Dear Five Stones Client,
Out of an abundance of caution, and in compliance with federal and local guidelines, I am temporarily closing the clinic until, Wednesday April 1st.
I’ve been conferring with a community of health care providers throughout the country, carefully considering the options to help keep us all safe and what would be of the utmost service. I have decided to temporarily close the clinic to insure that we help with the principal of social distancing to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.
Here’s an interesting simulator (scroll down in the article) to show why social distancing is the best way to minimize the spread of any contagious disease:
As you may have read, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be carried with no symptoms for many days. Symptoms are primarily fever, dry cough, sore throat and shortness of breath. Many people, perhaps most, will have only a mild case. The danger lies in passing the virus unknowingly to the elderly population, as well as to people who are immunocompromised.
Should you display symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, dry cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing, it is essential that you seek immediate medical attention to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment. I’m attaching useful resources as links:
Best preventative practices: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/prepare/prevention.html
If you are not sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
We take your health and well being seriously and are making the economically difficult decision to close our clinic until we have a better understanding of what needs to be done to safeguard each of us and to help contribute to the best possible outcome for our community.
In the meantime,
- Do your best not to live in fear or anxiety about the situation. Yes, it is a serious matter that requires our attention. However, it is important to note that when we get trapped in a fear response our immune systems shut down in favor of survival mechanisms, which actually further heighten our anxiety! Be wise and discerning about your lifestyle practices and choices, and trust you are doing what you can to keep yourself and your family safe.
- Fresh air is vital to healthy immunity – make a point of getting outside, daily. Even as little as 10 to 15 minutes three times throughout the day will benefit you. If you cannot, simply open the windows to your house, and let some fresh air inside.
- Rest! Get plenty of sleep and rest.
- Take some time off, perhaps use this time for a personal at-home retreat where you just enjoy some time spent away from work, extra-curricular activities and the hustle and bustle of life. Walks in nature, healthy dinners together with your family, board games, curling up with a good book and limiting your social contact are all enriching ways to protect yourself from community transmission.
- Increase your consumption of anti-oxidant and nutrient-dense infection-fighting foods like: organic blueberries, raspberries, spinach, sprouts, garlic, onions, ginger, parsley, cilantro, spirulina, celery juice, bone broth and fermented foods and beverages.
- Drink lots of water. Drinking good quality water and herbal teas, staying hydrated, is one of the best things you can do to flush out toxins from your body and help support the immune system.
- Keep your immune system strong by reducing your sugar intake and eating a balanced diet. Avoid eating processed sugars. Sugar weakens the immune system and makes it less able to deal with viruses and bacteria. Be sure to read food labels carefully and to limit the amount of sugar you eat.
I will continue to stay in touch with you as the situation unfolds and you can always reach me through email: email@example.com.
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With my warmest wishes for your well-being,