Here are a few things that you can do or buy to support yourself, even when your go-to's are sold out.
1. Shop in smaller stores, or off peak hours - many grocery stores have just implemented hours specifically for seniors. You could even ask a friend or family member to drop a few items off on your porch to avoid being in crowds (or you could offer to do this for someone else as well). Limiting your exposure is a good plan.
2. Garlic & onions - contain antimicrobial agents. They are not proven to be effective against the Coronavirus, but can help to fight off other infections.
3. Spring cleaning - it may be a way to occupy yourself while you're at home, but household dust is actually full of toxins. Removing dust from your home you can improve your lung health, allergies, and boost your mood by removing clutter.
4. Water & Herbal Tea - hydration is important for keeping a solid barrier in your nose and respiratory passages.
5. Breathe through your nose - we have our own built in filtration system that can help stop bugs from getting in. By breathing through your nose instead of your mouth, you have a better shot at keeping infections out.
6. Laugh - laughter boosts the immune system
7. Find connections to others - you may not be able to get out of the house as easily, but there are other ways to be social in the meantime. Two of our local Yoga studios, Go Yoga and Kala Yoga, are offering online classes, as an example, which can help you to feel less isolated.
8. Fresh air - hiking trails remain open, but even a walk outside is a great way to get your immune system up, improve your mood, and help out your lungs.
9. Sleep - in many cases, we have been provided with an opportunity for rest, and getting sufficient sleep - 7 to 9 hours, will help your body to be strong.
10. Wash your hands - just do it
I will continue to help you in whatever way I can.
Yours in health,