s antioxidant defenses in the face of everyday assaults.

Dr. Anderson recommends taking 500-1,000 mg 3 times per day

Vitamin A

Vitamin A found in Bulletproof Vitamins is able to increase your retinal absorption up to 90%, rather than less than 10% for beta-carotene (carrots). Vitamin A supports the immune system, maintains your retinal health (eyes), and increases the growth and development of your blood cells.

Dr. Anderson recommends 25,000 IU one a day

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is the mineral produced from the sun and increases everything from the health of your skin to your immune system. Unfortunately, if you’re skin is as pale as mine, chances are, you’re vitamin D deficient. Most doctor recommendations state that you need at least 15 minutes of direct sunlight on your hands and head to get enough to maintain proper limits. With the Coronavirus, most of us are not able to get outside long enough to get that kind of sun. Vitamin D supplementation will increase your immune system and your body’s largest organ (skin), without exposing yourself to unnecessary risks.

 Start with 5,000 IU/day because Vitamin D can give you blood toxicity if taken too much

Neem

Neem is an Ayurvedic herb that promotes blood purification to ensure you’re not infected with any kind of virus or toxin. Neem has been shown to help detoxify your body from alcohol and drug use. Neem will also support your immune system and ensure your skin is as healthy as it can be. Neem will also help you avoid getting your blood glucose levels too high or too low by regulating the sugar in your blood.

Dr. Anderson Recommends 300 mg twice a day

Zinc

Zinc helps the body heal from injuries, such as scrapes, bruises, cuts, and burns. Zinc is also able to help your body fight off viruses and bacteria that cause diseases, such as influenza, and the common cold. Pregnant women should especially be consuming zinc with one meal a day to support the proper growth and mental acuity of the baby.

Dr. Anderson recommends 50 mg once a day with a meal to avoid stomach discomfort

How-To Exercise During Coronavirus Isolation

One of the toughest things to do during a pandemic is finding space to exercise in your home. Before you start any workout routine, I always recommend you start with learning how to exercise to avoid injury. As with everything in life, we need to learn to crawl before we walk and physical fitness is no different. Learning how to optimize your space is going to be crucial to surviving this time filled with sedation and boredom.

What Can I Do in Limited Space?

Becoming a Supple Leopard

This book is the most revolutionary how-to guide on physical fitness that you’ll ever find. Dr. Starrett shows you how to lift, walk, sit, run, and stretch correctly for optimal body performance and health. Read this book and learn how to stretch and live your life the right way to ensure your body holds up during all exercise that you do. there are not enough words to describe what this book has done for me and my fitness journey. I hope you find it as useful as I have in maintaining my health.

Meditation

Dr. Anderson, and Dr. Starret both believe in meditation to reduce stress, improve posture, boost your mood, and teach you how to reflect and relax. Dr. Anderson believes that meditation can help you fight off the Coronavirus by increasing your overall health. Meditation will help you control your breathing, which helps regulate your lungs and heart.

Yoga

Yoga is one of the most underrated exercises that anyone can do, regardless of an ongoing pandemic. You can do yoga with very little room and the benefits are life-changing. I suggest everyone incorporate yoga into their daily routine to increase your flexibility, strengthen core muscles, and improve your breathing. Yoga Mate is a soft yoga mat that works great with hot yoga. Doing hot yoga will only increase your benefits by helping fight off infection and diseases if you get your room to 113 degrees (F),

HIIT Workouts

You can do a lot of the High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) activities in small rooms with limited space. I recommend combing HIIT workouts with activities like yoga to maximize your health benefits. You can also just type in HIIT workouts on Youtube and you’ll find hundreds of exercises you can do in your living room.

How-To Cook Meals For My Family

I was always under the assumption that more people knew how to cook than what’s been reported across the country. I’m not here to judge or criticize those who don’t know how to cook because I didn’t learn until I was 22 years old. However, this pandemic exposes the necessity to be independent and self-sufficient to avoid exposing your family to this disease. I’m not going to list a bunch of cookbooks from celebs that allow you to make a fancy-sounding meal. The only book I am including is the book you need to learn how to cook and properly use spices, fat, acid, and heat. The list below will include items that are necessary for you to be the best home cook you could possibly be. Now is the time to take advantage of this solitude to better yourself.

 

How-To Cook

Learn To Cook

This book by Samin Nosrat is the best how-to cookbook that I’ve ever read. I’ve been cooking by myself for about 14 years and I learned more in this one book than any of the 2-3 dozen that I’ve read before. This book will teach you how to properly spice your food (I use much less salt than she recommends, but to each his/her own). She teaches you you how to render fat the right way and how to cook with oils, fats, and spices to enhance the flavor of your food. Take this time to learn how to cook the right way so you don’t develop the bad habits that I learned.

Cast-Iron Pan

The start of any good cooking equipment is a great cast-iron pan that can be used for multiple dishes and cooking methods. You can use this cast iron pan on the grill, oven, smoker, and stove to create many unique dishes that fit your personality. This pan is 3″ deep so you can use it for foods, such as lasagna, stir fry, baking pies, and cooks steak or Venison roasts. Every cook needs a cast iron pan if they want to take their meals to new heights on flavor.

Food-Processor

Food Processors are not the most necessary of items, but they will make your life easier than any other tool in the kitchen. You can make dipping sauces and hot sauces that you never thought imaginable with the use of this simple tool. I use my food processor almost every to make salad dressings, hot sauces, and dipping sauce, such as my famous pineapple jalapeno aioli. No matter what kind of cuisine you’re interested in, a food processor is going to make it easier and better than if you didn’t have one.

Meat Thermometer

For whatever reason, I always felt a meat thermometer was evidence of an insecure cook that didn’t know how to read the meat to determine it’s doneness. This ego trip caused me to overcook/undercook more meals than I care to talk about. Do yourself a favor and start with a meat thermometer and learn the basics before you venture off and do your own thing.

Measuring Cup

With the same principle as the meat thermometer, start by measuring your ingredients to ensure uniformity in your recipes. I always encourage you to write down each recipe you cook to document the successes and failures. This is really the only way to get better because if you don’t remember how you made Chicken Cacciatore, it might be difficult to repeat the recipe. A measuring cup will allow you to be more precise, especially for those who want to learn how to bake.

 

 

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