Interview Dr. Andrea Nazarenko
Dr. Andrea Nazarenko is a research psychologist with the Obesity Research Team and Social Development Research Group at the University of South Carolina. She also works as a community psychologist, providing consultation services to multiple governmental and educational organizations.
Talking Points From Dr. Nazarenko on
Escaping the Fear of Coronavirus from her white paper on this:
It is human nature to fear things we cannot control. Control makes us comfortable. It creates perceived safety.
It is therefore not surprising the widespread fear over the recent pandemic of 2019-nCov (Coronavirus). Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, and is now spreading to many other continents and countries, causing large-scale public fear and mass hysteria.
Currently there are no specific antiviral drugs for 2019-nCov available. This adds to the public fear and the rapid and world wide transmission of the disease. The media contributes to the fear through a focus on death, catastrophes, and fear mongering.
While it is true that we do not have a specific FDA approved pharmaceutical to prevent or treat this particular virus, there are known strategies that are shown in research to reduce transmission and severity of Coronavirus.
There is no specific FDA approved treatment for COVID-19, but that does not mean that we are defenseless when it comes to this particular virus.
There are known strategies to stop the transmission of the disease and reduce the severity and duration of the disease:
- Daily precautions
- Boosting immunity
- Dietary supplements and nutriceuticals
Immunity is Gut Health
Inside our digestive tract, our “gut,” lies an entire ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms, termed the “microbiome.” These bacteria sustain human survival and play a role in basic human functioning.
70% of the immune system lies in the gut, which means immune health in gut health.
- Get sleep
- Eat real food
- Detox your environment
- Get adjusted
- Take a probiotic
- Drink water
- Get outside
- Move around
- De-stress and find joy
Supplements and Nutraceuticals
- Ferulic acid or Lipoic acid
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Yeast Beta-Glucan
- Wash hands
- Avoid touching your face
- Use sanitizer
- Avoid places with poor ventilation
- Wash surfaces regularly
- Avoid touching public surfaces
- Avoid sick people
Join Us In Changing Healthcare
Boosting immunity matters all of the time, not just in times of pandemics. It is important to stay educated and informed so that when crises happen, you are in control. No need to panic. Strengthen your immune system and take precautions.
While we cannot prevent getting sick completely, we can live a lifestyle that promotes health. Stay healthy and raise healthy families.
Dr. Nazarenko is committed to changing the healthcare system to be more health-focused. Treehouse Living is a movement of parents dedicated to the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the next generation.
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Dr. Andrea Nazarenko MA, MA, MAS, PhD
Author, When Food Hurts: 4 Steps to a Gut-Happy Lifestyle: Overcome Food Sensitivities, Eczema, ADHD, Autism, Digestive Problems, Depression, Anxiety, Brain Fog, Fatigue, Autoimmunity and Chronic Disease
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