Could Your Nose Mucous Make You a Super Spreader of COVID-19?

We know that a sneeze or cough can spread coronavirus, but scientists are now wondering if a certain composition of the mucous in your nose might make you a super spreader of coronavirus, even if you have no symptoms. Researchers at the University of Utah are so curious about this that they’re setting up a study on how nose mucous spreads the disease, according to a Newswise press release. Continue reading

Things to consider when building your stockpile of healthy foods

During this period of worldwide calamity, everyone is looking into the kind of healthy foods they should get for their stockpile. You may be living in a city or state that has already imposed some lockdown procedures. In that case, you may want to check the foods you currently have. Continue reading

Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety, Isolation and Loneliness

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  • If you’re anxious about getting infected with novel coronavirus or worry about the health of family members, consider trying the Emotional Freedom Techniques to ease your anxiety or the FAST technique from NET
  • As governments around the world are issuing social distancing recommendations, more and more people are self-isolating and limiting their face-to-face interactions. While important to curb the spread of infectious disease, self-quarantining can also trigger or worsen feelings of loneliness
  • Even without government-recommended social distancing, loneliness is already at “epidemic” levels; 46% of American adults report feeling lonely, 47% say they do not have meaningful in-person social interactions on a daily basis and 43% report feeling isolated
  • Ease boredom and stay connected by video chatting with family and friends. Other creative solutions people have come up with include live-streamed DJ sets, online book clubs, cooking classes and other online events conducted via video conferencing or video chats
  • For those who were already isolated to begin with, the recommendation to connect through technology may not help much, since they lack a social network. Many of the most vulnerable, such as the elderly and disabled, also lack the technical know-how. For these individuals, the answer really lies in a compassionate reaching out by others, perhaps complete strangers

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PREPPING FOR TWO WEEK QUARANTINE: EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLY

Right now, the focus of ShtfPlan.com is to make sure all readers are as UPDATED as possible on the Covid-19 pandemic. Download our EXCLUSIVE report immediately at: http://www.shtfplan.com/virus Continue reading

Spanish flu: The deadliest pandemic in history

Reference article: Facts about the Spanish flu.

In 1918, a strain of influenza known as Spanish flu caused a global pandemic, spreading rapidly and killing indiscriminately. Young, old, sick and otherwise-healthy people all became infected, and at least 10% of patients died. Continue reading

9 Superfoods with powerful anti-viral properties

Viruses are responsible for many infectious diseases, including the flu, influenza and tuberculosis. Due to increased global travel, viral outbreaks often pose a serious threat to public health. Some examples include the emergence of dengue, measles and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Continue reading

Effectively Treat Your Sore Throat — Naturally

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  • One of the most common reasons for a sore throat is a viral infection; before picking up an over-the-counter drug, consider these effective and natural options
  • Zinc lozenges work locally in your upper respiratory tract to shorten a cold; hydrogen peroxide in the ear canal has been ignored, but is effective
  • An apple cider vinegar gargle helps create an inhospitable environment for germs; garlic may shorten the length and severity of your cold and raw honey is as effective as cough drops or syrup
  • Vitamin C may shorten your cold; echinacea tea soothes your throat and reduces the recurrence of an infection; bee propolis extract may reduce the duration of a cold, and gargling with saltwater is soothing
  • Preventive measures include getting plenty of exercise and quality sleep; using good handwashing techniques; eating fermented foods and taking in optimal levels of vitamin D

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Putting This Inside You Protects Your Skin

The poor lemon has an undeserved bad reputation (except when its sour flavor is offset with tons of sugar, or used in cleaning products). It’s popular as a flavoring or scent, but few among us want to bite into a raw lemon. Continue reading

New Study Sheds Light on Stroke Recovery

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  • Stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or blood vessel, cutting off blood flow to your brain. As a result, brain cells die and brain damage can occur. Without proper and timely treatment, a stroke can be lethal
  • Estimates suggest 10% of all strokes occur in people under the age of 50, and 2.5% of strokes occur in those under the age of 20
  • Studies have shown that, surprisingly, blocking inflammation after a stroke isn’t beneficial. Recent research demonstrates brain inflammation following a stroke actually plays a beneficial role in neuroplasticity and recovery of function
  • It’s imperative to rapidly implement neurocognitive training after a stroke, as your brain circuits need the proper stimulus to reroute
  • Education appears to play a role in stroke recovery by acting as a cognitive reserve against poststroke cognitive impairment. Getting the proper nutrition after a stroke is also crucial for optimal recovery

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Three Intravenous Vitamin C Research Studies Approved for Treating COVID-19

(OMNS February 21, 2020) Intravenous vitamin C is already being employed in China against COVID-19 coronavirus. I am receiving regular updates because I am part of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board to the International Intravenous Vitamin C China Epidemic Medical Support Team. Its director is Richard Z. Cheng, MD, PhD; associate director is Hong Zhang, PhD. Among other team members are Qi Chen, PhD (Associate Professor, Kansas University Medical School); Jeanne Drisko, MD (Professor, University of Kansas Medical School); Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD; and Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD. (Professor, Kyorin University, Tokyo). To read the treatment protocol information in English: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n07.shtml (Protocol in Chinese at http://www.doctoryourself.com/Coronavirus_Chinese_IV_C_Protocol.pdf  Continue reading

Is There Anything You Can Do to Prevent Deaths on the Road?

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  • Nearly 18,000 automotive accidents occur every day in the U.S., on average. This frequency multiplied by the low severity still amounted to nearly 37,000 automotive fatalities in 2018
  • Of all drivers killed in U.S. automotive accidents in 2017, 18% occurred on a freeway, which is actually lower than expected. In fact, there are more drivers killed in intersections (20%) than on freeways
  • The primary conditions that lead to road fatalities are: alcohol, speeding and distraction leading to a loss of control or contact with another vehicle. Avoid these risk factors to improve your chances of not becoming a statistic on the road
  • Remember that even though you’ve driven countless times without a scratch, it does not give you a pass to be more complacent and lose your focus. Always take safety measures every time you get behind the wheel

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Vitamin-rich pineapple fruit hosts a variety of health benefits that make it a REAL superfood

The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical fruit that has been celebrated for centuries, thanks to its unique taste and amazing health benefits — a single serving of pineapple chunks can boost immunity, build strong bones and improve digestion. For all its sweetness however, it’s actually great for weight loss, since the fruit is low in calories. Continue reading

How to Raise or Lower Your Dementia Risk Through Diet

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  • A high-fat, moderate-protein, low net-carb ketogenic diet is crucial for preventing degeneration that can lead to Alzheimer’s. High-carb diets have been shown to increase your risk of dementia by 89% while high-fat diets lower it by 44%
  • Other research highlights the importance of eating a diet rich in flavonols — antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables and tea. Those who got the highest amounts of flavonols had a 48% lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s than those getting the lowest amounts
  • Drinking tea three times or more per week also lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. A 50-year-old habitual tea drinker would develop heart disease and/or have a stroke 1.41 years later than someone who drinks it less frequently, and live 1.26 years longer
  • Diets high in trans fats, refined sugar, grains and processed vegetable oils, as well as insufficient cholesterol, raise your risk of dementia
  • Diets high in trans fats can raise your risk of dementia by 52% to 74%. The biggest dietary culprits include pastries, margarine, candy, caramels, croissants, nondairy creamers, ice cream and rice cakes

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5 Proven Ways to Reduce Wrinkles Naturally

There is no magic wand for turning back the hands of time. But there are natural solutions for slowing the effects of aging and the wrinkles that come with it Continue reading

The Food Industry Makes Food Addictive – And Almost Nutrient-Free

The weight of Americans has been heading upwards for decades along with the number of calories we eat, which has risen by 24% since 1961 — from 2,881 to 3,600 calories a day. Continue reading