Five Things We Can Do: General & Alternative Perspectives on Immunity

Mar 24, 2020

One of the guiding principles explored in the Contemplative Studies Program is that we have agency. In the face of adversity we can become empowered to consciously direct our evolution towards more favourable outcomes.

What follows is an instalment in a series of assignments taken on by CSP members. Students were asked to research pandemic related subjects including economics, health and lifestyle. The purpose of the task was to engage critical reasoning in the midst of a barrage of sensational headlines and form an action plan. In a crisis, having a plan and keeping moving is critical to mental health.

This information is provided to deliver you things you should know, and things can do during the pandemic.

Five Things We Can Do

1. Supplements are a great way to boost your immunity: Source Naturals Wellness Formula; Zinc 25-50mg once daily (with food); Vitamin C: for preventative measures, take 1000mg twice a day. Note: if feeling unwell, increase the dose to bowel tolerance; Magnesium 150-300mg daily, if unwell, can increase to 600-700mg daily, to bowel tolerance; My Community Immune Support (medicinal mushrooms): 2 capsules per day and/or 4 squirts of spray 1-2 times per day.

2. Hydration, Strength & Vitality Drink water!! Staying hydrated is simple and of utmost importance. Best to drink room temperature or warm water. For added strength, make bone broth & drink Black Elderberry Syrup

3. Essential Oils

  • Eucalyptus  Diffuse into the room or put a few drops on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball on your chest, inhaling deeply. Helps with respiratory illness.
  • Frankincense  Massage a few drops onto the soles of the feet or along the spine to support the immune system. Also helps regulate the nervous system and emotions.
  • Lavender  Rub a few drops onto the wrists or neck. Helps relax mental and physical tension. Can be done before bed to improve sleep or during the day to help relax.

4. Sleep Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.

5. Connect with others! This is especially important now with all the self-quarantines and social distancing because perceived isolation changes the way your DNA Is transcribed, and can increase inflammation and decrease immune function. So, if you’re feeling lonely or isolated, please connect with someone through facetime or a phone call. Remember that we’re all going through this together, and you are not alone!

Written by

Erica Saccente

Irina Viscun

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