COVID-19 Update #2

 

Click here for Wet Sheet Pack Instructions

We hope this newsletter finds you well during this stressful time. We realize that everyone is struggling with decisions related to daily life and anxieties we’ve never had. We at Andrs Wellness are also facing unchartered territory. As of today, we are planning to remain open for our patients and have increased office cleaning protocols. We are also offering telehealth through our HIPPA secure portal. If you would like to switch your appointment to telehealth please inform the office ASAP. You will receive an email with instructions for the session. It’s highly recommended that you test your system to make sure it’s compatible. Please be advised, the platform is NOT compatible with Internet Explorer. When you sign in to the telehealth session, please be sure to click “allow use of microphone”. 

 

Our suppliers and pharmacies are overwhelmed. Because of this, we want to ask for your help and understanding for the foreseeable future as we live through this unprecedented time of extreme demand for all sorts of health-related products. 

  • Please allow 2 weeks-notice when re-ordering your herbs and supplements. Our suppliers are very delayed and shipping time has been increased. 

  • We have a limited supply of vitamin C and other immune herbs and supplements. Due to our limited supply, Andrs Wellness Consulting patients will have priority to purchase what we have in stock. 

  • Please call your pharmacy for refills at least 1 week in advance, but 2 weeks is preferable.

  • Please do not call and ask us to call your pharmacy to check on your prescriptions. The pharmacies have long hold times, are overwhelmed and days behind. 

  • Please be assured we are doing the best we can to continue providing you the best care, herbs and supplements possible. 

 

What can you do to stay healthy? 

  • Manage your stress and anxiety. Your immune system struggles to work effectively under times of both severe physical and psychological stress. 

    • Prayer & meditation

    • Yoga and breathing techniques (4-7-8 Breathing) 

    • Decrease use of social and news media 

    • Take herbal nervines, calming vitamins and supplement 

  • Appropriate Sleep – which is critical to restoring your immune function every 24-hour cycle. 

  • Exercise – for movement of blood and lymph. Sweating will also diminish your burden of toxins. Exercise helps improve the immune system due to the psychological benefits. 

    • Increased body temperature and sweating is key to fighting illness. So, if you have a sauna, use it daily. 

  • Get outside – every day!

    • “The solution to pollution is dilution” get outside to get fresh air. This decreases your risk of getting the virus. Your risk of viral infection increases inside a building where the air volume and circulation is less than outside. 

    • Sunlight – improves psychological health and vitamin D levels. Sunlight has been effective in the treatment of TB and previous flu epidemics. 

  • Diet – Avoid sugar, it’s inflammatory and decreases activity of the immune cells. Eat mostly vegetables and non-tropical fruits like berries.

  • WASH YOUR HANDS – 

    • Frequently, for 20 seconds. Sing the happy birthday song twice. Use hot water and soap. 

    • Don’t wear rings. If you do, only a simple band, that can be easily cleaned.

    • Keep nails short and clean under them when washing

    • Avoid touching face, keep fingers out of eyes, nose, mouth etc. 

  • Vitamins, herbs and supplements that can help: 

    • Vitamin C, at least 3x daily start with 400-500mg and titrate up to bowel tolerance. 

    • Make sure your vitamin D level is adequate, for most of us this means taking some supplemental vitamin D. However, excessively high levels of vitamin D may not be helpful with COVID19. 

    • Zinc with Quercetin, which helps zinc get inside the cells to boost immunity

    • Adrenal support herbs and glandulars

    • Immune supporting herbs and mushrooms 

    • Transfer factors (colostrum)

    • Herbal throat and/or nasal sprays may be helpful in killing microbes that come in contact with mucosal membranes. 

    • Continue your multi-vitamin and probiotics. 

  • Aromatherapy – diffusing high quality essential oils in your home/office can help decrease airborne microbes. Cinnamon, Bergamot, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Lavender, tea tree, Lemon Balm, geranium, clove and thyme all have anti-microbial properties. 

 

Should you wear a mask? If all you have is a surgical or dust mask, it doesn’t really protect you from breathing in the virus. However, because any of us could be an asymptomatic carrier, wearing a mask will help prevent an accidental respiratory spread of the virus. This will help protect the weak that you come in contact with. The only mask that will protect you from a respiratory exposure, is a properly fitted N95 mask. Those masks should be reserved for the medical providers in the hospitals treating the critically ill. 

 

Recommendations if you get the virus:

  • Do not take NSAIDs (Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or Tylenol (acetaminophen). As much as you may want to take these drugs, we are recommending that you take a hot bath while drinking our “Fever Tea” blend followed by a Wet Sheet Pack. Click here for instructions on how to do this. Remember, your immune system works best at a temperature 101.5 to 103.5, so a fever is a good thing. The French Government also recommends against the use of these drugs, you can read more here.

  • Increase your dose of Zinc, which is likely to make your fever go up, which is also a good thing. 

  • Increase your dose of vitamin C. When you get sick, the amount of vitamin C you can tolerate goes up dramatically. This is because your body’s needs go up dramatically, so you will absorb more. Loose stools or diarrhea is the limiting factor for the amount of vitamin C one can tolerate. 

  • Stay at home. If you develop respiratory distress or chest pain, go immediately to the hospital.

Wet Sheet Pack Instructions

 

Items you will need:

Fever Tea (hot, herbal)

Flannel Sheet

Someone to help you

  1. Prepare tea as directed (strong - 1 heaping tablespoon to 8oz water and steep at least 15 min. Tea should still be warm when you drink it). 

  2. Prepare hot bath (with or without Epsom salt - 2 cups for standard size tub, if you have low blood pressure and get dizzy easily, omit the epsom salt) 

  3. Get in hot bath and drink hot tea, get as much of you submerged as possible. Have the water hot as you can stand without burning you. 

  4. Stay in the tub at least 15 minutes while you drink the tea.

  5. Get out of the tub, DO NOT DRY OFF - have someone help you wrap up in flannel sheet - get to the bed. 

  6. Now that  you’re in the bed wrapped in the sheet, cover up and try to go to sleep. 

  7. You should be sweating profusely and run a fever, possibly while you sleep. 

  8. When you wake up hopefully your fever will have broken.

  9. Your immune system works best between 101.5-103 degrees to kill off what’s ailing you. 

  10. Please DO NOT take Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen) or any other medication that has NSAIDs in it (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). We do NOT want to lower your fever. We are trying to induce one on purpose. 

 

Andrs Wellness Consulting

2801 Boulevard, Suite D

Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Office: (804) 733-3333
Fax: (855) 586-3257
Email: info@andrswellness.com

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