There is a lot of confusing information out there for coronavirus or COVID-19.
We use some very commonsense wellness practices to keep our family healthy and I wanted to share them with you.
Please seek professional medical attention if you or your children are ill - do not follow a blogger's advice.
These ideas are for folks who are currently healthy and want to be cautious. It is important to have a well-functioning immune system.
Keep your fingernails short. This prevents bacteria from building up in your nails, if you normally keep your nails long or have artificial nails. I keep mine very short and I also keep my kids nails short. I haven't heard any doctors mention this tip, but I think it's pretty important!
We wash hands frequently which is very important. But we also have a spray bottle full of 5% acetic acid white vinegar spray (same as canning vinegar), which we spray on our hands after touching items from the store or post office. We keep one in the vehicle too. Vinegar can kill bacteria and viruses! It can even kill film-forming bacteria, one of the hardest types of bacteria to get rid of. I spray vinegar on all packages from the store as well. Leave the vinegar on, don't wipe it off. I am not suggesting that vinegar replaces bleach and water for santizing. Do what you feel is best for your family and consult the CDC for best practices. Vinegar will not help with respiratory transmission of illness.
Acetic Acid is listed in the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines under Ear, Nose & Throat Medicines.
Avoid sugary foods, sodas, artifical sweetners, and highly processed foods. Learn to cook at home. Try making something simple like slow-cooked potatoes and chicken. Simple techniques and only a few ingedients can help a newbie cook navigate the overwhelming task of cooking at home. Slow-cooking is the easiest way to make meat dishes taste amazing. Put a whole chicken in the slow-cooker/crock-pot (or a few breasts), add water until it rises up about halfway on the chicken, sprinkle 2 tsp of curry powder (or chili powder if you don't like the taste of curry), a generous sprinkle of salt, add optional 2 to 3 large potatoes (chopped) and let it cook for 12 hours on low. I like to squeeze a little siracha sauce on, or sometimes add a can of tomato paste. This recipe is so forgiving because slow-cooking will always make meat taste wonderful, no matter what spices you put in. Now you have yourself a delicious supper that will probably last until the next day's lunch, or if you live alone - for many meals!
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Potato Onion Cakes
Chicken Liver Pate and
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