Home Health You Are Now in Quarantine What Can Happen and How to Avoid Getting Sick

You Are Now in Quarantine What Can Happen and How to Avoid Getting Sick

You Are Now in Quarantine What Can Happen and How to Avoid Getting Sick
You Are Now in Quarantine What Can Happen and How to Avoid Getting Sick

How to Best Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones 

Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Sometimes we have the strange feeling that we’re indestructible or that “this won’t happen to me”, or “I will offend the person if I stay away from them.”  In any case if you don’t stay healthy, you won’t be able to help or protect your family, children and/or loved ones. At that point you’ll become a burden to others instead of a help.  So make sure that you avoid contact with sick people.

People that are sick should seek medical assistance and testing
People that are sick should seek medical assistance and testing

Practice social distancing

There’re people that either don’t pay attention to warning signs, don’t believe that the danger at hand is real, they think that it’s ok to get in your face in nice manner to ask a question, or to chat or just because they haven’t acclimated to the present dangerous situation.  Don’t feel bad about telling them that they should keep their distance. As much as many think that the Coronavirus is a hoax or not dangerous, the virus is very real and also very dangerous to us or to those we have around us that we love and might not be in as good of physical shape.

There’s safety in practicing social distancing

Wash your hands with soap and water regularly for at least 20 seconds

Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers for 30 seconds is also effective.  This particular virus is ineffective around extreme heat, strong detergents or soaps, alcohol or acidic products.  So while you might have picked it up through touching something at the supermarket, the gas pump, or anywhere else, immediately washing your hands thoroughly as mentioned her will kill it and the chance of spreading it throughout your family.

Protect yourself and your loved ones
Protect yourself and your loved ones

Wear disposable gloves at all times when in public and make sure to dispose of them properly when done

Wearing disposable gloves out in public will insure that in case of coming with the virus accidentally, you’ll be protected.  You should also treat everything you come in contact with, like groceries, grocery bags, packages, letters, etc. as a contaminated item and use precaution when handling them at home.  Wash what you can as stated above and spray with a disinfectant what you can’t wash.

Wear protective gloves

Try not to touch your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

The reason for this is because unconsciously we tend to fidget and touch our faces regularly without any real cause. So when you are in public be very conscientious of unconscious habits that lead you to touch your eyes, nose and mouth with gloves or unwashed hands.

Avoid touching your face

Stay home when you are sick (except to get medical care)

Keep sick children home from school. Staying at home during these strange and contagious times will be your best defense against getting the virus.  Protect yourself, your family and those around you by staying away from possible dangerous situations on the outside. 

Please do not visit patients in the hospital if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms including sneezing, coughing and fever

Hospitals are breeding grounds for illnesses.  You should stay away from hospitals (where people go when they’re sick) no matter what.  No matter how hard and well the hospital staff takes precautions against the spread of the virus, someone just walking off the street could be going to the hospital because of virus symptoms and get close enough to you to get you contaminated.

Refrain from visiting people in the hospital
Refrain from visiting people in the hospital

Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow if a tissue is not available

If you use a tissue, wash your hands afterwards.  Also dispose of that tissue properly, in a garbage can and not in a parking lot floor.  This virus spreads through moisture contact and particles of spit when one sneezes can be a danger to others.  This is also a good reason to wear a mask.

Protect yourself and others when you cough or sneeze
Protect yourself and others when you cough or sneeze

Wear a mask at all times when in public

This virus has a long incubation period and it’s hard to determine who has it before the symptoms start showing up.  So for your safety and that of others, make sure you always wear a mask in public and stay away from those who don’t.  Their spit can harm you.

Wear a mask in public
Wear a mask in public

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

It’s important that we clean surfaces we touch at home, specially after we come from being in public.  The coronavirus can live on surfaces for an extended period of time, so it’s important that you practice special care and awareness around the home.

Clean and disinfect surfaces
Clean and disinfect surfaces

How Food Can Harm Your Immune System and Leave You Unprotected to the Coronavirus

Manufacturers of processed foods are aware of the incredible deficiency of nutrients in their foods.  For that reason some manufacturers took it upon themselves to add synthetic vitamins and minerals to their processed foods to compensate for what was lost during such processing.

Taking large amounts of synthetic nutrients can have harmful health effects. Recommended daily doses are safe for most people, but caution is advised. Google search

Synthetic foods will deplete your immune system and leave you open to illnesses and viruses

Synthetic and junk foods will break down your immune system
Synthetic and junk foods will break down your immune system

Synthetic nutrients are NOT a good replacement for the nutrients found in whole foods. 

Simply put, if the vitamin concentrations are high and/or their natural sources aren’t listed, most likely these vitamins are synthetic. Chemical sources for synthetic vitamin supplements include petrochemicals, coal tar, chemically manipulated sugar and inorganic minerals. – Google search

So how can synthetic vitamins and/or minerals be healthy for you?

Food manufacturers in order to keep high profits attempt to increase the healthy benefits of their food by adding more chemicals in the form of vitamins and minerals instead of packaging and selling “real food.”  So now we don’t only have to worry about the dangers of processed foods, but the dangers of their manipulation of “fake” synthetic vitamins and minerals inserted in their products. To strengthen your immune system, the body needs proper vitamins and minerals and those are only found in organic foods that have not been compromised by extreme heat or some kind of processing after purchase.

Real foods contain much more than just the standard vitamins and minerals that the body needs

Eating processed foods provides such extremely low essential nutrients compared to whole, unprocessed foods, that we are forced to eat 3 to 4 times as much to get the nutrients the body needs.  This doesn’t even take into account the addicting properties of processed foods, that make us eat even more, to the point that we are never wholly satisfied.  In addition eating processed foods will weaken your immune system, while whole unprocessed foods will strengthen it.

Real foods…

Like foods from plants and animals, contain thousands of other trace nutrients that science is still trying to learn about, and synthetic replacements could not ever simulate or replace.  It is important that you feed your body the right nutrients to strengthen your immune system and keep it strong to be able to protect you against illnesses and viruses.

Unfortunately the media keeps on making the masses believe that there’s that one pill, that one drink that will cure or resolve it all

It would be a sad day in the history of nutrition if one day we invent a chemical blend that we believe can replace all these nutrients.  That will be the downfall of a healthy human race as we know it. The immune system can’t cope with the harsh foreign chemicals in the chemical processing of foods and manmade supplements. The only way to strengthen the immune system and satisfy the nutritional needs of our bodies is to get the necessary nutrients from whole, unprocessed foods.

The more you eat of processed foods, the weaker your immune system will become, the less your body will get the vitamins, minerals,  antioxidants and various trace nutrients the body needs and the deeper you’ll be going down that rabbit hole, till it’s too late to get out.

In conclusion

Neither processed foods nor synthetic vitamins and minerals will ever provide your body the necessary nutrients to stay healthy strengthen your immune system or live a good quality of life.

© Copyright – Hector Sectzer