Resources for the Coronapocolypse
What’s the balance between being realistic and feeding the fear mongering?
I spent half the day yesterday educating myself on the current state of the #Coronavirus as I was in LA Wednesday all La di da, then came back to NYC, and dropped into what felt like pandemonium
This was me yesterday:
I think it’s important to NOT watch the news because the media as you know creates a high level of fear mongering. The news always blows things out of proportion and uses fear to create panic and really keep you under control.
Thoughts are the language of the mind, and emotions are the language of the body. Your body doesn’t actually know the difference between past, present, or future. It’s your thoughts that trigger the release of the emotional chemicals into your body. Stress chemicals that come from fearful thoughts are what help lower your immune system and allow sickness to hit your body.
Fear is the second biggest emotion and the most common in this day in age. We so often can live in fear, and you can feel it in your body. I felt it yesterday going into the grocery store and seeing it packed with people clearing the shelves. Here in New York City, people are on top of each other so the spread of a virus is inevitable.
I think there’s a fine balance between being aware of what is happening, and the severity of COVID-19 and doing our part in the grand scheme of things.
We must all do our part not only in taking care of ourselves, but being mindful of spreading to other people. Staying healthy and keeping your immune system strong is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Our country isn’t equipped for a pandemic such as this. The best thing we can do is “Social Distance” ourselves to slow the spread of the virus. This flattens the curve and gives more time for the health care system to equip. The worst thing we can do is carry the virus to someone elderly or someone more susceptible without knowing it. As of now, the most susceptible for severe ramifications of the virus (like death) are people over 70, and unhealthy overweight people.
I’ve put together a list of great resources for you here, with experts in the health field, and real information. DO NOT watch or listen to the regular news. They overhype everything and are creating the fear-mongering!
I am surrounded by a circle of amazing people in the health and wellness world, and I’m grateful for. Some of these are from them.
The Daily Podcast, NY Times:
Why you should act now:
Chef Shine – Nutritionist
Peter Attia MD – a Stanford/Johns Hopkins/NIH-trained physician focusing on the applied science of longevity, the extension of human life and well-being.
Joe Rogan with Michael Osterholm: an expert in infectious disease epidemiology
Tim Ferriss with Jack Kornfield, Finding Peace amidst COVID-19:
Coronavirus : Fact vs Fiction – Podcast
Bill Gates Ted Talk on how a virus can cripple the world. Recorded over 4 years ago.
Heal Thyself Podcast with Dr. G
Medpage Today: Medical resources
John Hopkins Case map: