- Green River Natural Health241 Brock Street
Gravenhurst ON P1P 1H4
Traditional Chinese Medicine
As the effects of the coronavirus outbreak continue to seep into everyday life, it can be hard to stay present rather than focusing on the myriad of concerns and questions everyone has. Unfortunately, this can be true for kids too.
Younger kids can perceive their caretakers’ stress and older kids are better aware of what’s going on for their families and in the world around them. As we navigate our own stress each day, it can be hard to know how to protect children from theirs. Traditional Chinese Medicine can support you in doing so, maybe lightening your personal load in the process. continue reading
Dear valued clients and our community,
As you already know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very real and very much apart of our current reality. It is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from the rapid spread of Coronavirus. To help slow the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance of caution to help protect you, your family, our community and our healthcare system; it is with this in mind that we have made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all in-person client visits for the time being. While the clinic is physically closed at this time we are still available to support you by phone, email, text, FaceTime, Skype,etc. so please do feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on the website and by direct communication where possible and as soon as it is safe and in your best interest to do so we will reopen the clinic to in-person services.
If you are feeling ill, or experiencing any of the following symptoms, please stay home and limit your exposure to other people in your community and of course if you feel your symptoms warrant seek medical attention. By taking action, you will significantly delay the spread of COVID-19:
- Fever (oral temperature 100.4° or higher) or symptoms of fever (such as chills or body aches) within the past 24 hours. Please do not consider yourself fever-free until your temperature has been normal for at least 24 hours without the use of Tylenol (acetaminophen). The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends avoiding Advil (ibuprofen) and other NSAIDs for COVID-19 symptoms until more information is available.
- Shortness of breath and/or cough that is not known to be caused by another condition (for example allergies).
- Travel within the past 14 days to areas that have people known to be infected with COVID-19.
- Close contact with a person known/suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
- Healthcare workers who have been in contact with patients known/suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
- COVID19 symptoms continue to be identified as more information about the virus becomes known so please visit the public health and government websites for the most up to date information on the pandemic.
Prevention is the best medicine. Here are some additional resources for our patients and community during this critical time.
What You Can Do To Take Care Of Yourself
The most important things you can do to support your immune system are really basic:
- Don’t panic. Stress is bad for your immune system. It’s normal to have worried thoughts. Just don’t entertain them for too long. Make some time to do something enjoyable each day and connect with loved ones.
- Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face unless you just washed your hands.
- Get enough sleep. Turn off the screens and start winding down a little earlier.
- Drink lots of water/ healthy fluids such as supposed, bone broth and herbal teas to support healthy mucous membranes as a first line of defense.
- Eat more nutrient dense whole foods.
- Eat less inflammatory foods: sugar, industrial seed oils, processed foods, alcohol, and foods you are sensitive to (wheat, dairy, eggs, nightshades etc.)
- Support lung health by doing some even breathing, preferably outdoors in fresh air, to move circulation and clear out toxins. Breath in through your nose for a count of 5, hold for 1 count, then out through your mouth for a count of 5, hold for 1 count. Repeat. Make the counts even and not too long that you struggle.
What You Can Do To Help Boost Your Immune System
- Immune boosting and antiviral herbs! Herbs boost and support your immune system. Let us know you are interested in herbs and we’ll figure out the best way they can help you.
- Probiotics are an important part of your immune system. They are available in fermented foods such as yogurt (Homemade is best, tastes great, is easy to make and is inexpensive), kefir, raw sauerkraut, specifically labeled “live” pickles, miso, kombucha (careful because it can contain lots of sugar and some caffeine). Consider supplementing with a concentrated pill or powder.
- Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc are also good supplements to boost your immune system.
To the Point: Immunity System Support PDF
As part of our ongoing support to you and our community, we’ve included a FREE PDF download to help give you the tools to strengthen your immune system at home. Click here to download this FREE PDF resource.
While these times may feel unusually challenging, please know we will continue to monitor the current situation and evaluate additional measures to help support our clients and community.
Remember we are still here for you so do not hesitate to reach out if we can help in any way.
Thank you, be well and stay safe.
Do you suffer from allergies or asthma? It’s a little-known fact that these two conditions are directly linked to each other. Asthma, which affects roughly one in 12 people according to the CDC, is characterized by spasms of the small airways and inflammation. Furthermore, about 90% of children under the age of 16 with asthma have allergies, while 70% of people between the ages of 16 and 30 have allergies, and 50% of adults over the age of 40 have allergies. continue reading