March 20, 2020

Staying healthy during the Coronavirus pandemic

Staying healthy during the Coronavirus pandemic
What is coronavirus and how you can protect yourself, your family & your community?

Coronavirus is a respiratory virus that can be contracted through respiratory droplets. You can only catch coronavirus if this fluid enters your body. The key places for this to happen is your mouth, nose or eyes. 

You can take steps to protect yourself and family members by:

  • washing hands regularly with soap and water, or cleanse with a hand sanitiser
  • boosting your immune system now so you have a better chance of fighting infection
  • not touching your face (this is easier said than done)
  • coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow and then washing your hands
  • cleaning surfaces regularly.

Hand Hygiene

Many experts state that washing hands with soap and water is more effective at removing certain types of germs than hand sanitiser. Hand sanitiser may also not be as effective when hands are dirty or greasy.

Manuka Soap is made with Manuka Oil which contains natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Manuka Oil contains antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These remarkable properties help to combat skin irritation and infections, protecting skin from bacteria and promoting overall immune health.

Building a strong immune system

Wisdom tells us that prevention is better than cure, so maintaining a healthy, active immune system is the best way to prevent an invasion of viruses and disease-causing agents.  Natural health supplements can strengthen the immune system and help our bodies to deal with the symptoms of flu, colds, and viral infections quickly.

Natural herbal supplements such as garlic (2) and olive leaf (3) support virus defence by sabotaging the disease-causing agents before they have a chance to wreck havoc.

Zinc Complex helps to stimulate the immune system and provide the nutrients required by the body to naturally improve connective tissue and reduce inflammation. Zinc helps to the fight against infection and by doing so helps balance the immune response.

Our Bee Pollen and Propolis (5) are 100% natural New Zealand bee products full of nutrients to boost immune defences and designed by nature.

Colostrum has become recognised as a powerful immune booster because it contains high levels of immunoglobulins (4), which are the antibodies responsible for fighting off disease. IgG (immunoglobulin G), in particular is thought to promote wellness. Try our 100% Colostrum capsules or chewable Milk Colostrum tablets for all ages. 

Sleep & stress support

Lack of sleep and high levels of stress can compromise our immune system. The current global Covid-19 pandemic environment, in which there is a lot of economic uncertainty, may be a cause of stress for many people. Supplements such as Magnesium with Cramp Bark can help us to relax and easy tension. Sleep Well contains a unique blend of herbs, minerals and vitamins to assist with stress management, anxiety and sleeplessness. Herbs have long been valued for their medicinal properties; Hops, Passion Flower and Skull Cap are used to treat insomnia and nervousness. 

Caring for others in your community

Lastly you can help prevent the spread of viruses such as the Coronavirus by staying home if you are sick.  In these challenging times we need to pull together as a community, look out for one another, and help those that are most at risk by staying healthy, so we are able to provide help for those that are sick.