Nurses are badass, they are tackling this very dangerous and potentially lethal virus head on with all professionalism they possess and a lot of moxy.
Nurses be like

CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS.

As a registered nurse

As a registered nurse of over 40 years experience and still in the field. I am NOT quarantined I am essential.

I am surprised

at my co-workers response initially to the coronavirus after having gone through the same safety training with all of them year after year.

Is herd immunity possible?

My own daughter is believing that herd immunity is going to happen. I am encouraging her to stick with wearing a mask until the curve begins to happen instead.

“We don’t have a good way to safely build it up, to be honest, not in the short term,” said Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Unless we’re going to let the virus run rampant again — but I think society has decided that is not an approach available to us.”

In order for herd immunity to exist it needs to be at least 60% of population and as you can see that is not happening.

Put your own oxygen mask on first….self care!

If you feel “burnout” setting in , if you feel demoralized and exhausted it is best for the sake of everyone to withdraw and restore yourself. Dalai Lama

Super Heroes taking a bow to nurses on duty during coronavirus outbreak

DEBUNKING MYTHS

CORONAVIRUS IS NOT THE FLU OR ANYTHING LIKE IT!
NO OTHER INFLUENZA HAS BEEN DEEMED PANDEMIC SINCE 1918 WHEN 1% OF THE WORLD POPULATION DIED. Please do not be in a hurry to get back to normal. Normal may never be the same. Below is an example of the worst misuse of power and authority to mislead a nation to untimely deaths.

Debunking presidential hoohaha

A nurses protocol for keeping their families safe

an accurate description of mitigation

wear a mask and gloves

NP Contracts Virus
NP Contracts Virus

“on 05/10 I was admitted to @mountsinainyc with worsening symtoms of #COVID.

USA
USA

This is the current “curve of the USA” as you can see there is no curve, it is just rising.

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Italy

This is the current curve for Italy. As you can see they have a dramatic downswing in cases. They are winning

WHAT YOU CAN DO

01

Wear a Mask

This includes going to store, getting gas, etc…In China it is etiquette to wear a mask and if you don’t it is considered rude.

02

Stay home if you can/Wash your hands

There has been a lot of criticism for people who are wearing gloves at the store. I totally see why they are, to protect themselves. They would be cross contaminating with or without them but perhaps not pick up anything if they took gloves off and disposed of them before leaving the store. It really doesn’t matter because as nurses we are trained to wash our hands after we take our gloves off anyway. Also this virus has a lipid shell, which is best destroyed by good old soap and water.I say people at the stores nix the gloves because guess what you are not being responsible with them and they are scattered throughout the parking lots now which is gross and will cause more spread of disease.

If you have read much of this blog you know that I am also into natural healing methods, like essential oils and aromatherapy. By chance many years ago I stumbled upon a natural immune booster that I swear by and have all my family taking it with the onset of this pandemic.

NATURAL IMMUNE BOOSTERS

03

Myrrh capsules

I began taking Myrrh capsules many years ago, because I thought I might have an ulcer . I took it for 2 consecutive years. I no longer had the gut pain and I never got sick after that. Maybe a 24 hour body ache thing but I was never down for days or weeks like my co-workers or even my children. It was a “light bulb” moment when I finally put the 2 together. Being a labor and delivery nurse and a mother of 3, I know the importance of breastfeeding to pass on natural immune boosters to your newborns. The wisemen also knew that Myrrh had immune boosting properties and wanted to make sure Jesus was well protected as a baby to fulfill his mission on earth. It was one of the gifts they brought to the baby Jesus. You can get it online at AMAZON Natures Way.

04

Probiotics

Also another one I stumbled upon while trying to get rid of the toenail fungus I acquired after having a pedicure last summer. It not only made my toenails soft again, but adds to the immune boosters. You can get it at iherb here

ADD SPICES

05

Cayenne

I am convinced that Cayenne can burn out any cold symptom. I have always turned to hot and spice broth when I had the first onset of cold symptoms. Helps clear the sinuses and gives a general feeling of warmth. Turns out it has healing properties good for helping defeat cancer, capsaicin in cayenne peppers has metabolism-boosting properties. It helps increase amount of heat your body produces, making you burn more calories per day It does this through a process called diet-induced thermogenesis. It is been suggested that cayenne pepper may have antibacterial properties. In laboratory tests, scientists found that it combats group A Streptococci, the type of bacteria responsible for strep throat and other diseases.

06

Ginger

Powerful antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory,
reduce your risk of diabetes. …
It’s a natural way to relieve arthritic pain. ….
It can settle an upset stomach. …
It may help prevent heart disease. …
It may lower your risk of cancer.

HOW TO USE THEM

07

Turmeric

Turmeric is incredible for decreasing inflammation,
Easy Golden Milk Latte: Ingredients:
2.5 cups almond milk (or nut milk of choice)
3 tablespoons raw macadamia nuts
1/2-1 tablespoon Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3 teaspoons coconut palm sugar or sweetener like agave, maple syrup.
Heat your almond milk over the stovetop or in the microwave to about 150 degrees (or aim for the ideal temperature you’d like to sip your latte.
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, then blend on high until creamy and smoo

08

Sage and Garlic

Sage has a particularly high content of antioxidant rosmarinic acid, which fights fungus, bacteria, and viruses. Research has shown sage to be one of the most powerful natural antimicrobials. It has been tested and proven to efficiently fight more than 40 common strands of bacteria and more than 25 strands of fungus. Garlic is arguably one of the most well-known immunity boosters. Specifically, compounds found in garlic have been shown to boost the function of our disease-fighting white blood cells, helping to ward off viruses we may come in contact with

09

Apple Cider Vineagr

Feeling a chill Make a tea, to clear the sinuses. and boost your metabolism
Recipe for the tea: 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon bee pollen
1 teaspoon local honey
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

To make a home remedy that includes cayenne pepper, a person could try the following:
Combine 1/4 teaspoon (tsp) of cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp of ground ginger, 1 tablespoon (tbsp) of honey, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, and 2 tbsp of water, TAKE ONE TSP DAILY

10

Golden Milk/Turmeric

Easy Golden Milk Latte: Ingredients:
2.5 cups almond milk (or nut milk of choice)
3 tablespoons raw macadamia nuts
1/2-1 tablespoon Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3 teaspoons coconut palm sugar or sweetener like agave, maple syrup.
Heat your almond milk over the stovetop or in the microwave to about 150 degrees (or aim for the ideal temperature you’d like to sip your latte .
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, then blend on high until creamy and smooth

I will be posting updates on other ways to cope with this and protect yourself from a nurses point of view from time to time. So tune back in, keep your fitness program going, don’t fall into the comfort food eating pattern and subscribe if you want to keep motivated through email.

disclaimer

*Although I have been in the medical profession for over 40 years and recommend these products they have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional prior to beginning any diet or exercise program or taking any dietary supplement. The content on our website is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or to replace a relationship with a qualified healthcare professional.