Do you have an emergency plan for your pets during COVID-19?
In a recent news article, the Bronx Zoo announced one of its tigers tested positive for COVID-19. It is presumed the source is an asymptomatic zoo employee. After reading the article, we asked about our pets and COVID-19. Does this mean our domestic animals could give us COVID-19? To help answer the question, our favorite animal lover, Maura Davies of the SPCA, joins us. She says that more research is needed to truly know the implications of this case. It will take time to learn more about how this virus is transmitted.
In the meantime, you can make an emergency plan for your pets. Depending on the illness, you may need to ask a friend or family member to care for your pet in an emergency. Prepare ahead of time with a pack of information and supplies. This should include your vet records, any prescriptions and doses, favorite treats, vaccine records, favorite toys and blankets, bowls and whatever else is important to keep your pets safe and comfortable. You can download a sample plan on the spca website to deal with pets and COVID-19 at spca.org/COVID-19. If you’re having financial trouble caring for your pets, the SPCA can help you with food and other needs. For information on how to get help, go to SPCA.org
Dr. Terry Wahls on dietary approaches to treating autoimmune issues.
Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor at the University of Iowa and the author of the recently updated book The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine
The neurology community really challenged her five years ago about touting diet and lifestyle to help autoimmune diseases. Wahls says they are finally coming around and actually promoting diet as a factor affecting insulin levels, hormones, gut health, heart disease, diabetes and more.
She says the key parts of her dietary and lifestyle plan includes a range of vegetables and protein. Wahls recommends colorful veggies like beets and carrots and proteins like muscles and liver . Dairy and sugar should be avoided at all costs, if you’re an adult. Milk is good for growing children only. We should not be eating dairy as adults. If you don’t think you can give up dairy all together, try giving it up for three months. If you see positive effects, you’ll know you have issues with milk products.
Her specific recommendations in regard to COVID-10 include extra Vitamin C & Vitamin A, and again, cutting out dairy and sugar. There are organ meat capsules available if you can’t fathom the thought of eating liver, try Pastured Beef Liver supplements from our sponsor, Enviromedica. You can take them without a ton of ketchup!
Dr. Wahls is always doing research to understand the correlation of diet and illness. She is currently seeking participants in a research study for individuals recently diagnosed with clinically isolated syndrome or relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. If you think you may qualify, please visit https://wahls.lab.uiowa.edu/join-study for more information.
Take advantage of your alone time with Cody Myler’s exercise tips!
Cody Myler shares tips to take advantage of our time right now to stay fit. He says the two things to stay away from are COVID-19 and the COVID-15 weight gain! (joke) Myler says to practice “balanced resilience”, be active but also let yourself cheat every now and then. To stay fit, Myler recommends finding fun workouts to do on your own. For instance, try a three mile run with breaks every mile for different exercises. Bernadette recommends running stairs in your home or apartment. For weight training, use milk jugs, rocks in your yard or whatever you have around for weight resistance.
If you have kids, it’s so important that you find your own time. For example, while they’re doing their online classes, do your workout. You can also find other fun lessons for your kids to try to give you extra alone time. While they’re doing the classes, you’re having much needed “me time.”
Learn more about Cody at fitketocowboy.com.
Thanks to all of our One Life Radio listeners! Remember your pets and COVID-19 precautionary measures, eat colorful veggies and workout at home!
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