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Practical Ways To Avoid The Coronavirus & Boost The Immune System (Part 1).

Updated: May 31, 2021

As part of a two-part series of posts. In this article we will have a look at practical ways to improve the immune system and avoid the coronavirus.

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Lady in a Mask HealthWise Chinese Medicine

Avoid The Virus

No matter how strong a person's immune system, it is impossible to be one hundred percent immune when it comes to a contagious virus. Over the past months we have seen people from all walks of life get COVID19. So how do we protect ourselves? #covid

A) Wear a mask and wash your hands frequently

First and foremost, wear a surgical mask and wash your hands frequently. Surgical masks are effective in preventing droplet-borne diseases. As a socially responsible person, we should take these simple measures to make sure that we are protecting ourselves and others in our community from contracting a highly infectious disease.

  1. Wash your hands before wearing the mask.

  2. The coloured side should be on the outside, the folds point down and the metal strip on top.

  3. Make sure the mask covers the mouth, nose and chin whist pressing the metal strip against the bridge of your nose.

  4. After wearing the mask avoid touching it again. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after touching the mask.

  5. To dispose of the mask. Fold it in half and place it into a plastic bag and place it into a covered trash bin. Wash your hands immediately.

See the full article on wearing masks by the World Heath Organization here

B) Avoid high risk areas

Try to avoid entering countries with high infection rates. Try to avoid public hospital and crowded places. Try to avoid prolonged periods of time in public transit. If you touch surfaces on public transit be sure to wash your hands thoroughly.

See the full article on public transportation during COVID by the World Heath Organization here

Boost Your Immune System by What You Eat

  • Yupingfeng San

Suitable for people with low immunity who easily catch colds and have low body function. Usually these people have low blood pressure less than 90/60. This prescription acts as a shield to prevent diseases from invading the body. It is usually taken to prevent colds, allergies and improve physical weakness. There are proprietary Chinese herbs on the market. You can also cook soup or porridge with these herbs. #herbs

  • Pei Pa Koa Cough Syrup

Suitable for everyone. This prescription can moisturize the lungs and reduce phlegm, relieve coughs, shortness of breath and help to soothe sore throats.

  • Garlic

Garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects that can relieve coughs clear phlegm, and enhance immunity.

  • Vitamin C

Suitable for most people. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, its function is to fightt against oxidation, neutralize free radicals, avoid aging and strengthen the immune system. It can relieve cold symtoms and strengthen white blood cells for a better defence. The daily recommended intake is 2000mg. #supplements

  • Zinc

Zinc is a good supplement for people with a weak body constitution and low immunity. For people who suffer frequently from the flu or have low blood pressure. Zinc can enhane the function of white blood cells, regulate immune system disorders and enhance immunity. The aily recommended dose of Zinc is 50mg. You can also obtain zinc from eating more red meat and shell fish. #supplements

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