Many of you are finding yourself quite concerned from the media attention being given the coronavirus. Are you worrying that it may be more dangerous if you have fibromyalgia, and if it is, what you should do about it?
Today's article will be in the form of a Q&A. And it'll go way beyond what you've been hearing in the news. I think you'll find it very helpful!
Let's start with 4 quick tips before we launch into the overview:
- Once the virus hits your area, sucking on zinc lozenges while you're out in heavily trafficked public areas (subways, busy stores, planes) may kill the virus on contact.
- You may also want to boost your immunity with Elderberry, zinc, and vitamins A (no more than 8,000 units a day, as higher doses can cause birth defects), C, D and E. These are all combined at optimal levels in a product called ViraPro™ (take one twice a day).
- A supplement called ProBoost™ can be very helpful to enhance immunity. I begin taking this at the first sign of an infection.
- Although the ViraPro™ has the key nutrients needed to optimize immunity, a good multivitamin (e.g., the Energy Revitalization System) can also help your immunity.
I keep the first three items above in my medicine cabinet to augment immunity at the first sign of viral infection. I've taken the fourth one every day for years.
So what are the special implications of the coronavirus on people with CFS and fibromyalgia?
How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
Though washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds is generally recommended over hand sanitizers, sometimes you're out and about without access to soap. In that case, having a small hand sanitizer can come in handy. Unfortunately, as you may have already discovered, most stores are sold out. Well here's a formula for making your own.
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Provides a powerful blend of vitamins and minerals along with a clinically studied, standardized elderberry extract to support a healthy immune system.*
ProBoost™ (Thymic Protein)
An outstanding natural booster for your immune system, Thymic Protein A, the active ingredient in ProBoost, has the same biological activity as the natural thymic protein that's produced by the thymus gland, which controls immune function.*
Lauren's Recipe: Roasted or Grilled Asparagus
Here's another great CFS/fibromyalgia-friendly dish from one of my favorite nutritionists, Lauren Hoover-West.
This is crispy, tender and delicious! Kids love it too. In season in the Spring, this is very high in glutathione, which will boost your immune system!
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.