With this Coronavirus on the rise, health and nutrition are certainly in the forefront. And this time of year, with the flu virus rampant and everyone hanging indoors, it seems important to use extra caution.
I have had three bacterial infections this winter, one of them strep–much more than usual–most likely because I’m in doctor’s offices and/or hospitals constantly with my father and son. One worries about MRSA and more. To combat this, I bought some hand sanitizer and will use it every time I use a public door or restroom and any time I am in a crowded situation. With my father’s precarious health I’m inclined to avoid busy places (he still likes the casino) until we see how this coronavirus behaves here in the U.S. My son with Downs has a very low immunity and so does my father, so it is of more concern.
Last winter I seemed to have extra immunity, very few illnesses. But then I wasn’t caring for my father last winter–not until spring. I attributed my better health under normal circumstances to my carnivore/keto diet (and since I’ve been ill here three times, I have not been as good on my diet–a complicating circumstance. I’ve been exhausted and my will power has been flagging–a chicken-egg thing.) I have just taken another antibiotic and I think it is working, so will have to address all these situations.
I have also been very stressed emotionally–falling/choking/passing out episodes for my father–another last night–where I have to call paramedics and heimlach him, etc. Stress also drags down the immune system.
I recommend you increase vitamin D and vitamin C especially if you live in northern climates. I’ve just recently increased my vitamin D to 10,000 iu/day for now and a big dose of C as well. Exercise helps increase immune response (unless you are already quite sick and then you don’t want to over-stress your system.)
Be careful in cosmopolitan areas especially but take care in all public situations until we know how this virus is going to behave. While possibly not quite as deadly as even the flu, it appears to be much more contagious–even killing some people without them ever running a fever. Which leads me to think they might have under-estimated how sick they were.
Happy Saturday. It’s ribs today, keto chili tomorrow for Superbowl. Lots of good dark brew coffee, some bacon and carnivore waffles. All good. Go Kansas City! (Though i like 49ers having lived in CA four years).
More soon on my dream life…