COVID19 AND PEMF WELLNESS
PEMF can assist the body’s overall wellness and function. Regular use of PEMF will help maintain general wellness which is currently one of the only ways to fight this virus.
PEMF has been shown to:
- Increase oxygenation, which will help keep cells healthy and functioning optimally
- Stimulates the mitochondria to produce more ATP, the energy molecule of the body -like gas for a car, which will help fuel the body systems to continue normal cell function
- Decreases inflammation which is one of the side effects of infection, helping the cells recover faster and potentially remain healthy, thereby limiting the spread of the infection from cell to cell.
All three of these PEMF benefits are essential to a healthy functioning immune system, and are vital to routine healthy body function. There is some research on PEMF and viral infections, which is promising in that PEMF can:
- Decrease inflammation and therefore decrease the cytokines that cause inflammation
- Combat the virus itself, not by affecting the growth or ability of the virus to live, but by altering some of the parts of the virus as it is replicating (making copies) itself. This creates a weakness in the virus, changing the levels of infection, which can allow the body to have time to heal.
- Improve cell resistance to infection, leading to suppression of the infection.
We recommend supporting the body with PEMF, which will help maintain a naturally healthy environment with normally functioning cells. By using PEMF wellness sessions, general health can be supported. It is important to note, just like in supplement use, that as COVID19 is a new virus no studies on its behavior in relationship to PEMF have been completed. We would recommend frequent if not daily full body and specifically chest wellness sessions to facilitate the healthiest state possible and therefore limit illness.
Everyone is following COVID19 carefully as the World Health Organization declared this novel (new) coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. Many of us watched President Trump declare a national state of emergency, and all of us are feeling the uncertainty of what will occur next as the virus continues to spread throughout not just our country, but across our international landscape.
Coronavirus 2019 (abbreviated COVID19) is the name of the illness caused by a novel or new kind of coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2. Prior to this new strain there were six known kinds of coronavirus: 4 of them circulate every winter and create the symptoms of a common cold, including nasal congestion, cough and fever, and all have the potential to develop pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The other three strains when first discovered were all considered novel, the MERS-CoV (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome), SARS-CoV (SARS illness) and now SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19). The current theory is that all three of these novel viruses originated in the animal (likely bat) population and transferred into the human population. The reason for the worldwide attention and aggressive healthcare system response is that we simply don’t know how this virus will behave, because we have not encountered it before. There is no current vaccine, and there is no current medication for treatment. At this point, all interventions for the virus are supportive care.
The virus is spreading rapidly, similar to the spread of other viruses similar to the common cold, flu or RSV. The spread appears to be from droplets – like from coughing or nasal congestion, or from the virus surviving on surfaces that we touch and then, without handwashing, touch areas on our face. Currently the CDC is recommending aggressive ”non-pharmacological” measures to help prevent spread and protect individuals. These include frequent hand washing (using soap and water scrubbing for at least 20 seconds), coughing or sneezing into your arm/sleeve, and avoiding touching your face. Also, frequent cleaning of surfaces and avoiding close contact with people- 6 feet is an ideal distance.
In light of the rapid spread of the virus coupled with the fact that we have no current vaccine or medication to treat the illness, it is paramount that we fortify the natural defense systems of the body. Adequate rest, generous water intake, eating healthy and de-stressing will all play a role in how well the body can combat any infection, and especially this virus. Supplements are also a way to aid the immune system to be prepared, and continue to have the building blocks required to protect the body against infection. Although we think we can rely on information about our supplements that are previously studied and reported there are some unknown elements of how well they will work, as this is a new virus, and we are not completely clear on its course of infection. Common immune boosting supplements and some of their sources include:
- Vitamin C: has been shown to help fight against virus infections and boost the immune system
- Foods rich in Vit C include: Oranges, grapefruits, tangerine, strawberry, bell pepper, spinach, kale and broccoli.
- Vitamin B6: helps the biochemical reactions of the immune system function
- Foods rich in Vit B6 include: Chicken, cold water fish like tuna and salmon, chick pea (hummus), and green vegetables.
- Vitamin E: important antioxidant in the immune system response
- Foods rich in Vit E include: Nuts, seeds and spinach Vitamin E: important antioxidant in the immune system response.
- Vitamin D3: important in reducing inflammatory cytokines, and helps stabilize lung tissue
- Foods rich In Vit D include: fatty fish like tuna, salmon, mackerel, beef liver, cod oil, mushrooms, cheese and egg yolk Vitamin D23: important in reducing inflammatory cytokines, and helps stabilize lung tissue
- Trace elements such as zinc and selenium are important to support immune building blocks
- Foods rich in zinc include: shellfish, meat, legumes (beans), seeds, nuts and whole grains
- Foods rich in selenium include: Brazil nuts, yellowfin tuna, ham and most meats Trace elements such as zinc and selenium are important to support immune building blocks
Dr. Amanda Myers, MD, MSPH
MagnaWave Medical Director