Test - Don't Guess
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and loneliness. And mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression, can worsen.
Learning some self-care strategies like meditation can help you cope. Along with meditation having your antibodies tested can give you peace of mind.
Testing to see if people have antibodies in their blood isn’t the same as testing to see if they are infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
An antibody test can determine if someone has been infected and recovered, whereas a molecular test – a "PCR" test that usually uses a nose or throat swab – shows whether that person was infected with the virus at the time the test was taken.
Antibodies are the body’s way of remembering how it responded to an infection so they can attack again if exposed to the same pathogen. If a person has antibodies in her blood, that means she has immune cells available to fight the virus, which lowers the risk of getting sick.
There are over 2,000 meditation apps out there, and a company called Headspace is one of committed to advancing the field of mindfulness meditation through clinically-validated research on their product. They are currently have research studies with large national institutions that may be among the largest mindfulness meditation trials ever conducted.
Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and sleep better.
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Meditation for weight loss
Taking some high quality nutritional supplements such as vitamin C, vitamin D, and a good multivitamin will help support co-morbitities and protect you during this viral pandemic.
Carly Willeford DNP, FNP, MS