Dr Michael Lange has compiled a list of things everyone should do to be pro active against any type of virus including the Coronavirus. If these recommendations are followed then it could minimize your exposure and possibly decrease the chances of contracting the Coronavirus virus or any other virus. Once the virus is contracted this may decrease the severity and symptoms due to an improved immune system. Obviously if you have an upper respiratory problem and /or fever see you PCP asap.
- Wash hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap, after washing hands use the towel or tissue to turn the water off so you will not touch the faucet with clean hands. Use hand sanitizers during the day if you can’t wash your hands. The hand sanitizer should be at least 60% alcohol.
- Wash hair after a big event and every night before bed. The hair is a great place for the virus to hang out and then contaminate your sheets and pillows at night.
- Use a cloth or tissue to open doors, turn on and off lights or push elevator buttons
- No hand shaking, fist bump or better yet and elbow bump as a greeting. A non touching air shake is the best.
- Wear glasses preferably with a wrap or protective seal around the rim to protect eyes from viral entry especially if in a crowded environment like airport, bus, airplane, concert,conference or rally.
- Wear a mask that covers nose and mouth to minimize viral entry into lungs and to protect others from a cough or sneeze. The mask will also help to prevent individuals from touching their face and spreading the virus to an entry zone like mouth or nose.
- Try not to touch any part of the face during the day including ears, mouth, nose or eyes.
- Stay away from largely populated areas like church, rallies, conference, concert, sporting events etc..
- Wipe down areas you may be in contact with during the day with Clorox, lysol, bleach ethanol/alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide.
- Drink plenty of spring water to keep the mucous membranes moist and to boost immune system. It is very easy to become dehydrated when you are ill from coughing, vomiting, sneezing or loose stools.
- Try to get a minimum of 6-8 hrs of sleep every night, a good nights rest will also boost your immune system.
- Vitamin D and Vitamin C both have anti viral properties so if in the warmer climate go out in the sun with minimal clothing for 30-45 minutes five days a week and you will get plenty of vitamin d, do not bathe for about eight hrs after tanning so you will not wash away the oils that are allowing absorption of the vitamin d. If you can’t get out in the sun then a minimum of 2000 iu of vitamins d3 daily or more if over weight and darkly pigmented. Vitamin c comes from citrus fruits or taking a vitamin c supplement daily. Recommended dosage is usually 500 mg twice a day however more can be taken. Too much vitamin c at one time will cause loose stools. There is some evidence that zinc and omega 3 may also have some positive benefits during the pandemic.
- There is some evidence that a healthy microbiome will enhance immune system and decrease chances of viral activity. Recommend eating some fermented food 3-4 times a week and taking a good probiotic at bed time.
- One of the best ways to strengthen the immune system and detox the body is by consuming a good non denatured grass fed whey protein isolate or concentrate daily. Make a smoothie and add some more immune boosting anti viral nutrients like Manuka honey or raw local honey, virgin organic coconut oil and some fruits like pineapple, organic blueberries, bananas or organic strawberries along with coconut milk or cashew milk. Non denatured grass fed whey isolate has some antiviral benefits.
- Respiratory droplets can be airborne for six feet so give plenty of room when walking around people that are coughing and sneezing. These viruses like the Coronavirus can remain live and contagious on a surface for 2 hrs and up to 9 days.
- Dr Michael Langes final recommendation is to get some spray colloidal silver and if you are in a relatively confined area like an airplane, bus or train spray the potential areas the virus can enter your body like the mouth, ears, nostrils and eye lashes ( close your eyes and spray to the lashes and rub into the lashes) multiple times during the journey. There is some scientific evidence that this may be beneficia against certain virus.
These 16 steps are not a cure for any virus and do not replace seeing your physician when ill. However this may reduce the chances of someone contracting the virus and may help reduce the severity once contracted. Dr Michael Lange is an optometric physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist he is the founder of Fortifeye Vitamins and has been involved in R&D of diets, supplements , oat free granolas and protein bars for over 20 years. Many of the supplements discussed in the article can be research further at www.fortifeye.com