Chinese Herbs in Helping Treat Coronavirus Currently, to treat COVID-19, there is only one FDA approved treatment (remdesivir) and a drug going through a clinical trial, hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria medication, interactions with drugs used to regulate the heartbeat. It may also cause direct myocardial toxicity and worsen cardiomyopathy, a problem that can lead to heart failure. Additionally, remdesivir, an … Continue reading Chinese Herbs in Helping Treat Coronavirus

Masks Work: Improving Your Experience The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30th, 2020. During this time, the CDC has strongly recommended that you maintain a six feet distance from others and wear face masks while in public. While this hasn't been an easy adjustment, there's now strong evidence that our … Continue reading Masks Work: Improving Your Experience

COVID-19 Impact on Heart Health It's been almost five months since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency. Even after all this time, there is still constantly new information learned about this virus. Originally, it was thought that COVID-19 was primarily a respiratory disease, but as more patients have contracted the virus and been … Continue reading COVID-19 Impact on Heart Health

Enriching Your Life Through Friendship What sounds like the perfect Friday evening for you? Maybe you like the idea of a loud, rambunctious dinner party, playing card games or dancing to music with your close friends. Perhaps you prefer a quiet evening at home, curled up in bed with a good book and a beloved pet. Regardless of which … Continue reading Enriching Your Life Through Friendship

Strengthening Your Immune System with Vitamin D For many of us, the COVID-19 outbreak and lock down have meant more time indoors and less sun. Unfortunately, this can contribute to a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin", helps our immune systems stay balanced. It plays an essential role in our immune health, as low levels can … Continue reading Strengthening Your Immune System with Vitamin D

Clearing Your Body of Inflammation As we continue to look forward, we continue to focus on our health and strengthening our immune systems. Everyday stressors however, create inflammation and negatively affect our immune system's ability to fight against diseases and viruses. Inflammation has been linked to a large majority of common illnesses and health conditions. Therefore it's vital to … Continue reading Clearing Your Body of Inflammation

How to Take Care of Yourself While Sick with COVID While the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, it's likely that you know someone whose life has been affected by the COVID-19 disease. With almost 2.5 million cases confirmed cases worldwide, it's important to know what to do if you think you have the virus. Living situations vary greatly, you might live alone, with a … Continue reading How to Take Care of Yourself While Sick with COVID

Improving Your Face Mask with Thieves Oil For the first time, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended wearing face masks while going out to places where social distancing is difficult. As the CDC continues to study the spread, they have learned that the virus can be spread between people in close proximity, through speaking, coughing, or sneezing. … Continue reading Improving Your Face Mask with Thieves Oil

Strengthening Your Lungs to Help Fight Coronavirus During the coronavirus pandemic, a disease that attacks your lungs, it's a time meant to recognize the importance of your respiratory system. Some coronavirus patients have experienced a drop of 20 to 30% in lung function. Your lungs are responsible for keeping you breathing and through that keep every other organ in your body … Continue reading Strengthening Your Lungs to Help Fight Coronavirus

Calming Pandemic Anxiety Through Breath During this time when there is so much focus on our physical health, it's important to not forget about our mental health. Holed up in our houses and uncertain of what is to come during this time, anxiety and stress can easily build until it feels unbearable. This can be especially difficult if you … Continue reading Calming Pandemic Anxiety Through Breath