How to stay Healthy during Corona Virus or COVID-19

How to stay Healthy during Corona Virus or COVID-19

      Sutton Apothecary NEWSLETTER

      March 21, 2020

      How to stay healthy during 




      Fear of Corona virus or COVID-19 has been overwhelming many people for the last few weeks. Lack of knowledge on the matter and what to do has taken it to the next level - Panic! What we should be afraid of is “Fear” itself. So let’s work on both; knowing more and what’s in our hands to do.

      Historical Pandemic

      Since humans spread across the earth, infectious diseases have been constantly attacking through history. Here is a diagram from the Antonine Plague till Novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Visual Capitalist.


      COVID-19 is a new virus. It spreads by respiratory droplets of an infected person to others with whom they have close contact such as people who live in the same household or provide care.

      Monitor for symptoms for 14 days after exposure:

      • Fever 
      • Cough
      • Difficulty breathing


      Follow these basic tips to keep the virus away:

      • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly (20 seconds rule.)
      • Use hand sanitizers (with 60% alcohol or more), if available
      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
      • Use a tissue when sneezing or coughing to cover your nose and mouth, then dispose them into the garbage immediately and if one is not available use the elbow technique.
      • Keep a one meter distance from others around you
      • Stay home if you are sick
      • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care facilities, if you are sick
      • Do not share drinking glasses, cups or any utensils
      • Scrub your desk, keyboard and telephone with disinfecting wipes once a week


      • Get more than seven hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep recharges the human battery and consequently helps the immune system function at an optimal level.
      • Exercise regularly (or Walking)
      • Do daily deep breathing and relaxation exercises (meditation, prayer, etc.)
      • Keep a positive mental attitude
      • Listen to the type of music you like as this can reduce stress
      • Buy a new toothbrush- Toothbrushes can harbor the viruses and prolong illnesses


      • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption
      • Avoid anti-inflammatories, if possible. Unless you have high fever. Mild inflammation is your body's natural healing mechanism. Don’t hinder it!


      Supplements to boost your immune. The body needs a good source of enough nutrition that contain the building blocks and ingredients which the body systems need to function and perform at it’s finest state. If our diet does not have enough of these ingredients, we need to take supplements. The difference is quite noticeable after just a month of regular correct supplements. Here are some examples below to a healthy immune system

      • High potency Multivitamin
      • Mineral formula
      • Vitamin D3 2,000 to 4,000 IU a day
      • Vitamins C, 500mg every two hours (see ascorbic acid flush dosing) & Bioflavonoids 1,000mg a day
      • Vitamin A, 2,500 IU daily (if you’re pregnant or a smoker, consult with your doctor)
      • Vitamin E (not more than 200 IU daily)
      • Vitamin B Complex 100mg & Folic Acid daily
      • Zinc Lozenges 20 to 30mg daily (not with food, or citrus fruits)
      • Probiotics (containing lactobacilli, bifidobacteria and numerous others)

      Some Herbs, botanicals or other supplements that can substantially be beneficial for your immune like:

      • Reishi Mushroom or Ganoderma
      • Garlic
      • Echinaceas
      • Elderberry
      • Ginger
      • Oil Of Oregano
      • Curcumin
      • Colloidal Silver
      • L-lysine

      Homeopathic Remedies that can help with symptoms:

      • Anas barbariae (Oscillococcinum)
      • Belladonna

      *Always ask your doctor and pharmacist. These supplements or herbs can interact with your current conditions or medications. Consult with your doctor, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding before taking any of these.

      **These current recommended doses are not appropriate for children or infants. Always consult with your healthcare provider.


      • A more vegetarian diet rich in natural nutrients & multivitamins.
      • Regular meals (take your Breakfast, Lunch & Supper)
      • Increased intake of green vegetables
      • Diet rich in whole, natural foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, seeds, and nuts (except if you’re allergic to any type of nuts)
      • Limit your simple sugar consumption (including fruit sugars) to less than 50 g per day
      • Contains adequate but not excessive amounts of protein
      • Drink five or six 8 fl.oz glasses of water per day (or diluted vegetable juices, soups, and herb teas—no fruit juice)

      The oral administration of 100 g portions of carbohydrates as glucose, fructose or sucrose can reduce your immune system significantly by about 50%, and the effect would last within half an hour to 5 hours. On the same token if you have diabetes your blood sugar needs to be under control for two main reasons: strong immunity and better healing. Both are hindered drastically when blood sugar is too high or too low.

      Eat plenty of hot chicken soup. This is grandmother’s old remedy, but still good till today. You can add Cayenne pepper to help break up congestion. Avoid dairy products that can increase mucus formation.

      Elderly People

      • 50 years of age and older need to consume a complete supplement having a spectrum of potent multivitamins and minerals (whether they suffer deficiency or not ).

2020 Mar 25th Michael Ramzy, Rph.

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