Coronavirus — What Are the Best Alternatives for Self-Care?

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Certain pre-existing conditions may make you more vulnerable to coronavirus, including being overweight and having a heart condition or diabetes
  • While there are no proven treatments for COVID-19 yet, some doctors are reporting success with intravenous doses of vitamin C
  • The FDA has given the go ahead for the administration of plasma from previously infected patients to help critically ill people with the virus
  • One way to fight coronavirus and other infections is to boost your microbiome diversity with healthy foods and probiotics and/or certain supplements
  • Learning relaxation techniques and stress management can help, too — studies show that relaxation therapy increases levels of secretory immunoglobulin-A, one of the molecules protecting mucosal surfaces, like those in the lungs, from infection

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