Dear Wildwood staff and students,
As many of you are aware, the world is facing a serious health crisis with the corona virus, or COVID-19, outbreak. Everyone is at risk, but there is no need to panic. Wildwood can play an important role in helping people boost their immune systems, and educate folks in how to practice hygienic methods of living. This is going to take a concerted effort by all.
I have been doing some research and have found the following interesting links to learn more from: Dr. Youngberg just posted these three excellent presentations in the last few days. I hope you find them helpful in preparing for what is expected to only get worse with this virus infecting many people in our community. Please watch these videos.
- Natural Strategies for Preventing and Treating Coronavirus
- Preparing for the Unthinkable (a sermon)
- Natural Therapies for Respiratory Infections
Some important information:
- Stop shaking hands and hugging people outside of your own family circle. This includes the greeters at church or anywhere else. Rather greet with hands in a prayer sign and slight bow. This protects people from the unbeknownst spreading of viruses.
- Wash your hands often. Do so with soap, paying attention to the areas between fingers, thumbs, and wrists.
- Avoid touching your face and hands if you haven’t washed your hands.
- If you feel like you have a headache, fever, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, STAY HOME! Contact one of our medical providers and they will give you instructions.
- Boost your immune system. Take a contrast shower every day with at least three changes. Get adequate rest (eight hours of sleep), take vitamin D-3 and C, exercise regularly, and take antivirals, such as tumeric, andrographis, elderberry syrup or tea, GSE, echinacea, golden seal, neem, spirulina, artemisia, barberry, oregon grape, resveratrol, bromelain, raw ginger, etc. These are available at the Wildwood Natural Food Market.
- Sanitize surfaces that are touched frequently with iodine spray (proved to be very effective in previous pandemics). Lysol and Virex can also help. One can also spray hands and face with iodine spray.
- Stay away from junk food and sugar.
- Don’t stay up late.
- Use hand sanitizer machines provided in all our buildings. Please do not remove them, but get your own hand sanitizer for personal use.
- It is already very difficult to obtain N-95 face masks. One can use a bandanna or cough/sneeze into a shirt, etc.
- Bear in mind that there are only some 95,000 ICU hospital beds in the US. (Not enough for a pandemic.) So again, if you are not feeling well, have a headache, fever, body ache, cough etc.. STAY HOME! Call one of our medical providers and they will walk you through what to do.
- Hydrotherapy has proven to be very effective in combating other huge flu-type pandemics (eg. Spanish flu).
- Avoid big crowds, touching handrails, etc.
- At visitors lunch and potluck, avoid a buffet style but have servers serve food.
Journal of Health & Healing
“Flu is the seventh cause of death in America. Regular flu kills about 36,000 Americans every year. But occasionally, as in 1918, it becomes a plague. Then, we, out families, or friends may very well be attacked by a killing flu virus. Flu is worth understanding, so we an prepare to prevent and fight it.”