The current health crisis and the associated fear and anxiety being generated is very much at the forefront of our minds. We are very concerned about people in high-risk groups and we know that our wonderful customers, in particular, already face personal health challenges.
We understand that the people who are at a higher risk of being affected by illness are the very young, the elderly, or infirm. If you suffer from a health challenge or are undertaking a treatment, that has compromised your immune system, you need to be vigilant and proactive.
You may need to be extra careful to reduce exposure, increase resistance, build immunity where possible, and act to recover as quickly as possible so as to reduce the severity of an infection.
CBD also has a number of other very positive effects that will help during these difficult times and that we should mention. Some of these effects can reduce the risk of infection and improve your defenses and some will help you recover if you are infected. Others will help you cope with the stress and emotional or mental effects of the crisis.
Anxiolytic/antidepressant – reduce anxiety & depression
Anti-insomnia – if stress or anxiety is affecting your sleep pattern
Immunomodulator – reduce or increase the immune response to help ward off illness
Anti-inflammatory – reduce inflammation especially in the lungs
Neuro-protective – prevent nervous system degeneration
Bone stimulant – promote bone growth
Analgesic – reduce & manage pain
Anti-ischemic – artery blockage
Anti-catabolic – reduce muscle wastage
Antiemetic – reduce vomiting & nausea symptoms
Appetite stimulant – increase appetite
Anorectic – suppress appetite
Anti-spasmodic – suppress muscle spasms
Antipsoriatic – treat psoriasis
Vasorelaxant – reduce tension in blood vessel walls
If you feel you can do so, please recommend that your friends and loved ones start on CBD oil and also share this page with them if you think it will help.
As for other things to do – we have gathered up some ideas and common sense options. Many of our thoughts below have been shared across the net and in fact, you may already be aware of what to do. In any case, this is our own go-to list that we have implemented here at The Good Earth and at home with our loved ones. Many of you will know or think of things that we have not included here so please feel free to tell us by email to [email protected] if you think there is something to add here. We are not experts and this page is a work in progress so please be kind!
The most obvious thing we have seen mentioned over and over again is simply to wash your hands. Wash them properly several times a day and in particular, after you have touched anything that is not yours or has been touched by others outside what you would consider being your personal safe zone, This could be your home, work station, car, bedroom, whatever. Ensure that anyone entering your safe space washes or sanitizes their hands. Importantly you should avoid touching your facial area as much as possible to reduce transference.
Unfortunately from a social point of view but quite sensible from an avoidance point of view, you should reduce physical contact with others. This means not shaking hands or kissing as greeting with those outside your intimate circle. We hope this won’t last too long as we are great believers in the therapeutic value of touch. As an alternative maybe we could all use the ‘namaste‘ greeting/farewell gesture of placing our hands together and a little head nod of respect. If this catches on it may reduce conflict over essential grocery items in the supermarket aisle!
Avoid unnecessary travel
This one speaks for itself. Reducing travel activities reduces the potential for exposure. Whilst it is probably impossible to not travel at all you should consider whether the journey is essential or not. If you must travel make sure you follow the wash / sanitize your hand’s rule and avoid touching other people or things where possible.
Add these to your daily regime..
If you haven’t already done so we strongly recommend you make some additions to your daily intake and product usage:
Vitamin D: This is normally absorbed through the skin during time outdoors in the sunshine however it is also available as a supplement. Try to get the free and natural sun supplied version but if you cannot for some reason find a supplemented version of vitamin D. Vitamin D is actually a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for increasing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate, and multiple other biological effects. In humans, the most important compounds in this group are vitamin D₃ and vitamin D₂. A lack of vitamin D can cause anxiety and depression and with all the fear and panic this may be exacerbated. Do not sit in front of the TV absorbing all the doom and gloom – this also causes anxiety which will, in turn, compromise your immune system and make you more susceptible to further illness. Try to get outdoors and get some sunshine on your skin.
Vitamin C has been shown to be a protectant against illness, increases white blood cell count and therefore improves immune response. In China, doctors are giving vitamin C intravenously doses of up to 6,000 to 12,000mg per day to patients with moderate to serious cases of illness. Please note that Ascorbic Acid should not be used as a source of Vitamin C under any circumstances as it is an isolate – it is not bio-available or efficacious.
Iodine greatly benefits thyroid function and is necessary for cell regeneration which is involved with numerous bodily functions. Iodine acts to reduce toxicity in the body. Ensure that you only use Nascent Iodine as it is safe and bio-available. Iodine chelates heavy metals to remove them from the body. Iodine is the only option when it comes to removing toxic haloids from the thyroid and even the pineal gland where fluoride concentrates.
Essential Oils can be diffused or taken internally as drops or diluted in water with some care.
Lemon Oil – cleanses toxins from the body, anti-oxidant, helps drains lymph, rejuvenates energy, fights bacteria and fungi, purifies the skin, boosts mood.
Clove Oil – anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, improves blood circulation, anti-inflammatory, boosts gum health.
Rosemary Oil – eases stress, improves brain function, relieves pain, repels bacteria, reduces inflammation.
Copaiba Oil – anti-inflammatory, promotes healing, pain relief, treats a variety of internal infections
Frankincense Oil – This is an important oil in relation to the current illness as it is an anti-inflammatory that prevents the release of leukotrienes – compounds that cause inflammation – particularly relevant to those with asthma. Leukotrienes cause your bronchial muscles to constrict when dealing with asthma and other throat and chest conditions. A dose of 1.4mg per 3 kilos of body weight can improve lung capacity and help reduce asthma attacks in people with chronic asthma. Frankincense may reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also reduces gut inflammation.
Lavender Oil: anti-microbial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, lifts mood, reduces anxiety, improves sleep quality, reduces PMT symptoms, assists in wound healing, analgesic (reduces pain).
These products are specifically created to use in the home and workplace to increase hygiene and reduce the presence of germs and bacteria.
doTERRA On-Guard essential oil blend: this blend contains some of the above-mentioned oils and more besides and is a good way to get many of the anti-bacterial and anti-microbial benefits mentioned above – from one product. On-Guard can be diffused, applied topically on soles of feet, hands, top of the neck, pulse points, and internally via water dilution, in tea or in cooking.
doTERRA On-Guard foaming hand-wash for personal hygiene. As above, this product has all the essential oils in the On-Guard blend in a foaming hand cleanser format.
Other On-Guard products include micro-dose beadlets, throat drops, household cleaning liquid, and toothpaste.
The doTERRA products can be found by clicking through from any doTERRA product at The Good Earth.
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