Wellness Amid Covid

We are not completely powerless amid Covid. Give yourself a fighting chance by remaining well prior to infection.

One of the roles of the Doctor of Physical Therapy is to treat physical dysfunction and to educate clients and the community on functional limitations caused by disease or trauma. My area of specialty is wellness & neurology. Neurology largely encompasses disease of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The neurological system (or the brain and spinal cord) determines how the musculoskeletal system (or the muscles, tendons, ligaments & bones) perform. However, all body systems (whether neurological, musculoskeletal, integumentary, respiratory, cardiovascular or most importantly amid Covid: immunological) are powered on a microscopic level by the physiology. The physiology is the cellular world that we don’t see. It’s the underlayment or foundation of how the entire body functions or succumbs to disease and trauma. It is invisible to the naked eye, but it holds the key to health, wellness, physical abilities & life. Why is this important? Well, if the cells are deficient or lacking in what they need to function, they are unable to power any of the other body systems. If they are unable to power the other body systems, the person becomes weak and susceptible to disease. For example, the immunological system is responsible for fighting disease. If the cells of the immunological system lack what they need to function, a person becomes unable to fight diseases such as Covid, and he/she will succumb to a Covid infection, become gravely ill or possibly pass away. If the cells of a person’s respiratory system lack what they need to function, he/she will be unable to breathe properly and may be unable to walk, run, stand or perform other life activities.  How do the cells remain sufficient and functional? Through the intake, by consuming a mineral-rich diet and by avoiding the consumption of toxins. This cannot be underscored enough! Consuming a mineral-rich diet and avoiding toxins is essential to physical health. Studies support the fact that health, wellness & physical function hinge upon what we take in. For further details, refer to the Wellness slide show on https://www.facebook.com/vinsonna  posted April 4, 2020. Additionally, I encourage you to speak with your nutritionist or personal healthcare provider about natural, plant-based sources of minerals that will fortify your body amid Covid. For example, dandelion is an excellent source of iron. Iron is a mineral essential to hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the main factor critical to the red blood cell’s ability to oxygenate and nourish all of the body’s systems. Without it, you simply cannot survive. So, the moral of the story is to consult your healthcare provider or nutritionist about natural, plant-based mineral sources to give your body a fighting chance amid Covid. Continue to exercise safe practices as outlined by the Department of Health & Human Services such as wearing a covering over your nose and mouth in public, social distance at least 6 feet from others, wash your hands often with running water and soap and remain home if you are sick. 

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