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HWA-IS CORONAVIRUS SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED

IS CORONAVIRUS SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED

 

Traces of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been found in the semen of some severely infected men, raising the possibility that the virus might be sexually transmitted, a new study from China claims.

Researchers found evidence of the virus in six men out of a group of 38 COVID-19 patients at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital in China who provided samples.

The six men included four who were still infected and two who were recovering, the researchers said.

The study was led by Dr. Weiguo Zhao of the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing, and findings were published May 7 in the journal JAMA Network Open.

It’s not surprising that the virus was found in semen samples, since it’s also been found in stool and other body fluids, said Dr. Ryan Berglund, a urologist with the Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.

Infectious viruses commonly are found in semen, with Zika being one recent notable example. The Chinese researchers noted that 27 different viruses have been detected in human semen.

However, Berglund and infectious disease experts warn that this does not constitute concrete evidence that COVID-19 can be sexually transmitted.

“I think that’s premature,” Berglund said. “You have to look at this as a sign that semen, as along with a number of other body fluids, can contain the virus.”

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The new paper comes on the heels of another study from China that found no traces of coronavirus in 34 men with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19. That study was published in late April in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, said “the fact that the novel coronavirus’ genetic material is found in the semen of male patients is an important finding that will need follow-up study.”

Agreeing with the need for further research is Dr. Greg Poland, director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

“To me, it raises a warning, and now we have to attend to that warning and do the research,” Poland said.

But both Adalja and Poland have doubts about the potential for COVID-19 to be sexually transmitted.

“We know the virus is transmitted efficiently through the respiratory route and we have not seen any documented cases of sexual transmission, therefore this may not necessarily represent proof of sexual transmissibility via the male genital tract,” Adalja said.

That being said, there is more we do not know than know, and we need to heed on the side of caution.

Poland noted that the new study relies on testing that only detects traces of genetic material from the coronavirus.

“It doesn’t tell you that it’s whole, viable, infectious virus,” Poland said. “If I ground up the virus and performed this test, it would be positive even though that virus has no infectious potential.”

Even so, the World Health Organization, in February 2020 advised that everyone sleep in their own bedrooms, and abstain from sex.

 

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HWA-MORE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS-COVID TOES,SKIN RASHES

MORE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS-COVID TOES,SKIN RASHES

 

The virus that causes COVID-19 typically strikes the lungs with full force, but new research shows it can also cause frostbite-like patches on the hands and toes, and rashes on the body.

The condition has recently been dubbed “COVID toes.” Fortunately, it isn’t serious and the lesions usually disappear on their own, said Dr. Esther Freeman, director of Global Health Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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“One of the more surprising findings in this epidemic has been the lesions that we’re seeing on people’s toes and hands,” she said.

Freeman noted that COVID toes aren’t caused by exposure to cold, as is frostbite or chilblains. Rather it seems to be an inflammation of the circulatory system that shows up as a skin rash.

“It’s really important to reassure the public that most of our patients who are developing COVID toes are doing very well, so they’re often patients who have a benign clinical course. They either are having mild disease or often their only symptom might be their toes,” she said.

Freeman said that COVID toes don’t just happen to children, as some have believed — adults also get them.

Should you develop COVID toes, you’re not likely to end up in an intensive care unit. “That’s not what we’re seeing in the data,” said Freeman.

Skin rashes aren’t always associated with viruses, but measles, herpes and chickenpox are conditions where skin eruptions are the main symptoms, so it’s not unheard of, Freeman noted.

She can’t say how common COVID toes are because the data that would include the number of cases of COVID-19 and COVID toes doesn’t exist. Freeman is compiling a registry of known COVID toe cases.

Anecdotally, she’s seeing a lot more cases than usual. “In addition to running the registry, I see patients myself through tele-dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and I have seen more toes in the past two weeks than I have in the rest of my career,” Freeman said.

If you have what you think might be COVID toes, don’t panic, Freeman said. Don’t rush off to the emergency room, but don’t ignore it either. The best thing to do is contact your doctor or dermatologist, she added.

Also, don’t try to get a COVID-19 test. “You should talk to your health care provider and decide the risks and benefits for your particular case. It’s important to go by local testing guidelines. It’s not as simple as a yes-no, but I think that it should be considered a COVID-19 infection,” Freeman said.

Dr. Raman Madan is a dermatologist at Northwell Health Huntington Hospital in Huntington, N.Y. He said, “COVID toes is the most common finding I have seen in patients via tele-dermatology. It is a fairly new symptom that we usually do not see with a lot of viruses.”

Traditionally, the condition would result from being out in the cold for a long time or having a rheumatologic problem, he said.

“With COVID-19, I have been seeing it in a lot of young, healthy people. There is still a lot to be learned,” Madan said.

A lot of patients have been asymptomatic aside from the toes and have been testing negative on their viral culture, but positive on their antibody test, Madan said.

“This has led me to believe that this may occur at the convalescent stage of illness, meaning after the body has cleared the virus. We are still working on the best guidance to give patients,” he said.

Two recent reports detail cases of COVID-19 and show that hands and toes aren’t the only places rashes appear.

In one, researchers described a patient in Wuhan, China, with COVID-19 who developed a rash on the torso. The researchers believe the rash was caused by an immune response to the virus and the patient tested positive for the Epstein-Barr virus, which has been tied to COVID-19. The rash disappeared within a week, but the patient died from COVID-19.

In the second case, a Spanish man suffering from COVID-19 developed a rash on his thighs and buttocks. The rash went away after five days and the patient left the hospital after 12 days. The researchers assume that the rash was a reaction to the virus.

 

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What Is the COVID-19 Lockdown Doing to Our Mental Health?

 

In the time of COVID-19, things move fast—and that goes for research, too. In fact, researchers out of the University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide in Australia have already conducted and published a study about the wellbeing of adults going through lockdown due to the virus.

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Researchers wanted to know: How does all this time cooped up under such stressful circumstances affect people’s health? Well, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people mentally, as well as physically, says a study published in Psychiatry Research. Sure, it may seem like a no-brainer. But now we have evidence to prove it.

The main findings of the preliminary study include:

  • Adults in locations more affected by the virus experienced distress, lower physical and mental health, and reduced life satisfaction.
  • Adults who had existing chronic health conditions were at increased risk of lowered mental and physical health during lockdown.
  • Adults who had stopped working during lockdown were also at higher risk of harm to their mental and physical health.

To gather this data, researchers spoke to 369 adults living in 64 Chinese cities after they have been living in isolation due to measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 for one full month (in February of 2020).

 

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“As many parts of the world are only just beginning to go into lockdown, we examined the impact of the one-month long lockdown on people’s health, distress and life satisfaction,” said study author Stephen Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Adelaide, in a news release. He says the study may act like a “crystal ball” for what’s ahead for people in other countries where lockdown measures are approaching that one-month mark, like Australia and the United States.

The study suggests that adults with chronic medical issues reported lower life satisfaction during the outbreak—notable, considering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that those certain chronic health conditions like diabetes and heart disease are at an increased risk of severe complications should they get ill with COVID-19.

Employment situations played a major role, too: Of those surveyed, more than one-fourth continued to go to work in an office setting. Thirty-eight percent worked from home, and 25 percent stopped work completely during the outbreak.

“We weren’t surprised that adults who stopped working reported worse mental and physical health conditions as well as distress,” study co-author Andreas Rauch, a professor at the University of Sydney, said in the news release. “Work can provide people with a sense of purpose and routine, which is particularly important during this global pandemic.”

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Another interesting finding in this study? Those who exercised more than 2.5 hours per day during lockdown reported lower life satisfaction, and those who exercised for half an hour or less reported positive life satisfaction. The study authors found these results surprising.

“It’s possible adults who exercised less could better justify or rationalize their inactive lifestyles in more severely affected cities,” said Dr. Zhang. “More research is needed but these early findings suggest we need to pay attention to more physically active individuals, who might be more frustrated by the restrictions.” While physical health is a major concern during this time, don’t let your mental health fall by the wayside. The CDC reports that it’s normal to feel extra stressed, anxious, or afraid during the COVID-19 pandemic—so it’s all the more important to take proactive steps to support your mental health during these unprecedented times. That may mean seeking the support of a therapist via telehealth, practicing self-care and relaxation techniques, and focusing on what you can control, experts say.

Other ways to cope with stress during this time include the following, per the CDC:

  • Listen to your body’s needs. During this stressful time, making your body a priority can be helpful. That may look like taking deep breaths, eating healthy meals, getting enough sleep, and staying active.
  • Take breaks from the news. When you turn on the TV or scroll through social media, it’s all pandemic talk, all the time. Taking a time-out from consuming news on the virus can be good for your mental health.
  • Make time for connection. We may be social distancing right now, but there are still ways to connect with others. Schedule video calls with friends and family to stay in touch and find support.

 

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HWA-LICHEN PLANUS AND LICHEN SCLEROSIS

 

 

Lichen Planus and Lichen Sclerosis: These Conditions May Mimic Yeast Infection or Herpes

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There are several gynecologic conditions that share similar symptoms. Vaginal itching, irritation, burning, and lesions or sores are most commonly associated with yeast infections or genital herpes. But when those two are ruled out, there are even more possibilities. For example, two vulvar skin conditions, called lichen planus and lichen sclerosus, can cause similar symptoms.

Lichen Planus: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Risks

 

What Is Lichen Planus?

Genital lichen planus is a dermatological (skin) condition that affects the vulva (outer genital area), vagina, and anus. In women, the condition can lead to scarring and chronic inflammation of the vulva, which may cause sexual dysfunction, according to Drexel Medicine.  Men can also get genital lichen planus, which shows up as pink, shiny, flat-topped papules in the genital area, according to a 2015 report.

This skin condition can also develop on other areas of the body, such as the inside of the mouth, the wrist, the ankles, and the lower back, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. While the cause of lichen planus remains unclear, it is considered to be a chronic autoimmune skin disorder with periods of flare-ups and remission. It may be contagious, with different variables, so it is always good to be cautious.

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What Are the Symptoms of Vulvar Lichen Planus?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the following are possible symptoms of lichen planus:

  • Bumps and patches on the skin that itch
  • Soreness, burning, and tenderness
  • Blisters and open sores that may make urination and sexual intercourse painful
  • Pale appearance or white lacy pattern on the vulva
  • Yellowish discharge
  • Fragile and thin vaginal skin, which sometimes causes cracking and bleeding
  • If left untreated, this skin condition can erode the vaginal skin tissues, especially the labia minora (inner vaginal folds).

It is not difficult to understand how some women may mistake these symptoms for genital herpes (the presence of painful lesions) or some other sort of infection (itching, burning, and soreness).

What Is Lichen Sclerosus?

Lichen sclerosus is another chronic, auto-immune-inflammatory skin disease affecting the genital region that can mimic the symptoms of an infection such as a yeast infection or genital herpes. Lichen sclerosus can occur alongside lichen planus or can develop from erosive lichen planus (where the labia minora shrink and fuse to the labia majora).

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What Are the Symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus?

The main symptoms are itching and soreness, according to the NIH. There may be white, shiny patches on the vaginal skin. Some people may have blisters and bleeding in the vaginal area and may notice that their skin tears and bruises easily. Lichen sclerosus can be extremely painful, making sexual intercourse a source of physical distress.

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What Are the Risk Factors for Lichen Sclerosus?

As with lichen planus, the cause of lichen sclerosus is unclear, but it may be related to an overactive immune system or hormones, according to the NIH. One study completed in 2008 found that women who have psoriasis may be more susceptible to being diagnosed with lichen sclerosus. It is more common in postmenopausal women as well, according to a report by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

However, because of the similarities to other conditions, such as genital herpes, vaginitis, or yeast infections, some women may not realize they have lichen sclerosus or mistake it for other gynecological problems.

If left untreated, lichen sclerosus can progress and cause serious effects. In rare cases, it’s associated with an increased chance of vulvar cancer. About 4 percent of women with lichen sclerosus develop vulvar cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

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How to Get Treatment for These Symptoms

If you are experiencing itching, burning, soreness, bleeding, fissures, thick white patches of skin, or ulcers or blisters in the vulvar area, you should see your gynecologist. Most doctors will be able to diagnose these conditions by doing a vulvar skin biopsy.

Don’t try to guess at what these symptoms mean or try to self-diagnose. Many women suffer needlessly from lichen planus and lichen sclerosus because they think it is some sort of recurring yeast infection. Although both of these genital skin conditions can be chronic and without a definitive cure, there is treatment that is extremely effective. An early diagnosis and treatment can prevent pain, scarring, and damage to the vulvar skin and tissues.

While these conditions can’t be cured, they can be treated and managed. Cortisone creams have been found to be effective in reducing symptoms. Some people find that over-the-counter antihistamine creams help reduce pain and itching.

 

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HWA-LOVING SPORTS WHEN YOU HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

LOVING SPORTS WHEN YOU HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

 

With the right attitude and medication, there are No Limits to success for athletes living with RA.

 

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HWA-CAN I RUN OUTSIDE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?

CAN I RUN OUTSIDE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?

 

In short, yes. But, according to the experts, there are specific ways to keep those runs super safe.

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world, scientists and researchers are scrambling to learn more about the virus and how it’s transmitted. In the meantime, unless you’re an essential worker, you’re probably under a lockdown or social distance order of some kind, which means you’re supposed to stay indoors and avoid other people as much as possible.

For runners, this poses a frustrating challenge. How do you fit your regular exercise in? Is outdoor running simply too much of a health risk? No doubt you’ve heard a variety of different takes on the topic. To get some answers, we spoke with three different medical professionals for their take on some of the biggest running questions. A major takeaway: It’s all about what makes you and others feel safe.

Is running outside even safe right now? What if I’m at high risk? The short answer is “yes,” but it really comes down to what you’re comfortable with. “Running outside at this time is very safe,” asserts Steven E. Mayer, M.D., sports medicine physician at the Northwestern Medicine Running Medicine Clinic in Warrenville, Illinois. “In fact, being outside is safer than being inside, as long as you are continuing to social distance.”

A new study out of China (which is in preprint and has yet to be peer reviewed) looked at 318 COVID-19 outbreaks with three or more cases of infection. The researchers determined that all of these outbreaks happened in indoor venues. If you think about it, this makes sense: air flows more freely outdoors than inside a building. If you’re at high risk for developing serious illness from COVID-19, Dr. Mayer recommends being even more diligent about your running game plan. “Certainly, this does not mean you cannot run outside, but you will want to make sure you avoid people and do not touch anything outside,” he says. Isolated areas are a great option (if you have access to them). If you live in a busy city, try to run in less crowded areas during off-peak hours.

Should I wear a mask? What about gloves?

It depends on where you’re running and if you’ll have to touch anything. As of April 13, the CDC is recommending that people wear cloth face coverings in places where social distancing is difficult to maintain. So, if you’re going for a run in your quiet suburb, or a 6 A.M. jaunt through your local park, it probably won’t be hard to stay six feet from other people.

If you live somewhere like New York or Chicago, and you tend to run in crowded places at busy times, you might consider getting a face covering. This can help protect you from infection, but equally important, it will make those around you feel more at ease. You’ll need something breathable, so try a neck gaiter that’s designed for runners (they’re usually used to protect your face from cold wind in the winter, or for sun protection in the summer). You could also try a cotton bandana.

Gloves are probably only necessary if you know you’ll have to touch a public surface. “In parks, people might need to use the bathroom, so it is advisable to wear gloves and make sure once you have touched any surfaces to discard the gloves,” says Rashid Chotani, M.D., Vice President for Medical Affairs at CareLife Medical in Fairfax, Virginia. If you use cotton gloves, make sure to wash them before using them again to avoid spreading germs around. If you use latex gloves, you can throw them away after one use. And if you don’t have any gloves (they’re in short supply these days), the CDC recommends using hand sanitizer after you touch public surfaces.

Do I need to stay more than six feet apart from other runners?

You might have seen that Belgian study that went viral–you know, the one that urges runners to stay at least 13 to 16 feet behind other runners? The study authors claimed that airborne particles travel differently when a person is in motion, so you’re in danger of running “through” someone’s respiratory droplets even if you’re running six feet behind them.

It’s a scary claim, but it’s also a controversial one. The study was posted without the backing of a peer-reviewed journal, and some experts have pushed back against its core hypothesis. Dr. Mayer explains that since the study is based on a computer-simulated model, it represents a hypothetical scenario. “There is no epidemiological data to suggest that endurance athletes are spreading the disease any more than others in the population,” he notes.

That said, you really can’t be too cautious. Earl Kilbride, M.D., is a sports medicine specialist at Texas Orthopedics in Austin, Texas, and he also happens to be an avid runner. Dr. Kilbride points out that in Austin, the Parks and Recreation Department has converted city trails to a “one-way traffic” model–a decision he agrees with. One-way running traffic might not be possible in your area, in which case, just do the best you can to stay at a distance from others.

Should I hold my breath when I pass someone?

“I don’t think runners need to do this, but walkers are different,” Dr. Kilbride says. “I would recommend masking as opposed to holding your breath.” (Plus, mask-wearing when walking, as opposed to running, is less likely to restrict your ability to breathe.) Dr. Mayer agrees that holding your breath when running is optional. “You can hold your breath when you pass somebody, but the risk is low [for COVID-19 transmission] as long as you are keeping your distance.”

Should I wash my clothes immediately afterwards?

Again, not a bad idea, but it’s really up to you. Dr. Kilbride says it’s smart to wash your clothes and shower after running if you’re worried you might have been exposed or gotten too close to other people. Dr. Chotani and Dr. Mayer agree. “Washing your hands and changing your clothes immediately after your run is a good idea,” Dr. Mayer says. “I do not feel that it is necessarily high risk, but common sense would indicate that doing so would be smart.” The CDC notes that while COVID-19 is transmitted primarily through respiratory droplets, there is evidence that it can last for an unknown period of time on many different materials. Until more is known about the virus’ ability to live on fabric, post-workout laundry is a good way of playing it safe.

Should I leave my shoes outside the door?

Dr. Kilbride always does this after his runs! It’s another precaution that may help you feel safer. Dr. Chotani also recommends it. Dr. Mayer says this is only really necessary if you’re worried you came into contact with the virus during your run. “You could consider wiping [shoes] down,” he says. “There is certainly nothing wrong with keeping them outside or in the garage.”

It’s important to keep in mind that every runner’s situation will be different. City dwellers encounter the most obvious challenges. If you live in a small town or rural area, you probably have an easier time socially distancing during your runs. Be smart, be cautious, and take whatever precautions you need to feel safe when you’re outdoors–whether or not you’re running.

 

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She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in NYC. She has written for Elite Daily, Greatist, mindbodygreen and others. When she’s not writing, Sarah loves distance running, vegan food, and getting the most out of her library card.

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Facts to Know About the Coronavirus

 

Knowledge is power, so here you go—the key stats and facts that give a clearer picture of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Dr. Chotani holds appointments as Chief Scientific Officer/VP Medical Affairs at Washington Vascular Specialists & CareLife, Senior Science Advisor at IEM and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also serves as a Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Adjunct Professor, College of Professional Studies at the George Washington University with a focus on public health emergency and crisis communication.

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COVID 19 – ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

COVID 19 -ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

 

Covid 19 is a genetically man made virus.  This is like no other epidemic or pandemic that we have had to deal with.  You can not compare this to the spanish flu, or the Irish flu, or the Ziti virus.

 

Thankfullly, do to the mass number of autopsy’s done we have learned much about it.  This virus attaches itself to 4 main components.

  1.  Your clothes or cloth items.
  2. Hair
  3. Plastic
  4. Metal

 

  1.   Lets start with cloth items.   If you have gone outside you home, immediately upon coming home, take them off, and put them in a bag to wash.  Yes, many people have a changing routine in their garages.  This way you are not bringing that virus into your home.  Then take an immediate shower with soap .  Nice foaming soap.   Your clothes need to be washed in HOT water settings.  So wear clothes that can handle that.  Leave your shoes outside!

 

2.    If you have gone to the store, or anywhere with other people, then it is a good chance you have the virus on your hair.   So, you came home and you took a shower.  GREAT!  But that is not all you have to do.    You can not sleep on the same sheets and pillow cases you did the night before.  You must change them daily, and put the used ones in a black garbage bag and tie it at the top until you get them in the wash.  Please set your washer to HOT water.   Dont forget a new towel daily, and get the old one out of the bathroom.

Also, it is not advisable to sleep in the same room with another person.  I dont care how clean you think you two are, it is not safe.

Never sleep in a room with a child in it.

Lets talk about all that hair on your face.    It you have a beard or mustache, then that virus is attached.   If you wish to keep that beard and mustache, you will need to wash it every two hours with foaming soap.    This is a respiratory virus, and that virus is attached to your mustache and beard right under your nose and your mouth.

Ladies:  You too have hair on your face, I dont care if you are 20 or 70 years old.  Take a clean razor and shave your face.  Shaving dry is fine.   Did you know, that the good make-up artist shaves a womans face before apply foundation.

 

3,  Plastic – The biggest culprit are your credit and debit cards.  You hand them to a clerk, or that fast food cashier, and now they are infected.  If the clerk is wearing gloves, it is to protect them, not you.    Plastic pens.  TV remotes.   Plastic cups from fast food places or gas stations.  Glasses on your face need to be cleaned often.   Dont drink out of plastic water bottles, pour the water into a glass.   Are you getting the idea?   Watch what you touch that is plastic- like keyboards.

 

4.  Metal – You may have heard of handrails and doorknobs need to be cleaned often.   Often is every 2 – 3 hours.     It takes about two hours for this virus to “attach”.    It is very important to clean and disinfect your house as often as you can.   If you can spray the surface and let it air dry that is the best.   Rubbing it with a cloth is just spreading the virus from one surface to another.

 

What do you use to disinfect?

There are only two things that work to kill this virus.

Ultra-violet light and bleach.    No, Lysol will not work.  It kills bacteria, and this is not a bacteria.  While we are on this subject, do not use those anti-bacterial gels.   This is not a bacterial infection, or a virus cause by an anerobic germ.   Anti-bacterial chemicals will get into your liver and never come out.  Yes, they will eventually kill your liver.

You can make your own bleach solution.  1 cup of bleach to 1 gallon of water.

If you live in a warm climate, hang those clothes outside, and get in the sun yourself.   Any amount of sun will make your immune system stronger in all of this.

To enhance your system take 550 units of D3 and 500 units of magnesium.   DO NOT TAKE if you have any gastrointestional problems.   Even if you are prone to diarrhea, do not take.

Enough for one day!

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COVID 19 – WHAT YOU CAN DO

Covid 19 – What you can do!

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Through the work of a lot of autopsies in China, they have learned a lot of what you can do.

 

This virus attacks you airway.  The passage way to your lungs with thick mucous.

 

SAFEQUARDS!

 

  1.  Lots of HOT liquids : coffee, tea, soups, warm water with lemon or salt in it.

Sip warm water or other hot liquid every 20 minutes.  It will push the virus through your digestive track where it will be attacked and killed.

 

2.  Gargle at least once a day!

This gargle is not with Listerine or other commercial gargle solutions.   You gargle only with salt, vinegar or lemon. mixed in warm water.

 

3.  This virus attaches to hair and clothes.

When you come home from being out, immediately go to the bathroom, and take a shower with nice foaming soap, even using Dawn dish washing liquid is the best.  Take clothes and put them in a big plastic bad and take to the laundry room.  Washing immediately is best, along with the towels you just used.

Facial hair also!  If you have facial hair you need to shave, or wash your beard three times a day.  Ladies, you too have facial hairs, although they are very fine.  Please pick up a clean razor and shave your face, especially above your top lip which is the pathway to your respiratory system.

 

4.  This virus also loves metallic surfaces, such as door handles, railings, stoves, refrigerators and such.   It will stay active and grow for 9 days.    Take a bleach solution and spray them down every single day.   Do  not use one cloth or towel, you must use a new towel or cloth on each area.  The best is to spray and do not wipe them down.  Wipe up the excess.

 

5.  Dont Smoke and dont be by anyone who does.  They will be more prone to carry this virus.

 

6.  Wash your hands every 20 minutes, especially if you are working with the public, or in an office setting where there are more than 3 people in an area.   Foaming soap or Dawn dishwashing liquid.

***  Antibacterial soaps, wipes , sprays or rubs are a waste of money.  This is a virus not a bacteria.  The chemicals from this product will absorb into your liver and stay there, and soon you will have problems with that.

 

7.  Eat a lot of vegetables and fruit.  Limit your carbs to one or two serving per day.  This virus grow rapidly on any type of carb, including rice, bread, pasta, potatoes and of course all sweets.  Two serving means, two pieces of bread all day, or 10 french fries.

 

8.   This virus does not transfer from animal to human.

9.  Do all you can not to get the flu this spring.   Do not get the Flu shot.   Dont drink cold drinks.

 

10.  This virus also stays in your throat for 3 days before attacking your respiratory track.  Do all you can to follow these safeguards, and if you are coughing in anyway, read these safeguards again to see if your following them all.

 

We will follow up with supplements you can take, and also what to do if you are getting sick.

 

We are in this Together!

 

-People Start to Heal The Moment They Are Heard-

Health and Wellness Associates

EHS Telehealth

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Michael Roizen

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Health and Disease, Uncategorized

Five Foods That Fuel Your Brain

Five Foods That Fuel Your Brain

 

In 1/10,000 of a second, your brain can respond to input and generate an action. Although it accounts for only about 3% of your body weight, it uses 30% of the blood your heart pumps, and burns 300 calories daily.

Plus, it takes your whole brain to make sense of what’s being said. While speaking and comprehending languages is mainly a left-brain activity, language processing happens on the right side, which lets you know if the words are sarcastic or kind or the punchline of a joke.

No wonder your brain needs the right balance of foods to stay sharp. So here are five things you can eat to keep you bright.

1. Salmon and ocean trout. The omega-3s and -7s in these fish increase blood flow to the brain and help strengthen neurons’ protective coat.

2. 70% cacao dark chocolate. This kind of chocolate contains compounds that support blood flow to the brain and bolster neuron strength; plus, it promotes brain plasticity — an ability to modify neural connections, which promotes learning and memory.

3. Berries (especially blueberries) and black coffee. They contain flavonoids that improve communication between brain cells, boost learning and memory, and help reduce or delay cognitive decline.

4. Nuts and seeds, including sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. Walnuts contain omega-3s, and almost all nuts have other polyphenols that protect brain function, reduce inflammation, and protect against Alzheimer’s.

5. Broccoli and other cruciferous veggies, like bok choy, cabbage, and cauliflower. These vegetables contain glucosinolates, which produce a chemical in the body that lowers your risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

 

We are in this Together!

 

-People Start to Heal The Moment They Are Heard-

Health and Wellness Associates

EHS Telehealth

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Michael Roizen

WordPress:  https://healthandwellnessassociates.co/